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10 Things You Can Do to Advance Your Career, Get Out of Your Own Way and Become Relevant Again…

Have you been knocked down, thrown around and made to feel irrelevant? Have you tried hard, failed and can’t get up? Have you struggled everyday and things don’t seem to be changing? Is your career at a standstill? Are you feeling down in the dumps? Is no one ‘giving’ you an opportunity to shine? Well This is Your Opportunity! It is up to you to change your circumstances, expand your …

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The 7-Step Change Management Methodology that Helps Leaders Effectively Navigate and Sustain Organizational Change

Change is not always necessary, and it definitely isn’t always good. I advocate against haphazard and random change or change just for the sake of it. Instead, I recommend working with leaders and executives to perform a thorough analysis of pressing issues and organizational strategy and, if so deemed, formulating global change efforts that will positively impact the organization and its stakeholders. If you are a change consultant or leader, …

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Leadership in the C-Suite: Management Consultants Who Improve Processes Trump Those Who Solve Problems

An excellent problem solver may actually end up creating deeper organizational rifts and systemic financial, structural or human capital problems if he is prone to knee-jerk reactions and has an inclination to find quick-fix solutions and short cuts aimed at saving time or elevating his profile. When seeking to improve management and organizational processes, it is imperative that we distinguish between traditional problem solving which may focus on specific and/or …

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The Perils of a Toxic Organizational Cutlure

Startling language – I know – but this is precisely how many of the people working right next to you and/or within your organization feel every single day. They bring these feelings in the office with them; they are serving your clients, your patients, your constituents, your students, your customers, your teams, your staff, your faculty, your directors, your leaders, your executives and You. The Nobody Group These people – …

A Test of Ethical Standards – Close the Gap Between Actions and Ethics

Ethical leadership has become a topic of increasing prominence among organizational leaders, professionals and employees across varied industries and organizations. In recent years, we have witnessed wide-spread leadership and ethical failures in some of our most long-standing and financially profitable people and organizations. There are too many instances to mention here, but just to name a few there was the  Enron accounting fraud case Bernard Madoff investment scandal Dr. Conrad …

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The Leadership Landscape Has Changed: The 21st Century Model Demands that We Lead People and Manage Things!

The Article Made Me Do It I didn’t want to write this post; I didn’t plan to write yet another thing about the definition, value and distinctions of management and leadership. I thought we were passed this (by “we” I refer to the collective group of leadership and management development professionals, educators and organizations out here). After reading a wonderfully well-intended article this morning, I learned that we are not. So …

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 is “Terina, what is the difference between economies of scale …

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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 change; and those who are able and willing to adapt. …

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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 develops a succession plan and then executes and manages this …