Emotional Equations: A book review by Bob Morris

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Emotional Equations: Simple Truths for Creating Happiness + Success Chip Conley Free Press/A Division of Simon & Schuster (2012) An “operating manual” from an “emotional concierge” for those who seek meaning in life on the other side of complexity I have read and reviewed Chip Conley’s previous books and with all due respect to them, [.].

Customer Intimacy, Meet Operational Excellence

Harvard Business Review

What is more important to company success, a strong external focus on customer experiences or an internal focus on effective and efficient operations? Terry Sutton , vice president of business transformation, told me that "The systems we''re implementing are about operational excellence.

Succession Planning: Not Just for Older Leaders

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CEO Profiles Crisis Management Operations & Strategy Success CEO Onboarding CEO Succession Planning Dell Computers Dell Computers CEO Micahel Dell Offboarding Succession Planning By Patricia Lenkov , Chair, Executive Search, N2growth.

Thoughts on Project Leadership and Choices

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Thoughts on Project Leadership and Choices I love project management as a subject not only because it gets so much work done, but also because project management manifests how people operate.

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

QAspire Blog: Practical Insights on Quality, Management.

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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.

Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: Leaders Produce Long-Term Results

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In other words, Farmer Jones now operates as a service economy. Orrin Woodward Leadership Team Welcome to the leadership blog of the 2010 International Association of Business Top 10 Leadership Guru Orrin Woodward.

A System for the Soft Side of Leadership

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Now, the surgeon begins her operation with a series of specific, repetitive steps that she has confidence will work. Would you want a surgeon operating on you who’s thinking, “Let’s see, how do I want to do this operation today.

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Important leadership content you can apply immediately.

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Home ELS Home Leadership Development Executive Leadership Training Change Management Learning Products Employee Selection Contact us Sep 08 Important leadership & team content you can apply immediately.

Metrics: Are They Mapped With Your Business Objectives?

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Whether measuring a project or a business, here are a five steps to map your metrics with your business objectives: Know your goals : Identify what are your strategic, tactical and operational goals.

Best Leadership Blogs 2010 | 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.

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But My Business Is Different… | N2Growth Blog

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Great businesses are in constant search of improvement, innovation, change, disruption, knowledge and other strategic leverage points that lead to a competitive advantage or operational enhancement.

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Stuart Cross: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Since its launch in 2006 his firm, Morgan Cross Consulting, has attracted clients including Avon Cosmetics, Alliance Boots, PricewaterhouseCoopers and GSK plc. Stuart has helped these and other clients to identify and develop new growth opportunities, to maximize the returns from existing operations and [.]. Stuart Cross is a consultant, coach, and speaker who helps world-class companies dramatically accelerate profit growth.

Drinking the Talent Kool-Aid | N2Growth Blog

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Leaders Returning to their First Love

Great Leadership By Dan

Despite a natural tension between the front of the house and the kitchen (in other industries, that tension is between operations and sales) his retention rate is unusually high, over 80% of employees have been there over five years. Prior to opening Duckfat in 2006 with his wife Nancy Pugh, they owned and managed a high-end restaurant, Hugo’s.

Business Model Architecture | N2Growth Blog

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Also, a common response is to confuse a sales engine, fulfillment process, operational process, technology platform, or any number of other areas as business models, where this is not the case.

3 High-Value Tips for Leaders to Break Out of Comfort Zone

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But structuring an area of work in form of processes, you are reducing dependencies and improving operational efficiency. Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer 3 High-Value Tips for Leaders to Break Out of Comfort Zone Cozy environment and excellent facilities in your cabin/cubicle can make you feel super-comfortable. It is a physical comfort zone that we create around ourselves. Our desk becomes a place where discussions happen. Where papers are pushed.

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The Heart of a Warrior

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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.

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Google Chrome: Focus moving to capturing "Real Estate" | Rajesh Setty

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world, the “real estate&# needed to do these things was the operating system. The power is slowly being taken away from the operating system. HELLO THERE AND WELCOME. You are a new visitor to this blog. Here you’ll find more than 1500 articles and mini-sagas on entrepreneurship, leadership, creativity and simply how to distinguish yourself.

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.

Toxic Work Environments | N2Growth Blog

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Leveraging Down for CEOs | N2Growth Blog

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The moral of the story is this…A lack of delegation creates operational bottlenecks, delegation confused with abdication creates organization chaos, and effective delegation of authority vs. tasks creates personal and operational excellence.

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Facing Challenges | N2Growth Blog

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Statesman vs. Politician | N2Growth Blog

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Should CEOs Have Term Limits? | N2Growth Blog

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Posted on July 7th, 2010 by admin in Leadership , Operations & Strategy , Rants By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth I have read some interesting articles and blog posts of late on the subject of CEO term limits, and felt this topic worthy of discussion.

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Problems with leadership development processes…

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A doctor who knows how to do a surgery, but has not actually done it yet, is not someone I want operating on me.

Efficient vs. Effective | N2Growth Blog

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Leaders: Born or Made? | N2Growth Blog

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How Dumb Is Your Business?

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Posted on October 13th, 2010 by admin in Operations & Strategy By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth How dumb is your business? If your company can’t be operated by mere mortals, you need to reexamine your business logic.

How To Create Lasting Influence | N2Growth Blog

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The Lost Art of Brevity | N2Growth Blog

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Contingency Planning | N2Growth Blog

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Managing Board Relations | N2Growth Blog

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Vision and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

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The Leadership Walk

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Buzzwords Aren't All Bad | N2Growth Blog

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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?

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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.

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Why Businesses Fail | N2Growth Blog

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Gut instincts can only take you so far in life, and anyone who operates outside of a sound decisioning framework will eventually fall prey to an act of oversight, misinformation, misunderstanding, manipulation, impulsivity or some other negative influencing factor.

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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.

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Love and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

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

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