The CFO tech pivot: embracing the right solutions to steer the course

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What are the best business management courses?

Strategy Driven

This blog contains a list of programmes that preferably known to be the best business management courses for studying. Look through the business management courses you should know about! This specialised MBA course features topics surrounding: Business administration.


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3 Critical Factors To Help Your Team Stay The Course

Tanveer Naseer

Of course, this makes a lot of sense when we realize that our chances to succeed in pushing forth a new initiative or change mandate is dependent on how much our employees are genuinely invested in bringing their best efforts to transforming this idea into our new reality. How do we help our employees to not only sustain their drive and interest, but help them to stay the course in face of the inevitable obstacles, unexpected changes, and unpopular decisions we need to make along the way?

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What is Your Company’s Human Operating System?

N2Growth Blog

I like to call this collection of systems the organization’s “ Human Operating System.” ” Your firm’s Human Operating System is, of course, informed by your vision , enabled by your strategic plans and is translated into company culture. Here are the key parts of every Human Operating System: 1. To close, what does your organization’s Human Operating System look like?

How To Improve Your Business Operations

Strategy Driven

Effective business operations are key to the short and long-term success of any institution. That is why this article is here to shed some light on what you can do, as a business owner and entrepreneur, in order to improve these operations in the first place. In addition to this, make sure that you always hire the best possible employees, use automated software programs, talk to business consultants, and, of course, remain transparent.

Digitalizing Your Business Means Re-Imagining How It Operates

N2Growth Blog

In essence, business processes need not be limited by reporting lines or geography in this kind of operating model. Of course there are several implications that must be addressed, including: Processes will need to be re-engineered, independent of current organizational boundaries. Rather, the internal operating model of a business must be re-thought as well. Today’s digital capabilities offer great promise for businesses big and small.

3 Proven Ways Call Centers Can Better Streamline Operations

Chart Your Course

Of course, existing processes can always be improved upon. In particular, when it comes to improving the customer service experience and streamlining operations, today’s call center agents now have a wide array of tech solutions to resolve these matters. Here are three proven ways today’s call centers can better streamline operations and achieve greater success. Of course, not all call centers can implement this technology overnight.

Finding Executive Education Courses that Provide Networking Opportunities

Great Leadership By Dan

By Richard Moy Reprinted with permission If you are searching for an executive-education course that will foster networking opportunities in addition to the actionable knowledge you are seeking to build, ask yourself these three questions as you sort through all your options. Does your course foster a group-based learning environment? Typical executive education courses operate on some combination of lectures, exercises, and an interactive group-based learning environment.

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Q&A with TKMG Academy 

Lead Change Blog

Both explained that the webinars we held were their only access to continued education about operations design, leadership, and business performance improvement. Who are the ideal learners who would benefit from the courses? Our courses are geared both to beginners and seasoned professionals alike. Each course is 45-75 minutes long and broken into easy-to-digest lessons. By design, we don’t cover a broad range of topics in a single course.

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Video Book Club – Beach Read Edition: Operation Mincemeat

Next Level Blog

Operation Mincemeat is a true story that reads like a novel. Posted by Scott Eblin on July 13, 2010 in Books | Permalink Technorati Tags : Ben Macintyre , ingenuity , Operation Mincemeat , World War II TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Video Book Club – Beach Read Edition: Operation Mincemeat : Comments Verify your Comment Previewing your Comment Posted by: | This is only a preview.

7 Ways to Improve Operations Without Sacrificing Worker Safety

Harvard Business

These kinds of statements speak to a leader’s choice of values, and a failure to understand the relationships between a safe work environment and operational performance. The reality is that virtually all workplace injuries are preventable, and safety management and operational excellence are intimately linked. Improved operational performance will result in fewer injuries. But many OSHA inspections lead to substantial improvements in a firm’s operations.

5 Ways to Incorporate Data Science into Business Operations

Strategy Driven

In fact, this ubiquitous field of science seems to now be having an impact on almost every industry, as intelligent entrepreneurs and business managers recognize the need to make data-based decisions while conducting everyday operations and setting long-term goals. With that said, here are five ways businesses can incorporate data science into their operations to enhance functionality and improve strategic planning.

Running a Smooth Operation: Tips for a More Organized Warehouse

Strategy Driven

Of course, having a small amount of safety stock is always sensible, but you should reduce this to the bare minimum if you want to run a really smooth operation. A safe warehouse is a more organized warehouse, and of course, you don’t want to do anything that would put your warehouse workers at risk, so when you’re trying to make your space more streamlined, do so by placing containers, shelves, and products in the safest place possible. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Can Your Company’s Operations Cause a Black Swan Event?

Strategy Driven

Could your company’s operational performance cause the next Black Swan tragedy? Before we answer the question of whether or not your company’s operations could cause a Black Swan event, I need you to consider your organization’s risk tolerance as we’ll be defining the Black Swan event in those terms. Does your company’s operations involve significant amounts of hazardous or potentially hazardous materials?

Move Your Analytics Operation from Artisanal to Autonomous

Harvard Business

Many organizations today are wondering how to get into machine learning, and what it means for their existing analytics operation. Turning your current analytics operation into a machine-learning-savvy “model factory” requires some changes, of course. There are many different types of machine learning, and a variety of definitions of the term.

Team Building & Leadership Process for a Retail Operation; New.

Mike Cardus

Design by 12GrainStudio Team Building & Leadership Process for a Retail Operation; New Product Launch Saturday, November 27th, 2010 Posted by: mike Team Building & Leadership process that was created for a retail organization that was preparing for a new product launch. ABOUT Contact Us Get Connected Facebook LinkedIn RSS Feed Log in Join and Receive 9 Team-Building & Leadership Activities:That work and allow people to learn from the experience.

How to Manage People in Your Small Business

Strategy Driven

If you cannot afford to spend money on external seminars or courses, you might try these more affordable training methods and practices: Arrange to give monthly educational sessions at lunch. Design Training Courses for Online Learning. People are your business’s most valuable assets.

Are there Benefits of Cloud Computing for Businesses?

Strategy Driven

Of course, it will vary what you need to know, depending on the kind of business that you have. Business Operations Management Managing Your Business Tactical Execution business management business operations management managing your business strategydriven

Customer Intimacy, Meet Operational Excellence

Harvard Business Review

What is more important to company success, a strong external focus on customer experiences or an internal focus on effective and efficient operations? Of course, it''s a false dichotomy — you need both. Some organizations which have competed successfully for decades by focusing primarily on creating unique solutions for each customer are now embracing operational excellence to drive even more customer value. Customers Health Operations

Midsized Companies Can’t Afford Operational Glitches

Harvard Business Review

But they don’t think nearly enough about operational meltdowns – technological glitches and other problems that can put them out of business. They are usually quick to recognize operational problems and deal with them before they become disasters. Instagram dodged an operational meltdown that could have rendered the start-up dead on arrival. Operational meltdowns at midsized companies can take much longer to notice and resolve. Operations Small/medium business

Write Your Leadership Legacy in 6 Words

N2Growth Blog

Of course, he won the bet because his “story” had a perfect beginning, middle and end. Communications Leadership Operations & Strategy Strategy Success Talent Management Connection Ernest Hemingway Legacy Love Man''s Search For Meaning Perspective Rewrite Legacy By Grant Wattie. President, N2Growth Australia. While having lunch with a number of writers, Ernest Hemingway claimed he could write a short story that was only six words long.

Best Practices for Incorporating Coaching into a Talent Management.

Survive Your Promotion

By defining the goal, accounting for the current realities of the environment in which the individual operates, finding options to achieve the goal and then applying the individual’s will or commitment to complete the process, coaches can lead their clients through a structured process to achieve their targets. Survive Your Promotion!

Get Your Operations in Shape by Focusing on Process

Harvard Business Review

Many organizations would do well to heed his advice, with far too many companies out of shape operationally. In every company where I've seen operational sclerosis, the fault begins at the top of the organization — those who decide how to allocate capital, measure performance, set promotions, and determine which operational problems to fix and when. increase market share in the Asia-Pacific market) into operational objectives (e.g.,

Coaching Others: Short Term Pain for Long Term Gain


I teach coaching skills to groups of managers regularly; every individual executive client I have gets taught coaching skills in some way or another; and of course, I practice coaching myself (I call it “practice” on purpose). Mary Jo Asmus A former executive in a Fortune 100 company, I own and operate a leadership solutions firm called Aspire Collaborative Services.

Developing The CEO Within You.

Rich Gee Group

Operational – Know how the organization works inside and out. Sit at home and map out your operational chain from start to finish. Of course, sometimes you have to bark, but if you find yourself barking most of the time, step back and see how to manipulate your direct report’s levers so they want to make things happen and not undermine you. You also have to be patient to allow the natural flow of the company to run it’s course. You’re moving on up.

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What Stands Between your Organization and a Perfect World?

N2Growth Blog

Of course, in a perfect world, you’d already know. Leadership Miscellaneous Operations & Strategy Success Brian Layer Good Leadership leadership and perfection leading towards perfection making right decisions N2growth perfection By Brian Layer , Chair, Organizational Development, N2growth. Seeking perfection is the business of excellent organizations.

7 CEO Success Tips – How To Be A Better Leader

N2Growth Blog

Whether you are an emerging leader with a small team or an experienced leader responsible for directing the daily operations of a multinational organization, these seven CEO success tips will allow you to glean insight into your marathon by looking at the roadmap to help you win the race without fail. A simple set of Cardinal Rules apply here to ensure each member on the campaign team remain on course throughout the process. By Damian D. “Skipper” Pitts.

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Innovation Isn't Tied to Size, but to Operating Rules

Harvard Business Review

If we're to actually get better at innovation, we need to understand the operating conditions that lead to it and move past the bigotry and biases. To do so, let's look at two distinguished firms side by side to see how innovation is entirely independent of size and more a function of different operating rules. But it is true that the organizations using the right operating principles will continue to thrive.

Goal Setting: Crash Test Dummy Edition

RapidStart Leadership

With this knowledge you can make course corrections, and celebrate each small success (see below). Psychologists call this Operant Conditioning. Case Studies Learn Concepts RapidStart Leadership Blog Written Blog accountability actionable crash test goal setting half-marathon mile run trail challenge half marathon operant conditioning positive reinforcement prioritization smart goal specific sub-goals time-bound visualizeWith the turn of the New Year come new resolutions.

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Why Kaiser Permanente Is Integrating Sustainability into Health Care Operations

Harvard Business Review

The topic of climate change has become so politicized, it's rare to hear company representatives and CEOs admit that they're taking a course of action specifically in response to a climate-related threat. Kaiser Permanente (KP), one of the largest health care providers in America, has a clear mission: improve health. In a surprising and welcome twist, KP is publicly recognizing that climate change threatens that mission.

Keeping Your Business Up And Running

Strategy Driven

Perhaps the most fundamental axiom of business life is that if you hope to generate revenue as a business, you must first be operating. Leaks can cause damage, and electricity downtime can affect your entire operation, particularly if you host your website in-house. But of course, you would also do well to schedule regular pest control maintenance measures with the use of a professional. Managing Your Business business management business operations strategydriven

Strategic Leadership 2021: Lessons from Strategy Class

Lead Change Blog

It manifests through helping shape a continually evolving organizational paradigm while operating effectively in the current environment. Vision is distilled into actionable priorities, which become the day-to-day operating plan guiding all team members in performing their work. As I work with organizations preparing for the new year, one of the most common topics of discussion is what it takes to set a strategic course through times of uncertainty.

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Facilitation is Your Work, Use Your Judgment

Mike Cardus

In the context of a ropes course program you can see how facilitation being “work” can be identified and defined in at least three different ways. With an unclear foundation of work, facilitators operate off the culture, norms and expectations (whether implicit or explicit) of the organization who they are working with and their direct managers. Article originally printed in the Association For Experiential Education North East Region Newsletter.

The Big Picture of Business – Pave and Refine the Company Way, Corporate Culture

Strategy Driven

They evolve, meander and veer off course. In steering company cultures back on course, I recommend several steps in the process: Discourage street talk, slang and trite phrases out of the mouths of your staff when interfacing with customers. Do successful corporations operate without a strategy-vision? I was at a service counter, and the clerk was bad-mouthing the customers. “I I don’t know what their problem is,” he declared. Every one of them has a problem today.”

Mentoring and Lifelong Learning

Strategy Driven

One course or a quick-read book will not instill them. Professionals who succeed the most are the products of mentoring. I heartily endorse that find a great mentor. I have had many excellent ones in my long career and have in turn mentored hundreds of others. The mentor is a resource for business trends, societal issues and opportunities. The mentor becomes a role model, offering insights about their own life-career. The mentor is an advocate for progress and change.

Leaders Can Be Human Too: In Praise of Touchy-Feely

Terry Starbucker

A brilliant (but oh so eccentric) entrepreneur who had already amassed a large fortune was looking for more, and tapped me to oversee the operations of his latest acquisition. Of course not. Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store Ramblings From a Glass Half Full Leaders Can Be Human Too: In Praise of Touchy-Feely by Starbucker on February 14, 2010 My first executive leadership opportunity came very early for me – at age 27.

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The Big Picture of Business – Quality is Important for Business: Real Quality vs. Arbitrary Metrics

Strategy Driven

It applies to service industries and manufacturing operations. Without mapping a course, how can any organization reach a destination? Paying attention to quality can realize: Lower operating costs. There’s this thing that websites do. They use the term ‘metrics’ out of context. Their metrics are arbitrary, and they jerk the chains of sellers with figures that are unsubstantiated. They arbitrarily disable accounts.

Value-Added Leadership

Strategy Driven

Every company has stakeholders, though a few with their own proprietary interests chart the course in their own vision, or lack thereof. One rarely advances more than one rung on the ladder during the course of service to the organization in question: Resource. Operations are sound, professional and productive. Within every corporate and organizational structure, there is a stair-step ladder.

QAspire Blog: Practical Insights on Quality, Management.


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer Great Quotes: Gems from Subroto Bagchi on Leadership I have always enjoyed reading thoughts of Subroto Bagchi , one of India’s most well known and respected leaders from the IT industry who operates as a “Gardener” and Vice Chairman at MindTree. Benefit to a leader is very clear - higher influence, better relationships and of course, improved results.

The Big Picture of Business – Becoming a Legend

Strategy Driven

However, some basic tenets charted our course. Practices for Professionals Big Picture of Business budget development budgeting business big picture business leadership business management Business Tree consultant Corporate Speaker crisis management goal setting hank moore keynote speaker operational risk management risk management strategydriven The Big Picture of Business the business tree Are you a legend? Do you admire people who went the distance?

Communication… Two Good Things About Yesterday. | You're Not the.

You're Not the Boss of Me

Of course that might have been because most of us in the class had a dreadful habit of dropping our “haiches” and committing other such crimes against the English language. And, of course, it’s always better when shared. I think the issue is that all generations should have the skills to operate in every arena.

The Big Picture of Business – Yesterdayism… Learning from the Past, Planning for the Future

Strategy Driven

This is an excellent way to share each other’s progress and give understanding for courses of choice. Strategic Analysis Strategic Planning Big Picture of Business budget development budgeting business big picture business leadership business management Business Tree consultant Corporate Speaker crisis management goal setting hank moore keynote speaker operational risk management risk management strategydriven The Big Picture of Business the business tree

Using Bundled Payments to Improve the Patient Experience

Harvard Business

Hip and knee replacements are discrete, pre-planned events with a fairly standardized and consistent patient journey, from pre-operative evaluation to scheduled OR date to post-operative rehabilitation, and with a single “captain” of the ship. The surgeon performing the operation is ultimately responsible for the entirety of that patient’s clinical course. Medical admissions follow an entirely different course. Hero Images/Getty Images.