I told everybody I knew that I wanted to join a board. It will be exciting to see more and more of our next generation leaders break through these paradoxes. What is your human capital strategy? I joined board-related organizations and not-for-profit boards to build board-centric relationships. This means having no room for failure and allowing for failure all at the same time. While at the same time, you help your company create value by exploring new business models and accelerating market leadership through advanced technologies. Her insights inspire and deliver practical ways to deliver the value their companies so critically rely on.
Will it be to focus on the customer, to deliver shareholder value, to be innovative? Projects were overdue and over budget. Regardless of industry, most major companies are becoming technology companies. I would gladly read more by this author. Publication date is given as 2013. It did take three months to get through it. So, great, yay we've learned there are paradoxes, but don't expect this book to convey anything useful about what to do about them. I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
Tech savvy, strategic thinking and organizational intelligence don't always come together in a single individual, yet all are critical to success in this pivotal role plagued by the contradictions Heller so clearly describes. I thought the book did a remarkable job of capturing the nuanced relationships between situations, roles and context with the anecdotes and guidance that are provided for each paradox. To some, the many paradoxes would be off putting but actually saw many similarities with Enterprise Architects. The organized, blunt fashion in which she states the paradox, while injecting the perfect amount of humor, is terrific, as are her conclusions. It also provides a comprehensive compendium of improvement ideas to consider. The E-mail message field is required. She advises them, writes about them, and recruits them.
Today, technology is what enables a business to be successful. Or are you leveraging traditional technologies for incremental innovation and simply enhancing your current business model? A few years ago, Jones knew she wanted to as the next stage in her career. This makes for an easy and interesting read. She applies the same concept to transformational leadership. That could open up some invaluable dialog! The only reason I did not give it 5 stars, is that I'm not sure how current all the material is.
Regardless of industry, most major companies are becoming technology companies. Other than that minor nit, I enjoyed the writing style and most of the topics. The only thing i would have liked to see more of are learnings through failures. Remind yourself of your purpose business goal , your priority, investment strategy , your preparation mindset and ecosystem , and what it takes to perform image and exposure to dig deep to keep moving forward. It never gets too deep into any of the paradoxes in any investigative journalist sense, merely documents many anecdotal situations that back up the list of supposed paradoxes that may or may not expound toward anything useful. She goes on to ask: How can this be? But she soon realized that secretarial work was not for her. When Daphne Jones was growing up, she found that some adults in her life saw secretarial work as the extent of her career potential.
I was first turned off by the way the book jumps around, with no clear flow. This book has many nuggets of leadership information that you will be able to take away for yourself. I thought this book was going to be so enlightening at first, but it really wasn't. Well organized and well written. In each case, what the authored shared was helpful and did not come off as shameless self-promotion.