Jean M. Brittingham

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5 Simple Ways To Be A Good Boss No Matter How Busy You Are

Losing sight of what your team members are going through can be fatal, but it’s not as hard as you think to stay on top of things.<p>This past week, something hit me while I was reading emails from my employees. They all seemed to have something in common: there was a bit of a nervous, overly …

How to Help a New Manager Become a Great Leader | Inc.com

New managers need all the help they can get, but what is the first thing they should master?<p>Carol Walker, president of Boston-based management consulting firm Prepared to Lead, writes in <i>Harvard Business Review</i> about how new managers need to build their own philosophy right from the get-go.<p>Chances …

Leadership

Tony Robbins has taught this productivity trick to clients ranging from Bill Clinton to Serena Williams

He's sold millions of books, videos, audio recordings, and tickets to his seminars. He's personally coached everyone from former President Bill Clinton to tennis icon Serena Williams to revered hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones.<p>Although every coaching session is personalized, we asked Robbins for …

Scaling Up and the Challenge of Organizational Size | Inc.com

With mergers and acquisitions, growth, and scaling up in general, we often forget the preliminary rule of organizational analysis: the size of the organization is a critical component, which may have an impact on the essence of the organization.<p>The impact of organizational size on structure, and …

Management

Keys to Developing Leaders When Your Team Grows Too Big

Boss: <i>“You’re doing a great job with your team!”</i><p>You: <i>“Thanks!”</i><p>Boss: <i>“You don’t mind if we go ahead and put a few more people on your team, right?”</i><p>You:</i> …

Team Building

Google has found that its most successful teams have 5 traits in common

Following the success of Project Oxygen, an internal study of what it takes to be a top manager at Google that started in 2008 and whose findings are still used today, the company undertook another study, this one of team dynamics.<p>A group of Google's People Operations (HR) employees spent the past …

This is the magic number of employees when a startup CEO's role starts changing big time

Sharma has built his dynamic email startup into a profitable company in just 5 years, and he says part of the reason is that he understands most jobs at the company.<p>But there's a specific number of employees a startup reaches when trying to do too much as CEO swiftly becomes a detriment. Sharma …

Assessment: Is Your Company Actually Ready to Innovate?

Change Management Meets Social Media

While change is often in the best long-term interest of a company, it can wreak havoc on an organization’s people in the near term. Periods of change on a grand scale – crises, mergers and acquisitions, mass layoffs – can especially erode employee engagement, loyalty, and trust. In most cases, the …

CFO as Chief Integration Officer: Mark McCollum of Halliburton

×<p>In November 2014, Halliburton announced a $35 billion acquisition of Baker Hughes, the largest oil field services M&A deal in history. What does it take to combine two global companies with 120,000 people operating in more than 80 countries while delivering on nearly $2 billion of projected …

Halliburton

Architecting the Organization for Change

In my last article and the first free download from the Change Planning Toolkit™ on The Five Keys to Successful Change™ we looked at the five …

Project Management

10 Smart Books You Must Read to Boost Creativity and Cultural Knowledge | Inc.com

In the book <i>Contagious Culture: Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create an Organization That Thrives</i> (McGraw-Hill), I invite readers to take an inside-out approach to leadership and cultural optimization. People often think that leadership and culture are all about skills and what we do, but …

Customer Service

Avoid These 10 Mistakes When Building Your Company's Culture | Inc.com

Culture eats strategy for breakfast. It doesn't matter how great your plans to introduce a new product to the market are if your culture weakens execution. Culture is how things get done around a company. Great leaders focus on the culture their leadership helps create as much as they focus on …

Team Building

5 Business Leaders Reveal the Secrets to Creating an Amazing Company Culture

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The companies featured in this article are included in our</i> <i>Top Company Cultures list.</i><p>Building a phenomenal company culture isn’t a “set it and forget it” deal. More of an everlasting endeavor, it starts long before new employees do and …

The Biggest Culture Mistakes These 6 Business Leaders Made and How They Bounced Back

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The companies featured in this article are included in our</i> <i>Top Company Cultures list.</i><p>When it comes to company culture, one bad apple is all it takes to spoil the bunch. A single dreadful hire can wreak havoc on a company’s culture, …

Can't-Miss Advice: 8 Business Leaders Share How to Cultivate a Successful High-Performance Company Culture

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The companies featured in this article are included in our</i> <i>Top Company Cultures list.</i><p>Maintaining a strong, cohesive culture in the midst of a massive company growth spurt is challenging, but it’s not impossible. Startups like MailChimp, an …

From the Top Down: 4 Ways Leaders Can Shape a Positive Company Culture

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most leaders desire the idyllic business culture -- one marked by happy, productive and fulfilled employees. You can hire the right people, pay a great salary and add attractive benefits and a dynamic office environment, but if your …

BUS 374 - Organizational Culture

What is Organisational Culture ? Why Culture Matters To Your Organization

What Is Organizational Culture? And Why Should We Care?

If you want to provoke a vigorous debate, start a conversation on organizational culture. While there is universal agreement that (1) it exists, and (2) that it plays a crucial role in shaping behavior in organizations, there is little consensus on what organizational culture actually is, never …

Why “Company Culture” Is a Misleading Term

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>A great deal of ink has been spent over the past thirty years or so on the idea of corporate or organizational culture. Back in the 1980’s, I picked up a now-famous book, Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman’s <i>In Search of Excellence</i>, that praised the unique management …

Culture: Key to Organizational Success (2.4)

"One thing is guaranteed: A culture will form in an organization, a department, and a work group. The question is whether the culture that forms is one that helps or hinders the organization's ability to execute its strategic objectives. Organizational culture is too important to leave to chance; …

Factors that Affect Organizational Culture

Culture is an important determinant of organizational success. In this presentation, we discussed what factors contribute to organizational culture. We also included practical examples to clearly illustrate our ideas.<p>More themed slides: https://slideshop.com/Themed-Slides

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6 Tips for Using Your Organizational Culture to Drive Performance

Successful business leaders understand the importance of creating a high-performance culture within their organizations and the benefits that come with it. Many have taken the time to assess and articulate their organizations' shared values and to gain a deep understanding of how their attitudes …

Three steps for building a culture of success

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Much has been written about the relationship between …

How Organizational Culture Affects Work-Life Balance

Working folks who aspire to integrate that work with a meaningful, fun, and fulfilling life are often lone rangers -- desperately and individually striving to achieve all they want to achieve at work, at home, in their communities, and within themselves. But the pursuit of work-life balance doesn't …

Jean M. Brittingham - Summit on the Global Agenda 2010

From Island to America: Innovation, Culture, Sustainability | Jean Brittingham | TEDxOrcasIsland

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Virtually all leaders believe that to stay competitive, their enterprises must learn and improve every day. But even companies revered for their dedication to continuous learning find it difficult to always practice what they preach.<p>Consider Toyota: Continuous improvement is one of the pillars of …

What Separates High-Performing Leaders from Average Ones

Research shows that employees dislike their jobs, don’t trust their leaders, and aren’t engaged. If you’re a leader — or aspiring to be one — you should be frightened. Are organizations in the modern world built for leaders to fail? Or can you overcome these leadership challenges, and if so, how? …