"No great improvements in the lot of mankind are possible, until a great change takes place in the fundamental constitution of their modes of thought."

--- John Mill ---

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE BOOK

"Jerry Want demonstrates -with no holds barred, real world examples- how ignoring the importance of a company's culture can lead to the demise of even the mightiest enterprise. His hierarchy of corporate cultures provides a helpful guide for assessing and transforming a company's culture."
--Jeffrey L. Bleustein, Ph.D. Chairman & CEO (Ret.), Harley-Davidson Motor Inc.

Dr. Jerry Want provides keen insights as to how management and boards of directors can deal with the culture of the enterprises they serve. This book should be required reading for executives and stakeholders."
--George Vojta, Chairman, E Standards Forum; Vice Chairman (Ret), Bankers Trust

The human side of business continues to confound even the best of corporations. Cultures must change as the business model changes. Dr. Want's newest book provides useful insights and strategies for transforming any business culture into a winning business culture."
--James Walker, Ph.D, President, The Walker Group Founder -The Human Resource Planning Society

At last, a real world perspective on the vital issue of corporate culture with solid recommendations for transforming underperforming and flawed business cultures into high performing cultures that will drive corporate success. No one understands the issue better than Jerry Want."
--Howard Levin, President and Chief Executive Officer (Ret). Digicon Electronics

I.  MANAGING RADICAL CHANGE TO COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Seminars and conferences are designed for participant interaction and feedback. Examples are provided from the real business world.

Topics covered include:

  1. Identifying key change forces that impact the business
  2. Looking at how change impacted specific industries and companies
  3. Understanding the business change cycle your company on the business change cycle as well as your competitors
  4. Understanding the crucial importance of corporate culture on change management
  5. Understanding the relationship between leadership and change
  6. Key requirements for better managing change within your company
  7. Recognizing and overcoming barriers to effective change management

II.  BUILDING THE PERFORMING-DRIVEN CULTURE IN THE AGE OF RADICAL CHANGE

This is an interactive seminar ranging in length from three hours to one or day in length. It may also be abbreviated for a presentation of one to two hours in length. It is designed for organization decision makers and department managers from both the corporate and non-profit sectors.

Topics covered include:

  1. Developing an in-depth understanding of the components of corporate culture
  2. Understanding OSI's proprietary Hierarchy of Corporate Culture
  3. Aligning your company's culture to the company's strategy and competitive conditions.
  4. Looking at the impact of culture on specific companies and industries
  5. Recognizing the barriers to corporate culture building
  6. Identifying goals for culture building-first and foremost, it's about performance
  7. Key ingredients for building a better, performance driven culture
  8. What kind of culture should you have within your organization?

III.  LEADERSHIP PERFORMANCE IN THE AGE OF RADICAL CHANGE

This is an interactive seminar for decision makers. It is designed to help decision makers understand alternative decision making processes and leadership practices in response to the age of radical change, with the goal of improving business, organization and people performance.

Topics covered include:

  1. The wrong leadership and the consequences
  2. The role of leaders in changing a business culture
  3. Leading vs. managing
  4. Alternative decision making and communications practices
  5. Building the right leadership team for the age of radical change

Each participant will develop and present a final consulting proposal to the seminar audience. An extensive list of consulting resources and materials will be provided.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE BOOK

"In today’s business world, companies and entire industries are facing dramatic change which has led to an unprecedented level of corporate and industry failure. Companies and their CEOs need to understand how these change forces will impact their businesses. Jerry Want’s Saving the Company provides needed insight and direction for building high performing enterprises required for the age of radical change."
--Richard Teerlink, Chief Executive Officer (Ret.), Harley-Davidson Motor Company

"In a period of unprecedented change and outright chaos in the business world, Jerry Want brings a dead on perspective of how to manage those change forces and how to build high performing business organizations- business cultures-as the only true strategy for managing change. A must read for CEOs and other decision makers."
--Howard Levins, Former Chief Executive Officer, Digicon Electronics

"In today’s radically changed business climate, corporate culture has become the critical difference between failure and long-term success. Jerry Want provides keen insights for understanding and building ethical and performance driven business cultures."
--James M. Coblin, Former Vice President of Human Resources, Nucor Corp.

"Dr Jerry Want’s Saving the Company clearly illustrates how even the most successful of companies can fail as well as what to do to prevent failure. His unique Hierarchy of Performance, shows the importance of maintaining higher performing, business cultures in today’s fast paced business climate."
--Trey Gardner, Chief Executive Officer, Green Geeks, Inc


Former IBM CEO Lou Gerstner on Corporate Culture:

Charlie Rose: What is the most important thing that CEO's can do to ensure the success of their business?

Lou Gerstner: CEO's need to recognize that corporate culture is not just one thing they have to attend to, it's EVERYTHING they do.