Posts Tagged ‘Leadership Performance’

5 Key Traits of Great Leaders

Leadership Traits

Leadership Traits

In the book, Lessons From the Top: The Search for America’s Best Business Leaders, Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, made the following observation:

“I think it’s very difficult to lead today when people are not really truly participating in the decision. You won’t be able to …

I Don’t Understand – Getting Employees Onboard

Young man with doesn't know gesture

What happens when employees don’t understand?

What is the hardest part of implementing new processes in your business? For most companies, it is learning the new process and actually getting people to do things differently?

Michael Hammer, the business-process-reengineering guru, stated “The hard stuff is the soft stuff.” What he …

Innovation, Optimization, Capital Key to Sustainable Growth

Business Growth

Don’t take chances with your business growth

The formula for success is certainly not new:

Innovation +Optimization + Capital =Sustainable Growth

It has been stated and practiced by business experts and industry leaders for time and time again. Why then, do companies fall short or struggle?

Some experts think that …

Fostering Diversity

Diversity

Working effectively with all.

Diversity has a serious and direct impact on business results. Successful organizations are able to tap into the brainpower of talented and diverse workforces in order to serve a diversity of customers. Innovative thinking and problem solving is more likely to come from teams comprised of …

Studying Business Failure to Achieve Business Success

Knowing Business Failure has Resulted in Business Success

Study Business Failure to achieve Business Success

Study Business Failure to achieve Business Success

We can write about business success, however we need to learn from business failure.  Once I mentioned at a business forum that I study “failure”. The look I received was of shock and puzzlement.  Why …

Strategy: Is War Strategy and Business Strategy Similar?

United (States) Parcel Service.

War Plane

In business as in war, a company can be small and win or can be large but lose. The rules of success or failure depends on key variables:

  • Understand to read the business landscape and act strategically
  • Understand time to attack or defend
  • Understand time to enter the