Career Management: Should you Relocate?

Great Leadership By Dan

It used to be if a hard charger wanted to advance in a company, moving to another location every 2-3 years was an accepted part of the unwritten deal. IBMers used to joke that IBM stood for “I’ve been moved”. In fact, if you were not being asked to move, it was a sign that you had fallen off the fast track. One company I know of had a leadership development strategy that in practice was referred to as “ 2x2x2 ”. Can you make a job offer to the spouse?

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A guide to great development moves

Great Leadership By Dan

Changing jobs is an often used and effective way to develop new leadership capabilities. I wrote the following guide when I worked for a large global company (“ABC”) to help support a strategy to move executives across at least two functions, businesses, and countries.

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6 Q Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Eichenger and Michael Lombardo According to Day and Lord (1986), differences in the quality of executive leadership explain as much as 45 percent of an organization’s performance. That debate has been going on since the invention of the printing press, and prior to that, since the spoken word. All of the research to date can be summarized in six Qs. They have to sift through mountains of data, perhaps missing important pieces, and make decisions quickly.

How To Create Lasting Influence | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Understanding how to leverage the influence factor can make a defining difference in your ability to drive change, build cohesive teams, and to successfully implement strategic vision. As a leader your “Influence Quotient” is the IQ you need to pay attention to.

Part 1 of the How to Establish a Financial Relationship with a.

Women on Business

Susan Spencer Talks Cash Flow in 5-Part Women on Business Video Series I’m very happy to announce the new YouTube channel.

Slow Down. You Move Too Fast. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

Washington DC Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007. During that time approximately 2000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. Every parent without exception, forced their children to move on quickly. Do we stop to appreciate it?

How to Build a Brand | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Unless you are a very large enterprise it is unlikely that you have the time, money, staffing, or external professional relationships to execute a brand management strategy such as the one outlined above. Solid advice that anyone interested in marketing and branding should pay attention to.

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How To Have A Scroogeless Holiday-5 Charitable Giving Strategies.

Women on Business

Here are five smart charitable giving strategies to keep in mind: 1. The same documentation rules above apply to furniture but items over $500 will require an assessment and filing IRS form 8283. Stock-it to them!

How To Find “Hidden” Federal Contracts: Network :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Some 80% of government contracts are never put up for bid, and if a contract is under a certain dollar amount, government agencies are under no obligation to issue a bid notice. What does this mean for the average small business seeking to do business with the DoD and other federal agencies?

Brand Exposure

N2Growth Blog

Have you figured out how to apply the laws of scarcity to brand management? Whether you’re assessing the strength of a personal or corporate brand, finding the appropriate level of brand exposure is key to sustainable growth in brand equity. As I stated above, having an underexposed brand, or what I like to refer to as having a brand in stealth mode, means that you really don’t have much of a brand.

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How To Love Your Mistakes (In 4 Easy Steps)

Terry Starbucker

Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store Ramblings From a Glass Half Full How To Love Your Mistakes (In 4 Easy Steps) by Starbucker on August 26, 2010 As someone who is always trying to “ deal with the literal world in a positive way “, I have come to really appreciate the mistakes I’ve made (and there have been plenty). Now I’m sure your reaction to that is – “ appreciate mistakes? ?&# I need to learn.

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10 Pointers to Build Comfort Within The Team


Home Go to 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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If You Offer Mid-Career Internships, Flaunt It

Harvard Business

These are people returning to the workforce after a career break for child care, elder care, or other personal reasons by taking an internship like you might have had out of college or graduate school. For recent graduates, a career break may be the furthest thing from your mind.

Training Middle Managers On People Management Basics


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer Training Middle Managers On People Management Basics Here is a simple idea: Whenever you have a new manager (project manager/departmental leader) joining in your organization, put him/her through a simple training program on how to manage people.

Educational Entrepreneurship – A Conversation with Pamela Price

Survive Your Promotion

We homeschool, my next door neighbors homeschool, the family two doors down are going to start homeschooling a middle schooler. From 1999 to 2007, the number of homeschooled students increased by 74% according to the National Center for Education Statistics (2007 is the most recent data they have) and now includes about 4% of school-aged kids in the United States. She turned to me and said ‘you made your best possible choice’.

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Experience and Expertise – A Few Thoughts


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer Experience and Expertise – A Few Thoughts When a kid learns how to play music, he develops “ability” to play music. He is able to play the music according to notes. To be able to think beyond tactics of work.

Weekly Round-Up: On How A Culture of Learning Makes Teams More Productive, 7 Ways To Show Employees You Care, & How To Manage Your Email


Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. How A Culture Of Learning Makes Teams More Productive By KC Ifeanyi, Fast Company “ Quora''s mission is clear: "To share and grow the world''s knowledge." It''s a far-reaching goal, but even the loftiest ideas can succeed if there''s a solid base to stand on--and …”. 7 Ways To Show Your Employees You Care About Them By Peter Economy, Inc. “It

How to Decide Which Conferences Are Worth Your Time

Harvard Business

In a world where we’re bombarded with email, it’s disproportionately effective to connect with people face to face. Conferences, if you choose them wisely, can be one of the best ways to accelerate this process, since you can meet large numbers of people in just a few days. Here are five strategies you can use to identify the best conferences for you to attend this year and to make time for them on your schedule. How to Master a New Skill.

Why Do Employees Stay? A Clear Career Path and Good Pay, for Starters

Harvard Business

While it’s tempting to dismiss turnover as a fact of life in today’s fast-moving job market, new research shows otherwise. Many reasons employees jump ship are surprisingly simple, and business leaders who don’t ask why workers want to go may be unnecessarily losing people who are pricey to replace. Learn how they do it with this 6 minute video slide deck. Others were employees who moved to a new role and left for a new employer.

Piers Morgan vs. Larry King… how to get off on the wrong foot

Roundtable Talk

Skip to content Home Welcome! But sometimes, you run into a big, fat pair of size 14’s and you have to overcome being intimidated by your predecessors reputation and just go for it. At the end of his interview with Oprah, Piers Morgan babbled: “how have I done here?&#

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How to Improve the Engagement and Retention of Young Hourly Workers

Harvard Business

What would you do if the majority of your entry-level, hourly workforce was planning to leave in less than a year? Turnover can cost up to 200% of an employee’s annual salary , depending on the role. To understand how employers can improve engagement and retention, FSG worked with Hart Research Associates to survey over 1,200 entry-level, hourly workers between the ages of 17 and 24, and interviewed dozens of companies to find out how they have improved retention.

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Diary of a mid-career job seeker: 9, 800, 20, 10, 5, 2, 3, 1

Roundtable Talk

Skip to content Home Welcome! ← Stuck in the Middle: Is Ageism derailing your move from Director to VP? I was turned down by one company after a phone interview but my email response to that rejection got me a face to face interview. It is always easier to stay.

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How to Pull Your Company Out of a Tailspin

Harvard Business

At any given moment, about 5%–7% of companies either are in free fall or are about to be. Of those who do, about half have to fundamentally redefine at least a part of their core business in order to save themselves. At first, the causes of free fall appear to be external: a global financial crisis, a banking system collapse, government deregulation, or, more common, a new business model or technology harnessed by a nimble insurgent competitor.

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Lessons from the Word Cup: how to push your agenda

Roundtable Talk

Skip to content Home Welcome! Growing up in the UK, this rejection of the national sport was akin to cheering for, well, soccer instead of hockey here in Canada. To take your play to another level, you need to move to Europe.

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Six lessons in how to interview… from the trenches

Roundtable Talk

Skip to content Home Welcome! That’s an oft quoted managerism that speaks to the importance of (in Jim Collins’ words) getting the right people on your bus. I used to spend most of the time asking people to tell me what they would do in certain situations.

Demotivation: how to make your life as a leader more challenging

Roundtable Talk

Skip to content Home Welcome! Blanchard’s philosophy is that, if you want to get more of the “good behaviours” from employees you need to reward them every time you see them in action. And then, he handed out prizes to everyone except me.

The Value of a 3rd Opinion – Part 2: How to start your own peer.

Roundtable Talk

Skip to content Home Welcome! I’d never been involved in a peer advisory forum before but was so impressed with the process and the results that I started to get obsessed with peer networks. I like to think that just as his Knights had his back, the Executive Roundtable has your back.

Lessons from JetBlue's Steven Slater: how to leave a lousy job.

Roundtable Talk

Skip to content Home Welcome! In a post-script, passengers have since come forward to say that he was the one with the bad attitude and JetBlue execs are having a hard time finding anyone who will corroborate his story. After that, you need to let them move on without you.

Best Leadership Blogs 2010 | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

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. That said, you should also reach out to Kevin Eikenberry as he is currently taking nominations for next years contest.

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Fast Friday with Suzanne Aldis Routh

Roundtable Talk

Skip to content Home Welcome! Good advice for days when you’re about to lose it over some issue that you’ll have forgotten about by next week. adweekcdn #genesimmons 12 hours ago Every brand has to work hard to stay relevant.

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Picking the Right Coach

Coaching Tip

Providing executive coaches to high-potential performers is one way to get the most from untapped talent. The person sponsoring the engagement usually sends a few coaches for interviews and asks the executive to select one based on “fit.”. Influence how others view you. .

What are your unique leadership strengths?

Coaching Tip

A strength is both what you love to do and what you are good at. Telling others your unique strengths is the first step to leadership transparency and authenticity. . How to discover your strengths is to take some leadership self-assessments and to ask others with whom you have worked closely. Once you buy the book, you will get a unique code to take a self-assessment online.

John Furlong and VANOC end on a high note: I laughed, I cried, I.

Roundtable Talk

Skip to content Home Welcome! Canada wraps up the games on a high note by owning the gold podium and John Furlong demonstrates that great leaders know how to tune out naysayers and have the last laugh. Many would have wanted to throw in the towel.

Personal Leadership Book: Behavioral Styles


Watch and comment, sharing your perspectives and experiences, to help us write the book! To the “enlightened leader&# in you! I agree that it is easier to work with people with certain styles, verus others. I would love to be on your mailing list for future distributions.

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If You Live Well, You Lead Well.

Coaching Tip

Personal leadership is the self-confident ability to crystallize your thinking and establish an exact direction for your own life, to commit yourself to moving in that direction, and then to take determined action to acquire, accomplish or become whatever you identify as the ultimate goal in your life." Joe Farcht, Building Personal Leadership (New York: Morgan James, 2007) . It requires every one of us to take responsibility for our own lives.

BUILD AN A-TEAM: Introduction, Being the Kind of Boss People Love to Work For

Strategy Driven

Gain access to this article with a FREE StrategyDriven Insights Library – Sample Subscription. Excerpted from Build an A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve by Whitney Johnson.

Facing Challenges | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

My question is this: have you taken the time to do the necessary planning? 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. How can I make the most of this situation?

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Drinking the Talent Kool-Aid | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Even worse is when those sound-bites are used in an attempt to make statements which embolden a corporate position that doesn’t really even exist to begin with. then you are likely just paying lip service to the value of talent.

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The Impact of the CEO on Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

I'm going through and cleaning up some old posts and found this one from 2007. I still find this one to be very true 12 years later. You see, this was a company that was going through some tough belt-tightening, and we spent a lot of time making hard choices as to what to keep and what to cut. But I knew what she was getting at – she was trying to get me to prioritize, or perhaps to test my ability to think strategically.

The Heart of a Warrior

N2Growth Blog

As we approach this 4th of July weekend I can’t help but think of our founding fathers and the sacrifices they made when they fought to establish our country’s freedom. The word “passion” comes from a Latin root which means quite literally to suffer.

Statesman vs. Politician | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

mid-term elections staring us right in the face, I thought it would be an interesting time to examine the difference between statesman and politician. Our country was founded by great statesmen, and somewhere along the way we turned our nation over to a bunch of self-serving politicians.

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Leaders: Born or Made? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While there is a very simple answer to this question, most people are so entrenched in their beliefs that no amount of reason or logic will alter their opinions. They were those unflappable individuals that seemed to just have that “it&# factor.

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Toxic Work Environments | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While these articles tended to stir the pot a bit, they were in my opinion mostly missing the mark. In the text that follows you’ll find the truth about toxic cultures… A toxic work environment thrives off of everything that great leadership stands in opposition to.