How to K.I.S.S. Lousy Operational Meetings Goodbye

Leadership Freak

People who do the work can’t wait for meetings to end. agenda to run meetings real people love to attend. #1. Corporate teams love meetings. Use a K.I.S.S. Keep: What do we need… Continue reading → Leading Meetings and agendas Meetings

How to Lower Your Small Business’s Operating Costs

Strategy Driven

It can be difficult yet rewarding to keep a small business up and running. Whether you’re looking to reopening or just need to cut down your current operating costs, there’s much a small business owner can do. Would you love to spend less?

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Mindful Mondays: How to Optimize Your Operating Rhythm

Next Level Blog

From the department of real life experience, here''s a quick post on how to optimize your operating rhythm. As I work on a new book while maintaining a pretty full plate of work with clients, I''ve found that tuning into my operating rhythm is vital to getting anything done.

How To Operate When Consumer Confidence Is Low

Strategy Driven

It’s not easy running a business in the best of times, yet almost no one on this Earth would be liable to label 2020 as ‘the best of times’ so far. Unexpected and thorough societal change has caused many of us to change our habits, and this has rocked the economy and business world.

How To Improve Your Business Operations

Strategy Driven

Effective business operations are key to the short and long-term success of any institution. That is why this article is here to shed some light on what you can do, as a business owner and entrepreneur, in order to improve these operations in the first place.

How to Humanize Leadership

Leading Blog

They provided me with the essential space and pivotal opportunities to learn, experiment, fail, and grow. How they showed up as leaders and how they engaged was critical to my leadership development.

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How to Co-Create a Better Future

Let's Grow Leaders

There’s no going back, but a better future is possible It should be clear to every leader at this point: there’s no getting back to “normal.” The pandemic has unalterably shifted the economic landscape and business operations.

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Resetting Your Operating Rhythm for the “New Normal”

Next Level Blog

The situation is too fast-moving, fluid and unprecedented for any of us to settle in for whatever the long haul is and keep on truckin’ with the same operating rhythm we’ve used up until now. That doesn’t mean, though, that we shouldn’t take a step back to assess our operating rhythm as leaders and professionals who still need to get stuff done. For years, I’ve been a big proponent of identifying and following through on your optimal operating rhythm.

Launching Your Business: How To Organize Your Operation

Strategy Driven

But if you have always wanted to run your own business, and you love the idea of making it work, then you have to jump in with both feet (or head first!). If your mind still isn’t convinced and you feel held back, then you may want to focus on organizing your way there.

5 Employee Training Tips for Smoother Operations

Strategy Driven

In order to make your new employees comfortable and get operations running smoothly, you need to train them well. It’s important you communicate to your new employees what is expected of them. Don’t feel like you have to teach them everything in one sitting.

Operating Out of Greatness

Lead from Within

Listen to Podcast. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

No Brilliant Jerks: How to Deal with Maverick CEOs

Leading Blog

But these days a maverick CEO is often at the center of board and executive consternation and investors’ claims that leadership failed to protect the company. Travis Kalanick 's brash operating style and the toxic working environment he created led him to be tossed out of the company.

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How To Lead A Successful Business Operation

Eric Jacobson

Here are some good tips for leading a successful business operation from the handy booklet, 144 Ways To Walk The Talk , by Eric Harvey and Al Lucia : Involve your team in setting standards that are achievable but also require everyone to stretch their knowledge and skills.

How To Lead In Uncertainty

CO2

He could not determine what it was going to be, only that the systems that humanity created were going to be challenged with devastating effects in the short term. Another way to think of this pattern of disruption is to consider the evolution of humanity as one giant S-Curve.

What is Your Company’s Human Operating System?

N2Growth Blog

You’d be able to tell me what it does and why it’s important. But, if I asked you how. The answers on “ how ” a business does what it does lies in its unique combination of systems that governs how it executes its mission. I like to call this collection of systems the organization’s “ Human Operating System.” Here are the key parts of every Human Operating System: 1.

7 CEO Success Tips – How To Be A Better Leader

N2Growth Blog

Instead, it is a long drive across the entire country that requires a look at the roadmap to avoid the roadblocks while understanding the routes and the detours along the way, long before the drive begins. When leaders decide to take this journey, decisions will have to be made that will determine whether success, or a lack of it will be realized once the journey has begun. C odify your ‘way to play’ to get the job done. 4) WHEN do you plan to arrive?

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How to Hire & Manage Consultants

N2Growth Blog

While you might be lucky enough to survive in business with little or no advice from others, you will certainly not maximize your potential for success by doing so. If you don’t know what you’re trying to accomplish, how are you going to direct and manage an outside advisor.

The Big Question: What does it takes to lead?

N2Growth Blog

He said a political pollster told him once that every great leader need to demonstrate three things: Motive. A leader who is motivated, passionate and spontaneous can use these attributes to build what all leaders need: trust, that bond that links followers to the individual and the cause.

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Operation Getting More Value In Business

Strategy Driven

However, you mustn’t forget to ensure that your spending generates the best results too. Making your capital work harder will lift a great weight from your shoulders while also enabling you to pass some of the savings onto your clients. Here’s all you need to know.

How To Leverage The 7 Universal Laws

Lead Change Blog

Great leaders do, and they also understand how to leverage these laws to create maximum impact. The seven universal laws show us how energy operates on a daily basis in our lives. Energy is constantly changing form from one state to another, which means that nothing is as it seems. This means, as leaders, we are constantly dealing with change; and it is not something to be feared but rather something to embrace.

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How to Lead a Redneck

Lead Change Blog

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. If heaven ain’t a lot like Dixie, I don’t want to go,” sang Hank Jr., So, how many rednecks work for you?

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How to Engage Employees During Uncertain Times

Lead from Within

They’re distracted by anxiety and personal concerns, worried about the future, and less likely to view the work they’re doing as an important part of their life. Leaders need to know how to positively re-engage and refocus their people. How to Succeed as A New Leader.

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How To Remain a Balanced Leader

N2Growth Blog

We have produced an order which is designed to reward these natural hierarchies and sometimes leaders become disillusioned in the process, they hit the summit of success, and that’s where teams and organizations can start to suffer. So, how can we remain balanced as leaders?

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How To Build a Leadership Credo

Let's Grow Leaders

Too many leaders run through their days without taking time to consider how and why they lead as they do. Pressures, grooming, and politics all create counter-pressures to authenticity. Articulating what you value, helps you to stay true to what you believe.

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How to Align Yourself (And Others) Up, Down, Sideways, And Diagonally on the Chain of Command to Improve Outcomes

Leading Blog

Y OU are likely being asked to “work things out at your own level” in your job more and more. You’ve probably asked your direct reports to work things out at their own level, too. You need to know clearly where you have discretion and where you don’t.

How to Build Trust with Your Employees

Great Leadership By Dan

It’s a critical lesson we can all absorb through his experience: Communication is key to any good relationship. Here are three ways to do it. Create, publish and stick to a monthly or quarterly schedule of communication, so employees know what to expect, and when to expect it.

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How to Avoid the 5 Career Derailers

Leading Blog

The careers of one-half to two-thirds of managers and leaders will derail. “At Blissfully unaware of how negative perceptions were shaped, he was stunned when called into his boss’s office, and told he was “unpromotable” because he was obstinate,” “resistant,” and “insubordinate.”.

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How to Evaluate Whether You Made an Effective Career Decision

Lead Change Blog

Tom made a major career decision 3 months ago: he decided to leave his position as chief information officer at a large manufacturing firm to become an entrepreneur and start a company to provide software that helps manufacturers improve the quality of their manufacturing process. He made his choice after talking to his friend Dave, who left his chief technology officer position in a high-profile manufacturing company to become an entrepreneur six months ago.

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How to be Decisive: 9 Ways to Make a Decision You Won’t Regret

RapidStart Leadership

How can you be decisive if you don’t know what decision to make? Yogi Berra once said, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” ” That sounds like good advice, but how do you decide which fork to take? Click To Tweet.

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Value of Evaluating Business Operational Performance

Strategy Driven

Does your organization need to improve its performance to remain competitive? Do you have a process to continuously identify the most value-adding improvement initiatives that will keep you ahead of the competition at a cost you can afford?

How To Make Change After The Conference

Lead Change Blog

We’ve all seen and been a part of this: we come back from a workshop, conference, strategic planning session, or other great event excited to make great changes. Great new ideas, lots of energy, and a broader vision have been instilled and you’re ready to effect change. All are loaded with great wisdom and sure to move the needle; however, these mediums for change seldom move the needle. So, what happened, and how can lasting impact be made?

Why Centralizing Files in Your Business is Crucial (and How to Do It)

Women on Business

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Dimension, Time, Cost Operator: Seeing Problems Differently

Mike Cardus

I have written about DTC Operator before here and here. Innovation Tool: DTC Operator from Michael Cardus. It allows people to work in extremes and through those extremes they see possibilities that felt silly or just wrong before.

How to Pivot Rather Than Pause Your Business During Tough Times

Joseph Lalonde

It’s fair to say right now that life as a business owner pretty much sucks. With so much ambiguity, you need to rethink how your business operates on a day to day […] The post How to Pivot Rather Than Pause Your Business During Tough Times appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

Video Book Club – Beach Read Edition: Operation Mincemeat

Next Level Blog

Operation Mincemeat is a true story that reads like a novel. It’s the World War II story of how some ingenious British intelligence officers came up with a complicated and macabre plan to trick the Germans into moving their defenses away from the intended location of an Allied invasion.

How to Boost Your Profits

Strategy Driven

There are over 28 million small businesses nationwide, and a further 22 million that are solely operated. That’s a large number of businesses that contribute to the country’s economy. Failing to plan. Lack of profit is very different to lack of revenue.

Complimentary Resource – Operational Risk Management

Strategy Driven

Operational Risk Management. Without a consistent way to manage people, assets, and process safety, companies are more susceptible to risks that drive up costs and can cause serious incidents. You must proactively manage and reduce operational risk, but it requires discipline.

30 Outdated Leadership Practices Holding Your Company Back

N2Growth Blog

According to the American Society of Training and Development, U.S. My question is this; to what end? However the sad reality is many organizations simply don’t even know where to begin. By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth .

Complimentary Resource – Maintaining Continuity of Operations with.

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How to Improve Your Organization’s Culture Through Employee Connections

Michael Lee Stallard

Article Published by Forbes I believe it’s wise for leaders to develop their organizational culture by being intentional about strengthening the bonds of connection and trust among leaders and employees. In my experience, needs are met as people become more connected to their colleagues.

5 Ways to Develop a Change Strategy That Fails

Lead Change Blog

A current client wants to build a legacy business, and I was recommended to help them by their accountant, who is a colleague in my local BNI chapter. After some lengthy interviews with each director and extensive desk research on the business finances, operations, and history, I introduced the notion to them last week that their business was grounded, barely standing still, and as far from a legacy company as they might get.

How to Find the Great Idea in Your Best Practice

Let's Grow Leaders

Every year he would conduct an operational excellence rally that he personally catered with spaghetti made from homemade noodles, […]. The post How to Find the Great Idea in Your Best Practice appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

How to Lead from Possibilities

Leading Blog

Problems are always with us, but we don’t want to lead from problems. Cramer has created a 3-step process for reframing what we see, say and do so that we operate more from a positive outlook than a negative one. She has taken those principles and applied them specifically to leaders and leadership. She writes: Asset-based thinking (ABT) means to look at yourself and the world through the eyes of what is working, what strengths are present, and what the potentials are.

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