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post # 508 — February 28, 2008 — a General, Strategy post

I have just been examining a fascinating book called JUST ENOUGH ANXIETY by Robert H. Rosen, which argues that, for optimum achievement, you can have both too little and too much anxiety – both as an individual and as an organization. The book explores how a leader / manager creates the optimal amount.

The (well-reasoned) book argues that there are five leading indicators for business success. They are:

  • Purpose and Values
  • Productive Relationships
  • Shared Direction
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Performance Excellence

Each indicator specifies a crucial strength an organization needs to produce superior business results. And each one offers clear opportunities to do something today that will improve results over time.

Here’s the graphic summarizing the arguments:

What makes a jea organization?

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