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The attacker's advantage : turning uncertainty into breakthrough opportunities
The attacker's advantage : turning uncertainty into breakthrough opportunities
Charan, Ram2015
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The phenomenon of uncertainty is not new; what is new is its intensity and potential to change industries and destroy companies. Business leaders can be on the defensive, or they can be on offense, prepared to lead decisively. The ability to deal with uncertainty is perhaps the paramount skill leaders must have to be successful in this era. Without it they risk becoming personally obsolete and driving their companies off a cliff. In The Attacker's Advantage, renowned business expert and bestselling author Ram Charan shows what skills are needed to be able to spot the disruption that is coming, and what actions are necessary to take advantage of these changes. While many leaders know how to cope with operational uncertainty--when, for example, revenue fluctuates--the same cannot be said for dealing with structural uncertainty that can alter the money-making patterns of a company, industry or entire economic sector. Charan demonstrates the huge upside offered by structural uncertainty and provides the concepts and tools--such as being able to spot the catalysts of disruption, building organizational preparedness, developing a financial understanding of the consequences--to take advantage of forces that are creating new customer needs, market segments and ways to make money.
Charan, Ram, author
New York PublicAffairs, 2015.©2015
ix, 228 pages ; 23 cm.
Formerly CIP. UkIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Machine generated contents note: pt. I THE FUNDAMENTAL LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE OF OUR TIME -- 1.Bends in the Road -- 2.Why Structural Uncertainty Is Different -- 3.The Mathematical Corporation: The Algorithmic Revolution and the Rise of the Math House -- 4.Searching for Early Warning Signals -- pt. II BUILDING PERCEPTUAL ACUITY -- 5.Identifying the Catalysts of Structural Change -- 6.Seeing What Catalysts See -- 7.Tools to Build Perceptual Acuity -- 8.How Tata Communications Expands the Organization's Lens -- pt. III GOING ON THE OFFENSE -- 9.Defining the Path -- 10.A Mind-set for Offense -- 11.Kaiser Permanente's Path Through the Turmoil in Health Care -- pt. IV MAKING THE ORGANIZATION AGILE -- 12.The Joint Practice Session: Transparency and Coordination -- 13.How Keurig Green Mountain Adopted the Joint Practice Session -- 14.The What, Who, and How of Decision Making: Zeroing in on the Organization's Critical Decision Nodes -- 15.Steering on Two Tracks --Contents note continued: 16.Merck's Quick Organizational Turn to Offense.
9781610394741 (hardback)9781610395687 (paperback)
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Sandringham LibraryComputers and Business658.4 CHAUnavailable due to Sandringham Library Building Project until the end of 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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