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While this is understandable, it is nonetheless naive, and it constitutes a major flaw in the business logic of most strategic plans. This is so much the case that the most often overlooked aspect of strategic planning is adequately addressing contingencies as part of the planning process. Smart leaders view obstacles as a constant rather than a variable, and incorporate that thinking into their planning.

What is Your Innovation Style?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Shoya Zichy: Innovation is critical to an organization''s growth and competitive advantage. make detailed plans before I start OR __handle problems as they arise. If you chose more items on the left, your inborn styles is that of a "structured" innovator. Structured" innovators are known for conserving resources and establishing the procedures necessary for long-term success. If you chose more items on the right you are an "adaptable" innovator.

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This Word Unleashes Change & Innovation

N2Growth Blog

The word no ends discussions, stifles creativity, kills innovation, impedes learning, and gates initiative. Have you identified all the risks here, and what are your contingency plans should things not progress as expected? Leaders need to communicate trust in their team – they need to create an environment where people are not afraid to seek opportunity, to pursue innovation, or to change their mind. Have you ever worked for a boss who always said no ?

Tips To Help Your Business Succeed

Strategy Driven

Always have back up plans. A back up plan is vital, it means that if something were to inevitably go wrong – which let’s face it, happens all the time, no matter how prepared you are – you are ready. Innovate as much as you can.

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Leadership Lessons from the Navy

Skip Prichard

Overlooking this practice results in missed opportunities to foster and encourage motivation, creativity, and innovation. How to Earn Trus t and Lead Teams.

How to Allocate Resources Effectively In a Business Enterprise

Strategy Driven

Also, when we talk about allocating resources, it is not just the duty of the management to chalk out efficacious plans that would cater to the topic at hand. Come Up With a Contingency Plan. An elaborate and extensive planning process is necessary for your business to score well and chart monumental heights of success. You need to plan everything-from hiring the right people for your job to handling finances; everything has to be hassle-free.

The Big Picture of Business – Business Success Checklist

Strategy Driven

Plan for the future. When your business has contingency plans for future scenarios you will seldom be caught by surprise. Most successful businesses have planned responses to most scenarios because they took the time to think “What If”. It is important to identify swings and trends so that innovation can remain a strength of your business. Plans are in writing to address inventories and reducing surplus.

The External Factors Affecting Your Business

Strategy Driven

While there might be plenty of directions you want to take your company in, you’ll also be subject to the whims and plans of your fellow humans, who all too often (it can feel like) have plans that are out of sync with your own. You can’t stop that from happening, but you can make sure you have the contingency plans in place so that you’re able to handle any temporary setbacks relating to stock and so forth. External Innovation: Good. External Innovation: Bad.

Immigration Is at the Heart of U.S. Competitiveness

Harvard Business

Louis Gerstner created an environment that gave new employees like me a chance to innovate and compete. Employees asked whether we have a contingency plan if they were unable to reenter the U.S. The imminent threat to innovation and progress is another. The American Dream is still alive, and it is core to innovation and competitiveness. John F. Kennedy Airport, 1981. I was 11 years old, and my mom and I had just arrived from Guyana. Together, we had $34.

What It Was Like to Be a Manager in Ukraine

Harvard Business Review

” Through that discipline, it became almost automatic to imagine options, craft emergency plans, and identify trigger points to propel us into action. Our Director of Information Systems became a technological tactician who worked out a plan in record time to allow us work remotely in the event that fighting encroached on our offices. The cohesion of our team made it safer to discuss difficult issues, innovate solutions, and take risks.

Should Leaders Go on Vacation?

Harvard Business Review

President Obama is not the only one having to decide whether to cut or modify vacation plans at a challenging moment. Time away while accumulating new experiences can stimulate imagination and support innovation. Are there continuity, backup, and contingency plans? When former auto executive Lee Iaccoca titled a book, " Where Have All the Leaders Gone ?" he was decrying the sorry state of leadership, not asking about particular places.

Every Manager Is a Risk Manager

Harvard Business Review

In other words, it's a form of proactive contingency planning — either to completely avoid difficult situations, or prepare for them so that any undesirable consequences are lessened. If you improve your ability to identify and mitigate the ongoing business risks, it should give you more confidence in dealing with the personal risks required for innovation and working outside the box.

The Rise of the Not-So-Experienced CEO

Harvard Business Review

Boards are reaching deeper into the companies they oversee to find executives who embrace disruptive technologies and digital media; have a proven record of innovation; are confident global citizens, able to operate in developed, emerging, and frontier markets and lead across diverse cultures; have an acute understanding of shifting demographics in their customer base; and have adaptive leadership traits, such as exceptional curiosity, open-mindedness, and the courage to act.

Businesses Are Now Combatants in a Cyberwar with China and Iran

Harvard Business Review

to Amazon Web Services and/or other cloud providers, you need to know their security protocols and contingency plans have intensified to mission-critical. If cyberattacks become more innovative or intense, the West may well see the emergence of a "military, post-industrial complex" to protect and assert its interests. American banks reportedly come under hostile cyberattack from Iran.

How Multinationals Can Grow in the Middle East and Africa

Harvard Business

oil services provider McDermott International plans to build a fabrication yard at a Saudi Aramco shipping complex; Amazon bought the Middle East’s biggest online retailer Souq.com; and Boeing finalized its multi-billion dollar deal with Iran. unilaterally pulls out of the Iran nuclear deal), building contingency plans, and diversifying their portfolio of markets. Jennifer Maravillas for HBR.

Fixing the Euro Zone and Reducing Inequality, Without Fleecing the Rich

Harvard Business Review

But the recent attempt to launch a major infrastructure program in the euro zone – the so-called “ Juncker plan ” – illustrates that such proposals are hindered by politics, are rarely timely, and are often insufficient in scale to make a real difference to the larger economy. It would provide the Fed and Bank of England with a contingency plan should their economies faced renewed shocks. What do deflation and rising inequality have in common?

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What a Changing NAFTA Could Mean for Doing Business in Mexico

Harvard Business

While consumer spending has proven resilient, with same-store retail sales rising 6% YOY in April , most multinational corporations are developing contingency plans to mitigate risks to their businesses and reassessing the country’s role in their global market portfolio and supply chains. In this scenario, which most now deem highly unlikely, multinationals would require a full strategic reset for their short-term operating plans.