Nokia went from being the undisputed king of cell phones to a company doing nearly everything wrong. Nearly a year ago, CEO Stephen Elop came on board to turn around the company. His strategy:
It won’t be long before the kids start heading back to school. How about you? Maybe you’ve decided to take a refresher course in your specialty at a local college. Or you could be thinking about shifting gears and starting a new career path. In some cases, you can deduct your business education expenses; in others, you can’t.
Bright ideas to jump-start the team: 1. Open up thinking time. 2. Play games. 3. Learn from mistakes. 4. Shut off the self-mockery. 5. Reduce the fear level. 6. Don’t forget the carrots.
In a perfect world, office equipment would never break. Colleagues would be as dependable and timely as a Swiss train. And creating a foolproof schedule for a project would be a cinch. But in the real world, well, not so much. What happens to that disciplined road map—your schedule—when you hit unexpected snags, as you’re bound to do?
Executive coach John Baldoni hears a lot of excuses for why managers don’t coach employees. Yet evidence shows again and again that companies with the strongest leadership cultures develop people at all levels. What are the most common excuses?