Midsized Companies Can’t Afford Operational Glitches
Harvard Business Review
APRIL 25, 2014
But they don’t think nearly enough about operational meltdowns – technological glitches and other problems that can put them out of business. They are usually quick to recognize operational problems and deal with them before they become disasters. Operational meltdowns at midsized companies can take much longer to notice and resolve.
Looking For Leadership
JANUARY 10, 2011
Identifying leaders? Have we really degenerated to this point? News Flash – If you have to look for leadership it doesn’t exist…Today’s post is not going to sit well with many in the leadership profession, but then many of my posts seem to have that effect. Place a leader into any environment and their impact will be immediately recognized.
Ideas Don't Equal Innovation | N2Growth Blog
JANUARY 13, 2011
“ It is my hope to help dispel the myth that ideas are inherently good things. I want to start by actually defining what an idea is, and is not.
Attitude Reflects Leadership
JANUARY 18, 2011
Show me a CEO with a bad attitude and I’ll show you a poor leader. While this sounds simple enough at face value, I have consistently found that one of the most often overlooked leadership attributes is that of a positive attitude. As a CEO, how can you expect to inspire, motivate, engender confidence, and to lead with a lousy attitude? Thanks!
Twitter for Non-Profits: An Interview with Twitter’s Claire Diaz-Ortiz
DECEMBER 2, 2011
Claire began using Twitter in 2006 while living in a Christian orphanage in Kenya. Claire holds an MBA and other degrees from Stanford and Oxford, and is the co-founder of Hope Runs , a non-profit organization operating in AIDS orphanages in Kenya. Recently I had the opportunity to meet and later interview Claire Diaz-Ortiz.
Entrepreneur, CEO or Both? | N2Growth Blog
JANUARY 21, 2011
Posted on January 21st, 2011 by admin in Leadership , Miscellaneous , Operations & Strategy By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Entrepreneur, CEO or Both? Which hat, or hats do you wear? CEO…that title sounds good doesn’t it? As the founder, can you, or should you, attempt to grow with the company?
JANUARY 16, 2011
Have you figured out how to apply the laws of scarcity to brand management? If not, then this post is for you. While a brand without exposure is not much of a brand, I consistently find that brand exposure is an aspect of brand management that is all too often overlooked as a success metric. will go into decline. Thoughts? link] deborah nixon Mike.
The Fallacy of No | N2Growth Blog
JANUARY 6, 2011
In fact, there are some very bright people who believe you cannot become a good leader without developing a mastery for using the word no as evidenced by the following quote from Tony Blair: “The art of leadership is saying no , not saying yes.” While inherently obvious, it should not go unnoticed that the use of the word no is 100% negative.
When to Restructure | N2Growth Blog
JANUARY 3, 2011
That is the question that many a business is forced to ask at some point during their life cycle. The mere discussion of corporate reengineering can cause fear, anxiety, and in some cases even panic. This is so much the case that some CEOs will avoid restructuring initiatives at all costs. The fact is that business is not a static endeavor.
Recommended Resources – An Interview with Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi, authors of The Essential Advantage
MARCH 18, 2011
Companies today operate in a business environment that encourages incoherence. by Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi. Let’s go after it.”
Four Quadrants of Collaboration
Leaders. Better. Brighter.
JUNE 27, 2011
I have been playing around with a grid I created back in 2006. Four quadrants for your current state in your collaborations.
Facing Challenges | N2Growth Blog
DECEMBER 28, 2010
My question is this: have you taken the time to do the necessary planning? Everest before his successful summit in 1953. What can I learn from it?
Efficient vs. Effective | N2Growth Blog
OCTOBER 26, 2010
So much so, that I have really come to cringe every time I hear the word efficiency. Are you efficient or effective, or do you know? Well said.
Drinking the Talent Kool-Aid | N2Growth Blog
AUGUST 16, 2010
In today’s post I’ll examine one of the most frequent offenders; “ Talent is our biggest asset. I Think Not. Our Freedom.
Toxic Work Environments | N2Growth Blog
DECEMBER 20, 2010
While these articles tended to stir the pot a bit, they were in my opinion mostly missing the mark. link] Donna Svei Great post Mike. I Think Not.
Shut-up & Listen | N2Growth Blog
AUGUST 24, 2010
The best leaders are proactive, strategic listeners. They recognize that knowledge and wisdom are not gained by talking, but by listening. one mouth.
Leadership & Initiative Overload | N2Growth Blog
AUGUST 23, 2010
This is the definition of presence, and it is only when we operate in the present that real creativity, growth and innovation occur.
Managing Board Relations | N2Growth Blog
OCTOBER 1, 2010
As a CEO, your board can be one of your greatest allies. So this begs the question, why do so many CEOs blow it when it comes to managing their board?
Insiders List – 2011 Archives
JANUARY 4, 2013
So here we are, in the third week of 2011, and my life – both personally and professionally – is dramatically different. Becoming a published author, in late 2006, was thrilling on a whole variety of levels – it was so exciting walking into a Barnes and Nobles and seeing a hot-off-the-presses copy of my book there on the shelf! Erika.
Loyalty vs. Tenure | N2Growth Blog
APRIL 25, 2010
These silos are staffed with legions of “tenured COBOL and C++ programmers, as well as tenured IT managers overseeing the operation.
Bonus or No Bonus? | N2Growth Blog
NOVEMBER 29, 2010
That is the question. There are those who passionately argue for and against the merits of year-end bonuses. How do the employees feel about this?
Humility and Leadership | N2Growth Blog
SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
As my wife has always said, “Those who talk the most usually have the least to say. Is it possible to be a leader without being humble? Thanks.
The Disconnected Leader | N2Growth Blog
AUGUST 22, 2010
So the real question is this…how does a CEO get to the point of being so disconnected from operations that he or she just doesn’t have a clue?
The Ultimate Question 2.0: A book review by Bob Morris
First Friday Book Synopsis
OCTOBER 6, 2011
How NET PROMOTER Companies Thrive in a Customer-Driven World Fred Reichheld with Rob Markey Harvard Business Review Press (2011) Here is an open-source system whose “engine” can drive profitable growth This is a revised and expanded second edition of a book published in 2006. The Ultimate Question 2.0:
Leadership and Opportunity | N2Growth Blog
OCTOBER 28, 2010
So much so, that if you don’t think timing is everything - think again. As the saying goes “timing is everything. link] [.] I Think Not.
8 Traits of Ineffective Leaders | N2Growth Blog
OCTOBER 20, 2010
The short answer is yes…There are in fact a great number of tests that can quickly assess leadership ability. No Ratings Yet) Loading … [.]
Inner Circle in Beijing
Bird's Eye View
JUNE 13, 2011
I facilitated one several years ago there, in 2006 to be exact. Things change. Quickly. . Not so. But I'll keep at it.
QAspire Blog: Practical Insights on Quality, Management.
DECEMBER 21, 2010
Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Great Quotes: Gems from Subroto Bagchi on Leadership I have always enjoyed reading thoughts of Subroto Bagchi , one of India’s most well known and respected leaders from the IT industry who operates as a “Gardener” and Vice Chairman at MindTree. Read the reviews here and here ). One of My Fav.
Intellect…an Asset or Liability? | N2Growth Blog
AUGUST 20, 2010
All one has to do is watch a very bright person defend their position to understand what I’m driving at with today’s post. Thanks.
Dealing with Conflict | N2Growth Blog
AUGUST 11, 2010
Closing gaps becomes much easier when you can position differences as non-adversarial and operate within a framework of trust. Thanks again.
Leadership – No Talent Required | N2Growth Blog
OCTOBER 18, 2010
Here’s the thing – the foundational elements of leadership require no skill or talent whatsoever. I would like to add one. THANKS! Thanks!
Leaders: Born or Made? | N2Growth Blog
JULY 20, 2010
Posted on July 20th, 2010 by admin in Leadership By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Leaders: born or made? So, what’s the answer?
Discipline & Leadership | N2Growth Blog
DECEMBER 17, 2010
Context, fluidity, and other nuanced behaviors are positive traits to embrace so long as they don’t serve as an excuse for a lack of discipline. I’m not suggesting that leaders should be robotic or static in approach – quite to the contrary. Implementing a framework of discipline allows leaders more flexibility not less.
Leading Those Who Don't Want To Follow | N2Growth Blog
DECEMBER 22, 2010
If you crush the individual character and spirit of those who form your team, how can your team operate at its best? In fact, in most cases I actually prefer to have my thinking challenged – this doesn’t threaten me as a leader, it improves my leadership ability. It cannot. They are important to me. Great article. I Think Not.
Stop Selling and Add Value | N2Growth Blog
NOVEMBER 30, 2010
You see, good business practices are not static. I hear a lot of noise about the tough economy, and revenue being down for many companies. Great post.
Love and Leadership | N2Growth Blog
DECEMBER 2, 2010
The act of operating in the truest best interest of others is the issue. If you take what follows to heart, it might just change your world.
Is the Customer Always Right? | N2Growth Blog
MARCH 23, 2010
How far should a company go to satisfy their clientele or customer base? What is the lost opportunity cost associated with customer churn? I Think Not.
The Research On ROI Of Employee Engagement
NOVEMBER 16, 2011
Firms with the highest percentage of engaged employees collectively increased operating income 19% and earnings per share 28% year to year. A 2005 ISR study (now Towers Perrin) showed that companies with above average employee engagement profits rose by 2.06% and operating margin rose by 3.74% over the same period.
Leadership & Loyalty | N2Growth Blog
NOVEMBER 15, 2010
Sad but true…real talent won’t be attracted to, or remain engaged with leaders who operate on fear-based tactics. Great post.
Help – It's not a dirty Word! | N2Growth Blog
NOVEMBER 22, 2010
Rather asking for help is a sign of maturity as a leader. So my question is this: Are you easy to help? I love to help, people love to help. link].