Provoke: How Leaders Shape the Future by Overcoming Fatal Human Flaws

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Author: Tuff, Geoff

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 256

Release Date: 15-09-2021

Details: Product Description Explore a new and effective method for seizing opportunity in the face of uncertainty In Provoke: How Leaders Shape the Future by Overcoming Fatal Human Flaws, renowned strategy consultants and best-selling authors Geoff Tuff and Steven Goldbach deliver an insightful exploration of how people tend to act tentatively in the face of uncertainty and provide the tools we need to do things differently. Tuff and Goldbach offer up a compelling argument for the proposition that taking a "wait and see" approach is the exact opposite of what helps visionary leaders change the world. Drawing on principles from business and behavioral economics, the book shows readers from all walks of life how to provoke action as a mechanism to advance. In this book you’ll discover: An overview of the assortment of cognitive biases which tend to restrain and distort leadership decision making in the face of uncertainty How to recognize the 'phase change' that occurs when an uncertainty resolves from being a question of "if" to being a matter of "when" Five different models of provocation which can be used alone or in combination to anticipate, drive through and exit that phase change in a way that creates the future you desire How true "provocateurs" shake the foundations of their industries, firms, sectors, and governments by overcoming their need for certainty before action Perfect for leaders or aspiring leaders in all walks of life where uncertainty abounds—which is to say, almost everywhere —Provoke will become your go-to guide to overcoming those natural human instincts that keep us frozen in place and prevent us from seizing our opportunities. From the Inside Flap Navigating uncertainty is critical for any aspiring leader. But different kinds of uncertainty require different actions: there is a big difference between considering if something is going to happen and when something is going to happen. Anticipating the “phase change” when an if becomes a when can create huge opportunities for leaders who act. Unfortunately, humans are naturally wired to “wait-and-see” when the path forward is not clear. In Provoke: How Leaders Shape the Future by Overcoming Fatal Human Flaws, renowned consultants and strategists Geoff Tuff and Steven Goldbach deliver a compelling argument that “wait-and-see” is the worst thing we can do in a world of accelerating change. Working at the intersection of business and behavioral economics, the authors demonstrate why taking action, or “provoking,” reduces uncertainty by providing real-world feedback, enabling confidence to move forward in the absence of precedent. Readers will discover how individual biases and organizational tendencies conspire to keep teams frozen in inaction. They will also learn that the most effective leaders are provocateurs—they provoke action that disrupts teams, industries, ecosystems and society at large. Perfect for executives, managers, and other leaders tasked with dealing with uncertainty on a daily basis, Provoke is a road map to overcoming the natural instincts to “wait-and-see” and seizing opportunities which could create a better future.” From the Back Cover PROVOKE shows leaders how they must be purposeful in shaping the future—intentionally engaging with emerging trends not only to benefit their own organization, but also to make the world a better place. The stories of purposeful provocateurs like Valerie Rainford, Debbie Bial and Ryan Gravel will inspire you to create a future that works for all of us.”—THASUNDA BROWN DUCKETT, President and CEO of TIAA “Too often we think more data and analysis will make our next move clear. Tuff and Goldbach’s core premise of how to act in the ‘if-to-when’ shift when new trends emerge should be required reading for all leaders facing uncertainty.”—JOHN STRATTON, Executive Chairman, Frontier Communications, Board member at General Dynamics Corp. and Abbott Laboratories “…an invaluable guid

EAN: 9781119764472

Package Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches

Languages: English

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