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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. Operations Before Experiences.

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. Though I wrote all my books on computers, I wrote the modern technology chapters on the typewriter, to make points to myself that the readers could never have grasped. 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.

Taking Care of Busyness to Improve Your Business

The Practical Leader

During these times of crisis and frantic change, we can get caught running flat out with our heads down. Disruptive technologies are stressing, distressing, and misdirecting many teams and organizations. Like fire or water, technology can sustain and enhance life.

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. Though I wrote all my books on computers, I wrote the modern technology chapters on the typewriter, to make points to myself that the readers could never have grasped. 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.

Your Company Needs a Communications Plan for Data Breaches

Harvard Business

” 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. Even a rumor of a breach can trigger a communications crisis. Here’s a generalized scenario similar to cases we’ve experienced: A hot new mobile technology company lands one of the most successful IPOs of the year. Crisis management Crisis communication Technology Digital Article

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Crisis Management Failures in Japan's Reactors and the BP Spill

Harvard Business Review

A potentially catastrophic technological problem, an incomplete crisis response plan, misleading early information, divided private and public authority, ineffective initial actions. These two unprecedented events are stark reminders that effective crisis management involving complex science and technology is wholly dependent on well-thought-out — and actively practiced — crisis response plans. BP Crisis management Government TEPCO

November 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

They write: “Just because the business world has always operated one way doesn’t mean it should keep operating that way. Chris Edmonds of The Purposeful Culture Group provided Culture Leadership Charge: Solving the Talent Crisis. Anne Perschel of Germane Coaching & Consulting provided How Leaders Power Pause Under Stress. The more stress we’re under, the more easily and quickly we’re triggered.

Tame Your To-Do List!

Survive Your Promotion

While everything becomes urgent if you put it off long enough, your quality of work suffers if you are always operating in crisis mode. Eliminate Meetings – Go through your list of meetings on a regular basis and see which ones could be eliminated through the use of email updates or other applications of technology. Getting your task list under control can be a tremendous step towards lowering your stress level and improving your effectiveness as a manager.

Leadership & Initiative Overload | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While we could talk about being better managers of technology, communications, interruptions and various other productivity killers, today’s post will focus on the number one killer of executive productivity, which is biting-off more than you can chew, or what I like to call initiative overload … The fact is that many leaders are their own worst enemy when it comes to taking themselves out of the “productivity zone&# (see Finding the Zone ).

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Tame Your To-Do List!

Survive Your Promotion

While everything becomes urgent if you put it off long enough, your quality of work suffers if you are always operating in crisis mode. Eliminate Meetings - Go through your list of meetings on a regular basis and see which ones could be eliminated through the use of email updates or other applications of technology. Given the stress that this type of activity causes, you may feel like you are juggling chainsaws or knives instead. Survive Your Promotion!

How the Great Recession Changed Banking

Harvard Business

Most of the regulation was meant to safeguard the financial system, and the taxpayers who had to bail it out, from another crisis. This second transformation will be triggered not by regulation but by rapidly evolving technology. The banks that have nearly completed their regulatory agenda have a head start, since they can free up more financial and human resources to address evolving technology. They are technology-savvy fintech shops.

Values Based Hiring | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

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

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The Downside of Best Practices | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

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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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.

The Mood in Tokyo, One Week After

Harvard Business Review

As we approached Nippori Station on the East of Tokyo the announcer apologized that the train was three minutes late, explaining that they were "operating at lower speeds for the purpose of energy conservation." My tough old friend was less happy about the senior levels of government and the response by TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power, the owner/operator of the Fukushima reactors). Downtown, the streets were relatively empty for a Saturday, but I stress the word relatively.

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

On paper, the project seemed like it would be a hit: The investment by the mining company would bring jobs and 21st-century technology to an economically poor area and tax revenues to the government. For example, the delays associated with social conflict at large mining operations can run in the vicinity of $20 million per week. Often, however, the opposition gains momentum, the conflict escalates, and managers have little choice but to publicly respond to the emerging crisis.

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. Clearly, something else, beyond the disruptive technology itself, is behind the demise of companies like Kodak. First, you need to inject new energy into a tired organization under stress.

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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. Technology is a tool of the trade, not an ideology or a mantra. Thereafter, tools of the trade (including technology) may be applied.

How CMOs Build Brands by Collaborating Across Silos

Harvard Business Review

The surprising finding was that the solution — with exceptions linked to crisis situations — was not centralization and standardization, which too often led to either ineffective efforts or a total flame-out. Define the role of the CMO team as facilitator, consultant, or service provider — not a central consolidator and decision maker (at least, in the absence of crisis).

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The Olympics as a Story of Risk Management

Harvard Business Review

These risks can emanate from the realm of security, public health, natural ecology, technology, or economics. In the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics, for example, the global financial crisis caused private developers for the Olympic Village project to withdraw, requiring a refinancing package backed by government. At the start of the Atlanta 1996 Olympics, it was a catalog of minor operational and logistical problems that led journalists to start reporting on "the glitch Games."

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.

Cutting Costs Without Cutting Corners: Lessons from Banner Health

Harvard Business Review

Similar to health systems across the country, during the financial crisis Banner experienced substantial declines in patient volume and reductions in reimbursements amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars. This helped squelch rumors of impending layoffs and reduce the stress and fear that inevitably accompany cost cutting. Britain’s Patient-Safety Crisis Holds Lessons for All.