November 2011 Edition - Strategy Execution Newsletter - On Managing Processes

Six Disciplines

In this month's issue, we're focusing on managing processes. Do You Have The "Master Process" In Your Organization? have time-tested, proven processes that, if followed correctly, lead to consistent and predictable outcomes. Yet, the overwhelming majority of businesses don't use a process for doing the one thing that will lead them to becoming more effective as an organization: the "master process" for actually building the business.

Step by Step Writing a Life Plan for 2011 | Ron Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

Home About Consulting Church Family Leadership Navigation: Home » Encouragement » Step by Step Writing a Life Plan for 2011 Step by Step Writing a Life Plan for 2011 January 1, 2011 in Encouragement , Family , Leadership , Life Plan , Vision with 6 Comments All week I wrote a simple, step-by-step process to writing a life plan for 2011.

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The September 2011 Leadership Development Carnival - Back to School Sale

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the September, 2011 Leadership Development Carnival - Back to School Sale! Sharlyn Lauby presents Get Buy-In When Creating Change posted at hr bartender , saying, "It might seem like a big waste of time but getting buy-in is an essential part of the change process."

The November 2011 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the November 6, 2011 edition of leadership development carnival! She also provides a practical 4-step process to make a change in your attitude.".

Managing Process Changes and Disruption


Two things we know about change: Resistance is our natural reaction to any change that disrupts our current way of working. Things only change when the pain of change is less than the pain of remaining in current state. Ability to foresee, plan and implement change for better alignment to the market and generate better outcomes is a

Hacking the Creative Process

Leading Blog

While a designer will solve a problem visually, a manager may solve it by developing a new process. If you want to deliver the right idea at the right moment, you must begin the process far upstream from when you need that idea ,” says Todd Henry, author of The Accidental Creative. We can become fascinated by the process and never really accomplish anything. While creativity is associated with artists, creativity is really part of life.

My Best Blogs of 2011

In the CEO Afterlife

So, with the help of WordPress analytics and content judgment, here’s my list of the top ’CEO Afterlife’ blogs of 2011. There has to be a break from day-to-day operations in the process. I began blogging about leadership, strategy, marketing and life last February. Frankly, I wasn’t sure whether I could maintain the pace of one blog per week. But as the year closes, I realize that I’ve posted 54 blogs.

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Your Life Is A Process

Linked 2 Leadership

Looking back on my life, the word “ process &# was not even in my vocabulary. In fact, I believe that having a view of life that is built around process is vital if we are going to fulfill our purpose. It has been a process all along, I just never noticed it.

Catalyst 2011: David Kinnaman

Ron Edmondson

The information was timely for me in some of the thought processes God has been shaping in me. Related posts: Join Me at Catalyst Conference 2011. Catalyst East 2011: Welcome to Atlanta. I’m at Catalyst Atlanta this week and will be trying to get my notes live as soon as I can. David Kinnaman , President of the Barna Group, shared his latest research and the basis of his newest book “You Lost Me” at a Catalyst Lab today.

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Uniting the Religions of Process Improvement

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Brad Power for the Harvard Business Review blog (March 7, 2011). To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard Business Review’s Daily Alerts, please click here. * * * When they set out to [.].

Plan:Do:Check:Act: Team Building Processing & De-Briefing

Create Learning

Processing Team-Building Activities: When facilitating a team through a challenge taking breaks to evaluate what is happening during the action and what is the teams next step proves useful. If it worked; Can you do more and continue through the process again?

Avoiding Catastrophic Failures in Process Improvement

First Friday Book Synopsis

To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * Do you have a process improvement [.]. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Brad Power for the Harvard Business Review‘s “The Conversation&# series.

5 Step Process to Take a Dream to Reality

Ron Edmondson

Home About Consulting Church Family Leadership Navigation: Home » Encouragement » 5 Step Process to Take a Dream to Reality 5 Step Process to Take a Dream to Reality January 27, 2011 in Encouragement , Innovation , Leadership with 8 Comments I like to see dreams and goals become reality. Figuring out how to implement our ideas is the hardest part of the process it seems. This process took several months and numerous meetings.

5 Ways to Process a Dream

Ron Edmondson

I love dreaming, so I once wrote A 5 Step Process to Take a Dream to Reality and a similar post 7 Steps to Achieve Your Dreams , but how do you ensure you’ve got the right dream? If you’ve survived this process, let me voice saying: GO FOR IT!

The Creative Process

Coaching Tip

This is why managing the creative process is so difficult. Sources: "Creation Myth" by Malcolm Gladwell and "Innovative Consumption" by James Surowiecki in The New Yorker, May 16, 2011. Books Business Coaching Memes Success Tips Web/Tech Cisco Systems creation myth creative process Flip camera Gary Starkweather Harry McCracken innovative consumption James Surowiecki laser printer Malcolm Gladwell Nathan Myhrvold Xerox PARC

Favorites of 2011: Photos of Teams

Create Learning

With the end of the year approaching, this week is a great to share some of my favorites of 2011. Favorite Photos of 2011. In no particular order – to see all my 2011 favorites click here. Them we spend months developing processes and job-aids to apply the lessons and skills.


Quality, People, Processes, Bottlenecks

What Do You Want From Them

Now consider not only the end product that your (internal or external) customers see, but also the process used to create it. For example, a cook can quickly produce an exceptionally tasting meal for a customer, but waste resources in the process or violate health standards  quality has many dimensions. Processes. Are your processes capable of meeting demand while producing zero defects ? (We If a process is not capable, change it. (We

A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond New year brings with it new predictions, agendas, resolutions and trends. From Seth Godin’s post “ What is Excellence ” at Tom Peters website So, seeking/delivering excellence in everything you do is a goal worth chasing in 2011 (and beyond). On that note, wish you an “excellent” 2011! - - - - - Stay tuned to QAspire Blog: Subscribe via RSS or Email, Connect via Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.

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Leadership Evaluation Summary & Observations 2011

Ron Edmondson

Recently I posted about the annual review process where our team evaluates me in my leadership of Grace Community Church. You can read more about that process in the initial post HERE.) Related posts: The Team Evaluates the Leader, 2011 Edition.

A five-step process to achieve and sustain peak performance

First Friday Book Synopsis

Hallowell explains in his most recent book, Shine: Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People, published by Harvard Business Review Press (2011), “Many people need help in getting rid of the obstacles in their way. As Edward M. In the workplace, this is the challenge that managers face: to help people overcome [.].

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The Process Perspective & The Law of Allowing

Coaching Tip

Based on the Law of Allowing, the Process Perspective points us directly to the liberating viewpoint that emerges when we see every aspect of our human experience as part and parcel of the vast impersonal cosmic process. The process is you.

Favorites of 2011: Team Building & Leadership activities / simulations

Create Learning

With the end of the year approaching, this week is a great to share some of my favorites of 2011. Favorite Team Building & Leadership Activities + Simulations 2011. Processing the Experience Using Mouse Traps. How To Process + De-Brief Team Building Activities.

A Round Up of My Writing in February 2011


At QAspire Blog, January 2011 started with a post on “excellence”. Organizational excellence is not possible without balancing people, process and leadership aspects. In February 2011, we explored these areas a bit further. In case you missed any of these posts in Feb, here is a quick round up of all my writing in February

How To Process + De-Brief Team Building Activities

Create Learning

Design by 12GrainStudio How To Process + De-Brief Team Building Activities Friday, January 07th, 2011 Posted by: mike Team Building Facilitators lead activities that add value to the organization, team and person. How to process & de-brief team building activities.

4 Ways to Use Your Blog to Land a New Job or Client

C-Level Strategies

Last fall an opportunity to work with a potential client on a long term basis in a particular role came to me, and I had to go through an interviewing process similar to one you’d experience in the corporate world. Reply Lisa Petrilli January 13, 2011 at 10:19 am Thank you, Angela!

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Who Are The Process Whisperers, And Why Should We Be Listening To Them?

Terry Starbucker

I listened carefully to these “Process Whisperers”, and as a result made some changes to the business that greatly improved it, and in turn, generated more profit. Who were these “Process Whisperers”?

3 Ways to Confront Economic Adversity in 2011

Coaching Tip

Nevertheless, politicians, business leaders and informed citizens can hurry the process along and put America back at the top of its economic game by understanding the value of time & patience, deregulation and entrepreneurship. . By Guest Author Al Weatherhead.

The Question We Should All Be Asking Our Customers

C-Level Strategies

andrew January 25, 2011 at 9:09 am This is a wonderful concept and a well-written post. I Love You For You- Why Ignoring Technology is the Most Innovative Move You Can Make Reply Lisa Petrilli January 25, 2011 at 12:07 pm Thank you so much, Andrew.

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On “Systems Thinking” and Improvement


Leadership Managing Projects Process Improvement Quality Self Growth creativity improvement Peter Senge Systems ThinkingA few years back, when I was struggling with some repetitive/difficult situations at work, one of my seniors (and a good friend) asked me, “Do you know the root cause of your problem?”. He went on to draw a diagram on his notebook, and connected the problem to the other parts of the organizational system.

Drucker’s Err – The Purpose of Business


Guest Posts at QAspire Leadership Process Improvement david burkus Guest PostDrucker got it wrong. Drucker famously wrote that “ the purpose of business is to create and keep a customer. ” I’m as much a fan of Drucker’s as any management scholar, but I have to part ways with him here.

Overcoming The Leadership Stupid Gene

The Leadership Advisor

To make sure this tenuously crafted strategy they’ve cobbled together doesn’t come crashing down, leadership has a tendency to assemble a mountainous collection of procedures and processes; usually under the accountability banner. What are your process-busting suggestions?

Leadership Q&A: How Can I Become A Better Leader in 2011?

Weekly Leader

The question that we should ask is&# : How can I become a better leader in 2011 without becoming overwhelmed by the process of learning? Leading organizations is complex. It is a multi-dimensional experience that requires many different skills and abilities. I suspect that each one of us needs to grow in our leadership capacity. The [.] Related posts: Leadership Q&A: An Organic System. Leadership Q&A: The Stewardship Perspective.

5 Questions to Unpack a Bible Passage to Teach | Ron Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

Home About Consulting Church Family Leadership Navigation: Home » Ministry » Church » Bible » 5 Questions to Unpack a Bible Passage to Teach 5 Questions to Unpack a Bible Passage to Teach January 5, 2011 in Bible , God , Grace Community Church , Kingdom , Leadership , Ministry with 13 Comments Someone asked me recently how I address a Bible passage in order to teach about it.

3 Ways to Be a Positive Leader

Leading Blog

I realized that any hard-charging leader can create success in the short term, but it would take a positive leader with a people and process-driven approach to build a successful organization for the long term.

Character Development + Skill Development = Leadership

The Leadership Advisor

My philosophy is leadership development is an ongoing process which happens on the inside and on the outside. Marlene has a master’s degree in HR Development from Webster University and is the author of Stop Workplace Drama (Wiley 2011).

What Really is The Big Picture of Business

Strategy Driven

Few of those have actually written Strategic Plans and do not really comprehend what the Visioning process actually is. These are the points at which a company must conduct a planning retreat to assess its own Big Picture and chart the process forward: The Big Picture. Processes.

Elegant Design

Leading Strategies

At times, managers (and even leaders) become too focused on the internal organization and develop ad hoc systems or processes based on isolated problems. Organizational development process designWe all know there’s design … and then there’s D E S I G N ! From beautiful houses and buildings to boats – you name it – design makes all the difference in a great or just-ok outcome. Organizations are no different … design matters … a lot.

Eurocom 2011 survey indicates 38 percent of technology firms are due to invest more in social media in the next 12 months

Krishna De

‘Are technology firms adopting social media’ is one of the areas that the recent Eurocom Worldwide 2011 Annual Technology Confidence Survey explored. Digital Marketing Research Social media Technology b2bonline Eurocom 2011 Simpson Financial and Technology PR social media marketing research

Reinventing Management - A Process

Mills Scofield

As we look around us, 20th C regimes, institutions and businesses are failing. It seems everyone is writing a book on management needs to change. A few stand out, at least for me (see below for my recommendations). Julian Birkinshaw, co-founder of The Management Lab with Gary Hamel, has a new book, "Reinventing Management: Smarter Choices for Getting Word Done" that is clearly one of the best. Most of the books today paint an ‘either/o [.].

Management Controls the Process. Detection of Errors + Coaching is Your Job.

Create Learning

Your job is to control the process and ensure that the work being done meets the goals that are established in a QQT/R format. Exponent Leadership Process Leadership Management leadership coaching manager training leaderhship coaching management skills underperformance