Gestion de la empresa

Como sobrevivir en una grande Empresa?

I have had the opportunity of experiencing and observing corporate life and culture from within the organisation as a manager, CEO and board member; and from the outside looking in, as an advisor, consultant, researcher, shareholder and observer. I have thus been able to reflect on the operations and effectiveness of corporations and organisations in the for-profit, not for-profit and government sectors; and on the people within those organisations. In that context, I am firmly convinced that to survive and ‘prosper’ (from a career perspective) in an organisation, one needs to understand the corporate context in which the ‘game is played’, and be competent in the ‘playing of the game.’ I am of the view that people within larger organisations who have career aspirations within or beyond those organisations, need to practice the 10 Laws of Corporate Survival. 1. Non-Existence of a Cultural Vacuum. Understand that the organisation is not…

Gestion de la empresa

Creer en el «Management»

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Much has been written about the loss of trust in management. These discussion almost always deal with the loss of ‘trust from below’ – i.e. trust by employees or subordinates of senior management. What they don’t deal with is the loss of ‘trust from above’ – i.e. the loss of trust by the board and shareholders in management. Causes for this include management: Setting expectations and failing to deliver. Saying things that are later demonstrated to be false. Withholding part of the ‘truth’. Only putting one side of the argument for an initiative proposed by management. Pursing initiatives that only management will personally benefit from (i.e. establishing KPIs when those KPIs are the basis of management’s remuneration.) Pursing personal gain ahead of corporate gain. Sabotaging initiatives that benefit shareholders ahead of management (e.g. golden parachutes, etc.). Promoting colleagues beyond their competency. Allowing risks and problems to remain unresolved beyond necessity….

Gestion de la empresa

Management and Cancer in the modern world

Today with Jack, as corporate advisors, we have met and dealt with hundreds if not thousands of managers at all levels of the organisation over a total of 60 years between us. When we reflect on them and their performance, and despite their general desire to perform well for their employer (and its shareholders), we can’t help but hold an uncharitable view of the management community. 1. It is the rare manager indeed, who will welcome attitudes and opinions that flag dangers to the organisations. By implications, those negative opinions might create a perception of that manager as lacking skills because they should have identified and dealt with the issue or danger themselves. It is a threat to the manager and will in most cases be rejected by the manager. Consultants who ‘tell it how it is’ experience this all the time. The consultant or advisor might be blamed for not…

Contribucion Especialistas, Gestion de la Marca Personal

CEO: Cómo optimizar su estrategia de medios sociales

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Did you know that content shared by the owner of a business receives 8x MORE engagement than content shared by a business social media account? There has been a significant shift in the way a business communicates with their customers online. It’s time for you to change your mindset, and think about social media as part of your “customer experience” journey. What does the phrase “social media” mean to you? Does it mean a way to connect with friends and family, or is it just another phrased used to define the route to market a business online? Let’s take the first word; social. The meaning of this word is often forgotten when people talk about social media and the idea of delivering a social experience. Just like Scott Cook said; “A brand is no longer what we tell the customer it is. It is what customers tell each other it…

Contribucion Especialistas

La Seguridad Cibernética en Chile

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In 2016 in Chile, the Financial Regulatory Agency issued the first circular letter on Cybersecurity, which implies that this is an issue on which a regulatory focus is already being placed. An aspect that has acquired special relevance for an adequate management of the risks relates to so-called «cybersecurity»: this is a complex and dynamic matter, in which any inadvertent event can negatively impact the assets and image of a Financial Institution and, by extension, the Financial System as a whole. For this reason, it is very important for companies to carry out a permanent evaluation at Board and Senior Management level to inform themselves about the risks associated with cybersecurity and to resolve them having in mind all the relevant mitigation measures. Companies need to carry out a periodic evaluation of their IT controls, considering aspects such as the identification of the risks associated with the use of information…

Gestion de la empresa

El Suceso – Como ser positivo siempre!

may the force be with you - curse of success

A couple of days ago, I was in the car and forced to stop for some roadworks. There was a guy, part of the road gang, standing on the road with a stop sign. I presumed that this was his job – day in, day out. He was dishevelled despite wearing road-working gear, unshaven, smoking (of course), and when I got close enough, I noticed his glazed-over eyes and general look of life-fatigue. We were held there for a while and I kept watching him – wondering what sort of life this guy had – what level of satisfaction – what expectations and ambitions – what stories he would take home to his family (if he had one). Based on a scale of relativity with high priced executives at one end, this guy would surely be somewhere near the other end. Based on a success scale, this chap would obviously…