Category: Agility/Adaptivity for Managers

Manage Smarter 44: Using Technology to Create More Value

Tern Consulting’s Principal and Founder, Melanie Bladow, is a global expert in connecting people, business and technology. In this episode, Melanie joins us from Alaska to discuss: Why asking “Why?” is the best place to start on what tech will most benefit you, the “Three Drivers” to consider when changing tech you’re using, and how to “Hack Organizational Politics” to implement effective tech.

Are You Using Agile Practices to Develop Your Employees?

Are you finding that your well-thought-out business plans for the year aren’t keeping up with the times? If what you thought was going to be a key issue for your company has changed twice this year, welcome to the new world of commerce.

Why Your Organization Must Be Human-Centric

Is 60% of your workforce is disengaged? That’s the reality for many corporate leaders today. And, you might be part of the problem.

Mistakes & Fear: An Honest Look At Leadership

Leadership is more than just a job; it’s a responsibility. A big responsibility. There have been countless talks and presentations and lectures on how to be a good leader. So many people talk about leadership, but they typically don’t mention a vital aspect: Past screw-ups.

How to Improve Your C-suite Teamwork

Managers spend time and effort reinforcing the teamwork message to employees. Isn’t it time for corporate leaders to apply the teamwork concept to themselves?

Manage Smarter 34: Tips for Moving Your Agenda

Samuel Bacharach is a professor at Cornell University and co-founder of the Bacharach Leadership Group, which focuses on training and coaching leaders in the core skills of pragmatic leadership. He is author of more than 25 books including “Transforming The Clunky Organization” and “The Agenda Mover.” In episode 34, we discuss: creating alliances and identifying counter alliances; tips for moving your agenda forward and getting buy in for new initiatives.

Is Your Leadership Truly Agile?

Establishing an agile organization is one way to ensure that your employees use their talents and energy to benefit the bottom line. In the most productive organizations, agility starts with leadership.

Do You Possess These Disruptive Leadership Traits?

Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have all been lauded as disruptive leaders. These individuals share characteristics that helped them create change. Do you have these characteristics?

How to Change Mindset and Culture to Stay Agile

Are there best practices for staying agile in a constantly changing business environment? Baba Prasad, CEO of the Vivékin Group believes so.

Manage Smarter 19 – Tom Peters: The Excellence Dividend

Tom Peters is a best-selling author and world renowned expert on business management practices. Peters is co-author of In Search of Excellence—the book that changed the way the world does business, and often tagged as the best business book ever. In episode 19, we discuss: Tom’s new book – The Excellence Dividend, how to avoid being replaced by technology, the characteristics of a successful team and the critical need for soft skills mastery by managers at all levels.

Is Your Culture Suffering from Too Much Niceness?

Deliberate changes in corporate culture have improved the workplace for many employees. But, there’s a big downside to the warm and open culture at many cultures – shared information bias.

Are Your Blind Spots Limiting Your Company’s Growth?

Following years of revenue and team building, you may finally be in a position to step back from managing day-to-day operations. To bring your company to the next level, it’s time for you to engage in strategic planning. Not everyone makes this transition successfully.

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