A Better Way to START your SMART GOAL process
Let's Grow Leaders
SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
If you’re really stuck in the creative process, your heart is telling you something. I did, and found myself backward mapping my entrepreneurial journey and found the START before SMART goal process. goals. Goals Process. goals are vital.
Fueling Business Process Management with the Automation Engine that Can!
FEBRUARY 10, 2016
Organizations deploy automation technologies as the primary resource in their Business Process Management. Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) meant businesses had to succumb to the high-cost, untimely, and unskilled labor in order to remain in operations. Process Automaton.
What is Your Company’s Human Operating System?
DECEMBER 5, 2016
I like to call this collection of systems the organization’s “ Human Operating System.” ” Your firm’s Human Operating System is, of course, informed by your vision , enabled by your strategic plans and is translated into company culture. Here are the key parts of every Human Operating System: 1. It determines your reporting lines, you workflow and the nature of your production and service delivery processes.
How To Successfully Achieve Your Goals This Year
JANUARY 26, 2016
Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of being invited to be the in-studio guest expert on CBC Radio to discuss why people have a hard time keeping their New Year’s Resolutions and what we should be doing to be successful in achieving our goals.
The Strategic Planning Process
DECEMBER 17, 2014
The Planning Process. Guiding Principles: A universal operating standard that guides decision-making both personally and organizationally. Completion of this Consolidated SWOT is the first step in a visioning process. Here is a summary of the strategic planning process: . Primary Objective or Goal.
Managerial-Leadership Case Study: Contextual Goals Matter
MAY 31, 2013
Contextual Goals Matter. If the goals are too small people feel micromanaged. If the goals are too large people are lost and unsure what to do, macromanaged. Properly delegated Contextual Goals are Goldilocks Goals …They cannot be too big or too small.
GC31: Gamified Goal Setting in the Enterprise: helping people win at work | with Kris Duggan of BetterWorks
AUGUST 25, 2015
Focusing on goals establishes a business culture of innovation and collaboration because you are measuring ongoing operations, not a single point in time. This includes communicating the value and impact of more strategic goal setting, tracking, and management to everyone.
Establishing Team Goals 4×4 Matrix. Work gets completed when people know what to do.
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
Consulting & Coaching a Management team, we created this 4 x 4 Goal (what-by-when) matrix. We found that when you look at the system that the work is being completed in, the goals that are established and how they are set affects how the work gets done or even if it gets done.
Mentoring and Lifelong Learning
DECEMBER 2, 2016
The mentor requests pro-active changes of mentee, evaluates realism of goals and offers truths about path to success and shortcomings of mentee’s approaches. You must establish your own identity, which is a long, exacting process.
Getting an Intricate Operation Back in Sync
Harvard Business Review
MAY 20, 2016
Facing interconnected operational issues, members of the eight-person senior leadership team were turning against one another. Processes get out of whack, and the result is underperformance and backbiting. Operations in a Connected World. Business processes Digital Article
OCTOBER 7, 2016
Processes were managed as collections of people. Other important components of business (training, marketing, research, team building and productivity) were all accomplished according to goals, objectives and tactics.
The Making of Legends
SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
Conceptualize your own personal goals. Understand conflicting societal goals. Processes, trends, fads, perceived stresses and “the system” force adults to make compromises in order to proceed. Non-profit organizations operating more business-like.
Figuring Out How IT, Analytics, and Operations Should Work Together
Harvard Business Review
AUGUST 3, 2016
A new set of relationships is being formed within companies around how people working in data, analytics, IT, and operations teams work together. For IT to operate in the data and analytics space often takes realigning roles and responsibilities. Analytics Operations IT Digital Articl
Public Service Announcements
NOVEMBER 4, 2016
We were required to perform Community Ascertainment, a process by which we interviewed leaders on problems of the municipality and how our station might help to address them. Non-profit organizations and the causes they promote are greatly served by enlightening the public.
Companies Are Reimagining Business Processes with Algorithms
Harvard Business Review
FEBRUARY 8, 2016
Computers wouldn’t just speed up processes or automate certain tasks — they could upset nearly all business processes and allow executives to rethink operations from the ground up. As a result, business processes are being machine-reengineered.
Team Building & Leadership Process for a Retail Operation; New.
NOVEMBER 27, 2010
Design by 12GrainStudio Team Building & Leadership Process for a Retail Operation; New Product Launch Saturday, November 27th, 2010 Posted by: mike Team Building & Leadership process that was created for a retail organization that was preparing for a new product launch.
Process Design in Operations Management
JULY 14, 2011
At times, managers (and even leaders) become too focused on the internal organization and develop ad hoc systems or processes based on isolated problems. Fire away in the comments … ———————— If you would like help moving creating or improving your business processes, contact Leading Strategies for a complimentary, initial consultation. We all know there’s design … and then there’s D E S I G N !
Transforming Leadership And Trust In The Organization
JANUARY 12, 2016
There is a change happening at the very top of the organizational hierarchy that, like a weather vane, reflects some of the fundamental changes happening across every organization and the marketplace they operate in. Trust is created through a ubiquitous four-stage process: 1.
Three Key Strategies Any Business Can Adopt in 2016 to Boost Profitability
DECEMBER 15, 2015
Not only is this operational approach costly, but outsourcing activities face many challenges such as communication barriers, untimeliness, and data errors. Fortunately, we are in the midst of a technological revolution enabling businesses to use digital forces to manage and integrate their entire IT infrastructure and even perform transactional processes that were never before possible that rake in revenue. It is a competitive market in today’s economy.
4 Secrets To Making Time For Leadership
DECEMBER 1, 2015
As Fizzle CEO, Corbett Barr, told me: I stay productive by developing and maintaining what I call a personal “operating system”, which is a set of processes, tools and checkpoints that define how I get work done every day.
The ”New Normal” For The C-Suite – Learning Agile Leaders
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
Growth Leaders – The CEO of a multi-billion dollar industrial products company boldly sets an ambitious growth goal of growing revenue by 40% over a three-year period. The CEO came on board with a change imperative and is heading into the third year of a multi-year transformation process.
Where Do We Go From Here?
DECEMBER 22, 2015
It’s little surprise, then, that soon after the start of this upcoming new year, many of us will be left feeling as if those plans and goals we set for ourselves to achieve were simply an adult version of calling out “do-over!”,
How Leaders Promote Collaborative Environment
JUNE 24, 2014
Indeed, the ability to foster collaboration in your organization has become a critical leadership competency as technological, process-driven differentiators give way to people-centric ones in today’s knowledge-based global economy.
Don’t Set Too Many Goals for Yourself
Harvard Business Review
DECEMBER 16, 2016
In order to accomplish our most meaningful goals, we need to fight back against two dangerous impulses: hewing too closely to a fixed plan and attempting to do too much at once. It may seem that the antidote to the noise and distractions of the work world would be to set long-range goals, and then keep our heads down and work systematically toward achieving them over time. Goal Setting. You Can’t Achieve Your Goals Without the Right Support.
Problems with leadership development processes…
AUGUST 27, 2010
And, I’m excited to share with you over several brief videos the breakthroughs we’ve had in the process of dealing with those problems You know that the soft skills side of your job, the people side, the leadership side, is very important to your success and your security in your career.
How Many of Your Organization’s Strategic Initiatives Succeed?
MAY 22, 2015
These critically important initiatives generally meet the following criteria: Action(s) taken to move the organization towards achieving stretch goals defined in their future vision and strategy. There are no controls or process to prevent/manage “intent drift”. Communications Crisis Management Culture Leadership Operations & Strategy Corporate Initiatives Organization Portfolio StrategyMy guess is that your answer is less than half or at least “not enough of them.”.
AUGUST 5, 2016
Systems and Processes. Values, customs, beliefs, goals, objectives, benchmarking. Operations are sound, professional and productive. Every company has stakeholders, though a few with their own proprietary interests chart the course in their own vision, or lack thereof. Within every corporate and organizational structure, there is a stair-step ladder. One enters the ladder at some level and is considered valuable for the category of services for which they have expertise.
How Leaders Can Manage The Perception Of Progress
OCTOBER 6, 2015
Specifically, how do we keep employees invested in the long-term goals of our organization? The researchers refer to this behaviour as the “small area hypothesis” which states that “how people monitor their progress toward goal completion influences their motivation”.
My Top 10 Leadership Insights For 2015
JANUARY 5, 2016
And this is understandable if we appreciate that – thanks to the faster-pace by which we now have to operate – it’s become harder for people to make those connections for themselves.”
Make Agility Part of Your Process
Harvard Business Review
JANUARY 17, 2013
We believe that organizations need to explicitly develop two parallel management systems: the operational system that manages the short-term execution of work — what we call the "Surface System," and a second system that focuses externally on sensing and driving strategic change — what we call the "Deep System." The goal was to make IBM more agile and able to predict — even prescribe — where IBM's markets would go. Operations
Recognizing Our Power To Lead And Inspire Others
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
These leaders didn’t wait for ‘better times’ because they recognized they had within them the power to inspire and influence those around them and in the process, help to shape and transform the world we all live in.
The One Thing Today’s Leaders Need To Do
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
Regardless of what position they hold or what industry they operate within, today’s leaders need to make sure that their actions and words serve to answer this one important question – what is our purpose?
Consider Not Setting Goals in 2013
Harvard Business Review
DECEMBER 14, 2012
I had achieved my goal of getting them to the door with their teeth brushed in record time. We all know how important it is to have goals, right? And not just any goals, but stretch goals. It's not that goals, by their nature, are bad.
A Year-End Note Of Inspiration To Keep Pushing Ahead
DECEMBER 27, 2016
And while the voting process for Brexit and the US presidential election was held this year, the real consequences and impact of those choices won’t be truly felt or understood until well into 2017 and beyond.
How To Encourage Growth Under A Controlling Boss
OCTOBER 28, 2014
One of these conversations lead to a discussion about how leaders who want to push for change can deal with those above them who operate from the command-and-control style of leadership – in other words, those that subscribe to the overtly-controlling it’s my way or you’re out approach.
5 Important Keys For Taking On New Leadership Challenges
JULY 15, 2014
At the time we were writing this piece, Chris was stationed at Kabul, Afghanistan as the Chief of Staff/Chief Operating Officer for the NATO Air Training Command. Your first goal in taking over an established team is to keep the fire burning toward success.
Deming’s Ideas Applied at Intermountain Healthcare Since 1988
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
Edwards Deming’s process management theory. the findings forced Intermountain to focus on the processes of care delivery that underlie particular treatments, rather than on the clinicians who executed those processes—the “measurement for improvement” approach discussed below.
Leadership & The Expectation Gap
OCTOBER 30, 2011
Moving the goal posts by arbitrarily raising and lowering expectations creates confusion, and is often an intellectually dishonest exercise. Treating all commitments and promises as formal projects will help manage performance risk and will also create continuity of process and delivery.
The Big Picture of Business – Achieving the Best by Preparing for the Worst: Lessons Learned from High-Profile Crises, part 3 of 4
OCTOBER 18, 2013
It must be included as part of a formal Strategic Planning and Visioning process. So also should diversity, branding, quality, marketing, re-engineering and other important processes. Effective Crisis Handling, Case Studies. Crises can and will happen to good organizations.
The Big Picture of Business – Achieving the Best by Preparing for the Worst: Lessons Learned from High-Profile Crises, part 2 of 4
OCTOBER 11, 2013
Business shift from the retail dealer customer service mentality of Firestone shifted to a high-production tire operation. Going through the planning and implementation is a quality assurance process that strengthens any company. Wrong Actions, Mis-Actions.