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 Can the Travel Industry Overcome the Impact of COVID?

Strategy Driven

One of the hardest hit industries during the coronavirus pandemic has been travel and tourism. Whether it’s regularly for business or to get away on a summer holiday, we’ve all been unable to venture to where we need or want to as a result of major travel restrictions.

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Eight Ways to Stay Sane During Holiday Travel

Next Level Blog

Back in the summer of 2010, I wrote a post called The Business Travel Diva’s Guide to Summer Vacations. Which brings us to the upcoming holiday travel (and hosting) season. Among the many reasons that the holidays can be one of the most stressful times of the year, traveling (or hosting the people that travel) can top the list. You’ll probably find yourself in some of those during holiday travel season. With meals, visits and travel, the seat time can add up.

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The Business Travel Diva's Rules for Family Vacations

Next Level Blog

Summer, when the road warrior, business travel divas deign to disrupt their routine to fly with their families on vacation. As a public service to business travel divas and their families, I’m offering a handy clip and save list of rules that road warriors can give to their family members as a helpful aid to packing and getting through the airport. The Business Travel Diva’s Rules for Family Vacations (Section 1: Pre-Flight Checklist) 1.

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Video Book Club – Beach Read Edition: Operation Mincemeat

Next Level Blog

Operation Mincemeat is a true story that reads like a novel. Posted by Scott Eblin on July 13, 2010 in Books | Permalink Technorati Tags : Ben Macintyre , ingenuity , Operation Mincemeat , World War II TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Video Book Club – Beach Read Edition: Operation Mincemeat : Comments Verify your Comment Previewing your Comment Posted by: | This is only a preview.

Complimentary Resource – Operational Risk Management: How Best-in-Class Manufacturers Improve Operating Performance with Proactive Risk Reduction

Strategy Driven

Operational Risk Management : How Best-in-Class Manufacturers Improve Operating Performance with Proactive Risk Reduction. The concept of Operational Risk Management is about creating a framework that will help executives, employees on the plant floor, and maintenance personnel understand and manage the risks impacting their organization, establish processes to effectively address these risks, and implement procedures for corrective and preventative actions.

The Book That Will Change Your Travel Life

CO2

An interview with Nicholas Kralev, author of Decoding Air Travel: A Guide to Saving on Airfare and Flying in Luxury. About the Author: Nicholas Kralev is a writer, educator, and speaker on global travel, diplomacy, and international affairs. A former Financial Times and Washington Times correspondent, he has traveled around the world with four U.S. He is also the founder and CEO of Kralev International LLC , a travel consulting and training company.

Complimentary Resource – How to Cut the Hidden Costs Out of Travel and Expense Management

Strategy Driven

How to Cut the Hidden Costs Out of Travel and Expense Management. Learn how to reduce your company’s overall operating costs by taking a strategic approach to your travel and expense management process. Discover how organizations are significantly cutting costs and saving time with an automated travel and expense management process in this special webinar from Concur and Business Finance Magazine. Complimentary Resource – Overseas Business Travel Risk.

Getting an Intricate Operation Back in Sync

Harvard Business

Facing interconnected operational issues, members of the eight-person senior leadership team were turning against one another. Service increasingly was hit or miss, and Forbes Travel Guide issued a preliminary rating that would have docked the restaurant a star. The head of operations chimed in: His five most recent checkouts had complained about breakfast, and the cost of compensating guests for disappointing experiences was getting out of control.

The Hidden Benefits of Short-Term Business Travel

Harvard Business

Despite the inherent fatigue and the surface appearance of monotony, business travel can be more than just getting work done in a new location. Through our own experiences as well as those we’ve interviewed, coached, and worked with, we’ve identified some of the top benefits of short-term business travel. First, traveling abroad can build your confidence. In fact, short-term travel can often test people more than long-term assignments.

6 Secrets to Success in the Global Business World

Lead Change Blog

That’s because they fail to cultivate a global mindset which means truly having the desire, knowledge, and skills to operate effectively in business today. Live and travel abroad. Leadership Development Global Business TravelIf you’re doing business today, then you know—local is dead and global is the new norm. And with that, study upon study has come out stating that the number one agenda item for today’s corporate leaders is finding talent that can think and lead globally.

The Branded Mind: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Branded Mind: What Neuroscience Really Tells Us about the Puzzle of the Brain and the Brand Erik du Plessis , with Nigel Hollis and Graham Page Kogan Page (2011) A travel guide and operations manual for exploration and management of the “Damasian paradigm shift” With assistance contributed by Nigel Hollis and Graham Page, Erik [.].

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Operational Improvement Has Improved

Harvard Business Review

If you've had a bad experience with an operational improvement effort (like Six Sigma or Business Reengineering), or if you haven't given it much attention lately, you should take a fresh look. When VP of Global Operations Greg Temple moved from Avery Dennison to be EVP of Supply Chain at $11 billion cleaning services provider Ecolab , he moved to implement a similar internal communications platform to accelerate learning around the globe. Change management Operations

Buzz Aldrin here and now

Coaching Tip

At issue are the operations of his private company, Buzz Aldrin Enterprises, and his nonprofit Share-Space Foundation , overseen by his son and daughter, Andrew and Janice Aldrin. Career Current Affairs Leadership Personal Life Safety & Security Science Success Travel What is Work lifeBuzz Aldrin has walked on the moon and received the Distinguished Flying Cross in Korean War and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The Reason Air Travel Is Terrible and So Few Airlines Are Profitable

Harvard Business

Finally, they would take over the international air travel market. This explains the three major trends we see in the airline industry today: Aggressive pursuit of efficiency: Every air traveler is now familiar with the cost-cutting efficiencies of contemporary air travel, from smaller seats to baggage fees to airplane food that has gone from “terrible but free” to “terrible and you have to pay for it.” Why is the airline industry so terrible?

Buzz Aldrin here and now

Coaching Tip

At issue are the operations of his private company, Buzz Aldrin Enterprises, and his nonprofit Share-Space Foundation , overseen by his son and daughter, Andrew and Janice Aldrin. Career Current Affairs Leadership Personal Life Safety & Security Science Success Travel What is Work lifeBuzz Aldrin has walked on the moon and received the Distinguished Flying Cross in Korean War and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

An Effective Business Review Meeting?

N2Growth Blog

Another common complaint about Business Review Meetings is that nearly always the time gets hijacked with discussions on day-to-day operating or tactical issues, especially when we have a room full of engineers turned managers; they quickly dive down into trying to fix the problem right then. By John R. Childress. Chair, Cultural Transformation – President, N2Growth Europe, N2Growth. “If

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Car-Mileage Targets: Only One Part of the Solution

Coaching Tip

Today, automotive leadership is taking a wider view of future mobile operations to improve transportation alternatives beyond today's personal vehicle usage. Business Coaching Current Affairs Health Leadership Memes Safety & Security Science Self-Awareness Travel What is Work life automobile industry automobiles Environmental Protection Agency Europe Ford Escape Ford Fusion fuel-economy HYBRID SUVs United States vehicles

7 CEO Success Tips – How To Be A Better Leader

N2Growth Blog

Whether you are an emerging leader with a small team or an experienced leader responsible for directing the daily operations of a multinational organization, these seven CEO success tips will allow you to glean insight into your marathon by looking at the roadmap to help you win the race without fail. The Future Picture represents time travel allowing you to determine how the objective will be on your arrival to it later. By Damian D. “Skipper” Pitts.

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Midsized Companies Can’t Afford Operational Glitches

Harvard Business Review

But they don’t think nearly enough about operational meltdowns – technological glitches and other problems that can put them out of business. They are usually quick to recognize operational problems and deal with them before they become disasters. Instagram dodged an operational meltdown that could have rendered the start-up dead on arrival. Operational meltdowns at midsized companies can take much longer to notice and resolve. Operations Small/medium business

Goal Setting: Crash Test Dummy Edition

RapidStart Leadership

Psychologists call this Operant Conditioning. Life is going to happen – weather, travel, health, and other events can combine to put a snag in the plan. Case Studies Learn Concepts RapidStart Leadership Blog Written Blog accountability actionable crash test goal setting half-marathon mile run trail challenge half marathon operant conditioning positive reinforcement prioritization smart goal specific sub-goals time-bound visualize

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How Service Companies Can Earn Customer Trust and Keep It

Harvard Business

For example, the complexity of today’s airline operations, the emotional stressors in airline service for passengers and employees, and limited competition (four airlines control about 70% of the U.S. Customer service Operations management Branding Hospitality Travel Digital ArticleBeing perceived as unreliable or unfair is a sure way for a service company to lose the trust of its customers.

Everyday Business Travelers Are Easy Targets for Espionage

Harvard Business Review

James Bond might be the world’s best-known spy, but nowadays even an obscure international business traveler could face similar surveillance threats from a hostile foreign intelligence service or even a business competitor. For example, though most American business travelers aren’t aware of the threats of espionage, the dangers are greater and more prevalent than ever before. Business Travel.

Competing in the Age of AI

Leading Blog

T HE BIGGEST CHANGE being brought about by AI is not human replicas, but the emergence of digital operating models. The operating model is how that is accomplished. The goal of the operating model is to deliver value at scale, to achieve sufficient scope, and to respond to changes by engaging in sufficient learning. Amazon reinvents traditional business operations and puts them on digital foundations. From Constrained Operations to Frictionless Impact. “As

Streamline Your Business to Make it More Efficient

Strategy Driven

Doing so will save you a lot of time traveling and will also reduce your expenses by quite a substantial amount. Entrepreneurship Managing Your Business business efficiency managing your business operational efficiency strategydrivenNo matter how well you set up your business, there are always opportunities for you to improve the way you do things.

Back to the Future: Sputnik to Today

Coaching Tip

Today, NASA is seeking a commercial space taxi service--designed, built and operated by the private sector--to cut costs while [hopefully] speeding the pace of development. Current Affairs Memes Safety & Security Science Travel commercial space taxi service limited national resources monopoly in space NASA Roskomos Russian space agency space race sputnik

A (Not So) Magic Formula For Sustainable Business Excellence

Terry Starbucker

He had just spent several days reviewing our business operations, and after absorbing our successes and industry-leading metrics, he couldn’t figure it out on his own. Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full The Magic Formula For Sustainable Business Excellence – It’s More Hard Work Than Hocus Pocus by Starbucker on August 1, 2010 “How did you do that&# ?

Blockchain Will Transform Customer Loyalty Programs

Harvard Business

Loyalty programs have proliferated across travel, retail, financial services, and other economic sectors. See More Videos > See More Videos > All loyalty programs are vulnerable to a blockchain revolution, but the travel industry is perhaps the most at risk. In some cases, travel loyalty program points differ by journey component (flight, car rental, hotel, dining), leading to fragmented point collections. Marketing Technology Travel Digital Article

Case Study: Should a Hotelier Invest in a New Kind of Online Travel Agency?

Harvard Business Review

Ervaring’s CEO, Curt Schmitt, had suggested that they use part of their time at the ITB Berlin Trade Show to learn more about HotelShield, a new venture designed to help hotels increase direct bookings and reduce their dependence on online travel agencies (OTAs) such as Expedia and Priceline, which facilitated a significant number of reservations but took a substantial cut of the revenue they generated. trillion travel industry.

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Achieving the Best by Preparing for the Worst: Lessons Learned from High-Profile Crises, part 1 of 4

Strategy Driven

airline industry reported an operating loss of more than $10 billion in 2001 and a net loss of almost $8 billion, according to Air Carrier Financial Statistics Quarterly, a compilation of airline financial reports issued by the U.S. Losses reported by the airline industry for 2001 compare to an operating profit of $7 billion and a net profit of almost $3 billion in 2000. In 1999, the industry reported an operating profit of almost $9 billion and net income of more than $5 billion.

Leaders Lessons from an Outward Bound Wilderness Instructor

Great Leadership By Dan

LNT has become the gold standard for organizations who operate in America’s backcountry environments. Mathas’ insights could be expanded to include many of the seven principles listed by Leave No Trace: Plan Ahead and Prepare: Business leaders who know the environment in which they are leading can greatly minimize any negative impact, whether on the people they lead or the communities/environments in which they operate.

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Tactical Execution Best Practice 7 – Target Non-Value-Adding Work to Improve Efficiency

Strategy Driven

All high-performing organizations continually look for ways to reduce costs and improve operational efficiency. Most managers like to think of their organizations as an efficient operating machine, so when senior management determines that everyone needs to ‘tighten down’ and find additional cost-cutting measures, it may appear at first glance that there is nothing that can be done without a reduction of some portion of the existing level of service to the customer.

Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work

Lead Change Blog

Since then, he has provided leadership for Corporate Communications, Training and Development, Field Operations, Organizational Effectiveness, and Leadership Development. Mark also travels the world encouraging and equipping leaders to change the world – starting with their own. Regardless of your responsibilities, you will inevitably face an individual or a team who appear unmotivated. Trying to motivate them is frustrating for everyone involved and it just doesn’t work.

Health Systems Need to Completely Reassess How They Manage Costs

Harvard Business

hospitals and health systems experienced an average 39% reduction in their operating margins from 2015 to 2017. Cost reduction requires an honest and thorough reassessment of everything the health system does and ultimately, a change in the organization’s operating culture. Here are some examples of what will be required to change the operating culture: Contract rationalization. Yet whether economies of scale truly exist in hospital operations remains questionable.

Video Conferencing HD Quality to your PC or MAC on public Internet

CO2

These room systems have been somewhat complex to operate and typically require expensive dedicated networks or quality of service enhanced bandwidth. Gary Cohen grew the company from two people to 2,200 employees Currently, he is Managing Partner of CO2 Partners, LCC, operating as an executive coach and consultant. Technology and its role in travel 2.0

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How Agile Teams Can Help Turnarounds Succeed

Harvard Business

Command-and-control systems work best when operations are stable and predictable, commanders have greater knowledge of operating conditions and potential solutions than their subordinates do, centralized decision makers can effectively handle peak decision volumes, and sticking to standard operating procedures is more important than adapting to change. Standard operating procedures fail because the situations are by definition nonstandard. Patrick Smith/Getty Images.

First Look: Leadership Books for June 2020

Leading Blog

And what about the stories we've all heard over the years about sick patients—whether infected with Ebola or COVID-19—who were sent home or allowed to travel because busy staff people were following a protocol to the letter rather than using common sense? Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in June 2020. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases.

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Leading by Cause

Lead Change Blog

For example, a manager might delay travel or defer other expenses in the last weeks of a quarter to create the appearance of lower operating costs, thus a better bottom line. Math vs. Behavior – Operating results presented in an organization’s P&L reflect an aggregation of activities. It’s easy to analyze operating results in a sterile manner, quantifying month-over-month changes and variance to plan; of course, numbers don’t lie!

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Thoughts on Project Leadership and Choices

QAspire

Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Thoughts on Project Leadership and Choices I love project management as a subject not only because it gets so much work done, but also because project management manifests how people operate. I have written before that Projects are a great opportunity to practice leadership. They way we work on projects and the way we manage projects tell a lot of the kind of person we are. At each step, we have a choice. To choose abundance over constraints.

QAspire Blog: Practical Insights on Quality, Management.

QAspire

Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Great Quotes: Gems from Subroto Bagchi on Leadership I have always enjoyed reading thoughts of Subroto Bagchi , one of India’s most well known and respected leaders from the IT industry who operates as a “Gardener” and Vice Chairman at MindTree. Secondly, I believe that for leadership, we need to have some sort of reinforcement mechanism so that these fundamentals become a part of how we operate as leaders.

Are You Ready for Recovery?

Leading Blog

A Transpersonal Leader operates beyond their own ego and personal drivers and balances the needs of all the organization’s stakeholders. A transpersonal leader has travelled a road where these attributes have been developed, alongside a honed appreciation of how to improve judgment and decision making. Anybody can travel the path to Transpersonal Leadership.

How Digital Health Care Can Help Prevent Chronic Diseases Like Diabetes

Harvard Business

One of the barriers to getting prediabetics to participate in these in-person programs is the time and expense required to travel to and attend them. Technology Business models Operations Healthcare Digital ArticleEric Frommelt/Getty Images. Diabetes is one of the most pervasive and expensive chronic diseases: It affects an estimated 30.3 million people in the United States and costs a staggering $245 billion per year to treat. In addition there are 84.1

October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Marcella considers: “ Engage – travel guide for change adventurers, is a great book for anyone looking at organizational change. Shelley considers: “ For the companies, I work with, I know their 2020 visions also did not include anything remotely close to a cease to all travel, live events, and in-person meetings. Welcome to the October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival!