Tag Archives: Organizational change

Originals: how non-conformists move the world / Adam Grant

Overview: With Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation’s most compelling and provocative thought leaders. In Originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas …
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Exponential organizations: why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours (and what to do about it) by Salim Ismail ; with Michael S. Malone and Yuri Van Geest

Overview: Frost & Sullivan’s 2014 Growth, Innovation, and Leadership Book of the Year In business, performance is key. In performance, how you organize can be the key to growth. In the past five years, the business world has seen the birth of a new breed of company—the Exponential Organization—that has revolutionized how a company can …
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Everything connects: how to transform and lead in the age of creativity, innovation, and sustainability by Faisal Hoque with Drake Baer

Overview: Leadership. Creativity. Innovation. When you put it all together, EVERYTHING CONNECTS. The constant cascade of new technologies and social changes is creating a more empowered population. Workforces are increasingly dispersed, demanding of self-expression, and quite possibly disengaged. Within this topsy-turvy context, leaders must spark creativity, drive innovation, and ensure sustainability. What are the remedies? …
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The open organization: igniting passion and performance by Jim Whitehurst

Overview: TODAY’S LEADERS KNOW THAT SPEED and agility are the keys to any company’s success, and yet many are frustrated that their organizations can’t move fast enough to stay competitive. The typical chain of command is too slow; internal resources are too limited; people are already executing beyond normal expectations. As the pace accelerates, how …
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The 4 lenses of innovation: a power tool for creative thinking by Rowan Gibson.

Ever wonder where big, breakthrough ideas come from? How do innovators manage to spot the opportunities for industry revolution that everyone else seems to miss? Contrary to popular belief, innovation is not some mystical art that’s forbidden to mere mortals. The Four Lenses of Innovation thoroughly debunks this pervasive myth by delivering what we’ve long …
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The attacker’s advantage: turning uncertainty into breakthrough opportunities by Ram Charan.

Overview: *A Wall Street Journal bestseller* The forces driving today’s world of structural change create sharp bends in the road that can lead to major explosions in your existing market space. But exponential change also offers exponential opportunities. How do you leverage change to go on the offense? The Attacker’s Advantage is the game plan …
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Act like a leader, think like a leader by Herminia Ibarra.

Overview: You aspire to lead with greater impact. The problem is you’re busy executing on today’s demands. You know you have to carve out time from your day job to build your leadership skills, but it’s easy to let immediate problems and old mind-sets get in the way. Herminia Ibarra—an expert on professional leadership and …
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The Breakthrough challenge: 10 ways to connect today’s profits with tomorrow’s bottom line by John Elkington, Jochen Zeitz ; foreword by Richard Branson.

Overview: “The Breakthrough Challenge has enormous potential to bring out the best in us as all good challenges do. Leaders in all sectors, around the world, must recognize the need for a collective, concerted effort.” —from the foreword by Sir Richard Branson The world’s most forward-looking CEOs recognize the real challenge facing business today: a …
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The Risk-driven business model : four questions that will define your company by Karan Girotra, Serguei Netessine.

Overview: “Innovation isn’t always about new products or services. In fact, many new ideas are realized–and then brought to market–thanks to a disruptive business model that challenges the conventional operating logic of an industry. In The Risk-Driven Business Model, Karan Girotra and Serguei Netessine–both professors at INSEAD–introduce a toolkit to help innovators better conceive the …
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Leaders eat last: why some teams pull together and others don’t by Simon Sinek.

Overview: The highly anticipated follow-up to the acclaimed bestseller Start With Why Simon Sinek’s mission is to help people wake up every day inspired to go to work and return home every night fulfilled by their work. His first book, Start With Why, offered the essential starting point, explaining the power of focusing on WHY …
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