A fascinating study into some of the world’s most awe-inspiring organizations. From insightful interviews and research, MacNeice and Bowen have distilled the essential qualities that lead to high performance down into an actionable and enjoyable read for all business leaders.
- Sir Clive Woodward
England 2003 World Cup Winning Head Coach and Team GB Director of Sport, London 2012
It’s hard to read a book when you are constantly stopping to take notes. The introduction and first chapter alone provoked my thinking about the ambitions of my own company and the strategies needed for success. I love this book. Each chapter is a true story about an organization and the practices and differentiators that led to its success. The organizations are highly diverse and while each is unique –…
- Susan Scott
Founder of Fierce Inc and author of Fierce Conversations
Thomas Edison once said, ‘If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves’. This could be the credo of Powerhouse, written by Brian MacNeice and James Bowen. Using 12 remarkable case studies of world-renowned organizations, they make quite clear that ‘high performance is by definition a collective endeavour’. In illustrating what differentiates these captivating organizations from the more humdrum ones, they make the reader familiar with…
- Manfred F R Kets de Vries
Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development and Organisational Change, INSEAD, author of several best-selling books including The Hedgehog Effect: The Secrets of Building High-Performance Teams
Powerhouse is a compelling and provocative compendium of how some of the world’s leading…Read more
Powerhouse is a compelling and provocative compendium of how some of the world’s leading organizations have reached the pinnacle in their respective fields. This book is well researched and clearly written; a must-read for leaders who aspire to transform their organization into a world-class, high-performing institution that is built to last.
- Tom Massey
The best analysis of successful organizations since Good to Great and Built to Last.…Read more
The best analysis of successful organizations since Good to Great and Built to Last. Powerhouse offers amazing insights into the world’s best organizations and the 12 principles that drive organizational performance. This is a must-read for any executive who wants to create lasting success.
- Kevin Kruse
Twelve very diverse institutions and yet a common thread on what it takes to succeed,…Read more
Twelve very diverse institutions and yet a common thread on what it takes to succeed, brilliantly captured by the authors. A must-read for those who are passionate about succeeding.
- Ajit Shriram
The stories of a dozen great organizations from around the world – and what we can learn…Read more
The stories of a dozen great organizations from around the world – and what we can learn from their decency and vision, as well as their success. Recommended reading for any business leader.
- Hamish McRae
Powerhouse challenges our thinking about high performance by examining essential qualities…Read more
Powerhouse challenges our thinking about high performance by examining essential qualities in a wide range of leading institutions. The Powerhouse model – emphasizing Plan, Priorities, People, and Process – is a highly useful way to think about the alignment of key elements for any institution. Practical and sure to be of great value for managers from all fields.
- Phil Rosenzweig
Every now and again a new book comes along which really does add something new to our…Read more
Every now and again a new book comes along which really does add something new to our understanding of high-performance organizations. This is one of those books. A highly readable book offering real insight into how organizations become leaders in their respective fields.
- Jeff Grout