The #1 New York Times bestselling author on how to use radical adaptability to win in a world of unprecedented change. You've shed antiquated systems and processes. You went all-in on digital. Your teams settled into new, often better, ways of doing things. But did your organization change enough to stay competitive in the post-pandemic world? Did you fully leverage the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to leap forward and grow stronger? Are you shaping the new environment to your advantage? If not, it's not too late to learn from the best. New York Times #1 bestselling author Keith Ferrazzi, along with coauthors Kian Gohar and Noel Weyrich, shows leaders how to shape their organizations and practices to remain competitive in a new, post-pandemic context. Based on an ambitious global research initiative involving thousands of executives, innovators, and changemakers who redefined their strategies, business models, organizational systems, and even their cultures, Competing in the New World of Work: Offers a bold new vision for the organization of the future Reveals the workplace innovations that emerged during the pandemic Defines the new model of leadership—radical adaptability—for sustaining continuous change throughout the coming years of opportunity and transformation Competing in the New World of Work is both your inspiration and your road map to embracing new realities, motivating talent, and winning bold frontiers.
Teams working in a crisis are operating in a high turbulence environment. Blue Shark Teams thrive in a crisis. They swim through turbulence and glide to project success. This book reveals the concepts and practical insight on how to create and lead Blue Shark Teams. The Blue Shark Model of Leading High-Performance Teams is based on Daniel Goleman’s emotional intelligence model and Bruce Tuckman’s team-building model (forming, storming, norming, performing, and adjourning). This book shows how to apply these models to large companies, small-to-medium size businesses, and projects during a crisis. It explains how managers can develop their leadership style and lead high-performance teams. A real-life case study, which was a success story during the COVID-19 pandemic, is discussed to elaborate the team-building and emotional intelligence models. The lessons learned from this case study can be applied to any crisis in any industry across the spectrum, including healthcare, IT, telecom, construction, manufacturing, oil and gas, airlines, financial services, retail, public sector, and consulting. The book arms executives and managers with the concepts and techniques to lead and manage projects, teams, and companies during turbulent and volatile times. If you are a CEO, CIO, CTO, or CXO of a Fortune 500 company, a mid-to-small size Business Owner, a Project Manager, or a Senior Executive facing a crisis, then this book is for you. It describes real-life case studies and projects that shows how the theoretical frameworks and models developed by leading researchers can be applied successfully to companies and projects, especially during a crisis and pandemic such as COVID-19.
Your complete startup downturn survival guide During a market boom, startup funding is in abundance. But when a financial crisis hits, investments dry up, making it difficult for newer, smaller outfits to survive. During a period of economic instability, that task might seem even harder. However, a crisis doesn’t have to mean it’s time to shut up shop. Restartup shows how it’s possible—by choosing to embrace instability and seizing the new opportunities it provides—to stay afloat, and even to thrive. Arunkumar Krishnakumar and Maxson Tee —tech investor, influencer, blogger, and podcaster— use case studies and in-depth interviews with VCs, CEOs, and academics to flesh-out anecdotal crisis-survival frameworks. They introduce you to the concepts, tools and techniques to help you sail through an economic storm. The money pyramid—understand your crisis financing options Mental Health – drop the societal taboo for the wellbeing of the company and the founders Fundraising psychology—go beyond the deck and the proposition to get inside your investor’s head Operational efficiencies—know how to cut back but still hold onto your top people Embrace the suck—see how a crisis can open up unexpected opportunities Don’t let a crisis go to waste: stop worrying and use the proven ideas in this book to turn instability into opportunity—and embrace the wild ride to survival and success.
Ever feel like you and your team are stretched across multiple demands or that the goal posts change constantly? Never before have businesses felt so acutely this constant need to adapt, pivot and change tack. This book will teach you how you can not only survive in the context of digital transformation, but also thrive and grow, by adopting a powerful agile leadership model. This new and revised edition of The Agile Leader lays out clearly in eight steps how agile leaders empower their team to make decision quickly, evaluate correctly where the biggest opportunities are and mould their strategies around market dynamics and ever-changing needs. If there's one leadership skill that successful businesses have in spades, it's the ability to enable teams to adapt and grow within complex eco-systems of clients, partners and suppliers. By focusing on teamwork and collaboration, as well as promoting shared decision making and ruthless prioritizing, leaders can transform the way they work as well as how their teams function to make them more malleable. Simon Hayward is an agile leadership expert. In this new edition of this successful book, he distills years of leadership and agile research into an actionable 8 step plan, brought to life with examples of agile digital businesses. Learn how to become agile and make digital transformation and delivery part of your business as usual.
Integrate Agile methodology into your business with this stunning guide to the latest management techniques Corporate Agility is the must-have guide on adopting Agile methodology for businesses of all shapes and sizes. This visually stunning book delivers six key lessons that you must learn in order to effectively join the Agile world. You'll learn the ins and outs of the traditional approach, helping you answer the questions "Why Agile?" and "Why now?" You'll also discover new, more efficient Agile strategies that will help you lead your enterprise to increased collaboration, more flexibility, and better business results. Based on the latest practice and research, and drawing on years of experience at the author's own leading consultancy, Corporate Agility features a beautiful 4-color design that helps you visualize powerful strategic ideas, so you can understand and implement them right away. Unlike other books on the market, this title helps you reinterpret key Agile management concepts in a way that will work for your specific needs. Gain a clear understanding of traditional Agile methodology, the history of Agile, and the benefits to organizations of all shapes and sizes Discover cutting-edge Agile strategies that push Agile thinking forward and increase performance efficiency Learn the 6 "Agilessons" that underpin all successful Agile transformations Follow real-world case studies from leading businesses that have successfully made the leap into Agile operations Organizational leaders will love this digestible, forward-thinking guide written by one of America's fastest rising strategic execution gurus.
Accelerating Through the Crisis Curve Leadership is all about others—inspiring them to believe, then enabling that belief to become reality. That’s the essence of Leadership U: it starts with ‘U’ but it’s not about ‘U.’ Those timeless words are timelier than ever today, as leaders look to accelerate through the crisis curve. As author Gary Burnison observes, “There will likely be more change in the next two years than we have seen in the last twenty.” Now, in Leadership U: Accelerating Through the Crisis Curve, Burnison lays out a framework—his “Six Degrees of Leadership”—to show leaders how to create change. Anticipate – foreseeing what lies ahead, amid ambiguity and uncertainty that are throttled up like never before Navigate – course-correcting in real time, to keep the organization on an even keel Communication – constantly connecting with others; the leader is both the messenger and the message Listen – breaking down the organizational hierarchy to gather insights at all levels—especially what the leader doesn’t want to hear Learn – applying learning agility, to “know what to do when you don’t know what to do” Lead – empowering others in a bottom-up culture that is more nimble, agile, innovative, and entrepreneurial than ever before. Only by embracing these truths can leaders master another ‘U’—the “crisis curve” that will completely disrupt the business landscape. The world has changed—forever. The old days are fine to reminiscence about, but you can’t stay there. Today leadership means becoming comfortable with being uncomfortable. As Burnison says, when a door closes, leaders cannot afford to stand there, staring at it. It’s a “get up or give up” moment. For leaders, the only choice is to find and open another door. Leadership U defines and inspires the pathway through that door.
ABOUT LEADERSHIP MAKES THE DIFFERENCE BUT LEADERS MATTER The book “Leadership Makes the Difference but Leaders Matter” is a 367-page book written by Prof. Goski Alabi, one of Africa’s leading Full Professor in total quality management, and a scholar in leadership who serves on several public, corporate and international boards and committees. Prof. Goski is President of the African Council Distance Education (ACDE), Chair of the African Network for internationalization of Education (ANIE), Founder and Consulting President of Laweh University College, Founding Dean of the School of Graduate Studies University of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Member of the ISO Committee on Consumer Policy, four times national delegate to the World Health Assembly, Member of the National Codex Committee, a certified member of the Europe – Africa- Caribbean Liaison Committee (COLEACP) Inter Professional Association who served as a framework consultant to the EU-COLEACP for Good Company Practices on the Pesticides Initiative Program (PIP). She also consulted for the Ministry of Trade and Industry on the National Quality Awareness Project as a lead consultant. She has offered training and consultancy services on quality management and strategic planning to the Bank of Ghana, the Public Services Commission, the Architects Registration Council. of Ghana and the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (EiABC). She also offered several other consultancy services to the Association of African Universities, (AAU), the African Union Commission, as well as the European Union Commission among a few to mention. Prof. Goski has also led and participated in several Work Bank, DFID and EU Commission Projects successfully. As a regulator, who worked with the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) of Ghana she audited several organizations from micro-to multinational level and also audited several national and international public and private universities for the then National Accreditation Board and the African Union Commission’s Quality Rating Mechanism. Prof Goski was “The Lecturer”, Keynote speaker at the prestigious Oxford University’s Sir David Watson Memorial Lecture at the Human Welfare Conference (https://www.gtc.ox.ac.uk/news-and-events/events-series/human-welfare-conference/human-welfare-conference-2019/2019-david-watson-memorial-lecturer-professor-mrs-goski-alabi/). She is also author of the seminal book “Managing for Excellence in the 21st Century, the Total Quality Approach” which appeared in the New York Times in August 2017. Prof Goski has taught leadership at the Graduate level (Masters level) for 12 years and has condensed the knowledge and experiences gathered into the book, “Leadership Makes the Difference but leaders Matter”. The must-read book presents both practical and theoretical perspectives about how we can use leadership to create and deliver value for both the individual and common good in the twenty-first century. The book also challenges our thoughts about leadership to provide a key insight for today’s leaders. The aim of Leadership Makes the Difference but Leaders Matter is to bring us to question our held assumptions about leadership to improve our leadership skills. It shows striking differences between the concept of leader and leadership and argues that though leaders’ matter, leadership makes the difference in bringing about necessary and constructive change, which is the ultimate goal of leadership. Leadership Makes the Difference but Leaders Matter explains that being in a leader’ s position does not guarantee leadership, and that leadership itself is a concept of shared influence which begins not with influence but ideas and vision, and centers around communication and actions, with trust, power, influence, commitment and competence as core pillars. It also discusses trust and the sources of power as the main avenues for negotiating power in leadership. Are you driven to lead or driven to leadership? Leadership Makes the Difference but Leaders Matter is for Scholars, Practitioners, Governments and Trainers.
The next crisis might be here now, or it might be around the corner. In The Prepared Leader: Emerge from Any Crisis More Resilient Than Before, two history-making experts in crisis leadership—James, dean of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Wooten, president of Simmons University—forcefully argue that the time to prepare is always. In no other time in recent history have leaders in every industry and on every continent grappled with so many changes that have independently and simultaneously undermined their ability to lead. The Prepared Leader encapsulates more than two decades of the authors’ research to convey how it has positioned them to navigate through the distinct challenges of today and tomorrow. Their insights have implications for every leader in every industry and every worker at every level. In their fast-reading and actionable book, James and Wooten provide tools and frameworks for addressing and learning from crises, and they provide insight into what you need to know to become a Prepared Leader, including: The five phases of crisis management and the skills you need for each phase. They examine how the National Basketball Association and its commissioner, Adam Silver, responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Making the right decisions under pressure and how to avoid common mistakes. They reveal how Burger King CEO Jose Cil began planning for the aftermath of a crisis right in the middle of one. Building a crisis leadership team and how to lead one that you’ve inherited. They detail how Wonya Lucas, CEO and President of the Crown Media Family Networks, aligned and mobilized an executive team during a time of crisis. James and Wooten argue that—in addition to people, profit, and the planet—prepared leadership should be the fourth “P” in a company’s bottom line. They bring decades of world-renowned research on crisis leadership, diversity and inclusion, management strategy, and positive leadership to the table to help leaders better prepare themselves to lead through crises—and for whatever lies around the corner.
This book prepares leaders for fundamental change processes of organizations. In times of radical changes and unplanned crises, ambidexterity has become a key competence of global companies. Ambidextrous organizations manage to improve their core business, while at the same time opening up new business fields for the future. To unlock innovation next to the running business, it is essential for leaders to be ambidextrous. How these balanced leaders can operate with two different styles is demonstrated in numerous practical examples and tips for successful implementation. The book illustrates how the trade-off can be turned into an elegant balancing act. Learn how to become an ambidextrous leader in this standard work on ambidexterity and leadership. · Ambidexterity as a leadership approach for the digital transformation · Consciously shaping the digital change process · Enabling leaps in innovation · Driving evolution and revolution simultaneously · The relevance of ambidextrous leadership in times of crisis The book provides easy-to-implement courses of action for executives to consciously and actively shape change, to inspire people in companies to release their creative potential and to make the leap into the future as an organization. The book also addresses the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on crisis management. It documents how ambidextrous leadership skills are becoming a key competence in times of crisis.
THIS EBOOK PLANTS ONE TREE An Agile Life Project Management: Crucial Agile Leadership Methodologies to Manage Projects, Achieve Goals, & Guarantee ROI Create the Perfect Environment for ALL Your Teams to Thrive, Achieve Results, & Drive ROI Through the Roof with this Agile Project Management Guide! Are you looking for proven, sustainable, and easy-to-follow leadership tools that cultivate the perfect agile environment for independent, high-performing teams to thrive? You came to the right place! In today’s fast-paced environment, traditional tools have proven to be inadequate when trying to catch up to complex, fast-changing markets. Similarly, merely leaving individual teams to their own devices presents multiple downsides. The perfect middle ground can be found with the help of proven Agile Project Management methodologies. Using these practices provides any modern organization a chance to facilitate team ownership and accelerate team learning, create ideal environments that help teams learn, grow, and thrive for the long term, make bigger changes faster, get timely feedback everyone can use to improve, and more! So, how do you cultivate an agile environment for your teams? SIMPLE — add “Agile Project Management” by Vishal K. Wadhwani to your toolkit! This guide seeks to teach you all the crucial agile leadership methodologies that help manage procrastination, achieve collective goals, and guarantee Return of Investment in no time! With the help of this game-changing book, you and your team will: Create permanent positive change in small sustainable doses, versus huge disruptive deviations that do more harm than good Learn all the field-tested tips to maximize daily meetings and ensure that every team member efficiently performs tasks and reaches goals Maximize on the benefits of servant leadership in terms of boosting performance, creating value, and achieving great results And so much more! Agile methodologies, when done right, have provided organizations with a realistic but aggressive project management framework that allowed them to increase each team member’s performance and drive Return of Investment through the roof! Make the move to put your organization on the map NOW! Scroll up, Click on “Buy Now with 1-Click”, and Boost Your Team’s Efficiency & Performance Today!
Your small business survival guide for the remote work environment In Remote Work Technology: Keeping Your Small Business Thriving From Anywhere, experienced SaaS and telecommunications entrepreneur Henry Kurkowski delivers a step-by-step walkthrough for using SaaS technology and communication apps to power your small business from anywhere on the planet. You'll learn how to capitalize on the ability to hire a geographically distributed workforce and excel at serving clients at a distance. You'll also discover why and how you need to alter your approach to management and spot the common pitfalls that litter the way to a truly distributed business. This important book includes: Valuable case studies of businesses that embraced the reality of remote working during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and cautionary tales of unexpected challenges that arose during the transition. Discussions of how to incorporate remote workers into efficient workflows to increase your business' productivity Explorations of how to support your employees when you can't just pop into their office Perfect for small business founders, owners, and managers, Remote Work Technology is also a must-read guide for independent contractors who work directly with small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Lead your organizations, solve problems, and sustain your company’s growth with effective practices for complex, uncertain, and unpredictable environments In Move to the Edge, Declare it Center, CEO, entrepreneur, and strategist Everett Harper delivers a powerful and pragmatic take on solving complex problems by, and making decisions through, uncertainty. You’ll learn to discover insights quickly by experimenting, iterating, then building infrastructure to sustain your innovations in your teams and organizations. The author demonstrates a set of practices, processes, and infrastructure that addresses complex problems alongside a set of methods to systematize, scale, and share best practices throughout an organization. In the book, the author offers a new framework for leadership that’s perfectly suited to an increasingly volatile, uncertain, and unpredictable world. You’ll also get: Effective ways to make decisions in situations without complete information Strategies for sustaining your team through highly uncertain times Techniques for managing personal anxiety—a key leadership skill for the next decade Case studies of World Central Kitchen, COVID public health policymakers, and California wildfire responders illustrate the framework, while pragmatic playbooks about salary transparency, remote work, and diversity and inclusion will help leaders apply the framework in their own organizations. The author shares personal stories and winning strategies that help leaders maintain high performance, avoid burnout, and enable companies to thrive. Move to the Edge, Declare it Center is perfect for business leaders facing complex problems that require immediate decisions in the face of uncertain outcomes. It’s also a must-read for anyone interested in modern leadership and looking for a way to help them make solid decisions with incomplete information.