Taking the Org Chart into the 21st Century

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Running a business today with 15th Century tools is like driving a 1931 Model A Ford on the modern German Autobahn. Yes, the Model A is an automobile with wheels and a motor but it is not equipped to handle 21st Century demands for speed and peak performance.

Back in 1931, the Model A offered state-of-the-art features such as air conditioning with its front slant window that opened to cool passengers, an analog clock to help you get to your destination ...

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Knowledge Applied is Leadership

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There is a new breed of leadership surfacing in organizations. According to an article on informationmanagement.com by Stacie Capshaw and Thomas M. Kuolopolous, this new breed, “knowledge leaders” is evolving. It no longer fits into the nice square organizational chart boxes used since the fifteenth century.

Citing a multi-client study by the Delphi Group, they indicated that knowledge leaders from diverse organizations exhibited similar qualifications, most notably:

  •  A hybrid business/information technology experience
  • Ten years (often much more) of line-of-business experience
  • Entrepreneurial attitude
  • A high level ...
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Budgeting Time for Leadership

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Whether you are an entrepreneur growing your business or the CEO of an international multi-continent corporation, your organization’s sustainable future rests squarely on your shoulders. It is leadership not management that sets the course for an organization and it is the leader’s vision, communication skills and his or her ability to empower the workforce that determines whether the organization will enjoy long term growth and sustainable profitability.

Leadership is such an important topic today that more than 80,000 books are published ...

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The Hi-Tech Dilemma – the Feng Shui Answer

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Are you in constant contact but are never really connected? Do you email, text message and play endless phone tag with no results or no satisfaction – just more messages? Are you more intimately involved with American Idol, the cable guy and your iPod and iTunes than you are with your family and friends?

The high-tech world of isolationism and indifference continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Now don’t get me wrong – a great service is being provided by ...

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How to Manage Time and Energy to Boost Personal Productivity

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Are you stuck on the procrastination highway where productivity slows to a crawl and stress uncontrollably speeds up? Why, because you’d rather be doing something else, fear of failure or lack of organization? Or are you procrastinating just because you do not know how to manage your internal productivity clock, organize your energy and focus your attention?

Current research shows an alarming increase in procrastination which has quadrupled over the past 30 years to a whopping 95% of the populations saying ...

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