Planning for marketing and advertising efforts isn’t all that difficult. It’s just hard work and a lot of detail. Most plans I see are thick. Even on-screen they seem to have the heft of a 500-page effort. I try to simplify by looking for four pretty basic elements. These aren’t textbook [...]
How to navigate the twin demands of current performance and future investment. The real problem is rooted in the misguided premise that there is an inevitable, irreconcilable trade-off between producing current results and investing for the future. And it’s made a self-fulfilling premise when companies pursue certain misguided strategies — what I call the “gang of five” — that intensify the tension rather than ease it.
What if you could measure the intelligence of a group? What if you could predict which committees, assigned to design a horse, would end up with a camel, versus which would develop a thoroughbred - or a racecar?
As these six megatrends develop in parallel, each feeds on and intensifies the others. The meaning of leadership is changing, as are the skills it requires. In this new era, old work clichés will no longer apply, and new ones will evolve in their places.
Emeric Nectoux's insight:
Good synthesis of the leadership evolution and needed changes.
A successful and productive team works together to achieve the same goal; this is also often the reason as to why the team is successful – because each ...
Emeric Nectoux's insight:
Through this article, Georgina Stewart give us a bunch of tips and techniques to enable collaboration within a team. Among others, team spirit and team building are the most known ones, but here Georgina brings additional techniques such as "persistence an persuasion".
Interesting to review and get inspired to build or enhance your team collaboration!
Some aspects of organizational culture are visible on the surface, like the tip of an iceberg, while others are implicit and submerged within the organization. Because these ingrained assumptions are tacit and below the surface, they are not easy to see or deal with, although they affect everything the organization does.
Every organization has a strategy: its strategy is what it does.
Emeric Nectoux's insight:
The point is that everyone needs to connect the dots. If strategy is what people do rather than what bosses say, it is absolutely critical that each person in the organization knows what it means to take actions that are consistent with the intent of the strategy as asserted.
5 Important Leadership Lessons From Huffington Post While watching The Lion King recently, I couldn't help but think of Simon Sinek's quote, "There are leaders and then there those who lead." It's like the old leadership proverb, "He who thinks he...
Organizations everywhere are struggling to keep up with the accelerating pace of change - let alone get ahead of it.
Most people don’t feel the full rush going on around them, which is a part of the problem. But on almost every important business index, the world is racing ahead. The stakes - the financial, social, environmental, and political consequences - are rising in a similar exponential way.
In this new world, the big question facing business leaders everywhere is how to stay competitive and grow profitably amid this increasing turbulence and disruption.
Everyone has a fear of something and that's ok. What's not ok, however, is letting that fear swallow you and potentially mess up something in your personal or professional life. So let's talk them through. Which of these fears are holding you back in life?
A 2009 IMD publication makes the observation:There is a growing tendency in business to recognize that pooling the ideas, resources, commitment and efforts of many is more effective than relying on the few best individuals.
Collaboration is now considered as a key leadership attribute in most leadership and management articles, posts and publications. New leadership strategies are now required, such that they drive their power from effective strategies and the transformational power of a compelling vision, rather than from hierarchy, rank, or standard operating procedures. With this in mind, new leaders are also required: Transleaders.
Transleader must effectively use collaboration, alongside proper use of networking, coordinating, and cooperating. Joining forces by working together to create something new in support of a shared vision. The key points are that is is not an individual effort, something new is created, and that the glue is the shared vision.
Nevertheless, collaboration is still a challenging art, some principles needs to be followed to avoid pitfalls:
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