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Thoughts on leadership
What is a leader?
True Change comes from Within
The only long lasting change comes from the choice to actually change not from imposed change.
Demand Segmentation by Analyzing Demand Drivers
Segementing the demand for products/services by analyzing demand drivers
Your investment is your future life
Multiculturalism in the global workplace
Develop employees people skills to easily fit in anywhere in the world, accepting others as they are.
By: Evelyn Grunau
5 Actions of a True Leader
Actions make a real leader, not merely their words or superlative adjectives
Culture Change and Power Play
Power affects culture change ethics
Establishing and managing co-staff relationship as a Personal Assistant
Work relationship management
SME deveoplement in Nigeria
Entrepreneur: A tool for rapid economic development and erradication of youth vices
TRAINING IS AN INVESTMENT
Many a times, companies do away with training & development activities due to economic slowdown instead of using the opportunity to consolidate competency as preparation of rebounce of economy.
One of the core tenets of leadership/management is holding employees accountable for their actions. Why is this still an issue?
Organizational records can be protected from hackers
Hacking into organizational records is becoming a common phenomenon. However, what is unknown about this problem is much much bigger than what is reported
Management and Life
How do we manage ourselfs is an art.
What is Innovation? And what is Innovation Management?
The conflict of interest in IT Governance
The deployment of IT governance in organizations is generally problematic
The next 20 years
The next 20 years may be very different to anything anyone has seen, a 15-year recession in an internet environment.
HOW DO WE CAUSE HEALTHY GROWTH OF FINANCIAL SERVICES SECTOR & ECONOMY.
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IMPERATIVES
Reaching a younger generation
AMU/APU is a great institution, however i believe they can expand to the future generation
Public Service as a Public Trust
Public Service therefore must have as its ingredients, the T.R.U.S.T. concepts and its acronym, political will, equal application of principled, firm and sincere decision and action to be worthy of a Public Trust..
Consumer segmentation - practicalities
How far is the SEC grid relevant in consumer segmentation in today's perspective?
Individual Learning. Some Findings
How the individual learning process works. Some experiences and advice
Honesty is the Best Policy when you're Changing Organizations and Countries
To get real change in any organization, there must be real and complete political democracy in the country of this organization.
Amidst unemployment, skills shortage exists
High global unemployment is due to irrelevant skills possesed by job seekers. Many employers cannot find well qualified job seekers.
Continuous improvemnt of business processes using BPR
Dramatic improvement in speed,performance and cost can be achieved by continuously improving business processes in an organization using BPR strategy which was introduced by Dr. Michael Hammer in the 1990s.
Change and organization
Change and organization
Things I have learned
Any body can become a leader if they are willing to learn.
Moral Recovery for Leaders
Understand TRUST and the effects it have on sustainability for effective Leaders
MANAGING STAFF: A PERSPECTIVE
Our Staff are just human beings, like us. Treat them accordingly.
Construction of Thought: Defining hospitality knowledge and education
Due to the nature of hospitality work, greater autonomy should be given to the workforce. In such case management is no longer able to control a worker in the workplace. Hence, individuals are expected to shoulder greater responsibility over their own action and performance to better serve the customers. This has serious implication on hospitality schools in developing future workforce.
The World Economy Platform
World Economy in a big problem in 2012
How to Gain Buy-in in the Strategy
Buy-in is the first ingredient required for strategic implementation
Do nature follow theory of X and Y management
Nature has followed the principle of management while creating ........
Get Buy-in from your Employees
Be a leader not a dictator
Support Staff - PA / Executive Assistant
Business is reluctant to invest in upgrading PAs / Executive Assistants
Good Corporate Govenance The Cornerstone of Company Success
The importance of Corporate Governance is evident from the many company failures which has been an international phenomenon
Intra customer communication - the best driver for market promotion
cellular phones are bringing the users closer and closer to each others. Promotions plans must give sufficient space to this factor.
A word of caution for CEOs
CEOs Should Avoid Killing Hens that Lay Golden Eggs
Successful and strategic planning starts in your mind
To be strategic in the corporate world is determined by our thoughts
Smart organizations give workers a vote
Religion, Faith and Dogmatic Thought Modes
Religion can hinder the growth of Faith and Innovation.
hiring new employees -a delicate process
importance of trust, professionalism, observation and credibility during hiring process in totality
SME deveoplement in Nigeria
Entrepreneurship: A tool for rapid economic development and erradication of youth vices
Leave your Comfort Zone
Only mediocre people can't sacrifice their comfort zone.
People view of software development
People aspect is either neglected or given exclusive importance in software development. We need a more balanced and holistic view.
Paperless Quality Management System
ISO 9001 - to manage organizations..
Commercialize Underutilized Technologies via open Innovation
Open innovation is coming to be the best strategy for success of businesses in developing countries.
Accepting Imperfections and Manage Them
Learning and Practicing Methods to Make the Best of this Imperfect World
Consulting Bodies of Knowledge
Kennedy Report - 5 Major Practices of Large Consulting Firms
Identify your Communication Skill Style
How to distinguish and identify different communication skill styles
Leadership will be defined as one's ability to get others to willingly follow.
Why do approaches to managerial problem solving remain imperfect?
Substantial gap exists between managerial problem solving capability and the practical implementation of this capability.
Management By Delegation
The process of managing people to get things done, executing, is based on the skill and techniques of delegating work and managing for results.
Generating non-aeronautical revenues to contribute in airport infrastructure development.
Manage by Design and not by Default
Management should be done by design and not by default
Trained or Inspired
As long as you are inspired by someone, there is no harm, rather you need to have someone to get inspiration from, but when you start thinking in line with someone whom you regard most, you insist on justifying his wrong doings without logical reasoning. It so happens because you are emotionally blackmailed to think from your heart (which cannot think) instead of mind, because your mind is in his control, i.e. you are brainwashed.
What a supervisor, Manager, & Director Should Be, Know, & Do
As learning is a continuous process throughout the life of every individual, and as development is a vital and essential factor for achieving progress in any organization, it is the responsibility of that organization to plan the development of its employees and overcome the inconveniences created by the lack of proper training and experience in work.
Mediocre and ineffective attributes leading to poor performance
I am exploring is to understand what are those attributes that leads to mediocre performance
It's a whitewater world we now live in.
Stability and Certainty have been replaced by Volatility and Unpredictability
lead by example
In my opinion leaders should lead by example and not be such a dictator.
Dearth of Communication Skills
Effective communication is not as easy as it may seem
The importance of spending
think hard before you waste your Cash
My View on Leadership vs. Management
We manage things: accounts, processes, machines. We lead people.
Operation Excellence improves methods, productivity, human relation and reduces wastes.
My Experience of Leadership
Leadership comes from within, but it doesn't have to be just the hand you were dealt.
Rules are for fools and you need smart fools
Individual Constructive Consulting & Coaching for CEO in SME for sustainable value
Effective HR Communication : Need of Business
Communication holds the key and creates a difference to impact bottomlines
MBA Should not be Part of the University Trail
MBA preparation has nothing to do with the kind of job you may apply for.
Patient Alert Fatigur Suggestions
Patient alerts though critical for physicians slow their workflow process, few suggestions which can make these alerts value based.
An Objective Approach to Economic Growth
Efficient and Effective Utilization of Resources
Changing the Tide
How to turn the status quo into status go.
Internal Focus Instead of Customer Focus
Troubled organizations turn inwards.
Social Media Marketing
Customer Empowerment: A threat or an Opportunity or How To Engage The Social Media As Marketing Tools
Leadership is All About Listening
Leadership includes the ability to courageously examine ones assumptions and adjust thinking to match the reality of the times.
Beyond the strategic plan
successful strategy is based on effective use of decision rights and information flow in the organization.
How important is language as a communication medium at workplace?
AACE's TCMF versus PMBOK Guide 2016
PMI's new PMBOK Guide 2016 is now mimicking AACE's TCMF...
Leadership and values
We need to hold fast to a defined set of values - Not just any values those that can be seen as fair by all
How to Get Employment in Nigeria
Stand out from the crowd.
Help Maximize Benefits to Society & Environment
Help Others in focusing compliment rather than competition.
Managing a Long-distance Food Supply Chain
Managing long-distance food supply chain should focus on irreversible processes in the food products, reducing food waste.
Cut back or cut through
Cutting advertising to protect profits is not good strategy
My Employment Law Areas of Expertise
Representing Employees Facing Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace.
Rethinking Growth with Services
Product centered management is still restricting companies to improve customer-focused services and grow with new service business models.
Leadership and Command
There is a difference between guiding and command, both of which could be termed leadership.
Bad Decision Versus No Decision
In business bad decisions have less effect than no decisions?
How operations management fits in with industrial ecology?
How operations management fits in with industrial ecology?
(Can our industrial systems behave like an ecosystem, where the wastes of a species may be resource to another species? Can the outputs of an industry be the inputs of another, thus reducing use of raw materials, reducing pollution, and saving on waste treatment?)
Scarcity vesus abundance
Our paradigm is that of competition and scarcity. Cooperation leads to growth, not competition
Regulate Recruitment in Nigeria
It is necessary to Regulate Recruitment Practices in Nigeria.
Lead Like what you Expect from your Employee
If Leaders devote themselves to working as selflessly as some of their devoted subjects or employees, they achieve more.
Customer Focus and Integration: Learning from Local Wisdom
Local wisdom has its role to play in a strategic planning.
Redefining Quality for the Tech-Savvy World
There is no denial of the fact, that in any product or service, quality is sacrosanct to marketability of the goods or services. But quality measurement has become very complex due to the variability in choices customers make for quality. A more pragmatic and rationale approach model for quality measurement is suggested.
Attitude is Everything
A good attitude is a must.
Leaders Should Be Emotionally Intelligent
Some brilliant leaders failed on their leadership in an organization because they lack emotional intelligence.
Addition to the Marketing Mix Ps
The introduction of the 3ps to the previous 4Ps in marketing mix.
Essence of Team Work
Team Work, Synergy Effects.
Now That I Am a Manager... What Are My Priorities?
Most Business Owners, Managers and Team Leaders struggle with their priorities.
Quality Management and Engineering is a Discipline
Quality Management complies with the criteria of stand alone discipline. Hence there is a full justification to establish academic studies at Bachelor, Master and Doctorate levels. We consider Quality Engineering as a sub category justifying for its own specialized degrees.
How are Project Management Pitfalls to Be Avoided?
What advice can you offer apropos of avoiding Project management pitfalls? .
Power to Succeed
You have potential to succeed .
My Management View
Team Work, Coaching, Recognition & Customer Focus.
Portal Gourmet Sauce an innovative product that revolutionize the way people cook
Accountability in Leadership
Finding True Accountability in Leadership is a continuous search.
Why Materials Management is Important
Materials Management - The Secret to release the blocked cash.
The Title Logistician
Ethics and Responsibilty
Ethics and Responsibilty.
Prescriptive Management Education is Outdated
Prescriptive approach to management education leads to diminishing value from education with passage of time..
Social Enterprise is the Future
Only social enterprises can offer the right mix of ethics, enterprise and community involvement to meet the needs of the 21st Century.
Human Capital in India Often Misunderstood
Human capital is often misunderstood and ploughed to in a way the human feels useless...
Domestic Debt and the Nigerian Economy
The federal government of Nigeria has over the years accumulated enormous amount of domestic debt for development purposes. This however has the tendency of crowding out private sector investment in the economy due to high interest payments that results from government borrowing in the capital market as shortages of loanable funds is created. Hence, the end result will be smaller total output in the economy.
A NOTE:FOR PROMOTORS
TWO NEVER CHANGE IN CORPORATION: ONE PROMOTOR ANOTHER FRONT LINE WORKER.
The Role of a Teacher in the Change of an Organisation
Association is key to change of organisation and teacher's role plays vital in change.
SAND WICHED HEADS
THE MANAGERS ARE SANDWICHED BETWEEN PROMOTORS EXPECTATIONS AND GROUND REALITIES.
Blue Ocean Strategy
How blue ocean fit to the developing countries.
Pricing Strategy for India
Nissan has launched the Micra in India at an unrealistic high price. Will it work?
Dealing with rogue performers
Star performers are often poor team players. How do you manage such executives?
The Importance of Training and Development
Training and development are critical to organizational survival.
What software practitioners need from academicians and methodologists?
There are different software development methodologies, sometimes bitterly fighting with each other. From a practitioners' viewpoint what we need is a simple and flexible framework to make right decisions in a given situation.
Creating Future-Proof Organizatonal Structures
Management, in it different manifestations cannot adopt yesterday's approach to today's/tomorrow's problem.
To supervisors: "There is power in letting go! Then our hands are free to handle something new!"
People deserve to be praised.
SME deveoplement in Nigeria
A tool for rapid economic development and erradication of you vices
if high salary is the only factor for job satisfaction?
high salary can play a major role for a psychological distress as it creates a blockage in employees mind and interferes in decision of taking better job at better place but less pay.
Job No 1(b)
How leaders kill meaning at work
Unscrupulous Entrepreneurs and Indifferent Countries
I consider that the example should be given by developed countries that at the moment only see their
ACTIVITY OF PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
THE MAIN ROLES OF PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
Management/subordinate power sharing
Subordinates are powerful arm of management, let other opinions work
Illusion of Control (Coping YES, Control NO)
Inherent unpredictability makes co-evolution(adaptation) more effective than plan&execute.
Reengeneering IS change from the roots.
Over the years I've seen many reengeneering projects that only scratch, don't dig, and yet claim to do reengeneering.
Speakers’ ethical responsibility
Speakers have an ethical responsibility to use public speaking power to enhance the development and conduct of humanity in general.
We are called to conquer
It is still possible to make your dreams come true!
Symbols - Hidden Treasures
Life is all about symbols, we see symbols all around us, but we are so much occupied into our day to day affairs that we have lost our mental capabilities to see them and extract the hidden meanings behind these symbols. Everything around us has a story to tell, if and only if, we are willing to listen to them.
What is your favorite management subject?
in genral my favorite management is Projects management in Civil Engineering ...
Leaders of Developing Countries Laundering Money
Should successful money laundering be counted as success for a leader.
Value Is The Ultimate Result of Human Efforts.
Human beings in addition to the natural way of adding value to the world as a living creature consciously create and add more value to the world by making and working individually and socially.
STRATEGIC SEQUENCING OF RINGLING BROTHERS BARNUM AND BAILEY
Blue Ocean Companies need to build in the sequence of buyer utility, price, cost and adoption.
Learn from Organisations who possess Technical and Organisational Competencies.
If you can't have water have Coke!
Walking the Thin Edge Sword of Happiness
SWOT of Tata nano and why it failed to deliver
SWOT of Tata nano and why it failed to deliver
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