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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

Wilson is to be commended on his brilliant use of reader-friendly devices that include directly relevant mini-case studies, implementation activities, and sets of '10 Questions' that serve as assessments of purpose, vision, engagement, structure, character, results, success, and talent. ...Provides just about everything that you and your colleagues need to 'inspire business performance beyond boundaries.

Robert Morris,