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Designing the Purposeful Organization

How to Inspire Business Performance Beyond Boundaries

Inspire business performance and deliver maximum value by aligning people to a compelling business purpose.
EAN: 9780749472207
Edition: 1
Format: 234x157
256 pages

About the book

Globalization, competition and recession have created an overwhelming pressure on organizations to deliver growth. This has often resulted in tough performance targets being pushed down the line. Hard-hitting management may deliver short-term results but in the longer term key people burn out or leave, and business performance falls back. Designing the Purposeful Organization explains how to implement a more enlightened and authentic leadership style that aligns people's strengths to the delivery of a compelling future.

Designing the Purposeful Organization draws on a unique framework that helps leaders manage the eight elements essential for high performance: purpose, vision, engagement, structure, character, results, success and talent. It moves beyond the boundaries of transactional performance (pay me X and I'll deliver Y) to a purpose-centred performance that releases talent, creativity and engagement. It features case studies from Google, Whole Foods Market, the NHS and the London 2012 Olympics and is ideal for practitioners in organization development, senior HR managers and business leaders. This book demonstrates how business performance can be inspired beyond boundaries by aligning people to a compelling purpose.

About the authors

Clive Wilson

Clive Wilson is a board director at Primeast, a UK-based consultancy that has facilitated purposeful leadership, organisational effectiveness and high-performance teamwork since 1987. Primeast works internationally with a focus on the oil and gas, power, pharmaceutical and technology sectors as well as with change agents and social entrepreneurs.

More about Clive Wilson

This superb book delivers a magnitude of relevant information on a timely topic and provides a roadmap to understanding how to inspire business performance beyond boundaries. As Clive says,Purposeful people make purposeful organizations, families, communities and nations. I was instantly smitten by the expertise and insightful information as well as the richness of the tools, activities, case studies and resources. Anyone charged with leading change organizations will find the information relevant and useful. Anyone who truly wants to make a difference in their workplace or community will find the information inspiring.

Debbie Richards, President, Creative Interactive Ideas and President 2013 ASTD Houston