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It’s important for leaders to remember that how a decision is made is often more important than the decision itself. The best leaders have the ability to make decisions with both speed and conviction. Here's how.
Some interesting thoughts for leaders.
Artificial intelligence is getting increasingly smarter and becoming more humanlike, meaning its capacity to make decisions and take on larger roles is increasing.
What do you think? I totally agree, especially with the last paragraph but I will also add that the leaders that remain must be good and people centric.
These technologies have the ability now to solve pressing problems in business and other types of institutions. They can make scarce knowledge more widely available, and make fast and accurate decisions. They work at all hours of the day and night. They can greatly augment our human capabilities for perceiving our environments and undertaking decisions and actions based on them. We cannot afford to be complacent as we plan our own futures in the workplace, but we also cannot afford to ignore the opportunities that cognitive technologies present.
Interesting insights. Thanks for sharing David Hain.
Social Security is becoming a much better deal for the wealthy.
Interesting insights, what do you think? Hasn't this been the case for centuries in all countries?
Here are the 5 crucial skills for the new age digital economy. Avvanz offers customizable blended learning skills and solutions to clients spread across Asia and Americas.
Interesting insights in this very short article. My question is how many companies are willing to really seek out these skills or will the choose to cut corners.
Having a hard time creating a balanced life? This article can show you exactly what you need to do to live a calm life.
What do you think?
When plotting strategy, leaders should worry less about solutions and more about identifying the precise problem they are trying to solve.
Speeding fines are surrounded by myth, legend and hearsay.
For those of my readers that travel to the UK and you are thinking about driving there, you need to read this article. For locals, the fines are based on a percentage of a person's weekly wages, up to 150%. Food for thought.
Tom Schroeder is raising funds for Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery on Kickstarter!
Authentically Reviving an 1857 Lager Beer Saloon in St. Paul, Minnesota - Legend, Lore, and Definitely Lager!
Brief discussion of a revival being done under the auspices of a Benefit corporation - food for thought.
Restructuring initiatives can have a debilitating effect on the hearts and minds of employees, affecting those who stay as well as those who are let go. In our work with dozens of organizations implementing sweeping cost-cutting programs, we have observed firsthand the turmoil that employees experience — and how frequently their needs are forgotten during the crucial work of planning for the transformation.
But what if the restructuring were more than a slash and burn? What if it appealed to hope instead of fear? What if it not only promised, but actually delivered, a stronger company and a better place to work? Cost management is effective only when it leads to a less sclerotic, more aspirational enterprise — one without suffocating bureaucracy or micromanagement, in which initiative and entrepreneurship are encouraged and rewarded, internal processes serve the customers and employees instead of “the process” itself, and the company outperforms the competition consistently. If the restructuring doesn’t help the company get stronger — if it doesn’t lead to a better way of working for everyone in it — then it probably wasn’t worth conducting the exercise in the first place, because the effects won’t last.
The difficulty with cutting costs arise when the cuts are arbitrary or panic driven rather than thoughtful and logic. Too often the former come to play.
Due to increased demand for its products brought about by automated ordering, Panera Bread will be hiring new employees to staff its cafes and delivery routes.
Interesting tilt on the automation story. I know there is a lot of doomsday stories about retail but in the US shopping is an avocation and part of that need is interacting with people at the retail store. I don't believe we can replace all people in retail because automation at this point does not support the idea of creating a memorable experience that people are looking for.
Interesting and disturbing concept at the same time.
Even more than Option B is a self-help tome, it’s a management book. Sandberg shows how a boss can lift a whole organization by admitting she (or he) needs help. Management coach Kim Scott, who authored the book Radical Candor and once reported to her at Google, says this skill is increasingly important. “What you have in the generation of leaders that Sheryl represents is a move away from bureaucracy to relying on human relationships for managers to get things done,” she says. “That’s in the air, here in Silicon Valley, and I think Sheryl is largely responsible for it.”
With Option B, Sandberg is becoming the advocate for a radical approach to office openness. Everyone knows that the 20th century model of the Organization Man, characterless and rigidly devoted to the success of the corporation, is history. Work flexibility and individuality are in vogue. Yet we still expect our colleagues to contain and conceal their personal lives. Take five days’ bereavement leave when a spouse dies. Accept the company fruit basket that arrives in the mail. Return a week later and persist. Tech companies have been at the forefront of new, more flexible approaches to work that give workers more leeway to manage their personal lives. But we’ve all — everyone last one of us — struggled with how to talk about hard things with each other, at work and at home, and so often, we’ve reverted to silence.
Rather than succumb to the hyperbole and false promises found in so much management writing, business strategists would do far better to improve their powers of critical thinking. Wise executives should be able to think clearly about the quality of research claims and to detect some of the egregious errors that pervade the business world. Indeed, the capacity for critical thinking is an important asset for any business strategist—one that allows the executive to cut through the clutter and to discard the delusions, embracing instead a more realistic understanding of business success and failure.
As a first step, it’s important to identify some of the misperceptions and delusions commonly found in the business world. Then, using these insights, we might replace flawed thinking with a more acute method of approaching strategic decisions.
Increasingly I hear IT departments refer to their Office 365 programs as being a "digital workplace" initiative. Similarly, during my research on SharePoint Intranets in-a-box, several vendors ca
I totally agree with the digital workplace being a concept, Why do we consistently want to over-simplify things in business.
According to the Corporate Executive Board, leadership briefings are the fourth most popular means to communicate vital information to an organization — trailing behind email, intranet, internal social media and digital signage. But despite the lower ranking and a reputation for being ineffective, this method of staff communication deserves a second look, especially when CLOs team up with the company communications department to drive improvements.
According to the March CEB article, we can charge leadership briefings’ No. 4 status to the fact that senior leader messages only reach about half of their workforce. And employees tend to rate this type of communiqué as below average.
Rather narrow channel but logic is correct.
Recent research shows that having a culture of compassion may not only build a happier workplace but also improve an organization’s bottom line. When we are supportive of one another there is often higher performance because team members feel valued and appreciated for their contributions and want to add more. Show compassion.
There needs to be more compassion today in business. It is time to dump Machiavelli and embrace humanity.
The conditions for trusting someone are very personal. In fact, despite how logical your assessments regarding trustworthiness may seem to you, it’s important to remember that not everyone takes the same approach. Some of us grant trust and take it away when someone does not live up to our standards or expectations. Others believe trust must be earned. Many of us fall somewhere in between.
Also, consider that some approach trust as a feeling, using their intuition as their guide in whether to trust someone or not.
However, one thing is certain when it comes to earning trust as a leader: your actions speak far more loudly than your words.
Can trust be formulaic? What do you think?
Collaboration is essential to digital transformation. Here are two use cases every business should consider to benefit from enterprise collaboration.
Forgetting the human element is a major issue for all business related processes, not just digital
Two new books assess the quality of our digital lives: How do we shake off the village when we carry the world in our pocket?
Focus is critical for success today. Without it distraction will hamper progress.
Most of us try to avoid conflict, especially at work.
In my opinion, the only time workplace conflict can be healthy is if there is already a relationship of trust and transparency. Outside of this it can become divisive.
What’s most convenient isn’t always what’s most effective.
Very true insight but getting those F2F meeting are getting more and more difficult unless relationships have been previously established. Then the question of a good ole boys club syndrome can rear it's ugly head. Find the balance is a real art.
There are big changes coming to the American workforce. We will see a massive shift in workplace demographics, with four specific workplace trends to watch.
Article from Anne Loehr that I happen to agree with very much. In fact I think too many businesses are ignoring these changes today.