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Shaping the future : a dynamic process for creating and achieving your company's strategic vision
Belgard, William.
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New York : AMACOM, [2004]

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xiv, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The megadigm : confronting the six shifts of change -- A destiny of choice : taking steps that matter -- The Henry response : discovering the leader within -- The simple view : establishing the bridge to the future -- Acts of counterresistance : unleashing a change epidemic -- Breakthrough in action : destroying the box of complacency -- A fellowship of change agents : building capability for the long haul.
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The true heroes of transformation within organizations are not just CEOs, but managers who create energy, gain alignment, and solidify the will within the company to turn the strategic vision into reality. Shaping the Future provides how-to guidance -- plus examples based on interviews with executives from companies like Boeing, Microsoft, Rockwell-Collins, and Harley-Davidson -- to help businesses create a strong future.

Rethinking many classic assumptions about change, Shaping the Future emphasizes the importance of making a single, critical change -- the strategic imperative -- rather than many smaller ones. The book presents a practical and unique Transformational Model, consisting of five key steps necessary to overcome resistance and effect large-scale change within an organization.

Demonstrating an exciting new approach to an ever-more critical challenge, Shaping the Future provides thoughtful and tested guidance for true change leaders.

Author Notes

Steven R. Rayner is founder of the consulting and training firm Rayner & Associates.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Recognition of the Presentp. 1
Developing a New Modelp. 2
A Visualization of Tomorrowp. 3
The Need to Focus on a Single Point of Changep. 4
A Change Epidemic to Counter Resistancep. 5
A Breakthrough to Overcome Barriersp. 6
A Fellowship to Sustain Improvementp. 8
Part I. Managing in an Era of Profound Changep. 11
Chapter 1. The Megadigm: Confronting the Six Shifts of Changep. 13
The Megadigmp. 14
Intangible Quality: Engage in the Third Quality Revolutionp. 17
"Infolocity": Work in Dog Timep. 24
Age of Value: Demonstrate a Great Value Propositionp. 27
Recognize the Obsolescence of Spacep. 31
Coopetitive Advantage: Develop the Cooperative Competitorp. 36
Mass Uniqueness: The Great Customization Wavep. 38
The Mass Extinction of Most of Usp. 41
Chapter 2. A Destiny of Choice: Taking Steps that Matterp. 47
What Is Transformation?p. 48
The Pervasive Problemp. 56
What Is Required to Shape the Futurep. 63
The Leader Withinp. 74
Part II. Shaping the Future You Choosep. 79
Chapter 3. The Henry Response: Discovering the Leader Withinp. 81
Halmet vs. Henryp. 83
The Disciplines of Leadershipp. 86
A Final Thoughtp. 107
Chapter 4. The Simple View: Establishing the Bridge to the Futurep. 109
Fog of Bureaucracyp. 110
A Detailed View of the Futurep. 115
Boiling It All Down--The Strategic Imperativep. 123
The Discipline of a Drumbeatp. 129
Embracing Simplicityp. 130
Chapter 5. Acts of Counterresistance: Unleashing a Change Epidemicp. 135
Addicted to Corporate Culturep. 137
Imprinting a New Culturep. 144
The Teachable Momentp. 146
Epidemic Changep. 155
The Five Acts of Counterresistancep. 165
A Final Thoughtp. 167
Chapter 6. Breakthrough in Action: Destroying the Box of Complacencyp. 171
Small Breakthroughs, Enormous Impactp. 172
Defining Breakthroughp. 174
The Breakthrough Disciplinep. 193
Chapter 7. A Fellowship of Change Agents: Building Capability for the Long Haulp. 195
A Fellowship of Supportp. 197
The Characteristics of a Transformation Fellowshipp. 201
The Impactp. 204
Afterwordp. 207
Shaping Tomorrowp. 207
A Difference in the Middlep. 210
A Return of the Entrepreneurial Spiritp. 212
A Future by Choicep. 214
Indexp. 217