Does the modern corporate world, especially in times of crisis, resemble what we associate with heaven? Is working in business a heavenly experience or has it increasingly become the opposite? Business people everywhere, not only in executive management, are often working at their physical and emotional limits. It seems the Devil really did have a hand in creating modern business.”When god wasnt watching the devil created business” provides an honest and critical evaluation of our current business philosophies and management values, and looks at what has gone wrong. JRZyla further provides seven practical solutions to help you restore meaning and a higher degree of personal happiness in management and business today.
- Publisher: LIDÂ Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-907794-00-1
- FORMAT: 216 x 138 mm
- Bookbinding: Paperback w/flaps
- Number of pages: 168
âThis will be the cult book for modern executives and managers. Critical, tough and totally inspirational. An absolute eye-opener! You wonât be able to put it down because you will feel the significance of the words so strongly.â
âThis book strips business naked to expose what is good and what is terrible for the human being therein.â
Joachim Rene Joachim Rene Zyla, 55, is ranked one of the most experienced European executives with a focus on Senior Management Evaluation. After MBA and PhD studies in Vienna, Paris and at Harvard Business School in Boston, JR Zyla worked for almost 12 years in the investment banking industry, predominantly in London. In 1990 he moved into management consulting and in 1997 became CEO and key shareholder of Odgers Berndtson Central Europe (formally Ray & Berndtson CEE), the leading executive search company in the region. In 2009 JR Zyla merged his company with Heidrick & Struggles, the world’s largest leadership advisory business, where he still serves as a partner, on a part time basis. Through his work with leading international companies JR Zyla has the advantage of having been able to study a large cross-section of corporate organizations of allÂ sizes from the inside. These special insights allow him to take a witty, but equally critical look at the current state of affairs of our modern business life. JR Zyla delivers âKnowledge Sharingâ seminars for Senior Executives across Europe. Dr. Zyla invites readers to visit his website at: www.themanagementlounge.com or equally to contact him directly at email@example.com.
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. Weâve 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 â the Environmental Capitalists â 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 â 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.
Building the Perpetually Innovative CompanyAuthors:Â Kai Engel, Violetka Dirlea, Stephen Dyer and Jochen Graff.
Masters of Innovation is the manual for creating a sustainable innovative organization â because innovation is not an art. Itâs 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 âbreakthrough momentâ.
This book offers the real experience of the worldâs best Innovators. These are not just the hot âtechâ companies of the moment, but companies growing in traditional sectorsâautomotive, train travel, household appliancesâwhere 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 companyâs profitable growth for decades.
9 principles and practices to create a wide-awake and productive workplaceAuthor:Â Shelley Reciniello As the author says: âI have spent a lifetime studying the psychology of people and work, marvelling at how much trouble we can get into when we donât understand ourselves and what makes other people tick.â The Conscious Leader brings you the nine principles and practices needed to create a wide-awake and productive workplace.
Taking theÂ organization from theÂ industrial era toÂ the age of ideasAuthors:Â Dr Mark Powell and Jonathan Gifford My Steam Engine is Broken calls onÂ a fresh generation of organizationalÂ leaders to stop trying to fix a brokenÂ and outmoded structure, and to createÂ new, successful working structuresÂ that work with, not against, peopleâsÂ natural modes of behaviour. The authors explore the way in whichÂ the Steam Engine organizationalÂ model is no longer offering jobÂ satisfaction to its members preciselyÂ (and paradoxically) because membersÂ are not being enabled, and are oftenÂ being prevented, from deliveringÂ what the organization most needsÂ from them: self-direction, innovation,Â leadership and heartfelt commitment.
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.
HOW THE FUTUREÂ CAN BE WONAuthor:Â Lars Tvede
Human creativity has been one of theÂ fundamental drivers of civilizationÂ and progress â solving immenseÂ problems, creating opportunitiesÂ and overcoming enemies like noÂ other force. Often it has baffled itsÂ skeptics by finding new and betterÂ resources, unexpected environmentalÂ technologies and genuinely amazingÂ products that no one had predicted.
However, like so many beforeÂ it, Western civilization is nowÂ suffering from serious internalÂ decay with its bloated public sectors,Â punitive taxes, over-regulation,Â marginalized citizens, stagnation,Â debt, unemployment and pessimism.
Marketing for Gold in the Age of AgingAuthor:Â Peter Hubbell
This is the story of Illustrator and art director Ben Tallonâs journey fromÂ his childhood hobby of drawing, to a freelance career working with theÂ worldâs most glamorous clients in illustration, graphic design, music, lmÂ and television.
50 ways to enhance your presence and impact at workAuthor:Â 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?