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The New Rules of Management: How to Revolutionise Productivity, Innovation and Engagement by Implementing Projects That Matter

ISBN: 978-1-118-60626-1
232 pages
June 2013, Wrightbooks
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A guide for modern organisations about optimising productivity, creating a culture of innovation, and building high-performing teams

It's time to stop managing and start implementing. The New Rules of Management is about creating and implementing projects that truly matter, because even the best ideas, projects and objectives mean nothing until they are executed. In truth, most organisations aren't designed to successfully implement long-term projects, but successfully implementing the projects that matter is the key to long-term success. In this book, you'll learn how to successfully manage yourself, your teams, and your entire organisation to create and execute engaging, vital projects that people and teams care about. When you do implementation right success becomes a given—on the personal, team, and organisational levels. So if you want your business to succeed, it's time to implement the projects that truly matter. Start now, with The New Rules of Management.

  • A management guide to building engagement and innovation in any organisation
  • Written by a master business coach, mentor, entrepreneur, thought leader, and popular public speaker
  • Ideal for business leaders and managers who want to take their organisations into the twenty-first century
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Table of Contents

About the author vii

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction xi

1 Implementation in a nutshell 1

Part I: Personal 19

2 Personal: overview 21

3 Internal: mindset 27

4 Projects 49

5 Framework 61

6 Support 73

7 Accountability 83

Part II: Team 93

8 Team: overview 95

9 Internal: culture 103

10 Projects 117

11 Framework 123

12 Support 137

13 Accountability 143

Part III: Organisation 153

14 Organisation: overview 155

15 Internal: climate 163

16 Projects 177

17 Framework 185

18 Support 197

19 Accountability 207

Conclusion 217

Index 219

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Author Information

PETER COOK is passionate about helping people implement projects that matter. He is a master business coach, mentor, entrepreneur, best-selling author and a second-degree black belt in aikido. Peter has more than 15 years' experience as a consultant and business coach working with hundreds of businesses from one-person start-ups to some of the biggest companies in the world.

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Press Release

April 30, 2013
THE NEW RULES OF MANAGEMENT: How to Revolutionise Productivity, Innovation and Engagement by Implementing Projects that Matter

Look around most organisations and you’ll see it; creative and innovative ideas withering on the vine because they’ve failed to be implemented.  

However, according to Master Coach and author Peter Cook, it’s no surprise that we find it challenging to see a project through from conception through to completion. “We’re just not wired for long term projects, our teams are managed like industrial revolution machines and our organisations just aren’t set up to have important projects executed,” he said. Luckily these are skills that can be learnt and The New Rules of Management will show you how.

This book demonstrates why the ‘old style’ of management is dead and puts forward a case for how leaders need to adapt their practices to ensure that innovation isn’t wasted . The message is clear - in order to prosper and thrive in the new economy, organisations need to stop managing and start implementing.

Full of practical advice to transform your team into ‘implementation Ninjas,’ this book will give you a reliable framework for planning and achieving your goals, as well as providing you with shortcuts to success that you may not be aware of. These shortcuts or ‘hacks’ will allow you to borrow enough discipline, integrity and winning attitude to achieve your goals and work to your potential.   

“Innovative ideas aren’t enough; successful organisations in the 21st century need to be masters at implementation as well as executing good ideas and creating profit. Implementing projects that matter is the key to optimising organisational productivity, creating a culture of innovation, and to building high performing and engaged teams,” said Peter Cook.

Implementation is the lifeblood of innovation and The New Rules of Management will help you transform your organisation by giving you the tools to successfully manage yourself and your teams through creating and executing projects that matter.  

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