See Sooner, Act Faster (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
208
Utgivningsdatum
2019-10-01
Förlag
MIT Press
Illustrationer
17 figures; 17 Illustrations, unspecified
Dimensioner
233 x 147 x 19 mm
Vikt
420 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780262043311
See Sooner, Act Faster (inbunden)

See Sooner, Act Faster

How Vigilant Leaders Thrive in an Era of Digital Turbulence

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How organizations can anticipate threats, spot opportunities, and act faster when the time is right; with rich examples including Adobe, MasterCard, and Amazon. When turbulence is the new normal, an organization's survival depends on vigilant leadership that can anticipate threats, spot opportunities, and act quickly when the time is right. In See Sooner, Act Faster, strategy experts George Day and Paul Schoemaker offer tools for thriving when digital advances intensify turbulence. Vigilant firms have greater foresight than their rivals, while vulnerable firms often miss early signals of external threats and organizational challenges. Charles Schwab, for example, was early to see and act on the promise of "robo-advisors"; Honeywell, on the other hand, stumbled when Nest Labs came out first with a "smart" thermostat. Day and Schoemaker show leaders how to assess their vigilance capabilities and cultivate insight and foresight throughout their organizations. They draw on a range of cases, including Adobe and Intuit's move to the cloud, Shell's investment in clean energy, and MasterCard's early recognition of digital challenges. Day and Schoemaker describe how to allocate the scarce resource of attention, how to detect weak signals and separate them from background noise, and how to respond strategically before competitors do. The challenge is not just to act faster but to act wisely, and the authors suggest ways to create dynamic portfolios of options. Finally, they offer an action agenda, with tips for fostering vigilance and agility throughout an organization. The rewards are stronger market positions, higher profits and growth, more motivated employees, and organization longevity.
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Day and Schoemaker stress throughout their new book that vigilance can be systematically developed and strengthened by a motivated leadership team. Establishing new capabilities and adjusting current strategic practices require time and commitment. But the rewards - stronger market positions, higher profits and growth, and more motivated employees - make that effort key to organization longevity and even survival. -Wharton @ Work Alex Camlin always does such an amazing job of creating dynamic all-type covers that somehow feel like they're moving off the page and this is a perfect example of that! Between the subtle manipulation of the typography and the choice of yellow, this color vibrates with electricity. -Spine Listed as one of the "10 leadership books to strengthen your skills in 2020." -The Enterprisers Project In an age when any company can be disrupted, vigilance is a coveted trait. The authors of this book point to examples from Adobe, MasterCard, Charles Schwab, Honeywell, and Amazon to show how vigilant leaders not only act faster but also act wisely to achieve stronger market positions, growth, and organization longevity. -The Enterprisers Project "...delivers what Day and Schoemaker are known for-compelling case studies, diagnostic tools, and a frame for spotting options-developed to help leaders manage innovation." -Kirsten D Sandberg, Blockchain Research Institute

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George S. Day is the Geoffrey T. Boisi Emeritus Professor and Senior Fellow of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of nineteen books on marketing, innovation, and strategic management. Paul J. H. Schoemaker founded and served as CEO and Chairman of Decision Strategies International and recently launched Q2 Tech. He is the author of eleven books and has served on the faculties of the University of Chicago and the Wharton School.