Leading change just got a whole lot easier.
Think you need awe-inspiring visions, complicated plans, and fist-pounding speeches to inspire change? Think again.
A rising tide of real leaders ranging from banking executives and heads of multinational manufacturers to hospital administrators and small business owners have discovered a surprisingly simple way to deliver steady results in spite of unrelenting change. Brimming with compelling stories and grounded in research, Domino: The Simplest Way to Inspire Change reveals two approaches to leading change: Change by Addition and Change by Decision. Disturbingly, Change by Addition is far less effective, but is used far more often. Until now. Luckily, Change by Decision is not only more effective it also requires less time and fewer resources—allowing ordinary managers to take their teams in exciting new directions.
- Understand how to free yourself and your team from the shackles of change by addition.
- Explore stories of real leaders in a multitude of industries to see how the Domino techniques apply in any situation
- Examine the leadership skills that inspire smart strategies and adaptive teams
- Execute plans quicker and easier by mastering the art of effective change leadership
Domino: The Simplest Way to Inspire Change is a radically simple book that highlights a new approach for executing change and inspiring agility in the workplace.
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About the Author
NICK TASLER is CEO of Decision Pulse, a global management-consulting firm and ThinkTank devoted to helping everyone from the shop floors to the C-suites think more strategically and act more decisively. A highly sought-after speaker and thought leader, Nick has been asked to share his insights with Microsoft, General Electric, Wells Fargo, Symantec, UnitedHealth Group, Yale University and many more of the world's most admired organizations. He also writes management columns for the Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg Business Week, and Psychology Today.
Table of Contents
Introduction: What’s Eating Glen Peterson? 1
PART ONE Drive Change 13
Section 1 Use Your Blinkers 15
Chapter 1 Sandy’s Rule 16
Chapter 2 Why the Principal Killed the Football Team 27
Chapter 3 Drivers and Passengers 36
Chapter 4 The Permission Ceremony, Part 1: The Drama 44
Section 2 Check Your Mirrors 51
Chapter 5 The Permission Ceremony, Part 2: The Conflict 52
Chapter 6 Who’s That Behind You? 59
Chapter 7 How to Be a Stalker 65
PART TWO Adapt to Change 73
Section 1 Anticipate 75
Chapter 8 Seriously, Who Keeps Moving My Cheese?!? 76
Chapter 9 Pivots and Power Strokes 79
Chapter 10 Start with Why 13½ Percent 84
Chapter 11 The Cure for Hyperopia 89
Section 2 Decide 95
Chapter 12 The Revolution That Was Televised 96
Chapter 13 The Pulse, the Anti-You, and the Mindset 102
Chapter 14 Why Drivers Need Navigators 107
Chapter 15 To Lead Is to Decide 111
Section 3 Align 117
Chapter 16 Rosa Parks and the Science of Revolution 118
Chapter 17 How to Break a Bottleneck 125
Chapter 18 Mobilize the Middle 131
Chapter 19 Don’t Forget the Waitlist! 140
Section 4 Permit 143
Chapter 20 The Hardest Permission to Give 144
Chapter 21 Priori-Time: The Antidote to Urgency 148
Section 5 Test 153
Chapter 22 Shift Happens 154
Chapter 23 Scientific Management 2.0: From Taylorism to Taslerism 157
Epilogue: When Change Blows 161
Notes: Lies, Damned Lies, and Citations 168