Innovative Leaders Workbook for Implementing Analytics Programs
2014 USA Book Award Winner: Best Business Reference Book
Amid an accelerated need for change and a decade of increased complexity, increased volumes of data available for analysis, and failed change initiatives, it is critical for organizations to identify new models that address these challenges while maintaining efficient and effective operations.
Leading change starts with leadership. Yet, in many organizations, the process of leading change often omits the idea that transforming leaders is an integral part of the overall transformation process. A common cause of transformation failure is the focus on the systems, rather than the larger context that includes leaders and the organizational culture. Taking into account the way organizations function holistically and interdependently greatly increases the odds of a successful implementation and minimizes failure and negative effects. To learn more about the challenges leaders face when implementing analytics programs and our solutions, listen to James and Maureen on Voice America radio show.
This workbook provides a hands-on toolkit to help leaders guide “big data” and analytic transformations and how you can apply it to solve problems as well as improve sustainable results. This workbook is based on the International Book Award Winning Innovative Leaders Guide to Transforming Organizations.
The workbook starts with an approach to leadership called innovative leadership that is a comprehensive model defining five key elements required to successfully transform organizations and implement programs. It walks the reader through the model and provides examples designed to illustrate how this innovative leadership supports implementation of analytics based transformation.
This workbook provides models and tools that increase your ability to successfully implement sustained change. The workbook then focuses on the process of leading an analytic implementation that creates a strategic advantage for an enterprise. These seven chapters put innovative leadership to work by building on the discussion from chapter one and providing a change model and case study of how an innovative leader implement an analytics program. The workbook is designed to offer practical tools and steps to guide you through your own transformation.
This workbook is being written by Maureen Metcalf and James Brenza. Contributing authors include Kathleen Bergen and Kathryn Burgess.
To read more from James Brenza and Maureen Metcalf on this topic, please see the article published in Integral Leadership Review, Evaluating Big Data Projects – Success and Failure Using an Integral Lens, Integral published in the August – November 2013 edition. You can also listen to the NPR interview that accompanies this paper including a dialogue between James Brenza, Maureen Metcalf, and the host Doug Dangler.