Leading in Turbulent Times

Kevin Kelly (Author) | Gary Hayes (Author)

Publication date: 02/01/2010

Leading in Turbulent Times

Steering Into the Headwinds of Change

Turbulent times are here to stay. The global recession is today’s current headline, but accelerating change and economic uncertainty are the hallmarks of twenty-first century business. Signs like the volatility of commodity prices and fluctuations in currencies are all part of a broader weather system affecting business everywhere. These powerful forces for change are the corporate equivalent of headwinds, which must be faced and navigated by all leaders and those they lead. The challenge of the next few years is learning to maneuver confidentially in perpetual turbulence.

 

So what should you do as a leader to keep your business on course? Kevin Kelly and Gary Hayes have interviewed frontline leaders with proven track records for adapting to rapid change and helping their companies thrive. In Leading in Turbulent Times, these extraordinary executives—from successful international companies such as McDonald’s, General Electric, Nissan, Coca-Cola, Kaiser Permanente, Marks & Spencer, and more—share how they have confronted the challenges every leader must now face.

You’ll discover how to recognize the early signs of rough seas ahead and mobilize and inspire your people to respond. Kelly and Hayes explain what top leaders do to chart new strategies that build on existing strengths and, when necessary, change direction quickly and decisively. But a different course is not always welcomed by everyone, so Leading in Turbulent Times offers advice on putting down mutinies in ways that acknowledge legitimate concerns without distracting or alienating loyal crewmembers. And the authors focus on how to cope with the personal stress that comes with guiding your organization and your people through the turmoil.

Leading in Turbulent Times shows how you can use change to your advantage at a time when everyone else is being blown off course.  

Turbulent times are here to stay. The credit crunch is today’s current dramatic headline, but accelerating change and economic uncertainty are the hallmarks of 21st century business. The volatility of commodity prices for example, especially oil, and fluctuations in currencies are all part of a broader weather system affecting business everywhere. These powerful forces for change are the corporate equivalent of headwinds, something which must be faced and navigated by all leaders and those they lead. The leadership challenge of the next few years is learning to fly with turbulence.

So what should you do as a leader to keep your business on course through the turmoil? Kevin Kelly and Gary Hayes have interviewed the frontline leaders who really know how to adapt to rapid change and help their companies overcome obstacles. They’ve spoken to CEOs and business leaders from some of the most successful companies in the US, Europe and Asia, such as McDonald’s, General Electric, Nissan, Swiss Re, Marks & Spencer. Leading in Turbulent Times draws on these unique interviews to help you address the key questions for leading in turbulent times, such as:

•                  How do you recognize the early signals?

•                  How do you mobilize the people in your company to respond?

•                  How do you build an effective and responsive strategy in the face of relentless change?

•                  How do you deal with people who are resistance to change, no matter how essential it may be?

•                  How can you learn to change direction swiftly and decisively?

•                  How can you personally cope with leading your organization and your people through turbulent times?

Leading in Turbulent Times helps you use turbulent change to your advantage, at a time when everyone else is being blown off course.  

 

  • Shows what every leader must do to cope with perpetual change—the key characteristic of twenty-first century business
  • Provides unrivalled access to the best managed boardrooms in the world through unique interviews with some of today’s most resilient and innovative leaders
  • Combines inspirational anecdotes and case studies with solid, practical advice

Turbulent times are here to stay. The global recession is today’s current dramatic headline, but accelerating change and economic uncertainty are the hallmarks of twenty-first century business. Signs like the volatility of commodity prices and fluctuations in currencies are all part of a broader weather system affecting business everywhere. These powerful forces for change are the corporate equivalent of headwinds, something which must be faced and navigated by all leaders and those they lead. The challenge of the next few years is learning to maneuver confidentially in perpetual turbulence.

So what should you do as a leader to keep your business on course? Kevin Kelly and Gary Hayes have interviewed frontline leaders with proven track records for adapting to rapid change and helping their companies thrive. In Leading in Turbulent Times these extraordinary executives—from such successful international companies as McDonald’s, General Electric, Nissan, Coca-Cola, Kaiser Permanents, Marks & Spencer and more—share how they have confronted the challenges every leader must now face.

You’ll discover how to recognize the early signs of rough seas ahead and mobilize and inspire your people to respond. Kelly and Hayes explain what top leaders do to chart new strategies that build on existing strengths and, when necessary, change direction quickly and decisively. But a different course is not always welcomed by everyone, so Leading in Turbulent Times offers advice on putting down mutinies in ways that acknowledge legitimate concerns without distracting or alienating loyal crewmembers. And they focus on how to cope with the personal stress that comes with guiding your organization and your people through the turmoil.

Leading in Turbulent Times shows how you can use change to your advantage, at a time when everyone else is being blown off course.  

Read more...

Formats
Hardcover - $19.95 - Members: $17.96
Hardcover - $19.95 - Members: $17.96
ePub - $19.95 - Members: $13.97
PDF eBook - $19.95 - Members: $13.97
Whitepaper - $3.95 - Members: $2.77
Quantity
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
   
Book Details
Overview

Steering Into the Headwinds of Change

Turbulent times are here to stay. The global recession is today’s current headline, but accelerating change and economic uncertainty are the hallmarks of twenty-first century business. Signs like the volatility of commodity prices and fluctuations in currencies are all part of a broader weather system affecting business everywhere. These powerful forces for change are the corporate equivalent of headwinds, which must be faced and navigated by all leaders and those they lead. The challenge of the next few years is learning to maneuver confidentially in perpetual turbulence.

 

So what should you do as a leader to keep your business on course? Kevin Kelly and Gary Hayes have interviewed frontline leaders with proven track records for adapting to rapid change and helping their companies thrive. In Leading in Turbulent Times, these extraordinary executives—from successful international companies such as McDonald’s, General Electric, Nissan, Coca-Cola, Kaiser Permanente, Marks & Spencer, and more—share how they have confronted the challenges every leader must now face.

You’ll discover how to recognize the early signs of rough seas ahead and mobilize and inspire your people to respond. Kelly and Hayes explain what top leaders do to chart new strategies that build on existing strengths and, when necessary, change direction quickly and decisively. But a different course is not always welcomed by everyone, so Leading in Turbulent Times offers advice on putting down mutinies in ways that acknowledge legitimate concerns without distracting or alienating loyal crewmembers. And the authors focus on how to cope with the personal stress that comes with guiding your organization and your people through the turmoil.

Leading in Turbulent Times shows how you can use change to your advantage at a time when everyone else is being blown off course.  

Turbulent times are here to stay. The credit crunch is today’s current dramatic headline, but accelerating change and economic uncertainty are the hallmarks of 21st century business. The volatility of commodity prices for example, especially oil, and fluctuations in currencies are all part of a broader weather system affecting business everywhere. These powerful forces for change are the corporate equivalent of headwinds, something which must be faced and navigated by all leaders and those they lead. The leadership challenge of the next few years is learning to fly with turbulence.

So what should you do as a leader to keep your business on course through the turmoil? Kevin Kelly and Gary Hayes have interviewed the frontline leaders who really know how to adapt to rapid change and help their companies overcome obstacles. They’ve spoken to CEOs and business leaders from some of the most successful companies in the US, Europe and Asia, such as McDonald’s, General Electric, Nissan, Swiss Re, Marks & Spencer. Leading in Turbulent Times draws on these unique interviews to help you address the key questions for leading in turbulent times, such as:

•                  How do you recognize the early signals?

•                  How do you mobilize the people in your company to respond?

•                  How do you build an effective and responsive strategy in the face of relentless change?

•                  How do you deal with people who are resistance to change, no matter how essential it may be?

•                  How can you learn to change direction swiftly and decisively?

•                  How can you personally cope with leading your organization and your people through turbulent times?

Leading in Turbulent Times helps you use turbulent change to your advantage, at a time when everyone else is being blown off course.  

 

  • Shows what every leader must do to cope with perpetual change—the key characteristic of twenty-first century business
  • Provides unrivalled access to the best managed boardrooms in the world through unique interviews with some of today’s most resilient and innovative leaders
  • Combines inspirational anecdotes and case studies with solid, practical advice

Turbulent times are here to stay. The global recession is today’s current dramatic headline, but accelerating change and economic uncertainty are the hallmarks of twenty-first century business. Signs like the volatility of commodity prices and fluctuations in currencies are all part of a broader weather system affecting business everywhere. These powerful forces for change are the corporate equivalent of headwinds, something which must be faced and navigated by all leaders and those they lead. The challenge of the next few years is learning to maneuver confidentially in perpetual turbulence.

So what should you do as a leader to keep your business on course? Kevin Kelly and Gary Hayes have interviewed frontline leaders with proven track records for adapting to rapid change and helping their companies thrive. In Leading in Turbulent Times these extraordinary executives—from such successful international companies as McDonald’s, General Electric, Nissan, Coca-Cola, Kaiser Permanents, Marks & Spencer and more—share how they have confronted the challenges every leader must now face.

You’ll discover how to recognize the early signs of rough seas ahead and mobilize and inspire your people to respond. Kelly and Hayes explain what top leaders do to chart new strategies that build on existing strengths and, when necessary, change direction quickly and decisively. But a different course is not always welcomed by everyone, so Leading in Turbulent Times offers advice on putting down mutinies in ways that acknowledge legitimate concerns without distracting or alienating loyal crewmembers. And they focus on how to cope with the personal stress that comes with guiding your organization and your people through the turmoil.

Leading in Turbulent Times shows how you can use change to your advantage, at a time when everyone else is being blown off course.  

About the Authors
Table of Contents
Excerpt

We also recommend

The Real-Time Revolution

Time has become a precious commodity, so business leaders who can save their customers’ time more effectively than compet...

How to Be an Inclusive Leader

We know why diversity is important, but how do we drive real change at work? Diversity and inclusion expert Jennifer Brow...

The Economics of Higher Purpose

Two distinguished scholars offer eight steps to help organizations discover and embrace an authentic higher purpose—somet...

7 Rules for Positive, Productive Change

Change is difficult but essential—Esther Derby offers seven guidelines for change by attraction, an approach that draws p...