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Learning & Development’s Role in Operational Efficiencies in 2022

HR Digest

According to Training magazine’s 2020 Training Industry Report most respondents (54%) indicated that they plan to return to some classroom training post-pandemic while maintaining some remote learning instituted during the crisis. The labor market is skewed in favor of the employee.

Leaders: Build Your Pre-Resilience for Times of Crisis

Strategy Driven

Your organization is going to face a crisis. Our world is too complex, markets too volatile, and technology too fast-paced for us to relax into complacency about organizational safety and normalcy. We explored those questions while researching for our recent book, Navigating an Organizational Crisis : When Leadership Matters Most , (available on Amazon) and came away with some insight about how leaders might ready themselves. This is not a question of IF but WHEN.

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The Big Picture of Business – Doing Your Best Work on Deadlines: Mobilizing the Energy for Best Business Success

Strategy Driven

Even though the tasks mount up, you have a knack for performing magnificently under deadline, stress and high expectations. Power Stars to Light the Business Flame , by Hank Moore, encompasses a full-scope business perspective, invaluable for the corporate and small business markets. The Big Picture of Business – Community Relations and Cause Related Marketing Are Business Strategies, Not Sales Promotions: Determining the Right Kind of Tie-In Causes.

The Making of Legends

Strategy Driven

Processes, trends, fads, perceived stresses and “the system” force adults to make compromises in order to proceed. Non-profit organizations operating more business-like. Power Stars to Light the Business Flame , by Hank Moore, encompasses a full-scope business perspective, invaluable for the corporate and small business markets. I have written several books, on business, entertainment, history and pop culture. The Legends series is an amalgamation of all of them.

The Big Picture of Business – Doing Your Best Work on Deadlines: Mobilizing the Energy for Best Business Success

Strategy Driven

Even though the tasks mount up, you have a knack for performing magnificently under deadline, stress and high expectations. Power Stars to Light the Business Flame , by Hank Moore, encompasses a full-scope business perspective, invaluable for the corporate and small business markets. We just had the first live TV musical play extravaganza on television after a 50-year hiatus. The production was The Sound of Music , starring Carrie Underwood.

Stress Isn’t a Threat, It’s a Signal to Change

Harvard Business Review

Is stress impairing your performance at work and compromising your relationships? Changing the way you think about stress can help you turn stress into an ally and use it to improve mental agility and work performance; a report in the Journal of Experimental Psychology showed that physiological and cognitive benefits result from thinking of stress as “functional and adaptive” rather than a signifier of “threat.”. Turning stress to your advantage is no easy task.

Solving the Debt Crisis May Be Europe's Biggest Step Forward

Harvard Business Review

For the past 18 months, European policymakers have been trying to deal with a crisis that represents the biggest challenge to the European integration project since its creation after World War II. The crisis has already had a profound political impact, sweeping aside leaders in no fewer than five member countries of the EU, two of which — Greece and Italy — now have unelected, "technocratic" national emergency governments.

Your Company Needs a Communications Plan for Data Breaches

Harvard Business

Few things are more damaging to a brand’s reputation than a hack in the headlines, and in the event of a public security incident, it’s highly likely that the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and the Chief Security Officer (CSO) will be the first people the CEO looks to and says “What do we do now?” ” When a data breach happens, there is nothing worse than trying to figure out how to manage the crisis on the fly as it is still happening.

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A Technique to Bridge the Gap Between Marketing and IT

Harvard Business Review

Here''s a familiar story: Marketing conducts research (" Big Data "! and uncovers new customer insights; it then turns to operations to translate the insights into action.and hits a wall. The people in operations are too focused on fulfilling internal requests and service agreements to worry about customers, the ones that pay real money. This classic breakdown between marketing and IT is being bridged at a few leading companies such as ING , the Netherlands bank.

October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Jon Lokhorst of Lokhorst Consulting shared Leading Yourself Through Crisis. Jon explains: “ Strengthening your self-leadership skills will make you a better team leader and empower you to face the stress and distractions of a historic crisis. Priscilla writes: “ Your business foundation includes all the assumptions upon which you developed your operating model, processes, marketing, manufacturing, products, and services.

The Magic Potion in Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Some served as heads of businesses that operated across geographies in multiple countries and many continents. Your pyrotechnics hidden in your false temper – simulation of stress you orchestrated was perhaps only to extract results from people you lead.”

50 Shades of Decay

In the CEO Afterlife

High stress and anxiety — at all levels. Strategic and operational paralysis has become the norm. Too many operational changes. Marketing blames Sales. Human Resources Leadership Strategy Uncategorized Business CEO Crisis Management Culture In the CEO Afterlife Innovation John Richard Bell Life VisionNow that I have your attention, the decay I am actually referring to is the 50 warning signs of corporate decay. Watch out for them in your organization.

April 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

You need to be proactive in helping your employees develop a strategy for remaining marketable and valuable through these transitions. Jon explains: “ Although lower case numbers and increased vaccine availability offer hope that the crisis is nearing the end, the pandemic’s finish line is still an elusive target. And chances are, your pre-pandemic life wasn’t exactly stress-free, either. Welcome to the April 2021 Leadership Development Carnival!

Why the Health of Your Doctor Matters

Michael Lee Stallard

Practicing medicine these days is stressful. In addition to caring for patients in the exam room or operating suite, physicians face challenges of navigating the reporting requirements of new payment models. Still, knowing what we do about the impact of stress, we’re concerned for all those who run the risk of lacking sufficient social connections to maintain good health for themselves. Trauma makes people more vulnerable to stress and feeling threatened.

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How the Great Recession Changed Banking

Harvard Business

The market panicked. Most of the regulation was meant to safeguard the financial system, and the taxpayers who had to bail it out, from another crisis. Investment banks are also required to have a more stable funding base, with enough liquid assets to survive longer periods of stress. They are subject to more rigorous stress testing by regulators and have to develop plans aimed at ensuring that they can recover from a crisis. HBR Staff/CSA Plastock/Getty Images.

Leadership & Initiative Overload | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

This is the definition of presence, and it is only when we operate in the present that real creativity, growth and innovation occur. Operating in excess of that threshold will cause increased stress, lack of attention to detail and errant decisioning.

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Values Based Hiring | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Identify problems upstream and spare the organization a lot of stress and expense.

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Performance Appraisal & Rewards in Response to COVID-19

HR Digest

Most organizations don’t have a playbook to pull through the ongoing public health crisis. These key areas include: Manage operations with minimal loss and disruption to daily business flow. Household income and savings are ultra-low in most global markets.

The Downside of Best Practices | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Don’t utilize your competitions practices, but rather innovate around them and improve upon them to create an advantage that can be leveraged in the market. A solution that is situationally appropriate and highly adaptable to unanticipated stresses is, in a way, “best&# , but rarely shows up in the “solutions&# literature. Their core is the design and the idea, the operating system, plus the network environment such as iTunes.

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Shaping Performance & Rewards in Response to COVID-19

HR Digest

Most organizations don’t have a playbook to pull through the ongoing public health crisis. These key areas include: Manage operations with minimal loss and disruption to daily business flow. Household income and savings are ultra-low in most global markets.

Keeping Your People Engaged in Tough Times

Marshall Goldsmith

In our book, we studied the practices of organizations like Wegmans Food Markets, ING Direct, and Harrah's Entertainment. These actions, coupled with incentives that elicit new ideas for improving operations can send important positive messages at a time of stress. Appeal to the Better Nature of Your Employee-Owners The current economic crisis provides the national government with the basis for establishing a citizenry characterized by volunteerism.

Make Your Organization Anti-Fragile

Harvard Business Review

They break under stress. Why do relatively few companies prove resilient and withstand stress? And why are even fewer "anti-fragile" — that is, they get stronger when stressed? Anti-fragile systems love randomness and uncertainty; going beyond resilience or robustness, they get stronger with stress and volatility. and in its home market in the U.K. Organizations worry about fine-tuning their operations to handle the typical situations.

Attitude Reflects Leadership

N2Growth Blog

I’ve seen several (entrepreneur) CEOs who suffer from this Jekyl/Hyde personality, most likely due to the extreme stresses of starting/running a self-funded business.

Game Changers | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

The churches I had previously worked with operated from the the philosophy this is church, and if people want it they will come. As you'll note in the post above I stressed that the best leaders proactively seek out game changers with speaks to persistence. I look at incremental improvements as a necessary part of day-to-day operations, and a necessary component of keeping things current.

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It’s Never Been More Important for Big Companies to Listen to Local Communities

Harvard Business

For example, the delays associated with social conflict at large mining operations can run in the vicinity of $20 million per week. Yet the same companies that spend months and millions tweaking operational details devote only a small fraction of their resources to understanding and addressing the social risks they face. A study of 19 publicly traded junior gold-mining companies found that one-third of their market capitalization is a function of their stakeholder relations.

How to Pull Your Company Out of a Tailspin

Harvard Business

Free fall is a crisis of obsolescence and decline that can happen at any point in a company’s life cycle, but most often it affects maturing incumbents whose business model has come under competitive attack from insurgents or is no longer viable in a changing market. Think of Kodak, which in the 1990s was the apparently unassailable leader in its market, with 80% market share in its core film business.

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Finally, Proof That Managing for the Long Term Pays Off

Harvard Business

New research, led by a team from McKinsey Global Institute in cooperation with FCLT Global , found that companies that operate with a true long-term mindset have consistently outperformed their industry peers since 2001 across almost every financial measure that matters. Among the firms we identified as focused on the long term, average revenue and earnings growth were 47% and 36% higher, respectively, by 2014, and market capitalization grew faster as well.

The Big Picture of Business – Sayings, Meanings and Interpretations

Strategy Driven

Times of crisis and economic downturn get people thinking differently about the conduct of business. Welcome to the paradigms that many of us have operated under for some time. For many, times of crisis mandate that they think boldly and get used to doing business that way henceforth. Marketing can be either inward or outward. Companies undergo marketing campaigns to promote products and services to potential customers.

Fast Friday with Jay Woo, COO, CAA South Central Ontario.

Roundtable Talk

Jay Woo , CAA South Central Ontario’s Chief Operating Officer offered up this piece of advice: “Stay connected to your front line.” After the meeting, my marketing manager came into my office and said words to this effect: “in that meeting I think you really intimidated (person X). RoundtableTalk Where ambitious leaders meet. Skip to content Home Welcome!

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Businesses Are Getting Used to the Consistently Inconsistent Economy

Harvard Business Review

On one hand, there are wars, terror, market crashes, bailouts, budget crises, cliffs, and sequesters. This is part of the reason that the stock market, which used to move a fraction of a percent each day, now shifts in record swings with increasing volume. On a smaller scale, the brain treats any kind of volatility as stress. Long-term, however, the brain isn''t made to cope with stress. Volatility and stress are as bad for business as they are for the brain.

How CMOs Build Brands by Collaborating Across Silos

Harvard Business Review

The challenge for the Chief Marketing Officer is to create marketing and brand building that is both exceptional and efficient in the face of country, product, and functional silos. They inhibit brilliant silo-spanning marketing, cross-silo offerings, brand consistency over products and markets, disciplined organization-wide marketing resource allocation, and the development of marketing excellence centers for capabilities such as social media or events.

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The Importance of Organizational Design and Structure

Harvard Business Review

A constant theme during meetings over the last three years has been how globalisation and the economic crisis have forced organizations to rethink their strategies and change they way they operate. From what I can gather, much of this has been "on the hoof," with companies switching their focus from markets to products or competitors, rather than looking at the big picture.

Companies Collect Competitive Intelligence, but Don’t Use It

Harvard Business Review

That is, until a crisis forced them to wake up. Internal operational issues including execution, budgets, and deadlines are paramount in a company’s deliberation, but what other players will do is hardly ever in focus. The paradox is that companies spend millions acquiring competitive or market “intelligence” from armies of vendors and deploy the latest technology disseminating the information internally.

3 Ways to Take Action in the Face of Uncertainty

Harvard Business Review

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, U.S. “For the military,” Petraeus observed, “learning faster than the enemy meant deploying lessons learned teams and ensuring commanders are focused on identifying the need to make changes to our big ideas, campaign plans, organizational structures, equipment, and operational bases.” The best of these operations rely less on policies or procedures, and more on basic values that establish a culture.

Every Leader Needs a Challenger in Chief

Harvard Business Review

military operations in Vietnam. Yale economics professor Robert Shiller explained that when it came to warning about the bubbles he believed were developing in the stock and housing markets just before the financial crisis he did so only "quietly" because: "Deviating too far from consensus leaves one feeling potentially ostracized from the group with the risk that one may be terminated.". We are drawn to those who echo what it is we already believe.

Every Leader Needs a Challenger in Chief

Harvard Business Review

military operations in Vietnam. Yale economics professor Robert Shiller explained that when it came to warning about the bubbles he believed were developing in the stock and housing markets just before the financial crisis he did so only “quietly” because: “Deviating too far from consensus leaves one feeling potentially ostracized from the group with the risk that one may be terminated.” We are drawn to those who echo what it is we already believe.