It is hard to imagine another time in history where we have seen the pace of change we are experiencing in business today. One of the most prolific changes, which some describe as an era shift, is the new standard for companies to make meaning and make money, a focus on mission and margin. The mission, the difference businesses are being asked to make in the world, must have a positive, lasting impact in human terms as the expectations for conscious capitalism continue to rise…. Read More»
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Over the past 10 years, the world has changed dramatically. The enormous increases in globalization and in technology, the power of “social media” to upend everything from buying behavior to political campaigns, the explosion of information resulting in increased customer knowledge and expectations are just some of the significant developments that forever changed the way we conduct business. … Read More»
Every business is looking for the “game-changer” — the new approach, the new product, the new account. Something that radically shifts the financial prospects of the Company. To become stable, sustainable and grow, most companies have to do it the old fashion way – hardwork, sound management systems and processes, and making good decisions…. Read More»
Ford created a revolution when he put people on a production line. The new labor movement takes us off the line and into management: management of tasks, relationships, and results. Coming off the production line also allows us to collaborate, innovate, make decisions and solve problems. People work to accomplish together what they cannot do […] Read more… Read More»
Tend to your organization’s culture daily, and you won’t be overwhelmed when growth occurs, or surprised by the appearance of cultural shifts that you didn’t see growing…. Read More»
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What scientists call distributed control is usually called empowerment by management consultants. Management literature cites plenty of arguments in favor of empowerment, such as improving worker satisfaction, increasing profitability, and strengthening competitiveness. All of these are true, but never forget that the real reason for empowerment is to improve system effectiveness and survival. We enable the organization to have more resilience and agility by delegating decision-making and distributing control…. Read More»
Don’t go conducting that annual employee survey if all you’re going to do is lock yourself in your executive suite and try to solve organizational issues on your own.
The culture of your company has developed and evolved over time through tens of thousands of interactions with leaders, customers, and employees, so you can’t expect to steer the organization by yourself…. Read More»
We all talk about the impact that strong leaders have on successful businesses and ways in which you can become a good leader. Many corporations spend exorbitant amounts of money sending their top leadership to seminars, educational programs, and other training interventions to become better leaders. However, what about managers, the people who directly interact with your frontline employees every day?… Read More»