Great Change

Book description

Rethink what you know about THE WAY your business works: learn how to implement strategy and drive real, measurable change in your organisation

Are you tired of developing strategies that aren’t properly implemented? Do you want to overcome disruption and create positive change in your organisation? Great Change: The WAY to Get Big Strategy Done is the book that will show you how to turn your plans into reality. Author and experienced leader Adam Bennett shares a unique, engaging approach to organisational transformation that will kindle your motivation and ignite your ingenuity. Great Change combines the philosophy of the Tao Te Ching and Japanese martial arts with real-world stories to deliver a practical, 5-step process for success. You’ll discover the mindset and the actions that will ensure your strategy creates real, measurable results.

In all organisations, there is a WAY of doing things. These methods, approaches, and cultures combine in a manner that defines the very core of that organisation. Think about it: You know intuitively “the way” that your current organisation works, what it stands for, and why it exists. But just as there is a WAY of being, there is a WAY of changing. Great Change shares a 90-day blueprint that unpacks exactly how you can combine the right mentality and mechanics to build momentum and spark transformation.

  • Rethink what you know about THE WAY of being and doing in business
  • Uncover unique and inspiring leadership lessons from philosophy, world history, and big business
  • Develop a mindset for driving action, challenge your own way of thinking about change, and identify the corporate characters who resist it
  • Learn the tried-and-tested methods to accelerate your plans for organisational transformation
  • Discover how to build momentum in a new role — and avoid the common mistakes leaders make in spearheading change

In today's world of rapid evolution, uncertainty, and always-on media, organisations need to adapt quickly and effectively to stay competitive. They need to sense what is happening in the world and to strategise. But that is not enough. They need to know how to actually get that strategy done. Great Change reveals the tools, skills, and methodologies any leader, executive, or manager can use to deliver successful results, even in the most challenging times.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Acknowledgements
  6. About the author
  7. Introduction
    1. We've not yet reached peak change
    2. Leading transformation is not new
    3. What this book is about
    4. Who this book is for
    5. Three inspirations for this book
    6. How you can use this book
    7. It's always about the people
  8. CHAPTER 1: The WAY things get done
    1. Elements of the WAY
    2. The corporate WAY
    3. Adaptation or extinction
  9. CHAPTER 2: Understanding transformation
    1. So what exactly is transformation?
    2. We've not yet reached peak change and disruption
    3. Company-centric forces
    4. Why you must care about transformation
    5. Transformation has always been difficult
    6. Three reasons transformation is so hard
    7. Why it's important to understand the need for transformation
    8. Notes
  10. CHAPTER 3: The mindset for great change
    1. Curiosity: empty your cup
    2. Sacred beliefs: recognise that you have deep biases
    3. Shoshin: maintain your intellectual humility
    4. Ambition: remember that it's not only about you
    5. Kokoro: get to the heart of the matter
    6. Kime: it's all about focus
    7. Renewal: know when to let go and try something else
    8. Urgency: remember that the meter is running
    9. Trust: don't lose it
    10. Humour: it's a long day without a laugh
    11. Resilience: find some, because you'll need it
    12. Get over yourself: put things down by the side of the road
  11. CHAPTER 4: The mechanics of great change
    1. 1. Do the work: personal commitment of the leader
    2. 2. Make decisions: choose, own and communicate a clear strategy
    3. 3. Build the team: get the right people
    4. 4. Be thorough: follow a proven methodology and approach
    5. 5. Keep score: use KPIs to align and provide regular feedback
    6. Notes
  12. CHAPTER 5: Creating your 90-day blueprint
    1. Making an impact
    2. Ridgway's first 90 days as commander
    3. Your first 90 days
    4. Mindset
    5. Mechanics
    6. Mistakes
  13. Conclusion: I wish you luck with your choice
  14. Bibliography
  15. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Great Change
  • Author(s): Adam Bennett
  • Release date: September 2023
  • Publisher(s): Wiley
  • ISBN: 9781394203727