Is Leadership Development the Answer to Low Employee Engagement? (Yes.)

N2Growth Blog

In 2004 the Corporate Executive Board’s research showed an 87% decrease in the likelihood of departure for highly engaged employees. This paper is about rethinking the practice of leadership and reforming the way we approach the development of leaders and leadership in our organizations. It is time to reimagine leadership: what it means in theory and what it means in practice, how we choose leaders, how we develop leaders, and what we ask of leaders. That’s real development.

Preview Thursday: Developing a Positive Culture Where People and Performance Thrive

Lead Change Blog

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Developing a Positive Culture Where People and Performance Thrive . Fortunately, the effect can also be reversed as research shows that working in the vicinity of a positive leader, makes you positive (Goleman, Biyatzis, McKee, 2004).

Be•Know•Do: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Cavanagh (Foreword) Jossey-Bass/Leader to Leader Institute; 1st edition (2004) How to develop leaders who have character, competence, knowledge, and results-driven initiative I recently re-read this book, curious to know to what extent […]. Cavanagh the United States military services do the best job developing leaders United States Army Warfighting: The U.S.

Be•Know•Do: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Cavanagh (Foreword) Jossey-Bass/Leader to Leader Institute; 1st edition (2004) How to develop leaders who have character, competence, knowledge, and results-driven initiative I recently re-read this book, curious to know [.]. Shinseki Field Manual 22-100 [comma] Army Leadership Frances Hesselbein Jack Welch James Kouzes and Barry Posner John Gardner Patrick Lencioni John Kotter Jossey-Bass/Leader to Leader Institute; 1st edition (2004) Oliver Wendell Holmes Peter Drucker Richard E.

Helping Others Develop Their Potential

Great Leadership By Dan

Many books (some of which sit on my bookcases) have been written about coaching and helping people develop their skills. Help Them See The first step in developing the potential in others is for the “others” to recognize that they have potential and to know for themselves what it is! Ask Questions As a developer of potential our role is to draw the answers from others. Have your own development goals. 2004, All Rights Reserved, Kevin Eikenberry.

16 Steps to Developing The Individuals on The Team

Mike Cardus

Team : the need to develop and maintain good working relationships among team members. Goals & Tasks : Have they been agreed and developed into Quantity:Quality:Time Frame:Resources (QQTR) ? Growth : Does the person see a chance for development? 2004).

The Secret to Self-Confidence

Lead Change Blog

In 1997, this I knew… I would leave my corporate job in my 20th year with my employer, in 2004. Self Leadership courage energy Growth Self DevelopmentPosted in Self Leadership I used to think self-confidence meant I would never have a doubt. When I think a back on this significant experience in my life, I realize that’s not true. I made plans to start my [.].

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Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are

Kevin Eikenberry

And Facebook wasn’t born until February of 2004. Personal & Professional Development big data decision making thinkingby Seth Stephens-Davidowitz This is a book about social science, that could not have been written 20 years ago. Because Google wasn’t born until September 4, 1998. Why does that matter? Because data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz uses date from sources like Google and Facebook to understand […].

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What do Blue Lobsters Have to do With Innovation? Everything!

Mills Scofield

Blue Lobster at the South Bristol Coop , 2004. It is incumbent upon us, whether we’re a blue lobster or not, to find, nurture and develop blue lobsters. Attracting, hiring and developing blue lobsters is in their DNA. What’s with blue lobsters?

Peter Drucker on The Effective Executive


The June 2004 article by Peter Drucker in Harvard Business titled “ What Makes an Effective Executive ” is a must read, if you are a student of leadership. They developed action plans. Ultimately, leadership is all about ability to act on the ideas.

What Events Shaped You as a Leader?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Great Leadership monthly contributor Beth Armknecht Miller: I recently had the opportunity to have a conversation with the president of a privately held company as part of research for a book I am writing on talent management and development within small to mid-size companies.

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New Year. New Leader.

Lead Change Blog

Bill George – He has taught leadership since 2004 and is a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, where. What do leaders need to know right now? It’s really a simple question. Or is it? I suppose it depends on whom you ask. Some will say service.

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Continuous Development Will Change Organizations as Much as Agile Did

Harvard Business Review

In 2001, a new approach to technology development was created by a daring group of developers. Called Agile, the process put customers at the center of product development, encouraged rapid prototyping, and dramatically increased corporate speed and agility. While Agile began as a product development innovation, it sparked a corporate strategy and process revolution. Continuous Development is a growing trend in the software industry.

Simple Techniques to Overcome Negative Emotions When Negotiating with Others

Leading Blog

To learn more, visit * * * Like us on Instagram and Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. * * *. A KEY PREDICTOR of entrepreneurial success is a leader’s ability to manage relationships with investors, employees, and customers.

Preview Thursday: Untangling the USA: The Cost of Complexity and What Can Be Done About It

Lead Change Blog

is compared to that in other developed economies. In 2004, Etienne helped start health care IT Accretive Health (now R1 RCM), growing it from the proverbial “blank sheet of paper” to a 2010 IPO valuing the company at $1.2

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8 Things Successful Leaders Do8 Things Successful Leaders Do

Marshall Goldsmith

It’s a significant challenge to overcome because as more is expected of you, you find you have less time for development, and yet, improving your leadership skills is more important than ever. The original study, published in 2004, included 86,000 people.

Lead Change like a Slinky®

Lead Change Blog

Several years ago I led a professional development workshop for the alumni association of my alma mater. Change is Like a Slinky: 30 Strategies for Promoting and Surviving Change in Your Organization (2004) by Hans Finzel. The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make (2004) by Hans Finzel.

New Leadership for a Changing Workforce

Great Leadership By Dan

The fact is, they still share many of the same traits as their older counterparts (First-Wave Millennials)—raised to feel special, high achieving, tech-savvy, but Second-Wavers (born 1995 – 2004) have some distinct differences that are making managers sit up and take notice. So, for these Second-Wavers, I’d recommend focusing on the three P’s: Personal Attention, Professional Development, and Purpose. Professional Development This is a big one.

Steve Jobs’ Announcement: Reminder of Need to Make Cancer History

Michael Lee Stallard

I’ve also written about the challenges facing cancer patients and their families from my wife Katie’s battles with breast cancer in 2003 and advanced ovarian cancer in 2004 (today, Kate is cancer free).

20 Most Popular Posts on the Curious Cat Management Blog in 2016

Curious Cat

Deming and Software Development (2014) *. Dangers of Forgetting the Proxy Nature of Data (2004) *. Building a Great Software Development Team (2014). * 6 posts were new to the top 20 list this year (posts from 2004, 2010, 2011, 2013 [2] and 2014). 2004: 1.

As Work Changes, Leadership Development Has to Keep Up

Harvard Business Review

As work itself is changing, some of the basic tenets of leadership development are being challenged. To meet these challenges, we see three priorities for developing the next generation of leaders in the “work-disrupted” age: Mastery of Digital. Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders. Development programs must evolve from a static, closed-system approach. Voser took a detour to be CFO for ABB from 2002 to 2004 and then returned to Shell to become CEO in 2009.

Effective Leaders Know the Power of Climate Control

Great Results Team Building

In 2004, though, something interesting occurred. The winter 2004 rainfall in Death Valley was nearly 300% greater than average, dropping almost 7 inches of rain over a few short months annual rainfall.

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Focus on the Journey, Not the Destination

Lead Change Blog

In 2004, I was given the opportunity to buy a company, and my wife Lori and I decided to run it based on servant leadership principles. Developing servant leaders through sharing my knowledge, about the business we own as well as the leadership lessons learned in my transformation to servant leadership, is my focus today. I am a monthly contributor to and this month I wrote about my early leadership journey.

The Economic and Social Impact of Language

Mills Scofield

For one final comparison, compare our map to a map of the Human Development Index: Languages Taught: Human Development: In these maps, we see that most American students study languages that are associated with high human development indices.

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The Journey to Servant Leadership

Leading Blog

When Art Barter bought Datron World Communications in 2004, he was determined to create a servant leadership culture in his organization. They invest money into developing the team by sending people to conferences, bringing in outside speakers, and encouraging reading.

Culture change from a focus on how people interact

Mike Cardus

Schein (2004) identifies three distinct levels in organizational cultures: artifacts and behaviors – any tangible, overt or verbally identifiable elements in any organization. What makes culture change in your company or team difficult?

Would a Balanced Feminine-Masculine Leadership Style Produce Superior Results?

Great Leadership By Dan

They mentor and empower their subordinates and encourage them to develop their potential in order to contribute more effectively to their organisation.

Never-Ending New Beginnings: Interview with Lisa Haneberg


Lisa is an expert in the areas of organization development, management, leadership, talent management, and personal and organizational success. Lisa] I started blogging in August of 2004 and I had no idea what I was doing or what great blogs looked like.

Brand Portfolio Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Aaker Free Press (2004) Note: I read this book when it was first published and recently re-read it. Aaker Developing Business Strategies (1998) fosters organizational and market strategies Frank Lloyd Wright Free Press General Motors Harvard Business Review on Brand Management Managing Brand Equity (1991) Strategic Market Management (2001) the brand portfolio strategy "provides the structure and discipline needed to have successful business strategy” The Purple Cow Change Is Like a Slinky.

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Trust in Business Leadership

Coaching Tip

The Trusted Executive: Nine Leadership Habits That Inspire Results, Relationships and Reputation” helps leaders develop a strategy for building organizational trust. In 2004, Kodak shed 25% of its workforce and was de-listed from the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Rise of Lonely American Employees Undermines Productivity

Michael Lee Stallard

Between 1985 and 2004, the number of people with whom the average American discussed “important matters&# dropped from three to two. Others may pursue illegitimate thrills to feel alive again and in doing so develop addictions to pornography, sexual encounters with prostitutes and one night stands, or taking excessive business risks. Several facts recently caught my attention. In 1940, 7.7 percent of Americans lived in one-person households.

5 Proven Strategies to Accelerate Business Growth

Women on Business

Develop a bond with your new alliance partners. Develop a benefit package. Offer professional development thru education and training. For example, since 2004, I’ve spent countless hours as a volunteer SCORE counselor and personally mentor aspiring entrepreneurs. Business Development Guest PostsGuest Post By Sylvia Browder, founder of National Women on the Rise and CEO of Browder Consulting Group (Learn more about Sylvia at the end of this post).

Featured Leading Voice: Mary Schaefer

Lead Change Blog

This month we are featuring Leading Voice Mary Schaefer , a coach, trainer, consultant and speaker who helps develop a culture of engagement and empowerment with tech managers and employees.

What Connects Coca-Cola, Lego, In-N-Out, Intuit, and Nike? Focus.

In the CEO Afterlife

By 2004, sales and profits were in double digit declines. Intuit develops financial and tax preparation software for small business, accountants and the general public. Complexity has many definitions; excessive complication is the simplest.

Brilliant Boutique: 10 Keys To Lasting Small Business Success

Terry Starbucker

On June 2 nd , 2004, we opened. We developed our core group of customers – we’re all getting older, and we’re getting older with them, and our lives are changing with them, and as we get older our styles are changing, and we’re all moving in the same direction.

Divided We Stand: Treating Corporate America’s Loneliness Epidemic

Michael Lee Stallard

In 1985, and then again in 2004, the General Social Survey (GSS) asked Americans about their close social networks. In 1985, the most common answer was three and in 2004, this statistic dropped to zero. By Colton Perry.

4 Beliefs that Lead to Bad Decisions

Strategy Driven

While the presenting issue – resolving a budget shortfall, agreeing on a new strategy, or choosing which products to develop – is undoubtedly important, it’s often an unstated, underlying issue that stands in the way of a solution.

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How using brain science can help to achieve peak performance by completing the Cycle of Excellence

First Friday Book Synopsis

He was a member of the faculty of the Harvard Medical School from 1983 to 2004. Ned") Hallowell Good-to-Great Harvard College Harvard Medical School Jack Welch: “getting the right people in the right jobs is a lot more important than developing strategy” Jim Collins John Ratey John Wooden’s U.C.L.A.

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Will Aetna CEO Transform Healthcare (and CEO Leadership While He’s at it)?

Michael Lee Stallard

Two experiences Bertolini had helped him develop greater empathy for people experiencing life-threatening healthcare problems. In 2004, Bertolini was seriously injured in a ski accident that fractured his neck in five places and left him struggling to recover his health.

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Getting Smarter about the Teen Journey

Building Personal Strength

This is what a young person experiences from age 12 to 22, when the all-important pre-frontal lobes of the brain are developing. At a time when they are developing adult bodies, their adult brains are slowly, slowly forming. I've studied brain development for years.

Disconnection at the Heart of Corporate Failure

Great Leadership By Dan

My leadership philosophy has developed over the past 20-plus years as an HR professional, entrepreneur and business owner. My book came about after I watched the floodwaters of the 2004 tsunami wash away the entire resort I was staying in, all except for my own bungalow.

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All Work in Done Through Relationships

Coaching Tip

who energizes whom) revealed that a person’s position in the energy network is far more predictive of success than her or his position in information or influence networks (Baker, 2004). The Leader''s Role in Vision Development.

The Diversity Dividend: How Balancing Your Leadership Team Can Pay Off

Strategy Driven

As early as 2004, research by Catalyst, Inc. Partnering with an executive search team that has a track record of success in securing high quality, diverse candidates can provide much-needed traction in this area, while collaborative leadership consulting can be an effective tool to help develop synergy and effectively integrate the new executive into the team. “The Bottom Line: Connecting Corporate Performance and Gender Diversity” January 15, 2004 Catalyst, Inc.