Author(s): STEVE JACOBS
A powerful new competitive advantage is within your reach What's the secret to superior execution? Is it brilliant strategy? Better processes? Superior technology? No. None of these suffices individually, or even in combination. To perform well over the long term, to make everyone's valiant efforts work and "stick," you need another ingredient, something basic and seemingly ordinary: behaviour. New results require new behaviour. It's that simple -- and that difficult. This book reveals the quiet revolution that is underway in pioneering and successful organisations. Their people routinely focus on "move the needle" priorities, they skilfully identify the new actions that are required to win, and they consistently perform them. In this compelling book, organisational behaviour expert Steve Jacobs and his colleagues explain how these companies do it, presenting the game-changer for new business results. They offer lessons on identifying high-impact behaviour, fostering it, and building new and lasting competitive advantage.
Moreover, they share the important implications of behavioural leadership for breakthroughs in executing business plans, coaching for elite performance, guiding large-scale change, building culture, and accelerating talent strategies. Distilling decades of research and experience, the authors deliver a career-changing and life-changing book that will give you "new eyes", simple models for everyday use, and inspiring and instructive stories of Fortune 500 leaders who have won big results.
Steve Jacobs is chairman and senior partner of The Continuous Learning Group (CLG) consultancy. He has worked with senior executives for decades, advising them on ways to achieve new performance, culture change, and lasting competitive advantage. His counsel is sought by Fortune 100 corporate leaders and he speaks frequently at corporate and conference events. Steve holds an interdisciplinary bachelor of arts degree from the University of California and a master s degree from Harvard University.