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13 Cost-Free Ways to Ignite Energy

Leadership Freak

Disrespect feels like a pat on the head, followed by a closing door. Disrespect encourages your inner accuser to whisper, “You don’t matter.” Disrespect increase sick days, slow downs, and paybacks. Nearly 80% of… Continue reading → Taking others higher Motivation Encouragement Leadership Development Leadership organizational success

The Energy Efficiency of Trust & Vulnerability

Mills Scofield

When we don’t trust, we exert a lot of energy to keep up our guard, to continually assess and verify. This uses a lot of energy and time.

The 1 Thing Your Clients Aren’t Telling You (and What It’s Costing Your Company)

Anese Cavanaugh

In a word… Intuition and energy. I refer a lot of people to a lot of different companies and vendors. I waited. And waited some more. Yikes.

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The Cost of Presence in Your Organization

Anese Cavanaugh

It was costing them roughly $288K a year. This number did not include lost opportunity costs, nor any hard costs. It was simply the expense of negative energy brought into a team meeting leading to lost productivity, distracted focus, and funky team dynamics*. You’ll have an idea of your soft costs. Conservatively.

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Cutting Costs/Curtailing Services Can Produce Crappy Customer Service

Chart Your Course

In uncertain economic times, it’s common for businesses to focus their time and energies on ways to cut costs. Equip your staff.

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ESB International Energy Innovation – a B2B corporate blogging case study

Krishna De

Earlier this year, a new corporate blog was launched by ESB International called Energy Innovation. do other reputable firms use it? -

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Leading through Influence: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Some of those mistakes can be costly to the leader’s future and the organization’s reputation. New contributors welcome. Follow Dan.

The Best Way to Reduce Stress in Stupid Situations

Let's Grow Leaders

A leader protecting her career at all costs, including at the expense of her team. All that negative energy then has some work to do.

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Barriers to Reducing and Controlling Healthcare Costs | StrategyDriven

Strategy Driven

corporate CEOs, predicts employer health costs will increase 166 percent by 2019, resulting in a cost burden of $28,530 per employee – three-times the 2009 employee cost of $10,743. What areas are showing the highest potential for costly future medical risks? Juliano Howard T. Dickens Jr. Lucas D. population.

The Internet Shouldn’t Run on Dirty Energy

Harvard Business Review

The good news is that an internet powered entirely by renewable energy is closer than many people realize. of U.S.

Why Job Descriptions are a Dying Art

Let's Grow Leaders

Collaborates across departments for innovative solutions to improve quality and reduce costs. ” Game on. It didn’t. It never does.

The Data Says Climate Change Could Cost Investors Trillions

Harvard Business Review

It’s not the first time economists have warned us about the costs of a changing climate. Extremely expensive.

Nuclear Power is Clean, Safe, and Reliable… But Can It Be Competitive?

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven experience reveals many of these cost reductions to be implementable within 180 days and to possess similar payback periods.

It’s Time for Companies to Be Strategic About Energy

Harvard Business Review

As Kern put it, “We always manage costs so closely, but we weren’t really measuring energy — we didn’t know how much we spent!

Are You On Salvage or Launch Mission?

Mills Scofield

Sunk Costs: money you spent that can’t be recovered… salvaged. Sunk costs are sunk. Problem is this rarely happens. Move on.

How Industrial Firms Invest in Renewable Energy, Affordably

Harvard Business Review

Big companies have been buying a lot of clean energy lately – 3.5 Is it a liability, an asset, or something else?). Until now.

The Cost of Continuously Checking Email

Harvard Business Review

The reason we keep a shopping list and try to keep supermarket trips to a minimum is that it’s easy to see the cost of driving to the store every time we crave a bag of potato chips. And all those transitional costs add up. How much time would you lose? How much money would you squander on gas? What would happen to your productivity?

The Cost of Continuously Checking Email

Harvard Business Review

The reason we keep a shopping list and try to keep supermarket trips to a minimum is that it’s easy to see the cost of driving to the store every time we crave a bag of potato chips. And all those transitional costs add up. How much time would you lose? How much money would you squander on gas? What would happen to your productivity?

Solving the Twin Crises of Energy and Water Scarcity

Harvard Business Review

Few people realize the important role water plays in our daily energy use, or the energy required to heat, treat, and supply water.

Why the Keystone Pipeline Is the Wrong U.S. Energy Debate

Harvard Business Review

And consider the “energy return on investment” — that is, how much useful energy you get for every unit of energy put in.

The Social Cost of Bad Online Marketing

Harvard Business Review

— Lyons’s dissection of the startup world is warmly humorous far more often than it’s coldly cynical.

Leading Sprinkles People

Let's Grow Leaders

Everyone here knows what comes in, what goes out, and what everything costs. A guest post from Chip Bell , author of Sprinkles. I probed.

Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: Success Never Goes on Sale

Orrin Woodward

We are given our gifts, talents and energies for this life, not permitted to bank any for eternity. What does it cost? What does it cost?

Executives and Salespeople Are Misaligned — and the Effects Are Costly

Harvard Business Review

If and when leaders want to make changes, misalignment sets up a costly and frustrating cycle. Consider a large home energy provider in a mature, commoditized market where deregulation is driving down revenue and profit. companies spend over $900 billion on their sales forces, which is three times more than they spend on all ad media.

Romancing the Pitch…

Rajesh Setty

However, you might go bankrupt fulfilling the requests as you will have costs of delivery. Two reasons to start with: 1. Tweet This. Tweet This.

Your Company’s Energy Data Is an Untapped Resource

Harvard Business Review

Most companies are unprepared for the emerging revolution in predictive energy analytics. In fact, many readers’ eyes will have already glazed over at the preceding sentence, with the natural initial reaction that energy-related data isn’t relevant to their jobs. Cost Savings. alone, according to the US. The U.S.

How to Help Managers Become More Strategic

Let's Grow Leaders

Authenticity & Transparency Career & Learning Energy & Engagement helping managers become more strategic strategic thinking teach strateg

Tackling Big Global Challenges with Low-Cost Innovation

Harvard Business Review

It removes a major source of cost/effort to both supplier and customer and relies on simply being smart with what you already have. Escalating healthcare costs — due in part to the explosion of chronic diseases among Americans — are expected to account for 20% of U.S. Energy. dave wheeler FOR HBR. Insight Center.

Fear, intuition, honoring yourself & creating impact through intuitive leadership.

Anese Cavanaugh

And I’ve learned this has a cost; emotional, time, energetic, and yes, financial. All this being said, all costs aside, I think the financial cost is the least of it. How do you honor yourself, stay true to yourself at all costs, and create the impact you’re meant to create? “Trusting our intuition.”

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Are You On a Salvage or Launch Mission?

Mills Scofield

Sunk Costs: money you spent that can’t be recovered… salvaged. Sunk costs are sunk. Problem is this rarely happens. Move on.

Want to add zero’s to your business? Smiles to your peeps? Add Love to your leadership.

Anese Cavanaugh

“The energy is way better in here… What’s happening? The magical energy of love. And it didn’t cost a thing.

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Cutting Costs Without Cutting Corners: Lessons from Banner Health

Harvard Business Review

Cost cutting is difficult in any industry, but it’s particularly challenging in healthcare, where organizations are simultaneously undergoing a major transformation to improve care and the patient experience. Banner’s leaders made a conscious choice to eschew industry benchmarks in the cost initiative. Vision before action.

Ten Quick Wins to cut costs

Chartered Management Institute

Ten Quick Wins to cut costs, save energy and streamline office functions. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Women Needed In Wind Energy And Renewables

Women on Business

NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE: Dr. Jane LeClair, Dean of the School of Business and Technology at Excelsior College, asks in an article on Women2.com, what will it take to recruit and retain women in wind and energy renewables? She writes: “Today, wind power is increasingly becoming a viable source for our energy needs.

Is the Cost of Innovation Falling?

Harvard Business Review

If the cost of innovation is falling, that should enable more of it from poorer countries, companies or cooperatives. Those who say the cost is dropping often point to the dramatically falling costs of computing power. In fact, the costs of developing seminal software algorithms continue to rise, too.

Solving the Looming Talent Shortage in the Energy Industry

Harvard Business Review

The trend towards more extreme weather appears to be continuing around the globe. While the labor challenge is especially stark in the U.S.,

The Cost of Closeted Employees

Harvard Business Review

You have to devote a huge amount of psychic energy to being closeted — changing pronouns, switching names. A new study by the Center for Work-Life Policy published in the July/August 2011 issue of Harvard Business Review quantifies just how high the cost is for both closeted LGBTs and their employers. It was torture.".

How Good Can You Stand It?

Let's Grow Leaders

This concept of “standing it good” is not the same as “win at any cost.” The minute my friend asked, “Lisa, how good can you stand it?”

Invisible Cost of “Toxic” Leadership

QAspire

Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Invisible Cost of “Toxic” Leadership Many organizations today are plagued by so-called leaders who don’t carry a leadership mindset. This (invisible) cost is huge and most of the times, beyond the scope of recovery. It has little to do with title/designation. Works wonders.

The Pursuit of Getting It “First Time Right” (FTR)

QAspire

Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer The Pursuit of Getting It “First Time Right” (FTR) Building quality involves cost.