Management Development Programs are an effective and safe forum for addressing organizational issues.  For a variety of reasons, managers and other team members are reluctant to surface important issues involving new product launches, information hand-offs between departments and functions, collaboration failures, and other concerns important to the success of the organization.  With the right rules […]

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Butt-Biting Decisions

On May 23, 2012 By

Have you ever made a decision that looked like the best thing since sliced bread when you made it, but came back to bite you 6 months later?  We have all made those decisions and sadly, continue to do so.

Is there any technique and/or tool that can help us avoid the bite?  The Three […]

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Are your high potential employees becoming disengaged and jumping ship?  In his article, “The Care and Feeding of High-Potential Employees” in the August issue of HR Magazine, Robert Grossman discusses ways employers can nurture their high potential employees.  It boils down to good communication and aligning your high potential employees’ personal and professional […]

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Are We Worthy?

On July 18, 2011 By

We’ve all heard managers say of new hires, “She’ll have to prove her worth.”  And to their point, yes, we all do have a responsibility to prove our abilities, and ultimately, our worth to the organization we work for.  We need to demonstrate that we can perform the job for which we were hired and […]

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Start-up businesses continue to emerge for many reasons.  Individuals laid off from their present jobs have been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and have decided to start their dream business.  Some laid off workers are starting businesses out of necessity since jobs requiring their skill sets are not available.  And then there are those who […]

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“Trust is the essence of leadership.” – Colin Powell

Trust is the glue that holds organizations and relationships together.  We all know how difficult it is to be in a personal relationship with someone we don’t trust, and it is just as difficult to work for someone we don’t trust.  In work relationships, […]

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Following is an important formula all managers should consider in day-to-operations, short-term planning, and long-term strategic thinking.  The formula goes like this:

QD x C x AE = R

 Quality of the Decision × Commitment to that decision × Ability to effectively Execute the decision = Results

Many managers make great […]

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Change in an organization may be recommended or required for many reasons.  The organization may need to grow via merger/acquisition, geographic expansion, customer franchise management, new product development, and/or management of new delivery channels.  Competitive threats, sagging profits, and/or an increase in overhead may require changes in strategy, structure, and/or systems.

Whatever is driving the […]

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