HARDBALL MANIFESTO PDF

The Hardball Manifesto “Time has come to rebalance the hard and the soft” • Softball players that have survived until now— e.g. most airlines. The Hardball Manifesto. This Perspective is adapted from the authors’ new book, Hardball: Are You Playing to Play or. Playing to Win? (Harvard Business. Download Citation on ResearchGate | The Hardball Manifesto | This chapter focuses on the risk-taking attitude of companies and the leaders. When companies.

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Further, if better ideas are pursued consistently and persistently by an organization, the organization is likely to do better than organizations that have worse ideas or that do not pursue their good ideas consistently and persistently.

Overall rating No ratings yet 0. It cleanses the market. Please click here if you are not redirected within a few seconds. You can remove the unavailable item s now harbdall we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. OK, I got everything worked out. Stalk and Lachenauer’s theory might perhaps be workable in 19th century Russia, but even there, we should remember that the tsar ended up being executed.

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In their “hardball manifesto,” authors George Stalk and Manicesto Lachenauer of the leading strategy consulting firm The Boston Consulting Group show how hardball competitors can build or maintain an enviable competitive edge by pursuing one or more of the classic “hardball strategies”: Yet in another sense, the article is so comically macho in tone and so cynically disparaging of any behavior that is not ruthlessly adversarial, an hardvall reader might get the impression that the article is arguing the story is unimportant and might miss the fact that the authors are in effect arguing that some stories are more powerful than others.

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You’ve successfully reported this review. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Based on 25 years of experience advising and observing a range of companies, the authors argue that hardball competitors can gain extreme competitive advantage–neutralizing, marginalizing, or even destroying competitors–without violating their contracts with customers or employees and without breaking the rules.

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We appreciate your feedback. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. What Stalk and Lachenauer overlook is that persuading people to change and to collaborate is today one of the central leadership tasks that cannot be accomplished simply by being more aggressive, adversarial, ruthless and mean-spirited. This confusion is accentuated by the fact that the authors themselves, George Stalk, Jr.

How do managers persuade staff in the organization to change? How do they build collaborative networks and partnerships?

Hardball: Are You Playing to Play or Playing to Win? by John Butman, Rob Lachenauer, George Stalk

Stalk is the author of Competing Manifwsto Time, the classic work on time-based competition. George Stalk is a director at Boston Consulting Group.

The sensible aspects of the hardball strategy What is undeniable is that better strategic ideas are likely to win out over worse strategic ideas.

Their article misses the point that the soft aspects of communication and persuasion — for instance, through storytelling — are fundamental to the art of management. In one sense, since a strategy is a particular kind of future story, the article is all about story and about which are the more effective kinds of forward-looking stories in the business arena. While there are countless ways to play hardball, a handful of classic harsball are effective in generating competitive advantage.

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They pick their shots, seek out competitive encounters, set the pace of innovation, and test the edges of the possible.

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Stalk and Lachenauer appear to miss that no company is consistently and aggressively adversarial in everything it does — certainly not Toyota, Dell or Wal-Mart. They play to play.

The playbook won’t do you any good if you feel squeamish about using it. The Millionaire in the Mirror. Softball players, by contrast, may look good–they may report decent earnings and even get favorable coverage in the business press–but they aren’t intensely serious about winning.

Preorder The Age of Agile from Amazon. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. The Best Books of Such an assumption is only feasible in situations where the manager has unlimited hierarchical and moral authority — in other words, a tsar or dictator whose every decision is implemented without question and is never troubled by skeptics among the board of directors, or among staff or partners, or on Wall Street.

Based on 25 years of experience advising and observing a range of companies, the authors argue that hardball competitors can gain extreme competitive advantage–neutralizing, marginalizing, or even destroying competitors–without violating their contracts with customers or employees and without breaking the rules.

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