How to Establish Thought Leadership? Interview With Dr. Liz Alexander


Thought leadership is important for building careers and for building organizations. Tanmay Vora] Liz, when I started my own blog in 2006, I had no idea about the concept of thought leadership.

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

Roundtable Talk

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.

Problems with leadership development processes…


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!

Byron Wien’s 20 Lessons Learned

Michael Lee Stallard

Do the numbers crunching in the early phase of your career. Try developing concepts later on. Short-cuts can be construed as sloppiness, a career killer. When seeking a career as you come out of school or making a job change, always take the job that looks like it will be the most enjoyable. In 2006, Mr. Wien was named by New York Magazine as one of the sixteen most influential people in Wall Street.

Develop Your Company’s Cross-Functional Capabilities

Harvard Business Review

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.

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.

Facing Challenges | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

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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Leadership – No Talent Required | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

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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Drinking the Talent Kool-Aid | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

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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Efficient vs. Effective | N2Growth Blog

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Toxic Work Environments | N2Growth Blog

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Shut-up & Listen | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In today’s post I’ll quickly examine the merits of developing your listening skills. Listen to those that confront you, challenge you, stretch you, and develop you. Organizations can no longer guarantee work and careers, even if they want to.

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Gandhi, Leadership And A Fews Lessons On Simplicity


Tags: Leadership , Mahatma Gandhi , Process Improvement , Simplification Improvement & Development , Leadership , Managing Communication , Managing People , Quality | Tanmay January 16, 2011 2 Comments By Chintak , January 17, 2011 @ 7:02 am Loved this (Simplicity for leaders is important just because the easier it is for people to understand the motives of a leader, the easier it is to follow them).

QAspire Blog: Practical Insights on Quality, Management.


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 ’.

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

Managing Board Relations | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Thanks in advance… Share and Enjoy: View Comments [link] Most Tweeted Articles by Leadership Development Experts [.]

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What’s the Biggest Idea in Corporate Culture Today?

Marshall Goldsmith

It means you’re probably going places in your career. When he took over as Ford’s CEO in 2006, the company was in dire straits, with market share down 25 percent since 1990 and its very existence threatened by the great recession. I believe that his approach has the potential to do tremendous good in settings beyond Ford, which is why Alan and I are now working together to develop leadership teams at a wide range of organizations.

Looking For Leadership

N2Growth Blog

I’m a huge advocate of refining initiatives that allow any level of talent to be developed to the maximum potential. Leaders and non-leaders alike need career-pathing, training and development. I’m just not a believer in attempting to label someone as a leader, and develop them as such when they are clearly not. I've spent nearly 40- years in the field and use numerous psychological tools to help with different aspects of development.

Humility and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Thanks in advance for sharing… Share and Enjoy: View Comments [link] Most Tweeted Articles by Leadership Development Experts [.]

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Loyalty vs. Tenure | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Not recognizing, developing, and rewarding talent is the fastest way I know of to drive talent out of your organization and directly into the hands of your competition. link] Most Tweeted Articles by Leadership Development Experts [.]

Frank Moss: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

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 [.].

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Bonus or No Bonus? | N2Growth Blog

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Quality? Excellence? What?


We develop our products and services in line with the demands of our customers. Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer Quality? Excellence? What? I was casually discussing quality and excellence with one of my old friends. We were exchanging our ideas on these topics, when I realized that he used the words quality and excellence interchangeably. This led to some more thinking and here’s what I realized: Quality is generally extrinsic. It is driven by external demands.

The Dos and Don’t of Managing Office Characters

Great Leadership By Dan

As a former CEO, Judy has been a Certified Professional Coach since 2006 and assists leaders and career seekers to develop and reach stretch goals. Guest post by Judy Nelson Let’s face it, every office has, at least, one character. If they’re harmless and carry their load, most coworkers tolerate characters or even protect them. If they’re abrasive and add to the burden of others, coworkers don’t—and you might have a tricky situation on your hands.

Leadership & Initiative Overload | N2Growth Blog

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The Disconnected Leader | N2Growth Blog

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8 Traits of Ineffective Leaders | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

I am a firm believer that even when certain traits are not present they can be acquired, developed and refined so long as one thing is present – the desire to do so.

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Workplace Gossip | N2Growth Blog

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Leadership and Opportunity | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

link] Ken Carroll Mike, I think it's very hard to say in a concrete terms how we develop the skill of timing, but what we can do is become self-aware — and aware of the patterns of behavior.

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Gratitude - 2010


I am very proud to be a part of a wonderful community of leadership bloggers and am grateful to Dan McCarthy (for his insights and for hosting Leadership Development Carnival), to Mary Jo Asmus , Becky Robinson (be sure to check out her new blog ) and Wally Bock. Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer Gratitude - 2010 I am filled with gratefulness as I think about 2010 coming to an end.

Intellect…an Asset or Liability? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Don’t let your intellect stand in your way, but rather use it as an asset to develop those around you to their full potential thereby increasing your chances for long-term success.

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A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond


Striving for excellence” should be a call to action for us to renew our focus on developing a culture of excellence, great leadership, adopting best practices, making them work in our context, continual improvement and superior service to our customers/peers. Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond New year brings with it new predictions, agendas, resolutions and trends. New business models, new ways of working, cooler tools and technologies.

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Leaders: Born or Made? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

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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Dealing with Conflict | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Developing effective conflict resolution skill sets are an essential component of a building a sustainable business model. Where there is disagreement there is an inherent potential for growth and development.

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

Women on Business

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.

Ideas Don't Equal Innovation | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In order for your enterprise to turn an idea into a monetizing and/or value creating event you should develop a strategic plan that attempts to measure the idea against the following 15 elements: 1. It should be developed as a solution to a problem or to exploit an opportunity.

Leading Those Who Don't Want To Follow | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

When you develop the skill to transform negative conflict into creative tension is when you will begin to earn and hold the respect of even those individuals who don’t agree with your positions. I have always found that rapport is quickly developed when you listen, care, and attempt to help people succeed. Where there is disagreement there is an inherent potential for growth and development.

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Discipline & Leadership | N2Growth Blog

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A History of the Job Listing and How It Just Died [Infographic]

Kevin Eikenberry

Dice was actually launched in 1990, initially as a bulletin board service for recruiters – and by the late 1990’s had ascended to prominence as the go-to site for finding software developers in Silicon Valley. 2016 was the year the online job listing finally went belly up.

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What All Great Leaders Have In Common | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

As an advisor to CEOs, there is little doubt that I’m passionate about personal and professional development, and there is one simple reason why – it works. I am a huge fan of the benefits of professional development gained from good old-fashioned reading.

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