How Toyota Became #1

Leadership Lessons from the World's Greatest Car Company
Author: David Magee
Publisher: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9781591842293
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 239
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Examines the reasons behind the success of Toyota as the world's number one automaker, focusing on its history, the abilities of its senior management, and the power of its corporate culture.

How Toyota Became #1

Book Review
Author: PCC
Publisher: PCC
ISBN: 8829535311
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
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Everyone knows that Toyota has had an amazing twenty-five- year run, rising from a humble Japanese start-up to a thriving global giant. But how did it pass Ford and GM to become the world?s largest auto manufacturer? And how does it continue to thrive while so many competitors are struggling and failing? Journalist David Magee dug deeply into Toyota?s past and present, interviewing senior executives who rarely talk to the press, along with many other sources. The powerful lessons that he distills, especially about corporate culture, are valuable for managers in all industries.

Summary: How Toyota Became #1

Review and Analysis of Magee's Book
Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Publisher: Primento
ISBN: 2806247020
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 10
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The must-read summary of David Magee's book: "How Toyota Became #1: Leadership Lessons from the World’s Greatest Car Company" This complete summary of the ideas from David Magee's book "How Toyota Became #1" shows that the criteria and qualities leading to Toyota’s rise to the top had little to do with sales results or profit margins. This summary points out how Toyota has created such a successful corporate environment, and how others can emulate them. In fact, Toyota looks at new products from the perspective of what customers want, rather than what they are capable of making; managers have empowered even bottom-level employees to act for themselves. Factual information is treated as autocratic: it doesn’t matter whether those facts come from senior management or lower down. Toyota is famous for having a production line that can be halted by anyone, because everyone is responsible for quality control. Executives don’t have special parking spots, they are expected to work longer hours, and they walk the manufacturing floor regularly. In other words, Toyota’s philosophy is based on mutual respect of all employees, and the willingness to prioritise the customer over procedural convenience. It’s possible, no matter the market, for others to do the same. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the key concepts • Increase your business knowledge To learn more, read "How Toyota Became #1" and create your own successful environment.


Author: Michelle Obama
Publisher: Fayard
ISBN: 2213707871
Category: Social Science
Page: 520
View: 4186
"Il y a encore tant de choses que j'ignore au sujet de l'Amérique, de la vie, et de ce que l'avenir nous réserve. Mais je sais qui je suis. Mon père, Fraser, m'a appris à travailler dur, à rire souvent et à tenir parole. Ma mère, Marian, à penser par moi-même et à faire entendre ma voix. Tous les deux ensemble, dans notre petit appartement du quartier du South Side de Chicago, ils m'ont aidée à saisir ce qui faisait la valeur de notre histoire, de mon histoire, et plus largement de l'histoire de notre pays. Même quand elle est loin d'être belle et parfaite. Même quand la réalité se rappelle à vous plus que vous ne l'auriez souhaité. Votre histoire vous appartient, et elle vous appartiendra toujours. À vous de vous en emparer." Michelle Obama

The Leading-Edge Manager's Guide to Success

Strategies and Better Practices
Author: David Parmenter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118023129
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
View: 8580
Practical, commonsense advice on becoming an effective leader Examining the baggage that most managers have and then helping them to understand the personal traits that can limit their potential, this book guides you through the pathway of self development, then takes you through management and leadership better practices, providing many implementation tools. All you need to know when getting prepared for a 'management role' How to develop 'conquest leadership' attributes Traits to make you a 'winning' CEO Latest thinking on KPIs, quarterly rolling planning, decision based reporting and performance related pay How to create Winning Management and Leadershp Habits Examines how to become More Financially Aware This book is a very practical guide with templates, 'how to do it tools', stories about gifted leaders, checklists and examples and is devoid of all intellectual arguments on management. With directional guidance on what managers need to know in order to be able to manage and lead others, The Leading-Edge Manager's Guide to Success helps managers and 'managers to be' as they climb the 'management mountain.'

How Google Works

Author: Eric Schmidt,Jonathan Rosenberg
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444792482
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
View: 3782
Both Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google as seasoned Silicon Valley business executives, but over the course of a decade they came to see the wisdom in Coach John Wooden's observation that 'it's what you learn after you know it all that counts'. As they helped grow Google from a young start-up to a global icon, they relearned everything they knew about management. How Google Works is the sum of those experiences distilled into a fun, easy-to-read primer on corporate culture, strategy, talent, decision-making, communication, innovation, and dealing with disruption. The authors explain how the confluence of three seismic changes - the internet, mobile, and cloud computing - has shifted the balance of power from companies to consumers. The companies that will thrive in this ever-changing landscape will be the ones that create superior products and attract a new breed of multifaceted employees whom the authors dub 'smart creatives'. The management maxims ('Consensus requires dissension', 'Exile knaves but fight for divas', 'Think 10X, not 10%') are illustrated with previously unreported anecdotes from Google's corporate history. 'Back in 2010, Eric and I created an internal class for Google managers,' says Rosenberg. 'The class slides all read 'Google confidential' until an employee suggested we uphold the spirit of openness and share them with the world. This book codifies the recipe for our secret sauce: how Google innovates and how it empowers employees to succeed.'

The Toyota Way - Management Principles and Fieldbook (EBOOK BUNDLE)

Author: Jeffrey K. Liker
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071796509
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 350
View: 8956
Transform your company the Toyota way! Two essential guides streamlined into a SINGLE EBOOK PACKAGE Toyota. The name says it all: Innovation. Efficiency. Quality. Excellence. The Toyota Way—Management Principles and Fieldbook explains how the legendary automaker consistently achieves the highest levels of manufacturing and business success—and how you can achieve similar results with your own organization, regardless of your industry. Discover Toyota’s methods then learn how to put them to practical use with these groundbreaking books: The Toyota Way—INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER! The Toyota Way reveals the management principles behind Toyota's worldwide reputation for quality and reliability. Dr. Jeffrey Liker, the global expert on Toyota's Lean methods, explains how you can implement the company’s principles to: Double or triple the speed of any business process Build quality into workplace systems Eliminate the huge costs of hidden waste Turn every employee into a quality-control inspector Dramatically improve your products and services The Toyota Way Fieldbook Written as a companion volume to The Toyota Way, this hands-on guide takes the lessons of Toyota to the next level. Liker teams up with Toyota veteran David Meier to provide the diagnostic tools, worksheets, and exercises you need to craft the most effective approach for your organization. Learn how to: Develop leaders that “live” your system Transform your company into a true lean learning organization Create a culture of continuous improvement and innovation Meet all the needs of your customers Position your company for long-term success

The Toyota Way

14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer
Author: Jeffrey K. Liker
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071435635
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 350
View: 4771
How to speed up business processes, improve quality, and cut costs in any industry In factories around the world, Toyota consistently makes the highest-quality cars with the fewest defects of any competing manufacturer, while using fewer man-hours, less on-hand inventory, and half the floor space of its competitors. The Toyota Way is the first book for a general audience that explains the management principles and business philosophy behind Toyota's worldwide reputation for quality and reliability. Complete with profiles of organizations that have successfully adopted Toyota's principles, this book shows managers in every industry how to improve business processes by: Eliminating wasted time and resources Building quality into workplace systems Finding low-cost but reliable alternatives to expensive new technology Producing in small quantities Turning every employee into a qualitycontrol inspector

Towson University Journal of International Affairs

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: International relations
Page: N.A
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Le Gold Mine

Un récit lean
Author: Freddy Ballé,Michael Ballé
Publisher: Editions L'Harmattan
ISBN: 2336365545
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 388
View: 5369
A la fois manuel et roman, ce livre met en lumière un principe essentiel du lean : les personnes avant tout. Il montre au lecteur comment passer d'un problème de gestion à sa résolution par l'adoption de nouveaux outils de management sur le terrain et l'implication de tous. Le récit suit les personnages dans leur apprentissage et transformation personnelle qui permettent un retour à la rentabilité et à la croissance de leur entreprise.

U.S. News & World Report

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
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Le modèle Toyota

14 principes qui feront la réussite de votre entreprise
Author: Jeffrey K.. Liker,Michael Ballé
Publisher: Pearson Education France
ISBN: 2744073903
Category: Corporate culture
Page: 391
View: 5355
Numéro un de la qualité, avec des ventes en constante augmentation et une rentabilité immuable, Toyota a attiré l'attention pour la première fois dans les années 1980. lorsqu'il est devenu évident que ses voitures avaient quelque chose de particulier: une durée de vie bien supérieure à la moyenne, un besoin de réparations très faible. Aujourd'hui, la capitalisation boursière de Toyota est plus importante que celles de General Motors, Ford, DaimlerChrysler et Volkswagen réunies. A quoi tient cette réussite? Quelles sont les raisons qui ont fait de Toyota le premier constructeur automobile mondial? "Le Modèle Toyota" a deux piliers: Le système de production propre à Toyota (le TPS, Toyota Production System), dont Jeffrey Liker explique ici les fondements que sont le Iran et le juste à temps. Une conception managériale qui repose sur une culture d'amélioration continue des processus et un souci constant de motivation et de formation des salariés. Ces deux piliers se déclinent en 14 principes. qui peuvent être reproduits dans n'importe quelle entreprise pour améliorer ses processus opérationnels depuis le développement des produits jusqu'à la vente, en passant par le marketing, la logistique et la gestion. C'est tout le propos de Jeffrey Liker, qui montre ici comment appliquer avec succès les principes de Toyota à votre entreprise. [Source : d'après la 4e de couverture]

Jeff Immelt and the New GE Way: Innovation, Transformation and Winning in the 21st Century

Author: David Magee
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071605886
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
View: 6702
When it was announced in late 2000 that Jeff Immelt would be taking the helm of GE, some skeptics were quick to voice their reservations about the future of the company after Jack Welch. Not only were Welch's shoes particularly large ones to fill, but the economy was dallying with recession, China and India were taking their first giant steps into the global economy, and just four days into Immelt's tenure came the biggest game changer of all: 9/11. The hand-wringing, it turned out, was all for nought. During Immelt's first seven years on the job, GE's revenues increased by more than 60%, its profits doubled, and the company solidified its status as the world leader in technological innovation. Written with the full cooperation of Immelt and GE senior executives, Jeff Immelt and the New GE Way tells the amazing story of how Immelt defied the skeptics and successfully reengineered one of the world's oldest and largest global conglomerates to meet the challenges of the 21st century. It offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn how it's done from a master, detailing the trendsetting innovations Immelt pioneered that have made his vision a reality, including: Mandating non-stop, company-wide innovation Making customers partners in growth through Customer Dreaming Sessions Developing region-specific products and services Partnering with the most promising new-technology upstarts Going green with a hugely successful Ecomagination initiative Fostering a non-stop learning environment The critics were right: Jeff Immelt is no Jack Welch. Just as Welch embodied corporate leadership for the closing decades of the 20th century, Immelt has come to personify the 21st century CEO. As Esquire magazine said when it named him one of The 75 Most Important People of the 21st Century: “The day will come, when GE chairman and CEO, Jeff Immelt, will be viewed as the prototypical leader for the new century.”

Mon cours de méditation

Author: Andy Puddicombe
Publisher: Marabout
ISBN: 2501075641
Category: Self-Help
Page: 256
View: 5569
Les idées se bousculent dans votre esprit ? Vous courez toute la journée pour gagner 3 minutes ? Stop ! Si vous avez caressé un jour le rêve de ramener le calme en vous, d'arrêter le temps ne serait-ce que quelques minutes, ce livre est pour vous. Il propose ni plus ni moins une méditation, mais pas la méditation dont tout le monde vous rabat les oreilles en ce moment. Pas de chant lancinant, de positions du lotus et de quête précise. L'auteur démystifie dans ce livre la méditation et la rend accessible à n'importe qui. Il nous apprend à dégager notre esprit pour y voir enfin plus clair, et ce en 10 minutes seulement par jour.

Global Innovation Science Handbook

Author: Praveen Gupta,Brett E. Trusko
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071792716
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 896
View: 5923
A GROUNDBREAKING GUIDE TO THE ART, SCIENCE, TOOLS, AND DEPLOYMENT OF INNOVATION "It has never been more important to educate people and organizations how to out-imagine, out-create, and out-innovate....The insight and experiences captured by [this book] make an important contribution toward reaching this goal." -- From the Foreword by Deborah Wince-Smith, President, Council on Competitiveness Developed by the editors of the International Journal of Innovation Science and featuring contributions from more than 40 innovation experts and thought leaders, Global Innovation Science Handbook presents a proven approach for understanding and implementing innovation in any industry. This pioneering work is based on a defined body of knowledge that includes intent, methodology, tools, and measurements. It challenges the popular paradigm that "learned" innovation is impossible, and lays out a systematic process for developing innovation skills. Each chapter can be independently read and utilized in the daily practice of innovation. Real-world case studies from financial, government, and education sectors illustrate the concepts discussed in this definitive resource. Global Innovation Science Handbook covers: Preparing for innovation--establishing a framework and creating a culture for innovation Key innovation concepts, such as creativity, neuroscience, biomimetics, benchmarking, and ethnography Creativity tools, including Kano analysis, storyboarding, absence thinking, Lotus Blossom, SCAMPER, and others Techniques essential to innovation science, such as Six Thinking Hats, mind mapping, social networks, market research, and lead user analysis Innovation radar, indices, and other measurements Idea management--the process of creating, screening, exploring, and evaluating ideas to bring those most valuable from concept to reality Innovation methodologies, including TRIZ, Brinnovation, crowdsourcing, Eureka, stage gate, and others Deployment--a life-cycle approach involving inspiration, strategy, organization, excellence, culture, measurement, protection of intellectual property, and launch Case studies featuring cutting-edge technological innovations in finance, government, and education


Les Chroniques d'Alvin le Faiseur
Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: L'Atalante
ISBN: 2367932174
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
View: 8487
« Je suis une vigie sur un perchoir, se dit Peggy. Envoyée dans la mâture il y a seize ans, je n’en ai pas bougé depuis... » « Je suis le Faiseur dont la torche parlait, se dit Alvin. Elle a vu que j’avais en moi de quoi devenir un Faiseur. Faut que je trouve cette fille et faut qu’elle me dise ce qu’elle a vu. Parce que je le sais : si je possède ces pouvoirs que je me suis découvert, ce n’est pas uniquement pour tailler de la pierre sans les mains, guérir les malades ou courir dans les bois comme les hommes rouges. J’ai une tâche à remplir dans la vie et je n’ai pas l’ombre d’une idée sur la façon de m’y préparer. » Apprenti forgeron, apprenti Faiseur, Alvin est de retour au village de sa naissance. Sur sa route se dresse encore, multiforme, son mystérieux ennemi. « Le Faiseur, c’est celui qui fait partie de ce qu’il crée », dit l’Oiseau rouge...

Playing to Win

Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys
Author: David Magee
Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
ISBN: 9781600781247
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 207
View: 562
This story of the struggle to be the best on the biggest sports stage in the world is told in a behind-the-scenes narrative that reveals football vignettes and insightful management morsels from arguably the most influential owner in professional sports.