Creating a Creative Crisis

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Change Management Leadership Development creativity crisis deadline discomfort Energize failure UrgencyOrganizations sputter and stall quickly. Insider focus seems to be our default mode. We naturally work to create personal comfort rather than value for customers. How can stalled organizations re-energize their zeal and reinvigorate their vision? One strategy to get a stalled … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

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The t-shirt read, “I am one of Guam’s 250 survivors!” … Super Typhoon Pamela came to the small island with sustained winds of 140 mph. It knocked out the electricity on the island for over a month (well, except for the military installations). frontpage

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The Crisis in Ukraine: What's Next?

Coaching Tip

The Russian stock market topped in April 2011. But three months earlier, in January 2011, our European Financial Forecast gave subscribers a warning about the coming reversal. In fact, as this chart shows, we warned about TWO tops -- one in 2008, and then the most recent one in 2011.

Crisis Management: The Ultimate Test of a Leader | In the CEO.

In the CEO Afterlife

Crisis Management: The Ultimate Test of a Leader. by John • September 12, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership , Strategy • 4 Comments. Ever since the Tylenol tampering recall of 30 years ago, the performances of companies in crisis have come under public scrutiny.

4 Lessons from the Toyota Crisis

Leading Blog

Crisis response must start by building a strong culture long before the crisis hits,” say Jeffrey Liker and Tim Ogden, authors of Toyota Under Fire. Turning crisis into opportunity is all about culture. It’s about the actions that have been programmed into the individuals and teams that make up a company before the crisis starts. Toyota Under Fire deals with not only the massive recall of 2009-2010, but also Toyota’s response to the oil crisis and recession.

7 Steps to Stop Finger-Pointing in a Crisis

Marshall Goldsmith

After any crisis -- like the economic crisis we now experiencing -- there is a lot of finger-pointing. Any tips on how to help my team avoid finger-pointing when we face a crisis? Concerning our economic crisis - I have seen 'experts' blame the President, the Congress, Democrats, Republicans, Socialists, the free enterprise system, bankers, consumers, economists, regulators, deregulators, 'rich people' and even other competing 'experts.'

Michael Lewis: The Financial Crisis is a Moral Crisis

First Friday Book Synopsis

Iceland; Ireland; Greece; California. They are all in trouble – deep, serious trouble. The debts are massive. The way out looks… well, there doesn’t seem to be a very workable way out. And the financial situation in other corners of the globe have ripple effects in every corner of the globe like never before. What [.]. Randy's blog entries Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World Fareed Zakaria Michael Lewis Moneyball The Big Short The New New Thing

Five Reasons Why Managers Stay in Crisis Mode

Management is a Journey

Specifically, they find that as they assume greater levels of managerial responsibility, the more they work in crisis mode. There is a paradox in management that often affects many talented business professionals. It can be confusing. Additional authority, financial resources, and staff should allow these managers to better focus organizational efforts, make meaningful change, use [.].

Business Complexity has Grown Significantly Since the Financial Crisis

Strategy Driven

New research confirms the financial crisis has significantly exacerbated business complexity. A recently released survey reveals that 86 percent of firms face increasing complexity in their operating environment or organizational structure over the past three years.

3 tips for reacting to a crisis

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries "How a Good Leader Reacts to a Crisis" 3 Tips for Reacting to a Crisis Act promptly Adapt disruptions to your company's service can be devastating Don't be wedded to a single strategy Don't wait for all of the data to come in Figure out what happened Harvard Business Review John Baldoni Management Tip of the DayHere is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review.

Holocaust and the 2008 Financial Crisis - Leadership Lessons

Modern Servant Leader

Two thought-provoking perspectives on the “crisis of capitalism”

First Friday Book Synopsis

transformational innovation in product and process technologies to minimize resource use the “short-termism” of so much modern business lies at the heart of many of today’s problems The challenge for business is to meet global needs in a sustainable fashion The remedies for capitalism Two thought-provoking perspectives on "the crisis of capitalism" UnileverHere are brief excerpts from two articles featured by McKinsey & Company.

How To Start Fresh In 2011. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 How To Start Fresh In 2011. We begin to hate ourselves and think we ‘lost our chance’ to change in 2011.

Leadership Lessons from the Eurozone Crisis

Next Level Blog

Current Affairs Leadership eurozone financial crisis Joe NoceraAll eyes are turning to Germany as the only European economy big enough and sound enough to provide the financial assistance that could stop the bleeding. As New York Times columnist Joe Nocera eloquently explains, the Germans don’t want to do that because they feel like they’ve been prudent with their economy and should not have to bail out the countries who were partying on their credit cards.

10 Insightful Social Media Quotes from Smart CEOs

C-Level Strategies

“My biggest concern with participating in social media is that we’ll somehow provoke a crisis.” I’m quite fortunate to be part of the team at CEO Connection , working closely with our CEO members on a daily basis as Chief Relationship Officer.

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7 Critical Abilities Senior Leaders Must Have

Ron Edmondson

In times of crisis or controversy, the organization and community around it look for leadership. I want to address some critical abilities that a senior leader must have to be effective.

2011: What Do You Want To Change? | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 2011: What Do You Want To Change? In 2011: Based upon what was great in 2010 – how can you do more of it this year?

5 Ways a Leader Responds Under Stress

Ron Edmondson

In times of stress, here a 5 things a leader must respond with: A level head - A leader must display a calmness in the midst of crisis. Every organization and team has times where everyone is stretched, stress abounds, and even times where it seems things are going backwards for a while.

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Crisis Management Essentials

Tanveer Naseer

After reading his new book, Reputation Rules: Strategies for Building Your Company’s Most Valuable Asset , I invited Daniel to share his insights on crisis management and its impact on an organization’s reputation with my readers. Business, it seems, has entered the age of crisis. Such misconceptions can lead to severe management mistakes in a crisis situation. On the one hand, a company has most control over the situation in the pre-crisis state.

Looking For Leadership

N2Growth Blog

Nine Steps for Creating and Maintaining Team Ownership of Ideas.

Kevin Eikenberry

Reply Kevin Eikenberry February 2, 2011 at 10:34 am Thanks Kirk, as you have probably heard, and likely repeated, “common sense isn’t always common practice&#.

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Economists’ Ties to the Financial Sector

Strategy Driven

The Financial Crisis of 2008 shook the very foundations of the global economy. StrategyDriven Editorial Perspective business economy Charles Ferguson conflict of interest economic crisis financial crisis Paul Solman pbs strategydriven

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Set Your 2011 Goals In Two Steps. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 Set Your 2011 Goals In Two Steps. And the rest of 2011. This is your map for 2011.

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Social Mood and Presidential Leadership

Coaching Tip

Elected in 1836, by the time Van Buren assumed office in March 1837 a speculative bubble had burst and a banking crisis was at hand (sound familiar?) -- the national mood had turned south and the "Panic of 1837" followed.

Do You Need a Leadership Storm?

Modern Servant Leader

Financial Crisis: Our global economy has declined, consistently, for several years placing many organizations in a financial crisis. Storms that may seem destructive, often bring positive results. A leadership storm can have the same impact.

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Attitude Reflects Leadership

N2Growth Blog

A Mid-Life Letter to My Wife

Ron Edmondson

As I’ve been so intentional about this phase of our life, moving downtown, exploring writing and speaking opportunities, etc…some may question if this is a mid-life crisis of sorts…though tame it may be.

Ideas Don't Equal Innovation | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

How to Create Predictable Success

C-Level Strategies

Whitewater is where organizations and leaders often have an identity crisis and suffer a lack of confidence. The good news: every organization – be it a business, division, department, project, group, or team – has the ability create predictable success.

Alan M. Webber: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Alan M. Webber is an award-winning, nationally-recognized editor, author, and columnist. In 1995, he launched Fast Company magazine, a fresh, dynamic entry in the business magazine category. Headquartered in Boston, MA, the magazine became the fastest growing, most successful business magazine in history. Fast Company won two national magazine awards—one for general excellence, one for [.]. Bob's blog entries "Business As War" "global detective” Alan M.

Creating a Leadership Movement

N2Growth Blog

We are in a crisis of leadership, and our world is suffering greatly at the hands of people who confuse their desire for an ego boost, their quest for power, and their thirst for greed with leadership. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

2011 ASA Deming Lecture by Roger Hoerl – Need Any Country be Poor?

Deming Institute

2011 ASA Deming Lecture by Roger Hoerl, GE Global Research: The World Is Calling; Should We Answer? For those of you that have read Out of the Crisis, Deming asks in that book: Need any country be poor?

Heritage and Innovation: Finding the Balance

Leading Blog

Howard Schultz recognized as he began to deal with Starbuck’s identity crisis in 2008 that they had to strike a delicate balance between heritage and innovation.

Are You Paying Attention to Social Cycles?

Coaching Tip

The global agriculture crisis's supply and demand imbalance has caused commodities to spike and food to become less affordable. Sources: Bloomberg BusinessWeek, February 21, 2011 and The New York Times, February 20, 2011.

The Leader's Role in Crisis - a Guest Post from John Baldoni

Kevin Eikenberry

Leaders Need To Involve Themselves In Crises by John Baldoni (posted 10/17/10) Failure to respond to a crisis is a failure of leadership. Initially Tony Hayward, then CEO of BP, was actively engaged in the crisis. How do you lead during crisis?

Conflict: It’s all in how you handle it!

ReThink HR

You may also like the following: Crisis Management Planning Do your people have passion? The ‘WHERE’ we react is just as important as ‘HOW’ There is no question that we are all being asked to do and be more.

Benefits of Debriefing

Strategy Driven

Information overload is the management crisis of the 21stcentury. The Forces of global change can render professional skill sets obsolete almost overnight. Organizations that fail to continuously revise assumptions about their operating environment (i.e.

The Most Inspirational Social Media I've Ever Seen.

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 The Most Inspirational Social Media I’ve Ever Seen.

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10 Things Leaders Can Do To Make A Better World

Lead Change Blog

War, Budget Crisis, Market Meltdown, Real Estate Crash, Poverty and Scandals. Greetings Leaders! I wake up some mornings, read the headlines and shake my head in bewilderment. I see these headlines play out almost everyday and often feel a wave … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

Leadership Under Stress: The Jesus Model

Ron Edmondson

Are there more times of crisis right now than times of celebration? Are you feeling the stress of leadership? Are you in the midst of chaotic times? Are you facing decisions which appear bigger than you today? Are you wondering how you should respond?