(The focus of this important book is leadership - the dyna...)
The focus of this important book is leadership - the dynamic relationship between managers and employees. Sims and Lorenzi show how the concepts of reinforcement, goal setting, social learning and social cognition can be applied by managers on a day-to-day basis. Numerous case studies and on-the-job examples are cited and these serve to reinforce the theoretical discoveries presented by the authors.
(The Truth About Teams "If you're considering self-managin...)
The Truth About Teams "If you're considering self-managing teams for your own business, Business Without Bosses should be on your reading list." —Managing Office Technology "Anyone who wants to become or stay a manager needs to master this book's practical and philosophical lessons." —Allan R. Cohen Vice President, Academic Affairs, Babson College and author, The Portable MBA in Management and Influence without Authority "The 'real-world' case studies will appeal to executives who need answers, not theory, about self-managed teams." —William Band Vice President, Rath & Strong, Inc., management consultants and the author of Creating Value for Customers and Touchstones This insider's tour shows you how organizations including Texas Instruments, IDS Financial Services, and W. L. Gore & Associates have discarded the old concept of "boss" and flourished with a new and effective team management style. Charles C. Manz, Ph.D. and Henry P. Sims, Jr., Ph.D., the authors of SuperLeadership, use real-world examples of success and failure to guide you through the intricacies of teamwork in a variety of service and manufacturing settings and in all stages of development.
(A successful career means more than just upward mobility ...)
A successful career means more than just upward mobility and a house in the suburbs-it's the chance to work with people who are as optimistic, energetic, and successful as you are. The chance, in other words, to be part of a company of heroes. In this book, authors Henry Sims and Charles Manz show you how to make this dream come true. Company of Heroes is a springboard for releasing the talent, energy, and enthusiasm of everyone in the organization-not just those at the top. Offering new concepts of leadership-among them, heroic self-leadership-this remarkable book calls for a new, dynamic attitude toward work in today's business organizations. Developing ideas presented in their acclaimed book SuperLeadership, the authors describe a pragmatic, detailed program you can use to transform everyone in your company into a heroic self-leader. You'll learn: * How to become a self-leader and serve as a self-leadership model for others * Why SuperLeadership is much more in tune with today's business needs than traditional models of leadership * How the core process of follower self-leadership works and how to implement proven self-leadership strategies * How organizations and managers can make the challenging transition to self-leadership * How to use teams to empower followers and how to take the entire team concept to the next level * How a total culture of self-leadership can create a company of heroes * What can be learned from the examples of such real-life SuperLeaders as Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric; Ricardo Semler, CEO of Semler Industries; and Dennis Bakke, CEO of AES Corporation An invaluable resource for all managers and supervisors, Company of Heroes is a blueprint for all those who want to build the new, more dynamic organizations of the future now. A practical, step-by-step program for unleashing the full talents of everyone in your organization Company of Heroes In the leaner, meaner organizations of the 1990s the ability to turn a work group into a company of heroes is the key to managerial success. Drawing on concepts set forth in their bestselling SuperLeadership, Henry P. Sims, Jr., and Charles C. Manz provide a complete set of proven, easy-to-use strategies and techniques that managers can use to help their people become heroes-creative, highly motivated self-leaders. Practical, step-by-step guidance on implementing SuperLeadership concepts in any industry * How to become a self-leader and serve as a self-leadership model for others * A detailed examination of the traditional leadership models-why they have lost effectiveness and why SuperLeadership offers a more dynamic, empowering way to lead * Promoting self-led teamwork and boosting the performance levels of teams * Vivid, real-life examples of SuperLeaders and self-leadership in action And many more strategies and techniques for unleashing the powerful self-leadership capacity that resides within each person. Company of Heroes is must reading for all managers and supervisors determined to create extraordinarily effective organizations.
(The truly effective leader today must be one who leads ot...)
The truly effective leader today must be one who leads others to lead themselves. The rapid pace of change demands fast and flexible responses throughout the organization-there's no time to wait for directives from the top. And the highly-skilled workers so vital to organizational success also demand a high degree of independence. Old-fashioned command-and-control leadership is just too slow and stifling. Charles Manz and Henry Sims, Jr. pioneered the concept self-leadership in their bestselling book SuperLeadership. In The New SuperLeadership, the authors present new content and examples designed to help leaders develop the kind of autonomous, quick-reacting workforce necessary to thrive in these turbulent times. This enriched and expanded edition takes the concepts in the first edition to another level by emphasizing a pragmatic, how-to approach for developing leaders at every level of the organization. Drawing on contemporary examples and profiles, many from the high-tech and information sectors, Manz and Sims shatter the myth of the traditional, aggrandized versions of "heroic" leadership. They show that a leader truly becomes successful by turning followers into extraordinary self-leaders-pillars of strength that will support the organization at every level. They detail a series of action-oriented steps through which the SuperLeader provides an opportunity for followers to express and develop their own leadership skills-and in the process become highly motivated, dynamic contributors. The New SuperLeadership critically reviews traditional leadership styles, vividly illustrating the drawbacks of each: the "Strong Man" whose reliance on fear-based compliance smothers initiative; the "Transactor" who promotes a narrow "what's in it for me?" mentality; and the "Visionary Hero" whose powerful personality inspires commitment but inadvertently discourages independent thinking. By bringing out the leader in every employee, SuperLeadership enables leaders to avoid these pitfalls and develop an enthusiastic, innovative and energized workforce. The New SuperLeadership is a radically new way of looking at leadership, offering a leadership paradigm ideally suited to the realities of the modern workplace. It reveals that the only way to succeed today is to tap into the innate leadership potential that lies within every employee.
Sims graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1961. He then received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Detroit in 1967, and also obtained his doctorate from Michigan State University in 1971.
Henry Sims currently holds the position of Professor Emeritus of Management & Organization, and former Director, Doctor of Philosophy Program, at the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business, working there since 1989. He recently served as Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University. He was the founding Academic Director of the Human Resources Management Program at Penn State University from 1976 till 1989. Previously he also worked with The Pennsylvania State University; Indiana University; University of California, Irvine; Stanford University, and George Mason University.
Sims' business experience includes employment at the Ford Motor Company (as Corporate Staff Management Consultant, Project Engineer, Design Engineer, and Skilled Trades Supervisor) and at the U.S. Steel Corporation and Armco Steel Corporation (as management trainee).
Sims is also a past President of the Eastern Academy of Management and past Chair of the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management.
(A successful career means more than just upward mobility ...)1995
(The Truth About Teams "If you're considering self-managin...)1993
(The focus of this important book is leadership - the dyna...)1991
(The truly effective leader today must be one who leads ot...)2001
Sims is a member of the Eastern Academy of Management.
Sims is married to Laura Sims. The couple has 3 children: Jonathan, Amy and Andrew.