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The Clarity Principle: How Great Leaders Make the Most Important Decision in Business (and What Happens When They Don't)

Chatham Sullivan

Turf wars, low morale, bad politics, and misguided strategies: these are issues that claim much of a leader's time. But this parade of dysfunctions and messy "people" problems actually points to an organization confused about its core business, torn between competing ideas about what it is and wants to be--an organization facing an identity crisis.

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publish Date: 05/12/2013
Pages: 227
ISBN-13: 9781118434666
ISBN-10: 1118434668
Language: English

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June 07, 2013

The Clarity Principle

By Sally Haldorson

The Clarity Principle couldn't have landed on my desk at a better time. We've been discussing a new "mission statement" for 800-CEO-READ, one that reflects our purpose as well as the product. This book gives us plenty of guidance as The Clarity Principle aims to "illuminate how difficult it is to define your business, the costs you incur when you fail to clarify your purpose, and the tremendous gains to be won by succeeding in that effort. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

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Turf wars, low morale, bad politics, and misguided strategies: these are issues that claim much of a leader's time. But this parade of dysfunctions and messy "people" problems actually points to an organization confused about its core business, torn between competing ideas about what it is and wants to be--an organization facing an identity crisis.

Strategy and leadership expert Chatham Sullivan argues that when the purpose of a business becomes confused, it is the leaders' responsibility to restore clarity, especially in the face of tough strategic choices that have political, personal, and cultural consequences for the organization. Sullivan shows leaders how to take the decisive stand that clarifies their organization's core purpose.

Featuring compelling stories of leaders who have succumbed to and successfully resolved their organizations' identity crises, The Clarity Principle bridges the gap between leadership and strategy and demonstrates the tremendous gains to be achieved by leaders willing to make tough choices.

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