Two-Minute Drill Lessons for Rapid Organizational Improvement from America's Greatest Game

ISBN-10: 0787994901

ISBN-13: 9780787994907

Edition: 2007

Authors: Clinton O. Longenecker, Timothy C. Stansfield, Greg R. Papp

List price: $27.95
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Authors Clinton Longenecker, Greg Papp, and Timothy Stansfield reveal that all too often business organizations are defeated while the clock is still ticking. Bogged down by sluggish business practices that stifle change, they are unable to pick up the pace when necessary to score and win. "The Two-Minute Drill" translates football's lessons for business leaders who want to succeed in today's competitive marketplace. The book clearly shows what it takes to accelerate change and improvement within any type of organization.
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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/11/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Clinton O. Longenecker is the Stranahan Professor of Leadership and Organizational Excellence in the College of Business Administration at the University of Toledo. He is a frequent speaker, corporate consultant, and media source, and was chosen as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2004. Greg R. Papp is president of Cube Culture Corporation, a consulting firm specializing in performance improvement. He was formerly controller of Aeroquip-Vickers Corporation. Timothy C. Stansfield is president of IET, Inc., a manufacturing consulting firm that has worked with 1400 manufacturing plants over 20 years. Tim was selected as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.

Prologue: Speed and Execution Are the Keys to Success
The Two-Minute Drill Mind-Set: Eight Winning Principles Business Leaders Can Learn from the Great Game of Football
Football Example: UT vs. Pitt, 2003
Business Example: Problems with Six Sigma
You Are the Quarterback: Leading Your Organization to Improve
Football Example: Broncos vs. Browns, 1987
Business Example: Poor leadership at a distribution center
Know the Score and Define Winning: How Is Your Organization Really Performing, and What Do You Really Want to Achieve?
Football Example: USC vs. Notre Dame, 2005
Business Example: Improving new product delivery time and quality
Create Your Scouting Report and Game-Day Match-Ups: Identify Potential Opponents to Change
Football Example: Dolphins vs. Jets, 1994
Business Example: Improving a company's price-quoting system
Create an Extreme Focus and a Sense of Urgency: A Plan for Implementing Rapid Change
Football Example: Patriots vs. Panthers, 2004 Super Bowl
Business Example: Natural gas shortage crisis
Develop Your Winning Two-Minute Drill Package: Get the Right Players on the Field and Take Ownership of the Plan
Football Example: 4:9ers vs. Bengals, 1989 Super Bowl
Business Example: TMS Engineering
Snap the Ball and Execute the Right Plays: Execution Is Critical to Improvement
Football Example: Titans vs. Rams, 2000 Super Bowl
Business Example: CTSK Industries' cost-cutting measures
Close Out the Game, Then Celebrate: Don't Reward "Victory" Until You See Truly Lasting Success
Football Example: Kentucky vs. LSU, 2002
Business Example: Kingswood Valley Healthcare
Conduct a Postgame Press Conference and Analysis: Review Your Successes So That You and Others Can Do Even Better in the Future
Football Example: Indianapolis Colt postgame press conference (after playing New York Jets), 2006
Business Example: Tri-X Corporation
Epilogue: Winning Is Better Than Losing
About the Authors
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