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Leadership – It’s About The People

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth When you closely examine the core characteristics of what really makes for great leadership, it’s not power, title, authority or even technical competency that distinguishes truly great leaders. Rather it’s the ability to both earn and keep the loyalty and trust of those whom they lead that sets

Chaos Driven Leadership

The Leadership Advisor

For the longest time, when I heard the word leadership , it would conjure up images of structure and order. A sense of calm and deliberate movement.

How to Know When to Say No to Seemingly Good Things

Ron Edmondson

Age and maturity has helped me improve at discerning what I can do and should do based on my strengths, weaknesses, passions and dreams.

Three Personal Fears to Conquer for Leadership Success

C-Level Strategies

It’s time. Yes, it’s finally time. Many of us have personal fears and they affect our ability to succeed as leaders. Fear of unworthiness.

Fortune's Best Companies to Work For With Servant Leadership

Modern Servant Leader

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Employee Engagement: A Story and a Few Resources

QAspire

People deliver their best work when they are fully engaged with the purpose of their work. In an organizational setting, people only deliver their best when they are engaged with the purpose, vision and values of the organization they work with. They look at their work as a part of a larger whole – and not just a discrete component. Download PDF ).

The Most Dangerous Question A Leader Will Ever Ask

Terry Starbucker

“Terry, what do you think?&#. I had been pondering the answer to this question for a better part of a week. We were working on an important project, and there was a problem. A problem that demanded some out-of-the-box thinking. It didn’t take long for me to realize that I had just stepped onto a land mine, and it was about to explode.

16 Beliefs Held By Effective People Managers

Lead Change Blog

Your personal beliefs can enhance or limit your effectiveness as a manager. These beliefs influence the way you communicate with others, make decisions, handle conflicts and much more. Here are 16 beliefs that can help you manage people optimally. What others would you add to this list?

How to be "Nice" and Still be a Winner

LeadStrategic

In a recent article for The Vancouver Sun , Douglas Todd asks the question: "Is niceness a curse in leadership, including politics?" frontpage

George Friedman (The Next Decade) Raises The Issue Of The Decade

First Friday Book Synopsis

People with a high level of personal mastery are acutely aware of their ignorance, their incompetence, and their growth areas. Peter Senge ————— Here is a question – when the news could be bad, do you want to know? Think about it carefully before you answer… George Friedman, founder of Stratfor, is the author of [.].

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Why It’s Time to Rethink Your Company Brand’s Message

Tanveer Naseer

At the moment I’m reading a book on business branding (which I’ll be reviewing in the next instalment of my “Coffee House Book Review” series ) which has lead to some thoughts about the connection between leadership and branding. So why should leaders start viewing this as an important issue to reflect on and consider? Tweet This!

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Creating a Creative Crisis

Lead Change Blog

Organizations sputter and stall quickly. Insider focus seems to be our default mode. We naturally work to create personal comfort rather than value for customers. How can stalled organizations re-energize their zeal and reinvigorate their vision? Change Management Leadership Development creativity crisis deadline discomfort Energize failure Urgenc

The C-Level Job for Everyone: Reducing Complexity | Harvard Business Review [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

Managing complexity has always been part of the leader's job — be it sorting out the variables involved in strategic decisions, orchestrating the interaction of different functions, or responding to unanticipated events. But today, coping with complexity is an even bigger part of the manager's responsibilities.

Why I Use The DISC Model

The Recovering Engineer

People frequently ask me why I use the DISC model in my work. Today, I’ll offer some of my reasons. Is the model perfect?

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The Big Reasons New Executives Fail and What To Do About Them

Next Level Blog

If you've been around organizations for any length of time, you don't need a research study to tell you that newly hired or promoted executives often struggle in their new roles. You've likely seen. Please click the headline to read the whole story. executive presence Leadership

Leadership is a Gift. Four Signs You’re Worthy

Lead Change Blog

In addition to the blog posts created specifically for the Lead Change blog, many of our Contributors write for other blogs as well. We’ve established a “Best of the Blogs” series featuring favorite leadership posts offered by our contributing writers. … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders

Leadership Lessons: Slow Is The New Fast

Linked 2 Leadership

It is time to bust open the myth about speed being the winning card for success. Speed is not your friend. Speed kills. Unfortunately, “speed&# is what is taught in many leadership development classes today as the way to success. The name of that game is: “Fast and Ferocious Wins!&# But I have three countering [.].

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From Soup to Negligee: Success According to Victoria's Secret's Lori Greeley and Campbell Soup's Denise Morrison | Knowledge@Wharton [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

A tale of two women in business, and how each found her way to the top. leadership diversity women ceo

10 Successful Habits to Leadership Excellence

Management 4-1-1

Like most things, success is a matter of mastering the right habits! Looking at a number of successful leaders from the past (and the present), most have these 10 common habits. Your Attitude Defines You – Having a “can do” and positive attitude is critical to success. Alternatively, a negative attitude is like a cancer

What Our Cats Taught Me About Working With People

Lead Change Blog

We have two outdoor cats at our home named Hobbes and Merlin. They have a house, a food bowl and a litter box in our garage. During the day, we open the garage door and let them run free. At … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders. Leadership Development autonomy freedom

The Secret Life Of Terry Starbucker

Terry Starbucker

It’s time. It’s time to merge two worlds together. The world of “Terry Starbucker&# the blogger, Social Media, and SOBCon person, and the world of the other Terry – the one who came up with Terry Starbucker in the first place. I started a blog as a lark, because a friend of mine had one. I’m living proof of that. Marie.

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People Skills

Marshall Goldsmith

The reason I devote so much energy to identifying interpersonal challenges in successful people is because the higher you go, the more your problems are behavioral. At the higher levels, all the leading players are technically skilled, smart, and up-to-date on the technical aspects of their job. Who would you rather have as a CFO? Winning Too Much?

For Innovation, Best Practice is a Verb not a Noun!

Mills Scofield

But, one of the big mistakes companies make is adopting "best practices" instead of ada [.]. Smartfailing Scientific Method Return On Failure Prototype Management Innovation Strategy Innovation Culture Innovation Failure Analysis Failure Fail Fast Fail Cheap Experiment Disruptive Innovation Culture Best Practice 21st Century

ACCEPTANCE - Face the reality of your situation

Your Voice of Encouragement

When something unwanted happens, it’s tempting to wish it weren’t true. What helps you get to acceptance?

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The Dark Secret of HRD - Why Training Doesn't Stick

Building Personal Strength

I recently wrote a 57-page ebook to explain to top managers why their training programs usually don't change people's behavior. alone. Coates, Ph.D.,

Care to Motivate at Thought Leaders

Lead Change Blog

Mike Figliuolio offered me the opportunity to guest post over on the Thought Leaders Blog. I wrote about the need to care about people before you earn the right to expect their best effort. In the context of motivation, the … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

Questions? What questions?

The Leadership Advisor

The blogosphere. The Twittersphere. The internet. Life in general. People are asking questions to pique interest. What is the best way to handle this?

The Importance of Knowing

Execupundit

World's Most Beautiful Waterfall - Soothing HD Video

Building Personal Strength

If all you have is three minutes, use this video to get your head straight. This is the most beautiful waterfall I've ever seen. Soothing. Need more?

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Who's on your team, to give you a hand? [includes a VIDEO: 1:55]

Jason Womack

How are the people around you, supporting you as you make progress? Taking time now to build them - before you need your team! - Mentoring Performanc

First Look: Leadership Books for March 2011

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in March. Poke the Box by Seth Godin. Tell to Win : Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story by Peter Guber. Brainsteering : A Better Approach to Breakthrough Ideas by Kevin P. Coyne and Shawn T. Coyne. For bulk orders call 1-800-423-8273. Books

4 Things I like and 4 Things I Don’t like about Facebook

Ron Edmondson

Like many of you, I use my Facebook account every day. Facebook makes me appear real, which I am by the way. It makes us seem more of a community.

Quiet Leadership - Instead of giving Advice, Help People Think for Themselves

Building Personal Strength

You may know that my wife, Kathleen Scott , is a writer. She also is working on a third draft of a mystery novel. How many people have done that?

From Ancient Markets to Global Networks

First Friday Book Synopsis

The prophet Ecclesiastes and the ancient philosopher Heraclitus are both credited with observing, in effect, “Everything changes…Nothing changes.” The same can be said of markets. Initially, a “market” was a specific location; later, it was viewed as a specific segment of sellers/buyers (e.g. housing) and then as a cluster of demographics (e.g.