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The Game-Changer: How You Can Drive Revenue and Profit Growth with Innovationby A.G. Lafley
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How you can increase and sustain organic revenue and profit growth . . . whether you’re running an entire company or in your first management job.
Over the past seven years, Procter & Gamble has tripled profits; significantly improved organic revenue growth, cash flow, and operating margins; and averaged earnings per share growth of 12 percent. How? A. G. Lafley and his leadership team have integrated innovation into everything P&G does and created new customers and new markets.
Through eye-opening stories A. G. Lafley and Ram Charan show how P&G and companies such as Honeywell, Nokia, LEGO, GE, HP, and DuPont have become game-changers. Their inspiring lessons can help you learn how to:
• Make consumers and customers the boss, not the CEO or the management team
• Innovate to grow a mature business
• Develop higher growth, higher margin businesses
• Create new customers and new markets
• Revitalize a business model
• Reach outside your own business and tap into the abundant brainpower and creativity of the world
• Integrate innovation into the mainstream of your managerial decision making
• Manage risk
• Become a leader of innovation
We live in a world of unprecedented change, increasing global competitiveness, and the very real threat of commoditization. Innovation in this world is the best way to win—arguably the only way to really win. Innovation is not a separate, discrete activity but the job of everyone in a leadership position and the integral, central driving force for any business that wants to grow organically and succeed on a sustained basis.
This is a game-changing book that helps you redefine your leadership and improve your management game.
A. G. LAFLEY is the chairman and CEO of P&G, which is consistently recognized as one of the most admired companies in the world and a great developer of business leaders. A.G. was named CEO of the year in 2006 by Chief Executive magazine and serves on the boards of GE and Dell. His first opportunity to manage a business came when he was in the Navy and in charge of retail and services businesses for ten thousand Navy and Marine Corps people and their families. After the Navy he went to Harvard Business School, and then joined P&G following graduation. He started as a brand assistant for Joy in 1977 and was appointed CEO in June of 2000.
RAM CHARAN is the co
The CEO of Procter & Gamble and the author of Know-How shed new light on the key role of innovation as the centerpiece of any business endeavor, guiding everything from budgeting and strategy to employee selection, promotion, and reward, and describe how to integrate innovation into the ultimate goals, strategies, and everyday processes of a business. 125,000 first printing.
Table of Contents
How and why innovation at Procter & Gamble changed its game — What P&G's innovation transformation means for you — The consumer is boss : the foundation of successful innovation — Where to play, how to win : how goals and strategies achieve game-changing innovation — Leveraging what you do best : revitalizing core strengths with innovation — Organizing for innovation : building enabling structures — Integrating innovation into your routine : from generating ideas to go to market — Managing the risks of innovation — Innovation is a team sport : courageous and connected culture — The new job of the leader : innovation and growth — How Jeff Immelt made innovation a way of life at GE.
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