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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
In a quest to maintain market position and improve profits in todayâ€™s fast-paced, competitive market place, organizations need to become more and more customer driven. A customer-driven organization maintains a base of loyal customers by recognizing that customer service and product quality are fundamental to maintaining a competitive advantage. These organizations have incredibly strong, inspirational and charismatic leaders with strong culture and behavioural norms or even rules that guide everyone how to function within the organization. They think that their way is the only way!
This book explains how the environment and culture created in some of the worldâ€™s greatest customer-focused companies resembles the mindset created by a cult. It is by understanding the â€śanatomyâ€ť of such companies that we, too, can embark upon a journey of customer excellence within our companies.
Author: Oke Eleazu
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In fast-paced, turbulent business markets, company boards need greater agility and will find it necessary to be conscious of innovation and technological progress. They ought to encourage companies to explore and value creativity at all levels, to remove red tape from the companyâ€™s culture and stimulate the entrepreneurial spirit.
This book addresses the most pressing changes companies will undergo over the next five years. It illustrates the way directors should behave and how company boards should approach certain issues. The 2020 Board explains that the boards of directors are key to the leadership of a business and in making sure that everything is done ethically and legally in all markets where the company operates.
Author: Pedro Nueno
This book is about icons â€“ exceptional organizations (orchestras, restaurants, sports teams or companies) with an aspiration to make or do something special, and to go on doing so, year in, year out for decades. This is what gives these organizations their undeniably iconic status.
By selecting 14 iconic organizations (including ElBulli, McKinsey, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Procter & Gamble, the All Blacks) and researching what characteristics make them different from others, the authors discovered a â€ścompetency spiralâ€ť which these organizations exhibit in their success. Attracting and retaining the right people; forging individuals into a team; and achieving outstanding results, time after time, through continuous improvement and adjustment â€“ these are the key competencies required to achieve iconic status.
Author:Â Xavier Bekaert, Gillis Jonk, Jan Raes & Phebo Wibbens
Everybody has a book in them. The question is: how do you tease that great idea or story out of yourself, and begin the journey of writing and creativity. My Next Book provides you with the inspiration, direction and structure to write your dream book. Highly interactive and full of brainstorming activities, this guide/workbook encourages the aspiring writer to consider the kind of book they want to write, the title of the book, the contents, chapter outline and even what should be written for the cover. Whether you want to be the author of a novel, biography, self-help book, history book or even business book, My Next Book will get you started on your creative journey.
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This book melds together the two most critical elements to organizational viability: change and creativity. More than simply a how-to book or a technical tome, +Change provides the working knowledge, strategies and tactics necessary to not only be more creative and more innovative, but also to implement change more effectively. +Change introduces the ICI Formula (Ideas + Change = Innovation). This critical formula for sustainable innovation within an organization allows for systemized ideation, unbiased idea selection, better change management methods and finally, sustainable innovation. This is a book for managers and executives in an era where innovation and change have become key competitive advantages to any company.
Author: Moe Glenner
How is it that some brands and companies manage to last decades, fending off crises and turbulence and continuing to prosper, while others fail? What does it take to achieve sustainable value and success? In this timely and important book, Luis Gallardo argues that executives and managers not only have to think holistically (in terms of strategy, structure and operations), but also act personally (to become â€śrousersâ€ť) if they are to succeed in these ever-changing times. As a manager, you have to engage and people, from top to bottom, and provide an understanding of the companyâ€™s mission and brand. As well as taking a broad, systems approach, you have to rouse (ignite and excite) the people in your organisation in order to make things happen. This balance between strategy and tactics, big picture and detail, planning and action, corporate direction and personal responsibility is the key to progress and resilience for your company in todayâ€™s turbulent times.
Author:Â Luis Gallardo
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