Innovation, Quality & Entrepreneurship at Akshaya Patra

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Innovation, Quality & Entrepreneurship at Akshaya Patra Akshaya Patra Foundation in India is a shining example of how social entrepreneurship combined with power of innovation can make a HUGE difference. These meals act as an incentive for these kids to come to the school and study. Innovation in Delivery : Kitchens are specially designed to meet the scale and quality requirements.

Using Harsh Feedback to Fuel Your Career

Harvard Business

What takes me ten grinding hours will take them ten minutes, be higher quality, and they will enjoy doing it. That’s okay at the early stages of a professional career, but it becomes a trap as the work piles up. Incentives are better than discipline. The first time I tried to enlist in the Marine Corps, I got laughed out of the recruiter’s office. At a pudgy 300 pounds, I was hardly an ideal candidate.

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4 Strategies To Overcome the Executive Hiring Challenges of Today

N2Growth Blog

The key is deploying the right strategy to capitalize on or counter executive turnover while making the best of the incredible sea of quality talent available in the marketplace. The process of sourcing, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding an executive continues to evolve at a rapid pace.

Setting Expectations On Behaviors You Value: 5 Pointers

QAspire

Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Setting Expectations On Behaviors You Value: 5 Pointers Just about the time that I was thinking about behaviors that impact quality of our outcomes, I read the following quote: "You get more of the behavior you reward. You can reward meeting the deadlines, or you can reward meeting the quality standards. Incentives are most often counterproductive.

5 Surprising Ways to Get People Excited About Their Jobs

Lead from Within

A lot of the usual methods–extravagant raises, bonuses, incentive trips–involve huge levels of spending. The One Quality Every Leader Needs To Succee d. Lead From Within Business Career Inc. A recent Gallup poll shows something many of us already suspected: people are not terribly enthusiastic about their work.

Creating a Successful Fleet Operation Means Investing in Employees

Strategy Driven

These challenges created the perfect opportunity to re-envision the careers of Coconino County mechanics. This includes enhancements in services, reliability, and improving quality of customer service by strategically investing in its workforce and new technologies over the last five years.

Child Care Benefits and Employee Retention

Lead Change Blog

Most working parents now make their career decisions based on the child care benefits they can get. Finding quality, affordable child care options for working parents can be a bit challenging. Despite efforts to create a suitable work-life balance, most working parents feel that it’s difficult to develop a career or progress at their workplaces after having children. When working parents struggle with work-life issues, it affects employers as well.

9 Lessons from Henry Ford’s $5 Day Decision

Leading Blog

Ford and his advisors determined that anything less would not be an effective incentive, and anything more would begin to depress profits. Even early in his career, he possessed those qualities, and his reputation only grew throughout his lifetime.

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4 Ways to Grow Your Business Organically

Strategy Driven

Furthermore, it entices quality candidates to join your organization. The incentives can include freebies, gift cards, cash backs, product discounts or store credit. However, employee development does not only focus on career advancement.

Simple Methods to Grow Your Small Business

Strategy Driven

Some simple ways to achieve this include offering rewards and incentives, holding regular career development meetings, and maintaining a welcoming, supportive atmosphere in the workplace. Provide quality customer service.

How To Fuel Your Everyday Success

Eric Jacobson

This is an excellent book for leaders at any stage in their leadership career. The key is to focus your energy, which has traditionally been spent on battling stress, on using stress as an incentive to become better.” Jack H.

4 Tips to Improve Your Business Performance

Strategy Driven

According to Chron , the following indicators can be used to evaluate business performance – key operations variables, market performance, customer returns, and product quality and returns.

5 Keys to High-Impact Team Building

Chart Your Course

Facilitating a form of healthy competition among teams actually boosts productivity and work quality. One such way to encourage friendly competition is by offering rewards and incentives in each team building activity. Also, she is working under creation of course “Successful Career” that is dedicated to successful career in educational sphere. The team is the foundation of any organization.

13 Life Factors That Fuel Your Everyday Success

Eric Jacobson

This is an excellent book for leaders at any stage in their leadership career. The key is to focus your energy, which has traditionally been spent on battling stress, on using stress as an incentive to become better.” Jack H.

The Opposite of Love

Survive Your Promotion

Not caring about your job, the quality of your work, your company’s performance or your team members will kill your career more effectively than spitting in the CEO’s coffee. Find a New Career – If you’ve truly hit bottom because everything about your job and your company is out of line with your life goals, retrain and do something new. Contact me to find out what a little coaching can do for your career! Survive Your Promotion!

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Challenge Yourselef To Be More Effective

Survive Your Promotion

Here are some of the key qualities of an effective leader: See the Big Picture – Have you ever been given an objective that didn’t make sense? Contact me to see what a little coaching can do for your career! Share this: StumbleUpon Digg Reddit This entry was posted in Communication , Motivation , Setting Goals , Time Management and tagged challenge , Communication , effectiveness , Goals , incentives , leadership , management , New Manager.

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Tame Your To-Do List!

Survive Your Promotion

Pigeons, Superstitions and Effective Incentive Programs → Tame Your To-Do List! While everything becomes urgent if you put it off long enough, your quality of work suffers if you are always operating in crisis mode. Contact me to see what a little coaching can do for your career! Pigeons, Superstitions and Effective Incentive Programs → Like Be the first to like this post. Survive Your Promotion!

11 Good Habits That Will Get You Promoted at Work

HR Digest

A promotion is a career growth for a professional. Every employee deserves and looks forward to a promotion at work, an appraisal, or lucrative incentive to keep the person motivated for work. Make the following changes in your career, and you will be promoted.

It's 7PM – Do you know where your employees are?

Survive Your Promotion

This guy was pretty good at his job, turned in high quality work, held himself to a high standard of ethical behavior, and was generally a solid employee. Don’t fall for the perception without uncovering the reality or you may inadvertently promote the slacker and fire the quality producer. Contact me to see what a little coaching can do for your career! I, on the other hand, struggled with my call time, but had top sales numbers and high quality reviews.

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Finance Can Be a Noble Profession (Yes, Really)

Harvard Business

As graduates explain their career choices to family and friends, they will confront the idea that our best and brightest are wasting their talent in an industry that doesn’t do anything worthwhile. But this anti-finance sentiment is detached from the reality of the profession and obscures the promise and peril of a career in finance. Our educational trajectories, our family circumstances, and our quality of life are dictated in part by financial logics.

How To Win Versus Survive

Eric Jacobson

This is an excellent book for leaders at any stage in their leadership career. The key is to focus your energy, which has traditionally been spent on battling stress, on using stress as an incentive to become better.” Consistent leaders recognize the importance of fulfillment, both personally and professionally, and they evaluate balance in terms of quality, not quantity, or time spent. Jack H.

13 Life Factors That Fuel Your Everyday Success

Eric Jacobson

This is an excellent book for leaders at any stage in their leadership career. The key is to focus your energy, which has traditionally been spent on battling stress, on using stress as an incentive to become better.” Consistent leaders recognize the importance of fulfillment, both personally and professionally, and they evaluate balance in terms of quality, not quantity, or time spent. Jack H.

Behaviors of Collaborative Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

For 150 years, corporations, governments and militaries were built for up-and-down leadership, with incentives and rewards that discouraged cross-organization thinking and, in many cases, actually created or encouraged internal competition. There might even be incentives in place that discourage sharing.

Gipsie Ranney

Deming Institute

A resident of Brentwood, Tennessee and an avid supporter of the Nashville Symphony, Gipsie was an international consultant to organizations on management, quality improvement and statistical methodology. She co-authored Beyond Total Quality Management: Toward the Emerging Paradigm , and also contributed to Competing Globally Through Customer Value. She finished her teaching career with a few years at Belmont University in Nashville before retiring.

How to Improve the Speed of Your Hiring Process

HR Digest

The current candidate-driven market is affecting how hiring managers must work to access top quality talents. A lot of companies exceed this number of days in their hiring process; they presume it will lead to quality talents. You will need to create a suitable referral incentive program to stimulate the full participation of your employees. It affords your company quality time to review the candidate’s skills and culture fit, including how they work daily.

13 Life Factors That Can Fuel Your Everyday Success

Eric Jacobson

This is an excellent book for leaders at any stage in their leadership career. The key is to focus your energy, which has traditionally been spent on battling stress, on using stress as an incentive to become better.” Consistent leaders recognize the importance of fulfillment, both personally and professionally, and they evaluate balance in terms of quality, not quantity, or time spent. Jack H.

It's 7PM – Do you know where your employees are?

Survive Your Promotion

This guy was pretty good at his job, turned in high quality work, held himself to a high standard of ethical behavior, and was generally a solid employee. Don’t fall for the perception without uncovering the reality or you may inadvertently promote the slacker and fire the quality producer. Contact me to see what a little coaching can do for your career! I, on the other hand, struggled with my call time, but had top sales numbers and high quality reviews.

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Firing Employees – The New Manager's Field Guide to Termination.

Survive Your Promotion

Maybe the quality of their work drops. You may be well prepared and confident that you have done all the right things, but it’s still tough to look someone in the eye and tell them they are fired. No matter how many times you do it over the course of your career it isn’t (and shouldn’t be) easy but if you follow the steps outlined above, you can at least be sure that you have done everything within your power to handle the situation in a professional manner.

The Elements of Transformational Leadership

Skip Prichard

Within this aspect we can introduce elements of continuous professional development, coaching, mentoring and career opportunities. The theory was that little freedom, or discretion, meant fewer mistakes and better quality; productivity was calculated as such and rigidly adhered to.

Why Dr. Deming’s Work is So Important to Me

Deming Institute

Thankfully, I also had some very good managers who still fell victim to conventional wisdom management ideas, such as a store manager creating special sales incentives and contests that seemed silly and unnecessary. It was one of my first experiences with teamwork and intrinsic motivation being squashed by extrinsic incentives and competition. Guest post by Mark Graban.

Research: Do People Really Get Promoted to Their Level of Incompetence?

Harvard Business

In other words, organizations manage careers so that everyone “rises to the level of their incompetence.” For example, if firms promoted by flipping a coin, then poor salespeople could get promoted because they were lucky, rather than being promoted because their employer observed qualities that overcame their deficiencies as salespeople. This type of collaboration experience positively predicts managerial quality. HIROKAZU JIKE/Getty Images.

The Grocery Industry Confronts a New Problem: Only 10% of Americans Love Cooking

Harvard Business

Early in my career I gathered some data for a client on cooking. First, it sterilizes food with minimal heat, pressure, and time so that the texture and taste of the food remains restaurant-quality. Second, thanks to the minimal degradation of quality, there is a super-clean label (meaning the product will have few chemical-sounding, unpronounceable ingredients) and an incentive to add high-quality ingredients.

Southwest Airlines’ Julie Weber on What It Means To Create a Purpose-Driven Culture

HR Digest

We encourage Employees to grow and develop their careers within Southwest by offering personal and professional development through Southwest’s University, tuition reimbursement and opportunities to promote. We also have a great program for recognizing Employees doing good work in the moment with incentive-type awards. It will be a learning experience and our careers are truly journeys that will have twist, turns and stops along the way. Living the Southwest Way!

Leadership & Political Correctness | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

They are admirable qualities so long as they don’t take precedence over, ignore, or contradict truth. One quality all leaders must have is a willingness, perhaps a "humble" desire to stand out so that their life delivers maximum benefit for others. To speak "your truth" is perceived to be a potentially career limiting, if not ending move.

Is Your Company as Ethical as It Seems?

Harvard Business

Here are five questions to ask: Do your company’s incentives match its policies? But it is the employee incentives that really matter. In the wake of the scandal, GSK changed its incentive policy to evaluate employees who work with customers on a wider variety of metrics, including technical knowledge, quality of service, and adherence to company values. Building a career of positive productivity and learning is hard enough in a company that helps you along.

This Pharma Company Stays Innovative by Doing Two Things

Harvard Business

After extensive assessment, they settled on two initiatives: realigning incentives for employees and systematically introducing outside talent and practices. Roivant’s first response was to address misaligned incentives. While virtually all pharma companies say they encourage risk, in reality the failure of individual drug-development programs frequently results in career damage or even job loss for the research teams involved.

The Who, Where, and Why of Moving for a New Job

Harvard Business

As cities compete for Amazon’s second headquarters, many flexed their tax incentive packages and real estate options in hopes of luring the tech giant to select their city. The data show companies should not assume large numbers of workers will be willing to pack their bags to follow an employer to the city that offers the best tax incentives. Franz Aberham/Getty Images.

Andrés Iniesta’s Farewell, and How to Make Endings Count at Work

Harvard Business

Quality Sport Images/Getty Images. It is a space we all visit, more or less willingly, ever more often as working lives get longer and careers more fragmented. They are major career shifts. There will be one last World Cup, a career epilogue in Japan, and new chapters after that. He sat in the center circle of the pitch where he had stood victorious and defeated, resting, reflecting on a long career. The game had ended.

Why Your Employees Count as Much as Your Clients

Strategy Driven

Even if an employee likes the company, a negative relationship with a manager will impact the quality of the employee’s work life ultimately leading to a loss in productivity or complete loss of the employee. The best way to continue building the culture of caring is to offer performance incentives and gestures of gratitude for employees who demonstrate the culture in every aspect of their job from the way they treat the business to co-workers and customers.

Motivating People Starts with Having the Right Attitude

Harvard Business

When I ask leadership development clients to describe the type of motivation they’d like to see in their teams, they mention qualities such as persistence, being a self-starter, having a sense of accountability for and commitment to achieving results, and being willing to go the extra mile on projects or to help other team members. Most leaders know what strong motivation looks like.

Why I Tell My MBA Students to Stop Looking for a Job and Join the Gig Economy

Harvard Business

When the students in the MBA course I teach on the gig economy ask me for the best thing they can do to prepare for their future careers, I tell them: “Stop looking for a job.” Full-time employees are the most expensive and least flexible source of labor, qualities that make them unattractive to corporate America and Silicon Valley startups alike. Beyond that core, however, companies face powerful economic and market incentives to keep full-time employee headcount low.

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Why The Best Hospitals Are Managed by Doctors

Harvard Business

Healthcare has become extraordinarily complex — the balance of quality against cost, and of technology against humanity, are placing ever-increasing demands on clinicians. The analysis showed that hospital quality scores are approximately 25% higher in physician-run hospitals than in manager-run hospitals. Does being a physician inform leadership through a shared understanding about the motivations and incentives of other clinicians?

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Diversity & Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

I don’t mean to downplay culture, as a diverse corporate culture is something to be strived for, but only if quality is not sacrificed. Case in point is Wal-Mart CEO, Lee Scott, who is so concerned with diversity mandates that Wal-Mart officers are held financially accountable by tying officer incentive bonuses to achieving diversity goals. Just to be clear – You made my Top Bloggers List because of the quality of your content – not your ethnicity.