Organizational Development

Shifting Management’s Focus From Status Quo Governance to Cultural Empowerment

Shifting Management’s Focus From Status Quo Governance to Cultural Empowerment

Contemporary organizational theorists and analysts argue that global marketplace competition requires leadership. This leadership should promote collaboration, adaptation, and constant learning. James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner shared in their latest book, Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming
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Exploring Accountability Management

Exploring Accountability Management

Accountability management has become a 21st century management challenge. Every manager is faced with installing and sustaining accountability management but what is it and how is it different from being role responsible? How is it created and sustained and why
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Do Effective Managers Inspire or Direct?

Do Effective Managers Inspire or Direct?

Contemporary organizational stakeholders are constantly seeking inspiration. However, most managers either don’t know what that means, don’t know why it’s needed, or don’t feel comfortable with the concept. This is completely understandable. Managers have traditionally been selected for their expertise and experience, not their capability to inspire and energize others, to think rationally, be self-governing, and share accountability.
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Expectation: Motivator for Success or Failure

How managers set and reinforce expectations determines the motivation levels of associates Max Dupree, ex-corporate CEO and contemporary management philosopher, is quoted as saying, “my father instilled the greatest discipline in me – he trusted me. He set expectations and
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Thinking LEAN

LEAN management is the constant and systematic elimination of the waste and non-value added work activity associated with a business enterprise. It is thinking, communicating, and acting so that work is most efficiently and safely performed, costs minimized, customer responsiveness
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Organizational Development Training Programs

High performance organizations collaboratively learn with customers how  to define and capture marketplace potential. They constantly reinvent  their competitive advantage by routinely changing customer expectations  of value, price and responsiveness. In this way, high performance  organizations are always reshaping marketplace
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The Business Imperative!

As the 21st Century dawns, the global economy is in turmoil. Business enterprises are imploding or retracting to fight another day. Either way, the economy suffers, jobs are lost, and hope suffers. To refocus and renew the global economy, requires
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10 Reasons Why Humor Is A Key To Success At Work

“A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower Tasteful humor is a key to success at work, but there’s a good chance your co-workers
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The Leadership Imperative!

Contemporary business is too complex and dynamic for one executive or team of managers to provide all the inspiration, decision-making, and energy needed for marketplace success. To achieve marketplace success requires every stakeholder of a contemporary enterprise to be a leader. Every organizational
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Hard and Soft Sciences

Hard and Soft Sciences

Management and leadership discussions often include the words “Hard and Soft Sciences”. Hard Science usually means using problem solving and decision-making tools, product production processes, or electronic communications. Soft Science refers to those behaviors used to create relationships, instill values,
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