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Learn to fight off 'zombification' in your organisation and ensure growth and relevance in the digital age Many companies fall victim to the 'zombie' mindset - lack of effective marketing, low organisational morale, a dwindling customer base, inadequate financials and accounting systems, stagnant growth - the list goes on. The harsh reality is that many zombie companies ultimately run out of customers and shut their doors for good. To break free from this mindset, companies need to employ a practical, systematic approach that encompasses all of the elements necessary to bring them back to the land of the living. Be Less Zombie is an engaging behind-the-scenes guide that helps organisations expel the zombie factor and proceed forward in a positive, productive direction. Filled with practical tools and real-life stories, this valuable resource provides business-tested guidance for building agile, innovative teams and organisations. Author Elvin Turner has coached hundreds of innovation programmes that break the zombie spell and inject new life into organisations worldwide. Uniquely, this book focuses on each of the vital elements - strategy, innovation, culture and business model - that combine to produce the cure for 'zombification' and propel growth. Mixing tongue-in-cheek observations and seasoned leadership advice, this book: Provides a roadmap for leading transformation in an organisation Includes interviews with senior leaders of global corporations such as Sony Music and Universal Strengthens strategic forward thinking in the global business environment Addresses new and emerging digital trends such as AI, machine learning, blockchain and disruptive start-ups Helps every team member become an agent of change Executives, managers and team members of any organisation, ranging from the hottest start-up to the most-established corporation, will find Be Less Zombie essential reading.
No matter who you are or what you aim to achieve, power determines whether you succeed or fail. But while power dynamics permeate every interaction in the workplace, the concept is very poorly understood or managed in practice. Everyone has influence over some people and is under the influence of others, and must choose how to deal with these realities in daily interactions. This book offers a comprehensive and applied understanding of power in a professional scenario: where it comes from, how it moves and what that means in practice for how professionals work together. Drawing on numerous recent case studies, this book offers a toolbox that anyone can apply, including explanations of the different forms of power, the two ways power can move between parties, the perils of power, how to create accountability, the intersection of power and ethics, and tools for maintaining power relationships with both superiors and subordinates. It provides employers and employees alike the means to understand, manage, and exert the power necessary to control their own circumstances.
N-stinctive is an inspirational, 'smart thinking' book that can be read in a day and applied immediately to everyone's working environment. Written by a successful Executive and Leadership Facilitator, the book introduces - for the first time - a unique concept of Natural Intelligence (NQ) which paints a new vision of personal and team leadership training. * Introduces the cutting edge theory of Natural Intelligence and Liberated Leadership, to strip away complexity and show the reader how to stand in their personal power, rather than rely on learnt responses from other people's experiences. * Demonstrates the impact and profound ease of the Nature Factor; natural leadership experienced through the body first. * Reminds humanity of the success of our collaborative herd mentality, not the alpha male mentality of dog eat dog perpetuated by business. The book presents a symbiotic relationship where a balance can be achieved by working together, and how this can better serve us in the future. N-stinctive is leadership for the future; efficient, effective and caring. Discover your animal self and become a better leader today!
Many leaders take great care to separate their personal qualities from their professional identity. Diana Jones, an executive coach for 30-years, argues that this is unwise. In fact, 'soft' skills - empathy, compassion, and authentic communication - are derived from personal experience, and are both powerful and essential to enhancing executive presence, influencing others and achieving results. Through compelling stories and examples taken directly from Jones's coaching sessions with experienced leaders, readers will learn how to make enduring behavioural changes that will produce better business results and create alignment among disparate groups using empathy and leadership language.
The hidden key to successful transformation in any organization lies between human intuition and data-driven insights. Named by Time as a top five marketing innovator, Rishad Tobaccowala draws on research and interviews, as well as over three decades of experience as a business and thought leader, to describe how digilog companies-ones where digital tools and analog people are integrated expertly-develop a hybrid consciousness and learn to be proactive when they see warning signs that human traits are being subordinated to technology and data only decisions. Restoring the Soul of Business provides practical tools and techniques that every organization can and should implement, and challenges readers to move forward with the kind of balance that catalyzes transformation and produces one great success after another. Understand how to unleash the significant benefit that can by realized by combining emotion and data, human and machine, analog and digital. Spot the warning signs of data-blinded companies: cold cultures with little human interaction, poor innovation stemming from stifled employees not encouraged to contribute ideas or insights, and poor customer service due to automated, robotic processes that cause frustration and hurt the brand. Explore how organizations of various sizes and from different industries, from Walmart and IBM to Starbucks and Domino's to Netflix and Google, have successfully reoriented their thinking on how to fuse technology and humanity. Gain skills to become an expert in connections critical to growth and success, including the connection between being creative and using technology, between succeeding today and thriving tomorrow, and between leveraging networks and creating new ideas and approaches. Everyone working in an organization will find penetrating observations and guidance about how and why establishing the proper balance between human intuition and creativity and data-driven insights can lead to increased revenue, profitability, retention-and even joy-in their careers and business.
On-going coaching and development that can be a game changer for all employees! All great coaches know how to ask good open-ended questions and how to give effective feedback. They keep a balanced and honest perspective that separates the person from the problem or issue; coaching to leverage their unique strengths and helping them improve weaknesses with a mindset focused on continuous improvement. This ongoing coaching and development can be a game changer for all people and teams with access to it. But what about the teams and players that aren't empowered--or even allowed--to expand their roles? Or the team members whose careers don't inspire or play to their natural gifts, talents, and strengths? It's painful for any organization or manager when people on their team aren't given the tools to succeed; and more painful still when the team member doesn't yet realize it. But by coaching through leadership, any manager of any organization can create a supportive structure that helps assign the right roles, resources, tools, and career opportunities that will best leverage their strengths. Determines coachability and readiness for employee change and improvement Builds awareness to deal with the right issues, challenges, and opportunities Offers leaders/managers the tools to help a performer leverage their greatest gifts, talents, and strengths Allows for dialogue and tactics to close gaps in experience, communication styles, and personality Guides managers in how to have dialogue around difficult and important issues with their employees Includes coaching principles, practices, and tools with practical, real-world examples Offers strategies and tools to help employees become more motivated for effective change, action, and accountability Each chapter includes a series of powerful and provocative coaching questions for any leader or manager to use immediately in the workplace.
Your major project at work should have been a success. You had the strategy, the right people in the room, and support from upper-level management. So why did it fail? It's the same reason why many of your favorite rock bands break up. Drama, big egos, the inability to work with others, lack of listening, disrespect, talking behind other people's backs, taking credit for others' work, and the list goes on and on. Rock bands are put together for their IQ, just like teams in the workplace. Whether work teams or rock bands are successful depends on their EQ (Or Emotional Intelligence), not their IQ. In the early 1990s Daniel Goldman unleashed the EQ movement and began the discussion around how important and impactful emotional intelligence is in your personal life and in the workplace. The positive or negative effects of emotional intelligence can significantly change the outcome of your project or goals. This book explores Emotional Intelligence in a new and exciting way by making the correlation between EQ, rock bands, and teams at work. EQ Killed the Radio Star offers a simple explanation of Emotional Intelligence and presents six EQ tools that can help you increase your effectiveness and live a better, more productive life.
People are increasingly disenchanted with performance improvement techniques that fail to deliver but this book offers a new and refreshing way of engaging in authentic feedback that is willingly given and well received. It demonstrates that focusing on the quality of relationship improves the activity of feedback. The WAY Relational Framework (c) core to this book was created from a thematic analysis of a doctoral research study. The framework encourages effective relationships and works through perfecting a 'way of being' that is generative and productive in interactions with others: especially in feedback conversations whether we are the giver or receiver. The 10 themes integral to the framework are organised into 3 parts that relate to pivotal points in a conversation and that when given focused attention will improve relationships: What you need to prepare to encourage relationships that stimulate constructive conversations Active engagement in co-creating generative conversations through adopting relational behaviours You both noticing and reacting to what emerges and impacts on sustaining the quality of the relationship This book will appeal to those seeking an innovative approach to performance management and who welcome a reprieve from the relentless pursuit of a universal feedback tool. It is essential reading for: business managers and leaders expected to motivate teams to become highly performing work units; organisational and independent coaches, mentors and practice supervisors developing trust by building effective relationships that encourage disclosure through engaging and authentic feedback; managers, leaders, HR and OD specialists to use as a business text for performance management programmes; and training organisations to use as a core text for delegates.
There is a fundamental mismatch between the way we organise our senior management teams and the way modern commerce has evolved. Wrapping finesse, technology, rules, bureaucracy, and science around our C-suite conventions, designed for 19th century businesses, is not nearly enough to meet the challenges of modern business environments and practices. This book is for executives that want to enable their C-Suite, and by extension their organizations, to survive and thrive into the future. It will help them to foresee future challenges and provide suggestions for new working practices at executive level to successfully adapt to those changes. How should executive teams organize themselves, reinvent their roles, and work with stakeholders to evolve and innovate? What is the role of the new C-grade executive - managers, leaders, or something else? Executives and aspiring executives will find new challenges for organizations and ways to deal with them. Forward-thinking business students will find startling ideas and practical tools for viewing business and its activities. What is the next evolution of the executive function in organizations? This book explores how we can predict it, shape it, and succeed in it.
What is the greatest return on a leader's time? Once leaders have begun investing in their own leadership growth, what is the best way to accomplish their vision and grow their organizations or team? Develop leaders! The more leaders an organization has and the better equipped they are to lead, the more successful the organization and all its leaders. In this new workbook, based on the title of the same name, New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell takes the process of developing leaders to the next level by relating some of the key principles he has learned over the last quarter century. He especially instructs readers in how to . . . Know what potential leaders look like Attract leaders by creating a leadership table Work themselves out of a job by equipping and empowering leaders Position leaders to build a winning team Coach leaders to higher levels and make them leadership developers themselves As John has discovered, most competent leaders are able to lead followers, good leaders have the capacity to lead other leaders, and great leaders can not only lead but also develop other leaders. But it is only the very best leaders who are able to develop leaders who themselves, in turn, develop other leaders. This is where reproduction, transformation, and compounding occur. Any leader who wants to take his or her game to the highest level today and build a legacy for tomorrow needs to become a leader who develops other leaders. LESSONS Identifying Leaders: Find Them So You Can Develop Them Attracting Leaders: Invite Them to the Leadership Table Understanding Leaders: Connect with Them Before You Lead Them Motivating Leaders: Encourage Them to Give Their Best Equipping Leaders: Teach Them to Be Great at Their Job Empowering Leaders: Release Them to Reach Their Potential Positioning Leaders: Place Them Where They Best Help Others Mentoring Leaders: Coach Them to Their Next Level Reproducing Leaders: Show Them How to Develop Leaders Compounding Leaders: Receive the High Return of Developing Leaders