building high performance teams

Start Building High Performance Teams with These 5 Steps

Countless studies trumpet the merits of high performance teams. Before a leader dives into building high performance teams, however, it is crucial that he or she understands thoroughly both the “why” and the “how” behind high performance teams. Significance of High Performance Teams Richard Hackman, the Edgar Pierce Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at Harvard University, is widely considered …

Turning Authors Into Consultants

Turning Authors into Consultants: Never Waste Business Books [Slideshare]

All too often, business books go to waste because leaders cannot determine how to act on the content they read. Because leaders have difficulty putting the books’ content into action, authors cannot demonstrate to leaders how the insights of their books can be used effectively. Consequently, authors are unable to demonstrate the validity of their books’ conclusions. One way to …

Return On Knowledge Real

From Big Data to Return on Knowledge [SlideShare]

People talk and theorize about Return on Knowledge all the time, but what’s the key to making it a reality? Return on Knowledge (ROK) is the latest buzz phrase in the business innovation world. Every day, people walk in and out of your offices with knowledge and perspectives in their heads, on notebooks, on laptops, and the fading memory of …

Self-Disruption in Consulting

Self-Disruption in Consulting: Something for Consultants to Consider in 2015

Google “consulting” and one of the first articles that will come up is the Harvard Business Review’s “Consulting on the Cusp of Disruption.” Dig a little deeper and you will find a host of articles and blog posts discussing the imminent disruption of the consulting industry. Certainly consulting is one of the last industries to be significantly affected by the …

Teamsourcing

Teamsourcing for Successful Strategic Execution [SlideShare]

Ever wondered what the secret sauce for successful strategic execution is? We are here to tell you that unique and actionable insights from people who are actually responsible for execution is exactly what you need for strategic execution. Without involving the “doers,” any strategy or high-level goals can easily get lost in translation! While crowdsourcing is a great way to …

Turnaround_Strategy

Turnaround Strategy Roadmap for CEOs, Tried and Tested

You’ve just been appointed CEO, General Manager, or some sort of CXO! Congratulations on that, all the best for your role, and by the way, brace yourself. When a new executive is brought on-board from an external company or promoted from within, oftentimes, something is amiss at the company. Your role is to tend to sick departments, turnaround a failing …

6 Employee Engagement Ideas to Consider

6 Employee Engagement Ideas to Consider

Every company wants a high-performing and motivated workforce, but this goal often proves elusive. In this post, we are sharing a few employee engagement ideas that might otherwise be overlooked. First, it’s important to understand that employee engagement is both employer-driven (incentives, environment, meaningful work, leadership, etc.) and employee-driven (driving corporate energy, forming meaningful connections, and informing personal priorities, etc.). Historically, …