Management-Issues Lastest from Management-Issues 11 Jun 2019 00:11:00 -0600 Sedasoft SiteEngine (c)2002-2017 Management-Issues What (not) to do in the crosshairs of digital disruption Just 15 years ago, Swiss company Kuoni was one of Europe's best-known travel brands. But its failure to embrace the wave of digital disruption engulfing the travel industry proved to be a disastrous and irreversible mistake. Tue, 11 Jun 2019 10:30 GMT How collective intelligence can prevent business meltdowns Anyone who has worked in a business for a long time will probably have a story about an actual or near catastrophic meltdown. But as my own experience shows, leverage collective intelligence is the best way of avoiding these disastrous situations. Mon, 03 Jun 2019 10:30 GMT How humor can help shape strategy More and more companies globally are using humor as part of their brand strategies, and Stand-Up Strategist has just released its second annual ranking of the best corporate April Fools campaigns. Fri, 31 May 2019 10:30 GMT The two big communication questions Communication increasingly seems to be a question of technology. But it isn’t. It's a complicated process with lots of moving parts. And it starts with two very important questions Mon, 27 May 2019 10:30 GMT Revolution in B2B retail: from perfume to platform economy In the digital age, where consumers and brands are connected like never before, B2B retailers need to embrace new business models and pivot into platforms. Mon, 20 May 2019 10:30 GMT Key skills for virtual leaders Leading a virtual team is a tough call, so here are seven key behaviors that leaders of virtual teams need to develop to be successful. Tue, 14 May 2019 10:30 GMT All new ideas are made of old ideas In the same way nature has mixed and remixed matter to arrive at our current universe, mankind has mixed and remixed ideas to arrive at our current society. So if we want to make the future better, we need to look for new combinations of old ideas. Sun, 12 May 2019 10:30 GMT How firms can avoid the mediocrity trap Managers who are emotionally insecure or who have a fragile self-esteem face a dilemma when making hiring decisions. That’s why B-players often fail to hire the best people. Mon, 06 May 2019 10:30 GMT Principles before personalities During large-scale reorganizations, discussions can often become heated and turn personal. That's why it's important to keep in mind some techniques to ensure that your teams stay focused on the "why" and the "what" rather than getting bogged down with the "who". Wed, 01 May 2019 10:30 GMT Three scary things that real leaders need to do If you want to be a leader and not just a boss, you need to stop relying on your title or your position to get people to comply and start to strengthen your connections with others. Tue, 23 Apr 2019 10:30 GMT Great advice from a sketchy source Ian Fleming’s James Bond books don’t normally spring to mind as sources of useful management advice. But there’s a line in ‘Goldfinger’ that is actually quite brilliant if you run a remote team. Tue, 23 Apr 2019 10:30 GMT What's the answer? It depends I’ve gained a reputation for being the “It depends” guy. When fielding questions during a presentation on cultural intelligence, my default response is “It depends!” Let me explain why. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:30 GMT The creativity success manifesto Whether you want to write a best-seller or launch a new business venture, success in any kind of creative endeavour depends on some common factors. Understand these and your chances of hitting the jackpot will be multiplied. Tue, 16 Apr 2019 10:30 GMT Are your teammates competent? One of the biggest factors in building trust is believing in the competence of the people you work with. If you work in the same place, that isn’t so hard to do. But if you work remotely, gathering evidence of competence takes more effort. Mon, 08 Apr 2019 10:30 GMT The essential challenge in times of great change In times of great change, business leaders can’t look to the past for guidance. Instead, they need to proactively manage the evolution of their companies and be prepared to innovate when markets shift. Wed, 03 Apr 2019 10:30 GMT What happens to firms that don’t adopt dominant technologies? Firms that choose the non-dominant technology in an industry shakeout aren’t necessarily dooming themselves to extinction. Remaining open to options is an important part of innovation and they can still pivot, adapt and survive. Tue, 02 Apr 2019 10:30 GMT’t-adopt-dominant-technologies/’t-adopt-dominant-technologies/ The cost of bad meetings Bad meetings cost companies billions of dollars every year. But this waste is easily avoidable if only we'd all ask ourselves a couple of basic questions and think a little more about how and why we have meetings. Tue, 26 Mar 2019 10:30 GMT The cure for the loneliness of command ‘It’s lonely at the top’ is an old cliché, but for many top executives, it’s a harsh reality. Too often, though, this loneliness goes unaddressed as executives try instead to keep up a hero facade. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:30 GMT The transformational leap in healthcare Healthcare systems are designed to leverage the individual intelligence of the physician. But that’s all about to change as digitization radically changes the basic rules about the entire healthcare model operates. Tue, 05 Mar 2019 10:30 GMT Staying on track isn't easy It's surprising how often teams lose sight of their goals. There are plenty of reasons, and maybe understanding some of the most common will help you and your team reassess where you are headed. Thu, 28 Feb 2019 10:30 GMT Engaging change: six tips for surviving and thriving Such is the pace of change today that every day seems to present new challenges and opportunities. So how managers adapt to the changing horizon can make the difference between surviving or thriving. Thu, 28 Feb 2019 10:30 GMT How regret can be your friend All of us have made poor choices that we regretted later and felt disappointment or sorrow at what could have been. But regret shouldn’t be seen as a negative - when managed properly, it is a very useful decision-making tool. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:30 GMT Win the war for talent by embracing employee feedback What keeps people excited about coming to work every day isn’t perks or gimmicks, but a sense of purpose. So one of the key jobs as a leader is to foster and maintain this feeling every day of the week. Fri, 08 Feb 2019 10:30 GMT Why every company is a software company Rather than tapes or CDs, most music is now consumed digitally. In other words, music is software. And this is only one of countless examples of software-based platforms replacing physical products as the foundation for sustainable competitive advantage. Tue, 05 Feb 2019 10:30 GMT Ten ways to shift from founder to leader Successfully founding a company is a very different to successfully leading it. Some make the shift. Others do not. Missing the turning point or making it too late can cause a company to stagnate or even implode. So how do you avoid this fate? Wed, 30 Jan 2019 10:30 GMT