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Since the first edition of Managing the Unexpected was published in 2001, the unexpected has become a growing part of our everyday lives. The unexpected is often dramatic, as with hurricanes or terrorist attacks. But the unexpected can also come in more subtle forms, such as a small organizational lapse that leads to a major blunder, or an unexamined assumption that costs lives in a crisis. Why are some organizations better able than others to maintain function and structure in the face of unanticipated change?­Authors Karl Weick and Kathleen Sutcliffe answer this question by pointing to high reliability organizations (HROs), such as emergency rooms in hospitals, flight operations of aircraft carriers, and firefighting units, as models to follow. These organizations have developed ways of acting and styles of learning that enable them to manage the unexpected better than other organizations. Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of the groundbreaking book Managing the . . .

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If you're like most business leaders, innovation now tops your corporate agenda. But despite all the talk and excitement about the importance of innovation, managers have so far found scant help for innovating in a systematic way that fuels consistent growth and sustained success.­In Innovation to the Core, Strategos CEO Peter Skarzynski and business strategist Rowan Gibson change all that. They share the accumulated wisdom from Strategos--­the consulting firm Skarzynski co-­founded with Gary Hamel that helps clients instill innovation into their very core. Drawing on a wealth of stories and examples, the book shows how companies of every stripe have overcome the barriers to successful, profitable innovation. You'll find parts devoted to crucial topics--­such as how to organize the discovery process, generate strategic insights, enlarge your innovation pipeline, and maximize your return on innovation. Frequent hands-­on tools--­frameworks, checklists, probing questions--­help you put . . .

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“Este livro aborda questões que fatalmente surgem na carreira e na vida de diversos profissionais e apresenta as ideias de forma concisa e direta. Líderes experientes aprenderão novas abordagens que os incentivarão a pensar sobre problemas de formas diferentes. Os iniciantes acharão este livro original e dinâmico.­” – John Baldoni Repleto de informações acessíveis e fundamentado em pesquisas atuais sobre o papel dos líderes e as expectativas de suas equipes, este livro é organizado em três seções: você, colegas e a empresa. John Baldoni, experiente coach de executivos, trata de todos os aspectos relevantes para uma gestão mais eficiente e inspiradora, e, com orientações precisas, reforça o valor da prática para o crescimento do líder. Ao final de cada seção, ele resume as principais lições e convida o leitor a realizar exercícios de autoavaliação, ajudando-­o a pensar de maneira crítica e vencer as complexidades do mundo corporativo. Conheça algumas das 101 dicas: • Como se . . .

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The classic motivational parable (over 500,­000 copies sold worldwide) that shows you how to make your own opportunities in life, updated for the modern reader by bestselling business author Alan Axelrod Ever since its first printing by William Randolph Hearst in 1921, The Go-­Getter has inspired employees and entrepreneurs to take initiative, increase their productivity, and excel against the odds. Now, more than half a million copies later, Alan Axelrod, bestselling author of Patton on Leadership and Elizabeth I, CEO, updates the tale to address today's most pressing work issues.­In The Go-­Getter, Bill Peck, a war veteran, persuades Cappy Ricks, the influential founder of the Rick's Logging & Lumbering Company, to let him prove himself by selling skunk wood in odd lengths-­a job that everyone knows can only lead to failure. When Peck goes on to beat his quota, Rick hands Peck the ultimate opportunity and the ultimate test: the quest for an elusive blue vase. Drawing on such classic . . .

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Position your organisation's culture to attain new heightsAbove the Line: How to Create a Company Culture that Engages Employees, Delights Customers and Delivers Results offers all leaders a handbook for leveraging an organisation's culture to engage staff, increase customer satisfaction and streamline business performance. A groundbreaking work, this book reveals what it takes to achieve optimum results from your organisational culture without employing the use of external consultants. This organic, in-­house approach to company culture transformation saves both time and money. Step-­by-­step, author Michael Henderson illustrates how to create a culture in which employees and leaders delight those outside the company—customers, shareholder, employees' families, suppliers and the board of directors—and anyone else who may benefit from an association with the organisation.­The book's proven models and ideas have been tried and tested with a broad range of of high-­profile international . . .

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New York Times and Business Week best-­selling author John C. Maxwell helps people answer ten powerful questions to reveal a future where their��dream is��fulfilled.­Most people John Maxwell encounters have a dream. In fact, he's asked thousands about their greatest aspirations. Some describe their dream with great enthusiasm and detail. Others are reluctant, almost embarrassed, to talk about it. Regardless of their zeal or fear, the same question drives every person with a dream: Can I achieve it?­Sadly, most people have no idea how viable their dream is. They hope to achieve it, yet hope is not a strategy. What people need is a way to test their dream.­In Put Your Dream to the Test, Maxwell brings the subject of a personal dream down to earth. He gives readers practical and powerful direction for their lives by leading them through ten questions that will help them create a clear and compelling pathway to their dream.

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Using interdisciplinary approaches to strategic management can strengthen the decision making process. Incorporating various methods will also encourage productivity, expand knowledge of participants, and increase technical proficiency. Analytical Approaches to Strategic Decision-­Making: Interdisciplinary Considerations aims to integrate different techniques into the world’s fast-­changing and dynamic society to better equip all readers and practitioners with the most effective knowledge. Managers, CEOs, researchers, and academics in the fields of business and leadership will all benefit from this valuable resource through an enhanced understanding of best practices in decision-­making and management.

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In Investment Strategy for Product Development in the Aerospace Industry, Frank A. Tillman and Deandra T. Cassone introduce a complete process for developing an investment strategy for the Air Force Material Command that develops products for the military aerospace industry. The Air Force has used Tillman and Cassone’s model to help establish goals and objectives, relate them to decision criteria, and use them to analytically prioritize programs and allocate resources. Their model is interesting both for the specific problem it solves and for the example it offers: a model of a diverse set of projects that requires clearly defined goals, objectives, and metrics which can be compared on an “apples-­to-­apples” basis. It also shows how to capture and integrate the sometimes-­differing viewpoints of multiple decision makers in a consistent process that ensures the greatest possible objectivity. The investment strategy outlined here offers a foundation any large organization can use to . . .

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Use the President's history-­making leadership skills in any business setting! In his historic rise to the most powerful position in the world, Barack Obama single-­handedly altered the concept of leadership around the world. Now, Shel Leanne—the expert on the Obama way of leadership—explains how to thrive in any business setting by adopting the same skill set. Leadership the Barack Obama Way examines the ins and outs of the leadership style the President of the United States rode to heights of power nobody dreamed possible just a short time ago. Leanne breaks down Obama’s style into easily digestible pieces that you can apply in any situation. You'll learn all the skills of extraordinary leadership, including how to: Communicate your vision in clear, persuasive language Create a “reservoir of goodwill” Form and lead outstanding teams Harness and leverage the power of technology Establish trust and confidence Build bridges among diverse people Obama's adversaries passed him off as . . .

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The story of Captain D. Michael Abrashoff and his command of USS Benfold has become legendary inside and outside the Navy. Now Abrashoff offers this fascinating tale of top-­down change for anyone trying to navigate today's uncertain business seas. When Captain Abrashoff took over as commander of USS Benfold, a ship armed with every cutting-­edge system available, it was like a business that had all the latest technology but only some of the productivity. Knowing that responsibility for improving performance rested with him, he realized he had to improve his own leadership skills before he could improve his ship. Within months he created a crew of confident and inspired problem-­solvers eager to take the initiative and take responsibility for their actions. The slogan on board became "It's your ship,­" and Benfold was soon recognized far and wide as a model of naval efficiency. How did Abrashoff do it? Against the backdrop of today's United States Navy-­Benfold was a key player in our . . .

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