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Driving Results

Six Lessons Learned from Transforming An Iconic Company

Garfield, Gary A.


1. Edition August 2022
208 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-82247-9
John Wiley & Sons

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Discover the keys to effective organizational transformation from an author who did it as the CEO of an iconic company

In Driving Results: Six Lessons Learned from Transforming an Iconic Company, now-retired Chief Executive Officer Gary Garfield delivers an incisive and eye-opening road map of how to transform any organization, department, or group. Through a series of massive changes, Garfield drove record results while the CEO. By sharing his learnings on driving change in this insightful book, you'll learn how you can use the six essential elements to drive results through change at your organization or with your team.

In the book, the celebrated author presents:
* Startling insights into the symptoms of a dysfunctional organization or group--and how to turn it around
* Comprehensive explanations of each of the six keys to transformation and how to implement them in any company or team
* Strategies for selling change throughout your organization or group to ensure its success
* The hallmarks of successful change leaders
* The importance of culture and how to change it
* Critical people issues that so often arise during transformation efforts and how to deal with those issues

A must-read collection of thought-provoking, practical, and hands-on methods for delivering impactful and quantifiable change in any environment, Driving Results is the blueprint for transforming any organization or group into a high-performing and culturally healthy powerhouse.


Part I: The Change Imperative

Chapter One: Success Through Change

Chapter Two: A Brief History of Bridgestone Americas

Chapter Three: Challenges All Organizations Face

Chapter Four: Recognizing a Need for Change

Part II: The Six Requisites for Changes

Chapter Five: A Prelude for Change

Chapter Six: Leadership: Requisite #1

Chapter Seven: Vision: Requisite #2

Chapter Eight: Culture: Requisite #3

Chapter Nine: People: Requisite #4

Chapter Ten: Alignment: Requisite #5

Chapter Eleven: Focused Executive: Requisite #6

Chapter Twelve: Wrapping It All Up


About the Author

GARY A. GARFIELD is the former CEO, President, and Chairman of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., the successor to the iconic Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. It is a 55,000 person company with operations on five continents, and the largest subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation. As the CEO, Garfield led the transformation of Bridgestone Americas, driving it to grow profits more than five-fold during his six year tenure. He is a speaker, consultant, and guest lecturer who has presented at Yale, Wharton, Vanderbilt, West Point, and many other institutions.