Book Quick and nimble : lessons from leading CEOs on how to create a culture of innovation / Adam Bryant.
Publication year: 2014.
Call Number HD58.7 .B797 2014
Media class: Book
Edition: First edition.
Publisher: New York : Times Books, Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9780805097016 0805097015
Extent: xvi, 264 pages ; 24 cm
The author draws on interviews with more than two hundred CEOs to offer business leaders the wisdom and guidance to move an organization faster, to be quick and nimble, and to rekindle the whatever-it-takes collective spark of a start-up, all with the goal of innovating and thriving in a relentlessly challenging global economy. By analyzing the lessons that these leaders have shared in his regular "Corner Office" feature in The New York Times, the author has identified the biggest drivers of corporate culture, bringing them to life with real-world examples that reflect this hard-earned wisdom.These men and women -- whose ranks include Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, Tony Hsieh of Zappos, Angie Hicks of Angie's List, Steve Case of Revolution (and formerly AOL), and Amy Gutmann of the University of Pennsylvania -- offer useful insights and strategies for creating a corporate culture of innovation and building a high-performing organization that unleashes the passion and energy of its employees. As the world shifts to more of a knowledge economy, the winners will be companies that can attract and retain the best and brightest employees by creating an environment where they can grow, contribute, and feel rewarded. Through the wisdom of these leading chief executives, this book offers a keen understanding of the forces that shape corporate culture and a clear road map to bring success and energy to any organization.
Part One. Setting the foundation. Why culture matters -- A simple plan -- Rules of the road -- A little respect -- It's about the team -- Adult conversations -- The hazards of email -- Part Two. Taking leadership to the next level. Play it again and again -- Building better managers -- Surfacing problems -- School never ends -- The art of smarter meetings -- Knocking down silos -- Sparking innovation -- Can we have some fun? -- Alone at the top.