ROSABETH MOSS KANTER
Leadership in a Networked World
In today’s highly networked world, has the meaning of leadership changed? Competition is increasing – and increasingly global. Technology is transforming work – and how and where we do it – with exponential speed and rapid innovation. Ideas are coming from all directions and unexpected places including emerging markets, more diverse partners and self-organizing employees. Rosabeth Moss Kanter answers the leadership question and eloquently identifies the new leadership imperatives. By learning to embrace them, leaders will harness the knowledge, capability and confidence – in us, our teams and our organizations – to produce the momentum of success.
The Big Change: Forces Reshaping Business
You might have survived the downturn, but disruptions continue – and seeking growth, let alone long-term survival, requires thinking differently. Diverse forces – from technology and demography to climate change and shifting social values – challenge once-dominant financial assumptions and require change-adept organizations to better connect to surrounding society. Big challenges can become attractive opportunities if companies see the strategic, organizational and cultural transformations ahead. Rosabeth Moss Kanter asserts that preparing for, responding to and thriving in business’ new normal requires a new focus on institution-building. She discusses the six facets of organizational logic that are radically altering leadership and corporate behavior, and are the building blocks of a more sustainable competitive advantage, even in industries under siege. She draws compelling examples from great companies worldwide that are leading the way to creating innovation, profits, growth and social good. She also provides practical insights about how to make the change.
Innovation: The Classic Traps and The Key Accelerators
To successfully compete in today’s global economy, innovation is imperative. It’s the big prize; finding it is framed as almost a sacred quest for the big hit solution that will create growth and open new eras of prosperity and well-being. Yet, for all the talk about the great need and value of innovation, there are leaders in every sector who actively stifle it – unwittingly or not. Is your organization stuck in an innovation trap or are you accelerating change through new ideas? Rosabeth Moss Kanter identifies nine anti-innovation practices to eliminate and discusses actions necessary to allow innovation to flourish, including using the “innovation pyramid” to guide both small wins and bold ventures. Create a culture that embraces – and propels – innovation of all kinds. The health and sustainability of your business depend on it.