Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations That Accelerate Change

Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations That Accelerate Change

by Chris Ertel, Lisa Kay Solomon
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Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations That Accelerate Change by Chris Ertel, Lisa Kay Solomon

Moments of Impact is a book on a mission: to eradicate time-sucking, energy-depleting workshops and meetings. In our fast-changing world, organizations have important challenges and opportunities to address—and no time to waste. Moments of Impact delivers the single most useful resource for managers and leaders who need better strategic conversation—now—to shape the future of their organizations.

Moments of Impact is an essential guide for ambitious leaders who get assigned the hardest and most vexing strategic issues in their organizations, for entrepreneurs trying to manage board expectations, for social change agents pioneering new business models for community impact, for hopeful educators and healthcare practitioners trying to transform slow-to-change industries, and for enterprising students committed to tackling global challenges.

Drawing on decades of combined experience as innovation strategists, Ertel and Solomon articulate the purpose, principles, and practices of well-designed strategic conversations. They weave together a lively and compelling mix of social science theories and research, interviews with more than 100 thought leaders, organization leaders, and practitioners, as well as dozens of anecdotes and practical cases from diverse organizations. The book also includes a sixty-page Starter Kit with diagnostic questions, best practices, tips and suggestions, and recommended readings to enable you to put the ideas to work immediately.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451697698
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 02/11/2014
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 641,614
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Chris Ertel has been designing strategic conversations for fifteen years as an advisor to senior executives of Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and large nonprofits. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and daughter.
Lisa Kay Solomon teaches innovation at the groundbreaking MBA in Design Strategy program at San Francisco’s California College of the Arts. A frequent public speaker and guest lecturer, she lives with her husband and two daughters in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations That Accelerate Change 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a superbly practical book for consultants and leaders, and really anyone who is tasked with facilitating their organization's next strategic retreat. It not only presents a cogent framework for how to think through the design of high-stakes strategic offsites, it also offers concrete tips and tools in a 60-page starter kit in the back. And it does not shy away from discussing how to address the most common ways naysayers get in the way of real impact. I have already successfully applied several key insights and concepts from this book. Thank you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've spent way too much time in pointless, poorly designed meetings that go nowhere and everyone sits there feeling like the whole thing is a huge waste of time. this book is the first glimmer of hope i've read that there is another way to do this. i hope executives and meeting planner everywhere read this. our time is the most valuable commodity we have. let's stop wasting it.  read this book, buy it for a boss or colleague.