The Culture Engine

Leading Blog

Culture is the engine of any organization. You can manage attitudes but you can manage behaviors. Edmonds then explains how to manage, measure, and coach others to embrace the organizational constitution. “In The Culture Engine provides tools in each chapter for making this happen in your organization. The Culture Engine helps leaders define the playing field. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. * * *.

Fueling Business Process Management with the Automation Engine that Can!

Strategy Driven

Organizations deploy automation technologies as the primary resource in their Business Process Management. Fortunately, today’s business leaders have numerous technologies and solutions available in order to effectively manage and integrate their entire enterprise.

Profit First: Reverse Engineer Your Way To Financial Success

Terry Starbucker

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

Maintaining the engine of effective leadership


A few years later, the engines start to give up. In fact, I would argue that if you are a leader who is a managing others and you want to move up in the organization, your relationships become increasing important as take on more responsibility. Your work relationships are the engine of your leadership effectiveness; don’t wait until they start to fall apart to tune them up. . My husband is rough on the trucks he drives for his business.

Can You Manage Your Website’s SEO Strategy?

Strategy Driven

Whether you choose to build your own site or employ a specialist to do it for you, all your efforts will be in vain if you don’t get your website to the top of the search engine rankings. You just finished reading Can You Manage Your Website’s SEO Strategy? !

Bridging the Manager/Millennial Disconnect

Lead Change Blog

As part of our baseline assessments of every client, my team and I use Launchbox’s proprietary assessment tool, BRIDGEdex, to identify where the significant disconnects exist between millennials and managers—between employee expectations and what they are experiencing in the workplace.

Complimentary Resource – Economist: Smart SMBs Fine-Tuning the Engines of Growth

Strategy Driven

Economist: Smart SMBs Fine-Tuning the Engines of Growth. Click here for more information on Economist: Smart SMBs Fine-Tuning the Engines of Growth. You just finished reading Complimentary Resource - Economist: Smart SMBs Fine-Tuning the Engines of Growth !

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.

Deming Podcast with Scott Dalgleish, CEO at Phase IV Engineering

Deming Institute

Scott Dalgleish is the CEO at Phase IV Engineering. Scott first encountered Deming’s ideas while an engineer at Proctor & Gamble in 1986. Phase IV Engineering’s quality policy: We Care. What engineering projects do you have going on at home right now.

Top Project Management Challenges

Strategy Driven

Ask any project manager, and you’ll hear that one of the top problems that they face is a high tolerance for failure. However, we certainly do not extend the same liberty to other professions like engineers, doctors and pilots.

Impact of Process Tampering on Variation (Experiment), presented at Engineering Education Conference

Deming Institute

Guest post by Mustafa Shraim , ASQ Fellow and Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Technology and Management, Ohio University. The aim of the experiment was to introduce the concept of tampering to engineering students at the undergraduate level.

Recruiting vs Talent Management

N2Growth Blog

While my personal practice is focused on providing leadership advice and counsel to Fortune 500 CEOs, as the senior operating executive at our firm I also have oversight responsibility for our talent management practice. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth .

Let’s Get Rid of Management

Lead Change Blog

I called the store manager. Management is about the administration of stuff. Managers plan, organize, staff, and control. Managers ensure rules and policies are followed. There is a good way to tell if a company is run by a manager or by a leader,” a friend once told me.

Are you a Scientist or an Engineer? Things to think about.

Mike Cardus

as a engineer? In what ways might I serve to create a bridge for teams and managers to understand their view and use that to achieve results? The engineer sees themselves as a tiny spot of ignorance surrounded by a vast see of knowledge.

The Strategy Driven Guide to Boosting Your Website’s Performance

Strategy Driven

Entrepreneurship Marketing & Sales Online Marketing and Website Development business management Marketing and Sales online marketing search engine optimization seo strategydriven website developmentBoosting your website’s performance needs to be your number one priority.

Management of Meanings: When the Gears Don’t Align

Lead Change Blog

Much of the adopted research on the field of strategic management and leadership depicts the successful leader as planner, decision maker, and instigator of structure and sustainable processes. This post is part of our 2017 Lead Change Group Guest Blogger Series.

9 Tips to Effectively Manage your Online Reputation

Career Advancement

Careful online reputation management will ensure they see only your best image. Strong management of your online reputation means choosing every piece of content wisely. However, you can create new material that will push these older items down the search engine results.

Simple SEO Strategies for Growing Your Business

Strategy Driven

That is why we prepared some tips regarding the whole process of search engine optimization, both what to and what not to do in order to grow your business! A few years back, search engine optimization was almost synonymous to keywords.

The Subtle Stressors Making Women Want to Leave Engineering

Harvard Business Review

Female retention in engineering remains a persistent problem. To build a deeper understanding of these experiences and how women deal with them, we interviewed and surveyed more than 330 engineers in the U.S. (43% Our interviews with male engineers confirm these beliefs.

Here’s Why Your SEO Strategy Isn’t Working

Strategy Driven

For this reason, it is very important to keep on track of Google’s and other search engines guidelines. Entrepreneurship Online Marketing and Website Development business management online marketing search engine optimization seo strategydriven website development

Four Tips on Hiring an SEO Agency for Your Startup

Strategy Driven

A strong visibility in search engines and the ability to showcase your expertise and knowledge about your industry online is key to building your customer base and improving customer retention and sales.

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100% Of Companies Have This Problem

N2Growth Blog

By simply being willing to stop the madness and reclaim the asylum from the lunatics (inept leaders, lazy managers, and fee happy consultants), huge gains in morale and productivity can be quickly achieved. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

Turn Your Managers Into High-Growth Coaches With These 4 Steps

Strategy Driven

What if engineers provided bridge designs that met only 54 percent of the safety standards they were supposed to meet? Forty-five percent of managers fell below necessary coaching quality standards to hit their sales number.

Three SEO Considerations When Choosing Your Next Hosting Company

Strategy Driven

It may also be worth asking if the server you’re being linked to is optimised to your content management system – such as WordPress or DNN. Entrepreneurship Marketing & Sales business management entrepreneurship marketing and sales search engine optimization seo strategydriven

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). Product management — at every level — is a leadership role within the organization.

25 Tips for New Managers

Great Leadership By Dan

Managing your first direct reports is one of the most challenging transitions a leader will ever have to navigate. There are lots of things an aspiring leader can do to get ready to be a manager, including on the job experiences, reading, taking courses, and learning from others. Even though you were most likely promoted within a function where you were the best engineer, you are no longer an engineer – you’re a manager. From management guru Tom Peters.

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When your manager is a no-show

ReImagine Work

You need someone to help you prioritize and to support your decisions, but your manager is nowhere to be found. If you’ve tried to reach out to your manager, but he or she seems to be unavailable — indefinitely — you might have a “pretend manager.”

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Time Management Systems

Survive Your Promotion

I was planning to put together a post reviewing a few of the major trends in time management systems. As a new manager you will have plenty of demands on your time. It’s a review of three of the major time management systems available to you. Survive Your Promotion!

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What Managers Can Do to Keep Women in Engineering

Harvard Business Review

Engineering faces a serious gender-based retention problem. Despite all the efforts encouraging women to study engineering, over 40% of highly skilled women who enter the field end up leaving. In 2014 we interviewed 34 women engineers in two FTSE 100 firms in the UK. Ten of the engineers were in the early stages of their careers, 19 were mid-career, and five were in late career. PET’s engineering workforce was about 12% women, and TTD’s was about 9%.

Three Keys to Product Management Success

Lead on Purpose

As product managers you have a significant responsibility for the success of your company. With all the meetings, floods of email, and requirements to manage, the thought of spending time on areas of strategic focus can seem overwhelming. Provide clear direction: One of your key directives as a product manager is to provide clear direction to the engineering/development teams. The Product Management Perspective: see above.

The Critical Importance of Lead Validation in Internet Marketing

Strategy Driven

Marketing & Sales Aaron Wittersheim business management marketing and sales search engine optimization seo Straight North strategydriven

Transitioning into Management

The Center For Leadership Studies

One sound bite attributed to the research they conducted for their runaway best-seller, “ The Leadership Challenge,” is worth noting in that regard: “Seventy percent of the reason an individual contributor is promoted to their first job in people management is grounded in their technical proficiency … and 80 percent of the reason those individuals struggle or fail as managers can be attributed to their human skills.”.

Seven Rules for Managing Creative-But-Difficult People

First Friday Book Synopsis

most Google engineers are utterly disinterested in management New York University Only involve them in meaningful work Seven Rules for Managing Creative-But-Difficult People Sheryl Sandberg Spoil them and let them fail Steve Jobs had better relationships with gadgets than people Surround them by semi-boring people Tomas Chamorro Premuzic University College London (UCL

The Problem of Visibility for Women in Engineering, and How They Manage It

Harvard Business Review

Women engineers have a visibility problem. In 2014 we interviewed 50 women engineers in three leading FTSE 100 organizations in the UK. All three organizations said they were committed to diversity and were attempting to hire, retain, and promote more women engineers.

Andrew Hargadon on How Breakthrough Ideas Happen: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Andrew Hargadon is a Professor of Technology Management and Charles J. The primary focus of his research is on the effective management of innovation and entrepreneurship, particularly in the development and commercialization of sustainable technologies. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship at the University of California at Davis.

Book Review: An introduction to organisational behaviour for managers and engineers

Chartered Management Institute

This is a useful compact volume which guides the trained and focussed professional who nevertheless has to work in shark-infested corporate waters, and who has to do more than keep her/his head down in professional work in order to survive and influence the politics of the multicultural firm. Reviewed by Gordon Harris FCMI. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Managing Remote Employees: Lessons Ancient Rome and Today

Great Leadership By Dan

Social Media Manager. Telework Manager or Coordinator. Search Engine Optimization Specialist. Online Advertising Manager. Answer: They are staffed by employees that can do their work while their managers are in a different location. Manage for results.

Project Management – What is Critical Chain?

Strategy Driven

Successful project managers know that the success of their project hinges on the development of a solid plan, the diverse consideration of integration challenges, and the right evaluation of resources. You just finished reading Project Management - What is Critical Chain? !

Featured at Forbes: 10 ways managers can solicit feedback

ReImagine Work

“ The post Featured at Forbes: 10 ways managers can solicit feedback appeared first on Mary Schaefer, empowerment expert, speaker, coach & trainer for those in engineering, scientific & IT-related positions.

Everyone is a product manager

Lead on Purpose

Yes, that’s right, as I see it everyone is a product manager. I know some of you who hold the title of “Product Manager&# might cringe at the thought of me calling everyone a product manager. So why do I assert that everyone is a product manager? Because every person is responsible for managing his or her own contribution to the world. These are just a few of the areas you can use product management to improve your own ‘product.’

VW’s Problem Is Bad Management, Not Rogue Engineers

Harvard Business Review

“This was a couple of rogue software engineers who put this in for whatever reason.” Put aside for the moment what this testimony implies about the auto giant’s purported culture of engineering excellence. Business processes Technology Managing organizations Article

The New Age of Robots and What it Means for Jobs

Curious Cat

Innovation Management Economics engineering IT leadership organization as a system robots technology ToyotaI believe we have reached a turning point in the usefulness and effectiveness of industrial robots.

Is it Ever OK to Demote a Manager Back to Their Former Position?

Great Leadership By Dan

Is it ever OK to demote a manager back to their former position? Some companies or managers won’t even allow it, under any circumstances. I’ve seen cases when moving a manager one level down in the organization has turned out to be a win-win for the manager and the organization.