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The Resource Do less better : the power of strategic sacrifice in a complex world, John R. Bell, (electronic book)

Do less better : the power of strategic sacrifice in a complex world, John R. Bell, (electronic book)

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Do less better : the power of strategic sacrifice in a complex world
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Do less better
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the power of strategic sacrifice in a complex world
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John R. Bell
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eng
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  • Do Less Better teaches leaders how to recognize the complexity and inefficiencies within their businesses and reveals how they can simplify and streamline through specialization and sacrifice. According to Bell, a company's willingness to focus on a particular vision or identity ensures viability and strengthens its competitive edge.
  • "In this new age of business, small, focused, and nimble organizations are disrupting markets and stealing market share from sprawling, bloated, and inflexible legacy enterprises. Told with the engaging wit and practical wisdom of a transformation-CEO, John Bell's Do Less Better is an invaluable tool for every leader eager to not just survive, but thrive! I couldn't put it down, and you won't want to either." - Ted Coine, Chairman and Founder, Switch and Shift "In Do Less Better, Bell delivers a simple, yet nuanced answer to the always-relevant question of how we manage today's business complexity." - Nilofer Merchant, Harvard Business Review Columnist, Stanford Lecturer, and best-selling author "John Bell is right on target with his book. Less is really better in almost all instances. John brings to life his experiences in a way that puts you right in the action. It is a great read and you will start learning from the very first page." - Howard Behar, Former President of Starbucks Coffee Company and author of It's Not About the Coffee "If you enjoyed Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers, then you must read John Bell's Do Less Better. I wish I had read it before starting my life's journey. I would have progressed further and faster, with happier, more motivated stakeholders around me for support. This book is full of powerful lessons!" - Hugo Powell, Former CEO of Interbrew, now Anheuser-Busch InBev "Do Less Better reminds you that small and focused trumps size for size's sake all day long." - John Cassaday, President and CEO, Corus Entertainment "John Bell's decades of C-level leadership experience comes through loud and clear in Do Less Better. Many talk about leadership, but John is clearly qualified to write and teach on the subject. This a must read for any leader serious about living and leading better." - Mike Myatt, Founder and Chairman, N2Growth, Forbes leadership columnist, and bestselling author of Hacking Leadership
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Bell, John R
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  • Strategic planning
  • Organizational change
  • Success in business
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Early in his career, John Bell and a young leadership team faced the daunting task of resurrecting a company with a broad product range and buckets of red ink. That team took a step few leaders do, setting aside their own egos and trimming the company down to a shadow of its former self. The business that remained grew rapidly because they concentrated on running it, and nothing else. The lesson-learned served Bell well throughout his career as a CEO and then consultant: smart sacrifice is the surprising secret to success. In Do Less Better, Bell illustrates why sacrifice in the right places cuts through complexity and clears the way to competitive advantage. Dumping your pet projects, reducing your customer list, or turning down new revenue streams can be incredibly difficult to do. It can feel impossible to say, 'Think smaller,' when everyone around you is firmly entrenched in the 'do more' strategic paradigm. Do Less Better demonstrates how maintaining nimbleness and clarity is crucial to outmaneuvering mega competitors. Doing less better in no way implies doing less work. Those who embrace focus, work harder because they are passionate and emotionally-connected to the vision. Bell emphasizes, through case studies and personal anecdotes, the importance of specialization in driving company and brand value. Drawing from his years as a CEO and consultant for some of the world's most respected blue-chip consumer goods' organizations, Bell provides a tool-kit of road-tested strategies for keeping companies lean, creating cultures of innovation, and knowing when to expand and yet, remain streamlined. Do Less Better is for business leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs who need help embracing the practices that foster agility, foresight, adaptability, and resilience
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Do less better : the power of strategic sacrifice in a complex world, John R. Bell, (electronic book)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-220) and index
Contents
Introduction 1. Accept the Short-term Pain 2. Your Leadership Reality Check 3. The Steel and Steal of Strategic Sacrifice 4. Urgency for Action 5. Think like an Entrepreneur 6. KISS is not a Rock Band 7. Bastions of Branding 8. Fewer, Better People 9. Regrets... I've had a Few References
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9781137452788
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x, 228 p.
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electronic
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Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
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9781137452771
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PDF.
Label
Do less better : the power of strategic sacrifice in a complex world, John R. Bell, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-220) and index
Contents
Introduction 1. Accept the Short-term Pain 2. Your Leadership Reality Check 3. The Steel and Steal of Strategic Sacrifice 4. Urgency for Action 5. Think like an Entrepreneur 6. KISS is not a Rock Band 7. Bastions of Branding 8. Fewer, Better People 9. Regrets... I've had a Few References
Control code
9781137452788
Extent
x, 228 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137452771
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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