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The Management Shift: How to Harness the Power of People and Transform Your Organization For Sustainable Success (Hardback)
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The Management Shift: How to Harness the Power of People and Transform Your Organization For Sustainable Success (Hardback)

Hardback 251 Pages / Published: 29/10/2014
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Research shows that corporate life expectancy and performance have declined 75% in the last 50 years - organizations need a different approach if they are to survive, let alone thrive. While people are often stated as a company's greatest asset, few businesses have a clear model of leadership that improves engagement, removes barriers to innovation, and uncovers hidden strengths in people and the organization. This book addresses that need and, more importantly, demonstrates HOW organizations can make The Management Shift to a new way of thinking and working. Professor Hlupic argues that organizations now need to adopt a leadership style that focuses on people, purpose and knowledge sharing, creating new types of value and ultimately improving innovation and engagement - leading to improved business. Based on leading-edge research supported by numerous case studies, which demonstrate the power and impact of change, The Management Shift offers managers a practical and systemic approach to diagnose leadership issues in their organization. It then provides an implementation process to shift their mindset and organizational culture to the new level of thinking, performance, and ultimately business success.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137352941
Number of pages: 251
Weight: 577 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 20 mm


'This is an inspiring book. Dr Hlupic makes a compelling case for radical changes in how large companies work, and she charts a very clear course for a new type of leadership that seeks to harness the talents and commitment of all employees.'

-Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School

"Vlatka Hupic's The Management Shift is a rich exploration of the way in which the corporate landscape is increasingly emphasizing people and purpose and not just profit. As such, it's not only useful; it's quite hopeful.'

-Rick Wartzman, Executive Director of the Drucker Institute; columnist for

"The field of leadership development is presently in need of fresh thinking. In this book Vlatka Hlupic offers her own contribution in the form of her '6 Box Leadership Model' for consideration. All those who are interested in the present state and future direction of the field will find in the pages this book a fresh and thought-provoking approach. I warmly welcome it.'

- John Adair, Chair of Leadership Studies at the United Nations System Staff College; Honorary Professor of Leadership at the China Executive Leadership Academy; author of forty books on leadership

"Dr Hlupic's insights are truly ground-breaking. What makes her ideas, which are brilliantly described in The Management Shift, even more meaningful is how she has integrated them into her 6 Box Leadership tool. The result is that executives and consultants can now easily implement 6 Box Leadership principles in practice, so that organizations can benefit from tomorrow's management today.'

- Jack Bergstrand, CEO of Brand Velocity, the former chief information officer for The Coca-Cola Co., author of Reinvent Your Enterprise

"6 Box Leadership diagnostics and management methods will give your organization everything it needs to unleash the creative power of your organization and win in today's fast paced, hypercompetitive world. Without this new way of management, firms will be stuck in the past and hopelessly left behind by competitors who adopt the 6 Box approach.'

- Richard A. D'Aveni, Bakala Professor of Strategy, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

"Vlatka Hlupic's wonderful book provides the methodology to implement Management 2.0 using her 6 Box Leadership system. The key is putting people first. Improving your organization's performance has never been so easy.'

- Paul J. Zak, Professor of Economics and the founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies at Claremont Graduate University, author of The Moral Molecule- finalist for Welcome Trust Book Prize

'Dr Vlatka Hlupic's work is a significant contribution to transforming management thinking and organisational life that we need for today's and future world. The Management Shift shows the big picture and at the same time, offers a proven method related to how to tackle the route to unfold human potential in organisations for sustained prosperity.'

-Franz Roeoesli, Professor for Organisational Behaviour, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Director of Beyond Budgeting Round Table

"Vlatka Hlupic has enjoyed an impressive career in the world of leadership studies. I strongly endorse the ideas which she has developed and presented in The Management Shift.'

-William Hopper, Former Member of the European Parliament, Investment Banker and co-author of The Puritan Gift: Triumph, Collapse and Revival of an American Dream

"In the new era, business leaders need to shift from a focus on profits to leading their organizations with a purpose and a set of values that engender passion and pride among their employees and customers. This book sets an agenda and a framework to guide business leaders in this important quest."

- Sunil Gupta, Edward Carter Professor of Business, Harvard Business School

"For any business leader looking to get more from their people, this book is a must-read."

- Rob Wirszycz, Chairman and Advisor to major IT companies and former Director General of techUK

"Vlatka Hlupic has done a terrific job in describing the need for a paradigm shift in Management and Leadership. It is about more contradictions that need to be reconciled and the 6 Box Leadership Tool does the practical application. A must-read!"

- Fons Trompenaars, Author of the best-selling Riding the Waves of Culture, ranked in the Thinkers50 as one of the most influential management thinkers in the world

'I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Hlupic including co-authoring several whitepapers as part of the Management Information Exchange (MIX). I am thrilled at her success in capturing a powerful and much need corporate transformation model wonderfully described in The Management Shift'.

-Michael Grove, CEO of CollabWorks, Inc., serial entrepreneur, and Founder of the WWW+W thought leadership community of the New World of Work

"For many of us writing about the principles of enlightened leadership over the years, the rate of progress has been frustrating slow. Vlatka Hlupic in The Management Shift has achieved a potentially significant breakthrough by linking theory to practice on how to transform workplaces. She takes management teams through the levels of progress that leaders and their teams experience as they move towards higher levels of engagement, in an approach where people are rightly viewed as the source of all value".

-Philip Whiteley, co-author New Normal Radical Shift

"Use the powerful 6-Box Model and its lessons from Vlatka Hlupic's new book to put your team on the fast track to success. Outstanding, unique work from one of today's most important management consultants! Excellent!"

-Marshall Goldsmith, a Thinkers 50 Top Ten Global Business Thinker and top ranked executive coach

"Vlatka's insights on how to put innovative theory into practice is a true step change in management. She shows many cases that it is actually possible to transform organisations to become more profitable while at the same time to become more engaging for all employees. She provides clear guidance on how to successfully create the future and sets the new management standards for the digital information age."

-Carsten Hentrich, Director Digital Transformation, PwC Germany

"A great book for the challenges of our time. I hope aspiring managers and entrepreneurs will read it!"

-Sajda Qureshi, Professor of Information Systems, University of Nebraska at Omaha

"Vlatka Hlupic makes the case for fundamental change in management theory. She is posing some questions that should have been asked already a long time ago, the answers to which are not only relevant to business, but to all those institutions (business, governmental and NGOs) that dominate our human lives in the 21st century. This is a book that shows the way not just to better economic results but to a better society".

-Arie de Geus, Former Corporate Planning Director at the Shell Group and author of The Living Company, translated in 23 languages and named one of the top business books by Business Week and The Financial Times

"In the aftermath of the financial crisis mangers had to confront harsh criticism and blame. It has become clear that a renewal of management is required for regaining the credibility and legitimacy to address the huge challenges we face in our economies and our societies. The good news: management doesn't need wholesale reinvention; it just needs to rediscover its true vocation and priorities. Vlatka Hlupic provides a timely and important contribution in this field by combining the Drucker inspired systematic approach to the discipline of management with latest thinking and relevant tools for practitioners".

-Richard Straub, President of the Drucker Society Europe; Senior Advisor, IBM Global Education Industry

"The most articulate, fully researched and inspiring managerial manifesto for the 21st century corporation yet written"

-Dr Jules Goddard, Fellow, London Business School

"Finally we get a book that truly describes the urgency to go from traditional management focus to leadership... As an operative CEO at Innovation Norway, the Norwegian Government's most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry, I will have great benefit of your book describing the challenges I meet as a leader, but more important, challenges facing our customers. As you say: 'In business management, there is a problem. There is also an historic opportunity. And now, there is a major breakthrough.' Indeed it is, and your book gives me the motivation to believe in this, and to be part of driving the change. Thank you."

-Anita Krohn Traaseth, CEO of Innovation Norway and former CEO of Hewlett Packard Norway

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