The Data Driven Leader

A Powerful Approach to Delivering Measurable Business Impact Through People Analytics

Author: Jenny Dearborn,David Swanson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111938222X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 7807

Data is your most valuable leadership asset—here's how to use it The Data Driven Leader presents a clear, accessible guide to solving important leadership challenges through human resources-focused and other data analytics. This engaging book shows you how to transform the HR function and overall organizational effectiveness by using data to make decisions grounded in facts vs. opinions, identify root causes behind your company’s thorniest problems and move toward a winning, future-focused business strategy. Realistic and actionable, this book tells the story of a successful sales executive who, after leading an analytics-driven turnaround (in Data Driven, this book’s predecessor), faces a new turnaround challenge as chief human resources officer. Each chapter features insightful commentary and practical notes on the points the story raises, guiding you to put HR analytics into action in your organization. HR and other leaders cannot afford to overlook the power and competitive advantages of data-driven decision-making and strategies. This book reflects the growing trend of CEOs choosing analytics-minded business leaders to head HR, at a time when workplaces everywhere face game-changing forces including automation, robotics and artificial intelligence. It is urgent that human resources leaders embrace analytics, not only to remain professionally relevant but also to help their organizations successfully navigate this digital transformation. HR professionals can and must: Understand essential data science principles and corporate analytics models Identify and execute effective data analytics initiatives Boost HR and company productivity and performance with metrics that matter Shape an analytics-centric culture that generates data driven leaders Most organizations capture and report data, but data is useless without analysis that leads to action. The Data Driven Leader shows you how to use this tremendous asset to lead your organization higher.

Data-Driven Leaders Always Win

The Essential Guide for Leaders in the Age of Data

Author: Jay Zaidi

Publisher: Alydata

ISBN: 9780692720080

Category:

Page: 244

View: 5953

Organizations are being forced to undergo a digital transformation and this is creating a tumultuous period of change for them. Those that wish to win with data must implement a data culture - a complex undertaking. It requires an in-depth understanding of the data ecosystem, its components, and the interaction between people, process, technology, and data, to deliver business value. Data-Driven Leaders Always Win connects the dots across various data management fields, and their practical application, using real life experience that the author gained while leading enterprise-wide data management programs at the world's largest financial services company. Being data-savvy and data-driven are core skills for leaders and their organizations to win in the "Age of Data." Some areas you'll explore: - What are the opportunities and challenges that Big Data and IoT present? - What is Dark Data and why you must manage it better? - The dark side of Big Data and how it's impacting your organization. - The "Golden Square" and why every leader needs to learn about it and apply it. - Steps you cantake to win with data. - How leaders can develop a data culture within their organizations? Regardless of the industry vertical you are in - if you are a leader, aspire to be one, or wish to influence your leadership team, and move up the corporate ladder in the "Age of Data," then this book is for you."

Data Driven

How Performance Analytics Delivers Extraordinary Sales Results

Author: Jenny Dearborn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119043123

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3573

Data Driven is a uniquely practical guide to increasing sales success, using the power of data analytics. Written by one of the world's leading authorities on the topic, this book shows you how to transform the corporate sales function by leveraging big data into better decision-making, more informed strategy, and increased effectiveness throughout the organization.

Driven by Data

A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470594384

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 3247

Driven by Data offers valuable tips and general guidelinesabout data-based methods and the difficulties surrounding theimplementation of data-driven instruction. Through a CD-ROM, thisguidebook provides all the tools needed to launch data-driveninstruction effectively, such as an implementation rubric, meetingagendas, calendars, assessment templates, and more. Written by PaulBambrick-Santoyo, who has worked with over 1,000 schools across thenation, the book clearly shows how to maneuver through assessmentsand statistics. Bambrick-Santoyo offers vital tips, such as: how tocreate a data culture, how to run a successful data analysismeeting, how to write quality assessments, and how to deal withresistance from your teachers. The book also includes twenty casestudies of high-performing schools. School leaders will find thisresource useful for achieving remarkable results and immense gains,regardless of the school's background, leader, or demographic. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.

The Principal as Data-Driven Leader

Author: Ontario Principals' Council,

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452293848

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 3987

This concise guide helps principals introduce a data-driven school improvement planning cycle, create a team to gather relevant data, and embed data practices into a school's culture.

Leaders and Innovators

How Data-Driven Organizations Are Winning with Analytics

Author: Tho H. Nguyen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119276918

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 2506

An integrated, strategic approach to higher-value analytics Leaders and Innovators: How Data-Driven Organizations Are Winning with Analytics shows how businesses leverage enterprise analytics to gain strategic insights for profitability and growth. The key factor is integrated, end-to-end capabilities that encompass data management and analytics from a business and IT perspective; with analytics running inside a database where the data reside, everyday analytical processes become streamlined and more efficient. This book shows you what analytics is, what it can do, and how you can integrate old and new technologies to get more out of your data. Case studies and examples illustrate real-world scenarios in which an optimized analytics system revolutionized an organization's business. Using in-database and in-memory analytics along with Hadoop, you'll be equipped to improve performance while reducing processing time from days or weeks to hours or minutes. This more strategic approach uncovers the opportunities hidden in your data, and the detailed guidance to optimal data management allows you to break through even the biggest data challenges. With data coming in from every angle in a constant stream, there has never been a greater need for proactive and agile strategies to overcome these struggles in a volatile and competitive economy. This book provides clear guidance and an integrated strategy for organizations seeking greater value from their data and becoming leaders and innovators in the industry. Streamline analytics processes and daily tasks Integrate traditional tools with new and modern technologies Evolve from tactical to strategic behavior Explore new analytics methods and applications The depth and breadth of analytics capabilities, technologies, and potential makes it a bottomless well of insight. But too many organizations falter at implementation—too much, not enough, or the right amount in the wrong way all fail to deliver what an optimized and integrated system could. Leaders and Innovators: How Data-Driven Organizations Are Winning with Analytics shows you how to create the system your organization needs to dramatically improve performance, increase profitability, and drive innovation at all levels for the present and future.

Data-Driven Leadership

Author: Amanda Datnow,Vicki Park

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118234081

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 4287

Tools and techniques from the trailblazers in data-based education reform Over a period of several years, Amanda Datnow and Vicki Park visited public schools with a reputation for being ahead of the pack in data-driven decision making. The results of this pioneering study reveal how education leaders can make data work for students and teachers, rather than against them. This book is an essential guide to meeting the challenges of high-stakes accountability, building performance-based schools, and improving student outcomes. By following the advice in this book, you’ll be able to transform data overload into a data-positive school culture. You’ll learn the difference between “data-driven leadership” and “data-informed leadership,” and how to use distributed leadership to inspire collaboration and guided analysis. Incorporating narrative reflections drawn from real educators and administrators, the authors refine their observations and interviews into practical conclusions that leaders can put to use immediately. This book empowers leaders to support inquiry, build trust in data-based initiatives, establish goals for evidence use, and provide educators with the skills they need to mobilize data for the good of all stakeholders. “Datnow and Park’s ideas are easily accessible and grounded in clear examples, and their seven ‘calls’ about what needs to be done nail the problem and the solutions. Use this book as your action guide and you’ll be rewarded with better results in student learning.” —Michael Fullan, professor emeritus, University of Toronto “Datnow and Park uncover, at last, what it means to use data to inform leadership. Documenting the four P’s (people, policies, practices, and patterns) in schools, we learn about the organization and dynamics of reform informed by data. A must read!” —Ann Lieberman, senior scholar, Stanford University

The Data-Driven Classroom

How do I use student data to improve my instruction? (ASCD Arias)

Author: Craig A. Mertler

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416619771

Category: Education

Page: 42

View: 5729

Thanks to initiatives like the Common Core and Race to the Top, accountability requirements continue to be a reality for educators. Yet many are still unsure of how to use data to make well-informed instructional decisions. The Data-Driven Classroom comes to the rescue with a systematic, universal process that shows teachers how to: examine student assessment results to identify a curricular or skill area to target for individual intervention or large-group instructional revision; develop, implement, and assess the effectiveness of the intervention or revision; and develop an action plan for future instructional cycles. Author Craig A. Mertler sheds light on how teachers can make sense of overwhelming standardized test reports while avoiding pitfalls like over-interpreting data. In these pages you will also find practical classroom examples and templates designed to guide teachers of all grade levels and subject areas through the comprehensive decision-making framework.

The Data-Driven Project Manager

A Statistical Battle Against Project Obstacles

Author: Mario Vanhoucke

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484234987

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 158

View: 6117

Discover solutions to common obstacles faced by project managers. Written as a business novel, the book is highly interactive, allowing readers to participate and consider options at each stage of a project. The book is based on years of experience, both through the author's research projects as well as his teaching lectures at business schools. The book tells the story of Emily Reed and her colleagues who are in charge of the management of a new tennis stadium project. The CEO of the company, Jacob Mitchell, is planning to install a new data-driven project management methodology as a decision support tool for all upcoming projects. He challenges Emily and her team to start a journey in exploring project data to fight against unexpected project obstacles. Data-driven project management is known in the academic literature as “dynamic scheduling” or “integrated project management and control.” It is a project management methodology to plan, monitor, and control projects in progress in order to deliver them on time and within budget to the client. Its main focus is on the integration of three crucial aspects, as follows: Baseline Scheduling: Plan the project activities to create a project timetable with time and budget restrictions. Determine start and finish times of each project activity within the activity network and resource constraints. Know the expected timing of the work to be done as well as an expected impact on the project’s time and budget objectives. Schedule Risk Analysis: Analyze the risk of the baseline schedule and its impact on the project’s time and budget. Use Monte Carlo simulations to assess the risk of the baseline schedule and to forecast the impact of time and budget deviations on the project objectives. Project Control: Measure and analyze the project’s performance data and take actions to bring the project on track. Monitor deviations from the expected project progress and control performance in order to facilitate the decision-making process in case corrective actions are needed to bring projects back on track. Both traditional Earned Value Management (EVM) and the novel Earned Schedule (ES) methods are used. What You'll Learn Implement a data-driven project management methodology (also known as "dynamic scheduling") which allows project managers to plan, monitor, and control projects while delivering them on time and within budget Study different project management tools and techniques, such as PERT/CPM, schedule risk analysis (SRA), resource buffering, and earned value management (EVM) Understand the three aspects of dynamic scheduling: baseline scheduling, schedule risk analysis, and project control Who This Book Is For Project managers looking to learn data-driven project management (or "dynamic scheduling") via a novel, demonstrating real-time simulations of how project managers can solve common project obstacles

Statistics Made Simple for School Leaders

Data-Driven Decision Making

Author: Susan Rovezzi Carroll,David J. Carroll

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 146165419X

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 1114

Most statistical books are focused on statistical theory versus application, but Statistics Made Simple for School Leaders presents statistics in a simple, practical, conceptual, and immediately applicable manner. It enables administrators to take their data and manage it into strategic information so the results can be used for action plans that benefit the school system. The approach is 'user friendly' and leaves the reader with a confident can-do attitude to communicate results and plans to staff and the community.

Data Driven

Profiting from Your Most Important Business Asset

Author: Thomas C. Redman

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422119122

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 257

View: 8373

Offers to show readers how to leverage and deploy data to sharpen a company's competitive edge and enhance its profitability.

Data-driven Organization Design

Sustaining the Competitive Edge Through Organizational Analytics

Author: Rupert Morrison

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749474424

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 8590

Data is changing the nature of competition. Making sense of it is tough. Taking advantage of it is tougher. There is a business opportunity for organizations to use data and analytics to transform business performance. Organizations are by their nature complex. They are a constantly evolving system made up of objectives, processes designed to meet those objectives, people with skills and behaviours to do the work required, and all of this organised in a governance structure. It is dynamic, fluid and constantly moving over time. Using data and analytics you can connect all the elements of the system to design an environment for people to perform; an organization which has the right people, in the right place, doing the right things, at the right time. Only when everyone performs to their potential, do organizations have a hope of getting and sustaining a competitive edge. Data-driven Organization Design provides a practical framework for HR and Organization design practitioners to build a baseline of data, set objectives, carry out fixed and dynamic process design, map competencies, and right-size the organization. It shows how to collect the right data, present it meaningfully and ask the right questions of it. Whether looking to implement a long term transformation, large redesign, or a one-off small scale project, this book will show you how to make the most of your organizational data and analytics to drive business performance.

The Hope-Driven Leader

Harness the Power of Positivity at Work

Author: Libby Gill

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1635763746

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 5055

The business and self-help shelves may be overflowing with success books, but author Libby Gill has found a totally fresh perspective on the topic of leadership: hope. "Libby Gill offers us a roadmap to be positive and hopeful for the future. This is a must-read for those of us ready to embrace true hope!" —Marshall Goldsmith, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Triggers Zeroing in on what she sees as the defining issue of creating a more purposeful and productive workplace, Gill explains the science of hope theory, which is "the interconnection between beliefs and behaviors," and explores how it can shift mindsets from siloed to collaborative and productivity levels from sluggish to robust. The Hope-Driven Leader is not about feel-good theory or loaded with dry data. It's an accessible, multi-step action guide informed by the thousands of people Gill has coached in both the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds around the globe. It includes skill-building lessons based on research and illustrated by personal stories and case studies such as: • Enhancing leadership skills • Crafting a personal brand • Becoming an influencer • Managing global teams • Navigating high-impact conversations • Handling challenges specific to women leaders • And much more Whether you are a rising star or a seasoned leader in your own business, a corporation, or your community, The Hope-Driven Leader offers you a roadmap for instilling those positive beliefs and behaviors into the core of your being and the culture of your workplace. Let the journey begin! “This is your action guide to smarter leadership, more effective teams, and bigger, better, faster results. Smart, generous, and impactful. Buy a copy for everyone on your team.” —David Newman, CSP, author of Do It! Marketing

Creating a Data-Driven Organization

Author: Carl Anderson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491916885

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

View: 1006

What do you need to become a data-driven organization? Far more than having big data or a crack team of unicorn data scientists, it requires establishing an effective, deeply-ingrained data culture. This practical book shows you how true data-drivenness involves processes that require genuine buy-in across your company, from analysts and management to the C-Suite and the board. Through interviews and examples from data scientists and analytics leaders in a variety of industries, author Carl Anderson explains the analytics value chain you need to adopt when building predictive business models—from data collection and analysis to the insights and leadership that drive concrete actions. You’ll learn what works and what doesn’t, and why creating a data-driven culture throughout your organization is essential. Start from the bottom up: learn how to collect the right data the right way Hire analysts with the right skills, and organize them into teams Examine statistical and visualization tools, and fact-based story-telling methods Collect and analyze data while respecting privacy and ethics Understand how analysts and their managers can help spur a data-driven culture Learn the importance of data leadership and C-level positions such as chief data officer and chief analytics officer

The Power of People

How Successful Organizations Use Workforce Analytics To Improve Business Performance

Author: Nigel Guenole,Jonathan Ferrar,Sheri Feinzig

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0134544544

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 1652

Learn from Today’s Most Successful Workforce Analytics Leaders Transforming the immense potential of workforce analytics into reality isn’t easy. Pioneering practitioners have learned crucial lessons that can help you succeed. The Power of People shares their journeys—and their indispensable insights. Drawing on incisive case studies and vignettes, three experts help you bring purpose and clarity to any workforce analytics project, with robust research design and analysis to get reliable insights. They reveal where to start, where to find stakeholder support, and how to earn “quick wins” to build upon. You’ll learn how to sustain success through best-practice data management, technology usage, partnering, and skill building. Finally, you’ll discover how to earn even more value by establishing an analytical mindset throughout HR, and building two key skills: storytelling and visualization. The Power of People will be invaluable to HR executives establishing or leading analytics functions; HR professionals planning analytics projects; and any business executive who wants more value from HR.

Data-Driven Design and Construction

25 Strategies for Capturing, Analyzing and Applying Building Data

Author: Randy Deutsch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118899261

Category: Architecture

Page: 384

View: 1625

“In this comprehensive book, Professor Randy Deutsch has unlocked and laid bare the twenty-first century codice nascosto of architecture. It is data. Big data. Data as driver. . .This book offers us the chance to become informed and knowledgeable pursuers of data and the opportunities it offers to making architecture a wonderful, useful, and smart art form.” —From the Foreword by James Timberlake, FAIA Written for architects, engineers, contractors, owners, and educators, and based on today’s technology and practices, Data-Driven Design and Construction: 25 Strategies for Capturing, Applying and Analyzing Building Data addresses how innovative individuals and firms are using data to remain competitive while advancing their practices. seeks to address and rectify a gap in our learning, by explaining to architects, engineers, contractors and owners—and students of these fields—how to acquire and use data to make more informed decisions. documents how data-driven design is the new frontier of the convergence between BIM and architectural computational analyses and associated tools. is a book of adaptable strategies you and your organization can apply today to make the most of the data you have at your fingertips. Data-Driven Design and Construction was written to help design practitioners and their project teams make better use of BIM, and leverage data throughout the building lifecycle.

Leading Complex Projects

A Data-Driven Approach to Mastering the Human Side of Project Management

Author: Edward W. Merrow,Neeraj Nandurdikar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119382262

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5560

Quantitative analysis of outcomes vs PMs at the individual level Leading Complex Projects takes a unique approach to post-mortem analysis to provide project managers with invaluable insight. For the first time, individual PM characteristics are quantitatively linked to project outcomes through a major study investigating the role of project leadership in the success and failure of complex industrial projects; hard data on the backgrounds, education, and personality characteristics of over 100 directors of complex projects is analyzed against the backdrop of project performance to provide insight into controllable determinants of outcomes. By placing these analyses alongside their own data, PMs will gain greater insight into areas of weakness and strength, locate recurring obstacles, and identify project components in need of greater planning, oversight, or control. The role of leadership is to deliver results; in project management, this means taking responsibility for project outcomes. PMs are driven by continuous improvement, and this book provides a wealth of insight to help you achieve the next step forward. Understand why small, simple projects consistently outperform larger, more complex projects Delve into the project manager's role in generating successful outcomes Examine the data from over 100 PMs of complex industrial projects Link PM characteristics to project outcome to find areas for improvement Complex industrial projects from around the world provide a solid basis for quantitative analysis of outcomes—and the PMs who drive them. Although the majority of the data is taken from projects in the petroleum industry, the insights gleaned from analysis are widely applicable across industry lines for PMs who lead complex projects of any stripe. Leading Complex Projects provides clear, data-backed improvement guidance for anyone in a project management role.

Data-Driven HR

How to Use Analytics and Metrics to Drive Performance

Author: Bernard Marr

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749482478

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 6467

Traditionally seen as a purely people function unconcerned with numbers, HR is now uniquely placed to use company data to drive performance, both of the people in the organization and the organization as a whole. Data-Driven HR is a practical guide which enables HR professionals to leverage the value of the vast amount of data available at their fingertips. Covering how to identify the most useful sources of data, collect information in a transparent way that is in line with data protection requirements and turn this data into tangible insights, this book marks a turning point for the HR profession. Covering all the key elements of HR including recruitment, employee engagement, performance management, wellbeing and training, Data-Driven HR examines the ways data can contribute to organizational success by, among other things, optimizing processes, driving performance and improving HR decision making. Packed with case studies and real-life examples, this is essential reading for all HR professionals looking to make a measurable difference in their organizations.

Experience-Driven Leader Development

Models, Tools, Best Practices, and Advice for On-the-Job Development

Author: Cynthia D. McCauley,D. Scott Derue,Paul R. Yost,Sylvester Taylor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118767845

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

View: 4227

This book is written for human resource, organization development, and training professionals who need real-world best practices that show who actual workplace learning approaches work and how they can be applied. Co-published with the acclaimed Center for Creative Leadership, this important book offers a compendium of best practices, tools, techniques, processes, and other resource resources to harness the developmental power of work experiences for leadership development. In addition the book includes illustrative case studies of leadership approached that have worked in such forward thinking organizations as Boeing, Microsoft, and Heineken.

Quantifiably Better

Delivering Human Resource (HR) Analytics from Start to Finish

Author: Steve VanWieren

Publisher: Technics Publications

ISBN: 1634622235

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 126

View: 2719

Your CEO just came to you, the HR leader, and said she was hearing rumors about the turnover rate going up. She asks you why this might be happening and how it is could be affecting the bottom line. Are there certain leadership issues? Are engagement levels changing? Is there a problem with the company culture? These are all logical questions. You have hunches for answers, but you have no way to prove those hunches. You know your CEO is going to want data to support any argument you make. You are sure that the answers to her questions are buried in the employee data collected in the different HR systems you have. You have been reading about “HR analytics”, and you wonder how you would answer her question differently if you really understood the data about your people. Quantifiably Better provides a path to follow in search of these answers. It will help you if you are just getting started with your HR analytics initiative, or if you are looking for ways to expand your existing HR analytics practice. In the end, you will find that the insights you desperately seek are easier to find than you ever imagined.