64 Shots: Leadership in a Crazy World by Kevin Roberts

By Kevin Roberts

64 pictures: management in a loopy World is a compendium of value-accelerators for company and lifestyles. it's amassed as a sixty four shot approach from the astute observations and memorable lifetime of inventive company chief and iconoclast Kevin Roberts. A provocative determine traversing the peaks of world trade, media and recreation, Kevin Roberts - author of the groundbreaking concept Lovemarks - is well-known as certainly one of modern-day such a lot uncompromisingly-positive and inspirational leaders.

In 64 Shots, Roberts attracts at the greatest rules, hardest stories and maximum impacts of his existence to provide 16X4 stripped down, straight-forward and instantly-absorbable insights on easy methods to deliver order to the chaos of industrial and lifestyles. The punchy insights into successful - hitting readers flippantly jab after jab - are an array of one-liners, sound bites, tweets, charts, costs and old reference issues. they're loaded with Roberts' event, tale, brio, provocation and direction. 

The language is severe, brimming with the irrepressible angle and provocation that fueled Roberts' meteoric profession. whereas there's a series, the sixty four photographs are stand-alone signposts in the direction of residing an enterprising and successful existence. somebody can dip into the publication anyplace and locate value. 

The writing is observed via (not unavoidably associated with) a visible order of black-and-white photographs of leaders of their cultural fields, a few sleek, many ancient, a few recognized, and all own. This eclectic choice of individuals are either direct and oblique affects to Kevin Roberts' lifestyles. all of them have an enticing - and a few mysterious - connection to thoughts of management in a loopy international. Examples are: Mary Quant, Vince Lombardi, Margaret Thatcher, Vivienne Westwood, Twiggy, Tom Peters, Peter Drucker, Martin Luther King, Renzo Rosso, Brigit Bardot, Bob Dylan, Sean Fitzpatrick (a rugby player). 

The booklet is excessive contact and shiny. It appears like Apple, now not Shakespeare. sixty four pictures - will you're taking them?

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Most of us do what’s good enough, what’s fit for purpose, what’s appropriate, what will get by. But our best requires sweat equity, focus, commitment, and discipline. The challenge in front of us can demand that we not be tired, that we not go out the night before. It can demand we feel fit, on top of things, confident and full of self-esteem. Too often we don’t meet the challenge head-on. Our best means being in an area where we can grow. Most of us are forced into compromise by our bosses, husbands, wives, or children.

You win in life. Always do your best. Give it everything, every time. ” SHOT 05 Volatile SHOT 06 Uncertain SHOT 07 Complex SHOT 08 Ambiguous We live in a VUCA world. Volatile. Uncertain. Complex. Ambiguous. VUCA is a military acronym that has penetrated business speak. It recognizes that running a business has become like flying through an asteroid field. IT ’S A VOLATILE WORLD ALL RIGHT Market turmoil, currency swings, insurgencies, nature’s fury, cultural uprisings, viral attacks, disappearing jobs, shareholder activism, consumer revolts.

At the outset of any initiative, roles are assigned. The project typically has one person responsible and one approver. Others on the team are designated as either an S to do the support work, a C to be consulted, or an I to be informed. Embedding this approach is a way to remove silos, confusion, duplication, and waste. There is total accountability for every project and every decision. Relationships for a project are established and clear. Whether a project is local or global, it is clear who does what with whom.

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