Scaling Up Excellence: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Scaling Up Excellence containing key details about the book.

What is Scaling Up Excellence About?

"Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less" is a book by Robert Sutton and Huggy Rao that explores the challenges of scaling up successful initiatives and programs within organizations. "Scaling Up Excellence" provides a guide for leaders to expand successful practices and principles to large organizations, while avoiding common mistakes.

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Why do sales organizations fall short? Every day, expert consultants like Mike Weinberg are called on by companies to find the answer - and it's one that may In Scaling Up Excellence, bestselling author Robert Sutton and Stanford colleague Huggy Rao tackle a challenge that determines every organization’s success: scaling up farther, faster, and more effectively as a program or an organization creates a larger footprint. Sutton and Rao have devoted much of the last decade to uncovering what it takes to build and uncover pockets of exemplary performance, to help spread them, and to keep recharging organizations with ever better work practices.

Summary Points & Takeaways from Scaling Up Excellence

Some key summary points and takeaways from the book include:

* The authors argue that scaling up success is a complex and difficult process, and that organizations often struggle to maintain the same level of quality and impact as they grow.

* They identify several common pitfalls that organizations face when scaling up, including resistance to change, lack of alignment and coordination, and difficulty in replicating successful practices.

* The authors offer practical strategies for overcoming these challenges, including creating a culture of excellence, developing strong leaders, and establishing clear processes and systems.

* They also discuss the importance of experimentation and adaptation, and emphasize the need to continually assess and refine processes and practices as organizations grow.

* "Scaling Up Excellence" is a valuable resource for leaders and managers looking to expand and grow their organizations, and provides practical guidance and insights for navigating the complex process of scaling up success.

Who is the author of Scaling Up Excellence?

Hayagreeva "Huggy" Rao is an American academic. He is the Atholl McBean Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Robert I. Sutton is a professor of management science at the Stanford University School of Engineering and a researcher in the field of evidence-based management.

Book Details

  • Print length: 368 pages
  • Genre: Business, Leadership, Nonfiction

Scaling Up Excellence Chapters

Chapter 1 :It's a Ground War, Not Just an Air War: Going Slower to Scale Faster (and Better) Later
Chapter 2:Buddhism Versus Catholicism: Choosing a Path
Chapter 3:Hot Causes, Cool Solutions: Stoking the Scaling Engine
Chapter 4:Cut Cognitive Load: But Deal with Necessary Complexity
Chapter 5:The People Who Propel Scaling: Build Organizations Where "I Own the Place and the Place Owns Me"
Chapter 6:Connect People and Cascade Excellence: Using Social Bonds to Spread the Right Mindset
Chapter 7:Bad Is Stronger Than Good: Clearing the Way for Excellence
Chapter 8:Did This, Not That: Imagine You've Already Succeeded (or Failed)

What is a good quote from Scaling Up Excellence?

Top Quote: "When people get enough sleep, they are more adept at difficult tasks, are more interpersonally sensitive, make better decisions, and are less likely to turn nasty." (Meaning) - Scaling Up Excellence Quotes, Robert I. Sutton and Huggy Rao

What do critics say?

Here's what one of the prominent reviewers had to say about the book: "A great read that provides real, practical advice whether you're a team of 5 or 50,000. Sutton and Rao find just the right stories to show how almost any team can get bigger and better." — Laszlo Bock, senior vice president of People Operations, Google

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* The editor of this summary review made every effort to maintain information accuracy, including any published quotes, chapters, or takeaways. If you're interested in enhancing your personal growth, I suggest checking out my list of favorite self-development books. These books have been instrumental in my own personal development and I'm confident they can help you too.

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Tal Gur is an author, founder, and impact-driven entrepreneur at heart. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey and most recent book, The Art of Fully Living, has led him to found Elevate Society.

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