Management consulting has a reputation for equipping smarter-than-average people with powerful business tools so they can help organizations to grow and advance. But those who chose business leadership and managerial roles rather than a career in consultancy have until now had little access to these
tools. Consultant Me does what no management consulting firm has ever done before; share these powerful tools and training in a way that allows regular business people to understand and use them. With organizations actively working to reduce their management consulting spend just as they
are being impacted by the greatest rate of change seen in three decades, there is not a better time to up-skill the tens of millions of leaders and managers upon whom our economies rely. Consultant Me enables organizations to enhance their leaders' and managers' performance by deploying their
knowledge of the business and their industry using better, up-to-the-minute methodology. If they require additional knowledge from external consultants they can source it from the on-demand providers. What they’ve lacked is the proven steps to take any topic from identification to impact.
That’s what management consultants know how to do. And so too, now, can they.
Digital Darwinism takes a closer look at disruptive thinking to inspire those who want to be the best at digital transformation. Change across business is accelerating, but the lifespan of companies is decreasing as leaders face a growing abundance of decisions to make, data to process and
technology that threatens even the most established business models.
These forces could destroy your company or, with the right strategy in place, help you transform it into a market leader. Digital Darwinism lends a guiding hand through the turbulence, offering practical strategies while sounding a call to action that lights a fire underneath complacency to inspire
Digital Darwinism shines a light on the future by exploring technology, society and lessons from the past so you can understand how to adapt, what to embrace and what to ignore.
Tom Goodwin proves that assumptions the business world has previously made about "digital" are wrong: incremental change isn't good enough, adding technology at the edges won't work and digital isn't a thing - it's everything. If you want your organization to succeed in the post-digital
age, you need to be enlightened by Digital Darwinism.
In today's world, decision makers struggle to make good long-term decisions. There is simply too much volatility, too much complexity, too much fake news, and too little time to make sense of all the information that is at our fingertips. We are drowning in data, surrounded by uncertainty and thus
live in a world that lacks clarity.
Moving away from the static thinking of many strategists, this book updates and upholds the importance of scenario design and thinking in the face of uncertainty. The authors investigate the journey of the art and science of scenario thinking, from its beginnings in the military to becoming a part
of the mainstream strategy toolkit in the business world. Delving into the new frontiers of scenario thinking and planning, the book explores topics such as:
The analysis and reflection process
Hybrid decision platforms
Social media sensing
Combining classical scenario thinking (the gentle art of perception) with the analytical power of big data and artificial intelligence, Real Time Strategy presents the decision making of the future which enables decision makers to develop dynamic strategies, monitor their validity, and react faster.
Strategy is an essential part of business, but strategizing often gets ignored or left behind. In this exciting new work, Eric J. Bolland introduces strategizing as a key component of strategy development and execution, showing strategizing as a way to aid organizations with their futures. To
strategize successfully, businesses need a set of well-developed tools to help them perform specific actions continuously. Starting by tracing the origin and evolution of strategy and strategic planning, this exciting new guide puts forward advice on how to put strategy research into strategizing
practice. In detailed chapters, Bolland addresses how strategizing works, with twenty real-world cases to show how theory can become reality, citing art, history, literature, science, psychology and philosophy to explore the human impulse to strategize. A valuable accompaniment for business students
of strategy, as well as a practical handbook for staff and mid- and upper-level managers, this book is an essential read for anyone seeking guidance about planning the futures of their organizations.
Most transformations and large-scale change programs fail, but in a rapidly changing world change is becoming more and more critical for survival.The HERO Transformation Playbook is your step-by-step playbook of EXACTLY how to deliver successful transformations and large-scale change programs with
the best chance of success using the HERO Transformation Framework: a clear method to help you design transformation for maximum enterprise value creation and then deliver the outcome in a repeatable fashion.We built our framework through trial and error, learning from our mistakes and successes and
solving common issues we came across and pitfalls that we have seen time and again. We then spent many years honing the framework, removing the fluff, distilling the concepts until it contained everything you need to succeed in the challenging world of change.In this book we teach you
everything we’ve learned – including all of the roles, processes, meetings, governance, and templates for you to follow and apply to your transformation today - so that you can crack the code of change and lead successful transformations on your own. The more successful transformations
that are delivered, the better the world will be for everyone!
For businesses to grow and be successful their approach to resilience must be defined by a holistic and risk-focused outlook, rather than one which is narrow and dominated by event-oriented continuity practices. The Organizational Resilience Handbook shows that success is as much to do with
innovation and the speed with which new products are brought to market as it is with organizations having to deal with unexpected crisis situations. It comprehensively covers the full breadth and depth of the field and introduces related topics such as security, safety, e-commerce, emerging
technologies and customer experience.Through adopting a strategic and progressive approach, practitioners can apply the book's methodology to develop an in-depth understanding of resilience within their own organization and use it to effectively engage with the board and senior management in
developing strategies for achieving greater resilience capability. A range of high-profile case studies, such as Mercedes, the UK's National Health Service, Alibaba and BP, help to illustrate the concept of resilience by detailing characteristics and behaviours which confirm its meaning. The
Organizational Resilience Handbook is a practical guide to self-assessment, benchmarking performance and implementing resilience frameworks in any organization.