The Little Black Book of Change: The 7 fundamental shifts for change management that delivers

The Little Black Book of Change: The 7 fundamental shifts for change management that delivers

Paul Adams, Mike Straw

Language: English

Pages: 152

ISBN: 1119209315

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Your go-to-guide to delivering effective and transformative change that lasts

All too often, change efforts fail to deliver on their promise. However it is possible to turn an organization around quickly to create a new future — one where people think and behave differently and deliver extraordinary results together. Whether you are the chairman, a board director or an aspiring senior executive, The Little Black Book of Change provides a practical, concise and insightful guide to understanding your organization and inventing something extraordinary. It is not about ‘run of the mill' change programmes. It is about delivering extraordinary results — something that is not at all predictable. It will be your insight into creating significant shifts in the way people think and behave which can be applied in any area you wish; from improving service levels to cost reductions, innovation or increasing market share.

  • Demystifies organisational transformation in 7 practical steps
  • Based on real business case studies
  • Grounded and accessible, rather than purely from theoretical models or processes
  • The authors have 25 years' experience of implementing and facilitating transformations change
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dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” Steve Jobs Keeping the organization future-focused  /  107 Shift 7 Gaining energy from setbacks T o achieve something extraordinary, there is always a gap between the current reality and the

Seven shifts in achieving a new world record. The Magnificent Seven shifts in action The challenge The focus for this event was to bring teams from two previously autonomous companies together and to explore possible ways of managing the newly merged company, given the diverse cultures, nationalities and language barriers. There was much apprehension about the merger, and many perceived risks were rising to the surface, for example: • Research shows that very few mergers of Western and

not all the team could take part in the exercise, so other important roles were created. 132  /  The Little Black Book of Change Those who were not taking part in the exercise started to act as marshals and encouragers, positioned at points around the circle, what was beginning to become a larger, more capable circle of people attempting the goal. There was no proven path, formal hierarchy or procedure to achieving this world record, which gave space for people to come forward purely based on

Summary / 133 powerful influence. “This is ridiculous; we have no hope of succeeding.” “It was a childish idea and a waste of time.” “How much did all this cost anyway?” Another problem arose. We now didn’t have enough team members capable of breaking the record, but we continued practising until the factory workers arrived, greeted by one of our Latin American team. He was so pleased to see them that his arms were waving in the air, and he was shouting with excitement. Shift 6: Keeping the

intending to leave them thinking and feeling? Alignment will only be achieved and appropriate action taken when management is engaged in a common purpose 1 Source: The Leaders Voice – Clarke and Crossland. 42  /  The Little Black Book of Change that they recognize will provide a value greater than their perceived loss or risk. Possibility needs to be constantly created by leaders, it doesn’t exist naturally. This enables their people to act consistently with that possibility until it becomes

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