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Who Will Bell the Cat?
A Manager's Toolkit for Strategy-Formation and Execution

First Edition


August 2010 | 196 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

This book skillfully expands on the popular children's fable 'Who will Bell the Cat?' to derive holistic solutions for the entire gamut of business strategy issues—from strategy formation to execution.

The author takes the reader through the various stages of strategy management using a lively narrative that parallels the fable: Bell the Cat! (Evolve Business Strategy), How to Bell the Cat (Strategic Management Techniques), Who Will Bell the Cat? (Locate Right People), Make People Capable to Bell the Cat (Develop People's Capabilities), and Wow! The Cat is Belled (Align and Execute).

A 'cat'alyst for change, the book challenges business managers and management students to question long-held beliefs about strategy management and to think beyond established norms. Embellished with thought-provoking quotes by great thinkers, the lessons in the book are both easy to understand and practice.


 
In This Book…
 
Introduction
 
1: EVOLVE BUSINESS STRATEGIES: (Bell the Cat!)
Dare Challenge the 'Basics

 
The Strategic Triangle of 3 C's

 
Smart Strategies for 'Work Smart'

 
'Offbeat Strategies' to Beat Competition

 
'Proactive Strategies' to Stay Ahead

 
Shared Vision with a Meaning

 
Panchatantra Strategies

 
Good-fit Strategies

 
 
2: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES: (How to bell the Cat?)
Creative Skills for Strategy Formation

 
Generating Strategic Ideas

 
 
3: LOCATE RIGHT PEOPLE: (Who will Bell the Cat?)
Locate 'Growth Supporting' People

 
Five Actors for Strategic Management

 
 
4: DEVELOP PEOPLE'S CAPABILITIES: (Make people capable to bell the Cat?)
Develop Ten Essential Capabilities

 
Develop Good-fit People

 
Develop Performing Culture

 
 
5: ALIGN AND EXECUTE: (Wow! The Cat is Belled)
Execution Model for Belling the Cat

 
Robust strategies

 
Operational Processes

 
Tactical People

 
'Finitiative' for Perfect Execution

 
You-the Warrior

 
'The Mousetrap'-The Last Tip!

 

This book skillfully expands on the popular children’s fable ‘Who Will Bell the Cat?’ to derive holistic solutions for the entire gamut of business strategy Issues—from strategy formation to execution…. A ‘catalyst for change, the book challenges business managers to question long-held beliefs about strategy management and to think beyond established norms. Embellished with thought-provoking quotes by great thinkers, the book is both easy to understand and practice.

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