This is a warning sign, a symptom of impending disaster for any organization. Shackled, like powerful elephants, to the past, organizations rob themselves of the ingenuity required to meet new competitive challenges and escape the "re" dimension trap of "re-engineering, re-organization and re-structuring that concentrate on short term fixes rather than long term solutions.
Teaching the Elephant to Dance is a practical, hands-on guide for creating the right change in any organization, large or small, corporate or governmental, manufacturing or service based. Filled with illuminating case studies, it shows how to devise new corporate visions and strategies... how to overcome inertia .. and how to form labor-management partnerships. Clear, authoritative, practical and inspiring, Teaching the Elephant to Dance provides a step-by-step guide for making the impossible happen.
James A. Belasco, Ph.D.
About James A. Belasco, Ph.D.
Dr. James Belasco is a pragmatic, rigorous, and dynamic visionary whose revolutionary ideas and practices are creating dramatic improvements in organizations around the globe. He is author of the best-sellers Teaching the Elephant to Dance and Flight of the Buffalo, and coauthor of the books Soaring With the Phoenix and Start Today. He continues to challenge organizations to redefine management and constantly create environments to foster their employees’ learning, growth, and success.
"Teaching the Elephant to Dance is an invaluable handbook for change. I urge CEO's to distribute this book widely throughout their organizations, and use it to trigger the changes we will need to make to survive." --Paul Layzell, Managing Director, BMW Limited
"In the era of high technology and global competition, success will only come to companies that understand corporate hierarchies and centralized decision-making are no longer effective. This book explains why." --Patrick McGovern, Founder and Chairman, International Data Group
"Because of competitive pressure worldwide, U.S. companies must be willing to change. This book gives management clear, simple and effective ways to make that change happen. It is an important vision for the 1990's." --Henry Bloch, Chairman and CEO H&R Block, Inc.
"One of the most useful books I've read on how to prepare organizations for the white knuckle decade of the 90's." --Warren Bennis, Author of On Becoming A Leader
“Teaching the Elephant to Dance is a fine contribution to our understanding of organizational change. I recommend it highly as a survival manufal for the 1990's as we are confronted with opportunity and overload. Dr. Belasco offers us a practical guide for a world turned upside-down." --Charles Garfield, Author of Peak Performances: The Heroes of American Business
Teaching The Elephant To Dance by James A. Belasco