Leaders need to adapt they management style to fit the performance readiness of their teams. Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard created the concept of situational leadership in the field of organisational behaviour. They said that "readiness" not only varies by person, but also by task. People have different levels of ability and motivation for different … Continue reading What is Situational Leadership
Many organisations scale effectively by hiring promising people and then teaching and motivating them to do exceptional work. The following example shows how important is to hiring and developing people. Tamago-Ya is a Japanese company that produces fresh box lunches and sell them to Tokyo office employees. The typical order comes from a office that buys lunches … Continue reading How to Scale Using Motivation and Accountability
The digital portfolio management objective is to determine the optimal resource mix and schedule to best achieve the organisation’s operational and financial goals. Selecting the Portfolio Establish the viability of projects based on their strategic alignment, return on investment and resource requirement Carry out risk assessment and build contingency into the portfolio by integrating contingency planning … Continue reading How to Select the Right Digital Portfolio?
Portfolio refers to the total set of programs, stand-alone projects and other change initiatives undertaken by an organisation. The reason for creating a portfolio is to provide an overall business view and control over all these programs and projects at a high level in the organisation. Portfolio management is aligned to the organisation’s budgetary and … Continue reading What is Business Portfolio Management?
The first thing the program must do is establish program governance by planning how it will monitor and control the constituent projects. Effective governance ensures strategic alignment, the realisation of promised service and benefits, stakeholders are communicated with and kept aware of progress and issues; appropriate tools and processes are used in the program; decisions … Continue reading Program Management Governance in Few Words
The elevator pitch is as important as the business plan, some people call it twitter pitch (but I think 140 characters might be too short). Bplans explain what components a perfect elevator pitch must have; every single angle of a business plan in a short visionary version is laid out. Top components of an elevator pitch: … Continue reading Top Components of an Elevator Pitch
Leaders can not dictate the culture, but they can nurture it. they can create the right conditions for change, creativity and innovation. Leader can multiply the effect of a team. Liz Wiseman interviewed more than 150 leaders to research her book Multipliers: How the best leaders make everyone smarter. Leaders who are multipliers can double … Continue reading How Leaders Create Conditions for Change
Tony Hsieh is one of the most important business leaders of our time, in his book Delivering Happiness he explain how Zappos is built on branding, culture and pipeline as the only competitive advantage that Zappos will have in the long run. In the chapter 3 of the book, Tony clearly defines the lessons he … Continue reading Business and Poker
Engagement can be described as an indicator of the degree to which employees are committed and involved in their work. Engaged employees are more likely to be effective team members and to support and drive change efforts. The work environment, culture, team behaviour, recognition and involvement in work decisions and processes are key factor that … Continue reading Change Management with Engagement
People are not against change. Employees are sometimes more aware than leaders of the need for change, they are in the front-line dealing with poor product quality, unresponsive service, effective competitors, etc. Why resistance to change? This can arise from many causes, most are rational and addressable. Comfort with status quo Lost of control Threat of … Continue reading Why to Support Change