L.David Montague has written two books about integrity in enterprise management in government and industry. The first is entitled "Restoring Trust --The Handbook of Integral Management". Written two years before the "dot com" implosion and the Enron scandal, Restoring Trust foresaw today’s crisis of mistrust in American business.
In Restoring Trust, Mr. Montague focuses on the effective management of enterprises and projects of all shapes and sizes in today's rapidly changing environment. Building on more than 40 years of high integrity management success, he sets the stage, examining many management issues and pitfalls, the forces at work and their ramifications over the last 20 years.
Restoring Trust builds a foundation of key principles, from the perspective of all the stakeholders in an enterprise of any size, offering specific remedies and management methods proven successful in establishing and maintaining credibility at all levels in the business environment. He calls this approach to enterprise and project leadership "Integral Management". That is bringing all the elements of managing together and performing them with uncompromising integrity. Management is about the relationships among people-- more specifically the stakeholders of the enterprise -- all of them. Integrity is largely about mutual respect. Most people like to work in an environment where they know what is expected and what to expect of their leaders and coworkers. They will take more initiative, and outperform other groups by far. What is it that makes this happen? It is mutual respect, pride....and trust.
The book offers several unique features:
The second Book co-authored with VADM Ret. Kenneth C. Malley is entitled "Getting It RIGHT! Adventures in Defense System Acquisition and Management--Polaris to Trident: Apollo to Missile Defense". This book examines and compares the history of four major defense acquisitions.
These programs are discussed with their successes and problems, and compared in cost with the manned space program leading up to the Apollo moon landing is summarized for comparison