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IF YOU CANT COUNT IT YOU CANNOT MANAGE IT

The importance of setting measurable targets Peter Drucker the guru of management-gurus said, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure”. Simple words but profound truth. How did so many Japanese companies, with modest beginnings become so successful? Systematic measurement of every parameter at every step of the design, manufacture and delivery process. How did Gates…

GROW YOUR EXECUTIVE PRESENCE 5 OF 6

Your Core Values as inferred from Decisions You know how important executive presence is, both to improve your performance and to accelerate your career growth. You understand that your executive presence is a conjunction of five factors; appearance, communication, presence, values and performance under stress. In this post, we will focus on the fourth of…

SHOW YOU ARE READY TO BE PROMOTED

Give yourself a leg up You know you are ready for promotion. Do the decision Makers know? Have you shown them you are ready? Here are four simple actions, to do just that. Connect to big priorities: What are your organization’s big priorities? How do you connect and contribute to that? What are your outputs…

THE POWER OF THE SHEATHED SWORD

Use Authority Judiciously You manage an important project, region, product-line or department for your organization. You are responsible for results. Your organization has given you the authority to allocate resources, deploy work, demand results, reward and recognize. They have also given you the power to confront and discipline, your team members, suppliers, and channel partners…

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