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

10 Ways to Improve Service Industry Operations

Strategy Driven

In any case, restaurateurs have to contend with a range of issues such as competition, the economy, and seasonality, to keep their businesses afloat and increase sales. Here are a few tips on how to go about it. This brings us back to the use of digital menu boards.


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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?

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. What, you might ask, is an operating rhythm? Mine is paying attention to what kind of work matches up best with what times of the day and week. Click headline to continue.

Mayday! Mayday! How to Build Trust in a Crisis

Leading Blog

A team with high levels of trust will have the agility necessary to make decisions and react quickly to fluctuating situations. The beautiful thing about trust is that it will help you through a crisis even if you start to build it the day things go off the rails.

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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.

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.

How to Find Your Edge

Leading Blog

W E’VE HEARD that hard work is the secret to success. Laura Huang explains just how to gain that advantage in her insightful and encouraging book, Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage. Those that have an edge, Enrich , Delight , and Guide to make their Effort go further.

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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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How to Humanize Leadership

Leading Blog

Plant this seed within your core Provide it space to sprout, and tend to its rise Ensure it penetrates through each organizational layer Cultivation, participation, and appreciation will be your essential tools Allow this seed to transform into a solid footing A personal and organizational launch pad This mighty seed has significant yield A vigorous and holistic whole. They provided me with the essential space and pivotal opportunities to learn, experiment, fail, and grow.

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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.

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.

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. Because when you have the right plans in place and you really work to keep things organized, launching can seem so much easier. So here’s what you need to do. Then, you need to set up the space.

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.

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. Based on a mix of modern philosophy, science, and nearly thirty years coaching top executives, Lolly’s perspective on leadership continues to break new ground and produce exceptional results.

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 Cultivate Leadership Presence in a Remote Working World

Great Leadership By Dan

To navigate more demanding customer expectations , an acute distrust of business and so much remote working, leaders need to find new ways of operating. Cultivating leadership presence is foundational for this to happen. Presence is available to us each moment.

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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. Remember that regardless of what you say, it is the performance you're willing to accept that becomes your true standard. Work as a team to stay abreast of technology advancements.

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 In Uncertainty


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.

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. Leadership Operations & Strategy Success how to be a leader how to be the best leader how to lead how to lead well John Baldoni what it takes to lead

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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. All CEOs and entrepreneurs need advice in a wide variety of constantly changing areas…That said, I’m always somewhat perplexed as to why people hire certain professionals. Furthermore, the real world experience they do possess may offer little benefit or applicational value to your specific circumstances.

How to Deal with An Intimidating Leader

Lead from Within

Many organizations operate out of the belief that people in leadership need a tough mindset to be effective. Especially in turbulent times, there’s a sense that the only way leaders can reach the financial and subjective goals they’re measured against is to bulldoze their people.

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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 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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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. So, how exactly can you ensure that all decisions are made in the best interests of your customers? Here’s all you need to know. The best ways to achieve this are through training and team building exercises.

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., Most get a lump in their throat when they hear the national anthem and will go out of their way to respect someone in a military uniform. So, how many rednecks work for you? Your critical parent is talking to my high D.”.

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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 Discover Balance As A Leader

Eric Jacobson

In his highly authentic, sincere and personal new book, Balancing Act , author Dr. Andrew Temte, CFA , shares candid insights and timely lessons about the balance needed to succeed as a leader. “I When the unbalanced achieve victory, it often serves to further destructive habits.

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. Every year, I take time out to work on my leadership credo. How to Build a Leadership Credo. Operating principles (e.g.

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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? Which will you be least likely to regret? To break the stalemate, here are nine ways to help you make that decision with confidence. Most are little ones we hardly give a thought to. Click To Tweet.

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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? Willingness to take responsibility: Leaders must always take responsibility. Courage is a form of faith; it’s aligning to those values and breathing them in and out daily.

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How to Collaborate Effectively with a Remote Team

Lead from Within

Many of us are missing the days when collaboration was as easy as stopping by someone’s office or arranging a face-to-face team meeting. In the early days of the pandemic, working from home felt like a novelty—a quick solution for a few weeks until things got back to normal.

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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 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. So, it’s OK to go off-schedule when you must. Online discussion – for example, allowing employees to comment on your company’s intranet news stories – is a good first step.

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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.

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 Keep Your Head Clear in the Weeks to Come

Next Level Blog

I left that theme when I felt at the time that I had said everything I wanted to say on being mindful. On this Monday before Election Day in the United States, it feels like a good theme to return to for a week.

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How to Reduce Business Costs

Strategy Driven

Even the tiniest alteration could have a considerable impact in the long run, so it is certainly worthwhile making a few changes – provided that it does not impact the quality of the product or service that you offer to your target customer. Using software to track time usage.

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How to Keep Your Remote Team On The Right Track

Lead from Within

Something I’ve been hearing lately from my executive leadership coaching clients is that their teams aren’t functioning as well remotely as they were when they worked face to face. Set aside some time for the team to work together on articulating and communicating their “why.”.

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How to Start an Online Business?

Strategy Driven

But you are not sure how to get started? Then no need to worry about yourself anymore. You have to think about everything from tiny details like the niche of your business to the market analysis. Moreover, we are here to help you to guide you on your new journey.

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? A lot of business leaders recognize a need to continuously improve their organization’s performance but either haven’t established a formal program to do so on an ongoing basis or worse yet, just don’t know how.

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.