How to Build Trust-Filled Relationships in Fast-Changing Environments

Lead Change Blog

Tom’s team borrowed an idea from their health insurance company and created a rewards program that allows employees to earn points for demonstrating behaviors that contribute to a positive work environment. Tom asks why Jill didn’t consult HR; after all, they’re supposed to be the experts in this area. Not if you prepare for “relational accidents,” a significant risk in fast-changing environments. That sounds like the opposite of most workplace environments.

How To Create An Environment That Attracts Ideal Team Players

Joseph Lalonde

Author and leadership consultant Patrick Lencioni talks about The Ideal Team Player in his latest book. YOU have to create an environment where these ideal team players will flourish. So, what does it take to create an environment that attracts ideal team players? How To Create An Environment That Attracts Ideal Team Players. Environments that attract ideal team players are environments where the leader leads through hard work.

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Toxic Work Environments | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Toxic work environments can only exist where a lack of trust and respect are present, and this can only occur in the absence of sound leadership. Let me be as clear as I can - the phrase &# toxic work environment&# is code for bad leadership, becasue a toxic culture simply cannot co-exist in the presence of great leadership. So, what do you do if you’re not in leadership and find yourself in a toxic work environment?

How to Create a Safe Working Environment for Your Employees

Strategy Driven

At the very least, employees should feel safe in the working environment. One of the best ways to ensure your employees have a safe working environment, is to carry out a safety assessment. If you want your business to do well, it’s imperative to take care of your workers.

Signs Your Consulting Firm is Operating on Faulty Assumptions

David A Fields

You throw your best efforts into delivering value for your consulting clients, improving your consulting firm’s marketing, and creating a rewarding consulting environment. The post Signs Your Consulting Firm is Operating on Faulty Assumptions appeared first on David A. All Articles Consulting Consultants

Affordable Business Consulting – Low Overheads

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven’s radically different approach to management consulting eliminates the bricks and mortar consulting firm offices that sit empty most of the time and then passes that cost savings on to our clients. Ask yourself, when was the last time your consultants’ downtown office building bring ground-breaking insight to your business? When was the last time you even visited your consultants’ offices?

Affordable Business Consulting – Experienced Advisors

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven’s radically different approach to management consulting provides you the access you want – no more and no less – to the business executives and senior managers who have the hard-earned experience needed to get the job done faster, better, and ultimately cheaper. Ever wonder why your consultants’ teams are so large? When the need is temporary, the engagement of high-quality consultants is a great way to fill these gaps.

How a Consultant Can Fit Into Your Culture

Strategy Driven

Great consultants don’t necessarily want to spend a lot of time talking about theory or generalities, they would rather roll up their sleeves and get into the mix to help you address your project needs and challenges now. Success in bringing in a consultant hinges largely on determining what they know about – and how they might fit into – the company’s culture, along with their soft skills. You just finished reading How a Consultant Can Fit Into Your Culture !

Do Your Employees Tell You the Truth? How to Foster an Environment Where They Do

Strategy Driven

In several decades of organizational business consulting, I’ve found that culture often distinguishes truly successful and healthy organizations from their dysfunctional counterparts. How to Foster a Safe Environment. One of the best ways to foster an environment in which it’s emotionally safe to tell the truth is to listen to what you hear instead of only acknowledging what you wanted or hoped to hear. Are the people in your organization telling you the truth?

How To Create An Environment That Energizes Everyone

Eric Jacobson

Shawn Murphy Murphy is an independent consultant with 20 years' experience working with a variety of organizations. In the book, The Optimistic Workplace , author Shawn Murphy , explains that the following beliefs are essential to helping create a positive work experience : The team is more important than any individual. For optimism to be strong, a cohesive team is vital. People need to believe the team will be there for them when needed.

Purpose is the Sun in VUCA Work Environments

Mike Cardus

I’ve been consulting & coaching two companies with the same objectives. With a clear and consistent purpose the system-drives-behaviors that thrive in VUCA (Volatile; Uncertain; Complex; Ambiguous) environments. Talking with Janine Tramont of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership , broke some of my personal ‘stuckness’. Talking about a meeting she attended and asked; What business are you in? Who are the customers you want? Who are the customers you are getting?

Inspiring Employees with a Values-Rich Environment

Strategy Driven

Even if your corporate culture leaves a lot to be desired, managers can create a localized environment that inspires your employees to achieve peak performance. Companies all over the country have implemented Ann Rhoades’ methods, developed when she was an executive at JetBlue, Southwest, Doubletree and others and perfected at her consulting company, People Ink. You can only create environment. Please consider the environment before and after printing this article.

How Top-Tier Consulting Became Available to Small and Midsize Business Leaders

Strategy Driven

Need expert advice but don’t think you can afford high quality consultants to support your initiative? StrategyDriven was founded on the principle of making top-tier consulting services affordably available to the leaders of small and midsized businesses and the mid-level managers and professionals of larger companies. Over time, we learned it wasn’t enough to simply deliver a traditional consulting program economically. That’s why we offer a free initial consultation.

StrategyDriven Personal Business Advisor Program Makes Top Tier Consulting Accessible to Small and Midsized Companies

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven’s Personal Business Advisor Program makes top tier consulting services available to business leaders at all companies regardless of budget. By empowering clients to tailor each engagement to meet their specific project needs – no more, no less – and employing modern communications technologies, StrategyDriven eliminates the barriers preventing small and midsized company leaders from accessing high-end consulting services.

How Consultants Project Expertise and Learn at the Same Time

Harvard Business

Young management consultants may be novices, but they’re sold as experts. Conversely, even experienced consultants, who legitimately present themselves as experts, still feel like novices when they embark on a new project. The challenge with effective consulting is that it depends on in-depth situational knowledge that consultants simply can’t have when they start an assignment. How do consultants overcome it? Consultancy Work Is a Performance.

The Advisor’s Corner – When Should Consultants Be Used?

Strategy Driven

Question: We’ve brought in a number of high priced consultants to perform a business case analysis. StrategyDriven Response: There are many reasons for hiring consultants. One or more of these likely applied in your situation: The consultants brought unique insights and experiences from outside your organization; enabling them to develop and present points of view that would otherwise have not been available for consideration.

Possibility Maximizer: Buck Consultants Knowledge Resources

Sales Wolf Blog

Copyright 2007-2010 - Chris Young Twitter Updates follow me on Twitter « The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week | Main | The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week » May 21, 2010 Possibility Maximizer: Buck Consultants Knowledge Resources Happy Friday! At   This week I have a great business research resource to share from the well respected Buck Consultants.

The Advisor’s Corner – When Should Consultants Be Used?

Strategy Driven

Question: We’ve brought in a number of high priced consultants to perform a business case analysis. StrategyDriven Response: There are many reasons for hiring consultants. One or more of these likely applied in your situation: The consultants brought unique insights and experiences from outside your organization; enabling them to develop and present points of view that would otherwise have not been available for consideration.

Boost Your Creativity in Our Overloaded Information Environment.

Strategy Driven

Is our digital environment interfering with our employees’ ability to see the big picture? Through her consulting firm, Your Mind on Media , she speaks before business, professional, and educational organizations on productivity, creativity, and stress reduction. StrategyDriven effective executives, efficient employees Home About The StrategyDriven Organization Our Company Our Contributors Karen K. Juliano Howard T. Dickens Jr. Lucas D. Ives Sharon Drew Morgen Hank Moore Jamie P.

How to Uncover Breakthrough Improvement Opportunities without Consultants

Strategy Driven

Need a performance breakthrough but don’t want to pay a high-cost consulting firm to evaluate your organization’s performance? StrategyDriven was founded on the principle of making top-tier consulting services affordably available to the leaders of small and midsized businesses and the mid-level managers and professionals of larger companies. Click here for more information and to schedule your free consultation.

Servant Leadership…Creating an Environment of Service | You're Not.

You're Not the Boss of Me

You’re Not the Boss of Me Skip to content Home About Me About This Blog ← Taming the Inner Mule Facing the Blank Wall → December 12, 2010 · 8:24 pm ↓ Jump to Comments Servant Leadership…Creating an Environment of Service A lot is being said about the leader as “servant”. In truth, an environment that embraces service will do so in an all-encompassing way.

Five Degrees of Workplace Culture

Great Leadership By Dan

I recently spoke to leaders in two different organizations about the difficult dynamics in their work environment. Chris Edmonds is a sought-after speaker, author, and executive consultant. After a 15-year career leading successful teams, Chris founded his consulting company, The Purposeful Culture Group, in 1990. Chris has also served as a senior consultant with The Ken Blanchard Companies since 1995. culture healthy work environment S. Guest post from S.

Why Young Bankers, Lawyers, and Consultants Need Emotional Intelligence

Harvard Business

Early in your career — whether it’s in banking, law, consulting or accounting — you will discover that all of your colleagues are as smart and hard working as you. A complex and global business environment requires stronger communication across multiple boundaries, and the rise of big data means clients put more value on customized insight and integrity. Vincent Tsui for HBR.

The Top Five Habits of Effective Network Builders

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article featyred online by MIT Sloan Management Review. To read the complete article, check out other resources, and sign up for free email alerts, please click here. * * * “Open-source projects and grassroots collective action are important sources of inspiration for 21st-century civic engagement, enabling us to combine [.].

How Packaging Protects the Environment

Harvard Business Review

When packaging prevents food waste even a little, it can have a major positive impact on the environment. As the resources required to get that meat to a consumer's home are roughly 10 times the resources that went into that packaging, the arithmetic is clear: if purchased meat isn't going to be eaten within a few days, case-ready packaging is the better option for the environment. Packaging that's good for the environment won't work if people don't choose it.

Which MBAs Make More: Consultants or Small-Business Owners?

Harvard Business

In our work studying entrepreneurship-through-acquisition (EtA) — in which individuals purchase an existing small business to own and run themselves — we’ve found that most graduating MBA students agree that being the CEO of a small firm dominates traditional post-MBA careers like consulting, investment banking, private equity, and the like on these non-pecuniary dimensions. HBR STAFF. Compensation is, of course, more than money.

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Roxi Hewertson, CEO of the Highland Consulting Group, Authors Bi-weekly Column for StrategyDriven

Strategy Driven

We believe a clear, forward-looking strategy, translatable to the day-to-day activities of all organization members, is critical to realizing success in today’s fast paced market environment. You just finished reading Roxi Hewertson, CEO of the Highland Consulting Group, Authors Bi-weekly Column for StrategyDriven ! Please consider the environment before and after printing this article.

Stewardship Is an Alternative to Leadership

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Yes, business needs to make money, but it is also entrusted with the well-being of people, the environment and the planet. IT and HR should be consultants, not in control. Peter Block is a global bestselling author and consultant, and a partner in Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops that build the skills outlined in his books. Stewardship is about choosing service over self-interest.

Your Bench Strength

Coaching Tip

A global executive survey released by Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), a single source of leadership and talent consulting solutions, indicates that 30 percent of organizational leaders do not feel their organization is ready to promote its talent, while 70 percent of executives feel their organizations are either ready now or somewhat ready. . Global talent management is essential to an organization’s health,” said Andrés Tapia, senior partner, Leadership and Talent Consulting, Korn Ferry.

“Fun” at Work

Great Leadership By Dan

If you are a manager, and you’ve chartered one of these things, you’ve taken the lazy way out of doing what you’re supposed to do as a leader, that is, create an energizing environment. Hiring a fun consultant. So what’s a leader to do to create an energizing, motivating work environment, where people can come to work, have a few laughs, and feel good about themselves and their work? fun at work positive work environment motivation

The Keys to Effective Change Management

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries and tools in your favor to take control of your environment “Productivity@Work” series Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success cues Cultivate those who support your efforts to start and sustain good change habits (friends) David Maxfield Do what you can't Eliminate the bad habits and choices that undermine your change efforts and the people (accomplices) who abet your bad decisions Inc.

How Good Can You Stand It?

Let's Grow Leaders

A Guest Post from Lisa Hamaker, Kaliday Consulting, and author of Creating Joyful Work. We tend to think that the business world is always a zero-sum environment, “If Steve gets that promotion, and then I will not be able to achieve my goals.” Energy & Engagement being happier at work happiness at work kalliday consulting leading change The first time I heard this question I had just accepted a new position with a nice bump in salary, and responsibilities.

Problems stem from bad data, wrong assumptions, and false conclusions

Mike Cardus

It is essential to keep an open mind and focus on the environment that causes creativity to cease. Innovation Leadership Development Solution-Focused abnormal problems innovation and management normal problems we are stuck when to hire a consultant

The Process is as Important as the Product: 7 Tips to Manage Both

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Having had advance notice, the leaders had worked diligently with a top consulting firm to create a comprehensive strategic plan that would make them competitive. Change Leadership Culture and Workplace Environment Leadership Balance results and process Change management Involvement SNETImagine leading the charge into battle and at the crest of the hill, turning around and discovering there are no troops behind you.

A Different Kind of Rowe

Survive Your Promotion

Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← Row Row ROWE Your Team As Promised – Very Long Post on Managing Remote Teams → A Different Kind of Rowe Posted on March 30, 2010 by Katy Yesterday I talked about the ROWE as in Results Only Work Environment, and today I had every intention of posting a long article on managing a remote team.

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Motivation

Survive Your Promotion

In today’s working environment, employees tend to take a mercenary approach to their employment. Survive Your Promotion! Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← Prioritization Using the Eisenhower Method FREE Goal Planning Toolkit!

Harmony vs Chaos: Keep Employees on the Same Page

Strategy Driven

It’s relatively new to many people, however, so consider working with a consultancy business such as HingePoint to help people get used to things. Please consider the environment before and after printing this article. Talent Management business communications business management office environment strategydriven talent managementPhoto courtesy of Pixabay. Making sure everyone in your business is on the page shouldn’t be seen as mere courtesy.

Row Row ROWE Your Team

Survive Your Promotion

Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← Finding Your Confidence A Different Kind of Rowe → Row Row ROWE Your Team Posted on March 29, 2010 by Katy In 2007 Best Buy implemented a Results Only Work Environment or ROWE. Survive Your Promotion!

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Is it Worth Publishing Online?

David A Fields

A consultant asked me the following question: Since everybody is pushing out articles, why would I think Google (or a prospect) is going to find my article or blog? What is your advice to this consultant? Is it even worth publishing blogs and articles in today’s cacophonous environment? In a few days I’ll post the answer I gave this consultant. You can see more discussion of this question by joining the Solo Consultant’s […].

Decision Making and Planning Within Complexity and Uncertainty

Mike Cardus

Using the questions in the SOLVEDmethod PowerPoint and listening to various perspectives will support learning opportunities and the ability to respond to changes in the environment. Innovation Leadership Coaching Organization Development Solution-Focused complex decision making complexity complexity and uncertainty decision making powerpoint Solution-Focused Consulting and Training VUCAIt’s getting weird out there.

Interpersonal Dynamics @ Work

Coaching Tip

Why is it that, in the age of expensive management consultants and ubiquitous leadership training courses , a whopping 70% of employees continue to self-report as disengaged and unhappy? Not only is he a seasoned corporate executive, but he is an author and management consultant who coaches senior executives and business owners. Agno’s extensive knowledge of the business environment makes this a reference book worth studying over and over again. .

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Consultants Should All Get Real Jobs

Harvard Business Review

I challenge all consultants to spend some time — at least a year — back in a “real” job, working shoulder to shoulder with the same kinds of people who pay for their advice. As for my three specific goals, they can also serve as a road map for other consultants who are interested to stop teaching and start doing: Learn for yourself how the working world has changed. Of course consulting, teaching and writing are hard to do in their own right.

Should Success Be Based On Results or Politics?

The Idolbuster

Chapter 9: Paint Your Environment Part 12. I believe that a company with a Results Oriented Work Environment (ROWE) has a lower risk for corporate idolatry. Daniel Pink argues that ROWE is effective because it provides employees autonomy, i.e. control over their environment, which is intrinsically motivating. [ii] Now, they are consultants and speakers, helping to bring change to hundreds of companies. iii] Results Only Work Environment Case Study: GAP. [iv]