This book is about rethinking how we manage organizations in a post-industrial, post credit crunch world where innovative management models represent the only remaining source of sustainable competitive advantage.[i] The changes suggested by the authors will enable and encourage a cultural climate change that will help organizations to attract and keep the best people as well as drive continuous innovation and growth.
Above all, The CEO's Dilemma is about learning how to change business - based on best practice and innovation drawn from leaders world-wide who have built and managed successful organizations.
· Designing around the customer
· Organizing across borders
· Making a matrix work
· Solving the centralization—and decentralization dilemma
· Organizing for innovation
In Seduced by Success, Robert J. Herbold, the former Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft, shows you how to avoid the nine traps of success-the “legacy practices” that almost felled such giants as General Motors, Kodak and Sony. Herbold, a 26-year-veteran of Procter & Gamble who lived through each trap, gives you proven tactics for preventing arrogance, bloat, and neglect while capitalizing on your accomplishments, sustaining your momentum, and retaining your position in the marketplace.
The nine traps every successful organization must avoid areNeglect: Sticking with Yesterday's Business Model Pride: Allowing Your Products to Become Outdated Boredom: Clinging to Your Once-Successful Branding Complexity: Ignoring Your Business Processes Bloat: Rationalizing Your Loss of Speed and Agility Mediocrity: Letting Your Star Employees Languish Lethargy: Getting Lulled into a Culture of Comfort Timidity: Not Confronting Turf Wars and Obstructionists Confusion: Unwittingly Conducting Schizophrenic Communications
These mistakes cut your business legs off at the knees, destroying your ability to recognize and meet the need for change. Herbold shows you how to avoid these landmines byContinually revitalizing your brands and products Demanding new approaches to “proven” practices Maintaining speed and agility through strong leadership Making sure employees are empowered to achieve and not handicapped by bureaucracy Using an exciting new product to overhaul your culture
For each success trap, Herbold provides illuminating examples of top companies that were seduced by their success-as well as others that managed to maintain and even broaden their achievements. Seduced by Success is the best way to ensure your company sustains its success for the long term.
How effective leadership adds real value to organizations
The Skills of foresight and vision
The impact of leadership on individuals and teams
A blueprint for the Future – Continuous Leadership Development
The authors combine academic knowledge with practical experience. Alan Hooper was a senior military officer with the Royal Marines and is now Director of the Centre for Leadership Studies at Exeter University, which runs the only MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Europe. John Potter is a behavioural scientist operating as an independent management consultant.
From his early experiences as an Air Force jet fighter pilot and POW in the prison camps of Vietnam to an award-winning author, presenter, and leadership consultant, Lee Ellis shares his concerns about the lack of accountability in our culture and how you can apply a positive, proven accountability model to get better results as a leader.
Engage with Honor: Building a Culture of Courageous Accountability will unify your team so that you can focus on celebration rather than confrontation by sharing –
• Why a lack of accountability leads to confusion and chaos.
• Gripping personal leadership experiences from the Vietnam POW camps.
• A proven model for creating a positive accountability culture.
• Tips and practical tools to apply what you’ve learned.
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