The Infinite Organization
Celebrating the Positive Use of Power in Organizations
Author: Michael F. Broom, Ph.D.
Foreword by: Donald C. Klein, author of New Vision, New Reality
Turf battles, empire building, ego trips, favoritism-power struggles that arise from the win-lose perspective of power-short-circuit organizational communication, suppress creativity, punish those who take responsibility, and produce the gossip and grievances that plague today's workplace. The Infinite Organization moves away from the traditional, finite notion of power to a new paradigm-one that expands and strengthens personal power, interpersonal influence, and the ability to create powerful teams. In this blueprint for win-win performance, Michael Broom details the six principles of infinite power for achieving personal goals and the organization's vision: focus our energy on our own goals; think systemically; learn from differences; operate only from sound and current data; empower ourselves and others to resolve problems; and develop and use a diverse support system. Demonstrating that power is virtually unlimited when accrued through partnering and learning, The Infinite Organization shows how to apply the six principles to leadership, structures and policies, and management practices to ultimately create the focused and passionate culture of the infinite organization.