William Shakespeare's immortal words in 'As you Like it' apply to organizations today: "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances..."
On the organizational stage we act out different roles depending on the play we are performing.
Our first play in this newsletter, involves strategic management. As the scenes change from the birth of strategy, to the rallying of the troops around a noble cause, to the execution of strategy, so different actors take center stage. Our first article describes the 9 leadership roles in the play of strategic management.
One of the key roles we all need to play in both our working and personal lives, is the role of the successful salesman. For many of us, this is a role we’d rather avoid. Colette Symanowitz explains how to successfully play the salesman without selling.
When the scene changes to our careers, many of us hard working, supercharged hares, find we are losing the race to the slower tortoises. This article shows how the tortoise uses the power of networking to get ahead.
We hope that these thoughts will help you to play your roles better on the organizational stage.
The Change Designs team