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Published: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:35:25 -0600


Top 6 Factors to Consider When Choosing a New Warehouse

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:05:39 -0600

Many businesses express a great concern about using a warehouse for storage purpose. However, there are some factors to consider when choosing a new warehouse.

6 Tips for Business for IP Portfolio Management

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:57:46 -0600

Intellectual Property (IP) is one of the most valuable assets of a company or organization. It covers company names, domains, symbols, drawings, logos, images, designs, ideas, or anything that distinguish your business from your competitors. You can use intellectual property to build start-ups, diversify products, license/sell to other businesses, and even as collateral for securing corporate loans.

ABC's Of Leadership - C Is For Catalyst, Change, And Communication

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:02:10 -0600

Most definitions for catalyst describe a chemical reaction, but it also means "a person or thing that precipitates an event or change". A leader not only has to suggest changes to move an organization forward, but also has to have a solid plan to not only execute these changes, but to communicate them effectively so that everyone knows what is expected of them. Unfortunately, many leaders are not the best communicators so when the message is not delivered concisely, fear and anxiety build amongst staff members.

ABC's Of Leadership - B Is For Bold

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:02:01 -0600

If you think about true leaders, whether they are in a big or small company, in a service or product industry, one key attribute they must possess is being bold. The leader does not have to be loud or overly demonstrative, but must come across that they are the one who is directing their organization. The issue for some that was mentioned in the previous blog is that they are not aware of their own behaviors so they are perceived as too aggressive or the opposite, too wimpy.

ABC's Of Leadership - A Is For Awareness

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:00:36 -0600

Before one can become a leader, it is imperative to be aware of one's own self. Too many leaders are not aware of how they behave and then are surprised when their interactions and relationships with others are not as fruitful as they can be. In addition, the way these leaders perceive themselves under normal circumstances and under stress are not necessarily the way others perceive them.

How to Measure Marketing Outreach

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:23:44 -0600

Marketing outreach is essentially sending a message out into a target audience, to attract more people that our organisation or business exists to help. It can be time consuming and expensive, so we want to make sure it's working. But what do you measure to find that out?

How to Kill the Ever-Present Fear of KPIs

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:21:39 -0600

When people have a fear of KPIs, of under-performance or bad decision-making being exposed, performance cannot improve. We have to kill the fear of KPIs. And we can.

How To Improve Employee Expense Management In Business

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:44:35 -0600

Expense management software is a fantastic feather to the cap but it needs to be used appropriately. There are different ways in which your company can improve expense management in business.

What Is a Mindset Coach Anyway?

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:20:00 -0600

As a Mindset and Performance Coach, a lot of people don't understand exactly what this means or the benefit one can provide. Hiring a coach, whether executive, business, wellness, etc. is an investment you make in improving some area of your life, or those of others.

Why Management Training Fails - And What To Do About It - 3

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 08:44:37 -0600

In two previous articles, we addressed the first two reasons why management training fails: it focuses on skill deficits instead of performance, and it occurs outside the manager's organizational context and culture. In this article, we focus on the third and final reason for the failure of management training: because it does not reinforce application of new knowledge or a change in behavior.

Why Management Training Fails - And What To Do About It - 2

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 08:43:45 -0600

In a previous article, we looked at the first reason why management training fails: It focuses on skill deficits rather than performance. In this article, we will focus on the second reason, and address the third and final reason in a following article. The second reason why management training fails is because it occurs outside of the managers' organizational context and culture.

Why Management Training Fails - And What To Do About It - 1

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 08:43:02 -0600

There are three key reasons why management training fails: 1. It focuses on skill deficits rather than performance, 2. It occurs outside of the managers' organizational context and culture, and 3. It does not reinforce application of new knowledge or behavior. In this article we'll focus on the first reason for the failure and how to avoid it.

You Can't Lead By Following

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:11:24 -0600

Learn the skills of an effective leader. You must understand that no one will follow a follower. But know that a follower will follow a leader.

How to Increase Operational Efficiency Through Workforce Management

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:10:38 -0600

Although complex and efficiently run, Operations do require workforce management. This may be just the solution to workforce planning, forecasting, and scheduling. An added bonus is the fact that your employees will be granted transparent access to staff performance, skills, and any possible bottlenecks. An Operations Excellence program is a workforce management solution that can be used to achieve the same efficiency across your organization.

Three Asset Tracking Tips To Successfully Manage Your Business' Most Valuable Assets

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 09:38:19 -0600

An effective asset tracking is essential if an organization wants to get the foundation in place. An organization should perform a test drive to know various features and ensure the software is a good fit for the company.

The Perfect Mantra for a Hotel's Successful Online Reputation Management

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 09:49:59 -0600

It is famous fact that selling to an old customer is far cheaper than getting a new customer. Increasingly hotels have realized this fact and are now focussing more towards increasing customer satisfaction and brand loyalty to retain existing customers.

Better Health: It's Systemic

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 11:00:08 -0600

This perspective will either challenge, motivate, inspire, or encourage you to live a greater destiny or make you mad for the greater good. When I look at the end in mind first, what people need and want is to live a healthy life that catalyzes their independence to live their greatest dreams - freedom.

Ways to Keep Employees Motivated

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 09:17:16 -0600

There is no organization without employees and there would be no employees if they are not motivated enough towards their job. So it is very important to keep them charged and motivated all the time.

Here's Why Knowledge Transfer From One Generation to the Next Is Rarely Effective

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 07:27:48 -0600

Being a mentor can be a rewarding experience. It creates an opportunity for two-way learning and knowledge transfer. And it helps the next generation avoid mistakes of the past. However, if the mentor does not understand a method to most effectively pass on his or her knowledge and experience, it may land on deaf ears. The result is history will repeat itself. This article outlines the importance effective communication between mentor and mentee. And it provides steps that can be taken to establish powerful knowledge transfer.

The Connoisseurs of Charismatic Leadership

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 09:07:48 -0600

Among the five different styles of leadership that exists, Charismatic leadership comes under the category of transformational leadership which depends highly on the skills and excellence in communication of the leader which influence the followers to achieve the goals. If considered within a work environment, the leader's previous credentials, performance and credibility in line with his or her excellent communication skills encourages and motivates the employees to work beyond their scope or skillset and enhance productivity and efficiency through inspiration of the charismatic leader. For a charismatic leadership environment, the leader is set to focus on the broader picture and...

Such Is the Importance of a Complaints Policy for a Business Set-Up

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:57:15 -0600

For any given business or corporate management, having an effective complaints policy is extremely important. It's a simple concept which makes corporate establishments (be it of any scale) carry out their responsibilities properly. Successful business runners declare it to be a must have for any business.

Product Information Management System: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 09:39:44 -0600

What is PIM? Today various ecommerce sites, other online channels and mobile search are where consumers head to when searching for information on products. According to Retail dive, more than 65% of consumers conduct online product research before stepping foot in a store.

The Benefits Of Creating A Corporate Board Game

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:24:34 -0600

Creating board games are not for the seniors. There are tangible benefits.

Why You Should Quit Brainstorming KPIs

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 07:11:08 -0600

We brainstorm KPIs and performance measures because it seems easy and fast. So why change to another KPI selection method? Because brainstorming isn't as easy and fast as we might think.

How To Lead Through Tough Times With Truth

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:06:14 -0600

When we consent to the positions of leadership that are bestowed upon us, it is often a struggle within ourselves - and with others - to know that we do not have all of the answers. After all, we have been put in these positions due to our intellect and trustworthiness - the same reasons the emperor had appointed people to his court. How you lead others in your court determines how successful you are. This post deals with leading through tough times with truth.

3 Ways in Which the Visitor Management System Saves Your Money

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:40:51 -0600

The traditional way of visitor management is done and out - no one has the time and patience to handle visitor records manually.. Corporate offices and businesses are all adopting the latest ways of visitor management through apps or anything that saves them a lot of time and money -which is an ultra smart move. This write-up explains the many reasons in which the digital visitor management systems save money for businesses and offices.

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.