LEADERSHIP and MANAGEMENT
Considerations for Leading
and Managing Organizations
2020’s Covid pandemic has created a host of challenges for businesses. Many have moved to working remotely. Here’s what a survey of small business owners discovered about this topic.
What should business owners/leaders pay attention to when a crisis hits their organizations?
Although we business owners tend to think we’re going to live forever, we know that’s not the case. Life changes, health changes, business changes…everything changes. Even we change, if we’d care to admit that.
Meetings can be more productive if everyone understands the roles played by those in attendance.
What do business leaders consider productive uses of time? Check out the infographic, courtesy of The Alternative Board TAB.
Ever think about those people and experiences along the way that influenced your thinking and perspectives? I’d like to share with you some positive personal interactions with folks that have stayed with me over my years in business. Equally influential and important are some experiences that taught me how not to run a company.
Business leaders need to consider the consequences of upgrading technology to meet the needs and preferences of the growing Millenial presence in the workplace.
Take a look at these 4 critical items that drive organizational effectiveness from the inside out.
Some organizational leaders look for opportunities to NOT take chances, preferring to stay the course and keep doing what they’ve always done. While appropriate in certain situations, managing and organization based on fear or indecision is analogous to driving your car with the brakes on. It’s a good way to get nowhere quickly and ultimately get left behind.
Are your messages regarding your company vision, mission, values and beliefs coming back to you as behaviors in sync with these items? Consider the echo…
How do you move an organization into a state where changes are sustained? Setting clear expectations is a necessary step.
Creating performance expectations, standards and metrics are crucial for business success. I propose business leaders set 2 bars when establishing these.
Leaders guiding organizational change need to pay attention to several critical things to prevent change initiatives from regressing back to where things were before. It doesn’t take much for change efforts to come unglued. Read about eight critical errors leaders need to avoid!
Why is it so hard to make changes and get them to stick? I explore 3 components to the change process that may shed some light.