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Finding Strategy Jobs in London

Strategy Driven

As you may know, a career in strategy or strategic planning implies you helping a corporation design their road to profitability and growth while overcoming competition and constant change. You can start your career in strategy at! Finding Strategy Jobs.

Learn How to Manage Stress

Coaching Tip

Eighty-five percent of employees report they are losing sleep due to work-related stress , according to a survey by global talent mobility consulting firm Lee Hecht Harrison. It takes practice to train our minds to focus on positive things. .

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How To Have A Scroogeless Holiday-5 Charitable Giving Strategies.

Women on Business

Here are five smart charitable giving strategies to keep in mind: 1. The same documentation rules above apply to furniture but items over $500 will require an assessment and filing IRS form 8283. Stock-it to them!

How to Seize Opportunity in a World of Disruption

Skip Prichard

That’s one reason I was interested to talk with Leo Tilman and General Charles Jacoby, who co-wrote a new book, Agility: How to Navigate the Unknown and Seize Opportunity in a World of Disruption. and is an expert on risk, strategy, and finance.

How To Create Lasting Influence | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Understanding how to leverage the influence factor can make a defining difference in your ability to drive change, build cohesive teams, and to successfully implement strategic vision. As a leader your “Influence Quotient” is the IQ you need to pay attention to.

How to Build ROPE Teams in Sales Organizations

Leading Blog

Teams have also played a central role in my life by ensuring that I received the support needed to achieve two cherished goals: leading sales organizations at several of the nation’s largest technology firms and climbing the Seven Summits, the highest peaks on each of the seven continents. I observed how they motivated and inspired their teams to achieve something ambitious and meaningful. And then I put those lessons to work in my own business and climbing careers.

How to Make Your Management Process More Agile

Strategy Driven

In contrast to startups, which often experiment until they gain their footing in the market, established businesses are notoriously slow to change. That’s how you maintain your competitive edge. Competition to find and recruit new talent.

Why HR Gets a Bad Name

Let's Grow Leaders

“I think an important next step would be to bring HR on board.” ” An eye roll rapidly followed by, “Do we have to?” I spent the first decade of my career in HR. I spent the next decade keeping my HR and Finance partners as close as possible.

Part 1 of the How to Establish a Financial Relationship with a.

Women on Business

Susan Spencer Talks Cash Flow in 5-Part Women on Business Video Series I’m very happy to announce the new WomenOnBusiness.com YouTube channel.

How to Build a Brand | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Unless you are a very large enterprise it is unlikely that you have the time, money, staffing, or external professional relationships to execute a brand management strategy such as the one outlined above. It's interesting to read about build a brand.

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Research, Reading and Respect: How to Be a Well Rounded Business Owner

Strategy Driven

When you decide to start your own business you will be faced with a number of hurdles along the way. Focusing on your industry might get you so far in life, but you need to learn about the wider world too. It can be very easy to become overly focused on one thing for your business.

How to Launch a Product Like a Rock Star

Strategy Driven

A great distribution plan to sell it. A well formulated Go-To-Market Strategy. In a perfect launch, all of these components are vital to a successful launch. It took years for Apple to gain traction despite offering what critics consider to be a superior operating system.

How To Find “Hidden” Federal Contracts: Network :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Some 80% of government contracts are never put up for bid, and if a contract is under a certain dollar amount, government agencies are under no obligation to issue a bid notice. What does this mean for the average small business seeking to do business with the DoD and other federal agencies?

Brand Exposure

N2Growth Blog

Have you figured out how to apply the laws of scarcity to brand management? Whether you’re assessing the strength of a personal or corporate brand, finding the appropriate level of brand exposure is key to sustainable growth in brand equity. As I stated above, having an underexposed brand, or what I like to refer to as having a brand in stealth mode, means that you really don’t have much of a brand.

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How to Improve Your Finance Skills (Even If You Hate Numbers)

Harvard Business Review

If you’re not a numbers person, finance is daunting. How can you boost your financial acumen? How do you decide which concepts are most important to understand to your work and your understanding of the business? And who’s in the best position to offer advice? After all, if you’re trying to sell a product or strategy, you need to be able to demonstrate that it is both practical and high margin.

How to Beat Mid-Career Malaise

Harvard Business Review

” These questions are especially agonizing for mid-career professionals who may be searching for fulfillment while juggling demands at home and intense financial pressures to earn. How should you address a mid-career crisis? What actions can you take to improve your professional satisfaction? How can you combat the dullness and tedium of your workaday life? And how can you tell if it’s time to make a drastic change?

How to Build a Meaningful Career

Harvard Business Review

Everyone aspires to have purpose or meaning in their career but how do you actually do that? What practical steps can you take today or this month to make sure you’re not just toiling away at your desk but you’re doing something you genuinely care about?

The Boomers are Leaving! – How to Create and Implement a Knowledge.

Strategy Driven

How to Create and Implement a Knowledge Transfer Program, part 1 Posted by Ken Ball and Gina Gotsill on November 10, 2010 · 2 Comments The clock is ticking: next year, in 2011, the oldest of the 76 million Baby Boomers turn 65. What’s a manager or executive to do?

There Is No Time To Hurry Up And Wait

N2Growth Blog

M aking any progress, process transformation or change across American communities and throughout the global business communities as usual is always hard and usually requires a significant investment of resources – people, finance and effort. So, whenever a leader or an organization adopts any new strategy, technology platform, methodology or approach, that adoption has to be driven by both a need and with leadership clarity. By Damian D. “Skipper” Pitts.

The Big Disconnect in Your Talent Strategy and How to Fix It

Harvard Business Review

As the talent ecosystem evolves to offer more options, talent systems have not kept pace. That leaves most organizations lacking a clear total workforce perspective and no integrated strategy to engage workers at the right time, cost, and contractual arrangement. Their goal is to attract, engage, develop and retain employees – moving talent into, through and out of the organization. Educate leaders on how and why to optimize a blended workforce.

What’s Your Time Worth? Why Pricing Matters

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Are you shooting yourself in the foot with your pricing strategy? How much is your time worth? Do you have a pricing strategy, or do you set your prices by some ethereal or arbitrary method? Do they have something to hide?

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How to Become a Successful Freelancer

Harvard Business Review

What processes and structures do you need to have in place? How do you find clients? And how do you know how much to charge? It’s not so much that they decide to do it; it’s more that they wake up one day and they’re an independent consultant.”

The Best Leadership Books of 2019

Leading Blog

Books like Helping People Change and The Power of Bad , have the power to change forever how we work with others and address the things that hold us back. Grace is a tough concept to sell in today’s environment. Because our brains are wired to focus on the bad.

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A Simple Way to Map Out Your Career Ambitions

Harvard Business Review

It’s easy to be confused about how to grow in your career. The challenge is that you’re competing against every individual in your industry who wants to be a high performer. So how can you chart the shortest, surest path to success?

The Power of an Enemy

In the CEO Afterlife

Maurois was alluding to the notion that those engaged in war, hate the enemy. For most of my career, I operated within intensely competitive arenas where fractions of market share points were worth millions of dollars. Nimbleness will get your ideas to the future first.

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Facing Challenges | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

My question is this: have you taken the time to do the necessary planning? Regardless of where you are in your life and your career, I can promise you one thing; you will consistently be faced with challenges and obstacles along the way. How can I make the most of this situation?

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How to Get on the Shortlist for the C-Suite

Harvard Business Review

The career question I hear most often from rising senior leaders is this: “How do I get on the C-suite shortlist?” Yet the path narrows significantly as executives ascend closer to the top slots. Know how long you’ll be in line. Conversely, if you’re the heir apparent and your boss has said he would like to do something new in one to two years, your time may be close at hand.

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Best Leadership Blogs 2010 | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

If you are a regular reader of this blog and feel it has added value to your growth and development as a leader I would greatly appreciate your vote. That said, you should also reach out to Kevin Eikenberry as he is currently taking nominations for next years contest.

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Leadership & Emotional Control | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

There has been no shortage of information published on the topic of Emotional IQ or what’s referred to as EQ in recent years. After all, being in touch with your emotions, as well as being in tune with the emotions of others is an important trait for any leader to possess.

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Toxic Work Environments | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While these articles tended to stir the pot a bit, they were in my opinion mostly missing the mark. In the text that follows you’ll find the truth about toxic cultures… A toxic work environment thrives off of everything that great leadership stands in opposition to.

How to Fall Back in Love with Your Job

Harvard Business Review

And when you’ve been doing the same tasks, going to the same office, and working with the same people day in and day out, you’re bound to fall into a rut on occasion. When that happens, how do you recognize what’s happening and counteract it?

Statesman vs. Politician | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

mid-term elections staring us right in the face, I thought it would be an interesting time to examine the difference between statesman and politician. Our country was founded by great statesmen, and somewhere along the way we turned our nation over to a bunch of self-serving politicians.

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Leaders: Born or Made? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Posted on July 20th, 2010 by admin in Leadership By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Leaders: born or made? While there is a very simple answer to this question, most people are so entrenched in their beliefs that no amount of reason or logic will alter their opinions.

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Leadership & Initiative Overload | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Fact : bright, talented executives with a bias to action will often take on more than they should. Is your rubber-band stretched so tight that it’s about to snap? Rather entering the productivity zone is found working at about 60% to 70% of capacity.

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Getting Past a Career Setback: An Example and a Test

Harvard Business Review

Managers often think about their careers in terms of winning and losing. But what about those whose careers are sidetracked or derailed when passed over for a key assignment or big promotion? Are these “losers” out of the running for career advancement, or can they regain their footing, refocus their sights, and continue to rise? Very few managerial careers proceed upward in a straight line. The lesson here is that careers aren’t just about “winning.”

But My Business Is Different… | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

I cannot even begin to count the number of times I’ve had a CEO tell me that certain immutable business principles just don’t apply to his/her business because, “this business is different.&# How about competing for the attention of your prospects and clients?

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Drinking the Talent Kool-Aid | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Even worse is when those sound-bites are used in an attempt to make statements which embolden a corporate position that doesn’t really even exist to begin with. then you are likely just paying lip service to the value of talent.

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How to Become a Coach or Consultant After You Retire

Harvard Business Review

The vast majority of senior professionals don’t want to “retire.” ” They have interesting, fulfilling work that they’d like to continue — just not at the frenetic pace of top corporate jobs. That’s why so many, lured by the promise of flexible hours, higher rates, and location independence, are intrigued by the idea of becoming a consultant or coach when they retire from their “official” career. Career Transitions.

Loyalty vs. Tenure | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

If your organization confuses loyalty and tenure there is trouble on the horizon…If your business rates tenure higher than performance as a measure for employee evaluation, it is time for you to consider updating your talent management practices and procedures.

Efficient vs. Effective | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

So much so, that I have really come to cringe every time I hear the word efficiency. It’s not really that there is anything wrong with becoming more efficient, but what I find is that far too many executives major in the minors when it comes to efficiency.

Strategy Lessons From Jean Tirole

Harvard Business Review

Here’s one key reason: “Jean has a bit of magical quality of being able to take very complex situations where there are a lot of different moving parts and a lot of institutional details and structuring the essence of it in a relatively simple model,” says Harvard Business School professor Josh Lerner, who has co-authored several recent papers with Tirole. What are the aspects that distill the situation down to its very essence?’”. Corporate finance?

The Heart of a Warrior

N2Growth Blog

As we approach this 4th of July weekend I can’t help but think of our founding fathers and the sacrifices they made when they fought to establish our country’s freedom. The word “passion” comes from a Latin root which means quite literally to suffer.

Leveraging Down for CEOs | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Think of any top performing CEO and you’ll find that to the one, they possess an uncanny ability to focus on highest and best use activities. To this day I’m amazed at how many CEOs still own tasks, roles, projects, and responsibilities that should be delegated to others.

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