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Leadership & The Expectation Gap

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. When it comes to leadership, I can share the issue of expectations is no small matter. Thoughts?

On “Systems Thinking” and Improvement

QAspire

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?”. He went on to draw a diagram on his notebook, and connected the problem to the other parts of the organizational system. Remain curious and be creative.

One Page Business Plan

Tony Mayo

I apologize for the length of this letter/speech/memo/blog post. If I had more time it would have been shorter. That keen insight into effective writing has been attributed to many great communicators, from Virgil to Voltaire. Respect for the reader’s time requires the writer to carefully pare all but the most essential aspects [.].

Management-Leadership: Not an Either-Or Proposition

LeadStrategic

Is there really a difference between Management and Leadership? They are different, often conflicting, yet complimentary functions in any organization.

What Does it Mean to be Meek?

Ron Edmondson

Blessed are the meek…for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5. What does it mean to be meek? Meekness isn’t the same as weakness.

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On Leadership, Feedback, and Effective Solutions

Linked 2 Leadership

Leaders are responsible for creating a work atmosphere where employees can offer and acquire feedback that guides and directs their performance. “Quality feedback is meant to enhance decisions in the face of change.

7 Responses to the Future of Leadership Development

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development We recently wrote about 3 changing trends and 3 continuing trends in leadership development in a post titled 6 Future Trends of Leadership Development. In light of those trends, I’d now like to suggest several actions we should take (or stop taking) in light of these trends.

Stop Wasting Your Time Solving Problems

Leadership Freak

Many leaders and managers have a compelling; even perverse interest is fixing things. Average managers solve problems and get results. Great managers build people. A recent conversation with a new manager reminded me that it’s all about people. If you build them, they will fix problems and enhance productivity, not you. If you build them, they [.].

When the value of a diamond is zero

Rajesh Setty

Question : When do you think the value of a diamond will be zero? Answer : When the person having the diamond does not know what a diamond is. Nothing.

SWOT Analysis in Nursing & Health care

Rapid BI

SWOT analysis for Nurses and Health care environments Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats in a health care environment. Management example health care infection control nursing sample SWOT analysis template

Speaker's Corner: Shay McConnon

Chartered Management Institute

Shay McConnon, founder of People First Limited, brings a little spark to his talks on relationship building, communication and leadership. He will speak at this year’s North West Regional Conference, 24 November. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Life without HR: Recruitment/Staffing

LDRLB

Can you afford to entrust the recruiting role to an overworked manager who does not have time or desire to spend with prospective candidates? Can you afford not to have a strong recruiting department? Imagine your organization without the recruiting part of your Human Resources (HR) department. Sounds easy right? What do you have for me?”

Management Book of Year Awards 2011 -- Judge Needs Advice

Chartered Management Institute

I have the greatest honour to be a judge (thanks Piers) in the British Library and Chartered Management Institutes Book of Years Awards 2011. There are around 20 of us judging in various categories, of which I was lucky enough to be selected for the coveted Commuters Read. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

When the Frost is on the Punkin

Execupundit

This has become an Execupundit tradition: Kent Risley with a marvelous recitation of the poem

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Complimentary Resource – Health Insurance Options for Businesses

Strategy Driven

Health Insurance Options for Businesses by Paychex, Inc. No coupons, credit cards, special codes, or purchases are necessary. All rights reserved.

"Happiness is a Moral Obligation"

Execupundit

Back by popular demand: Some commentary by Dennis Prager on the obligation to act happy

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Life without HR: Recruitment/Staffing

LDRLB

Can you afford to entrust the recruiting role to an overworked manager who does not have time or desire to spend with prospective candidates? Can you afford not to have a strong recruiting department? Imagine your organization without the recruiting part of your Human Resources (HR) department. Sounds easy right? What do you have for me?”

Some Beauty and Brilliance for Sunday

Execupundit

Give yourself a treat today. Go to Cultural Offering and look at the commentary on and clips of Glenn Gould

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Leadership – It’s a marathon not a sprint

Brilliant Leader

One of the toughest balancing acts facing leaders at all levels is the need to deliver short-term results versus the leadership activities that will help sustain and increase those results over the longer term. For example: - How often do you have to put managing vision and purpose to one side while you focus on [.].

Lynn Blodgett (ACS, a Xerox company) in “The Corner Office”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Lynn Blodgett, president and chief executive of ACS, an I.T. services subsidiary of Xerox. He says that even in huge [.].