Operation Getting More Value In Business

Strategy Driven

This should be followed by an ongoing investment into their development both individually and as a team. Entrepreneurship Managing Your Finances budget management business finances business management managing your finances strategydriven

Guest Post: Keeping Your Finances Afloat While Working From Home

Survive Your Promotion

Finances are one of those issues. Where income is the life source of finances while working at home, billing is the vehicle through which that income arrives. photo credit: Jeremy Levine Design.

Is Leadership Development the Answer to Low Employee Engagement? (Yes.)

N2Growth Blog

This paper is about rethinking the practice of leadership and reforming the way we approach the development of leaders and leadership in our organizations. What shifts must learning and development professionals make in order to create an environment of continuous learning that accelerates development and quickly and positively impacts the business in real and tangible ways? Unprepared leaders develop work-arounds. They develop work-arounds.

PRIMO-F Model for Business Development

Rapid BI

The post PRIMO-F Model for Business Development appeared first on RapidBI. Management business growth Business planning business strategy change finance Innovation mike morrison operations performance PRIMO-F PRIMO-F model rapidbi Strategy SWOT SWOT analysis

How to Make Your Money Grow in Business

Strategy Driven

These fees can eat out of your finances if they aren’t carefully managed. Consider Mixed Use Development. Mixed-use development is a way to grow your money as an entrepreneur. Managing Your Finances business management Finances Scaling Your Business strategydriven

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7 Guiding Principles for Developing Leadership Talent

Leading Blog

To develop talent, you need to become intimate with your people; to know the essence of each individual. Talent development is not an event. Developing people simply must be a priority from the top down. That leads us to Conaty and Charan’s first principle of the talent masters: The leadership team understands that the top priority for the future is developing the talent that will get it there. People deliver numbers. If you want the numbers, you need the people.

M&A Without Buying the Company

N2Growth Blog

Most people tend to look at acquisitions from a rather myopic and traditional M&A perspective: making a strategic or synergistic purchase of an operating entity on an accretive basis. Other companies are in need of cash and are willing to sell certain contracts as a financing vehicle.

The Big Picture of Business – Business Success Checklist

Strategy Driven

When you own and operate a business you need to have certain procedures for an efficient and seamless function. Sometimes the difficulty of managing your time makes for a haphazard operation. An inefficient operation results in unproductive activities which often miss the point and worse yet, result in wasted time and wasted resources. Development of technical abilities, specialties and expertise. Development of core business supplier relationships.

Shifting Finance from Controlling to Improving

Harvard Business Review

Yet this is exactly the challenge facing leaders of the finance function who are asked to help their organization improve the way that work is done. As finance shifts its focus from controlling costs to advising managers on improvement activities, CFOs must change their thinking and behaviors. Even though when I get up and talk, because it's my role, I talk about finance, I'm always thinking about the impact on customers, quality and safety, and employees as well.".

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Figuring Out How IT, Analytics, and Operations Should Work Together

Harvard Business Review

A new set of relationships is being formed within companies around how people working in data, analytics, IT, and operations teams work together. For IT to operate in the data and analytics space often takes realigning roles and responsibilities. Analytics Operations IT Digital Articl

How to Improve Your Finance Skills (Even If You Hate Numbers)

Harvard Business Review

If you’re not a numbers person, finance is daunting. Even if you don’t need to know a lot about finance to do your day-to-day job, the more conversant you are on the subject, the better off you’ll be, according to Richard Ruback, a professor at Harvard Business School and the coauthor of the HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business. Stop avoiding finance because you’re afraid of numbers. “Finance and accounting are very simple.

Getting an Intricate Operation Back in Sync

Harvard Business Review

Facing interconnected operational issues, members of the eight-person senior leadership team were turning against one another. The director of finance grumbled that overtime costs were too high, due to high turnover and the fact that employee sick time had spiked.

The Future of Cities Depends on Innovative Financing

Harvard Business Review

They are developing horizontally, not vertically, with vast areas of low sprawl reaching out for miles from Sao Paolo, Lagos, New Delhi, Guangzhou, Jakarta, and many others. There are a variety of reasons why infrastructure investments in developing cities so often frighten investors.

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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

Community Financing Breathes Life into a New U.S. Manufacturing Firm

Harvard Business Review

Seed-stage financing for technology start-ups fell from 16% of total annual private equity investment in 1995 to just 1% in 2002 and recovered to only 4% in 2011, according to data compiled by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. The way to increase seed- and early-stage financing for physical-product start-ups is to reduce individual investors' risk by improving the quality of due diligence and spreading risk across a larger number of investors.

Capital vs. Influence

N2Growth Blog

Astute investors mitigate risks and help to insure operational success by adding value to the business model, and by filling gaps that may exist in any of the areas I mentioned in the opening sentence of the preceding paragraph. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth .

The Problem with the Profit Motive in Finance

Harvard Business Review

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. It was an event packed with prominent people who work (or worked) in finance, but seem to come from a different, more genteel world than the bulk of modern Wall Street: Bogle, Swensen, former Fed chairman Paul Volcker, former TIAA-CREF CEO John Biggs. Compensation Ethics Finance

A Quiet Revolution in Clean-Energy Finance

Harvard Business Review

Solyndra's example has been particularly stark: it raised over $1 billion in equity finance in addition to receiving a $535 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy, all prior to a cancelled IPO and the recent FBI investigation upon its bankruptcy. Despite these gloomy headlines, three developments in the sector give us hope that the revolution in clean energy production is far from dead: 1.

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Startups Could Fundamentally Change the Way Big Investors Operate

Harvard Business Review

Small startup firms are already developing proprietary technologies — such as machine vision, deep learning, and other innovations —– that could help large investors evaluate opportunities and risks with far greater accuracy and efficiency than was previously possible. This disconnect is a major problem for the continuing development of efficient capital markets. Innovation has the potential to transform the investment industry.

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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Stop Operating with a Guild Mindset

Harvard Business Review

Today, the guild mentality persists within companies, where functions such as marketing, sales, finance, IT, human resources and R&D all have their own area of special expertise. Marketing, sales teams and the DSD force itself operate with tremendous coordination to ensure that they are consistently aligned in their business objectives.

Grab the Money!

Women on Business

It’s no secret that you need capital to operate and grow, but then comes the question how do you get it? For the unlucky ones, you need money to operate and grow, but where do you get it? For some of the lucky ones they have the personal cash to use or they are able to tap well heeled friends and family for the money. Tap your community bank. An often overlooked source, this is a great place to begin.

Are They Contractors or Staff?

Women on Business

As a larger operation, it gets a bit tougher. operates their own business. Books for Businesswomen business development Businesswomen Bloggers Communications decision-making Female Entrepreneurs Female Executives female executives Finance Human Resources Issues International Business Leadership Legal and Compliance Issues Management Strategy Women Business Owners Women On Business Women On Business News Workplace Issues

HP Headed to Hotel California?

Women on Business

When it works, it’s wonderful but the operative word is when it works. For a small business, this is a huge operational problem. 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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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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Could Your Next CEO Come from Any Department?

Modern Servant Leader

Do you value operations, maintenance, customer service , engineering, information technology , sales , finance, marketing , accounting – all departments, equally? In Good to Great, Jim Collins explains the best CEOs are not external hires, but brought up through internal development. Servant Leadership "Future Leader" "Organizational Development" "People Development" "Succession Planning" CEO DepartmentHow do you view each department in your organization?

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How To Prepare Your New Business For Success

Strategy Driven

You will need to maintain your finances, understand your audience, and all in all stick to your business goals no matter what. To develop your brand message , you will need to determine what it is you want to achieve with it. Maintaining finances.

Develop Your Company’s Cross-Functional Capabilities

Harvard Business Review

Instead, our interviews found a willingness to let organizational forms and structures evolve naturally, developing in line with the identity of the enterprise. Some of the first business functionaries were railroad telegraph operators who managed schedules.

Develop Deep Knowledge in Your Organization — and Keep It

Harvard Business Review

Leaders with a passion for developing employees’ skills, and those who understand the need to transfer knowledge among generations of workers, know how important it is to link in-house education to strategic planning. The educational concepts developed in that program have since evolved into a larger learning program called EYP University, which provides an average of 20 courses a year for architects, engineers, and a combination of the two.

How to Prepare Yourself for the Executive Chair

Strategy Driven

As organizations expand and grow, the skills that led to success often won’t sustain further development in a more complex, high-stakes environment. If you don’t understand finance and accounting, enroll in a course immediately.

Are you Ready for the Next Level?

Great Leadership By Dan

At my last company, where I was responsible for leadership development and succession planning, I once received a phone call on a Friday afternoon from one of my favorite managers. For organizations, it’s a way to invest in the development of their high potential managers before it’s too late.

Protecting Your Small Business: How to Cover the Basics

Strategy Driven

You need to take the time to understand the laws in different markets you are operating in. Fortunately, you also have more financing options to utilize these days. You need to find additional revenue streams so that the business can continue to operate smoothly in different situations.

What Businesses Need to Know About Sustainable Development Goals

Harvard Business Review

Some companies could get a jumpstart in their industry in organizing partnerships and even positioning themselves as leaders in sustainable development using the goals as a branding anchor. This can make the case for innovating in sustainable development more challenging.

Common Disputes Between Business Owners

Strategy Driven

To avoid this scenario developing, focus your advertising on your company and its benefits, allowing customers to draw their own conclusions about why your business is the best choice for their needs.

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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David Wiener’s 40 Rules for Business, Management and the Rest of Life

Leading Blog

All I can add in deal situations is to “tell the truth in the most favorable light possible,” have reasonable expectations financially and operationally, and try to make sure that every transaction is ultimately successful for both buyer and seller. Develop a sense of humor.

China’s New Development Bank Is a Wake-Up Call for Washington

Harvard Business Review

But in past weeks, it seems that the movie in Asia has been on fast-forward around global development and financing. It’s stated mission is to “focus on the development of infrastructure and other productive sectors in Asia.”

Fear of Loss of Group Membership is More Powerful Than Management

Mike Cardus

Application and development outside the classroom and structured training time. The district managers operated under a control and command system and asking them to switch to coaching & feedback was met with great resistance. Photo Credit. Resistance to Change and Learning Anxiety.

Leadership in Cybersecurity

N2Growth Blog

Regardless of titles or functional position, the lead role in a security organization is expected to wear many hats and solve a myriad of strategic, operational and tactical problems. Policy & controls development with implementation.

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Women, Invest in Yourselves

Women on Business

Guest Post By Mary Kinney, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Ginnie Mae, a cornerstone of the U.S. housing finance system since it was created more than 40 years ago (More about Mary at the end of this post). Guest Posts Personal Development

10 Misconceptions About People At Work

Mike Cardus

Unfortunately when this question is asked to executives and managers they are operating off false theories of folklore that are leading them to treat employees as less than capable. The notion that some types of roles (sales, research, finance, etc.)

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Leadership – No Talent Required | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Clearly the difference possessed by all great leaders is that they refine, develop and build from their foundation – they don’t ignore it or take it for granted. Active, intentional, empathetic, and analytical listening all require a bit of development.

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How Do I Get My Peers to Trust Me?

Let's Grow Leaders

Real trust develops when no one is watching… when you’ve got something to lose, and choose to be vulnerable anyway. His peers in the finance department was not approving contracts for a subset of our customers. Honestly, I wish I learned this sooner.