Being Authentic Takes Work

Lead Change Blog

I can remember projecting an air of self-confidence to cover up a lot of insecurities. Most people don’t have that kind of experience and sometimes learn the price of inauthenticity the hard way, such as former network news anchor, Brian Williams, who notoriously claimed to have been shot down in a helicopter while covering the Iraq war in 2003. Since change is such a common dynamic in organizations, change leaders and/or change agents are important roles.

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Great Leaders Give Direction Not Directions

Next Level Blog

If you want to see a great example of that, take a look at the letter that former Secretary of Defense and retired Marine Corps four-star general Jim Mattis wrote to his Marines the day before they crossed the Line of Departure in the 2003 Gulf War. Set the Context… The first step is to connect the task or project to the bigger picture. A few weeks ago, I opened a post with a story about one of my favorite questions for leaders, “What is it that only you can do?”

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Attracting Top Contributors to an Open Innovation Project

Harvard Business Review

“Not all smart people work for you,” begins Henry Chesbrough’s classic 2003 HBR article on the merits of open innovation. It suggests that to attract the most productive contributors, companies may have to give up more control over their project. In an attempt to determine what motivates open source contributors, the researchers looked at data from SourceForge.net, a site that hosts open source software projects.

Whipping up a Masterpiece

Lead Change Blog

“It takes a village” is a common theme these days; “it takes a team” is a common thread in every project. Teams and projects are complex and complicated, characteristic of many moving parts. Maybe it’s a group of individuals who are together for this one project.

Work and Life Interview About Connection Culture

Michael Lee Stallard

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking on Work and Life, a radio program hosted by Stew Friedman, director of the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project, on Sirius XM’s Channel 111, Business Radio Powered by Wharton.

10 Sins of The Facilitator

Mike Cardus

Referenced : Six Sigma Team Dynamics; The Elusive Key to Project Success ; Eckes, George;Wiley: 2003. 10 Sins of The Facilitator; 1. Chooses which comments made by the team are worthy of being documented.

10 Team Dynamics That All Great Teams Share

Mike Cardus

Two key leader roles are required for a project team. Additionally taking time to know expertise and special interests of team members will all people to me matched to their capacity to complete the project tasks, as they are assigned. 10 Team Dynamics That Get Results.

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Wasted Human Capital

Coaching Tip

At the University of Michigan, more entering freshmen in 2003 came from families earning at least $200,000 a year than came from the entire bottom half of the income distribution. Colleges also reward students for overseas travel and elaborate community service projects. A Georgetown University study of the class of 2010 at the country’s 193 most selective colleges found that as entering freshmen, only 15 percent of students came from the bottom half of the income distribution.

9 Team Dynamics That Get Results

Mike Cardus

Two key leader roles are required for a project team. Additionally taking time to know expertise and special interests of team members will all people to me matched to their capacity to complete the project tasks, as they are assigned.

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Glamorous Celebrity Deaths and Minimal Taxes in 2010 :: Women on.

Women on Business

These estates were set to owe no taxes because tax law passed by the Bush Administration in 2001 and 2003 gradually increased the estate tax exemption over ten years while lowering the estate tax rate, and allowed for the estate tax to disappear completely in 2010.

An Interview with Larry Spears, a Servant-Leadership Legend

Modern Servant Leader

Larry : Well, service learning can be found in many schools, universities and high schools that have service projects. Larry Spears. Larry Spears was the CEO of the Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership for nearly two decades.

Pelosi first Female Speaker of the House!

Women's Leadership Exchange

With all polls now closed after Tuesday's midterm elections, CNN projects that Democrats will pick up 22 seats, more than the 15 they needed to capture a majority in the House. Elected in 2003 as the first woman to lead a major political party in Congress, Pelosi has built consensus and unified the Democratic caucus. Nancy Pelosi is set to become the first female speaker of the House. That is clear at 5:52 am (EST) Nov.

An Interview with Larry Spears, a Servant-Leadership Legend

Modern Servant Leader

Larry : Well, service learning can be found in many schools, universities and high schools that have service projects. Larry Spears. Larry Spears was the CEO of the Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership for nearly two decades.

The Exchange: Four Tips for Having Conflict-Busting Conversations in the Workplace

Strategy Driven

When these normal occurrences are treated as opportunities for exploring new ideas about projects, they can become catalysts for increased energy and productivity. In 2003, he moved to San Diego to lead NCRC.

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Followership : Blog | Executive Coaching | CO2 Partners

CO2

Slackers are quite clever at avoiding work and often disappear for hours on end, make it a practice to look busy but get little done, have many excuses for not getting projects accomplished, and spend more time devising ways to avoid getting tasks completed then they would just getting them done.

StrategyDriven Editorial Perspective – Hiring Uncertainties.

Strategy Driven

Deborah joined MyCorporation in 2003 after serving as outside general counsel for 5 years. 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.

Tele-Mentoring Is Creating Global Communities of Practice in Health Care

Harvard Business Review

This rare genius truly shines in Dr. Sanjeev Arora, the creator and founder of Project ECHO. In 2003 this collaborative learning model grew out of Dr. Arora’s frustration that he could serve only a fraction of patients in New Mexico with hepatitis C. So he conceived of and launched Project ECHO. Simply put, Project ECHO is a new system for transferring specialty care knowledge to primary care providers. The Project ECHO movement will continue to grow.

The Future of Business Is Social: Seven Principles That Lead to.

Strategy Driven

In 2003, the company did away with its traditional marketing in high-end magazines and the like, and re-centered itself around community members, their needs, feedback, and conversations. 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.

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Amazon Turned a Flaw into Gold with Advanced Problem-Solving

Harvard Business Review

Several years ago, Amazon was struggling with scaling its e-commerce infrastructure and realizing that many of its internal software projects took too long to implement, a major pain point from a competitive standpoint. For each new project, a team would have to reinvent the wheel.

Even Cement Can Be Special

Harvard Business Review

Behind each partnership with an archistar, there is always a commissioned landmark project. Commissioned by the Vatican in 1998 and inaugurated in 2003, this project sealed Italcementi''s partnership with the American architect Richard Meier. This project called for cement walls able to filter light. Through the co-innovation process, architects get an essential raw material tailored to the needs of their projects.

The Planning Fallacy and the Innovator's Dilemma

Harvard Business Review

As recounted in Kahneman's recent book, Thinking, Fast and Slow , one study found that the typical homeowner expected their home improvement projects to cost about $19,000. To get through the corporate approval gauntlet you have to project big numbers.

The More Experience You Have, the Worse You Are at Bootstrapping

Harvard Business Review

For their data, the researchers turned to the movie business, where all three types of resources are at work on every project. Studying 837 mass-market movies released between 1996 and 2003, they collected data on the movies’ producers and their prior experience.

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Tap into Your Think Tank: Twenty Ways to Generate Ideas That Will.

Strategy Driven

In 2003 van Stolk had the idea to create a “Turkey & Gravy”-flavored soda to be released around Thanksgiving. There are times when you are so close to a project that it creates a mental block for idea generation.

How to Co-Lead a Team

Harvard Business Review

Some of us quite literally lead with another person – we co-lead a project, a team, or an organization with a peer. We don’t lead alone. We lead with others.

Why IBM Gives Top Employees a Month to Do Service Abroad

Harvard Business Review

So far, IBMers have completed over 1,000 projects. The IBM Corporate Service Corps is an example of how IBM is incorporating service into leadership development as a result of the success of another IBM program, IBM’s On Demand Community , which was launched in 2003 as an online marketplace to connect nonprofits with employees and retirees, as well as a portal offering resources to nonprofits of all kinds. Diane Statkus, an IBM project manager in Boston, echoes Ruiz’s sentiments.

Why IBM Gives Top Employees a Month to Do Service Abroad

Harvard Business Review

So far, IBMers have completed over 1,000 projects. The IBM Corporate Service Corps is an example of how IBM is incorporating service into leadership development as a result of the success of another IBM program, IBM’s On Demand Community , which was launched in 2003 as an online marketplace to connect nonprofits with employees and retirees, as well as a portal offering resources to nonprofits of all kinds. Diane Statkus, an IBM project manager in Boston, echoes Ruiz’s sentiments.

To Recover from a Crisis, Retell Your Company’s Story

Harvard Business Review

When a blizzard hit Baltimore in 2003, the roundhouse roof of the B&O Railroad Museum collapsed, damaging the finest collection of historic railway artifacts in the country and breaking hearts in the global community of rail fans. HBR STAFF.

A Case Study of Crowdsourcing Gone Wrong

Harvard Business Review

Founded by entrepreneur Ben Kaufman, Quirky developed a platform that connected the company with outside inventors and project contributors. Since Henry Chesbrough coined the term open innovation in 2003, the most widely used form of open innovation has been innovation contests. Once Quirky selected a project to work on, it broke down the actual product development work into a number of mini-contests on concept designs, naming possibilities, and design issues.

In China, the Right Political Ties Count

Harvard Business Review

Researchers from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Rotman School of Management, and the National University of Singapore Business School sought to quantify the effect of political connections in China, looking specifically at the TV manufacturing industry from 1993 to 2003, a period of significant liberalization. Connections are no doubt useful, but experienced leaders know that they must also demonstrate their project’s contribution to China’s development.

Your New Hit Product Might Be Underpriced

Harvard Business Review

But in 2003, the company didn’t realize the mega hit it was about to have with the Noah’s Ark play set. However, global first-year demand turned out to be 14% above projections; the demand for Audi turned out to be 80,000 Q7’s.

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The Potential and Pitfalls of Doing Business in Cuba

Harvard Business Review

Between 2003 and 2007, the Cuban government enacted a series of methodological changes that produced a jump in GDP of approximately 15%. Likewise, new infrastructure projects and new local businesses (helped by increased capital inflows) would generate demand for various products and services.

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The Ultimate Productivity Hack Will Be Robot Assistants

Harvard Business Review

project to date was instigated by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). In 2003, DARPA contracted SRI International to lead a reported $200 million, five-year project to build a virtual assistant. In 2008, with the agreement of DARPA, a private company co-founded by three of the engineers from SRI International was spun out of the CALO project.

Research: Love-Hate Relationships at Work Might Be Good for You

Harvard Business Review

For instance, in a study conducted in 2003 , ambivalent relationship experts Julianne Holt-Lunstad from Brigham Young University and Bert Uchino from the University of Utah, together with a larger research team, asked 102 participants to wear blood pressure monitors for three days.

Research: Arab Inventors Make the U.S. More Innovative

Harvard Business Review

the main home of Arab inventors, but the number of Arab patents increased 62% over 10 years, from 1,826 patent applications from 1999–2003 to 2,962 from 2009–2013. The management of R&D projects will become more difficult and less efficient as the movement of personnel between firms’ U.S. Furthermore, projects’ staffing as well as companies’ hiring could become extra sensitive to the potential risk of denial of entry to the U.S.,

Customer Intimacy, Meet Operational Excellence

Harvard Business Review

But in 2003 ThedaCare leaders decided to focus on designing processes that consistently work better, reduce waste, and enable staff to better meet the needs of patients. There are typically five of these projects running every week.

CEOs Sometimes Need Outside Help

Harvard Business Review

At the mine site, project leader André Sougarret sought assistance while managing the boundaries of the rescue effort to screen out contributors who lacked expertise or workable proposals. Even paid outsiders usually have plenty of other projects to work on, so mobilizers can’t just issue demands. That means not just identifying network contributors who might help a project, but also looking to see what networks each network might bring along.

What Watching Too Much Star Trek Gets You

Harvard Business Review

Henry Chesbrough's seminal book on the topic wasn't published until 2003. What if there's some orphan project hiding inside Microsoft that, if combined with something I don't even know about that's hiding in one of our research labs, would be good for both companies?

The 3 Stages of a Country Embracing Renewable Energy

Harvard Business Review

The United Arab Emirates is investing $163 billion in renewable energy projects , with a target of meeting nearly half of its power needs with renewables by 2050. For example, interventions in Germany’s largest transmission grid operated by private company TenneT increased from fewer than 10 interventions per year in 2003 to almost 1,400 interventions in 2015. The world is undergoing a transformation in how it gets its power. In Germany, we have a word for it: Energiewende.

The Risks of Health Insurance Company Mergers

Harvard Business Review

To respond to stakeholders who wonder about the value of these transactions, insurers should provide evidence that mergers of similar scale have achieved the desired administrative cost reductions — and should commit to a plan for achieving the projected savings.

IT Doesn't Matter (to CEOs)

Harvard Business Review

Even after more than 20 years of implementations, a study by Panorama shows that 53% of ERP projects still run over budget, 61% take longer to complete than anticipated, and more than 27% fail to produce the positive ROI expected.

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Languages Your Company Should Speak (But Has Never Heard)

Harvard Business Review

In a similar vein, Google announced last year that it was supporting the Endangered Languages Project , an initiative to allow people to share resources and information about languages on the verge of extinction.

Why Do So Many Women Who Study Engineering Leave the Field?

Harvard Business Review

Beginning in 2003 we have been following 700 engineering students across four schools—MIT, UMass, Olin College of Engineering, and the women-only Picker Engineering Program at Smith College. Engineering is the most male-dominated field in STEM.

To Innovate, Play with Pieces Off the Game Board

Harvard Business Review

It is one that I tell in my book, The Coming Prosperity ) When he started building the mobile phone company Roshan in 2003, he faced some singular challenges. The protoypical Skunk Works was Lockheed Martin's Advanced Development Projects (ADP) unit , a group characterized by autonomy, secrecy, and an elite identity. Think back to the last time you played chess with a first-grader. Never? Shame!)