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Midsized Companies Can’t Afford Operational Glitches

Harvard Business Review

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. Instagram dodged an operational meltdown that could have rendered the start-up dead on arrival. Operational meltdowns at midsized companies can take much longer to notice and resolve. Operations Small/medium business


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Ideas Don't Equal Innovation | N2Growth Blog

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Attitude Reflects Leadership

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Twitter for Non-Profits: An Interview with Twitter’s Claire Diaz-Ortiz

Ron Edmondson

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. Claire leads social innovation at Twitter, where she has worked since 2009.


Entrepreneur, CEO or Both? | N2Growth Blog

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Posted on January 21st, 2011 by admin in Leadership , Miscellaneous , Operations & Strategy By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Entrepreneur, CEO or Both?


Brand Exposure

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The Fallacy of No | N2Growth Blog

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When to Restructure | N2Growth Blog

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Recommended Resources – An Interview with Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi, authors of The Essential Advantage

Strategy Driven

To demonstrate it, we’ve examined a number of industries and mapped the level of capabilities coherence in the portfolio of each of the major players against their operating margins over the past five years. Companies today operate in a business environment that encourages incoherence.


Four Quadrants of Collaboration

Leaders. Better. Brighter.

I have been playing around with a grid I created back in 2006. Think about how things are going in your collaborations and what is driving the current culture you are operating in. Four quadrants for your current state in your collaborations.


Facing Challenges | N2Growth Blog

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Efficient vs. Effective | N2Growth Blog

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Drinking the Talent Kool-Aid | N2Growth Blog

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Toxic Work Environments | N2Growth Blog

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Shut-up & Listen | N2Growth Blog

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Leadership & Initiative Overload | N2Growth Blog

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This is the definition of presence, and it is only when we operate in the present that real creativity, growth and innovation occur. Operating in excess of that threshold will cause increased stress, lack of attention to detail and errant decisioning.


Managing Board Relations | N2Growth Blog

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Insiders List – 2011 Archives

Erika Andersen

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! In 2006, we began a major training initiative with our client Rockwell Automation. Starting the New Year Off Right – 01/03/11.


Loyalty vs. Tenure | N2Growth Blog

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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

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Posted on November 29th, 2010 by admin in Miscellaneous , Operations & Strategy , Talent Management By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Bonus or no bonus?


The Disconnected Leader | N2Growth Blog

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The harsh reality is that great numbers of leaders continue to operate in a vacuum by sequestering themselves away in the corner office and attempting to lead from afar.


Humility and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

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The Ultimate Question 2.0: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

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:


Inner Circle in Beijing

Bird's Eye View

I facilitated one several years ago there, in 2006 to be exact. We know Google is not alone in being challenged in its efforts to operate in China. I'm thrilled that on June 24 we'll be conducting an Inner Circle in Asia, specifically Beijing.


8 Traits of Ineffective Leaders | N2Growth Blog

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Leadership and Opportunity | N2Growth Blog

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Rarely will you come across a static opportunity in the sense that it will stand idle and wait for you to act…Significant opportunities are not only scarce, but they typically operate on the principal of diminishing returns.


Intellect…an Asset or Liability? | N2Growth Blog

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Dealing with Conflict | N2Growth Blog

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Closing gaps becomes much easier when you can position differences as non-adversarial and operate within a framework of trust.


Leadership – No Talent Required | N2Growth Blog

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QAspire Blog: Practical Insights on Quality, Management.


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. Secondly, I believe that for leadership, we need to have some sort of reinforcement mechanism so that these fundamentals become a part of how we operate as leaders.


Leaders: Born or Made? | N2Growth Blog

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Discipline & Leadership | N2Growth Blog

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Leading Those Who Don't Want To Follow | N2Growth Blog

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If you crush the individual character and spirit of those who form your team, how can your team operate at its best?


Stop Selling and Add Value | N2Growth Blog

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The problem with many sales organizations is that they still operate with the same principles and techniques they were using in the 60′s, 70’s and 80’s.


Love and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

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The act of operating in the truest best interest of others is the issue.


The Research On ROI Of Employee Engagement

Six Disciplines

Firms with the highest percentage of engaged employees collectively increased operating income 19% and earnings per share 28% year to year. A 2006 Watson Wyatt study involving 12,750 workers across a range of different sectors demonstrated that the three-year total return to shareholders was 36% higher in organizations with high-employee commitment.


Is the Customer Always Right? | N2Growth Blog

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Posted on March 24th, 2010 by admin in Miscellaneous , Operations & Strategy By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Is the customer really always right?


Leadership & Loyalty | N2Growth Blog

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Sad but true…real talent won’t be attracted to, or remain engaged with leaders who operate on fear-based tactics.


Help – It's not a dirty Word! | N2Growth Blog

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My clients hire me not solely on the basis of what I can personally do for them in a vacuum, but rather what the collective influence of my network and resources can accomplish for them when I operate outside of my own personal bubble.