Leading Corporate Transformation
A Blueprint for Business Renewal
by Robert H. Miles, Ph.D.
Jossey-Bass Publishers, A Division of John Wiley & Sons, 1997
"The framework Bob Miles illustrates in his new book has
been the key tool Symantec has used to start the shift from being
a technology-driven to a customer-driven company. Business leaders
facing a variety of corporate transformation challenges will benefit
from this important executive briefing."
The distillation of a stellar twenty-year career,
Leading Corporate Transformation is consultant Robert Miles's reply
to executives who want to be able to rise to the most pervasive challenge
facing them today: how to achieve fundamental transformation without exposing
the organization to unacceptable risk.
-Gordon E. Eubanks, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Symantec Corporation
Here, in the form of an executive briefing, are
the expert guidance and tools you need to meet a variety
of corporate transformation challenges, whether you are trying
to reposition a successful company, revitalize a failing one,
merge different businesses and cultures, or manage a leadership
succession process. These insights are relevant not only for senior executives,
but also for leaders at all levels of an organization undergoing fundamental transformation.
By sharing success stories from his professional experiences-the ones
in which his detailed framework for large-scale transformation was used-Miles shows how you can:
If you are a leader-at any organizational level-who must
effect fundamental change, you will want to keep this book close at hand.
- Decipher the initial conditions required to launch and accelerate transformation
- Generate a strategic vision and business success model
- Align your organization and your people along the critical path
- Advance a process architecture for keeping everything on track
ROBERT H. MILES
Global Thought and
A widely recognized thought and practice leader in the field of corporate transformation and strategy execution, Bob is a gifted business advisor and process architect.
Based on a unique senior executive program he chaired at the Harvard Business School earlier in his career, Bob developed a simple, powerful approach for accelerating the achievement of breakthrough results across a variety of corporate transformation challenges.
Called Accelerated Corporate Transformation, ACT has stood the tests of fundamental transformations at such leading companies as GE, IBM Global Services, National Semiconductor, Office Depot and Symantec. ACT has been called, “A simple, no-nonsense process that is thoroughly grounded in reality, inclusive of people and 100% results-oriented.”
Once reserved only for executives in residence at Harvard Business School and a select group of global companies, the basic principles for addressing breakthrough performance are now available in his new book BIG Ideas to BIG Results with Dissero Partners colleague Mike Kanazawa, and through his new Speaking Series.
Cloth May 1997 ISBN 0-7879-0327-2 256 pages $25.00
Corporate Transformation Resources is led by Robert H. Miles, a long-time thought and practice leader in the fields of business transformation, organizational effectiveness, culture change, and executive leadership. Bob Miles has pioneered an Accelerated Corporate Transformation, or ACT methodology that enables new CEOs to rapidly take charge in a high-engagement manner.