RESEARCH

In addition to a series of books and published articles on what we have learned from the practice of supporting major corporate transformations, Corporate Transformation Resources conducts ongoing research into different facets of transformation leadership. Two recent CTR white papers are accessible below. The first identifies the major “Inhibitors” of rapid transformation and how to overcome them. Also included in the paper is a handy diagnostic “Readiness Survey” for you to be able to gauge the intensiveness of these Inhibitors in your organization. The other is a practice guide for new CEOs wanting to effectively “take charge” to launch the next major phase in their company.

ARTICLES:

New CEO’s “Taking Charge” Challenge: The ACT Solution
Robert H. Miles, Ph. D.
Working Paper 16-101
January, 2016

Excerpt:

New CEOs face many challenges the moment they are appointed. They must quickly develop a plan for “taking charge” and for launching the next major phase in their company. In essence they are immediately confronted by a corporate transformation challenge that not only requires a re-examination of the company’s business realities and corporate strategies, but often a re-shaping of its management process and culture, a fundamental re-alignment of its businesses and functions, and a re-engagement of its managers and employees.

In order to ensure success, a new CEO needs a proven, enterprise-level methodology, or process architecture, which can be relied on to boldly orchestrate the taking charge process in a simple, step-by-step manner that speeds the launch of the next major phase of the enterprise.

Successful corporate transformations keep the responsibility for leading the transformation squarely in the hands of the business leaders themselves, resulting in quantum improvement in the targeted initiatives in a shorter-thanexpected period of time.
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The Inhibitors of Rapid Transformation: Perspectives of Senior Human Resources Leaders
Robert H. Miles, Ph. D.
Working Paper 16-104
January, 2016

Excerpt:

"Senior Human Resources executives are becoming the go-to leaders for guidance about “what now?” following the receding worldwide recession. Indeed, the most important question that senior HR leaders are beginning to hear from their CEOs is, How can you help me launch the next major phase in the company?

Regardless of the game changers they face, leaders of organizations in all sectors are going to have to rejuvenate, reposition or in some cases, reinvent their strategies and business models, to be able to boldly and rapidly transform their enterprise.
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