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A Leader or Manager

  • by r2b2
  • December 29, 2016
  • Leadership
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Leader or Manager Many times the terms Leader or Manager are loosely used because the speaker doesn't know the difference between the two.  Keeping it simple, a manager manages a process and the leader leads a group or team in the pursuit of a successful endeavor . The truth is Leadership and Management are not the same thing but must go hand in hand for success to be attained.  The Wall Street Journal wrote a nice comparison years ago to...

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Management Consulting – Goes Beyond Just Giving Advice

  • by r2b2
  • September 30, 2016
  • consulting
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What does a Management Consulting firm do? Chances are, every time you ask someone what their idea of what a consultant does, you might get a different answer. However, no matter how many different thought's you hear, you'll probably hear many of those people say hiring a management consulting firm or individual management consultant just isn't worth the fees they were paid. While I've seen many good consultants, I've also seen many bad ones as well but no matter how good...

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The Leader – the key to success or failure

  • by r2b2
  • September 9, 2016
  • Leadership
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I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard someone ask whats the difference between being a leader and being a manager.  I basically reply - Leaders lead organizations while Managers manage processes. Many times I'm asked to elaborate, so I have to break my explanation down a little more.  I'll explain Leaders provide the vision, philosophy and standards of the organization. They also set the example by practicing what he or she preaches.  A managers will focus on following...

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Process Excellence?

Process Excellence Quite a few people have differing ideas of what Process Excellence (PEX)  is, so I figured I'd attach this article from The Process Excelence Network. PEX is a great repository of knowledge for those interested in learning more can find the information. "The last few decades have seen companies adopt a host of different approaches to improving the quality and efficiency of their output: Total Quality Management, Business Process Reengineering, Lean, Six Sigma, Business Process Management, Business Performance...

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Hillary and Julian Assange

  • by r2b2
  • July 31, 2016
  • cyber
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Just as Hillary Clinton thought she was getting over the hump of her email scrutiny, new news pop s up regarding a twist involving Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.  Word has been spreading that Mr. Assange alleged he has information in his possession that would put Hillary Clinton in jail.  With all this talk of Russia possibly trying to influence the US elections because their supposed hacking of the DNC systems, now Mr. Assange might have a "Trump card" (every pun...

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BREXIT = WOW!

BREXIT = Britain Exiting the EU - Wow! Saying Britain’s vote to leave the European Union is a big deal wold be a major understatement.  BREXIT will prove to be a big wake up call. There is a reason why the markets moved as much as they did yesterday but one thing should always be known – in time of big events – there will be winners and there will be losers.  The question is, which one will you be?...

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Building a Good Leadership Team

Can you handle the truth? As a business owner, executive leader or a member of your organization’s senior management and if you were to take a look at your leadership team, would you say it’s in the top 10% when compared against all your competitors? If not, then why not? Are you and/or your organization complacent? Do you not have an active leadership development program? Again, if not, then why not? Everyone says they know the importance of strong, experienced...

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