Book The seven arts of change : leading business transformation that lasts / David Shaner.
Publication year: c2010.
Call Number HD58.8 .S53 2010
Media class: Book
Publisher: New York : Union Square Press
ISBN: 9781402767845 1402767846
"According to Shaner, failures take place because change is only happening - or targeted - at the surface. For a lasting transformation to occur - the kind of adjustment that leads to dynamic growth, profitability, and the ability to identify and surmount new challenges before they arise - change must first address individuals. Once individuals understand their critical role in the change process, deep roots are anchored within the corporate culture."--Book jacket.
Extent: 184 p. ; 19 cm.
Many businesses try to change, but few succeed. At best, a few buzzwords and new reports become part of the company's structure. At worst, programs crash and burn, and the members of the organization become irreparably disillusioned with the revolving door of new-mission statements. According to David Shaner, a business consultant with a 100% success rate of change at companies including Duracell, Frito-Lay, Caesars Palace and Gillette, the problem is that those changes don't address either individuals or the corporate culture. They're only on the surface. Combining lessons drawn from four decades of Ki-Aikido with knowledge gleaned from his 30-year consulting career, Shaner merges Eastern philosophy with Western business savvy to present his Seven Arts of Change (including the Arts of Preparation, Relaxation, and Compassion), showing how individual adjustments, from the CEO down, can transform a company. Using exercises, strategies, and real-life examples to show how to awaken the untapped potential in any organization and every person within it, Shaner shows how to create change built to last--Publisher's description.
Introduction (Why a spiritual guide for change?) -- The art of preparation (assessment) -- The art of compassion (participation) -- The art of responsibility (accountability) -- The art of relaxation (clarity, focus, visibility) -- The art of conscious action (execution) -- The art of working naturally (sustainability) -- The art of service (generosity).