Economies of Scale and Economies of Scope: Here is the difference…

As with most of us, I wear many hats and have several roles. In addition to serving as a strategy management consultant, I teach business education courses, and in both roles, I get several questions on various topics from students, corporate executives and business leaders, and recently one of the regular questions came up on a conference call. The question …

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What Have You Failed At Lately? If the Answer Is Nothing, Steer Clear…

Successful companies are those that steer clear of leaders who constantly tout about how they have never failed at anything. The question “What Have You Failed At Lately?” is powerful, and it gives us great insight into a leader’s ability and willingness to innovate and adapt accordingly. We want leaders who are comfortable with ambiguity; those who are comfortable with …

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Succession Management: A Model that Helps Recruit and Retain High Performers

Succession Management: A Model that Helps Recruit and Retain High Performers Succession management is a forward-thinking process whereby all the succession planning efforts are administered and measured while allowing for adjustments that ensure ongoing alignment with achieving strategic outcomes. When a leader wants to fortify her human capital management initiatives and develop high performers who will ensure goal achievement, she …

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A Better Way to Determine Position/Job Titles Within Your Organization

Leaders, and especially human capital management (HCM) professionals, are charged with ascertaining not only what the human capital and staffing needs are for current and future success but also what specific titles should correspond with each position.  In accomplishing this task, organizational leaders need to consider the specific role, the value and the outcomes they are seeking from each position …

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Strategic Leadership Defined

Strategic Leadership extends beyond the role of leaders having and communicating a vision to fully understanding, thinking about, planning, and executing the necessary strategy to realize that vision. We define strategic leadership as exploring, deciphering, and interpreting the best leadership concepts for achieving organizational excellence, cultivating the organizational culture, anticipating and responding to change, and aligning organizational systems, processes, and people with enhanced services …

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Ethical Leadership: Circumstances, Challenges and Conflict

by Terina Allen President & CEO, ARVis Institute Chair, ARVoices Strategic Leadership Network The Ethical Dilemma Gap is a multifaceted circumstance that involves an apparent mental conflict between moral imperatives – a moral paradox.  The gap results when we make decisions or behave contrary to what we know or “feel” is right.  To give an example, if any of the following …

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Here are the Factors to Consider, the Primary Risks Associated with Growth, and Some Key Questions that Increase the Likelihood of Success…  There are several risks, but what stands out from our experiences has been underestimating the scale, scope and change implications of the integration and the level of assimilation required between the affected departments, divisions, subsidiaries and leadership teams when …

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How Do We Really Know that 70% of All Organizational Change Efforts Fail?

Based on my research, experience and learning, here is a list of the reliable sources out there that support the 70% change failure rate. If you have more, please add them to the list of comment/share your thoughts. And if you disagree with the statistic, please share… … – there are myriad research studies and articles out there citing this …