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. It’s important to remember leadership is a people business, and people are messy. Leadership has little to do with how neat and tidy things are, but everything to do with how successful you are at scaling effectiveness.

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. It’s important to remember leadership is a people business, and people are messy. Leadership has little to do with how neat and tidy things are, but everything to do with how successful you are at scaling effectiveness.

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What Leaders Can Learn from the Most Efficient Exit Interview Ever

Next Level Blog

That text was probably the most efficient exit interview ever. Say it out loud – One of the most valuable leadership lessons I learned when I was an executive is that what doesn’t get said, doesn’t get heard.

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. It’s important to remember leadership is a people business, and people are messy. Leadership has little to do with how neat and tidy things are, but everything to do with how successful you are at scaling effectiveness.

No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results

Speaker: Cy Wakeman, M.S., CSP, President, Reality-Based Leadership

Cy Wakeman proposes a radically different approach to HR leadership. Changing the ways leaders think and the strategies they use in their work is a serious and critical economic issue. Leaders should help others develop the great mental processes they need to eliminate self-imposed suffering and choose to be accountable for driving results.

The efficient ineffectiveness of control

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development SmartBlog for Leadership smartblog on leadership “When we don’t give our people the space and freedom to take calculated risks, learn, apply, and iterate, we are risk our future. While there is a risk to improvising and spontaneity, there is a greater, more insidious risk to control.” When I wrote a version of this in a recent Harvard Business Review post, it [.]

Smart Ways To Enhance the Efficiency of Your Business

Strategy Driven

Every entrepreneur and business manager is constantly working to improve the efficiency of their business. Business efficiency entails maximizing your outputs from your input and making the most out of your resources.

Measuring Right Things: Utilization Versus Efficiency

QAspire

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.

Efficient vs. Effective | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

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. Let me ask you a question – Have you become so efficient that you’ve rendered yourself ineffective? Are you efficient or effective, or do you know? It ain't efficient but it sure is effective.

Techniques to Improve Employee Efficiency

Strategy Driven

The success of every business depends on the efficiency of employees. Achieving maximum efficiency in employees is the greatest challenge for most business owners and managers. However, the benefits of efficiency in business are greater than any challenges you may encounter.

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. There is no such thing as efficient leadership. If efficiency is digital, leadership is analog. Leadership is about influence and mobilizing people to achieve a common goal. Leadership

The Secret to an Efficient Process

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership Incubation Helps Self-Reflection In September 2011 I finally identified the root cause. The Secret to an Efficient Process. Leadership Development Self Leadership communication Expectations LeadershipThe 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.

Leadership Efficiency Error

CO2

What are the costs of “efficiency”? Mission vs. Efficiency. Leadership Efficiency can be costly to the sustainability of an organization. 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.

Choosing a team structure to achieve top efficiency

Lead on Purpose

There are numerous factors to … Continue reading → Leadership structure teamsWhether you are a small startup or an international corporation, HR management and organization presents an equally important matter. Choosing a proper team structure for your hierarchy and management isn’t as simple as it seems.

Is Cooperation the New Efficiency?

ReImagine Work

Is the ability to gain cooperation an underestimated component of efficiency? I commented to her that I think the ability to gain cooperation is an underestimated component of efficiency. The post Is Cooperation the New Efficiency? All Posts How to be a More Empowered Manager Survive & Thrive What it Means to Treat People Humanly connection dignity engagement leadership self-development

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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! It is crucial to distinguish between effectiveness and efficiency. If you are efficient you are doing the things right. In other words, effectiveness is the goal and efficiency addresses the way!

The Business Efficiency of Integrity

Mills Scofield

Character Culture Efficiency Innovation Integrity John Hagel Leadership Menasha ORBIS Respect Strategy accountability A 2-fer! One of my favorite companies & sites ! Menasha, 165+ years old, is growing, profitable, solving customers'' real problems and having an impact. Integrity - it truly pays dividends. Read on.

The Energy Efficiency of Trust & Vulnerability

Mills Scofield

So much of the 20thcentury’s focus on efficiency over effectiveness ended up being inefficient! If the outcome didn’t meet customers’ need, who cares how efficiently it was made? Efficient systems are great at dealing with complicated things – things that have many parts and sequences, but they fall flat dealing with complex systems, which is most of world today. Trusting is efficient and effective. Note: Carl & I met at BIF9.

What Efficient Mentorship Looks Like

Harvard Business

Leadership & Managing people Coaching Productivity Digital ArticleIt doesn’t have to feel draining.

July 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the July 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Liz Weber of Weber Business Services provided Leadership Dysfunction – Doing What You’ve Always Done. You may have a leadership dysfunction problem. Miller writes Leadership in the Hybrid Workplace.

Entrepreneurial Leadership

Leading Blog

Entrepreneurial leadership is a mindset. It is a mindset that is even more critical in today’s unstable world and is the sine qua non of crisis leadership. He shares these in Entrepreneurial Leadership: The Art of Launching New Ventures, Inspiring Others, and Running Stuff.

The Efficient Ineffectiveness of Control

Mills Scofield

Check out my latest on Smartbrief''s Smartblog on Leadership sponsored with LeadChangeGroup. Control Culture Innovation Lead Change Group Leadership Switch & Shift micromanagement questions “When we don’t give our people the space and freedom to take calculated risks, learn, apply, and iterate, we are risk our future. While there is a risk to improvising and spontaneity, there is a greater, more insidious risk to control.”

May 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the May 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided Stop Saying Stupid Things. Ken Downer of Rapid Start Leadership provided Bosses and Burnout: Three Things Leaders Should Know.

8 Pointers On Balancing Improvement and Efficiency

QAspire

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?

Leadership is Language

Leading Blog

It was the most efficient way to build the momentum of the Industrial Revolution. What he needed was people to consistently perform in an efficient manner. And we find that the leadership approaches and the language used aligned itself with that goal.

Discover The Joy Of Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Listen is as Willy provides targeted solutions to cut through the “noise” in your work world, based on his 30+ years of corporate leadership and coaching. The post Discover The Joy Of Leadership appeared first on Lead Change.

What are the costs of “efficiency”?

CO2

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.

First Look: Leadership Books for June 2021

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in June 2021. Transform your organization with speed and efficiency using this insightful new resource. Build your leadership library with these specials on over 28 titles.

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The Leadership Experience

General Leadership

Finding your confidence in that is much more valuable than trying to compensate by pretending to be efficient in areas that you are not. I find that observing the challenges of my children offers some very good insights into relationships and leadership. Recently, I have discussed circumstances with my children that relate to expectations and how to play a leadership role that led me to reflect on the Leadership Experience.

First Look: Leadership Books for August 2021

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in August 2021. Being adaptable and flexible have always been hallmarks of effective leadership and a fulfilling life. Build your leadership library with these specials on over 28 titles.

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First Look: Leadership Books for September 2021

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in September 2021. Everyone is allotted the same twenty-four hours — but with the right strategies, you can leverage those hours in more efficient and powerful ways than you ever imagined. Build your leadership library with these specials on over 28 titles. All titles are at least 40% off the list price and are available only in limited quantities. * * * “There’s a lot to learn from the right leadership books.

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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. Leadership & Supervisory Skills facilitation skills meetings meting management Perhaps no topic I talk about in workshops gains more immediate and heartfelt groans than the topic of meetings. You likely attended too many last week. You likely attended at least one last week that was a waste of your time.

September 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the September 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Claudio Morelli of Leadershipisheart writes Theo, an Inspirational Leadership Voice. Chris Edmonds of The Purposeful Culture Group provided Culture Leadership Charge: A Crisis of Culture.

Losing Heart…and People: Confusing Efficiency and Effectiveness

The Practical Leader

Recently I worked with the senior leadership team of a large warehouse and logistics company. As I listened to their leaders focus on hard processes, metrics, and systems it became crystal clear that the “soft skills” of leadership and culture weren’t even on their radar. ” Listening to the team’s strategies and plans, reminded me of the efficiency expert’s report on hearing a symphony at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

Creativity, Innovation and Leadership

Jason Womack

Efficiency/EffectivenessHappy Boxing Day. We hope you're having a great holiday season. It's a great time of year to review your goals and imagine BIG for next year! Take the https://www.GetMomentum.com Monthly Quiz The quiz is set up as a self-assessment.

Weekly Round-Up: 4 Tips for Public Conversations, Not so Trivial Leadership Actions, Use Email Efficiently, Leadership Habits, & Tips for Improving Your Apologies

leaderCommunicator

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts. Leaders: 4 Tips for “Grocery Store Conversations” By Bobby Dodd ( @ bobby__dodd ), The Educational Leaders “While you can’t predict questions or are aware of every rumor, you should always take precautionary steps when approaching the ‘grocery store conversations’…”. Weekly Round-Up

4 Leadership Challenges You Must Face

Lead Change Blog

Regardless of the leadership role you play there are common challenges we all face as we seek to build an organization or guide a team. Effective leadership creates tension and conflict. Do we put more energy building relationships on the team and investing in people or focus on getting the job done with excellence and efficiency? The post 4 Leadership Challenges You Must Face appeared first on Lead Change.

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. Culture Energy Innovation Leadership Strategy Trust Values Vulnerability yes, really!

Great Companies Obsess Over Productivity, Not Efficiency

Harvard Business

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.

Leadership—Are You Using the Most Effective Ratio?

Lead Change Blog

Delivery refers to the actions you take to more efficiently deliver your products and services. . Finding the right ratio applies to many other leadership activities including: Action and reflection— Many leaders readily admit they don’t spend enough time reflecting and learning from their successes and failures. The post Leadership—Are You Using the Most Effective Ratio? Leadership Balance Feedback Management80/20, 50/50, 30/70—what’s the right ratio? .

Human Feedback is the Greatest Path to Efficiency

Strategy Driven

In the same meeting, be sure to ask how you can better support their success and improve on your leadership in the whole team. You just finished reading Human Feedback is the Greatest Path to Efficiency ! The post Human Feedback is the Greatest Path to Efficiency appeared first on StrategyDriven. Relate Articles: StrategyDriven Leadership Conversation Episode 1 – An Introduction to Leadership Effectiveness.

14 Tips for Leading an Efficient and Effective Meeting

CO2

Business Collaboration LeadershipCommunicate 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.

How to Lead When There’s Not Enough Time

Let's Grow Leaders

When There’s Not Enough Time Your Leadership Is More Important Than Ever Sheila raised her hand and asked for the microphone. We were near the end of a powerful leadership development program where the participants had worked hard on culture-transformation. Winning Well leadership management Time Management time management efficiencyShe took […]. The post How to Lead When There’s Not Enough Time appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.