Wheelspin: The Agile Executive's Manifesto - Accelerate Your Growth, Leverage Your Value, Beat Your Competition by Mike F Richardson
This book provides a manifesto for the Why, What, When, Where, How and Who of agility. Using stories from his experiences as a manager, executive and CEO in the Oil and Gas, Aerospace and Automotive industries, Mike Richardson explores agility in everyday terms. He explains how aircraft accidents, the BP Oil Spill and Toyota’s safety recalls relate to your agility challenge in your role in your business. He explains the agility of a jet fighter plane and a jet fighter pilot and how you can employ similar techniques in your organization.
As an organizational Agility Pioneer and Management Innovator. Mike Richardson specializes in the strategy, execution and traction challenges of small-to-medium sized and fast-moving businesses, business units and corporations. He helps CEOs, Executives and their teams be more fully In the Driving Seat of their businesses and their lives, translating strategy and execution into traction. Mike is also an award winning Chair of peer groups with Vistage International and Vistage Speaker to other groups, nationally and internationally.
Table of Contents
· I couldn’t find the book I wanted to read, so I decided to write it myself.
Chapter 1: A Sense Of Void And Filling It
· Exploring why leadership and management has become a three dimensional challenge, with the emergence of the 3rd dimension, and how that has created a void which needs to be filled.
Chapter 2: Why Is Organizational Agility Increasingly Crucial?
· Exploring how the nature of change itself has changed and why agility has emerged as the bottom line competitive advantage.
Chapter 3: What Is Organizational Agility?
· Exploring the dimensions of agility and a new framework of journey oriented strengths, understandings and intelligences
Chapter 4: When Do We Need Organizational Agility, And When Do We Have It?
· Exploring the agility of a jet fighter plane and a jet fighter pilot
Chapter 5: Where Does Organizational Agility Come From?
· Exploring the component, moving parts of agility, for a business vehicle which is fit for the journey challenge
Chapter 6: How Do We Develop Organizational Agility?
· Exploring 13 strategies and disciplines to develop agility
Chapter 7: Who Do We Need To Be As Breakthrough Leaders In The Driving Seat® Of Organizational Agility?
· Exploring who we need to be in the process
Chapter 8: Are You Ready, Willing, And Able?
· Exploring the bottom line of what it takes to be in the minority not the majority