Never by Chance: Aligning People and Strategy Through Intentional Leadership [NOOK Book]

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"Joe Calloway, Chuck Feltz, and Kris Young have joined forces to write the book that senior management at companies large and small have been waiting for. Highly readable, loaded with innovative ideas and filled with seminal insights from both a consulting and CEO perspective, Never by Chance lays out a plan for aligning people and strategy to dramatically improve market share and ROI. If you're going to read one ...

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Never by Chance: Aligning People and Strategy Through Intentional Leadership

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Overview

Praise for Never By Chance

"Joe Calloway, Chuck Feltz, and Kris Young have joined forces to write the book that senior management at companies large and small have been waiting for. Highly readable, loaded with innovative ideas and filled with seminal insights from both a consulting and CEO perspective, Never by Chance lays out a plan for aligning people and strategy to dramatically improve market share and ROI. If you're going to read one business book this year, this is it!"
—Kevin J. Clancy, PhD, Chairman, Copernicus Marketing Consulting

"Never by Chance is a real-world, pragmatic guide to authentic alignment, vision, and strategy. If you want to create enduring value for your customers that drives shareholder value, then read this book. A great read that lays out a foundational approach to aligning people, resources, and strategy."
—Kevin Cashman, Senior Partner, Korn/Ferry Leadership & Talent Consulting; bestselling author of Leadership from the Inside Out

"Calloway, Feltz, and Young offer a fresh perspective on what it takes to drive business strategy to its successful conclusion. This is a compelling contribution to the literature on the application of strategy and the importance of those things that really matter. It's a must-read for all those who labor in the vineyards of corporate America and those who aspire to it."
—Benjamin Ola. Akande, PhD, Dean, School of Business and Technology, Webster University

"Everyone ends up somewhere, but few end up somewhere on purpose. Doing things on purpose and for a purpose are critical to business success. Never by Chance makes a compelling case for intentional leadership in bringing all of a company's resources to bear on delivering the stakeholder value your organization exists to provide."
—Steve Tourek, SVP and General Counsel, Marvin Windows and Doors

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470594230
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/5/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 231 KB

Meet the Author

Joe Calloway, Chuck Feltz, and Kris Young are the founding partners of Engage Consulting Group, working with clients to accelerate the speed and effective-ness of their business strategy. For more information, please visit www.engageconsultinggroup.com.

Joe Calloway has worked with hundreds of companies to help them create and sustain success. A member of the Speaker's Hall of Fame, Joe has been a business consultant for twenty-eight years. His books include Becoming a Category of One, Indispensable, and Work Like You're Showing Off!, all from Wiley.

Chuck Feltz has served as CEO or president of companies in multiple industries ranging in size from an international startup to over $1 billion in revenue. He has been widely recognized for increasing shareholder value with his innovative strategies and visionary leadership.

Kris Young has worked with production company Martin Bastian for twelve years helping companies create strategic communications programs and events. An NSA Meeting Partner of the Year, she has worked with a range of organizations including Deluxe Financial Services, Wells Fargo, Cargill, ING, and many others.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1 Vision: Begin With The End In Mind.

Case Study: Western Water Works Supply Company.

Chapter 2 Culture As A Competitive Advantage.

Case Study: Kowalski's Market.

Chapter 3 Relevance- Making Your Company Matter.

Case Study: Apple Stores.

Chapter 4 Customer Experience—It Is Your Brand.

Case Study: Pinnacle Financial Partners.

Special Report: Events As Strategy.

Chapter 5 The Intentional Leadership Mindset.

Index.

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  • Posted January 23, 2011

    Excellent high level guidance for businesses

    This book doesn't go into details on process, etc, but it does cover the essentials of corporate vision, strategy, and execution. It is concise and to the point, and provides reasonably good case study examples.

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  • Posted February 13, 2010

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    Leadership.

    "Never by Chance" by Calloway, Feltz and Young is a remarkable management text, so clearly written by experienced leaders who have taken the trouble to think their craft through and articulate it with compelling skill. Much of the management literature covers (rather speculatively) aspects of teamwork and managing people but in a naive way, failing to recognize these people are adults. "Never by Chance" exudes hard fought marketplace experience and expresses core beliefs about how people should be led. In this, the authors avoid a set of tactics that someone might copy before moving on to try something else. Instead they offer powerful examples and implore the reader to think through their own organization. The importance of culture is stressed and the role of leaders in creating it, in a way that conveys both nuance and practicality. Rather than deal with these ideas as "soft" or peripheral to the business, Calloway, Feltz and Young make it clear that this is the business. A simple and inspiring read on a complex and difficult subject that few address. The best management work I've read since re-reading Drucker last year. And the only one that sits in my bookshelf at work (along with Drucker).

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