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The Spirit of Kaizen: Creating Lasting Excellence One Small Step at a Time | [Bob Maurer, Leigh Ann Hirschman]

The Spirit of Kaizen: Creating Lasting Excellence One Small Step at a Time

UCLA psychologist and organizational consultant Dr. Robert Maurer provides a simple and proven effective technique for making major changes with minimal disruption. Applying the operational concept of kaizen - small, continual improvements - to common management challenges, managers can drive major improvements with a series of well-planned techniques for boosting quality, innovation, sales, and morale.
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The easy-to-implement guide to driving organizational change by applying the proven concept of kaizen

UCLA psychologist and organizational consultant Dr. Robert Maurer provides a simple and proven effective technique for making major changes with minimal disruption. Applying the operational concept of kaizen - small, continual improvements - to common management challenges, managers can drive major improvements with a series of well-planned techniques for boosting quality, innovation, sales, and morale.

©2012 Robert Maurer (P)2012 Random House Audio

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    Patrick United States 01-08-14
    Patrick United States 01-08-14 Member Since 2011

    Greetings. My brother introduced me to Audible in 2011. Since, nothing but enjoyment. Hopefully my reviews are very useful to you. Enjoy!

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    "A must for anyone that wants to achieve."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Spirit of Kaizen to be better than the print version?

    Yes and No. This is a great book regardless of how you get the information. Most important is to get this information that develops yourself, organization, and your team. Provides endless examples of team approach, how to get the best out of yourself and others, how to prepare for whatever you want to accomplish. This is a well put together book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The UltimateTeam for Progress


    Any additional comments?

    This book applies management 101 principles coupled with science and easy approaches to change the world one incremental change at a time. One of the most structured books i've listened to in a while.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan Signal Mountain, TN, USA 03-11-13
    Ryan Signal Mountain, TN, USA 03-11-13 Member Since 2002
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    "The Why of Kaizen"
    If you could sum up The Spirit of Kaizen in three words, what would they be?

    Why Kaizen works.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The authors do a great job explaining why Kaizen works and show several ways to implement the concept into daily life.


    What about Bob Maurer’s performance did you like?

    Easy listening. Well produced.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Oliver Copenhagen 04-20-14
    Oliver Copenhagen 04-20-14
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    It's not for me. No actionable advice. Just anecdotes.


    What could Bob Maurer and Leigh Ann Hirschman have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Include some actionable advice. And target it a tad more broadly, so it's not just for leaders of big corporations.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Benedict 02-13-14
    Benedict 02-13-14 Member Since 2003

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    "Financially valuable book..."

    This is a brief book. It tells the story of how great success can be had simply by making a small, completely inexpensive, change in things to improve the fortunes of your life or your company (or Country?).

    I barely was able to finish the book because I was bored, but somewhere along the way I realized I, too, could make a small change in my life and thus save $1,000 to $2,000 per year in after-tax savings/expenses in my own budget.

    So a short book, but quite valuable. I recommend it to everyone just to have the principle in mind, for life. One day great dividends can be reaped. This is for CEOs and the rest of us.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    urvois esquibien, France 07-10-14
    urvois esquibien, France 07-10-14 Member Since 2010

    business books fan

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    "little by little"

    great book which goes way pass the title, the voice is nice to listen too, and the advices are plentifull, as well as life exemple. A great read, it will be on my 2014 best list for business book.

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