Harnessing your team's competitive advantage

Coaching Tip

Source: CrisMarie Campbell: The Beauty of Conflict: Harnessing Your Team’s Competitive Advantage. . Most of us avoid conflict like crazy. But what if harnessing conflict was our best chance to build championship teams that produce greatness? However, there is a problem: Most people weren't trained in doing this nor were we provided good models growing up. The truth is, most people think conflict can only be painful and an impediment to work.

Team Engagement Brings Competitive Advantage

Lead Change Blog

There is a lack of employee engagement and productivity as accuracy levels decrease, absenteeism increases, motivation is lacking and an unhealthy degree of competitiveness exists. Team members make your company’s success and in an era that is so focused on technological advancements effective teamwork is your biggest competitive advantage. The post Team Engagement Brings Competitive Advantage appeared first on Lead Change.

Leadership Love is a Competitive Advantage

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

The post Leadership Love is a Competitive Advantage appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

Organizational health: The ultimate competitive advantage

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a brief excerpt from another outstanding article from The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company, in which co-authors Scott Keller and Colin Price explain why organizations must build the capacity to learn and keep changing over time to sustain high performance, To read the complete article, check out other resources, register to […].

Gian = Leadership: Timeless Advice on Competitive Advantage

Linked 2 Leadership

Authentic Leadership Leadership Lessons Learned Leadership vs. Management Practical Steps to Influence competition competitive advantage donald krause leadership rob wolfe sun tzu the art of war the art of war for executives In his book, The Art of War for Executives, author Donald G. Krause provides interpretations of author Sun Tzu’s writings from The Art of War to help business leaders use the material in everyday business situations.

162: Competitive Advantage — 4 Ways to Leverage Relationships at Work | with Todd Davis, FranklinCovey Chief People Officer

Engaging Leader

How many times have you heard a leader say, “Our people are our greatest asset”? You’ve probably even uttered it a few times yourself. It’s a nice sentiment, but really doesn’t tell the full story.

Leading Supply Chain Strategies — From Cost Centre to Competitive Advantage

Leading Strategies

This presentation will demonstrate how leading supply chains can deliver a sustainable competitive advantage, with a focus on creating free cash flow, reduci…… Supply Chain

When speed is not a decisive competitive advantage

First Friday Book Synopsis

I agree with Verne Harnish that speed can sometimes be a decisive competitive advantage. Bob's blog entries learn when -- and when not -- to rely on speed Mastering the Rockefeller Habits Verne Harnish When speed is not a decisive competitive advantageIt has saved countless gazelles when lions are in the area. However, as he and Dan Weston would point out, on other occasions, as this brief film clip suggests….

Niche can be a Competitive Advantage

CEO Blog

In that, I talk about the advantages of being small (like the Canrock Ventures fund). I have been a niche player all of my life. I choose small markets and learn to be dominant in them. I prefer to be big in a small market. Working in a niche allows focus on specialties.

Microsoft Office: A Competitive Advantage that Needs to be Mobile

Coaching Tip

One of the major strategic plays, set in motion by the purchase of Nokia Corporation''s mobile-phone business, is to take their Microsoft Windows Office competitive advantage to the mobile marketplace of smartphones and tablets. High Performance Teams; A Competitive Advantage.

The most MEANINGFUL competitive advantage

Rajesh Setty

The most meaningful competitive advantage is. Caring at scale is a clear competitive advantage because so many people out there pretend to care. If you can get there, you have the most meaningful competitive advantage!

Pixar’s Competitive Advantage? A Connection Culture

Michael Lee Stallard

At the Technical Academy Awards ceremonies held in Hollywood, the Associated Press reported that it wasn’t the host, actress Jessica Biel, who attracted the most attention. Instead, it was an understated, bespectacled, computer engineer named Ed Catmull.

How Networking Can Become Your Competitive Advantage

Mills Scofield

Many thanks to my good friend Dorie Clark on chatting with me for her Forbes blog ! Dorie is a wise woman and being able to share her platform is quite an honor! So, read it here (follow her at @dorieclark and read her book ! Would you like to add Richard Branson to your network?

Are You a Candid Leader? 4 Ways to Build Clarity, Trust, and Competitive Advantage

Great Leadership By Dan

With an increased demand for transparency, building trust through authenticity is more critical than ever for individuals and organizations to keep their competitive edge. Guest post by Nancy K. Eberhardt: Honest, purposeful, and respectful communication is one of the most effective leadership skills, yet CEOs who promote a culture of candor are still uncommon in business today.

How and why asking the “ultimate question” can create the ultimate competitive advantage

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bain & Company's Loyalty Practice Bain & Company’s Customer Strategy and Marketing practice Fred Reichheld Harvard Business Review Harvard Business School How and why asking the “ultimate question” can create the ultimate competitive advantage Net Promoter®system of management Profits Rob Markey The Loyalty Effect: The Hidden Force Behind Growth The Ultimate Question 2.0:

3 Ways Pixar Gains Competitive Advantage from Its Culture

Michael Lee Stallard

With 70 percent of American workers disengaged today, Pixar and Disney Animation provide a model for engaging and energizing employees by making culture a competitive advantage. The post 3 Ways Pixar Gains Competitive Advantage from Its Culture appeared first on Michael Lee Stallard. As seen on Fox Business.

Why Design Thinking Is the Next Competitive Advantage

Leading Blog

Continuous Improvement Programs Offer Competitive Advantages On Key Financial Metrics

Six Disciplines

Such resources include competitive analysis, market focused business analytics and information about customers' forward-looking strategies. IndustryWeek recently reported on a survey it conducted with TBM Consulting about the impact of continuous-improvement programs on three financial metrics: anticipated revenue growth, operating income growth, and cash flow over the past year.

Recommended Resource – Beyond Performance: How Great Organizations Build Ultimate Competitive Advantage

Strategy Driven

Beyond Performance: How Great Organizations Build Ultimate Competitive Advantage. You just finished reading Recommended Resource - Beyond Performance: How Great Organizations Build Ultimate Competitive Advantage !

Competitive Advantage: Employees Who Know They Can Make A Difference

What Do You Want From Them

Step 5 of my inspiration recipe called for "Make others believe that they can make a difference.. Thats an ingredient you cant buy at Wal-Mart. Let me approach this from a personal experience : A few years ago, my husband was diagnosed with adult ADHD. ADHD is linked to low levels of the neurotransmitters Dopamine and Norepinephrine. This results in, for example, inattention, distractibility, difficulties with planning and sequencing.

The Top 5 Competitive Advantages of Small Businesses

Six Disciplines

New Millennium Trends – The Key Driver for Competitive Advantage

Management is a Journey

Give Your Business a Competitive Advantage with this 4-Letter Word

Steve Farber

A recent study by Korn Ferry found that 63 percent of the 800 leaders they interviewed said technology will be their firm’s greatest source of competitive advantage within five years. Love is the real competitive advantage. What does it look like when it’s a competitive advantage? It’s just damn good business. I know this to be true. I also understand a broader reality: Many leaders don’t buy it.

Give Your Business a Competitive Advantage with this 4-Letter Word

Steve Farber

A recent study by Korn Ferry found that 63 percent of the 800 leaders they interviewed said technology will be their firm’s greatest source of competitive advantage within five years. Love is the real competitive advantage. What does it look like when it’s a competitive advantage? It’s just damn good business. I know this to be true. I also understand a broader reality: Many leaders don’t buy it.

The Fall of Competitive Advantage and the Rise of Transient Advantages

LDRLB

For too long the business world has been obsessed with the notion of building a sustainable competitive advantage… I’m not arguing that it’s a bad idea—obviously, it’s marvelous to compete in a way that others can’t imitate… But it’s now rare for a company to maintain a truly lasting advantage.

Talent Wins

Coaching Tip

Most executives today recognize the competitive advantage of human capital, and yet the talent practices their organizations use are stuck in the twentieth century. Books Business Coaching Career Ethics Leadership Memes Personal Life Skills Tips What is Work life competitive advantage Design Dominic Barton human capital Ram CharanPeople, not companies, generate value, so why isn't talent at the center of every company's strategy?

Competitive Advantage from the Bottom of the Pyramid

LDRLB

In a world where global competition is absolute, companies are looking at new ways to gain sustained competitive advantages. [Editor''s Note: This is a guest post from Ajay Swamy.

David Seltzer’s Trustworthiness Is A Competitive Advantage

Erika Andersen

In an industry often characterized by questionable dealings, loose lips, and a pronounced lack of ethics, the folks at Management 360 have made integrity one of their key competitive advantages. “David Seltzer is another trustworthy leader for whom I have great respect.

6 Strengths to Cultivate as an Entrepreneur

Women on Business

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Understanding Michael Porter: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy Joan Magretta Harvard Business Review Press (2011) How and why organizations can achieve and then sustain competitive advantage, especially in turbulent and uncertain times Although this book offers – in my opinion — the single best introduction to the major insights of Michael Porter, other [.].

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High Performing Organizations

Coaching Tip

Despite the diverse range of industries--business, sports, technology, finance, education, and the arts--each of these successful institutions share a common bond: they are world-class industry leaders and have repeatedly outperformed their competition. "At At the heart of every institution whose advantage has endured lies an organizational model that works more effectively than its competitors," say authors Brian MacNeice and James Bowen in their new book, POWERHOUSE.

All’s Fair In Love And Business: How To Be More Competitive

Strategy Driven

In business, there’s nothing more integral to success than being able to beat the competition. There’s competition in every industry, so how are you going to outshine your rivals and seal those deals?

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Approach to Innovation

Coaching Tip

This low-risk, high-reward strategy is an approach to innovation that all companies should recognize and apply when it will give them a competitive advantage. This approach focuses on three key elements: Creating a family of diverse innovations around a central product that make that product more appealing and competitive. Today's conventional wisdom says to survive, companies must move beyond incremental innovation and invest in radical, disruptive innovation.

The Ideal Team Player: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues Patrick Lencioni Jossey-Bass/An Imprint of John Wiley & Sons (June 1026) How and why teamwork remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare In my opinion, Patrick Lencioni is among the most creative and influential business… Read More The Ideal Team Player: A book review by Bob Morris.

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Book Review: “Beyond Performance: How Great Organizations Build Ultimate Competitive Advantage” by Scott Keller and Colin Price

The Practical Leader

In Beyond Performance: How Great Organizations Build Ultimate Competitive Advantage Keller and Price reinforce the decades of accumulating research showing that roughly 70% of organizational change programs fail.

When Do Shared Values Become a Competitive Advantage?

The Idolbuster

Peters argues (as do many others) that strong company values give a competitive business advantage. Chapter 3: The Real American Idol Part 8. In the last post , I used the McKinsey 7S model to explain the importance of shared company values to corporate culture. Tom Peters’ book “In Search of Excellence” introduced the 7S model to the broader business community when it was first published in 1982.

Building a Connection Culture

Coaching Tip

One of the most powerful and least understood aspects of successful organizations is how employees' feelings of connection, community, and unity provide a competitive advantage. In " CONNECTION CULTURE: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work ," author Mike Stallard explains how we can be intentional in creating and sustaining connection cultures.

The Quest for Global Dominance:: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Quest for Global Dominance: Transforming Global Presence into Global Competitive Advantage, Second Edition Anil Gupta, Vijay Govindarajan, and Haiyan Wang Jossey-Bass (2008 How to establish global presence, then achieve and sustain a competitive advantage As Jeffrey Garten explains in the Foreword, this Second Edition offers “not only updates, not only new examples, and not [.].

Standing Out In Business – The Era of the Brand

Strategy Driven

Organizations will need to look deep inside themselves to find those unique characteristics which differentiate them from the competition and leverage these differentiators to become the preferred choice of customers and prospects. From over two decades of experience, we have identified eight primary factors which contribute to standing out from the competition when it comes to marketing.

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Business Network Transformation: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Business Network Transformation: Strategies to Reconfigure Your Business Relationships for Competitive Advantage Jeffrey Word, Editor Jossey-Bass/John S. Wiley & Sons Leveraging profitability and competitive advantage with operational excellence Marco Iansiti Mohanbir Sawhney Open Business Models Open Innovation Philip Lay Ranjay Gulati Ross Sullivan Shrinking core while expanding periphery of the relational architecture