The Single Biggest Factor in Long-Term Organizational Success

Leadership Freak

“What ultimately constrains the performance of your organization is not its business model, nor its operating model, but its management model.” (The The Future of Management, Gary Hamel) Factors of organizational success: Jim Collins… Continue reading → Managing Success Management organizational success

The End Of Long-Term Planning

Strategy Driven

With the pace of business change today, driven by technology and globalization, long-term plans last about as long as an ice storm in the desert. If you really want to deliver your strategy both quickly and effectively, eschew your desire for long-term planning.

Leading through Long Term Influence

Great Leadership By Dan

Think about those leaders and individual contributors in your organization, whether for profit or not for profit, who may not have the title of VP, Director, or Manager yet they have followers because of their influence with others.

4 Disciplines For Long-Term Sustainability Of Change

Tanveer Naseer

Author Lee Colan suggests managing timelines versus deadlines as one approach to accountability. Establish Learning and Renewal It may seem like a luxury to capture learning and celebrate successes, but it’s as critical to long-term success as any substantial accomplishment might be.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

a whole host of long-term problems, Herbalife’s CEO gave the company’s. your plan include: • How innovation fits into your company’s long-term strategy and goals • The key benefits (short and long-term) of an innovative culture and how. 11 Proven Ways to.

Why leaders need a long-term vision

Lead on Purpose

What drives your daily activities—your long-term vision or making the numbers this quarter? If you’re a board member, do you incentivize your executives to make a long-term contribution for the company or to keep the shareholders happy this quarter? George discusses important topics including insisting on the long term, managing expectations and creating lasting value. Why are you in business?

Leadership and Your Long Term Legacy

Next Level Blog

  My friend told me about an executive she knows named Bill who's been with the company for more than 30 years and who, through his leadership and tough love mentoring, has developed two generations of world class supply chain managers

Nolan Bushnell’s Two Simple Rules

Lead Change Blog

Later in that decade, Nolan appeared on panel at an event for small business owners and managers. Don’t confuse good luck with good management. Personal Development failure Long-term success Luck management skills reality successThere are a lot of stories about Nolan Bushnell. He was the electrical engineer who invented the game “pong” and founded Atari. For a while there in the 1970’s, Nolan Bushnell could do no wrong.

Long Term Implementation of Quality Teams Within Organizations

Mike Cardus

Long Term Implementation of Lean Six Sigma within Organizations from Michael Cardus. Hire Mike. Want to discuss your company and working with your quality team to create a culture of quality improvement? Contact me or call +1.716.629.3678. _.

The Importance of Working with Suppliers Over the Long Term

Deming Institute

Move toward a single supplier for any one item, on a long-term relationship of loyalty and trust. Edwards Deming’s 14 points for management. You need to manage and continually improve that entire system.

The Best Tool To Communicate Effectively With Your Manager.

Rich Gee Group

Everyone has a manager/boss. I work with a myriad of people who have incredible success and terrible issues with their manager. One area I find where most people begin to see the cracks appear in their relationship concerns how they communicate with their manager.

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ASA Deming Lecture by Brent James: Long Term View of the Healthcare System

Deming Institute

As those familiar with Deming’s ideas know, Dr. Deming added excessive health care costs to his 7 deadly diseases of Western management. Next, Brent James looks at the long term history of health care in the USA and the great gains achieved during the 1900s.

Empowering your Workforce in Increments

Lead Change Blog

I currently mentor a close colleague, who has recently experienced probably the worst example of organisational restructuring and change management that I have witnessed in over forty years! While he successfully competed and secured a senior management position in the new structure, that badly-handled process has caused significant damage to his belief in the organisation, its vision, mission and values! Focusing on the Long-term.

Today’s Essential Management Skill

Leadership Freak

Managing is more than processes and procedures; it’s people. Successful managers bring out the best in others. Management and leadership are about coaching around performance.” Author Book Notes Coaching Leading Managing Marks of leaders Personal Growth Leadership Leadership Development long term relationships Organizational Development value participation

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Good Project Management Practices

Curious Cat

I find myself working as a project manager, or a program management consultant more frequently in the last few years.

Don’t Mistake Platform Diversification for Platform Death (Long Term is Decades, Not Years)

Managing Communities

photo credit: aussiegall I know it is tough to look at things from a truly long term perspective, but you need to try. I’ve now been directly managing online communities for 12 years. A long term [.]. I’ve been involved with moderation of communities for probably 14. And I’ve been on the web for 17 years. Developing Your Community Thinking

3rd Edition of The New Economics Has Been Released

Deming Institute

Guest post by John Hunter , author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. As Kelly noted Deming provides a holistic management system. Dr. Deming understood the importance of focusing on the interactions between components of those system when managing organizations.

Today’s Essential Management Skill

Leadership Freak

Managing is more than processes and procedures; it’s people. Successful managers bring out the best in others. Management and leadership are about coaching around performance.” Author Book Notes Coaching Leading Managing Marks of leaders Personal Growth Leadership Leadership Development long term relationships Organizational Development value participation

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Project Management Best Practice 6 – A+ Players

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven effective executives, efficient employees Home About The StrategyDriven Organization Our Company Our Contributors Karen K. Juliano Howard T. Dickens Jr. Lucas D. Ives Sharon Drew Morgen Hank Moore Jamie P.

Toyota’s Management History

Deming Institute

To establish simple and effective management systems without being preoccupied by form, paying particular attention to ensuring checks and actions, and rotating the management cycle rapidly. There is still such a long way to go in improving the practice of management.

Why CEOs Should Share Their Long-Term Plans with Investors

Harvard Business Review

Rather than requiring less short-term information, we believe the key to combating short-termism is to encourage companies to share more information about their long-term plans. The expectations for an effective long-term plan are described in SII’s Investor Letter to CEOs.

The Best Form of Fire Fighting is None at All

Curious Cat

Management Systems thinking long term thinking mistake-proofing organization as a system problem solvingThe best form of problem solving is to avoid problems altogether. At the point you have a “fire” in your organizaiton you have to fight it.

The Most Popular Posts on The W. Edwards Deming Institute® Blog in 2018

Deming Institute

The 20 most popular post on our blog this year (by page views reported by our analytic tool): Myth: If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It (2015). Deming’s 14 Points for Management (2013). Toyota’s Management History (2016)*. Psychology – Managing Human Systems (2012)*.

Do You Want to Land the Job of Your Dreams?

Women on Business

Identify what your long-term career goal is? Map out the career ladder steps that are consistent with your long-term career goals. Guest post by Patricia Sadar (learn more about Patricia at the end of this post).

How Incentives for Long-Term Management Backfire

Harvard Business Review

To hear long-term investors tell it, company executives have embraced short-term thinking like never before. Why would executives, charged with sustainable value creation, put so much focus on short-term maneuvers like distributing earnings instead of reinvesting them?

Customer Satisfaction is Not Enough

Deming Institute

Guest post by John Hunter , author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. To succeed over the long term organizations must seek not to satisfy customers but to delight customers. customer focus systems thinking business long term thinking psychology

Deadly Disease of Management: Emphasis on Short-term Profits

Deming Institute

One of Dr. Deming’s 7 deadly diseases is: Emphasis on short-term profits: short-term thinking. It is easy to focus on short term goals and use a somewhat simple short term figure to measure success. How to Stop Short-Term Thinking at America’s Companies.

Being a Two-Career Couple Requires a Long-Term Plan

Harvard Business Review

“We learned to take the long view, mostly because we didn’t have any other choice,” says Kate, now in her sixties and busy investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs. In their thirties, they decided that Kate would leave her corporate job to gain the flexibility she prioritized short-term to care for their two young children. Couples end up negotiating, based on current realities, rather than pacing themselves for the long (and lengthening) haul.

Opportunity to enter a draw to win a copy Beyond the Familiar: Long-Term Growth through Customer Focus and Innovation

Chartered Management Institute

If you are interested in winning a copy of of Beyond the Familiar: Long-Term Growth through Customer Focus and Innovation by Patrick Barwise and Sean Meehan, this may be for you. academic research books CMI top management articles prize draw research WileyYou may exclusively access a free sample chapter at. link]. Related Content: New ebooks for the CMI library - tell us what we should be ordering Professional reading on the train: sad – or the mark of a professional?

Finally, Proof That Managing for the Long Term Pays Off

Harvard Business Review

Companies deliver superior results when executives manage for long-term value creation and resist pressure from analysts and investors to focus excessively on meeting Wall Street’s quarterly earnings expectations. This has long seemed intuitively true to us. We’ve seen companies such as Unilever, AT&T, and Amazon succeed by sticking resolutely to a long-term view. remain so high for so long if short-termism were such a drag on performance?

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Robots for Health Care from Toyota

Curious Cat

Obviously (as shown in posts on my blog for the last ten years) I respect Toyota’s management system. Innovation IT engineering Health care Japan long term thinking system thinking ToyotaJapan has an extremely rapidly aging population.

The Disney Way: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Disney Way: Harnessing the Management Secrets of Disney in Your Company William Capodagli and Lynn Jackson McGraw Hill, Second Edition (2006) The ROI of “Magic” According to William Capodagli and Lynn Jackson, “This book tells the inside story of just how Disney’s success was achieved — not by epiphanic flashes of creative insight that [.].

It's Not About Perfection


I have now been detoxed and am on the road to long-term healing, so I would like to share some tips with you about this highly popular disorder. Tracking progress rather than perfection seems wise and beneficial for people in the long run.

Two thought-provoking perspectives on the “crisis of capitalism”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here are brief excerpts from two articles featured by McKinsey & Company. I suggest you read them in the order in which they appear here, then click where indicated to read each in its entirety. I presume to suggest, further, that you register to receive email updates on other resources that are also available at [.].

Good Brands Gone Bad | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Call it a hiccup or a long-term slump; every brand faces a crisis. The J&J folks set the crisis management standard for all others to follow—to be prepared for that inevitable day when disaster WILL strike. PS: I was the Canadian Brand Manager of Brylcreem during the demise.

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What Will I Do This Week That Will Still Be Adding Value in a Year?

Deming Institute

But if weeks and then months go by without the most important issues being addressed the long term consequences are drastic. As managers and executives it is critical to focus on the long term success of the organization.

Using Deming’s Management Ideas at an Auto Repair Company for the Last 30 Years

Deming Institute

Louis Altazan, President of AGCO Automotive Corporation discusses the success AGCO has had applying Deming’s management system to their service organization (car repair). Louis also discussed how the Deming management system is just that – a system.

How to Manage Your Individual Finances Efficiently

Strategy Driven

Each adult in this world has a personal financial world to manage and nurture as they move through life. Ideally, this world grows and develops at a steady and stable pace – but sometimes it’s difficult to manage, what with life’s many difficult obstacles.

How One Hospital Improved Patient Handoffs for the Long Term

Harvard Business Review

The problem is two-fold: first, hospital administrators and managers struggle to effectively implement these tools. To fix this, in 2012 hospital administrators and managers implemented TeamSTEPPS , a commonly used set of evidence-based strategies and tools (e.g., Our approach engaged management and staff throughout the change process and relied on their feedback. During each stage, both the perioperative unit managers and the care providers who performed the handoffs (i.e.,

Recruiting vs Talent Management

N2Growth Blog

While my personal practice is focused on providing leadership advice and counsel to Fortune 500 CEOs, as the senior operating executive at our firm I also have oversight responsibility for our talent management practice. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth .

How To Make Companies Think Long-Term

Harvard Business Review

Eliminating stock-based compensation would help reduce the incentive for executive leadership to focus on the short term. But there is a residual problem which has long frustrated me. Many companies face quarterly or even more immediate pressure from their shareholders (increasingly made up of hedge funds, program traders, and day traders) to deliver short-term performance. The paradoxical result is that they never get around to taking those long-term-oriented decisions.

What Loss Will a Business Suffer Due to a Dissatisfied Customer?

Deming Institute

You can’t know how much a dissatisfied customer will cost your business in the long run. Sometimes a business largely gets away poor quality for a long time. For a long time I just had to accept the poor treatment at the hands of whoever I had to rely on for internet service.

Business Planning Process

Tony Mayo