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Leading Exponential Change: Go beyond Agile and Scrum to run even better business transformations


Leading Exponential Change (second edition, May 2019) unveils the secrets of Enterprise Agility.The way companies manage change has undergone dramatic shifts, and organizations have tried to adapt to relentless market innovations by using artificial intelligence, Big Data, the Scrum Framework, increasingly connected people, and new mind-sets such as Agile or Lean. But all these approaches have only established disruptive change as a new, relentless reality.In Leading Exponential Change, world-renowned consultant Erich R. Bühler shares the secrets that differentiate truly remarkable companies from those that fail to adapt to today’s constantly changing market conditions.During his years on the front lines, the author recognized that no two companies were the same—and that what worked in one enterprise might not work in another. He studied a wide range of organizations to determine the specific behaviors and mind-sets needed to embrace change.One thing became clear: human beings are not physiologically prepared for constant alterations in processes, roles, and ways of working. Realizing that a new approach was needed, Bühler developed a set of revolutionary principles and techniques to create responsive people and organizations that challenged traditional thinking (and many Agile concepts).Drawing on his experience as an international change consultant, the author takes you deep into why companies struggle to adapt even when they have the right people. He also analyzes the reasons some consultants face endless obstacles and resistance to change while others succeed.This groundbreaking book offers new foundations to help company leaders, managers, Agile consultants, HR representatives, mentors, and scrum masters become skilled at helping others to influence change.Here readers find five types of Agility—including Mental Agility and how to increase it! Bühler also explains two game-changing frameworks for increasing adaptability to change: the ELSA framework, ideal for environments where people welcome change, and DeLTA, which helps manage change in companies with hostile work environments.Drawing from years of experience and employing an easy-to-follow approach, Bühler also addresses the differences between Agile and Enterprise/Business Agility, explores what happens to the brain during change, explains methods for improving innovation, and teaches important concepts about organizational psychology and the neuroscience of change.Between the first and second editions, Bühler traveled around the world interviewing change consultants from different countries and cultures to verify which of his techniques had a positive impact and which ones needed to be improved.Bolstered by this new data, the second edition of Leading Exponential Change is packed with new paradigms, practices, ready-to-use tools, and real-life stories from the author and other industry-revered consultants specializing in innovation, human resources, and coaching.Paperback and ebook editions are available in Spanish (Lidera el cambio exponencial) and Portuguese (Lidere a Mudança Exponencial), and this second edition is also available on audio for listening on the go.

Leading Successful Change, Revised and Updated Edition: 8 Keys to Making Change Work


“Few people have more experience guiding organizational change than Greg Shea and Cassie Solomon.” —Adam Grant, New York Times–bestselling author, Originals and Give and TakeFeatured on CNBC and in Harvard Business Review and Fast Company, Leading Successful Change is now updated for 2020 and beyond to help leaders successfully navigate the ever-increasing pace of change.When Jack Dorsey returned to Twitter as CEO in 2015, the company was in trouble. But unlike so many other social media platforms that have crumbled under tough conditions, Twitter is still alive—and thriving. How did Twitter turn itself around in one of the most turbulent and competitive industries? The change management approach of authors Gregory P. Shea and Cassie A. Solomon guided a significant area of the organization’s turnaround effort. In this revised and updated edition of Leading Successful Change, Shea and Solomon share success stories from a host of companies including Twitter, Viacom, and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, offering a tested method for leading successful change, which they have developed over a combined 50 years of helping organizations do just that. In Leading Successful Change, Shea and Solomon share: Why most change efforts failThe two key tenets for making successful changeHow to create a scene that will provide a vision of the futureThe 8 Levers of Change, a tried-and-true method for designing the work environment to support the changesHow winning companies—from IKEA to Whirlpool—are successfully implementing changeChange is not optional and it is difficult—but it is also not impossible—with Leading Successful Change.“A must-use guide for anyone who is faced with leading others to a future that is better than today.” —Annie McKee, author, How to Be Happy at Work.“Greg Shea and Cassie Solomon have written a novel and valuable resource for leaders of change.” —Michael Useem, Professor of Management, The Wharton School, and author, The Leader’s Checklist“Wonderfully concise.” —Richard J. Green, Board Chairman and CEO, Firstrust Bank“The handbook for positive disruption for any leader in any industry in the 2020s.” —Stephen K. Klasko, President and CEO, Thomas Jefferson University; Distinguished Fellow for the Future of Health, World Economic Forum



Este libro te ayudará a implementar un cambio con éxito y a evitar la resistencia al cambio co-creando el cambio. Lo hará a través de ejemplos de cómo las prácticas innovadoras pueden aumentar el éxito de los programas de cambio. Estas prácticas combinan ideas de las comunidades Agile, Lean Startup, gestión del cambio, desarrollo organizativo y psicología. Este libro cambiará tu manera de ver el cambio.En este libro descubriremos:¿Por qué surge la resistencia al cambio y qué NO debes hacer al respecto? Y, por supuesto, cómo aprovechar las reacciones de los involucrados en beneficio del proceso de cambio.Descripciones paso a paso de cómo combinamos ideas de muchos métodos y marcos de cambio para desarrollar un proceso de gestión del cambio personalizado y adecuado para la Comisión.Cómo puedes personalizar tu propio programa de cambio como lo hicimos en la Comisión.Cómo puedes involucrar a las personas afectadas en el cambio en el diseño de este, contribuyendo directamente al éxito del programa de cambio.Un CIO recién nombrado ha sacudido el lugar con algunos cambios grandes, incluida una transición de las prácticas de gestión tradicionales a las prácticas ágiles.¿Cómo implementar estos enfoques modernos de gestión en una organización muy tradicional? Se necesitaba un nuevo enfoque para el cambio. Lean Change Management era necesario.Este libro describe cómo el equipo de agentes de cambio y yo ayudamos a la Comisión a transformarse de una organización del sector público de la vieja escuela a una organización ágil moderna. ¿Era fácil? Por supuesto no. Pero fue posible debido a las prácticas innovadoras para la Gestión del Cambio que describo en este libro.

Lean Change Managment: Innovative Practices For Managing Organizational Change


This book will help you implement successful change and bypass change resistance by co-creating change. The book will do that through examples of how innovative practices can dramatically improve the success of change programs. These practices combine ideas from the Agile, Lean Startup, change management, organizational development and psychology communities. This book will change how you think about change. In this book we will cover: Why does change resistance emerge and what you should NOT do about it. And of course, how to harness that human reaction to the benefit of all involved in the change process. Step-by-step descriptions of how we combined ideas from many change methods and frameworks to develop a customized change management process that was right for The Commission. How you can customize your own change program just like we did at The Commission. How you can involve the people affected in the change in the design of that change. Directly contributing to the success of the change program. A newly appointed CIO had shaken the place up with some big changes, including a transition away from traditional management practices and towards Agile practices. How to implement these modern approaches to management in a very traditional organization? A new approach to change was needed. Lean Change Management was needed. This book describes how myself and team of change agents helped The Commission transform from an old-school public sector to a modern Agile organization. Was it easy? Of course not. But it was possible because of the innovative practices for Change Management that I describe in this book.

Lean Six Sigma Business Transformation For Dummies


Use Lean Six Sigma to transform your business. Lean Six Sigma is a powerful method for improving both the efficiency and quality of projects and operations. In this new book, the team that bought you Lean Six Sigma For Dummies shows you how to take Lean Six Sigma to the next level and manage continual change in your organization. You’ll learn to design a roadmap for transformation that’s tailored to your business objectives; develop and implement processes that eliminate waste and variation across the company; synchronize your supply chain; and successfully deploy Lean Six Sigma over time. Lean Six Sigma Business Transformation For Dummies shows you how to: Define your transformation objectives and create a bespoke ‘Transformation Charter’ for your organization. Assess your company’s readiness for transformation. Establish a ‘Transformation Governance System’ to help you manage the transformation programme effectively. Bring your people with you! Plan and achieve the cultural change needed to make the transformation process successful. Join up the dots between planning and effective execution with Strategy Deployment. Deploy a ‘Continuous Improvement’ toolkit to achieve everyday operational excellence. Sustain the transformation programme and widen the scope across the organization (including deploying to the supply chain). Adopt a ‘Capability Maturity Approach’ to drive business improvement – recognizing that change is a continuous transformational journey, just as pioneers like Toyota have done. Use a range of Lean Six Sigma Tools – using the right tools, at the right time (and in the right order!) enables continuous improvement by eliminating waste and process variation.

Making Sense of Change Management: A Complete Guide to the Models, Tools and Techniques of Organizational Change


This definitive, bestselling text in the field of change management provides comprehensive guidance of everything needed to successfully navigate times of change. Making Sense of Change Management provides a thorough and accessible overview for students and practitioners alike. Without relying on assumed knowledge, it comprehensively covers the theories and models of change management and connects them to workable approaches and techniques that organizations of all types and sizes can use to adapt to tough market conditions and succeed by changing their strategies, structures, mindsets, leadership behaviours and expectations of staff and managers.This completely revised and updated fifth edition contains new chapters on digital transformation and becoming a sustainable business, new material on resilience, well-being and effective leadership, and new examples from organizations including Google, Burberry and Volvo. Supported by “food for thought” and “stop and think” features to aid critical thinking and understanding, as well as checklists, tips and helpful summaries, Making Sense of Change Management remains essential reading for anyone who is currently part of, or leading, a change initiative. New and updated accompanying online resources include international case study question packs for lecturers and lecture slides with reflective questions.

Making Sense of Change Management: A Complete Guide to the Models, Tools and Techniques of Organizational Change


The definitive, bestselling text in the field of change management, Making Sense of Change Management provides a thorough overview of the subject for both students and professionals. Along with explaining the theory of change management, it comprehensively covers the models, tools, and techniques of successful change management so organizations can adapt to tough market conditions and succeed by changing their strategies, structures, boundaries, mindsets, leadership behaviours and of course their expectations of the people who work within them.This completely revised and updated 4th edition of Making Sense of Change Management includes more international examples and case studies, emerging new thinking and practice in the area of cultural change and a new chapter on the interrelationship with project management (PM) and change management. It also covers complexity models, agile approaches, and stakeholder management along with cultural sensitivity and what to do when cultures collide. Making Sense of Change Management remains essential reading for anyone who is currently part of, or leading, a change initiative.Online supporting resources include lecture slides, making this an ideal textbook for MBA or graduate students focusing on leading or managing change.

Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management (Theory in Practice)


In the updated edition of this critically acclaimed and bestselling book, Microsoft project veteran Scott Berkun offers a collection of essays on field-tested philosophies and strategies for defining, leading, and managing projects. Each essay distills complex concepts and challenges into practical nuggets of useful advice, and the new edition now adds more value for leaders and managers of projects everywhere. Based on his nine years of experience as a program manager for Internet Explorer and lead program manager for Windows and MSN, Berkun explains to technical and non-technical readers alike what it takes to get through a large software or web development project. Making Things Happen doesn’t cite specific methods, but focuses on philosophy and strategy. Unlike other project management books, Berkun offers personal essays in a comfortable style and easy tone that emulate the relationship of a wise project manager who gives good, entertaining and passionate advice to those who ask. Topics in this new edition include: How to make things happen Making good decisions Specifications and requirements Ideas and what to do with them How not to annoy people Leadership and trust The truth about making dates What to do when things go wrong Complete with a new forward from the author and a discussion guide for forming reading groups/teams, Making Things Happen offers in-depth exercises to help you apply lessons from the book to your job. It is inspiring, funny, honest, and compelling, and definitely the one book that you and your team need to have within arm’s reach throughout the life of your project. Coming from the rare perspective of someone who fought difficult battles on Microsoft’sbiggest projects and taught project design and management for MSTE, Microsoft’s internal best practices group, this is valuable advice indeed. It will serve you well with your current work, and on future projects to come.

Managing Change in Organizations: A Practice Guide


Managing Change in Organizations: A Practice Guide is unique in that it integrates two traditionally disparate world views on managing change: organizational development/human resources and portfolio/program/project management. By bringing these together, professionals from both worlds can use project management approaches to effectively create and manage change. This practice guide begins by providing the reader with a framework for creating organizational agility and judging change readiness.

Managing Chaos: Digital Governance by Design


Few organizations realize a return on their digital investment. They re distracted by political infighting and technology-first solutions. To reach the next level, organizations must realign their assets people, content, and technology by practicing the discipline of digital governance. Managing Chaos inspires new and necessary conversations about digital governance and its transformative power to support creativity, real collaboration, digital quality, and online growth.

Managing Transitions, 25th anniversary edition: Making the Most of Change


The business world is constantly transforming. When restructures, mergers, bankruptcies, and layoffs hit the workplace, employees and managers naturally find the resulting situational shifts to be challenging. But the psychological transitions that accompany them are even more stressful. Organizational transitions affect people; it is always people, rather than a company, who have to embrace a new situation and carry out the corresponding change. As veteran business consultant William Bridges explains, transition is successful when employees have a purpose, a plan, and a part to play. This indispensable guide is now updated to reflect the challenges of today’s ever-changing, always-on, and globally connected workplaces. Directed at managers on all rungs of the corporate ladder, this expanded edition of the classic bestseller provides practical, step-by-step strategies for minimizing disruptions and navigating uncertain times.

Marketing Strategy In The Digital Age: Applying Kotler’S Strategies To Digital Marketing


The market changes faster than marketing. In essence, marketing strategy has undergone only two eras, the entity era and the bit era, also known as the industrial age and the digital age. In the age of digital society, all CEOs, CMOs and senior marketing executives must consider how to change their strategies, improve the role of marketing and adopt emerging technological and data tools to integrate with the Internet. The goal of digital marketing strategy is not to disrupt existing marketing strategies, but to complement, integrate and develop the two at the same time.In this book, the authors provide detailed discussion and practical analysis on the relationship between marketing and digital technologies and propose a marketing implementation framework for digital strategy platforms. Standing for Recognize, Reach, Relationship and Return, the 4R system is a powerful strategic trading tool for digital implementation, especially for CEOs and CMOs. All other tools, such as data platforms, content marketing, DSP digital advertising and digital marketing ROI design essentially serve the 4R system. As such, the authors advocate for firms to restructure their digital marketing strategy around the 4R system.

MBA ASAP: Master the Game of Business


The essential MBA education. Master the game of business. Be the chess player, not the chess piece. MBA programs provide some benefits, but at a steep price in time, money, and opportunity costs. Get the knowledge here in one volume ASAP. Your book makes it easy for someone like myself to understand the concepts of Business and “Get It” .A world class MBA education in a single volume. Skip Business School and educate yourself. Save hundreds of thousands of dollars and years of time. Don’t wait for the gate keepers to grant you permission. Start now.This is your portable and personal MBA. It is a world-class MBA education in a single volume. Here are the subject areas I cover in this book. These make up the disciplines of Business Administration. •Entrepreneurship and Startups•Ethics•Financial Literacy: Understanding Financial Statements•Marketing in the Digital Age•Accounting•Management & Leadership•Negotiations•Operations and Supply Chain Management•Corporate Finance •Economics•Understanding the Financial Markets•Business Law•Human Resource Management•Statistics for Business•Intellectual Property•Strategic Planning and ImplementationThese 16 subjects constitute an MBA program. These are the Rules of the Game of Business. You become a Master of Business Administration when you understand these 16 subjects. You have to learn the rules of the game, and then you have to play better than anyone else.This book is your portable and personal MBA. You are a business. I like Jay Z’s great quote: “I’m not a businessman I’m a business, man.” He gets it. You already know all you need to know about running a business. You just haven’t convinced yourself of this fact. Once you read through this book you will gain the confidence to move forward and eliminate the self-doubt that holds you back. “People always overestimate how complex business is. This isn’t rocket science—we’ve chosen one of the world’s most simple professions.”Jack Welch former CEO of GEBusiness is a GameYou need to know the rules in order to play. And you need to know how to play well in order to succeed. This book is designed to help you become the chess player, not the chess piece. Most of business knowledge is common sense. Practitioners, professionals, and academics wrap business fundamentals in jargon. The fundamentals are common sense and the further one strays from business fundamentals the more mistakes are made.

Microsoft Project 2019 For Dummies


Keep projects on track Microsoft Project 2019 is a powerhouse project management, portfolio management, and resource management tool. Whether you’re a full-time project manager or manage projects as part of a larger set of duties, Microsoft Project 2019 For Dummies will get you thinking and operating at the level of a project management guru. Written by a noted project management pro, this book covers the ins and outs of Microsoft Project. Throughout the book, you’ll find project management best practices and tips for keeping any project on schedule and under budget. Reference the full set of Microsoft Project 2019 features Learn to think like a project management professional Get into the nuts and bolts of Project for better productivity Create a task schedule that keeps a project moving Identify the golden rules that keep projects on track With Microsoft Project 2019 For Dummies, you’ll soon get a grip on all the powerful features of this popular project management software. No matter your level of training or experience, this book will show you how improve your project management with Microsoft Project 2019.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success


The updated edition of the book that has changed millions of lives with its insights into the growth mindset. After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset—those who believe that abilities are fixed—are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset—those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment. In this edition, Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced concept. She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mindset. She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations. With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love—to transform their lives and your own. Praise for Mindset“A good book is one whose advice you believe. A great book is one whose advice you follow. This is a book that can change your life, as its ideas have changed mine.”—Robert J. Sternberg, co-author of Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success “An essential read for parents, teachers [and] coaches . . . as well as for those who would like to increase their own feelings of success and fulfillment.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Everyone should read this book.”—Chip Heath and Dan Heath, authors of Made to Stick “One of the most influential books ever about motivation.”—Po Bronson, author of NurtureShock “If you manage people or are a parent (which is a form of managing people), drop everything and read Mindset.”—Guy Kawasaki, author of The Art of the Start 2.0