"...This highly readable, practical, principle--centered book absolutely inspires honesty and caring."--Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of Seven Habits of Highly Effective People "...a gold mine of very concrete, and surprisingly imaginative suggestions about how to help people click and make business work."----Scott Peck, author of The Road Less Traveled "A wonderful book!"----Max DePree NOW IN PAPER! Long before this critically acclaimed book was published, Tom Melohn and his new partnership principles had already become legend throughout the business community. Imagine, running a company according to the rules of common decency, one in which such timeless qualities as trust, mutual respect, dignity, equality, and caring form the basis of fruitful partnerships between co--workers, customers, and suppliers. That is exactly what Melohn did at the National Tool & Die Company. Now read the amazing story of his phenomenal success, and find out how to make partnership principles and techniques work in companies of any size. * Featured on PBS--TV's "In Search of Excellence," the Harvard Business Review, and Inc. magazine * A witty, irreverent critique of the counter--productive bureaucratic practices that plague so many of America's largest companies TOM MELOHN (Orinda, California) is President and CEO of National Tool & Die Company.
One of the most celebrated business leaders of the day, he spends much of his time speaking to organizations around the globe on The New Partnership and how to make it work in any company.
Table of Contents
It All Starts with Honesty. Then Comes Trust. Plain Talk. Do Unto Others--Treat Other People Just the Way You Want to Be Treated. It's Called Family--Be Careful, It's Profitable. Vince Lombardi was Right--It's Called Teamwork. Hiring the Eagles--Finding, Hiring, Motivating, and Keeping Super Employees. Let Me Grow, Let Me Create--How to Release Employee Creativity. Thank You. Less Is More--A Lesson from Architecture...For Business? "I'm in Control Here"--The Pursuit of Power is a Dangerous Thing--Destroy It. Quality: In the Head, in the Heart. The Customer Is King Versus Howdy Partner. That's All There Is--How This Management Strategy Generates Impressive and Sustained Profits. Enthusiasm and Humor--Both Are Key Management Tools. Leadership: From the Head, From the Heart. Tomorrow and Tomorrow. Afterword by Distinguished Professor Warren Bennis, U.S.C. Index.
TOM MELOHN spent twenty-five years working for a nationally known consumer packaged goods company. He then purchased North American Tool & Dye and proceeded to revolutionize the business. The company was profiled in the PBS-TV series In Search of Excellence, the Harvard Business Review, and Inc. magazine. Today, Tom speaks to organizations on the New Partnership, describing how any company--regardless of size--can share the same experience and success.