Leapfrogging - Harness the Power of Surprise for Business Breakthroughs
Author: Kaplan Inc.
Release Date: September 01, 2012
Key Features Challenges the idea that business success requires leaders to create predictability and maximize control Demonstrates how embracing, cultivating, and harnessing uncertainty and unexpected events can inspire breakthroughs in all areas of business Filled with real-world examples of what companies such as Intuit, Gatorade, Four Seasons, and Colgate have achieved through the power of surprise About the Book: Leapfrogging How did Gatorade revitalize itself in the wake of Red Bull andStarbucks? How did Etsy come to be? What makes one company or brandthrive while others languish in today's fast-paced, ever-changingmarketplace? There's no doubt hard work is involved, but SorenKaplan shows you can't do it by simply creating a big vision andimplementing a set plan. In his trailblazing debut, Kaplan givesbusiness leaders the tools to do exactly what they're taught toavoid: embrace surprise-the new key to business innovation. For Kaplan, breakthrough success is all about "leapfrogging."Instead of fighting against uncertainty, Kaplan reveals how to useit to break down limiting mindsets and barriers to change the game.Using his LEAPS process (Listen, Explore, Act, Persist, and Seize),leaders learn to recognize and harness surprising experiences andevents as a way to create solutions that leap beyond the currentexpectations of customers, partners, employees, and thecompetition. By highlighting specific ways to transform both goodand bad surprises into unique opportunities, Kaplan encouragesleaders to compete by embracing counterintuitive ideas, managingparadoxes, and even welcoming failure. Now is the time to challenge assumptions and reinvent what ispossible. All organizations-from large corporations to those juststarting out-have the potential to take a significant leap forwardby turning today's increasingly uncertain environment into a toolfor unprecedented success. Kaplan's Leapfrogging is the newhandbook for the modern leader. About the Author: Soren Kaplan S