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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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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.

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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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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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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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.

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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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.

Do your homework and transcend the muddy leadership schlock

Leaders. Better. Brighter.

› Do your homework and transcend the muddy leadership schlock November 11, 2010 in Leadership development by Kevin W. Grossman | 1 comment Name two words with three syllables each that rhyme and define leadership today. Leaders. Better. Brighter.™

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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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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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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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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Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: Free Enterprise & Economism.

Orrin Woodward

Orrin Woodward Leadership Team Welcome to the leadership blog of the 2010 International Association of Business Top 10 Leadership Guru Orrin Woodward. I encourage you to join our leadership discussion and transform yourself and others through the renewing of our minds.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

It's Your Country.Lead It!

Coaching Tip

To progress, we need to pay attention to the worldwide grassroots leadership movements and locally grow skilled grassroots leaders who are ready, willing and able to help others make a difference in the lives of all Americans. . The squeeze on middle America promises to be long lasting without change. . This low-income consumer is part of a long-term P&G study tracking several consumers over time to gauge how sentiment is evolving as the economic slowdown wears on.

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Does a Personal Brand Matter?

Leading Strategies

Leading Strategies Blog Periodic thoughts on leadership, excellence, and great culture Skip to content Home ← How to Create Your Ideal (Part 2 of 2) Bootstrap Leadership → Does a Personal Brand Matter?

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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.


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 [.]

How Shared Leadership Changes Our Relationships at Work

Harvard Business Review

No wonder organizations today are drawn to the benefit of leadership that is shared, rather than concentrated in a single, charismatic individual. It has to do with a team sharing a sense of purpose and responsibility for the overall leadership of the company.

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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 Regulator Who Explained the World

Harvard Business Review

2, 2010 speech " Patience and Finance." In "Patience and Finance," Haldane examines the neurological roots of patience and impatience and looks at everyday cases where one or the other wins out. When long-term investors start in the ascendency, prices tend to correct towards fundamentals. The fraction of long-term investors rises. The self-correcting tendencies of market prices are thus reinforced, further supporting long-term investors.

Guidance is Good, Overpriced Shares a Disaster

Harvard Business Review

Baruch Lev teaches accounting and finance at NYU's Stern School of Business. The situation improved recently with the accounting recognition of a stock option expense, which clarified to directors that options are not costless, and with the general lengthening of the options' vesting period (incenting long-term orientation). Doesn't the focus on them distract executives and investors from companies' long-term prospects? Communication Finance Leadership

Challenging the Next Generation of Business Leaders

Coaching Tip

Even if the government had the deep pockets to finance our recovery, it’s a national shame that Washington, D.C. For much of our nation’s history, business by and large was America’s heart and soul, focused on the long-term good. By Guest Author, Al Weatherhead.

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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