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Results.

Factor II: Results

D. Taking initiative

2. Action oriented

 


  

The following resources are also located at the back of each chapter in Korn Ferry's FYI® for your improvement book:

  

Introverts: Manage your perfectionism and reduce your agita! Psychology Today.

The science of productivity [YouTube]. YouTube.

Richard Branson on time management. Entrepreneur.

7 Ways to overcome the fear of failure. Pick the Brain.

How to find work with purpose. Forbes.

Why you have to fail to have a great career: Michael Litt at TEDxUW [YouTube]. TED.

Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation [YouTube]. TED.

No time to read this? Read this. The Wall Street Journal.

Personal growth: Motivation: The drive to change. Psychology Today.

 

Additional resources

 

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Super charge your energy at work: 10 ways

 

Being action oriented requires focus and energy. Entrepreneur and author Kevin Daum suggests 10 ways to keep your natural energy levels high throughout the day.

 

 

It's been said...

 

"If you feel like there's something out there that you're supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it." – Wanda Sykes, American writer, comedian, actress, and voice artist

 


 

27. Resourcefulness

 


  

The following resources are also located at the back of each chapter in Korn Ferry's FYI® for your improvement book:

  

A surprising way to get things done on time. Forbes.

7 Wise ways to find focus and get things done. Life Hack.

Four strategies for getting it done in your organization. Forbes.

Four project management lessons you can learn from software engineers. Forbes.

How to create a clear project plan. CIO Magazine.

Negotiating over a limited resource: What would you do? Harvard Business Review Blog Network.

Positive thinking: Reduce stress by eliminating negative self-talk. Mayo Clinic.

Successful delegation: Using the power of other people’s help. Mind Tools.

Project managers are change managers. Project Times.

How to allocate your time, and your effort. Harvard Business Review Blog Network.

The resource allocation dilemma faced by CEOs every single day. Forbes.

Project management: 4 Ways to manage your budget. CIO Magazine.

 

Additional resources

 

It's been said...

 

"You come into the world with nothing, and the purpose of your life is to make something out of nothing." – Henry Louis Mencken, American journalist, essayist, magazine editor

 

  

E. Managing execution

15. Directs work

 


  

The following resources are also located at the back of each chapter in Korn Ferry's FYI® for your improvement book:

  

Why people micromanage. Harvard Business Review Blog Network.

How to motivate employees using E. A. Locke’s goal-setting theory. Chron.

10 Ways to help employees feel less overwhelmed. Business Management Daily.

8 Tips for empowering employees. Inc.

3 Ways to empower your employees to own their work. Business Insider.

Successful Delegation. Mind Tools.

Employee coaching: When to step in. About Management.

Fairness is good management. About Management.

Stop being a people-pleaser. Harvard Business Review Blog Network .

Why managers shouldn’t treat all employees the same. Fox Business.

How to give orders to your employees. Chron.

How to delegate more effectively in your business. Forbes.

 

Additional resources

 

It's been said...

 

“The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States

 


 

25. Plans and aligns

 


  

The following resources are also located at the back of each chapter in Korn Ferry's FYI® for your improvement book:

  

How to create a work breakdown structure. For Dummies: A Wiley Brand.

Project status reporting process. Project Management Online.

Battle scope creep in your projects. Harvard Business Review Blog Network.

How to create a clear project plan. CIO Magazine.

Ignoring this issue could ruin your company. CEO.

30 Greatest online project management and collaboration tools for easy communication! 1st Web Designer.

Want project success? Engage stakeholders. CIO Magazine.

Locke’s goal setting theory: Understanding SMART goal setting. Mind Tools.

3 Risks of not tracking your progress. Inc.

Project managers are change managers. Project Times.

Planning for the unplanned: Including risk in your project management strategy. Genius Project.

Top 10 tips for effective resource management whether jumping from space or not. Genius Project.

 

Additional resources

 

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Relax, you have 168 hours this week.

 

Scott Behson, Professor of Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey, provides a breakdown of how the time available to us each week is typically allocated. He offers three simple tips for making the most of the time that’s left once the demands placed upon us have sucked away their share.

 


 

38. Optimizes work processes

 


  

The following resources are also located at the back of each chapter in Korn Ferry's FYI® for your improvement book:

  

The experimental enterprise. Forbes.

The planning cycle: A planning process for medium-sized projects. Mind Tools.

Quick overview of process mapping. [YouTube].

The 5 must-have qualities of the modern employee. Forbes.

Creativity techniques – start here! Mind Tools.

Improving business processes: Streamlining tasks to improve efficiency. Mind Tools.

Understanding fear of process improvement. Harvard Business Review Blog Network.

Embrace change, but still stand for something. Harvard Business Review Blog Network.

Yes, big data can solve real world problems. Forbes.

Need a vacation? 4 Steps to a business that thrives without you. Entrepreneur.

Entrepreneurs: Learn to improve processes without adding bureaucracy. CBS News.

How to create systems that enable business growth. Forbes.

 

Additional resources

 

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Business process optimization, Part 1: Planning for sustained agility and business outcomes

 

An article exploring commonly held concepts behind business performance and agility. It illustrates at a practical level how to extend these into new and innovative ways of measuring, achieving, and sustaining business.

 

 

F. Focusing on performance

1. Ensures accountability

 


  

The following resources are also located at the back of each chapter in Korn Ferry's FYI® for your improvement book:

  

Seven mistakes leaders make in setting goals. Forbes.

11 Practical ways to stop procrastinating. Lifehack.

Strategies to reduce perfectionism. Psych Central.

You can get some big things done when it’s not all about you. Harvard Business Review Blog Network.

The danger of complacency in the workplace. The Great Workplace Revolution. [YouTube].

10 Signs your employees are growing complacent in their careers. Forbes.

Helping people take responsibility. Mind Tools.

The right way to ask for help at work. Forbes.

What the most successful people do before breakfast. Fast Company.

Overcoming work mistakes: Learn how to speak up and move on. The Huffington Post Canada.

Employees, measure yourselves. The Wall Street Journal.

Your employees want the negative feedback you have to give. Harvard Business Review Blog Network.

 

Additional resources

 

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Developing personal accountability: Taking responsibility to get ahead

 

An article that explains what personal accountability is and provides guidance and tips on how to develop it. Various links are included that provide additional materials for you to delve into the subject more deeply.

 

 

It's been said...

 

“Accountability breeds response-ability.” – Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

 


 

28. Drives results

 


  

The following resources are also located at the back of each chapter in Korn Ferry's FYI® for your improvement book:

  

Research: Why companies keep getting blind-sided by risk. Harvard Business Review Blog Network.

15 Ways to stop procrastinating right now. Business Insider.

Setting stretch goals: All in, all the time. Inc.

How to become a great finisher. Harvard Business Review Blog Network.

Good managers lead through a team. Harvard Business Review Blog Network.

The 12 things that successfully convert a great idea into a reality. Forbes.

Positive thinking: Reduce stress by eliminating negative self-talk. Mayo Clinic.

Taking initiative: Making things happen in the workplace. Mind Tools.

Six ways to get things done when you’re not the boss. Forbes.

Moving a team forward. University Business.

Planning for the unplanned: Including risk in your project management strategy. Genius Project.

Why perseverance is an essential quality to possess in the workplace. Career Path 360.

 

Additional resources

 

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Let employees choose when, where, and how to work

 

Nathaniel Koloc, entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of ReWork, emphasizes the business benefits of flexible working practices. He offers tips on how to bring freedom into the workplace, making it effective for both employees and the organization.

 

       

 

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