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Reinventing Strategy: Using Strategic Learning to Create and Sustain Breakthrough Performance

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Advance Praise for Willie Pietersen's Reinventing Strategy

"With today's uncertainties, a sound strategy is not enough for business success. Effective, dynamic leadership is more important than ever in piloting an organization through a constantly shifting environment. In this timely book, Willie Pietersen reveals the profound connections between strategy and leadership, and offers a proven method for strengthening both." -Jim Copeland, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

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Overview

Advance Praise for Willie Pietersen's Reinventing Strategy

"With today's uncertainties, a sound strategy is not enough for business success. Effective, dynamic leadership is more important than ever in piloting an organization through a constantly shifting environment. In this timely book, Willie Pietersen reveals the profound connections between strategy and leadership, and offers a proven method for strengthening both." -Jim Copeland, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

"The companies that win tomorrow will be those that generate superior insights today. Willie Pietersen is a master of the process, and in Reinventing Strategy he teaches you how to make it work for your business." -Faith Popcorn, founder, BrainResource Inc., author, EVEolution: The Eight Truths of Marketing to Women

"Take the business savvy of a former CEO, mix in the leading-edge insights of a faculty member at a top business school, garnish generously with crystal-clear writing, and what do you have? Willie Pietersen's Reinventing Strategy-a must for executives in these turbulent times." -Donald C. Hambrick, Samuel Bronfman Professor of Democratic Business Enterprise, Columbia University Graduate School of Business

"Finding ways to transform companies into adaptive organizations able to respond intelligently to an ever-changing environment has become the top priority for business leaders. Reinventing Strategy offers a proven process for doing just that. It is a wonderful mix of theory and practice, plus commonsense reasoning that works-for all the right reasons." -From the Foreword by Bob Johansen, President, Institute for the Future

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"With today's uncertainties, a sound strategy is not enough for business success. Effective, dynamic leadership is more important than ever in piloting an organization through a constantly shifting environment. In this timely book, Willie Pietersen reveals the profound connections between strategy and leadership, and offers a proven method for strengthening both." --Jim Copeland, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

"Relatively few people have the knack for creating business strategies that are truly new and effective. What makes these people special can't be bottled-but in Reinventing Strategy, Willie Pietersen comes close. His Strategic Learning method does more to systemize the process of smart strategy creation than any other approach I've seen." --Faith Popcorn, Author, The Popcorn Report

"Take the business savvy of a former CEO, mix in the leading-edge insights of a faculty member at a top business school, garnish generously with crystal-clear writing, and what do you have? Willie Pietersen's Reinventing Strategy--a must for executives in these turbulent times." --Donald C. Hambrick, Samuel Bronfman Professor of Democratic Business Enterprise, Columbia University, Graduate School of Business

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471061908
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 690,619
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

WILLIE PIETERSEN was raised in South Africa and received a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University. After a period spent in the practice of law, he embarked on an international business career. Between 1974 and 1994, Pietersen ran multibillion-dollar divisions of several major global corporations, including Unilever, The Seagram Company, and Sterling Winthrop. In 1998, Pietersen was named Professor of the Practice of Management at the Columbia University Business School. He serves as an advisor and consultant to many global companies, including Sony, Ericsson, Deloitte & Touche, SAP, and The Chubb Corporation, and is Chairman of the Menlo Park-based think tank Institute for the Future.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Foreword.

PROLOGUE: The New Leadership Challenge.

INTRODUCTION: A Journey of Discovery.

CHAPTER 1: The New Playing Field.

CHAPTER 2: The Challenge of Change.

CHAPTER 3: The Search for an Answer.

CHAPTER 4: The Strategic Learning Process.

CHAPTER 5: Winning the Battle for Insight: Doing a Situation Analysis.

CHAPTER 6: Defining Your Focus.

CHAPTER 7: Aligning the Organization.

CHAPTER 8: Transforming the Culture.

CHAPTER 9: Overcoming Resistance to Change.

CHAPTER 10: Implementing and Experimenting.

CHAPTER 11: Strategic Learning as a Path to Personal Growth.

CHAPTER 12: Creating an Environment for Success.

SOURCES.

INDEX.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2002

    A survival guide for business

    Willie Pietersen has managed to pull together what's really important to achieve breakthrough performance. He's done this by telling clearly and convincingly the lessons learned from his years as a chief executive, but explained them from his new role as a Professor of the Practice of Management at the Columbia Business School. I've had the personal pleasure of watching Pietersen in action with business leaders from around the world who have participated in Columbia's Executive Education programs. The overriding comment from these executives is 'this guy makes sense and has shown me how to face up to the challenges to my business' survival.' Reinventing Strategy: Using Strategic Learning to Create and Sustain Breakthrough Performance is the next best thing to the live program. If you want to move from Strategy theory to action and have your business survive in the process, read this book. William M. Klepper, Ph.D. Academic Director, Executive Education Columbia Business School

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