Featured at Forbes: Recover From Long-Term Burnout

ReImagine Work

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Nolan Bushnell’s Two Simple Rules

Lead Change Blog

He was the electrical engineer who invented the game “pong” and founded Atari. Personal Development failure Long-term success Luck management skills reality successThere are a lot of stories about Nolan Bushnell. For a while there in the 1970’s, Nolan Bushnell could do no wrong. Nolan would sit around the living room with his friends and come up with ideas of all kinds. Two of the ideas resulted in Atari and the video game “Pong.”

Robots for Health Care from Toyota

Curious Cat

The product development system is going to be critical (ideas found in: Toyota Engineering Development Process and How to Develop Products like Toyota ). Innovation IT engineering Health care Japan long term thinking system thinking Toyota

5 Leadership “Insurance” Plans – Is Your Organization Prepared?

Modern Servant Leader

Short Term Leadership Insurance. Short term health insurance is all about protection in a transitional or critical time. Short term leadership insurance should be the same. Long Term Leadership Insurance.

Two thought-provoking perspectives on the “crisis of capitalism”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here are brief excerpts from two articles featured by McKinsey & Company. I suggest you read them in the order in which they appear here, then click where indicated to read each in its entirety. I presume to suggest, further, that you register to receive email updates on other resources that are also available at [.].

Being a Two-Career Couple Requires a Long-Term Plan

Harvard Business Review

“We learned to take the long view, mostly because we didn’t have any other choice,” says Kate, now in her sixties and busy investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs. In their thirties, they decided that Kate would leave her corporate job to gain the flexibility she prioritized short-term to care for their two young children. Couples end up negotiating, based on current realities, rather than pacing themselves for the long (and lengthening) haul.

Good Brands Gone Bad | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Call it a hiccup or a long-term slump; every brand faces a crisis. Not long ago, the entire world watched BP and inept CEO Tony Hayward make blunder after blunder while their crude killed. In the CEO Afterlife. Main menu Home. Leadership. Branding. Good Brands Gone Bad.

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Decision Making 101 – Check Your Emotions Before You Decide

The Recovering Engineer

That makes some intuitive sense related to the short-term impact on our decision making. The issue is the potential to sow the seed of a pattern of decision making that could have a long-term negative impact on your relationships and performance.

Keeping Your Strategy Meetings Focused on the Long Term

Harvard Business Review

Senior executives need to balance the long- and short-term demands of their businesses, and meetings need to mirror this balance. For example, Mauricio started as an engineer in his manufacturing firm, moved up the ranks, and 10 years later was promoted to president of European operations. Leaders also like to solve problems and check them off, and short-term items provide us with visible ways to mark progress.

Turkey Badly Needs a Long-Term Plan for Syrian Refugees

Harvard Business Review

It did not include a vision for long-term integration; nobody in Turkey foresaw the duration and severity of Syria’s humanitarian crisis. When President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan suggested citizenship for some Syrians, especially doctors and engineers, there was a backlash. A long-term framework for integrating Syrian refugees is a pressing domestic policy to head off tensions like these. Turkish people love to boast about their hospitality.

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

The Recovering Engineer

To explain what I mean, I’ll lean on my background as an engineer. In my engineering design classes, I learned about the concept of design or safety margin — a factor built into design calculations to allow for minor errors, miscalculations, under estimations, and other variables that are difficult to accurately determine. Safe engineering design always considers, allows for, and builds in some margin for safety. He is an engineer by nature, by training, and experience.

The Most Innovative Companies Have Long-Term Leadership

Harvard Business Review

But it’s an idea that demands attention, investment, and a long view of the market. Had Microsoft owned Google’s search engine at the time, it would have been an tiny piece of the revenue pie. Projects need to be funded, sponsored, and protected for the long haul.

The Middle East, Business, and the Long Term

Harvard Business Review

His is a voice of encouragement for would-be founders and investors to consider long-term forces at play anywhere they face uncertainty. Twenty years of experience in other emerging markets, so many all but dismissed as economic engines less than a generation ago, offer interesting parallels. Whether these forces can be subsumed by leaders and mobs looking for 20th century solutions to 21st century realities is unknowable — but it is not where I'd bet for the long run.


Here’s Why Your SEO Strategy Isn’t Working

Strategy Driven

It saw a big problem that many people were exploiting – long, advice based, content that may or may not has been actually helpful – and made it more sustainable. For this reason, it is very important to keep on track of Google’s and other search engines guidelines.

100% Of Companies Have This Problem

N2Growth Blog

Process by default will never provide the benefits of good process engineering by design. Think long-term, and if you must, bridge with a phased solution, but be planful in approach. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

Signs That Your Business Might be Taking the Wrong Approach to SEO

Strategy Driven

You won’t reach your long-term sales targets by focusing solely on SEO. Marketing & Sales marketing and sales search engine optimization strategydrivenThere is a lot of pressure on businesses to get their approach to SEO right.

Emerging-Market Engineers Power Global Innovation

Harvard Business Review

From this list, some readers may infer that innovation is largely the realm of engineers and scientists working in developed countries for large companies, assuming that innovators from countries such as India and China don''t matter after all.

America's Next Top Engineer: She Needs Your Models

Harvard Business Review

If we could only put the same level of resources into inspiring girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) that we do into discovering America's Next Top Model , the chance wouldn't seem so remote. At the very least, the proportion of STEM professionals who are female—currently, in engineering, a paltry 11 percent—would grow. They tinker and use tools, and take apart things like lawnmower engines and hairdryers to learn how they work.

Good Jugaad and Bad Jugaad

Lead Change Blog

There has been a lot of interest in the term “Jugaad” in the last couple of years. This term is almost synonymous to “Indian Innovation.” Using an innovative way of solving problems with the same rigor and scrutiny for longer term applicability.

Recipe for Success

Lead Change Blog

When I think of career management and how to better explain it in simple terms, all I can think of is a recipe. Just like an engine, it needs maintenance to keep it running smoothly. Focus on long-term results. When we map out our career plan, we need to focus on the long term goals (between 3 to 5 years) and devise a plan to accomplish that goal.

How to Work When You Don’t Feel Like Working

David A Fields

Let’s talk about how to fire up the work engine when you’re ensconced in enuii. Diagnose what ails your spirits and prescribe a long-term cure. […]. It’s gorgeous outside. What a perfect time to shoot a round of golf.

Industries That Provide Stable Careers

Strategy Driven

But you probably want to pursue a career path in an industry that can provide a stable long-term job. The property market provides a very stable landscape for anybody looking to build a long-term career. You could study to get a civil engineering degree online.

Leadership & Motivation

Lead Change Blog

For example, before Elon Musk made Space X, he knew barely anything about rocket propulsion and the physics and engineering that goes into the entire process of sending something into space without it exploding. Vision and the awareness of long-term goals are the keys to internal motivation.

The Four Best Business Sectors to Invest in Right Now

Strategy Driven

For business owners that are looking for new ventures that guarantee stability though, read on to see which sectors are in demand and sustainable long-term. Because the industry is currently booming, the demand for software engineers is unprecedented.

Scaling A Small Business Tips

Strategy Driven

Scaling a business is a strategic program framework and requires an element of planning with compiling the business assets into one fluent engine in motion. Don’t focus on the short-term outcome of your work but look to the long term and build sincere value to your customers.

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Strategic planning must change with the times

N2Growth Blog

Engineering and creating sustainable advantage is the focus of the new paradigm for strategy management, detailing how the intersection of intelligence and innovation come together to deliver and sustain superior financial performance and value creation.

4 Amazingly Effective SEO Strategies for Content Marketing

Strategy Driven

When it comes to generating web traffic and online brand awareness, few methods are more effective in the long-term than search engine optimization (SEO), which is simply the practice of optimizing your website and marketing efforts to facilitate higher rankings in the search engines.

Leaders need to Lead

Great Leadership By Dan

It begins with a clear articulation of a unit’s long term strategic objectives—and the development of a disciplined strategy to achieve those objectives. Leaders decide which battles must be fought as part of a longer term effort to win strategic objectives.

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The Characteristics of A True Leader

Lead Change Blog

Just think how Steve Jobs had an amazing idea for the IPhone and how it should look and work but he needed entire teams of expert designers and engineers to convert his idea to reality. What makes a great leader?

Recruiting vs Talent Management

N2Growth Blog

I am so committed to the beliefs espoused above that our firm engineered its talent management practice in a fashion which offers clients a broad array of service offerings. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth .

What Great Leaders Know That Good Leaders Don’t about Self-Regulation

General Leadership

Consider the following: If EQ is to us, what an engine is to a car – then self-regulation is the drive train that powers how we operate. The drive train or transmission of any vehicle, transfers engine power to its wheels creating forward or backward movement.

Finding the Right ‘Tool’ for Your Business

Lead Change Blog

Some systems are designed for engineer personalities that crave a high level of detail. Do you want to build an amazing team to lead for the long term, or are you trying to work your way out of a job? There are a lot of business consultants and nearly as many solutions for “fixing” a struggling organization. As the leader, once you’ve developed a healthy relationship with feedback , you need to ask yourself: what’s the right tool for you?

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How Can SEO Boost Your Site’s Online Results?

Strategy Driven

The idea with search engine optimization (SEO) is to rank better in Google to get more organic search traffic to your website. With SEO , content on the website, such as articles, should focus on certain popular search terms (keywords) that are easier to rank for in Google.

Understanding The Power Of Our Words

Tanveer Naseer

The talk in question is one given by Mohammed Qahtani, a security engineer from Saudi Arabia, which won him the 2015 Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking. If I were to ask you what you thought was the greatest invention in human history, what would be your reply?

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5 Leadership Signals that Turn Culture into Advantage

Skip Prichard

Dust off that copy of Good to Great on your bookshelf and remember that not long ago Jim Collin’s very credibly lionized them. One of the things we preach in the book is for leaders to be more “long-term greedy.” Again, very costly in the long run.

Four Risks to Avoid During B2B Web Development

Strategy Driven

Our focus is on quick launch, and long-term projects have also become our priority. This phase requires between 2% to 7% of the project budget, but saves a large amount of funds for long-term projects.

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5 Leadership Lessons: What if the Rules to Winning Were Different than You Thought?

Leading Blog

The clutch, as you well know, provides the linkage between the engine and the transmission, which ultimately provides power to the drive shaft. When the clutch is engaged, the power produced by the engine is harnesses and transferred to the drive shaft to produce motion.

Richard P. Rumelt: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Rumelt received his doctorate from the Harvard Business School in 1972, having previously earned a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley. He worked as a systems engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratories and served on the faculty of the Harvard Business School. During 1993-96 he was on long-term leave from UCLA, [.]. Richard P.

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Beyond The Basics: The 10 Best Ways To Fine-Tune Your Leadership

Terry Starbucker

Hire on personality, not core competencies -Leaders are not genetic engineers, nor should they be. We can’t change personalities that were locked in long before they arrived at the interview. But it’s essential for long-term success to develop those skills, and quickly.

Do your motivations undermine your ability to lead?

ReImagine Work

I now knew I would not be there long-term. appeared first on Mary Schaefer, empowerment authority, speaker, coach & trainer for those in engineering, scientific & IT-related positions. An employee walked into my office.

Creating A Workplace Environment Where Employees Matter

Tanveer Naseer

Of course, what makes this NASA employee’s response so noteworthy is the fact that he wasn’t one of the engineers or scientists involved in designing the rockets or overseeing the lunar missions.

The Big Picture of Business- Evergreen Business Strategies. Digest of Take-Aways From 36 Articles.

Strategy Driven

The biggest problem with business, in a one-sentence capsule, is: People exhibit misplaced priorities and impatience, seeking profit and power, possessing unrealistic views of purpose, and not fully willing to do the things necessary to sustain orderly growth and long-term success.

6 Qualities of a Good Boss

Strategy Driven

There are many ways in which training can be achieved while holding down a job; whether it be practical day courses or long-term degrees which can be studied flexibly online in their own time.