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  • Character Counts, But It Can Lead You Astray
    published on July 6th, 2017 at 12:36 PM
    Let me start by saying I place a high value on a person's character. However, unlike like many coaches and executives I have worked with, I also understand that it is not as determinative as it is often portrayed to be in the media or as much as most people think it is. Coaches often brag about a player being of high character.
  • Surfing the "Silver Tsunami"
    published on July 5th, 2017 at 12:36 PM
    The "Silver Tsunami" is what Ken Dychtwald calls the "Age Wave," and it is upon us. It's a huge wave that will reshape our communities. Read this article to get some tips about how to effectively manage, or ride this wave. Communities, states and regions can and should plan in ways that move core resources forward, along with developing new and innovative approaches.
  • Seven Things to Ask When Choosing an Executive Coach
    published on June 9th, 2017 at 12:36 PM
    Coaching is not cheap. How do we choose a Coach most likely to give us a great return on our investment?
  • Why Isn't an Open Mind Enough?
    published on June 4th, 2017 at 12:36 PM
    I have always thought that it was important to have an open mind- and prided myself on having one. However, according to Dr. C. Otto Scharmer and Theory U, an open mind is merely the second of the four levels of listening or attention necessary for movement from an I-focus to a we-focus. It is only when we reach the fourth and deepest level of listening that we are able to listen in a generative (or procreative) manner. At this level, our open will enables us to let go of fear and the baggage of the past, and let the new vision and intention come.
  • Are You Resistant To Change? You Should Try New Things!
    published on April 20th, 2017 at 12:36 PM
    In life, there is one constant: change. Around us the world is constantly changing.
  • Seven Deadly Perils That New Charity Leaders Face (And How to Overcome Them)
    published on April 11th, 2017 at 12:36 PM
    New Charity Leaders encounter common hazards when starting a new role. Here are some ways to overcome them...
  • Diversity & Inclusion - Will Donald Trump Erode The Gains Made?
    published on April 6th, 2017 at 12:36 PM
    Right from the time he declared his intention for the senior most political position in the USA, to its realization, many (or at least as the media made us believe) kept thinking he was the biggest joke of the century. Then he won and was sworn in as POTUS. The whole world is now watching and listening pensively every other hour for the most unpredictable "breaking news" from the White house.
  • Leading A Disruptive Workplace
    published on March 16th, 2017 at 12:36 PM
    The workplace has become disruptive. This article will guide you be a leader in this environment.
  • Three Change Facilitation Questions
    published on March 14th, 2017 at 12:36 PM
    Organizations can manage employees' psychological transition to change by answering three key questions when introducing the change initiative. The first two questions relate to the external changes taking place. The third question relates to the internal psychological transition that the employees need to make.
  • Objectivity Is a Keystone for Consensus
    published on February 22nd, 2017 at 12:36 PM
    The keystone of consensus is agreement to support the decision. When the issue is sensitive or controversial, it will need to be depersonalized by relating it to something about which everyone agrees. Only then will the group be prepared to have an objective problem-solving and decision-making discussion. There are four steps to establishing objectivity, particularly when the issue to be considered is highly sensitive or controversial.
  • Three Steps to Constructive Dialogue
    published on February 22nd, 2017 at 12:36 PM
    Unresolved interpersonal conflict can be characterized as a duel (where the goal is to win) rather than a dialogue (where the goal is a give and take of information). In the conflict, the individuals hold on to very different ideas, or positions. They are aware of what the other party wants because it is typically the opposite of what s/he wants. This stalemate will not be broken until the opponents depersonalize the conflict so they can engage in dialogue to uncover the reasons, or interests, that have led to their respective positions. To achieve this understanding, the individuals will need to ask each other questions and actively listen to the answers. Once they know what each person really needs, they can collaborate to find a solution that will satisfy those needs.
  • Business Agility in a World of Artificial Intelligence
    published on February 13th, 2017 at 12:36 PM
    Mastering Business agility must include the human factors of feeling and relating for you to be successful going forward. Artificial Intelligence will help, but it cannot replace those professions or qualities that require us to remain human. You need more...
  • Human Capital Development Imperatives for a Progressive South Africa
    published on January 28th, 2017 at 12:36 PM
    VIP MANAGEMENT SERVICES: South Africa is very unique in the world in the sense that most of its successful entrepreneurs, community leaders, and political elite are those who transitioned from non-profit organizations into self-employment. However, the challenge that most of them encounter is how to effect this transition. Some are forced to initially operate part-time, i.e. while they are employed or volunteering in other organizations in the country. In most cases they end up being ethically conflicted. Their careers are destroyed before they could achieve their objective of becoming fully self-employed. It is for this reason that I am advocating the introduction of VIP Management Services Development Programmes to these needy members of our society. This works like an incubator of professionals.
  • Change Management Will Change Your Life
    published on January 27th, 2017 at 12:36 PM
    Change management helps the business meet regulatory compliance and achieve stable operations. But care should be given to avoid imposing undue bureaucracy on the enterprise.
  • The Complete Quality Cycle
    published on January 26th, 2017 at 12:36 PM
    Present industrial models are analysed from an environmental and social perspective, including mitigating actions, sought mainly through donations. Present market rules on these aspects are revised and the question: Can a different conception by found and applied? is addressed. Can a scheme where the concept of quality, today circumscribed to materials and workmanship, can be extended to the origin of raw material, quality of work, workers, and the final destination of profit, be found and put to work? Propitiating recycled or recyclable, caring for the environment, promoting regional economies and devoting most of final sale profit for social purposes. We redefine the pillars of the market, paving the way to the future, in what we call a COMPLETE QUALITY CYCLE: A company scheme that understands quality as the care of each of its value chain links.
  • Get The Best Out Of Everyone
    published on January 24th, 2017 at 12:36 PM
    When you sell or transition you need to make sure your successor understands the value of getting the best from everyone and you need to help them. They might be a family member, a long time employee or an outside acquirer. In any case you want the new Owners to have as much success as possible. Particularly if part of your compensation is tied into the future financial achievement of the company.
  • 4 Steps to Selling Your Process Improvement
    published on December 16th, 2016 at 12:36 PM
    Imagine this - you work super hard on a process improvement but people aren't using it like they should. Sound possible? The remedy may lie in a "secret" method used by the high-priced advertising geniuses from Madison Ave.
  • How to Get Your Team On Board With Change (Without Losing Your Mind)
    published on December 8th, 2016 at 12:36 PM
    As another year comes to a close, you are probably planning for what you would like to accomplish in Q1. Undoubtedly, some of the items on your to-do list for next year involve some element of change. The idea of implementing changes among your team can seem daunting because, as the saying goes, nobody likes change. As humans, we are creatures of habit, finding comfort in the familiar - like how we always take our coffee, or the route we take to work. It should come as no surprise, then, that over 70 percent of change initiatives fails. However, as a leader you know managing change is essential for staying competitive. Research shows 85 percent of senior-level and middle managers believe their companies need to change in order to grow and win in their industry, and the same percentage believe a person can overcome their fears and get excited about change. How can you get your team on board with change without throwing up your hands in frustration in the process? Here are four tips.
  • Understanding How Motivation, Risk, Change and Decision-Making Are Connected
    published on December 5th, 2016 at 12:36 PM
    One of the astonishing things about motivation is that because it comes from within our psyche it is correlated with other emotional propensities - like speed of decision-making, attitude to risk, and desire for change. Further, it is also aligned with our orientation towards people, things and ideas. If this is so, which I believe it is, we have more than one compelling reason to pay attention to motivation, for it can tell us so much more; not only that, but it will have a predictive quality too. The emotions anticipate what we want to do. I need to spell this out in more detail, because it is quite staggering what I am saying; and then having spelt it out I'll add some more detail. We talk about, when we describe motivation, of 'making the invisible visible', by which we mean that like emotions themselves, our motivators are invisible to us most of the time. In some way we mostly feel them operating in the background and rarely draw our awareness to the foreground where we see them clearly. In that sense our motivators are like a fan operating on a hot day
  • Control: What Does It Give You? What Do You Lose? Where Is the Real Control?
    published on November 28th, 2016 at 12:36 PM
    Have you ever thought about how you enter conversations to get your own needs met, or to influence an outcome? By doing so you actually lose control. Here's why, and what you can do to achieve real win/win outcomes.
  • Creativity in a Box of Crayons
    published on November 21st, 2016 at 12:36 PM
    Too many adults don't see yourselves as being creative. Here is a simple way to try your hand at creating something basic with crayons. If you feel more comfortable, use a pencil so you can erase any mistakes or things you draw that you really don't want. Start being creative as you most likely have many ideas that you have yet to express.
  • How I Turned Getting Fired Into the Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me
    published on November 9th, 2016 at 12:36 PM
    A major unwanted change like getting fired only feels like the end of the world. It doesn't have to be. Learn how to create a new beginning.
  • Inside Curiosity
    published on November 2nd, 2016 at 12:36 PM
    We're not as curious as we'd like to be. Seems our curiosity is restricted by our biases. Indeed, even our 'Intuition' is little more than our biased judgments. But there is a way to enhance our curiosity.
  • Are You Ready for the High Winds?
    published on November 1st, 2016 at 12:36 PM
    Hurricane level winds. That's what they're telling us here in the Pacific Northwest. As I write this, there's a storm coming, and they're telling us to prepare for hurricane level winds. So I prepared. I bought extra food and water. I put fresh batteries in my flashlights and smoke detectors (my power almost always goes out in high winds). I made sure I had candles. And wine. Because, you know, high winds.
  • Leaders, Start Viewing Setbacks As Opportunities
    published on October 28th, 2016 at 12:36 PM
    Too many leaders get flustered when a business setback occurs. You need to take a step back and look at what happened and take action to move forward.
  • Optimization of The Structure and Management of a Bank: Systematic Approach
    published on October 26th, 2016 at 12:36 PM
    Nowadays in conditions of economic crisis and recession of banking business it is possible to assume measures for cardinal changing of the bank structure in order to raise effectiveness and profitability. It can be provided thanks to implementation of a new form of management and structure. Basic principles of reengineering and systematic approach can help to develop a new concept of bank optimization and management.
  • One in a Million?
    published on October 25th, 2016 at 12:36 PM
    A unique idea? Any idea that has not been used by a startup? Is there any such thing as an unused idea?
  • Invasion of the Business Snatchers: The Business Owner's Nightmare
    published on October 20th, 2016 at 12:36 PM
    The drum beat of time continues to usher out Baby Boomers and usher in Generation X-ers and Millennials as decision makers. Boomers who led their companies through the last downturn might resign rather than rally through the next one. Commercial and industrial companies must learn to navigate generational leadership changes at companies they sell to and compete with. This article looks at how established companies in commercial or industrial sales can leverage customer feedback to improve competitiveness (market share), customer retention and revenue growth in the face of profound shifting demographics.
  • Stop Whining About "Change"!
    published on September 28th, 2016 at 12:36 PM
    As I look out my office window, I see the leaves on the trees are starting to change color. Believe it or not, I'm not shocked by this. Nor am I wailing about the fact that the temperature is dropping and that dusk is coming earlier than it did a month ago. Am I superhuman? Perhaps, but not because of this. The simple truth is that, if you've been alive on the planet (Earth) for more than a few years, you start to recognize the patterns. You start to realize that summer ends and fall begins. Every. Single. Year. In short, you start to realize that change is the natural order of things. Why then, do we become apoplectic when change comes to our business?
  • Stages of Change Can Be Challenging
    published on July 21st, 2016 at 12:36 PM
    The only constant in life is change. And it's so true! Every project you take on, regardless of size or scope, creates a change in the status quo. That kicks off several stages of change that result in a series of predictable emotions and behaviors. Regardless of how quickly you move through the stages of change, you still go through all the emotional changes similar to the Kubler-Ross Stages of Grief. As a leader, your job is to coach each team member through the process to help them move to the other side of the emotional roller coaster and get on board with the change.

  

 
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