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.

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.

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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

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.

Turning Time Management Into Life Management

Lead Change Blog

The concept of time management is outdated. You can’t manage time. You can manage life. Time managers aim to do as much as possible. Life managers concentrate on what they have done. Time management tools such as Google Calendar, Asana, Jira, Evernote, and Outlook are useless if you don’t know the main trick that makes such applications effective: self-discipline. Taking up this challenge is a direct way to efficiency and happiness at work.

The Energy Efficiency of Trust & Vulnerability

Mills Scofield

Trust is a tool to assess and manage (reduce and/or increase) risk, depending on the situation. Energy Management raises the issue of perfection. 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? Effective solutions to wicked problems rarely come about through efficient and linear thinking.

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. I was a mainframe systems manager. For instance, I would manage my work around their biggest printing and delivery days, etc. As a former human resources manager we would discuss how different employees were good at teamwork or not. The post Is Cooperation the New Efficiency?

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What Efficient Mentorship Looks Like

Harvard Business

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

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 Efficient Ineffectiveness of Control

Mills Scofield

Check out my latest on Smartbrief''s Smartblog on Leadership sponsored with LeadChangeGroup. managers), we naively think we can control things, so we try to control things." 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.

What’s the Difference Between Manager and Leader, and Why Does It Matter?

RapidStart Leadership

Why should we care about the difference between manager and leader? As we talked about the challenges he would face, we found ourselves discussing the differences between a manager and … What’s the Difference Between Manager and Leader, and Why Does It Matter? The post What’s the Difference Between Manager and Leader, and Why Does It Matter? appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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.

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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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. Sean Glaze of Great Results Team Building shared The 3 Most Important Traits Teams Want in a New Manager. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided Stop Saying Stupid Things.

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. With this understanding, managing resistance becomes a little easier. Read more about insights on managing process improvements and change.

Time Management Strategies & Prioritizing

Career Advancement

He’d been working to increase his responsibilities to prove he could handle a leadership role, but now he was having a hard time keeping up with it all. I begin by reassuring them that time-management strategies like these ones can relieve a lot of their stress.

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.

Leadership and Knowledge Management

N2Growth Blog

In the text that follows I’ll share 3 tips that will help leaders become successful in the efficient and effective distribution of knowledge across the enterprise. . That said, there is a plethora of add water and mix content management systems, workflow collaboration tools, and KM solutions that are affordable and easy to use. Leadership Operations & Strategy Talent Management KM knowledge Knowledge Management Leadership and knowledge management Mike Myatt N2growth

Discover The Joy Of Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Managers, leaders, and anyone who works with others will benefit from Willy Steiner’s advice, which provides insights for a wide variety of challenges. The post Discover The Joy Of Leadership appeared first on Lead Change.

A Manager’s Guide to Better Decision Making

Let's Grow Leaders

We’ve both heard these words and so has nearly every manager we’ve ever worked with. To make more efficient decisions your team can get behind, start by avoiding these two big mistakes. Perhaps they could use training on how to effectively and efficiently lead their remote teams.

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 efficiency

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.

How to Manage the Tsunami of Change

Lead Change Blog

These changes are not just causing disruption to businesses, but are also becoming a big problem for the managers to face. Managers and their teams are feeling insecure, causing major health hazards. While AI and other technologies would bring in changes for the good of the mankind and improve our lives, like any other changes these also would leave its impact on people if not managed. The post How to Manage the Tsunami of Change appeared first on Lead Change.

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.

Leveraging Leadership R&D

Lead Change Blog

Combine this with the fact that Deloitte 2019 Human Capital Survey cites that 80% of companies don’t think they have the right leadership capability in place to address this, then we obviously have a leadership crisis on our hands. Nothing frustrates me more than the amount of time, energy, and resources that we waste on a daily basis simply because we are not effective and productive and don’t have efficient, aligned business practices in place.

Be A Better Leader – 30 Leadership Hacks For Managers.

Rich Gee Group

I managed large teams for over 20 years in corporate and have been coaching C-Level clients for 14 more. During this time, I’ve probably run into every scenario a manager can experience. Translate upper management’s vague directives into things your team can understand and take action on. When things go well, don’t tout yourself to upper management, tout your team. The post Be A Better Leader – 30 Leadership Hacks For Managers.

5 Insights to Managing Chaordic Tension

Leading Blog

Managing this tension is the key to success in growing and stable organizations—regardless of industry, size, years in business, or profit motive. Here are my five insights on how to manage chaordic tension: 1. It honors both the necessity of systems and processes (order) to build an efficient business model, and the sacred importance of quirky personalities and the free flow of ideas. C ONDUCTING your own orchestra. Running your own ship. Self-employment.

Leadership and Product Management

Lead on Purpose

Product managers hold a unique position in the company: they depend on people from other groups, but they do not have managerial authority over those people (in most cases). Therefore, a product manager must earn the trust of people in the organization and influence them to do their jobs effectively and efficiently. Product management — at every level — is a leadership role within the organization.

June 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the June 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. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided How to Revive a Brain Attacked by Stress. Eileen McDargh shared Faced with Loss, Managers Must Understand Context. Leadership.

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. StrategyDriven Project Management Forum.

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.

February 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the February 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, team building, and more. Diana explains: “The ability to delegate is a key leadership competency. Yet many supervisors and managers on the road to becoming valuable and valued leaders fail to do so. Bernd Geropp provided How to become a better manager at work.

Introducing The New One Minute Manager

Lead Change Blog

Today we congratulate Instigator Ken Blanchard and his co-author, Spencer Johnson, on the launch of their book, The New One Minute Manager. While our world has changed substantially since the original One Minute Manager was published in 1982, this book reminds us that common sense and simplicity still play vital roles in successfully managing people. One Minute Goals are the first of the book’s three secrets to One Minute Management.

Why Dishwashers are a Great Management Lesson

Mills Scofield

What the heck does a dishwasher have to do with management? Think about how many managers (including us!) So, what management lessons can we learn from the above 4 options? How would you want to be managed ? Culture Innovation Leadership People

14 Tips for Leading an Efficient and Effective Meeting

CO2

Time is Money – with awesome time management tool. 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.

Time Management Tips to Reduce Stress: Part II

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development In Part I, we discussed the first three steps to better manage your time. Remember, time management is the act of exercising conscious control over how you spend your time in an attempt to increase efficiency or productivity. Time management is impossible without the person making an honest [.]. Leadership Development Management Training Programs Reduce Stress Time Management

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6 Leadership Tips for First-time Managers to Step Up Your Game!

HR Digest

A good manager can make or break a team. For a first-time manager who has been promoted from being a part of team to be in charge of a team the responsibilities can be overwhelming. Just because someone was good in their role doesn’t mean they’d be good managing people.

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Weekly Round-Up: On the Business Efficiency of Integrity, Effective Strategic Planning & Maximizing Productivity

leaderCommunicator

Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. IBM’s Virginia Rometty on Leadership and Management By Steve Lohr, The New York Times “In an article this week, Virginia M. Downloading a hundred time-management apps won''t help…”. What were some of the top leadership articles you read this week? Check out our Leadership Toolbox eBook, filled with popular leadership posts and all of their actionable tips

How Managers Can Make Group Projects More Efficient

Harvard Business

Consider the following: Research out of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce shows that time spent by managers and employees in collaborative activities has ballooned by 50% or more over the last two decades. ” As a manager or team leader, how do you reap the benefits of effective collaboration without inviting inefficiencies and messiness? Effective collaboration is about leadership.

It’s the Manager: Moving from Boss to Coach

Leading Blog

If you couple that fact with George Gallup’s “single most profound, distinct and clarifying finding ever” that 70% of the variance in team engagement is determined solely by the manager, then the issue becomes the manager. That being the case, the single key to maximizing human potential and organizational growth is to improve the quality of the manager. The most important person in your organization to bring teams together and lead them to great decisions is the manager.

Time Management: Scheduled Days

Survive Your Promotion

If you’ve gotten behind and need to make progress on some things you’ve procrastinated or just need to get through some busy work, a no meeting day will help you do this more efficiently. Guide2 Prioritization Time Management Basics leadership management New Manager ToolsThere are a lot of different kinds of days in your working life. There are days full of meetings and days where you plow through your to-do list.

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

Bernd Geropp

It sounds great when the manager says that his door is always open for his employees. They know that they must work efficiently and effectively, but at the same time feel obligated to be accessible at any time. It appears that many managers have even less time during which they can address an issue without interruptions. However, there are also managers who like to be interrupted. Leadership @en contactable leadership responsiveTweet.