How to Become a More Effective Manager #WinningWell

Let's Grow Leaders

If you’re looking to buy them for your team, CEO Reads offers some great quantity discounts, and we would be happy to customize with a personalized template. What does it mean to Win Well? One manager wrote to David and said, “This is my life! How did you know?

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6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 2 of 7

Strategy Driven

These degenerative moods can lead to a wide range of unproductive behaviors, which in turn consume or waste vast quantities of resources while leaders are forced to work around or attempt to correct them. EVALUATE how StrategyDriven gives you a competitive advantage.

Are you a Leader or a Lemming?

Great Leadership By Dan

How many “leaders” are present at your college reunion, your country club, or your annual conference? At some point in your career journey, have you started to focus more on status as a leader than the job at hand? To break away from the lemmings, give these techniques a try.

2011 ASA Deming Lecture by Roger Hoerl – Need Any Country be Poor?

Deming Institute

I’d like to focus on a few areas of Dr. Deming’s career that perhaps are under appreciated, not talked about as much as some other areas. I also want to talk about Deming’s emphasis on the big picture, the big problems.

Don’t Let Your Career Cause Regrets in Your Personal Life

Harvard Business Review

When I was in my early days as CEO of Quest Diagnostics, working hard to turn around a then-troubled company, my daughter suffered a life-threatening illness. As any parent would, I rushed to her bedside. In my experience, people make it to the top job by working extraordinarily hard.

Mind the (Skills) Gap

Harvard Business Review

A bachelor's degree used to provide enough basic training to last a career. Yet today, the skills college graduates acquire during college have an expected shelf life of only five years according to extensive work we've done in conjunction with Deloitte's Shift Index.

Put HR Skills on Your Performance Improvement Team

Harvard Business Review

If you picked a dream team to improve the way your organization does business, who would be on it? Besides front-line people who know how things work today and process improvement experts who know how they could work tomorrow, I'd want team members who could contribute to improvements that would stick. My team would have people with deep functional knowledge and skills (strategy, sales, marketing, finance, and information technology) to align surrounding processes.

A Transformation Is Underway at U.S. Veterans Affairs. We Got an Inside Look.

Harvard Business Review

The agency, which provides health care to approximately 9 million veterans at over 1,700 locations, had set a top-down goal to increase the percentage of veterans who were seen within 14 days of requesting an appointment. Others routinely cancelled and rescheduled appointments to make wait times appear shorter than they actually were. “Organizations are perfectly designed to get the results they get,” notes McDonald. In 2014, the U.S.

What Cincinnati Could Teach New York about Hurricane Readiness

Harvard Business Review

Whether it is heat in Chicago, earthquakes in Haiti, or hurricanes in the Northeast, as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said as he toured the flooded Ground Zero site, we are living in a time when "100 year storms are happening every two years and we need to plan accordingly". Everyone has always acknowledged that Atlantic City is on the coast and subject to storms that batter the coastline — not everyone thought about New York City that way.