2013 Trends and The Power of Women

Women on Business

I was recently asked to think about how 2013 trends will impact women in the work force and how women will impact the trends. Could I see the future as a projection of the strides I’ve been able to make, similar to what other women in business have done?

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Project Management – What is Critical Chain?

Strategy Driven

Successful project managers know that the success of their project hinges on the development of a solid plan, the diverse consideration of integration challenges, and the right evaluation of resources. You just finished reading Project Management - What is Critical Chain? !

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It’s Not Impossible – It Just Hasn’t Been Done Yet

N2Growth Blog

Innovation Leadership Operations & Strategy Success Innovation and leadership Leadership and Impossibility Leading Change leading innovation leading new projects Leading something new leading the impossibleBy Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

Project Management Best Practice 11 – Project Performance Executive Dashboards

Strategy Driven

Most managers would acknowledge that the use of efficient metrics is a key component to the successful planning, tracking, and execution of projects. Although the definition of those efficient metrics can be relatively easy when the project is small in schedule and resource size, the task can be much more challenging when considering the proper tracking metrics for a larger project. Relate Articles: Project Management Best Practice 3 – Line Management Project Ownership.

StrategyDriven Advisory Services helps businesses become more operationally effective

Strategy Driven

Because of our advisors’ direct leadership experience, StrategyDriven Advisory Services will initially focus on the Energy, Non-Profit, and Government sectors,” asserts Greg Gaskey, StrategyDriven’s Chief Operating and Financial Officer. “We’ve Program and project management.

Greg Gaskey Named StrategyDriven Enterprises Chief Operations Officer

Strategy Driven

Executive leader brings hands-on management and operational experience to StrategyDriven’s Power & Utilities focused advisory services. While there, he oversaw multi-$100+ million nuclear and non-nuclear lifecycle maintenance projects for the U.S.

Advice: Manage Well by Leading Better

N2Growth Blog

One could say the same forMicrosoft when Bill Gates viewed himself as the visionary and Steve Ballmer was the operator. More recently Larry Page has shifted his role from co-creator at Google to CEO displacing Eric Schmidt in day-to-day operations.

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5 Must-Read Books For Business Leaders For Summer 2013

Eric Jacobson

It covers basic management, managing staff changes, managing projects, strategic thinking, hiring, delegating, and communication -- and lot''s more. Stumped for what business books to add to your summer reading list?

Risk Management Best Practice 5a – Monitoring for Organization-Wide Performance Risk Associated with Large Capital Projects

Strategy Driven

Large capital projects represent a significant investment on the part of an organization and can therefore impact, either positively or negatively, the company’s financial position, if not its viability.

If you consistently overload your best people with “important projects” three things might happen

Mike Cardus

If you consistently overload your best people with “important projects” three things might happen: They get promoted. Their level of performance drops. They resign or transfer. With either option, the high performers learn: The more you do around here, the more they ask you to do.

The No-Boss Workplace: Can Great Leadership Be Crowdsourced?

Terry Starbucker

Here’s how Rogoway describes how project decisions get made: Any Treehouse employee can propose a project by submitting it on an internal company website. If enough of their colleagues sign on to help the project goes forward.

4 Design Thinking Tools for Engaging Your Team

Leading Blog

All of that data, cleverly applied, will extend your team''s ability to boost its operational and innovative performance. Where problems lurk unnoticed How well do you really understand how your team executes a typical project from day one to very end?

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Decoding The Truth Of Leading Multi-Generational Workforces

Tanveer Naseer

In some ways it’s only natural that we see an increase in discussions on potential challenges for organizations in operating under a multi-generational workforce. 1) Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project Spring Tracking Survey 2013.

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Collaboration is the Key to Providing Consistent Brand Value

Leading Blog

Lead by example and let people know that you don''t operate in silos. Try customer relationship software, project management programs, or whatever captures your ideas and helps transform them into action.

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How To Embrace Change In Today’s Organizations

Tanveer Naseer

However, as the crows demonstrate, even when change is forced upon us externally through unexpected or uncontrollable factors, we can still transform these disruptions in how we operate into opportunities that can provide us with a beneficial advantage over our competitors.

28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

of The People Equation offers this advice for an IDP: “I would recommend that leaders build in one action item that relates to learning an aspect related to the organization’s operations that is outside of the team member’s area of expertise.

How to Create Millennial Leaders in Your Organization

Great Leadership By Dan

By understanding how millennials operate and managing them properly, you can retain them and set them up for leadership success. Make sure that after each project they finish, you are telling them what they are doing right and what they can improve on.

Carefrontation — The Ultimate Leadership Trait

Great Leadership By Dan

As a new project manager at Hewlett Packard I found that I interacted with a lot of brilliant people, many of who had been conditioned by higher learning institutions to compete rather than collaborate.

Are You Leading… or Just Managing?

Lead on Purpose

Too many organizations operate on the idea that great managers make great leaders, and vice versa. While managers can find ways to operate more effectively, their main focus is keeping everything on track, working their project management magic, and dotting every ‘I’ and crossing every ‘T’. Guest post by Adrienne Erin. Something interesting happens in a lot of organizations. A good worker gets promoted to manager, and maybe goes through a little management training.

Rethink the Value of Each Customer for Efficient Growth

Women on Business

Without understanding CLV or analyzing the ROI of customer acquisition, you’re essentially operating in a marketing vacuum. Typically, companies calculate the CLV of a customer merely by looking at their projected direct revenue.

How to Build a Great Team and Culture? 60 Pointers


Where there are human beings, there will be dynamics of how they operate. Improvement & Development Leadership Leading People Leading Projects Team Building Culture Culture Building Management

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Mario Livio: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Dr Mario Livio is an internationally known astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), the institute which conducts the scientific program of the Hubble Space Telescope, and will conduct the scientific program of the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope. He has published more than 400 scientific papers and received awards and recognition for research, […].

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061: The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Leaders Generate Great Ideas | with David Burkus

Engaging Leader

In this episode, David and Jesse discuss several mistaken ideas that hold us back -- as well as how anyone can embrace a practical approach to finding the best new ideas, projects, processes, and programs.

Current Method / Better Way Matrix Team Building Activity

Mike Cardus

Team Project tool to create shared language of progress & regress. Can break inertia (stuckness) in how your project team operates. The team facilitator I recommend the team leader / Project Manager documents the responses on flipchart paper.

6 Lessons On Creating a Lasting Influence


Influence is only valuable when it provokes change in how people operate and think; when it inspires them to take required action. Improvement & Development Leadership Leading People Leading Projects Managing Career Social Media career change influence Self Growth

Tactical Execution Best Practice 7c – Are You Thinking Lean? The ‘Wastes’ of Execution: Inventory

Strategy Driven

Non-value added ‘wastes’ are a drain on the productivity of your operations and cost you in schedule, quality, and capital. Greg Gaskey is a StrategyDriven Principal with over twenty years of nuclear plant operations, maintenance, and large-scale program and project management experience.

The Big Picture of Business – Achieving the Best by Preparing for the Worst: Lessons Learned from High-Profile Crises, part 4 of 4

Strategy Driven

Another energy industry client operated coal mines. The binder containing the plan should include easy-to-read fact sheets and backgrounders on company operations, current phone numbers, and a delineated line of authority (from company resource people to the spokesperson).

Guest Post: Keeping Your Finances Afloat While Working From Home

Survive Your Promotion

As most individuals migrate away from pen and paper to the computer, many programs are available with which a single person to one who operates a small business which can be used to monitor day-to-day activities, schedules, dates and deadlines. photo credit: Jeremy Levine Design.

Futren’s Strategies for Employee Retention

Chart Your Course

Futren Corporation is a private-club management and operations company with around 200 employees, based in Marietta, Ga. The company manages Indian Hills Country Club and The Georgian Club in Marietta, and acquired Woodland Hills Golf Course in Cartersville in February 2013.

Tactical Execution Best Practice 7a – Are You Thinking Lean? The ‘Wastes’ of Execution: Overproduction

Strategy Driven

Non-value-added ‘wastes’ are a drain on the productivity of your operations and cost you in schedule, quality, and capital. Overproduction , the first of the 8 biggest wastes of Lean Operations, focuses on the unnecessary production of product before the customer demands it.

Team Decision Making-Case Study and Success Story

Mike Cardus

As it turned out, a consultative style was perfectly appropriate for most decisions Amida was making, and the team was happy to operate that way once the decision-making strategy was clear. Working on teams and reaching agreement on anything can be a challenge.

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.

Tactical Execution Best Practice 7b – Are You Thinking Lean? The ‘Wastes’ of Execution: Transportation

Strategy Driven

Non-value added ‘wastes’ are a drain on the productivity of your operations and cost you in schedule, quality, and capital. Premium Tactical Execution Greg Gaskey lean operations lean six sigma overproduction strategydriven waste

Four Steps to Improve Poor Performance

Chart Your Course

They are perpetually tardy or absent, or procrastinate and mismanage projects. As business strategies and operations change, employees should be given the tools and skills needed to succeed. Underperforming employees are not hard to find.

Eighth Annual Hay Group Study Identifies Best Companies for Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

To excel in today’s highly complex and competitive business environment, the Best Companies are taking deliberate steps to develop and reward these competencies to enable their organizations to achieve operational excellence today, while driving innovation for tomorrow.”. Leaders work hard to connect people with projects that are personally meaningful to them. Views employees in new start-up or innovation areas as having equal importance to those driving operational improvement.

Why Learning From Failure Works Better When Others Fail


Interestingly, as the surgeons became more confident in their own abilities, by accumulating successful operations, they also became more likely to reflect on their own failures and learn from them. We’re told that experience is the best teacher. We’re reassured that we can learn from failure.

Hansei and 6 Pitfalls to Avoid in Reflective Exercises


If you embed reflection as a part of how your team operates, early learning will help them adapt quickly. As individuals, teams and organizations, how much we learn from our past is critical for our improvement and future success.

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Chart Your Course - Untitled Article

Chart Your Course

Futren Corporation is a private-club management and operations company with around 200 employees, based in Marietta, Ga. The company manages Indian Hills Country Club and The Georgian Club in Marietta, and acquired Woodland Hills Golf Course in Cartersville in February 2013.

Why Managers are Catalysts in Managing and Developing Talent?


Because managers excessively rely on some “training and development” department that is far away from day to day realities of how a business operates. Leadership Leading Change Leading People Leading Projects Competence Management HR people development Talent

We Lead Through Competition

Coaching Tip

Hirschman said, "This sentence admirably epitomizes several of the histories of economic development projects in recent decades. All life is competitive.

3 Ways to Improve Your Organization’s Culture


Big producers, wealthy clients, and large deals are all part of who they are and what they project. Further investigation showed that, at times, co-pilots were completely disengaged with the operations of the flight deck.

The Value of Vision Series – Shilpa Jain

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Jams operate in the spirit of co-creation and improvisation. The Jams operate on this next level—by bringing together diverse people and three interdependent layers of change: individual, communal and systemic. SEEing the Change. Shilpa Jain. “Is Is vision over-sold and over-rated?

Unintended Consequences

Coaching Tip

The entrepreneur takes risks but does not see himself as a risktaker, because he operates under the useful delusion that what he''s attempting is not risky. Hirschman said, "This sentence admirably epitomizes several of the histories of economic development projects in recent decades.