"No great improvements in the lot of mankind are possible, until a great change takes place in the fundamental constitution of their modes of thought."
--- John Mill ---
"Jerry Want demonstrates -with no holds barred, real world examples- how ignoring the importance
of a company's culture can lead to the demise of even the mightiest enterprise. His hierarchy of corporate cultures provides a helpful
guide for assessing and transforming a company's culture."
--Jeffrey L. Bleustein, Ph.D. Chairman & CEO (Ret.), Harley-Davidson Motor Inc.
Dr. Jerry Want provides keen insights as to how management and boards of directors can deal with the culture of the enterprises they serve. This book should be required reading for executives and stakeholders."
--George Vojta, Chairman, E Standards Forum; Vice Chairman (Ret), Bankers Trust
The human side of business continues to confound even the best of corporations. Cultures must change as the business model changes. Dr. Want's newest book provides useful insights and strategies for transforming any business culture into a winning business culture."
--James Walker, Ph.D, President, The Walker Group Founder -The Human Resource Planning Society
At last, a real world perspective on the vital issue of corporate culture with solid recommendations for transforming underperforming and flawed business cultures into high performing cultures that will drive corporate success. No one understands the issue better than Jerry Want."
--Howard Levin, President and Chief Executive Officer (Ret). Digicon Electronics
Saving the Company: A New Strategy for Leaders in the Age of Radical Change
- Jerry Want
Re-printed from the Jan - Feb 2013 issue of IVEY BUSINESS JOURNAL
Leading - Not Just Managing - in the Age of Radical Change
- Jerry Want
Re-printed from the July 9, 2004 issue of AMERICAN CITY BUSINESS JOURNALS.
"In today’s business world, companies and entire industries are facing dramatic
change which has led to an unprecedented level of corporate and industry failure. Companies and their CEOs need to understand
how these change forces will impact their businesses. Jerry Want’s Saving the Company provides needed insight
and direction for building high performing enterprises required for the age of radical change."
--Richard Teerlink, Chief Executive Officer (Ret.), Harley-Davidson Motor Company
"In a period of unprecedented change and outright chaos in the business world, Jerry Want brings a dead on perspective of how to manage those change forces and how to build high performing business organizations- business cultures-as the only true strategy for managing change. A must read for CEOs and other decision makers."
--Howard Levins, Former Chief Executive Officer, Digicon Electronics
"In today’s radically changed business climate, corporate culture has become the critical difference between failure and long-term success. Jerry Want provides keen insights for understanding and building ethical and performance driven business cultures."
--James M. Coblin, Former Vice President of Human Resources, Nucor Corp.
"Dr Jerry Want’s Saving the Company clearly illustrates how even the most successful of companies can fail as well as what to do to prevent failure. His unique Hierarchy of Performance, shows the importance of maintaining higher performing, business cultures in today’s fast paced business climate."
--Trey Gardner, Chief Executive Officer, Green Geeks, Inc
Former IBM CEO Lou Gerstner on Corporate Culture:
Charlie Rose: What is the most important thing that CEO's can do to ensure the success of their business?
Lou Gerstner: CEO's need to recognize that corporate culture is not just one thing they have to attend to, it's EVERYTHING they do.