Creative Solutions to Short-Term Cash Flow Problems

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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.

Coaching Others: Short Term Pain for Long Term Gain

Aspire-CS

Let’s call using coaching skills “short term pain for long term gain”. The great news is that if you are dedicated to it, and spend the time it takes there are some wonderful long term benefits for you and your employees.

“Long-range goals keep you from being frustrated by short-term.

CEO Blog

“Long-range goals keep you from being frustrated by short-term failures&# - James Cash Penney Categories: About The Book Daily Guest Post FTC Notice – conflicts of interest Latest Articles Motivational Business Quotations Time Leadership Audio CD Your days seem to get busier and longer. Provides the nessecary tools to master not only effeciency skills, but also effectivness skills.

Preview Thursday: Clarity First

Lead Change Blog

Ambiguity is a condition we sink into because it is automatic and it provides short-term benefits that manifest in a number of ways. The short-term benefits of ambiguous organizational behaviors come at enormous long-term cost.

Are You Living for the Short Term or the Long Term?

Marshall Goldsmith

In analyzing how we spend our time, whether personally or professionally, it can be helpful to consider two dimensions: short-term satisfaction and long-term benefit. can help us gauge the degree of short-term satisfaction that we get from any activity. or "Is the successful completion of this activity going to have a long-term positive impact on my life?" can help us gauge our expectations for potential long-term benefit from any activity.

The Solution To Short Term Thinking

The Idolbuster

Public companies are much more prone to short term, numbers-based decision making than private ownership. “The ” [i] In other words, half of a companies stock will be bought and sold in less than 12 months, and those owners only care about short term results since they will not be owners a year from now. Such transient corporate owners are in a position to demand changes that increase short-term profits. Chapter 3: The Real American Idol part 10.

Mastering Your Memory

Coaching Tip

There are two primary kinds of memory: short term and long term. Short term memory has both a limited capacity and a limited duration. . Books Business Coaching Health Personal Coaching Personal Life Self-Awareness Skills Tips What is Work life short term memoryWe know so little about our own brains.so it should come as little surprise that we know even less about "memory.". How does memory actually work? .

5 Leadership “Insurance” Plans – Is Your Organization Prepared?

Modern Servant Leader

Short Term Leadership Insurance. Short term health insurance is all about protection in a transitional or critical time. Short term leadership insurance should be the same. Long Term Leadership Insurance.

Maximize Your Learning in Short-Term Assignments

Harvard Business Review

The number of short-term assignments in companies has been increasing, and the trend is expected to continue. Within large corporations, secondments , short-term transfers, and functional or geographic management rotation programs often thrust full-time employees into short-term jobs.

Beware of Short-term Management, Not the Short-term Investor

Harvard Business Review

Much has been made in recent years about the pernicious influence of short-term investors on corporate performance. I believe these arguments often miss a nuance: It is not the short-term investor but short-term management that is the problem. The short-term investor does not reduce the firm's long-term competitiveness and value;short-term management does. Indirectly though, these short-term traders can destroy value.

The Hidden Benefits of Short-Term Business Travel

Harvard Business Review

Much has been written about long-term expatriate assignments , but for many of us, a more common “assignment” is the short-term business trip — that four-day jaunt to Dubai or the there-and-back trip to Buenos Aires.

Decision Making 101 – Check Your Emotions Before You Decide

The Recovering Engineer

That makes some intuitive sense related to the short-term impact on our decision making. The issue is the potential to sow the seed of a pattern of decision making that could have a long-term negative impact on your relationships and performance.

Thinking Long-Term in a Short-Term Economy

Harvard Business Review

Fact is, these were the terms used to describe the results produced by Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell after their second quarter earnings release. In fact one of the surest ways to increase stock prices in the short term is to announce a significant layoff.

A Partial Defense of Our Obsession with Short-Term Earnings

Harvard Business Review

Here’s a conundrum: On the one hand, there’s a consensus among thoughtful business leaders that too many companies are sacrificing long-term growth on the altar of smooth, reliable short-term earnings.

Motivating people: Getting beyond money

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries Conference Board Elizabeth Mohr Employee Engagement: A Review of Current Research and Its Implications John Gibbons Martin Dewhurst Matthew Guthridge McKinsey & Company Motivating people: Getting beyond money some nonfinancial motivators are more effective than extra cash in building long-term employee engagement Many financial rewards mainly generate short-term boosts of energy The McKinsey Quarterly

The most common mistakes made when initiating change

First Friday Book Synopsis

Most change initiatives fail or at least fall far short of original expectations and reasons vary from one debacle to the next. John Kotter has identified what he believes are the eight most common mistakes that are made and what he doesn’t know about the subject really isn’t worth knowing. As is frequently the case [.].

Lessons from Companies That Put Purpose Ahead of Short-Term Profits

Harvard Business Review

” Paul Polman, the CEO of Unilever, announced that shareholders should sell if they did not agree with his decision to stop giving quarterly results and focus on the long-term creation of value that is “equitable, shared and sustainable.”

Blind spots that smart people should be aware of

Rajesh Setty

Being short-term focused at the expense of personal growth. Being short-term focused has many problems the big one being loss of an opportunity to grow and increase their capacity. Being confident (see item #5) means they move fast covering lot more ground in a short time.

The Real Reasons Companies Are So Focused on the Short Term

Harvard Business Review

Some argue that profits are stagnant because of short-termism—that decades of focusing on current profits over long-run innovativeness has resulted, now, in companies that are hollowed out. Indeed, a study by Rachelle Sampson and Yuan Shi found that company short-termism is negatively correlated with innovativeness, measured as RQ ( “research quotient,” a measure of the return on R&D investments ). MirageC/Getty Images.

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 [.].

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

First Friday Book Synopsis

transformational innovation in product and process technologies to minimize resource use the “short-termism” of so much modern business lies at the heart of many of today’s problems The challenge for business is to meet global needs in a sustainable fashion The remedies for capitalism Two thought-provoking perspectives on "the crisis of capitalism" UnileverHere are brief excerpts from two articles featured by McKinsey & Company.

Doing Both: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Doing Both: Capturing Today’s Profit and Driving Tomorrow’s Growth Inder Sidhu FT Press/Pearson Organizational transformation is not — repeat not – a zero-sum game One of the most self-defeating mindsets is suggested by the admonition, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.&# Obviously there are situations when there are two options that are [.].

What’s wrong with waiting for an opportunity?

Rajesh Setty

Fifth and probably the most under-rated reason is that you get used to seeing short-term results for your efforts. When you pursue a big and bold opportunity, short-term results are limited and that probably will scare the hell out of you.

Art of Managing—Is Your Success Placing You on a Glide Path to Oblivion?

Management Excellence

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How CFOs Can Take the Long-Term View in a Short-Term Economy

Harvard Business Review

Investors are increasingly seeking firms with long-term growth strategies, rather than ones focused on managing short-term earnings to boost the stock price. For CEOs, creating and communicating long-term growth strategy is easier said than done.

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Engage a Mentor with a Short-Term Project

Harvard Business Review

That puts suitable mentors in short supply for young workers. As Jeanne Meister and I discussed in the HBR Guide to Getting the Mentoring You Need , one way to improve the odds of getting the mentor you want is to be sensitive to their limited time through a short engagement. Think really short, as in, less than a month — in essence, a micro-mentor.

Pathways, Means and Travelers

Rajesh Setty

If that happens, you might have a successful short-term strategy coupled with a flawed long-term strategy. Lots of questions popup even when you are planning for a short trip. Focusing on “pathways” and “means” will give short-term results.

STIR again!

Rajesh Setty

STIR = Short-term Invisible Results. Most people understand short-term and results. So, what you will see are “short-term invisible results” (STIR). A series of such short-term invisible results is what will lead to real long-term results. The formula is: Long-Term Results = STIR + STIR + STIR + ….+ The visible long-term result is a published book. Main Page long-term results short-term strategy success

When Not To Wait For Your Job To Improve

The Idolbuster

This is about bringing shareholders a short term return, which is ok with me. From a business standpoint however, I think anything that prioritizes the short term over the long term is poor strategy. The result: Less total revenue for the year, and long term customer relationships were reduced to transactional interactions. The company was telling us what was most important to them, and it wasn’t long term value creation.

What You Can Learn From Black Swans, Forecasting, and Idolatry

The Idolbuster

Another option, which I will explore in the next post, is to find a way to find a more flexible work environment that focuses on longer term results. Busting Your Corporate Idol Chapter 9: Paint Your Environment Featured black swan corporate idolatry forecasting idolatry maimonides rambam short term strategy talebChapter 9 Paint Your Environment Part 9.

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10 Awful Truths Every Leader Needs to Know

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

You might get away with ignoring these truths for the short term. You can rally people with charisma and through fear for the short term.

How motivated leaders leave a legacy

Lead on Purpose

They are motivated for a real purpose, not just for money or other short-term rewards. The most successful companies have motivated leaders that inspire motivation at all levels of the organization. Is it possible to create an environment where great … Continue reading → Leadership Purpose accountability dedication legacy motivation passion

How to Respond with Grace and Resolve When Teammates Disengage

Leadership Freak

Isolation and disengagement may be normal in the short-term. Things happen. Patterns of disengagement fracture teams. 7 reasons people disengage: #1. They want something. Shutting others out may be a message, “I’m not… Continue reading → Feedback Leadership Development organizational success

Reducing Your Small Business Costs in 3 Steps

Strategy Driven

Rent equipment for short-term projects… don’t buy it. If you have a short-term project on the horizon, don’t squander the potential profit that you stand to make from it by buying tools specifically for it.

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15 Things Leaders Can Manage (and One They Can’t)

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

You can focus strategically on where you’re going, or you can focus on short-term fires and go from crisis to crisis. 15 Things Leaders Can Manage Things Leaders Can Manage (and Should) 1. Focus and Attention You can manage what you put your attention on. Priorities In areas where you have autonomy, you can […]. The post 15 Things Leaders Can Manage (and One They Can’t) appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

Happy, Grumpy, Dopey, Sneezy: Which Dwarf Are You?

Marshall Goldsmith

I measure this in two dimensions: short-term satisfaction and long-term benefit. ” can help gauge the degree of short-term satisfaction that we get from any activity. ” can help gauge our expectations for potential long-term benefit from any activity.

Influencing people who don’t report to you

N2Growth Blog

Acknowledge short-term pain for longer-term gain. Maybe the toughest thing in management to do is persuade others to go along with you when you have no authority over them. If you find yourself in this situation, consider these five action steps. Do your homework.

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Nine Ideas to Help You Lead Effectively in Pressure Environments

Art Petty

While some environments are transactional, where the pressure for results at all costs breeds short-term behaviors, you always have the option to choose "How" you will lead. It's a fact of life as managers and leaders that we must generate results or we lose the opportunity to lead.

8 Principles to Build Loyalty

Lead Change Blog

He contrasted “short-term, bottom-line thinking” to loyalty and pointed out 5 negative impacts of that kind of disloyal environment. Posted in Leadership Development [link] Jeremy Kingsley (member profile, website) wrote a post about loyalty over at the TLNT blog. He explained how those five impacts reduced the overall productivity and output of an organization by disengaging employees and making people [.]. Leadership Development engagement loyalty

Keep Your Goals A Secret

Lead Change Blog

Short-term or long-term. Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership Like most people this time of year, you have likely set some new goals for yourself, your team, or your organization. Goals come in all shapes and sizes. They may be personal or work-related.

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Six Ways to Deal with Messy People

Leadership Freak

The easiest, short-term leadership strategy is avoiding people. Just hide in your office doing paperwork. Connecting with people is messy. Hidden baggage bubbles just under the skin. Emotions erupt. Priorities shift. Personal lives collapse. Health declines. Financial stability vanishes. Just when you figure them out, they change. Safe: Disconnection is safe. Treat people like “result-producers” and […].

3 Secrets to Sharing Secrets

Let's Grow Leaders

Keeping secrets creates short-term advantages and long-term costs. Don’t keep secrets. You gain the edge, but lose the relationship. The world could use less secrets and more sharing. I wish you would share more.