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 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

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.

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 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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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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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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 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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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?

How to Choose a Good Business Partner

Strategy Driven

If you want to reap these benefits, then you have to make sure that you choose someone who is reliable as well as someone who can devote the same amount of time and energy into the company structure. This is great, but you do have to make sure that their goals align with your own.

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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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.

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.

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

Women on Business

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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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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 .

How to Build a Team That Resolves Conflict Effectively

Lead from Within

Many leaders make the mistake of thinking they have to resolve every conflict—especially those that affect their team. Here are six simple techniques to foster healthy conflict resolution within your office: Lead by example. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.

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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.

How To Restore A Business Reputation

Strategy Driven

No business, no matter how large, small or seemingly impenetrable, is free from the benefits or disadvantages of having a good or bad reputation. It can take only one small social media scandal for your profits to dip. But how do you restore a business reputation?

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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How to Get Your Micromanager Boss to Back Off

Next Level Blog

Pretty much every leader I’ve ever coached or spoken to has worked for a micromanager at least once in their career. The question that everyone always asks is a version of, “How do I get my micromanager boss to back off?”. To answer that question, I’ll offer one thing you need to know and three steps you need to take. If your boss doesn’t trust you to do the job well, you’re going to get micromanaged.

Can Your Company’s Operations Cause a Black Swan Event?

Strategy Driven

According to Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Black Swan events are rare, catastrophic events that many retrospectively assert cold have been predicted and thus prevented. Could your company’s operational performance cause the next Black Swan tragedy? Click here to login.

How to Boost Your Business’ Appeal

Strategy Driven

Regardless of how hard you work or how good the service you provide might be, if your business doesn’t appeal to potential customers, you will find it increasingly difficult to garner customers. You want to showcase your successes without showing off about them.

How to Relocate Your Office

Strategy Driven

Moving house is stressful enough, but if you need to relocate your office, multiply the stress levels several times as there are so many more things to think about. You’re going to be moving big and bulky office furniture, electronics and IT, paperwork and plenty of other things.

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How To Avoid A Big and Demoralizing Leadership Fail (Unless You Are A Vulcan)

Terry Starbucker

How many times have we heard these words in a workplace? “We’re That is, the expectation that a leader’s knowledge can simply be transferred to others without the benefit of much verbal and written communication – kind of like Mr. Spock doing a bunch of Vulcan mind melds.

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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 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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Flip Your Organization Chart

N2Growth Blog

To find out, you might want to change your perspective. Years ago I learned to draw reading Betty Edwards’ book, “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.” To draw, I learned to see differently and I walked away with a clearer, fuller appreciation of the things around me. One exercise, in particular, was illuminating; I learned that if you are struggling to draw a portrait, just turn it upside down. By Brian Layer. Chief Executive Officer, N2Growth.

The Leadership Dance

N2Growth Blog

Not everyone will respond to your leadership. No matter how good you are, there will be skeptics. Still, it’s your duty to find a way to lead them. Experienced dancers develop a feel for each partner and adjust their own movements to ensure they stay in step.

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.

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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 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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How to Successfully Transition to a New Leadership Role 

Lead from Within

If you’re making the transition to a new leadership role, whether it’s in the same organization or somewhere new, it’s a challenging and important moment in your professional life. You may think you need to move quickly to make things happen, but that’s far from what will make you successful.

How to Keep Your Team Agile and Aligned Under Pressure

Strategy Driven

As a leader, you are constantly trying to maximize the magical effort to effectiveness equation (a.k.a. You can see this play out in your daily operations and ultimately in the P&L. Below, allow me to present three of my favorites: 1.

How to Think Like a Futurist

Strategy Driven

Being a futurist means paying attention to new patterns or trends that are slowly percolating up through the market and/or society that have the potential to catch on in a major way. Organizations will also need to rethink their relationships with customers.

How to Manage Business Transformation and Keep Your Sanity

N2Growth Blog

The business world doesn’t stop just because you need to optimize your operations. No, your business still needs to be able to quickly respond to customer demands with high quality service delivery even when it’s in the midst of great transformation.