Organisations that disturb the status quo
Challenger organisations are those companies which are disrupting their market and taking serious market share from their more dominant competitors. Such companies typically have an ambition beyond the conventional resources available to them. They are innovative and radical, and most enjoy significant and sustained periods of growth.
This book analyses the practices and disciplines that underpin the successful Challenger organisation. In particular it looks at how Challenger leadership and culture can be developed in large, complex, established organisations.
- Publisher: LID¬†Publishing
- FORMAT: 216 x 138mm
- Number of pages:¬†160
‚ÄúGave me the sort of insight I could have done with before I¬†learned the hard lessons through experience!‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThis book is a pure reflection of its authors: insightful challenges,¬†warm support and pragmatic guidance.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúMy career to date has been a series of seemingly impossible¬†challenges. This writing and its authors have been of great¬†assistance in overcoming them.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThis work has disturbed, provoked and illuminated. It is a¬†substantial contribution to the challenge of nurturing a Challenger¬†spirit within the scope of large corporate organizations.‚ÄĚ
Khurshed Dehnugara Khurshed Dehnugara has spent 10 years as a corporate executive and then 15 years as a coach and facilitator to those working at the most senior levels of large, complex, global organizations. He is the founder of Relume, a consultancy that specialises in working with challenger organizations. You can find out more about Khurshed‚Äôs¬†work and get in touch with him at¬†www.relume.co.uk or @relume1
Claire¬†Breeze Claire co-founded Relume in 2000 and she is currently consultant at Relume.
50 ways to generate ideas more effectivelyAuthor:¬†Kevin Duncan
Ideas are the fuel of business ‚Äď it only takes one good one to make a difference. Distilled into this single, handy-sized volume are 50 of the most useful diagrams and visual techniques, many of which are used by consultants, academics, MBA students and smart managers globally to help them think of and create great ideas.
Making billions by saving the planetAuthors: Carl Hall
As fi ve billion people turn middle class, the world is entering an unprecedented age of scarcity. We‚Äôve already seen it in the form of rising prices for raw materials and land. But this is just the beginning; soon our economies will be constrained by shortages in water and other raw materials, not to mention the increasing threat of global warming.
In a remote corner of the earth, a few small nations have been preparing for this resource scarcity. A movement that started in the Nordic region, and now spreading globally. A new breed of entrepreneurs ‚Äď the Environmental Capitalists ‚Äď are creating the solutions desperately needed to save a shrinking planet. And they are doing it with the system that is often seen as the cause of the problems we face today ‚Äď capitalism. They have turned their backs on corporate social responsibility, sustainability and traditional environmentalism, seeing them as ineff ective, hypocritical and uninspiring. Instead, they have come to realize that capitalism is the only tool that can deliver solutions on the scale we need.
This inspiring book by self-confessed environmental capitalist Carl Hall presents fi ve principles on how to win in the coming age of scarcity. It provides entrepreneurs, companies, investors and policy-makers with specifi c examples and ideas on how to help save the planet and generate profi ts at the same time.
HOW THE FUTURE¬†CAN BE WONAuthor:¬†Lars Tvede
Human creativity has been one of the¬†fundamental drivers of civilization¬†and progress ‚Äď solving immense¬†problems, creating opportunities¬†and overcoming enemies like no¬†other force. Often it has baffled its¬†skeptics by finding new and better¬†resources, unexpected environmental¬†technologies and genuinely amazing¬†products that no one had predicted.
However, like so many before¬†it, Western civilization is now¬†suffering from serious internal¬†decay with its bloated public sectors,¬†punitive taxes, over-regulation,¬†marginalized citizens, stagnation,¬†debt, unemployment and pessimism.
9 principles and practices to create a wide-awake and productive workplaceAuthor:¬†Shelley Reciniello As the author says: ‚ÄúI have spent a lifetime studying the psychology of people and work, marvelling at how much trouble we can get into when we don‚Äôt understand ourselves and what makes other people tick.‚ÄĚ The Conscious Leader brings you the nine principles and practices needed to create a wide-awake and productive workplace.
It's Never OK to Kiss the Interviewer And other secrets to surviving, thriving and high fiving at work.This¬†is¬†a¬†book¬†for¬†anyone¬†who¬†wants¬†to¬†progress¬†and¬†be¬†happy and¬†successful¬†in¬†their¬†working¬†life.¬†Be¬†it¬†school¬†leaver,¬†university graduate¬†or¬†existing¬†employee¬†looking¬†to¬†drive¬†their¬†career forward¬†‚Äď¬†this¬†book¬†offers¬†a¬†refreshing¬†approach¬†to¬†an¬†every¬†day subject;¬†one¬†which¬†is¬†becoming¬†more¬†and¬†more¬†critical¬†as unemployment¬†figures¬†grow.
Taking the¬†organization from the¬†industrial era to¬†the age of ideasAuthors:¬†Dr Mark Powell and Jonathan Gifford My Steam Engine is Broken calls on¬†a fresh generation of organizational¬†leaders to stop trying to fix a broken¬†and outmoded structure, and to create¬†new, successful working structures¬†that work with, not against, people‚Äôs¬†natural modes of behaviour. The authors explore the way in which¬†the Steam Engine organizational¬†model is no longer offering job¬†satisfaction to its members precisely¬†(and paradoxically) because members¬†are not being enabled, and are often¬†being prevented, from delivering¬†what the organization most needs¬†from them: self-direction, innovation,¬†leadership and heartfelt commitment.
Building the Perpetually Innovative CompanyAuthors:¬†Kai Engel, Violetka Dirlea, Stephen Dyer and Jochen Graff.
Masters of Innovation is the manual for creating a sustainable innovative organization ‚Äď because innovation is not an art. It‚Äôs a capability. The past 15 years have brought a flood of how-to books about innovation, most of them stuffed with stories of startling eureka moments and charismatic leaders. These stories have little to teach business leaders their own innovation capability. But Masters of Innovation clearly and concisely explains how managers make innovation more than just a ‚Äėbreakthrough moment‚Äô.
This book offers the real experience of the world‚Äôs best Innovators. These are not just the hot ‚Äėtech‚Äô companies of the moment, but companies growing in traditional sectors‚ÄĒautomotive, train travel, household appliances‚ÄĒwhere slow growth would be expected. Many have been in business for generations, and still they grow. Being innovative is a repeatable process that can be studied and learned, one that will sustain a company‚Äôs profitable growth for decades.
WHAT DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO SUCCEED AND PERFORM AS A BUSINESS MANAGER AND LEADER?Authors: John A. Dembitz
50 ways to enhance your presence and impact at workAuthor:¬†Simon Tyler
The best leaders and managers create change. They are able to create a vision, communicate an idea and in particular encourage action from others. What is it about these leaders and managers which makes others want to follow, engage and to act?
This is the story of Illustrator and art director Ben Tallon‚Äôs journey from¬†his childhood hobby of drawing, to a freelance career working with the¬†world‚Äôs most glamorous clients in illustration, graphic design, music, lm¬†and television.