Archive for March, 2012

Book Review: Leading with Questions

Friday, March 16th, 2012

“Leading With Questions”, by Michael Marquardt, Jossey-Bass (2005) Asking good questions is a best practice for knowledge transfer. In this book, Marquardt describes “how leaders find the right solutions by knowing what to ask.” According to the Center for Creative Leadership, the ultimate key to a leader’s success is the ability to ask effective questions […]

Innovation: Critical Success Factors

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Is your organization well prepared to innovate? A recent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers1 describes some of the structure and organizational commitment that are important for moving ideas to market. They spotlight critical success factors such as: leadership, innovation processes, culture, customer involvement, measuring results and new skills. Leadership has two important roles: defining growth targets and […]

Ignite Business Growth with Productivity

Friday, March 16th, 2012

A top concern of CEOs is business growth and strategies that produce the greatest impact with the least amount of risk and effort.  One of the most overlooked strategies is productivity improvement.  Focusing on processes, enabling technology, employee performance and retention can have a significant impact on growth without the need for significant capital investment. […]