You're growing fast. You're profitable. Maybe they're even writing great things about you in the business press. But, just beneath the surface, you are incubating the seeds of disaster? It's happened over and over again, in one industry after another, to companies ranging from IBM to Upjohn Pharmaceuticals. In this book, Lars Kolind helps you uncover the earliest signs of trouble and reignite a powerful new growth cycle, instead of accelerating towards failure. Kolind draws heavily upon his own personal experience turning around Oticon, the world's leading manufacturer of hearing aids.He shows how size, age, and success tend to propagate the "virus of arrogance" throughout even the best companies and why conventional solutions such as mergers, acquisitions, and downsizing often merely mask the problems. Step by step, you'll analyze how your leaders are leading, how your teams are collaborating, and the very "meaning" of your organization. Next, Kolind introduces a comprehensive toolbox for revitalizing mature organizations: tools for creating consensus around change, using staff more effectively, promoting innovation, and much more. Finally, he applies his tools to a wide range of organizations in decline, including the U.S. car industry. The result: specific, practical advice you can adapt for your organization, no matter how well you're doing, or with whom you're competing.How to recognize the seeds of failure from the success of the present...and drive a new cycle of success! By the CEO who led Oticon through one of the world's most widely admired turnarounds. Specific proven tools for identifying trouble on the distant horizon, building consensus for change, and making it happen. Leadership, collaboration, innovation: warning sign and real solutions.