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Passive Aggressive Business Cultures

Passive Aggressive Business Cultures

A passive aggressive business culture (PABC) is a challenge for stakeholders, leaders, employees, and their customers Although the American
The 5 Step RFP Review Process Model

The 5 Step RFP Review Process Model

Evaluating a new project opportunity requires understanding the project, requirements, and the environment in which the project is being delivered
Ten Project Management Myths

Ten Project Management Myths

Projects are complicated, which is why an evidence based project management methodology (PMBOK, 2013) is so useful This method, if used in its
Leadership Innovation (Book)

Leadership Innovation (Book)

The tools of leadership can be used by anyone and yet to come across as a sincere leader the values of the team, individual, company, and the leader
Branding Risks in Syndication Networks

Branding Risks in Syndication Networks

Syndication represents a very useful way to expand your reach, build your audience, and contribute to your industry’s thought leadership The
Managing the Project Manager in a Network

Managing the Project Manager in a Network

Project Managers are responsible for coordinating and managing budgets, resources, schedules, and stakeholders But who manages the Project Manager,
Delivering Projects in a Matrix Environment

Delivering Projects in a Matrix Environment

Matrix structures are often adopted by business settings that deploy short term projects across different (and changing) functional lines Using this
Why Projects Fail: Project Management Lessons

Why Projects Fail: Project Management Lessons

Project management process tools can be used to guide almost any project towards its goals Functioning as the structure through which other tools,
Local and Systemic Disruption

Local and Systemic Disruption

Systemic Disruption represents change most often leveraged by larger corporations The attributes and advantages of smaller companies (including
Video – Issues in Problem Resolution: A Framework

Video – Issues in Problem Resolution: A Framework

Finding opportunities for growth & innovation also requires having the business competencies to identify, evaluate, and resolve internal/external
Video: Complexity & Healthcare Systems Modelling

Video: Complexity & Healthcare Systems Modelling

Finding the best way to implement healthcare in complex systems requires a larger vision It requires a bird’s eye view of the system and the
Bias Against Data & Evaluation Frameworks

Bias Against Data & Evaluation Frameworks

Why is there a bias against using data AndWhat exactly is data Is it a number, a unit, a quantity, a quality, a description, or all of the above When
Building a Nonprofit Organization

Building a Nonprofit Organization

The steps towards Building a Nonprofit Organization will vary depending on your organization’s location Despite the different steps identified per
Innovation Competencies DNA

Innovation Competencies DNA

When the customer recognizes the benefit of using your product or service offerings everyone benefits Organizations who are able to develop and
Framework for Leveraging Business Innovation

Framework for Leveraging Business Innovation

Opportunities for leveraging business innovationexist throughout the business cycle When reviewing many of the models available for planning,
Business Model Ecosystems Innovation

Business Model Ecosystems Innovation

Evaluating your Business Model Ecosystems Innovation isn’t easy Fortunately there are a lot of tools available for accomplishing this task
Team Structure and Business Model Innovation

Team Structure and Business Model Innovation

I recently read a job description that referred to team-structure I reflected on this phrase wondering what the author meant by the term and whether
Building a Data Driven Business Culture

Building a Data Driven Business Culture

Business culture can either be an asset or an obstacle to serving the business’ stakeholders The business culture of meaning, faith, and values
Performance Management Framework: Opportunities for Innovation

Performance Management Framework: Opportunities for Innovation

Agency culture and employee/customer satisfaction is correlated with the organization’s recruitment practices, training efforts, and evaluation
New Societies Act BC 2016

New Societies Act BC 2016

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a workshop on the New Societies Act, BC (2016) facilitated by the Pacific Legal Education & Outreach
The Innovation Opportunity Chain

The Innovation Opportunity Chain

Learning organizations seek to leverage existing assets, human resources, and experience to generate additional values over time These values are
Solving Useful Problems: Innovation at work

Solving Useful Problems: Innovation at work

Identifying which problems to solve is open to your business’ core competencies, industry, and values The ability to identify problems worth
Business Culture and the Ability to Support Innovation

Business Culture and the Ability to Support Innovation

Building your business culture requires taking into consideration the homeostatic mechanisms that both reinforce and sustain existing norms When
Innovation & Sustainability Architecture

Innovation & Sustainability Architecture

  The modern corporation coexists with others in an ever changing and dynamic landscape In order to remain a viable and sustainable business
Measuring Innovation – Using Key Performance Indicators

Measuring Innovation – Using Key Performance Indicators

In a recent article I proposed a model that helps businesses better understand their readiness to lead their industry Leading an industry requires
Leveraging Workplace Diversity to Drive Innovation

Leveraging Workplace Diversity to Drive Innovation

  Gardenswartz, Rowe, Bennett, Tobin, and Palthe (2008) explain that effective management of workplace diversity is crucial to support a
Leadership & Employee Engagement Competencies

Leadership & Employee Engagement Competencies

  Management’s core beliefs determine how work is evaluated, employees are engaged and supported, how outcomes are evaluated and pursued, how
Core Competencies for Recruitment Innovation

Core Competencies for Recruitment Innovation

  Competing in today’s business environment requires more than just continuing as usual It requires understanding your customers, your
Innovation as a Solution to Misalignment

Innovation as a Solution to Misalignment

Leadership innovation is not achieved in isolation The CEO requires the rest of the crew in order to identify hazards, evaluate risks, and coordinate
An Epi-Genetic Model of Emotional & Relational Intelligences

An Epi-Genetic Model of Emotional & Relational Intelligences

During my career I’ve always been fascinated with the diversity of normative models available to help consultants, managers, and the general public
Business Value: Case for Agile Competencies

Business Value: Case for Agile Competencies

  Business value should be defined to include revenue, quality, efficiency, productivity, cost, branding, relationships, and maintained
Business Culture & the Chief Executive

Business Culture & the Chief Executive

  The general description of business culture is that it represents the beliefs, actions, attitudes, and values of the corporation Culture is
Disruption and Your Nonprofits Business Architecture

Disruption and Your Nonprofits Business Architecture

  Disruption occurs when an incumbent, or more likely an agile & responsive startup, introduces products or services that changes the market
Best Practices for Nonprofit Marketing

Best Practices for Nonprofit Marketing

In the nonprofit sectors the executive team, and those who manage the finances of the organization, consider their ‘market share’ to be a
Innovation as a Nonprofit Challenge

Innovation as a Nonprofit Challenge

Learning infrastructures represent a core competency and a competitive advantage for nonprofit innovation The need for innovation is no less true in
Disruptive Innovation & Undermining Incumbents

Disruptive Innovation & Undermining Incumbents

In a global economy the business’ culture will determine what opportunities are exploited and those that are missed In a recent article of the MIT

 

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