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Hardcover Deadline!: How Premier Organizations Win the Race Against Time Book

ISBN: 0814407269

ISBN13: 9780814407264

Deadline!: How Premier Organizations Win the Race Against Time

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"In the world of business, every second counts...and some seconds count more than others. Executives never know when a critical time challenge is going to rear its ugly head, and knowing exactly how... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Not your average business book.

Deadline is a well written, enjoyable read. And you don't even have to be an executive, or in management, to benefit from the experience of the successful business and law enforcement teams on which these case studies focus.

DEADLINE - If you have one, this is a must read.

DEADLINE - How premier organizations win the race against time.I am not a premier organization by the stretch of anyone's imagination so how much help can I hope for in winning my own race against time from the lessons learned and applied by premier organizations. I was delighted to find, quite a bit.Carrison has researched six organizations from law enforcement to the private sector to aerospace, entities all faced with great challenge, and brought us the benefit of their experience. Given that to make use of this experience will require some discipline on our part, we can be off and running with this very good read. Here's one I hope I would have employed even had I not read it here, "Involve those who can inhibit you early in the process." Here's another, "Involve your customer with the beta test." Sounds risky but imagine that to do so could actually reduce risk in that the customer, like other members of the team, will tend to share the sense of failure on the road to success and thus feel a greater sense of success in the outcome. Here's another gem, "Be willing to subjugate your personality in the interest of the deadline." It reminds me of the plaque said to reside on President Reagan's desk which conveyed that there was no limit to what could be achieved if you just didn't care who got the credit.It was refreshing to see the human side revealed so well in what could be a dreary and didactic review of how best to use one's time. Whether the goal is lofty or not so lofty, herein lie excellent examples from real world endeavors from which to garner tidbits for our real world. And, to leave with a hook, the closing chapter, "Recurring Themes of Deadline Management" is especially revealing. Great research, great read.David Heidelberger


The book openly shows how big buisness meets problems head on.

Excellent and Concise

I found the book to be a fundamental necessity if you are in a business where deadlines are unavoidable. The author appears to have the ability to understand complex matters and explain them simply. Excellent. The book references key points that major corporations use to bring their projects in as promised. This has helped me enormously understand the principles of deadlines. Dr George Kosmo

If you're under the gun, definitely read this!

This book is AWESOME! "Deadline...." is well written and easy to read. If you've ever wanted to know how the big powerhouses manage deadlines, this book is for you. It will give you a first-hand perspective that only an insider would be privy to (without the politics and brown-nosing).A must for anyone in management. This will definitely give you several new tips and a different edge for success!
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