Acknowledgement of Collaborators
Jonathan wishes to offer special thanks to his former doctoral supervisor, and long-term mentor, Dr Philip Stiles, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Professor Scott Snell, Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia, also deserves gratitude for the many valuable discussions. Jonathan is grateful to Dr Barry Varcoe for the special contribution he made to the development and grounding of the Strategic Alignment concept upon which some of the ideas in Align: A Leadership Blueprint for Aligning Enterprise Purpose, Strategy and Organisation published by Bloomsbury are based. Others collaborators who have generously given of their time include Professor Kazuhiro Asakawa, Keio University, Keio Business School; Professor Jusuke Ikegami, and the late and very much missed, Professor Emeritus Masataka Ota, both of Waseda University, Waseda Business School; Professor Peter Williamson, University of Cambridge, Cambridge Judge Business School and Professor Sandy Pepper, Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science.
“A tour de force. Jonathan Trevor argues powerfully that the alignment of purpose, strategy and organization are the bedrock of successful performance. He provides a wealth of examples and sets out the questions which leaders need to ask if they are to overcome disruption and intense competition.”
Lord Richard Wilson GCB, former Cabinet Secretary and former Head of the Home Civil Service
A Leadership Blueprint for Overcoming Disruption and Improving Performance
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The Covid-19 global pandemic turned many aspects of business on their head – but why did some companies thrive while many others struggled?
In our new age of disruption, a key reason is a failure by many leaders to realign all of the moving parts of their enterprise to reflect the new realities of their changing business environment. From their business strategies to how they are organized to best support their enduring purpose, thousands of enterprises worldwide are operating below their potential simply because they’re poorly aligned or have failed to realign. This book aims to change that.
Re:Align is about strategic realignment, a leadership process to overcome disruption and secure high performance on a sustainable basis. Once mastered, strategic realignment is an effective way of turning adversity into an advantage, regardless of sector. Drawing upon active research at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School (with contributions from the joint works of Dr Jonathan Trevor and Dr Barry Varcoe), Re:Align offers a thought-provoking and compelling message and an effective and practical toolkit to help leaders everywhere overcome disruption and improve enterprise performance.
by Dr. Jonathan Trevor