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.

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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 !

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

How Strategy Really Works


They mistake a strategy for a vision or a planning document. Too often companies and their senior leaders get bogged down with a small aspect of strategy, losing the forest for the trees. That confusion is what led A.G.

Microsoft Office: A Competitive Advantage that Needs to be Mobile

Coaching Tip

Today, Microsoft Office''s bundle of software (including Word to write documents, spreadsheet maker Excel and PowerPoint for presentations) has been dominant in the workplace and home offices using personal and network computers.and.customer satisfaction levels are very high. .

When does a project justify using change management tools?

Change Starts Here

For “large” projects, you will need to document the plan more in depth and involve more people in the analysis and design.

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Company Strategic Planning Agenda

Mike Cardus

Following the strategic planning meeting there was 4 follow-up meetings to refine the plan and document action steps. Teams gather successes and progress made of 2013. CEO updates and successes of 2013. Strategic Planning Agenda. Below is a 1 day strategic planning workshop.

8 Ways To Show You Value Your Employees

Eric Jacobson

Document -- Put praise in writing to increase its impact. There are eight specific actions business leaders can take to show that they value their employees , according to Andrew Leigh , author of the new book , Ethical Leadership -- Creating and Sustaining an Ethical Business Culture.

Salty to Sweet: The Transformation of Mount Franklin Foods

Change Starts Here

This article is also available as a 1-page pdf document. Now in the middle of 2013, they are on track to beat this year’s goal to surpass 2012’s profits by 25%. Together they documented many new processes to help work go more smoothly.

5 Steps To Team Building. It is not team building activities, it is team structure and accountability

Mike Cardus

5: Are Check-ins, Milestones and follow-up expectations known documented and used? A shared document with expected team check-ins and milestone achievements is created and revised as needed. The team has documented dates, follow-up meetings, accomplishments and lessons learned.

What Are You Feeding Your Brain?

Your Voice of Encouragement

Dr. Perlmutter was the featured guest on the Dr. Oz show on October 21, 2013, in a segment called “Do Carbs Cause Alzheimer’s?” But what they didn’t have documented until now are the instigators of that inflammation— the first missteps that prompt this deadly reaction.

Maybe We All Need to Learn to be Our Own Pro-Active Gatekeepers (Insight from Scott Berg, Wilson, and the role of Mrs. Woodrow Wilson)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Ecclesiastes 12:12 “Perhaps you could be the gatekeeper, perhaps you could determine who gets in to see the president and who doesn’t – which nobody did for months, but you could also read every document that comes across his desk and […]. Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body.

Interview: Chip Bell and Marshall Goldsmith on Art of Effective Mentoring


Perfect monologues, even with airtight proof and solid support documentation, do not foster a climate of experimentation and risk taking. Last week, Chip R.

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