About Accelerating Performance


Transform your organization into a dynamic catalyst for success


From tanking oil prices and negative interest rates to Brexit and the U.S. Presidential election--2016 can certainly be called the year of the unexpected. Disruptive changes, technology advances, unpredictable markets, and shifting operating environments are the new normal. In these challenging conditions, business leaders must navigate this incessant disruption while working to advance their organizations ahead of the competitors in the high-stakes game of survival.

What enables certain companies to drive growth faster than others? What leadership characteristics allow them to succeed and outpace and outperform competitors? These questions have long been the subject of speculation and volumes of thought leadership from management experts. Too often, advice about leadership performance and organization behavior is given with a big dollop of soft and a side order of warm and fuzzy.

No longer. Accelerating Performance takes organizational behavior beyond speculation into the realm of science. Written by Colin Price, one of the authors of Beyond Performance and Sharon Toye, this book draws on empirical research and decades of experience advising global companies to demonstrate how to reduce time to value by building and changing momentum more quickly than your competitors.

A practical, comprehensive, data-driven action plan for increase pace and achieving more, Accelerating Performance provides an actionable playbook for CEOs and senior executives for driving to value faster at four levels: strategy, the organization, teams, and the individual. A strategic META framework (short for Mobilize, Execute, and Transform with Agility) guides executives to boost the metabolic rate of their teams and organizations.

The book also offers:

A diagnostic tool for leaders, teams, and organizations to assess their starting place, and highlight specific areas needed to improve the ability to accelerate performance.

  • A study of factors proven to create drag--and drive--at each of the four levels: strategy, organizations, teams, and individuals.

  • An exploration of the 39 differentiating actions that organizations can combine as dictated by their strategy and context into a winning recipe.

  • An in-depth look at the practices of the 23 "superaccelerators"--companies that have demonstrated a consistent ability to accelerate performance.