Information sources for transformation
Lets imagine that you are CEO in a big multinational company and you have just realised that for recent time your company has been experiencing poor performance. Lets put down how you found out it....this is just a fact. So what your following actions? Where you can find information about how to deal with it?
1. Management bestsellers. While I was searching material for my PMA, I realised that if you need manual to a model, first identify which specific model can suit to your company. To do so don't read books (lots of theory and few practical advices), don't read articles (lots of critical analisys). READ management bestsellers, which usually are written by others CEOs and where the transformation is described with all its cos and pros + they can give you receips of success.
2. Specific methods and tools. Well, the Internet can provide you lots of references and books on that subject, but it will not give you the answer which method or tool to choose.
3. Consultants. It totaly makes sense to use their help, but not in the process of making decigne. I guess it is better to involve them into definding the problem, but not in finding the right answer to the problem, beacouse you might know you company better than any other consultant.
P.S. If, personaly, I were CEO, I would start with bestseller and then involve other sources.