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People Power Case Studies

The Most Important Asset of Your Organization


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Triumph of People Power in the Knowledge Economy

  • No company can be successful with a detached and unmotivated workforce

  • No competitor can match your highly charged, motivated people who care.

Winning Corporate Culture




Balanced Organization

5 Basic Elements

Corporate Capabilities (Wood)

25 Lessons from Jack Welch

Harness Your People for Competitive Advantage

Winning Team: 7 Elements



Winning Organization: Yin-Yang Balance

New People Partnership

Harness Your People for Sustainable Advantage

Flat Organizational Structure

Harnessing the Power of Diversity

Managing Cross-cultural Differences

Maintaining a Fresh Perspective With Your Employees: 10 Tips

Employee Empowerment

Empowerment vs. Delegation

10 Steps To Empowerment

Getting Employees Involved: 9 Ways

Freedom to Fail

Team Building and Teamwork

10 Ways to Distinguish between a Team and a Group

Management Team

Cross-functional Teams  >>  Managing Innovation by Cross-functional Teams

Performance Management

12 Leadership Roles

Inspirational Leadership  >>  Inspiring People

Creative Leadership

Energizing Employees

Innovation-friendly Organization

Effective Motivation

Attitude Motivation

Incentive Motivation  >>  Reward Systems

Knowledge Management

Idea Management

Creativity Management


Lessons from Winners

CimJoy: Synergistic Team of Founders

GE: Creating an Extraordinary Organization

Lend Lease: Employee and Community Wellbeing Fund

Silicon Valley: Attracting People to Challenges and Opportunities

HP: Managing Critical Opposites

People as Your Most Important Asset

"In the end, all management can be reduced to three words:
people, product, and
profits. People come first." ~ Lee Iacocca

Your corporate vision is worthless, strategies powerless and shared values are corrupt without the right people to execute.

9 Signs of a Losing Organization

People are your most important asset. Your technologies, products and structures can be copied by competitors. No one, however, can match your highly charged, motivated people who care.

People are your firm's repository of knowledge and they are central to your company's competitive advantage. Well educated, coached, and highly motivated people are critical to the development and execution of strategies, especially in today's faster-paced, more perplexing world, where top management alone can no longer assure your firm's competitiveness.

Inspiring People: 4 Strategies

Help Every Individual to Find the Right Fit

The manager's responsibility is to steer the employees towards roles where they have the greatest chances of success... More

Develop Employees

Developing people is achieved by careful, planned and motivational delegation of responsibility and duty... More

Employee Empowerment

At all levels, your company needs empowered people who can deliver at the frontier of performance. They must understand where your company is going and be able to influence this path. They must share in your company's fortunes and be motivated to push for greater achievements... More

Inspiring Culture: 5 Elements

Creative Dissatisfaction

Developing  Entrepreneurial Staff

There are two phases in developing an entrepreneurial workplace. Phase I creates the environment necessary to support and encourage it. Phase II is building your staff's entrepreneurial skills... More

Build Trust To Improve Performance

Trust both between individuals and organizations is at the core of today's complex and rapidly changing knowledge economy. It is the mutual bond of trust that acts as the catalyst that creates high performance... More


Case Studies GE

Jack Welch has always said that GE's primary product and core competence is not jet engines or gas turbines, but people. One of the most fundamental truths about Welch's management principles is that it's about people, not numbers. "We are constantly amazed by how much people will do when they are not told what to do by management," says Welch. "Our true 'core competency' today is not manufacturing or services, but the global recruiting and nurturing of the world's best people and the cultivation in them an insatiable desire to learn, to stretch, and to do things better every day... values and behaviors are what produce those performance numbers, and they are the bedrock upon which we will build our future."

In most organizations, change efforts come and go and rarely make a difference. But at GE, one of the largest companies in the world, one particular change process helped spark a complete transformation Work-Out. With Work-Out as part of its DNA, GE has become one of the most innovative, profitable, and admired companies on earth.3

At its core, Work-Out is a very simple concept based on the premise that those closest to the work know it best. When the ideas of those people, irrespective of their functions and job titles, are solicited and turned immediately into action, an unstoppable wave of creativity, energy, and productivity is unleashed throughout the organization. At GE, Work-Out "Town Meetings" gave the corporation access to an unlimited resource of imagination and energy of its talented employees... More

25 Lessons from Jack Welch

Process Approach To Mobilizing Everyone's Abilities

The process approach rejects the idea that the company's success relies on luck, such as inspired individuals or visionary leaders, on the grounds that it is unsustainable. Your cannot control whether "lightning will strike, or depend on it to strike regularly. Process companies seek to institutionalize success by designing high-performance ways of working. They do not denigrate the talents of remarkable individuals, but they recognize that all human talent can and should be leveraged by an overall process. They believe that a company achieves its highest potential by designing processes that mobilize everyone's abilities rather than depending too much on any single individual, however gifted she or he may be." says Michael Hammer.5... More

Create Customer Value: 10 Lessons from Konosuke Matsushita 

Colin Powell's 18 Leadership Principles

Organization doesn't really accomplish anything. Plans don't accomplish anything, either. Theories of management don't much matter. Endeavors succeed or fail because of the people involved. Only by attracting the best people will you accomplish great deeds... More

Inspirational Leader: 10 Roles

9 Roles of a Team Leader

Case Studies Fidelity Investments: Practicing Kaizen

Fidelity Investments fundamentally believes that employees practice Kaizen most enthusiastically when they feel a deep sense of ownership in the work.

Fidelity fosters this feeling of ownership by dividing power in the company among small divisions (each called a company) with aggressive entrepreneurial leadership. Each of these Fidelity companies is responsible for its own management systems, its own strategies and activities and its own results.... More

Case Studies Dell

"Ultimately, our people know that they're what drives the business. They know their success drives the company's success, rather than the other way around," says Michael Dell, Founder of Dell Inc..6 "Knowledge brings power, whether it's knowing how a business works or knowing the right way to serve a customer. All of our experimenting and questioning and learning is done in pursuit of one goal: finding the next frontier of value that we can create for our customers.  Giving your people the knowledge, the abilities, and the permission to do what they do best and take it to the heights of "ownership" brings more success to a company than anything else I've found."... More

Case Studies Canon

Continuous Improvement Firm

At Canon, a Model Workshop means a workshop where:

  • Manpower development efforts are continually made... More



Jack Welch advice business quotes

We are constantly amazed by how much people will do when they are not told what to do by management.

Jack Welch


Akio Morita advice quotes Sony

A company will get nowhere if all of the thinking  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book is left to management.

Akio Morita


Vadim Kotelnikov advice quotes

Giving is getting. If you want to grow as a Leader Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book, help your people grow and shine. >>>

Vadim Kotelnikov





  1. The Centerless Corporation, Bruce A.Pasternack and Albert. J. Viscio

  2. Companies Don't Succeed - People Do, Graham Roberts-Phelps

  3. The GE Work-Out, Dave Ulrich, Steve Kerr, Ron Ashkenas

  4. The Welch Way, Jeffrey A. Krames

  5. Agenda, Michael Hamme

  6. Direct from Dell, Michael Dell with Catherine Fredman