Corporate Superpower: Cultivating A Winning Culture For Your Business (2018)

WildBlue Press, USA

Many organisations today find themselves stagnating, struggling just to keep up in today’s rapidly changing environment. Companies and charities alike rise and fall with alarming rapidity. Employees and managers have little or no loyalty to their organisations and are always on the lookout for a bigger pay check or the next step in their own careers. All of this presents major problems for any group, whether a gas station, church, or international corporate powerhouse. And they can all be traced back to one thing – culture.

Culture is the soul of any organisation. A strong culture breeds loyalty, innovation, and success. A weak culture will breed cynicism, apathy, instability, and the eventual demise of the organisation. Yet, culture is an often overlooked aspect of business thinking and strategy.

In this work, a reader will learn what culture is, why it is important and how to fix it when it goes wrong. Leaders, management, even employees on the front lines will benefit from the discussion. From the importance of a clear organisational vision and the symbols that reflect and promote it to the way employee attitudes affect the bottom line and how to harness them, Corporate Superpower will help you to identify and correct problems in your organisation and turn a renewed culture into long-lasting success.

This book is for anyone in business wishing to rise above the ordinary every day.

The culture management instruments discussed in Corporate Superpower have already garnered interest and praise from experts and business leaders in the field:

“The great Peter Drucker said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” and Oleg Konovalov shows why this is so true! Corporate Superpower can help your organization create the culture needed to move to the next level of success. Great coaching on culture from a great thinker!”

Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers 50, #1 Leadership Thinker, #1 Executive Coach in the World
“Oleg Konovalov is a deep thinker. He explores the role and function of modern corporate culture, sharing plenty of practical, philosophical and thought-provoking ideas that can take your business to the next level.”
Shep Hyken, Customer Service Expert, NYT bestselling author of The Amazement Revolution

“Today many large and mega corporations spend a great deal of money and time trying to increase the originality of their employees, hoping thereby to get a competitive edge in the marketplace. The Book “Corporate Superpower” by Oleg Konovalov is a powerful tool and a critical ingredient to rethink modern corporate culture. No matter the industry or expertise, the visionary nature of “Corporate Superpower” will engage your team and strengthen your corporate environment.
“Corporate Superpower” exhibits an extraordinary transformative leadership model that empowers CEO, managers, and employees, and helps understand the full spectrum of prioritizing the mental and emotional well-being of employees to increase profit, improve lives, transform culture, and sustain corporate growth. A modern business and society need such creative thinking and extraordinary approaches that allow making a leap forward and reaching new heights in development.
I have read “Corporate Superpower” twice and I am already experiencing the transforming powers of what leadership is all about, and how these principles can be integrated into the non-profit, businesses, small or large corporations, and governments best practice.”

Hr. H.E. Sir. Dr. Raphael Louis, Founder, President/CEO FAAVM – AFPMV, Leader of The National Coalition Party of Canada
“In more than 20 years of working with companies around the world, I understand that culture is one of the most important, if not THE most important, determining factor in an organization’s success. That is why I think it is essential that you read Corporate Superpower. This is book is among the most comprehensive, insightful, and educational books I have ever read on how to build a world-class culture. I consider this a must read on this extremely critical topic.”
John Spence, Top 100 Business Thought Leader & Small Business Influencer in the USA
“A deeply compelling journey into the soul of successful organisations, from the Dark Kingdoms of dysfunctional company culture to the visionary heights of corporate superpowers. Rich with real life experiences, this book is an invaluable companion and guide for leaders, their organisations, and teams in times of increasing complexity and change.”
David Clive Price, PhD, Expert on Global Leadership and author of Bamboo Strong
«Corporate Superpower shares the secret that all world-class organizations have in common, they have amazing cultures. Your customers will never be any happier than your employees are. Oleg Konovalov tells you how to create an incredible corporate culture in this book.”
John R. DiJulius III, Author of The Customer Service Revolution
“Indeed a very powerful book. The discussion of the essence of corporate culture, spiritual dimensions, and shared values is very illustrative and practical.”
Sir. Dr. Linjie Chou Zanadu, Secretary at the World Cultural Diversity Organisation
“Dr. Oleg Konovalov offers a new word in culture management and unlocking potentials for the XXI century businesses. In his outstanding book, Oleg sets new standards of understanding corporate culture as the main source of inner energy and critical metaphysical resources which define sustainable development and long-term success. The offered discussion exceeds patterned thinking, yet practical and appealing. One of the best books on corporate culture.”
H.E. Ms. Sania A. Ansari, Chair Person, Ansari Group Ltd.

Organisational Anatomy (2016)

Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK

This book offers a discussion of a new management concept, “Organisational Anatomy”, which views organisational processes and functions from a biological perspective. This approach naturally explains the ongoing internal and external organisational processes and optimum configuration of different organisations. Organisations are living creatures which breathe, move, and develop inside their specific environments. Biological examples offer a useful way of making sense of complex ideas, because they can be related to everyday existence. As such, this allows the reader to intuitively understand the organisations they work at and interact with on a daily basis.

By classifying different types of organisations and looking at their biological functions, Organisational Anatomy links existing theories and discusses five archetypes of organisations — producers, knowledge-dependent, location-dependent, donor-dependent and state-affiliated organisations. By looking into their specific features, the characteristics of organisations of different ages and levels of maturity, the access and utilisation of resources, and the development of productive external relations, this book gives insight into the role of each function in achieving superior business performance.

The Organisational Anatomy approach allows the development of a holistic picture that will allow businesses to achieve higher performance and recognise problems and difficulties by considering organisational pathologies and diseases.

Organisational Anatomy gained excellent endorsements from fDi Magazine (Financial Times), UK Trade & Investment, Small Business Trends, and other top experts. Thanks to the encouraging readers’ reviews Organisational Anatomy earned a place in the Hot 100 Best Business Books (2016).

A few reviews which Oleg is particularly proud of:

“In an insightful yet pragmatic book, Oleg Konovalov gets under the skin of the company as an organism, and explains how to help it function best. A highly useful read for any manager.”
Courtney Fingar, Editor-in-chief, fDi Magazine (Financial Times)
“Oleg Konovalov’s book uses medical metaphors to make the vision of organizations accessible to an audience that is not limited to the ivory tower of academic research. This vision brings together numerous insights from many different areas of academic research and organizational/managerial experience. The book offers help to current, and would be managers who try to systematize their understanding of the life of organizations.”
Prof. Laszlo Polos, Durham University Business School, UK
“This book offers an eloquent and ultimate account of a wide range of examples of criteria to consider when identifying and dealing with common organisational illnesses and problems. Describing a peculiar array of similarities between organisations and living beings, this book is thought-provoking and very practical but also opens interesting areas for further research.”
Dr. Dayana Yermekbayeva, National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan
“Organisational Anatomy is a ground-breaking and sophisticated new lens for managers, leaders, and entrepreneurs, allowing increasing the performance of their organisations, and also, an interesting tool to diagnose problems and find innovative solutions.”
Paul Noon, UK Trade & Investment, UK
“Organisational Anatomy” is a unique paradigm shift on business growth and planning that helps leaders develop a mindset that can focus on identifying specific problems and broad trends that can affect the future of your business.”
Charles Franklin, Small Business Trends, USA

Организационная Анатомия (2016)

перевод с англ., Рипол-классик

«Организационная Анатомия» («Organisational Anatomy») обсуждает новую управленческую концепцию, рассматривающую организационные процессы и функции с биологической точки зрения. Организации анализируются как живые организмы, которые функционируют и развиваются. Биологические параллели позволяют интуитивно понять сложные механизмы, по которым выстроена работа в компаниях.

Классифицируя разные типы организаций, “Организационная Анатомия” обсуждает пять архетипов организаций, а именно: производители, зависящие от знаний организации, зависящие от локации организации, доноро-зависимые организации и государственные организации.

Рассматривая их специфичные особенности, характеристики организаций разного возраста, доступ к ресурсам и их эффективное использование, развитие продуктивных внешних связей, автор предлагает целостную картину жизнедеятельности организации и концепцию, позволяющую увеличивать производительность, а также диагностировать организационные проблемы и заболевания.

“Организационная Анатомия” получила одобрение от fDi Magazine (Financial Times), UK Trade & Investment, Small Business Trends и других экспертов. Благодаря вдохновляющим отзывам читателей, книга вошла в список Hot 100 Best Business Books (2016).


Hidden Russia: Informal Relations and Trust (2014)

Wren Publications Ltd

Breaking into the Russian market has always been a challenging task, particularly for Western organisations, and personal networks play a crucial role in achieving this. However, personal networks that exist in Russian business remain a mystery to Westerners. This has not received adequate attention from academics to-date, even though success depends upon adapting to the Russian culture and business life.

The aim of this book is to address the role of informal relations and trust in Russian society and business. Our findings provide a deeper understanding of the relationship between Russian business and personal relations, thus helping Western practitioners and investors to enter the Russian market and develop strong business-stakeholder relationships. Our intention is not to criticise or dress up the image of Russia but to provide coherent analysis and discussion on how things work there.

Hidden Russia explores the phenomenon of Russian personal networks from inside the mind of Russian business people, revealing peculiarities of the inner life, norms, trust, knowledge transfer, and entry and exit rules Russian business people regularly experience.

Спрятанная Россия (2017)

перевод с англ., Рипол-классик

Россия меняется и пишет новую историю не только достижений, но и того, как меняется общество. Какие мы и как устроено российское общество? Что связывает людей между собой? Не понимая ответы на эти вопросы, не понимая себя, трудно или даже невозможно стать сильнее.

Сплоченность людей, способность адаптироваться к изменениям и сообща действовать во благо других — факторы, которые отражают портрет общества и формируют социальный и деловой климат в стране. Структура социальных связей формирует крепость «человеческой брони», определяя способность страны противостоять внутренним потрясениям и внешним угрозам. Чем слабее связи в обществе, тем легче его разрушить.

Знание особенностей общества имеет стратегическое значение, как с точки зрения управления государством и обществом, так и с точки зрения макроэкономического развития, внедрения изменений и укрепления государства.

Задача «Спрятанной России»— объяснить, в чем заключается уникальность российского общества, и чем оно отличается от западного, как структурировано российское общественное и деловое пространство, и какие факторы на это влияют. Ключевой тезис данной книги — чем лучше мы знаем себя, тем сильнее мы становимся.

“Спрятанная Россия” объясняет природу и структуру социальных групп, роль и силу различных связей, особенности их формирования и деятельности, принципы взаимной поддержки и помощи в разных социальных группах, и каким образом контролируется соблюдение социальных норм и кодов.

Особое внимание уделяется обсуждению таких критически важных факторов, как доверие и передача знаний и информации внутри общества и организаций. Россияне имеют свое уникальное понимание доверия, и свое понимание процесса построения доверия, и книга позволяет понять, какие факторы могут влиять на сроки и результативность этого сложного процесса.

Сила связей и степень доверия влияют на эффективность передачи знаний, информации, опыта и влияния. “Спрятанная Россия” предлагает трехмерную модель процесса передачи знаний и информации, позволяющей анализировать процесс с разных точек зрения и социальных позиций.

Книга предлагает взглянуть на формирование социального и человеческого капитала, и, как результат, описывает макроэкономическое развитие с рациональной точки зрения и с учетом российских особенностей.

“Спрятанная Россия” ориентирована на тех, кто занимается государственным и социальным управлением, ведет общественную деятельность, работает с различными группами клиентов, а также на всякого, кто хочет понять, в каких условиях он существует независимо от его места работы, социального статуса, уровня достатка и политических предпочтений.



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