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Cultural Transformations: Lessons of Leadership and Corporate Reinvention

Cultural Transformations: Lessons of Leadership and Corporate Reinvention

John Mattone, Nick Vaidya

ISBN: 978-1-119-05592-1

Jan 2016

272 pages


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A Roadmap for Leadership and Cultural Transformation

Throughout today's rapidly changing business world, top CEOs face two primary challenges: solving the leadership gap and creating a sustainable corporate culture. International leadership coach John Mattone and CEO magazine editor-in-chief Nick Vaidya unlock the keys to leadership development and cultural transformation through intimate interviews with fourteen CEOs from top organizations, including: Deloitte, Graybar, The North Face, HP Financial, Ovations Brands, Virtusa, and Bigcommerce.

Culture was long thought to be merely a 'soft' resource in the corporate equation. However, more and more business leaders are beginning to recognize the necessity of culture when it comes to creating and sustaining long-term growth and change. What is the key to creating a strong business culture? Leadership. The best cultures start with CEOs who set the tone for the rest of the company, guiding others through the often difficult process of corporate transformation.

You'll gain valuable insights, through experiences from the finest business minds, on how to introduce and sustain cultural change in your organization.

  • Learn how successful CEOs came to realize their leadership potential
  • Discover the key attributes that increase a leader's effectiveness
  • Uncover your own leadership strengths and development needs
  • Handle the primary obstacles to cultural transformation
  • Address outdated mindsets and resistance to organizational change

Mattone and Vaidya also draw upon their own extensive coaching and consulting experiences to provide a powerful and proven 6-Step Process for designing and implementing effective cultural transformations. This process enhances the other valuable tools in this comprehensive guide, so you can start building a positive organizational culture right away.

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CHAPTER 1 Understanding Your Culture and Understanding the Culture You Must Create 1

CHAPTER 2 The Six Critical Steps to Transforming Your Culture 17

CHAPTER 3 Kathy Mazzarella 37

CHAPTER 4 Kris Canekeratne 47

CHAPTER 5 Eddie Machaalani 61

CHAPTER 6 Harib Al Kitani 71

CHAPTER 7 Hap Klopp 85

CHAPTER 8 Russ Klein 99

CHAPTER 9 Rohit Mehrotra 115

CHAPTER 10 Irv Rothman 129

CHAPTER 11 Juan Carlos Archila Cabal 147

CHAPTER 12 Nabil Al Alawi 155

CHAPTER 13 Cathy Benko 167

CHAPTER 14 Deva Bharathi 181

CHAPTER 15 NV “Tiger” Tyagarajan 195

CHAPTER 16 AnthonyWedo 207

CHAPTER 17 Final Thoughts and Call to Action 219

APPENDIX A John Mattone’s 20 Laws of Intelligent Leadership 223

APPENDIX B John Mattone’s Cultural Transformation Readiness Assessment-40 225