Shockproof: How to Hardwire Your Business for Lasting Success

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Reinvent your company to deliver sustained profitable growth.

As performance lags in the midst of economic cycles, many companies turn to magic bullets such as EVA, Kaizen, or Six Sigma. Unfortunately, these initiatives-along with how they're implemented-often deliver only short-term positive impact or cause more pain than the preexisting condition.

Returning to competitive health and profitability in the face of economic downturns requires a ...

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Shockproof: How to Hardwire Your Business for Lasting Success

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Overview

Reinvent your company to deliver sustained profitable growth.

As performance lags in the midst of economic cycles, many companies turn to magic bullets such as EVA, Kaizen, or Six Sigma. Unfortunately, these initiatives-along with how they're implemented-often deliver only short-term positive impact or cause more pain than the preexisting condition.

Returning to competitive health and profitability in the face of economic downturns requires a dynamic realignment of business strategies, organizational design, and talent management. Based on timely research conducted by Axiom Consulting Partners, Shockproof empowers and enables business leaders, owners and managers to make and maintain the necessary connection between strategies and organization to achieve sustainable performance.

  • Create an agile business that can rapidly reinvent itself as business conditions change
  • Foster leadership that knows how to mobilize people to execute and deliver results
  • Build a workforce that is adaptive, inherently innovative, and energized by the rewards of success

As priorities change and challenges arise throughout the ebbs and flows of the economic cycle, let Shockproof guide you to reinvent your company and deliver sustained profitable growth in good times and bad.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470872543
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 9.46 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Axiom Consulting Partners' Debra Jacobs, Garrett Sheridan, and Juan Pablo González have dedicated their careers to helping leaders and their organizations achieve their strategic objectives. As executives, advisors, speakers, and authors, they have helped clients across the globe align business strategy, organization design, and talent to improve execution and business results. Each has a deep appreciation of the complexity within today's business environment and what it takes for leaders to guide their organizations toward lasting success.

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Table of Contents

Foreword (Paul Jacobs).

Prologue A Shockproof Future.

Chapter 1 Beware the Big Blue Catfish.

Chapter 2 Headlines or Tombstones?

Chapter 3 Make Sure the Strategy Is "Not Wrong".

Chapter 4 Beyond Boxes and Lines.

Chapter 5 Carbon Paper? Really?!

Chapter 6 Connections and Calibrations.

Chapter 7 Be the Leader You Seek.

Chapter 8 Pass the Salt.

Notes.

Acknowledgments.

Index.

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