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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. Take a smart risk.

Leadership & Change

N2Growth Blog

First the bad news : If you’re not willing to embrace change you’re not ready to lead. Put simply, leadership is not a static endeavor. In fact, leadership demands fluidity, which requires the willingness to recognize the need for change, and finally the ability to lead change.

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The Big Picture of Business – Communications Reflect Your Strategy

Strategy Driven

The biggest problem with our business in our society, in a capsule sentence: People with one set of experiences, values, wants and perceptions make mis-targeted attempts to communicate with others in trying to get what they want and need. Yet, we often fail to see it coming.

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

Strategy Driven

In it, Bogey reprised the 1930’s Broadway hit and movie that launched his career. I watch them to experience the magical energy of live performances. This is not meant to suggest putting off sequential steps and daily tasks. Get Your ‘to do lists’ in order.

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

Strategy Driven

It seemingly looks the same each day but sheds leaves, lets its limbs rot and applies “band-aid surgery” to its branches late in life. None of the limbs and twigs on each branch (staff-consultants) provide all nourishment required to breed a healthy tree (company).

28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the September edition of the Leadership Development Carnival ! However - if you had to recommend ONE THING that every leader should have in their in IDP, what would it be? This is an important facet of what leaders do but it''s not the only thing leaders need to do.

How to Lead During a Data Breach

Harvard Business Review

Now six years later, an actual event has occurred that is eerily similar to that fictional scenario: a trusted retailer’s point-of-sale system security was breached and a large amount of customer data may be compromised. The breach is reported to have started just before Thanksgiving and continued until December 15 – right in the heart of the most important selling season of the year. The investigation by law enforcement officials will determine who is to blame.

Generation to Generation: How to Save the Family Business

Harvard Business Review

Further, some of the world’s biggest companies are family-owned—News Corp, Samsung, Tata Group, and Walmart to name but a few—and more than a third of Fortune 500 companies are family-owned. Strategic Challenges and Talent Management. How to Fix the Problems.

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Has SAS Institute’s Goodnight Cracked the Code on Corporate Culture?

Michael Lee Stallard

Congratulations to SAS Institute for being recognized the second year in a row as #1 on Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Places to Work list. Unfortunately, most leaders have a blind spot when it comes to these areas. The culture also has an egalitarian feel to it.

The UK’s Snap Election Reminds Us That Proposing a Change Forces People to Ask New Questions About You

Harvard Business Review

In retrospect, it turns out that Theresa May, the British prime minister, took a terrible risk by calling a snap election on the back of a 24-point Conservative Party lead over Labour in the polls. She had hoped to increase her power in Parliament from a slim majority of 330 seats — a mere four seats above a majority — to something in the range of 380 seats. Is the lesson: Don’t take risks? Risks are associated with things you can’t control.

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Instinct Can Beat Analytical Thinking

Harvard Business Review

Researchers have confronted us in recent years with example after example of how we humans get things wrong when it comes to making decisions. We misunderstand probability , we’re myopic , we pay attention to the wrong things, and we just generally mess up. It is not, however, the only lens through which to view decision-making. Psychologist Gerd Gigerenzer has spent his career focusing on the ways in which we get things right , or could at least learn to.

Why Businesses Fail | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

The truth is that even leaders who don’t fail make bad decisions from time-to-time. You cannot separate leadership from decisioning, for like it or not, they are inexorably linked. Making sound decisions is a skill set that needs to be developed like any other.

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How Dumb Is Your Business?

N2Growth Blog

Posted on October 13th, 2010 by admin in Operations & Strategy By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth How dumb is your business? At the risk of drawing the ire of corporate elitists, I submit to you that the dumber your business is, the better off you are.

Questions and Team Building | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Whether you like it or not, your success as a CEO will be largely tied to your team building ability. They understand how to effectively deploy these highly productive and valuable team members to create tremendous leverage and velocity across the enterprise.

Ideas Don't Equal Innovation | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

As a result of our conversation, I decided to dust-off an old post, give it a few updates, and pass along my thoughts, which can be best summarized as “ Ideas Don’t Equal Innovation. “ It is my hope to help dispel the myth that ideas are inherently good things.

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Has Jim Goodnight Cracked the Code of Corporate Culture?

Michael Lee Stallard

Michael Lee Stallard Insights on Leadership and Employee Engagement Home About Hire to Speak Press Kit Has Jim Goodnight Cracked the Code of Corporate Culture? Unfortunately, most leaders have a blind spot when it comes to these areas.

6 Core Competencies of Margin Managers

The Kini Group

All margin managers would like to consider themselves in the top 1% of their profession. Margin managers are becoming a more integral part of their companies. And as finding good margin manager talent gets competitive, they have many opportunities to move up.

What Boards Can Do About Brain Drain

Harvard Business Review

Many countries are susceptible to flights of talent and experience its deleterious effects. We wanted to take a deeper look at this phenomenon, so we chose a country that has been experiencing substantial losses of highly skilled talent for many decades: New Zealand.