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by Richard Pascale

eBook Managing on the Edge download ISBN: 0140145699
Author: Richard Pascale
Publisher: Penguin Books (1991)
Language: English
Pages: 352
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Pascale shows how this has worked in many companies including Honda, Ford, IBM, etc. Recommended for all business collections

Fit deals with an organization's internal consistency; split is a technique for breaking a bigger organization into smaller units; contend is a management process that harnesses the contradictions that are inevitable in organizations; and transcend is the complexity that is necessary to successfully manage the renewal process. Pascale shows how this has worked in many companies including Honda, Ford, IBM, etc. Recommended for all business collections. -Michael D. Kathman, St. John's Univ.

Richard Pascale (born 1938) worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in. .Managing on the Edge, Simon & Schuster, 1990.

But it was in the softer sides of management rather than in such things as strategy and structure that Pascale concluded that the Japanese excelled. Get our daily newsletter.

Managing on the Edge book. Richard Pascale owes his fame to his contribution to the 7S framework when he was working at McKinsey & Company management consultancy. Books by Richard Tanner Pascale.

Pascale approaches the question partly by looking at Japanese companies which have remained successful (particularly Honda), partly by a close look at big American companies like Ford and General Electric. His conclusions are that American and British companies tend to be run by small cliques of people who, no matter how hard they work and how determined they are, eventually run out of ideas.

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Publications and books by Richard Pascale et al. 2010. Journal: Strategy & Leadership, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 4-48. Managing on the Edge: How the Smartest Companies Use conflict to Stay Ahead. The Power of Positive Deviance: How Unlikely Innovators Solve the World’s Toughest Problems. Surfing the edge of chaos: The laws of nature and the new laws of business. Perspectives on Strategy: the real story behind Honda’s success. The paradox of corporate culture : Reconciling ourselves to socialization.

Richard T. Pascale is the coauthor of The Art of Japanese Management and author of Managing on the Edge. He is now an associate Fellow of Oxford University, a writer, and a consultant. Mark Millemann was a senior advisor to CSC Index and has extensive experience working with CEOs and executive teams of companies around the world, including Sears, Hughes Space and Communications, BP Oil, Borg Warner Automotive, and the Illinois Power Company.

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Managing on the Edge
Comments: (3)
Anyshoun
I read this book when it was first published and still regard it as a foundational book
Cozius
published ages ago, yet still innovative insight on how to lead a team
Opimath
If anyone ever puts together a list of the auto industry’s greatest hits, it would have to include the 1986 Ford Taurus. That car reversed the fortunes of the Ford Motor Company, set a styling standard that would last for a decade, and was produced by a new process. Ford’s first two non-family CEOs, Phillip Caldwell and Donald Petersen, set up Team Taurus to be a collaborative design process.

They chose an engineer named Lew Veraldi to lead the team, and he spent his days knocking down the barriers between disciplines at Ford. For the first time in living memory, designers were talking to engineers early enough in the process to eliminate rework later. For the first time in living memory, the CEO was urging a design team to go just a little further.

Team Taurus had a dramatic effect on the company and on its culture, but this story does not have a fairytale ending. The kudzu of Ford’s culture grew over Team Taurus. By the time Alan Mulally took over at Ford, no one could even find records of how Team Taurus had worked. They could have found out by reading Managing on The Edge by Richard Pascale.

They probably didn’t. That book is one of the best management books I’ve ever read, and probably the one that’s least familiar to other business book readers.

Business book authors tend to believe that if they write a great book, it will be a success. Richard Tanner Pascale is the counter-argument. He was the co-author with Anthony Athos of The Art of Japanese Management. That book covered much the same ground as In Search of Excellence and came out a year earlier. Pascale was also a co-author on a book about the laws of nature and how they applied to business, called Surfing the Edge of Chaos.

All those books are excellent. None of them had great sales success, and very few business book readers will mention any of the three in their list of top books.

When I checked Amazon on the morning that I wrote this, Managing on The Edge was out of print. There were only two copies available from third-party sellers. Don’t let that stop you. This is a book worth having on your shelf for the insights that it has and the clarity of the writing.

Pascale talks about what he calls the fit/split paradox, which covers many of the things that Clayton Christensen would cover in his books seven years later. Pascale wrote about the need for contention and the necessity to disturb equilibrium.

The Ford Team Taurus story is used as an example of crisis and transformation. He holds up General Electric as an example of achieving corporate transformation without a crisis. That’s the story of Reg Jones, the best CEO and most admired businessperson in the land, who’s hardly remembered today, because he proceeded Jack Welch.

Pascale also describes case studies from Citicorp and Hewlett-Packard, which he calls “living dangerously.” His concluding chapter is “Two Faces of Learning: General Motors and Honda.” The contrast is striking. Yes, Honda is the good example and GM is the bad example.

The conclusion, “The Question Is the Answer,” is worth the price of the book. Pascale points out that successful, innovating, and changing companies didn’t get that way automatically or through a quick fix. “Change only happened when each company’s leadership adopted new ways of thinking.” Pascale goes on to talk about how they replaced dicta with questions. Then he says this.

“They asked questions not merely to generate answers, but to reveal what is possible. Rather than just solve problems, they alter their relationships with problems to create larger opportunities for themselves and their companies.”

In A Nutshell

So, now you know. Managing on The Edge is one of the best business books ever. And Richard Tanner Pascale is one of the best business authors ever to draw breath.
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