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We previously discussed that Maritz Research revealed that 1 in 10 Americans believe their company’s leaders are ethical and honest (Great Leaders Walk Naked). Let’s explore what ethics are, what a code of ethics is, and how great leaders practice business ethics.
Imagine there is a process for managers to solve impossible workplace conflicts. Not just any conflicts - but nasty, deeply rooted and long-term conflicts – the kind of conflicts that rob everybody in your workplace of time and emotional energy. Now imagine this process taking less than an hour.I have facilitated this process seven times in the last few months with 100% success in each case. In every situation, people driving workplace conflicts made active, adult decisions to manage their behavior.
Sound to good to be true? I was pretty skeptical the first time I heard about it. In my 25 years as an organizational development professional, I've seen or heard about a lot of tools to manage conflict. Nothing I've encountered approaches the clarity, speed, and effectiveness of this approach.
Here are some tools to check out and see if they will help you with managing priorities and eliminating some of the recurring, time consuming tasks. Then, maybe you'll have time for something you have wanted to do but haven't gotten to yet.Priority management these days is either like Groundhog Day or a circus juggling act with 5 burning bowling pins in the air - blindfolded. Everyone has a ton of urgent to-do's on their plate and they hope they don't get burned. The priority manager today has more stuff to do than anyone could ever hope to get done. So how do we stop the same day from happening over and over? The simple answer is a combination of three choices: delegate, eliminate, or simplify.
At its basic level, business strategy is the art of planning and directing the overall operations and movements within an organization in order to achieve specific goals and objectives. Business Strategy is often contrasted with tactics, and at some extremes even separated from strategy by a large gap, to the point that what is happening within the organization on a day-to-day basis has no relation to the organizational strategy, or worse, are working at cross purposes to the business strategy. Rather than think of business strategy and tactics as "separated" activities, these should be thought as two sides of the same coin. Ultimately, strategy is what leaders use to drive organizational effectiveness and performance.
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