Toxic Work Environments | N2Growth Blog

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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. Managing Your People business management Safety Assessment strategydriven

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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.

Affordable Business Consulting – Use Your Own Staff

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven’s radically different approach to management consulting allows you to use your own staff, not requiring you to use ours, so your people benefit from the project experience and then keep this knowledge within your organization. Ask yourself, when was the last time you paid your first or second year associates $180,000 to $240,000 per year commensurate with your consultants’ $90 to $120 per hour consulting rate for staff personnel?

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

As a manager, if you ask someone working for you, “What should we be doing better?” In several decades of organizational business consulting, I’ve found that culture often distinguishes truly successful and healthy organizations from their dysfunctional counterparts. Truth-telling is essential to building a brilliant culture, but it doesn’t happen without leaders and managers who are willing to listen to what they hear and meet people where they are.

Management Styles

Strategy Driven

Organizations should coordinate management skills into its overall corporate strategy, in order to satisfy customer needs profitably, draw together the components for practical strategies and implement strategic requirements to impact the business. This is my review of how management styles have evolved. In the period that predated scientific management, the Captain of Industry style prevailed. The Human Relations style of management flourished from 1940-1964.

Purpose is the Sun in VUCA Work Environments

Mike Cardus

I’ve been consulting & coaching two companies with the same objectives. Enhance organizational infrastructure to be better prepared to change and flourish in the VUCA (Volatile; Uncertain; Complex; Ambiguous) world of the Affordable Care Act, Insurance Providers, Medicare, Medicaid, Managed Care, etc…. With a clear and consistent purpose the system-drives-behaviors that thrive in VUCA (Volatile; Uncertain; Complex; Ambiguous) environments.

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 is launching a Personal Business Advisor Program ; uniquely providing affordable cutting edge tools and expert advice that until now was typically available to only large company executives and senior managers. Over time, we learned it wasn’t enough to simply deliver a traditional consulting program economically.

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. Even managers.

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.

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.

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? Carlos Osorio/Getty Images.

Possibility Maximizer: Buck Consultants Knowledge Resources

Sales Wolf Blog

SHRM - Society for Human Resource Managment Indispensible for the HR Professional! Successories Motivational Products Talent Managment Magazine Testing and Assessments - An Employers Guide to Good Practices Testing and Assessments - DOL The Rainmaker Group - Possibility Maximization An amazing group of people commited to making a difference in the world they live - one soul, one organization, one Customer Experience at a time.

The Keys to Effective Change Management

First Friday Book Synopsis

The ability for business owners to effectively manage change lays the groundwork for growth and [.]. magazine Influencer: The Power to Change Anything Invert the economy Joseph Grenny Kerry Patterson Learn to use distance Love what you hate Matthew McCreight Prosci Change Management Learning Center Ron McMillan Schaffer Consulting Sloan Management Review Change Management Approach of the Year in 2009 The Keys to Effective Change Management The New York Times VitalSmarts

Understanding HR – Basics for Managers

Survive Your Promotion

As a manager, unless you are working in a very tiny company you will most likely have access to an HR department to handle some of the back-end paperwork for your team. If you had to know all about HR in order to be a manager, in addition to everything you need to know about your industry and your team’s function, it would be overwhelming. As a manager it’s important to make sure that new hires carefully review their first paycheck to be sure everything is correct.

Performance Management and Coaching.

Coaching Tip

Every organization has its own approach to performance management and coaching. But all models view coaching as interactive. Done well, it can turn performance management into a collaborative process that benefits everyone. In today''s environment of changing technology and evolving organizations, coaching can have a strategic impact. Coaching helps individuals grow as professionals and contribute fully to the success of an organization.

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.

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. If they had involved wide representation of management and front-line workers during the earlier planning process, their people would have joined them on the journey from the beginning. 7 tips to manage for both results and process.

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.

Leaders vs. Managers

Great Leadership By Dan

In this second installment, Jim offers his take on the difference between managers and leaders. I've always thought the "leader vs. manager" debate was kind of useless, and I wrote an early post about it here. Leaders vs. Managers. Over the last month, I've participated in and observed a heated debate among academics (on-line) about the differences between leaders and managers. So, here's the distinction I draw between leaders and managers.

Are You Managing Human Capital or Leading People?

The Practical Leader

Do managers talk about “their people?” ” Managers who see others as an “it” or property, might make perfect donors for heart transplants — their hearts have had such little use! The report calls a social enterprise “an organization whose mission combines revenue growth and profit-making with the need to respect and support its environment and stakeholder network. The post Are You Managing Human Capital or Leading People?

21st Century Management

CEO Blog

I read a book last night by Mats Lindgren - 21st Century Management - Leadership and Innovation in the Thought Economy. It is a book about how business needs to operate in the transparent internet environment. Some of his approach is "consultant" like. Interesting idea (assuming I got the gist of it from speed reading it). ++ And of course no Time Management Blog would be complete without a time management tip.

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.

Managing Board Relations | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In today’s post I’ll deal with a skill set that all successful CEOs excel at…managing board relations. What’s interesting to me is that of all the constituencies that CEOs must deal with, the relationship with a board of directors is among the easiest to manage. So this begs the question, why do so many CEOs blow it when it comes to managing their board? As the CEO, your role in board management is that of fiduciary, lobbyist and evangelist.

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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. Leaders have never been asked to manage their team’s culture. 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.

Risk Management – Introduction

Strategy Driven

These risks challenge executives and managers in so far as they can have consequentially negative impacts on the organization’s ongoing sustainability from an operational, financial, reputational, and regulatory perspective. Organization leaders seek to manager their risks’ likelihood and/or impact; identifying, assessing, and prioritizing followed by monitoring, mitigating (accepting, avoiding, minimizing, or transferring), and controlling each risk.

Time Management: How to Maximize Your Productivity

Women on Business

Guest Post by Vanessa James, Technology Consultant at Confio.com (learn more about Vanessa at the end of this article): In a busy office environment, it often becomes important to be able to complete several duties simultaneously. Accounts Payable, Orders, Payroll, and Project Management: you can store all of that information in one easily searchable database. These are just a few time management and organization strategies that will be useful for your company.

Complimentary Resource – Employee Performance Management

Strategy Driven

Click here for more information on Employee Performance Management. 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 Make Your Management Process More Agile

Strategy Driven

Agility is defined by McKinsey & Company as “… the ability of an organization to renew itself, adapt, change quickly, and thrive in an environment characterized by rapid change, ambiguity, and turbulence.” Fast-evolving business environments. Take inventory management, for example. 4 They Focus More on Developing Leadership Than Managing Staff. Engage in continuous employee management activities that foster growth and career development.

Complimentary Resource – Employee Performance Management

Strategy Driven

Click here for more information on Employee Performance Management. 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.

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. How talent management is changing. Vincent Tsui for HBR.

Managing Your International Team Without Letting Go Of The Reins

Strategy Driven

Managing your international teams can be easier than you think. The situation calls for you to manage your own time so that you can be available to them as they need you. Instead, you might find it useful to consult experts in global payroll to ensure you are meeting local requirements at home and abroad. This individual may be a sales manager so helping them to become a good leader as well takes some careful planning. How do you manage yours?

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Strategy, Culture, Knowledge Management, Firm Performance: How Are They Linked?

Strategy Driven

Executives that employ corporate strategy can propel knowledge sharing in the company to generate more innovative ideas and solutions for new and demanding issues that come up constantly in our hypercompetitive economic environment. Further, executives have found that corporate culture impacts knowledge management. Particularly, the three cultural aspects of collaboration, trust and learning play a critical role in enhancing the effectiveness of knowledge management practices.

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.

10 Tips for New Managers | Survive Your Promotion!

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 ← Management vs. Leadership Patrick Lencioni on Trust → 10 Tips for New Managers Posted on February 1, 2010 by Katy Transitioning into a management role for the first time can be a shock. Find out what’s important to your manager and to upper management so you don’t fail the final exam.

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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 [.].

Human Resource (HR) Manager Challenges

Coaching Tip

By guest author Jay Weiss of JGI Consultants. In order to recruit and retain talented candidates, Human Resources management must match the process to the type and level of employee they are hiring – one size does not necessarily fit all. Creating a proper work-life balance that fits the individual and the organization will make for a happier, more engaged employee environment that can also be more cost effective.

As Promised – Very Long Post on Managing Remote Teams | Survive.

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 ← A Different Kind of Rowe Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Management Team? While advances in remote access and flexible work options have been multiplying like bunnies, management practices have been slower to catch up. With this great new flexibility comes a change in how management happens.

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Healthcare Management: The Top Strategies You’ll See In 2018

Strategy Driven

In fact, the healthcare organizations that have managed to offer better pay for their workers have realized a change. For this reason, it is expected that by the end of 2018, healthcare managers will address the concrete reasons behind the poor performance of medical experts to ensure better management of the centers. Additionally, it is possible for patients to consultation even from far away, thus making the follow-up process easier and more effective.

How To Manage The New Workplace Reality

Eric Jacobson

Grubb has written an incredibly insightful book on how to manage the new workplace reality. All of which will drive a clash of cultures that demands a new management approach. Employees and managers worry about job stability, and taking part in developing individualized career plans for your talent is a critical way to retain them. Both Millennials and GenZ are incredibly entrepreneurial and will expect more independent work environments.