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Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions. If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get?

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.” There’s a good reason for all of those links: Strategy is complex. Thought leaders from all over the world have created sophisticated frameworks designed to help leaders grapple with their own strategies at an abstract level. But the reality is that strategy succeeds or fails based on how well leaders at every level of an organization integrate strategic thinking into day-to-day operations. How can you personally be more strategic as a leader? 1. LeanEssays: The End of Enterprise IT.

Two years ago, the employees at ING Netherlands headquarters – over 3,000 people from marketing, product management, channel management, and IT development – were told that their jobs had disappeared.

LeanEssays: The End of Enterprise IT

Their old departments would no longer exist; small squads would replace them, each with end-to-end responsibility for making an impact on a focused area of the business. Existing employees would fill the new jobs, but they needed to apply for the positions.[1] It was a bold move for the Netherlands bank. The leaders were giving up their traditional hierarchy, detailed planning and “input steering” (giving directions).

Instead they would trust empowered teams, informal networks, and “output steering” (responding to feedback) to move the bank forward. The most innovative companies all share these values. There are few greater compliments for a company than being perceived as innovative – fresh thinking and doing things differently to stand out from the crowd.

The most innovative companies all share these values

While much of this innovation comes down to a company’s products and services to keep it at the forefront of the market in which it operates, it’s also about the company’s culture. And creating the right workplace conditions is paramount. A new survey by the architecture, design and consulting firm Gensler, has revealed a statistical correlation between workplace design and how innovative that company’s employees believe it to be. The U.S. Workplace Survey 2016, comprised of 4,000 employees in 11 industries, found that companies with high scores for workplace functionality and effectiveness also have better innovation rankings.

Companies at the more innovative end of the scale tend to share the following elements: 1. 2. Stakeholder Management from the perspective of Sun Tzu Project Accelerator News. Sun Tzu wrote The Art of War nearly 2500 years ago; his ideas have been widely translated and are regularly used as a guide for management thinking.

Stakeholder Management from the perspective of Sun Tzu Project Accelerator News

This post will take a different perspective, ‘Sun Tzu and the art of stakeholder engagement’! After all “The greatest victory is that which requires no battle”, which is the ultimate aim of every stakeholder engagement process. One of the clearest messages from any reading of The Art of War is the supremacy of strategy over tactics and tactics over reaction. Yet project teams spend most of their time reacting to stakeholders with a few tactical activities, such as report distribution and progress meetings. This approach gives the initiative to the stakeholders and, as we all know, not every stakeholder has the projects best interests at heart and those that are supportive rarely have a deep understanding of your project’s real needs. After this analysis, key questions for the team include: Capturing Audio & Video in HTML5.

Introduction Audio/Video capture has been the "Holy Grail" of web development for a long time.

Capturing Audio & Video in HTML5

For many years we've had to rely on browser plugins (Flash or Silverlight) to get the job done. Come on! HTML5 to the rescue. It might not be apparent, but the rise of HTML5 has brought a surge of access to device hardware. This tutorial introduces a new API, navigator.getUserMedia(), which allows web apps to access a user's camera and microphone. The road to getUserMedia() Strategy & Planning: Integrated planning. “For every complex problem there is a simple solution; ...and it is always wrong.”

Strategy & Planning: Integrated planning

Despite the truth of H.L. Mencken’s pithy observation, complex problems can often be factored out into components that can be addressed straightforwardly. Nonprofits often turn to strategic planning when they see the need to examine what they do and perhaps make some changes. They may need to address a pressing problem or they may be looking to take advantage of a perceived opportunity or to adapt their services or programs to emerging needs or a change in funding. Some of the time strategic planning is precisely what is needed. At other times, though, strategic planning does not offer the tools or format that can best address the critical issues. Strategic planning means different things to different people. At the core of integrated planning are strategic, program, and business planning, the why, what and how of the organization. Full kontroll via skjermen.

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