March 19, 2014
What It Takes to Build Organizational Excellence
In this webcast, Stanford professor and bestselling author Robert Sutton will explore what it takes for leaders and teams to spread better beliefs and actions throughout an organization. Sutton will reveal how the best leaders and teams develop, deploy, and instill the right mindsets in their people -- rather than ruining or watering down the very things that have fueled successful growth in the past.
By attending you’ll gain useful, but not simplistic, guidelines for meeting the difficult challenge of scaling up and sustaining excellence as organizations grow and programs expand.
These tactics will be explained using examples from organizations ranging from start-ups, like Pulse News and Citrus Lane, to medium-size firms, such as IDEO and Pixar, to large firms, including Google, Procter & Gamble, IKEA, and General Electric, to healthcare systems, including Kaiser Permanente, to not-for-profits, including the Girl Scouts, to government organizations, including the U.S. Army and the Transportation Security Administration.
What You Will Learn
During this webcast, Robert Sutton will help you:
- Understand why scaling depends on spreading a mindset, not growing a big footprint
- Why scaling is a problem of more and less
- Why adding more hands does not always make for lighter work
- How the best organizations “use the hierarchy to defeat bad bureaucracy”
- The power of the "connect-and-cascade" process of spreading excellence
- What, when it comes to scaling, is the best path to go from “bad to great”
While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.
About the Presenters