Books & Articles

Below are a few citations related to posts included on the Accelerate blog. We hope this compiled list will be useful for when you are seeking information on related topics.

Full-Potential Strategy

Alexander, M. (2015, August 11). Why your business strategies must constantly change. Retrieved October 1, 2015.

Allio, M. (n.d.). Practical strategy development: A wise investment for middle market businesses. Journal of Business Strategy, 31-42.

Chesbrough, H. (2003). Open innovation: The new imperative for creating and profiting from technology. Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business School Press.

Chesbrough, H. (2006). Open business models: How to thrive in the new innovation landscape. Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business School Press.

Conrad, C., & Poole, M. (2005). Strategic organizational communication: In a global economy (6th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadworth.

Cowley, M., & Domb, E. (1997). Beyond strategic vision effective corporate action with Hoshin planning. Boston, Mass.: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Dahl, D. (n.d.). How to Develop a Business Growth Strategy. Retrieved October 22, 2015

Dahl, D. (2010, February 25). How to Develop a Business Growth Strategy. Retrieved December 3, 2015.

Harvard business review on rebuilding your business model. (2011). Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business Review Press.

Hutchins, G. (2015, May 20). The Next Stage of Organizational Evolution. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from

Jackson, S. (2008). Grow your business without leaving your competitive stronghold. Journal of Business Strategy, 60-62.

Khosla, S., & Sawhney, M. (2014). Fewer, bigger, bolder: From mindless expansion to focused growth. Penguin Portfolio.

Kotter, J. (2014). Accelerate: Building strategic agility for a faster moving world. Harvard Business Review Press.

Lapointe, A., & Cimon, Y. (2009). Leveraging intangibles: How firms can create lasting value. Journal of Business Strategy, 30(4), 40-48. Retrieved August 28, 2015.

Levin, R. (1983). Buy low, sell high, collect early, and pay late: The manager’s guide to financial survival. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.

Mintzberg, H. (1987). The strategy concept 1: Five P’s for strategy. Berkeley: U. of California.

Mintzberg, H. (1994). The rise and fall of strategic planning: Reconceiving roles for planning, plans, planners. New York: Free Press ;.

O’Connor, M., & Dornfeld, B. (2014). The moment you can’t ignore: When big trouble leads to a great future : How culture drives strategic change. PublicAffairs.

Olve, N., & Roy, J. (1999). Performance drivers: A practical guide to using the balanced scorecard. Chichester [England: J. Wiley.

Porter, M. (1996, November 1). What is Strategy? Harvard Business Review.

Porter, M. (1985). Competitive advantage: Creating and sustaining superior performance. New York: Free Press ;.

Spender, J. (2014). Business strategy: Managing uncertainty, opportunity, and enterprise. Oxford University Press.

Thompson, A., & Strickland, A. (1998). Crafting and implementing strategy: Text and readings (10th ed.). Boston: Irwin/McGraw-Hill.

Leadership & General Management

Block, P. (2000). Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer.

Boaz, N., & Fox, E. (2014, March 1). Change leader, change thyself. Retrieved December 3, 2015.

Bolman, L., & Deal, T. (1991). Reframing organizations: Artistry, choice, and leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Clifton, J. (2015, January 13). American Entrepreneurship: Dead or Alive? Retrieved October 23, 2015.

Customer Service Audit checklist, by MIE | MIE. (2013, November 13). Retrieved August 18, 2015.

De Smet, A., Lavoie, J., & Hioe, E. (2012, April 1). Developing better change leaders. Retrieved December 3, 2015.

Fairhurst, G., & Connaughton, S. (2014). Leadership: A communicative perspective. Leadership, 10(1), 7-35.

Federman, M., & Kerckhove, D. (2003). McLuhan for managers: New tools for new thinking. Toronto: Viking Canada.

Goleman, D. (2000, March 1). Leadership That Gets Results. Retrieved December 9, 2015.

Green, C., & Howe, A. (2012). The trusted advisor fieldbook a comprehensive toolkit for leading with trust. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley.

Kotter, J. (2012). Leading change. Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business Review Press.

Kouzes, J., & Posner, B. (1993). Credibility: How leaders gain and lose it, why people demand it. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Kouzes, J., & Posner, B. (2002). The Leadership Challenge (3rd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Lippitt, G., & Lippitt, R. (1978). The consulting process in action. La Jolla, Calif.: University Associates.

Llopis, G. (2014, August 18). Thought Leadership Is The New Strategy For Corporate Growth. Retrieved October 22, 2015.

Lombardo, M., & Eichinger, R. (2009). FYI: For your improvement : A guide for development and coaching (5th ed.). Minneapolis, Minn.: Lominger International.

Lowney, C. (2003). Heroic leadership: Best practices from a 450-year-old company that changed the world. Chicago: Loyola Press.

Lowy, A., & Hood, P. (2004). The power of the 2×2 matrix using 2×2 thinking to solve business problems and make better decisions. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Martin, R. (2007). The opposable mind: How successful leaders win through integrative thinking. Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business School Press.

Mauboussin, M. (2009). Think twice: Harnessing the power of counterintuition. Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business Press.

Mazzei, A. (2010). Promoting active communication behaviours through internal communication. Corporate Communications: An International Journal Corp Comm: An Int Jnl, Vol. 15, 221-234.

Mazzeo, M., & Oyer, P. (n.d.). Roadside MBA: Back road lessons for entrepreneurs, executives, and small business owners.

North Carolina’s Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) | Your business. Better. (n.d.). Retrieved August 7, 2015.

Osterwalder, A., & Pigneur, Y. (n.d.). Business model generation: A handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers.

Pfeffer, J. (1992). Managing with power: Politics and influence in organizations. Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business School Press.

Pye, A. (2005). Leadership and Organizing: Sensemaking in Action. Leadership, 1, 31-49.

Sher, R. (2014). Mighty midsized companies: How leaders overcome 7 silent growth killers. Brookline, MA: Bibliomotion.

Sheridan, R. (2013). Joy, Inc.: How we built a workplace people love. Penguin Portfolio.

Snook, S. (2012). The handbook for teaching leadership: Knowing, doing, and being. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications.

Spears, L. (1998). Insights on leadership: Service, stewardship, spirit, and servant-leadership. New York: Wiley.

The Hedgehog Concept: Using the Power of Simplicity to Succeed. (n.d.). Retrieved October 22, 2015.

Yukl, G. (1981). Leadership in organizations. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.

Change: Transition & Transaction

Bolman, L., & Deal, T. (1991). Reframing organizations: Artistry, choice, and leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

otter, J., & Rathgeber, H. (2006). Our iceberg is melting: Changing and succeeding under any conditions. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

KKotter, J. (2012). Leading change. Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business Review Press.

Linke, A., & Zerfass, A. (2011). Internal communication and innovation culture: Developing a change framework. JCOM Journal of Communication Management, 332-348.

Singh, S. (2014, May 12). The 10 Social and Tech Trends That Could Shape The Next Decade. Retrieved October 1, 2015.

Susman, G., Jansen, K., & Michael, J. (2006, June 30). Innovation and Change Management in Small and Medium-sized Manufacturing Companies. Retrieved December 2, 2015.

Tatum, D. (2008). No man’s land: A survival manual for growing midsize companies. New York: Portfolio.

Zook, C., & Allen, J. (2012). Repeatability: Build enduring businesses for a world of constant change. Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business Review Press.

Zwilling, M. (2013, November 2). The Next Business Stage Requires Aggressive Growth. Retrieved October 1, 2015.

Human Resources

Millennials Will Become The Majority In The Workforce In 2015. Is Your Company Ready? (2014, November 4). Retrieved October 1, 2015.

Rubin, H., & Rubin, I. (1995). Qualitative interviewing: The art of hearing data. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Sheridan, R. (2013). Joy, Inc.: How we built a workplace people love. Penguin Portfolio.


Chan Kim, W. (2015, March 1). Red Ocean Traps. Retrieved October 5, 2015.

Jeffery, M. (2010). Data-driven marketing the 15 metrics everyone in marketing should know. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley.

Nohria, N. (2003, July 1). What Really Works. Retrieved October 22, 2015.

Quality Digest. (n.d.). Retrieved August 18, 2015.

Schein, E. (1969). Process consultation,. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley Pub.

Tague, N. (1995). The quality toolbox. Milwaukee, Wis.: ASQC Quality Press.








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