Why Companies Hire an External Consultant to Help Them

Strategy Driven

Specialized skills are expensive to develop in-house and you might only need them occasionally. This means they develop a network of connections. Change Management. They can identify the need for change, manage the change program or support the change.

Survey: 68% of CEOs Admit They Weren’t Prepared for the Job

Harvard Business

47% said that developing their senior leadership team was surprisingly challenging. Remarked one: “When you become the final decisionmaker, everything changes. ” This signals that something is missing in internal hiring and development processes, and in board management of CEOs. How should organizations address these CEO development gaps? Jan Stromme/Getty Images. CEOs are known for their confidence.

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Twitter Weekly Highlights for 2011-02-11

Tanveer Naseer

Thanks BestColleges.org for selecting my blog as one of the “25 Best Management & Leadership Blogs of 2011″ [link] #. I enjoyed our discussion on workplace issues, management and where we go next. #. A Simple Way to Manage Your Time [link] # productivity #. My latest blog post: Are You Using Dialects To Develop Your Employees’ Skills? OPEN Forum) # Management | [link] #. Three Times You Have to Speak Up [link] # communication #decisionmaking #.

Twitter Weekly Highlights for 2011-03-18

Tanveer Naseer

Here’s a compliation of some of the articles/tweets I shared on Twitter this week: Leaders, Are You Developing Your Employee’s Super Powers? Want respect as a manager? 4 Problems With Our Brains That Cause Us To Make Dumb Decisions [link] # psychology #decisionmaking #. Follow @ TanveerNaseer # FF #leadership # management #. link] # leadership #. RT @ mikehenrysr : Consider yourself a “Thought Leader&# ?

Stop People from Wasting Your Time

Harvard Business Review

Regina Walton, a social media and community manager, told me that she, too, hates talking on the phone, a habit she developed after years of living abroad; email is almost always better for her, as “I can respond when I have time and usually am very fast to reply.” Meetings are also dangerous when their list of invitees has been wantonly constructed, filled with irrelevant people and lacking decisionmakers with the authority to get things moving.

The Startling Fact About the Criteria to Make More Effective.

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Using “Systematic Decision Making&# methodology, DecisionMaker Pro let you start a decision, setup criteria and assert all respective choices in an objective way. They have videos on the developers site that will take you three minutes to learn the tool. The Cartesian Coordinate system was developed by the philosopher and mathematician Descartes it was further developed in business to be thought of as the 2×2 model.

Criteria for a Critical Decision

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Using “Systematic Decision Making&# methodology, DecisionMaker Pro let you start a decision, setup criteria and assert all respective choices in an objective way. They have videos on the developers site that will take you three minutes to learn the tool. The Cartesian Coordinate system was developed by the philosopher and mathematician Descartes it was further developed in business to be thought of as the 2×2 model.

Make Your Innovative Idea Seem Less Terrifying

Harvard Business Review

She loved her job, and with a background in public affairs in communications had been successful in both international business and management roles. She also believed that Sanofi’s competitive edge was at risk because of this narrow approach to talent management. As the idea gained grassroots traction, the risks of buying in fell for senior management even as their respect for her expert stakeholder communication skills rose.

Is Economics Ready for a New Model?

Harvard Business Review

The conviction spread that, thanks in part to financial innovation, the world's developed economies had become more resilient even as financial markets became more volatile. You can find lots of scholars at top economics departments who study why bubbles and crashes happen, and how psychology and genetics shape individual decisionmaking. Economic theories based on rational behavior have been called into doubt by recent events.

Take the Bias Out of Strategy Decisions

Harvard Business Review

One way is to develop and set a clear decision rule beforehand, when there is nothing concrete to decide upon yet. When top management had emotional difficulty deciding to abandon memory chips, microprocessors were automatically receiving more production capacity anyway, because middle managers sturdily followed the rule that they had been given before.