How to recognize the seeds of failure from the success of the present...and drive a new cycle of success!
You're growing fast. You're profitable. Maybe they're even writing great things about you in the business press. But, just beneath the surface, are you incubating the seeds of disaster? It's happened over and over again, in one industry after another, to companies ranging from IBM to Upjohn. In this book, Lars Kolind helps you uncover the earliest signs of trouble--and reignite a powerful new growth cycle. Drawing upon his own experience as the CEO who turned around Oticon, the world's top manufacturer of hearing aids, Kolind introduces a comprehensive toolbox for revitalizing mature organizations: tools for creating consensus around change, using staff more effectively, promoting innovation, and much more. Finally, he applies his tools to a wide range of organizations in decline, including the U.S. auto industry. The result: specific, practical advice you can adapt to galvanize your organization, no matter how well you're doing today.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR XI
CHAPTER 1 THE FIRST CYCLE: WHY SUCCESS BREEDS FAILURE 1
CHAPTER 2 THE SECOND CYCLE: A NEW PARADIGM 17
CHAPTER 3 MEANING 31
CHAPTER 4 PARTNERSHIP 43
CHAPTER 5 FROM HIERARCHY TO COLLABORATION 61
CHAPTER 6 LEADERSHIP 87
CHAPTER 7 THE TOOLBOX 97
CHAPTER 8 THREE LIVE CASE STUDIES 145
CHAPTER 9 CONCLUSION 181
APPENDIX HOW OTICON ENTERED THE SECOND CYCLE 185