When to Restructure | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

That is the question that many a business is forced to ask at some point during their life cycle. This is so much the case that some CEOs will avoid restructuring initiatives at all costs. There are even some business theorists that warn against undertaking complex restructurings because of the great risks involved. Quite to the contrary; there are few things that require as much fluidity as effectively growing revenue, increasing profit and driving brand equity.

How to Reorganize in a Way That Won't Create Cynicism, Anxiety, and Complete Chaos

Great Leadership By Dan

Read my recent post at About.com Management and Leadership to find out how to have a better chance of achieving your reorganization objectives and minimizing disruption, anxiety, and cynicism. leading change organizational design reorganizations restructuring Reorganizations can be disruptive and fraught with challenges and risks. They should never be taken lightly, and should always have a shelf life of at least a few years.

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How To Improve Your Business Productivity While Working From Home

Strategy Driven

From your children to household chores, your productivity may be suffering. If you are looking for ways to improve your business productivity, here are some helpful tips that will help you get through the day getting everything done on your to-do list. Know When To Delegate.

How to Plan a Great Off-site Meeting

Great Leadership By Dan

This post recently appeared on Smartblog on Leadership : To start off the New Year, a lot of leaders will take their teams “off-site” for a day or more. An off-site meeting can be a great way to develop strategy, get creative, develop a team, learn, and re-invigorate a team.

How to Form a New Habit (in 5 Easy Steps)

Lead from Within

Chances are, this has happened to you: You make a resolution with the best of intentions to break a bad habit or start a good one–maybe for the new year or your birthday or some other special occasion. And within days or weeks, you’re right back where you started, old ways still firmly in place and the resolution gone to the wayside. So what’s the secret to making, or breaking, a habit and making it stick? Very few understand why or how to prevent it.

Aligning Team Goals with Organizational Objectives « Survive Your.

Survive Your Promotion

Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← FREE Goal Planning Toolkit! What is alignment and what does it mean to you and your team?

6 Reasons Many Leadership Competency Models Fail

The Practical Leader

Most progressive organizations today are using leadership competency models to outline the key skills and behaviors they want to see in their supervisors, managers, and executives. Used effectively, they become a roadmap to dramatically higher leadership effectiveness.

Managing Change Effectively

Lead Change Blog

It is always fascinating to engage with a cultural change process, and a recent encounter was no exception. Some three years ago, I developed a new business strategy for a not-for-profit organisation which, faced with on-going austerity measures in the UK, wished to focus on the longer-term on sustainability and income generation. Insufficient time allocated to the cultural change process and its chance to develop and embed.

7 Career Frustrations Every Go-Getter Feels

Let's Grow Leaders

The quick rise to the top. All for a career that led to this pivotal moment of deep frustration. It’s easy to feel you’re doing something wrong. I worked my butt off, and that guy (or gal) got the promotion for reasons that have nothing to do with competence.

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Wired for Authenticity

Lead Change Blog

Trends including the rapid pace of change, constant restructuring, and a 24/7 always-on work environment are creating overwhelmed employees and eroding trust in workplaces. How can you be this type of leader? Discover the ways we choose to use our power, and how we subtly give it away.

How to Get Yourself Invited to Important Meetings

Harvard Business Review

In a work culture with too many meetings, we often look for tactics to get out of meetings. But sometimes you need to get into a meeting, perhaps because the decisions made there will have implications for you or your team, or maybe because you feel you’ve been left out of important discussions. Whether you haven’t been invited because of an oversight or an intentional decision by the meeting organizer, you can take action to secure your seat at the table.

How to Ask for a Raise

Harvard Business Review

The best managers know when it’s time to increase your pay for a job well done. What if you think you deserve to be paid more? How do you prepare for it? And how can you make it easier for your manager to say yes? Here’s how to craft your request.

The Biggest Barrier to Your Team’s Development? You.

Lead Change Blog

We were both managers of large sales teams, worked for the same overly demanding boss, and had to manage in a period of never-ending restructuring and downsizing. My group was working well together and the last thing I wanted was a toxic employee coming on board to mess things up.

How to Use Employee Referrals Without Giving Up Workplace Diversity

Harvard Business Review

In a tight talent market, it’s tempting for organizations to rely even more heavily on employee referrals to fill open positions, but a new study from PayScale shows that doing so could lead to pay inequities and a less-diverse workforce. workers how they came to apply to their current job and if they had landed their job based on an employee referral. But it’s unlikely that organizations are going to stop using them.

Preview Thursday: The 9 Dimensions of Conscious Success

Lead Change Blog

We are pleased to present this excerpt from The 9 Dimensions of Conscious Success by David Nielson. My father worked for United Airlines in a variety of executive positions, rising up to becoming the assistant to the president. Hard to say who had the tougher job, but I’d bet on my mom. Both of my parents took their roles seriously, shaping their kids to be independent, productive individuals. It’s a pretty good idea to make that first impression a good one.

How to Design Work Projects for Maximum Learning

Harvard Business Review

Enrollment in learning programs has surged over the last few years to generate a global executive education market of over $70 billion a year. At some point, you have to stop listening to experts and start doing something real. That will give urgency to the learning.

How to Bounce Back After Getting Laid Off

Harvard Business Review

Aside from getting back on the horse and looking for a new job, what else should you do to get back on track? How do you maintain your self-confidence? Who should you talk to about the situation? And how should you frame the layoff to future employers?

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How to Know If a Spin-Off Will Succeed

Harvard Business Review

There is little consensus as to whether firms that find themselves spun off from other companies – either as new, standalone companies, or under the stewardship of new parent companies – perform better or worse than they did before. Is the business ready to stand on its own feet?

How to Keep a Job Search Discreet

Harvard Business Review

You don't want to rock the boat at your current company but you want to find the next great opportunity. How do you handle references? Since how you leave your current job can be as important to your career as how you perform in the next one, you need to know the answers to these questions. If you've heard rumors of layoffs or you've simply outgrown your current job, it's ok to look. Many people have to keep their search quiet.

How to Manage an Employee Who’s Having a Personal Crisis

Harvard Business Review

We all have life events that distract us from work from time to time — an ailing family member, a divorce, the death of a friend. You can’t expect someone to be at their best at such times. How can you support the person to take care of themselves emotionally while also making sure they are doing their work (or as much of it as they are able to)? Here’s how to manage an employee going through a personal crisis.

7 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Leadership Coach 

Lead from Within

If you want to achieve great things, you can only do so much on your own. Whatever your abilities and circumstances, it takes support and guidance to get the most out of them. When you’re ready to get started, here are seven ways to ensure you get the most of your leadership coach.

Why Health Care Is Stuck — And How to Fix It

Harvard Business Review

There is only one real solution, which is to dramatically increase the value of health care. Value is the outcomes achieved for patients relative to the money spent. We believe that there is no longer any doubt about how to increase the value of care.

Leadership Matters

N2Growth Blog

The company has grown through a long series of mergers and acquisitions to place itself among the world leaders in the production of many commodities, including aluminium, iron ore, copper, uranium, coal, and diamonds. I have been extremely fortunate to have had a very varied career.

Passive Employees Are Your Key To Success

Lead Change Blog

She told me that she spent about 80% of her time involved in employee behavior issues which left little time for her to focus on the basic needs of the company. She needed to not focus on the detractors, but not necessarily on the top performing employees either.

What To Do When You Are New

Eric Jacobson

I wish the book, What To Do When You're New , would have been published twenty-five years ago. The book, by Keith Rollag , is all about how to be comfortable, confident, and successful in new situations. Each book chapter examines: Why the skill is important to your success.

How to Get Your Employees to Speak Up

Harvard Business Review

After all, no one wants to upset the boss. But hearing messages from down the ranks — including input from your company’s customers, feedback on your performance , and information from other departments or units — is critical to your organization’s success. How can you encourage your team members to have honest conversations with you — and to speak up when it’s important? But you need those people to be straight with you.

Dive Into the Universal Model of Leadership – A Mastering Leadership Excerpt

Lead Change Blog

Our Universal Model of Leadership helps explain how extraordinary leadership develops and how to accelerate its development. Hence our research yields provocative and profound understandings about what makes for effective leadership and how it develops.

Four Seasons of Leadership

Ron Edmondson

There could be more, but I’ve been able to clearly identify these four. Misunderstanding this can lead to frustration. They are used to start something new. God allowed me to be there in the beginning, but others are leading them now.

How to Stay Focused on the Important Things

Harvard Business Review

"I want to pass something by you," I said to my friend Jori* who has lost 80 pounds over the past six months. Our ability to lose weight is based on our willingness to suffer through discomfort. To be a little hungry and yet to resist the temptation of eating.". I've tried to lose weight in many different ways. So, how did you lose your weight?" As Jori eats, his upper stomach fills up, trickling food to the rest of his stomach.

Are you a Leader or a Lemming?

Great Leadership By Dan

How many “leaders” are present at your college reunion, your country club, or your annual conference? At some point in your career journey, have you started to focus more on status as a leader than the job at hand? Are your social activities limited to work and business colleagues?

Why Leaders Should Depersonalize Communication

Tanveer Naseer

It’s not what you do, it’s the way that you do it Talking comes so naturally to us we tend to forget just how much skill is involved. We weren’t born with language; all the words, and the rules governing them, had to be learned. How does she respond?

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The Value of Vision Series – Kate Emery

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Yesterday we opened our new social enterprise incubator and co-working space to 60 community friends. Upon seeing the space full of people, energy, and ideas, I realized we had crossed the threshold from vision to reality. Crossing The Threshold.

Natural Laws of Organizational Transformation

QAspire

Organizational transformation initiatives come in many forms – restructuring, cultural transformation, service transitions, rapid innovation, process overhauls, turnarounds and acquisitions to name a few.

How to Give a Data-Heavy Presentation

Harvard Business Review

Data storytelling has become a powerful part of the communications toolkit, allowing both journalists and marketers to communicate key messages by using data and data visualization to drive articles, blog posts, and reports. Add to Cart. HBR STAFF.

What To Do When You Are New

Eric Jacobson

I wish the book, What To Do When You're New , would have been published twenty-five years ago. The book, by Keith Rollag , is all about how to be comfortable, confident, and successful in new situations. Each book chapter examines: Why the skill is important to your success.

What Do Do When You're New

Eric Jacobson

I wish the book, What To Do When You're New , would have been published twenty-five years ago. The book, by Keith Rollag, is all about how to be comfortable, confident, and successful in new situations. Each book chapter examines: Why the skill is important to your success.

Where Are All The Great Careers? Hiding Right Here.

Rich Gee Group

Careers we probably know exist if we really thought about it, but we tend to forget them when we look at the entire career picture. The average salary for a welding engineer is $48K to $101K. Decent career path to management or senior tech.

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What To Do When You're New

Eric Jacobson

I wish the book, What To Do When You're New , would have been published twenty-five years ago. The book, by Keith Rollag, is all about how to be comfortable, confident, and successful in new situations. Each book chapter examines: Why the skill is important to your success.

Preparing business students for managerial roles

Coaching Tip

It's all part of a continuing push by business schools to teach "soft skills"—such as accepting feedback with grace and speaking respectfully to subordinates—that companies say are most important in molding future business leaders. Business schools are tapping into their "soft" side.

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5 Keys For Developing An Employee Engagement Strategy

Tanveer Naseer

A recent global workforce study by Towers Watson suggests that although traditional employee engagement strategies help foster high performance, companies must now also consider how to sustain higher levels of employee engagement over time to avoid a diminishing impact. In my experience, the most effective long-term engagement strategies build a foundation on which front-line managers feel empowered to create an environment that promotes employee enrichment.

EBM: Constraints

LDRLB

Inventory is money the system invests in order to sell its goods and services. Operating expense is all the money the system spends in order to turn inventory into throughput. The TOC process seeks to identify the constraint and restructure the rest of the organization around it, through the use of the Five Focusing Steps. Decide how to exploit the constraint. Subordinate all other processes to above decision.

Manage The Challenges of Working In a Matrix

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Do you work in a company that requires you to coordinate across reporting lines to accomplish your goals? In order to complete work, are people dependent on others who report to a different boss? Power and control need to be viewed differently.

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Millennials Speak! 5 Future Leadership “Must Haves”

Marshall Goldsmith

To begin, let’s start with a premise I hear over and over. The most important job of the CEO and the Board is to pick the next CEO. As part of our research we asked leading companies to identify future leaders who have the potential to be the CEO of a global organization.