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.

Operating Out of Greatness

Lead from Within

Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Based on a mix of modern philosophy, science, and nearly thirty years coaching top executives, Lolly’s perspective on leadership continues to break new ground and produce exceptional results.

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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.

Profit First: Reverse Engineer Your Way To Financial Success

Terry Starbucker

The post Profit First: Reverse Engineer Your Way To Financial Success appeared first on Terry "Starbucker" St. Leadership More Human Podcast “Profit is not an event, it’s a habit. Profit happens through small wins, strung together.” – Mike Michalowicz.

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. The post Fueling Business Process Management with the Automation Engine that Can!

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. Well, one collective deficit could, and did: The lack of effective leadership.

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.

Leadership and Digital Transformation

N2Growth Blog

Your business now operates as part of a global digital eco-system where leveling the playing field has become a digital impossibility. Don’t attempt to compete with those who are more evolved, piggy-back off of them, partner with them, engineer around them, on move out in front of them.

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. Case Studies Leadership Management

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. There’s nothing wrong with operating out of self-interest.

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. Listen To The Answers From Leadership Podcast. I’m an engineer.

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.

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.

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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!

How To Spin A Huge Mistake Into Leadership Gold

Terry Starbucker

As I drove down Cheyenne’s main street, I thought about how it had been a good summer for us, operationally and financially. It’s all going down” my Network Operations Center (NOC) manager reported to me. We can’t fire that engineer Terry”. “I Leadership

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Leadership Communication

Coaching Tip

Getting the people side right in leadership communication can make all the difference. Emotion is always operating below the surface and a person doesn''t recognize how important his or her feelings are at the time of the decision. All successful leaders are clear that leadership communication is about inspiring others to achieve great things. The fundamentals of effective leadership communication are: Learn to be yourself, better Authenticity in a leader is crucial.

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.

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. DaVita operates more than 1,800 dialysis centers and employs over 40,000 people domestically.

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“) [.]

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, […].

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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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.

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.

Great Digital Companies Build Great Recommendation Engines

Harvard Business Review

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.

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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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. So leadership is first.

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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A Look Inside Lockheed Martin’s Space-Age Operations

Harvard Business Review

That requires constant innovation, in both our products and our own operations. The Future of Operations. In this Denver facility, we outfit engineers and manufacturers in VR equipment and let them “step into” new spacecraft designs.

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. Fulfilling your potential as a leader requires that you think differently about leadership," Snyder writes. "You Sustained Leadership.

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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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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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. It was one of my first acts of Reality-Based Leadership.

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.

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. So leadership is first.

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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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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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.

Four Factors for the 21st Century

Lead Change Blog

So, the organization will continuously need to adapt to an ever-changing environment and need personnel who operate well in this (ever new) environment. Not only because knowledge on any subject is much easier to come by (think of using your favorite search-engine on the internet, for example), but also because the knowledge base is ever expanding and changing. Leadership VUCA Long-term success qualities Sustainability sustainable leadership

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.

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.