Leadership Pure and Simple: How Transformative Leaders Create Winning Organizations

  • 3h 38m
  • David Wilkins, Greg Carolin
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 2013

From expanding global markets to an intensifying "war" for human resources, disruptive shifts are now a fact of business life. The ability to anticipate and adapt to such changes is what will separate the winners from the losers in the very near future. Creating the organizational agility necessary to compete in this new environment doesn't begin with the brute force of spending huge sums of money. Nor will a "bulletproof" business strategy or a culture of innovation magically transpire without the right foundations in place.

You have to begin where all business success starts--with Leadership Pure and Simple.

Leadership Pure and Simple gives you the tools to turn today's toughest business challenges into transformative opportunities for profitability and growth. By approaching leadership in a number of ways--including as a strategist, an innovator, a decision maker, a critical thinker, and a process manager--you can lead your company to profitability and growth no matter what the global economy throws your way.

Leadership Pure and Simple addresses the broadest and most important changes occurring in society today to help you:

  • Develop strategies built around a central core that are reflective of local strategic variables
  • Inspire greater degrees of innovation
  • Eschew a defensive "batten down the hatches" approach and look ahead to exploit new opportunities when economic conditions improve
  • Develop a business model for attracting and retaining the best people to meet your goals
  • Foresee how everything from climate change to the expanding gap between rich and poor will affect your particular industry

The fallout from our rapidly changing global economy hasn't occurred in force yet. But it's coming. Read Leadership Pure and Simple and learn how to adapt your company to the upheaval going on around it and lead it to ultimate success.

About the Authors

DAVID WILKINS is the managing partner of DPI Singapore and works with clients across Asia to help them improve the quality of their strategic and operational decisions. He spearheads the development and enhancement of the company's Strategy Execution Framework and Situation Management Processes.

GREG CAROLIN is the managing partner of DPI Africa and has extensive experience working with organizations across a variety of industries in South Africa and the United Kingdom, helping them improve the quality of their critical business decisions. He focuses on the ongoing development of all the company's Critical Thinking Processes for application across industries.

In this Book

  • The World in 2020
  • What Is Leadership?
  • Obstacles to Transformative Strategic Thinking
  • Determining the Strategic Heartbeat of the Business
  • The Strategic Thinking Process: From Strategy Formulation to Deployment
  • Innovation: The Fuel of Corporate Longevity
  • The Process of Strategic Product Innovation
  • Making New Product Creation a Repeatable Business Practice
  • Balancing Operations and Execution
  • The Situation Management Framework
  • Increasing the Situation Management Quotient of the Organization
  • Self-Mastery
  • The Leader as Critical Thinking Coach
  • The Leader as Process Manager and Implementer
  • Leadership Pure and Simple