When to Restructure | N2Growth Blog

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This is so much the case that some CEOs will avoid restructuring initiatives at all costs. There are even some business theorists that warn against undertaking complex restructurings because of the great risks involved. link] dovgordon It may just be me, but I think some people rush to things like restructuring because it's a nice distraction from real work.

Where Are All The Great Careers? Hiding Right Here.

Rich Gee Group

We all know the common and famous careers out there. Did you know there are many great career paths that are ‘hidden’ from the normal news mainstream? All the military benefits and living by the ocean or water your entire career with very few exceptions.

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Announcing a Life and Career Transition for Ron and Cheryl Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

I spent my time restructuring the organization and the team; hopefully positioning it for the future. The post Announcing a Life and Career Transition for Ron and Cheryl Edmondson appeared first on Ron Edmondson. A Life Transition for The Edmondsons.

7 Career Frustrations Every Go-Getter Feels

Let's Grow Leaders

All for a career that led to this pivotal moment of deep frustration. Those moments of true career angst, when we wonder… is it worth it? I got screwed in the restructure. Responding elegantly in these scenes may be the most important career move you can make.

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Goldman Sachs Decides Restructuring Work Is Possible, After All

Harvard Business Review

After years of hearing that it was impossible to restructure jobs to make them more doable, guess what? According to The Wall Street Journal , when Goldman Sachs discovered it couldn’t attract and retain the most promising recruits with pay and perks alone, it woke up to the idea that you can actually restructure the way work is done. The most talented Millennials, as Goldman has learned, aren’t willing to sacrifice their lives to their careers. Now they tell us.

The Quest of Better Outcomes: Hierarchy Versus Process


a lot of companies focus on restructuring their organization structure (hierarchy). Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer The Quest of Better Outcomes: Hierarchy And Process In quest of better outcomes (efficiency, results, productivity, improvements etc.),

Mentoring Matters – Sylvie Doré

Roundtable Talk

Roundtable Mentor, Sylvie Doré, Sales Director, Central & Western Canada at Jobillico, shared his advice for keeping a team motivated and confident after a stressful restructuring.

Mentoring Matters – Fiona Ellis

Roundtable Talk

Roundtable Mentor, Fiona Ellis, AVP, Dealer Relations at Canadian Tire, shared her advice for keeping a team motivated and confident after a stressful restructuring. Latest News & Insights Member Spotlight Career Management Engagement leadership lessons Motivation performance“As leaders, we need to be empathetic, respond truthfully and give employees a chance to process the changes before asking them to resume business as normal.” ” READ MORE.

5 Reasons Teams Lose Confidence

Let's Grow Leaders

He needed more time, more resources, better systems, and the uncertainty of the restructure was distracting to everyone, including him. Authenticity & Transparency Career & Learning Communication Energy & Engagement Everything Else

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Preview Thursday: Up is Not the Only Way by Beverly Kaye, Lindy Williams, and Lynn Cowart

Lead Change Blog

The following post is a preview excerpt from “ Up is Not the Only Way: Rethinking Career Mobility ” by Beverly Kaye, Lindy Williams, and Lynn Cowart, with permission from Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2017). Careers used to be predictable.

Wired for Authenticity

Lead Change Blog

Trends including the rapid pace of change, constant restructuring, and a 24/7 always-on work environment are creating overwhelmed employees and eroding trust in workplaces. Leadership today is more challenging than ever.

5 Tips To Fix A Bad Relationship With Your Boss.

Rich Gee Group

Is your division/department going through a restructuring? Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip Ways & Tips Bad Behavior Boss HR Issues Performance Problems Relationship You started out so well. They hired you out of a field of thousands. They groomed you. They took you on trips, wined and dined you. They gave you the best projects and always had an open-door policy when it came to you. You were the Golden Child. But then something went wrong.

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Generation X and the Narrowing Career Path

Harvard Business Review

She is reaching a point in her career where the path seems to be narrowing suddenly and precipitously. They don't like to be pigeon-holed or pushed out on a limb of specialization — with the inherent danger of a whimsical corporation sawing that limb off behind them during the next restructuring. And they don't like it when Boomers assume they're interested only in the "obvious" career path choice. X'ers' teen years were a time of major corporate restructuring.

How to Form a New Habit (in 5 Easy Steps)

Lead from Within

The best way to form a new habit is to remove anything that will tempt you into your old ways, to restructure your environment so it won’t tempt you. Lead From Within Business Career Habit Inc. Chances are, this has happened to you: You make a resolution with the best of intentions to break a bad habit or start a good one–maybe for the new year or your birthday or some other special occasion.

Do Your Motivations Undermine Your Ability to Lead?

Lead Change Blog

He said, “Don’t you think we’re going to have another restructuring, if you read between the lines?” For me, this was a turning point in my career. I had many reasons that led me to leave my corporate career.

Reference Books for Executives

Coaching Tip

Clearly, regulatory restructuring on a global scale is underway. Books Business Coaching Career Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Leadership Personal Coaching Self-Awareness Success Work life can''t get enough leadership decision frameworks executive checklist james m. Today''s business world is extremely complex and challenging. It''s easy for even the most seasoned executive to make a mistake or overlook a detail that can lead to utter failure for his or her business.

50 Forms of Dysfunction in the Workplace

Lead from Within

Unfortunately, the uncertainty of frequent restructuring actually makes problems worse. Lead From Within Business Career Inc. Every workplace has some degree of dysfunction, of course. Often the ones that are the healthiest think they’re the worst, and vice versa. But dysfunction–in any form and any degree–comes at a cost, keeping us from effective outcomes, efficient results and successful conclusions. At its worst, it can bring down an entire organization.

Leadership Matters

N2Growth Blog

Gordon Berridge: Our readers, with mining knowledge, will be will be familiar with the name Sam Walsh and Rio Tinto, but to provide a complete sketch of your background, would you please share a brief summary of your career history? (as featured in mining.com). CEO Interview: Sam Walsh.

Want to Cut Complexity? Kill Your Darlings.

In the CEO Afterlife

The strategy I’ve grown to love and count on over a 45-year career is do less, better. A long time ago, this ethic saved a near-bankrupt company that I had a part in restructuring. There are plenty of generic strategic choices to drive a business forward.

Are you a Leader or a Lemming?

Great Leadership By Dan

At some point in your career journey, have you started to focus more on status as a leader than the job at hand? This one is IMPORTANT: When the time comes for your career to end, and it will one way or the other, your friends and family are the ones who will still be there.

Do your motivations undermine your ability to lead?

ReImagine Work

He said, “Don’t you think we’re going to have another restructuring, if you read between the lines?” For me, this was a turning point in my career. I had many reasons that led me to leave my corporate career. An employee walked into my office.

Guest Blogger Julie Freeman: The Trustworthy Leader


I got a taste of that skepticism many years ago when I began my professional career as a high school English teacher. Many businesses are undergoing enormous transformations, restructuring their business models and reorganizing their employees. We live in a skeptical world.

5 Keys For Developing An Employee Engagement Strategy

Tanveer Naseer

Create opportunities for personal and professional growth I recently worked for a company that didn’t believe in job tracks or formalized career paths. It was the employee’s responsibility – not their manager’s – to define their next career opportunity. Whether your company has formalized career paths in place or not, it is your responsibility as a manager to engage your people in those type of conversations.

What Successful People Know that You Need to Learn!

Marshall Goldsmith

Why would executives be willing to pull the rip cord on their careers rather than adapt to such a simple routine? When we join a reading group, we’re imposing structure on our reading habits (and possibly restructuring our social life). Dear Followers: My new book Triggers is published!

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How Retirement Changes Your Identity

Harvard Business Review

Teresa Amabile, professor at Harvard Business School, is approaching her own retirement by researching how ending your work career affects your sense of self. Amabile and her fellow researchers have identified two main processes that retirees go through: life restructuring and identity bridging. She says important psychological shifts take place leading up to, and during, retirement. That holds especially true for workers who identify strongly with their job and organization.

3 Ways to Motivate Employees During Times of Change :: Women on.

Women on Business

Washingtonians are not the only ones in transition; companies are reorganizing, restructuring, and adjusting their plans for 2009.

Retain Your Top Performers

Marshall Goldsmith

Leaders are debating the changing nature of work and the perceived decline in job security (the lifelong career at a benevolent company is a fading memory) and the erosion of corporate loyalty. The new work contract – where employees take responsibility for their own careers and corporations provide them with career-enhancing but impermanent opportunities – can be as difficult for organizations to manage as it is for individuals.

Interview: Rebel Brown

N2Growth Blog

For me businesses are as much or more about the people than they are about the products and markets …so those tough restructuring calls (or sometimes the shut it down calls) are the hardest things ever.

“Value” and “Waste” – Watch Them Constantly


To deliver higher value to customers, business leaders implement complex strategies, restructure the organization periodically, lay out new initiatives, improve upon they existing processes, focus on sales, training, people etc. Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer “Value” and “Waste” – Watch Them Constantly “ Delivering Value ” is the buzzword these days.

A Shift in Leadership Can Make a Multi-Million Dollar Impact

Strategy Driven

We spent half a million dollars to train our people and restructure our reward systems over 10 years.

Five Subtle Ways to Find a New Job

Harvard Business Review

Not to mention you're putting your career — and even your sense of self — on the line. So he remained at the company — and the next time there was a restructuring, he was laid off. Make sure your resume is up to date and clearly shows your career interests. You don't even have to mention job search, and some may be willing to help you achieve your general career goals. If you are thinking about a new career, focus this activity in the new career area.

The Personal Strength of Loyalty - The Glue of Relationships

Building Personal Strength

His most recent act of loyalty was to restructure our credit to our advantage, to help us thrive during the recession. My friend was relieved of his command, a consequence that ruined his career.

You Can’t Move Up If You’re Stuck in Your Boss’s Shadow

Harvard Business Review

Except when it’s harmful to your career. ” If you’re feeling frustrated by the pace of your career and are worried about being forever in the shadows of your manager, ask yourself: Am I growing? Networking Career planning Managing yourself

How to Bounce Back After Getting Laid Off

Harvard Business Review

It dents your self-esteem; it’s tough on your bank account; and if you’re not smart about your next steps, it can derail your career. ” Lees suggests saying something like: “My former company went through an extensive restructuring. Losing your job is hard.

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Make Yourself Safe for Sponsorship

Harvard Business Review

It’s not uncommon for today’s rising stars to align themselves with high-powered individuals in order to fast-track their careers — and in fact, it’s recommended. She could not figure out how to mitigate the risk of career-wrecking rumors for her male superiors. Sponsorship is vital to fulfilling your potential, turbocharging your career, and delivering your dreams. During economic downturns and corporate restructuring, it’s often the only thing between you and the door.

Free Tech Tools for the Digital Economy

Strategy Driven

Whether you are a veteran of technological sophistication, just beginning one’s career in IT or technical communication, or even a novice player in the digital economy, there are many free technologies that can be used to complement, enhance, and simplify one’s technical tasks, business processes, documentation, as well as enrich and restructure workflows.

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Six Classes Your Employer Wishes You Could Take

Harvard Business Review

The ability to immerse oneself in terabytes of data, identify (individually or collaboratively) what''s most important and restructure it in an accessible, meaningful and usable form for a variety of audiences will increasingly be an essential skill.

How to Keep a Job Search Discreet

Harvard Business Review

Since how you leave your current job can be as important to your career as how you perform in the next one, you need to know the answers to these questions. Priscilla Claman, president of Career Strategies, Inc., a Boston-based firm offering career coaching and management services, says the job market is more active than most people think. Then her new employer announced that the company would be restructuring and everyone assumed there would be lay offs.

0508 | Orly Lobel: Full Transcript


How do you construct all that relationship, and also what kinds of career trajectories they have when they join you, what kind of promise, or actually, what kind of threats are you putting forward with, for example, requiring a non-compete. They don’t feel that it’s part of what they’re proud of and what they are building in their professional career, what they want to do. How are some of the best companies restructuring themselves to make use of this interesting finding?

Followership : Blog | Executive Coaching | CO2 Partners


In addition, because of the successive generations entering the workforce, rising education levels, globalization, the flattening of organizations, and an increased willingness to change careers and companies, employees have come to understand they can add more value doing meaningful work.

What to Do and Say After a Tough Reorganization

Harvard Business Review

Restructurings may be an inevitable part of organizational life but living through them—even when you’re one of the lucky ones still standing—is challenging and stressful. “He took me aside and said, ‘You’re young in your career to focus on only HR.

Employee Engagement…What's in a Name? | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

Change the name of the department and the people working there no longer fit the bill and new persons came in that fit the new name, a restructuring of a sort is what they called it.

Managing Former Peers

Harvard Business Review

Two other members of the management team also had aspirations for the top job: Sarah who headed operations and had been with the company her whole career; and Stan, the SVP of sales, a veteran sales guy who was widely considered the driver behind the firm's current success. Peter's appointment as president triggered two common challenges with peer promotions: rapid re-contracting followed by rapid restructuring.