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“This book is about how to make great things happen with other people. It is for people who see building relationships, mutual respect and understanding as the basis for creativity and performance. It is a book for our times”. - Thinkers50 on The Qi Effect
Qi (pronounced chee) stands for Quality Interaction and is a new way of thinking about strategy execution. At the heart of understanding Qi is understanding what it means to be a person in relation with others.
This book is for leaders who want to create organisational Qi – an environment where strategy becomes reality. The book brings together the authors’ research, real business examples and stories that demonstrate how great things happen through the power of Qi – the energy that we create together.
Over recent years, strategy execution has been approached through a lens of what the individual can do better: develop greater emotional intelligence, become a more mindful leader, make tough decisions, create buy-in, manage stakeholders and so on. Qi is an important new perspective. It shows how poor quality interaction destroys even the best-made plans and intentions. It focuses on what becomes possible when we have high quality interaction between people who see the world differently.
Qi organisations focus on creating high Quality Interaction (from which the Qi Effect takes its name.) Rather than worrying about embedding the “right” values, Qi organisations create an environment in which empowered people can flourish; rather than seeing emotions as unruly forces to be managed, Qi organisations see emotions as vital signs of passion; rather than focusing on direction and control to ensure strategic outcomes, Qi organisations focus on experimentation and nurturing people.
The Qi Effect will equip the reader with an understanding of the philosophy behind effective interaction, the behaviours that count and the methods and processes that facilitate developing an organisational Qi; the energy that enhances strategy execution and honours what it means to be human.
PART ONE: Principles of Qi
Chapter One: The Tyranny of the Tangible
Chapter Two: You, I and Us
Chapter Three: Gut feel
Chapter Four: Straight from the heart
Chapter Five: The behaviours that count
PART TWO: The Art and Practice of Qi
Chapter Six: The Curiosity Habit
Chapter Seven: The Experimenting Habit
Chapter Eight: The Nurturing Habit
Chapter Nine: Friendship and Forgiveness
Chapter Ten: The Qi Organization
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