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The Resource First and fast : outpace your competitors, lead your markets, and accelerate growth, Stuart Cross

First and fast : outpace your competitors, lead your markets, and accelerate growth, Stuart Cross

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First and fast : outpace your competitors, lead your markets, and accelerate growth
Title
First and fast
Title remainder
outpace your competitors, lead your markets, and accelerate growth
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Cross
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For the past 30 years, business leaders have been exhorted to move faster and adopt a "ready, fire, aim" approach to the growth of their business. As the level of change and turbulence increases in all markets, all organizations must adapt--quickly!--or risk decline and decay. But what are the real behaviors, processes, and techniques that are critical to lead your organization at pace without creating confusion, frustration, and unnecessary risk? First and Fast provides business leaders with a comprehensive and pragmatic set of tools and ideas to enable them to increase pace, build momentum, and accelerate growth in a systematic way. This book is written for business owners, chief executives, other senior executives and managers, consultants, and business advisors. Readers will benefit by learning techniques to build and lead faster, more responsive organizations that are better able to grow and thrive in a fast-changing world. Among other things, they will know how to ensure that managers don't fall into the trap of sitting on yesterday's success when they should be shifting gears to deliver tomorrow's solutions, to demonstrate the necessary fast-paced leadership behaviors on a daily basis, and to transform their business from a "busy" organization to one that is genuinely the fastest and most effective in its market
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MiAaPQ
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Cross, Stuart
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • abstracts summaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Strategic management collection,
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Organizational change
Target audience
specialized
Label
First and fast : outpace your competitors, lead your markets, and accelerate growth, Stuart Cross
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Are you fast or irrelevant? -- The decline and fall of Nokia -- What's driving the need for speed? -- Why are companies still too slow? -- Shifting focus from perfection to pace -- 2. Creating a high-speed, high-growth culture -- Avoiding the cultural danger zone -- Act like a start-up and adopt a challenger mind-set -- The cultural traffic jam: the seven most likely roadblocks -- The critical role of the "sprinter-in-chief": Richard Baker puts "the chemists" back into boots -- 3. Organizing for speed and agility -- The power of simplicity in a complex world -- Destroying silos, accelerating growth -- Decision making on the run -- Turning your organization on a dime -- 4. Rapid-fire strategy -- Strategy ain't what it used to be -- The 3Rs of strategy -- Organizing for rapid-fire strategy -- The 6-day strategy: why spend 6 months developing a 1-year plan? -- 5. Fast-lane innovation -- Releasing the innovation brakes -- Building up speed: focusing innovation on what won't change -- Shifting gear: acceleration through action -- 8 accelerators for fast-lane innovation -- 6. Implementing at pace -- The speed of light at the center of the sun -- Focus, focus, focus: you can't chase two hares -- Lead by results: the inverse relationship between detailed planning and performance management -- Think big, start small: Tesco Express versus Fresh & Easy -- Remember, delivery is the day job: the secret to rapid transformation -- 7. Allowing your customers to navigate -- Steve Jobs was an error: the customer's not always right, but that's the way to bet -- Who to implore and who to ignore -- How to work with customers to accelerate innovation -- Customer navigation in action: embedding customer focus at DFS -- 8. Sustaining success and kicking on -- How fast is too fast? -- Moving onto new heights -- Seven immediate steps you can take today -- Index
Control code
EBC4452095
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (x, 158 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781631574726
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4452095
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL4452095
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11174895
  • (CaONFJC)MIL905574
  • (OCoLC)945612706
Label
First and fast : outpace your competitors, lead your markets, and accelerate growth, Stuart Cross
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Are you fast or irrelevant? -- The decline and fall of Nokia -- What's driving the need for speed? -- Why are companies still too slow? -- Shifting focus from perfection to pace -- 2. Creating a high-speed, high-growth culture -- Avoiding the cultural danger zone -- Act like a start-up and adopt a challenger mind-set -- The cultural traffic jam: the seven most likely roadblocks -- The critical role of the "sprinter-in-chief": Richard Baker puts "the chemists" back into boots -- 3. Organizing for speed and agility -- The power of simplicity in a complex world -- Destroying silos, accelerating growth -- Decision making on the run -- Turning your organization on a dime -- 4. Rapid-fire strategy -- Strategy ain't what it used to be -- The 3Rs of strategy -- Organizing for rapid-fire strategy -- The 6-day strategy: why spend 6 months developing a 1-year plan? -- 5. Fast-lane innovation -- Releasing the innovation brakes -- Building up speed: focusing innovation on what won't change -- Shifting gear: acceleration through action -- 8 accelerators for fast-lane innovation -- 6. Implementing at pace -- The speed of light at the center of the sun -- Focus, focus, focus: you can't chase two hares -- Lead by results: the inverse relationship between detailed planning and performance management -- Think big, start small: Tesco Express versus Fresh & Easy -- Remember, delivery is the day job: the secret to rapid transformation -- 7. Allowing your customers to navigate -- Steve Jobs was an error: the customer's not always right, but that's the way to bet -- Who to implore and who to ignore -- How to work with customers to accelerate innovation -- Customer navigation in action: embedding customer focus at DFS -- 8. Sustaining success and kicking on -- How fast is too fast? -- Moving onto new heights -- Seven immediate steps you can take today -- Index
Control code
EBC4452095
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (x, 158 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781631574726
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4452095
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL4452095
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11174895
  • (CaONFJC)MIL905574
  • (OCoLC)945612706

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