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Monday, October 16, 2006

The Pursuit of Excellence: Reviews Six Disciplines for Excellence

Glenn Gleason, author of the "Life, Work and the Pursuit of Excellence" blog, offers up this comprehensive review the best-selling book "Six Disciplines for Excellence."

Here's the review:

“A few weeks ago I came across one of the best business books on "Excellence" that I had read in years. Having been a management consultant to organizations both big and small, I have prided myself on being able to take all the complexity of latest business thought and practice and boil it down into its simplest components. Well - I have met someone who has mastered that skill. Meet Gary Harpst.

Gary wrote the book - The Six Disciplines for Excellence - back in 2004. Gary was the former CEO of Solomon Software and has put all of his insights from his success at Solomon into a very well done book. Whether you are a small business owner or a senior executive at a major corporation - this book has captured the essence of what defines a "World Class Enterprise".

More importantly - Gary has built a robust web site that not only outlines the method of the book, but includes many of the templates and exercises he profiles in each chapter.

One step further - Gary and his team now offer a complete software system and consulting service that follow the Six Disciplines. How many book writers do you know that back up their methods with a service and product like this?

Finally - Gary has a great blog that I have enjoyed following and has some very practical and useful insights.”

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