The Best Leaders Have the Best Systems
Lead Change Blog
MARCH 30, 2016
Systems. If you’re going to accomplish anything big or important—and that’s what leadership is all about—you’ll need systems. Good systems are what we use to accomplish tasks that have to be done, at a certain level of quality or accuracy, again and again. It requires systems.
How To Assemble A Support System
JANUARY 6, 2017
As you step into the role of a leader, you have to know how to assemble a support system. What A Healthy Support System Looks Like. You can cultivate a healthy support system and be an effective leader. But what do this healthy support system look like?
Building Business Systems Improves Your Bottom Line
Women on Business
MARCH 2, 2016
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The System is the Secret
SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
It isn’t new and it isn’t sexy, but that secret is systems. The post The System is the Secret appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills management systems
7 Mistakes Small Businesses Make Choosing a Point of Sale System
Women on Business
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
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Why Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Work
Lead Change Blog
APRIL 17, 2017
An ERP management information system integrates areas such as planning, purchasing, inventory, sales, marketing, finance and human resource. Should problems arise in the production of goods or services, ERP systems help identify causes quickly so that swift, corrective action can be taken.
A 3 Step System to Come Out Smarter After Failure
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
” A 3 step system to come out smarter after failure: #1. The same failures repeat for blunt skulls. It’s not enough to say, “I screwed up.” Name it. Address the past. Name the bad decisions… Continue reading → Failure Humility Leadership Development organizational success
The Leadership GPS System – Extension Process, Preemptive Crisis Analytics: The New Reality
DECEMBER 1, 2014
The extension process within the Crisis Leadership & Performance-Driven Execution framework’s Leadership GPS System evolves from the new reality in business analytics and organizational design. Doing the right things to get the right things done requires a GPS system to achieve high performance-driven execution. Alone, the Leadership GPS System offers accelerated insights to enhance the proliferation (creation and consumption) of analytics across every level of the organization.
We work on the honor system
APRIL 22, 2016
I got 17 emails from people asking what the bonuses are when they order Get Momentum, How To Start When You're Stuck. So I thought I'd send you a note, to give you the whole story, right here: 1. Goal setting Mentoring
Optimize the Overall System Not the Individual Components
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
The results of a system must be managed by paying attention to the entire system. When we optimize sub-components of the system we don’t necessarily optimize the overall system. To change behavior the management system must be changed.
The Most Important New System You Could Implement in 2016
DECEMBER 8, 2015
The most important new system you could implement is one that enables you to evaluate and align behaviors with values. Leaders spend too much time crafting values statements and too little putting them into practice. The work isn’t crafting values; it’s living them. The sense of accomplishment from crafting a powerful values statement is misplaced. Leaders huddle in … … Continue reading → Culture Success Values Organizational Development organizational success
Stack Ranking Performance Management Systems
Let's Grow Leaders
NOVEMBER 18, 2013
Plus, I had […] The post Stack Ranking Performance Management Systems appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. My boss’ voice was visibly shaken on the other end of the phone.
Sometimes It’s Not a Systems Problem – Identifying the Real Issue
JULY 28, 2016
If I could implement the right strategy in working with this department – find the right system – I could improve performance. I tested numerous systems to try to increase their productivity, but nothing seemed to work. Sometimes it’s not a systems problem.
Adaptive Intelligence: Your Organization’s Cultural Operating System
Linked 2 Leadership
SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
Civilization needs a new operating system.” “This planet came with a set of instructions, but we seem to have misplaced them. Paul Hawken Pressure Test Here is a quick test to help you understand both emotional and analytical thinking. What do you normally do when your computer has a glitch and that box pops […].
Transforming the Management System of an Organization
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
How does one get an organization to start looking at itself as a system? ” This makes “selling” organizations on the idea of adopting the Deming management system more challenging. Adopting a Deming management system is an iterative process.
3 Business Operational Tasks to Integrate with Your Billing System
Women on Business
MARCH 15, 2016
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Organizational Performance Measures – System Implementation Challenges
JUNE 4, 2013
Organizational performance measurement systems are complex constructs that significantly impact leadership decisions, employee behaviors, and management processes and systems. Acceptance of a new or upgraded performance monitoring system centers on metric and report accuracy.
“Train as we work” — National Disaster Medical System
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
He gave an update on the National Disaster Medical System. It seems like simulation and practice is in the air these days. Not just from my posts (McKinsey on simulation, Football-on-Football on practice), but now in the Facebook feed of one of my friends, Lee Turpen.
Management Observation Program Best Practice 14 – Criteria Scoring System
MARCH 29, 2016
The post Management Observation Program Best Practice 14 – Criteria Scoring System appeared first on StrategyDriven. Management observation cards are intended to be easy and straightforward to complete in the field.
Burning Toast: American Health System Style
OCTOBER 4, 2016
Democrats and Republicans have created a health care system in the USA over the last 40 years that “burns toast” at an alarming rate. As the symptoms of their health care system are displayed they call in people to blame for burning toast.
Systems Thinking: Feedback Loops
APRIL 28, 2016
Appreciation for a system is one of the four components of Deming’s management system. In this context the most common item to think of is Deming’s diagram of an organization as a system. But systems thinking has an entire body of knowledge that is useful.
Integrating Technical and Human Management Systems
JULY 6, 2016
ASQ has asked the Influential Voices on quality management to look at the question of integrating technical quality and human management systems. How do different systems—technical or human—work together? My view is that the management system must integrate these facets together.
Organizational Performance Measures – Post System Implementation Challenges
JUNE 11, 2013
A performance measurement system’s complexity and organizational impact can bring with it many people, process, and technology challenges post implementation. The resulting system helps improve managerial decision-making, organizational alignment, and individual accountability.
Deming’s Management Ideas Evolved Into the System of Profound Knowledge
JANUARY 18, 2016
That thinking culminated in what he call the System of Profound Knowledge (SoPK). They work together as a system. The SoPK provides an view that emphasizes the importance of the interdependence within the entire system of management. The view of an organization as a system by W.
How to Build a High-Performing Team- despite a stack-ranked performance management system
Let's Grow Leaders
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
Yet most performance management systems do just that. Of course unless you’re running HR, you’re can’t change the system, but you can build great teams within it. Bell curves bring out the worst in your best. Rewarding individual performance drives individual behavior.
Bell Labs Designing a New Phone System Using Idealized Design
OCTOBER 19, 2016
Ackoff: 1919 -2009 – Dr. Russell Ackoff Webcast on Systems Thinking – Designing a New Organization (2005). Innovation Management Process improvement Systems thinking Ackoff case study engineering webcast
Creating Technology Solutions that are Appropriate Given the System Context
MARCH 9, 2017
One of the most common is that the system in which the solutions are put into place often work against just placing a solution that works in one context into another. “Appropriate” in appropriate technology essentially means, appropriate for the system in which it will be used.
To Achieve Success Focus on Improving the System Not On Individual Performance
APRIL 23, 2015
‘ This quote is a wonderful view of Deming’s focus on the organization as a system versus the focus on individuals that is so common today. Creating a management system that focuses on long term continual improvement is much more difficult than repeating nice quotes though – unfortunately. From our previous post: Managing the Organization as a System.
5 Ways Predictive Analytics Make or Break a CRM System
MARCH 2, 2016
Of course, there’s no way to actually predict the future but predictive analysis can give companies invaluable insight that can make or break a CRM system. If you’re not using predictive analytics, your current CRM system is likely falling short in several areas.
My lessons and takeaways from Housing First: Ending Homelessness, Transforming Systems, and Changing Lives
First Friday Book Synopsis
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
And the best help… Read More My lessons and takeaways from Housing First: Ending Homelessness, Transforming Systems, and Changing Lives. There are homeless people in our midst, all across our land. People without a home of their own. And, among these homeless people, there are some who are “chronically homeless – in other words, they will be homeless if the “rest of us” do not do something to help them.
5 Ways To Bolster Your Organization’s Ethical Immune System
Leading in Context
MARCH 11, 2015
Eating healthy foods, exercising and getting enough sleep all boost our individual immune systems. What actions can we take to boost our ethical immune systems? By Linda Fisher Thornton I was thinking about organizational culture recently, and noticed an interesting parallel. And how could doing that help us create more ethical organizations? Building a healthy ethical culture where people take steps to protect ethics and reputation takes intentional effort.
Our Moral Guidance System
APRIL 28, 2012
Books Communication Ethics Health Memes Personal Life Religion Women Work life building trust golden rule law of love law of reciprocity moral guidance system oxytocin paul j. Could a single molecule—one chemical substance—lie at the very center of our moral lives?
Exploring Complex Problems Using Systems Thinking
AUGUST 18, 2016
Cornell Policy Review published a special issue exploring the application of systems thinking to public policy problems. Graduate students were given an introduction to systems thinking and then applied the concepts to address issues their field.
Build a Simple System to Achieve Success
SEPTEMBER 9, 2012
Every return to the basics will deepen your understanding of the entire subject or system. . Consider a skill you want to improve or a subject that you wish to understand better to achieve the success you desire. .
The Santa Claus Leadership System
DECEMBER 21, 2013
Generosity system: The […]. Santa Claus asks, “What do you want?” Leaders get further when they know what the people around them want and do their best to give it. Generosity assumes you know what others want. Hot dogs in a vegetarian’s Christmas stocking might be funny, but it’s not generous. Recipients, not givers, define generosity. Communication Encouragement Success Taking others higher Generosity Leadership Development leadership success organizational success Santa Claus
Transform the Management System by Experimenting, Iterating and Adopting Standard Work
JANUARY 19, 2016
The changes to the management system were tested by applying standard work for all positions in 2 parts of the organization (including all senior management positions) and learning and adapting and then spreading the new methods to the rest of the organization.
Shifting the Team from Separate Functions to Systems Thinking–Case Study
FEBRUARY 3, 2014
We met and decided to investigate using systems-analysis approach a major machine that broke down after a scheduled shutdown and the company could not get running again, costing the company millions per month in lost revenue. from separate functions to systems thinking.
Consultant Workshop: The Sales Rollercoaster – a needed workshop led by Tom Niesen of Acuity Systems
First Friday Book Synopsis
AUGUST 22, 2016
Well,… Read More Consultant Workshop: The Sales Rollercoaster – a needed workshop led by Tom Niesen of Acuity Systems. This is a post for all the people who “work alone” – you know, independent contractors, independent consultants, people like…me. We always have two struggles. One, to get our work done. Two, to get more work. And, unlike working in larger companies, we don’t have a sales and marketing team. What do we do?
On Leadership and the Cultural Shadow System
Linked 2 Leadership
JULY 5, 2012
So, who or what do you think is really running your business? Is it something you can readily see, feel, touch, or experience on a regular basis? Or might it be something hidden in the shadows that is actually controlling things?? Informal Influence One of my findings of working in organizations is an unhealthy and [.].
Case Study: Adopting a Deming Management System in a Service Company
NOVEMBER 21, 2016
Still today, many executives want the benefits of a fully engaged and thinking workforce but they don’t want to change the management system that in so many ways stifles creativity and innovation and seeking joy in work by all staff.