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Leading Through a Downturn

Leading Through a Downturn | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
The last five years have been truly extraordinary. The economic downturn that came on the heels of the U.S. housing bubble and the financial crisis that followed were perhaps one of the worst things
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Straight Talk about Change

Straight Talk about Change | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Ed Whitacre, author of American Turnaround: Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in the USA, introduces an uncommonly clear passage on managing change from Leading Successful Change: 8 Keys to Making Change Work, by Gregory P.

Via David Ednie
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David Ednie's curator insight, August 13, 2013 6:29 PM

To create successful change, always remember these two tenets:

Focus on the behaviors you want from people.Design the work environment to foster those behaviors.
Igor Hostnik's curator insight, August 13, 2013 10:17 PM

Live & Kickin'

Miklos Szilagyi's comment, August 14, 2013 7:15 AM
Seriously, where is in this post one thing what is soooo new...? Of course, people and their behavior, engagement, alignment (this is missing above!!) are the keys... if the change is that they communicate better, then, it's not change, it's improvement of the present process... change is when you have a merger, when your company buys another one, a key new product is coming, you revise the whole process flow... these are changes not that ou are giving over the sales lead or not... Jesus...
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Focus Your Strategy By Assessing Others'

Focus Your Strategy By Assessing Others' | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
A simple look at how others in your industry approach strategy can offer useful insights.
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Where is your focus?

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Carnival To Hand Taxpayers The Bill For Crippled Ship

Carnival To Hand Taxpayers The Bill For Crippled Ship | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it

And here we gave the crew a pat on the back - http://goo.gl/ssVEv

 

MIAMI -- Carnival Corp. says all maritime interests must assist without question those in trouble at sea, a duty that would not include reimbursing the U.S.

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And here we gave the crew a pat on the back - http://goo.gl/ssVEv . Good employees, but bad business?

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Managing Collaborators No Matter Where They Sit

Managing Collaborators No Matter Where They Sit | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
What's needed is an altered idea of "workspace." The first question to be answered is what it's always been: How does a particular team work best?
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"To be, in other words, a manager of people and not just information flows." That aligns with our advice to Yahoo: http://goo.gl/RZ6Up

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Culture Eats Strategy | MIX M-Prize

Culture Eats Strategy | MIX M-Prize | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Great, real, example of the power of culture - and the balance of culture and strategy. As we say, culture vs. strategy - call a truce: http://goo.gl/aRrni
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Great, real, example of the power of culture - and the balance of culture and strategy. As we say, culture vs. strategy - call a truce: http://goo.gl/aRrni ;

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Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast | Eloqua Blog — It's All About Revenue

Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast | Eloqua Blog — It's All About Revenue | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
It’s been approximately two months since Eloqua officially became a part of Oracle.

Actually, we think it's about both: http://goo.gl/aRrni

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Actually, we think it's about both: http://goo.gl/aRrni

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Hiring And Firing With The Company's Vision In Mind

Hiring And Firing With The Company's Vision In Mind | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
A company's core principles should guide key strategy decisions and culture but they should also determine who stays and who goes.
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You can’t build and maintain a great culture without the right people.

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When a Successful Company Shrinks its Workforce

When a Successful Company Shrinks its Workforce | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
United Technologies is at the top of its game but recently announced big layoffs. Is this the new normal?
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What's trending?

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Michael Porter: A Change in Vision and Mission

Michael Porter: A Change in Vision and Mission | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
From a simple product to one with societal purpose.
What is the purpose of business?
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According to Michael Porter, the answer to this question is more and more about changing society for the better rather than maximizing returns for investors.

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Operational Excellence, Meet Customer Intimacy

Operational Excellence, Meet Customer Intimacy | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Marrying these two competencies is quickly becoming a competitive necessity.
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Most organizations continuously strive to achieve operational excellence, but they spend less effort understanding customer needs — and few marry these two sources of customer value effectively.

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Give Workers the Power to Choose: Cave or Commons

Give Workers the Power to Choose: Cave or Commons | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
For high performance, autonomy is key.
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Do you give workers the power of choice - balance?

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The Wrong Way to Set Business Goals

The Wrong Way to Set Business Goals | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Four tips on how to set goals for your business that will lead to more success and satisfaction.

For our thoughts on setting goals: http://goo.gl/iW3Ke

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How do you set goals? or our thoughts on setting goals: http://goo.gl/iW3Ke

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The Obamacare flowchart

The Obamacare flowchart | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
You just need to answer five questions.
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As a fan of simplified process... 

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Keep It Simply SIMPLE....

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Make Your Organization Anti-Fragile

Make Your Organization Anti-Fragile | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
For some orgs, dealing with big disruption is not so different from everyday problem-solving.
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Are you fragile? 

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Game of Thrones: 7 Lessons in Business & Leadership | Tolero Solutions

Game of Thrones: 7 Lessons in Business & Leadership | Tolero Solutions | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Can we learn business lessons from Game of Thrones? Leadership and strategy. In Game of Thrones, you win or you die, in business the kingdom could fall.
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What leadership lessons can we learn?

Is strategy working?

Is your business on the path to "winning the throne?"

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60 Ways to Increase Your Sales: ForwardMetrics Interview Series, Part I

60 Ways to Increase Your Sales: ForwardMetrics Interview Series, Part I | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
[EDITOR’S NOTE: A few months ago, we reached out to our ForwardMetrics community of contributors and asked our expert thought leaders to take part in an author interview series.
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Are you doing the right things? We added our 2 cents in the article...

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JC Penney's Ron Johnson: A Study in Failed Operations and Failed Communications

JC Penney's Ron Johnson: A Study in Failed Operations and Failed Communications | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it

"The sad truth is that JC Penney CEO Ron Johnson's controversial turn-around plan may have been doomed as much by his weakness as a communicator as it was by poor operational execution."

We agree, leadership played a huge part in the issues relating to the transformation: http://goo.gl/7xfVu

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We agree, leadership played a huge part in the issues relating to the transformation: http://goo.gl/7xfVu

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Why Clearly Communicating Purpose Is The Most Important Leadership Skill

Why Clearly Communicating Purpose Is The Most Important Leadership Skill | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
If those you lead dont understand what you believe in and what your big goals are they'll never be able to maximize their collective potential. Take i...
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What are you communicating?

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Carly Fiorina: Workers Need Flexibility, Not 'Edicts'

Carly Fiorina: Workers Need Flexibility, Not 'Edicts' | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it

Mashable got a chance to chat with Carly Fiorina about her thoughts on Yahoo and flexible work options and women as business leaders.

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Some good points! For our thoughts on flexible work: http://goo.gl/RZ6Up

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Southwest's Rapping Flight Attendant And The Power Of A Value Proposition

Southwest's Rapping Flight Attendant And The Power Of A Value Proposition | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Southwest didn't climb to the top of the domestic airline dogpile with hard work alone. Their corporate culture helps drive savvy marketing and a lucr...
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Do they know your value prop?

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How to Play Together in the Multi-Generational Sandbox at Work

How to Play Together in the Multi-Generational Sandbox at Work | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Millennials are asking for balance and flexibility during the job interview. Baby Boomers are vexed by Generation Y and their tether to technology. Generation X is eager for feedback about their work and also quick to provide criticism of others.
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Good points, for more on our thoughts on engaging the generations | http://goo.gl/ONQ28

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Yahoo!, Best Buy, and Telecommunting

Yahoo!, Best Buy, and Telecommunting | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Letting go of physical boundaries, 19th-century work practices and an expectation that change is ever complete, may propel some organizations to the front through greater innovation and overall productivity.
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Exactly our point: http://goo.gl/RZ6Up

You can't change just one thing. You can't drop in a flexible work program and expect a turnaround.

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The Most Effective Strategies for Success

The Most Effective Strategies for Success | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it
Based on thousands of diagnostics, we're starting to know what really works.
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What are your strategies? 

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JCPenney Executive: We Just Need To 'Make Cute S**t'

JCPenney Executive: We Just Need To 'Make Cute S**t' | Tolero Solutions: Organizational Improvement | Scoop.it

 JCPenney's senior vice president of product and design, offered a simple solution to the struggling retailer's woes earlier this month at a Women’s Wear Daily conference: just “make cute shit.” Hum...just don't think that's enough! For our thoughts on the transformation: http://goo.gl/7xfVu

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Hum...just don't think that's enough! For our thoughts on the transformation: http://goo.gl/7xfVu

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