A Study report about High-Impact Succession Management
Introduction: Succession management has become an important talent management initiative at companies around the world. For some companies, succession management is a strategic process that minimizes leadership gaps for critical positions and provides opportunities for top talent to develop the skills necessary for future roles.
With other companies, succession management is a constant struggle, viewed as an administrative exercise rather than as a competitive advantage. In strong economic times, it is easier to ignore deficiencies in the succession management process – but in the current economic downturn, the need to identify and develop top talent for critical roles has never been more important. Keep reading..
A Study about Scaling Up Corporate Social Investments in Education
Scaling up good corporate social investment practices in developing countries is crucial to realizing the Education for All and Millennium Development Goals. Yet very few corporate social investments have the right mix of vision, financing, cross-sector engagement and leadership to come to scale. Globally, 67 million children are not enrolled in primary school, over 200 million are in school but not mastering basic skills such as reading, and many millions more complete post-primary education without the skills needed to participate in society or the local economy.
Overcoming these challenges will require swift and bold action by many actors, including governments, multilateral organizations, donors and civil society. Corporations can use their core assets to generate shared value for business and society by helping get children into school, setting a strong learning agenda and scaling up what works in education. This policy paper looks at what works and what is not working in corporate efforts to further education in developing countries. Keep reading…
Study about Measure and Report your Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Introduction: Aims to support UK organisations in reducing their contribution to climate change. It explains how to measure greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and set targets to reduce them. It is intended for all sizes of business and for public and voluntary sector organisations. There are direct benefits to organisations from measuring and reporting as they will benefit from lower energy and resource costs.
A better understanding of their exposure to the risks of climate change and a demonstration of leadership which will help strengthen their green credentials in an increasingly environmentally conscious marketplace. A number of organisations are seeking information from their suppliers on greenhouse gas emissions and so many small businesses will increasingly be expected to measure and report on their emissions. Read More on Measure and Report
A Study about UNICEF Policy and Programming in Practice
Executive Summary: Community approaches to total sanitation (cats) is an umbrella term used by uNIceF sanitation practitioners to encompass a wide range of community-based sanitation programming. cats share the goal of eliminating open defecation; they are rooted in community demand and leadership, focused on behaviour and social change, and committed to local innovation. the cats essential elements are a framework for action, providing a common foundation for work in the sector while allowing for broad variation in the way programmes are applied and translated locally.
This Field Note discusses the evolution of sanitation programming in uNIceF and the origins of our community approaches to total sanitation. It examines each of the cats essential elements and explores their implementation through country case studies. the case studies illustrate a range of methods under the cats umbrella: community-Led total sanitation (cLts) in sierra Leone and Zambia; school-Led total sanitation (sLts) in Nepal; and the total sanitation campaign (tsc) in India. these are only a few of the many community approaches to total sanitation being undertaken around the world that exemplify the catsessential elements. Keep reading..
Mounts a critique of how leadership has been treated as the solution to educational challenges and not a problem in itself, and of how the technologies of management dominate over substantive ethical and educational issues when leadership is presented as the solution. This is in the context of the shift to a per formative state which.
Black more argues, increasingly seeks to ‘manage professionalism’, to quieten critical voice by positioning it as disloyal, and to dumb down the professional’s advocacy role in relation to ‘the public’ (as opposed to the client). The chapter also explores the implications of the literature on perforation the ‘new professionalism’ and a risk society for feminist practices in leadership. Keep reasding…
Introduction: Yahoo! manager Brad Garlinghouse issued a memo that directly challenged the senior management of the Internet giant. Leaked to the media as ‘The Peanut Butter Manifesto’, his memo accused Yahoo!’s leadership of lacking strategic direction. Growth had slowed, Google had overtaken Yahoo! in terms of online advertising revenues, and the share price had fallen by nearly a third since the start of the year. According to Brad Garlinghouse, Yahoo! was spread too thin, like peanut butter.
It was time for strategic change. All organisations are faced with the challenges of strategic direction: some from a desire to grasp new opportunities, others to overcome signiﬁcant problems, as at Yahoo!. This book deals with why changes in strategic direction take place in organisations, why they are important, how such decisions are taken, and the concepts that can be useful in understanding these issues. Keep reading…
Dixon’s Retail, (which owns Currys and PC World) has, in common with the entire retail market, been suffering in a tough market. Set against the backdrop of recession and consumer insecurity, this has resulted in markedly decreased spending on high-ticket electronics and increased competition from online retailers. Structural changes in the organisation meant that teams needed to be rebuilt under new leadership to respond to the market and competitive challenges experienced.
In recent Corporate Reporting, Dixons chief executive, Sebastian James, said: “Against a tough economic backdrop, we have continued to deliver on a clear plan to transform the business. I am pleased that by focusing our efforts on delighting customers, we have outperformed our competitors and ended the year with positive momentum delivering results at the top end of expectations.” keep reading…
A Case Study about Command and Control in the Uniformed Public Services
Command and control is fundamental to the way in which the uniformed public services operate. It is the mechanism by which they perform their tasks. Situations can require immediate and decisive action. Those responsible for command and control must be prepared, trained and practised in the necessary skills. This unit will provide an insight into how this is achieved and give the learner opportunities to practise some of these skills.
All of the uniformed public services have a chain of command, or management structure, with levels of command responsibilities identified by ranks or titles. Learners will compare ranks and responsibilities within the uniformed public services and see why, for example, it is important that an individual wears a badge of rank and that it is clearly visible. Learners will develop an appreciation of the leadership and teamworking principles that contribute to command and control. keep reading…
Kaplan talks about the five critical skills that entrepreneurs need:
1) Leadership: ability to build consensus in the face of uncertainty
2) Communication: ability to keep a clear and consistent message
3) Decision-making: knowing when to make a decision
4) Being a good team player: knowing when to trust and when to delegate
5) Ability to telescope: to focus in on the details and then move back to the bigger picture. Watch video…
There is no question that the traditional workplace, with its emphasis on internal competition and individual star performers is undergoing a transformation. Management experts and researchers are suggesting that the successful organization is one characterized by effective teamwork, and leadership rather than management. Organizations are realizing the importance of developing teams that can work in a coordinated, efficient, and creative manner. Read more to know the common mistakes in the process…