Dec 9, 2013 9:17:15 AM
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Nov 13, 2013 11:00:00 AM
The nature of empowerment is such that it has at it heart a commitment to utilizing the competency of each individual in the organization. In an empowered organization everyone is provided with clarity regarding the framework within which they have to operate, and with the encouragement to make changes that will further the organization’s objectives.
Over time individuals operate within that framework and make what changes they can. They grow more and more confident, tackling more and more of the issues that they have identified as ones which are opportunities for improvement. Using the analogy of a sandbox, their sandbox has been defined and they are allowed to play within it. Over time they explore it fully, ultimately reaching out to the furthest corners.
Nov 11, 2013 10:15:00 AM
The combination of knowledge and skill provides competency. When individuals are competent then they are able to do the job the way it is intended to be done.
Nov 8, 2013 11:00:00 AM
Once a commitment to improving individual competency has been made then training becomes a priority.
Nov 6, 2013 10:30:00 AM
The “Sterling Silver Cord” is the vital connection between the ability to think and operate strategically, and the ability to demonstrate execution at the practical level.
Nov 4, 2013 10:30:00 AM
One of the most distressing things about priority lists is they seem to grow and mutate every moment. You no sooner get a nice neat list buttoned down and settle down to do it when the phone rings, some piece of paper is handed to you, the customer calls, your boss comes rushing in, or some other unforeseen event interrupts your day. Inevitably this seems to happen even before you get started on the first item. How often have you lifted up your head after missing lunch realizing that the things you had intended to do that day haven’t even been started and you spent all your time on other things!
Nov 1, 2013 8:56:00 AM
The objective is to maximize value, not work. That is: although time spent generates work, the true objective is the impact, or value, of that work.
Oct 28, 2013 9:04:00 AM
It’s important to acknowledge that there is limited time available for any particular task or activity. It is artificial to assume that you can simply load down yourself, or someone else, with work in the hopes that it will “somehow get done”. There are only a limited number of hours in the day and each hour spent working must be appropriately planned to generate the maximum possible output.
Oct 23, 2013 12:04:00 PM
On any topic, what you feel to be supremely important may not match the viewpoint of others. You need to be able to understand and express both viewpoints – yours and theirs.