Problems with leadership development processes…

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After 23 years in the leadership development business, we are just realizing the impact of some of the issues. I was working with a major pharmaceutical company that had an internal two-week management development process. Start developing your leadership skills today!

Captain Owen Honors: no honour in this career debacle | RoundtableTalk

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has found himself in hot water over some ridiculous video’s he shot back in 2006. Cap’n Honors torpedoed his 25 year naval career when video’s featured crude humour, foul language and sexual innuendo surfaced last week. RoundtableTalk Where ambitious leaders meet.

Female Leadership on the Decline in Canada :: Women on Business

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found that the number of women in top executives positions in Canada has fallen over the past year from 37 women in the highest-paying executive jobs in 2006 to just 31 in 2007.

Great Quotes: Super Seven From The Collection of Michael Wade

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Great Quotes: Super Seven From The Collection of Michael Wade Michael Wade is a GREAT blogger I have been following since 2006. He was the first blogger to have linked back to this blog way back in 2006. He provides very interesting commentary, shares some fantastic resources and thoughts on his blog Execupundit. Whenever I need some inspiration, I refer to “Quote of the day” series on Michael’s blog. You know what?

Teaching, Improvement and Change: A Few Parallels

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Teaching, Improvement and Change: A Few Parallels 12 years back, I started my career as a tutor who taught Oracle and PL/SQL to students belonging to different age groups.

Develop Your Company’s Cross-Functional Capabilities

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Instead, our interviews found a willingness to let organizational forms and structures evolve naturally, developing in line with the identity of the enterprise. Most companies struggle to differentiate themselves.

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5 Pointers For Effectively Dealing With Negative Feedback

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer 5 Pointers For Effectively Dealing With Negative Feedback In my career so far, I have seen number of confrontations arising out of a negative feedback that is shared honestly.

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5 Key Lessons From Learning Organizations

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In my career so far, I have (broadly) seen two kinds of organizations. It is important to realize that it is virtually impossible to develop a process/approach that will foresee all possible issues organization will face. Peter Senge has done some amazing work on organization development and systems thinking.

Personal Leadership Book: Behavioral Styles

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I like your informal approach and the 10-minute snippet because it motivates me to focus my thoughts on developing my leadership style in the midst of an extremely busy schedule. Understanding self and others is not only important to your career, it is important to your life.

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Experience and Expertise – A Few Thoughts

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Experience and Expertise – A Few Thoughts When a kid learns how to play music, he develops “ability” to play music. Then a few more years of practice and he develops ability to play new songs without notes.

Frank Moss: An interview by Bob Morris

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An entrepreneur and veteran of the computer industry, Frank Moss spent his career bringing innovative technologies to market. Ten years ago he set out to make a broader contribution to the world, leading him to cofound a cancer drug discovery company and then to the MIT Media Lab, where he served as director from 2006 [.].

Leadership – No Talent Required | N2Growth Blog

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Clearly the difference possessed by all great leaders is that they refine, develop and build from their foundation – they don’t ignore it or take it for granted. Active, intentional, empathetic, and analytical listening all require a bit of development.

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Best Leadership Blogs 2010 | N2Growth Blog

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If you are a regular reader of this blog and feel it has added value to your growth and development as a leader I would greatly appreciate your vote.

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The focus is on YOU

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Photo: Flower at Esplanade Park, Helsinki, taken during my Finland visit in May 2009 Tags: God , Hard work , Opportunity , Random Muse , Work Career Related , Leadership , Random Musings | Tanmay February 19, 2010 6 Comments By shahmaulikn, February 19, 2010 @ 8:18 am Wow.Simply Great.

CEOs Who Began Their Careers During Booms Tend to Be Less Ethical

Harvard Business Review

” Imagine you were sitting in the audience that day, about to begin constructing your career. CEOs who began their careers in prosperous times tend to use riskier financial strategies than CEOs who first entered the workforce in recessions. Based on these previous findings, we wondered: Would CEOs who began their careers during boom times be less ethical? Quite simply, CEOs who began their careers in a boom were more likely to cheat.

3 High-Value Tips for Leaders to Break Out of Comfort Zone

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Photo Courtesy: DJHuber’s Flickr Photo stream Tags: comfort zone , getting things done , Leadership Improvement & Development , Leadership , Managing People , Process Improvement , Self Growth | Tanmay February 3, 2010 4 Comments By shahmaulikn, February 3, 2010 @ 9:06 am Truly Motivated and learning.

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Improvement, Change and Strength of Belief In Outcomes

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Tags: improvement , Process Improvement , Quality , self development , Self Growth Career Related , Improvement & Development , Process Improvement , Self Growth | Tanmay November 18, 2010 4 Comments By Ketan, November 18, 2010 @ 7:05 am Excellent, Tanmay!!

In Praise of Golden Shower Tree

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer In Praise of Golden Shower Tree I am always amazed when I see the “Golden Shower Tree” ( Cassia Fistula , Garmalo or Amaltas). This tree blossoms with beautiful and bright yellow flowers at the peak of summer.

Thursday Thought: The “Real” Worship

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Tags: connecting with our own self , real worship , self development Random Musings , Self Growth | Tanmay December 2, 2010 3 Comments By Jagat , December 2, 2010 @ 1:44 pm Just 2 Words, Mind Blowing.

Friday High-Five: Posts I Loved Reading Last Week

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Friday High-Five: Posts I Loved Reading Last Week Friday again - time to share some of the most profound posts that I loved reading last week. These brilliant posts hit the point and leave us with some excellent lessons.

Facing Challenges | N2Growth Blog

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Regardless of where you are in your life and your career, I can promise you one thing; you will consistently be faced with challenges and obstacles along the way. Instead of beating yourself up or giving in, it is critical that you develop the ability to learn from setbacks.

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On Delivering

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It also comes out that the amount of preparation, practice and thinking that goes in when developing your product/service is inversely proportional to the pain you will undergo when delivering.

#QUALITYtweet – Video Review

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer #QUALITYtweet – Video Review Simon Young at iJump reviews my book “#QUALITYtweet – 140 bite-sized ideas to deliver quality in every project” and other books in Thinkaha Series. You can also watch this video at iJump TV website. I resumed my article series on ActiveGarage with my 13th article titled “ Reviews Can be Fun (if done right) ” published a few days ago. You can read previous 12 articles here.

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A Round Up of My Writing in August 2010

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer A Round Up of My Writing in August 2010 August 2010 came to an end, and once again, I didn’t quite notice it in frenzy of everything going around. August was a fantastic month when rains enlivened us. The earth suddenly turned greener and merrier.

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10 Pointers to Build Comfort Within The Team

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer 10 Pointers to Build Comfort Within The Team It pains to see teams where people work on a common goal but don’t get along well with each other. We work in teams and knowing how to get along well with others is extremely crucial.

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Drinking the Talent Kool-Aid | N2Growth Blog

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One of my mentors once cautioned me about treating people as furniture saying that “individuals are not inantimate objects to simply be moved around and discarded, but that people require a constant investment of time and money to develop to their full potential.&#

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Training Middle Managers On People Management Basics

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Tags: Leadership , Management , Training Improvement & Development , Leadership , Managing Communication , Managing People , Managing Projects , Process Improvement | Tanmay August 27, 2010 2 Comments By Anand, August 27, 2010 @ 7:55 am One more interesting post Tanmay.

10 Guideposts To Leadership Success

Terry Starbucker

Through it all, there have been 10 core “guideposts” that have kept me pushing forward – qualities that I now know were critical to my development as a successful business leader. Leadership Personal Development

Establishing Forums to Build a Quality Oriented Culture

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Tags: Culture Building , improvement , Quality Improvement & Development , Process Improvement , Quality | Tanmay October 25, 2010 No Comments No comments yet.

Innovation, Quality & Entrepreneurship at Akshaya Patra

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Innovation, Quality & Entrepreneurship at Akshaya Patra Akshaya Patra Foundation in India is a shining example of how social entrepreneurship combined with power of innovation can make a HUGE difference. First, some background information.

QAspire Blog: Practical Insights on Quality, Management.

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The prime focus of this carnival is people development – and I have the honor of reviewing three amazing HR and leadership development bloggers – all of whom I have learned something significant from in this year - and list some of their best posts in 2010. Great Leadership by Dan McCarthy Dan has built an amazing community of leadership thinkers, writers and practitioners through his blog titled “ Great Leadership ” and by initiating/hosting ‘ Carnival of Leadership Development ’.

A Round Up of My Writing in July 2010

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer A Round Up of My Writing in July 2010 July 2010 – another spectacular month came to an end, and I didn’t notice that in frenzy of things going around. In this month, we welcomed monsoon and said good bye to the sweltering heat.

Friday High-Five: Posts I Loved Reading Last Week

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Tags: Friday High-Five , Link Love Improvement & Development | Tanmay September 17, 2010 1 Comment By Jay Chhaya, September 17, 2010 @ 8:31 am Liked John Hunter’s and Patty Azzarello’s blogs.

Metrics: Are They Mapped With Your Business Objectives?

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Tags: Business , Business Performance , improvement , Metrics , Performance , Quality Improvement & Development , Leadership , Process Improvement , Quality | Tanmay August 9, 2010 No Comments No comments yet.

Leaders: Born or Made? | N2Growth Blog

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Leaders who rest on their laurels without making the effort to develop their skills will eventually be overtaken by those who view leadership as a professional skill to be developed and refined. If those three qualities are present, everything else can be developed.

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Book Review: Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

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Maxwell Books/Reviews , Improvement & Development , Managing Communication , Managing People , Self Growth | Tanmay July 26, 2010 6 Comments By Jay Chhaya, July 26, 2010 @ 8:21 am Very nice topic brought to scene.

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Don't Give Up On Problems: A Lesson on Persistence

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Don’t Give Up On Problems: A Lesson on Persistence Did you ever think that an “audit” exercise can be a learning experience? Well, if you really ‘want to’ learn, you can find lessons almost everywhere. You just have to keep doors of your mind open!

Friday High-Five: Posts I Loved Reading Last Week

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Photo Courtesy: Holtsman’s Flickr Stream Tags: Passion , Seth Godin Improvement & Development , Managing Communication , Managing People , Random Musings | Tanmay August 13, 2010 No Comments No comments yet.

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Managing Results by Defining “Deliverables” Early On

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Managing Results by Defining “Deliverables” Early On As professionals, we all are responsible for shipping stuff to our customers (internal or external). The stuff that we ship is commonly referred to as a “deliverable”.