How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life Author John C. Maxwell
ISBN-10 9781599951683
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Gather successful people from all walks of life-what would they have in common? The way they think! Now you can think as they do and revolutionize your work and life!

A Wall Street Journal bestseller, HOW SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE THINK is the perfect, compact read for today's fast-paced world. America's leadership expert John C. Maxwell will teach you how to be more creative and when to question popular thinking. You'll learn how to capture the big picture while focusing your thinking. You'll find out how to tap into your creative potential, develop shared ideas, and derive lessons from the past to better understand the future. With these eleven keys to more effective thinking, you'll clearly see the path to personal success.



LEADERSHIP PIPELINE: How to build a leadership pipeline

LEADERSHIP PIPELINE: How to build a leadership pipeline Author Advanced Leadership Studies Team
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Have you ever dreamed to build a leadership pipeline in your company? Do you want to know how? Do you want to become a great team leader? This book series is just for you!
This is volume n. 1: How to build a leadership pipeline.



That First Season: How Vince Lombardi Took the Worst Team in the NFL and Set It on the Path to Glory

That First Season: How Vince Lombardi Took the Worst Team in the NFL and Set It on the Path to Glory Author John Eisenberg
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Publisher Mariner Books
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The story of a team, a town, and a leader: Vince Lombardi’s first year as head coach of the Green Bay Packers, and how he turned them into a powerhouse.
 
The once-vaunted Green Bay Packers were a laughingstock by the late 1950s. They hadn’t fielded a winning team in more than a decade, and were close to losing their franchise to another city. They were in desperate need of a savior—and he arrived in a wood-paneled station wagon in the dead of winter from New York City.
 
In a single year, Vince Lombardi—the grizzled coach who took no bull—transformed a team of underachievers into winners and resurrected a Wisconsin city known for its passion for sport. He would lead them to championship to championship, and bring out the best in players including Bart Starr, Jim Taylor, Willie Davis, Forrest Gregg, and many more. From an award-winning sportswriter, That First Season is “a compelling read about perhaps the most compelling coach ever to stride an NFL sideline” (Washington Times).
 
“Richly detailed in seamless prose, this is historical sportswriting at its finest.”—Lars Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of The Mannings: The Fall and Rise of a Football Family
 



Software Project Survival Guide (Developer Best Practices)

Software Project Survival Guide (Developer Best Practices) Author Steve McConnell
ISBN-10 9781572316218
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Publisher Microsoft Press
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Equip yourself with SOFTWARE PROJECT SURVIVAL GUIDE. It's for everyone with a stake in the outcome of a development project--and especially for those without formal software project management training. That includes top managers, executives, clients, investors, end-user representatives, project managers, and technical leads.

Here you'll find guidance from the acclaimed author of the classics CODE COMPLETE and RAPID DEVELOPMENT. Steve McConnell draws on solid research and a career's worth of hard-won experience to map the surest path to your goal--what he calls "one specific approach to software development that works pretty well most of the time for most projects." Nineteen chapters in four sections cover the concepts and strategies you need for mastering the development process, including planning, design, management, quality assurance, testing, and archiving. For newcomers and seasoned project managers alike, SOFTWARE PROJECT SURVIVAL GUIDE draws on a vast store of techniques to create an elegantly simplified and reliable framework for project management success.

So don't worry about wandering among complex sets of project management techniques that require years to sort out and master. SOFTWARE PROJECT SURVIVAL GUIDE goes straight to the heart of the matter to help your projects succeed. And that makes it a required addition to every professional's bookshelf.



The Ballad of Billy and George: The Tempestuous Baseball Marriage of Billy Martin and George Steinbrenner

The Ballad of Billy and George: The Tempestuous Baseball Marriage of Billy Martin and George Steinbrenner Author Phil Pepe
ISBN-10 9781599212821
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The peculiar, often tempestuous, and always entertaining baseball relationship between manager Billy Martin and owner George Steinbrenner.



The Yankee Years

The Yankee Years Author Joe Torre
ISBN-10 9780385527408
Release 2009-02-03
Publisher Doubleday
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Twelve straight playoff appearances. Six American League pennants. Four World Series titles. This is the definitive story of a dynasty: the Yankee years

When Joe Torre took over as manager of the New York Yankees in 1996, the most storied franchise in sports had not won a World Series title in eighteen years. The famously tough and mercurial owner, George Steinbrenner, had fired seventeen managers during that span. Torre’s appointment was greeted with Bronx cheers from the notoriously brutal New York media, who cited his record as the player and manager who had been in the most Major League games without appearing in a World Series

Twelve tumultuous and triumphant years later, Torre left the team as the most beloved and successful manager in the game. In an era of multimillionaire free agents, fractured clubhouses, revenue-sharing, and off-the-field scandals, Torre forged a team ethos that united his players and made the Yankees, once again, the greatest team in sports. He won over the media with his honesty and class, and was beloved by the fans.

But it wasn’t easy.

Here, for the first time, Joe Torre and Tom Verducci take us inside the dugout, the
clubhouse, and the front office in a revelatory narrative that shows what it really took to keep the Yankees on top of the baseball world. The high-priced ace who broke down in tears and refused to go back to the mound in the middle of a game. Constant meddling from Yankee executives, many of whom were jealous of Torre’s popularity. The tension that developed between the old guard and the free agents brought in by management. The impact of revenue-sharing and new scouting techniques, which allowed other teams to challenge the Yankees’ dominance. The players who couldn’t resist the after-hours temptations of the Big Apple. The joys of managing Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, and the challenges of managing Alex Rodriguez and Jason Giambi. Torre’s last year, when constant ultimatums from the front office, devastating injuries, and a freak cloud of bugs on a warm September night in Cleveland forced him from a job he loved.

Through it all, Torre kept his calm, kept his players’ respect, and kept winning.

And, of course, The Yankee Years chronicles the amazing stories on the diamond. The stirring comeback in the 1996 World Series against the heavily favored Braves. The wonder of 1998, when Torre led the Yanks to the most wins in Major League history. The draining and emotional drama of the 2001 World Series. The incredible twists and turns of the epic Game 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Series against the Red Sox, in which two teams who truly despised each other battled pitch by pitch until the stunning extra-inning home run.

Here is a sweeping narrative of Major League Baseball in the Yankee era, a book both grand in its scope and fascinating in its details.



The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook: Tips, Tools, and Tested Methods for Consultants, Facilitators, Managers, Trainers, and Coaches

The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook: Tips, Tools, and Tested Methods for Consultants, Facilitators, Managers, Trainers, and Coaches Author Roger Schwarz
ISBN-10 9780787964948
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Publisher Jossey-Bass
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The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook is based on the same proven principles outlined in Schwarz?s groundbreaking book. The Skilled Facilitator Fieldbook is the next-step resource that offers consultants, facilitators, managers, leaders, trainers, coaches, and anyone that works within the field of facilitation, the tools, exercises, models, and stories that will help them develop sound responses to a wide range of challenging situations. The book spans the full scope of the successful Skilled Facilitator approach and includes information on how to get started and guidance for integrating the approach within existing organizational structures and processes.



share the joy: the youngest chief development manager for Microsoft s alternative growth path (paperback)

share the joy: the youngest chief development manager for Microsoft s alternative growth path (paperback) Author DAN NI
ISBN-10 9787564032364
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Publisher Unknown
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share the joy: the youngest chief development manager for Microsoft s alternative growth path (paperback) has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from share the joy: the youngest chief development manager for Microsoft s alternative growth path (paperback) also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full share the joy: the youngest chief development manager for Microsoft s alternative growth path (paperback) book for free.



Life after liberal arts: Information and advice for students from the University of Virginia's 1984 College of Arts & Sciences alumni career survey

Life after liberal arts: Information and advice for students from the University of Virginia's 1984 College of Arts & Sciences alumni career survey Author Richard S Benner
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Information and advice for students from the University of Virginia's 1984 College of Arts & Sciences alumni career survey



Kolokolov B. Zhandarm s carem v golove. Zhiznennyj put rukovoditelya lichnoj ohrany Nikolaya II./Bells B. Gendarmes with the king in the head. Life Path manager ' ;s personal guard of Nicholas II.

Kolokolov B. Zhandarm s carem v golove. Zhiznennyj put rukovoditelya lichnoj ohrany Nikolaya II./Bells B. Gendarmes with the king in the head. Life Path manager ' ;s personal guard of Nicholas II. Author n/a
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The Manager s Path

The Manager s Path Author Camille Fournier
ISBN-10 9781491973868
Release 2017-03-13
Pages 244
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Managing people is difficult wherever you work. But in the tech industry, where management is also a technical discipline, the learning curve can be brutal—especially when there are few tools, texts, and frameworks to help you. In this practical guide, author Camille Fournier (tech lead turned CTO) takes you through each stage in the journey from engineer to technical manager. From mentoring interns to working with senior staff, you’ll get actionable advice for approaching various obstacles in your path. This book is ideal whether you’re a new manager, a mentor, or a more experienced leader looking for fresh advice. Pick up this book and learn how to become a better manager and leader in your organization. Begin by exploring what you expect from a manager Understand what it takes to be a good mentor, and a good tech lead Learn how to manage individual members while remaining focused on the entire team Understand how to manage yourself and avoid common pitfalls that challenge many leaders Manage multiple teams and learn how to manage managers Learn how to build and bootstrap a unifying culture in teams



The Manager s Path

The Manager s Path Author Camille Fournier
ISBN-10 9781491973844
Release 2017-03-13
Pages 244
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Managing people is difficult wherever you work. But in the tech industry, where management is also a technical discipline, the learning curve can be brutal—especially when there are few tools, texts, and frameworks to help you. In this practical guide, author Camille Fournier (tech lead turned CTO) takes you through each stage in the journey from engineer to technical manager. From mentoring interns to working with senior staff, you’ll get actionable advice for approaching various obstacles in your path. This book is ideal whether you’re a new manager, a mentor, or a more experienced leader looking for fresh advice. Pick up this book and learn how to become a better manager and leader in your organization. Begin by exploring what you expect from a manager Understand what it takes to be a good mentor, and a good tech lead Learn how to manage individual members while remaining focused on the entire team Understand how to manage yourself and avoid common pitfalls that challenge many leaders Manage multiple teams and learn how to manage managers Learn how to build and bootstrap a unifying culture in teams



The End of Accounting and the Path Forward for Investors and Managers

The End of Accounting and the Path Forward for Investors and Managers Author Baruch Lev
ISBN-10 9781119191087
Release 2016-06-14
Pages 288
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An innovative new valuation framework with truly useful economic indicators The End of Accounting and the Path Forward for Investors and Managers shows how the ubiquitous financial reports have become useless in capital market decisions and lays out an actionable alternative. Based on a comprehensive, large-sample empirical analysis, this book reports financial documents' continuous deterioration in relevance to investors' decisions. An enlightening discussion details the reasons why accounting is losing relevance in today's market, backed by numerous examples with real-world impact. Beyond simply identifying the problem, this report offers a solution—the Value Creation Report—and demonstrates its utility in key industries. New indicators focus on strategy and execution to identify and evaluate a company's true value-creating resources for a more up-to-date approach to critical investment decision-making. While entire industries have come to rely on financial reports for vital information, these documents are flawed and insufficient when it comes to the way investors and lenders work in the current economic climate. This book demonstrates an alternative, giving you a new framework for more informed decision making. Discover a new, comprehensive system of economic indicators Focus on strategic, value-creating resources in company valuation Learn how traditional financial documents are quickly losing their utility Find a path forward with actionable, up-to-date information Major corporate decisions, such as restructuring and M&A, are predicated on financial indicators of profitability and asset/liabilities values. These documents move mountains, so what happens if they're based on faulty indicators that fail to show the true value of the company? The End of Accounting and the Path Forward for Investors and Managers shows you the reality and offers a new blueprint for more accurate valuation.



The Path of Least Resistance for Managers

The Path of Least Resistance for Managers Author Robert Fritz
ISBN-10 1576750655
Release 1999
Pages 237
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The author of the international bestseller, "The Path of Least Resistance", offers a groundbreaking guide which teaches managers to recognize organizational weakness and rebuild successful corporate structures.



Big Change Best Path

Big Change  Best Path Author Warren Parry
ISBN-10 9780749469436
Release 2015-10-03
Pages 304
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Using ground-breaking modelling, Big Change, Best Path brings unique insights to the dynamics and process of organizational change, understanding success and failure, defining and describing the drivers and conditions of change, and the patterns and paths of organizational change. Author Warren Parry from Accenture Strategy shows that a whole new way of managing change is possible, from empirical benchmarking, predictive approaches that highlight the specific actions needed at any point of a change program, and visualization for senior managers to show how each part of an organization is responding. The author also challenges many of the myths of change management and the dynamics of how organizations respond to change, clearly showing the common pitfalls and misunderstandings. Big Change, Best Path explains a new, more analytical way and process for driving successful change, and presents a ground-breaking vision for the future of how organizations can become more agile and resilient.



The Path of Least Resistance

The Path of Least Resistance Author Robert Fritz
ISBN-10 9780449903377
Release 1989
Pages 285
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Describes the basic steps of creating, discusses the creative cycle, and shows how to use these skills to reshape one's life



Revenue Management

Revenue Management Author Ronald Huefner
ISBN-10 9781606491416
Release 2011
Pages 145
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Revenue Management



Switch

Switch Author Chip Heath
ISBN-10 9781448108213
Release 2011-10-31
Pages 320
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We all know that change is hard. It's unsettling, it's time-consuming, and all too often we give up at the first sign of a setback. But why do we insist on seeing the obstacles rather than the goal? This is the question that bestselling authors Chip and Dan Heath tackle in their compelling and insightful new book. They argue that we need only understand how our minds function in order to unlock shortcuts to switches in behaviour. Illustrating their ideas with scientific studies and remarkable real-life turnarounds - from the secrets of successful marriage counselling to the pile of gloves that transformed one company's finances - the brothers Heath prove that deceptively simple methods can yield truly extraordinary results.



Managing Humans

Managing Humans Author Michael Lopp
ISBN-10 9781484221587
Release 2016-07-26
Pages 331
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Read hilarious stories with serious lessons that Michael Lopp extracts from his varied and sometimes bizarre experiences as a manager at Apple, Pinterest, Palantir, Netscape, Symantec, Slack, and Borland. Many of the stories first appeared in primitive form in Lopp’s perennially popular blog, Rands in Repose. The Third Edition of Managing Humans contains a whole new season of episodes from the ongoing saga of Lopp's adventures in Silicon Valley, together with classic episodes remastered for high fidelity and freshness. Whether you're an aspiring manager, a current manager, or just wondering what the heck a manager does all day, there is a story in this book that will speak to you—and help you survive and prosper amid the general craziness of dysfunctional bright people caught up in the chase of riches and power. Scattered in repose among these manic misfits are managers, an even stranger breed of people who, through a mystical organizational ritual, have been given power over the futures and the bank accounts of many others. Lopp's straight-from-the-hip style is unlike that of any other writer on management and leadership. He pulls no punches and tells stories he probably shouldn't. But they are magically instructive and yield Lopp’s trenchant insights on leadership that cut to the heart of the matter—whether it's dealing with your boss, handling a slacker, hiring top guns, or seeing a knotty project through to completion. Writing code is easy. Managing humans is not. You need a book to help you do it, and this is it. What You'll Learn Lead engineers Handle conflict Hire well Motivate employees Manage your boss Discover how to say no Understand different engineering personalities Build effective teams Run a meeting well Scale teams “/div>divWho This Book Is Fordiv Managers and would-be managers staring at the role of a manager wondering why they would ever leave the safe world of bits and bytes for the messy world of managing humans. The book covers handling conflict, managing wildly differing personality types, infusing innovation into insane product schedules, and figuring out how to build a lasting and useful engineering culture.



The 5 Choices

The 5 Choices Author Kory Kogon
ISBN-10 9781476711836
Release 2014-12-30
Pages 288
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The time management experts at FranklinCovey share their five critical techniques for avoiding distractions and paying focused attention to our most important goals and tasks in our daily lives: This book “fits a real need in these turbulent, but opportunity-rich, times” (Steve Forbes). Every day brings us a crushing wave of demands: a barrage of texts, emails, interruptions, meetings, phone calls, tweets, blogs—not to mention the high pressure demands of our jobs—which can be overwhelming and exhausting. The sheer number of distractions can threaten our ability to think clearly, make good decisions, and accomplish what matters most, leaving us worn out and unfulfilled. Now FranklinCovey offers powerful insights drawn from the latest neuroscience and decades of experience and research in the time-management field to help you master your attention and energy management through five fundamental choices that will increase your ability to achieve what matters most to you. The 5 Choices is time management redefined: it increases the productivity of individuals, teams, and organizations, and empowers you to make more selective, high-impact choices about where to invest your valuable time, attention, and energy. The 5 Choices—from Act on the Important, Don’t React to the Urgent, to Rule Your Technology, Don’t Let It Rule You—will not only increase your productivity, it will also provide a renewed sense of engagement and accomplishment. You will quickly find yourself moving beyond thinking, “I was so busy today, what did I actually accomplish?” to feeling confident, energized, and extraordinarily productive.



First Break All the Rules

First  Break All the Rules Author Marcus Buckingham
ISBN-10 9781595620415
Release 2014-02-02
Pages 272
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Gallup presents the remarkable findings of its revolutionary study of more than 80,000 managers in First, Break All the Rules, revealing what the world’s greatest managers do differently. With vital performance and career lessons and ideas for how to apply them, it is a must-read for managers at every level. The greatest managers in the world seem to have little in common. They differ in sex, age, and race. They employ vastly different styles and focus on different goals. Yet despite their differences, great managers share one common trait: They do not hesitate to break virtually every rule held sacred by conventional wisdom. They do not believe that, with enough training, a person can achieve anything he sets his mind to. They do not try to help people overcome their weaknesses. They consistently disregard the golden rule. And, yes, they even play favorites. This amazing book explains why. Gallup presents the remarkable findings of its massive in-depth study of great managers across a wide variety of situations. Some were in leadership positions. Others were front-line supervisors. Some were in Fortune 500 companies; others were key players in small entrepreneurial companies. Whatever their situations, the managers who ultimately became the focus of Gallup’s research were invariably those who excelled at turning each employee’s talent into performance. In today’s tight labor markets, companies compete to find and keep the best employees, using pay, benefits, promotions, and training. But these well-intentioned efforts often miss the mark. The front-line manager is the key to attracting and retaining talented employees. No matter how generous its pay or how renowned its training, the company that lacks great front-line managers will suffer. The authors explain how the best managers select an employee for talent rather than for skills or experience; how they set expectations for him or her — they define the right outcomes rather than the right steps; how they motivate people — they build on each person’s unique strengths rather than trying to fix his weaknesses; and, finally, how great managers develop people — they find the right fit for each person, not the next rung on the ladder. And perhaps most important, this research — which initially generated thousands of different survey questions on the subject of employee opinion — finally produced the twelve simple questions that work to distinguish the strongest departments of a company from all the rest. This book is the first to present this essential measuring stick and to prove the link between employee opinions and productivity, profit, customer satisfaction, and the rate of turnover. There are vital performance and career lessons here for managers at every level, and, best of all, the book shows you how to apply them to your own situation.



Careers in Healthcare Management

Careers in Healthcare Management Author Cynthia Carter Haddock
ISBN-10 156793174X
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 190
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Fifty-one U.S. health care managers describe their careers in the field and offer brief advice on how to succeed. Also included are four brief introductory chapters discussing the history of health care management, educational preparation, and career development. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.



Beyond Luck

Beyond Luck Author John E. Langhorne
ISBN-10 0615337910
Release 2010
Pages 216
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What managers have: challenges and problems. What managers don't have: time. With that in mind, John Langhorne has written an ôun-book,ö one that offers solutions, knowledge and insight in easily managed segments.



Path Dependence and Creation

Path Dependence and Creation Author Raghu Garud
ISBN-10 9781135706326
Release 2001-02-01
Pages 440
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The editors, aware of the recent work in evolutionary theory and the science of chaos and complexity, challenge the sometimes deterministic flavor of this subject. They are interested in uncovering the place of agency in these theories that take history so seriously. In the end, they are as interested in path creation and destruction as they are in path dependence. This book is compiled of both theoretical and empirical writings. It shows relatively well-known industries, such as the automobile, biotechnology, and semi-conductor industries in a new light. It also invites the reader to learn more about medical practices, wind power, lasers, and synthesizers. Primarily written for academicians, researchers, and Ph.D. students in fields related to technology management, this book is research-oriented and will appeal to all managers.



Clinical paths

Clinical paths Author Patrice Spath
ISBN-10 UOM:39015031834974
Release 1994-08-15
Pages 265
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Health care providers must continually search for new ways to improve the quality of patient care services. To monitor quality of care, it is crucial for health care managers to concentrate on outcomes management. Clinical Paths, offering a comprehensive perspective on outcomes management, contains numerous enlightening case studies, as well as unprecedented information on how clinical path-based patient care is being used to manage patient outcomes in different organizational settings.



Scaling Up Excellence

Scaling Up Excellence Author Robert I. Sutton
ISBN-10 9780385347037
Release 2014-02-04
Pages 368
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Amazon Best Books of the Year list, Business & Investing Inc.com 10 Best Business Books of 2014 Financial Times - The Pick of 2014's Management Books The Globe & Mail’s list of 5 Best Business Books in 2014 Library Journal’s list of 5 Best Business Books in 2014 In Scaling Up Excellence, bestselling author Robert Sutton and Stanford colleague Huggy Rao tackle a challenge that determines every organization’s success: scaling up farther, faster, and more effectively as a program or an organization creates a larger footprint. Sutton and Rao have devoted much of the last decade to uncovering what it takes to build and uncover pockets of exemplary performance, to help spread them, and to keep recharging organizations with ever better work practices. Drawing on inside accounts and case studies and academic research from a wealth of industries – including start-ups, pharmaceuticals, airlines, retail, financial services, high-tech, education, non-profits, government, and healthcare -- Sutton and Rao identify the key scaling challenges that confront every organization. They tackle the difficult trade-offs that organizations must make between “Buddhism” versus “Catholicism” -- whether to encourage individualized approaches tailored to local needs or to replicate the same practices and customs as an organization or program expands. They reveal how the best leaders and teams develop, spread, and instill the right mindsets in their people -- rather than ruining or watering down the very things that have fueled successful growth in the past. They unpack the principles that help to cascade excellence throughout an organization, as well as show how to eliminate destructive beliefs and behaviors that will hold them back. Scaling Up Excellence is the first major business book devoted to this universal and vexing challenge. It is destined to become the standard bearer in the field. From the Hardcover edition.



The Curve Ahead

The Curve Ahead Author Dave Power
ISBN-10 9781137464354
Release 2014-07-29
Pages 224
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Why do most growth companies stop growing? And what can their leaders do to overcome the barriers to growth? The Curve Ahead tackles these questions, filling a void in the literature on innovation and growth strategy that has focused on either start-ups or large public companies. Growth companies are different. Their challenge is to transition from entrepreneurial focus to a repeatable process for innovation and sustained growth - and the stakes are high. The Curve Ahead utilizes the power of storytelling to teach growth company leaders how to sustain long-term growth. Using the example of a "gazelle," a high-growth company that is increasing revenue by at least 20% annually for four years or more, this book explores the struggles faced during business growth - something that plagues many businesses. These mid-size companies, typically with annual revenues of $10 million to $100 million, are the engines of economic growth and wealth creation. Tragically, most fall behind the curve before they reach their potential and are sold by investors too ready to throw in the towel. This book doesn't just lay out a fresh approach to innovation and growth strategy. It also helps professionals and business leaders avoid common pitfalls by illustrating the various ways in which growth companies get stuck and flame out. Author Dave Power then tells leaders how to get un-stuck. In addition to a myriad of real-world stories and case studies, each chapter of The Curve Ahead begins with the story of a fictional company called NaviMark. Navimark is emblematic of many growth companies—it faces the same business problems, personal challenges and strategic dilemmas encountered by Power in his 25 years managing, investing in and advising growth companies. Following Navimark throughout the book allows Power to provide a highly complex model of typical struggles and scenarios faced by growth companies and deliver that story to his readers in an extremely edifying, play-by-play manner. The strategy allows readers to follow along—observing, in real time, the way that Navimark evolves, and responds (correctly or incorrectly) to external obstacles and demands. This practical and fast-paced book uses realistic characters, dialogue, and business settings to: • Help readers anticipate the predictable challenges of business model maturity. • Demonstrate proven tools and approaches for overcoming the barriers to growth. • Translate abstract concepts about innovation into actionable programs that can become a part of the rhythm of the business. This book will help thousands of midsized companies overcome the growth hump by providing the tools necessary to not only succeed but thrive in the future. The Curve Ahead provides a roadmap for leaders who want to sustain growth over the long term. This roadmap is based on five premises: 1. Every business model matures, following the familiar S-Curve. 2. You can and must stretch the S-Curve, but that won't work forever. 3. To sustain growth you need to find the next S-Curve 4. Finding your next S-Curve, with some predictability, requires an innovation process, something every company should have in place. 5. Driving innovation while keeping the core business healthy is the responsibility of leaders.