N2Growth Blog

Repeatable processes and procedures add great value in stable and predictable times. Principles, not process and procedures, provide the overarching guidance in any situation for making the right decisions and taking the best action. Throwing out standard process and procedures in favor of a handful of powerful but easily remembered principles for managing strategy will soon begin to show improvements in your business results. By Mark Hefner.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Power Rangers

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Whenever I hear Go go Power Rangers I’m instantly transported back to my youth. Those few words remind me of heading home from school and turning on the TV to watch the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. Now, we get to see the Power Rangers reimagined.

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A Decision-Making Process

Coaching Tip

A sound strategy process comprises four distinct phases : Appraise: What's going on externally and internally? By taking the initiative to define strategy, executives will come away with powerful benefits: Simplify what products, markets and capabilities to focus on/not focus on. . "When they get to own a P&L or become the CEO, in many cases executives are rusty at strategy or have never even been given a set of tools to set strategy," says management consultant Tim Lewko.

The Job Changing Process

Coaching Tip

The job changing process is a learning experience. When it comes to getting another job, it can be stressful, it can be a long process and even the smallest thing can trip you up. "But You learn what has changed in the marketplace since the last time you searched for a job.

Five Powers of Encouragement

Kevin Eikenberry

While the experience, scope and overall skill of these leaders varied widely, one of the lessons I received from this process was a reminder of and deepening appreciation for the power of encouragement.

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7 Suggestions for Processing Pain

Ron Edmondson

What’s s great way to process (emotional) pain? In fact, though I don’t completely understand it, His power is perfect in our weakness, but only when I surrender the pain to Him. The post 7 Suggestions for Processing Pain appeared first on Ron Edmondson.

Power Does Not Equal Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

Mike Rice had all the power in the Rutgers men’s basketball team. Mike Rice had all the power. In “ The Decision Maker “, I advocate that leaders should restrain their long-assumed power to empower others to make meaningful decisions.

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How to Harness the Power of Your Intuition

Leading Blog

It is possible to be intentional about this process—to harness your creativity and imagination and seek out opportunities to create and serve. T HE SECRET to the visionaries we celebrate is that they made connections that others overlooked. They saw their hunches as opportunities.

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Understanding The Power Of Expectations

Tanveer Naseer

In other words, inspiring employees to do more requires giving them opportunities to learn what they can achieve [ Share on Twitter ] , and in the process what they can become going forward.

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Recognizing Our Power To Lead And Inspire Others

Tanveer Naseer

Rather, what’s interesting is how in each of these situations, the leader standing before me is essentially giving up their power to be the change they need to see in their organization.

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The Power Of Living And Leading With Intention

Joseph Lalonde

There’s a thought process out there that says “My personal life is just that: Personal. Continue Reading… The post The Power Of Living And Leading With Intention appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

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Nine Practices to Accelerate Your Learning Power

Lead Change Blog

Just how do leaders accelerate their learning power? Here are nine practices based on nine learning styles described in How You Learn Is How You Live: Using Nine Ways of Learning To Transform Your Life , that you can use immediately to improve your learning—and leading– power: .

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Understanding The Power of Caged Momentum

Ron Edmondson

Let me illustrate it with a practical example: Launching Grace Community Church was an 18-month process from the time I agreed to obey God’s encouragement to start a new church, we met with a group of interested people in our living room, and actually held a first service. (I This is huge.

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Thriving Through Processes

Leadership Freak

Organizations without processes never thrive. Effective and efficient processes create platforms that enable, enhance, and evaluate both individual and organizational performance. What’s your systematic process for achieving breakthroughs, living transparently, or solving problems? Powerful processes: Eliminate drama. Prevent distractions. Focus talent. Instill confidence. Expedite efficiencies. Establish measures. ** John M.

Thriving Through Processes

Leadership Freak

Organizations without processes never thrive. Effective and efficient processes create platforms that enable, enhance, and evaluate both individual and organizational performance. What’s your systematic process for achieving breakthroughs, living transparently, and solving problems, for example? Powerful processes: Eliminate drama.

Performance Review Process: Needs Improvement

Tony Mayo

People everywhere are fed up with having arbitrary power exercised over them, with impractical limits placed on their everyday actions, with living in constant fear that someone in power will frown at them and destroy their livelihood without warning or objective justification. Revolution is in the air around the world.

Marshall Goldsmith on “The Power of Asking the Right Questions”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is another brief, remarkably thoughtful article written by Marshall Goldsmith for Talent Management magazine. He suggests and I agree that mentors — and especially supervisors — should ask questions that probe for understanding to create a more insightful dialogue. To check out other resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM […].

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Frontline Festival: Leaders Share about the Power of Gratitude

Let's Grow Leaders

One of the L’s is Love, demonstrating the power of showing appreciation and gratitude. John Stoker of Dialogue WORKS asks how we can put THANKS in our Thanksgiving, giving tips on how to be more thankful and help others in the process.

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The Power Of Having Self Control

Joseph Lalonde

And there’s power behind self control. Rather, we’re able to calm ourselves, letting us process what has happened and make wiser choices. Yet, I think true power comes when we have self control. Now, there’s real power. G od!

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The Transformative Power of Positive Leadership

Mills Scofield

In the process, I too have learned that in every organization something works and change can be proactively and positively managed. Namely, there is actually greater power, energy and opportunity in allowing our successes to crowd out the unsuccessful. General John Michel of the U.S.

Stop Getting Lost In The Process

Joseph Lalonde

What’s The Process? The process is simple. The process is the journey we take from where we’re at to where we belong. We want our way in the process. Stop Getting Lost In The Process. He shared with us how we can stop getting lost in the process.

Results vs. Process. Achieving Goals While Improving the Work

Create Learning

Its applicability to management and teams is powerful. Results without a process is luck. Process without results is waste. How are your processes driving the goals you work to achieve? Known Process Without Results. No Results With No Known Process.

The Power of Reframing

Coaching Tip

When it works fluidly, the process takes the form of "rapid cognition," which Malcolm Gladwell examines in his best seller Blink. The ideas are powerful enough to capture the subtlety and complexity of leadership, yet simple enough to be helpful. Malcolm Gladwell: blink, The power of thinking without thinking. Intelligence, talent and experience are all vital qualities for leadership, but they''re not enough. They don''t make the difference between success and failure.

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The Power of A Second Chance

Let's Grow Leaders

” (there’s nothing more powerful at work than peers who truly love you-with a little “l” and no sex.). The Power of a Second Chance. If he had blown it again, it would have been a nightmare for him, and sent questions about the certification process.

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Uniting the Religions of Process Improvement

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Brad Power for the Harvard Business Review blog (March 7, 2011). To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard Business Review’s Daily Alerts, please click here. * * * When they set out to [.].

Avoiding Catastrophic Failures in Process Improvement

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Brad Power for the Harvard Business Review‘s “The Conversation&# series. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * Do you have a process improvement [.].

Hacking the Creative Process

Leading Blog

While a designer will solve a problem visually, a manager may solve it by developing a new process. If you want to deliver the right idea at the right moment, you must begin the process far upstream from when you need that idea ,” says Todd Henry, author of The Accidental Creative. Henry believes that you can create faster and more effectively over the long term if you build powerful practices into your life to help you to do so.

Mike Purcell Joins StrategyDriven Power & Utilities Advisory Services Practice

Strategy Driven

A highly experienced nuclear power consultant, Mike joins StrategyDriven’s Power & Utilities Advisory Services practice. “We We are fortunate to have an industry professional of Mike’s caliber to help our Power & Utility clients meet these challenges.

Your Life Is A Process

Linked 2 Leadership

Looking back on my life, the word “ process &# was not even in my vocabulary. In fact, I believe that having a view of life that is built around process is vital if we are going to fulfill our purpose. It has been a process all along, I just never noticed it.

Power of Generosity, Respect, Integrity and Truth

Coaching Tip

When we find we are resisting change, we need to respect that it is natural to go through a psychological change process as we give up the old and come to either accept or reject the new. Books Business Coaching Career Communication Leadership Memes Self-Awareness Skills What is Work life change process happiest taking action . "If we look at the happiest, most successful people and companies, they''re those that have a positive attitude about continuously improving.

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Leading Through The Power Of “And”

Tanveer Naseer

Either/or scenarios don’t create game-changers because all they do is restrict instead of liberate what information, ideas, and insights we’re able to employ in our decision-making processes.

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How To Find Your Process For Success

Joseph Lalonde

Every expert out there has a process for success. I want to share with you how I bought into the hype of the process to success. Things needed to change and I had the power to change them. These will help you find your process for success.

The Power of Focus Words

Kevin Eikenberry

The results are far better than what initially envisioned, and the team is far more invested in the words than they would have been anyway (that is an obvious, yet powerful point worth its own post sometime).

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Dennis Bakke Interview – The Decision Maker Process

Modern Servant Leader

Through story, Bakke chronicles the opportunity, struggles and benefits of driving decision-making throughout a company, together with an Advice Process. What is the Decision-Making process and how did you uncover it’s importance?

The Power of Expressing Vulnerability as a Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

I believe that leaders tend to be a bit paranoid in their perspective here, which is a tendency that great power can generate. In my view, expressing vulnerability is a very powerful leadership tool for building trust.

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Nuclear Power is Clean, Safe, and Reliable… But Can It Be Competitive?

Strategy Driven

An evolving energy market, led by cheap natural gas and subsidized renewable generation, threatens the long-term financial viability of America’s remaining nuclear power plants. You just finished reading Nuclear Power is Clean, Safe, and Reliable… But Can It Be Competitive? !

The Sure-Fire, 4-Step Buying Process

Lead Change Blog

No options = no negotiating power. Options = power. A few months back I had lunch with my old high-school friend Todd, who had just moved to a new city. As we sat down to our salad and steak sandwich, he shared that he had just made an offer on a home.

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The Creative Process

Coaching Tip

This is why managing the creative process is so difficult. It's common for consumer-electronic products to be much more expensive and much less powerful in their early versions compared with later models. Books Business Coaching Memes Success Tips Web/Tech Cisco Systems creation myth creative process Flip camera Gary Starkweather Harry McCracken innovative consumption James Surowiecki laser printer Malcolm Gladwell Nathan Myhrvold Xerox PARC

3 Ways To Harness The Power Of Differences

Lead Change Blog

Blockbuster, Eastman Kodak, and Borders are but a handful of companies where process became habit and values became dogma, resulting in those companies becoming history. Being together again after so many years was pure delight.

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Process Behavior Charts are the Secret to Understanding the Organization as a System

Deming Institute

Edwards Deming Institute podcast with Dr. Sophronia (Frony) Ward, Managing and Founding Partner of Pinnacle Partners , Process Behavior Charts are the Secret to Understanding the Organization as a System ( direct download ), is another in our understanding variation series. Frony Ward. The W.