The New Corporate Facts of Life

Rethink Your Business to Transform Today's Challenges Into Tomorrow's Profits

The New Corporate Facts of Life

Author: Diana Rivenburgh
Pub Date: November 2013
Print Edition: $27.95
Print ISBN: 9780814433041
Page Count: 256
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814433058

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments ix

INTRODUCTION: An Unending Journey 1

CHAPTER 1 : Meet The New Corporate Facts of Life 7

Disruptive Innovation 11

Economic Instability 14

Societal Upheaval 18

Stakeholder Power 21

Environmental Degradation 25

Globalization 29

Population Shifts 32

Applying The New Corporate Facts of Life 34

CHAPTER 2: Reset Your Mindset 37

Understanding Mindsets 41

Replacing Old Rules with New Facts 46

Shifting Mindsets 49

Preparing People to Adapt to Change 56

Applying The New Corporate Facts of Life 60

CHAPTER 3: Create a Compelling Vision 63

Understanding Vision 67

Creating That Compelling Vision 69

Keeping True to Your Organization's Purpose and Core

Values 70

Engaging Key Stakeholders to Cocreate Your Vision 71

Think Big, Bold, and Beyond 73

Viewing the Future Using The New Corporate Facts of Life 75

Articulating the Vision 82

Translating Words into Actions 84

Applying The New Corporate Facts of Life 85

CHAPTER 4: Map the Strategic Journey 87

Delivering Today's Commitments and Tomorrow's Promise 90

Mapping Your Strategy Using The New Corporate Facts

of Life 91

Evolving Your Strategy 109

Applying The New Corporate Facts of Life 109

CHAPTER 5: Build a Unique and Vibrant Culture 111

Culture and the Bottom Line 114

Culture and The New Corporate Facts of Life 115

Creating Your Unique and Vibrant Culture 117

Bringing It All Together 136

Applying The New Corporate Facts of Life 137

CHAPTER 6: Lead on the Edge of Change 139

Creating Great Futures Through Bold Leadership 142

Defining the BOLDEST Leadership Needs 143

Seeing the BOLDEST Leaders in Action 145

Developing the BOLDEST Leaders 157

Applying The New Corporate Facts of Life 163

CHAPTER 7: Engage to Excel 165

Valuing Stakeholder Engagement 168

Engaging Internal Stakeholders 170

Engaging External Stakeholders 175

Harnessing the Power of Participation 177

Developing a Stakeholder Engagement Process 182

Renewing Your Bonds 188

Applying The New Corporate Facts of Life 189

CHAPTER 8: Design a Resilient Organization 191

Designing a Resilient Organization 193

Aligning the Organization's Design with Your Strategy 195

Designing an Organization for Sustainable Success 197

Ten Strategies for Designing a Resilient Organization 199

Applying The New Corporate Facts of Life 214

CONCLUSION: Lessons for the Road 217

Lesson 1: You Can Meet the People You Need to Meet 219

Lesson 2: You Can Learn What You Need to Know 221

Lesson 3: You Can Turn Every Problem into an

Opportunity 222

Lesson 4: You Can Lead from Where You Stand 223

Notes 225

References and Resources 231

Index 239

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