How To Improve Your Business Operations

Strategy Driven

Effective business operations are key to the short and long-term success of any institution. That is why this article is here to shed some light on what you can do, as a business owner and entrepreneur, in order to improve these operations in the first place.

My Favorite Word of Advice – v2.1

Leadership Freak

“Practice operating from the place that you are the cause in the matter of everything in your life. Then go ask your team; ‘What’s it like being on the other side of me?’”… Continue reading → Leading

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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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Advice For Launching Your First Business

Strategy Driven

You need to make sure that you acquire sufficient funding so that you can get the operation running up to a high standard. Planning on launching your first business?

Where Do They Go To Get Business Advice?

Strategy Driven

Businesses operate at a pace such that they grab for help wherever it is available. Cutting-edge executives (the very top and those about to take the mantle) need seasoned advice and inspiration. You just finished reading Where Do They Go To Get Business Advice? !

Pursuing Entrepreneurial Companies: Grad Advice | In the CEO.

In the CEO Afterlife

Pursuing Entrepreneurial Companies: Grad Advice. Sixty-five innovative operations - four in the state of California alone. So why don’t they reduce the number of operations? But if you work in one of his companies, you won’t operate entrepreneurially.

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A Boomer's Advice to Marketers: Go Ahead, Make My Day | In the.

In the CEO Afterlife

A Boomer’s Advice to Marketers: Go Ahead, Make My Day. We operate by the mantra of “use it or you lose it.” One Response to A Boomer’s Advice to Marketers: Go Ahead, Make My Day. In the CEO Afterlife. Main menu Home. Leadership. Branding. Life.

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Entrepreneur Jake Thompson Shares His Story, Advice, And What's In Store For CED In 2015

Eric Jacobson

This week, Jake shared with me insights and advice about being an entrepreneur and leading his team and growing his company. Question : What''s the single best piece of advice you can give to someone contemplating becoming an entrepreneur?

Ask GeneralLeadership – 1

General Leadership

You ask, and we listen—and this article is the first in a series to address our primary mission of providing “Leadership Advice from America’s Most Trusted Leaders!”. It is a team of 15 that is operating off site at a large client’s place of business.

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How to Hire & Manage Consultants

N2Growth Blog

While you might be lucky enough to survive in business with little or no advice from others, you will certainly not maximize your potential for success by doing so. Moreover, how are you going to assess whether you are receiving great advice or flawed counsel?

Operational Improvement Has Improved

Harvard Business Review

If you've had a bad experience with an operational improvement effort (like Six Sigma or Business Reengineering), or if you haven't given it much attention lately, you should take a fresh look. When VP of Global Operations Greg Temple moved from Avery Dennison to be EVP of Supply Chain at $11 billion cleaning services provider Ecolab , he moved to implement a similar internal communications platform to accelerate learning around the globe. Change management Operations

5 Secrets to a Successful Panel Interview (and other career tips)

Let's Grow Leaders

One of the reasons for a panel interview is to see how you operate in a group setting. Every week I have people emailing me for career advice on resumes, interviewing, networking etc. Career & Learning best interview advice group interview panel interview top interview tips

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Career advice for GenXers: is that career move a CLM?

Roundtable Talk

Here are 4 reasons not to throw the proverbial baby out with the bath water when it comes to your next career move: Starting over sucks… sure, there are upsides to starting with a new employer, but the downside of having to learn the ropes in a new culture, establish internal networks and navigate new politics can put you back in kindergarten when you’ve been used to operating like a grad student. Ah, the joys of being in a job rut.

The Fiscal Cliff and Your Business

Women on Business

So when you look at your cash flow and start searching for the expenses in your operating budget that can be cut, ask these questions first: Does this cut make sense for my long term growth and strategy? The crux of the situation as many business owners know is consumer spending.

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Using Social Networks to Improve Operations

Harvard Business Review

For decades the mystery shopper was the main way retailers assessed operations from a customer's point of view. A well-managed loop that links customer experience feedback with recommendations on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Yelp, can boost service quality and operational performance, increase traffic and create more happy customers — people who crow about a retailer online for free, turning their friends into new customers too. Operations Retail Social media

10 Legal Tips that Can Save Your Business

Strategy Driven

Whether you’re just starting out or have been operating for years, there are many legal issues confronting business owners. If you are operating as a corporation, you need to file articles of incorporation, and if you are operating an LLC, you need to file articles of organization.

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Beyond Performance Management: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Beyond Performance Management: Why, When, and How to Use 40 Tools and Best Prsctices for Superior Business Performance Jeremy Hope and Steve Player Harvard Business Review Press (2012) Invaluable advice for results-driven, principled managers at all levels and in all areas of business operations Jeremy Hope and Steve Player provide a crystal clear explanation of [.].

Keeping Your Business Up And Running

Strategy Driven

Perhaps the most fundamental axiom of business life is that if you hope to generate revenue as a business, you must first be operating. Leaks can cause damage, and electricity downtime can affect your entire operation, particularly if you host your website in-house.

Slaying the Politics Dragon

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Robert Murray (and great advice): I have been getting an unusually high number of inquiries this week from young leaders asking about office or corporate politics. corporate generation y advice C-Suite workplace politics Robert Murray

Get Your Operations in Shape by Focusing on Process

Harvard Business Review

Many organizations would do well to heed his advice, with far too many companies out of shape operationally. In every company where I've seen operational sclerosis, the fault begins at the top of the organization — those who decide how to allocate capital, measure performance, set promotions, and determine which operational problems to fix and when. increase market share in the Asia-Pacific market) into operational objectives (e.g.,

The Big Picture of Business – Entrepreneurs’ Guideposts to Real Business Success

Strategy Driven

The wise entrepreneurs have mentors, compensated for their advice, tenured in consulting and wise beyond reproach. This premise also holds true for each corporate operating unit and department. There are many romantic notions about entrepreneurship. There are many misconceptions.

The Big Picture of Business – Wisdom From the Disasters, Recovery Through Compassion and Resilience

Strategy Driven

Best advice to You, the Humanitarian: Give generously. The month of September saw natural disasters. In times of crisis, people came together to help each other. Forces of nature: from disasters came citizens with noble hearts and a willingness to serve others.

Back to Basics

Women on Business

As owners we are frequently so busy keeping the doors open, we really don’t know how the company operates. As small business owners we routinely perform tasks that larger companies would associate with assistants and receptionists.

A Great Negotiator’s Essential Advice

Harvard Business Review

But, for those carrying out more complex negotiations — let alone those with thousands of negotiators like the Law of the Sea or the Earth Summit — Koh offers this additional advice: 1. Win Over an Opponent by Asking for Advice.

Mentoring and Lifelong Learning

Strategy Driven

These are my concluding pieces of leadership advice. Professionals who succeed the most are the products of mentoring. I heartily endorse that find a great mentor. I have had many excellent ones in my long career and have in turn mentored hundreds of others.

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Before You Start Leading, Know These 5 Things (Learned The Hard Way)

Terry Starbucker

I had just moved from San Antonio to Los Angeles for this “ once in a lifetime &# opportunity to be the head operations person for a cable TV company. Leadership advice for new leaders leadership lessonsI’ll never forget my first day as an executive. I previously was an Audit Manager for Ernst & Whinney and hadn’t managed more than 5 people at a time. Now I had responsibility for well over 1,000.

Tame Your To-Do List!

Survive Your Promotion

Posted on January 10, 2010 by Katy A while ago I posted a link to a review of several time management solutions , but since this topic continues to challenge many of my clients and colleagues, I wanted to post my best advice on taming your to-do list. Survive Your Promotion!

The Big Picture of Business – Biggest Excuses They Use… and You Should Avoid: Rationales and Reasons Why Businesses Fail

Strategy Driven

Not engaging in planning for future operations: So what are you gonna do about it? Take advice from all sources. Some people and organizations go to great extremes to place spins, rationalize or save face.

The Big Picture of Business – Community Relations and Cause Related Marketing Are Business Strategies, Not Sales Promotions: Determining the Right Kind of Tie-In Causes.

Strategy Driven

My advice to companies as they create charity tie-in, cause-related marketing and community relations activities includes: Don’t say that you want customer input unless you are prepared to hear it. No business can operate without affecting or being affected by its communities.

The Big Picture of Business – Becoming a Legend

Strategy Driven

Best Advice to Future Legends. Are you a legend? Do you admire people who went the distance? Have you celebrated organizations that succeeded? I hope that you are and will continue to be distinctive. This essay is to give insights into those who leave legacies.

The Future Economy Project: Advice from Sustainability Experts

Harvard Business Review

Toffel : The interesting thing about the risk lens is if everyone started paying attention to risks, I suspect it would lead to both more product innovation and investing in more-resilient operations and supply chains. For example, installing a rapidly deployable flood barrier around your campus can help keep your buildings operational during megastorms. Future Economy. Future Thinking. A roundtable conversation with our advisers. Learn about the future economy project.

The Big Picture of Business – Achieving the Best by Preparing for the Worst: Lessons Learned from High-Profile Crises, part 2 of 4

Strategy Driven

Business shift from the retail dealer customer service mentality of Firestone shifted to a high-production tire operation. Won’t listen to advice. Wrong Actions, Mis-Actions.

Five Signs that Your Mentor Is Giving You Bad Advice

Harvard Business Review

The keynote speaker was Sheryl Sandberg, famous both for her role as Facebook COO and for her advice to girls and women to “ Lean In.”. If you can “connect people and cascade excellence,” better ways of operating have the best chance of taking hold. But listening to the comments from the stage that night also made me see a new twist on the “connect and cascade” advice. Mentees have to play an active role in judging the advice they get.

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What Does It Mean to Be a Leader?

General Leadership and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Can I successfully make the transition from a technical expert to a successful leader when I am operating from a mood of fear or lack belief in myself?… Read more at [link]. “ Don ’ t explain your philosophy. Embody it. ”. Epictetus. I love reading all of the great blogs here on

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Paradox of Organizational Change

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management The following statements are often heard from those giving advice to those leading organizational change initiatives: “The first requirement is to have top management on board.” “Top

3 Ways to Break Out of a Zero-Sum Game of Growth with Your Competitors

Leading Blog

This article also has good advice to leaders not to talk themselves out of the hard work of digital transformation. How true disruptors use innovation, including digital, to grow the market and create new business models.

Do You Trust Your People?

Leading Blog

In 1992, I was the G3 (Operations Officer) for one of the Army’s 10 Divisions – forward deployed in Europe. military operates, where mission orders are issued along with the commander’s intent, thereby giving subordinates the freedom to operate within that framework.

Leading the Right Team

General Leadership and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America''s Most Trusted Leaders to You! “In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product, & profits.

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5 Tips to Master The Art of Timely Decisions

General Leadership and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! There isn’t an effective leader operating in any organization who hasn’t invested some time to reflect on how they will make decisions.

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Dynamic Dozen: People Need A Purpose, Not Just a Paycheck

General Leadership and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “A

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5 Ways to Develop a Change Strategy That Fails

Lead Change Blog

After some lengthy interviews with each director and extensive desk research on the business finances, operations, and history, I introduced the notion to them last week that their business was grounded, barely standing still, and as far from a legacy company as they might get. A current client wants to build a legacy business, and I was recommended to help them by their accountant, who is a colleague in my local BNI chapter. The company is run by a father and three sons.

Tuesday Time Machine: Train, Provide, Give and Empower

General Leadership and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. From Our Early Files: Originally Published. 30 March 2014. “We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail!”

Awaiting Your Book, Mr. Nettell

Steve Farber

When we first met, Dick was a VP at Bank of America (pre aquisition by NationsBank ) where he ran the check-processing operation, among other things. Technorati Tags: advice , dick nettell , leadership , mentoring , writing. Uncategorized advice dick nettell leadership mentoring writing

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