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First Be Nimble: A Story About How to Adapt, Innovate and Perform in a Volatile Business World

First Be Nimble: A Story About How to Adapt, Innovate and Perform in a Volatile Business World

Graham Winter

ISBN: 978-1-118-32962-7

Jul 2012, Wrightbooks

300 pages

$17.99

Description

The how-to guide to building an adaptive, productive business environment

Graham Winter, author of the best-selling Think One Team, brings you First Be Nimble: A Story about How to Adapt, Innovate and Perform in a Volatile Business World. This book addresses the challenge of how to equip businesses to adapt and thrive in an unpredictable and demanding economy. Told in the form of a fable and illustrated with case studies and powerful tools, the book is designed to engage, inspire, and inform readers from all walks of business life.

Helping leaders, teams, and whole organisations to bring their values to the frontline of the battle to be adaptive and productive, First Be Nimble shows readers how to align people and teams, collaborate and co-create with others, reduce resistance to change, boost trust, personal resilience, and performance, and prepare for the unique challenges of adaptive change.

  • Helps businesses adapt to today's environment, learn to innovate, and build a "one team'" mentality
  • Gives leaders the practical tools to facilitate change and foster the conversations that help people to learn and grow together
  • Uses a unique, fable-style format, with inspirational examples, to bring key concepts to life

While many business leaders are well versed in the importance of company values, they are often ignorant of how to bring them to life, and how to build an adaptive, high performing business. First Be Nimble is here to help.

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about the author ix

acknowledgements xi

introduction xv

part I: the story of 'even chocolate frogs adapt' 1

1 turbulence: the imperative to adapt 3

2 complacency: the danger of success 13

3 change resistance: cracking the code 35

4 disruption: do it to yourself before someone does it to you 51

5 five principles: the game changers 67

6 lessons learned: first be nimbleTM insights 111

7 sustaining: making nimble a way of life 133

part II: the first be nimble system 137

the first be nimble model 139

understanding the five principles 141

implementing the first be nimble™ system 149

summary 153