A unique and radical approach to evolving and growing your company
â—Ź A book that challenges traditional and current thinking on transforming your company for success
â—Ź This book is for any executive or manager seeking the future zeitgeist for corporate evolution
â—Ź Written by an experienced consultant and successful practitioner, who has been described as one of the UKâ€™s â€śTop Mr Fix-itsâ€ť
â—Ź Controversial but relevant perspective and approach â€“ the book will set off a series of intense discussions and debate at launch
Andrew Wallas is a consultant who specializes in business transformation. He is the CEO & founder of The School Business Alchemy. Prior to that, he was a successful entrepreneur.
The art of corporate storytellingAuthor: Kevin Duncan People find it difficult to express ideas and solve problems purely with words. They find it much easier to use diagrams. Distilled into this single, handy-sized volume are 50 of the most useful diagrams, which are used by consultants, academics, MBA students and smart managers globally to aid their problem-solving and thinking. Triangle and pyramids, grids and axes, timelines, flows and concepts, circles â€“ the 50 diagrams are each visually presented and then explained in an accessible manner, including tips and advice on how you can apply them to your own situations.
The very recent financial and corporate governance scandal that engulfed Olympus, one of Japanâ€™s best known companies, together with Japanâ€™s stagnant economy of the past 20 years and its demotion from being the worldâ€™s second largest economy, has raised questions about the style of management within Japanese organisations.
This book provides a unique, insiderâ€™s perspective of the crisis of Japanese management that has contributed towards Japanâ€™s current economic woes. It contains true analyses of how giants such as Toyota, Canon, Nippon Steel, Hitachi and Olympus are really managed. Moreover, the author argues controversially that Japanâ€™s economic growth in the future will depend on a radical reformation of its management style and practices.
Author: Shigeo Shimizu
Survival and success as a company board memberAuthors: Brian Scanlon and Stephen Schneider
20 great lists by 20 outstanding business thinkersEdited by:Â David Woods 400 ideas, tips and advice from some of the most influential business thinkers from across the globe. As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, the LID publishing group invited 20 of its thought-leading authors to contribute to this unique book â€“ a collection of 20 lists, with each list containing points of advice based on each authorâ€™s area of expertise.
The Road to Motivation, Courage and Talent
Dorothyâ€™s life-changing adventure begins when she joins the Oz Company, New Yorkâ€™s largest and best-known advertising agency. There she learns the power of teamwork, the role of communication, and other key values and skills that helps her to advance in her job. During her time in the Big Apple, Dorothy encounters Miss Toto, Frank Wizard, Mrs East and Heidi North and other characters who either help or hinder Dorothy on her way to personal growth. Based on the famous Wizard of Oz, this inspiring business fable provides important lessons on how to take hold of the reins of our lives and move forward.Author: Ruben Turienzo
9 principles and practices to create a wide-awake and productive workplaceAuthor:Â Shelley Reciniello As the author says: â€śI have spent a lifetime studying the psychology of people and work, marvelling at how much trouble we can get into when we donâ€™t understand ourselves and what makes other people tick.â€ť The Conscious Leader brings you the nine principles and practices needed to create a wide-awake and productive workplace.
Managing People and Organizations in Turbulent TimesAuthors:Â Lukas Michel andÂ ThomasÂ Kupferschmied This book will help managers toÂ gain a better perspective of theirÂ businesses and key activities and itÂ will be a valuable tool for managingÂ companies and people in these everchangingÂ and turbulent times.
Diagnostic mentoring to manage organizations and people for superior performance in turbulent times
It is a new era. To win in an increasingly dynamic and volatile environment, leadership teams must be agile â€“ they must be flexible enough to react to early signs and act on them quickly.
An agile company needs good decision-making at all levels â€“ from the centre to the periphery, tapping into the full potential of the people, operating model, information technology and leadership practices. And decisions are made by people. This guide forces you to re-examine the assumptions underlying your leadership and how agility within your company can be built through a three-point, people-centric approach. The authorâ€™s insights will help you understand your options, make the choices required to successfully coach your team, and start creating agility as a competitive advantage today.
Author: Lukas Michael
Organizations that challenge the status quoAuthors:Â Khurshed Dehnugara and Claire Breeze
Challenger organizations are those that are disrupting their market, challenging their own habits and taking on dominant competitors. They are typically innovative and radical but what of those that lead them
This book analyzes the practices and disciplines that underpin the successful Challenger organization. In particular, it looks at how Challenger leadership and culture can be developed in large, complex, established businesses
Every company has its own values and brand which it wants its customers and clients to engage with and develop loyalty to.
At the same time, research shows that 70% of customersâ€™ brand perception is determined by their experience with the companyâ€™s employees. Moreover, 41% of customers are loyal because of good employee attitude.
This book shows how companies can translate their values and brand into the daily practices and behaviour of their employees, especially those who must deal directly with customers. Drawing its principles from psychology, sociology, philosophy, neuroscience and leadership, the 31 Practices method has been successfully adopted by large and small companies around the world, and has been responsible for significantly enhancing customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Author:Â Alan Williams & Alison Whybrow