Over the last five years, my work with organizations and business leaders in the
executive education and consulting space has proven time after time that one of
two things are sure to happen: you'll either disrupt by becoming a Big-bang
disruptor or you'll get disrupted by Big-bang disruption. Anyone being honest
about the paths they've traveled and the decisions they've made since 2010 will
tell you that Big-bang disruption is here and it's here to stay for the foreseeable
I am pleased to announce that my next book Go Slow to Go Fast: Planning to
Execution will be published by Morgan James Publishing with the eBook release
scheduled for the early summer and the print version scheduled for a fall 2015
release. Preorders are now available on Amazon. The book was inspired by the many leaders I met who confessed that, while they grasp the need to transform incumbent thinking in and across their organizations, it is still a tough task to achieve without having a real-world strategy that speaks to their internal capabilities to justifiably pivot in the marketplace. Or, even greater, they just don't know where to begin and how to keep the ship out at sea without sinking.
This means that while organizations continue to strive to shape societies around their products and services, incumbent thinking and behaving will continue to make them out as laggards in a very competitive environment. I've heard a litany of excuses from leaders about their absence from "Next-Gen" decision-making to move their organization—and people—away from the norms, to greatly impact their marketplace and the emerging markets they would like to enter. Things like:
"Change takes a lot of time."
"I just don't have the right people for the task."
"I don't have the resources to bring in the consultants to help with our needed transformation."
"I want to transform, but just can't figure out how."
"No matter what I do, we just fall right back into our norms, over and over again."
"There's no clear ROI for the amount of time it will actually take to change now."
"You say that we need to 'take time to make time to take the time,' but how and when do you expect me to do that?"
"I don't even understand this thing you call 'Big-bang Disruption' or the whole 'shark fin' strategy. Introducing it to our team and company might make me look foolish."
These statements may sound familiar to some, either because they have uttered themselves or have heard others in their organization saying some of the same. The truth of the matter is smart people still get disrupted today, but next-level decision-makers disrupt! It's really that simple. There's nothing else to consider other than a few basic questions: "do you continue to follow the trends set by others, or do you set and become the trends others will follow?"
The framework at the heart of Go Slow to Go Fast: Planning to Execution provides the tools to disrupt incumbent strategy and behavior to win your competitive landscape... by first changing the perspective in the word competitive. It serves as a template for leaders, decision-makers and organizations alike to consider a much needed transformation using the strategy concepts in Go Slow to Go Fast.
It grants permission to practice this new form of strategy, implementation and execution to offer a roadmap that achieves "execution excellence" when applying the right organizational behaviors to not only impact the Future Picture, but to slow your decisions down and make future impacts by dealing with Big-bang disruption while becoming a Big-bang disruptor yourself.
I Need Your Assistance Please...
I'm always in awe of the enormous generosity of those around me, and I humbly ask for your help to spread the word about my upcoming book Go Slow to Go Fast: Planning to Execution. In essence, it teaches the "Art of the Pivot" to transform your leadership, organizational behaviors, strategies and business functions using Next-Level Practice Decisions (NLPDs) that ultimate go beyond best practices to transform into Next-Level Practices (NLPs) with greater impact.
Here's how you can help:
Preorder Go Slow to Go Fast: Planning to Execution. There's nothing like being able to say you are among the first to receive a copy of a true disruptive book before anyone else—except when you can also say that you received additional bonuses from the author with your purchase before the book's release. If you preorder by Friday, 29 May 2015, you will receive the opportunity to join my "Art of the Pivot" Transformation Summit on Thursday, 4 June 2015.
Consider using Go Slow to Go Fast: Planning to Execution for strategy training to begin Lean Leadership Thinking in your organization. Need to train your executives and teams on how to do the right things to get the right things done? Why not consider taking a "gemba walk" together? Order by Friday, 29 May 2015 to take advantage of this special offer and get your chance to begin the process transformation that leads to your new strategy map for the future.
Share Go Slow to Go Fast: Planning to Execution. An official Twitter #hashtag is now available to start the Go Slow to Go Fast discussion using applied strategies, resources, tools and images that you can begin to use for talking about the book. You can also request a review copy by sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go Slow to Go Fast will help you change the playing field to preemptively avoid Big-bang disruption long before it is on your door step. Want "to BIG to fail?" Go Slow to Go Fast will show you how to get it...or even better, how to become it!
For additional information about the book, including these special opportunities, please email me today at email@example.com to learn more about becoming a Big-bang disruptor.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Damian D. "Skipper" Pitts, PhD