Unleash the Tiger! For Organizational High Performance (Paperback)
In today's dynamic business world, organizations must adapt, overcome, and improvise to meet quickly and efficiently the pressures and demands of a modern environment. As James Duderstadt summarized, "We face a future in which permanence and stability become less important than flexibility and creativity, in which one of the few certainties will be the presence of continual change." Organizations must rely on the knowledge, skills, and experience of a wide range of people to solve multifaceted problems, make good decisions, and deliver effective solutions to achieve successfully their strategic vision. The current environment is one of shrinking revenues and increased costs and expenditures, a heightened need exists for value added efforts focused on increasing organizational performance and subsequently increasing business profits. The road to increased organization profits is built on an organizational foundation supporting, reinforcing, and even demanding improved performance. The question to answer is "What does an organization have to do to have its name analogous with high performance?" One can easily observe how organizational high performance is crucial just by watching the real life drama of organization and team performance in combat operations within Afghanistan or Iraq. Organizational performance, in those specific work environments, has a life or death consequence. Organizations, which fail to maximize their competitive advantage, may well find themselves in a non-competitive situation. Organizational performance is just as critical in any environment. An organization may die if they are performing poorly. Unfortunately, this fact seems to be unknown to some senior leaders. A high-performance workplace is an organizational state of mind whereas the people that comprise the organization are happy, fully of pep and energy, and working in a fun filled as well as an enthusiastic and optimistic environment. This type of workplace epitomizes an organization that works together toward a common objective via a particular strategy accepted by all. Everyone, executives, managers, supervisors, and workers, are driven toward a common end state. This book presents the fundamentals of organizational high performance, which are the concepts held within five overarching areas: 1) The Management System 2) The Business Model 3) The Leadership Standard 4) The Organizational Science 5) The Organizational Action Research Schemata Therefore, the battle cry is: High performance is the way to go Let the journey begin Unleash the Tiger (TM)
Dr. Simmie A. Adams has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling (Marriage and Family Therapy), and a Doctoratewith his area of spization being in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. His Dissertation was on the use of Organizational Emotional Intelligence as a predictor to Organizational Performance. Dr. Adams has extensive experience ranging from direct supervisor to senior-level leadership positions. This experience has created a wealth of information to draw upon in the development, implementation, and measurement of performance oriented Business and Training Plans derived from strategic guidance. His experience includes organizational development, change management, human capital management, as well as strategic planning and communications. He has strong organizational development and leadership abilities and has extensive experience in coaching, mentoring, and training personnel. He has strong communication skills as well as the ability to visualize issues, determine solutions, and implement decisions. He has led efforts in analyzing communications, conducting executive interviews, researching industry best practices as well as examining project issues and risks to develop performance driven strategies. In conclusion, Dr. Adams has proven abilities in collecting and analyzing complex information to develop strategies aimed at both achieving effective transformation and desired results. His 360-degree focus on organizational issues groomed his organic knowledge base in operational and human capital environments at all levels. He personifies the One-Team approach in helping organizations develop strategies, which includes business and communication plans, aimed at supporting their workforces in effective transformation. He is an accomplished leader and a consummate professional who works from a data-driven, solution-focused, action-oriented, results-driven paradigm. Partner with Dr. Adams and Unleash the Tiger!(TM) in your organization.