The Great Transition

The Emergence of Unconventional Leadership

Welcome, this book is for business people who know what it means to be an Underdog and are willing to do whatever it takes to win. COVID -19 has changed everything. Are you ready?

We’ve all heard of the Great Depression. Many of us went through the Great Recession. Now, whether we know if or not, all of us are taking part in the Great Transition – a state of unpredictability and change driven by technology and consumers. However no one was ready for COVID-19 and there is no real plan. Businesses and leaders need a plan!

The speed of which in the coming decade, will be unprecedented. It is already disrupting social, economic and political order. Career and business lives, in all industries, are being equally challenged to change and adapt faster. The rules have changed and will continue to evolve, making it much more difficult to transition from the old economy to the new one. The leaders who are driving this change are unconventional; that’s why they can disrupt entire industries, sometimes seemingly overnight as the virus has done.

This book is a much-needed prescription on how to transition your leadership skills and business to become unconventionally competitive. Unconventional leadership today isn’t about thinking out of the box; it is about how to compete outside the box. And the new retail and business landscape demands jus that from all of us.

Here’s the catch, there’s only a small window of time to adapt and successfully transition into that unconventional arena where we compete for jobs and business growth.

There are valuable lessons to be learned by understanding how some small companies have lasted hundreds of years and a small handful for over one thousand years, through all kinds of disruptions – social, political, economic, technological, and environmental. You will learn how to build a different kind of company, through the five disciplines of growth, the reliability quotient, and the COST principles, all of which will lead you to a higher level of competitive performance and resilience to to threats.

The Great Transition offers a groundbreaking view of leadership and how to participate in this new economy. Join business leader and author George Minakakis as he shares the leadership skills and competencies required to succeed in the new economy.  Who is going to win in this new economy? Underdogs will! They are the Unconventional Leaders that will survive and thrive in the new economy as we fight our way through COVID-19

I have led the changes that everyone else talks about. I have led businesses globally and advise investors on which opportunities to consider. My skills, leadership and business experience are real world I’ve held the positions of Country General Manager and CEO. I have built businesses from the ground up  in foreign countries and turnaround poorly run businesses to the number one and two market positions.

This book offers you a wealth of knowledge and prescriptions to making change more effective.

Last Retailer Standing

Relevant Leadership Relevant Brand

The speed with which consumers make choices will be faster than in the last two decades, making the predictability of the right strategic direction even more challenging. The business world is evolving at an unprecedented pace with a sputtering economy, the advancement of technology, and disruptive competitive forces. All are re-writing the rules of customer engagement.

The one industry that faces the greatest challenge is the Retail Sector, where staying relevant has always been difficult and longevity of all retail brands is something that is not easily achieved. So much of remaining relevant and competitive resides with the right leadership moving their organization in the right direction.

This book is a must read for anyone leading or managing any business with a deteriorating culture, failing market relevance, and a need to change their short and long term performance. The boards and owners that oversee these organizations need to respond more swiftly to the decision making of management.

The Last Retailer Standing is a book that establishes what organizations need to address if they want to remain competitive for the long-term.