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Good leaders bring out the best in their people. Bad leaders diminish performance. When you add up the costs over an entire organization, the bottom line impact can be staggering—an amount equal to 7% of a company’s sales according to responses...
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Why don’t more employees do what they are supposed to do? Author and consultant William Schiemann might have part of the answer—only 14% of the organizations he polled report that their empl...
While Strategic Visualisation, Formulation and Execution appear to be the key focus of most Organisations, Communication of the Strategy in a clear and effective manner is essential. The very people who are supposed to execute the strategy need to understand it. Failure of executives to communicate their strategies could result in a dichotomy of the strategy-full and the strategy-less. The message is clear to executives; involve your employees in your strategy and communicate it or watch as those visions rapidy turn into nightmares.
“It is simple math,” the strategist said in a tone that sounded suspiciously similar to how I explain things to my six-year-old daughter. “Decreasing churn by a percent — a single percent! — creates tens of millions of dollars of value.
Why frontline employees need to be part of strategy-making. (Think your firm is innovative? Your employees might not agree http://t.co/d8XIiJPfA1)
RT @gamsjo: Culture eats strategy for breakfast. System eats culture for lunch. Thinking eats the system for dinner. http://t.co/5TR993XURZ
Interesting but also wrong -- "system" is almost always an embedded part of culture.
How Data Will Drive Business Strategy in 2014 Forbes In fact, the case of Netflix versus Blockbuster shows that disrupting an entrenched industry requires much more than competitive pricing and improved service: it requires a complete reorientation...
Strategies for better forecasting.
Maybe your strategic plan for the year is ready to go. Congratulations! Maybe you are still working on your strategic plan. That's completely understandable, and you're still in pretty good shape t...
Make your strategy process a design process.
Strategy has always been the sexy part of business, where boring Word documents and endless Excel spreadsheets give way to glorious PowerPoint decks.
‘Imagination and improvisation’ are skills that leaders need now to succeed
With the ever changing landscape of the global economy, there is no “one size fits all” model to risk management. It is essential that the way in which an organization manages its risk be aligned with all aspects of its operations including its strategy, business model, operational systems and procedures, and risk appetite.
Senior Leadership is Number One Driver of Sustainability for Businesses, New ...
Effective strategic planning implementation requires accountability both in the creation and management of strategic initiatives. Here is practical & accountable approach to effective strategic planning and implementation.
I went through that same exercise a couple more times in different, larger, organizations. More pretty binders sitting on shelves.
Some very good points in this, particularly about having a smaller number of measurable goals (strategic objectives).
Companies’ futures and executive careers are defined by key strategic decisions. How do you and your company make the most important decisions? What tools and processes do you use?
Many of the so called web strategies are less than useless at guiding the reality of running a web team. But what exactly should a web strategy contain?
Leaders who are able to identify and manage patterns of emotions in a collective are better able to make their ambitious strategies a reality.
When developing or improving your social-media strategy in the New Year, keep these five trends top-of-mind.
I just came across this fascinating post full of stats about social media usage. It was written by Belle Beth Cooper and published on Buffer.
South Street Strategy Group's Jennifer von Briesen on the importance 3 great books on storytelling and strategy.
And so we cry, “We want to be strategic.” That’s the aspiration of Human Resources professionals, collectively and as individuals, right?
The Vision Board is a great agile tool to describe and to visualise your vision and strategy. It helps you carry out market research and validate your assumptions.
Corporate theater won't cut it.
“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” — Napoleon Bonaparte, French emperor and general The thesis of my upcoming book, Execution IS the Strategy (Berrett-Koehler …...
What’s the bigger challenge—coming up with good plans or executing those plans? That’s the question I was looking to answer when I asked 700 webinar participants what they experienced most often in...