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The Organization of the Future 2
Visions, Strategies, & Insights on Managing in a New Era

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NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 4, 2009 - In 2009 Organizations face a different world than the one they did even a year ago. Not since the Industrial Revolution has the rate of change been so fast nor since The Great Depression have organizations faced such a turbulent environment. Even as you read this, new realities are emerging as we experience an unprecedented economic crisis. Filled with wisdom and insight on the most important issues facing organizations today, The Organization of the Future 2 offers the wisdom of some of the most recognized thought leaders of our day. These experts share their unique vision of what the organization of the future should look like and what organizational leaders must do to survive in the tumultuous twenty-first century.

In 26 chapters, the book describes how tomorrow's organizations can chart the path toward growth and prosperity in rapidly changing times and includes amazing examples of how organizations from all sectors have created cultures that empower their employees to be more effective, transforming industries and communities. The contributors offer varied and diverse views on the organization of the future-for entrepreneurs to large corporations and nonprofits-with ideas that can be applied immediately.

About the Editors

Frances Hesselbein is the founding president and current chairman of the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, and editor-in-chief of its journal Leader to Leader. She serves on many nonprofit and private sector corporate boards and has won numerous awards and honors including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor. Hesselbein served as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. from 1976 to 1990 and currently lives in New York City. She is an inspirational leader to many and author and coeditor of many books including Hesselbeain On Leadership and The Leader of the Future 2.

Marshall Goldsmith has been recognized by the American Management Association as one of 50 great thinkers who have influenced the field of management and by BusinessWeek as one of the most influential practitioners in the history of leadership development. He has appeared in: The Wall Street Journal  as one of the top ten executive educators, Forbes  as one of five most-respected executive coaches and The Economist  as one of the most credible thought leaders in the new era of business. Dr. Goldsmith is the author or co-editor of over 20 books including the bestselling What Got You Here Won't Get You There and the forthcoming Succession: Are You Ready?.

About The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute

Established in 1990 as the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute furthers its mission-to strengthen the leadership of the social sector-by providing social sector leaders with essential leadership wisdom, inspiration and resources to lead for innovation and to build vibrant social sector organizations.

The Organization of the Future 2
Published by Jossey-Bass
Publication date: January 2009
$29.95; Cloth; 334 pages; ISBN: 978-0-470-18545-2

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