Strategy & Change

In today's environment, change is not an event, it’s business as usual, and one of the most critical challenges for modern managers. Our organizations must be nimble and alert; if we miss a trend, there may be no catching up. The only choice is to effectively and continuously innovate in the face of demanding customers, shareholders and management who insist: ”better, faster, cheaper.”

Capabilities-Driven Strategy

Drawing on research, including in-depth case studies on companies such as Apple and IKEA, Paul Leinwand explains how companies can correct a flawed strategy and still create value in the market.

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Six Skills of High-Scale Entrepreneurs

How do you take an idea and turn it into a 100-million dollar enterprise—seemingly overnight? Amy Wilkinson has isolated six entrepreneurial skills that can carry an idea from start-up to scale.

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Strategic Decision-Making

Strategic moments often appear in a crisis. These moments can either propel you forward or set you back—perhaps irretrievably. In order to set the right trajectory when something goes horribly wrong, get the worst information out first, know your values, and act on them.

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Strategy and the Purpose-Driven Leader

In the past 25 years, thousands of articles have been written about strategy, but virtually none about the leadership vital for doing it well. Strategy has been transformed from an art to a science—but science alone is not enough. Cynthia Montgomery makes the case for bringing people back into the equation.

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Scaling Up Excellence

Scaling is never quick and easy—it takes daily dirty work to make it happen, and even then it’s a ground war that can go on for years. Ultimately, you can’t win unless you scale up in excellence as you scale up in size. In other words, what got you here is not what is going to get you there.

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Judo Strategy

In this lively step-by-step guide to business competition, Professor David Yoffie explains how some companies succeed in defeating stronger, more powerful rivals, while others fail. Using the metaphor of martial arts, Yoffie details how successful challengers can turn their opponents' own size and power against them—and bring them down.

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Customer-Centric Innovation

According to Lara Lee, intensive customer focus is the most effective means of achieving the rich pipeline of innovation that leads to continuous improvement and consistent growth. She shares examples of how she implemented this at Harley-Davidson, as well as the successes of Zipcar, Chipotle, and more.

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