N2Growth Blog

10 Exceptional Strategies For Extraordinary Executives

N2Growth Blog

Most extraordinary executives would agree that business practices evolve over time, and our experiences turn into knowledge. My such experience has inspired this article, 10 exceptional strategies for extraordinary executives. As a coach, my goal is always to see my client succeed.

The Journey of Servant Leadership: Iron Sharpens Iron

N2Growth Blog

Each day I reflecting upon the journey of servant leadership , what I now define as “relational leadership”. Although I certainly do not intend to make this a post with any religious overtones, I’ve found the bible has an amazing quote that shapes my thinking on this topic.

228
228

Employee Engagement And Empowerment

N2Growth Blog

Employee engagement is defined as an active state related to productivity and innovation. Engaged employees can be described as being fully immersed in and enthusiastic about their work. This emotional attachment means that employees will go above and beyond the call of duty.

Is Innovation manageable?

N2Growth Blog

In the years leading up to 2018, I have spent my time bringing innovation to the financial services space. Fintech, as this sector is colloquially referred, focuses for the most part on disrupting the state of affairs induced by the use of technology. As such it is all about innovation.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

Making the Turn: 10 Warning Signs You aren’t Shifting from Founder to Leader

N2Growth Blog

By Thomas Brattle Gannett and Dr. Greg Giuliano. You came up with an awesome idea. Your singular focus has been to make it real. You started a company. You got funding. Maybe you’re looking for Series B or C funding now. Maybe you’re prepping for the IPO. Congratulations!

High EQ: The most desirable leadership tenet of them all?

N2Growth Blog

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify, use, understand and manage emotions in an effective and positive way. And, in many organisations around the world, it is on the rise!

Leadership and Digital Transformation

N2Growth Blog

News Flash : The #1 thing leaders need to understand is that the Digital Transformation train left the station a few years ago. If you weren’t onboard back then, you need to stop looking for the next train and rapidly go in search of building a rocket ship.

10 Tips That Make Complex Leadership Ideas Really Simple

N2Growth Blog

Like many Inc.com columnists, I am a consultant and business author. I’ve written five books over the past 25 years and am proud of all of them. My latest, It’s Good To Be King , has done well probably because it simplified what many make complex: leadership principles.

Tips 301

The Value of Value Chain Analysis in Transforming Your Business

N2Growth Blog

I have a different take on value chain analysis. Most think of it as positioning a business within its ecosystem.

10 Leadership Lessons From My Favorite Clint Eastwood Movie Quotes

N2Growth Blog

Regular readers of my weekly column have come to expect me to do my best in presenting them with fresh perspectives on how to manage the challenges that most of them face as leaders in their respective organizations.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

The Leadership Wisdom of Kung Fu

N2Growth Blog

You may not remember the hit TV series from the 70s that traced the adventures of a Shaolin Monk, Kwai Chang Caine (played by the late David Carradine) as he wanders the American West armed only with his spiritual training and skill in Kung Fu.

Why Corporations Have a Talent Problem

N2Growth Blog

The reason most corporations are broken when it comes to talent acquisition is they are simply looking for the wrong things through the wrong lens. Their hiring models are built for the old economy. They are looking for conformity rather than a non-conformity.

Speeding Change by Slowing Down

N2Growth Blog

I have always believed that the fastest path to the future is found through increasing velocity of change.

CEO 313

The 15 minute guide to a successful interview

N2Growth Blog

Do you want to learn the techniques which will help you to smash your job interviews out of the park and get you the offer? Do you want to learn how to answer any interview question, even difficult behavioural interview questions?

Company Culture is a Game of Follow the Leader

N2Growth Blog

Company culture is driven from the top-down. While not often designed and constructed deliberately, company culture is truly a game of follow the leader. If leadership lacks integrity, the culture will run fast and loose when it comes to the facts.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called ideation rate. Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

Corporate Culture Is No Joke!

N2Growth Blog

You may have read my 3 part-series on Culture By Design. The final installment was published just last week. The response was so overwhelming that I thought it may be worth offering one more piece on the subject of corporate culture.

Morale 364

Strategic planning must change with the times

N2Growth Blog

If you’re frustrated by your organization’s current strategic planning and execution processes or the outcomes from that work, you’re not alone.

MFG of South Dakota: Trying To Do Some Good in the World

N2Growth Blog

MFG of South Dakota is a subsidiary of the Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG), a leader in the field of reinforced plastics and composites, serving diverse markets with a variety of composite material systems and processes.

Energy 241

Peter Berg: Become The Best Version Of Yourself

N2Growth Blog

You can’t be your best if you don’t make time for yourself! Here’s how writer-director-producer Peter Berg put it when speaking about his passion for boxing. “[T]he

Sports 351

Tough Comp Conversations: A Guide For Doing Them Right

Speaker: Rusty Lindquist, VP Strategic HR Insights at Bamboo HR

Compensation can be tricky, few things carry as much emotional weight as comp. And with the increased transparency in the market, combined with our collective propensity to rate ourselves against others, the frequency of these very difficult conversations is increasing. In this webinar, we will deconstruct some of the psychology around comp. We’ll take an analytic look at comp’s role in the employee experience, and then we’ll get really tactical with guidance on very specific compensation conversations.

For CEOs, Safe Decisions Aren’t Always Safe

N2Growth Blog

News Flash: safe decisions rarely are. The best chief executives possess the courage to not only seek out the right decision, but they also understand the importance of giving others permission to do the same. We need CEOs who want others to do better and be better.

CEO 284

5 “NEXT PRACTICES” WHEN HIRING A GENERAL COUNSEL

N2Growth Blog

Today’s Executive Search and Management Consulting firms s are famous for espousing “Best Practices.” But guess what? Nothing could be more detrimental to your organization. Think about it this way: Why would you and your organization want to “follow the herd”?

How to Manage Business Transformation and Keep Your Sanity

N2Growth Blog

Transforming a business is a lot like changing the tires on a truck while it is slamming down the highway at 90 miles an hour. The business world doesn’t stop just because you need to optimize your operations.

Culture By Design: A Call to Action

N2Growth Blog

This is the first installment of an important 3-part series on Company Culture that I will be bringing to my Inc. readers. The series focuses on how to become more deliberate in creating a work environment that enables and empowers your organization to achieve and exceed all your expectations.

3 Simple Ways to Make the Most of Your Best Workers

N2Growth Blog

Leadership Management leadership leadership and communication

Winning Is NOT the Only Thing

N2Growth Blog

Ours is a society that reveres winners. We love winning. And while our quest for victory is laudable, we too often overlook those who compete nobly and yet fail to win the ultimate prize. Sadly we label them as “losers.”. Essential to a leader’s development is managing adversity.

Business Agility Is Really About Adaptability

N2Growth Blog

Most of my clients these days are seeking help in developing strategies that will enable them to become more agile and quick. But, many struggle to embrace the deeper implications of what that really means to build business agility.

Caution: Company Culture Disruption Ahead!

N2Growth Blog

You may have read my 3-part series on Company Culture. It was featured in this column last month. In it I suggested that there were 6 levers available to leaders that enable culture transformation.

Move into top gear

N2Growth Blog

“It is a concept that the modern leader is wise to adopt—one part courage, one part can-do spirit, and one part recognition…” In his new book Moxie: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership, John Baldoni etches a well-tested road to bring out the Moxie leader in you.

Books 338

Accountability is a team issue

N2Growth Blog

We hold leaders accountable for results; the buck stops with leaders. It is a leader’s responsibility to put people into positions where they can succeed. But so often that is not always possible.

Team 336

2018 Success Depends on You asking the Right Questions

N2Growth Blog

As a team leader, it may be uncomfortable for you to ask the right questions. After all, the people you lead expect you to have answers. While it may give you pause to develop a list of questions for 2018 success, a Harvard Business School Study indicates it is a really good idea.

3 Steps You Can Take Today to Be a Visionary Leader

N2Growth Blog

Leadership

3 Ways Leaders Can Set the Right Tone

N2Growth Blog

Leadership Jim Kerr leadership

So, You Want to Be a Disruptor?

N2Growth Blog

Mesmerized by industry innovators like Google, Apple and Uber, business leaders of all sorts want to become “disruptors” within their respective industries. Easier said than done!

3 Ways to Inspire Your Employees to Greatness

N2Growth Blog

Leadership Jim Kerr leadership

Culture By Design 2.0

N2Growth Blog

There is no doubt! Company culture is passed down from generation to generation of personnel through myth and legend. In fact, company culture is so deeply embedded into every organization that it often appears impossible to change. N2Growth boldly disagrees with that thought.

The Boss Gives A Leadership Lesson In Self-Awareness

N2Growth Blog

“I wanted to be a voice that reflected experience and the world I live in. So I knew in 1972 that to do this, I would need to write very well and more individually than I had ever written before.”. That is Bruce Springsteen quoted in his autobiography, Born to Run.

How to Drive Strategies By Assessing Your Company Capabilities

N2Growth Blog

Every company has a set of capabilities that, when properly leveraged, can serve to devastate the competition. So, it’s essential for leadership teams to pinpoint and honestly assess these capabilities.

Culture by Design: The Essentials

N2Growth Blog

Last week, we published the first installment of our 3-part series on company culture. In that first piece, we began to demystify a concept that I’m calling culture by design.

N2Growth Helps Businesses Combine Strategy & Innovation for a Consumer-First Approach to Digital Transformation

N2Growth Blog

Digital technology continues to transform both the retail and consumer experience. To stay competitive, brands must innovate and transform.