How to accelerate your organization to the highest level

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If you feel your organization is hovering above the same level of performance year after year, try these 10 breakaway actions.They will give you new life.1. Renew your strategy every year if you want to avoid it becoming stale. Never assume that what got you to your present point will work going forward. Environmental conditions change; an organization's strategy must as well.2. Focus your time ...

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This what happens when you plan way too much

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We spend far too much time planning what we intend to do as an organization and not enough time figuring out how we will get there. The challenge is expressed a number of ways but I think Peter Drucker nailed it when he said "The biggest challenge for most businesses is executing well - not devising helium-filled plans for reaching the next level."How true. But this has been said over and over fo ...

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Why is best in class really not very helpful?

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I am not a fan of benchmarking.The practice of picking "best in class" and trying to copy what they do (a "best practice") in hopes that whatever benefits they realize will fall to you is a risky business.Here are a few questions I have for those who choose to "follow the leader".Who decides who is best in class? So-called (and often self proclaimed) experts in a particular organizational function ...

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The simple choice that amazing startup leaders make

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Peter Drucker said of leadership: "Most leaders don't need to learn what to do. They need to learn what to stop."The same can be said of effective strategy creation It's not just about what you take on as a new direction, its more about what you do to terminate your old ways that are no longer relevant.And that includes deciding the customers you intend to serve - "the WHO" - and those you choos ...

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12 Mindsets and behaviors required for running a lean startup

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Are you struggling to get your Startup working? Are you thinking of starting your own company and not sure if you have what it takes? Or, are you looking for the next best tactic in business, that will get your startup to move to the next level?  There are many resources on how to start a business. Tactics, ideas and everything necessary to give you the perfect game plan to start the next billio ...

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The simple secret to a successful career

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For those of you who remember your philosophy courses, here's a syllogism which is undeniably true.Individuals who step outside the rules of compliance get noticed,People who get noticed typically have more opportunities than those who are invisible to those around and above them,Ergo if you are non- compliant with the rule system of the day, you will get more chances to succeed.An organization is ...

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6 exciting ways a leader can engage every employee

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ROY OSINGMuch has been written on how organizations can engage their employees more successfully and create a competitive advantage. The advice offered tends to be of a program nature: company-wide initiatives promulgated from above that all functions "down below" are expected to participate in. My 33+ years of leadership experience suggests a different way of looking at how to "hook" ever ...

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2 simple reasons most new businesses fail

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ROY OSINGSome say 9 out of 10 new businesses fail. Others say 50% will not make it 5 years. Ignore the precision of the numbers and you are left with the inescapable conclusion that when you start a business there is a very good chance you will fail.Why is the mortality rate so high for startups?These four explanations are typically used to explain failure.a) They don't have sufficient financial ...

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How do you stay organized?

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ROY OSINGSo many things to do.So many people to satisfy.So many demands on your time.So many distractions.In this milieu you can stay organized only if you START organized.These are 5 critical steps to get you going on the right track.1. Understand the objectives you've been asked to achieve. If they are vague ask for clarification. Don't assume what they mean if you are uncertain.Chasing unclea ...

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Why should I do business with you?

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ROY OSINGHow do you answer the question "Why should I do business with you given the number of other suppliers I have to choose from?"This is the killer question for all marketers.In today's noisy world with every organization shouting out why they should be chosen, the marketer needs to determine how to get their products, services and solutions noticed in the milieu. They need to claim a ...

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