Lightning in a Bottle

Full of energy and insight, David Baum sparks ideas for executives and managers to embrace change. Baum imparts his enlightened thoughts on leading change in over 60 vignettes with titles like Fish in Muddy Waters, Don't Eat Your Seed Corn, and Keep to the Short List. These essays impart memorable yet practical ideas to transform an organization.

 
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This is a book of many jewels. David Baum has captured the best practices in business and entrepreneurial activities and translated them into bite-sized nuggets that are useful, illuminating, and often profound.
— Rick Little, Founder of the International Youth Foundation
 
 
 
 
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The Randori Principles

From the Japanese martial art of aikidorandori means to be in the right place, with the right technique, at the right time, with the right level of power. In business, as in aikido, more is required than just the rote performance of essential knowledge. The true master—or great business leader—studies his or her environment, tracks challenges, maintains a sense of internal balance, and takes action from this place. In aikido, when you are so present that all the techniques you know are evenly available to you, it is said, "The fight is over before it begins." The same is also true in business. Through nearly 60 anecdotes based on work with their clients, including multinationals, non-profits and enterprise leaders, authors David Baum and Jim Hassinger illustrate how the randori principles apply to the heart of successful business leadership. 

 
 
The Randori Principles is not just about leadership, it charts a path to empowerment and survival. Baum and Hassinger bring a new yet ancient sensibility to organizational development, with both humor and spiritual zest.
— Jerry White, Co-Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize