Search Results: 'Organizational competence'
Core competencies and Functional Strategies
Core competencies are organizational strengths or abilities, developed over a long period of time, that customers find valuable and competitors find difficult or even impossible to copy. Honda, for... More > example, is recog¬nized for having core competencies in the engineering and manufacture of small gas- powered engines. Those core competencies have helped Honda conquer numerous mar¬kets, including the markets for motorcycles, cars, lawnmowers, jet skis, and home generators.< Less
SKILLS OF CHANGE AGENTS TO FOSTER THE ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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The book is dealing with the values and perceptions of the skills of change agent who can design the revolution in the organisation to foster the innovation and creativity. The values of growth and... More > development relate to the progressive change in attitude to build the competencies of the employees.< Less
Making sustainability work at Starbucks: a competence perspective on sustainability
Profit for an organization is like oxygen for a person. If you don’t have enough of it, you’re out of the game. But if you think your life is about breathing, you’re really missing... More > something (Drucker).
This eBook emphasis a call for action on leaders and managers for shifting towards multiple value creation, but does not seek this value creation at the expense of the environment or society’s needs. The past shows us that organizations are mainly focused on creating value for the short term, with often only the financial results of real importance. Organizations are designed and managed for this short-term purpose, which lead to massive wasting, exhaustion, scarcity and even destruction of resources. If this logic continuous, the future of our society on this planet is at stake. The competence perspective provides organizations and its management a systemic approach to build and leverage competences for continuous multiple value creation.< Less
The Elements of Performance
Performance is too pervasive and too important to leave only to leaders, managers and supervisors. We are all interested in improving performance: individually, in teams, and throughout the entire... More > company. Performance and performance improvement is the subject of The Elements of Performance. This book gives every individual the basic tools of performance improvement. This book:
• Provides a thorough explanation of each of the seven elements of performance
• Empowers every individual to be more successful in improving personal performance
• Assists leaders and managers in understanding and using the elements of performance in cultivating high performance work teams
• Clarifies the need for continuous performance improvement
• Can be used to support specific performance improvement initiatives
• Builds greater commitment to accomplishing company goals
• Explains the relationship between performance and competencies
• Emphasizes the special importance of building commitment< Less
Mastering the Cube (hardcover)
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Mastering the Cube skillfully lays out proven organization design principles. Comparing today’s complex organizations to a Rubik’s Cube, the authors explain how focusing improvement... More > efforts on just one or two facets of the organization is akin to concentrating on just one side of the cube. Doing so is bound to affect—or even jumble—the other areas needed to generate a healthy and sustainable organization. Eight common beliefs and missteps are described, and eight building blocks are offered to effectively orchestrate complex organizational change.
Written for both business leaders and their change partners, the book offers practical wisdom to help readers develop a shared perspective on organization design and achieve positive business results. Whether the transformation before you involves restructuring, consolidations, or mergers and acquisitions, this resource provides the guidance you’ll need to become skilled in the important, real work of strategic organizational alignment.< Less
Why Leadership Sucks: Fundamentals of Level 5 Leadership and Servant Leadership
What is leadership? How do we define leadership? What is servant leadership? Are you frustrated with organizational leadership? You are not alone.So why does leadership suck?It sucks because real... More > leadership is hard, requires selfless service, and because the buck stops here. Servant leadership or Level 5 leadership is uncomfortable, humbling, self-denying, painful, and counter-intuitive; nonetheless, christian leadership is the only kind of leadership that brings lasting results, genuine happiness, and true self-fulfillment.
Here is what you will learn from Miles and experience in Why Leadership Sucks?
1. Define leadership in general and the servant leadership style specifically.
2. Why christian leadership matters and is a better long-term strategy.
3. Develop leadership competencies with practical action steps.
4. Learn from real world examples from the author's organizational leadership experience.< Less
The Approachability Factor: Influencing Relationships and Getting Results
Maybe you think you are already approachable.
• Maybe you don’t care if you are or not.
• Maybe you know someone who needs this skill.
• Maybe you know someone who is losing... More > something or everything because he or she has not had this book to read.
This short book is about communicating with and influencing others with a positive approach. It’s about having a good attitude, meaningful behaviors, and strong skills you can use in difficult situations, to build new relationships, or even to negotiate tough agreements. In our work as executive coaches with the top leaders in Silicon Valley, we see that approachability gives people an extra edge by setting the stage for being a balanced leader, as well as having satisfying and productive working relationships.
Approachability is magic for careers—and not being approachable can be disastrous, on and off the job.< Less