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Toxic Work Environments | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Toxic work environments can only exist where a lack of trust and respect are present, and this can only occur in the absence of sound leadership.

First Look: Leadership Books for September 2011

Leading Blog

The Anywhere Leader : How to Lead and Succeed in Any Business Environment by Mike Thompson. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in September. True North Groups : A Powerful Path to Personal and Leadership Development by Bill George and Doug Baker. Willpower : Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy F.

Are You in a Controlling Environment?

Ron Edmondson

How controlling is the environment in which you lead? How would you discern a controlling environment? Or do they? But, how do you?

LeadershipNow 140: September 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from September 2011 that you might have missed: @stevefarber: Want to solve the leadership crisis? wallybock.

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The “Sweet 16? of Positive Work Environments

Leadership Freak

People in positive work environments love to see the boss coming. If people start worrying when you show up, you’re a downer. If people love to see you leave, you’re a loser. If your team hates receiving calls from you, you’re a lousy leader. They love seeing you because they’ll go further with you than [.].

How to Create Dynamic Work Environments

Leadership Freak

Performing the same job year after year is a recipe for boredom, coasting, and low productivity. Entrenched, stagnant employees protect their turf, resist change, and create roadblocks. In addition, they build power bases that instinctively fight off innovation from “outsiders.” Some organizations, on [.].

The Top Five Habits of Effective Network Builders

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article featyred online by MIT Sloan Management Review.

Top 5 Signs Of A Toxic Culture

The Leadership Advisor

The crazy thing is we don’t have the same reaction to toxic relationships or environments when we encounter them.

4 Ways to Use Your Blog to Land a New Job or Client

C-Level Strategies

SPGonz Reply Lisa Petrilli January 13, 2011 at 10:18 am Steve, Love the coffee comment! Photo is Jumping for Joy by jsorbieus. Petrilli.

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Corporate Cultures – Individual Initiated, Rules and Standards Controlled Environment

Strategy Driven

The Individual Initiated, Knowledge and Skills Controlled Environment represents a culture that is moving toward greater consistency in action if not action initiation. The following characteristics, benefits, risks, and risk mitigators are representative of the Individual Initiated, Knowledge and Skills Controlled Environment.

10 Commandments Of A Great Culture

The Leadership Advisor

It’s purposefully choosing what you magnify in your environment. Oh…and I think there is some smiting in there too. Listen.

7 Things Healthy Teams Check at the Door

Ron Edmondson

I think healthy teams are intentionally created, so I’m consistently trying to make our environment better. Elements of a Healthy Team.

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“Fun” at Work

Great Leadership By Dan

However, you can create an environment where a natural sense of fun is allowed to emerge on its own. Creation of a “fun committee”. Smile 3.

7 Essentials For A Quality Culture

The Leadership Advisor

A learning environment leaves room for mistakes and errors without the fear of being chastised unnecessarily. Response to conflict is as well.

5 Characteristics of an Excellent Team Member

Ron Edmondson

I realize, and fully expect to hear, that to be an excellent team member requires an excellent team environment and leader.

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8 Assumptions and 8 Questions about Innovation

First Friday Book Synopsis

Randy's blog entries Adaptation Exaptation Innovation: Processes and Environments That Invite Successful Innovation Bernd Schmitt Gary Hamel Roger Martin Steven Johnson Tom Kelley Twyla Tharp

The Strategy-Focused Organization: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment Robert S. Bob's blog entries "thrive in the new business environment" Align the organization to the strategy Aligning the Organization to Create Synergies David P. Kaplan and David P. If anything, the value of what it [.].

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

Leading Blog

Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve." No one wants to die.

Boost Your Creativity in Our Overloaded Information Environment.

Strategy Driven

Is our digital environment interfering with our employees’ ability to see the big picture? StrategyDriven effective executives, efficient employees Home About The StrategyDriven Organization Our Company Our Contributors Karen K. Juliano Howard T. Dickens Jr. Lucas D. Ives Sharon Drew Morgen Hank Moore Jamie P. Get physical exercise.

Ann Handley’s Secrets to Successfully Leading Virtual Teams

C-Level Strategies

Not everyone can function in a virtual environment, or has a hard time adjusting. Ann: . The flexibility is AWESOME. Ann: 1. But still.

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Leadership Lessons: 5 Critical Requirements When Leading Change

C-Level Strategies

Of course, this will be different in a corporate environment.) . as this week’s Leadership Chat Guest Host. Will. ” 2. ” 3.

How 4 Little Pronouns Can Make or Break Your Leadership

Terry Starbucker

It’s amazing how pronouns can tell us so much about the state of a company, and a team. Simple little pronouns. this is all about me ”). Lead well!

Looking For Leadership

N2Growth Blog

Place a leader into any environment and their impact will be immediately recognized. How can we re-ignite leadership potential in people who have not had great role models or the encouragement/nurturing environment to flex their leadership muscles? Identifying leaders? Have we really degenerated to this point? Dare I ask for comments?

5 Keys to Effectively Communicating Appreciation in the Workplace

Great Leadership By Dan

The workplace environment needs to change for the better, and leaders can change the course. Make your praise specific and personal. Be genuine.

12 Tips for Making Marriage Fun Again (Revised)

Ron Edmondson

There is something about physically leaving the environment in which we are comfortable that pushes us closer to the ones we love.

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Three Power Phrases to Disarm a Verbal Aggressor

The Recovering Engineer

The political or social environment surrounding the communication, and. Here they are… If I were you, I would feel exactly the same way.

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You, Leadership, and the Environment

Linked 2 Leadership

“I propose a new priority for leaders…the environment.” ” Putting all manner of politics and polarizing opinions aside, as a matter of general stewardship, we as leaders all should be promoting a healthy environment. The number one priority for leaders is their team, their vision, and themselves.

10 Scenarios to Help Determine if it’s Time to Quit

Ron Edmondson

God may leave you in the miserable environment for a season…or even years. How do you know when it’s time to leave an organization?

Business Proverbs and BS | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • September 26, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership • 3 Comments. September 28, 2011 at 8:40 am. December 2011.

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5 Characteristics of the Antiquated Leader

Ron Edmondson

Makes the work environment strictly business.The generation entering the new organizational world mixes business with pleasure. They want to enjoy their workplace environment…Today’s leaders must learn to celebrate along the way to success. Have you noticed? This has produced a plethora of what I call antiquated leaders.

How Great Leaders Support Work Life Balance

C-Level Strategies

Last week on Leadership Chat we focused on how we, as leaders, can affect a move from Work Family Conflict to Work Life Balance. and 5:00 p.m. Wrong!

Are You A Fill In The Gap Leader?

The Leadership Advisor

Talent misalignment - In today’s streamlined environment, people can be asked to fulfill roles that may be outside their normal purview.

On “Systems Thinking” and Improvement


Today, when I am responsible for improvements in a business environment, this lesson serves me well. A few years back, when I was struggling with some repetitive/difficult situations at work, one of my seniors (and a good friend) asked me, “Do you know the root cause of your problem?”. " Bottom line : Think systems, not events.

4 Keys To Avoid Culture Creep

The Leadership Advisor

It’s not intentional, but the environment in which we’re operating has subtly shifted us to a different location.

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Five Steps To Infuse “Magic” in Your Leadership Style

Next Level Blog

The qualities that make a good team a great one depend largely on the leader’s ability to create an environment of complete engagement. The “magic” of a great leader is developed over time and through years of professional awareness. When you are in the presence of a team that functions extraordinarily well, you can feel the difference.

My Dad, Steve Jobs and the Comparison Trap

Kevin Eikenberry

I grew up on a farm — an environment where mechanical equipment abounds and things break (often at inopportune times). Given that, having great mechanical skills and aptitudes are a great benefit to a farmer. Thankfully, my father had those skills. He was so good at the variety of skills required that I grew up [.].

What is a "complex" business environment?

Chartered Management Institute

You read and hear; organisations nowadays operate in a "complex environment". But what exactly is a "complex" business environment has recently challenged my own knowledge. Yet—complex business environment—is a phrase we used daily. Likewise, unpredictable and shifting occurrences do not amount to a complex business environment.

Top 10 Traits Of An Engagement Centric Organziation

The Leadership Advisor

Not too many folks are likely to be engaged in an environment like that. No argument from me on any of these counts. Not the other way around.

Chaos Driven Leadership

The Leadership Advisor

A flexible leader who fosters an environment of creativity in the face of adversity is a reckoning force for any organization.

Leadership and Knowledge Management

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. It’s one thing to possess knowledge, but it’s quite another thing to leverage it.