Mastering Leadership Alignment: Linking Value Creation to Cash Flow


This book raises the bar on what it means to be a high performance enterprise, providing methods and tools to engage the senior leadership team in building and sustaining rock-solid alignment. It demonstrates how to generate wholehearted unanimity on precisely what creates value in the enterprise, who creates it, and how the value created shows up in the financial statements.

Simple, step-by-step procedures given bring about wholehearted unanimity in the senior leadership’s understanding of how the enterprise makes money. Where to focus energy (and where not to) is revealed. Readers are guided to apply “non-directive leadership skills” to co-creating maps and reports of their enterprises’ value creating activities into a Management Operating System? (MOS).

Based on more than 30 years and over 50 hands-on projects using the work of legendary IBM Executive School leader, finance and values innovator, Lou Mobley, and Chuck Kremer, CPA, this book builds on Lou’s original breakthrough works building IBM’s executive leadership culture from 1955 to 1970.


About the Author(s)

Jahn Ballard

Jahn Ballard is a CEO/CFO Value Creation Coach with nine real-world case studies. Jahn has invented and facilitated Management Operating System Upgrades through collaborative documenting and mapping o…

Andrew Bargerstock

Andrew Bargerstock (M.B.A., C.P.A., Ph.D) is a professor in Accounting, Lean Management, and Business Strategy. He is Director of MBA Programs and Chair of the Accounting Department at Maharishi Univ…

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August 26, 2017





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