Anticipate by Rob-Jan de Jong audiobook

Anticipate: The Art of Leading by Looking Ahead

By Rob-Jan de Jong
Read by Steven Menasche

Gildan Media, Recorded Books Inc. 9781469030654
9.16 Hours 1
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What enables great corporate leaders to detect signals that their industry, or perhaps the entire world, is about to change? How are they able to place their companies in a position to capitalize on that change? And how can you become one of those extraordinary people? It boils down to one word--vision. Leaders who lacked it have often guided their companies to obsolescence and failure. The rare leaders who cultivated a strong vision have disrupted industries, created new ones, and remade the world. For example, you may never have heard of Ingvar Kamprad, but his vision of design furniture that should not just be accessible to the "happy few" led to the global success of Ikea. John F. Kennedy's 1961 vision that America could put a man on the moon "by the end of the decade" led to just that--as well as new products ranging from LED lights to artificial limbs. The recent economic boom in Dubai has occurred thanks to a sheikh who realized the region's oil supply would eventually run out. So he developed a vision for today's Dubai, a modern city that focuses on service industries as different as high finance and high-end tourism. Fortunately, visionary leadership is never an accident of birth. This book will teach you the practices that can make you a successful visionary, such as: * How to grow your ability to detect change early * How to connect the dots among emerging trends to develop a coherent and robust vision * Ways to create scenarios that help you design interruptive strategies, products, and services that are game changers * Practical ideas and exercises you can incorporate into your daily routine to nurture your visionary side * How to speak like a visionary leader, present your ideas more colorfully, and ignite your followers emotionally so they'll put their best efforts into a commonly shared cause You'll also discover how to integrate early signs of change into a long-range perspective. You'll learn how to develop a logically consistent "story" that serves your vision. You'll find out how to maximize the chances that your vision will work. And you'll learn ways to avoid the dangerous pitfall of tunnel vision. Change will always be coming. It's key, then, to see it as far off as possible and so maximize the amount of time you have to prepare for it before it arrives. Anticipate will give you that long-range vision.

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What enables great corporate leaders to detect signals that their industry, or perhaps the entire world, is about to change? How are they able to place their companies in a position to capitalize on that change? And how can you become one of those extraordinary people? It boils down to one word--vision. Leaders who lacked it have often guided their companies to obsolescence and failure. The rare leaders who cultivated a strong vision have disrupted industries, created new ones, and remade the world. For example, you may never have heard of Ingvar Kamprad, but his vision of design furniture that should not just be accessible to the "happy few" led to the global success of Ikea. John F. Kennedy's 1961 vision that America could put a man on the moon "by the end of the decade" led to just that--as well as new products ranging from LED lights to artificial limbs. The recent economic boom in Dubai has occurred thanks to a sheikh who realized the region's oil supply would eventually run out. So he developed a vision for today's Dubai, a modern city that focuses on service industries as different as high finance and high-end tourism. Fortunately, visionary leadership is never an accident of birth. This book will teach you the practices that can make you a successful visionary, such as: * How to grow your ability to detect change early * How to connect the dots among emerging trends to develop a coherent and robust vision * Ways to create scenarios that help you design interruptive strategies, products, and services that are game changers * Practical ideas and exercises you can incorporate into your daily routine to nurture your visionary side * How to speak like a visionary leader, present your ideas more colorfully, and ignite your followers emotionally so they'll put their best efforts into a commonly shared cause You'll also discover how to integrate early signs of change into a long-range perspective. You'll learn how to develop a logically consistent "story" that serves your vision. You'll find out how to maximize the chances that your vision will work. And you'll learn ways to avoid the dangerous pitfall of tunnel vision. Change will always be coming. It's key, then, to see it as far off as possible and so maximize the amount of time you have to prepare for it before it arrives. Anticipate will give you that long-range vision.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Anticipate is an extremely useful guide for developing the qualities of foresight and visioning that are essential for strategic leaders.” Michael Maccoby, New York Times bestselling author of The Gamesman
“We are short of leaders to attack today and tomorrow’s challenges and to create a better world for all. Anticipate hopefully unlocks the full potential for the many who aspire to be true leaders, but don’t quite know how to get there. I certainly found it useful in my journey.” Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever
“I’m not sure I’ve ever read anything as good on the process and practice of looking ahead.” Dr. James P. Keen, professor emeritus at Antioch College and coauthor of Common Fire and Leadership Landscapes
“There aren’t many business books that offer such a combination of focus and practical implementation as Anticipate does. For any CEO or business leader, Rob-Jan de Jong offers the number one handbook to get the fundamentals in place. A great must-read!” Philip Alberdingk Thijm, CEO, Sky Radio Group

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Author Bio: Rob-Jan de Jong

Author Bio: Rob-Jan de Jong

Rob-Jan de Jong is a sought-after international speaker who consults, writes, and teaches on leadership topics related to navigating successfully while facing complexity and uncertainty. Rob-Jan is associated with various business schools around the globe, including Wharton Business School, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Nyenrode Business University, Sabanci Business University, and Skolkovo Business School. He contributes to numerous in-house leadership development programs and consults at various organizations.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 9.16
Audience: Adult
Language: English