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Leading in Turbulent Times

Book Description

Illustrated with fascinating examples drawn from interviews with some of the world's most talented business leaders, "Leading in Turbulent Times" explains how to navigate through the eye of the storm to make sure a business stays on course.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Chapter summaries
  7. Introduction
  8. 1 All change
    1. The universal truth of change
    2. Going, going . . .
    3. Advertising change
    4. Technological change: cognitive agility
    5. Organisational change: interpersonal effectiveness
    6. Macro-economic and political change: quick and critical reasoning
    7. Globalisation 2.0: cross-cultural fluency
    8. Global nomads
    9. Fast globalisation
    10. The answer is leadership
    11. The courage of leaders
    12. Resources
  9. 2 Knowing when the winds are coming
    1. Cash up-front
    2. Forearmed is forewarned
    3. Horizon scanning
    4. Healthy futures
    5. True north
    6. Customer radar
    7. Resources
  10. 3 All hands on deck
    1. The art of letter writing
    2. Elevator pitch
    3. Habit forming
    4. Communicating in turbulent times
    5. Resources
  11. 4 Navigating a new route
    1. Crisis and opportunity
    2. Think and act
    3. Hard and soft
    4. IQ and EQ
    5. Today and tomorrow
    6. Common sense and complexity
    7. Humility and strength
    8. Resources
  12. 5 Mastering mutinies
    1. Horses for courses
    2. People first
    3. Follow folly
    4. Strike quickly
    5. Rose on retail
    6. Tone setting
    7. Beyond mutinies
    8. Resources
  13. 6 Learning to tack
    1. Nimble giants
    2. Corporate boating
    3. Old dog, new tricks
    4. The agile Infosys
    5. The organism
    6. Best foot forward
    7. Fast first
    8. Taking control
    9. Willingness to learn
    10. One and all
    11. Resources
  14. 7 Living with turbulence
    1. Giving it all
    2. It’s not life or death . . . usually
    3. The glass is half full . . . always
    4. Personal development
    5. Looking after yourself
    6. Balancing acts
    7. The roads travelled
    8. Making space
    9. Loyal supporters
    10. Close at hand
    11. The perfect chair
    12. Feeling good, doing good, having fun
    13. Resources
  15. 8 The leading turbulent times checklist
    1. Passion
    2. People skills
    3. Long-term vision
  16. Index
  17. Acknowledgements
  18. Footnotes
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