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How the '90/10 rule' can help you make fewer, smarter decisions

The ability to delegate tasks is essential for managers, especially when it comes to decision-making. Delegating not only helps managers focus on …

Management

Highly Motivated Employees Have a Boss That Always Does This One Thing | Inc.com

How do you motivate employees?<p>It's not always about higher wages. Or a comfortable chair. Or making sure there are free bagels in the break room. In my experience, motivating someone on your team is all about setting a vision for the future, but to do that you have to get into the nitty-gritty …

Employment

Changing Company Culture Requires a Movement, Not a Mandate

Culture is like the wind. It is invisible, yet its effect can be seen and felt. When it is blowing in your direction, it makes for smooth sailing. When it is blowing against you, everything is more difficult.<p>For organizations seeking to become more adaptive and innovative, culture change is often …

Framing

What to Do When Scared Employees Stop Talking | Inc.com

Many organizational leaders happily discuss their open door policies and how they encourage employees to freely communicate their questions and concerns. While policies and encouragement are important, many employees are still hesitant to open up to their superiors because they're scared of …

Employee Engagement

Does Your Company Know What to Do with All Its Data?

There are many ways to put data to work, and companies, and especially their leaders, are advised to explore as many of them as they can. Each presents distinct opportunities for profit and competitive advantage, from product improvements to new revenue streams to possible industry game changers. …

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Ask Them 5 Simple Questions | Inc.com

Want to do something that will launch you into the new era of HR? Get rid of your exit interviews and replace them with "stay interviews."<p>If you're new to this concept, unlike the exit interview, managers are using stay interviews to get fresh insight into improving the work environment or their …

Employee Engagement

10 Questions Great Bosses Regularly Ask Their People

Great leaders ask great questions.Too often leaders think they are the smartest person in the room, so they are quick to offer advice, give …

Logging

Great Managers Lead Meetings For 3 Different Outcomes

What makes for a successful meeting?<p>For some companies, the idea of holding consistently effective meetings is a pipe dream. Employees view most meetings as a necessary evil, a complete waste of time at best, a torturous exercise in endurance at worst.<p>But what if the problem centers on what you’re …

Leadership

How to Develop Leaders Who Can Drive Strategic Change

Image courtesy of Korn Ferry.Developing leaders to drive financial performance and operational excellence has always been important. However, given the unrelenting pace of technological change and globalization, plus an anemic world economy, organizations now need leaders who can effectively …

Employee Engagement

5 Ways To Empower And Engage Employees To Lead Change

One of the most important and inevitable obstacles any company faces multiple times throughout its life cycle is the need for change. Organizational transformation requires empowerment and participation at all levels. I have been writing a series of articles on leading culture-enabled …

Leadership

How to Plan Product Features Using The Kano Model

This post is by Suzanne Abate, CEO, The Development Factory ForThe post How to Plan Product Features Using The Kano Model appeared first on iamwire.

Product Management

Great Companies Obsess Over Productivity, Not Efficiency

Business leaders often think of “efficiency” and “productivity” as synonyms, two sides of the same coin.<p>When it comes to strategy, however, efficiency and productivity are very different. At a time when so many companies are starved for growth, senior leaders must bring a productivity mindset to …

4 Steps to Cultivating an Innovation Mindset in Your Organization

Transforming an organization from innovation-averse to forward-thinking isn't always an easy road to navigate.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In my work as a marketing consultant, I’m exposed to organizations of all sizes and manners of thinking.<p>Over time, I’ve …

How To Pick Your Yoda

<b>Why the smartest leaders have coaches. How to pick yours.</b><p>“It sounds like you have made yourself an issues cocktail,” said my friend David Zelman.<p>And with that comment, I once again was reminded of the value of coaching.<p>David works with leaders—everyone from royalty and billionaires to …

Leadership

If You Want to Motivate Employees, Stop Trusting Your Instincts

Few topics have received more attention in talent management than motivation, defined as the deliberate attempt to influence employees’ behaviors with the goal of enhancing their performance, and in turn their organizational effectiveness. Indeed, other than talent, motivation is the key driver of …

Leaders Need To Understand They Will Never Please Their Employees

Another month, another survey suggesting that employees are not sufficiently engaged, not satisfied or downright unhappy. At a time when organizations of all sorts appear to be bending over backwards to make themselves appealing to would-be employees, reading these reports must be more than …

The Workplace

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”<p>There’s a good reason for all …

How to Get an Employee to Work Faster

There is no doubt that the pace of work everywhere has increased. We’re all expected to do more in less time. So what do you do if you have a tortoise on your team? How do you diagnose why he takes so long to get his work done? And how do you then help him understand the importance of picking up …

Lessons in Leadership: The Best (and Worst) Business Stories of 2016 | Inc.com

As the year draws to a close, I thought it'd be great to take a look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly from some of the stories that resonated most with readers this year.<p>So, here they are: 7 leadership lessons taken from the top business stories of 2016:<p>1. Real leaders build up, rather than …

Leadership

8 Scheduling Hacks to 10X Your Productivity | Inc.com

Let's face it - business owners have a lot on their plates. Whether you're managing teams locally or globally, your day-to-day thoughts and activities are likely consumed by the need to accelerate the growth of your company.<p>With so much to manage, it can be difficult to stay focused and productive. …

Productivity

Are You Solving the Right Problems?

How good is your company at problem solving? Probably quite good, if your managers are like those at the companies I’ve studied. What they struggle with, it turns out, is not solving problems but figuring out what the problems are. In surveys of 106 C-suite executives who represented 91 private and …

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Dear would-be entrepreneurs.<p>I've got something I need to explain to you. You don't need to go and found the next Google to call yourselves entrepreneurs. You don't need to be building Snapchat, Facebook or anything else. You don't need to be searching for investors for your latest idea. Because …

Small Business

Leveraging the “Three-Box Solution” to Achieve Best in Class Leadership Development

Strategy is about creating next practices, not about adopting and improving best practices, according to Vijay Govindarajan. Strategy is more …

Leadership

Think Strategically About Your Career Development

In a world where the average employee sends and receives 122 emails per day and attends an average of 62 meetings per month, your boss or HR leadership simply doesn’t have the time or bandwidth to properly think through how best to deploy your talents moving forward. Instead, we have to take …

Best Free MOOCs In Business For December

What do employees fear most? Is it making a presentation? Asking for a raise? Or could it be hearing their boss say, “Could you close the door” after …

University of Pennsylvania

Leadership Takeaways From Turnarounds And The Factory Floor

“You can make money for your investors while also doing good for the community,” says businessman and author Scott MacDonald, sounding very much like management guru Peter Drucker. MacDonald himself is an old hand at executing this philosophy, having turned around several companies during his …

Finance

Scaling Culture 3: How to keep culture from going awry

<i>There are many types of rituals: The only requirement is that they provide an opportunity to create or strengthen relationships.</i><p><i>The third post in a series exploring the why, when, and how of managing company culture in a growth organization by Josh Levine.</i><p>In my first post I discussed my research …

The 1 Reason Leaders Fail That Has Nothing to Do With 'Leadership'

After consulting for Nike, Johnson & Johnson, Spotify, and more, Chris Barz-Brown has an unconventional solution to the fundamental problem leaders face.<p>As a leadership coach, Chris Barz-Brown is an unconventional dude.<p>Even sitting next to Steve Wozniak in front of over 100,000 people at this …

How to Build a Lean Business Plan Step 3: Set Milestones

<i>This article is part of our series on Lean Planning, where we go into more detail on aspects of the Lean Planning process. Start with</i> <i>Step 1: Create</i> …

Why Your Worst Employee Makes You the Best Manager

Your worst employee creates a number of learning opportunities that your best don't<p>I spent a lot of my early years as a boss congratulating myself on being a fantastic manager. That went on until I hired someone who had trouble getting to work at our client's site before 11am. He also failed to see …