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Management consultants Peter Sheahan and Julie Williamson report on intensive research they conducted with the leaders of major global corporations to discover how to build companies that “matter.” They learned that successful executives need the courage to challenge tradition, the optimism to envision opportunity amid change and the curiosity to explore uncharted territory. These leaders’ cutting-edge knowledge and flexibility at “the edge of disruption” give them an “elevated perspective” on the market. Their deep connections result in fruitful, “elevated relationships” and their value-based work earns an “elevated impact.” getAbstract recommends this in-depth report to current or future chief executives, leaders and entrepreneurs who want to shape significant organizations. The authors’ excellent case studies, analysis, tips and exercises make it clear that a company that matters delivers deep value to its clients and its community. Here’s how to start building yours.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to create an “elevated perspective” when disruption forces you to merge new and old technologies;
  • How building “elevated relationships” with your workforce, colleagues, peers and competitors adds value; and
  • How to give your company an “elevated impact” that matters.

About the Authors

The author of Flip and Generation Y, Peter Sheahan is the founder and Group CEO of the international consulting firm Karrikins Group, where Julie Williamson, PhD, is a vice president.



Companies That “Matter”
Interviews with corporate leaders worldwide show they share similar strategies for building organizations that “matter” to their industries, employees, customers and communities. They consider their companies’ distinctive capabilities and reputations, and they work...

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