Klososky, technology innovation expert, explains his velocity manifesto, which means that a business leader cannot ignore the impact of technology on the organization’s current operations, its future operations, and the organization’s culture. He offers three key areas in which to accomplish specific leadership skills, first to build what he labels Digital Plumbing, or efficient and productive technology infrastructure for growth. Then leaders must adopt a High Beam Strategy to set an accurate vision and future direction for the organization and finally create a High-Velocity Culture in which a highly productive workforce is developed, integrating different types of skills and lifestyles. The author observes that leaders may understand the velocity manifesto, but some who were successful even 10 years ago find themselves struggling with ever-changing technology demands. Leaders in conservative industries (e.g., banking, accounting, law) could also be challenged, but not necessarily. Our fast-paced technology revolution requires important management perspective, vocabulary skills, concepts, and processes, all of which Klososky describes. This is an excellent book for current business leaders and those aspiring to executive status. --Mary Whaley
A seasoned speaker and entrepreneur, Scott Klososky has founded several successful companies, including webcasts.com, a technology pioneer of the 1990s. The company's clients included IBM, Compaq, AOL, Hewlett-Packard, Enron International, Conoco Inc., and BMG Music, among others. Klosoky speaks professionally on subjects such as technology and leadership, and collaborated with H.R. Haldeman, Richard M. Nixon's chief of staff, on the New York Times bestselling book, The Haldeman Diaries.
Almost immediately, Scott Klososky establishes and then sustains a direct, personal, and at times almost confrontational rapport with his reader. Read morePublished on October 19, 2011 by Robert Morris
This book is a well written challenge for all those in leadership to set, communicate and execute on your vision. Read morePublished on June 26, 2011 by Chris J. Turnley