Manifestos tagged with Management


Strategic Thinking: A Framework for Individual Executives to Elevate Business
April 16, 2014 - By: Rich Horwath
“The inability to effectively navigate strategy challenges can have devastating long-term effects on an organization. ... While it’s convenient to blame an organization’s failings on external factors such as the economy, decisions about strategy account for failure a whopping 70 percent of the time.”
Finding Excellence: How to Give and Be Our Best Every Day
April 16, 2014 - By: Harry Paul & John Britt
“What many call excellence is actually average incognito. So the first step is to come to know what this elusive term called excellence really is. Once you view excellence in its purest form, then you can set your course with a compass that clearly shows if you are on the right path.”
How Your Biases Make You Blind
April 16, 2014 - By: Faisal Hoque & Drake Baer
“If a company is homogenous in form, it leads to a lack of understanding of what value the customer wants. That misunderstanding is the seed of disruption, for the gap between the value you think your customers want and the value your customers actually want is precisely the space where a competitor can replace you.”
The Brevity Mandate
March 12, 2014 - By: Joseph McCormack
“The business world today is full of information overload and there is not enough time to sift through it. If you cannot capture people’s attention and deliver your message with brevity, you’ll lose them. Getting to the point is a non-negotiable standard. The reasons why are plentiful.”
A Manifesto for the Corporate Idealist
March 12, 2014 - By: Christine Bader
“We are Corporate Idealists. ... Are we delusional or realistic? Are we changing the way that business is done or tinkering at the margins? Terrified of the risks or excited by the opportunities? Is our love of big business justified or misguided? Yes. This is our manifesto.”
Trust Trends 2014: An Executive Brief on How to Gain the Ultimate Competitive Advantage from Key Opportunities Embedded in the Year’s Trends
Jan. 29, 2014 - By: David Horsager & Reid Velo
“Stories of distrust are overflowing from the news. Worse yet, leaders are leaving our world vulnerable. The trust crisis appears to be an inescapable cycle, but we believe there is hope.”
What? Your Organization Doesn't Have a Constitution?
Dec. 20, 2013 - By: S. Chris Edmonds
“Understanding the need for an effective culture is one thing. Creating and managing that culture is another. How does one go about creating something that, on one hand, is so important, but, on the other hand, seems so amorphous? Through the creation of an organizational constitution.”
Customer Experience, Big Data, and Competitive Advantage
Dec. 20, 2013 - By: Larry Freed
“To compete and win in today’s ultracompetitive environment ... the customer experience is more important than ever before. Businesses cannot stand still; they must continue to push the envelope and evolve—not only products, services, and marketing, but also analytics.”
Perfecting Your Pitch
Nov. 20, 2013 - By: Ron Shapiro
“How often do we come out of an important discussion or a negotiation and ponder what we could’ve done differently to achieve a better result? I decided to articulate a system that allows us to find and speak the ‘words that work’ so that we’re not left thinking ‘Oh I wish I had done/said that differently.’”
INCREMENTALISM MUST DIE. NOW.
Oct. 17, 2013 - By: Eric Lowitt
“Our future is bright, but to capture the light we must embrace change. There are massive opportunities out there, requiring BOLD responses, and one change that must be made now: WE MUST ERADICATE INCREMENTALISM.”



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