Change happens when decisions happen. Change stalls when decisions don’t. It really is that simple.
I wrote Domino because I’ve seen way too many good leaders struggling to be more “agile” (whatever that means???) while desperately trying to apply this or that change management process–you know the one, it’s that process that works spectacularly well so long as you have an army of professional implementers and a doctorate in organizational behavior.
But what about the manufacturing exec who just needs to switch gears from profit margins to operational excellence for a few months; or the sales manager who needs her team to focus on selling solutions instead of one-off products this year; or the healthcare exec who needs the team to starting focusing on value more than volume?
A simpler solution exists. Domino is about that solution.
I wanted Domino to be a fun read for your next flight so think of this book as the love child of stories and research, with my first-hand consulting experiences playing the role of wet nurse. It’s chock-full of interesting tales about real people achieving real results:
- The telecom director who used a “permission ceremony” to help his entire department pivot in a matter of weeks.
- The high school principal who saved his school by killing the football team (figuratively, of course).
- The pair of middle managers who revolutionized modern television.
- The sales manager who finally discovered the missing link to a brighter future.
I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.