The Balanced Business

Unleashing the Power of Executive Coaching to Transform Your Leadership and Life

The Balanced Business is the follow-up to Dr. Temte’s first book, Balancing Act: Teach, Coach, Mentor, Inspire. While Balancing Act explored the “what” and “why” of the balancing acts that leaders play, The Balanced Business brings those principles to life with a specific focus on the “how” of the all-important balancing act organizations must strike between trust and accountability.

Dr. Temte accomplishes this by uniquely blending the concepts of organizational health and continuous improvement to create a management operating system that can be deployed for any business, irrespective of industry, to create a strong footing for future growth. This operating system contains the tools and processes—both strategic and tactical—that Dr. Temte believes are essential for all businesses to thrive and stand the test of time.

At the heart of Dr. Temte’s approach are the concepts of shared purpose, clarity of vision, a strong workplace culture built on both values and behaviors, as well as a solid plan for managing change and helping all team members learn and grow. “If I could go back to the beginning of my career and do it all over again,” says Dr. Temte, “the contents of this book would represent the foundation upon which I would build any new business venture to maximize the likelihood of long-term organizational success.”

Flow and clarity are necessary conditions for effective accountability frameworks, which allows organizational trust to take root and flourish. The Balanced Business provides an actionable blueprint for leaders to install a management operating system that promotes clarity and smooth workflows among and between all team members, allowing everyone to contribute their best efforts to the organization’s value streams.

ISBN: 978-1-63755-750-1
SKU: 18-1149-01
Categories:Amplify Publishing, Business and Finance, Leadership and Management

“Whether you’re building a new business or restructuring a well-established one, The Balanced Business takes you through a step-by-step, human-centered approach to building both a commercially successful business and a winning culture. The Balanced Business is a comprehensive and pragmatic guide to improving your business one step at a time. From vision and purpose through to incentives, this book walks you through every lever you can pull to take your business from languishing to flourishing.” —DANIELLE CHIRCOP, chief product officer, General Assembly

The Balanced Business should be required reading in leadership courses and for every leader who wants to grow and flourish in their career.” —DENISE PROBERT, CPA, CGMA, teaching assistant professor, University of Colorado-Boulder

“Many leadership gurus have claimed that they have cracked the code over the years, but have they really? This time, Andy has really done it! In The Balanced Business, he gives us not just what and why, but how. I have no doubt that this book will be an indispensable guide for anyone interested in creating a great organization.” —KENNETH S. RHEE, PhD, dean, Girard School of Business, Merrimack College

“Many books on management teach us about what has been successful in the past. Andy instead focuses on what is needed for our future, with a focus on enhancing workflows to build organizational trust and accountability. I recommend this book to anyone just starting their management career, as well as to those looking to take the next step up.” —RAGHU KRISHNAIAH, chief operating officer, the University of Phoenix

The Balanced Business is an impressive must-read for anyone starting up or running a business. The book is packed with a full career’s worth of wisdom and insight.” —IAN SCHNOOR, managing director, Financial Modeling Institute

“A must-read for managers and leaders to create a sustainable management operating system!” —MOHIT MALHOTRA, CFA, MIT Sloan Fellow and former managing director of Genesis Institute

Dr. Andrew Temte, CFA

Podcast Host, Entrepreneur, Musician, and former CEO

Dr. Andrew Temte, CFA, is the former CEO of Kaplan Professional, author of Balancing Act: Teach, Coach, Mentor, Inspire, and host of The Balancing Act podcast.

A thought leader on issues related to organizational health, continuous improvement, and workforce reskilling, his articles have appeared in a number of media outlets. Dr. Temte has also served in the following professional positions at Kaplan: president and global head of corporate learning, interim president of Mount Washington College, and president of the Kaplan University (now Purdue Global) College of Business and Technology. This blend of higher education and professional education experience gives Dr. Temte a unique perspective over the issues surrounding the future of employment and workplace relevance.

Dr. Temte earned his doctorate in finance from the University of Iowa, with a concentration in international finance and investment theory. He holds the CFA designation and has over fourteen years of university teaching experience.

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