In this new book Peter Wickens gets to the very core of what makes a successful and dynamic enterprise. Building upon his earlier work in, "The Ascendant Organisation" and slaying a number of business fads and sacred cows along the way, he shows how to energise the enterprise in key areas such as leadership, teamworking and innovation. With the use of many examples and cases and building upon considerable experience he shows the way forward for companies to achieve a sense of purpose and to energise their organisations.
PETER WICKENS had substantial experience as a top executive in British, American and Japanese multinationals, culminating in ten years as a board director of Nissan. Since 1995 he had pursued a 'portfolio' lifestyle. He was the first president of the Centre for Achievement in Manufacturing and Management at the University of Sunderland, where he is now honorary professor. He was Chairman of business consultants, Organisation Development International, and a non-executive director of companies in Britain, South Africa and Germany, as well as advising numerous international businesses. He lectured and consulted throughout the world. He was Honorary Professor at Kingston University Business School.