Business Strategy

Business Strategy

 
The Age Curve Gronbach, Kenneth W. AMACOM , 2008 Business Strategy, Customer Focus, Marketing

Thoroughly understanding the customer is essential to every successful business. This requires knowing the age, characteristics, wants, and needs of those who buy a particular good or service. But, as Kenneth Gronbach...

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The New Age of Innovation Prahalad, C. K. | Krishnan, M. S. McGraw-Hill , 2008 Business Strategy, Customer Focus, Innovation

Traditionally, it was assumed that companies created value and offered it to customers. This firm- and product-centric view is being replaced, however, by customers’ personalized experience with products and services,...

 
 
Putting Our DIFFERENCES to WORK Kennedy, Debbe Berrett-Koehler Publishers , 2008 Business Strategy, Diversity, Innovation, Teams

Putting differences to work – creating an environment where diverse individuals can work more effectively to drive innovation and performance – has unlimited potential benefits. Unfortunately, however, organizations...

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Divide or Conquer McLain Smith, Diana Portfolio , 2008 Business Strategy, Human Resources, Management, Personal Growth, Teams

Teams are only as strong as their weakest relationships. How well and how quickly they make decisions, inspire innovation, tackle performance problems, or learn from mistakes depends on the strength of the team. Since...

 
 
Built to Serve Sanders, Dan J. McGraw-Hill , 2008 Business Biographies, Business Strategy, Human Resources

Because today's prevailing global business culeadershiplture is broken, a radical transformation is needed that will reshape our present understanding of the true purpose of work. It begins, says Dan Sanders, CEO of...

 
 
The Manager's Guide to Rewards Jensen, Doug | Stark, Mel | McMullen, Tom AMACOM , 2007 Business Strategy, Human Resources, Management

Most books written about compensation and rewards are targeted at human resource professionals. But with more and more frontline managers making decisions about employee rewards, practical guidance is needed about how...

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The Momentum Effect Larreche, J. C. Wharton School Publishing , 2008 Business Strategy, Innovation, Management

One of the greatest challenges leaders and their companies face today is maintaining profitable growth. Some companies struggle to accomplish this, others achieve it and then lose it, but only a select few consistently...

 
 
Transparency Bennis, Warren | Goleman, Daniel | O'Toole, James | Biederman, Patricia Ward Jossey-Bass , 2008 Business Strategy, Leadership, Management, Personal Growth

In Transparency, Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman, James O’Toole, and Patricia Ward Biederman use three essays to explore the complexities of transparency and reflect on becoming a transparent leader,...

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Making Innovation Work Davila, Tony | Epstein, Marc J. | Shelton, Robert Wharton School Publishing , 2007 Business Strategy, Innovation, Management

Although many myths surround innovation, making it appear more complex than it is, the authors believe that the execution of innovation is not any more difficult than the implementation of other management activities....

 
 
Fast Strategy Doz, Yves | Kosonen, Mikko Wharton School Publishing , 2008 Business Strategy, Change Management, Management, Productivity

Companies that are strategically agile learn to change their direction quickly and to transform themselves without losing their day-to-day business momentum. These companies usually have CEOs and top leadership teams...

 
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