Posts Tagged "change"

3 Things Are Holding Back Your Analytics, and Technology Isn’t One of Them

Posted on June 9th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

During the past decade, business analytics platforms have evolved from supporting IT and finance functions to enabling business users across the enterprise. But many firms find themselves struggling to take advantage of its promise. We’ve found three main obstacles to realizing analytics’ full value, and all of them are related to people, not technology: the organization’s structure, culture, and approach to problem solving.

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The challenges are organizational.

To Be a Strong Leader, There Are 6 Things You Must Give Your People (Most Rarely Do)

Posted on June 9th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

The impact of work cultures on the bottom line is a hot business topic. More execs and HR leaders are connecting the dots on how an ecosystem of commonly held values, beliefs, and positive work behaviors drives engagement, innovation, and high performance.

Yet culture doesn’t just happen. It takes visionary, servant leadership at the top creating the environment for intrinsically motivated employees to release discretionary effort.

These are selfless leaders who shine the spotlight on others instead of themselves. They have one thing in mind: How do I empower my tribe to reach their potential? You’ll find that they are givers–in a personal, leadership, and organizational sense.

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The cream of leadership rises to the top when these things happen.

How to Rebrand Yourself as Creative When You’re Not Perceived That Way

Posted on May 29th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

The contemporary business world lauds those who are seen as creative. Innovators such as Elon Musk and Jony Ive have become household names. Yet, for many of us, despite our best efforts to be recognized as creative thinkers, our suggestions in meetings are ignored and our pitches to bosses get rebuffed.

If your colleagues have already formed an opinion of you as technically competent but a little staid, it’s going to take a lot to change their minds and get them to listen — a situation that’s especially true for women, who, research suggests, are often unfairly viewed as less creative than men.

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You won’t get anywhere with subtlety.