Unleashing the Power of People: A Guide to Organizing People and Systems

Dovetail Partners releases book with people-centric approach to organizational success


(Minneapolis, MN) - Dovetail Partners, a Minneapolis-based environmental think tank, is pleased to announce the release of their first book - Unleashing the Power of People: A Guide to Organizing People and Systems. Dr. Jeff Howe, Dovetail's Founder & Chairman, served as lead author and has based the writing on his leadership experience and years of research into what separates highly successful companies from the herd.


The goal of this book is to help individuals make a big difference in their organization (or their part) immediately. The book provides a people-centric approach to organizational success. The fundamental purpose is to enhance an individual's (or team's) leadership skills and guide them in achieving their goals. Good communication skills are highlighted as critical to great leadership and annual plans are depicted as foundational for all organizational communication. Leaders report that they have seen dramatic changes in themselves and their organization's performance in a year or less after implementation of the practices and approaches described in the book.


Dr. Howe states, "Businesses are about people. Thus, the keys to successful leadership today are communication, facilitation, collaboration and conflict resolution. The result is increased motivation, accountability, and results. This book is not about theory, it is about immediately implementing the kinds of activities that will make the biggest difference."


Dr. Howe is passionate about helping leaders and organizations through major periods of change. He has over 40 years successful hands-on leadership experience, including time as CEO and/or President of several companies. Organizations under Jeff's leadership have received awards such as MN Handicapped Employer of the Year, WI Environmental Company of the Year, and as a Midwest finalist for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. His research has focused on defining the critical success factors for both the forest products industry and other companies, and on those economic conditions that transition market benefits back to the natural resource and surrounding communities.


Click here to download an excerpt from the book regarding critical leadership skills. 


Unleashing the Power of People may be purchased directly through Dovetail Partners, Amazon and Barnes & Noble in paperback and eBook forms (for use on Kindles and NOOKs).


Click here to order digital and hard copy forms of Unleashing the Power of People.