The Second Cycle: Winning The War Against Bureaucracy (paperback)

Paperback | April 24, 2006

byLars Kolind

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You're growing fast. You're profitable. Maybe they're even writing great things about you in the business press. But, just beneath the surface, are you incubating the seeds of disaster? It's happened over and over again, in one industry after another, to companies ranging from IBM to Upjohn. In this book, Lars Kolind helps you uncover the earliest signs of trouble--and reignite a powerful new growth cycle. Drawing upon his own experience as the CEO who turned around Oticon, the world's top manufacturer of hearing aids, Kolind introduces a comprehensive toolbox for revitalizing mature organizations: tools for creating consensus around change, using staff more effectively, promoting innovation, and much more. Finally, he applies his tools to a wide range of organizations in decline, including the U.S. auto industry. The result: specific, practical advice you can adapt to galvanize your organization, no matter how well you're doing today.

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You're growing fast. You're profitable. Maybe they're even writing great things about you in the business press. But, just beneath the surface, are you incubating the seeds of disaster? It's happened over and over again, in one industry after another, to companies ranging from IBM to Upjohn. In this book, Lars Kolind helps you uncover ...

LARS KOLIND was CEO of Oticon and the driving force behind the innovation and knowledge-based turnaround that led to Oticon’s leadership in the world market for hearing aids. Named Denmark’s Man of The Year 1996, his work at Oticon is a classic management case study presented at many leading business schools worldwide.   He currentl...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:April 24, 2006Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132885603

ISBN - 13:9780132885607

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Table of Contents

ABOUT THE AUTHOR    XI

PREFACE    XIII

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS    XVII

CHAPTER 1 THE FIRST CYCLE: WHY SUCCESS BREEDS FAILURE    1

CHAPTER 2 THE SECOND CYCLE: A NEW PARADIGM    17

CHAPTER 3 MEANING    31

CHAPTER 4 PARTNERSHIP    43

CHAPTER 5 FROM HIERARCHY TO COLLABORATION    61

CHAPTER 6 LEADERSHIP    87

CHAPTER 7 THE TOOLBOX    97

CHAPTER 8 THREE LIVE CASE STUDIES    145

CHAPTER 9 CONCLUSION    181

APPENDIX HOW OTICON ENTERED THE SECOND CYCLE    185

INDEX    221