SOURCE: Pivotal Resources

January 23, 2007 09:00 ET

Best-Selling Author Launches New Book on Effective Leadership

Author Pete Pande Challenges Organizations to Establish Higher Standards for Leadership Effectiveness, Performance and Excellence

WALNUT CREEK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 23, 2007 -- Pete Pande, president of Pivotal Resources and co-author of several popular books on business management, today announced the launch of his new book, "The Six Sigma Leader," published by McGraw-Hill. Pete's new book examines how a more holistic approach to Six Sigma principles, reaching beyond processes and projects, can drive more effective leadership and promote sustained business success. "The Six Sigma Leader" calls for establishing higher standards for leadership performance, incorporating such critical elements as adaptability, versatility, non-stop learning, and teamwork into the typically accepted principles of confident leadership.

In the book's Foreword, Boeing chairman W. James McNerney, Jr., comments: "I would encourage you to explore how the essential ideas of a Six Sigma Leader can help you explore and strengthen your own capability as a leader, and to take more active responsibility to continually improve your own efforts. The concepts in this book can be of significant benefit in supporting your success and helping us meet the growing need for great leaders in every organization and at every level."

Through illustrative examples and proven strategies, "The Six Sigma Leader" presents techniques that link leadership improvement to real gains in business results. This book offers compelling, instructive advice for improving flexibility and focus, achieving seemingly contradictory objectives, and overcoming the pitfalls that impede so many leaders and their organizations. A Six Sigma Leader is a model for the type of executive or manager anyone can aspire to be -- regardless of whether or not the business follows Six Sigma.

"While Six Sigma and Lean efforts drive impressive results in companies worldwide, they have had a minimal impact on how well the vast majority of leaders guide their organizations," explained Pete Pande, author of "The Six Sigma Leader" and president of Pivotal Resources. "This new book aims to help organizations learn how to establish a higher level of leadership effectiveness through the foundational principles of Six Sigma."

About Pete Pande

Pete is a seasoned consultant in process improvement, organization change and Lean Six Sigma initiatives. As president of Pivotal Resources, he has provided senior executive training and deployment consulting services in business improvement and Six Sigma efforts for such companies as GE, Cisco Systems, Starwood Hotels, American Express, adidas and Federated Department Stores. Pete is also the co-author of three popular books including, "The Six Sigma Way Team Fieldbook," "What is Six Sigma?" and "The Six Sigma Way" -- which Forbes named one of the top 20 most influential business books of the past 20 years.

About Pivotal Resources

Pivotal Resources is a global change leadership consulting firm helping organizations lead the changes that drive better performance and business improvements. Its Change Leadership™ consulting is a pioneered approach that places organizational change in the service of creating sustainable competitive advantage. Pivotal Resources was established in 1993 with the vision of linking diverse organizational improvement methods and programs into a coherent approach to building business leadership.

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