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The Learning Paradox: Gaining Success and Security in a World of Change, 2nd Edition

Harris, Jim Author

9781841121895: The Learning Paradox: Gaining Success and Security in a World of Change, 2nd Edition

The most potent catalyst in a firm's success is change. In this insightful book, Jim Harris details the philosophy and specifics of creating companies that respond successfully to change. With practical advice from companies who've made resilience a corporate motto, The Learning Paradox offers insights on how to adapt to the chaotic new world of business, including how to create, motivate, and continuously improve, and design systems and structures for growth.

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Digitization, deregulation, globalization, new competitors, Net-based business and liquid intellectual capital are rewriting the rules of business. In times of rapid change, experience may be your worst enemy! Almost every rule we know about business has changed. Change, creativity and ingenuity are the drivers of new growth. Organizations thrive by creating new value for customers.

Over 80 percent of the technology we will use in 20 years hasn't been invented yet! What will prepare you for the future? Learn how to learn. Become self-corrective and self-reflective. Increase your creativity and work better as a team member.

The Learning Paradox will show you how to:Create new markets, products & services

  • Design systems & structures for growth
  • Maximise shareholder value, employee security and customer loyalty by creating effective monopolies
  • Lock customers into new relationships that delight
  • Attract and retain the best employees
  • Keep margins higher than your industry average

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For further reading, see Jim's other bestselling books Blindsided: How to Spot the Next Breakthrough that will Change Your Business Forever, and Emotional Learning.

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Book Description Capstone, 2001. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: GETTING THE MOST OUT OF THIS BOOK MAKING YOUR MARK INTRODUCTION - Gaining Comfort From Discomfort How to get the most out of this book. A guarantee and an offer. CHAPTER 1 - Shift From Satisfaction to Security We cannot predict the future - security for individuals and organizations is based on the ability to learn, change and accept uncertainty. This is what we fear most. CHAPTER 2 - The Learning Paradox Learning requires mistakes and patience. We need to overcome this fear and accept that life is difficult CHAPTER 3 - The Business of Paradigms Paradigms powerfully influence our thought and behavior. The hardest and yet most rewarding work comes from continually questioning our personal & organizational paradigms. CHAPTER 4 - Leaders Are Paradigm Innovators Management focuses on problem-solving; leadership focuses on problem-seeing and opportunity seeking. Unseen problems can't be solved; unperceived opportunities can't be seized! CHAPTER 5 - Creating Sustainable Enterprises We need to take an integrated, holistic approach to personal and organizational change. Ultimately, principle based leadership creates sustainable enterprises. CHAPTER 6 - Creating Value Leaders create the context in which employees operate. A process is outlined to develop widespread understanding of and commitment to the company mission and vision. PART II - Shifting To The New Realities Each of the following chapters discusses a new paradigm of some aspect of business that fundamentally changes traditional ways of perceiving markets, threats and opportunities. Questions and exercises at the end of each chapter are designed to provoke team discussion. CHAPTER 7 - The New Economy The rise of an economy based on knowledge, innovation and creativity is reshaping workplace and social attitudes. CHAPTER 8 - Valuing People Training and education are to people what research and development are to technological advancement. People are the primary assets. The role of human resources and education changes. CHAPTER 9 - Keeping Customers Exceeding Expectations: Customer loyalty depends on delighting customers by going beyond their expectations. What delights today will be expected tomorrow. CHAPTER 10 - EDI or DIE The New IT Paradigm: Information Technology is enabling fundamentally new relationships with customers. CHAPTER 11 - The Internet Revolution The Internet will continue to profoundly change the way organizations work. CHAPTER 12 - Business and the Environment The most important paradigm shift of our day is the environmental imperative. Being green is a philosophy, a way of doing business that will profoundly change organizations. APPENDIX - Kanban: Flexible Manufacturing EPILOGUE - Hope and Optimism INDEX ENDNOTES BIBLIOGRAPHY ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ABOUT THE AUTHOR. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1841121894

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