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Rapid Results!: How 100-Day Projects Build the Capacity for Large-Scale Change

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"The 100-day deadline drives an incredible amount of creativity. Because we were getting closer to our customers and partnering with them on the rapid results projects, we found new ideas for what they needed that we could supply."
—Dean A. Scarborough, president and chief executive officer, Avery Dennison

"The rapid results projects described in this book provide a structured way to get people to contribute and be successful. That, and the tight time ...

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Overview

praise for rapid results!

"The 100-day deadline drives an incredible amount of creativity. Because we were getting closer to our customers and partnering with them on the rapid results projects, we found new ideas for what they needed that we could supply."
—Dean A. Scarborough, president and chief executive officer, Avery Dennison

"The rapid results projects described in this book provide a structured way to get people to contribute and be successful. That, and the tight time pressure, keeps people moving ahead instead of wallowing in complex processes."
—A. D. "Pete" Correll, chairman and chief executive officer, Georgia-Pacific

"We have found that this approach energizes teams and provides an intense focus on getting results. At the same time, it is helping to build the capacity of our organization to drive transformational change."
—Martha Marsh, president and CEO, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, California

"Just do it! Do it now! These simple words reflect the mantra of Rapid Results! And they work. The book offers hope for those who really want to change. It shows that even large, complex transformations can be accomplished with 100-day rapid results projects. It provides sound principles that can be adapted and applied by any leader who faces the challenge of getting things done. It's not only a good read, but a good toolkit for action."
—Dave Ulrich, professor, University of Michigan, RBL partner, and coauthor, The HR Value Proposition

"For leaders in search of the secret to success for their organization, this is the one book they should read. Rapid Results! will help them unlock extraordinary levels of performance—now and with each passing quarter."
—Patrick O'Sullivan, group CFO, Zurich Financial Services

"This is an approach that can be taken to accelerate progress on almost any goal. It has helped us make significant progress."
—Lynne Fisher, managing director, head of diversity and talent, Citigroup EMEA

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
In the business world, it's all about rapid results. Schaffer and Ashkenas are here to make sure your company is maintaining the pace.
In the lightning-fast business landscape of the 21st century, managers are expected to produce solid results, quickly. According to the authors, the key to creating widespread, lasting progress begins with achieving rapid results at the micro level—as you engineer small victories, your company will build a solid foundation for future, more global success. With their 100-day projects, the authors lay the groundwork for organizations to experience marked success at the micro level, which will eventually lead to increased productivity and the ability to implement necessary reorganization on the larger management level. Some of key points include the necessity of mobilizing large groups of people to initiate change, the importance of creating a unique transformation plan for your company and the significance of applying these principles in developing countries. Both authors bring a record of proven success coaching CEOs and other upper-level management, and they provide copious examples of rapid results successes, including Georgia-Pacific, Citigroup, U.S. Borax and United Aluminum.
In an arena where quick success is paramount, learn the tools of Rapid Results or get left behind. (Kirkus Reports Business Newsletter, October 2005)

"In an arena where quick success is paramount, learn the tools of Rapid Results or get left behind." (Kirkus Reports)

"Ownership of the idea doesn’t matter. What does matter is that the approach works." (CIO Insight Magazine Review by Paul B. Brown, October 2005)

Soundview Executive Book Summaries
Today, more large-scale changes are happening in the business environment than ever. To show leaders how to use short-term achievement projects to make large-scale changes happen, strategy experts Robert H. Schaffer and Ronald N. Ashkenas present the keys to these rapid-cycle projects. Using examples from a variety of companies and industries, including Georgia-Pacific and Avery Dennison, Rapid Results! shows how rapid-cycle projects capture untapped energy and creativity, and put them to work. Copyright © 2006 Soundview Executive Book Summaries
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787977344
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/23/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,233,513
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert H. Schaffer is the founder and Ronald N. Ashkenas is a managing partner of Robert H. Schaffer & Associates in Stamford, Connecticut. Schaffer is the author of The Breakthrough Strategy and High-Impact Consulting. Ashkenas is a coach to CEOs and speaker on organizational transformation. He is the coauthor of The Boundaryless Organization and The GE Work-Out. The authors can be reached at info@rhsa.com

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Part One: Implementation Capability: Strengthening the Weakest Link.

1. A Thousand Cures: Which One Is Right?

2. The Potential Is There to Respond.

3. Start with Results, Not Preparations.

Part Two: Rapid Results: Expanding Implementation Capability.

4. Gain Rapid Results on Key Goals.

5. Mobilize Large Numbers of People in Change.

6. Build Your Own Unique Transformation Process.

7. Georgia-Pacific Takes It All the Way.

Part Three: Using Enhanced Implementation Capability to Execute Large-Scale Change.

8. Make Acquisitions and Mergers Succeed.

9. Unleash Implementation Capacity in Developing Countries.

10. Spark Strategic Momentum with Rapid Results.

11. Develop Leaders Through Results Achievement.

Part Four: Conclusion.

12. Challenge for Leaders: You Can Make It Happen!

Will You?

Notes.

Acknowledgments.

The Authors.

Index.

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    How to make projects work, in 100 day increments

    Authors and consultants Robert H. Schaffer and Ronald N. Ashkenas address their book to leaders who face the challenge of making rapid changes in their organizations ¿ especially to those who know they need to move performance to a higher level, yet are too impatient to execute large-scale change. Schaffer and Ashkenas flatly deny that you need to make any trade-off between short-term gains and long-range organizational capabilities. They offer advice about such changes as new information systems, research and development, product innovation, mergers and acquisitions, and even the use of rapid-results projects in developing countries. Essentially, they take a step-by-step approach to building your organization's ability to achieve short-term change with long-term impact. Despite the authors' occasional self-promotional moments, we find that they offer solid, worthwhile information for CEOs, project managers and other executives.

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