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Spiral Dynamics in Action: Humanity's Master Code

Spiral Dynamics in Action: Humanity's Master Code

Don Edward Beck, Teddy Hebo Larsen, Sergey Solonin, Rica Viljoen, Thomas Q. Johns

ISBN: 978-1-119-38720-6

Mar 2018

296 pages

$22.99

Description

A more effective leadership model for the new business environment.

Spiral Dynamics in Action explores the evolution of modern business, and provides a model for moving forward amidst ever-increasing complexity and change. Only by truly understanding other people's perspectives can you bring them together to achieve the extraordinary, and this book provides a field guide to the different motivations, behaviours and talents in your team to help you lead diverse groups more effectively. Focused on action over theory, the Spiral Dynamics model includes cutting-edge leadership practices, management systems, processes, procedures and techniques to help you bring about real-world results.

The nature of change is consistent, but that doesn't make it any less enormous or complex to deal with. As a business leader, you are tasked with not only navigating change yourself, but also guiding others through the maze successfully. This book shows you how to shift your perspective, hone your focus and deliver what your people need by:

  • Understanding the reasoning behind different perspectives.
  • Helping people play off one another's strengths to achieve a shared goal.
  • Adopting cutting-edge practices, processes and procedures for improvement.
  • Taking action to re-connect an increasingly fragmented environment.

The marketplace has gone truly global, workforces are increasingly diverse and companies are taking on powerful new social responsibilities. It's a lot to take in, let alone manage, but the responsibility of leadership is to gather disparate parts and make them into a whole. It's your job to turn anchors into rocket fuel, and motivate and inspire your team to the top. By digging to the core of each person, each culture and each problem, you uncover a roadmap to high performance; Spiral Dynamics in Action shows you how to guide your people through any changes and emerge stronger than before.

Special Acknowledgements xi

Foreword by Ronnie Lessem xiii

Preface by Dr Don Beck xvii

Figures and Graphs as a Map for the Book xxi

Part 1: Spiral Dynamics: The Foundation 1

1 Introduction – The Lay of the Land of this Book 3

2 The Architect of the Existential Staircase – Clare Graves 11

3 The Code Book 23

4 Natural Design – The Ever-Emerging Ecology 37

Part 2: Spiral Dynamics Global 51

5 Back to the Future – The South African Crucible Revisited 53

6 Uncovering the Indigenous Intelligence: A Case Study of Israel and Palestine 67

7 The Nordic Countries and Second-Tier Consciousness: The Need for Second-Tier Leadership in Times of Great Turbulence 97

Part 3: The Surge in a Social Context 115

8 Defining the Sustainable Corporation: From Stockholders to Stakeholders 117

9 Spiral Dynamics in Action Across Boundaries 137

10 Organizational Engagement in Diverse Workspaces: International

Application of Spiral Dynamics 161

Part 4: Spiral Dynamics PLUS 179

11 Spiral Dynamics PLUS Supplementary Technologies 181

Part 5: The Road Forward for Humanity 209

12 What Do You Do with Spiral Dynamics? 211

About the Authors 227

Glossary 233

Acronyms 237

Additional Resources 239

Bibliography 251

Index 261