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A private consultant who specializes in knowledge management and organizational storytelling, Stephen Denning has a list of clients that includes GE, IBM, Shell, McDonald's and the U.S. Army. In this witty book, he explains that storytelling can be the key to overcoming obstacles and generating enthusiasm in the workplace. With Denning's guidance, leaders can steer their companies toward new levels of success.Show more
More value from less work.An unstoppable business revolution is under way-and it is Agile. Companies that embrace Agile Management learn to connect everyone and everything...all the time. They can deliver instant, intimate, frictionless value on a large scale. Agile began emerging many decades ago, but truly took off in the software development industry. Sparking dramatic improvements in quality, innovation, and speed-to-market, the Agile movement is now spreading quickly throughout all kinds of companies. It enables a team, a unit, or an enterprise to nimbly adapt and upgrade products and services to meet rapidly changing technology and customer needs. And the process is applicable anywhere-companies don't need to be born Agile, like Spotify. Even centuries-old Barclays is making the transition and reaping rewards.Filled with examples from every sector, The Age of Agile helps readers: Master the three laws of Agile Management (team, customer, network) Embrace the new mindset Overcome constraints Employ meaningful metrics Make the entire organization Agile And more With this breakthrough approach, even global giants can learn to act entrepreneurially. Their future depends on it.Show more
Based on research conducted over several years with hundreds of high-performance teams, this book is the first to identify what it takes to create high-performance teams. Denning breaks these elements down into three categories. First, there are the hygiene elements of teams that make up the traditional management literature on teams. These elements are necessary but not sufficient to create great teams. Second, there are the three drivers of high-performance teams: these are subjective factors that lift the team from good to great and generate the extraordinary productivity and the deeply meaningful experience. Third, are 'accelerators, such as leadership storytelling, which speed up the ascension of the team to high-performance status by generating meaning and excitement among team members.Show more
A Leaders Guide to Storytelling shows how storytelling is one of the few available ways to handle the principal and most difficult challenges of leadership: sparking action, getting people to work together, and leading people into the future. Using tons of examples and how-to techniques, Denning explains how you can learn to tell the right story at the right time. New to this edition: updated examples and techniques, drawn from his training DVD new chapter on how to use storytelling to create high-performance teams new chapter on narrative intelligence and how the most successful leaders use stories, rather than Power Points, to get their ideas acrossShow more
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