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LFP - Leadership in times of change

October 17, 2013

A roadmap to agility

What can managers in today’s uncertain, unimaginably complex world learn from President Obama’s military doctrine? Or what about from Chinese management style? In his new book Light Footprint Management: Leadership in Times of Change (Bloomsbury, 2013), Charles-Edouard Bouée, CEO and member of the Global Executive Committee and President of Roland Berger, Asia proposes the adoption of “light footprint” management—comparable to President Barack Obama’s military doctrine and similar to the recent emergence of vision and tactics over strategy in Chinese management.

Bouée argues that this shift in approach blazes a trail that Western companies will be obliged to follow, and explains how conventional management methodologies, techniques and tools can be adapted to the conditions of an increasingly ambiguous and apparently unmanageable world. Light Footprint Management sets out a roadmap for the transformation of companies into adaptable, "post-strategic" business organizations.

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