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The Thrive Cycle: Unlock The Adaptive Organisation Within
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WINNER! 2017 Axiom Business Book Awards – Bronze Medal
How adaptive is your organisation? What does an adaptive organisation look like from the inside? How do you build one? Where do you start?
This book provides these answers and many more. Think of it as the Complete Leader’s Guide to turning the organisation you have today, into one that holds an adaptive advantage over its rivals. The Thrive Cycle, and its original framework, will enable you and your organisation to discuss, define, develop and measure adaptive capability in a meaningful way. It crystallises the lessons of twenty years spent influencing, cajoling and coercing large, complex organisations to adapt, and shares the insights from a career spent in-between the organisational silos. The result is a new, reality-based approach to one of the world’s biggest challenges: CHANGE. If you’re a leader with the ambition, passion and strategic imperative to create The Adaptive Organisation, this book will show you how.
PRAISE FOR THE THRIVE CYCLE
’This engaging and highly-readable book provides an innovative approach to one of the biggest challenges facing business today: managing relentless change. It offers a range of practical insights and tools which for me, makes it essential reading.’ — Keith Jackson Former CRO, Bupa Group
‘The Thrive Cycle explores what it means to be an Adaptive Organisation in an ever-changing world. A highly relevant and timely contribution to the science and art of change leadership’. — Richard Umbers CEO and Managing Director; Myer
‘The Thrive Cycle is an actionable, easy to read guide to making positive change happen in complex organisations. Written by a seasoned change practitioner, this book is essential reading for C-suite and senior managers who are tasked with leading change and ensuring their business adapts to, and thrives in, an increasingly uncertain environment’. — Tom Singer Former CFO , InterContinental Hotels Group
‘Sometimes I read a business book and wonder how the author managed to pad out 250 pages with what is essentially one idea – but this book is different. The Thrive Cycle is chock full of sensible, practical tools borne out of real world experience and anchored in customer-centricity and employee engagement. Importantly, it shows how to achieve what is for many businesses ‘the impossible dream’ – being big and adaptive’. — Chris Smedley CEO, Assure
‘An invaluable read for leaders who want to make their organisations healthier and sustainable; indispensable reflection for those who think their organisation does not need to adapt…and a survival kit for those who consider themselves victims of change’. — Domènec Crosas Director General, Sanitas Mayores
‘The Thrive Cycle shows step by step, how to triumph when faced with the significant challenge of leading change in complex businesses. It is a must-read for executives and senior managers with responsibility for delivering sustainable results in constantly changing environments’. — Di Fulton – Non-Executive Director, CoInvest
‘So many “a-ha” moments in The Thrive Cycle for any leader who has experienced major organisational change. This practical and engaging book provides a comprehensive and flexible framework, supported by a range of useful, easy to apply tools. A must-read!’ — Gabrielle Prior – Former International Director of Operations Quality; AC Nielsen (now Nielsen Online)
KATE CHRISTIANSEN is an author, business leader and passionate change-advocate. Kate has spent more than twenty years navigating the highs and lows of strategic change. She’s worked extensively across Europe, South-East Asia and Australia and has held leadership roles in telecommunications, outsourcing, healthcare, financial services and the tertiary sector. In addition to operational leadership roles, Kate has led many mission-critical change initiatives including multi-country change programs; start-ups; entry-strategies for emerging economies; and has integrated multi-billion-dollar mergers. Kate is the originator of The Thrive Cycle – a framework that enables adaptive capability to be discussed, identified, developed, measured and improved within an organisation. Kate is also the co-founder of The Adaptive Advantage. Her organisation empowers senior executives and their teams by enabling them to identify The Thrive Cycle within their organisation, then evolve it to create a sustainable, adaptive advantage.
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