The Plugged–In Manager. Get in Tune with Your People, Technology, and Organization to Thrive

  • ID: 2211472
  • Book
  • 224 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise for The Plugged–In Manager

"The Plugged–In Manager is required reading for every modern leader. Griffith shows that the best managers don′t become fixated on, or freaked out by, the onslaught of new technologies. Instead, the best bosses blend these tools with the right talents and organizational designs so they can whomp the competition and create a place where people love to work." Robert I. Sutton, professor, Stanford University; and bestselling author, Good Boss, Bad Boss

"You won′t enchant people with a new product or service if it doesn′t mix well with your employees. Read The Plugged–In Manager and make yourself more enchanting, more powerful, and more ′with it.′" Guy Kawasaki, bestselling author, Enchantment; and former chief evangelist, Apple

"Want to help your organization kick ass in the marketplace? Read this book. It will prepare you to manage for this century, when most management books prepare you to lead in the last one." Nilofer Merchant, behavioral strategist; and author, The New How

"Required reading accessible, clear, authoritative, and practical." Barry Z. Posner, coauthor, The Leadership Challenge andThe Truth About Leadership; and professor of leadership,Santa Clara University

"Macrowikinomics outlines why and how we urgently need to reboot business and the world. The Plugged–In Manager opens eyes as to how we can move our organizations to that future." Don Tapscott, coauthor, Macrowikinomics

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Foreword ixJohn Hagel III

1 Plugging In to the Twenty–First Century 1

2 Why You Need Plugged–In Management 11

Part One The Three Practices of the Plugged–In Manager 33

3 First Practice: Stop–Look–Listen 41

4 Second Practice: Mixing 63

5 Third Practice: Sharing 89

Part Two Learning to Plug In 113

6 Assess Your Ability to Plug In 119

7 Plugging In Through Practice 137

8 The Layers of Plugged–In Management 159

Notes 173

Acknowledgments 185

About the Author 191

Index 193

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Terri L. Griffith is a professor ofmanagement at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley. With more than 25 years of research in organizations of all sizes and across industries, she has developed deep insights about the realities of working with technology. She writes the award–winning blog "Technology and Organizations." To find out more, please visit

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