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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. As our new leadership team began to plan for 2020, I saw my role shifting from one of building something new to more maintaining and managing. At 55 years old, I am wise enough to know that life is short, and time is precious. Please pray for our house to sell.

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6 Essential Skills for Future Leaders

Career Advancement

“Time and time again, our species has escaped existential threats by reinventing ourselves, finding new skills not coded in our genes to survive new challenges not previously encountered.” – David Grinspoon. Only people have the skills to lead others.

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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. How can you be this type of leader? Join Bonnie and Becky Robinson on June 11th at 1 PM ET to explore how women give their power away, and what they can do to take their power back.

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. His successor, Mr Jean-Sebastien Jacques, will undoubtedly be grateful for the current state the business has been left in as he looks to make his mark in the firm. 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?

Interview: Rebel Brown

N2Growth Blog

Rebel has more than 25 turnaround engagements under her belt - she knows what it takes to be a successful leader in not just the good times, but in the toughest of times. Today also happens to be the launch day for Rebel’s new book “ Defying Gravity. &# As a bonus to our readers, I have included a link at the end of this interview that will allow you to purchase Rebel’s book and receive an 80 page workbook for free (today only) on how to defy gravity in your own company.

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.

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. They will need to extract, abstract, synthesize and linearly present other people''s — and machine''s — work. How does a mobile phone cam take a picture versus a video?

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. Researchers have only recently given serious consideration to the topics of followers and followership. The Changing Expectations for Followers There was a time in the not too distant past when followership essentially meant, “be quiet and do whatever I tell you to do.”

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. To understand how providers of training and development view these challenges, we also interviewed leaders of executive education programs at several leading universities.

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. Every organization wants to create a culture that works from a set of core values, where everybody is on the same page about what’s important, where the company is going, and how it’s going to get there. 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. “It’s very hard to start a new initiative,” says John Butman, author of Breaking Out: How to Build Influence in a World of Competing Ideas. Principles to Remember.

Develop Your Company’s Cross-Functional Capabilities

Harvard Business Review

Most companies struggle to differentiate themselves. In this excerpt from their new book, Strategy That Works , Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi explain why distinctive capabilities are vital to success, and address a fundamental question that many companies overlook: How to bring these capabilities to scale, so that every part of the enterprise can call on them. 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.