When you’re a leader — no matter how long you’ve been in your role or how hard the journey was to get there — you are merely overhead unless you’re bringing out the best in your employees. Unfortunately, many leaders lose sight of this.
How do we address the personal, human side of business and leadership with our inherent management expectations of delivering results?
As managers and leaders, our jobs are multifaceted. We play different functions in our interactions with team members. These functions exist on a continuum, ranging from directing to connecting.
Every year, I sit down with my current financials — my budgets and projections — and what would be best described as a crystal ball as I attempt to compose what I have learned in an executive financial summary for my various companies.
The document(s) describe what I thought would happen financially versus what occurred and what can be done to eliminate losses and improve profitability as I move forward in an evermore challenging business environment.
In my experience, the key to a successful lean implementation is the total commitment of everyone involved to make it work. All levels of the organization — from operators to senior managers — must be aware of the fundamentals of lean and make their best efforts to practice and improve them daily.Read More
In just a couple of days, print leaders from companies large and small will gather in Phoenix for the 2019 President’s Conference. This year’s lineup features an impressive list of keynote and breakout presenters curated especially for the modern business owner and manager.Read More