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Organizational Measurement and Feedback Pathways and Pitfalls (Part One)

Measurement is an essential and very important tool for transforming and improving organization effectiveness. Discover the Organizational Measurement and Feedback approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your organization's pathway to success.

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Organizational Changes to Deal with Whirlwinds of Change

Today's societies, organizations, and people have gone — and are going — through major changes. Emerging from research are key elements and characteristics of top performing organizations in today's environment.

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Organization Structure Limits or Liberates High Performance

Improvement planning, process management, teams, skill development, and the like are either constrained or boosted by our organization's structure and support systems. If we are unhappy with the behavior of people on our team or in our organization, we need to take a closer look at the system and structure they're working in.

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Nurturing Change Champions

A good change champion is passionate about their cause or change. We can't harness or manage champions. Often we're best to point them in the right direction and get out of the way. Then sponsor and protect them from the bureaucracy when they need it.

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More is Said Than Done About Improving Customer Service

"Customer demands are getting harder and harder to meet. That's great because it's getting tougher for our competition to survive." — Comment from the CEO of a very successful company.

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More Change Demands More Leadership

Now, more than ever, organizations need the bonding glue of a strong culture to hold everything and everyone together. At the core of that culture is a strong leader pulling the team together.

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Morale Problem? Look in the Mirror

Creating the conditions for self-motivation leads to satisfied employees producing satisfied customers.

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Measuring Organizational and Team Energy Levels

Take the courageous approach to leadership by building team commitment and ownership. Our "Energy Index" Assessment is a great place to start.

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Measurement Traps

Measure from the outside in to effectively focus, measure, problem solve and improve your organization.

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Measurement and Feedback are Vital to Improvement

Feedback is central to learning. Faulty feedback is one of the biggest contributors to organization, team, and personal learning disabilities. If we don't know how we are doing, we can't improve.

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Matching Team Types and Focus

Effective team management begins by clarifying what a team's purpose and role is and deciding how it will operate. A team's commitment and performance increases exponentially with the degree of power, control, and ownership they feel they have.

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Mastering Change Through Continuous Growth, Learning, and Improvement

What most of us clearly hate and strongly resist is — being changed. But when change represents learning, growth, and improvement, it generates energy and is often eagerly embraced.

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Manifesto for a Leadership Development Revolution

Strengths-based leadership development is the biggest revolution in the leadership development field in the last 50 years, paving the path for developing leaders with powerful data.

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Managing the Reengineering-Incremental Improvement Paradox

Both process reengineering and incremental improvement are needed. How, when, and where each approach and combinations of both are used, depends on the task to be performed. Like visions and goals, reengineering and incremental improvement is another and/also paradox to be managed.

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Leadership on Purpose

Pursuing profits without a higher purpose or pursuing a purpose without profit are equally fatal strategies. Profits follow from worthy and useful purposes. Fulfilling the purpose comes first, and then the profits follow.

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Leadership Competency Models: Why Many are Failing and How to Make Them Flourish

Used effectively, leadership competency models become a roadmap to dramatically higher leadership effectiveness. Six reasons they fail, and five keys to flourish.

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Leadership and Learning are Indispensable

Not all learners are leaders. But the research clearly shows that the strongest leaders are continuous learners. They are self-made leaders.

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Leaders Shape Focus and Context

Strong leaders connect and energize people. They work tirelessly to ensure that no ones loses sight of what it's all about.

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Leaders Put Good Intentions into Action

Looking back, we can all point to times in our lives that seem wasted. If we fail to continuously grow, change, and develop, then precious life is wasted.

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Leaders Make the Difference

Not all organizations perform equally. The significant variable is the quality of leadership.

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