Leaders: Stop Trying to Be Efficient

N2Growth Blog

Let’s cut right to the chase; stop focusing on being efficient – it’s a waste of time. Nobody other than perhaps you really cares how efficient you are, but everyone cares how effective you are. Are you efficient or effective, or do you know?

Is Your Business as Efficient as It Could Be?

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Efficient vs. Effective | N2Growth Blog

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So much so, that I have really come to cringe every time I hear the word efficiency. It’s not really that there is anything wrong with becoming more efficient, but what I find is that far too many executives major in the minors when it comes to efficiency. Efficient v.

Alternative Selection – More Efficient Processes Can Increase Costs

Strategy Driven

There is a common misperception that being more efficient necessarily equates to being more cost effective. While seemingly desirable to be more efficient, the benefits may not necessarily be cost reductions.

Efficiency is the Wrong Mindset for a Leader

Leading Blog

Efficiency always seems like the right answer. And yet while efficiency is critical and often a competitive advantage, it is a problem when it becomes a mindset that is applied to everything we do; when it becomes an excuse for our lack of real connection.

Measuring Right Things: Utilization Versus Efficiency


In this world of work, more utilization does NOT always equate with more productivity and efficiency. More utilization without visible gain in efficiency is a waste. Instead of focusing on utilization, we should focus on efficiency – how much real work gets shipped and how well. Efficiency encourages people to work smart, focus on quality and find best possible route to achieve the desired business results.

Is Cooperation The New Efficiency?

Lead Change Blog

I commented to her that I think the ability to gain cooperation is an underestimated component of efficiency. I was talking to a client today about her unusual ability to gain people’s trust quickly. This supports her ability to get things done. To her bosses, she seemed to perform miracles.

Why Efficiency in Your Personal Life Matters

Strategy Driven

David Horsager, MA, CSP, is a business strategist, entrepreneur, and author of the national bestseller The Trust Edge , and the new book The Daily Edge : Simple Strategies to Increase Efficiency and Make an Impact Every Day. You just finished reading Why Efficiency in Your Personal Life Matters ! The post Why Efficiency in Your Personal Life Matters appeared first on StrategyDriven.

Why your employees are not working efficiently!

Bernd Geropp

Why are your employees not working efficiently? Some business owners are unhappy with the performance of their employees: “My employees often do not focus on the right things and they simply do not work efficiently!” To be efficient and to be effective!

No More Meeting Madness: Simple Steps to More Effective, Efficient Meetings

Kevin Eikenberry

The post No More Meeting Madness: Simple Steps to More Effective, Efficient Meetings appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Perhaps no topic I talk about in workshops gains more immediate and heartfelt groans than the topic of meetings.

Improving the Efficiency of Your Business the Smart Way

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Efficiency vs Health

CEO Blog

So how does this relate to efficiency which is really the theme of this blog? For perfect efficiency, I should set my life up to take less steps. Walking might take 15 minutes longer so is less efficient. I have to admit to being a bit of a Fitbit addict.

Rethink the Value of Each Customer for Efficient Growth

Women on Business

By understanding the value of each customer, you’re now armed to create more efficient, effective marketing campaigns. From this, you can create more efficient, effective marketing campaigns to grow your company exponentially.

8 Pointers On Balancing Improvement and Efficiency


On the other, they have to ensure that improvement/change initiative does not slow down the current work and bring the overall efficiencies down. Both are crucial and striking the right balance between improvement and business efficiency, between standardization and evolution is a big leadership challenge. What best practices would you like to share when it comes to balancing improvement and business efficiency?

Are you: Efficient, Effective, Engaged, Empowering?

Jason Womack

Efficient, Effective, Engaged, Empowering. Efficiency/Effectiveness MITs - Most Important ThingsAre YOU ready this month? August, 2015) Well, you’re in for a treat: at Get Momentum, you’re going to explore the reason, strategy and tactics necessary to create an “empowering” workplace for yourself, and for others.

The Secret to an Efficient Process

Lead Change Blog

The Secret to an Efficient Process. Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership Incubation Helps Self-Reflection In September 2011 I finally identified the root cause. The incubation period was long but finally I understand the real reason why I had such a hard time completing a project in 2010. It was an extraordinary project that provided a great learning opportunity. This self-reflection has helped increase my level of [.]

Instant solutions that will make your business more efficient

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Tactical Execution Best Practice 7 – Target Non-Value-Adding Work to Improve Efficiency

Strategy Driven

All high-performing organizations continually look for ways to reduce costs and improve operational efficiency. You just finished reading Tactical Execution Best Practice 7 - Target Non-Value-Adding Work to Improve Efficiency !

3 Simple Steps to Immediately Improve Your Business and Life

Strategy Driven

1) Realize that “cheap” is not the same as “efficient”: It might be cheap to do something yourself, but unless it’s something you’re an expert at it’s probably not efficient. Tactical Execution efficiency entreprenuer Justin E.

“Can You Help Me Soften The Tone In My E-Mails – Without Sacrificing Efficiency?”

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Randy, what tips do you have for softening the tone in my e-mails without sacrificing efficiency? Randy's blog entries e-mails efficiency relational communicationI find anything other than direct annoying, so I’m really at a loss. This was the question sent by a person in a professional, high-stress, fully-packed, heavily-scheduled job. It is an understandable question. On the one hand, you want [.].

The Most Efficient Product Enhancement Strategy Ever Devised

Terry Starbucker

It’s quite an efficient way to enhance your product – any product. “Thank you for your business – we really appreciate it&#. That is a very valuable string of words. That is, if you say them to your customers. How do I know they are valuable? I did a little experiment at my company a few years ago. We called folks 7 days after a transaction and said those words (from a real human being, not a robo-caller).

Focus on efficient communication

The Organized Executive's Blog

Stop by OrganizedExecutive.com to read this month’s Focus On Efficient Communication section, which includes the following tips and articles. Can you pass the clarity test? Improve team communication Avoid absolutes Choose your words wisely Connect weekly Replace jargon While you … Continue reading → Communication communication productivity relationships

Leadership Efficiency Error


What are the costs of “efficiency”? Mission vs. Efficiency. Leadership Efficiency can be costly to the sustainability of an organization. Efficiency is addictive. They all watch the dashboard of indicators to monitor the efficiency of the business.

5 Things To Do Before You Leave the Office

Jason Womack

Plus, Efficiency/Effectiveness MITs - Most Important Things PerformanceDo you leave the office in a frenzy? How you finish the workday is SO important. It sets your mood for the rest of your evening; it impacts your personal relationships, your overall satisfaction, and your quality of sleep.

Why We Focus On Our Health

Jason Womack

Balance Efficiency/Effectiveness MentoringWhen was the last time you thought: “I need to call a doctor?” Was it when you were sick? When was the last time you thought: “I need to change my diet?” Was it when you realized your pants didn’t.

What are the costs of “efficiency”?


Mission vs. Efficiency. Efficiency is addictive. As coaches at CO2 Partners, we often see organizations, divisions, groups, departments, and teams fall in love with totally efficient, systematic approaches. They all watch the dashboard of indicators to monitor the efficiency of the business. When you strive for efficiency and numbers and growth, you can lose your sense of purpose. Efficiency can lead you in the other direction.

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14 Tips for Leading an Efficient and Effective Meeting


Communicate the importance of attendance, participation, and punctuality. If key staff members don’t show up, cancel the meeting. If their absence has been approved in advance, have them delegate their decision-making responsibility to someone else in the meeting. Make sure all agenda items are aligned with your strategic plans, vision, mission, objectives, strategies, and actions.

Deliver us from Email - Being Efficient with Email

CEO Blog

"Forgive us our trespasses. Deliver us from Email" This was a funny line in " The Secret of Invincibility: How to Thrive in Any Situation " by Paul Pearsall. Studies have shown email can reduce IQ to the same extent as smoking pot.

Effective Handling of Employee Personal Problems is Critical to Maintaining Workforce Efficiency

Strategy Driven

But with empathy and careful planning, successful managers and leaders can minimize the impact of personal problems in the workplace to ensure that your work force remains efficient and that normal productivity is restored as quickly as possible.

Write what you think, hear what you say

Jason Womack

Efficiency/Effectiveness Performance The Little ThingsYears ago, I realized I think I in pictures. I'm a visual person. Quickly. I see things come together, it's easy for me to jump from A to M to Z. It happens so fast, it amazes me; sometimes it's.

The (*Lost) Art of Letter Writing

Jason Womack

Efficiency/Effectiveness MITs - Most Important Things The Little ThingsSome people say I write a LOT of letters. The letters I write have an opinion. I like to acknowledge the people I write to. And, it’s really easy to find people to send these letters. When I look out.

Maximize efficiency by organizing your day and resisting temptations

The Organized Executive's Blog

Maximize efficiency by grouping similar and smaller tasks together, such as emailing and making phone calls. Organization Time Management efficiency process improvement productivity Time management to-do listsYour to-do list is a mile long and it feels like there is no way you are going to clock out on time at the end of the day. You’re on the verge of panic but you know that’s the worst thing to do.

The Most Efficient Die Early

Harvard Business Review

Total losses from those two disasters were very likely greater than the savings companies had won, over the preceding years, by squeezing out costs and making their supply chains so efficient. So the goal should not be greater efficiency, but rather efficiency where it makes sense.

10 Biggest Productivity Myths

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Turning Time Management Into Life Management

Lead Change Blog

Taking up this challenge is a direct way to efficiency and happiness at work. It is not a secret that feeling pleasure in your activity increases efficiency, so enjoy what you are doing. Another life management tool and significant efficiency booster is a simple break.

Are you accessible at any time or do you work efficiently?

Bernd Geropp

They know that they must work efficiently and effectively, but at the same time feel obligated to be accessible at any time. Tweet. Tweet Photo: danuela/ resource: www.photocase.de. It sounds great when the manager says that his door is always open for his employees.

Emotional Intelligence- a three part series

Jason Womack

Balance Efficiency/Effectiveness Lectures/PresentationsHello from Manhattan Beach! Update and invite: Via GetMomemtum, we are coordinating Three sessions to discuss #Emotional #Intelligence (free). Anyone can register, click here. If you know one person who might be interested, please share!

The Energy Efficiency of Trust & Vulnerability: A Conversation

Mills Scofield

Thrilled that Switch and Shift is hosting another post where Carl Størmer and I riff on Trust, Vulnerabilty and Energy Efficiency. yes, really! Culture Energy Innovation Leadership Strategy Trust Values Vulnerability

Great Companies Obsess Over Productivity, Not Efficiency

Harvard Business Review

Business leaders often think of “efficiency” and “productivity” as synonyms, two sides of the same coin. When it comes to strategy, however, efficiency and productivity are very different. This view differs substantially from the relentless focus on efficiency that has characterized management thinking for most of the last three decades, but it is absolutely essential if companies are going to spur innovation and reignite profitable growth.

4 Tips for Efficient Succession Planning

Marshall Goldsmith

One of the most common leadership development questions that I hear from executives is, "Why does succession planning feel like such a waste of time?" I do a lot of work on executive coaching and succession with my good friend, Jim Moore. Jim is the former CLO of three major companies. Here are some of our thoughts on how to make leadership succession a more relevant process in your company.