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Candidate Management During a Crisis

N2Growth Blog

I am no stranger to the challenges of candidate management during a crisis. Consider the following recommendations for effective candidate management during a crisis: Empathize: In a situation like this, it is human nature to think about one’s own health, safety, career, and expenses first. The first step to great candidate management is thinking about what he/she is going through psychologically and emotionally at any point in the interview process.

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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

And the conundrum emerges even when you are a manager. Let’s look at managing up (managing your bosses) and down (just plain managing your direct reports), because what needs to happen for alignment in both directions is the same. Human Resources

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Dave Ulrich on calculating the market value of leadership: An interview by Bob Morris

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He has been ranked as the #1 management guru by Business Week, profiled by Fast Company as… Read More Dave Ulrich on calculating the market value of leadership: An interview by Bob Morris. Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Collegiate Professor of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and a partner at the RBL Group a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value.

Tech for Your Social Media Marketing Team

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Make sure your marketing team is equipped with all the tools they will need. Laptops From a laptop, you can organize all of your social media posts on various social media management programs like Hootsuite and Buffer. Hootsuite helps you manage multiple Twitter and Facebook accounts, while Buffer will help you arrange your Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+ posts. Marketers should check out these apps. Social media can be a beast to get your head around.

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Employee Engagement 101: Ask the Holy Question

Leading Blog

Increasing shareholder value, company market share, or worker productivity just doesn’t jazz the average worker. As a leader or manager, you have to attend to the goals of your board or bosses and to the career aspirations of your workers. Learn more at Giant Leap Consulting. * * * Like us on Instagram and Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. Human Resources

Stop Managing Your Career

In the CEO Afterlife

More than ever, people are seeking mentors, “branding” themselves and carefully managing their careers in order to dash up that quintessential corporate ladder. So what is wrong with managing your career? Let’s be honest; at the heart of seeking out a mentor, personal branding and career management is one undeniable fact – IT IS ALL ABOUT YOU. Honorable career management must be anchored in the right values.

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Five Ways Leaders Turns Doubters into Doers

Chart Your Course

Part of being a leader is managing change. It’s human nature to resist new responsibilities or rules. Your business is adding a new time-management system, which requires employees to log their hours on specific projects. For instance, a business wants to expand its social media marketing. Armed with ready ideas, the lead team can decide who will post what and when, creating a consistent, time-efficient social marketing strategy. Manage perceptions.

When to Ditch the Leadership Love-in

In the CEO Afterlife

In my blog of two weeks ago, entitled The Leadership Love-In [link] I reiterated the never ending need for better leadership. I also extended kudos to a handful of passionate leadership bloggers who I consider to be experts in their field (links listed below). Given my background is in business, I tend to think of leadership in a competitive context. A CEO leading a company on the verge of bankruptcy has to ditch the love-in and go into a crisis management mode.

Why Complexity Sucks

In the CEO Afterlife

It starts with the corporate strategy, and includes marketing strategy, and the all-important human resource strategy. In marketing, great branding steers clear of multi-benefits; one clear, compelling benefit will find a place in busy minds. More on complexity and the road-tested strategies that cut through the clutter can be found in the pages of my new book for leaders, managers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Complexity is in the eye of the beholder.

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8 Principles for Building a High-Performance Culture

Leading Blog

When McCord began her career in Human Resources at Netflix, she began working with Reed Hastings to identify the behaviors that they wanted to see become consistent practices and worked to instill the discipline of actually doing them. At Netflix we had three fundamental tenants to our talent-management philosophy. First, the responsibility for hiring great people, and for determining whether someone should move on, rested primarily with managers. Human Resources

What Connects Coca-Cola, Lego, In-N-Out, Intuit, and Nike? Focus.

In the CEO Afterlife

This can mean expanding product lines, entering new markets and geographies, line extending brands, acquiring new businesses, creating projects, and adding layers of management to manage the self-created complexity. Although Coca-Cola sales lag those of their food and beverage arch rival, Coke’s profit and market cap significantly outpaces Pepsi. Management power rests with focused strategies on two product categories, athletic shoes and apparel.

Nine Rules for Employee Engagement

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Moreover, experts say employee engagement is doubly important in times of economic recession, uncertainty or boom, because this is when the human element differentiates those who fail, survive or thrive. In today’s tough job market, workers want to be sure their career has a future that fits into the changing economy. The post Nine Rules for Employee Engagement appeared first on Leadership Speaker | Employee Engagement | Gregory Smith: Chart Your Course International.

Why Great Brands Lose Their Way

In the CEO Afterlife

Never in the history of marketing has there been so much talk about branding. The conversation in the world of branding is well beyond product and service brand discussion by marketers and ad agencies. I am not suggesting restructuring the entire brand management system. This top management ethic is essential to brand resilience. With the exception of niche, specialty, and some consumer technology markets, I see less and less of this in big business.

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Knowledge Is Power. Data Isn’t.

In the CEO Afterlife

One of the best sources of understanding is experience, such as in-market know-how, familiarity with competitors and customers, or expertise in leading during turbulent times. Moving on your instincts is not seat-of-the-pants leadership. Leaders and managers who work in these industries need all of the information. How many times have you heard that “knowledge is power?” I’m guessing that without much thought, you readily nod your head in agreement.

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Rookie Talent: Avoiding a Kodak Moment

Leading Blog

During most of the 20th century Kodak held a dominant position in photographic film, and in 1976, had an 89% market share of photographic film sales in the United States. I can’t help but wonder: If Kodak had paid attention to its aging workforce trend, would the company have maintained market share and avoided bankruptcy? The largest, best-educated generation in history has become an under-utilized resource, vastly unprepared to move into positions of responsibility and leadership.

Stubbornness and Strategy: Birds of a Feather

In the CEO Afterlife

From as far back as my days in brand management, I have held a deep affection for strategy. Strategies that emerge from consciously passing on certain markets, products, and brand benefits improves performance because they tell you what not to do. The reward for this strategic stubbornness is profits and market capitalization that greatly exceed Coke’s much larger competitor who market food under the Frito Lay and Quaker Oats portfolios.

Want to Cut Complexity? Kill Your Darlings.

In the CEO Afterlife

To rise from the ashes, our young management team made several tough sacrifices to transform a multi-product, multi-brand operation from generalist to specialist. Branding Human Resources Leadership Life Marketing Strategy Bob Olodort CEO Complexity Culture Focus Jacobs Suchard Nabob Sacrifice Samsung Vision There are plenty of generic strategic choices to drive a business forward.

10 Ways to Slay Goliath

In the CEO Afterlife

As a 23 year-old Macleans Toothpaste Brand Manager in 1970, my colleagues and I competed against powerhouses P&G, Colgate and Unilever. When you know you will never be the low-cost producer nor will you ever have the resources to outspend the big cat, you find other ways to skin it – okay, that’s a bit of an overstatement. Clout allows these giants to grow, but there is absolutely no reason why a smaller player cannot become a market leader within their chosen market(s).

What Makes P&G Great?

In the CEO Afterlife

I could talk about their brands, their global clout, their sales growth or their stock market value. P&G people have a tremendous trust in each other, but the ultimate judge is in the data, such as market share and productivity. Management is inclined to ask questions rather than give orders. Branding Human Resources Leadership Strategy Business Consumer Packaged Goods Integrity Marketing Owen Butler P&G Procter & Gamble Vision

What Not to Do When Business Sours

In the CEO Afterlife

When I was a CEO, I managed to squirrel away a “rainy day” fund for nasty business blips. At best, they are managers. Branding Human Resources Leadership Strategy Advertising Business CEO Crisis Management Culture Entrepreneurship In the CEO Afterlife Innovation John Richard Bell Leaderhip Marketing Mentoring Vision Wall StreetMost of you have heard the saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater,” or something to that effect.

Riverside Auto Group: A Roadmap to Improved Customer Service, Employee Engagement and Increased Profits

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And while CEO Tim Dagenais says that’s pretty good for a company that size in those Upper Peninsula markets, he wanted to do better. To continue the case study… The post Riverside Auto Group: A Roadmap to Improved Customer Service, Employee Engagement and Increased Profits appeared first on Leadership Keynote Speaker and Employee Motivation | DISC.

Leadership in Changing Times

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Considering the changing and difficult job market , the numbers aren’t surprising. In a grand example of the breakdown between management and workers, Hostess Brands recently declared bankruptcy after failed negotiations with its striking workers. The incident incited a host of postmortem commentaries placing blame on poor management or unreasonable unions. One thing is certain, leadership in the workplace has never been more important.

Employee Retention Survey 2018

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Horrible leadership main reason! my company was bought by another company almost 2 years ago – as a result, many changes, some of which are causing even long term employees to leave, including benefits, management, small or no raises, etc. We are a local government and can’t compete with some private industries, especially in the labor market. Self-center and bad senior managers lead the organization to stagnate, low morale, and hostile working environment.

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Are Great CEOs Always Great Leaders?

In the CEO Afterlife

Somehow he was able to see the unseen, and marshal Apple’s resources to deliver the innovative products that fulfilled his view of what lied ahead. Theoretically, the principles and personal characteristics that constitute great leadership should mirror those of greats CEOs – but not always. Companies, markets, and the categories in which they compete can be exceedingly dissimilar. CEOs can exhibit some odd leadership characteristics and still get the job done.

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The Language of Leaders

In the CEO Afterlife

The book comes together beautifully in a well written exposé of the importance of leadership. Here is a summary of Kevin Murray’s leadership communication fundamentals: 1. Provide a framework for leadership and action, through mission and values. Human Resources Leadership Life Strategy Crisis Management John Richard Bell Kevin Murray Leaderhip Marketing The CEO Afterlife The Language of Leadership VisionI have to be honest.

Employee Appreciation The Wegman Way

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What is your business’ most valuable resource? Despite the value of all of these factors, the resource with the most potential to elevate and drive your business is its people. At Wegman’s Food Markets, a $5.15 “We try to always give managers plenty of time to familiarize all staff with any changes so they aren’t taken off guard.” Its location? Its size? Its technology? Hardly.

Linds Redding’s Short Lesson in Perspective

In the CEO Afterlife

Others misshapen and graceless fragments, but harboring perhaps the glimmer of a smile or a grain of human truth which had won it’s temporary reprieve from the reject pile. This human powered b t filter was a handy and powerful tool. As fast as we could pin an idea on the wall, some red-faced account manager in a bad suit would run away with it.

My Best Blogs of 2011

In the CEO Afterlife

I began blogging about leadership, strategy, marketing and life last February. You’re Not a Real Marketer until You Create a Brand [link]. Brand Managers inherit brands and manage existing franchises. Crisis Management: The Ultimate Test of a Leader [link]. In this post, I compare the ineptitude of BP against the leadership of Rudy Giuliani during a much bigger crisis.

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Board of Directors Resolution: Pay Attention to Culture

In the CEO Afterlife

In 1986, he instituted a policy whereby any employee can look up the salary and bonus of others, including the top management. These leaders are responsible for perpetuating “the way” or making changes depending on the market environment or the needs of the enterprise. Boards are charged with providing perspective and input into the long-term business strategy, imparting strategic direction to management, and identifying risk and overseeing mitigation.

Change is Bad

In the CEO Afterlife

New Coke lasted 79 days before the original formula returned to the market. At Zappos, CEO Tony Hsieh has set his cultural sights on a holacracy management system a radical change from conventional structures. Hsieh is still hell-bent on achieving a world of self-management and self-organization, but not through more cultural changes, through quicker evolution of that initial change. By nature, marketing people are dynamic and impatient.

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The 6 Passages of Leadership and Management

Great Leadership By Dan

Charan, Drotter, and Noel wrote about six leadership passages in their classic book The Leadership Pipeline. However, they use the terms “leadership” and “management” interchangeably. What if we took a simplified version of the Pipeline model, and mash it with a distinction between leadership and management? Passage #3: Managing Others and Teams. Passage #5: Managing Organizations. leadership pipeline Models management leadership passages

Here’s How to Empower Your Employees

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Employee Empowerment Smart business managers know they cannot have a successful company without the support of their staff. Common in smaller companies, entrepreneurships and nonprofits, the inability of founding members of management to let go of the reigns can limit the progress of the company. Identify Your Human Assets Modern management vocabulary has moved from talking about human resources to identifying human capital.

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Time is Love

Women on Business

decision-making Female Executives Human Resources Issues International Business job satisfaction Leadership Management Marketing Networking personal development Project Management Uncategorized Women On Business Work-Home Life Time Management CoachingThere is a new song out by Josh Turner entitled “Time is Love” Every time I hear this song it is a mini-exercise in personal and professional strategic planning for me. .

Does a Mentor have to Breathe?

In the CEO Afterlife

In the early days of my 40 year business career, I was lucky to work under two gentlemen who instilled several critical success factors that guided me from Brand Manager to CEO. At the risk of this blog appearing as an advertorial for Harvard, I’ll gladly admit that Harvard Business Review was my favorite management resource. Human Resources. I came up through marketing; quite honestly, during my years in marketing I hadn’t given much thought to HR.

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Why Uncontrollable Factors are Norm to Great CEOs

In the CEO Afterlife

Every day we see or read about superb acts of leadership. But in the context of taking charge and leading human beings during major or minor crises, every chief executive is blessed with the luxuries of time, subordinate counsel, years of related experience, and knowhow imparted by pundits in thousands of books, journals and case studies. Is the tenure problem attributable to leadership itself, impatient shareholders, uncontrollable external factors or a combination of all three?

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In Praise of Average Joes

In the CEO Afterlife

Companies, large and small, cannot survive without great leadership, sound strategy and flawless execution. But the resource that continues to be overlooked by CEOs and Boards is the organization’s Average Joe. He refused to be blocked by the brick wall that separates management from union in most companies. Bruce, a Marketing Manager who struggled with detail, flourished as a creative resource.

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6 Defining Values of a Leadership Culture

N2Growth Blog

Twelve years after launching culture change consulting services, I am finally sitting down to write about six defining values of a leadership culture. No surprise that all six values rise and fall on leadership. I was already delivering strategic planning, sales and marketing strategy and leadership recruiting services, all of which helped grow organizations, but the culture cog was missing. Here are six leadership values that impact culture: Leadership Cares.

4 Ways to Increase Retention and Employee Engagement

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It’s a feat for businesses to retain employees for five years or more in today’s market, and the cost of losing them is high. Asking for feedback makes employees feel involved and provides business owners with reasons they may be experiencing turnover, which helps them eliminate negative management issues. Offering flexibility in daily schedules rather than mandating specific in-office hours also shows workers that management cares about their work-life balance.

The Anguish of Complexity: A Reflection

In the CEO Afterlife

Thirty-five years ago at a ceremony in Vancouver, BC, I accepted AMA’s Marketer-of-the-Year Award on behalf of Nabob Foods. That night, I presented the marketing strategy that catapulted a regional brand to national leadership in Canada. After buckets of red ink and much soul searching, our young management team came to terms with the fact that Nabob could not survive as a ‘generalist’ against multi-nationals twenty times its size. Times. Places.

How We Can All Contemplate The Future Of The Workplace

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Throughout my 30 years in the human behavioral assessment industry, I’ve spent countless hours researching soft skills and behavioral styles, motivators, and emotional intelligence—some of the things that makes individuals unique. Because the workforce is dynamic, constantly changing due to market pressures, demographics, and the move to a more tech-based economy. Behavior Assessments Communication Articles Human Resource Management Job Satisfaction Leadership

How HR Can Help Managers To Become Better Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

Organizations in practically every industry are struggling to attract and retain great talent, especially in senior and executive leadership roles. With average job tenures dropping at every level, Human Resource professionals may need to play a more active role in leadership development and coaching. How can HR improve leadership development in an organization? Here are four key ways in which you can help managers become better leaders: 1.

Employee Turnover – The Hidden Cost

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You have to watch your competitors and seek to always adapt to changes in the market, and innovate for solutions. According to The Society for Human Resource Management, only 33 percent of businesses track employee turnover, which means 67 percent of businesses are missing out on a huge source of savings and growth. What is employee turnover costing you? There are many tasks involved in running a successful business.

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Start Your New Hires Off Successfully | Onboarding

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According to research done by Human Capital Institute, 70% of new hires decide to stay or leave a company within the first six months. Example: training, instructions, website resources, assignments, safety procedures, and policies. GarySorrell Source: Start Your New Hires Off Successfully – TTI Success Insights The post Start Your New Hires Off Successfully | Onboarding appeared first on Leadership Speaker and DISC Training.