Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Flexibility of the Fittest



[Repost] The first thing that might come to mind when you hear flexibility of the fittest is “survival of the fittest”, and yes, that’s what I’m talking about, survival of the fittest. Now, you might say, “Is she an evolutionist or creationist?” I’m a creationist, but I see how society is changing.

It’s very important for us to note that society changes. When it changes, we have to be able to shift. Part of that shift starts in our minds. We have to be able to take our mindset and shift in new directions so that we can be fitter for the current environment.

When you look at the business world and even personal, everyday life, what we did ten years ago, is not necessarily what we do today. What worked ten years ago, is not necessarily what works today. Technology has really changed. There’s really been a shift in technology. Look at Facebook and Twitter. They’ve blown up like mad both in the business world and everyday life.

 If you have the mindset that I’m going to do what I’ve always done, then you’ll always get the same results. We all know that, but you could actually create a breakdown. If you’re rigid and society is flowing by, and you’re trying to buckle against society, then you could break. You could cause yourself to break, or you could cause a breakdown in your business.

You want to make sure that you’re flexible and that you’re able to go re-look at your old goals to revamp them when needed. Re-look at your old mission statement for your company, and revamp it when needed so that you and your company can thrive in your new environment. One thing that you might want to ask yourself is, “How many new things am I doing today that I didn’t do five years ago? How am I different now, than I was then?” Evaluate. Do a personal evaluation of your level of flexibility.

Thank you for listening. I’m Jovi “Professor Jovi” Brown. Until next time, let’s think better, and do better. You can leave comments right here on jovibrownweekdaywords.blogspot.com, or you can leave them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Leading with Compassion



[Repost] As leaders, it’s very important that we are assertive. Assertiveness is an element of emotional intelligence. It’s basically your ability to say what needs to be said at a given time. If you look at it, assertive leaders can actually help an organization to become more effective.

For example, if you have an organization in which a leader waits until things happen or fires occur, takes a laissez fair approach, and might say something in order to put a fire out, then that person’s organization could be less effective than a leader who prevents fires from happening. The assertive leader actually stands up and says what needs to be said in order to prevent mess or disruption within the organizational processes. Having a level of assertiveness can actually save an organization time and money and increase an organization’s productivity which can lead to the organization having more money.

So, how can you increase your assertiveness? Well, one way is to practice assertiveness. Put yourself in situations in which you have to stand up for yourself or someone else. Remember that practice makes perfect.

Thank you for listening. I’m Jovi “Professor Jovi” Brown. Until next time, let’s think better and do better. I’ll take comments on this blog here on jovibrownweekdaywords.blogspot.com, or you can go to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Does Group Size Matter?

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Yes, group size does matter. There are studies that indicate that a group’s size can be a function of the group’s function. If you have a group that is designed to problem solveor fact-find, then it can be more effective for the group to be composed of 12 or more people. On the other hand, if you have a group that’s designed to take action or go out and do something, then that group can be more effective if it’s smaller and has, perhaps, 7 to 12 people.

Group size does matter. Here’s an example of how it works. You’re a politician, and you need to canvas a certain area. You can problem solve to strategize the best way to door knock in that area. In your problem solving, you would have a group of more than 12 people. Let’s say you’d have 14 people to help problem solve how to best canvas the area. Once you come up with your solutions, then you can actually breakdown into smaller group, perhaps 7 in each group, to go out and execute the solutions.

Again, group size matters. If the group is smaller and actually task oriented, then the group would be more effective if you have maybe 7 to 12 people. However, if the group is problem solving, brainstorming, or fact-finding, then that group might be more effective if you have more than 12 people.

Thank you for listening. I’m Jovi “Professor Jovi” Brown. Until next time, let’s think better, and do better. I’ll take comments on this blog right here on jovibrownweekdaywords.blogspot.com, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.  

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Work Your Strategy



I am a business architect, and there have been a number of companies that have wondered how they can distinguish themselves within the marketplace. One way to distinguish yourself is to work your strategy. There are companies that spend countless hours, in meeting after meeting, developing strategies. They come up with these grand strategies; yet they fail to align their organizational structure with the new strategy so the strategy doesn’t work.

In order to work your strategy, you actually have to take the time to develop a nice strategy; but, then, go within your organization and re-vamp or tweak your structure, if needed, to fit with the new strategy. When you have an organizational structure that fits with thestrategy, or is aligned with your new strategy, then you’re better positioned to work it.

What am I saying? What I’m saying is that if you have that innovative strategy, you’re that company that’s trying to set yourself apart by doing things that your competitors aren’t doing__thinking outside of the box and actually moving outside of the box__then what you want to do is make sure that your organizational structure fits with that. Make sure that your organizational structure is aligned with the innovative strategy.

Make sure that you’re allowing your employees to be creative and innovative. Allow them to do what they need to do in order to accomplish the goals that you’ve given them. That means that you have to have a decentralized authority system, and you have to allow people to take responsibility and ownership for their part of the piece in your big puzzle.

Having a decentralized organizational structure can allow your employees to be more creative. Such a structure can allow your employees to do what you’ve hired them to do. You’ve hired the best and the brightest to be innovative and creative so let them do what they do.

I’m Jovi “Professor Jovi” Brown. Thank you for listening. Until next time, let’s think better, and do better. If you want to make comments on this blog, then you can do so right here on jovibrownweekdaywords.blogspot.com, or you can go to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

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