Here be Dragons
There have always been unknown, uncharted waters facing our organisations, but the perils in the waters around us now seem to be much more dangerous than ever before. The title of this book, Here be Dragons, comes from the map on our cover: once there was the known world and beyond that was the unknown world – where mysterious and strange creatures such as dragons dwelt, ready to pounce upon unwary travellers.
While we understand that there is no one-size-fits-all answer on how to respond and navigate these times, since all organisations are different, our book helps the reader face the unknown, whether dragons or other strange creatures.
Here be Dragons was written in response to requests from readers of Beyond Crisis (John Wiley, 2010), in which we first proposed the model “Cycle of Renewal”. Readers wanted to know what the Cycle of Renewal looked like “on the ground”; how would you get started; how would you decide which tools to use; who would do the work; what would it look like on a daily basis; and, most importantly, what impact would you see on long-term business performance?
To launch Here be Dragons, the five authors are planning a series of webinars at 2pm each day in the week beginning 19th March. Each of the webinars will be structured as a short presentation followed by Q&A. Questions can be submitted beforehand as well as “live”.
Monday 19th March: Patricia Lustig will talk about how to conduct an organisational audit.
Tuesday 20th March: Martin Duckworth will discuss horizon scanning.
Wednesday 21st March: Gill Ringland will describe scenario planning.
Thursday 22nd March: Innovation, with Chris Yapp
Friday 23rd March: Rob Phaal, on Roadmaps.
To sign up for the series, send an email to Hbd@samiconsulting.co.uk : this is also the email for questions in advance (but please indicate which author you would like to answer).
The book will be available for order from Amazon from late February.
Further information is available on the website: http://www.samiconsulting.co.uk/4herebedragons.html
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