Why Fixing Minor Workplace Issues Matters: Broken Windows Theory
Broken windows theory can help us understand how to fix major workplace problems by focusing on small but obvious issues. A company's attention to these tiny details can dictate the perception of both customers and employees.
Everything You Need to Know About Employee Empowerment
Employee empowerment is a strategic process of transferring ownership of tasks and results to employees.
Seven Myths About Leadership That We Should Stop Believing
Learn about several common myths about leadership that still plague the workplace today.
How Risk Management Can Help Businesses Post-Covid-19
Risk management is becoming an integral part of businesses. This article looks at five tactics that businesses without a strong risk management strategy can consider and begin to implement during these uncertain times.
Opening the Economy: How to Not Drift Into Failure
Using the Rasmussen safety model formulates a process to open a business without drifting into failure. The boundaries include safety, workload, and economy. Balancing among each will help the company function by using a hierarchy of controls to prevent movement into a critical area.
Project Management: Monitoring and People Management
Project management does not have to be on a grand scale and is not limited to big projects. You can use some of the information presented in my three Project Management Principles articles to develop a personal action plan.
Project Management: Defining Objectives
The practice of project management is well established. It has a stretched out range in varied industries. Several businesses and organizations in areas such as marketing, finance, product development, consumer services, and government are now applying its central principles.
Minimum Viable Product: Why All Startups Should Know About It
The concept of minimum viable product (MVP) is the heart of the book "The Lean Startup" by Eric Ries. It's basic knowledge for startups to know what a minimum viable product for their business looks like, how to release it, and how to improve upon it to arrive at a marketable solution.
What We Can Learn From Reading Steve Jobs' Biography
If there's one entrepreneur who revolutionized technology in the millennial age, it's Steve Jobs. From starting Apple with Steve Wozniak in 1976, to being ousted by John Sculley in 1985, to making a glorious return in 1997, there's so much we can learn from his biography written by Walter Isaacson.
Get to Carnegie Hall: Practice Problem-Solving
Although leaders have to be results-oriented, they can do this by exercising high level interpersonal skills that their team members adopt to further improve the organization. But to achieve success, a leader has to solve problems and make the tough decisions.
Guided by Athena: Think Strategically and Be Creative to Solve Problems
Leaders need to be able to think strategically and be creative in order to solve the complex problems of today. This will not only make them indispensable to their organization, but it will also allow them to anticipate oncoming challenges and make effective decisions.
The Six Foundational Abilities of a Great Leader
Leaders need to provide purpose, direction, and motivation for the persons they lead. To do this, they must develop six foundational abilities: vision, social intelligence, level 5 leadership, decisiveness, consistency, and reflection.
The Champion: A Model for 21st Century Strategic Leadership
An in-depth look at the Strategic Leader as Champion Model, by which a leader can make an effective personal and organizational transformation.
Why I Don’t Believe in Intrapreneurship
Intrapreneurship is a buzzword often thrown around in several companies. While taking the initiative and risks while having the security of being in an organization sounds exciting, one needs to watch out for this word for a few reasons. Here is why I am not an advocate of intrapreneurship.
How to Handle Communications in a Crisis
A high-profile lawsuit, an accounting scandal, an instance of workplace violence, or one of many other developments can have a devastating impact on a business or non-profit. It is critical that you plan for a variety of crisis scenarios and are as ready as you can be when one hits.
Let's Talk Fire: Is Too Much Communication on the Job a Bad Thing?
We all have seen the reports of firefighter deaths, and there is that little word, communication. Communication is vital to the fire ground and the success of a department, but what happens when it is used the wrong way or, even worse, overused?
9 Important Rules Interior Design Project Managers Must Follow
In the building industry, a project manager must have the ability to collaborate and work harmoniously with clients, team members, and contractors. But it goes beyond that. What are the golden rules project managers must follow to ensure they complete projects in a timely and professional manner?
Stories of Top Women Entrepreneurs in the Restaurant Industry
Learn about some women entrepreneurs who have gained success in the restaurant industry.
Valuable Lean Manufacturing Tools That Can Improve Business
This article discusses the adoption of lean manufacturing by the United States and how these lean principles help to reduce costs and reduce waste to enhance business performance. Three of the biggest lean applications adopted from the TPS are discussed.
10 Common Leadership Styles That You Should Know About
Effective leadership is vital in any organization, but achieving the correct style for the challenges faced can be difficult. This article looks at ten common styles of leadership.
10 Reasons Why Teams Fail
A capable team is essential for achieving successful business outcomes. However, teams are dynamic, and there are a number of situations that can result in a team's demise. This article focuses on ten reasons why teams fail and how to deal with those situations.
Elon Musk: Business Magnate and Visionary
The South-African-born entrepreneur Elon Musk is known for founding the electric car company Tesla, and SpaceX, which launched a rocket that sent the first commercial vehicle to the International Space Station. Musk is now the richest person in the world.
Let's Talk Fire: 3 Areas That Can Make or Break a Fire Officer
Being a good leader on the fire ground takes more than being "the man" or "the boss". It takes knowledge and wisdom and a bit of common sense to boot.
The Use of Reward and Incentive Systems: A Case Study of McDonald's
To motivate employees and enhance business competence, reward and incentive systems are often utilized by business managers. This article analyzes the use of a reward and incentive system by McDonald's for the Australian market.
How Ministry Leaders Can Prevent Hurt Feelings in Workers
Ministry leaders are often blindsided by workers being offended by something the leader said or did. Here are some keys that will help you avoid unintentionally offending team members.