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Forget Strategy. Get Results.: Radical Management Attitudes That Will Deliver Outstanding Success

Book Description

Radical, creative, often extreme, and incredibly successful management techniques from a leading global entrepreneur

Written from the point of view of someone achieving business success in today's turbulent economy, Forget Strategy. Get Results offers you a fresh way of thinking about successfully managing any sort of business, under any conditions. Controversial, thought-provoking, and entertaining, it delivers TelecityGroup founder and former CEO, Michael Tobin OBE's, unconventional approach to management and shares the lessons he's learned on his path to building one of the world's largest data center provider companies. Radical, creative, often extreme, the techniques it describes are the same ones Michael used every day at TelecityGroup, and with which he has achieved nothing short of awe-inspiring results.

  • Inspiration and practical tips for managers or business leaders who are stuck in a rut and in search of new ways to motivate their teams, make bolder decisions and handle change with more agility

  • Makes managers at all levels rethink and reassess the way they plan, manage, and deliver vision in their organizations

  • Identifies eleven fundamental rules that any manager or leader can adopt at any level in any organization

  • Identifies the core characteristics that underpin Michael Tobin's, OBE controversial management philosophy and illustrates how they have been applied with fascinating, often hilarious stories and vignettes

  • Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Endorsements
    3. Title page
    4. Copyright page
    5. Dedication
    6. Introduction
    7. 1: Fear
      1. The Problem: The fear of fear itself
      2. The Solution: Swimming with sharks
      3. The Outcome: Emerging from the challenge
      4. No fear?
      5. Taking it back to basics
      6. There is a time to let go
    8. 2: Freedom
      1. The Problem: Heading into unknown territory
      2. The Solution: Pushing the boundaries
      3. The Outcome: A team for the future
      4. We all have different freedoms
    9. 3: Flexibility
      1. The Problem: Cherchez le client
      2. The Solution: Let your fingers do the walking
      3. The Outcome: La vie en rose
      4. Vision is flexible. Strategy is static.
      5. Doing nothing is never a solution
      6. Give decisions maximum flexibility
      7. Love it, leave it, change it
    10. 4: Failure
      1. The Problem: The danger of loose talk
      2. The Solution: Interrogation in Tallinn
      3. The Outcome: Speaking with confidence
      4. Define your successes, not your failure
      5. “No” is a journey towards “yes”
      6. Fail at the hurdles, win at the goals
    11. 5: Faith
      1. The Problem: Spoilt for choice
      2. The Solution: The leap of faith
      3. The Outcome: Onwards and upwards
      4. Respect everyone, hurt no one, regret nothing
      5. Faith crops up when you least expect it
      6. Keeping the faith
      7. Face to face improves faith to faith
      8. Tell your vision through stories
    12. 6: Fortune
      1. The Problem: A vicious circle
      2. The Solution: A true Christmas tale
      3. The Outcome: The magic of happenstance
      4. Realize how lucky you are
    13. 7: Fortitude
      1. The Problem: It's war
      2. The Solution: Overcoming demons
      3. The Outcome: Stronger than before
      4. Getting rid of what is dragging you down
      5. Learn to turn off the pain and relieve the stress
      6. Behave with grace under pressure
      7. Building the strength to adapt
      8. The fortitude of tough choices
    14. 8: Focus
      1. The Problem: Pushing for more push
      2. The Solution: The Lillehammer Run
      3. The Outcome: Real momentum
      4. Release the freedom of the hypertext mind
      5. Relish fragmentation
      6. No one can genuinely multitask
      7. Get your focus right in Q1, don't wait for Q4
      8. Focus on the positive
    15. 9: Fun
      1. The Problem: Eyes firmly glazed
      2. The Solution: Pulling rabbits from a hat
      3. The Outcome: Abracadabra!
      4. Adding entertainment value
      5. Make sure you have fun at work
      6. Unfreeze team tensions
    16. 10: Future
      1. The Problem: Life itself
      2. The Solution: Using the now to control the future
      3. The Outcome: The future is bright
      4. Be attuned to what lies ahead
      5. The future is a fragmented but not a frightening place
      6. The future is the possibility of change
    17. On Groundless Ground
    18. Acknowledgements
    19. About Michael Tobin