The flood of information, unprecedented transparency, increasing interconnectedness-and our global interde¬pendence-are dramatically reshaping today's world, the world of business, and our lives. We are in the Era of Behavior and the rules of the game have fundamentally changed. It is no longer what you do that matters most and sets you apart from others, but how you do what you do. Whats are commodities, easily duplicated or reverse-engineered. Sustainable advantage and enduring success for organizations and the people who work for them now lie in the realm of how, the new frontier of conduct.
For almost two decades, Dov Seidman's pioneering organi¬zation, LRN, has helped some of the world's most respected companies build "do it right," winning cultures and inspire principled performance throughout their organizations. Seidman's distinct vision of the world, business, and human endeavor has helped enable more than 15 million people do¬ing business in more than 120 countries to outbehave the competition. In HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything, Dov Seidman shares his unique approach with you. Now updated and expanded, HOW includes a new Fore¬word from President Bill Clinton and a new Preface from Dov Seidman on why how we behave, lead, govern, operate, consume, engender trust in our relationships, and relate to others matters more than ever and in ways it never has before.
Through entertaining anecdotes, surprising case studies, cutting-edge research in a wide range of fields, and reveal¬ing interviews with a diverse group of leaders, business executives, experts, and everyday people on the front lines, this book explores how we think, how we behave, how we lead, and how we govern our institutions and ourselves to uncover the values-inspired "hows" of twenty-first-century success and significance.
Divided into four comprehensive parts, this insightful book:
Exposes the forces and factors that have fundamentally restructured the world in which organizations operate and their people conduct themselves, placing a new focus on their hows
Provides frameworks to help you understand those hows and implement them in powerful and productive ways
Helps you channel your actions and decisions in order to thrive uniquely within today's new realities
Sheds light on the systems of how-the dynamics between people that shape organizational culture-andintroduces a bold new vision for leading and winning through self-governance
The qualities that many once thought of as "soft"-values, trust, and reputation-are now the hard currency of success and the ultimate drivers of efficiency, performance, innova¬tion, and growth.
With in-depth insights and practical advice, HOW will help you bring excellence and significance to your business endeavors- and your life-and refocus your efforts in powerful new ways.
If you want to stand out, to thrive in our fast changing, hyper¬connected, and hypertransparent world, read this book and discover HOW.
Table of contents
- Cover Page
- Title Page
- PROLOGUE: Making Waves
- Part I: HOW WE HAVE BEEN, HOW WE HAVE CHANGED
- CHAPTER 1: From Land to Information
- CHAPTER 2: Technology's Trespass
- CHAPTER 3: The Journey to How
- Part II: HOW WE THINK
- CHAPTER 4: Playing to Your Strengths
- CHAPTER 5: From Can to Should
- CHAPTER 6: Keeping Your Head in the Game
- Part III: HOW WE BEHAVE
- CHAPTER 7: Doing Transparency
- CHAPTER 8: Trust
- CHAPTER 9: Reputation, Reputation, Reputation
- Part IV: HOW WE GOVERN
- CHAPTER 10: Doing Culture
- CHAPTER 11: The Case for Self-Governing Cultures
- CHAPTER 12: The Leadership Framework
- Hows Matter
- Selected Bibliography
- Title: How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything, Expanded Edition
- Release date: September 2011
- Publisher(s): Wiley
- ISBN: 9781118106372
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