The power of alignment
Author: George H. Labovitz, Victor Rosansky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Explains the links between a company's people, processes, strategies, and leadership, and shows how to keep a company focused
Alignment for Success
Author: Katharine Halpin
Publisher: Vollor Guenther Publishers
Practical, easy to implement habits that will bring out the best in yourself, your teams and your company. Based on Katharine Halpin's life and career starting at age 8 in her Dad's CPA firm in Vicksburg, MS, this is a story of recovery from workaholism, workplace dysfunction and crazy making. By aligning her strengths with her work and building a solid foundation for self-leadership, Katharine developed a proven methodology for transforming people's lives, their careers and their workplaces. Work does not work for many people. This book offers hope and a proven path to success for everyone. Using her methods workplaces can be transformed in almost an instant.
Examines issues related to early learning failure, describes practices that can help children find success in school, and looks at programs of prevention and intervention.
Offers a set of tools to help any firm achieve world-class strategy execution.
Author: Charles D. Kerns
Publisher: Human Resource Development
What's all the fuss about ethics? Don't all of the really bad unethical managers go to jail? Why is this relevant to me? Why should I be ethical when everyone else cheats? How can I get ahead if I am always being honest? Drawing from examples, checklists and tools, the book presents clear, accessible, and practical guidelines that leaders in organizations of all types and sizes can easily put to use.
The alignment tools you need to win in today’s complex, fast-paced business world “In The Power of Alignment, Labovitz and Rosansky showed us that organizational alignment was essential for success. They helped us focus on mission accomplishment while driving out cost. In Rapid Realignment they show us again how great leaders are working alignment every day!” —ADMIRAL VERN CLARK, former Chief of U.S. Naval Operations “What are the enablers of business success? A clear plan, effective execution, and a willingness to adapt quickly are important, but the big enabler is talented, engaged, aligned people. Rapid Realignment makes the case in a compelling way and provides a toolkit for creating organizational alignment.” —KEN FREEMAN, Dean, School of Management, Boston University, and former CEO of Quest Diagnostics “When it comes to integrating care across two organizations, alignment is critical to success.” —DR. JAMES MANDELL, CEO, Children’s Hospital Boston “Building on a set of core principles, Rapid Realignment provides a flexible and relevant toolset to help organizations quickly and effectively assess and make adjustments to direction.”—FRANK H. SCHNEIDER, III, Executive Vice President, CFO and CIO, Jockey International, Inc. “Rapid Realignment gives managers the tools they need to navigate today’s ever changing business climate.” —JOHN PATRICK, CEO, Farmington Bank From the authors of the bestselling book The Power of Alignment When Vern Clark became the Chief of Naval Operations in 2001, he made alignment one of his top five goals for the Navy. He also made George Labovitz and Victor Rosansky’s pioneering book, The Power of Alignment (1997), required reading for every admiral. Under Clark’s leadership, the U.S. Navy underwent one of the greatest—and most successful—organizational transformations in its 200-year history. Now, Labovitz and Rosansky introduce the highly anticipated follow-up to their groundbreaking book: Rapid Realignment. The business world has changed dramatically since 1997. With the pace of technological, competitive, and social change increasing at an amazing rate, the difference between winning and losing today lies in a company’s ability to adapt and stay focused. Rapid Realignment gives you the insights and tools you need to ensure that strategy, customers, processes, and people work seamlessly together in the service of customers and that they continually realign in the face of change. The authors provide everything you need to know about: Engaging employees at every level with the “Main Thing” of your business Linking strategy and organizational processes Bringing the customer voice inside your company through social media Using social media and digital technology to quickly identify points of misalignment at any level Creating the “Enterprise Effect” Case studies from a broad array of companies, including FedEx, Quest Diagnostics, the U.S. Navy, Dana Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center, Farmington Bank, and others clearly illustrate the authors’ methods, demonstrating that they work in any industry. Rapid Realignment provides a practical blueprint for “wowing” customers and reaching peak organizational performance—no matter what today’s turbulent world throws your way.
Companies today are under increasing pressure to deliver shareholder value by squeezing as much as possible from their limited available resources. As one of these resources, workers are being asked to do more for less, and all within the same work week, leaving many of them looking for new ways to become more productive with their time. The Complete Idiot s Guide to Getting Things Doneanswers the call by giving readers the tools they need to increase their efficiency and effectiveness in the workplace. From putting out fires to attacking long-term goals, and everything in between, readers are exposed to the fundamental principles of personal productivity.
Strategy implementation - or strategy execution - is a hot topic today. Managers spend significant resources on consulting and training, in the hope of creating brilliant strategies, but all too often brilliant strategies do not translate into brilliant performance. This book presents new conceptual models and tools that can be used to implement different strategies. The author analyses how market leaders have benefitted from successful strategy implementation and provides the reader with a comprehensive and systematic framework to tackle strategy implementation challenges. Have clear strategic choices been made? Are actions aligned with the strategy? What’s the organizational context for the strategy? In answering these simple questions, the book provides students of strategic management, along with managers involved in designing and implementing strategies, with a valuable resource.
This book is the end product of an independent research carried out by the author on business management within various organisations. The study comprise analysing methods of employee alignment to the business strategy. The book's strength lies in its high degree of synthesis of scholarly articles from highly reputable global business journals coupled with rich and robust primary data analysis, discussions and findings related to the problem of business strategy and employee targets misalignment. The use of diagrams aids the readers understanding considerably. The methodology is excellent and extremely well developed. The findings are extremely rich and the resultant analysis strong. The conclusions are sensible and the limitations highlighted appropriately. Almost every organisation faces misalignment in its evolution but if promptly corrected could increase efficiency in business processes thus contributing to sustained competitive advantage and long term profitability.
Author: Pamela Bilbrey, Brian Jones
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
How to leverage ordinary greatness to create a competitive advantage for any organization Enabling readers to maximize leadership skills, no matter the venue, Ordinary Greatness helps those who are in leadership positions to optimize their organizational results by improving their ability to recognize and create greatness in those who they lead. Featuring real-world stories, this practical guide helps readers relate to both famous and everyday heroes and shows leaders how to improve their immediate environment. In addition, actionable tips and insights are included to equip business leaders to remove the blinders that keep them from seeing their organization's ordinary greatness. Pamela Bilbrey and Brian Jones are organizational consultants, executive coaches, and international speakers and workshop facilitators
Most executives have a big, hairy, audacious goal. But they install layers of stultifying bureaucracy that prevent them from realizing it. In this article, Jim Collins introduces the catalytic mechanism, a simple yet powerful managerial tool that helps turn lofty aspirations into reality. The crucial link between objectives and results, this tool is a galvanizing, nonbureaucratic way to turn one into the other. But the same catalytic mechanism that works in one organization won’t necessarily work in another. So, to help readers get started, Collins offers some general principles that support the process of building one effectively. Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world.
The Power of People
Author: Nigel Guenole, Jonathan Ferrar, Sheri Feinzig
Publisher: FT Press
Learn from Today’s Most Successful Workforce Analytics Leaders Transforming the immense potential of workforce analytics into reality isn’t easy. Pioneering practitioners have learned crucial lessons that can help you succeed. The Power of People shares their journeys—and their indispensable insights. Drawing on incisive case studies and vignettes, three experts help you bring purpose and clarity to any workforce analytics project, with robust research design and analysis to get reliable insights. They reveal where to start, where to find stakeholder support, and how to earn “quick wins” to build upon. You’ll learn how to sustain success through best-practice data management, technology usage, partnering, and skill building. Finally, you’ll discover how to earn even more value by establishing an analytical mindset throughout HR, and building two key skills: storytelling and visualization. The Power of People will be invaluable to HR executives establishing or leading analytics functions; HR professionals planning analytics projects; and any business executive who wants more value from HR.
Getting Things Done
Author: David Allen
"The Bible of business and personal productivity" —Lifehack "A completely revised and updated edition of the blockbuster bestseller from 'the personal productivity guru'"—Fast Company Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots. Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come. This new edition of Getting Things Done will be welcomed not only by its hundreds of thousands of existing fans but also by a whole new generation eager to adopt its proven principles. From the Trade Paperback edition.
“AN IMPORTANT BOOK ABOUT MOTIVATION FROM A PROVEN MOTIVATOR.” —JACK WELCH Yum! Brands CEO David Novak learned long ago that you can’t lead a great organization of any size without getting your people aligned, enthusiastic, and focused relentlessly on the mission. But how do you do that? There are countless leadership books, but how many will actually help a Taco Bell shift manager, a Fortune 500 CEO, a new entrepreneur, or anyone in between? Over his fifteen years at Yum! Brands, Novak has developed a trademarked program—Taking People with You—that he personally teaches to thousands of managers around the world. He shows them how to make big things happen by getting people on their side. No skill in business is more important. And Yum!’s extraordinary success (at least 13 percent growth for each of the last ten years) proves his point. Novak knows that managers don’t need leadership platitudes or business school theories. So he cuts right to the chase with a step-by-step guide to setting big goals, building strong teams, blowing past your targets, and celebrating after you shock the skeptics. And then doing it again and again until consistent excellence becomes a core element of your culture.