Ahead of the Curve is a practical guide for leaders and individual contributors who want to expand and exercise greater strategic influence over their work and life. The process described in the book will help you:
Define what is important for the future.
Deliver today’s business results while acting on opportunities that will shape the future.
Become strategically aligned with the strategic priorities of your organization.
Look at current situations and the future with a broader and more proactive perspective.
Research reveals that we fall into very predictable traps when discussing challenging issues or topics with others. These innate reactions are tied to the fight-or-flight response. Regardless of whom we are, these very predictable patterns emerge during important, complex, and sensitive conversations. Candor will help people understand what these patterns are and how to craft more productive conversations.
Candor is a fictional leadership journey that uses a unique approach—making you the center of the story—to present key steps in preparing for and successfully navigating through the challenging and important communications we all face.
Leading Groups to Solutions addresses the collaborative process of building consensus, creating synergy, and harnessing collective energy to create innovative solutions. The practical ideas guide facilitators through combining the best individual thinking into one focused effort and creating shared commitment so that the implementation of solutions is supported and sustained long-term. Whether leading, participating as a team member, or both, you will find that this book provides a practical framework for facilitating effective teams.
Strategy Is Everyone’s Job introduces a practical process that leaders—and individuals—can use to identify strategic opportunities and create and execute their own, unique, stand-alone strategy that supports and aligns with the overarching strategy of the business. This book is ideal for formal leaders or individuals who want to take the lead and shape a strategic journey for their part of the business. Inside, you will discover how to create a strategy and vision for the future in a practical and organized way. We refer to this as a strategy mosaic in which many small pieces come together to create a masterpiece.