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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Why Most Business Improvement Books Fail - Part II

You’ve read Good to Great, Built to Last, E-Myth, 7 Habits, Getting Things Done …and probably many others.

So….why hasn’t your organization’s performance changed?

What’s missing? Why doesn’t it last?

There’s no doubt – business leaders “love” top-selling business books. Take a look at the best-selling lists, and you’ll find the list full of very popular business performance improvement books.

The problem with most best-selling business books is -- while they all seem to have a least a few good ideas -- you only get a temporary “lift” from reading them.

The major frustration business book readers find is that a few weeks or months later – you find yourself doing “the same old things, the same old way.”

Why don’t these business improvement ideas stick? What’s missing?

The reason is: a book by itself - while it can be good - is not enough.

BOTTOMLINE: The top-rated book Six Disciplines for Excellence takes the best practices of dozens of great books like Good to Great, Built To Last, E-Myth and many others – and integrates these ideas into a sustainable program for strategy-driven execution that is cyclical, repeatable, and practical. Then, we make the Six Disciplines practical by offering integrated Internet-driven tools that everyone in your organization uses every day. And, we offer local coaching through Six Disciplines Leadership Centers to provide your organization with accountability. The result? An organization that continually learns how to do things right, how to do the right things, - and how to do the right things right, year after year.

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