After a "must-read" introduction--highlighting author Edwin Bosso's fascinating early life spanning various parts of the globe--and a foreword from Kellogg Company SVP of Global Supply Chain Alistair D. Hirst, the author presents a thorough two-part process for transforming your company. In Part I, Bosso makes the case for a transformation while addressing the many roadblocks and obstacles that often thwart the process. He then proceeds to lay the foundation, emphasizing management systems and the need for deliberate behaviors to create the strong business culture necessary to succeed. In Part II, the author takes you through the execution phase of the process, explaining how to define the scope of the transformation program, track appropriate metrics, measure the financial benefits, and manage the important emotional journey of the people involved. In the end, you will walk away with a deep knowledge of the change management model and concepts that the author has employed in some of the world's most successful organization.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
EDWIN BOSSO, founder and CEO at Myrtle Consulting Group, is a foremost specialist in operations improvement, and change management. He has spent the last twenty-five years delivering results for clients including Kellogg, AB InBev, Abbott, Morton Salt, Heineken, and T-Mobile, among others. His work has taken him around the world to countries on five continents. Growing up, Edwin lived in Ivory Coast, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Mexico, and the Netherlands before settling in the United States. His formal education began in the Netherlands, where he completed his undergraduate work at The Hague Polytechnic before earning his MBA from Rice University in Houston, Texas. He started his professional career with International Paper, Inc. in France and entered the consulting industry at Peter Chadwick in London.
Edwin Bosso has devoted his career to helping organizations transform themselves. In this book, Edwin skillfully integrates philosophical insights, practical wisdom, and personal reflections to illuminate key strategies for launching and managing organizational change. This book is full of key lessons for leaders across a wide range of industries. It will also appeal to anyone seeking to learn how organizations can achieve transformation while retaining the core of their identity.
DR. ERIK DANE, Jones School Distinguished Associate Professor of Management, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University
Edwin Bosso's book, 6,000 Dreams, serves as a valuable reminder of the difference between organizational change and business transformation. More importantly, it highlights the critical role of leadership in making the leap between the two. Thank you, Edwin, for bringing this important perspective to life.
JIM HANNAN, Executive Vice President and CEO, Koch Industries, Enterprises
Great leaders understand the importance of transforming their business it's absolutely necessary! In 6,000 Dreams, Edwin Bosso shows how you can set up your business for a successful transformation, all while maintaining the culture that makes your organization one-of-a-kind. An absolute must-read!
MARCIO FROES TORRES, Chairman of the Board, Falconi Consulting; former Executive Board Member, AB InBev