Management-Issues Lastest from Management-Issues 20 Aug 2018 00:11:00 -0600 Sedasoft SiteEngine (c)2002-2017 Management-Issues The key to cultivating agility in decision making Decision-making excellence requires self-awareness and the ability to choose how to think in different situations. That's why being able to understand different perspectives is such a crucial skill for today’s business leaders. Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:30 GMT Five reasons remote teams fail Leading a remote team isn’t that different to leading a co-located one. But we do have to re-think how we do certain things. Here are five ways you can get that wrong. Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:30 GMT From strategic planning to strategic discovery In today’s world, strategic planning based on the extrapolation of historical trends is a futile exercise. Instead, staying ahead of disruptive change depends on harnessing the power of collective intelligence. Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:30 GMT Disaster equals energy plus misinformation In his seminal book on accidents and disasters, Barry A Turner observed that disasters almost always represent failures of intention and that a simple equation - “disaster equals energy plus misinformation” - can to help guard against catastrophic events. Mon, 06 Aug 2018 10:30 GMT Are you hiding behind technology? We all get tired, rushed and overworked. And when we do, it's tempting to use technology as an excuse to take the easy way out by avoiding confrontation or uncomfortable conversations. Mon, 06 Aug 2018 10:30 GMT On culture Cultures are complicated things: they tend to break down to innumerable sub-cultures like concentric rings. But that doesn’t stop us embracing simplistic cultural stereotypes, be they about nations or organizations. Thu, 26 Jul 2018 10:30 GMT Swerve and swarm You want to know the secret to winning in an age of uncertainty? It's to keep your future open. Planning never guarantees success. Only adaptation guarantees success. Success comes from being confident in your human ability to see opportunity, understand opportunity and grab opportunities. Mon, 23 Jul 2018 10:30 GMT Why power seekers give advice Giving advice makes some people feel powerful because they feel that they have influence over others. But that connection with power means that it can also be dangerous. Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:30 GMT Earning attention on webinars I’m always being asked how to get people to pay attention during webinars. My answer is to ask a simple question: what are you doing to earn their attention? Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:30 GMT The dual company In today’s world, strategic plans and once-successful business models can quickly become redundant. So how can companies sustain short-term profitability while building long-term innovation capability? One answer is to create a dual company. Tue, 03 Jul 2018 10:30 GMT I think, therefore I feel How many of us have said, “I’ve been so busy today I haven’t even had time to think?” If you haven’t had time to think, you haven’t had time to lead. Leading without thinking is leading into disaster. Mon, 25 Jun 2018 10:30 GMT Ask your team a 3,000 year-old question If you're mindful as to your meeting's purpose and desired outcome, you will accomplish far more than if you approach it as an empty ritual. Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:30 GMT Culture fit vs. authenticity Authenticity - being yourself - can sometimes collide with organizational values. So how far should any of us be expected to give up our authentic preferences for the sake of an organizational purpose? Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:30 GMT Nine habits that build trust There’s a lot more to trust than just delivering on your promises. In fact, doing what you say you will do is only the basic entry-level requirement if you want to inspire trust in those you lead. Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:30 GMT Managing risks in a hyper-connected world As we all know, risk is a fact of life. But as the world becomes more connected, new risks have emerged that demand new tools to mitigate them and to thwart a new generation of threats. Thu, 07 Jun 2018 10:30 GMT What can be done about bullies at work? Workplace bullying is a silent epidemic that causes a host of psychological and physical health problems. So why is addressing the problem and stamping out bullying such an uphill battle for everyone involved? Mon, 04 Jun 2018 10:30 GMT The mortar in a project's wall What holds a wall together is the mortar between the bricks. And what holds a project together is the effective, clear and proactive communication between individuals. Mon, 04 Jun 2018 10:30 GMT Shut up first, talk later On team conference calls, it can sometimes seem almost impossible to get people to contribute or share information effectively. Here’s how you can change that. Mon, 04 Jun 2018 10:30 GMT 10 characteristics of customer-focused businesses Customer-focused organisations are dramatically and demonstrably different from their competitors. They don’t just meet customer expectations, they consistently try to exceed them in everything they do. Tue, 29 May 2018 10:30 GMT Why change? Why not? Change often fails because it is based on a plan/do model. We plan, and then expect people to do. But that ignores the exploration, thinking, mistaking, learning, testing and struggling that needs to come in between. Mon, 21 May 2018 10:30 GMT Accountability is more important than accounting What's more important: that people are working on exactly what you want them working on at that exact moment, or that important tasks and outputs are done on time and team goals are met? Wed, 16 May 2018 10:30 GMT Are you addicted to power? In democracies, a free press and the separation of powers reduce the risk of leaders becoming power addicts. But most businesses concentrate power at the top, a design that all too easily leads to power intoxication. Wed, 09 May 2018 10:30 GMT Leaders, go away! Too many bosses fail to understand that every individual thinks and works at different rates or that we all need to distinguish between important and not so important work to operate effectively. Wed, 02 May 2018 10:30 GMT Mapping the power in your organization Forget job titles, do you know who has the real power in your organization and who has real influence where it matters most? Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:30 GMT Quick fixes can lead to great innovations Most innovation is quick-and-dirty. But there's nothing wrong with quick fixes - they point to real customer needs much more accurately than focus groups and reflect new tastes and fashions. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:30 GMT