Success 360:

Systems Thinking

Balance and the Power of Balance

A Key Element of a Happy Life and a Sustainable Business

By: Vadim Kotelnikov

Founder, Ten3 Business e-Coach Inspiration, Achievement, Innovation and Happiness unlimited!

 

  

 

"The universe is completely balanced and in perfect order. You will always be compensated for everything that you do." ~ Brian Tracy

 

 

NLP Coaching Yourself Balancing Your Wheel of Life Love Life-Business Synergy Financial Success Technology of Achievement Personal Development The Fun Factor Health Building Relationships Setting Your Goals Balance Taking Action Balance Balance Your Wheel of Life

 

Personal Success 360 (Ten3 Mini-course)

 

The Balanced Manager

Results-based Leadership

 

Effective management by leadership demands a delicate balance between:

Coaching New Management Model Leadership Effective Management Balanced Manager Balance: Balanced Manager - Leadership + Management + Coaching

Managing Dynamic Organizational Dichotomies

Business BLISS Balance Leasdership Innovation Synergy Fast Company Venture Strategies Efficiency Improvement 25 Lessons from Jack Welch: LEAD MORE, MANAGE LESS Employee Empowerment Inspiring People Energizing Employees Systemic Approach to Innovation Harnessing the Power of Diversity Cross-functional Excellence Fast Thinking 25 Lessons from Jack Welch: LIVE SPEED Making Fast Decisions Vadim Kotelnikov Balance: Business BLISS ; Balance + Leadrship + Innovation + Synergy + Speed

Business BLISS

Balance Leadership Innovation Synergy Speed

  • Balance: Balance top-line growth and bottom-line results, the whole and the parts, internal and external... More

 

 

The Jazz of Innovation

11 Practice Tips

  1. Establish a creative chaos environment to inspire creativity and trigger accidental discoveries. Encourage improvisation and wild play. Find the right balance between order and chaos... More

Balancing Five Major Tensions Within a Firm4

  1. Balancing profit, growth and control

  2. Balancing short term results against long-term capabilities and growth opportunities

  3. Balancing performance expectations of different constituencies

  4. Balancing opportunities and attention

  5. Balancing the motives of human behavior

 

 

 

Why Balance?

Balance is a key element of a happy life and sustainable business.

Balance is about how you live your life and manage your business and people.

When your life or business is out of balance, nothing works.

Finding the right balance in your body, your mind, your life, and your business will help you refine your goals and hasten you towards them. It will lead to lasting success in your journey to improved health, spirit, and well-being.

If your life is in flames, stop what you're doing, quite your mind, step back and take a bird's-eye view of your life. Drop any misconceptions you may have as to what you should be doing, and then re-balance your life.  As you regain the balance in your life, you will regain control.

Yin and Yang

Balance: Yin and YangYin and Yang. Hot and cold. Male and female.  The philosophy of yin and yang lies at the heart of Chinese culture. The first references to yin and yang come from the I Ching, the five classic works compiled and edited by Confucius.  Taken literally, yin and yang mean the dark side and sunny side of a hill.  People commonly think of yin and yang as opposing forces.  However, it is really more appropriate to view them as complementary pairs.  The Chinese believe problems arise not when the two forces are battling, but when there is an imbalance between them in the environment.  Floods, divorce, or even a fire in the kitchen - all can be attributed to disharmony in the forces of yin and yang.

Balanced Organization: 5 Basic Elements

Corporate Culture (Earth):

Balanced Approach to Business Systems

A business is more than finance. Performance measures need to be aligned with the organization's strategy.

The Business Systems approach considers business as system of interrelated factors of strategy, owners, investors, management, workers, finance, processes, products, suppliers, customers, and competitors... More

Yin and Yang The Tao of Business Success

The Tao helps you achieve much more with much less effort. This effortless skill comes from being in accord with reality. You can't tell the singer from the song. You can't tell the dancer from the dance. When you are in harmony with the Tao, when you go with its current  of energy, your innate intelligence takes over, and the right action happens by itself.

Tao of Business Success

The Tao of Business Success helps you achieve much more with much less effort. It gives you advice that imparts perspective and balance.  It applies equally well to the managing of a large corporation or the running of a small business... More

Buddhism: The Value of Leading a Balanced Life

Balance and Balanced Life: The Wheel of Dharma

The Wheel of Life in Buddhism

Balance is a key element of a happy life. Dalai Lama teaches, 'A balanced and skillful approach to life, taking care to avoid extremes, becomes a very important factor in conducting one's everyday existence. It is important in all aspects of life. For instance, in planting a sapling of a plant or a tree, at its very early stage you have to be very skillful and gentle. Too much moisture will destroy it, too much sunlight will destroy it. Too little will also destroy it. So what you need is a very balanced environment where the sapling can have a healthy growth. Or, for a person's physical health, too much or too little of any one thing can have destructive effects. For example, too much protein is bad, and too little is bad.

'This gentle and skillful approach, taking care to avoid extremes, applies to healthy mental and emotional growth as well. For instance, if we find ourselves becoming arrogant, being puffed up by self-importance based on one's supposed or actual achievement or qualities, then the antidote is to think more about one's own problems and suffering, contemplating the unsatisfactory aspects of existence.

This will assist you in bringing down the level of your heightened state of mind, bringing you more down to earth. An on the contrary, if you find that reflecting on the unsatisfactory nature of existence, suffering and pain, and so forth, makes you feel quite overwhelmed by the whole thing, then, again, there's a danger of going to the other extreme. In that case you might become totally discouraged, helpless and depressed... So under such circumstances, it's important to be able to uplift your mind by reflecting on your achievements, the progress that you have made so far, and your other positive qualities so that you can uplift your mind, and get out of that discouraged or demoralized state of mind. So what is required here is a kind of very balanced and skillful approach.'1

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbs are very versatile supplements. While each Chinese herb serves a different purpose in building one's health, there are countless ways to brew a prescription. The key to finding a remedy lies in selecting the right mix of herbs while striking a balance.

Balanced Manager

Effective managerial leadership demands a delicate balance  between sensitivity and authority, between the whole and the parts, between loose and tight leadership style, between functional expertise (depth of knowledge) and cross-functional excellence (width of knowledge), internal (creating value for organization and employees) and external (creating value for investors, customers, and society as a whole).

To manage knowledge workers effectively in the modern knowledge-driven enterprise, modern manager should balance management with leadership and coaching... More

Leadership-Management Synergy

Balanced Strategy

Sustainable growth strategy requires balancing short-term results against long-term capabilities and growth opportunities.

Companies should think in different 'time horizons' – both short-term and long-term – when setting strategy, establish proper organizational processes that monitor their health and change the nature of their dialogue with stakeholders.

 

SWOT Analysis, where SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats, is a strategic planning tried and tested technique that is normally adopted for obtaining a balanced perspective.

Change Management

If you wish to manage change effectively, you need to understand that the way people behave is a balancing act – they balance the forces that act upon them. Some of these forces are trying to get people to change their behavior and others are trying to restrain or limit that change... More

 Case in Point  Silicon Valley Companies

Decide If Your Innovation Portfolio Has Enough Stretch

Adapted from Relentless Growth, Christopher Meyer

  1. Balance between revolutionary and evolutionary initiatives. First, Silicon Valley companies assess the overall balance between revolutionary and evolutionary projects. The ultimate arbitrator of portfolio stretch if the innovation leaders’ judgment, experience, intuition, and luck... More

Adaptive Organization

Finding a Balance between Chaos and Order

If you wish your organization to be better able to survive and prosper in today's uncertain and turbulent times, you should raise a creative tension. To achieve this, you must move your organization to the point at which a natural balance is found between chaos and order, comparable to the conditions in the evolving natural world.

Effective Leadership

Balance isn’t an issue of time, but an issue of choice. It’s about living your values by aligning your behavior with what you believe is really important.

Leadership is imperative for molding a group of people into a team, shaping them into a force that serves as a sustainable competitive advantage. Leader know how to make people function in a collaborative fashion, and how to motivate them to excel their performance. Leaders also know how to balance  the individual team member's quest with the goal of producing synergy - an outcome that exceeds the sum of individual inputs. Leaders require that their team members forego the quest for personal best in concert with the team effort.2

 

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 Case in Point  Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), United Kingdom...

 

References:

  1. The Art of Happiness, HH the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet and Howard C. Cutler

  2. Extreme Management, Mark Stevens

  3. Finding Your Balance, Joan Gurvis and Gordon Patterson, Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) Press

  4. Performance Measurement and Control Systems for Implementing Strategy, Robert Simmons

  5. How To Escape the Short-Term Trap, Ian Davis, McKinsey Quarterly

  6. Body Mind Balancing, Osho

  7. The Tao of Business Success, Vadim Kotelnikov

  8. Business BLISS, Vadim Kotelnikov

  9. Harnessing Cultural Intelligence (CQ), Vadim Kotelnikov

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