The Executive Checklist: A Guide for Setting Direction and Managing Change

The Executive Checklist: A Guide for Setting Direction and Managing Change

by J. Kerr


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A guide for new executives that explores how to create an overarching, enterprise-wide transformative program. The book provides a best-practice checklist for 8 core areas: Strategy Setting, Technology Alignment, Business Renovation, Project Management, Communications Renewal, Employee Engagement, Staff Transformation, and Organizational Design.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137337436
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 01/21/2014
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 225
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

James Kerr is the founder of the Best Practices Enterprise Group within Kerr Systems International, LLC. He is a published author, international lecturer, and well-respected management consultant specializing in corporate transformation, strategy formulation, business process redesign and Internet and technology management and planning. Consulting with many Fortune 100 firms, Jim can claim such diverse organizations as The Home Depot, JP Morgan Chase, Mitsui Sumitomo, IBM and the Joint Chiefs of Staff as clients. A graduate of Bentley University, Jim earned an M.S. degree in Management Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - where he continues to teach graduate-level Strategic Planning courses in its Lally School of Management. He is the author of three previous books, The IRM Imperative (Wiley and Sons, 1989), Inside RAD (McGraw-Hill, 1991), and The Best Practices Enterprise (J. Ross Publishing, 2006).

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Establish Leadership The Foundation for Change 2. Build Trust A Vital Component of Enduring Achievement 3. Strategy Setting Translating Vision into Action 4. Engage Staff The Way to Gain Support and Accelerate Success 5. Manage Work through Projects A Means to Strategic Alignment 6. Renovate the Business A Way to Become 'of Choice' 7. Seamlessly Integrate Technology The Core to All We Do 8. Transform Staff The People Part of Enterprise-wide Change 9. Renew Communications Practices Transparency Improves Performance 10. Re-imagine the Organization The Expressway to the Future Postscript: A Bold Vision for Tomorrow's Organizations A Last Word About the Author

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