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Business Transformation

Transforming at the Top - From Lonely to Exhilarating

Terri Wallin | Posted 12.17.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

Savvy executives learn quickly whom they can confide in; savvy employees couch their up-line advice in terms of what they think the executive wants to hear.

To the Chief: Transformation Doesn't Have to be Difficult

Terri Wallin | Posted 12.10.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

Transformation doesn't have to be difficult, but it does require leaders to embrace the efforts and to have the courage and patience to see the transformation through to completion.

Is Every Chief Executive Leader Equipped to Transform Their Organization?

Terri Wallin | Posted 12.13.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

The culture of an organization is the responsibility of the leader and his/her behavior drives the culture. Because of this, transformation requires the leader to embrace transformation personally.

Empowerment: An Essential Skill for the Transformational Leader

Terri Wallin | Posted 12.07.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

Leaders strive to do their best for the organization and the members of their staff. That ambition for high performance drives some leaders to attemp...

Change: A CEO's Job In The 21st Century

Brian Kennell | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Brian Kennell

Pioneering companies proactively embrace change--not on a reactionary basis or simply as inevitability, but as an opportunity to challenge the status quo and achieve greater success.

Transformational Leaders Lead With Courage

Terri Wallin | Posted 11.03.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

The more time goes by leading people or helping organizations with leadership issues the more convinced I am that the organization's outcomes are "all about the leader." Today's leader needs to be transformational.

Strategies for Executives to Ignite Organizational Transformation

Terri Wallin | Posted 10.04.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

Change seems to be the only constant in the world -- in every industry. Today's leaders constantly have to adjust to the world swirling around them. I...

There Is a Gap Between Our Leadership vision and Our Impact On Those We Lead (Friction Source #4)

Peter Fuda | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

The real challenge is, in the words of the legendary basketball coach John Wooden, "Are you good enough to get better?"

Bringing Joy and Fun to Your Company Culture

Karin Volo | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Karin Volo

Did you know the average 4-year-old laughs 300 times a day, and for the average 40-year-old it might be four times? Amazing companies are bringing the...

Which Businesses Will Succeed in a Perfect Storm?

Debbie Messemer | Posted 05.17.2014 | Business
Debbie Messemer

Companies that align all their people on their vision, strategy and goals will be in best position to quite possibly become the companies that spark the next new business term and hot segment.

Making the Leap From Entrepreneur to Leader of a Professionally Managed Business

Paul Bernard | Posted 10.21.2013 | Small Business
Paul Bernard

If you choose to see your venture through its transformation from a growing start-up to a professionally managed firm, prepare yourself for a second, equally important, and potentially more challenging transformation.

Redefining Reality: Delivering High Growth in Uncertain Times, Part 2

Michael Zacka | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

Speed. Age. Glocal. Uncertainty. Innovation. I hear business leaders actively talking about these trends as separate entities. But it is clear to me that they are interrelated and must be taken as a whole to sustain profitable growth in this new age.

Redefining Reality and Delivering High Growth in Uncertain Times

Michael Zacka | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

What's clear from the last year in business is that companies that achieve high, or even healthy growth, have the ability to focus, perceive all the options, choose one or several realities with great market appeal, innovate around them and continue to do so persistently.

Low Cost Isn't a Strategic Choice -- It's an Operational Necessity and Key to Sustainable Profit Growth

Michael Zacka | Posted 04.14.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

Taken together -- innovation and the approach of looking at the cost competitiveness through the eyes of a private equity company -- thought leaders at our recent conference gave CEOs an important new perspective to achieve sustainable profit growth.

Innovation Rhetoric Is at an All-time High: Here's How to Turn Theory Into Practice

Michael Zacka | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

It is hard to do -- especially since most think of innovation as seismic change brought about by all those much-heralded, mass-market disruptions dreamed up by boy geniuses and biotech scientists.

Creativizing Your Life

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Innovation is not about heroic deeds of derring-do. "Creativizing" your life simply means adding creativity to ordinary things to make them extraordinary.

Flash Foresight: How To See The Invisible And Do The Impossible

Daniel Burrus | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Having accurate flashes of insight about the future are the key to successful innovation. By committing to these principles, you can navigate a solution before the rest of the world even sees a problem coming.

How Fast is Bottom-Up Coming Up? What Does Obama's Internet-Powered Election Mean for How Business is Managed?

Daniel Debow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel Debow

How long will it take for traditional business people to really start changing their organizational structures, social norms, and expectations to account for the reality of the Net Gen?"