Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations That Accelerate Change (MP3 CD)
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Moments of Impact is a book on a mission: to eradicate time-sucking, energy-depleting workshops and meetings. In our fast-changing world, organizations have important challenges and opportunities to address-and no time to waste. Moments of Impact delivers the single most useful resource for managers and leaders who need better strategic conversation-now-to shape the future of their organizations.Moments of Impact is an essential guide for ambitious leaders who get assigned the hardest and most vexing strategic issues in their organizations, for entrepreneurs trying to manage board expectations, for social change agents pioneering new business models for community impact, for hopeful educators and healthcare practitioners trying to transform slow-to-change industries, and for enterprising students committed to tackling global challenges.Drawing on decades of combined experience as innovation strategists, Ertel and Solomon articulate the purpose, principles, and practices of well-designed strategic conversations. They weave together a lively and compelling mix of social science theories and research, interviews with more than one hundred thought leaders, organization leaders, and practitioners, as well as dozens of anecdotes and practical cases from diverse organizations. The book also includes a Starter Kit with diagnostic questions, best practices, and tips and suggestions to enable you to put the ideas to work immediately.
About the Author
Chris Ertel is an innovation and strategy consultant with seventeen years of experience advising senior executives of Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and large nonprofits. He lives in Berkley, California.
Lisa Kay Solomon serves on the faculty of the groundbreaking MBA in Design Strategy program at San Francisco's California College of the Arts. She lives in Menlo Park, California.
Sean Pratt, a working actor for over twenty-five years, has performed at numerous regional theaters around the country. He is the author of To Be or Wanna Be, and he has recorded over seven hundred books in just about every genre, earning eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and four Audie Award nominations.