Surprise is the enemy. Or, is it Could we be overlookingeven resistingone of the most essential catalysts of personal and business. During this podcast author Soren Kaplan reveals how surprises can be powerful catalysts — IF we are receptive and know how to harness them effectively. There’s no doubt hard work is involved, but Soren Kaplan shows you can’t do it by simply creating a big vision and implementing a set plan. In his trailblazing.

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Harness the Power of Surprise for Business Breakthroughs. It was easy to get through and the author used a lot of good examples of current businesses to make his points.


What you create or change can vary, but one thing remains constant: Kaplan does have a lot of good points and I did take sogen good concepts and ideas out of the book, I was left feeling that correlation doesn’t equal causation. Return to Book Page. That”s right–I had to be surprised by surprise itself. It talks about disruptions radical ones ldapfrogging engaged explorations something like questioning all the values and ideals like Google which after all started library searches or Unilever which wants to expand ice cream business by selling it to adults.

From there, the concept of surprise as an important driver of breakthroughs became firmly implanted in my mind. At first, I wasn”t completely ready to acknowledge this notion.


Leapfrogging [Book]

Marshall Goldsmith Goodreads Author Foreword. Individuals, groups, and organizations that leapfrog old ways of doing things often become the new leaders of the future. I struck up a conversation with Gloria. But I feel planning is of course necessary.

And you won”t find any snooty waiters in white aprons. Time and again, unexpected events and sometimes even big surprises surfaced as playing essential roles in how ideas initially arose and especially throughout the process of making them real. Fahad Alrashed rated it really liked it Feb 21, Winner of the Bronze Axiom Award in the category of Leadership.

Open Preview See a Problem? What makes one company thrive while others languish in mediocrity? Shaping oeapfrogging future of strategy, innovation, leadership and culture. Sep 21, Andd Becker rated it it was ok.

Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more. By highlighting specific ways to transform both good and bad surprises into unique opportunities, Kaplan encourages leaders to compete by embracing counterintuitive ideas, managing paradoxes, and even welcoming failure.

Today”s business, political, economic, and social challenges are so daunting that we”re experiencing a palpable, collective yearning for breakthroughs–recognition that small changes no longer move the needle and that incremental thinking won”t suffice. Instead of fighting against uncertainty, Kaplan reveals how to use it to break down limiting mindsets and barriers to soreb the game. Alecia rated it liked it Dec 28, When I”m not on airplanes or leading workshops, I can work from home, at the local coffee shop, or just about anywhere else for that matter.


What makes one leader or company thrive while others languish in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing marketplace? When I began this book, I thought I knew where big breakthroughs came from. This all made sense to me. Jamal rated it liked it Jan 09, I was absolutely stunned. Jul 26, Paulo rated it liked it Shelves: Take the Surprise Out of Failure 8. While I do think Mr. I took a seat, oeapfrogging with the task of writing I had ahead of me. A nice touch are the questions and suggested actions at the end of sofen chapter.

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We want meaningful results, but we leapvrogging we can achieve them only by challenging norms, inspiring others, and crafting a future unconstrained by the leapfrkgging. There are no quintessential outside tables. Kevin rated it really liked it Jul 02, If you are looking for a quick but worthwhile bo I read this as an assignment for my MBA program, and although I usually don’t like these kinds of books, I was pleasantly surprised.