Leading the Starbucks Way 5 Principles for Connecting with Your Customers Your Products and Your People

Author: Joseph Michelli
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007180126X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Lead Your Business the Starbucks Way Foreword by Herve Humler, President and COO, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. One of the best-recognized and admired brands in the world, Starbucks singlehandedly transformed the ordinary delivery of coffee into a cultural phenomenon--a result of the company’s exemplary leadership practices. Joseph Michelli, author of the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and BusinessWeek bestseller The Starbucks Experience, explains that the international success of Starbucks begins with a promise: To inspire and nurture the human spirit--one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time. Michelli offers a perspective on the leadership principles that drove the iconic coffee company’s resurgence from serious setbacks during the economic downturn--one of the few true turnaround stories of this time. And the company continues to grow dramatically, entering new markets and channels with fresh products and technologies. In Leading the Starbucks Way, Michelli establishes five actionable principles that fuel long-term global sustainability at Starbucks and that can be used in any company, in any industry: Savor and Elevate Love to Be Loved Reach for Common Ground Mobilize the Connection Cherish and Challenge Your Legacy Leading the Starbucks Way is a penetrating look at the inner workings of one of today’s most successful brands. The company gave Michelli one-on-one access to a variety of employees (called partners) to write this book--from baristas to senior leaders, including Howard Schultz, chairman, president, and chief executive officer. In short, success is all about loving your product, loving your customers, and loving your employees. Sincerely. Without fail. Even in the face of business challenges. Praise for Leading the Starbucks Way “Michelli shows us how a small Seattle-based chain of coffee shops became one of the most beloved brands on the planet. So grab a cup of coffee, put your feet up, and read this book!” Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level “Culture is everything! This fast-moving, fascinating book gives you countless practical ideas you can use immediately to create a company climate of inspiration and loyalty.” Brian Tracy, author of Full Engagement “Michelli identifies the principles by which Howard Schultz and his team passionately perform in a culture that loves, respects, and rewards suppliers, employees, customers, shareholders, and the community.” Robert Spector, author of The Nordstrom Way “Leading the Starbucks Way provides the key success factors of a lifestyle brand that is globally scaled, locally relevant, and powered by the passion of the Starbucks culture.” John Timmerman, PhD, Senior Strategist of Customer Experience and Innovation, Gallup "Organizational consultant Michelli serves up a new helping of the recipe for business success he offered in The Starbucks Experience." Kirkus Reviews

Onward

Author: Howard Schultz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527506357
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Starbucks kann seit 1982 (dem Einstieg von Howard Schultz) ein rapides Wachstum vorweisen. So eröffneten weltweit immer mehr Filialen, in denen Kunden mit Kaffee und anderen Getränken versorgt wurden. Aber genau dieses "schneller, höher, weiter!" führte zu dem Problem, dass Starbucks seine Seele, sein typisches Flair zu verlieren begann. Die Coffee Houses, die sich immer gerühmt hatten, für jeden Kunden der drittwichtigste Platz im Leben nach dem eigenen Zuhause und der Arbeit zu sein, verkamen immer mehr zu Filialen jeder x-beliebigen Fastfood-Kette. Ein Grund für Howard Schultz, 2008 auf den Posten des CEO zurückzukehren, den er fast 8 Jahre zuvor verlassen hatte. Schon in einem öffentlich bekannt gewordenen Memo vom Februar 2007 hatte Schultz bemängelt, dass die "Romantik verschwunden sei" und dass es unbedingt nötig ist wieder "zum Kern zurückzukehren" und "das Erbe, die Tradition und die Leidenschaft für die wahre Starbucks-Erfahrung wieder hervorzurufen". Nun hat Schultz das geschafft, was ihm niemand zugetraut hätte: Er hat Starbucks zurück zu seinen Kernwerten geführt und somit wieder die Innovation ermöglicht, die für ein Überleben in dem sich schnell entwickelnden Kaffeemarkt nötig ist. Mit viel Leidenschaft und einem ausgeklügelten Plan brachte Schultz das Unternehmen wieder auf die Erfolgsspur - trotz vieler interner Widerstände und der allgemeinen Wirtschaftskrise. Dieses Buch beinhaltet die außergewöhnliche Geschichte dieser Transformation. Howard Schultz bietet dem Leser einen vertraulichen Einblick in seine tagtäglichen Entscheidungen: von nicht-öffentlichen Planungssitzungen in Seattle, bis hin zu Gesprächen mit Kaffeebauern in Ruanda und Präsentationen vor Investoren in New York während der größten wirtschaftlichen Tumulte der Finanzkrise. "Onward" ist mehr als ein einfaches Businessbuch. Äußerst inspirierend und unerwartet offen lässt uns Schultz an der Entwicklung von Starbucks teilhaben: dramatisch, emotional und so spannend wie ein Roman!

Strategy That Works

Author: Paul Leinwand
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1625275218
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How to close the gap between strategy and execution Two-thirds of executives say their organizations don’t have the capabilities to support their strategy. In Strategy That Works, Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi explain why. They identify conventional business practices that unintentionally create a gap between strategy and execution. And they show how some of the best companies in the world consistently leap ahead of their competitors. Based on new research, the authors reveal five practices for connecting strategy and execution used by highly successful enterprises such as IKEA, Natura, Danaher, Haier, and Lego. These companies: • Commit to what they do best instead of chasing multiple opportunities • Build their own unique winning capabilities instead of copying others • Put their culture to work instead of struggling to change it • Invest where it matters instead of going lean across the board • Shape the future instead of reacting to it Packed with tools you can use for building these five practices into your organization and supported by in-depth profiles of companies that are known for making their strategy work, this is your guide for reconnecting strategy to execution.

Leadership Challenge

Author: James M. Kouzes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527503742
Format: PDF
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Through research, interviews and the experience of hundreds of managers, Kouzes and Posner show how leadership can be learned and mastered by all. Readable, interesting, and up-to-date. Highly recommended.--Library Journal.

The Visual Imperative

Author: Lindy Ryan
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 0128039302
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Data is powerful. It separates leaders from laggards and it drives business disruption, transformation, and reinvention. Today’s most progressive companies are using the power of data to propel their industries into new areas of innovation, specialization, and optimization. The horsepower of new tools and technologies have provided more opportunities than ever to harness, integrate, and interact with massive amounts of disparate data for business insights and value – something that will only continue in the era of the Internet of Things. And, as a new breed of tech-savvy and digitally native knowledge workers rise to the ranks of data scientist and visual analyst, the needs and demands of the people working with data are changing, too. The world of data is changing fast. And, it’s becoming more visual. Visual insights are becoming increasingly dominant in information management, and with the reinvigorated role of data visualization, this imperative is a driving force to creating a visual culture of data discovery. The traditional standards of data visualizations are making way for richer, more robust and more advanced visualizations and new ways of seeing and interacting with data. However, while data visualization is a critical tool to exploring and understanding bigger and more diverse and dynamic data, by understanding and embracing our human hardwiring for visual communication and storytelling and properly incorporating key design principles and evolving best practices, we take the next step forward to transform data visualizations from tools into unique visual information assets. Discusses several years of in-depth industry research and presents vendor tools, approaches, and methodologies in discovery, visualization, and visual analytics Provides practicable and use case-based experience from advisory work with Fortune 100 and 500 companies across multiple verticals Presents the next-generation of visual discovery, data storytelling, and the Five Steps to Data Storytelling with Visualization Explains the Convergence of Visual Analytics and Visual discovery, including how to use tools such as R in statistical and analytic modeling Covers emerging technologies such as streaming visualization in the IOT (Internet of Things) and streaming animation

Leading the Historical Enterprise

Author: Bruce W. Dearstyne
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0759124000
Format: PDF, ePub
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Leading the Historical Enterprise presents new ideas and strategies for leading and innovating in museums, historical societies, historic sites, and other state and local history programs. The book blends insights from the best practices of model historical programs and museums with themes from the best recent studies of leadership.

The Handbook of Managing and Marketing Tourism Experiences

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Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1786352893
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The planning, design, management and marketing of experiences for tourism markets is a major challenge for tourism destinations and providers in a globalized and highly competitive market. This book bridges the gap in contemporary literature by carefully examining the management and marketing of tourism experiences.

Die Macht der Gewohnheit Warum wir tun was wir tun

Author: Charles Duhigg
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827070740
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Seit kurzem versuchen Hirnforscher, Verhaltenspsychologen und Soziologen gemeinsam neue Antworten auf eine uralte Frage zu finden: Warum tun wir eigentlich, was wir tun? Was genau prägt unsere Gewohnheiten? Anhand zahlreicher Beispiele aus der Forschung wie dem Alltag erzählt Charles Duhigg von der Macht der Routine und kommt dem Mechanismus, aber auch den dunklen Seiten der Gewohnheit auf die Spur. Er erklärt, warum einige Menschen es schaffen, über Nacht mit dem Rauchen aufzuhören (und andere nicht), weshalb das Geheimnis sportlicher Höchstleistung in antrainierten Automatismen liegt und wie sich die Anonymen Alkoholiker die Macht der Gewohnheit zunutze machen. Nicht zuletzt schildert er, wie Konzerne Millionen ausgeben, um unsere Angewohnheiten für ihre Zwecke zu manipulieren. Am Ende wird eines klar: Die Macht von Gewohnheiten prägt unser Leben weit mehr, als wir es ahnen.