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The Resource Edgewalkers : people and organizations that take risks, build bridges, and break new ground, Judi Neal

Edgewalkers : people and organizations that take risks, build bridges, and break new ground, Judi Neal

Label
Edgewalkers : people and organizations that take risks, build bridges, and break new ground
Title
Edgewalkers
Title remainder
people and organizations that take risks, build bridges, and break new ground
Statement of responsibility
Judi Neal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Defines a new breed of people and organizations--unconventional risk takers who thrive on change and challenge in today's complex business environment In ancient cultures, each village had a shaman or medicine man who would visit the invisible world to obtain vital information, guidance, and healing for members of the tribe. These edgewalkers have contemporary counterparts in today's organizations--those individuals who don't fit squarely into any one box; in their metaphorical travels they interpret trends from the marketplace, translate messages across departments, and envision the future impact of today's decisions and actions. Edgewalking doesn't come without its own risks and challenges; these unconventional people often clash with more traditional, rule-bound colleagues, and they are often frustrated by organizational systems that emphasize quantitative results over creative impulses. And yet in today's fast-changing, diverse, and globalized business environment, organizations must recruit and support these people in order to stay competitive. Featuring colorful interviews and practical tools to gauge and manage your own edgewalking skills, Edgewalkers explores the opportunities that are created by defying formal boundaries and fostering creativity at every level of the organization. They're the first people to volunteer to head up a new business unit, lead a cross-company initiative, or take on an overseas assignment. They're the glass half-full folks, who are constantly thinking out of the box, forging alliances with colleagues in other departments, seeking out new solutions to old problems, and anticipating challenges on the horizon. And in today's increasingly diverse workplaces, they are often people who have pursued unusual educational and career paths, traveled widely, and speak more than one language. Judi Neal has a term for these people: Edgewalkers. Literally, an edgewalker is someone who walks between two worlds. In ancient cultures, each village had a shaman or medicine man who would visit the invisible world to obtain vital information, guidance, and healing for members of the tribe. Today's corporate edgewalkers serve a similar function, interpreting trends from the marketplace, translating messages across departments, and envisioning the future impact of today's decisions and actions. Edgewalking doesn't come without its own risks and challenges; these unconventional people often clash with more traditional, rule-bound colleagues, and they are often frustrated by organizational systems that emphasize quantitative results over creative impulses. And yet in today's fast-changing, globalized business environment, organizations must recruit and support these people in order to stay competitive. Featuring colorful interviews with edgewalkers from a variety of fields and practical tools to gauge and manage your own edgewalking skills, Edgewalkers explores the opportunities that are created by defying formal boundaries and fostering creativity at every level of the organization."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Neal, Judi
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5386 N3535 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Success in business
  • Risk-taking (Psychology)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
Label
Edgewalkers : people and organizations that take risks, build bridges, and break new ground, Judi Neal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • From invisible to visible : the four stages of creating what has never existed before
  • Ch. 6.
  • Thriving as an edgewalker in a mainstream world
  • Ch. 7.
  • edgewalker organization
  • App. A.
  • Edgewalker interview questions
  • App. B.
  • interview with Tony Visconti
  • Ch. 1.
  • App. C.
  • Tools : resources for edgewalkers
  • App. D.
  • Steve Jobs commencement address at Stanford University
  • App. E.
  • Sounds true 17 principles
  • Why now? : why edgewalkers?
  • Ch. 2.
  • Who are the edgewalkers?
  • Ch. 3.
  • edgewalker qualities of being
  • Ch. 4.
  • first stage of edgewalking : the skills of knowing the future
Control code
70778345
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 188 pages
Isbn
9780275989200
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006024870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)70778345
Label
Edgewalkers : people and organizations that take risks, build bridges, and break new ground, Judi Neal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • From invisible to visible : the four stages of creating what has never existed before
  • Ch. 6.
  • Thriving as an edgewalker in a mainstream world
  • Ch. 7.
  • edgewalker organization
  • App. A.
  • Edgewalker interview questions
  • App. B.
  • interview with Tony Visconti
  • Ch. 1.
  • App. C.
  • Tools : resources for edgewalkers
  • App. D.
  • Steve Jobs commencement address at Stanford University
  • App. E.
  • Sounds true 17 principles
  • Why now? : why edgewalkers?
  • Ch. 2.
  • Who are the edgewalkers?
  • Ch. 3.
  • edgewalker qualities of being
  • Ch. 4.
  • first stage of edgewalking : the skills of knowing the future
Control code
70778345
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 188 pages
Isbn
9780275989200
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006024870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)70778345

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