‘This book is a must for anyone interested in improving their management skills.’
Chris Green, Former Chief Executive, Virgin Trains
‘A rare combination of general principles and concrete advice. Wholeheartedly recommended.’
Professor Alison Wolf CBE, Director of Public Services Policy and Management, King’s College, London
‘A very wise and reflective book. Valuable lessons for every senior manager in every organisation.’
Professor Daniel T. Jones, author of Lean Thinking
Business leaders the world over are hardwired to focus on success. But what if understanding failure is the real secret behind enduring performance?
In Too Good To Fail?, Jan Filochowski turns his twenty years’ experience as a CEO and turnaround specialist into practical advice for business managers.
Covering what failure looks like, how to cure it and – most importantly – how to avoid it altogether, this book is your essential roadmap to enduring business success. Turnaround specialist Jan Filochowski shows you how to identify and overcome potential business problems and achieve sustained long-term success.
Too Good To Fail? tackles the big questions:What does failure look like?
What are the warning signs?
How do you turn performance around?
What management skills do you need to succeed?
Table of Contents
- Title Page
- About the author
Part 1 Understanding failure
- 1 Mentioning the unmentionable
- 2 The pattern of failure: the Yosemite curve
- 3 Other types of failure
- Part 2 Avoiding failure
- Part 3 Curing failure
Part 4 Succeeding
- 9 The opposite of failure
- 10 The importance of being honest
- 11 Mining the data
- 12 Fault tolerance, randomness and pattern
- 13 Gauging the environment
- 14 The attentive manager
- 15 Final thoughts
- Appendix: A personal account
- Title: Too Good To Fail?
- Release date: June 2013
- Publisher(s): FT Publishing International
- ISBN: 9780273785231