"Leadership Agility" – helps you assess your current level of agility and provides a roadmap that shows you how to move to the next level in your development as an agile leader.

"Making the Business Case for EHS"
– provides eight tactics to ensure management buy-in for your EHS initiatives

"Societal Learning and Change: How Governments, Business and Civil Society are Creating Solutions to Complex Multi-Stakeholder Problems" – offers lessons learned from bringing about change in response to globalization, sustainability, and inequity

"The Manager's Pocket Guide to Knowledge Management" – a practical roadmap to leveraging your company’s knowledge into its competitive advantage

"From Disconnect to Dialogue: Transforming Business Results through Pivotal Conversations" – reveals how changes in management behavior and attitude led to a business turnaround

"Leadership for Organizational Learning" – offers working principles for building an agile and continual learning organization

Leadership Agility: Five Levels of Mastery for Anticipating and Initiating Change
by Bill Joiner and Stephen Josephs

Leadership agility is the master competency needed for sustained success in today's complex, fast-paced business environment. Richly illustrated with stories based on original research and decades of work with clients, this groundbreaking book identifies five levels that leaders move through in developing their agility. 

Only 10% of today's managers have mastered the level of agility needed for consistent effectiveness in the turbulent era of global competition. Significantly, one of the common characteristics of these highly agile leaders is a strong personal commitment to corporate responsibility.

Written in an engaging, down-to-earth style, Leadership Agility is your personal guide to leadership agility in action. After describing and illustrating the four key competencies of agile leaders, Bill Joiner and Stephen Josephs use real-life stories and examples to provide a clear road map that shows you how to bring these competencies to new levels. Reading this book will confirm your best instincts and introduce you to new forms of leadership currently practiced by only a small percentage of highly agile leaders.

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Making the Business Case for EHS
by Dr. Robert B. Pojasek

Before you can effectively manage the environment, health, and safety (EHS) function, you must convince management that your activities produce business value.

This practical new handbook – Making the Business Case for EHS – is written by Robert B. Pojasek, Ph.D. an international authority on process development and Adjunct Professor at Harvard University. He lays out the concrete steps that EHS (environmental health and safety) managers must take to get support for their environmental initiatives. This BLR guidebook also helps EHS managers align processes and systems with the goals of senior management, and translate initiatives into bottom line results.

This book highlights 10 principles that will guide you, along with 8 tactics you can use to implement your EHS activities. Three case studies explain in step-by-step detail how an autobody refinishing operation, a paint manufacturer, and an outboard motor company translated these principles into management support for EHS.

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Societal Learning and Change: How Governments, Business and Civil Society are Creating Solutions to Complex Multi-Stakeholder Problems
by Steve Waddell

CONSTRUCTING ROADS in Madagascar; forestry along Canada’s Pacific Coast; water and sanitation projects in South Africa; community banking in the United States; constructing a new global system for corporate reporting. These all have something in common. They provide great illustrations of the types of profound and wise changes needed in the way we run our affairs if we are to respond to the scale of environmental and social challenges and opportunities facing us. They are examples of ‘societal learning and change’. Today, this phenomenon is occurring across industries as diverse as resources extraction, infrastructure development, agriculture and information technology at the local, national, regional and global levels. Its essence involves the ability to create rich relationships that bridge large differences. This book describes this phenomenon for practitioners to help them address issues and develop opportunities more effectively. Read more >


The Manager's Pocket Guide to Knowledge Management
by Kathleen Foley Curley, Barbara Kivowitz

Knowledge—about customers, markets, core processes, how things get done, who knows what—is a core business asset. You may have heard of knowledge management. No longer a buzz word, it’s becoming mainstream in companies large and small who want to strengthen core competencies in:

  • Responsiveness to the market
  • Innovation of new products and services
  • Competency of skill base
  • Efficiency of work processes

If you’re ready to start the knowledge management process in your organization, this book provides a practical plan and roadmap. You’ll walk through all the stages—assessment, planning, deployment, and evaluation—and gain specific action steps for putting it all together to expand your core competency and win competitive advantage. Order this book >


From Disconnect to Dialogue: Transforming Business Results through Pivotal Conversations
by Bill Joiner

The story of a management group in a software company who transformed themselves and their business through a new approach to pivotal business conversations. Provides a detailed, inside view of the experiential learning process used in Pivotal Conversations workshops. Shows how new attitudes and behaviors led to a business turnaround.

Leadership for Organizational Learning
by Bill Joiner

Outlines a set of working principles for leaders to use in developing organizations that are continually learning and adapting to rapidly changing conditions. Published in John Adams (ed.), Transforming Leadership, a book of readings by thought-leaders in the field of organization transformation, including Linda Ackerman Anderson, Ronnie Lessem, and Peter Senge. Order this book >