Leadership is demonstrated through competence, not attitude, confidence, or charisma. It takes ability and skills. That’s why the single biggest decision any organization will make is whom they name manager.
Efficiency-enabling practices can help generate greater profitability, but too much of a good thing can lower operational flexibility. But what risks do firms take when efficiency overshadows flexibility?
In a turbulent world, success depends not just on cognitive horsepower but also on cognitive flexibility. Organizations need strong, visionary executives. When leaders lack the wisdom to question their convictions, followers need the courage to persuade them to change their minds.
In a recent online poll, 3 in 5 small businesses reported not having a succession plan in place. For many small enterprise owners, the notion of training someone to do their job involves apprehension & barriers to trust. For most SME proprietors, these businesses are their life’s work.
Companies struggle to define and apply the right metrics to their innovation efforts, often setting out to “do innovation” without explicitly defined goals. Evolve your metrics as your innovation program matures, and ensure you’re taking a balanced approach.
For manufacturers, it’s time to get moving. And improving, through a shift from supply chains to supply chain networks. What’s more, manufacturers can take some immediate steps to begin shifting toward a network supply chain approach now.
Ultimately, data literacy is about much more than machine learning and data science. And it’s about more than AI. Data literacy is simply about humans coping better in a data-infused world — which is why we need it now more than ever. Here are five strategies to help companies expand their data literacy:
A new report reveals that the Irish SME sector is showing strong signs of recovery from the challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The report found that 78% of Irish SMEs surveyed in July were operational and generating revenue.
The potential profit increase from turning around profit-drain customers — that is, high-revenue, low-profit/loss customers — is huge. Here are 3 ways managers can turn their profit-drain customers into profit peaks.
While it may be tempting to equate high levels of employee activity with success, doing so misses the factors that drive long-term, sustainable innovation. Here are some ways managers can embrace a more expansive view of productivity in a hybrid world.
What does it take to build a customer experience that’s smooth and simple from end to end? While simplicity is often necessary, it isn’t always the answer In this piece, the author offers four strategies to ensure simplicity is baked into every aspect of the customer’s journey
In an era of constant disruption, IT’s work is shifting from once-and-done to continual change. The key for CIOs; Make sure your perspective is strategic and customer focused. An agile, adaptive model is the way forward.
One thing is for sure: The future of the workforce is changing. Leaders must all be consistently mindful of how they are presenting themselves and whether or not they are leading and living in congruence with what they say they value.
Each sales automation journey requires its own unique planning and optimization. In this article, we’ll examine sales automation’s overarching benefits, how it can be applied to standard sales processes, and how to successfully adopt new processes to improve your team’s ability to sell.
In business, or in any relationship, communication is everything. Don’t let your communications be an afterthought. There are effective methodologies for people and organizations to improve their approach to communications, create stronger connections, and ultimately be more successful.
Social skills are the new ‘hard skills’ required on the job. Here are a few observable behaviours you want to see more of, which will point the way forward to building your own superpower culture of emotional intelligence.
After 18 months of leading organizations remotely, chief executives must learn to combine the best parts of what they’ve learned about virtual leadership with the most effective parts of managing face-to-face.
Most businesses don’t think about the need for change until a crisis occurs. Change is the only constant in business. Here’s how to meet it with positivity and grace. Here are some key steps to get the ball rolling if you don’t know where to start.
The war for talent is as much about attracting and retaining the right individuals as it is about developing them and unleashing their potential. To truly engage employees and unleash their full potential, Leaders must now strive for “even better”…
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