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Unleashing Implementation Capacity in Developing Countries

Developmental goals in public health, education, agriculture, and economics can all be attacked via Rapid Results initiatives—which produce immediate results and build implementation capability. Through these initiatives, the “target population” ceases to be a targ…

 

Start with Results, Not Preparations

Rapid Results projects are not an alternative to longer-term vision and strategic management. Rather they are a necessary, complementary element in major strategic change efforts.

 

Make Acquisitions and Mergers Succeed

Few changes that managers have to carry out are as complex and challenging as mergers and acquisitions. If the master plan is linked to and supported by many small-scale, rapid-cycle projects, the weaknesses inherent in large-scale changes can be abated.

 

Build Your Own Unique Transformation Process

While organizations can certainly benefit from the accumulated experience of others, the most successful approach is for each organization to create a unique change process that works best for itself. In this chapter we will sketch a framework by which management t…

 

Develop Leaders Through Results Achievement

This chapter urges those responsible for developing leaders to ask managers to strive for and achieve tangible results and shows how these results-driven experiences can be designed into formal training programs as well.

 

Challenge for Leaders: You Can Make it Happen! Will You?

Producing Rapid Results while building long-term capacity for change, in the context of longer-term visions and strategies, is the challenge we have laid out for executives in this book.

 

Mobilize Large Numbers of People in Change

Rapid-cycle projects, even if somewhat modest to begin with, can quickly be turned into powerful engines for accelerating change.

 

The Potential is There to Respond

In certain emergency and “must-do” situations in organizations, rapid results occurs spontaneously in an awe-inspiring way.

 

Georgia-Pacific Takes It All the Way

The essential message of this book is that rapid-cycle projects yield not only immediate and rewarding gains, but can also serve as the foundation for very far-reaching transformations.

 

Rapid Results Spark Strategic Momentum

The power of Rapid Results goes beyond the effective implementation of strategy.

 

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