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Published: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:35:39 -0600


New Projects: Vision Casting With Charter and Scope Agreements

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:18:34 -0600

It is a safe bet that most people go to work hoping for peace of mind and satisfaction in their work contributions, which includes project managers. The process of project management has been so well developed and then defined by the Project Management Institute that there does not seem to be much left unsaid, except the lessons and unique stories of the PM practitioners which put humanity into project management. Most people wish to be part of a meaningful and clearly defined vision with good future prospects.

Leadership: Finding a Good Fit

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:45:47 -0600

Companies spend a lot of time and money trying to identify "good fit" during their hiring process. Candidate selection is driven by the magical, mystical notion of making a good fit decision.

Leading in Life: Survive or Thrive

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:44:40 -0600

Leadership in life and business is about influencing others to achieve something; hit a goal, make a mark, win a prize. Usually, we think about leadership in terms of doing something special.

Handling the Entrepreneur's Conundrum

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:43:11 -0600

Anyone who has taken the leap and started a business faces challenges almost daily. Being an entrepreneur means, you are the CEO alright, but it means Chief EVERYTHING Officer when you first start out.

How to Align Everyone to Organisational Outcomes

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:23:17 -0600

It can be a struggle to align everyone's work to the corporate strategy. But the solution is not to make up dubious linkages. The solution is to remember that an organisation's strategy is not the same as its business model.

Chasing the Jackalope

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:31:01 -0600

Employees join a Company already engaged. Employers need to learn how engagement is achieved and not confuse engagement with satisfaction.

Strategic Management for Business Development

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 07:47:36 -0600

Strategic management plays a pivotal role in the growth of a business. It has become a serious concern for companies in the increasingly competitive business environment. Strategic management practitioners analyze the business strategy and form the blueprint of development for their businesses with necessary improvements in it. The article talks about different approaches to strategic management, latest trends in it and the future perspective of strategic management into business world.

Diversity Unconscious Bias And Management

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:55:38 -0600

Whatever one's view and opinions regarding diversity and inclusion is along with that of unconscious bias within the workplace and the makeup of the key decision makers within an organisation. How this key business imperative is incorporated into and implemented within the workplace lies with the decisions made by the management teams.

The Whale Has Beached

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 07:58:26 -0600

Each leader has the responsibility to take an introspective look at their team, department, or organization. They must understand what they can do better from a cultural perspective to increase employee buy-in and give the employee the type of leadership that they are craving for.

Diversity & Inclusion Is A Business Imperative

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 07:29:17 -0600

Indeed as we live in an increasingly connected and diverse world, this is reflected within the workplace with a broad range of employee background and ethnicities being seen in a typical large company. The question is what are the implications for organisations when it comes to making sure that everyone's voice is heard [as appropriate] for the good of the company at large.

Restaurant Management Software Solution SaaS

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:01:13 -0600

In today's technology connected and enabled world we see that there is a shift within the restaurant and food service business world. Here we see more and more organisations moving away from that of paper based tracking and management to that of making use of SaaS based restaurant management & tracking software solutions.

How to Measure Policy Advice

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 20:33:37 -0600

Finding the right KPIs to measure policy advice is a big challenge. But it's not because policy is immeasurable. It's because we don't define policy success clearly enough.

Best Practices for 21st Century Boards

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:05:51 -0600

Nonprofit organization boards have two primary responsibilities-support and governance. Supporting the nonprofit includes advocating for the organization, creating and maintaining relationships with other community organizations and leaders, and raising money. Governing the nonprofit organization includes fiduciary responsibilities, hiring and evaluating the chief executive officer, ensuring compliance with state and federal laws, and strategic planning.

Dial In: Agenda For A Productive Conference Call Meeting

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:46:32 -0600

Meetings are an essential forum for exchanging information and making plans. The ability to run a productive meeting is a signifier of good leadership skills. From time to time, a meeting will be held where one or more participants must conference in by telephone, FaceTime, or Skype. At some meetings, none of the participants will be in the same room and they may not be in the same time zone. Can we take a minute to make sure that we equip our conference call meetings to bring about optimal results?

Why You Need a Help Desk Service Provider

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:12:33 -0600

Benefits of outsourcing customer service and tech support to a third-party help desk service provider are clearly explained in this article. Business owners and company management personnel can learn, from this article, how outsourcing to a help desk service provider can help them succeed.

7 Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Consider SaaS Expenses Management Solutions

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:47:45 -0600

There can be few companies being run today that don't have some contact with the computer age, which in this context means using SaaS. It makes sense; with the help of computer software we can do things more quickly and accurately - and that includes managing expenses. Here are 7 reasons why...

How To Have Productive Meetings In Your Early Education Company

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:57:12 -0600

One of the keys to having productive meetings is to be focused on the important factors. Otherwise, don't have meetings. They just add one more thing to your and your staff's already overloaded to do lists. It's important to meet and manage your early education company (childcare centers, preschools, Montessori, special needs or private elementary schools) proactively. This article will give you a few tips on how to be more proactive and spend your time and energy more efficiently and effectively.

How to Get More KPI Accountability

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:23:32 -0600

If we want more KPI accountability, we have to be honest about who's really in control of it, and what's really in the way of it. Most people will say we need more accountability for performance if it's ever going to improve.

Why Managers Must Understand and Implement Time Harvesting

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:24:55 -0600

What would happen if your team could have a thirteenth month each year? How would that impact your bottom line?

Top Board Management Tips for Startups

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:07:26 -0600

Building a powerful board and effectively managing it is essential to the success of startup companies especially social businesses. Ideal non-profit and fundraising consulting services highlight, to social business startups, the importance of a productive board while providing important support on how to successfully put together and manage one. The law requires every organization to have a board of directors.

Why Your KPIs Still Suck

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 07:20:02 -0600

Your KPIs still suck not because you haven't found the right ones yet. It's because you're not deliberating creating them.

How To Get KPI Buy-In From Middle And Frontline Managers

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 07:18:50 -0600

The rift between the day-to-day operations and strategic goals can sometimes be too wide for managers to have any KPI buy-in at all. Let's get real: the only way anyone will buy in to anything is if they believe it can help them do what they're currently trying to do.

Reasons Why You Should Switch to Automated Visitor Management Systems

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:40:41 -0600

Traditionally, businesses have maintained paper log books and paper-based registers. Such systems are slow, inefficient, unreliable, resource intensive, prone to manipulation, and not easy to use as visitors are required to write their information on these registers. Moreover, recovery of data from such logs is a tedious task. With continuous advancements in technology over the decades, paper log books are becoming increasingly obsolescent, it becomes more difficult to work with a manual process. An automated visitor management system (VMS) can help your business.

How Can Lean Help My Organization? We Are Not a Manufacturer

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:00:17 -0600

The article describes the value of Lean processes and Lean management to non-manufacturing companies. There are challenges, however, the examples of companies and their experiences demonstrate how Lean improved these organizations. The final paragraph discusses important elements for success.

Warehouse Management Company - 7 Technologies To Adopt

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 06:53:35 -0600

Do you often search for "warehouse companies near me"? Do you know the possible technological trends taking over in the warehouse management? If you have little idea about the effective techniques to be adopted for a warehouse management company, then read below for the 7 technologies that are ideal for optimising the operations to reduce cost and improve the efficiency.

Resilient Employees Start With the Right Recruiting

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:35:20 -0600

Hiring the right employees is an essential task for any employer. A resiliency expert supplies you with five questions to ask each potential employee to determine if this match will be made in heaven or hell.

Generational Theory In The Workplace: Adapt or Die Versus Ignore and Thrive

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:17:18 -0600

I was given some advice the other day which involved adapting to Millennial in the workplace. It occurred to me that Millennials don't actually exist. The term, the grouping of a generation, seems to imply that humanity is evolving so quickly that we produce a new way of thinking and behaving every generation. But surely that's just not the case. Humans aren't evolving that quickly.

Making Business Decisions: FAQs

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 14:16:38 -0500

If you are a director of a company, you can make decisions regarding your business without any consultation, right? Unfortunately, it's not quite so straightforward; if certain procedures aren't followed, you could be leaving yourself at significant risk. If any of your business decisions are challenged, you could be put in the position of losing your limited liability and having to pay your business debts out of your personal funds.

Why Are Queue Management Systems Important?

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 15:02:00 -0500

When you're doing something you love time seems to fly by, but if you're bored to tears, minutes can seem like hours. And what's more boring than waiting in a queue? Queue management is a crucial part of the service industry. It deals with issues of customer management with regards to reducing waiting time, improving services provided and enhancing your customers' in-store experience.

Why Robotic Process Automation Is Good For Your Business

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:18:15 -0500

RPA is a new technology that substitutes human labour by automating complex processes. Software robots act as virtual workers, completing tasks usually performed by people, often across multiple systems.

Employee Awareness: Titles Don't Impart Knowledge And Wisdom

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:06:57 -0500

Between technology and shrinking headcounts, employees are often moved into roles with significant responsibility before they've earned the knowledge and wisdom those roles require. This article offers cautions about decision-making to both employees and managers, as well as guidance on narrowing the gap.

What to Look for With in House Tracking Programs

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 11:26:50 -0500

While getting item tracking software in place is a great idea, you need to be careful with that you get. Some of these programs are more of a hassle than a benefit. Then you will have upset employees, more delays, and the money has already been spent. You need to evaluate before you purchase to ensure you get the right fit and a fantastic product.

Never Guess What a Package Is in Your Business Again

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 11:25:54 -0500

The panic can start to set in as a package you need should be there, it was delivered, but not to you! Who has it? Do they even know it or is it just sitting in a pile on someone's desk? Maybe that person is on vacation and won't even see it for several days. All the while, you are sweating and your deadline is getting near!

Keep Track of Packages in House

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 11:25:08 -0500

It is amazing how often packages get lost in house, and that doesn't look professional! It is a waste of everyone's time, and it can cause some friction within units. People all have a job to do, and they need materials to get them done. They can't spend half the day trying to figure out where in the heck the package ended up! Your clients aren't going to be happy with such an excuse either.

6 Little Tricks To Achieve The Best Results In CRM Software

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 09:33:12 -0500

CRM has an enormous potential inside it. Most companies use the software for basic needs, while in reality it could be used to perform powerful tasks. Here are some tips to get the most out of your CRM system:

How To Get From 50 to 5 KPIs

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 07:03:35 -0500

With three powerful questions, you can get from 50 to 5 KPIs, and end your KPI clutter once and for all. You might think that you have too many KPIs for one or more of the following reasons.

What Are Your Organization's DREAMS?

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 19:54:18 -0500

According to Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones in their book, Why Should Anyone Work Here?, employees today are much more focused on accountability, transparency, responsiveness, and the opportunity to grow and develop. They suggest that organizations that are authentic and have integrity will be better at attracting and retaining employees. They have noted six qualities that will help organizations meet employee needs.

2016 Chicago Cubs: A Case For A Strong Foundation

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 09:29:23 -0500

As we all know, 108 years is a long time in futility. So what changed? When a passionate business family, the Ricketts, purchased the Cubs in 2009 even with a tremendous amount of due diligence, they had no idea what they were getting. Much like the purchase of a 100 plus-year-old home, they did not know until they could get in and tear it down to the studs and foundation.

Find The Best Expense Management Solution By Thinking Outside The Box

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 08:17:38 -0500

Seeing the bigger picture is a way to be more effective in management. Understanding how one thing can impact another, even when they're apparently unrelated, can be a great skill, and result in the best expense management solutions. To illustrate the point, let's take the example of expense management and telephone systems.

How To Prevent Atrophy And Death In Your LEAN Project

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 19:39:39 -0500

Many companies implement a LEAN strategy which succeeds at first. However, the strategy often fails because executives believe it is a one time fix and once it works it is fixed. This is NOT true. It requires both a process and a management strategy. The article provides examples and suggestions to help you succeed.

Is Status Quo Killing Your Business?

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:21:29 -0500

What is the current state of your business? Are you relying on past glories and successes?

What Is Your Learning Culture?

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:24:27 -0500

There are four common types of learning cultures: traditional, immersive, pioneering and free-form. Which one best defines the learning culture in your organization?

How Long Does It Take To Master KPIs?

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:20:51 -0500

Embedding good KPI practice - and mastering the art and science of measuring what matters to better achieve what matters - isn't a trivial task. It takes time to move from struggle to success, because it takes time to build mastery.

Turning A Profit: The Costs of Business

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:14:27 -0500

Business expenses; it doesn't matter how big you are, expenses are important. Here's a real world illustration of common business expense impacts on pricing and profitability.

Can a Board of Directors Shape Corporate Culture?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:52:46 -0500

A board of directors can be a tremendous asset to an organization. When the board is powerful, they have transparency, collaboration, accountability and foresight. Those qualities help create the board's culture. That same culture is then passed down to the CEO and other executives. Therefore, whether the board is effective or dysfunctional, the culture of the board trickles down to the entire organization. This article highlights how boards can create an empowering or dysfunctional corporate culture in any enterprise.

Preparing an Agenda for Effective Company Meetings

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:58:31 -0500

An agenda is a list of meeting activities in the order in which they are to be taken up, beginning with the call to order and ending with adjournment. Agenda should include: Purpose of the meeting; and Order in which items are to be discussed, so that the meeting achieves its purpose. This will later shape the minutes of the meeting.

Duties of the Chairman During Company Meetings

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:46:40 -0500

A chair of the board (COB) is the most powerful member on the board of directors who provides leadership to the firm's officers and executives. The chair of the board ensures that the firm's duties to shareholders are being fulfilled by acting as a link between the board and upper management. The chairman should regulate the proceedings of the meeting so that its business may be conducted properly, and in accordance to the rules governing the procedure at the meeting and, therefore, its decisions may not be questioned.

Step by Step Red Hat Satellite Server Corporate Training to Achieve Objectives

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:50:14 -0500

Enterprises that have deployed Red Hat Linux also find it useful to use Satellite server because it is the best infrastructure management tool. However, its complexity means that those in charge of using Satellite must have thorough knowledge, achieved through step by step training by experts.

What Kevin Bacon Teaches Us About Measuring Networks

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:17:51 -0500

The Bacon number is a measure of closeness to Kevin Bacon. Believe it or not, it has some useful applications in business.

Workflow Solution: Nuance Business Connect

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:02:19 -0500

Businesses are moving in the direction where mobile devices are being used more frequently. This is a big step for most companies and it could improve the workflow of the business.

LEAN Can Bring Growth, Profit, Happy Customers And Employees

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 07:11:31 -0500

This article provides a high level overview of the three pillars for a successful implementation of LEAN. It also provides the first step in getting started. It will be followed by a series of articles on LEAN, People Centered Leadership and MIS.

A Lightweight Framework to Use Agile Scrum Management Practices

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:08:11 -0500

Agile methodology was originally developed for the software industry, to enable developers to thrive in an environment of continuous change. It refers to a set of methods and practices based on the values enshrined in the Agile Manifesto.

How To Choose An Expense Management App

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 09:09:24 -0500

Having it all can be something of a burden, because meeting the demands it levels on us can rob us of time to do the important things that don't seem so at the time. Picking the right expense management app can soak up some stress, and give you more time for you. Here's how to pick the right one

Process or Mission? Be Like Nick Saban

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 21:06:04 -0500

Nick Saban is famous for his championship football programs. He won a national title at LSU and four national titles at Alabama. This is unprecedented in the modern era of college football where 129 teams vie for the attention of the nation's top high school recruits.

Creating Authentic Urgency for Better KPIs

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 20:52:44 -0500

Complacency is a big reason why useless KPIs stay. A sense of urgency is what's needed to spark the change to better KPIs. But it must be authentic, and speak to the head and the heart.

Do Organizations Need the "Best" Practices or "Innovative" Practices?

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 19:19:05 -0500

There are two problems with "best practices." First, while "best practices" may have generated superior results for some organizations, that does not mean they were effective in others. Second, what worked before will not necessarily work again. Perhaps it is time for organizations to stop valuing and trying to replicate "best practices" that may never have been a good fit for them. Instead, they need to focus on continually developing specific practices to meet each new unique situation as it arises. We might consider them "innovative" or "situational" best practices that are specific to the organization.

How CIOs Can Grow Their Professional Networks for Long-Term Success

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:39:37 -0500

People are the big essential to your career success. You don't deal with corporations, departments or agencies. You deal with human beings. They are who can help your career goals soar.

Empower Employees To Be Experts

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:56:48 -0500

Many employees in the workplace are skilled, competent, and high-performing. They take pride in their jobs, and have unmatched knowledge at their craft. It seems though that when approached, or asked about their job, they are timid with their response.

The Growing Cyber Security Risks for Small Businesses and How to Counter Them

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 08:26:37 -0500

Small, medium or large, your exposure to serious internet threats does not depend on the size of your business. If you are a small business, you are exposed to just as many dangers as large enterprises. In fact, the downside for small businesses is that they are not as prepared as large businesses against cyber threats.

Just Because Some KPIs Are Bad Doesn't Make KPIs Wrong

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 21:45:28 -0500

KPIs have a bad reputation, from bad pasts experiences people have with them. But we can't let their reputation become the truth about them.

Work To The Death

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 19:23:57 -0500

The corporate world is destroying the best of humanity by demanding an excessive work load. This article will explore the current situation and offer a feasible and practical way to reverse this downward spiral.

Meeting Maestro

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 07:48:09 -0500

The ability to run a good meeting is widely regarded as a hallmark of a competent leader. Meetings are important forums for communication and the development of goals and strategies that will move an organization forward. When designed and conducted correctly, they promote understanding and cooperation and lay the groundwork for productive and satisfying teamwork. Yet unfortunately, many meetings are useless time-wasters that result less in action and more in frustration.

The 8 Essential Parts of a Proper KPI Methodology

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:57:47 -0500

There are many different approaches people take to develop KPIs and performance measures. Does yours have all the parts it needs?

ABC Of Feedback

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:54:47 -0500

Feedback is not hard, but needs some thought in order to do it well to bring an improvement in performance. This quick A-Z gives a variety of little pointers to think about.

Five Ways to Attract Millennials to Your Company

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:34:06 -0500

It's official: Millennials (those born from 1980 to 2000) are now the largest group in the American workforce. However, they are often the least understood. But as older workers start to retire from the workforce, it's become more important than ever for companies to attract younger workers. Here are five tips to help you attract millennials to your company.

Do We Need a KPI Methodology?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:22:38 -0500

Do you have a KPI methodology? Or do you still treat it as an ad hoc collection of tasks? How's that working for you?

How to Improve Your Employees' Performance Through Self-Assessment

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 09:25:17 -0500

Research has shown that when an employer allows an employee to utilize self-assessment with their job performance, this helps the employee to be more focused on their quality of work. This will also help the employee think about future growth, as well as their future with the company. It also gives the employer an opportunity to work with the employee to develop a plan for their improvement. This self-assessment model is one example that can be used by companies, schools, or by anyone who supervises and evaluates employees.

Influence Is Power: Power Is Persuasion

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:37:05 -0500

Did you know that effective leadership is power, power is persuasion, and persuasion leads to influencing others to complete the assigned tasks? Power, Persuasion, and Influence all work together, and they positively or negatively affect each other! When leaders try to improve in one of these areas, for faster results, they should consider working on improving all three. To persuade others to continuously follow a leader's vision and mission, the leader should be familiar with the eleven different types of powers that can be utilized at any time, however, the select of power is depended upon the situation and the personality characteristics and traits of the leader and the organization's employees. This article describes the different powers and it list some persuasive skills that will assist the leader with his or her influencing skills.

Effective Leadership Is True Commitment

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:34:07 -0500

An effective leader must be committed to the vision and mission of the organization. Without the leader being truly committed, he or she will never be able to influence their employees to work at their fullest potential. Are you committed to your work related tasks? What would influence you to become more committed? Did you know that being committed is constant work? This article will give leaders information that will improve their commitment levels.

Leadership Is Problem-Solving

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:51:52 -0500

A great leader must be able to deal with conflict! Are you a problem-solver or a problem-causer? This information will teach and inform of ways to properly and peacefully solve your organizational problems.

Leadership Is Mentoringship

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:00:24 -0500

Mentors are often seen as counselors, teachers, coaches, advisors, positive role models, friends, or advocates. A mentor is a person of influence who is probably older than the mentee and who is considered an expert in a particular area. Mentors take pride in taking an interest in developing another person's leadership, gifts, talents, and abilities.

Listening Skills for Coaches

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:28:13 -0500

Listening is probably the first coaching skill that any prospective coach or manager learns, and yet it is often the one that is least used, even by competent coaches, as it becomes buried under an avalanche of more sophisticated tools and techniques. The reason for this is perhaps that most of us like to do rather than observe; from the time we are small children playing party games, we want it to be 'our turn'. Using the coaching techniques of asking questions, repeating words back or even suggesting our own solutions, is sometimes easier than concentrating hard on what another person has to say, without any interruption. The power of giving someone 'a good listening to' cannot be underestimated. In fact, many people will coach themselves more effectively when allowed to talk unhindered.

Role and Duties of the Company Secretary During Meetings

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:16:22 -0500

The Company Secretary makes the arrangements for the meetings, including AGMs, and keeps formal records of the group's process and decisions: the minutes of the meeting. This may include keeping records of correspondence. The Secretary's duties in connection with the meetings of the Board of Directors and Shareholders before the meeting is held, at the meeting and after the meeting are described below: Duties of Company Secretary before the Meeting: There are a number of things that the secretary needs to know before a meeting, most of which can easily be found out by asking...

How To Manage The Thank You Page For Your Business

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:22:24 -0500

Your thank you page is an excellent place to build rapport and get your new subscriber to become even more invested in your budding relationship. With that in mind, here are 6.5 ideas of what you can do with your thank you page that won't have new subscribers turning away in boredom, annoyance or revulsion.

What Can Caterpillars Tell Us About Leadership?

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 10:54:12 -0500

Nature imparts important and critical lessons on leadership. A classic experiment by a French entomologist on caterpillars tells us the essential elements of leadership needed by all leaders.

Print Management Solutions: Creating a Print Management System

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:04:23 -0500

Documents and paper goes missing all the time. This can become problematic when there are important documents that are getting lost. You don't need to develop a new application to control this but you should find a system that can work for you.

Attract and Retain Millennials

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 10:56:11 -0500

Getting millennials to apply for a job is tough enough, but keeping them is an even bigger challenge. It's not about changing your business, but changing your approach.

How Do You Measure The Impact Of An Initiative?

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 07:11:59 -0500

Let's get right to the point: if you have to ask how to measure the impact of an initiative, it means you got things back to front. Asking "how do you measure the impact of an initiative" means you don't already know what the measure is. Obviously.

Responsibilities of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 08:28:37 -0500

A chief executive officer (CEO) is the most senior corporate officer or executive. CEOs lead a range of organizations, including public and private corporations, non-profit organizations and even some government organizations. The CEO of a corporation or company reports to the board of directors and is charged with maximizing the value of the entity, which may include maximizing the share price, market share, revenues, or another element.

6 Factors to Consider Before Promoting From Within

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 08:05:19 -0500

Promoting from within can offer a real morale boost to your company. It can also wreak havoc with your organization if you don't consider some key characteristics that your in-house candidate must possess.

Why Top Performers Leave

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:13:29 -0500

In an article titled "Obituary Writing and Retention," Jeff Buenrostro suggests that leaders have their employees write their obituaries to see if their core values are congruent with those of the organization. I take issue with his recommendation on six points.

I Found the Heart Within the Information Technology Industry

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:10:25 -0500

While technology itself may be cold and calculated, the people who make up the industry have enough heart to give it a soul. I'm not a technical person but this is my first hand account of what I've seen from the inside of the IT industry.

How Do You Measure The Productivity Of Unpredictable Work?

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 06:57:05 -0500

How do you measure productivity when the scope or type of work changes all the time? Widgets per hour isn't the answer.

Have You Immunized Your Team With the FISH! Philosophy, Yet?

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 11:23:27 -0500

Everyone knows someone who is always tired at working, is feeling down or has lost the mojo for living a more fulfilled life. For many, it seems harder each day to start the day and front up to the workplace with a minimal amount of zest. How has this come about, and can we catch the energy and release the potential once again?

Why 'Checking In' Yields Better Management Results Than 'Checking On'

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:07:43 -0500

Businesses depend on effective managers for process efficiency, employee performance and bottom line profit. Depending on your management approach, you may be helping or hurting the company cause. Know the difference between checking-in and checking-on management styles and the outcomes from each.

Leaders Need a Whispering Slave

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 15:32:12 -0500

All organisations should have a Whispering Slave, standing behind the leader, but who reports to the board, not the leader. In this way, perhaps we might end up with more inspirational and effective leaders and less dictators. Who knows?

6 Ways in Which IoT Is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management and Logistics

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:28:52 -0500

The thing with technology is that it changes rapidly. Internet of Things (IoT) has proven itself to be one such change that has moved beyond its original vision of enabling smart homes and wearables for consumers to becoming an integral part of global business.

Selecting The Right Team For Your Early Education Company

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:58:09 -0500

80% of new businesses fail in the first 60 months-not five years, 60 months. New companies don't fail over a period of years. They succeed or fail one month at a time. Success in your business starts with the "right people".

Can You Fire A Client?

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 08:42:07 -0500

As a small business owner you rely on getting new clients and retaining them. You do everything that you can and go beyond what you offer in order to keep your clients happy. Whatever industry you're in, this applies to all small businesses because at the end of the day whether you sell apples or offer business services, you deserve respect.

Why Organizational Agility Is So Important & 4 Ways to Develop It

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:21:18 -0500

Considering the technological and social advancements of the past ten years, we have clearly moved into an era where the extraordinary becomes the expected and subsequently obsolete at an unprecedented rate. This acceleration of change has important implications for business - specifically for the organizational traits and capabilities that determine who will thrive, survive, or fail. It has brought about an increased desire for greater agility. But what is organizational agility and how can we get some?

How Can Leadership and Personal Development Help Your Career?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:54:02 -0500

In order to march ahead towards your career goals of being an effective leader, you need to sharpen your skills and improve your professional competency. Irrespective of your rank and position in your organisation, a leadership and personal development program can help you to achieve your objectives efficiently.

Are Your Performance Measures Objective or Subjective?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:58:56 -0500

Does everyone agree with what your KPIs and performance measures are saying? If they're arguing, objectivity could be the problem.

All About House Keeping Management

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:28:19 -0500

The article will help to understand the house keeping management. Various important modules in it and usages.

Key Elements of Logistic Management

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:02:37 -0500

Logistic and supply chain management is a bridge which connects the company with its customers in a business system. Having an effective logistic management system can boost the effectiveness of your services and build trust among the customers. This article talks about the key logistic elements which can improve the logistic management in your business system and make it more productive. As you go through the article you can have an insight of the common and minor mistakes which we all commit while dealing with the logistics or supply of goods and services in the business. Going through the article makes you identify and ratify these mistakes. Remember the quality of service, timely delivery, smooth communication and trust building are the major factors of an effective logistic and supply management. Explore more about these inside the article.

Business Management Tips You Should Know

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:51:52 -0500

Whether you have a large or small business, you need to manage it properly for you to grow. To help you out, here are a few business management tips you should put in place: Hire the right people This is crucial not only for the growth of the firm, but also for your sanity. Before any individual joins your team, you need to interview them and ensure that they are the right fit.

Cute Doesn't Cut It: Why Startups Must Keep Control Of Expenses

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:43:12 -0500

Start-up companies are fragile things, in need of protection and support if they're to flourish. But in one area that extra help is crucial - expense management.

Don't Let Your Data Decide What You Measure

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:11:11 -0500

Measuring performance takes some time and effort. But is that a good reason to rely only on readily-available data?

Toxic Managers at Work

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:50:18 -0500

Did you ever had to deal with an over bearing supervisor? Retention numbers in your team is low and executives most often leave. You have a Toxic manager in your team, here is how you can spot one.

Think You're Not Expert Material?

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:54:31 -0500

When you're an expert, you command respect in your niche. People listen to you, they pay attention to what you say and most of all they buy your products. Being the expert in your own niche is like writing your own ticket to freedom.

5 Competencies of Agile Leadership

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:27:27 -0500

True experts and so-called experts alike have written volumes about what separates great leaders from mediocre ones. In my experience working with some of the most successful global companies, I've discovered it really comes down to agility, or how well a leader is able to balance many choices and challenges simultaneously. Agile flexible leadership is the ability to keep a company running smoothly by successfully navigating efficient and reliable processes, people, and innovation. Too much focus on one area can hinder performance in another. For instance, an obsession with efficiency can lead a company to reduce anything that doesn't directly contribute to operations, including leadership development and R&D. In my years assessing and developing leaders who fit this description, I've identified five core competencies, or characteristics, that all agile flexible leaders have in common. Here's a snapshot of each of them.