Management

Why Good Business Analysis Is a CIO’s Best Friend

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Business analysis is about improving business performance. It is the foundation for innovation, business agility, cost reduction, cyber security, and risk control. Good business analysis allows you to deliver better products and/or services to your customers, often through leveraging digital technology. Related Article: The Business Analyst’s Best Friend: The CIO To deliver a successful strategy…

Legendary Leadership Secrets – Success Eats Charisma for Lunch

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Legendary Leadership Secrets – Success Eats Charisma for Lunch By David Roppo For many decades the phrase “Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” has been floating around leadership development circles. It’s often attributed to Peter Drucker, the father of management, although that claim has yet to be substantiated. Nevertheless, I believe the phrase makes for some…

Juggling too many projects?

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I have so many projects running in parallel at the moment I’ve almost lost count. How many projects is too many projects? Studies show that swapping between different activities can be inefficient because your mind has to move from one topic to the other and this can take time. I myself can vouch for this.…

Strategies for Every Type of Email Pain

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by: Alexandra Samuel In our ongoing preoccupation with digital overload, nothing comes in for more hatred than email. Colleagues compare email triage strategies with the fervor they once reserved for their local sports franchise, and an entire industry has sprung up to tackle email pain by offering solutions at both the personal and organizational level. But…

Personality Tests Can Help Balance a Team

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by: Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic & Dave Winsborough   It’s just plain hard to get people working together the way you’d like. That’s because, left to our own devices, we are often too greedy and self-centered to collaborate, preferring instead to compete as individuals. Sigmund Freud made this point, comparing humans to hedgehogs in the winter: When hedgehogs get…

Empathy Is Key to a Great Meeting

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by: Annie McKee Yes, we all hate meetings. Yes, they are usually a waste of time. And yes, they’re here to stay. So it’s your responsibility as a leader to make them better. This doesn’t mean just make them shorter, more efficient, more organized. People need to enjoy them and, dare I say it, have fun.…

What Everyone Should Know About Managing Up

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by:Dana Rousmaniere Having a healthy, positive relationship with your boss makes your work life much easier — it’s also good for your job satisfaction and your career. But some managers don’t make it easy. Bad bosses are the stuff of legend. And too many managers are overextended, overwhelmed, or downright incompetent — a topic that HBR…