Changing Your Company from the Inside Out

A Guide for Social Intrapreneurs


Author: Gerald Davis,Christopher White

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1422185109

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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MAKE YOUR COMPANY A FORCE FOR GOOD You’re ambitious. You’re not afraid to take risks. You want to bring about positive social change. And while your peers have left a trail of failed start-ups in their wake, you want to initiate change from within an established company, where you can have a more far-reaching, even global impact. Welcome to the club—you’re a social intrapreneur. But even with your enviable skill set, your unwavering social conscience, and your determination to change the world, your path to success is filled with challenges. So how do you get started and maintain your momentum? Changing Your Company from the Inside Out provides the tools to empower you to jump-start initiatives that matter to you—and that should matter to your company. Drawing on lessons from social movements as well as on the work of successful intrapreneurs, Gerald Davis and Christopher White provide you with a guide for creating positive social change from within your own organization. You’ll learn how to answer four key questions: • When is the right time for change? Learn how to read your organization’s climate. • Why is this a compelling change? Use language and stories to connect your initiative to your organization’s mission, strategy, and values. • Who will make this innovation possible? Identify the decision makers you need to persuade and the potential resisters you need to steer around. • How can you mobilize your supporters to collaborate on your innovation? Use the online and offline tools and platforms that best support your initiative. This book is a road map for intrapreneurs seeking to reshape their companies into drivers of positive change. If you want to spearhead social innovation from within your company, use this book as your guide.

Changing Business from the Inside Out

A Treehugger’s Guide to Working in Corporations


Author: Timothy Mohin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351277863

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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Corporate responsibility is considered an oxymoron by much of society. Corporations are among the least trusted of our institutions; and the 2008 financial crisis, BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the collapse of the house of cards that was Enron have only added to public skepticism. So, at a time when trust in corporations has reached an all-time low, why is interest in corporate responsibility at an all-time high? A plausible explanation is that increasing numbers of stakeholders are demanding responsibility from corporations. Hyper-transparency of corporate activities, fueled by disclosure laws and the Internet, has increased awareness to the point where corporate behavior is under constant scrutiny. Smart business leaders are aware of this scrutiny and of the high costs of a public scandal. They know that in the long run it is cheaper to act responsibly now than to dig out from a PR disaster later. Tim Mohin is a veteran corporate responsibility practitioner who has led programs at Apple, Intel, and AMD. In this book, Tim tells us why he believes he is making a difference where it counts and how others can do the same. His book is a manual on how to steer the corporate supertanker toward doing good for people and our planet. Changing Business from the Inside Out provides a fascinating roadmap to the corporate responsibility and sustainability field, from beginning a career, to forming a program, to navigating the complicated politics of a corporation. Mohin likens the corporate treehugger role to "being the designated driver at the corporate cocktail party". Throughout his book, he argues strongly that activists can accomplish more for the planet and society by serving as a voice of responsibility within the corporation rather than protesting outside the factory gates. Corporations are clearly the drivers of the world economy, and the corporate responsibility practitioner has an essential role in bringing ethical and sustainable values to the C-suite and making sure that they are accomplished. Whether you are a practitioner needing advice, a mid-career professional wanting to change course, or an MBA wondering how to incorporate responsibility into your career, this book has the answers you need.

Changing the World from the Inside Out

A Jewish Approach to Personal and Social Change


Author: David Jaffe

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834840448

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 2082

WINNER OF THE 2016 JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL AWARD FOR CONTEMPORARY JEWISH LIFE AND PRACTICE An inspiring and accessible guide, drawn from Jewish wisdom, for building the inner qualities necessary to work effectively for social justice. The world needs changing—and you’re just the person to do it! It’s a matter of cultivating the inner resources you already have. If you are serious about working for social justice and change, this book will help you bring your most compassionate, wise, and courageous self to the job. Bringing positive social change to any system takes deep self-awareness, caring, determination, and long-term commitment. But polarization, the slow pace of change, and internal conflicts among activists and organizations often leads to burnout and discouragement among the very people needed to make a difference. Changing the World from the Inside Out distills centuries of Jewish wisdom about cultivating and refining the inner life into an accessible program for building the qualities necessary to accomplish sustainable change. Through explorations of deep motivation, inner-drive, and traits like trust and anger, this book engages the reader in a journey of self-development and transformation, demonstrating that sustainable activism is indeed a spiritual practice. Jaffe offers accessible and meaningful guidance for this journey—with exercises, contemplations, and discussion points that can be used individually or in a group.

Build Your Organization from the Inside-Out: Developing People Is the Key to Healthy Leadership


Author: Nakia Melecio


ISBN: 1483414450


Page: 238

View: 1544

Coaching can be defined as a continuous process of providing people with feedback to enhance, maintain or improve their performance. The coach observes performance, shares knowledge and expertise, and provides encouragement to assist clients in reaching continuously higher levels of performance. Coaching enables people to develop their thinking and actions in response to differing situations.

The Vanishing American Corporation

Navigating the Hazards of a New Economy


Author: Gerald F. Davis,Wilbur K Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Management Gerald F Davis

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626562806

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8411

It may be hard to believe in an era of Walmart, Citizens United, and the Koch brothers, but corporations are on the decline. The number of American companies listed on the stock market dropped by half between 1996 and 2012. In recent years we've seen some of the most storied corporations go bankrupt (General Motors, Chrysler, Eastman Kodak) or disappear entirely (Bethlehem Steel, Lehman Brothers, Borders). Gerald Davis argues this is a root cause of the income inequality and social instability we face today. Corporations were once an integral part of building the middle class. He points out that in their heyday they offered millions of people lifetime employment, a stable career path, health insurance, and retirement pensions. They were like small private welfare states. The businesses that are replacing them will not fill the same role. For one thing, they employ far fewer people—the combined global workforces of Facebook, Yelp, Zynga, LinkedIn, Zillow, Tableau, Zulily, and Box are smaller than the number of people who lost their jobs when Circuit City was liquidated in 2009. And in the “sharing economy,” companies have no obligation to most of the people who work for them—at the end of 2014 Uber had over 160,000 “driver-partners” in the United States but recognized only about 2,000 people as actual employees. Davis tracks the rise of the large American corporation and the economic, social, and technological developments that have led to its decline. The future could see either increasing economic polarization, as careers turn into jobs and jobs turn into tasks, or a more democratic economy built from the grass roots. It's up to us.

Church Transfusion

Changing Your Church Organically--From the Inside Out


Author: Neil Cole,Phil Helfer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118238516

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 5468

Just as our life is in our blood, the life for Christ’s bodyis in His blood. Changing a church is more than a new goal ordirection. Our churches need more than an organizationaltransition; we need a full transfusion of Jesus'blood, His life, within every disciple. Anything less than thatwill only perpetuate more of the dysfunction and unhealthy churchpractices that have already plagued us for too long. We are indesperate need of the internally transforming power of the gospelof grace and the presence of Christ so that our salvation is thenworked out in a way the rest of the world will notice. Itisn’t enough that we believe in the facts contained in thegospel, we must allow the gospel itself to infect our souls andtransform us from within. The DNA of Jesus' lifeblood is needed inour churches and nothing shy of a full transfusion that touchesevery cell will be sufficient. In this book Neil Cole (author of Organic Church, ChurchTransfusion and Journeys to Significance) and PhilHelfer, co-founders of Church Multiplication Associates, will firstpoint out that change is possible with God, but only with God. Inthe second half of the book they will lay out some of the actualpractical considerations to weigh if you want to release realorganic health in your church. Using multiple examples of very different kinds of churches thathave been through the process, the authors present ways thatleadership and practices need to change in order to release organicchurch movements from their midst. Chapters cover: Leadershifts necessary Detoxification from dependence issues. How to ignite change virally. How to grandparent movements. How to measure success in movements. This book (another in the Leadership Network series) appliesorganic life principles to established churches with practical helpthat is holistic and natural. The content in this book will behelpful whether you are pastor of an established church or wantingto revitalize a small organic church. Jesus didn’t die and rise from the dead so that we can belike everyone else in the world. Our faith is more than just abetter doctrine or a bigger goal with a capital giving campaign; itis a better life. Jesus is the difference, and what a difference hemakes...don't be satisfied with less.

Executing Your Business Transformation

How to Engage Sweeping Change Without Killing Yourself Or Your Business


Author: Mark Morgan,Andrew Cole,Dave Johnson,Rob Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470588420

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 6327

Practical, tested, implementable real-world advice for transforming any business and is written by people that have “been there and done that”. Changing an organization is tough. Transformation is hard work that should not be attempted by the faint of heart or the weak of mind. But transformation is not rocket science either. By taking a realistic, simple and direct view of what is required to transform an enterprise, the authors reduce the noise and nonsense that surrounds much of the discussion of transformation and provide straight forward lessons, examples and thought provoking questions to guide the reader to a more powerful position as an agent of change. Based on the authors' decades of experience dealing with major business transformation, this book provides valuable guidance for any company engaged in large scale change brought on by shifts in the competitive landscape, mergers, acquisitions, or a major restructuring of their business model. Many organizations undergo transformation with lots of enthusiasm, but are frustrated with the results. This book contains a set of lessons gained in the process of working in and with organizations in the process of transformation. The book starts out by framing transformation and explains the overall system the enterprise that is involved in transformation. By doing so, clarity is brought to the question of why change is so difficult and problematic. What you can expect to get by reading this book is: A way of looking at transformation that is comprehensive and yet manageable without all the buzzword bingo terminology 11 critical lessons taken from the author’s broad experience on a broad range of topics that you can leverage in your situation To get some thought provoking insight from 10 key questions for each lesson that you can use to apply the lessons to your organization A comprehensive framework for leading transformation that will challenge your thinking and provide a path forward to taking immediate action With rare insight and candor, the authors provide thoughtful advice backed by examples from their comprehensive experience. If you don’t like transformation, you are going to hate irrelevance. This book is your best bet for getting the insight you need to transform your organization before it becomes irrelevant.

Work from the Inside Out

Seven Steps to Loving What You Do


Author: Nancy O'Hara

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 9780609805923

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 251

View: 9182

Integrating spirituality with business, the author of Find a Quiet Corner explains how to apply Zen Buddhist principles to the daily challenges, problems, and decisions of one's professional life, offering seven simple steps--from Understanding and Accepting to As Things Are--that can make work more meaningful. Original. 15,000 first printing.

The Save Your Business Book

A Survival Manual for Small Business Owners


Author: John Goldhammer

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780029121153

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 235

View: 6330

Advises small business owners on restoring profitability, discussing reorganization, negotiating with creditors, protecting assets, and finding alternatives to bankruptcy

The flexible enterprise

how to reinvent your company, unlock your strengths, and prosper in a changing world


Author: David Gewirtz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: 9780471072461

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 569

The Practical Guide to Business Change Companies need to continually adapt to changing conditions in order to survive. If you want more for your company than mere survival, if you want your firm to grow, thrive, and dominate its markets, you2ll need to grow beyond knee-jerk responses and conventional wisdom. You2ll need the flexibility to change again and again-not just to compensate for tough turns in the business cycle, but to take full advantage of the things your company does best. In The Flexible Enterprise, you2ll find a proven methodology for managing repeated change and building on your company2s strengths as you adjust to changing market needs. This highly practical guide recognizes the problems of doing business in a recession-prone economy and offers battle-tested strategies and tactics for creating growth through reinvention. Using his own successful small business as a case study, David Gewirtz vividly recounts how the narrow market for his company2s products collapsed, forcing him to reinvent his entire organization in a matter of months. The lessons he learned enabled him to keep his company going, expand his client base, market his products more effectively, and grow! Now, you can learn those same lessons-without having to live through them-and discover how a more flexible enterprise enables you to: Develop your own, unique-to-your-company tools, skills, and processes for managing-and even causing-change Redefine your company based on its strengths Reduce your dependency on a single product line or marketing channel Develop new products that are more finely tuned to market needs Manage cash more effectively Streamline operational and manufacturing processes Motivate and inspire your staff Business is more than just surviving. Flexibility gives you the opportunity to change to meet market needs. The Flexible Enterprise can give you the skills to start reshaping your company2s future today.