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Strategic Leadership For Turbulent Times

Author : Mark Kriger
ISBN : 9781137403803
Genre : Business & Economics
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In today’s organizations, it is no longer the CEO who acts as the sole strategic leader. From single individuals to larger teams and networks, leaders at all levels are infiltrating the formal organizational structure and making strategic leadership an increasingly complex endeavor. In Strategic Leadership for Turbulent Times, Kriger and Zhovtobryukh shrewdly describe the true experiences of what employees encounter as internal and external environments evolve, and how to uphold the personal and organizational values which affect both human and social capital. They examine how leadership strategies are used in real situations and highlight the importance of managerial wisdom for sustainable growth. Finally, they offer advice for strategic leaders on leading effectively in highly turbulent economic, social, technological, and multicultural times.
Category: Business & Economics

Trust And Partnership

Author : Robert J. Benson
ISBN : 9781118853504
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 26.65 MB
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Proven methodologies to enhance business value by exploiting the latest global technology trends and best business and IT practices There is no doubt that a tidal wave of change is hitting the area of business technology; new business models are forming around the cloud, new insights on how an enterprise runs is being aided by mining massive transactional and operational data sets. Decision-making is becoming almost prescient through new classes of data visualization, data analytics, and dashboards. Despite the promise of technologies to make a difference, or perhaps because of it, IT organizations face continued challenges in realizing partnerships and trust with their business partners. While many books take on elements of these emerging developments or address the stubborn barriers to "real" partnership, none make the practices involved fit together in a highly effective fashion - until now. Strategic IT Management in Turbulent Times reveals how this framework ensures that organizations make the right strategic decisions to succeed in times of turbulence and change. Draws together authors with global experience including the Americas, Europe, Pacific Rim, and Africa Offers a comprehensive framework for IT and business managers to maximize the value IT brings to business Addresses the effects of turbulence on business and IT Focuses on developing partnerships and trust with business With practical examples and implementation guidance based on proven techniques developed by the authors over the past twenty years, Strategic IT Management in Turbulent Times considers the challenges facing today's enterprise, IT's critical role in value creation, and the practical road map for achieving strategic IT management competencies.
Category: Business & Economics

Resilient Leadership For Turbulent Times

Author : Jerry L. Patterson
ISBN : 9781607095330
Genre : Education
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This book draws upon resilience research and best practices to answer the question: 'How can leaders move ahead in the face of adversity?' and aims to help leaders thrive in the face of adversity.
Category: Education

Leadership For Turbulent Times

Author : Leonard R. Sayles
ISBN : 1882197070
Genre : Business & Economics
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This report is a personal account of insights yielded by a conference hosted in 1994 by the Center for Creative Leadership, "New Demands for Leadership: Responding to Turbulence." It explores ideas expressed by participants--behavioral science researchers, leadership trainers, corporate executives, and consultants--who attempted to clarify the critical new challenges executives are facing, identify skills and perspectives they need to meet these challenges successfully, and determine the implications for the selection and development of these new skills and perspectives. The framework for the report is the eight themes used to organize conference activities: teamwork and organizational stewardship among senior managers; leading beyond the organization's boundaries; rethinking the boss-subordinate, employer-employee relationship; senior executives as exemplars of values; operating excellence--making technology contribute; maintaining strategic focus to grow the business; senior managers who continue to learn; and the impact of U.S. culture on management. For each theme, personal impressions on the topic are given, based on preconference interviews and conference discussions. These are augmented with examples drawn from personal experience and reading. The book concludes with a selection of comments by executives in interviews and during the conference that illustrate the evolution in management thinking that has taken place since the demise of the "comfort years." Contains 35 references. (YLB)
Category: Business & Economics

What Matters In Policing

Author : van Dijk, Auke
ISBN : 9781447326953
Genre : Social Science
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Policing is at a turbulent turning point: the pace of change is accelerating with renewed emphasis on crime reduction yet with austerity. This topical book examines what matters in policing, rather than just what works. It compares the implications of restructuring in the UK and The Netherlands, also in the USA, regarding police systems, policing paradigms and research knowledge. The authors, who cover both academia and practice, focus particularly on dilemmas for police leadership relating to strategy, values and operational command. With a foreword by Peter Neyround, University of Cambridge, it argues for developing confident and competent leadership and also provide a comprehensive paradigm to chart policing in the future while retaining trust. It is accessibly written for academics, practitioners, policy makers and students in diverse societies.
Category: Social Science

Riding The Tiger

Author : Priscilla Nelson
ISBN : 9781562867348
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 85.75 MB
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Are you prepared to influence change and guide your organization in today's ever-changing business environment? Riding the Tiger provides a rare opportunity to learn from a catastrophic event that shook the foundation of a thriving global organization. Learn innovative leadership techniques and ideas for fostering change that are essential for everyone in these challenging times. "Riding the Tiger is a roaring good read. Priscilla Nelson and Ed Cohen take us on an extraordinary adventure of organizational renewal. This timely book is filled with emotionally compelling stories, practical tools and techniques, and wise counsel learned from direct involvement in one of the most stunning cases ever of corporate demise and resurrection. This is a rare chronicle of resilience, initiative, learning, and recovery'. Buy this book now, read it immediately, and keep it within arm's reach. You will thank yoursell the next time you come face to face with adversity."---JIM KOUZES Co-author of the bestsellinig The leadership Challenge Dean's Executive Professor of leadership Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University "The ideal time to prepare for crisis is when you're not expecting one to occur. Priscilla Nelson and Ed Cohen describe in Riding the Tiger how leaders can take steps today to prepare themselves for a sustainable future."TOM RATH Author of the= bestseller Strenthst Finder 2.0 "Riding the Tiger should be required reading for any leader facing a challenge. From an actual nightmare business scenario the authors have distilled leadership lessons that are not only indispensible during emergencies, but also enlightening and inspiring in any time. This book has the unmistakable stamp ol wisdom and authenticity. It will help leaders navigate through the bewildering labyrinth of crisis with greater poise and self-assurance." ROGer NIERENBERG Creatorof The Music Paradigm Author of a Maestor:. A Surprising Story Abom Leading By Listening "India's Enuron" is what the media dubbed Satyam Computer Services after its founder and CEO resigned, having confessed to a massive accounting scandal that had been percolating for years. The global company and its 53,000 employees were thrown into a whirlwind. Stock markets reeled, trading of Satyam's shares was suspended, and the government stepped in. Those connected to Satyam were shocked and left to pick up the pieces. Riding the Tiger is the true story of how people react, respond, and courageously lead in the most extreme conditions imaginable. The legendary learning culture at Satyam helped the company's leaders "take that tiger by the tail" during those turbulent times. You will learn how to Riding the Tiger is your opportunity to prepare for any turbulence ---whether caused by the global recession, rapid growth, mergers and acquisitions, internal corruption, or any other changes. Throughout the book, you'll find guidelines, templates for planning, and proven leadership techniques. Whether you're a senior leader or just starting out, these lessons are invaluable; there is much to learn from those who have survived the worst as they guide you toward organizational renewal. Together, Priscilla Nelson and Ed Cohen created an impressive learning culture at Satyam Computer Services. They are your guides to developing a "leading through learning" plan for organizational renewal during turbulent times.
Category: Business & Economics

Thinking Strategically In Turbulent Times An Inside View Of Strategy Making

Author : Alan M. Glassman
ISBN : 9781317453680
Genre : Business & Economics
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An emergent approach to organizational strategy making assumptions that few organizations actually realize the goal of deliberative, top-down strategic planning, and that effective strategy making occurs on a continual basis and is a shared activity of the entire organization. This innovative book provides the first in-depth look at how real organizations are formulating and implementing strategic change under this new paradigm. The authors have dug deep into three large and varied organizations (Hewlett-Packard, the California State University system, and the County of Los Angeles) and identified each one's efforts to develop a new strategic planning process better-suited to match the current pace of change and environmental unpredictability. The book is filled with vignettes, quotes, and real-world examples that illustrate the trend toward faster, more adaptive strategic planning processes. It is relevant for a wide range of business, governmental, and non-profit settings, and should be required reading in any course on strategic planning.
Category: Business & Economics

Managing Performance In Turbulent Times

Author : Ed Barrows
ISBN : 9781118161685
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 89.97 MB
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Straightforward playbook for executing world-class strategy for tangible results Designed with three key ideas: leverage the tools that are working, simplify the model, and make the content readable for managers, Managing Performance in Turbulent Times is a road map for the modern strategy manager. Through their simplified execution process the authors—performance management experts—show executives how to get results and execute even in the most difficult conditions. Addresses importance of adaptability to change within today's business environment Explores the environmental turbulence that constantly confounds virtually all organizational systems, with workable solutions Provides a streamlined execution process any organization can use to improve business results Managers need tools to do their jobs better. Filled with proven solutions, this book reveals how to get results through successful strategy execution, presenting a process that will help your organization execute strategy in a simplified, efficient manner.
Category: Business & Economics

Strategic Leadership In The Public Services

Author : Paul Joyce
ISBN : 9781136619038
Genre : Business & Economics
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In turbulent times, strategic leadership of public services becomes ever more important. Strategic leaders are steering their organizations into a new relationship with the public, often in conditions of intensified competition between public services providers and thus the quality of leadership they offer is critical. Providing insights into useful approaches and techniques for strategic leaders, Strategic Leadership in the Public Services covers topics such as the nature of leaders and how leaders lead. It probes strategic thinking and thoroughly explores strategic processes of implementation, monitoring and evaluation. It provides advice on being strategic and encourages the reader to appreciate the challenges of strategic leadership in practice. In the end, the book argues that leadership and strategy have become hegemonic ideas for reinventing the state. Replete with real world practical case studies and examples, drawn from a range of countries, the book provides students with a truly international outlook on the subject and offers a clear understanding of the emerging significance of leadership, strategic management, and public services reform. Essential reading for postgraduate students taking leadership and management courses for the public services, the book will also be a useful resource for individuals currently pursuing executive management careers in the public services, or hope to do so in the future.
Category: Business & Economics

Business Planning For Turbulent Times

Author : Rafael Rami ́rez
ISBN : 9781849770644
Genre : Business & Economics
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The world is increasingly turbulent and complex, awash with disruptions, tipping points and knock-on effects. These range from the impacts of warfare in the Middle East on energy futures, investment and global currencies to the vast and unpredictable impacts of climate change. All this threatens established strategic planning methods.This book is for business and organizational leaders who want and need to think through how best to deal with increasing turbulence, and with the complexity and uncertainty that come with it. The authors explain in clear language how future orientation and, specifically, modern scenario techniques help to address these conditions. They draw on examples from a wide variety of international settings and circumstances including large corporations, inter-governmental organizations, small firms and municipalities. Readers will be inspired to try out scenario approaches themselves to better address the turbulence that affects them and others with whom they work, live and do business. A key feature of the book is the exchange of insights across the academic-practitioner divide. Scholars of scenario thinking and organizational environments will appreciate the authors' conceptual and methodological advances. What has previously remained jargon only accessible to the highest level of corporate and government futures planners here becomes comprehensible to a wider business and practitioner community.
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