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Fully Charged : how great leaders boost their organization's energy and ignite high performance

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YOU ARE PROBABLY WLL AWARE THAT YOUR ORGANIZATION'S ENERGY EBBSS AND FLOWS. But did you know that the way an organization manages its energy can lead to either a wellspring of corporate vitality or the destruction of the company's very core?

It's true. But here's the good news: all leaders can learn to boost and leverage the positive energy ot their organizations. In Fully Charged, Heike Bruch and Bernd Vogel provide tools and strategies to help you master this critical competency.

First, the authors show you how to use the organizational energy matrix to diagnose your company's energy state. By assessing the intensity (high or low) and the quality (positive or negative) of the energy in your enterprise or work unit, you can map your organization's current state:

Productive energy: High emotional involvement; mental alertness; high acitvity, speed, stamina, and productivity

Comfortable energy: Strong shared satisfaction and identification, coupled with inertia and low activity levels

Resigned inertia: Strong frustration, mental withdrawal, or cynicism, plus low collective engagement

Corrosive energy: Collective aggression and destructive behavior, such as political infighting, resistance to change, and maximizing personal gains.

Second, Bruch and Vogel show how by pursuing new opportunities or helping your team vanquish an imminent threat in the right way, you can mobilize the energy of your company or unit. The authors explain the three central energy traps - complacency, corrosion, and acceleration - and describe how leaders can avoid them. Using vivid examples of ways these practices have been mastered by companies as diverse as ABB, IBM, Lufthansa, and Tata Steel, they also show how leaders can maintain energy to retain exceptional performance and move their organization ahead of rivals.

Packed with practical tools and checklists, and backed by extensive research, this book demonstrates how to shift your firm into a state of high, positive energy in which everyone is emotionally engaged, mentally alert, and working swiftly and productively toward shared critical goals. Learn these lessons, and your company will stay fully charged - and always ready to tackle the next period of high demand
   
type book (English)
   
keywords Organizational Energy, Leadership, Leaders, Performance, Productive Energy, Comfortable Energy, Corrosive Energy, Team
   
date of appearance 2011
publisher Harvard Buisiness Review Press (Boston, Massachusetts)
ISBN 978-1-4221-2903-6
page(s) 272
citation Bruch, H., & Vogel, B. (2011). Fully Charged: how great leaders boost their organization's energy and ignite high performance. Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Buisiness Review Press. - ISBN 978-1-4221-2903-6.