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Is Your Business A Target For Criminals?

Strategy Driven

To answer the question of the title simply, it should be stated that: yes, businesses are more at risk of being targeted by criminals than private citizens and public sector entities. This is simply because it’s assumed there is more of value to take from a business. As such, we’re going to look at the major criminal risks facing your business and how to make sure that you’re protected. Risk Management business management criminal target

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.

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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.

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.

Embracing Risk in Career Decisions

Harvard Business Review

Risk management is critical for business decisions — but may not be healthy for making decisions about your career. In fact, if you want your career to take off, you may need to do the opposite of what risk managers try to do: Instead of focusing on how to reduce risks, you may need to embrace and enhance them. On the surface, career decisions should follow the same process.

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.

How to Get the Most Out of a Conference

Harvard Business Review

Conferences are an overwhelming rush of presentations, conversations, and potential meet-ups, and it can be tough to know where to focus your time. How do you figure out which sessions to attend? Should you skip the keynote to meet an important contact? How many coffee dates are too many? ” Here’s how to get the most from the conferences you attend. To reduce these feelings, she suggests changing your mindset and motives.

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.

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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. While AI will be deployed to manage certain tasks, including higher-level decision making, the technology’s true power is in augmenting human capabilities — and that holds true in the supply chain. Supply chain Analytics Technology Digital Article

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. As odd as it sounds, businesses that are not dependant on smart talent, capital, or technology can scale faster and easier than those businesses burdened with the aforementioned dependencies.

Finance Can Be a Noble Profession (Yes, Really)

Harvard Business

When I ask students graduating from Harvard Business School what they’re doing next, I often get some version of “I’m going into finance but…” Then they quickly explain that finance is just a way station on the route to nobler goals. I seldom, if ever, hear that apologetic tone from students choosing technology companies or consulting. How will the crisis of problematic loans in Italian banks be resolved?

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. However while it may take years of solid decision making to reach the boardroom, it often times only takes one bad decision to fall from the ivory tower. That said, nobody is immune to bad decisioning.

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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. Not only do great CEOs understand how to recruit a top executive team, but they also understand how to build cohesion among team members through collaboration while addressing specific situational and contextual needs. Relying on any single question to serve as the omnibus catch-all question is dangerous. Why is this important to you?

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. While I stipulate to the fact that ideas can sometimes lead to great things, I also submit that it is more frequently the case that ideas lead to disappointment, and even outright disaster.

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Make Sure Your Team’s Workload Is Divided Fairly

Harvard Business

An important part of your job as a manager is making sure everyone on your team has the right amount of work. It’s tempting to give the workhorse more projects than others (especially if she’ll get them done the fastest) or to ease up on someone who is struggling, but you also need to be fair. How do you make sure that work on your team is evenly distributed? and author of You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done.

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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.