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The Centerless Corporation

A New Model for Transforming Your Organization for Growth and Prosperity

Bruce A. Pasternack, Albert J. Viscio, Asch Frank


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In today's fast-paced global business environment, the conventional model of the corporation and its management principles no longer deliver results. Economic upheaval, changing demographics, and technological revolution have forever altered the requirements for running a business today. Now, in response, The Centerless Corporation presents a radical new corporate model -- designed for your organization's survival, growth, and prosperity.
Drawing on groundbreaking research they conducted at Booz • Allen & Hamilton, Bruce A. Pasternack and Albert J. Viscio offer a comprehensive strategy for managing in turbulent times. To deal with increasing complexity, they contend, leaders must abandon their command-and-control mentality and establish a model in which responsibility and accountability are distributed throughout the organization, employees are regarded as valued resources, and knowledge flows freely. Illustrating their ideas with invaluable real-life examples, Pasternack and Viscio explain how to attract and develop leaders, build coherence to unite all parts of an organization, and restructure business units and corporate roles to add value rather than overhead.

Praise For The Centerless Corporation: A New Model for Transforming Your Organization for Growth and Prosperity

Financial Times Numerous practical ideas for those who are trying to make sense of today's corporate landscape.

Richard M. Kovacevich Chairman and CEO of Norwest Corporation A must-read for business leaders.

Ray Lane President and COO of Oracle The Centerless Corporation sets a new stage for implementing breakaway productivity for the twenty-first century. Pasternack and Viscio provide a solid vision for using new tools like the Internet and virtual supply chains to compete in language the CEO can understand.

Simon & Schuster, 9780684851990, 320pp.

Publication Date: September 7, 1999

About the Author

Bruce Pasternack and Albert Viscio are the founding partners of Booz • Allen & Hamilton's Strategic Leadership Practice, which focuses on serving top management of the world's corporations in areas of organization, leadership, transformation, and corporate renewal. They have over thirty years of combined experience with this prestigious global management and technology consulting firm and have published extensively in the areas of growth, globalization, people strategy, and leadership.