Business success requires more than a positive vision and a good three-year plan. Leadership of the strategic agenda is essential to growth, performance and change. Trends in business have forced a new kind of strategic thought and behavior into play. Companies must confront uncertain and dynamic business realities with a better, more disciplined approach to:· Strategy Direction…dealing with business choices and objectives, and the strategic miscues that erode value.· Strategy Integration...dealing with resource and process development, and the strategic miscues that wreck capacity.· Strategy Execution...dealing with effective actions and impact, and the strategic miscues that block results.In Prepared and Resolved, management advisor Daniel Wolf explains the practical framework used by evolutionary companies as they adapt to challenges and opportunities. He breaks down the myths and constraints that disable leadership and management.Without missing the challenges of business growth, performance and change, Wolf cites more that 50 companies that have traversed tough issues in strategy. He also provides a practical, commonsense set of questions that provoke managers and leaders in five important disciplines:· Quality and Lean Management· Category Management and Change· Product and Service Development· Mergers, Acquisitions and Ventures· Business Scale and Scope ChangeThe greatest take-aways for the reader are really three-fold. First, Wolf provides a world view and perspective on business strategy and success that matches our contemporary business world, with all its challenges. This book speaks to an adaptive foundation for business success.Second, he provides a framework for management and leadership that makes sense for people who engage in the direction, integration and execution of business strategy. This is a sound and adaptive approach for management and governance, and it helps the entire organization stay focused on business results.Third, Prepared and Resolved is about a way of thinking and a way of guiding organizational behavior. Without going overboard on theory, Wolf puts everyday responsibility and company learning into a most useful context.This is a great book for executives, project and section managers, boards and leaders at every level of the company. It changes the way organizations must look at their readiness and resolve to succeed, near-term and long-term. Prepared and Resolved points to the core issues of 21st century business, probing tough subjects and asking key questions for companies of every scope and scale. The ideas in the book have changed many minds.
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