Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations That Accelerate Change (Compact Disc)

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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 has been designing strategic conversations for fifteen years as an advisor to senior executives of Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and large nonprofits. Chris has played leadership roles in two practice teams at the frontiers of creative strategy: Global Business Network, a leading scenario planning consultancy, and Doblin, a pioneering firm in the field of design strategy. He has worked in about twenty industries, including high technology, healthcare, automotive, education, financial services, and professional services. Chris's approach and perspective is rooted in social science; he holds an MA in cultural anthropology and a PhD in demography from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Berkeley with his wife and daughter.

Chris Ertel has been designing strategic conversations for fifteen years as an advisor to senior executives of Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and large nonprofits. Chris has played leadership roles in two practice teams at the frontiers of creative strategy: Global Business Network, a leading scenario planning consultancy, and Doblin, a pioneering firm in the field of design strategy. He has worked in about twenty industries, including high technology, healthcare, automotive, education, financial services, and professional services. Chris's approach and perspective is rooted in social science; he holds an MA in cultural anthropology and a PhD in demography from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Berkeley with his wife and daughter.

Sean Pratt, a working actor for over twenty-five years, was a company member at the Pearl Theatre and has also 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781494502713
ISBN-10: 1494502712
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: May 29th, 2014
Language: English