This little illustration, from habit 7 of Stephen R. Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” demonstrates the necessity of self-renewal in ensuring one’s capacity to remain effective. In his words, “this is the single most powerful investment we can ever make in life – in the only instrument we...
Investing in Yourself: The Key to Sustainable Career Success Training March 21, 2023
Quality - The Third Leg of Operations Management’s Tripod Training March 17, 2023
In our preceding discussions on operations management, we focused on the crucial issues of efficiency and cost. In this post, we will explore the equally important aspect of quality management. It is widely recognized that successful business operations require effective management of all three elements - Efficiency, Cost, and Quality...
Cost - The Second Leg of Operations Management’s Tripod Training March 15, 2023
Gartner finance glossary defines cost management as the process of planning and controlling the costs associated with running a business. It includes collecting, analyzing, and reporting cost information to more effectively budget, forecast and monitor costs. Cost in operations management or operational cost, refers to the monetary value associated with...
Efficiency - The First Tripod of Operations Management Training March 14, 2023
Operations management rests on three tripods - efficiency, cost, and quality. In this post, we will look at efficiency, its role and importance in operations management and explore some practical tips and strategies organizations can use to improve efficiency in the management of its operations. In subsequent posts in this...
Maximizing Opportunities – A Five-Step Approach to a Successful You! Training March 8, 2023
According to Walter P. Chrysler, “the reason so many people never get anywhere in life is that when opportunity knocks, they are out in the backyard looking for four-leaf clovers”. While it is believed that four-leaf clovers bring good luck, with a frequency of approximately 1 in 5000, the rarity...
Building Your Support Network: Why You Don't Have to Go It Alone Training February 23, 2023
As a manager, you are often responsible for making tough decisions, dealing with conflicts, and navigating challenging situations. It's important to have people you can turn to for advice, guidance, and support. Here are some benefits of having a support network: Perspective: When you're dealing with a difficult situation, it can...
Managing Others - Transitioning from “I” to “Us” – A New Manager’s Litmus Test Training February 23, 2023
Having gone through the previous posts in this "Stepping into Management" series, you should no doubt be sufficiently prepared for the next level – Managing Others! As you transition from an individual contributor to a manager, your responsibilities shift from achieving personal goals to achieving corporate goals through people. Doing...
Navigating the Transition to Management: Tips for New Managers Training February 22, 2023
Becoming a manager for the first time can be both exciting and challenging. You're stepping into a new role with new responsibilities, managing former peers, and building credibility as a leader. Having come this far in your career, a point where you are no longer responsible for just yourself, a point where you...
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