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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. Learn when deadline crunch time is best to accomplish the optimum business objecftives. I know from experience that planning while going through the ‘alligators’ is the most effective way to conduct the process.

3 Things All Business Owners Need to Know About Risk-Taking

Strategy Driven

As pivotal as it is to be systematic and strategic with everything that you do in business, you also have to be open to a spot of risk-taking from time to time. To ready yourself for when that time comes for you, you need to know a few very important things.

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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). Each branch has its proper responsibility and should learn to interface with the others. In it, Bogey reprised the 1930’s Broadway hit and movie that launched his career.

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. Many go down into defeat because it was never on their radar to change. Each branch has its proper responsibility and should learn to interface with the others.

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

Harvard Business

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.

Why Buying a Company Can Be Better than Starting One

Harvard Business

Perhaps your most fundamental career choice is whether you will work in someone else’s company or for yourself. The most successful entrepreneurs through acquisition we’ve seen look for businesses we call enduringly profitable, businesses that are more likely to have a stable income over time. They also are attractive to the lenders and equity investors who provide funds for your acquisition. Entrepreneurship Risk management Digital Article

Why Leaders Need to Think More Like Professional Gamblers

Leading Blog

O NE OF the unfortunate side effects of living in an age of accelerating technology is having to deal with increased uncertainty. When faced with uncertainty, how should leaders react? We tend to see situations in one of two ways: either events are certain and can, therefore, be managed by planning, investment, and reliable budgets; or they are uncertain, and we cannot manage them. To answer that, he constructed a thought experiment.

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. Given the vast impact of FOBs on every economy in the world, we were keen to learn if there were differences between the boards and governance practices of family and non-family owned companies. Strategic Challenges and Talent Management. How to Fix the Problems.


For a New Way to Manage Risk, Look to the Past

Harvard Business Review

By Focusing on Resilient Risk Management Ebola Battlers Can Learn from Venice's Response to Black Death NPR Every now and then, a story comes along that makes us editors say, "Why didn''t we think of that?" This is one of those stories, which looks at the devastating Ebola crisis through the lens of both history and risk management, with lessons that go beyond what''s happening in Africa. You will be paid a lot more to forget your uneasy feelings."

Leadership & Change

N2Growth Blog

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

Why Businesses Fail | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

The truth is that even leaders who don’t fail make bad decisions from time-to-time. The fact of the matter is that senior executives who rise to the C-suite do so largely based upon their ability to consistently make sound decisions.

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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.

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.

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.

28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the September edition of the Leadership Development Carnival ! For this month’s edition, I asked an all-star cadre of leadership development bloggers, authors, and consultants to submit an answer to the following question: “We all know that individual development plans (IDPs) need to be tailored for each leader. However - if you had to recommend ONE THING that every leader should have in their in IDP, what would it be? It helps us to develop humility.

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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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. If you want to take your career to the next level, you’ve got to dedicate your energy to a well-rounded approach to margin management.

New Supply Chain Jobs Are Emerging as AI Takes Hold

Harvard Business

Through AI, machine learning, robotics, and advanced analytics, firms are augmenting knowledge-intensive areas such as supply chain planning, customer order management, and inventory tracking. How companies are using artificial intelligence in their business operations.

Joining Boards: It's Not Just Who You Know That Matters

Harvard Business Review

For many, a corporate directorship is a career capstone. No one can say for sure how to get on a corporate board, but many people point to two routes: the first is to break into the "right" network and the second is to seek a progression of board seats that begins with, for example, a seat on a not-for-profit or community board and eventually results in appointment to a corporate board. But attaining one is far from easy.

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. Given that innovation can be a highly influential driver of competitive advantage, how can New Zealand build or maintain any advantage while losing so many of its best and brightest? Boards Talent management