Leadership & Political Correctness | N2Growth Blog

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OXYMORON …Great leaders are not politically correct, but they are politically savvy – there is a difference. Putting political agendas and peer pressure aside (as great leaders do), leaders should not make their choices based upon public opinion. I don’t know about you, but it’s almost as if we have raised a generation of leaders who feel they have a moral and ethical obligation to be politically correct – WRONG.

How Good Are You in Managing Office Politics?

Coaching Tip

“Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.” Plato (paraphrased). Politics are about power, the acquisition of power, the distribution of power, the uses and abuses of power. Any relationship--personal or professional--becomes political the moment power is introduced. "In In today''s hyper-competitive job market, you have to be hardworking, smart and educated, but you also have to be politically astute.


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Branding Trends To Improve Your Business In 2022

Strategy Driven

Modern marketing involves creating a story around your brand, the story should demonstrate who you are, and why your business came to exist. With the right branding, you’ll achieve brand recognition across the market. What does branding mean?

The Covid-19 Lessons That Business Leaders Should Keep After the Pandemic

Lead Change Blog

The pandemic has shown that leadership skills fundamentally matter, and also highlighted what leadership skills are particularly important in navigating uncertainty – in politics, business, and in our personal lives. By embracing social purpose, business leaders can better anticipate new market needs as well as mitigate against risks to their core business.

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6 Rules for Defense Start-Up Innovators

Strategy Driven

For years now, huge corporations such as British Aerospace Engineering and Raytheon have completely dominated the market and swooped in to poach promising innovators. Firstly, they swiftly educate startup innovators on the make-up of their market.

StrategyDriven Editorial Perspective – Panic of 1907 vs Great Recession of 2008

Strategy Driven

As the underwriting weaknesses of subprime portfolios became known, banks stopped lending to each other, paralyzing credit markets. Rockefeller and others to pony up enough cash to stabilize the markets. This program was designed “to strengthen market stability, improve the strength of financial institutions, and enhance market liquidity,” according to the Federal Reserve. Rockefeller and others to pony up enough cash to stabilize the markets.

10 Things to Watch Out for When Acquiring A Business

Strategy Driven

The Market Conditions When You’re Buying. The current condition of the market defines the cost of businesses in all industries. It is best to consider the state of the market and if the price of the business will increase when marketing conditions improve.

What is EntreLeadership

Coaching Tip

In Proverbs the Bible says, "Where there is no vision the people perish." With no vision in your organization, you perish; you can't make payroll, your team becomes just employees, morale goes down, turnover goes up, sales go down. Energy isn’t wasted in the politics of the team, organization or community because there aren't different rules for everybody. Seven Principles of Marketing.

February 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

In politics, change is packaged as a clever, memorable slogan. Business leaders tout change as necessary to compete in today’s volatile, competitive markets. But leadership without a moral compass or care for their customers is NOT leadership. Welcome to the February 2021 Leadership Development Carnival!

4 Ways to a Better Bottom Line

Lead Change Blog

Even more, we have a moral and ethical business obligation to be savvy in how the world works. By this, I mean being aware of the nuances of political systems, cultural norms, and psychological mindsets of whom we do business with and for. A global mindset is a critical skill parallel to legal, marketing, sales, or strategy. By cultivating a true global mindset, individuals working around the world will be able to: Assess new markets. The face of business has changed.

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MOTIVATION AT WORK: How to walk those extra miles as a manager?

HR Digest

What is makes organizations like Apple, Google, Facebook rule the market? As a manager, you hold the key to their morale. To improve the morale of the employees, you need to make them feel appreciated. A polite demeanor will make the employees feel respected.

3 Ways to Encourage Knowledge Flow

Michael Lee Stallard

When he left P&G, its stock had declined 50 percent, it had lost $320 million in the most recent quarter, half of its brands were losing market share, and the firm was struggling with morale problems. Although Jager had questioned the competence of many P&G employees, Lafley immediately assured them that he knew they were capable of restoring the marketing powerhouse to its former greatness. Politely asking someone to do something is preferable to giving orders.

Leaders, Want To Master Innovation? Then Get Funny!

Tanveer Naseer

Positive humor can also be utilized to reduce the pressure of stress associated with deadlines – not to make targets or challenges disappear, but to improve morale and increase solidarity of purpose. Inappropriate humor can stifle people’s creative confidence in any organization – not to mention contributing to reduced morale, absenteeism, the elevation of dysfunctional internal competition, and even company-level reputational damage.

Workplace Gossip | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While the emotional distress associated with gossip can be dealt with fairly easily, the political discord that can erupt in an organization can be nothing short of disastrous. If gossip pervades your organization and you are not aware of it, then you clearly don’t have the pulse of your organization, your public statements about the importance of culture and morale will seem disingenuous, and you’re likely guilty of being what I refer to as a disconnected leader.

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Using Storytelling To Craft And Communicate Your Strategic Vision

Tanveer Naseer

As leaders progress in their careers, they face increasing political and performance pressure. And the moral of the story is, to build an online, global classroom so that everyone can increase their math and science aptitude. Jeremey Donovan is Group Vice President of Marketing at Gartner Inc., The following is a guest piece by Jeremey Donovan.

Leadership Is About Alignment

Tanveer Naseer

Signs of Misalignment The signs of misalignment is easy to spot in politics, business or sports where we are the spectators and not the performers. All of these examples show lapses in moral judgment. When actions and decisions do not agree with what is posted on the website and on the marketing materials, there is evidence of misalignment. The following is a guest piece by Marlene Chism.

Toxic Work Environments | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Toxic personalities will put a damper on morale, attempt to intimidate and/or manipulate co-workers for personal gain, and can even chase away a company’s best talent. Many good people in the organization choose the latter course, and both morale and productivity tend to spiral downward.

When Great Company Cultures Go to the Dark Side: 7 Signs Your Organization Is Headed in the Wrong Direction

The Empowered Buisness

Yet being in blissful denial of the “real” emotional climate, politics or stress levels within your organization only creates a culture that hides its deepest worries and avoids the cold hard truth that can cost your company dearly. below your ordinary awareness) assumptions, social, emotional and political patterns, organizational taboos, etc. The best cultures are those that continuously adapt to succeed in their market and competitive environments.

How to Get the Most Out of Virtual Team Meetings

Strategy Driven

Let’s be positive and boost each other’s morale! Intervene politely if a discussion wanders off the agenda. Pratik Dholakiya is the founder of Growfusely , a content marketing agency specializing in content and data-driven SEO. Wasn’t it obvious?

Should CEOs Have Term Limits? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Any such argument in my opinion is rooted either in flawed business logic or politically correct rhetoric (usually one in the same). Furthermore, last time I checked a CEO can always be removed for lack of performance, or moral and ethical indiscretions, so what purpose do CEO term limits serve other than to disincentivize the CEO?

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Founding Fathers – true leaders

Lead on Purpose

Benjamin Franklin “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. are responsible for the greatest trust ever confided to a political society.

How Leaders Build Employee Loyalty In The Most Trying Times

Tanveer Naseer

I agree with Carmine Coyote about how the negative impacts on productivity are truly alarming: People expect to be continually under threat of layoff, so they keep their resumes permanently on the market, changing jobs without concern for anything save their own short-term advantage. Today, attitude and morale at the company are at an all-time high. The following is a guest post by Jeremy Kingsley. Lack of loyalty is a serious problem in organizations everywhere today.

Serving Shareholders Doesn’t Mean Putting Profit Above All Else

Harvard Business

We think that the answer can be found in existing proxy access rules, which make it difficult for moral issues to be put up for a shareholder vote. Social goals, the argument goes, should be left to the political system, where every vote is treated equally. Finally, by restricting shareholder concerns to pure profit, we’re not simply leaving values to the realm of politics; in practice, we’re often declining to consider those values at all.

Trust – the key to success

Lead on Purpose

Without trust, you get nowhere.&# – Jack Trout “Everything in marketing points to the reality that the profitable companies are those that have earned the confidence of their public. This great book will tell you how.&# – Mark Victor Hansen “Lack of trust within an organization saps its energy, fosters a climate of suspicion and second-guessing, completely devastates teamwork and replaces it with internal politics.

What Leaders Need To Do To Create A Thriving Organization

Tanveer Naseer

To help give you an idea of some of the insights shared at this conference, here are three of my favourite quotes from these thought leaders, and how they reflected some of the actionable steps I discussed in my talk on what leaders need to implement in order to ensure their organization can succeed and thrive in today’s increasingly competitive global market.

The 6 Ways Business Leaders Talk About Sustainability

Harvard Business

For anyone with a pension linked to market performance, that is a good thing. Political analyst George Lakoff, notably in his book Don’t Think of an Elephant! , ” A critical first step is to understand the different mental and political frames currently in play. Challenges of this frame : Design is crucial, but market acceptance will depend on economics and politics. The Moral Frame. Neasden Control Centre for HBR.

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SOPA Blackouts: When Annoying Your Customers is Best Practice

Harvard Business Review

The New York Times was wrong (of course) when it declared the protests " A Political Coming of Age for The Tech Industry." But this reaction from SOPA's ostensible industry reveals more about the apparent effectiveness of this digital cause-related marketing effort than its legality, morality or ethics. The logical question is whether this sort of corporate "hacktivism" will emerge as a new normal for cause marketing worldwide. Internet Politics Tech industry

How Dumb Is Your Business?

N2Growth Blog

It applies to your branding, marketing, supply chain, and ultimately to your customer base. The moral of this story is that while sophistication and complexity often go hand-in-hand, they don’t have to be synonymous.

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Attitude Reflects Leadership

N2Growth Blog

If your attitude is impeding your relationships, your talent, or your health, it might be time to consider making some changes…If you have any great stories about how attitudes impact leadership and morale please share them in the comments section below. Bert Ron Another great post Mike.Stonewall Jackson understood very well how “attitude reflects leadership&# and impacts the morale of subordinates.

When a Leader Aims to Please

Harvard Business Review

A staff member who routinely makes cutting remarks, elevates him or herself at the expense of others, or spreads undermining gossip can sink a department's morale fast. Roger, a vice president of sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical industry, was one such Pleaser. He reached out for coaching when one of his reporting senior marketing staff members was grabbing credit for other people's work and undermining his department's efforts.

7 CEO Success Tips – How To Be A Better Leader

N2Growth Blog

They must be bold in their actions, willing to take calculated risks together that will have the greatest potential to achieve major, market?shifting They must be disciplined and focused , concentrating all of their efforts at critical points and times to capitalize on key market opportunities to meet the demands. It is your moral compass to LeaderShape at every level. By Damian D. “Skipper” Pitts. Chair, Organizational Development, N2Growth.

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Leveraging Down for CEOs | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

The moral of the story is this…A lack of delegation creates operational bottlenecks, delegation confused with abdication creates organization chaos, and effective delegation of authority vs. tasks creates personal and operational excellence.

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When Do Company Boycotts Work?

Harvard Business Review

Company boycotts like this one are not new, but they have increasingly become the weapon of choice for NGOs and other activists aiming to further political and social goals. Being drawn into an intensive political battle can be bruising. Being in a political dog-fight is rarely good for a company's reputation. The main driver is moral outrage. Customers Politics PETA

Rising Above the Stage Show

Chris Brady

The inherent problem with our partisan political process is that the very essence of its structure imbibes a false assumption. What really occurred was a financial commodities bubble caused by a complicated set of games-playing in the commodities markets by banks operating with secret and unfair federal exemptions to bring investment money into a place it was never supposed to be. 

Is the Customer Always Right? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

There is in fact a point where “bad customers&# can erode margins, negatively affect morale, or even tarnish a brand.

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Values Based Hiring | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Values based hiring increases performance, enhances collaboration, reduces turnover, increases morale, and creates a stable culture.

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The London Riots and the Triumph of Neo-Liberalism

Harvard Business Review

For the other broad context, we have to go to the undeniable success of pro-market reforms introduced during the Thatcher-Reagan years, and "underwritten" by economists like Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek. It was a two-pronged revolution: the privatization of most functions that previously belonged to the state, and the promotion of a view of the world according to which economic success is regarded as revealing intrinsic moral worth. Economy Government Politics

Hugo Chavez Was No Outlier

Harvard Business Review

With the passing of Hugo Chavez, it is important to understand the place of Chavez in the political history of Venezuela and of all Latin America. He often pointed to Simon Bolivar, Venezuela's early visionary and leader (1783-1830), as the model for his political philosophy: Latin America must achieve a united independence from foreign powers. For Chavez, this meant not only political independence but also economic independence. Global business Politics

The Man Who Is Changing The World.

Rich Gee Group

I am also going forth with the marketing and social networking to establish myself as an (somewhat) expert with Disabled people and will continue to work toward setting up the business I have a vision of. I am also going forth with the marketing and social networking to establish myself as an (somewhat) expert with Disabled people and will continue to work toward setting up the business I have a vision of.

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8 Traits of Ineffective Leaders | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Not Customer Focused : Leaders not attuned to the needs of the market will fail. The moral of this story is leaders need to be honest, have a demonstrated track record of success, be excellent communicators, place an emphasis on serving those they lead, be fluid in approach, have laser focus, and a bias toward action.

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Help – It's not a dirty Word! | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

That humility boosts employee engagement and morale. The opposite characteristic – narcissism, as expected, kills morale, decreases engagement and ultimately lowers productivity and end results.

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Servant Leadership Observer ? November 2010

Modern Servant Leader

Book Says Servant Leadership Critical for Marketing Leaders. Servant Leadership in Politics. Technology’s Impact on Employee Morale & Effectiveness. Narcissism Kills Morale. Twitter. LINKEDIN. The Modern Servant Leader Servant Leadership & Technology. Leadership. Technology. Resources. Other. Archives. September 20, 2011 Servant Leadership. Servant Leadership Intro. Servant Leader Posts. Assessment. About. About This Site. About the Author. Speaking.

What All Great Leaders Have In Common | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

The moral of my story continues to be that in order to be a great leader, you absolutely must be a great reader. With the plethora of reading material on the market today it is not a simple thing to make sure that you’re covering all the bases in a time efficient fashion. link] Diploma in Digital Marketing Qualification – MMC Learning | Digital Marketing [.] Social Media Marketing an hour a day – Dave Evens 7.

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