Strategic Planning with Biel’s Document Management

Mike Cardus

For the 3rd year in a row I had the pleasure of facilitating Biel’s Document Management Strategic Plan. We provide innovative document management solutions using digital and microfilm technology.

Self Assessment Program Best Practice 8 – Documented Self-Assessment Process

Strategy Driven

Documenting the self-assessment process provides the framework necessary to achieve this level of focused execution consistency. Components of a Well-Documented Self-Assessment Process.

Start your Meetings with Silent Reading of Shared Documents; Paper Documents! – A Brilliant Practice from Jeff Bezos

First Friday Book Synopsis

The best, most successful organizations have really good, really useful and productive leadership team meetings. But… what to do in those meetings? Here is one problem. A team gets together to meet. The team members need to “know stuff” before they start the meeting. So, they are sent something to read. But, some put it […]. Randy''s blog entries

The importance of documenting failure

Chartered Management Institute

When it comes to research, the publication process is quite clear in its preference for success. You never get to hear of the clinical trials that failed or the experiments that didn’t work. The big journals are wall to wall with experiments that went well. You are not watching this post, click to start watching read more

10 Communication Practices To Stop in 2013


As we begin 2013, I thought it might be useful to share what’s on the “Outs” for this year. Email is effective for sharing detailed information such as informing others of decisions made or recapping action items, scheduling meetings, sharing documents, or summarizing a conversation.

A Simple Lesson from the Declaration of Independence

N2Growth Blog

While the Continental Army had been at war for a year and relations with the crown were tenuous, the signing of that document signified a clean break, a moral purpose, and each leader’s commitment to the cause. By Brian Layer , Chair, Organizational Development, N2growth.

How to Get Rid of the Things That Drain You

Next Level Blog

She had been cleaning out some files and found a document that she asked me to write for her when we were working together. Over the weekend I had a great reminder of how much things change over time. I received an email from a coach I worked with back in 2004.

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If it’s Stupid, It’s not our Policy!

N2Growth Blog

The founders anticipated passion but they also established a legacy of compromise in the creation of the document itself. By Brian Layer , Chair, Organizational Development, N2growth.

Why Great Leaders Should Also Be Good Writers

Terry Starbucker

Document what is working, and what’s NOT working. If you want to be a great leader, be a good writer too, and document your journey. In 2006 I started blogging about leadership.

2 Ways Organizations Obstruct Insights

Leading Blog

Document all sources. We all want insights—the new thinking that “shift us to a new story, a new set of beliefs that are more accurate, more comprehensive, and more useful.” But we often don’t want the disruption they bring because insights have the power to change how we act, think and feel. In Seeing What Others Don’t , author Gary Klein says that organizations stifle insights because we value predictability and crave perfection.

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 2/4/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Creative Conspiracy: The New Rules of Breakthrough Collaboration Leigh Thompson This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking John Brockman, Editor Unrelenting Innovation: How to Build a Culture for Market Dominance Gerard [.]. Bob's blog entries "Here’s an easy IQ test for really intelligent people" "How Do Innovators Think?" "How

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Carefrontation — The Ultimate Leadership Trait

Great Leadership By Dan

In spite of their size, or perhaps because of it, they have gone to great lengths to communicate a carefrontation mentality that you can see woven through their core values document.

28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

While the mention of project management conjures images of schedules, charts, documents and process, my encouragement is to consider it from a slightly loftier altitude. Welcome to the September edition of the Leadership Development Carnival !

The Importance of Clear Performance Expectations

Great Leadership By Dan

Take out a blank pad of paper and a pen, or open up a Word document. Last week I wrote about a 2003 study conducting by the Learning and Development Roundtable that found that managers who are very effective at employee development can outperform their peers by up to 25%.

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GC15: Gamifying Knowledge Sharing | with Brian Clausen from Experts Exchange

Engaging Leader

If your organization is like most others, important information is scattered across various emails, outdated documentation, and the minds of employees.

10 Communication Practices To Stop


As we begin 2013, I thought it might be useful to share what’s on the “Outs” for this year. Email is effective for sharing detailed information such as informing others of decisions made or recapping action items, scheduling meetings, sharing documents, or summarizing a conversation.

The Best Kind of Performance Review

Coaching Tip

A lot of people won''t tell you this, but they don''t need to document your good performance, just your poor one," Daniels says. That way they have written documentation that''ll help them get rid of you without fear of retribution.". Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek, November 2013.

Assessments and the Law

Chart Your Course

Free of Adverse Impact – Documented proof that the assessment tools do not discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, disability status or veteran status. ASSESSMENTS AND THE LAW – ARE YOU AWARE OF WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW?

The Annual Wrap Up For Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

This annual ritual within my Vistage group has provided leaders with a written document of where they have been over the past year and a map of where they want to go over the next year.

BE: Selfless – Influence Change

General Leadership

“At the heart of every success story is a peson whose passion…has driven them to reach out in some extraordinary way to their fellow man and make a true difference.” ” Quint Struder.

How to Engage on Facebook

Dave Bratcher

Some of the interview was documented in today’s edition of The Jackson Sun. With all the noise throughout social media today, connecting with your customers is critical.

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Time Management: Scheduled Days

Survive Your Promotion

Documentation/Organization Day : Let’s face it – most of us don’t have all the documentation we should have on how our team operates. Review and organize what you have in place, identify places where your documentation is lacking, archive old stuff, and generally clean up. There are a lot of different kinds of days in your working life. There are days full of meetings and days where you plow through your to-do list.

Four Steps to Improve Poor Performance

Chart Your Course

Document times and dates, and gather concrete examples or poor behavior or performance so you can properly assess whether the issue is due to lack of skill or lack of will. Underperforming employees are not hard to find.

Engaging Culture One Conversation At A Time

Tanveer Naseer

Employees presented and documented their own experiences, posting photos and videos and speaking through blogs, and EMC used their content to support the submission. The following is a guest post by contributing editor of strategy+business Sally Helgesen. The intense focus on corporate change during the last decade has given us a greater appreciation of the role that culture plays in organizations.

Top 10 Tools and Resources for New Managers

Survive Your Promotion

Dropbox - Similar to Evernote, Dropbox is an essential tool for keeping documents (like draft meeting agendas) or other key items someplace you can access from anywhere. Starting a new job with management responsibilities? It can be overwhelming. The good news is there are plenty of tools to help you be successful in your new management role.

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How to Confront an Employee Performance Problem

Great Leadership By Dan

After the meeting, document the discussion, and keep it in your employee file. This post was recently published on SmartBlog on Leadership: In all of the work I’ve done in management development over the last 20-plus years, if I had to pick the one thing that managers at all levels either won’t do, can’t do, should do or could do it better, it’s having the will and skill to sit down with an employee and have the tough conversation about performance.

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Make Tomorrow a Better (Work) Day

Women on Business

So when your boss comes calling for that document, presentation, cost analysis, creative brief or other deadline-pending assignment, you’re scrambling and sweating. Surfing the web gets a bad rap, but when you stumble upon articles and posts that have workplace relevance (and that are so smart, you wish you’d penned them), there’s real satisfaction.

7 Ways to Help Fix Poor Communication


Measurement can show the numbers behind your efforts, document progress and help leaders understand how and why to make smart decisions that will ultimately help you achieve your business and communications outcomes. (It

How to Put Leadership Back into Strategy


A strategy shouldn’t be only a document, or an occasional exercise. [Editor’s Note: We’re delighted to be collaborating with Strategy+Business to bring you interviews with top thought leaders in leadership, innovation, and strategt.

Education? Innovation? Do - Learn - Do - Learn

Mills Scofield

Documenting experiences through photography, video, newsletters, and blogs. Aron Solomon introduced me to Victor Saad and that was all it took. Victor has hacked his MBA and learned more than he would have in school.

15 Unorganized Thoughts On Being Better Organized

Tim Milburn

As I move toward a paperless environment, I am scanning my documents (with my iPhone!) The best part of filing my documents, ideas, and papers in Evernote is the peace of mind that comes from knowing I can find it if I need it. The stuff of life can pile up quickly.

The Top 5 Ways Enterprise Social Collaboration Can Boost Organizational Productivity

Strategy Driven

For example, an employee in San Francisco can exchange information with an employee in Dubai through tools such as data-rich employee profiles, discussion forums, document sharing, Q&A, microblogging and wikis.

Jump Start 2013 with a Change Management Toolkit and a Free Change Agent Strategy Session

Change Starts Here

But after all the presents are wrapped (and then opened), after the decorations have been put away (or not), after the ball has dropped in Times Square, it’ll be time to get back to work and show 2013 who’s boss!

Lessons in Cambodian Silk Supply Chains

Mills Scofield

of communication, documentation, and thought, helping us earn fair trade recognition (currently in review). Marcelia Muehlke one of the great young entrepreneurs I get to hang out with.

Self Assessment Program Warning Flag 4 – Effort Bias

Strategy Driven

While effort should be recognized, assessment leaders must not be so biased as to allow employees’ effort to obscure the identification, documentation, communication, and pursuit of performance improvement opportunities.

Weekly Round-Up: On Responsible Leadership, Telecommuting Tips & Productivity


How To Find 2 Extra Hours Per Day By Alycia Edgar, SheOwnsIt It’s well documented that one of the philosophies of highly successful people is and early start to their day. Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts.

Result of a #RCUS? Libyian & California Kids Sharing Art

Mills Scofield

From this idea, we developed a rough organizational model, and as my partner worked on developing the website and the legal documents, I began reaching out to schools, teachers, and educational non-profits in my network. Have you just started grinning when reading something?

You Cannot Sell What You Do Not Own

The Recovering Engineer

The new procedure added two documentation steps to an existing operation, and he knew that it would add both time and energy to an already cumbersome process.

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Leadership is Already Inside You

Coaching Tip

They have life plans with documented goals and objectives. "I believe that everything you need to be a great leader is already inside. It''s in your DNA," says Robert S.

Time To Take A Leadership “Selfie”

Tim Milburn

The word “selfie” has been declared the Word Of The Year for 2013 by Oxford Dictionaries. Maybe I should rename this document The Student Leader Selfie. I am simply reporting that as news. I’m not sure if it’s good news.

The New World of Beta Curation

Strategy Driven

Whenever he hires new employees, he makes it a point to find out about their interests and passions, which he then documents in his notebook. Copyright © 2013 by Dana Ardi and reprinted by permission of St. Today’s American corporate world is a tale of two cultures.

Self Assessment Program Best Practice 10 – Assessment Calendars

Strategy Driven

Relate Articles: Self Assessment Program Best Practice 8 – Documented Self-Assessment Process. Continuous performance improvement requires focus on both near-term operational priorities and long-term strategic capabilities and initiatives.

Self Assessment Program Best Practice 9 – Continuous Monitoring and Periodic Assessment

Strategy Driven

Self Assessment Program Best Practice 8 – Documented Self-Assessment Process. The value derived from performing self-assessments directly correlates to the effectiveness of the program itself.