Leadership & Organization Design for Sustainable Excellence
Do you wish there was a way to create ever-increasing value for all your key stakeholders, including customers, employees, investors, partners, society, and the natural environment? What is needed is nothing short of a renaissance of organizational thinking and design. This book provides a flexible framework to help you design and develop a custom approach to aligning your strategy, systems, scorecard, and culture to create sustainable value for all your stakeholders.
This book combines over 25 years of experience with peer-reviewed research that resulted in two award-winning frameworks. The Leadership and Design Frameworks form an integrated approach for leading the journey to sustainable excellence. The fourteen chapters cover the critical components, from leveraging the forces for change to the leadership system to a collaborative leadership style and culture of service.
Learn how to…
Become the designer of the organization you really want! Learn how to align and integrate your stakeholders, strategy, systems, scorecard, and culture to create sustainable excellence.
- Identify and leverage the Forces for Change
- Apply the nine key components of an effective Leadership System
- Develop your own Collaborative Leadership Style
- Develop a Culture of Service
- Identify your own Individual Characteristics that support your leadership approach
- Leverage the Facilitators of Change to lead a successful [re]design and transformation and…Create Sustainable Value for Multiple Stakeholders!
Whether you are designing and building a new organization, transforming an existing enterprise organization, or just redesigning and rebuilding a part of the organization, this book will help you become the architect of your organization – one that creates sustainable value for multiple stakeholders. Read this book and [re]create the organization you really want and society needs!
(Re)Create is a masterful, comprehensive, and systematic resource for how to craft a relevant, prosperous, dynamic, and sustainable business! John Latham’s breadth of academic and practical leadership experiences shine through in an engaging, thoughtful, and approachable set of ideas, tools, and principles for achieving both business success and leadership significance! If you have time to read only one business book this year – make it (Re)Create! Better yet, buy a copy for your entire team and together (re)create the optimal culture, execute operational excellence, and craft engaging experiences that drive loyalty and advocacy of your people and your customers.
Joseph Michelli, Ph.D. CCXPNew York Times #1 bestselling author of books like The Starbucks Experience, Driven to Delight, The Zappos Experience and The New Gold Standard.
This book provides corporate leaders and entrepreneurs with a holistic road-map for organizational transformation by perfectly balancing the softer and harder aspects of change management. It is highly recommended for leaders and companies on the Baldrige journey.
Sunil SinhaMember – Malcolm Baldrige Foundation Board | Resident Director – Tata Sons Middle East & North Africa (MENA)
I greatly enjoyed this book. It adds immensely to the body of Leadership knowledge from John’s experience and extensive research. I can verify the quality of the information provided through my learnings and observations over the years. It should be required reading for all leaders!
E. David SpongE. David Spong | President of Aerospace Support for Boeing Integrated Defence Systems (Retired) the 2003 recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Service, and as Vice President and General Manager of the Airlift and Tanker Programs for the Boeing Military Aircraft and Missile Systems the 1998 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Manufacturing
This new book from Dr. Latham captures his in-depth knowledge of complex organizations in a variety of industry sectors. His use of a variety of visual portrays, such as tables, diagrams, etc., can be a great benefit to the significant proportion of the population who are “visual learners.”
I especially appreciated his explicit attention to various stakeholder groups and the effects they have on organizational design. One only needs to review the recent Wells Fargo Bank issues related to the design and management of their incentive programs to appreciate the consequences of poor design and leadership.
On a separate stakeholder dimension, Latham’s attention to the various “surrogates” who can represent participants (plants, animals, soils, and the atmosphere alike) in the biosphere help the reader understand what “giving voice” really means. Building on this foundation, the concept of voice could be extended further with even more attention given to posterity or “future generations.”
In summary, this book can be of great assistance to the leaders of many organizations who recognize the power or competitive advantage that accrues to those who seek to lead effectively and create value for multiple stakeholders in the 21st Century!
Dr. John GrantVisiting Fellow, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University | Former Robert Kirby Professor of Strategic Management, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. John Latham’s latest book ‘[Re] Create The Organization You Really Want!’ is a complete ready reckoner, backed by exhaustive research findings in all aspects of Organizational Transformation for sustaining excellence. This is a one-stop shop for all that a leader has to know and do towards rebuilding the organization that would help him/her to achieve extraordinary performance.
The book takes the reader in a systematic manner through all the steps of Redesign and emphasis rightly on the Systems Framework for improving the overall effectiveness.
What I liked about this book is that it makes the readers think through their own organizational problems through well-crafted ‘Reflection Questions’ at the end of each chapter.
I wholeheartedly endorse this book to every leader and all those who are interested in improving the performance excellence of their organization in the most effective manner.
G. JagannathanCEO, Transconn International, LLC, Fremont, CA, USA | Executive Vice President & Global Head of Business Excellence, Tata Consultancy Services, Retired
Dr. Latham has crafted a book that gives leaders and organization architects at all levels, in all types of organizations, a comprehensive leadership blueprint for understanding and [re]creating their organization to achieve sustainable excellence.
Debbie CollardDirector, Program Management, Operations and Integration, The Boeing Company | Former Director, Continuous Quality Improvement, Boeing Airlift and Tanker Programs 1998 Baldrige Recipient and Director, Business Excellence, Boeing Aerospace Support, 2003 Baldrige Recipient
“Four years ago, I took on the task of leading a mature, successful independent real estate brokerage that required an infusion of new sustainable strategies to ensure continued growth and financial success. The [Re]create Learning and Application Labs were the perfect resources for the senior management team and provided the tools, resources, and guidance on how to uncover and then refocus on the key strategic initiatives to ensure the sustainable growth plan could be put in place and executed successfully. The “knock-on” effects on culture and overall improvement in operational excellence were evident as well. I highly recommend the [Re]Create Course to any company leader looking to reinvigorate their team and drive positive results!”
John Lusink, MBA, President | Right at Home Reality Inc. | Toronto, Ontario, Canada