Publishing – Books Written by Dr. Adizes

These books, all of which were written by Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes, reflect over 40 years of study in the fields of management and organizational change. They provide the reader with an explanation of Corporate Lifecycles, address the philosophical nature or management and offer insights into the inner workings of management systems.

English

Food For Thought
An exclusive set of three elegantly produced books, sharing Dr. Adizes’ wisdom and insights gained from his 45-year career as one of the world’s leading experts in transformational management. These collections of illuminating quotes have been gathered from Dr. Adizes’ lectures, books and videos, and are  presented in 3 books:

Food For ThoughtOn Management
Food For Thought – On What counts in Life
Food For thoughtOn Change and Leadership

Each quote has space below for readers to write down their own introspective thoughts.

Insights on Policy
Insights on Policy is a compilation of essays by Ichak Kalderon Adizes, PhD. dealing with governmental policy both within and among nations. They offer a fascinating close-up of how nations around the globe have dealt with the phenomenon of globalization.

Insights on Management
Insights on Management is a compilation of essays by Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes about managing organizations. The ideas often evolved out of something he saw, heard, or felt as he consulted to hundreds of companies, governments, and other organizations around the world.

Insights on Personal Growth
Insights on Personal Growth is a compilation of essays by Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes about personal growth, which he has come to believe, is closely related to professional development. Dr. Adizes noted that his theories of management and change can also be productive when applied to personal and family life since what happens in the private realm, often affects the professional realm, and vice versa.

How to Manage in Times of Crisis
How to Manage in Times of Crisis prepares the reader for approaching challenges in order to can navigate companies through the tumultuous times of crises. Though the text is geared towards institutions, Dr. Adizes suggestions are easily adapted to everyday life.

Self-Management: New Dimensions to Democracy
First Published in 1975, this book was developed from a seminar at the center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, in Santa Barbara, California, which focused on the participation of workers in decision-making as a means to democratize society, provide for economic growth, and improve the quality of life.

Mastering Change
Mastering Change: The Power of Mutual Trust and Respect in Personal Life, Family Life, Business and Society is written in a conversational format with easy-to-understand graphics, presents a tested method for mastering change, whether in personal life, family life, business or society.

The Pursuit of Prime
Drawing on his thirty years of applying the principles presented in this book, Dr. Adizes offers common sense, practical advice on how to recognize the danger signs and abnormal problems associated with the various stages of the corporate lifecycle, and most importantly, how to turn normal problems into opportunities.

How To Solve The Mismanagement Crisis
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents his approach to management by recognizing that the process is too complicated for any one individual to simultaneously perform all of the necessary roles. Readers may be reassured to discover that the so-called “perfect manager” exists only in textbooks.

Managing Corporate Lifecycles
In Managing Corporate Lifecycles, Dr. Ichak Adizes carries forward the analysis of corporate birth, development and decline pioneered in his 1988 classic, Corporate Lifecycles: How and Why Corporations Grow and Die and What to Do About It.

The Ideal Executive
This is the first book in a series of three. In this book, Dr. Adizes defines the concept of management, discusses the myth of the perfect manager, and introduces his theory of styles of management- roles that need to be performed for good management. He explains why these roles are incompatible and why they lead to conflict-and what can be done about it. He also discusses the attributes of a good manager in contrast to the mythical perfect manager.

Management/Mismanagement Styles
Management/Mismanagement Styles uses as a premise, volume 1 of the Leadership Trilogy, The Ideal Executive and the belief that the ideal leader, manager, or executive does not and cannot exist. It provides a methodology to diagnose management and mismanagement styles, identify their strengths and weaknesses, and predict how each style will make decisions, staff, motivate and communicate.

Leading the Leaders
Leading the Leaders is the third and last book of the Leadership Trilogy. It summarizes Dr. Adizes’ insights on management styles. This book contains prescriptions for handling the different management styles whether they are subordinates, peers or supervisors. They address the areas of decision-making, implementing, team-building, managing staff and managing change.

Corporate Lifecycles
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents the basic tenets of the Adizes Methodology. He discusses how organizations have lifecycles as living organisms do. He provides descriptions of the behavior of an organization throughout various stages so that identification of where an organization is on the lifecycle can be done. He also provides the tools for analyzing the changes in behavior during an organization’s growth and then goes into how to change organizational behavior. This book tests concepts, analyzes experiences, and notes the difference the application of the methodology has made to clients.

Industrial Democracy: Yugoslav Style – English edition
First published in 1971, this book presents case studies of two Yugoslav companies which were observed in operation during the spring of 1967. In an attempt to analyze several aspects of organizational behavior by studying its relationship to a dynamic environment, the study describes the process of decision-making on the company level after the Yugoslav reform of 1965. A comparison of the environmental forces and their effect in organizational structures is made in this book.

Albanian

Mastering Change – Albanian edition
Mastering Change: The Power of Mutual Trust and Respect in Personal Life, Family Life, Business and Society
is written in a conversational format with easy-to-understand graphics, presents a tested method for mastering change, whether in personal life, family life, business or society.

Chinese

Mastering Change – Chinese edition
Mastering Change: The Power of Mutual Trust and Respect in Personal Life, Family Life, Business and Society is written in a conversational format with easy-to-understand graphics, presents a tested method for mastering change, whether in personal life, family life, business or society.

Pursuit of Prime – Chinese edition
Drawing on his thirty years of applying the principles presented in this book, Dr. Adizes offers common sense, practical advice on how to recognize the danger signs and abnormal problems associated with the various stages of the corporate lifecycle, and most importantly, how to turn normal problems into opportunities.

How To Solve The Mismanagement Crisis – Chinese editition
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents his approach to management by recognizing that the process is too complicated for any one individual to simultaneously perform all of the necessary roles. Readers may be reassured to discover that the so-called “perfect manager” exists only in textbooks.

Corporate Lifecycles – Chinese edition
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents the basic tenets of the Adizes Methodology. He discusses how organizations have lifecycles as living organisms do. He provides descriptions of the behavior of an organization throughout various stages so that identification of where an organization is on the lifecycle can be done. He also provides the tools for analyzing the changes in behavior during an organization’s growth and then goes into how to change organizational behavior. This book tests concepts, analyzes experiences, and notes the difference the application of the methodology has made to clients.

Croatian

Dijagnoza Stilova Upravljanja [How To Solve The Mismanagement Crisis - Croatian edition]
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents his approach to management by recognizing that the process is too complicated for any one individual to simultaneously perform all of the necessary roles. Readers may be reassured to discover that the so-called “perfect manager” exists only in textbooks.

Danish

Ledelsesdialog [Mastering Change -Danish edition]
Mastering Change: The Power of Mutual Trust and Respect in Personal Life, Family Life, Business and Society is written in a conversational format with easy-to-understand graphics, presents a tested method for mastering change, whether in personal life, family life, business or society.

Lederens Faldgruber [How To Solve The Mismanagement Crisis - Danish edition]
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents his approach to management by recognizing that the process is too complicated for any one individual to simultaneously perform all of the necessary roles. Readers may be reassured to discover that the so-called “perfect manager” exists only in textbooks.

Virksomhedens kredslob [Managing Corporate Lifecycles - Danish edition]
In Managing Corporate Lifecycles, Dr. Ichak Adizes carries forward the analysis of corporate birth, development and decline pioneered in his 1988 classic, Corporate Lifecycles: How and Why Corporations Grow and Die and What to Do About It.

Dutch

How To Solve The Mismanagement Crisis – Dutch edition
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents his approach to management by recognizing that the process is too complicated for any one individual to simultaneously perform all of the necessary roles. Readers may be reassured to discover that the so-called “perfect manager” exists only in textbooks.

Farsi

How To Solve The Mismanagement Crisis – Farsi Edition
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents his approach to management by recognizing that the process is too complicated for any one individual to simultaneously perform all of the necessary roles. Readers may be reassured to discover that the so-called “perfect manager” exists only in textbooks.

Corporate Lifecycles – Farsi edition
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents the basic tenets of the Adizes Methodology. He discusses how organizations have lifecycles as living organisms do. He provides descriptions of the behavior of an organization throughout various stages so that identification of where an organization is on the lifecycle can be done. He also provides the tools for analyzing the changes in behavior during an organization’s growth and then goes into how to change organizational behavior. This book tests concepts, analyzes experiences, and notes the difference the application of the methodology has made to clients.

Finnish

Johtamista Ja Harhaanjohtamista [How To Solve The Mismanagement Crisis - Finnish edition]
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents his approach to management by recognizing that the process is too complicated for any one individual to simultaneously perform all of the necessary roles. Readers may be reassured to discover that the so-called “perfect manager” exists only in textbooks.

French

Maitriser Le Changement [Mastering Change - French edition]
Mastering Change: The Power of Mutual Trust and Respect in Personal Life, Family Life, Business and Society is written in a conversational format with easy-to-understand graphics, presents a tested method for mastering change, whether in personal life, family life, business or society.

L’ere du Travail en Equipe [How To Solve The Mismanagement Crisis - French edition]
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents his approach to management by recognizing that the process is too complicated for any one individual to simultaneously perform all of the necessary roles. Readers may be reassured to discover that the so-called “perfect manager” exists only in textbooks.

Corporate Lifecycles – French edition
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents the basic tenets of the Adizes Methodology. He discusses how organizations have lifecycles as living organisms do. He provides descriptions of the behavior of an organization throughout various stages so that identification of where an organization is on the lifecycle can be done. He also provides the tools for analyzing the changes in behavior during an organization’s growth and then goes into how to change organizational behavior. This book tests concepts, analyzes experiences, and notes the difference the application of the methodology has made to clients.

German

Wie man Mismanagement ueberwindet [How To Solve The Mismanagement Crisis - German edition]
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents his approach to management by recognizing that the process is too complicated for any one individual to simultaneously perform all of the necessary roles. Readers may be reassured to discover that the so-called “perfect manager” exists only in textbooks.

Die Adizes-Methode [Corporate Lifecycles - German edition]
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents the basic tenets of the Adizes Methodology. He discusses how organizations have lifecycles as living organisms do. He provides descriptions of the behavior of an organization throughout various stages so that identification of where an organization is on the lifecycle can be done. He also provides the tools for analyzing the changes in behavior during an organization’s growth and then goes into how to change organizational behavior. This book tests concepts, analyzes experiences, and notes the difference the application of the methodology has made to clients.

Hebrew

Mastering Change – Hebrew edition
Mastering Change: The Power of Mutual Trust and Respect in Personal Life, Family Life, Business and Society is written in a conversational format with easy-to-understand graphics, presents a tested method for mastering change, whether in personal life, family life, business or society.

How To Solve The Mismanagement Crisis – Hebrew edition
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents his approach to management by recognizing that the process is too complicated for any one individual to simultaneously perform all of the necessary roles. Readers may be reassured to discover that the so-called “perfect manager” exists only in textbooks.

Managing Corporate Lifecycles – Hebrew edition
In Managing Corporate Lifecycles, Dr. Ichak Adizes carries forward the analysis of corporate birth, development and decline pioneered in his 1988 classic, Corporate Lifecycles: How and Why Corporations Grow and Die and What to Do About It.

Hungarian

Corporate Lifestyles – Hungarian edition
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents the basic tenets of the Adizes Methodology. He discusses how organizations have lifecycles as living organisms do. He provides descriptions of the behavior of an organization throughout various stages so that identification of where an organization is on the lifecycle can be done. He also provides the tools for analyzing the changes in behavior during an organization’s growth and then goes into how to change organizational behavior. This book tests concepts, analyzes experiences, and notes the difference the application of the methodology has made to clients.

Japanese

How To Solve The Mismanagement Crisis – Japanese edition
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents his approach to management by recognizing that the process is too complicated for any one individual to simultaneously perform all of the necessary roles. Readers may be reassured to discover that the so-called “perfect manager” exists only in textbooks.

Corporate Lifecycles – Japanese edition
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents the basic tenets of the Adizes Methodology. He discusses how organizations have lifecycles as living organisms do. He provides descriptions of the behavior of an organization throughout various stages so that identification of where an organization is on the lifecycle can be done. He also provides the tools for analyzing the changes in behavior during an organization’s growth and then goes into how to change organizational behavior. This book tests concepts, analyzes experiences, and notes the difference the application of the methodology has made to clients.

Industrial Democracy: Yugoslav Style – Japanese edition
First published in 1971, this book presents case studies of two Yugoslav companies which were observed in operation during the spring of 1967. In an attempt to analyze several aspects of organizational behavior by studying its relationship to a dynamic environment, the study describes the process of decision-making on the company level after the Yugoslav reform of 1965. A comparison of the environmental forces and their effect in organizational structures is made in this book.

Macedonian

Mastering Change – Macedonian edition
Mastering Change: The Power of Mutual Trust and Respect in Personal Life, Family Life, Business and Society is written in a conversational format with easy-to-understand graphics, presents a tested method for mastering change, whether in personal life, family life, business or society.

Norwegian

Mastering Change – Norwegian edition
Mastering Change: The Power of Mutual Trust and Respect in Personal Life, Family Life, Business and Society is written in a conversational format with easy-to-understand graphics, presents a tested method for mastering change, whether in personal life, family life, business or society.

Lederens Fallgruver [How To Solve The Mismanagement Crisis - Norwegian edition]
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents his approach to management by recognizing that the process is too complicated for any one individual to simultaneously perform all of the necessary roles. Readers may be reassured to discover that the so-called “perfect manager” exists only in textbooks.

Organisasjoners Livssyklus [Corporate Lifecycles - Norwegian edition]
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents the basic tenets of the Adizes Methodology. He discusses how organizations have lifecycles as living organisms do. He provides descriptions of the behavior of an organization throughout various stages so that identification of where an organization is on the lifecycle can be done. He also provides the tools for analyzing the changes in behavior during an organization’s growth and then goes into how to change organizational behavior. This book tests concepts, analyzes experiences, and notes the difference the application of the methodology has made to clients.

Portuguese

Mastering Change – Portuguese edition
Mastering Change: The Power of Mutual Trust and Respect in Personal Life, Family Life, Business and Society is written in a conversational format with easy-to-understand graphics, presents a tested method for mastering change, whether in personal life, family life, business or society.

Em Busca da PLENITUDE [The Pursuit of Prime - Portuguese edition]
Drawing on his thirty years of applying the principles presented in this book, Dr. Adizes offers common sense, practical advice on how to recognize the danger signs and abnormal problems associated with the various stages of the corporate lifecycle, and most importantly, how to turn normal problems into opportunities.

Gerenciando Os Ciclos De Vida Das Organizacoes [Managing Corporate Lifecycles - Portuguese edition]
In Managing Corporate Lifecycles, Dr. Ichak Adizes carries forward the analysis of corporate birth, development and decline pioneered in his 1988 classic, Corporate Lifecycles: How and Why Corporations Grow and Die and What to Do About It.

Os Ciclos De Vida Das Organizacoes [Corporate Lifecycles - Portuguese edition]
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents the basic tenets of the Adizes Methodology. He discusses how organizations have lifecycles as living organisms do. He provides descriptions of the behavior of an organization throughout various stages so that identification of where an organization is on the lifecycle can be done. He also provides the tools for analyzing the changes in behavior during an organization’s growth and then goes into how to change organizational behavior. This book tests concepts, analyzes experiences, and notes the difference the application of the methodology has made to clients.

Serbian

Dijagnoza stilova upravljanja [How To Solve The Mismanagement Crisis - Serbian edition]
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents his approach to management by recognizing that the process is too complicated for any one individual to simultaneously perform all of the necessary roles. Readers may be reassured to discover that the so-called “perfect manager” exists only in textbooks.

Menadzment za kulturu [Managing for the arts]
It is a generally known fact that the problems in art institutions are very different from those faced by managers of commercial companies and that art organizations in the free market, operate under such financial handicaps, that they find it hard to survive without public assistance. This book is a collection of essays and a case study that systematically explores the reasons for these differences and provides answers to the questions faced by managers and directors of cultural institutions and those who are associated with them. This book is for everyone wishing to expand their managerial skills working in the sphere of culture.

Serbo-Croatian

Upravljanje promenama [Mastering Change - Serbo-Croatian edition]
Mastering Change: The Power of Mutual Trust and Respect in Personal Life, Family Life, Business and Society is written in a conversational format with easy-to-understand graphics, presents a tested method for mastering change, whether in personal life, family life, business or society.

Teznja ka Top formi [The Pursuit of Prime - Serbo-Croatian edition]
Drawing on his thirty years of applying the principles presented in this book, Dr. Adizes offers common sense, practical advice on how to recognize the danger signs and abnormal problems associated with the various stages of the corporate lifecycle, and most importantly, how to turn normal problems into opportunities.

How To Solve The Mismanagement Crisis – Serbo-Croatian Edition
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents his approach to management by recognizing that the process is too complicated for any one individual to simultaneously perform all of the necessary roles. Readers may be reassured to discover that the so-called “perfect manager” exists only in textbooks.

Managing Corporate Lifecycles – Serbo-Croatian edition
In Managing Corporate Lifecycles, Dr. Ichak Adizes carries forward the analysis of corporate birth, development and decline pioneered in his 1988 classic, Corporate Lifecycles: How and Why Corporations Grow and Die and What to Do About It.

Corporate Lifecycles – Serbo-Croatian edition
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents the basic tenets of the Adizes Methodology. He discusses how organizations have lifecycles as living organisms do. He provides descriptions of the behavior of an organization throughout various stages so that identification of where an organization is on the lifecycle can be done. He also provides the tools for analyzing the changes in behavior during an organization’s growth and then goes into how to change organizational behavior. This book tests concepts, analyzes experiences, and notes the difference the application of the methodology has made to clients.

Slovenian

Mastering Change – Slovenian edition
Mastering Change: The Power of Mutual Trust and Respect in Personal Life, Family Life, Business and Society is written in a conversational format with easy-to-understand graphics, presents a tested method for mastering change, whether in personal life, family life, business or society.

Spanish

Dominando el Cambio [Mastering Change - Spanish edition]
Mastering Change: The Power of Mutual Trust and Respect in Personal Life, Family Life, Business and Society is written in a conversational format with easy-to-understand graphics, presents a tested method for mastering change, whether in personal life, family life, business or society.

Como Evitar La Incompetencia Gerencial [How To Solve The Mismanagement Crisis - Spanish edition]
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents his approach to management by recognizing that the process is too complicated for any one individual to simultaneously perform all of the necessary roles. Readers may be reassured to discover that the so-called “perfect manager” exists only in textbooks.

Ciclos De Vida De la Organizacion [Corporate Lifecycles - Spanish edition]
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents the basic tenets of the Adizes Methodology. He discusses how organizations have lifecycles as living organisms do. He provides descriptions of the behavior of an organization throughout various stages so that identification of where an organization is on the lifecycle can be done. He also provides the tools for analyzing the changes in behavior during an organization’s growth and then goes into how to change organizational behavior. This book tests concepts, analyzes experiences, and notes the difference the application of the methodology has made to clients.

Industrial Democracy: Yugoslav Style – Spanish edition
First published in 1971, this book presents case studies of two Yugoslav companies which were observed in operation during the spring of 1967. In an attempt to analyze several aspects of organizational behavior by studying its relationship to a dynamic environment, the study describes the process of decision-making on the company level after the Yugoslav reform of 1965. A comparison of the environmental forces and their effect in organizational structures is made in this book.

Swedish

Mastering Change – Swedish edition
Mastering Change: The Power of Mutual Trust and Respect in Personal Life, Family Life, Business and Society is written in a conversational format with easy-to-understand graphics, presents a tested method for mastering change, whether in personal life, family life, business or society.

The Pursuit of Prime- Swedish edition [Na toppen]
Drawing on his thirty years of applying the principles presented in this book, Dr. Adizes offers common sense, practical advice on how to recognize the danger signs and abnormal problems associated with the various stages of the corporate lifecycle, and most importantly, how to turn normal problems into opportunities.

Lederens faldgruber [How To Solve The Mismanagement Crisis - Swedish edition]
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents his approach to management by recognizing that the process is too complicated for any one individual to simultaneously perform all of the necessary roles. Readers may be reassured to discover that the so-called “perfect manager” exists only in textbooks.

Organisationers livscykler [Managing Corporate Lifecycles - Swedish edition]
In Managing Corporate Lifecycles, Dr. Ichak Adizes carries forward the analysis of corporate birth, development and decline pioneered in his 1988 classic, Corporate Lifecycles: How and Why Corporations Grow and Die and What to Do About It.

Taiwanese

Mastering Change – Taiwanese edition
Mastering Change: The Power of Mutual Trust and Respect in Personal Life, Family Life, Business and Society is written in a conversational format with easy-to-understand graphics, presents a tested method for mastering change, whether in personal life, family life, business or society.

Corporate Lifecycles – Taiwanese edition
In this book, Dr. Adizes presents the basic tenets of the Adizes Methodology. He discusses how organizations have lifecycles as living organisms do. He provides descriptions of the behavior of an organization throughout various stages so that identification of where an organization is on the lifecycle can be done. He also provides the tools for analyzing the changes in behavior during an organization’s growth and then goes into how to change organizational behavior. This book tests concepts, analyzes experiences, and notes the difference the application of the methodology has made to clients.

Turkish

Management/Mismanagement Styles – Turkish edition
Management/Mismanagement Styles uses as a premise, volume 1 of the Leadership Trilogy, The Ideal Executive and the belief that the ideal leader, manager, or executive does not and cannot exist. It provides a methodology to diagnose management and mismanagement styles, identify their strengths and weaknesses, and predict how each style will make decisions, staff, motivate and communicate.