Navigating Change: How CEOs, Top Teams, and Boards Steer Transformation

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Donald C. Hambrick, David Nadler, Michael Tushman
Harvard Business School Press, 1998 - Business & Economics - 414 pages
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Navigating Change brings together the latest insights and ideas on senior leadership from the world's foremost business thinkers and practitioners. Including contributions from such prominent CEOs and Paul Allaire of Xerox, Jamie Houghton of Corning, and Bob Bauman, formerly of SmithKline Beecham as well as from academic experts such as Manfred Kets de Vries, Chris Bartlett and Sumantra Ghoshal, the volume captures timely and pragmatic ideas on institutional leadership and governance in the face of profound and continuous change. Successful corporate transformation requires vigilance, appetite for change, converted effort, and clarity of purpose from three distinct but interconnected parties: the CEO, the top management team, and the board of directors. This lively and collaborative collection examines all three and their roles in designing and navigating effective corporate change. The Management of Innovation and Change Series.

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The CEO in the Context of Discontinuous Change
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Corporate Transformation and Senior Leadership
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Vicissitudes of Leadership 3 8
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DAVID A. NADLER is one of the nation's leading consultants and advisors to corporate executives on the subjects of organizational architecture and organizational change. Since 1980, he has served as CEO of the Delta Consulting Group, Inc. Prior to that, he served on the faculty of the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. Nadler has authored or edited more than a dozen books on management, organizational change, and leadership, including Organizational Architecture (1992), Discontinuous Change (1994), and Champions of Change (1977), all from Jossey-Bass. JANET L. SPENCER is currently a consultant with the Delta Consulting Group, Inc., where she specializes in strategy, organization design, and executive team development. Before joining Delta, she was a principal of the consulting firm W. Warner Burke Associates, Inc. Spencer has coauthored several articles and book chapters on topics relating to organizational change.

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