Leadership Insights

Improving the Hierarchical Organization

Aug 14, 2018 11:45:55 AM / by Ed Brzychcy posted in leadership, structure

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Part 2 of 4 in our Organizational Structure Series

Last week, we discussed the move towards a "flatter" organization and the various problems associated with it, namely span of control, and how thinning out your managers does not allow them to provide the necessary support and guidance to their teams.
Many companies are making this move on their org charts nowadays because of the many problems facing a strict hierarchy for organizations. Traditionally, decision makers occupy the high levels with responsibility and communications drawn downwards from there.

This structure allows for a narrower span of control as well as a clear path of responsibility. Strict hierarchy, however, has many setbacks.

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The Problem with Flat Organizations

Aug 8, 2018 10:47:33 AM / by Ed Brzychcy posted in leadership, structure

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Part 1 of 4 in our Organizational Structure Series

Flattening organizations is all the rage in business. Trim out the unnecessary middle-men, reduce redundancies, clarify the lines and channels of communications; are all great goals to achieve. However, are the changes you make in your organization today sustainable for the future?

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The One Thing All Great Leaders Do

Jul 25, 2018 10:12:10 AM / by Ed Brzychcy posted in leadership

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Leaders come in all shapes and sizes. Leadership styles vary by person and come in a near infinite variety. However, the multivariate means of leadership all have one common end - leaders unite people towards accomplishing a common goal.

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Growing Grit

Jul 10, 2018 2:00:00 PM / by Ed Brzychcy posted in leadership, professional development

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Resiliency is one of the hallmarks of a great leader; cultivating it can become a leader's most significant challenge. Great leadership entails being in the eye of the storm and enabling your team to stay the course; this requires a degree of resilience which surpasses all other traits. Maintaining perspective, confidence, and support allows a leader to cultivate this sense of security and well-being despite the odds and remain the central decision maker despite the oncoming challenges.

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The Entrenched Leader

Jun 26, 2018 9:11:58 AM / by Ed Brzychcy posted in leadership, professional development

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As we rise through our organizations, we often find others who are comfortable and entrenched their positions - and often risk doing this ourselves. Fixing into a static position is one of the most dangerous places to be in, not only for our careers but our organizations as a whole.

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Classic Literature for Leaders

Jun 20, 2018 10:30:38 AM / by Ed Brzychcy posted in leadership, reading

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Leadership has existed since the dawn of time, and people have been writing about it just as long. In becoming a well-rounded and skilled leader, one should not neglect the classics in addition to the multitude of books being published on the subject every year.

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