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When to Restructure | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

That is the question that many a business is forced to ask at some point during their life cycle. This is so much the case that some CEOs will avoid restructuring initiatives at all costs. There are even some business theorists that warn against undertaking complex restructurings because of the great risks involved. Quite to the contrary; there are few things that require as much fluidity as effectively growing revenue, increasing profit and driving brand equity.

Announcing a Life and Career Transition for Ron and Cheryl Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

Leadership Network has a long, great history of helping the Church accelerate growth and innovation. I spent my time restructuring the organization and the team; hopefully positioning it for the future. At 55 years old, I am wise enough to know that life is short, and time is precious.

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Wired for Authenticity

Lead Change Blog

Trends including the rapid pace of change, constant restructuring, and a 24/7 always-on work environment are creating overwhelmed employees and eroding trust in workplaces. Organizations need leaders who drive engagement, innovation, and outstanding client experiences.

Leadership Matters

N2Growth Blog

The company has grown through a long series of mergers and acquisitions to place itself among the world leaders in the production of many commodities, including aluminium, iron ore, copper, uranium, coal, and diamonds. I have been extremely fortunate to have had a very varied career.

5 Keys For Developing An Employee Engagement Strategy

Tanveer Naseer

A recent global workforce study by Towers Watson suggests that although traditional employee engagement strategies help foster high performance, companies must now also consider how to sustain higher levels of employee engagement over time to avoid a diminishing impact. In my experience, the most effective long-term engagement strategies build a foundation on which front-line managers feel empowered to create an environment that promotes employee enrichment.

0508 | Orly Lobel: Full Transcript

LDRLB

I’m a law professor at University of San Diego and I am the author of Talent Wants to be Free: Why We Should Learn to Love Leaks, Raids, and Free Riding. You’re really spreading this sort of counterintuitive message about how to win in this kind of war for talent. We used to think it was about getting really talented people and then getting exclusive access to their brain and their thoughts. What can we do to take advantage of this idea?

Retain Your Top Performers

Marshall Goldsmith

Leaders are debating the changing nature of work and the perceived decline in job security (the lifelong career at a benevolent company is a fading memory) and the erosion of corporate loyalty. Employees are wondering, “If the company is willing to dump me at its convenience, why shouldn’t I dump the company at my convenience?” ” We tend to focus on the profound impact that these workplace changes have on our lives.

Six Classes Your Employer Wishes You Could Take

Harvard Business Review

That means people need to become non-traditionally smarter at things machines are not quite yet ready to think about or do. And that means educators worldwide must revisit how they want to make their most important product — their students — more valuable.

Make Yourself Safe for Sponsorship

Harvard Business Review

It’s not uncommon for today’s rising stars to align themselves with high-powered individuals in order to fast-track their careers — and in fact, it’s recommended. According to my research , 95% of men and 93% of women say they find it easiest to give and receive guidance in a one-on-one setting. This may come as a shock to the many men and women who thought they left this sort of gossip in high school, but unfortunately, it still exists.

Followership : Blog | Executive Coaching | CO2 Partners

CO2

We believe the strength of any team is in the followers and there can be no leaders without followers, but the vast majority of research to date has focused on the leadership side of this equation. It may be the devil, or it may be the Lord, but you’re gonna have to serve somebody.

7 Ways to Improve Employee Development Programs

Harvard Business Review

billion dollars on learning and development programs, many executives still grapple with how to improve and enhance their effectiveness. As research shows , the need to revamp and improve learning programs is an important concern among HR executives.

Build a Great Company Culture with Help from Technology

Harvard Business Review

Culture, and how to build and sustain one, is one of the toughest challenges for managers, especially in today’s fast-paced, highly competitive organizations. Here at Workday, these questions have been central to our existence from day one.

A Guide to Winning Support for Your New Idea or Project

Harvard Business Review

You’ve got an idea for something that will improve your company’s bottom line or make it a better place to work. Now for the hard part: How do you get people on board? How do you get funding? — and give you the resources you need to execute it.

Develop Your Company’s Cross-Functional Capabilities

Harvard Business Review

Most companies struggle to differentiate themselves. This approach rarely leads to success, especially if you have coherent competitors that have brought their capabilities to scale. When we began our research, we expected to hear a lot about organizational design.

Five Questions Every Leader Should Ask About Organizational Design

Harvard Business Review

A few years ago Dave Ulrich, a management thought leader from the University of Michigan, made a comment I found both insightful and profound: “ Every leader needs to have a model of organization design.” Typically a graphic depiction of the organizational components to be addressed in a redesign (for example, McKinsey’s 7S model, which includes strategy, structure, systems, staff, skills, and so on), every consultant and his brother flogs an organization design model.