“Jeffrey Pfeffer’s grasp of what makes companies successful moves us beyond the anecdotes to the facts. He tells us what the wise already know: People aren’t a commodity to be acquired or sold. Rather, they are the fuel that drives the commerce of business.”
—James P. Hackett, President and CEO, Steelcase, Inc.
“For managers who already treat their personnel as the key actor in their company’s economic success, The Human Equation confirms their policy. For skeptics, the book poses a challenge to change their strategy for managing people effectively.”
—Dr. Walter Kunerth, former Executive Vice President, Siemens AG
“My experience—both in and outside the business world—supports Pfeffer’s view that effective leadership of the whole team is critical for sustained, profitable growth. Pfeffer has created a compelling path of logic, with lots of examples, to link people with profits and above-average people management with above-average performance. I recommend this book to business leaders at all levels.”
—H. A. Wagner, President and CEO, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
“Bravo! Jeff Pfeffer illustrates the fact that although most companies say ‘people are our most important asset,’ only an enlightened few actually do put a positive focus on their employees. Through a strong case of facts, he converts what many consider a ‘soft’ subject to a ‘hard’ one, and he proves that a people-based strategy truly is a competitive advantage.”
—Sheryl L. Bartolucci, Executive Vice President, Bank of America.
“The Human Equation is simplicity itself. Jeffrey Pfeffer shows that organizations that support, encourage, and build the skills of their people outperform all competitors. The power of committed minds and hearts working toward a common goal wins today and builds for tomorrow.”
—Frances Hesselbein, President and CEO, The Drucker Foundation