Number of pages: 240
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
BBB Library: Human Resources, Corporate Success
In this book we get to know that human assets aren’t a part of a business. If you take away the human assets, you don’t have a business, just a bunch of offices and equipment that can’t do anything. Businesses are people–irrational, emotional, unpredictable, creative, oddly gifted, and sometimes ingenious people who don’t operate according to the theories.
“With a mix of cleared-eyed business analysis, heart-wrenching stories, and hard-won lessons for both consultants and the people who hire them, this book is impossible to put down and impossible to ignore. Karen Phelan and other consultants may have "broken" your company, but she's eager to repair the damage and make amends. She offers the perfect antidote to years of management malpractice.” – Berrett Khoeler Publisher
“Drawing on her own consulting experiences, she portrays them as providing pre-packaged, unproven theoretical constructs that "substitute for getting people to work together better.” – Publishers Weekly
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