How Kanban Revived My Work Ethic

Lead Change Blog

I’ve always been a hard worker, but as any manager or leader of a business will know, when times get tough, they can directly impact your desire to get things done. However, I didn’t realise that it wasn’t the work that was to blame — it was my work ethic. Thankfully, through a trusted work partner, I discovered a technique known as Kanban , and it completely revived my work ethic. The post How Kanban Revived My Work Ethic appeared first on Lead Change.

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The Big Picture of Business – Ethics… Good for Business

Strategy Driven

In order to succeed and thrive in modern society, all private and public sector entities must live by codes of ethics. Ethics and profits are not conflicting goals. We must learn to benefit from change management, not to become victims of it.

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Since when was marketing not human-centric?

Strategy Driven

This constantly moving frontier of knowledge has a powerful impact on marketing and ensures that we can never consider it mastered. This means that, to succeed in your marketing strategies, you can not just differentiate your product or service from your competitors.

Do ethics count in management?

Chartered Management Institute

After the financial markets crashed various attempts were made to ensure managers behaved a little more ethically. CMI launched a management manifesto that aimed to encourage professionalism amongst managers. Max Anderson launched the MBA Oath , to improve business ethics displayed by MBA graduates. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Reactive marketing: what is it and why should you do it

Strategy Driven

With this greater, and faster, connectivity between news sources, businesses and end consumers, it’s now more crucial that brands use dynamic and agile marketing strategies; adopting a timely, reactive approach. However, in the game of reactive marketing, time truly is of the essence.

Dave Ulrich on calculating the market value of leadership: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

He has been ranked as the #1 management guru by Business Week, profiled by Fast Company as… Read More Dave Ulrich on calculating the market value of leadership: An interview by Bob Morris. Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Collegiate Professor of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and a partner at the RBL Group a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value.

Stop Managing Your Career

In the CEO Afterlife

More than ever, people are seeking mentors, “branding” themselves and carefully managing their careers in order to dash up that quintessential corporate ladder. So what is wrong with managing your career? Honorable career management must be anchored in the right values.

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The Importance of Testing in an E-marketing Campaign

Women on Business

The same principles apply to e-marketing: before rolling out a campaign to a large audience, test it on a small one. How does their e-marketing supplement their traditional marketing? The same idea works for e-marketing. Has Email Marketing Become Obsolete?

Manager vs. ?

Lead on Purpose

Manager&# is an interesting title. An account manager is different from a store manager. Even within the title of “store manager&# the scope and breadth of responsibility varies widely. In many cases “manager&# is used as a pejorative.

Key elements of leadership and product management

Lead on Purpose

Most technology companies are comprised of people and teams that discover, define, design, develop and deliver products to the market. The role of product manager has become increasingly important to the success of the products and the companies; it has become increasingly strategic. Product managers have to act as the catalyst to drive unity and direction on the team without having management authority over the people (from other teams) they depend on for their success.

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.

Three practices of successful product managers

Lead on Purpose

They focus on this marketing campaign or that new technology, and lose track of what’s most important. In most companies product managers have a lot of products and significant responsibilities. Product managers are in a unique position to facilitate successful product launches.

6 Ways To Use Your Website To Build Trust With Customers

Strategy Driven

Content Marketing. When you’re trying to gain the trust of your customers, it’s important that you prove to them that you know what you’re talking about, which is where content marketing comes in. Establishing trust with your customers is the first step on the sales journey.

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100 Trends to Watch For 2013

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton 100 Trends to Watch For 2013 As we head into 2013, the trend reports at the links below will give you a “business leader’s preview” of what to expect in sectors that range from consumer trends, human resources, leadership and marketing to color, food, and technology. Trends Context complexity context based mindset ethical leadership context future trends Leadership leadership and management leadership development what is ethical leadership

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Guest Post: The “General” Manager – Soldier Lessons for the.

Lead on Purpose

To be a strong leader, you need to show an unshakeable work ethic. You set the bar of potential through your own work ethic, but you also have to shore up your defenses and patch up any weaknesses.

Nabob and the Coffee Kerfuffle: How the 120-year-old brand managed to maintain its challenger status.

In the CEO Afterlife

Years later, it took on bigger players by introducing new innovative packaging to the market, and subsequently carving out a double-digit share when few thought it could be done. competitors are entering the market.

Daniel Korschun: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Daniel Korschun is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. Korschun’s academic research appears in the Journal of Marketing, MIT Sloan Management Review, Academy of Management Review, Journal of the Academy of… Read More Daniel Korschun: An interview by Bob Morris. Bob's blog entries Academy of Management Review Albert Einstein AMACOM Bill Shipman Billy Elliot Brandeis University C.

Interview with the Cranky Product Manager

Lead on Purpose

For those of you not familiar with the Cranky PM, she is “a fictional product management professional at a fictional enterprise software vendor named DysfunctoSoft.&# She blogs about what she calls “fictional stories&# of product management and product marketing professionals.

Management Futures: The best people make the best managers

Chartered Management Institute

For the past few decades, the matters of ethics and social responsibility in business have been put firmly in their place: a short section near the end of the annual report; a few minutes before the close of the Board meeting. It has been – and often still is – seen as very much junior to the big beasts of finance, strategy and marketing.

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Managing the “Great Expectations” of the Next Sales Generation

Women on Business

I teach and advise Gen Yers — also known as Millennials (born after 1980) — at the university level in sales and business ethics. How do companies motivate and manage a generation of workers who grew up receiving awards and prizes for just showing up? That’s what one manager recently shared with me about how much time she spends getting new Gen Y team members on board. Some Millennials lack time management skills because parents managed their calendars.

The Big Picture of Business – Each Role Matters. The Value of Support Staff

Strategy Driven

She was the model for executive assistants and office managers everywhere. Those vital employees in the business world might include the IT guy, the receptionist, the mailroom manager, the ethics adviser and the secretary to the Board of Directors.

Why Ethical People Make Unethical Choices

Harvard Business Review

Most companies have ethics and compliance policies that get reviewed and signed annually by all employees. “Employees are charged with conducting their business affairs in accordance with the highest ethical standards,” reads one such example. Clearly it takes more than a compliance policy or Values Statement to sustain a truly ethical workplace. Corporate ethical failures have become painfully common, and they aren’t cheap.

Wal-Mart Leadership Sweeps $24 Million of Bribes Under the Rug

Coaching Tip

In The New York Times of April 22, 2012, a former executive described how Wal-Mart de Mexico had orchestrated a campaign of bribery to win market dominance. Is Bribery an Ethical Condition of Doing Business in the Global Economy? Munich wrote, “it would seem more prudent to develop a follow-up plan of action, independent of Walmex management participation.”. The wisdom of assigning any investigative role to management of the business unit being investigated escapes me,” Ms.

The Future Is Where Brands Must Focus

Great Leadership By Dan

And the actions that these brands take to demonstrate their credibility must clearly illustrate a blend of corporate ethics and brand authenticity. This isn’t a marketing issue, this is a business-wide issue, involving every facet of the organisation.

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The Practical Drucker: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Practical Drucker: Applying the Wisdom of the World’s Greatest Management Thinker William A. Cohen AMACOM (2014) A brilliant explanation of how to apply the most valuable lessons to be learned from Peter Drucker (1909–2005) The title of this book seems somewhat redundant because Peter Drucker is, in my opinion, the most practical business thinker […].

The Practical Drucker: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Practical Drucker: Applying the Wisdom of the World’s Greatest Management Thinker William A. Cohen AMACOM (2014) A brilliant explanation of how to apply the most valuable lessons to be learned from Peter Drucker (1909 –2005) The title of this book seems somewhat redundant because Peter Drucker is, in my opinion, the most practical business […].

How Good Are You in Managing Office Politics?

Coaching Tip

In today''s hyper-competitive job market, you have to be hardworking, smart and educated, but you also have to be politically astute. When you ask people how they achieve results within their organizations, they cite market analysis, strategic planning and brainstorming. Political astuteness, combined with ethics and integrity, can produce positive results for us, our team, and our organization. .

The Process Required For Trademark Renewals

Strategy Driven

This demonstrates to your customers that they can trust you and that you carry out ethical business practices. Marketing & Sales business management intellectual property Marketing and Sales strategydriven trademark

Being an Ethical Business in a Corrupt Environment

Harvard Business Review

Our research in Egypt , Zimbabwe , and India shows that organizations should view the prospect of building a strong ethical reputation in such environments as an opportunity, and consider the costs of resisting corruption as an investment in building such a reputation. Moreover, our research illuminates specific steps companies can take to maintain high ethical standards in environments where corruption seems widespread. Ethics Can Be a Differentiator. Ethics Digital Articl

Top Ways to Promote Your Business

Strategy Driven

Content marketing is one of the oldest methods of promoting a business. These are also an excellent way to bolster an ethical message, which is an important business feature in today’s world. Marketing influencers.

Improving Your Industrial Business Climate By Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Strategy Driven

There are many ways to improve your business so it can be a lot more environmentally ethical in this respect, so let’s go through some of the basics and make sure that you are up to speed. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

An Oxymoron: $1-to-2 Billion Penalty With No Wrongdoing

Coaching Tip

The payment by SAC, run by star manager Steven A. Many know that there is something very wrong in their country , but do not know just what it is in Wall Street, international banks and the lack of timely and ethical governance. Stock Market What is

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Corporate Idolatry Is Not The Same As Business Ethics

The Idolbuster

I think some people recoil when I use the term corporate idolatry because they work for a good company, and see themselves as making ethical decisions at work. So let me spend a moment on business ethics to explain how they do and do not correlate with idolatry. According to the business ethics literature, an unethical behavior is one that violates widely accepted (societal) moral norms. Chapter 3: The Real American Idol, Part 12.

What You Can Do to Improve Ethics at Your Company

Harvard Business Review

It’s hard for good, ethical people to imagine how these meltdowns could possibly happen. But what about the ordinary engineers, managers, and employees who designed cars to cheat automotive pollution controls or set up bank accounts without customers’ permission? many of us face an endless stream of ethical dilemmas at work. We were surprised that 30 leaders in the study recalled a total of 87 “major” ethical dilemmas from their career histories.

Praising Customers for Ethical Purchases Can Backfire

Harvard Business Review

” These customer-praising marketing messages are part of a broader trend in “corporate societal marketing,” which aim to emphasize companies’ social efforts to consumers. Our results were recently published in Management Science (link forthcoming). In one study, participants viewed a short 40-second Starbucks commercial that either praised a customer for making an ethical purchase (it used phrasing such as: “Everything we do, you do.

Students Teach Business Ethics

Harvard Business Review

In the fall, I wrote a series of posts on the moral concerns raised by the financial crisis and how a business ethics course might address them. Rather, they should be taught "how to engage, with intelligence and integrity, a real ethics debate about the role of business and the business professional in a free society.". This winter, I taught an accelerated course in business ethics to professionals at the Harvard Extension School. Business education Ethics

The non-secret formula that makes a great salesperson

Strategy Driven

By understanding what criteria sales managers and business owners look for in a salesperson, you may be able to determine how those characteristics fit into your own personal success formula. The lesson here is that attitude and work ethic are more important than sales skill.

Leadership and integrity

Lead on Purpose

Establish a set of sound ethics policies, integrate them into all business processes, communicate them broadly to all employees, and make clear that you will not tolerate any deviation from any of them. The key that too many managers miss is “then live by them.” The Product Management Perspective: To succeed as a product manager you must live with integrity. It’s crucial for product managers to build trust with the teams they work with and depend on.

Why Great Brands Lose Their Way

In the CEO Afterlife

Never in the history of marketing has there been so much talk about branding. The conversation in the world of branding is well beyond product and service brand discussion by marketers and ad agencies. I am not suggesting restructuring the entire brand management system.

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Differentiation’s Arch Enemy: Price

In the CEO Afterlife

My educated guess says that P&G and Unilever top management knew nothing of the conspiracy until the regulators came knocking. Collectively, these giants employ 300,000 people, the vast majority of which are committed to delivering results, ethically.

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Mentoring and Lifelong Learning

Strategy Driven

If you cannot take the dirtiest job in any company and do it yourself, then you will never become “management.” The management that takes steps to “fix themselves” rather than always projecting problems upon other people will have a successful organization.

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What Connects Coca-Cola, Lego, In-N-Out, Intuit, and Nike? Focus.

In the CEO Afterlife

This can mean expanding product lines, entering new markets and geographies, line extending brands, acquiring new businesses, creating projects, and adding layers of management to manage the self-created complexity.

Soft Corporate Cultures

Coaching Tip

In The New York Times of April 22, 2012, a former executive described how Wal-Mart de Mexico had orchestrated a campaign of bribery to win market dominance. Is Bribery an Ethical Condition of Doing Business in the Global Economy? How ethically vulnerable is your organization? 56 percent ranked ethical behavior as an important characteristic, followed by sound judgment (51%) and being adaptable/flexible (47%). -- Source: American Management Association, New York, NY.

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