Leadership and planning Definitions

  • A

    authentic leadership

    Authentic leadership is a management approach in which the head of a group or company governs and connects with his followers in an honest, open manner.

  • authoritarian leadership

    Authoritarian leadership is a management style in which an individual has total control over making decisions for a group or organization, with little or no input from his or her subordinates.

  • B

    balanced scorecard

    The balanced scorecard is a management system aimed at translating an organization's strategic goals into a set of performance objectives that, in turn, are measured, monitored and changed if necessary to ensure that the organization's strategic goals are met.

  • bimodal IT (bimodal information technology)

    Bimodal IT is a two-tiered IT operations model that allows for the creation of IT systems and processes that are stable and predictable as well as agile and fast.

  • business innovation

    Business innovation is an organization's process for introducing new ideas, workflows, methodologies, services or products.

  • business integration

    Business integration is a strategy wherein the goal is not only to sync IT and business cultures and objectives, but also to assimilate technology into business strategy and goals.

  • business model innovation

    Business model innovation is the implementation of unique concepts to support a company's viability, including the development of new processes for delivering products and services to customers.

  • business process management (BPM)

    Business process management (BPM) is a systematic approach to making an organization's workflow more effective, more efficient and more capable of adapting to an ever-changing environment.

  • business process reengineering (BPR)

    Business process reengineering (BPR) is the analysis and redesign of workflow within and between enterprises.

  • business services

    Business services is a general term that describes work that supports a business but does not produce a tangible commodity. 

  • business technology (BT)

    Business technology (BT) is a term that points specifically to the technology used by businesses to treat information.

  • C

    CEO (Chief Executive Officer)

    The CEO, or chief executive officer, is the top position in an organization. CEOs are responsible for executing existing plans and policies, overseeing business management and setting future strategy.

  • CEO and other C-suite executive titles

    The CEO, or chief executive officer, is part of the C-suite. Other C-suite executive titles include the chief financial officer, chief operating officer, chief information officer and more.

  • change agent

    A change agent is anyone who helps an organization transform by improving business processes and interpersonal interactions.

  • chief analytics officer

    The chief analytics officer is a C-level position responsible for data analysis within an organization.

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