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The Prepared Mind of a Leader: Eight Skills Leaders Use to Innovate, Make Decisions, and Solve Problems., Bill Welter and Jean Egmon

Our founder, Bill Welter, is the lead co-author of The Prepared Mind of a Leader: Eight Skills Leaders Use to Innovate, Make Decisions, and Solve Problems. (Jossey-Bass, 2006)
This book was featured by 800CEORead, Harvard Management Update, and LeadershipNow.com.
MindLab : A Place to Think, Bill Welter

Thinking is a skill and skills only improve with practice. This book, MindLab : A Place to Think, is for the "laboratory of your mind" and provides three areas to practice. Part One is used to customize your checklist of "good thinking" attributes. Part Two contains 30 short exercises. Do one a day for thirty days and improve your thinking skills. Part Three contains an abbreviated process for thinking about turning your business strategy (at any level) into actionable areas of change.
MindLab II: A Place to Think (Volume 2), Bill Welter, 2014

This book was prepared as part of Adaptive Strategies' workshops. It contains short stories and exercises to help the reader with an ongoing "mental workout" routine. Have some fun; use your mind. Are you a business leader that is too busy to think? Are you just reacting? Have you been sucked into the vortex of the reaction zone? Leaders take the time to think about the future. How important is the future to you, your business, or your life? Do you carve out time to think? This book offers simple areas to think about and gives you the space you need to delve into more detail in the critical areas of your life and career.

Rethink, Reinvent, Reposition: 12 Strategies to Renew Your Business and Boost Your Bottom Line, Leo Hopf and Bill Welter, Adams Media, 2010

This book describes the process, tools, and overall framework leaders can use to renew their businesses, divisions, business units, and products and services. The Rethink, Reinvent, Reposition process guides the reader through a simple yet effective approach to successful renewal in today’s business environment. It includes a renewal diagnostic for identifying which parts of your business do and which do not need to be renewed.

Rightsizing Your Business: Breakthrough Strategies to Create a Flexible and Profitable Business in Any Economy, Bill Welter, Adams Media, 2011

Ever since the recession hit, “downsizing” has been the corporate mantra. Cut overhead, increase profitability, and the future will take care of itself. Most pundits agree that this is a shortsighted approach, especially in a volatile economy. While cutting overhead increases quarterly profit in the short term, it weakens an organization for the longterm. As result, “rightsizing” has become the new tool remain profitable and competitive. It forces the organization to reevaluate its goals, its market position both past and present, and where it wants to be in the future. This results in constructive measures that underscore the strengths of the organization to meet its goals for the future. Rightsizing Your Business, written by noted management expert, Bill Welter, is the first book either in e-format or print that clearly and concisely explains this important shift in management strategy and shows any business to proceed with effective rightsizing.