7 Leadership Pitfalls That Sabotage Company Growth

The Empowered Buisness

Yet, according to Bain and Company, only 10% succeed in achieving sustainable profitable growth. While growth is the life-blood of every business, at some point, your company will experience the double edge sword of growth. Your company hits a wall and growth flattens.

Digitalizing Your Business Means Re-Imagining How It Operates

N2Growth Blog

But, in order to realize that promise, business leaders must be willing to drastically re-think their company’s business processes. In essence, business processes need not be limited by reporting lines or geography in this kind of operating model.

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How to Drive Strategies By Assessing Your Company Capabilities

N2Growth Blog

Every company has a set of capabilities that, when properly leveraged, can serve to devastate the competition. So, it’s essential for leadership teams to pinpoint and honestly assess these capabilities. Forecasting Capabilities: How well does the leadership team know the industry?

Eight Good Company Culture Guidelines

Eric Jacobson

"The clearer your company culture, the less likely it will be hijacked by the weaker personalities in your team," explains Mary Christensen , author of the book, Be A Network Marketing Leader. "A We operate in a spirit of fun and friendship.

Closing Your Company’s “Leadership Gap”

Michael Lee Stallard

In effect, these organizations experienced a leadership gap. Because they didn’t address these leadership gaps, cynicism and disengagement developed among the people they were responsible for leading and it eventually sabotaged performance.

Ego Free Leadership

Coaching Tip

At a time when workers feel a sense of disconnect with their jobs and companies-- a September 2015 Gallup Poll recorded U.S. Asked to describe an ideal team or organizational culture, most employees will use words like supportive, transparent, authentic, collaborative, and trusting, yet when asked to describe their company's actual culture, they will use words such as competitive, political, territorial, untrusting, and conflict averse. Can't Get Enough Leadership.

Thinking Ahead – Millennial Leadership

N2Growth Blog

Leadership is a hot topic today and will continue to be for a while. The individuals that will shape the next generation of leadership are not a group of millennials, they are a group of leaders just as the generation before them, and the many generations before them. They may operate in the leadership capacity, however from the beginning they have dictated the culture and path of their workforce. By Brody Clemmer. Chief Innovation Officer, N2Growth.

Dream Adjusters: Why Company Leaders Also Have To Be Chief Calibration Officers

Terry Starbucker

I always preached that our company needs to be “the best” or “the greatest” at what it does. Unrealistic budgets and operational goals are morale (and job) killers. LeadershipWhen is a dream too big? When is it not big enough?

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Company Culture Matters

Great Leadership By Dan

I sensed the disintegrated teamwork at the oil company and knew my efforts would be futile in that perfect storm of animosity. It is discouraging to note how many people suffer from an unFIT dynamic at work that pollutes company culture with negativity, resentment, and backbiting.

5 Positions Companies Need To Navigate Digital Transformation

N2Growth Blog

This shift from the current Programmatic Era to the new AI Era will be transformative and disrupt companies and entire markets. Companies of scale need to gear up these new jobs and transform their organizations for this future.

Leadership & The Expectation Gap

N2Growth Blog

When it comes to leadership, I can share the issue of expectations is no small matter. Let me make this as simple as I can; managing expectations is gamesmanship – aligning them is leadership. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

Managerial Leadership Training Tool: Using DTC Operator Innovation Planning

Create Learning

Working with a team of 5 Executive Directors from a company that employs ~2000 people we identified a gap in the Managerial Leadership Training , Mentoring and coaching of employees prior to being promoted to a Manager Level within the company. Dimension Time Cost Operator.

Three Strategies for the Sales Organizations of Fast Growth Companies

Strategy Driven

After working with countless fast growth companies in numerous industries, some obvious patterns have emerged as the senior leaders are trying to scale their sales organizations quickly. The issues typically appear in three specific areas: their choice in sales leadership, hiring standards for the salespeople, and how they coach and hold the salespeople accountable. We see companies take their top salesperson and make them a sales manager.

Leadership Lessons from the World’s Most Admired Companies

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Hay Group's Mel Stark: Hay Group is often asked about what we’ve learned from the World’s Most Admired Companies. When it comes to fostering and developing leadership, my answer tends to be that it’s just a part of what WMACs do; it's engrained in their DNA.

2015 Leadership Predictions:

The Empowered Buisness

Do you know how current trends will change the face of leadership in your company? Is your company ready to meet the new leadership challenges in the coming years? Are you aware of how leadership is evolving to respond to those trends?

Seven Lessons American Manufacturing’s Decline Can Teach Any Company

Strategy Driven

And that is a failure of American leadership on an epic scale; a failure of government to work with manufacturing instead of against it; a failure of business to adapt to the global marketplace instead of running from it. But most of all, it is a failure of leadership to harness and unleash the remarkable potential of the American worker. But most companies have cultures “by default, not design”. How can a company with those supposed ethics commit such an act?

Eighth Annual Hay Group Study Identifies Best Companies for Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Hollywood has the Oscars, Television the Emmys, publishing has the Pulitzer prizes, and leadership development has its own annual awards. There’s Chief Executive’s 2012 40 Best Companies for Leaders , Fortune’s 25 Top Companies for Leaders , and the just published Hay Group Best Companies for Leadership Study and Top 20. It’s no surprise that the same companies appear on these lists year over year. All Other Companies. All Other Companies.

Is Your Leadership Disruptive?

Lead Change Blog

Is it time to examine the role of leadership through the lens of disruption? Whether the leadership prototypes are CEO Larry Page at Google, CEO Ginni Rometty at IBM, or CEO Mike DeFrino of Kimpton Hotels, their paths to influencing have striking similarities.

Do you have leadership presence?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.” Lao Tzu Leadership is about results and positive outcomes, and so leaders want the hearts and minds of others directed toward a unified purpose.

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Six Things Great Leadership Teams Do

Great Leadership By Dan

Chris Edmonds : When I consult with executives on crafting a high performance, values-aligned culture, one of the first things I do is to examine the effectiveness of their leadership team. Whatever that team is called - an executive team, a leadership team, a management team, etc.

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The 5 Cultures That Determine Your Company’s Success

Strategy Driven

How healthy is your company’s culture? Knowing what you and your company stand for and being completely unyielding and inflexible are different things. John Mattone is an authority on leadership, talent, and culture.

30 Outdated Leadership Practices Holding Your Company Back

N2Growth Blog

businesses spend more than $170 Billion dollars annually on leadership-based curriculum. Are we producing better leaders or just more people who hold positions of leadership? By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth .

Transforming Leadership And Trust In The Organization

Tanveer Naseer

There is a change happening at the very top of the organizational hierarchy that, like a weather vane, reflects some of the fundamental changes happening across every organization and the marketplace they operate in. It also has had an impact on the way leadership works.

November 2016 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the November 2016 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! As I was reviewing this month’s submissions to the Leadership Development Carnival, I was wishing we could all get together in a room to exchange these ideas more deeply and directly.

An Effective Business Review Meeting?

N2Growth Blog

Another common complaint about Business Review Meetings is that nearly always the time gets hijacked with discussions on day-to-day operating or tactical issues, especially when we have a room full of engineers turned managers; they quickly dive down into trying to fix the problem right then. I had the opportunity to sit with Lewis Booth , former CFO of Ford Motor Company, who along with the senior executive team, led the successful turnaround and global repositioning of Ford.

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A Company Health & Wellness Center that Delivers High Value Low Cost Healthcare – Is it Possible?

N2Growth Blog

The changing landscape created by the Affordable Care Act has made it difficult, but not impossible to assert control over company health care spend. Additionally, providers rely more heavily upon Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements than ever before; more people, more complex health care issues and payments that don’t cover the majority of operating costs. Because health care matters to your employees and you need to curb the growing costs affecting your company’s bottom line.

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The Impact of the Digital Revolution on Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Today, workplaces are undergoing a digital revolution which is helping to transform entire industries and forcing companies to change the way they operate. This will have an effect not only on existing leaders, but on future leadership development as well.

The 3 Most Reliable Indicators Of A Company’s Health – And Of Its Heart

Terry Starbucker

Can a company really “measure its heart”? In my quest for those measurements, I’ve found 3 in particular that not only provide insights as to overall company health, but also put a “virtual stethoscope” over its heart. Leadership

Flip Your Organization Chart

N2Growth Blog

This new perspective also improved my leadership skills. What you’ll find at the top are all the necessary functions—where the rubber meets the road; in between there and the C-Suite, you’ll find the majority of your company—some designed to support the chief executive and some designed to support the field, but most designed to support the organization in between. By Brian Layer. Chief Executive Officer, N2Growth. Do you know what everyone in your organization does?

Life In A High-Performing Company – An Insider View

Tanveer Naseer

What is it like to work for a high performing company? Hay Group’s High Performing Companies Norm provides an insider view. Our High Performing Companies Norm is based on survey data gathered from employees working in approximately 40 companies that are financial performance leaders. From a total rewards standpoint, high performing companies offer their employees a lot. Conclusion People are the foundation of the sustained success of high performing companies.

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My Top 10 Leadership Insights For 2015

Tanveer Naseer

Leadership Insight #10 – Our words do not simply impart information; they influence how people see the value of what they do [ Share on Twitter ]. Read more on this leadership insight here: Are You Inspiring Those You Lead To Be Extraordinary?

The Best Leadership Books of 2016

Leading Blog

O NCE AGAIN we see that despite our rhetoric, what we are is reflected in our leaders and leadership. Learning Leadership : The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader by James M. Related Interest: Best Leadership Books of 2015. Best Leadership Books of 2014.

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Hay Group's 2010 Best Companies for Leadership

Leading Blog

Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, released its 2010 Best Companies for Leadership Study and Top 20 list. The study ranks the best companies for leadership around the globe and examines how those companies develop current and future leaders.

Value-Added Leadership

Strategy Driven

Every company has stakeholders, though a few with their own proprietary interests chart the course in their own vision, or lack thereof. Value-added leadership is a healthy way of life that puts collaborations first. Value-added leadership requires a senior team commitment. The ideal company could hopefully make the following answers to questions posed above, per categories on The Business Tree™, including: The business you’re in. Your company is people-friendly.

The Importance Of Stretching Your Leadership With Jon Stolpe

Joseph Lalonde

Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 30 Leadership requires a constant stretching of our current skill set. Answers From Leadership podcast guest Jon Stolpe knows this all too well. Listen To The Answers From Leadership Podcast. What does leadership look like to you?

What is Great Leadership?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Ted Bagley: All organizations worry about leadership, from the mom and pop community businesses to the giant global entities both domestic and international. Good leadership is defined as proper training, rewarding, assisting, coaching and respecting those who “carry the load”. The focus of leaders is on utilizing people as a company’s most important product, to establish missions, strategies and goals for the organization.

Lessons from the Costa Concordia: A Case For Company Values

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

What was operating in the culture of the company that the senior leaders were not aware of standard practices? Curious what company values were driving these behaviors, I searched the Costa Cruises website to find out.

Peter Senge: How to Overcome Learning Disabilities in Organizations


These disabilities operate despite the best effort of bright, committed people. Company Culture Leadership Leading Organization Learning Sketch Notes Culture Building learning Learning Organization Peter Senge Systems Thinking

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Leadership Matters

N2Growth Blog

The company has grown through a long series of mergers and acquisitions to place itself among the world leaders in the production of many commodities, including aluminium, iron ore, copper, uranium, coal, and diamonds. Gordon Berridge: What do you see as the greatest leadership strength?

Reach For Greatness: The 12 Steps To The Leadership Summit

Terry Starbucker

I’ve been fortunate enough over the course of my 34-year career to have arrived at what I call the leadership summit – a high place of great business success and personal satisfaction, and a fulfilling culmination of years of effort, determination, and dedication. Leadership