We help leaders answer this question. Starting with the principles outlined Fast Cycle Time (Free Press, 1992), we show leaders how to outpace others by focusing on value, aligning people, process and structure -- and then accelerating faster than others.
The key is helping everyone keep their eye on the sweet spot of value as defined by the customer(s). Add to that a bruising tempo punctuated with breakout acceleration -- at the right time and place.
First generation speedsters such as Toyota focused on speeding up operations inside. 2nd generation speed leaders reach across and beyond traditional strategies and boundaries to set new speed records. See examples in our New Ideas section above.