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Fit in, stand out: mastering the FISO factor for success in business and life

Author: McGarvie, Blythe J. Publisher: McGraw-Hill, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 213 p. : Ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0071460799Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Asia Campus
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Print HD6951.2 .M34 2006
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Fit in, stand out Foreword ix Author's Note xiii Introduction xvii Chapter 1: The Everyday Work of Leaders 1 Ambitious but Unprepared 3 Often Forgotten Precepts 7 Leaders Are Systems Thinkers 9 The Wo Imperatives of a Dynamic Business System 11 Chapter 2: Fit In and Stand Out 17 Navigating Through the Corporate Wonderland 18 Fitting-In 20 Standing-Out 25 The FISO Factor 29 Chapter 3: The Catalytic Agents of the FISO Factor 33 The FISO Factor Catalysts 35 Financial Acuity 35 Integrity 39 Linkages 42 Learning 44 Perspective 46 Global Citizenship 47 The FISO Factor Catalysts and Your Leadership Platform 49 Chapter 4: Financial Acuity: The Language of Business 53 Cracking the Corporate Code 55 Learn the Basics 57 Identvy Your Financial Focus 59 Frame Your Work 61 The Habits of Financially Acute Leaders 64 Dig into the Numbers 64 Act on Your Findings 65 Foster Financial Acuity Companywide 66 Financial Acuity Yields Confidence 68 Chapter 5: Integrity: The Leader's North Star 71 Beyond Legal Compliance 74 Ethics 75 Soundness 76 Completeness 78 The Demands of Integrity 80 Organizational Integrity 83 Integrity Yields Trust 86 Chapter 6: Linkages: The Lever of Alliance 89 The Competitive Advantage of Linkages 92 Opportunity 92 Creativity 93 Productivity 95 Creating and Maintaining Linkages 96 Create a Robust Network of Linkages 97 Focus on Giving Instead of Getting 100 Practice the "lbuch-DneApproach" to Linkages 101 The Linked Organization 103 Linkages Yield Access 107 Chapter 7: Learning: The Wellspring of Renewal 109 Adopt andAdapt 112 Adopt 112 Tap the Sources of Learning 113 Ask Astute Questions 115 Listen! 116 Adapt 119 Reflect 119 Connect 120 Apply Learning with the Five A's 121 Perfection Is the Enemy of Progress 123 Past Perjiormance Can Provide Future Knowledge 124 Failure Is Inevitable, but Large Losses Are Not 124 Create a Learning Organization 126 Learning Yields Innovation 128 Chapter 8: Perspective: The Prism of Insight 131 The Leader's Perspective 134 Gaining Other People's Perspectives 137 Empathize to Identify Perspective 137 Become a Perspective Magnet 140 Utilize Perspective to Build Consensus 143 Creating Organizational Perspective 145 Perspective Yields Balanced Judgment 150 Chapter 9: Global Citizenship: The Passport to Opportunity 153 Getting Prepared for Global Leadership 156 Transcend Nationality 156 Learn from the World 160 Stimulate Global Coordination and Cooperation 162 Building the Global Organization 165 Global Strategies 165 Global Knowledge 166 Global Management 167 Global Citizenship Yields Agility 169 Epilogue: Choosing Your Path 173 Fit In or Stand Out? 174 Corporate Culture 174 Position in Company 177 Navigating the Journey 178 Can I Contribute to the Success of the Company? 181 Will I Learn Something from This? 181 Is the Company Ready to Do m a t Needs to Be Done? 183 The Final Word on Success 184 Notes 185 Acknowledgments Index 203 20 1

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