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1
Apr

Bob Morris Book Review

Bob Morris, Top 100 Amazon reviewer and Hall of Fame, has posted a terrific, 5 star review of Stragility: Excelling at Strategic Changes. “I commend Auster and Hillenbrand on their creative use of various reader-friendly devices such as “At a Glance” and “Recap” sections that, respectively, tee up and review key points.” Here’s a link:

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http://www.amazon.com/Stragility-Excelling-Strategic-Rotman-UTP-Publishing/product-reviews/1442648058/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_btm?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=recent

31
Mar

The Stragility book is out!

Our book, Stragility: Excelling at Strategic Changes, is officially released! If your looking for a copy, Amazon.ca is currently sold out (restocking soon) but Indigo has books in store and online! To those outside of Canada, copies are available on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, 800ceoread!

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https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/stragility-excelling-at-strategic-changes/9781442648050-item.html

http://www.amazon.com/Stragility-Excelling-Strategic-Rotman-UTP-Publishing/dp/1442648058/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1459264202&sr=8-1&keywords=stragility+excelling+at+strategic+changes

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stragility-ellen-auster/1123171302?ean=9781442648050

https://800ceoread.com/products/stragility-ellen-auster-lisa-hillenbrand-english?selected=423829

30
Mar

3 Books Small Business Owners Should Read

We are delighted that our book, Stragility: Excelling at Strategic Changes, was named as one of the 3 books small business owners should read. Rieva focuses on the four Stragility skills:

  1. Redefining strategy to win
  2. Building support
  3. Fostering ownership and accountability
  4. Creating successful change again and again

To learn more about these skills and how to apply them in your business, pre-order the book now on Indigo (CA) or Amazon (US)!

https://forum.web.com/3-books-small-business-owners-read-60/

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29
Mar

StartUpRoar: Repost Young Upstarts Article

StartUpRoar reposted the YoungUpstarts article on Stragility: Do Less, Accomplish More. In case you didn’t get the chance to check it out before, here’s the link!
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28
Mar

The Globe and Mail: Monday Morning Manager

Thrilled that Ellen and Lisa were featured in the Monday Morning Manager section in the Globe and Mail! Harvey Schachter covers how to build support in change through leveraging key influencers:

  1. Sponsors
  2. Promoters
  3. Indifferent fence-sitters
  4. Cautious fence-sitters
  5. Positive skeptics
  6. Negative skeptics

Read more online or pick one up!

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/management/six-types-of-people-youll-need-to-sell-on-your-new-strategy/article29384603/

25
Mar

Repost: Iconic Inventors

What you are creating today could be the future of tomorrow…

Here are 9 Iconic Inventors Who Changed the World:

1. Steve Jobs

2. Mark Zuckerberg

3. Elon Musk

4. Anne Wojcicki

5. Henry Ford

6. Larry Page and 7. Sergey Brin

8. Marie Curie

9. Louis B. Mayer

*Repost from Entreprenuer.com

24
Mar

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23
Mar

Go Slow To Go Fast: How HR leaders can convert skeptics to achieve change

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In our work with organizations, we recommend taking a “go slow to go fast” approach centered around enrolling key stakeholder groups from the start, both to develop and to implement the change – and making engaging skeptics a top priority.

Here are three proven approaches to navigating the politics and increasing the odds that your change efforts will be successful:

1. Understand the political landscape

2. Ignite Passion through the Why

3. Engage the Skeptics

For an interesting example of a recent merger and more information visit HR.com!

http://www.hr.com/en/magazines/all_articles/go-slow-to-go-fast-how-hr-leaders-can-convert-skep_im34alp4.html

22
Mar

Change Leadership: Overcoming Change Fatigue and Organizational Burnout

For any business, large or small, corporate change is critical for survival.

Here are three success principles that will help you navigate this frenzy of activity and build the ongoing capabilities required for continuous evolution:

  1. Change Less, Achieve More
  2. Measure Twice, Cut Once
  3. Learn to Learn

To find out more about what these principles entail, check out StrategyDriven!

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http://www.strategydriven.com/2016/03/18/change-leadership-overcoming-change-fatigue-organizational-burnout/

21
Mar

Coming Soon!

The Stragility book comes out next Monday (March 28th)! Pick one up in stores, or skip the trip and pre-order on Indigo or Amazon!

http://www.amazon.com/Stragility-Excelling-Strategic-Rotman-UTP-Publishing/dp/1442648058/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454616330&sr=8-1&keywords=stragility

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/stragility-excelling-at-strategic-changes/9781442648050-item.html

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