The Self-Destructive Habits of Good Companies

The Self-Destructive Habits of Good Companies

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Why do so many good companies engage in self-destructive behavior? This book identifies seven dangerous habits even well-run companies fall victim toa€“and helps you diagnose and break these habits before they destroy you. Through case studies from some of yesterdaya€™s most widely praised corporate icons, youa€™ll learn how companies slip into a€œaddictiona€ and slide off the rails...why some never turn around...and how others achieve powerful turnarounds, moving on to unprecedented levels of success. Youa€™ll learn how an obsession with volume leads inexorably to rising costs and falling companies fall victim to denial, myth, ritual, and orthodoxy... how they start wasting vital energy on culture confl ict and turf they blind themselves to emerging they become arrogant, complacent, and far too dependent on their traditional competences. Most important, youa€™ll find specific, detailed techniques for a€œcuringa€a€“or, better yet, preventinga€“every one of these self-destructive habits. The a€œcocoona€ of denial Find it, admit it, assess it, and escape it The stigma of arrogance Escape this fault that a€œbreeds in a dark, closed rooma€ The virus of complacency Six warning signs and five solutions The curse of incumbency Stop your core competencies from blinding you to new opportunities The threat of myopia Widen your view of your competitorsa€“and the dangers they pose The obsession of volume Get beyond a€œrising volumes and shrinking marginsa€ The territorial impulse Break down the silos, factions, fiefdoms, and ivory towersseries of faceplates for the phones it sold to Alltel featuring the colors and logos of college sports teams in Alltela#39;s ... quick and dramatic turnaround in Motorolaa#39;s numbers in the first two quarters of 2004 (67 percent increase in cell phone sales, anbsp;...

Title:The Self-Destructive Habits of Good Companies
Author: Jagdish N. Sheth
Publisher:Pearson Education - 2007-04-26

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