Mastering Change in the Midst of Chaos

 
9780981850108: Mastering Change in the Midst of Chaos

Mastering Change In the Midst of ChaosTM Challenges, Choices & Champions An Essential Guide for Entrepreneurs, Leaders and Managers Mastering change is one of Pat and Larry Nelson's favorite topics. There's a good reason. They have lived in and owned businesses in five foreign countries stretching from Norway to Australia. They are truly serial entrepreneurs as they have started more than a dozen companies. Some were extremely successful and others learning experiences. One thing that was true in every situation were the rushing changes. At times they were victims and others they were victors. Larry has conducted seminars for numerous companies both large and small, public and private sectors, in dozen countries, on the subject of 'Mastering Change in the Midst of Chaos'. In this recorded discussion Larry and Pat discuss the 'Six Truths About Change'. The topic includes; Resistance, Involvement, Making Losers, Vision, Benefits, and Follow up. Like the Nelsons say, "Master Change Before It Masters You." Table of Contents Introduction: Change and Entrepreneurs 1. Change: You Can Count On It 2. Systems, Sources and Solutions of Change 3. Systemic Approach to Team Change 4. Thinking, Planning, Doing 5. Successful Management of Change in a Chaotic World 6. Are You Reactive or Proactive? 7. Persuasion and Your People s Response to Change 8. Frames of Reference 9. How You ll Respond to Change 10. 9 Roles for In-Depth 11. Understanding of Your 3-FiltersTM 12. Pulling It All Together 13. Ground Swells of Change 14. The Past 15. The Future 16. Change Champions Who Do You Agree With? Larry believes #1 People are the cause of all problems #2 People are the solution to all problems. Since it s all about people, the best place to start is with yourself.

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About Larry Nelson Larry and Patricia Nelson have lived in and owned businesses in five foreign countries. They started a dozen companies...some were extremely successful while others were learning experiences. They made millions and lost millions. Their business ventures ranged from: retail stores to high-tech; from warehouses to direct mail; from manufacturing to human resource consulting and training. Larry and Pat are co-founders of w3w3® Media Network which includes Internet Talk Radio (launched over 10 years ago), live IP TV show, Blog and PodCast directory. The w3w3.com mission is to make the average person s experience on the World Wide Web enjoyable, profitable and safe. Larry s mar¬keting background focuses a great deal on the visibility of his clients. Larry has been a consultant to both public and private sector organizations including AT&T, Ball Aerospace, Children's Hospital, Dean Foods, First National Bank, GE, IBM, IRS, Lawrence Livermore National Labs, NCAR, Microsoft, Mobil Oil Japan, 3M, Sanyo Australia, Toyota, Toledo Edison, US Forest Service, US Dept. of Transportation, United Way, Univ. of Wisconsin, Univ. of Colorado, and many more. Larry offers a range of business development strategies for his clients. These services include 1) assessment of past and current marketing & sales tactics, 2) development & planning of both short & long-term objectives as well as 3) execution & delivery of the plan including metrics. An important differentiator for Larry is his use of an electronic newsletter, audio interviews & articles on the w3w3® web site. Larry s In-House Seminars and Keynote Addresses Include: Mastering Change in the Midst of Chaos Unraveling the People Puzzle Building High-Performance Teams Trends that are Changing the Course of Business Forever Achieving Personal & Professional Satisfaction

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Guy Kawasaki, author of Reality Check and co-founder of Alltop.com, Larry s plain talk approach for managing teams is refreshing and practical. His advice will help teams deal with change challenges in unknown economic times because it s not filled with hype and jargon. Mastering Change is a great resource for entrepreneurs and managers. --Guy Kawasaki

Curt W. Coffman, Founder, Curt Coffman Consulting Co-Author, First Break all the Rules, What the World s Greatest Managers do Differently (Simon and Schuster), Growth is impossible without change. As Larry points out, the most effective way to manage change is to create it. Visionary leaders dream about and anticipate the future, but they do not try and predict it! Trying to forecast change only interrupts and confuses. Mastering change allows for new natural alignment and unprecedented growth and success. --Curt W. Coffman

Lucinda Sanders, CEO and Founder of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Larry has such broad business experience - he's seen everything and been almost everywhere. This book reflects his own personal wisdom on surviving in the business world, delivered in a way only Larry could do: pragmatic, concise, and humorous. Change is certain, and this book helps us understand its creative power. --Lucinda Sanders

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