2011

Sidd Gavirneni

Product Management - Part 1: Managing Expectations using a Business Plan

Sidd Gavirneni

I have been having conversations with product managers from various companies - big and small - and most of them find it a challenge to balance everything they need to do. In this series of blogs about product management, I would like to bring out some topics that every product manager knows about, but might not actively think about. And these topics might help you focus on some of the critical areas of product management. This first part is about "Managing Expectations".

Leadership & Influence

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. You cannot be a effective leader without influence. Let me make this as simple as I can – if you’re a leader, influence needs to be a competency.

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Innovation Creates Uncertainty

Leading Blog

We don’t like uncertainty. It’s not comfortable. We want innovation. We like creativity. It’s engaging. But innovation creates uncertainty. So while we say we want creativity and innovation we often reject it because it is new, different and risky.

The Top 10 Things Leaders Should Hear From Their Teammates

Terry Starbucker

All leaders need to get good and consistent verbal feedback from their teammates, but there are what I consider to be the “Golden 10″ pieces of feedback that we really need to be getting to ratify our effectiveness (and our approach to greatness).

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Leading with Character by Leading from Within

C-Level Strategies

There is no escaping the fact that when we show up for work and for our leadership roles, we bring the entirety of ourselves to the table.

3 Ways to Be a Positive Leader

Leading Blog

This is a guest post by best-selling author and speaker, Jon Gordon about the value of developing positive relationships with the people you lead.

Top 5 Signs Of A Toxic Culture

The Leadership Advisor

If you saw green glowing ooze with a nasty vapor rising from it, how close would you get? You wouldn’t find me within a thousand feet of it, depending on the direction of the wind. I think most folks would feel the same way.

10 Secrets of Many Senior Pastors

Ron Edmondson

I get to hang out and know many senior pastors. I have a great heart for them and understand, firsthand, some of the pressures, frustrations and joys, which are unique to the role of a senior pastor.

10 Essential Steps To Leadership Excellence

Terry Starbucker

Every successful leader gets this question posed to them at one time or another: “How did you do it?”

7 Actions While Waiting on God

Ron Edmondson

My Hardest Advice for Young Leaders

Ron Edmondson

Recently I wrote a post entitled “ 7 Random Pieces of Advice for Younger Leaders “ It’s received a fair amount of positive attention, so I thought I should share one more…at least for now. It’s actually the hardest piece of advice I have for this generation of young leaders.

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How to Discover Your True Path in Life

C-Level Strategies

We were all moved, and many of us shaken, by the loss of Steve Jobs last week. He inspired us with his vision, his passion for his work and his creative genius. We cheered him when he battled back from being fired at Apple.

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19 Revealing CEO Leadership Quotes

C-Level Strategies

Yesterday I shared with you 10 Insightful Social Media Quotes from Smart CEOs , which were reflective of the social media conversation that we had at our most recent CEO Connection event in New York City.

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Keeping It Simple

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. One of the most effective ways to order your world is to simplify everything you encounter. However the problem is that keeping it simple often becomes very difficult when our basic human nature is to over-complicate everything we touch.

Leading Gen Y: the Secrets Every Leader Must Learn

C-Level Strategies

I am extremely fortunate to be able to call Greg Hartle a friend. I met him on Twitter when he began participating in Leadership Chat , sharing genuinely insightful tidbits of wisdom in 140 characters; wisdom that seemed beyond his years.

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10 little Things That Will Make a BIG Difference In Your Leadership

Terry Starbucker

“To be really great in the little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization” – Harriet Beecher Stowe. There are leaders, and then there are LEADERS.

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A Secret Your Husband Keeps…But Needs You to Know

Ron Edmondson

Ladies, here’s a secret your husband probably won’t share…. He needs your unconditional respect…in fact…he needs you to be his biggest fan…. Your support feeds his God-given ego….

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7 Signs of a Dysfunctional Team

Ron Edmondson

Chances are, if you’ve served on very many teams, that you’ve served on one that is dysfunctional. It appears to me that we have many to choose from in the organizational world.

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Good Leaders Will Always Frustrate You

Ron Edmondson

This is a guest post from Jeff Goins. Jeff is a writer, speaker, and blogger. Jeff has also become a friend and I’ve enjoyed the times to hang out with him. He’s a sharp young mind you should get to know. You can find him on Twitter (@jeffgoins) or on Facebook.

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Full Steam Ahead – Book Review

The Leadership Advisor

I read a ton of leadership books every year. While they all are unique in some form or another, they typically state a problem, reasons for the problem and some insightful ways to overcome the problem. A very broad description, but quite accurate in my opinion.

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

C-Level Strategies

By Lisa Petrilli. Assuming that your blog is a genuine reflection of who you are personally and professionally, it can be a valuable tool when seeking a new position or the opportunity to work with a new client

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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.

5 Characteristics of an Excellent Team Member

Ron Edmondson

I love team dynamics and organizational structures. I have written many times about what makes a healthy team, my expectations of team members, and elements to build health into your team.

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7 Traits of an Insecure Leader

Ron Edmondson

Insecurity always shows up in a person’s life. It can be disguised, but it can’t be hidden. Insecure people, or people who aren’t secure in who they are personally or comfortable with their abilities, display some common characteristics.

Character Development + Skill Development = Leadership

The Leadership Advisor

As we work to develop and expand our global network, we continually connect with amazing organizations and professionals. We are thrilled to have a guest post by our newest contributor, Marlene Chism. Make sure you have a quick read through her bio below!

5 Right Ways to Respond to Criticism

Ron Edmondson

Let’s be honest! Criticism can hurt. No one enjoys hearing something negative about themselves or finding out that something you do isn’t perceived as wonderful by others as you hoped it would be.

Addictive Personality? You Might be a Leader | NY Times [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

Interesting but not so sure. leadership behavior

Maxwell's 5 Levels of Leadership

Leading Blog

Over 30 years ago, John Maxwell began developing the 5 Levels of Leadership. It has been presented before but never to this depth and completeness. The 5 Levels express a way to understand and organize your leadership growth.

Shaking-up Leadership

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Fact : You cannot win a chess game without moving your pieces to create strategic and tactical advantge. The same principle applies to business.

What CEOs Really Say About Leadership in Private

C-Level Strategies

I’ve mentioned previously that in my role as Chief Relationship Officer for CEO Connection I have the opportunity to participate in a series of meetings five times a year at various locales around the country with our members, mid-market CEOs representing companies with an average of $1.6

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7 Things Healthy Teams Check at the Door

Ron Edmondson

After a recent staff meeting, I was thinking about what makes our team at Grace Community Church healthy. I think healthy teams are intentionally created, so I’m consistently trying to make our environment better.

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7 Essentials For A Quality Culture

The Leadership Advisor

Culture is a simple way of saying how an organization expresses itself internally and externally. It is driven by values, whether by purpose or default. It is driven by leadership and determines how the organization responds to all things, both good and bad.

5 Wrong Ways to Respond to Criticism

Ron Edmondson

Criticism accompanies leadership. The only way to avoid criticism is to do nothing. If a leader is taking an organization somewhere, and really even if he or she isn’t, someone will criticize his or her efforts.

How to Begin a Daily Quiet Time in 5 Easy Steps

Ron Edmondson

I often encounter people who want to begin a daily quiet time, but they aren’t sure how. It really isn’t as complicated as we often make it out to be.

Larry Page Is Leading Google To War | Business Insider [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

Interesting take on "peace-time" and "war-time" ceo's/leadership. Not sure I agree but food for thought. ceo leadership behavior practice

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8 Killers of Motivation and Momentum

Ron Edmondson

Recently I wrote 7 Ways to Motivate a Leader. Leaders need to remain motivated so they can help motivate their team, but I believe leaders also need to be keenly aware of how motivated their team is at any given time.

10 Sticky Note Reminders For The Busy Leader (Plus One from the Heart)

Terry Starbucker

For many leaders out there (myself included), sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in a day. Work piles up, deadlines loom, milestones are passing, folks are tugging at you from all different directions- and guess what suffers. Our leadership.

Top Leadership Tweeters

Kevin Eikenberry

People ask me often about my use of twitter in part, I suppose because I wrote the book LeadershipTweet. I’ve been on Twitter for a long time, and while Becky Robinson (@beckyrbnsn), our Social Marketing Director, provides direction, advice, and assists me with my tweets, I make time to read the best of the best [.]. Leadership Learning twitter

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10 Commandments Of A Great Culture

The Leadership Advisor

Many folks have a view of the Ten Commandments as nothing more than a laundry list of things you shouldn’t do because God will be mad at you. Oh…and I think there is some smiting in there too. I have a little different view of them.

A Chance to Make a Difference for Dan Rockwell

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Light Your World If you have learned from Dan Rockwell If you have been encouraged by his words If you have been inspired by his wisdom If you’ve been challenged by his insights If you’ve been motivated by his coaching If you’ve received his generosity If you consider yourself a part of his community, his tribe, his online [.]. Light Your World