Pivot, Disrupt, Transform: How Leaders Beat the Odds and Survive

Pivot, Disrupt, Transform: How Leaders Beat the Odds and Survive

by Marcia Daszko


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When the status quo no longer works, the contrarian perspective reigns!

In this innovative business how-to, leadership expert Marcia Daszko draws on her expertise to guide leaders at any level through a process to radically improve their businesses: first, recognize and stop outmoded ways of thinking that fail to move the business forward (like focusing on the bottom line, conducting performance appraisals, and searching for best practices); second, start taking steps to introduce new, innovative ways of thinking and contrarian practices (such as developing leaders with the capacity to effect change, creating an interconnected team, and seeking knowledge through questions); and finally, transform your company into a more resilient, adaptive, and united organization.

Recent studies have reported that 90% of start-ups will fail. In Silicon Valley alone, this means that more than 5,400 of the current 6,000 startups will flounder and disappear. But risky and cash-strapped start-ups are not the only corporate fatalities: More than 60% of the original Fortune 500 corporations no longer exist. Given these statistics, how can organizational leaders and their employees beat the odds and survive? The only solution is to question the usual business practices, re-think how to lead and inspire, challenge the accepted beliefs, and toss out the failures to accelerate business growth and profitability. Using Marcia's three-part stop, start, transform method, readers will learn to pursue significant untapped opportunities, achieve their organization's competitive edge, and pivot, disrupt, and adapt to unexpected levels of success.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635764741
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publication date: 10/16/2018
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Marcia Daszko is one of the world’s leading business strategists and catalysts for leadership and organizational transformation. She believes and teaches innovation in leadership thinking. She has 25 years of proven success as a Founder and CEO of a consulting firm, Marcia Daszko & Associates, and is an executive team workshop facilitator. In addition, she is a researcher and graduate level teacher, a keynote speaker, an award-winning writer and communicator, and an executive advisor to Fortune 500 corporations; government agencies and the Pentagon; educational institutions; and global non-profit organizations.

Table of Contents

Part One: What Leaders Must Recognize and Stop Doing and Why

1. Recognize and Stop Focusing on the Numbers, the Bottom Line

2. Recognize and Stop Setting Individual Goals and Holding Them Accountable

3. Recognize and Stop Conducting Performance Appraisals

4. Recognize and Stop Getting Poor Results

5. Recognize and Stop Searching for Best Practices

6. Recognize and Stop Creating Ineffective Mission Statements

7. Recognize and Stop Creating Roadmaps

8. Recognize and Stop Using a Language of Failure

Part Two: What Leaders Must Start Thinking and Doing

9. Start Developing Essentials for the Foundation to Grow

10. Start Developing Leaders Who Transform

11. Start Creating An Inter-connected Team

12. Start Understanding how to Make Bold Decisions

13. Start Seeking Knowledge through Questions

14. Start Understanding People

15. Start Transforming not Merely Changing

16. Start Discerning Among the Three Different Types of Change

Part Three: Where Do We Begin to Transform?
17. An Urgent Truth

18. The Code for Bold Change

19. The Old Way vs. the Better Way of Managing

20. The Pivotal, Powerful Strategic Compass for Survival

21. Assess Where You Will Begin Your Journey

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