All posts tagged: business strategy

Proven Leaders are Also Great Readers

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Great leaders read. It’s a short sentence but it is layered with meaning.  What is it about reading that makes it such a universal passion among people who are best suited to lead people and organizations?  Is it that leaders read books that contain all the answers? Not likely.  The realities of today’s rapidly changing market place have no historical precedent. 21st century business leaders must handle challenges that have never been seen before.

Andres AfanadorProven Leaders are Also Great Readers
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Book Recommendation: The One Minute Manager

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The One Minute Manager

By: Ken Blanchard PhD; Spencer Johnson MD;

Ratings: MUST READ Right Things: 5.0;   Right Way: 4.8;   Right Team: 4.8;
TOTAL: 4.85
Leadership/Management Maturity:   ✔  Entry (0–1yrs);   Early (1–3yrs);    Competent (3-5yrs);    Proficient (5-10yrs);   Expert (10+yrs);
Target Audience: C-Suite, Senior Leadership, Management/Leadership Development
Target Business Stage: Seed; Start-up; Growth Stage; Established Stage;
Est. Reading Time: 1-2 hours, 112 pages
Steven RowleyBook Recommendation: The One Minute Manager
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Book Recommendation: The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action

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The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action

By: Robert S. Kaplan; David P. Norton;

Ratings: MUST READ Right Things: 4.8;   Right Way: 5.0;   Right Team: 4.8;
TOTAL: 4.85
Leadership/Management Maturity: ___ Entry (0–1yrs); ___Early (1–3yrs);    Competent (3-5yrs);    Proficient (5-10yrs);   Expert (10+yrs);
Target Audience: C-Suite, Senior Leadership, Management/Leadership Development
Target Business Stage: Growth Stage; Established Stage;
Est. Reading Time: 5-6 hours, 336 pages
Steven RowleyBook Recommendation: The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action
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Book Recommendation: The Innovators Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth

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The Innovators Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth

By: Clayton M. Christensen; Michael Raynor

Ratings: MUST READ Right Things: 5.0;   Right Way: 4.8;   Right Team: 4.8;
TOTAL: 4.8
Leadership/Management Maturity: ___ Entry (0–1yrs); ___Early (1–3yrs);    Competent (3-5yrs);    Proficient (5-10yrs);   Expert (10+yrs);
Target Audience: C-Suite, Senior Leadership, Management/Leadership Development
Target Business Stage: Start-up Stage; Growth Stage; Established Stage;
Est. Reading Time: 5-6 hours, 304 pages
Andres AfanadorBook Recommendation: The Innovators Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth
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Book Recommendation: The Innovators Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

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The Innovators Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

By: Clayton M Christensen

Ratings: MUST READ Right Things: 5.0;   Right Way: 5.0;   Right Team: 4.8;
TOTAL: 4.9
Leadership/Management Maturity: ___ Entry (0–1yrs); ___Early (1–3yrs);    Competent (3-5yrs);    Proficient (5-10yrs);   Expert (10+yrs);
Target Audience: C-Suite, Senior Leadership, Management/Leadership Development
Target Business Stage: Start-up Stage; Growth Stage; Established Stage;
Est. Reading Time: 4-5 hours, 288 pages
Andres AfanadorBook Recommendation: The Innovators Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
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Book Recommendation: Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant

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Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant

By: W. Chan Kim; Renee Mauborgne

Ratings: MUST READ Right Things: 4.8;   Right Way: 4.4;   Right Team: 4.0;
TOTAL: 4.4
Leadership/Management Maturity: ___ Entry (0–1yrs); ___Early (1–3yrs);  ___  Competent (3-5yrs);    Proficient (5-10yrs);   Expert (10+yrs);
Target Audience: C-Suite, Senior Leadership, Management/Leadership Development
Target Business Stage: Start-up Stage; Growth Stage; Established Stage;
Est. Reading Time: 5- hours, 320 pages
Andres AfanadorBook Recommendation: Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant
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Book Recommendation: Business Model Generation

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Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers

by: Alex Osterwald; Yves Pigneur

Ratings: MUST READ Right Things: 5.0;   Right Way: 4.2;   Right Team: 4.0;
TOTAL: 4.2 
Leadership/Management Maturity: ✔ Entry (0–1yrs); ✔_Early (1–3yrs);   Competent (3-5yrs);    Proficient (5-10yrs);   Expert (10+yrs);
Target Audience: C-Suite, Senior Leadership, Management/Leadership Development
Target Business Stage: Start-up Stage; Growth Stage; Established Stage;
Est. Reading Time: 4-5 hours, 288 pages
Andres AfanadorBook Recommendation: Business Model Generation
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Book Recommendation: Competitive Strategy

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Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors

by Michael E. Porter

Ratings: MUST READ Right Things: 5.0;   Right Way: 4.5;   Right Team: 4.5;
TOTAL: 4.7 
Leadership/Management Maturity: ___ Entry (0–1yrs); ___ Early (1–3yrs);   Competent (3-5yrs);    Proficient (5-10yrs);   Expert (10+yrs);
Target Audience: C-Suite, Senior Leadership, Management/Leadership Development
Target Business Stage: Start-up Stage; Growth Stage; Established Stage;
Est. Reading Time: 8-10 hours, 397 pages
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