What Fuels Long-Term Business Success?

What fuels long-term business success? Not operational excellence, technology breakthroughs, or new business models, but management innovation—new ways of mobilising talent, allocating resources, and formulating strategies.

Gary Hamel’s book, The Future of Management, outlines the fact that innovation and creativity is vital if managers are going to survive much further into the 21st century.

Why? The management paradigm of the last century—centered on control and efficiency—no longer works in a world where adaptability and creativity drive business success. To thrive in the future, companies must reinvent management.

Hamel explains in his book how to turn your company into a serial management innovator, revealing:

  • The make-or-break challenges that will determine competitive success in an age of relentless, head-snapping change.
  • The toxic effects of traditional management beliefs.
  • The unconventional management practices generating breakthrough results in “modern management pioneers.”
  • The radical principles that will need to become part of every company’s “management DNA.”
  • The steps your company can take now to build your “management advantage.”

I found the book intriguing and innovating in itself. With examples from Google and other similarly-advanced companies, Hamel is at the forefront in identifying the best way we need to look at management now and in the future. We don’t have to guess how to become a great manager, nor do we need to walk in the dark with trial and error; the innovation we can show as managers is explained clearly and completely in this inspiring book.

Many thanks

Mark Williams

Head of Training

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Mark Williams is a learning and development professional, using business psychology and multiple intelligences to create fascinating and quickly-identifiable learning initiatives in the real-world business setting. Mark’s role at MTD is to ensure that our training is leading edge, and works closely with our trainers to develop the best learning experiences for all people on learning programmes. Mark designs and delivers training programmes for businesses both small and large and strives to ensure that MTD’s clients are receiving the very best training, support and services that will really make a difference to their business.