Creating a Successful Fleet Operation Means Investing in Employees

Strategy Driven

Coconino County has enhanced its Public Works fleet operations by focusing on employee development and establishing new business practices. In addition to 18 employees operating three shops in two locations, the Division also manages two fueling sites and a Parts and Inventory Room.

Finding Executive Education Courses that Provide Networking Opportunities

Great Leadership By Dan

By Richard Moy Reprinted with permission If you are searching for an executive-education course that will foster networking opportunities in addition to the actionable knowledge you are seeking to build, ask yourself these three questions as you sort through all your options. Typical executive education courses operate on some combination of lectures, exercises, and an interactive group-based learning environment. executive education networking

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PESTLE Analysis for Schools or Education

Rapid BI

PESTLE analysis are usually used in commercial organisations as a part of the strategic development of a business and marketing plan, however a PESTLE analysis can be used as part of identifying the opportunities and threats (SWOT) for operational planning in education, colleges and schools. The post PESTLE Analysis for Schools or Education appeared first on RapidBi. Management analysis education organization PESTLE schools Strategy SWOT template

7 Ways to Improve Operations Without Sacrificing Worker Safety

Harvard Business

These kinds of statements speak to a leader’s choice of values, and a failure to understand the relationships between a safe work environment and operational performance. The reality is that virtually all workplace injuries are preventable, and safety management and operational excellence are intimately linked. Improved operational performance will result in fewer injuries. But many OSHA inspections lead to substantial improvements in a firm’s operations.

Peter Senge on the Creation of a Post-Industrial Theory and Practice of Education

Deming Institute

In this 80-minute lecture, which has recently been posted on YouTube, with Peter’s approval, by the Academy for Systems Change , he shared his reflections on ongoing efforts to transform education systems across the United States, offering an extensive series of parallels with his wide-ranging personal experiences with the visible and invisible obstacles facing business transformations. Creation of a post-industrial theory and practice of education.

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Across The Memory Board – How To Educate Our Employees On The Best IT Practices

Strategy Driven

Many organizations invest in sophisticated equipment but don’t have the means to operate it. But by following a few of these processes, you can start to educate everybody across the board. Cybersecurity is one of those overriding concerns in modern business.

The Big Picture of Business- Professional Education Necessary for Company Success

Strategy Driven

Professional education is an important ingredient in corporate development. Outside of 'think tanks' for company executive committees, full-scope education does not occur. Organizations of all sizes must have the Think Tank.which delineates future operations, including education and training. From this point forward, education is an ongoing process beyond that of formal schooling. 4) Education. (5) Basic Education.

Hybrid Jobs Call for Hybrid Education

Harvard Business

The right type of education for nurturing this kind of “systems thinking” capacity needs to be both broad and deep; expertise in a single domain won’t suffice. “A design engineer has to understand how a part operates,” she notes, “but also how it fits into the design of its module, and then how the module fits into an engine, and how the engine fits into an airplane.” Education Career planning Digital Article

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

Harvard Business

A new set of relationships is being formed within companies around how people working in data, analytics, IT, and operations teams work together. Data and analytics represent a blurring of the traditional lines of demarcation between the scope of IT and the responsibilities of operating divisions. For IT to operate in the data and analytics space often takes realigning roles and responsibilities. The integrated operational data and analytics function.

How to empower your people to become your greatest risk management asset

CEO Insider

After all, your employees touch every aspect of your business; from day-to-day operations, engaging with customers, utilising technology, creating your processes and policies, to making decisions and taking action (or inaction) that affects your business daily.

Startups Could Fundamentally Change the Way Big Investors Operate

Harvard Business

The success of institutional-investment firms is socioeconomically vital: Their task is to grow the financial assets needed to fund retirements, development, education, scientific research, and many other capabilities associated with pensions, endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds, and the like. Consequently, giant funds are often hamstrung by proportionally tiny operating budgets, which have historically forced them into the all-too-happy hands of intermediaries.

Companies Can Address Talent Shortages by Partnering with Educators

Harvard Business

one widely acknowledged indicator of a crisis in the making appeared in 1983, with the release of “ A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform.” One approach that has proven to be successful in recent years consists of targeted partnerships between business and education. In addition to programs like LATI’s, there are many other types of business/education initiatives, which focus on everything from agriculture to cybersecurity.

A Guide for Business Owners: How to Protect Your Company Fleet

Strategy Driven

If your company operates a fleet operation, protecting your vehicles is of the utmost importance. By taking the time to educate your road-based workforce, you will clarify your exact security specifications and expectations.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Death Wish

Joseph Lalonde

His partner died as they were pushing him on a stretcher to the operating room. He remembered she was working hard to advance her career and took an interest in what was happening in her continuing education. A Reel Leadership Article I’ve often wondered what I would do if I was ever put into a situation like Bryan Mills from Taken or, now, Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) in the new Death Wish movie.

Developing the Global Leader - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Harvard Business

HBS Executive Education brings you these articles about business management courtesy of Harvard Business School Working Knowledge. George developed and taught for many years the popular second-year MBA course Authentic Leadership Development (ALD), which he has compressed into a five-day Executive Education program at Harvard Business School. ” Read more from Harvard Business School Executive Education: How to Spot a Liar.

Training Still Matters

Joseph Lalonde

First, let me say that we’ve got a long way to go – Execution is one of three strategic priorities in our 2020 Plan for Operations. For us, virtually everything rises and falls on the point leader in each restaurant – we call them the Operator. They are an amazing group of business leaders, operating as independent franchisees. These are not corporate employees – they work for the Operator. This, too, is a testimony to the Operator.

America's Education Problem

Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business School's Bill George argued that in the coming decades, leading firms will require "substantial cadres of leaders capable of operating effectively anywhere in the world." Unfortunately, one major stumbling block to producing these kinds of cosmopolitan, creative leaders — the leaders we need to compete in the world — is our public education system. Economy EducationAs Harvard Business Review has focused this month on U.S.

The Renaissance We Need in Business Education

Harvard Business Review

Having taught at five business schools over several decades and served as Dean of two, I have come to a conclusion: The educational institutions where our future business leaders are being trained must be recalibrated and transformed dramatically. Business education today is anachronistic in both how it is conducted and what its content focuses on. As originally conceived, they were institutions of practical education. We must educate a new generation of renaissance leaders.

Driving Performance and Profitability in the Service Sector - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Harvard Business

Buell is faculty chair of the HBS Executive Education program, Achieving Breakthrough Service , which explores how service leaders can create distinctive and sustainable service organizations that “turn customers into raving fans and employees into dedicated stewards of the mission.” The company hired IDEO to help them determine how to better align their operating model with the needs of its customers. Read More from Harvard Business School Executive Education.

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Reshaping Indian Higher Education

Harvard Business Review

Indian higher-education today suffers from three serious maladies: inadequate competition among the better institutions, inadequate experimentation, and inadequate measurement of outcomes. The Indian education system reminds one of the hamster endlessly rotating its hamster wheel with no end in sight. All the ample research on education, not to mention common sense, suggests that the phrase "different strokes for different folks" is a better description of what India's youth need.

Transforming Customer Experiences: Driving Performance and Profitability in the Service Sector - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Harvard Business

Buell is faculty chair of the HBS Executive Education course Transforming Customer Experiences , which explores how service leaders can create distinctive and sustainable service organizations that “turn customers into raving fans and employees into dedicated stewards of the mission.” The company hired IDEO to help them determine how to better align their operating model with the needs of their customers. The service sector is a large and growing part of our economy.

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Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, on business culture, technology, and social issues

First Friday Book Synopsis

More specifically, Google’s executive chairman discusses his strategies on hiring, meetings, mobile business, and jobs and education. Once again, McKinsey & Company offers (at no cost) an exceptionally valuable resource, in this instance Eric Schmidt‘s conversation with McKinsey director James Manyika about business culture, technology, and social issues.

Tips to Improve Efficiency and Quality in Pharmaceutical Businesses

Strategy Driven

More so, it is advisable that pharmaceutical companies keep track of the Standard Operating Procedures relevant to their industry and consistently match their current processes to what is expected.

How to Brand a Next-Generation Product - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Harvard Business

Executive education students at Harvard Business School. HBS Executive Education brings you these articles about business management courtesy of Harvard Business School Working Knowledge. ” Read more from Harvard Business School Executive Education: How to Spot a Liar. These types of processors power huge computer servers, which play vital roles in companies’ day-to-day operations.

The Outside-In Approach to Customer Service - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Harvard Business

Executive education students at Harvard Business School. HBS Executive Education brings you these articles about business management courtesy of Harvard Business School Working Knowledge. Read more from Harvard Business School Executive Education: How to Spot a Liar. To learn more about the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School Executive Education, taught by Ranjay Gulati and other renowned faculty, visit the program website.

Organizational Health Care with N2Growth: When was your Last Check-up?

N2Growth Blog

to discuss what operational screenings and organizational development exams you need and when you need them. Your operations deserve a longer, healthier life. There are three major components of early detection of organizational cancer: education to promote early diagnosis, assessments, and strategic planning and execution to impact the Future Picture. Treatments when your operations are sick. By Damian “Skipper” Pitts.

Should Higher Education Be Free?

Harvard Business Review

In the United States, our higher education system is broken. Since 1980, we''ve seen a 400% increase in the cost of higher education, after adjustment for inflation — a higher cost escalation than any other industry, even health care. Neither the pedagogical model nor the value equation of traditional higher education have changed much in the past fifty years. What is traditional college education really worth? Emerging new education models.

Living Well via Open Innovation

Mills Scofield

(This post continues the summary of fabulous stories and interactions at the 3rd Open Innovation Summit at BW's Center for Innovation & Growth: Practical Challenges of Global Open Innovation featuring P&G on April 21st.) Craig Vogel, President of Live Well Collaborative (LWC), talked about being an Open Innovation partner of P&G, focusing on the over 50 population. Craig, a design guru, is also Assoc. Dean of Research & Innovation at the University of Cincinn [.].

Have You Clarified Your Team Norms?

Great Results Team Building

They are the agreed upon (and often unspoken) behaviors that every member of the team recognizes as standard operating procedure. Athletic Teambuilding Business Teambuilding Educators TeambuildingTeam norms are the foundation of your team CULTURE. Your team CULTURE determines your team performance. And while ALL leaders invest time and resources in strategy, that is never enough to build a GREAT team! Strategy is what you want done, but CULTURE determines how it is done.

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The Renaissance We Need in Business Education

Harvard Business Review

Having taught at five business schools and served as Dean of two, I have come to hold one opinion very strongly: The educational institutions where our future business leaders are being trained must be transformed, and transformed dramatically. Business education today is anachronistic – it has in no way caught up with what today’s communications technologies make possible in terms of individualized instruction and virtual learning.

Thinking Ahead – Millennial Leadership

N2Growth Blog

They may operate in the leadership capacity, however from the beginning they have dictated the culture and path of their workforce. If we look here, we have little idea about how the next generation of leaders will operate. A Switch From Collaboration To Open Education. What I see as the next generation of leadership “collaboration” is a more structured and opportunistic way to view open education. By Brody Clemmer. Chief Innovation Officer, N2Growth.

Reverse Innovation Starts with Education

Harvard Business Review

General Electric engineered an $800 portable, battery-operated, easy-to-use electro-cardiogram (ECG) machine for rural India at a time when they were selling very powerful $10,000 ECG machines in the U.S. Opportunities exist to push the price/performance paradigm in several areas including health care, energy, housing, education, clean water, and transportation, among others. Education Innovation Technology

Stop Negotiating – It Doesn’t Work

N2Growth Blog

Negotiations look for a victory, while good discussions look to create opportunities for others, to add-value, to align interests, to understand needs, to facilitate, enable, educate, mentor, and inform. Miscellaneous Operations & Strategy Don't Negotiate Facilitate Mike Myatt N2growth Negotiation NegotiatorBy Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Negotiation isn’t all it’s cracked-up to be.

Leadership and Knowledge Management

N2Growth Blog

Leaders who don’t understand the value of distributable and actionable knowledge not only limit opportunities, but they’re also building huge contingent operating liabilities. The operational advantage created through effective KM should allow an enterprise to effectively address current needs as well as to strategically drive innovation and forward planning. . By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

A System for the Soft Side of Leadership

EnLeadership

Home ELS Home Leadership Development Executive Leadership Training Change Management Learning Products Employee Selection Contact us Sep 23 A System for the Soft Side of Leadership By admin Sitting beside a Cisco Systems manager on the way to Sao Paolo, Brazil recently reminded me how our Enlightened Leadership work fits so well for people who are highly educated in a focused area.

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To Improve African Education, Focus on Technology

Harvard Business Review

Without the ability to create knowledge through quality education, the sustainability of Africa’s new-found optimism remains questionable. In quality and quantity, tertiary education in Africa needs to be fixed. Despite secondary-school enrollment increasing by 48% from 2000 to 2008 , access to university education remains severely limited. s 21 million ) in its four-year tertiary education system. Education drives technology. Economy Education Technology

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The Innovation Mismatch: "Smart Capital" and Education Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Editor's note: This post is part of a three-week series examining educational innovation and technology, published in partnership with the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University. One of the most poignant summaries of the market for innovative technology solutions in education is that it is forever in its infancy. That statement was true 30 years ago, when the Apple II was introduced into schools and I first started working in education technology, and it is true today.

I Don't Know

Mills Scofield

” A Brown education is being challenged to discern exactly what you don’t know. I was in awe of the power of the Brown community operating not just beyond these gates, but half-way around the world. How will we alleviate income inequality and improve education? Brown University Commencement Address Culture Education Ethnography Innovation Leadership Public Service Questioning Social ImpactMike Cohea / Brown University.

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It's Time to Re-Think the U.S. Education System

Harvard Business Review

In some ways, traditional schools operate in ways that are foreign to the world in which today's students live. We are not preparing these kids for the world as it operates today. Even the youngest students in my research are aware they will face competition from individuals educated in other countries. history was the public education system established in the early days of the industrial revolution.

The Big Picture of Business – Entrepreneurs’ Guideposts to Real Business Success

Strategy Driven

Every organization must educate outside publics about what they do and how they do it. This premise also holds true for each corporate operating unit and department. The whole of the business and each sub-set must always educate corporate opinion makers on how it functions and the skill with which the company operates. There are many romantic notions about entrepreneurship. There are many misconceptions. People hear about entrepreneurism and think it is for them.

The Big Picture of Business – Wisdom From the Disasters, Recovery Through Compassion and Resilience

Strategy Driven

His favorite accomplishments included the establishment of intercity educational and daycare programs. The month of September saw natural disasters. In times of crisis, people came together to help each other. Forces of nature: from disasters came citizens with noble hearts and a willingness to serve others. Young people sought to help, thus inspiring lifelong commitments to community stewardship.

Public Service Announcements

Strategy Driven

Public education is an important part of the charge for those organizations. That is exhibited when you see every competing educational institution buying airtime to promote their services to the community. Non-profit organizations and the causes they promote are greatly served by enlightening the public. The earliest PSAs promoted the selling of war bonds and were shown in movie theatres during World War I and II.

Educate Everyone About Second-Generation Gender Bias

Harvard Business Review

In another case, participants in a leadership development program noticed that men seemed to be given more strategic roles, whereas women were assigned more operational ones, signaling that they had lower potential. More than 25 years ago the social psychologist Faye Crosby stumbled on a surprising phenomenon: Most women are unaware of having personally been victims of gender discrimination and deny it even when it is objectively true and they see that women in general experience it.

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