Metrics: Are They Mapped With Your Business Objectives?


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Determining Your Top 5 Priorities for 2014

Michael Lee Stallard

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Motivating Behavior Change: Boosting Performance by Mobilizing Pride Builders

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article co-authored by Jon Katzenbach, Laird Post, Jonathan Gruber, and Aurelie Viriot, featured by The Katzenbach Center at Booz & Company. They explain how and why achieving strategic goals and accelerating performance results often require that employees at multiple levels of the organization change certain critical behaviors. Many companies [.].

How Communication Strategies Can Really Engage Employees

First Friday Book Synopsis

determine significance of achieving the business objectives Employee engagement is a shared understanding of the issues that affect the business Focus group research How Communication Strategies Can Really Engage Employees identify the largest gap between what customers think and what employees think customers think Marcia Xenitelis measure the impact of the change in thinking MedfiaTec Talent Management magazine Chief Learning Officer magazine

Five Tips to Facilitate Strategic Onboarding

First Friday Book Synopsis

Power and Associates make sure everyone follows through onboarding onboarding begins with business objectives onboarding is a strategic exercise in that it's about building capabilities and capacity for the future part of hiring and onboarding employees is strategic planning Power Information Network PrimeGenesis Procter & Gamble The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan think business strategy Unilever

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Gamification to Increase Employee Motivation and Engagement

Rapid BI

As organizations have become more focused on business objectives, gamification has increased because it can help the workplace become more engaging and productive. Can you really use gamification to increase employee motivation and engagement? Is gamification just the latest management fad? Gamification changes the rules of engagement and inspires employees to change behaviors as a […]. The post Gamification to Increase Employee Motivation and Engagement appeared first on.

GC24: Killer Gamification: Engaging for Impact

Engaging Leader

Now, businesses were using gamification, which we define as game-inspired tactics to engage people, often with similarly powerful results. Now, businesses were using gamification, which we define as game-inspired tactics to engage people, often with similarly powerful results.

Culture by Design: The Essentials

N2Growth Blog

This is established by identifying the support infrastructure needed to keep the culture transformation plan synchronized with the organization’s other strategic elements, including business objectives, goals and market strategies.

Quality: Setting Right Goals


Each one of these customers carry a different perception of quality based on their specific business needs and experiences. If processes are a way to meet business objectives, it pays to identify the right objectives that finely balance internal and customer oriented goals. External objectives ensure that organization remains absolutely focused on what customer perceives as “value” and ways to deliver that value.

GC25: Four Game Drives – and One Drive to Rule Them All

Engaging Leader

Assuming you have defined the right business objectives, the most important key for successful gamification is to target the right motivators: the drives that make people want to engage and that stimulate the right thoughts and actions to accomplish your objectives.

Complimentary Resource – Workforce Analytics

Strategy Driven

Data analysis from that study showed that organizations that integrate workforce and business performance data into their analytics tools are nearly three times as likely to achieve Best-in-Class results as those that don’t. Workforce Analytics. by SAP.

Complimentary Resource – Data Quality: A Survival Guide for Marketing

Strategy Driven

This Guide from SAP Business Objects focuses on these concepts as they pertain to marketing, and particularly as they are supported by data quality functions inside of the broader EIM framework. Data Quality : A Survival Guide for Marketing. by SAP.

Leadership in Cybersecurity

N2Growth Blog

Below is a list of security initiatives that a security leader would either manage or have parallel impact upon within a business: Data security. Business Continuity (BC). Security initiatives viewed primarily as technology solutions create misalignment with business requirements.

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Alternative Development Warning Flag 1 – Developing Business Cases First

Strategy Driven

All business leaders are human and some get overly enamored with and excited about a particular business opportunity. Alternative Development Premium business case development Strategic Planning strategydriven

075: Conquer the Entrepreneur’s Kryptonite: Simple Strategic Planning | with James Woosley

Engaging Leader

Today’s leaders — whether in business or nonprofit — are expected to be entrepreneurial. Today''s leaders -- whether in business or nonprofit -- are expected to be entrepreneurial. Rather than the traditional approach of a business plan or a detailed GANTT chart, James Woosley provides a streamlined approach that is more practical and action-oriented. The kryptonite that threatens to kill the dreams of every entrepreneur is strategic planning.

20 Questions to Assess the Quality of an Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Consistent with business needs and succession plans: 18. Do development needs and planned actions support current and future business objectives?

GC01: 6 Steps to Effective Gamification | with Kevin Werbach

Engaging Leader

Kevin Werbach is coauthor of For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business. He is a professor at Wharton, one of the world’s top business schools, and he created the world’s first MBA course on gamification. Together, Jesse and Kevin kick off our Game Changer miniseries by discussing 6 steps that you as a leader can take to effectively use gamification to engage your employees: DEFINE business objectives.

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Teams and Thinking Style

Coaching Tip

Organizations are increasingly relying on the collective power of teams to meet today’s business demands, but many teams aren’t living up to their full potential. In addition, leaders, OD professionals and others can apply the data to strategically align thinking resources with business objectives and challenges. Team Thinking in a New Light, (at [link] ) discusses how to apply the latest research on thinking and team effectiveness to achieve specific business objectives.

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Filling Critical Organizational Roles

Coaching Tip

Sad to say, I think many HR executives would tell you that their Training and Development efforts tend to go off in different directions, and aren’t always aligned with the organization’s specific business objectives. Only 4% of U.S.

Starting thought - Define the Outcome to Communicate Effectively


we often get a communications goal (that’s helpful to know but communications should never be an outcome; it’s a means to achieving a business outcome). When we follow-up: “What’s the business outcome you seek?” When we ask about a desired outcome, we want a business objective.

Ready, Set, GOals!

Women on Business

From there it was an instantaneous leap to thinking about business goals for the coming year. How many business planning meetings did you have? What contributions did you/your business make to the community? Business Development Marketing Personal Development Sales Strategy

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Lessons from Avon

Women on Business

She’s got experience and pedigree, but the lack of a COO is a lesson in business acumen. Business objectives should be consistent. In an international company like Avon the need for a consistent business message is so important. Different sites are going to require different tactics, but the over arcing message should be consistent with the company’s core business objectives. Don’t lose sight of your core business.

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Rethinking The “Ideal” Employee

Lead Change Blog

My employer suggested putting home telephone numbers on our business cards. But let’s assume for a minute that a company has articulated measurable business objectives—not the pie-in-the-sky fluff that many organizations pass off as a “vision.”

A Toolkit for Leading Change

Great Leadership By Dan

It’s a matter of strategic priority- figuring out which changes are best aligned to achieve your critical business objectives, and the rest all take a back seat. I recently asked readers to submit their burning leadership development questions. Those that get picked for a post will receive a free copy of my eBook. This question from Teri: “How do you prepare teams for change? What are good communication tools? How much is too much?”

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What are the Best Collaboration Options for Modern Businesses?

Strategy Driven

As businesses increasingly move their operations to digital platforms, and in particular to cloud space, even the most traditional staples of running an organization are being improved by embracing technology. Try Dropbox for Business. Which tools does your business use?

Organizational Transformation Requires Leadership at all Levels

Great Leadership By Dan

Subramanian The Business Challenge The low success rate in organizational transformation and the organizational inability to positively move the dial on the success rate over the years is a strategic problem. Guest post from Satish P.

The Power of an Enemy

In the CEO Afterlife

The late French author Andre Maurois once said, “Business is a combination of sport and war.” In business, your competitor is the enemy. From my experience, these six characteristics encapsulate the competitive business culture. I ’m an extremely competitive person.

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End-of-the-Year Tax Tips for Last Minute Savings

Women on Business

Many of the business owners we work with say they’re ready to get 2011 behind them. January 2012 beckons as business objectives glisten with potential revitalization and realignment. Defer Income – Seasoned seasonal guidance, yet many business owners overlook it.

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Business Intelligence: Barriers to Sharing Knowledge

Coaching Tip

Similarly, by using these approaches for collecting business knowledge, strategic decision-making knowledge and heuristic (rule-of-thumb) knowledge necessary for reaching the business objectives is also captured. Source: Olivia Parr Rud: Business Intelligence Success Factors: Tools for Aligning Your Business in the Global Economy (Wiley and SAS Business Series).


The Leadership Advisor

An absolute essential to successful and profitable business which supports quality talent retention, acquisition and engagement. This could be a process or group of tasks to achieve a business objective or goal. Authenticity.

The One Question You Need to Answer for Every Employee


It’s your job as a leader to use communication to help your audience make the connection between business objectives and their role in helping you meet them. Know your audience and speak to them.

How Does Private Equity Investing Work?

Women on Business

When starting or running a business, there are many ways in which to invest in the business. There are a number of business loans that can be taken out for start-up expenses or established business to expand. If it is a non-profit company, there are thousands of grants that can be secured to fund the costs of the business. One type of funding that may not be known to many business owners is the use of private equity. Expand an established business. •

External Hires May Highlight a People Development Failure

Modern Servant Leader

As a result, there was no way we could develop the necessary skills in people and still meet our business objectives. I’ve hired externally many times in my career. In some instances, it was necessary due to excessive growth or the entry-level nature of a role.

Chief Leadership Officer: Disrupting the CEO Status Quo

Lead Change Blog

Designing her business cards, she proudly, yet innocently, appoints herself with the title Chief Executive Officer. Chris doesn’t realize it but she’s just placed her fledgling business at a long-term disadvantage. Challenging the CEO System is business heresy.

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Coaching Culture: The Art and Science of Success #IndiaHRChat


Better coaching = Better team/business results = Satisfied Customers = Better Bottom lines. - – - – -. Not having clear objective of coaching exercise OR not aligning the coaching goals with business objectives. - – - – -.

The Basic Social Media Mistakes Companies Still Make

Harvard Business Review

Over 90% of medium and large businesses have used social media in their marketing for five years or longer. ” But countless businesses have done just that with social media. Later, marketers found themselves working backward to connect their social strategy to business strategy, as managers demanded greater proof of ROI. The first is to start with social media objectives. After all, how much is that like, comment, or share actually worth to your business?

Personal Business Maturity

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Jim DuBreuil: If you Google the term, “business maturity,” you will find lots of discussions about the emergence of social networks to drive new business. Personal business maturity cannot actually be taught, but it can certainly be learned.

The Big Picture of Business – Doing Your Best Work on Deadlines: Mobilizing the Energy for Best Business Success

Strategy Driven

The Business Tree : Growth Strategies and Tactics for Surviving and Thriving. The Business Tree™ has 7 major parts… 5 primary branches, a trunk (6) and the base (7): The business you’re in. Running the business. Business development.

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Businesses Don’t Fail – Leaders Do

N2Growth Blog

Why do businesses fail? If you’re willing to strip away all the excuses, explanations, rationalizations, and justifications for business failures, and be really honest in your analysis, you’ll find only one plausible reason - poor leadership.

The Big Picture of Business: Putting Budgeting Into Perspective, The Bigger Picture of Strategic Planning

Strategy Driven

Frame of reference is everything in business. Different people within the same organization have contrasting views as to the Business They’re Really In. The Business Tree : Growth Strategies and Tactics for Surviving and Thriving. Running the business.