Have a Big Project? Start Here

Kevin Eikenberry

There is much written about (and worth learning about) project planning and goal achievement. You can learn many strategies and approaches to help your projects be successful and your goals be reached.

The June 3rd, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the June 3rd, 2013 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Strategy and tactics are so often confused, this post and graphic simplifies it.hopefully!”. You''ve heard of "speed dating"? Well, here''s your monthly dose of "speed leadership development".

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

Strategy Driven

Greg Gaskey is a StrategyDriven Principal with over twenty years of nuclear plant operations, maintenance, and large-scale program and project management experience. You just finished reading Tactical Execution Best Practice 7c - Are You Thinking Lean?

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

Strategy Driven

Greg Gaskey is a StrategyDriven Principal with over twenty years of nuclear plant operations, maintenance, and large-scale program and project management experience. You just finished reading Tactical Execution Best Practice 7a - Are You Thinking Lean?

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

Strategy Driven

Greg Gaskey is a StrategyDriven Principal with over twenty years of nuclear plant operations, maintenance, and large-scale program and project management experience. You just finished reading Tactical Execution Best Practice 7b - Are You Thinking Lean?

Tactical Execution Best Practice 7 – Target Non-Value-Adding Work to Improve Efficiency

Strategy Driven

Greg Gaskey is a StrategyDriven Principal with over twenty years of nuclear plant operations, maintenance, and large-scale program and project management experience. You just finished reading Tactical Execution Best Practice 7 - Target Non-Value-Adding Work to Improve Efficiency !

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. It''s rich with real-world examples and tactical guidance. Stumped for what business books to add to your summer reading list?

Leading through Long Term Influence

Great Leadership By Dan

and Leverne Barrett, Extension Leadership Specialist of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension, depicts someone’s choice of influence tactics in terms of the “softness” versus “hardness” of the tactic. When would this tactic be useful?

Why you need to stop telling them what to do

Aspire-CS

Every time a new project comes along or something new needs to get done, there they are, calling, sending email, knocking on your door to get your directions. Yet you’re still working with tactics.

6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 3 of 7

Strategy Driven

Management & Leadership Tactical Execution business management Chris Majer employee engagement employee productivity lean six sigma strategydriven Silent Killer #2: Not Listening. To truly listen does not mean merely hearing or paying attention.

The Most Overused Word in Business

In the CEO Afterlife

Too often they mistake tactics for strategy. Tactics are the ever-important short term decisions and activities that win battles and contribute to winning the war. Big retailers are dead without a firm understanding of daily, weekly and monthly tactics.

Making Feedback A Gift For Your Employees

Tanveer Naseer

Feedback should clarify roles and purpose within the organization A few years back, I had a boss who used my annual performance review to criticize the completed efforts of a team project I was assigned to, months after it had wrapped up.

6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 5 of 7

Strategy Driven

Management & Leadership Tactical Execution business management Chris Majer employee engagement employee productivity lean six sigma strategydriven Silent Killer #4: Worship of Information.

Rethink the Value of Each Customer for Efficient Growth

Women on Business

They may get stuck in their old ways of thinking, using marketing tactics they’ve been doing for years. Typically, companies calculate the CLV of a customer merely by looking at their projected direct revenue.

6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 1 of 7

Strategy Driven

Relate Articles: Tactical Execution Best Practice 7b – Are You Thinking Lean? Tactical Execution Best Practice 7a – Are You Thinking Lean?

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6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 6 of 7

Strategy Driven

Management & Leadership Tactical Execution business management Chris Majer employee engagement employee productivity lean six sigma strategydriven Silent Killer #5: Suppressing Innovation.

6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 4 of 7

Strategy Driven

Management & Leadership Tactical Execution business management Chris Majer employee engagement employee productivity lean six sigma strategydriven Silent Killer #3: Bureaucratic Styles. To most people, bureaucracy is a bad word, synonymous with ‘red tape’ and wasted time.

6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 2 of 7

Strategy Driven

Management & Leadership Tactical Execution business management Chris Majer employee engagement employee productivity lean six sigma strategydriven Silent Killer #1: Degenerative Moods. A mood is a predisposition for action. As human beings, we are always living in one mood or another.

The Strategy Confusion

LDRLB

Too often they mistake tactics for strategy. Tactics are the ever-important short term decisions and activities that win battles and contribute to winning the war. Big retailers are dead without a firm understanding of daily, weekly and monthly tactics.

Why Sleepy Leaders Are Bad Leaders

LDRLB

Tony Schwartz , founder of The Energy Project cites research that argues that 95 percent of humans require 7-8 hours of sleep per night. These provide leaders and employees with information on the importance of sleep and tactics for monitoring their own sleep habits.

Lessons from Amazonian Culture and Ecology for Talent Management

Mills Scofield

He was an experienced forestry engineer who had managed a number of different cacao and coffee projects in the region. We adopted a tactic I learned from Andrew Youn, Founder of One Acre Fund, to counteract this pinch.

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

The Business Tree : Growth Strategies and Tactics for Surviving and Thriving. They can be turned from disasters into opportunities to project corporate strengths. Thinking Through the Strategies. Crisis management is so much more than handling of the media.

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.

StrategyDriven Enterprises Partners with Xen Wireless to Form StrategyDriven Analytics, a Utility Industry Asset Management Blind Benchmarking Service

Strategy Driven

At StrategyDriven, our seasoned business leaders deliver real-world strategic business planning and tactical execution best practice advice – a blending of workplace experience with sound research and academic principles – to business leaders who may not otherwise have access to these resources.

The Big Picture of Business: Why a Company Would Improve? The Art of Learning From Failure to Get Better.

Strategy Driven

” The Business Tree : Growth Strategies and Tactics for Surviving and Thriving. Attempting projects without the proper resources to do the job well. Success is just in front of our faces. Yet, we often fail to see it coming. Too many companies live with their heads in the sand.

StrategyDriven Enterprises Extends its Advisory Services into the Healthcare Industry, Partners with Artower Advisory Services

Strategy Driven

At StrategyDriven, our seasoned business leaders deliver real-world strategic business planning and tactical execution best practice advice – a blending of workplace experience with sound research and academic principles – to business leaders who may not otherwise have access to these resources.

The Big Picture of Business: The Colonel and Me

Strategy Driven

The Business Tree : Growth Strategies and Tactics for Surviving and Thriving. One resulting project was ‘KFC Kalendar,’ an advertising campaign that showcased community events and public service announcements to diverse communities.

The Advisor’s Corner – Can Failure Be My Friend?

Strategy Driven

TEST : pilot test new ideas and projects and welcome mistakes and failures that show up. We can choose to look at failures, at least in our daily lives, as life practice, learning, a pilot project, as experimentation, or even a legitimate part of any innovation process.

The Big Picture of Business: Fine Wine, Aged Cheese and Valuable Antiques. Professionals Who Go the Distance.

Strategy Driven

The Business Tree : Growth Strategies and Tactics for Surviving and Thriving. Vision for the project, from concept through execution. Marketplace sensitive considered in the overall project, but not pandored to.

The Advisor’s Corner – Am I an At-Risk Leader?

Strategy Driven

’ There are two kinds of world view attitudes people project in the world—those who think and act through the lens of abundance, and those who think and act through a lens of scarcity. We look forward to answering your strategic planning and tactical business execution questions.

How To Balance Strategy & Creativity To Move Your Ideas Forward

Ron Edmondson

As a creative young businessman, I initiated many projects that eventually ran off the rails. I often did not understand the tactics I needed to employ or the force that was needed to apply until it was too late. This is a guest post by Brian Church.

5 Books To Read This Fall

Eric Jacobson

It covers basic management, managing staff changes, managing projects, strategic thinking, hiring, delegating, and communication -- and lot''s more. It''s rich with real-world examples and tactical guidance. Stumped for what business books to add to your fall reading list?

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Complimentary Resource – How to Leverage SRM For Supply Chain Resiliency

Strategy Driven

Complimentary Resource – Emerging Trends in Project Management. Complimentary Resource – Summer 2013 Mood Tracker Report: Empowering Employees to Improve Performance. How to Leverage SRM For Supply Chain Resiliency. by TAKE Supply Chain.

Before Hiring a Design Partner, Consider This

Harvard Business Review

It''s your job to pour what you know into the project and travel with the team: think of it as an equal partnership. Design Project management Design is a service, not a magic spell.

Small Businesses Need Big Data, Too

Harvard Business Review

Our three-year project was designed to build awareness among small firms about the value that data could have for their businesses. The tactic improved the events’ productivity. A key reason why this project worked was the one-to-one help for the owner-managers.

Creating Social Change with Social Media

Harvard Business Review

But what really fueled #GivingTuesday was not technology tactics or whiz-bang applications; it was a mindset built around four principles, ones that can apply to many organizations seeking to use social media to create change.

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Please Stop Complaining About How Busy You Are

Harvard Business Review

In fact, I''ll start — here are three tactics I''ve been using to work smarter: Constrain the time. If you can only afford to spend 45 minutes on a certain project, then only spend 45 minutes on it — and move on, even if it isn''t perfect.

IT on Steroids: The Benefits (and Risks) of Accelerating Technology

Harvard Business Review

Agile projects have focused on standard, non-critical systems. To the extent that agile becomes the default method to build large-scale IT projects, demands to speed up the delivery of IT projects will increase. In turn, the corporate IT project portfolio needs to adapt.

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A Global Online Network Lets Health Professionals Share Expertise

Harvard Business Review

In response, our team at the Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard launched an online platform to generate and disseminate knowledge in health care delivery. In health care, we thought, they could be a rapid, practical means for diverse professionals to share insights and tactics.

Use Your Sales Force’s Competitive Intelligence Wisely

Harvard Business Review

Companies with poor information about competitors are stuck being reactive, lurching from defensive tactic to defensive tactic as new products appear, seemingly out of nowhere.

Creating Social Change with Social Media

Harvard Business Review

But what really fueled #GivingTuesday was not technology tactics or whiz-bang applications; it was a mindset built around four principles, ones that can apply to many organizations seeking to use social media to create change.

Getting Big Results from a Small Business Unit

Harvard Business Review

One reason Hopkins is outpacing others is because it created an agile satellite unit – Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) – within the much larger parent organization solely dedicated to these projects.

How to Ditch Marketing And Make Friends

Harvard Business Review

New school marketers, typically those closer to social marketing channels targeted at Millennials, are telling me they''re having a hard time getting their projects funded internally because old school marketers in the C-suite don''t understand the new context and metrics driving social marketing.