The ideal process for managing performance is one that successfully motivates and supports staff to contribute to the achievement of the goals and objectives of the organization. A continuing process that encourages on-going communication and coaching between managers and their employees has many benefits and advantages over traditional Performance Management. The Problem with Traditional Performance […]
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We are living in an era where the need for change has considerably increased both at the personal and professional level. New initiatives, shift of paradigms, technology disruption, highly competitive environment, digital revolution, new set of talents-these things are the drivers that make CHANGE a fundamental step towards personal and organizational improvement. While in the […]
Corporations throughout the world are losing billions in wasted project spending owing to their mis-management, poor quality processes, lack of knowledge in how to manage projects, etc. These projects are often not included in the normal auditing practices. Understanding the process of auditing projects, in addition to their other best practices; will positively impact the […]
The key to unlocking profits from your business is employee productivity. While many look to increased production or sales, this can unfortunately lead to a business with substantial cash flow but very little profit, or even substantial losses. For evidence of this, look no further than some of the world’s largest companies, which regularly have […]
No one should ever make you feel uncomfortable at work. A workplace bully may be your boss or your co-worker. Don’t allow the bully to intimidate you or make you feel bad about yourself. You know your true worth – don’t forget what that is! Do your job and do it well. The workplace bully […]
Editor’s Note: This article is co-authored by Dawn Ringrose MBA, FCMC and Keith Philips (bio at bottom of article). Dawn is the Principal of Organizational Excellence Specialists and Author of the Organizational Excellence Framework and related toolkit. Her qualifications include: Masters of Business Administration, Certified Organizational Excellence Specialist, Certified Excellence Professional, Registered ISO 9000 Specialist, Assessor […]
“Be thankful for a breath of fresh air to be alive and well. Allow love and happiness to penetrate throughout your mind and soul. Take time to relax and live in the moment, the now, the present. Enjoy today.” - Amaka Imani Nkosazana We often value the present moment in our life only when we lose […]
The call for change and innovation is everywhere – and rightly so. Business environments seem to be getting slammed by a multitude of market, technology and competitive threats impacting how you do business. It’s often called “disruption”. There is much written about transformational leadership. They fill our book shelves, article after article and book after […]
Editor’s Note: Ganesh Rajagopalan is a seasoned management consultant and former investment banker. He is also a leading author on Flevy, having published numerous business frameworks on topics such as Strategy Development, Investment Analysis, and Value Chain Analysis. You can view all his materials here. * * * * In a previous article, I had explored […]
If you want tomorrow to be different, you have to set up goals to make tomorrow better than today. Being part of a yoga class one day, the coach requested from each one of us to hold a balloon on our right hand and walk, with an attempt to maintain it in the same position. […]
“All the best work is done the way that ants do things–by tiny but untiring and regular additions.” Lafcadio Hearn Ants may not be a subject of great interest of many of you. Others may look at them as simple insects that need to be squeezed and eliminated. But the truth is that ants’ characteristics […]
Real wealth is when you are so expensive that no one can buy your character. Financial prosperity has become the focus of most people nowadays. Wealth is measured on the basis of tangible assets we possess. People consciously or not feel more challenged than any time before to seek better opportunities, a better salary or […]
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