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John Kotter talks about the difference between change management and change leadership.
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This article should be required reading for social business transformation. Change management is a set of tools / structures to enable / keep change efforts under control as individuals learn to do their jobs differently (ADKAR).
Change Leadership concerns itself with the driving forces, visions, processes that fuel large-scale transformation (Kotter). Leadership should understand why the company desires to become social - strategy. Management maintains the status quo while the change is going on - to keep the company functioning and making $. Both are necessary but the transformation to a social business involves so much more than the technology piece that many assume is the thrust of a social initiative. Understanding the difference may help you to better structure your transformation.
As the backbone of the British economy, Britain’s army of small and medium-sized businesses have been hit harder than most by the downturn.
A great reminder of what NOT to do.
Don't be fooled by this terrible social media marketing advice.
Another great set ot what NOT to do from Hubspot. Managers should especially note numbers 14, 19, 28, 29.
Learn more than 40 skills that will help you manage your time, achieve more and be more effective.
I'm picking out the most useful ideas for discussion at the next Business Conversations meeting. (So you don't have to!)
Mobile devices have revolutionized business efficiency, but much to the regret of enterprise security specialists, they’ve also introduced treme
Online lead generation matters to professional practices. Writing a blog will help, provided the content created is interesting.
As we’ve pointed out in previous posts in the Be seen and heard series, good business communication isn’t just about using the right words and selecting the best communication channel, writes Enterprise Nation editor Simon Wicks.
Some really good basic tips - most of which we don't do.
7 Habits of a Great Manager eBook: Jacqui Hogan: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store
RT @DonnieMacNicol: Cranfield School of #Management: Middle Managers: the Front Line of #Change http://t.co/3CVPK6zw #leadership
An excellent example of why we need to develop better middle managers.
Middle Managers - once the target of every down-sizing exercise - can (should!) be seen as an irreplacable resource. Yep, even in this 'flat hierachy' world. Read this article to see why...
Micro high growth businesses could be the key to leading the UK economy out of recession, according to a new study into the performance and prospects of 500 UK SMEs.
There's even government ££ help for high Growth companies to do this. Contact me for more details email@example.com quoting 'high growth'.
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Some excellent insights here, especially the article on middle managers thinking strategically.
As a responsible company in the 21st Century, regardless of your attitude to human resources, there are some elements of it that you cannot afford to ignore. Your staff are one of, if not the, biggest cost to the business.
Much as I hate paper work, sometimes it can make life easier, and sometimes it's essential!
Such good advice. Now to follow it!
cold calling phone Fear and cold calling go hand in hand and they’ve named it call reluctance. John Perrin, managing director and sales authority at Tactical Sales Training, offers ideas for getting over these woes.
I hate cold calling! But, strangely, I don't mind people cold calling me, provided they aren't working to a script and get off the phone fast if I'm not interested.How about you?
The biggest challenge for most new brands is lack of awareness – which is why more than 80% of businesses recognise ‘finding new customers’ as one of their biggest challenges to growth.
A strong work ethic, degrees, certifications and experience aren't always enough to get you where you want to be. While those items are the foundation of a solid IT career, sometimes you need insight from someone who's climbed that mountain already.
I wish I'd had a mentor during my IT career. Then I wouldn't have made all those slipups! Still, it means I can share them, and spot someone else making them too.
Senior executives will better balance people and priorities by embracing the paradoxes of organizational life. A McKinsey Quarterly Organization article.
Management would be so much easier without people - they are just so unpredictable!