Good questions (and good questioning) require practice. To practice better questions you must be deliberate, thoughtful, genuine, and clear in your own mind what outcome you seek.
Making it possible for employees to create and contribute in creative ways taps into the highest level of human fulfillment and results in maximum satisfaction.
Cash may be more important than profit. The more we align our decisions to help employees drive cash availability, to use cash wisely, and to generate more cash for the company, the better.
Leading an innovation group is different from leading other areas of an organization. The right leadership of an innovation group can make the difference between whether an organization innovates successfully or not.
Three pieces of IT insight and recommendations on how to “connect” – from a business leader’s perspective.
In an effort to be innovative, organizations will often pursue a complicated idea rather than a simple one. However, sometimes the best innovative idea is one that is simple — simple to execute and simple for the intended market to understand.
Frequently, execution weaknesses trace to the supporting elements in the sales ecosystem, not to the talent base. h, strategic analysis of the elements in a typical sales ecosystem. A focused effort on continuous improvement – with honest inputs from the sales people – will yield the kind of productive supporting environment sales professionals require to succeed.
The work of a manager revolves around conversations. Only through conversations with your team, your peers and work partners, and your own manager, can you influence productivity and engagement.
Learning to position ideas from the perspective and decision-making style of the person you’re communicating with can make influencing easier and more effective.
While you might not ever be fluent in finance-speak, you can develop the acumen to carry on the conversation in the language of business. Finance folks alone shouldn’t dominate the conversation – better decisions and greater alignment occurs when all departments are balanced throughout an organization.