Could Your Business Survive a Downturn? Here’s How to Bolster the Finances of Your Company

Strategy Driven

You don’t have control over what happens in the wider economy or how sales trends develop. There are plenty of ways in which your business can invest in order to improve its finances. Here's How to Bolster the Finances of Your Company !

Finally, Proof That Managing for the Long Term Pays Off

Harvard Business Review

Companies deliver superior results when executives manage for long-term value creation and resist pressure from analysts and investors to focus excessively on meeting Wall Street’s quarterly earnings expectations. This has long seemed intuitively true to us. We’ve seen companies such as Unilever, AT&T, and Amazon succeed by sticking resolutely to a long-term view. remain so high for so long if short-termism were such a drag on performance?

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Four Risks to Avoid During B2B Web Development

Strategy Driven

Unfortunately, none of these resources contains a single piece of advice on how to avoid at the typical errors synonymous with web development during the creation of platforms. Our company is not just a web development agency; we are the technology partners of several start-ups.

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When Not To Wait For Your Job To Improve

The Idolbuster

billion dollars to finance a $3 billion dollar dividend payout that wasn’t scheduled to take place? This is about bringing shareholders a short term return, which is ok with me. From a business standpoint however, I think anything that prioritizes the short term over the long term is poor strategy. And then, development resources were diverted from the new product to slam in a feature to help close a sale.

Developing a Leadership Training Program for High Potentials: A Case Study

Great Leadership By Dan

Developing a Leadership Training Program for High Potentials: A Case Study. Successful organizations know what skills are required for a leader to be effective for the organization to meet its long term strategic goals and grow and prosper.

How Big Data Brings Marketing and Finance Together

Harvard Business Review

Rajamannar involved finance early. To spearhead analytic efforts, he assigned a finance person – who was already embedded in marketing – to create an ROI evaluation framework and integrated her deeper into the marketing function. Advertising Finance Marketing

How Banks Should Finance the Social Sector

Harvard Business Review

Most traditional financial intermediaries, like banks, are focused on short-term returns and deem unsecured lending to charities and social enterprises to be too risky. If financing is offered by a bank, the terms are often too onerous. Finance Social enterprise SRI

The Problem with the Profit Motive in Finance

Harvard Business Review

Executive compensation has been reformed significantly to align with long-term performance. Banks have developed fortress balance sheets, improving credit quality by 54 percent, increasing net income and, restoring aggregate lending to pre-crisis levels of nearly $7 trillion. leaving long-time archrival Fidelity in the dust. You can make a lot of money in finance doing things that are bound blow up in someone's face a few years down the road.

How to Finance the Scale-Up of Your Company

Harvard Business Review

Fortunately for Szaky, he had already laid the groundwork of financing from suppliers, equity investors and others to allow them to double sales in two months. When you are a startup, there is relatively little to lose, mistakes are fixable, and a small amount of cash and a cohort of committed colleagues can go a long way. Use multiple sources of finance. When you do cross over to talk to the bankers or other financers, learn how to speak their language.

Advice For Becoming A Better Entrepreneur

Strategy Driven

Remain patient with yourself because you’re more likely to develop as time goes on and you gain more experience and expert knowledge of your field and business. Commit to nurturing long-term business relationships with other professionals and customers as well.

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HP Headed to Hotel California?

Women on Business

The HP Board of Directors has to be focused on prevention and good business practices to build a long term strategy. business development Businesswomen Bloggers Businesswomen Profiles decision-making Female Entrepreneurs Female Executives female executives Finance Global Perspectives Human Resources Issues International Business Leadership Management public relations Strategy Technology Uncategorized Women On Business Women On Business News Women On Business Roundtable

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To Understand Complexity, Use 7 Dimensions of Ethical Thinking

Leading Blog

The lenses highlight the impact on many constituents, in the short term, and over generations, giving leaders a holistic ethical picture. Even non-profits have to carefully manage finances and raise funds using ethical practices.

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Nonprofits Can’t Keep Ignoring Talent Development

Harvard Business Review

A new study by The Bridgespan Group, based on a survey of more than 400 nonprofit C-suite executives and dozens of interviews, surfaced this surprising finding and discussed how to address this leadership development deficit. Talent management Leadership development Social enterprise Article

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Know Your History, Purpose and Direction

CoachStation

Finally, it has forced me to think about and clearly articulate answers to the excellent questions that Maddy had developed. To explain this concept, Sinek has developed what he calls the “Golden Circle,”. Why do you do what you do?

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Does Your Wellbeing Need a Boost?

Leading Blog

Any time you help your-short-term self work with your long-term self, you have an opportunity. You can structure your finances to minimize the worry caused by debt. Personal DevelopmentGallup scientists have determined that there are five universal and interdependent elements of wellbeing that differentiate a thriving life from one spent suffering: Career : liking what you do every day (Tip: Every day, use your strengths.).

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Leaders need to Lead

Great Leadership By Dan

It begins with a clear articulation of a unit’s long term strategic objectives—and the development of a disciplined strategy to achieve those objectives. Leaders decide which battles must be fought as part of a longer term effort to win strategic objectives.

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A Company Health & Wellness Center that Delivers High Value Low Cost Healthcare – Is it Possible?

N2Growth Blog

Why are more companies not developing their own Health/Wellness Centers? HR professionals must undertake significant research and present detailed information that includes the ROI to both the finance and leadership teams, but also show the long term ownership costs and how to ensure sustainability.

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The 6 Most Common Mistakes New Online Business Owners Make & How to Avoid Them

Strategy Driven

Whilst the obstacles to starting an online business are low, the potential initial mistakes, that can affect the long-term success of a business can be high. You will realise that as your business develops so will your knowledge and understanding of all areas of business.

Protecting Your Small Business: How to Cover the Basics

Strategy Driven

The office you use, the office equipment you bought when you first started your business, the cash and financing options you have, employees filling key roles, and other assets of your business are equally important and are worth protecting.

The Big Picture of Business – Business Success Checklist

Strategy Driven

Development of technical abilities, specialties and expertise. Development of core business supplier relationships. Long-term investments plan is annually updated, with realistic, measurable goals. Strategic Plan includes provisions for refinancing, equity and debt financing. Finance charges are negotiated. Top management has as a priority the need to develop and practice People development, skills and team building responsibilities.

New Leader Checklist: 4 Questions to Ask if You Want to Lead Effectively

RapidStart Leadership

Leadership is influencing others to get something done, so it’s crucial to understand what the long term vision of your organization is, and the short term goals you need to meet to get there.

What Businesses Need to Know About Sustainable Development Goals

Harvard Business Review

First, the global goals campaign represents a significant new opportunity for companies that view emerging and frontier markets as their source of long-term growth. Realizing the Sustainable Development Goals will improve the environment for doing business and building markets.

How Does Private Equity Investing Work?

Women on Business

Private equity is an investment made by private investors who provide a business with capital that is long-term and committed. If a company is in need to financial backing, looking for a private equity investor is a great alternative to traditional forms of financing. With the long-term investment and the solid, flexible, capital base it provides, private equity can easily meet the development plans of any business looking forward to growing.

The Secrets Of Great Scaling

Strategy Driven

Have a Medium-Term Goal, and Stick to It. When you drew up your business plan, it’s pretty much a given that you set a range of short and long-term goals, but what about medium-term ones? Set yourself some medium-term goals, and stick to them! Think About Finances.

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How Chinese Companies Can Develop Global Brands

Harvard Business Review

To many skeptical consumers in developed markets, Brand China still means lower quality. Since positioning is vital in new markets, today’s boards must include Chief Marketing Officers, not just directors with operations or finance backgrounds.

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Performance Measurement

Strategy Driven

Value: The Four Cornerstones of Corporate Finance by Tim Koller. While you can find numerous books focused on the topic of corporate finance, few offer the type of information managers need to help them make important decisions day in and day out.

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Brilliant Boutique: 10 Keys To Lasting Small Business Success

Terry Starbucker

And that’s turned out to be absolutely true, because the SaySay Boutique is a shining example of the kind of long-term small business success that happens not by the power of the product, but by the humanity, passion, faith and savvy of the person who owns and guides it.

There’s More To Goal Setting Than Making Them SMART

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest post by Doug Sundheim. When I talk to clients about effective goal setting someone invariably mentions that good goals are SMART goals – specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time bound. I agree these are critically important to strengthening goals.

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Humility and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In today’ post I’ll share my thoughts on the value of learning to become a humble leader… It’s been said that life is a long lesson in humility. At the same time I personally feel its a long way to go to see the environment what has been discussed in the article.

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The Heart of a Warrior

N2Growth Blog

Regardless of whether or not they have served in the military, today’s business leaders would be well served to possess the characteristics of a warrior in their pursuit to achieve sustainable growth and long-term success.

Revisiting Our Masculine Side of Leadership :: Women on Business

Women on Business

In the masculine model of success, power and prestige take precedence, compassion, and long term consequences are secondary. Categories : personal development Contact Sylvia Lafair, author of Dont Bring It To Work: Breaking the Family Patterns that Limit Success at sylvia@ceoptions.com.

Loyalty vs. Tenure | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Ask yourself this question…Who is more loyal; an employee who has been with the company a long time but is an under-performer, or a less tenured employee who always goes the extra mile and consistently exceeds expectations? link] Most Tweeted Articles by Leadership Development Experts [.]

Confidence vs. Arrogance | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While confidence can be mistaken for arrogance, and vice-versa, they are clearly not interchangeable terms.

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5 Lessons from an Office on the Edge

Mills Scofield

Every time I have assigned someone a task, rather than taking it on myself, the net effect – short-term, long-term, or both – is decidedly positive. For me, this is a positive development.

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How GE and IBM are Playing Global Development to Win

Harvard Business Review

Most big corporations follow global development trends. That is the reactive approach to economic development. CEOs are proactively engaging with emerging market government to spur economic development and create opportunities for their companies. In the fast growth markets of Asia, Africa and Latin America, national governments are responding to a more empowered citizenship, and looking for corporate partners to achieve their development goals.

What’s Your Time Worth? Why Pricing Matters

N2Growth Blog

In today’s post I share my thoughts on how to develop a sound pricing strategy… While the topic of pricing is certainly not rocket science, it has indeed been a thorn in the side of business people since the dawn of commerce. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

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Empowerment Principles For Women Entrepreneurs

Women on Business

“The Women’s Empowerment Principles seek to point the way to best practice by elaborating the gender dimension of good corporate citizenship, the UN Global Compact , and business’ role in sustainable development.

E-Coaching Roles

Marshall Goldsmith

The art of developing leaders will evolve with the technology that connects people through both wired and wireless networks. Experience difficulties while searching for high-quality leadership development tools. They are often long, slow, awkward, and boring. Leaders will not use them for long. So, e-coaches must help leaders find relevant content, and development tools that have a real impact.

The Big Picture of Business: Been There, Done That

Strategy Driven

Business development. See consulting as an investment (short-term and long-term), not to be short-changed. Look at their activity in professional development and business education. People Often Say They Have… But Really Haven’t!

Love and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

If a leader’s primary obligation is for the care and well being of those under their charge, then I would suggest that you cannot be an effective leader over the long-term without love, compassion and empathy.

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Workplace Gossip | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

If you want to be a long-term survivor in business I would suggest that you not participate in gossip and get rid of those that do.

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How Dumb Is Your Business?

N2Growth Blog

Talent is clearly a plus as long as it is a value add and not a business requirement. If your company’s long-term business plan requires the acquisition, or retention of the uber employee then your business not only has a risk management issue, but it is likely not scalable.

Three Key Strategies Any Business Can Adopt in 2016 to Boost Profitability

Strategy Driven

If you exceedingly go above and beyond for your customers, establish a relationship, and engage them, they will remain long-term customers, and even send more business your way. Furthermore, by understanding your customers on a personal level and identifying their needs and desires, one can better cross-product sell, up-sell, and even develop new products or services that align with their desires. It is a competitive market in today’s economy.