Differentiation is what you provide your customers, either a product or a service, that they cannot get elsewhere or do for themselves.
Developing ‘Soft’ Skills as a Leadership Strength
Soft skills are critical to effective leadership and success as project managers.
Becoming the Hero’s Coach
Unfortunately, the well-honed skills that define a great individual contributor don’t always translate to the skills needed to lead people. Even when good people skills are developed success can be elusive unless newly minted managers shift their mindset from being the “hero” as an individual contributor to the “hero’s coach” in managing others.
How Flexible is Your Business Strategy?
The game of business comes down to make-or-break decisions, which should be reviewed as a regular management team agenda item – not as a once yearly event.
Know the Relationship Between Price and Volume
Everyone in your company must align to the value the business provides, otherwise your products and services are “the same as” everyone else’s. A commodity, if you will.
3 Reasons Technology Changes Fail
Achieving ambitious project goals where technology is concerned requires you to change the way you change.
How to Help Your Leaders Grow
Research shows that the best leaders possess some combination of self-concept, emotional intelligence, and constructive behavior. The best investments in leadership development will combine technical knowledge and assignments of increasing breadth with opportunities to cultivate the perspectives, attitudes, and behaviors of successful leaders.
4 Ways to Keep Strategic Planning Focused
Often, people get lost in the weeds of operations and tactics, eating up far too much valuable meeting time while the real strategic issues and decisions go looking for a home. Here are some ways to help you avoid this trap and stay focused on what matters most.
It’s More than Profit – The Circuit of Capital
The Circuit of Capital model can help anyone understand what is going on in the company and how business acumen drives real impact.
Is it Time to Review Your Organization’s Design?
Organizational design is not just structure, it consists of multiple elements that need to be designed and aligned properly to implement strategy and achieve the desired results.