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All organizations are on a trajectory to a future: their default future. This is where they will end up if they take no action other than that currently planned. Leaders are accountable for confronting this default future and taking the actions needed to set a trajectory to an improved future. Sounds easy, but the challenge lies in understanding the forces both internal and external that determine the current trajectory. Only then can strategic opportunities be explored, a trajectory of strategic intent defined and the conditions for turning strategic intent into operational reality put in place. This book won t tell you what your strategy should be, nor does it present a multi-step approach to developing strategy. What it will do is help you understand why developing and executing strategy remains such a challenge. It will also help readers understand the role they need to play at a personal level if they are passionate about leading their organization beyond its default future.Author:Â David Trafford & Peter Boggis Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN:978-1-911498-44-5 FORMAT: 234x156mm Bookbinding: Hardback Number of pages: 256 pp
This is an authoritative and practical guide to analysing business data, to enable managers and companies to develop successful business strategies. Data has become a dominant factor in today's business environment. This book, written by a leading practitioner, provides a series of tools and methods for analysing data and contributing to the success of the company. The main aim of data analysis is turning data into actionable intelligence that will drive and determine a company's competitive advantage. However, this does not happen by magic, rather it is through the rigorous application of appropriate tools. This book sets out 19 key tools for data analysis that have been tried and tested. Applying such tools will result in solid analyses of the business environment, that will contribute to better designed strategies and the company's strength in the marketplace.Author:Â Erik ElgersmaÂ Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN:978-1-911498-37-7 FORMAT: 234x156mm Bookbinding: Paperback Number of pages: 288 pp
Japan, the world's third largest economy and its largest creditor nation, has been in crisis for more than two decades. Its economy has been depressed or in recession in much of that period, its banking sector in a critical state, and its public sector burdened by recurring fiscal deficits and mounting debt. Today, the hegemonic role in global trade and financial markets has been assumed by the USA and China. Yet, this book argues that a possible future Pax Japonica - one in which Japan will overcome its paralyzing debt and once again play a leading role in global finance - can become a reality. Leading international strategist Takeo Harada provides new and astounding insight into Japan's hidden role as designated controller of large - often secret - funds kept for the purpose of rescuing humankind from ultimate disasters. For this reason, Japan's role in the global economy can never be under-estimated and remains critical to its progress.Author: Takeo Harada Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN:978-1-911498-22-3 FORMAT: 234x156mm Bookbinding: Hardback Number of pages: 256 pp
In this groundbreaking book, RenĂ© Carayol, leading business guru, top keynote speaker on Leadership and Culture, executive coach, shares the magic and simplicity of the SPIKE (Strengths Positively Identified Kick-start Excellence) philosophy. In the world of SPIKE, there are no losers anymore - everyone has something they are great at! The product of 30 years of supporting the growth and development of thousands of individuals and organizations globally, the book brings together a proven formula for personal and business development. The vital and essential ingredient of SPIKE is that everyone has at least one inherent strength. Finding those sometimes hidden strengths and energies, and then mobilizing them for your and other's benefit, is the ultimate aim of this inspiring book.Author: RenĂ© Carayol Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN:978-1-911498-52-0 FORMAT:Â 198 x 129mm Bookbinding: Paperback Number of pages: 304 pp
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How engaged are your employees, really? Companies talk about â€śemployee engagementâ€ť and they accept its importance, yet strangely, they adopt out-dated methods when analysing and measuring this engagement. A leading engagement expert offers a new framework for taking the genuine pulse of a company â€“ so that leaders and management can truly understand how their people are feeling, and know what actions to take that result in better performance. Based on making results instantly and transparently available, and then determining with employees the real factors that lie within their feelings, managers can more easily assess the way they need to approachan issue. If, as the clichĂ© goes, â€śpeople are a companyâ€™s greatest assetâ€ť, then ensuring their close engagement is essential for anycompany. This book argues powerfully for a radical new approach to employee engagement, based on understanding the minds and emotions of the people who work in organizations.Author: Matt Stephens Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN:978-1-911498-45-2 FORMAT: 216 x 138mm Bookbinding: Paperback Number of pages: 224 pp
In this enlightening and engaging book, Andrew Wallas views the company from a metaphysical perspective to provide a new approach to transforming the organization. Business Alchemy focuses on the inner dynamics and energy flow within the organization itself, seeing where there is visible and hidden contradiction working against the aims of the company. It is by taking a deeper look inside of your company (instead of focusing on the outer machinations of your business), and by bringing these (often unconscious) blocks to light, that energy is released and the company is then free to move forward, fully aligned with its stated objectives and goals. This is a unique perspective on how companies can evolve and grow naturally and successfully.Author: Andrew Wallace Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN:191149824X FORMAT:Â 198 x 129mm Bookbinding: Paperback Number of pages: 192 pp
Management in turbulent times needs greater vision and foresight. This book offers an exciting visual-thinking approach to help managers, leaders and entrepreneurs think through their options and find a way that best meets the needs of their businesses, that supports their talent to perform at their peak, and simultaneously builds the capabilities to cope with turbulent times. The author presents management as a system or a model through a combination of graphics, diagrams and text.
Management models are immensely valuable and will enable managers to more easily think, make decisions, behave and act in line with the company's overall strategy and objectives. Moreover, when management models are articulated and shared, it can save time, focus attention and release productive energy. This book essentially helps managers to gain a better perspective of their businesses and key activities. It becomes a valuable tool for managing companies and people in these ever-changing and turbulent times.Author: Lukas Michel Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN:Â 978-1-911498-35-3 FORMAT: 230x230 mm Bookbinding: Paperback Number of pages: 256
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Awarded with the Silver Medal during the 2015 Axiom Business Book AwardsÂ the first edition of Sweet Success received a great success. In this revised second edition the former CEO, Douglas Lapins chronicles the changes and challenges of a thirty-year career in the corporate world. High-fructose corn syrup, a changing sugar industry, and practical leadership methods weave an absorbing tale of business, family, and social responsibility. Through strength of character, hard work, and native intelligence, he embraced a life full of extraordinary experiences and growth. This is the engrossing story of that journey, the people who influenced its path, and lessons that were learned.Â Â It is a must-read for anyone on their own journey of self-improvement.
Â Author: Doug Lapins
Valued at $25 billion following its IPO in 2014, JD.com (Jingdong) is Chinaâ€™s second largest e-commerce company (behind its rival Alibaba) and leads the way in sales of consumer electronics and books. Through unprecedented access to the inner-workings of JD.com and its founder, Richard Liu, and other main players, this book offers the most detailed examination of the success behind one of Chinaâ€™s most successful companies of recent times. Founded in 1998 as an online magneto-optical store, the company evolved into selling books, CDs, videos and consumer electronics online on an enormous scale. In 2014, Asiaâ€™s largest Internet company, Tencent, acquired a 20% stake in JD.com, which made the company the No.2 online retailer in China, and thus triggering a fierce battle with Alibaba for dominance in the China market. The story of JD.comâ€™s growth, and the strategies and philosophy of its charismatic founder, is featured in this fascinating book.
Â Author:Â Li ZhigangÂ
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In 2012, the Chinese company Huawei Technologies overtook Ericsson to become the worldâ€™s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, firmly establishing itself on the world business map. Today, it has over 170,000 employees worldwide and in 2014 the company generated a remarkable profit of $5.5 billion. Whilst research and development and the technology that results from it are core drivers of Huaweiâ€™s success, the companyâ€™s amazing growth is also determined by its human resource strategy. This is based on a â€ścustomer-firstâ€ť attitude, the belief that obtaining opportunities is through hard work and, above all, â€śa dedication to do the best in anything we doâ€ť. How Huawei promotes this dedication amongst its workforce is the subject of this important book. Through original incentive systems, employee ownership and the mentality to act like a boss, Huawei has managed to create a culture of dedication that has become the bedrock of its growth today.
Author: Huang Weiwei
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We live in a world of constant change and disruption caused mainly by new technology. Yet, in business, there is widespread apathy, paralysis and confusion in many established companies in face of the obvious scope, scale, reach and pace of disruptive change. Why? Because Denial is the natural default response, given how executivesâ€™ brains function and how they are trained.
This important book examines why companies seem paralysed in the headlights of onrushing digital and other disruption. In analysing and understanding this tendency towards denial in companies, the author is then able to guide executives to begin seeing a new perspective to coping with the transformation challenge that faces them. Full of insightful case studies and lessons gained from the authorâ€™s work with leading companies, this is a hugely timely book when virtually all companies and executives must deal with the threat of disruptive change.
Author:Â David Guillebaud
This book exposes the marketing secrets and lessons learnt from one of the worldâ€™s most exciting global brands â€“ Coca Cola â€“ and how you can apply them to your own brand. It explores the core beliefs and principles that were needed to evolve one of the most powerful marketing machines on the planet that worked successfully across cultures and fast-changing environments. The author was part of a team of outstanding individuals and agencies that generated better, faster and more effective marketing on an unprecedented level. Through a combination of research, theory and real-life experience, Lamelas explains why and how marketing works, and offers a proven framework to help you master your own marketing strategy.
Author:Â Javier Sanchez Lamelas