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First Be Nimble. A Story About How to Adapt, Innovate and Perform in a Volatile Business World

  • ID: 2329359
  • Book
  • August 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 176 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Imagine if you had the
blueprint to create an agile and
intelligent organisation that could handle anything that an
unpredictable business world threw at it?

First Be Nimble is that blueprint, presented by best–selling author Graham Winter in an enthralling business story packed with easy–to–apply ideas and powerful tools linked to online resources.

The story: Fledgling international company McCrae′s Fine Chocolates has lost its innovative edge and become a reactive bureaucracy. Through a mix of courage, collaboration and digital–age strategies, McCrae′s confronts its challenges, breaks through the inevitable resistance to change, and transforms itself into a nimble and adaptive market leader.

This is your personal guidebook to gearing up for fast and frequent change. Learn how to:

  • move, learn and adapt fast!
  • replace change resistance with change resilience
  • thrive in ambiguity and uncertainty
  • break through business bottlenecks
  • build a network of nimble, connected teams.

First Be Nimble is a must read for everyone who wants their organisation to thrive in this constantly changing business world.

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about the author ix

acknowledgements xi

introduction xv

part I: the story of ′even chocolate frogs adapt′ 1

1 turbulence: the imperative to adapt 3

2 complacency: the danger of success 13

3 change resistance: cracking the code 35

4 disruption: do it to yourself before someone does it to you 51

5 five principles: the game changers 67

6 lessons learned: first be nimbleTM insights 111

7 sustaining: making nimble a way of life 133

part II: the first be nimble system 137

the first be nimble model 139

understanding the five principles 141

implementing the first be nimble system 149

summary 153

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Graham Winter
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