The Culture Engine

Leading Blog

Culture is the engine of any organization. It describes how your organization operates. We have to begin by understanding the truth of how our organization operates. The Culture Engine provides tools in each chapter for making this happen in your organization. Organizational culture is not an amorphous thing – it is exemplified by the leadership. It is the force behind everything that happens.

Should We “Defund” Leadership?

Lead Change Blog

The scene I want to spotlight is one in which Apple CEO John Scully sent over a man charged with managing the General Magic engineering group. ” One of the General Magic engineers immediately responded, “Thanks, but we don’t need a manager. We get overall leadership from Marc, which is all we need. It got me rethinking the true role of leadership. . Service leadership is about realness, not about roleness.

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Operating Out of Greatness

Lead from Within

Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world. Of her many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. Listen to Podcast.

Profit First: Reverse Engineer Your Way To Financial Success

Terry Starbucker

Michalowicz now operates his third million dollar venture, is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal; the former MSNBC business make-over expert; is a keynote speaker on entrepreneurship; and is the author of Profit First , The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, which BusinessWeek deemed “the entrepreneur’s cult classic.”. The post Profit First: Reverse Engineer Your Way To Financial Success appeared first on Terry "Starbucker" St.

Digitalizing Your Business Means Re-Imagining How It Operates

N2Growth Blog

In essence, business processes need not be limited by reporting lines or geography in this kind of operating model. Of course there are several implications that must be addressed, including: Processes will need to be re-engineered, independent of current organizational boundaries. Rather, the internal operating model of a business must be re-thought as well. Digital Transformation Jim Kerr leadership N2growth

How Much Margin Do You Have? | Guy Harris: The Recovering Engineer

The Recovering Engineer

Subscribe to Receive Updates Home About This Blog Archives Great Reading Contact Me my business about me Communication Skills Persuasion DISC Model Family Relationships Parenting Leadership Skills Post Series Reflections Decision Making From Our Cats Personal Change Resolving Conflict Problem Solving Video Browse > Home / Gallery , Reflections / How Much Margin Do You Have? To explain what I mean, I’ll lean on my background as an engineer.

Fueling Business Process Management with the Automation Engine that Can!

Strategy Driven

In the recent past, businesses had only external, third party vendors to rely on for major projects, operational emergencies, and other labor-intensive initiatives that required resources they did not have. Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) meant businesses had to succumb to the high-cost, untimely, and unskilled labor in order to remain in operations. Both industrial, machine-like robots and digital, computerized robots have revolutionized the way companies operate.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Flight Of The Navigator

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article I recently posited a question on Facebook. Today, we’re going to take a look at the leadership lessons in Flight Of The Navigator. Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Flight Of The Navigator. More times than not, we can operate in this mindset.

Lessons in Leadership to Last a Lifetime

Leading Blog

A FTER 18 YEARS on the MIT faculty, I thought I knew a thing or two about leadership. That position humbled me and taught me lessons about leadership that I still use today, some 20 years later. Back then, the vast majority of Akamai’s 100 engineering staff had been recruited directly from MIT and other top universities. Well, one collective deficit could, and did: The lack of effective leadership. He is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at MIT.

100% Of Companies Have This Problem

N2Growth Blog

Process by default will never provide the benefits of good process engineering by design. It is in fact working down through the aforementioned hierarchy that allows process to be engineered by design to support mission critical initiatives. I encourage you to not let apathy, negative experience based upon results of bad process or flawed implementations, or the fear of the unknown keep you from benefiting from the numerous advantages created by good process engineering.

Great Digital Companies Build Great Recommendation Engines

Harvard Business

Recommendation engines (or recommenders ) force organizations to fundamentally rethink how to get greater value from their data while creating greater value for their customers. “Build real recommendation engines fast” is my mission-critical recommendation to companies aspiring — or struggling — to creatively cross the digital divide. But, to the C-suite’s great credit, leadership insisted that everyone cooperate. Laura Schneider for HBR.

Leadership Matters

N2Growth Blog

In the text that follows you’ll hear Sam’s views on leadership, the state of the market, and you’ll be introduced to his retirement ambitions and the future challenges for the boardroom, following his return to Perth, Australia. This programme which moved me through all major departments (Engineering, Finance, Supply, Vehicle Assembly, IS&T etc.) I had joined the Rio Board in 2009, so I already had broad oversight of the company’s diverse operations.

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

N2Growth Blog

This White Paper is excerpted and adapted from Ultra Leadership: Go Beyond Usual and Ordinary to Engage Others and Lead Real Change (Giuliano, Lioncrest, 2016). The problem is leadership on autopilot. In such an underperforming state, without leadership that can drive real change, organizations are trapped in a vicious cycle. The problem is leadership on autopilot. What is expected of leadership today? Rethinking Leadership.

Problems with leadership development processes…

EnLeadership

After 23 years in the leadership development business, we are just realizing the impact of some of the issues. To the total health of you and your team, Ed Oakley and the Enlightened Leadership team TRANSCRIPTION Hi it’s Ed Oakley. Start developing your leadership skills today!

Six Things Great Leadership Teams Do

Great Leadership By Dan

Chris Edmonds : When I consult with executives on crafting a high performance, values-aligned culture, one of the first things I do is to examine the effectiveness of their leadership team. Whatever that team is called - an executive team, a leadership team, a management team, etc. Most leadership teams I observe are not teams at all. Members of the leadership group battle their peers daily for limited funds, resources, and people, day in and day out.

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The Importance Of Stretching Your Leadership With Jon Stolpe

Joseph Lalonde

Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 30 Leadership requires a constant stretching of our current skill set. Answers From Leadership podcast guest Jon Stolpe knows this all too well. He’s an engineer by background, and serves as an operations manager for a local branch of a major international building automation company. Listen To The Answers From Leadership Podcast. I’m an engineer. I went to school for engineering.

How To Spin A Huge Mistake Into Leadership Gold

Terry Starbucker

I’ve often written that one of the most important leadership lessons is to know that “The Road to Greatness Is Paved With Mistakes Well Handled”, and this true story about a very big mistake gave our team the opportunity to put that lesson to the test, in the context of the wide-open Rocky Mountain west and the “cowboy way”…… A Good Day In The West Turns Bad. It’s all going down” my Network Operations Center (NOC) manager reported to me.

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Definition of Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In further pondering this dichotomy an interesting thought came to mind – If I could genetically engineer the perfect leadership gene what qualities and characteristics would constitute the architecture of leadership DNA? see “Leadership DNA“) [.]

5 Leadership Signals that Turn Culture into Advantage

Skip Prichard

” Those words are printed on the back cover of Five Frequencies: Leadership Signals that Turn Culture into Competitive Advantage. I followed up with the authors to learn more about their leadership philosophy. Leadership Tip: The most effective leaders treat culture-shifting as a serious business process that’s explicitly tied to business results. There’s nothing wrong with operating out of self-interest. 5 Leadership Frequencies.

A System for the Soft Side of Leadership

EnLeadership

I’m talking about areas of formal or informal education like science, medicine, manufacturing, engineering, business and others during which process they probably did NOT learn much about bringing out the best in people! Important leadership & team content you can apply immediately.

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What Stands Between your Organization and a Perfect World?

N2Growth Blog

This leadership is particularly important in large organizations where managers waste so much energy protecting the status quo and avoiding failure that there is little left for progress. The quest for perfection fires a great leader’s engine and should fire yours too. Leadership Miscellaneous Operations & Strategy Success Brian Layer Good Leadership leadership and perfection leading towards perfection making right decisions N2growth perfection

The Leader's Role in Vision Development

Coaching Tip

Guiding Principles: A universal operating standard that guides decision-making both personally and organizationally. Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Leadership Self-Awareness Skills Tips What is Work life assumptions beliefs business techniques engineering agreement guiding principles intangibles leaders leadership thomas h.

Top 30 Leadership Blogs 2010 | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

You’re undoubtedly thinking “who died and left Mike Myatt in charge of qualitatively assessing leadership blogs?&# I hope you enjoy the list, and that you’ll add these Top Leadership Blogs to your leadership reading list. You are my leadership daily must read!

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Carefrontation — The Ultimate Leadership Trait

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Mark Hopkins : The best leadership tip I ever received came from a pastor’s sermon during a non-denominational service in Yosemite Valley Chapel. The pastor was clearly providing guidance to parishioners on how to help others confront tough problems, but to me it sounded a lot like a leadership strategy. DaVita operates more than 1,800 dialysis centers and employs over 40,000 people domestically.

5 Leadership Lessons: The Velocity Manifesto

Leading Blog

As a leader], you—not the IT department, nor the VP of IT, nor the chief information officer (CIO)—must understand, drive and be accountable for how technology is structured in order to reach the strategic goals of the operation….Technology Younger generations will not operate like the current generation of leaders ….If Software engineers, developers, and programmers must be viewed as the artists of this generation.

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An Effective Business Review Meeting?

N2Growth Blog

Another common complaint about Business Review Meetings is that nearly always the time gets hijacked with discussions on day-to-day operating or tactical issues, especially when we have a room full of engineers turned managers; they quickly dive down into trying to fix the problem right then. By John R. Childress. Chair, Cultural Transformation – President, N2Growth Europe, N2Growth. “If

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How to Reverse-Engineer Criticism

Harvard Business Review

By parallel, managers themselves might similarly benefit from "reverse-engineering" the criticism of not only outsiders but of their own colleagues: considering both parties as their benefactors on the road to greater performance. Indeed, (besides Toyota and BP) if there is any major business out there in need of reverse-engineering the work of its critics so as to restore itself on the path to greatness, it is Walmart.

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Jim Hunter – Servant Leadership Interview Series

Modern Servant Leader

We continue the servant leadership interview series with a real treat. I was honored to have Jim Hunter sit down for an interview on Servant Leadership. Jim has over 30 years of experience teaching and consulting on servant leadership principles. Steve: It’s Leadership 291, it’s called, “Becoming an Influential Leader”. Ben: Well today’s about servant leadership and of course, that ties a lot into influential leadership. So leadership is first.

Leadership Blind Spots

Coaching Tip

They may well be on their way to mastering the engineering and operational issues involved in delivering their product or service. In " Leadership and the Art of Struggle: How Great Leaders Grow through Challenge and Adversity ," author Steven Snyder argues that struggle is an innate part of leadership that should be embraced as an opportunity for breakthrough success rather than feared as a career-killer. Sustained Leadership.

How to Find the Great Idea in Your Best Practice

Let's Grow Leaders

Your Best Practice Might Not Work Everywhere Javier was a well-loved director at an engineering design firm. Every year he would conduct an operational excellence rally that he personally catered with spaghetti made from homemade noodles, […]. courageous cultures best practice curiosity leadership management principlesHe was also an accomplished Italian chef.

The Internet-Connected Engine Will Change Trucking

Harvard Business Review

You’re driving down the road and the “check engine” light appears on your dashboard. But if you decide to keep driving, you risk something far worse happening to your engine – and your livelihood. DTNA’s engines continuously record performance data and send it to their Detroit Diesel Customer Support Center (CSC). The service gives drivers confidence, and that’s important for a driver who operates alone, often hundreds of miles from home. It’s happened to all of us.

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The Internet-Connected Engine Will Change Trucking

Harvard Business Review

You’re driving down the road and the “check engine” light appears on your dashboard. But if you decide to keep driving, you risk something far worse happening to your engine – and your livelihood. DTNA’s engines continuously record performance data and send it to their Detroit Diesel Customer Support Center (CSC). The service gives drivers confidence, and that’s important for a driver who operates alone, often hundreds of miles from home. It’s happened to all of us.

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What’s Your Time Worth? Why Pricing Matters

N2Growth Blog

A recent trend which demonstrates that corporations have recognized the need for specific domain expertise in pricing is the emergence of a bevy of C-level positions charged with direct leadership over strategic pricing. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

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Welcome to a Revolutionary New Leadership Philosophy – Reality-Based Leadership

Reality-Based Leadership

My entry into Reality-Based Leadership started with the Open-Door Policy. Designed to prepare me for my new organizational role, it was basically a crash course in the current conventional wisdom around leadership. One particularly juicy leadership gem, delivered to me by trainers with all the confidence in the world, was that a great leader always has an open door. It was one of my first acts of Reality-Based Leadership. Leadership

Viva Chile: Leadership and the Rescue of the Miners

Next Level Blog

Last month, I wrote a post on What We Can Learn About Leadership from the Chilean Miners. And, as was the case with the astronauts, the miners could not have made it safely home without the efforts, talents and leadership of thousands of others.

Leadership Lessons in Classlessness and Class

Next Level Blog

In contrast to the seedy and classless drama engineered by James and Gilbert, this weekend marked the passing of Bob Sheppard. That’s one definition of leadership. The Next Level Blog is where he shares "news you can use" to raise your leadership game.

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Jim Hunter – Servant Leadership Interview Series

Modern Servant Leader

We continue the servant leadership interview series with a real treat. I was honored to have Jim Hunter sit down for an interview on Servant Leadership. Jim has over 30 years of experience teaching and consulting on servant leadership principles. Steve: It’s Leadership 291, it’s called, “Becoming an Influential Leader”. Ben: Well today’s about servant leadership and of course, that ties a lot into influential leadership. So leadership is first.

A Look Inside Lockheed Martin’s Space-Age Operations

Harvard Business Review

That requires constant innovation, in both our products and our own operations. We’ve created an end-to-end electronic domain that connects all elements of product development – conceptualization, design and analysis, simulation and optimization, manufacturing, assembly and test, and operations and sustainment. The Future of Operations.

Standard Operating Procedures Can Make You More Flexible

Harvard Business Review

Most people think standard operating procedures are a strait jacket that limits their flexibility. The Cleveland Clinic cleverly uses standards to deliver operational consistency, reliability, and low cost. Another example at Cleveland Clinic is in search engine marketing. Customers Health Operations Yet in our increasingly complex world of work, with so many possible decisions and steps, clever use of standards can liberate.

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. Provide leadership. Design and re-engineering of products-services.

Google's Project Oxygen

Coaching Tip

Let the engineers do their stuff. The starting point was that our best managers have teams that perform better , are retained better, are happier — they do everything better,” Laszlo Bock, Google's VP for "people operations" says. “So Business Coaching Career Communication Leadership Work life career development google management laszlo bock leader as coach managing and communicating people operations project oxygen

Management Quality and Productivity, under competent leadership

Mike Cardus

He gave 35 lectures in the summer of 1950 to engineers and to top management. Few people in top management in America understand their responsibilities and know that they must serve a life term on quality and productivity from now on, under competent leadership. With many managerial and organizational professionals operating in a manner similar to Alchemy.

The Big Picture of Business – The Statistics Tree: Understanding Figures and What They Symbolize, Relating Directly to Your Business Success

Strategy Driven

Of the companies who continue to operate without a plan, 40% of them will be out of business in the next 10 years. That 2% includes all the doctors, lawyers, accountants and engineers… those of us who actually advise. Business bases much of what it does on statistics. Most often, they’re financial numbers or sales goals. More importantly are the Big Picture statistics that affect every aspect of business growth and success.