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Growing Pains, 5th Edition by Yvonne Randle, Eric G. Flamholtz

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Chapter 13Building Sustainably Successful Organizations®The Frameworks, Tools, and Methods in Action

As noted in the Preface, this book is the fifth edition of Growing Pains. Since its initial publication in 1986 (under a different title), thousands of organizations around the world (both for-profit and nonprofit) have applied the managerial paradigms, methods, and related tools (intellectual content) that we present. Some of these companies have invited us to work with them to implement the intellectual content of this book. As a result, we have had the opportunity to obtain intimate knowledge about how our concepts, methods, and tools have and are being applied in practice. Some of the companies with which we have participated in such applications have already been cited throughout the book, including Starbucks, PowerBar, Simon Property Group, and Guangzhou Construction.

This chapter presents some additional examples of companies that have applied the intellectual content of previous editions of Growing Pains. These examples are organizations where either one or both of the authors have been personally involved in the application or where one of our affiliates has been involved.1 As previously noted, the authors have a firm (founded in 1978) that applies our methodology throughout the world. We have also developed a network of global affiliates whom we have licensed, trained, and certified to deliver our methodology. Where the applications discussed were conducted by affiliates, ...

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