In this video, I talk a bit about some of my challenges with letting go, as well as what we can do to let go of not just things, but thoughts, behaviors, and beliefs that may be holding us back …thus creating space for new things to emerge.
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It’s never been more challenging to achieve market leadership and to meet stakeholder expectations. Winning requires Marketing Operations to operate like strategic pit crew at a Formula One race.
Are your senior-level managers doing the jobs you need them to do? Are they doing and contributing what someone at their level, with their stature and pay, is expected to do and do consistently?
There are significant differences between the change-innovative and the cynical organization. This article explores these differences, and offers three things you can to to build a change-innovative organization.
Businesses now have access to as much data as there are stars in the sky. In a world where date is king, it sometimes becomes difficult to really understand what your business should be tracking and what information is unnecessary and superfluous.
Instead of extensive surveys, why not just ask your customers direct questions that could provide you with critical input? Though we often find their answers hard to hear, what our customers tell us about our shortcomings can mean the difference in staying in business or not.
A policy that everyone in the company, from the newest programmer to the CEO, has direct contact with the customer proves invaluable to the company. There is no better way to understand the end user’s perspective and ensure that your products and services meet their needs.
Honoring our emotions isn’t about being self absorbed, arrogant, or better than anyone – it’s really about being true to ourselves, honest with how we feel and what we want, and willing to engage in authentic conversations with other people.
According to Gallup, the number-one reason employees leave is because of their dysfunctional relationship with direct supervisors. It’s poor communication skills, ineffective coaching, and the lack of critical skills.
Organizations today must constantly change, but doing so does not mean bombarding employees with change projects. The secret to creating an organization that is able to change continuously is less change, not more.