Deadly Disease of Management: Emphasis on Short-term Profits

Deming Institute

One of Dr. Deming’s 7 deadly diseases is: Emphasis on short-term profits: short-term thinking. It is easy to focus on short term goals and use a somewhat simple short term figure to measure success. How to Stop Short-Term Thinking at America’s Companies.

How To Make Companies Think Long-Term

Harvard Business Review

Eliminating stock-based compensation would help reduce the incentive for executive leadership to focus on the short term. But there is a residual problem which has long frustrated me. Many companies face quarterly or even more immediate pressure from their shareholders (increasingly made up of hedge funds, program traders, and day traders) to deliver short-term performance. For corporations to make the required long-term investments in production, marketing, etc.,

How CFOs Can Take the Long-Term View in a Short-Term Economy

Harvard Business Review

Investors are increasingly seeking firms with long-term growth strategies, rather than ones focused on managing short-term earnings to boost the stock price. For CEOs, creating and communicating long-term growth strategy is easier said than done.

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Humility and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In today’ post I’ll share my thoughts on the value of learning to become a humble leader… It’s been said that life is a long lesson in humility. At the same time I personally feel its a long way to go to see the environment what has been discussed in the article.

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Love and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

David asked Becky, “How come no one ever talks about love as a leadership competency?&# While l ove and leadership are certainly two words you don’t often hear in the same sentence, I can assure you that rarely does great leadership exist without love being present and practiced.

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Front Line Leadership: The Keys To Managing Millenials, Part 1

Terry Starbucker

(Terry’s Note: Hi all – Today I’m introducing a new series of posts, written by guest writer Adam Tenenbaum , called Front Line Leadership. Adam is currently right in the middle of his leadership journey, overseeing a large staff at a very successful retail operation.

Leadership Interview – Michael Hyatt | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Michael’s track record of leadership has stood the test of time. Mike Myatt : Has your leadership style changed over the years, and if so, how? Mike Myatt : How has your faith impacted your leadership style? I have learned so much about leadership from reading the Gospels.

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Developing a Leadership Training Program for High Potentials: A Case Study

Great Leadership By Dan

Developing a Leadership Training Program for High Potentials: A Case Study. High potentials are often identified as those individuals who have the potential to grow into leadership roles within the organization. Team leadership. The Leadership Development Training Program.

Willy Wonka and the Leadership Idea Factory

Terry Starbucker

Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store Ramblings From a Glass Half Full Willy Wonka and the Leadership Idea Factory by Starbucker on August 8, 2010 “If you want to view paradise Simply look around and view it Anything you want to, do it Want to change the world?

A Shift in Leadership Can Make a Multi-Million Dollar Impact

Strategy Driven

You would think that an Ivy League institution like Cornell University would be a model of the best practices of leadership throughout its organization since Cornell and most universities believe they are growing the next generation of leaders for our country and our world.

4 Breakthrough Leadership Strategies for 2013


It’s usually an individual endeavor focused on fitness, friendships, or finances. Scott Cook, Founder of Intuit, credits this unusual mantra as one of the pillars of his company’s long-term success. The New Year brings about resolutions to redefine the status quo.

Revisiting Our Masculine Side of Leadership :: Women on Business

Women on Business

In the masculine model of success, power and prestige take precedence, compassion, and long term consequences are secondary. Authentic Leadership I was recently at the Pa. Bold Leadership There are so many words to describe leadership and almost.

New Leader Checklist: 4 Questions to Ask if You Want to Lead Effectively

RapidStart Leadership

Whether it’s your first leadership position or your fifty-first, taking over can be a challenging business. ” (Credit to Rare Leadership Solutions ). Effective leadership is based on understanding the environment and building trust.

Leaders need to Lead

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Ken Marlin: Leadership is one of those concepts that management gurus like to throw around. A fundamental premise of the Marine Corps approach to leadership is that it is inextricably linked with winning. Leadership also requires that leaders actually lead.

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To Understand Complexity, Use 7 Dimensions of Ethical Thinking

Leading Blog

T HE BOTTOM LINE is that there is no “good leadership” without ethical thinking. The thinking that powers leadership choices must be grounded in ethical values or the impact on important constituents will be overlooked. Using better thinking we get better leadership.

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HP Headed to Hotel California?

Women on Business

HP has not had a stellar track record when it comes to leadership and their choices have often gotten them into sticky situations. The HP Board of Directors has to be focused on prevention and good business practices to build a long term strategy. HP has made some controversial decisions lately, but is Meg Whitman a great strategic move or the kiss of death for this once great tech company?

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A Company Health & Wellness Center that Delivers High Value Low Cost Healthcare – Is it Possible?

N2Growth Blog

Employees will be engaged and productive if they feel the company and their leadership care about them. HR professionals must undertake significant research and present detailed information that includes the ROI to both the finance and leadership teams, but also show the long term ownership costs and how to ensure sustainability.

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Know Your History, Purpose and Direction


My career from that point has almost always been in leadership roles within the retail, hospitality, finance and contact centre industries in Australia and overseas. Industries we have worked within include finance, architecture, recruitment, health, government and local council.

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Author Chris Brady's Leadership Blog: Tell Me If Anything Was Ever.

Chris Brady

Dispassionatescientists have long debated the originality of his many inventions found onlyin his sketchbooks – little evidence exists that he ever actually built or testedany of these ideas.

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There’s More To Goal Setting Than Making Them SMART

Tanveer Naseer

Doug Sundheim is a leadership and strategy consultant with over 20 years experience in helping leaders drive personal and organizational growth. business communication Guest Posts leadership Recent Posts goals problems teamwork The following is a guest post by Doug Sundheim.

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How to Lead a Redneck

Lead Change Blog

Jeff did not invent the word; the label has been around for a long time—at least 150 years. It has been a pejorative term used to characterize poor, white, ignorant, rural, bigoted folks who were usually missing teeth and lived largely south of the Mason Dixie line.

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Performance Measurement

Strategy Driven

Value: The Four Cornerstones of Corporate Finance by Tim Koller. While you can find numerous books focused on the topic of corporate finance, few offer the type of information managers need to help them make important decisions day in and day out.

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The Big Picture of Business – Business Success Checklist

Strategy Driven

Provide leadership. Long-term investments plan is annually updated, with realistic, measurable goals. Strategic Plan includes provisions for refinancing, equity and debt financing. Finance charges are negotiated. 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.

The Heart of a Warrior

N2Growth Blog

Regardless of whether or not they have served in the military, today’s business leaders would be well served to possess the characteristics of a warrior in their pursuit to achieve sustainable growth and long-term success.

Confidence vs. Arrogance | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While confidence can be mistaken for arrogance, and vice-versa, they are clearly not interchangeable terms. While hubris can be a needed trait to call upon at times, to rely solely upon it as the foundation of your leadership style just doesn’t work.

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Loyalty vs. Tenure | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Ask yourself this question…Who is more loyal; an employee who has been with the company a long time but is an under-performer, or a less tenured employee who always goes the extra mile and consistently exceeds expectations? link] Most Tweeted Articles by Leadership Development Experts [.]

5 Areas I Have Micromanaged in Church Revitalization

Ron Edmondson

It goes against everything I stand for in leadership and even how I’m wired personally. I have written extensively about the need for delegation in leadership. It’s not easy work and it’s not easy for a church to continue to thrive that long.

Effective Handling of Employee Personal Problems is Critical to Maintaining Workforce Efficiency

Strategy Driven

It is also a function of managers to ensure that employees are happy and motivated so that they contribute positively on a long term basis to the organization. Now she writes about business and finance and finds her work-life balance far more enjoyable.

5 Lessons from an Office on the Edge

Mills Scofield

Every time I have assigned someone a task, rather than taking it on myself, the net effect – short-term, long-term, or both – is decidedly positive.

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What’s Your Time Worth? Why Pricing Matters

N2Growth Blog

Pricing impacts everything from strategy and tactics, to finance, to branding, to marketing and sales, to vendor selection and supply chain management, to recruiting and compensation, and to customer satisfaction and loyalty. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

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Should CEOs Have Term Limits? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Posted on July 7th, 2010 by admin in Leadership , Operations & Strategy , Rants By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth I have read some interesting articles and blog posts of late on the subject of CEO term limits, and felt this topic worthy of discussion.

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Workplace Gossip | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

If you want to be a long-term survivor in business I would suggest that you not participate in gossip and get rid of those that do.

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How Dumb Is Your Business?

N2Growth Blog

Talent is clearly a plus as long as it is a value add and not a business requirement. If your company’s long-term business plan requires the acquisition, or retention of the uber employee then your business not only has a risk management issue, but it is likely not scalable.

E-Coaching Roles

Marshall Goldsmith

Experience difficulties while searching for high-quality leadership development tools. They are often long, slow, awkward, and boring. Leaders will not use them for long. While short “bytes” of information can be highly efficient in helping leaders solve specific problems, they may be dysfunctional for dealing with long-term issues requiring deeper analysis. In many cases, leaders need to improve long-term interpersonal relationships.

Empowerment Principles For Women Entrepreneurs

Women on Business

Women have a strength within their household as the decision makers in finances and big ticket purchases. Women use their intuition as a guiding force in creating long term goals and setting up networks to support the overall goal with win-win parternships.

5 Areas I Micromanaged in Church Revitalization

Ron Edmondson

It goes against everything I stand for in leadership and even how I’m wired personally. I have written extensively about the need for delegation in leadership. It’s not easy for a church to continue to thrive this long.

8 Traits of Ineffective Leaders | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

The short answer is yes…There are in fact a great number of tests that can quickly assess leadership ability. However in the text that follows I’ll address how to spot ineffective leaders by assessing six critical areas of leadership DNA.

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First Impressions | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Long-term experience will either validate or invalidate first impressions.That said, it's the first impression that buys you the privilege of having the chance to be in the game to begin with.

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Calculating the Market Value of Leadership

Harvard Business Review

In recent years, investors have learned that defining the market value of a firm cannot just be based on finances. We believe that a next step for investors is to analyze the predictors and drivers of these intangible factors, which means focusing on leadership.


Intellect…an Asset or Liability? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Posted on August 20th, 2010 by admin in Leadership , Miscellaneous , Rants , Talent Management By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth My question is this: Is your intellect an asset or liability? stuck at my present level for so long.

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Powerful Question #1 | Thoughts for the Everyday Leader

Nathan Magnuson

Leadership Profile: Zig Ziglar. A personal goal is to get our (family) finances in order. Toastmasters my leadership coaching courses were the best communication training I’ve gotten. Professionally I would like to add at least 3 more long-term customer relationships that are a good fit for my strengths. Can you make leadership seem easier, less complicated, and more fun? If so, ppl will follow your leadership advice! Leadership (26).

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Have You Tied Your Organization’s Goals To Your Noble Cause?

Tanveer Naseer

And it’s thanks to this kind of focus that these organizations are successful, not just in terms of various industry or financial benchmarks, but in how their employees have taken ownership of the collective efforts and accomplishments being made by their organization. Unless they work in the C-suite or the finance department of their organization, it’s unlikely that they’ll be using these as their own measurements of success.

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The Problem With Coaching | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

I did a quick Google search for the term business coach and received 116 million returned results – if that doesn’t scare you it should. That workshop in coaching skills is a long way from the world of the factory floor.

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