27 Apr

Technology Will Change Work and Your Business

Recently I wrote an article titled, The Future of Work – Are you Ready, where I discussed the impact of technology on jobs, the workplace and how work would be accomplished in the future.  An important statement in that article was “…nearly two-thirds of all jobs could have a significant part – at least 30% – of their activities automated by 2030.” and “ … about half of all work activities globally have the technical potential to be automated by adapting currently demonstrated technologies…”   In other words, rapid advances in technology will not only change how work is done; it will change jobs and change the skills needed to perform those jobs.  If that isn’t eye-opening enough for you consider a Dell Study that states “85% of the jobs that will be available in 2030 are not available today.”

What exactly does this mean to you?

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20 Apr

Process Problems – The Biggest Issue Impacting Business Performance

According to a study done by Tolero Solutions, “an overwhelming 60 % of people said poor processes were the biggest frustration impacting their business performance and satisfaction at work!”  This is a significantly large number and one that should alarm any Business Owner or Leader wanting their business to be successful.  Process is obviously how we accomplish anything.  Understanding your processes is a crucial step to ensuring successful business performance. 

I find a surprising number of business leaders who think they understand their process only to discover that the process is not what they thought.  Processes break down; they change without considering the impact and all to often employees who are the process don’t understand how their part of the process fits into the bigger business picture.

So what can you do?

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13 Apr

Agile Leadership Drives Organizational Performance

The ability of an organization to respond to changes in both its internal and external environment is called agility.  An organizations agility is paramount to its long term, and often its short term, success.  The turbulence that businesses have been experiencing in the last several decades is not going away.  Whether the challenges are created by political, climatic or economic events, the organization must respond rapidly, or whether, possibly dying in the process.  The ability to respond to these challenges as well as identify and capture new opportunities is a key factor in ensuring the sustainability, and growth, of a business.  The key is, Agile Leadership Drives Organizational Performance.

How do you make that happen?

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06 Apr

Is Business or Executive Coaching A Good Value

Depending on your experience the value brought by Business or Executive Coaching is Good, Bad or you’ve never considered it.  Let’s be honest, there are a lot of people out there presenting themselves as Coaches.  Some are very good at what they do and others are simply looking for a way to make money.  The key to a good Coaching experience is as much in how you choose or select a Coach but also how “Coachable” you are as well as the credentials a Coach has.  How can you, a Business Owner, Leader, Executive or Professional get the best value from a Business or Executive Coach?

 

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