Conflict Resolution Tips: Task Oriented People with People.

The Recovering Engineer

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How to Write a Great Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Great Leadership By Dan

An individual development plan (IDP) is a tool that helps facilitate employee development. It’s a two-way commitment between an employee and their manager on what they are going to do to grow. IDPs are often used as a way to drive leadership development. Organizations like them because they are visible, tangible evidence that leadership development is taking place.

Conflict Resolution Tips: People Oriented Individuals with Task.

The Recovering Engineer

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20 Best Leadership Movies; Break Out the Popcorn

Great Leadership By Dan

Movies are a great way to learn about leadership! Here’s CCL’s Clemson Turregano, who has facilitated "leadership at the movies" sessions for years: "I started using movies when I was teaching at West Point and then at the Naval War College," he notes. Movies, like a case study, offer real-life portrayals of examples of leadership in crisis. Viewers can use these portrayals to discuss the behaviors they would like to emulate or avoid during similar circumstances."

The Power of a Written Individual Development Plan

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I’ve always been a strong proponent of the importance of having a written individual development plan (IDP) for leadership development. That is, identifying: - What you want to get better at - How you’re going to do it - When you’re going to do it I have one. I make sure my employees have one.

Woman’s Leadership Programs

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Companies will often use external, university-based programs as a way to develop their high potential senior leaders. These programs typically are 1-2 weeks in duration and offer an intense (and expensive) learning experience.

Change Communication Tips for Leaders

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2008 Quought for the Day #16 – Liz Strauss | Rajesh Setty

Rajesh Setty

About Portfolio Resources eBuzz Blog Home Blog Quought for the Day 2008 Quought for the Day #16 – Liz Strauss RSS Feed 2008 Quought for the Day #16 – Liz Strauss By Rajesh Setty on Thu 28 Aug 2008, 4:00 AM - View Comments Background: This is part of the Quought for the Day – 2008 Series. HELLO THERE AND WELCOME. You are a new visitor to this blog.

2008 Quoght for the Day #13 – Jack Hayhow | Rajesh Setty

Rajesh Setty

About Portfolio Resources eBuzz Blog Home Blog Quought for the Day 2008 Quoght for the Day #13 – Jack Hayhow RSS Feed 2008 Quoght for the Day #13 – Jack Hayhow By Rajesh Setty on Mon 25 Aug 2008, 4:00 AM - View Comments Background: This is part of the Quought for the Day – 2008 Series. HELLO THERE AND WELCOME. You are a new visitor to this blog.

2008 Quought for the Day #17 – Mike Kanazawa | Rajesh Setty

Rajesh Setty

About Portfolio Resources eBuzz Blog Home Blog Quought for the Day 2008 Quought for the Day #17 – Mike Kanazawa RSS Feed 2008 Quought for the Day #17 – Mike Kanazawa By Rajesh Setty on Fri 29 Aug 2008, 4:00 AM - View Comments Background: This is part of the Quought for the Day – 2008 Series. HELLO THERE AND WELCOME. You are a new visitor to this blog.

Pepsi's Eric Foss on Leadership Development

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Pepsi has always been known as a great company for leader's. USA Today recently did an interview with Their CEO, Eric Foss. Here's the link: Retain talent, but develop it, Pepsi Bottling chief says. I like what he has to say. Here's a summary: 1. Most people quit because they feel underappreciated.

10 Ways to Derail a High-Potential

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Here’s 10 sure-fire ways to derail even your most promising high potential employees: 1. First of all, recognize that high-potential employees are a threat to your own job and treat them that way.

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2008 Quought for the Day #15 – Dave Taylor | Rajesh Setty

Rajesh Setty

About Portfolio Resources eBuzz Blog Home Blog Quought for the Day 2008 Quought for the Day #15 – Dave Taylor RSS Feed 2008 Quought for the Day #15 – Dave Taylor By Rajesh Setty on Wed 27 Aug 2008, 4:00 AM - View Comments Background: This is part of the Quought for the Day – 2008 Series. HELLO THERE AND WELCOME. You are a new visitor to this blog.

11 Steps for Effective Delegating

Great Leadership By Dan

Delegation, put most simply, involves the assignment of a specific task or project by one person to another, and the person’s commitment to complete the task or project.

5 Ways to Think More Creatively

Great Leadership By Dan

The ability to think creatively is a valuable thinking skill that leaders can apply when faced with problems that require a fresh approach. What is creative thinking?

Feedback For Virtual Teams

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Today’s global business environment requires more and more leadership teams to operate from a distance. So how do you provide effective feedback when you don’t see your leaders on a regular basis? Here are some guidelines for effective long-distance feedback. Don’t leave feedback to chance.

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Ten Leadership Lessons From Ronald Reagan

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In honor of President's Day (not sure where it came from.): “In his lifetime, Ronald Reagan was such a cheerful and invigorating presence that it was easy to forget what daunting historic tasks he set himself.

Thinking Strategically: 7 Tips for Seeing the Big Picture

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Think “what if?” With every idea or course of action under consideration, ask yourself and others, “If we implement this idea, how will other units and stakeholders be affected? What might be the long-term ramifications of this decision?” Broaden your perspective.

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Tough Feedback Tips

Great Leadership By Dan

We all dread it – the feedback session to: · Address a serious behavior or performance issue · Deliver news that will be an unpleasant surprise to the recipient Tough feedback is just that. tough.

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Leadership Derailers vs. Weaknesses

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The Center for Creative leadership’s research on executive success and failure identified the significance of “derailers”, and how they differ than just mere weaknesses. They studied leaders who made it to at least the G.M.

Leadership Development for B Players

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It’s easy to recognize the employees in your organization who bring in the biggest revenues or win awards, or the A players. But there are others that are also important: those who consistently meet expectations but are not standout performers.

Leadership Development for A Players

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Developing your stars is critical to an organization’s success. Your best employees, or A players, boost company performance, both directly—by working harder at their jobs—and indirectly, by their ability to inspire and motivate others.

Turning Mistakes into Development Opportunities

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Y ou may have the story about failure during the tenure of Tom Watson, Sr. as CEO of IBM. As the story goes, a promising young executive at IBM was involved in a risky venture that lost $10 million for the company. When Tom Watson Sr.,

New Leader Integration Process

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10 Ways to Screw up a Performance Appraisal

Great Leadership By Dan

First of all, make sure your employees have no real direction, expectations, goals, or standards. After all, a good employee should be able to handle ambiguity, deal with paradox, and eat change for breakfast.

18 Tips for Receiving Feedback

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DO: 1. Seek feedback on a regular basis, especially after you have identified development goals. Exchanging information and perceptions is a process, not a single event. Receive feedback as a gift that provides you with honest information about your perceived behavior/performance.

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10 Tips for Creative Thinking

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Challenge current approaches to your work. Think about whether you and your direct reports can work together in new, previously unimaginable possibilities. Challenge existing beliefs and assumptions.

Using Reflection & Intention to Create a Productive 2009

Anese Cavanaugh

NOTE: This article is part of a bigger article released to DTE Community Members. You can access this full article and additional articles by registering in the box in the upper right hand corner of this page. The end of the year provides us a great opportunity to reflect on the previous year, pull learning and have it support the next year.

Engage much? It’s not just the words you say…

Anese Cavanaugh

It’s not necessarily the words you say, but rather the tone, the intent and the physiology you say them with. I often have clients come to our meetings with issues about “unintentional impact”…saying or doing something and having it perceived in a negative way. One of the things you can do when you’re not getting the result you want from your communication is to look at the result you DO get, plus these 4 things: Intention: What is the intention of my communication?

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Dare to Challenge FEAR

Anese Cavanaugh

What does failure have to do with action? I wrote an article on daring to celebrate failure. I spoke about the learning and growth and opportunities that we can find when we allow ourselves to really celebrate and learn from our failures. A couple of months later, I’m curious how that’s settled for readers. Curious what that article, the exercise provided, and the invitation to truly celebrate failure may have brought up for you. Resistance? Permission? A sigh of relief? Just notice.

Dare to Elevate Engagement

Anese Cavanaugh

Did you know: 21% of the global workforce considers themself actively engaged in their work right now (loyal, passionate, positive, enjoying their work.) 38% are actively disengaged (meaning they’re complaining, bringing morale down, looking for another job, etc.) And the remaining 41% aren’t sure where they stand. Does that suprise you?

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Gratitude…A gift in itself

Anese Cavanaugh

I LOVE Thanksgiving…it may very well be my favorite holiday. To me, this week is one of the happiest of the year, regardless of what’s happening in the economy, in the world, in our own personal lives. Truly. One of the happiest of the year. Because we get to walk around expressing gratitude, more than usual, not that we can’t everyday (because I personally believe we absolutely can and should). But because it gives us an extra container and nudge to create space for gratitude.

Engage Your Team – 7 Questions

Anese Cavanaugh

It’s here! We’ve just released our new product “7Questions You MUST Ask Yourself to Lead Your Team Well…And Get Things Done Quickly.” ” For a free recording of the call, transcript and a quick start “cheat sheet” – sign in on the upper right hand corner of this blog (under my picture), with your name and email address, OR go to www.daretoengage.com and sign in for your free report. Hope you enjoy it.

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The Mystery (and Simplicity) of Engagement…

Anese Cavanaugh

How do you keep your team engaged? How do you personally stay engaged? In your work? At home? In your personal life? In your fitness regime? It’s easy to “check out”…especially with so many competing demands. So how do you stay “fully engaged?”. I had a meeting yesterday with a colleague who shared with me that she “didn’t like how something was going, so she changed it.” That simple.

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Coaching Self-Assessment for Leaders

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The questions below relate to the skills and qualities needed for effective coaching. Use this assessment to evaluate your own effectiveness as a coach. Do you seize development opportunities and focus on immediate performance problems for your employees? Do you try to develop a supportive, emotional bond with your employees? Do you observe your employee's behavior? Do you form and test hypotheses about your employee's behavior before acting on them?

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Women's Leadership Exchange - Blog - Good Morning President Obama

Women's Leadership Exchange

Womens History Month: Acknowledging Six Women Named Alice Its a New Dawn, Its a New Day, Its a New Life For Small Business and Im Feeling Good Good Morning President Obama Subscribe in a reader Posted: November 5, 2008, 10:22 PM by Leslie Grossman Waking up this morning, I smell "hope" in the air, rather than the familiar smell of coffee.What a welcome fragrance! Posted: November 7, 2008, 11:30 AM by Isabel Perlinski For everyones information, 46% of this country voted for McCain.

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10 Ways to be a More Strategic Leader

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Practice “what’s possible” thinking. Don’t limit to yourself based on previous failures. Practice using the phrase “up until now…” 2. Avoid the temptation to jump to the quick fix when solving a problem. In many cases, speed and simplicity can serve you well, but if overused, can limit your strategic alternatives.

Tips for Helping an Employee Find a Mentor

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Here's 6 tips for helping an employee find a mentor: 1. Look for individuals who are able to understand and shape the employee’s long-term professional goals (e.g., someone who has a similar background or who is currently in a position the employee might like to have in the future). Consider people who are influential within the company. These individuals know how the organization works and can help your employee navigate the system.

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Leadership Development on a Tight Budget

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There was a question over on the ASTD discussion board that inspired me to write this post. Pam asked: “ I am looking for ideas to provide training with limited resources (space, money and staff)”. It’s a great question. I’ll bet there’s a lot of small, one-person training departments and even big, global companies that need to run a lean organization that are looking for ways to train or develop leaders on the cheap.

Checklist for a Great Individual Development Plan (IDP)

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Here's a checklist I've used to evaluate the quality of a leader's individual development plan. Use to evaluate your own plan or to coach others. Robustness 1. Has the IDP been generated/updated within the last 12 months? Is the IDP complete? Are the development actions substantial? To what extent is there connectivity between the career path, leadership assessment, development needs and planned development actions? Are leadership assessment results linked with the IDP when applicable? Variety 6.

Office Jargon

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Here's a list of modern office techie jargon, thanks to the gang over at Newly Corporate. Adminisphere: The rarefied organizational layers beginning just above the rank and file. Decisions that fall from the adminisphere are often profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were designed to solve. Alpha Geek: The most knowledgeable, technically proficient person in an office or work group. Ask Larry, he's the alpha geek around here."

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Five Easy Ways to Break Down Feedback Barriers

Great Leadership By Dan

The two major reasons people do not give effective feedback are lack of time and lack of comfort. Listed here are five easy ways to confront these barriers head on. Barrier: “I do not have enough time to give feedback on a regular basis.” Solution #1: Schedule one-on-one development sessions with each of your team members at the beginning of the year. Once the meetings are on the calendar, you won’t have a ‘fit’ issue.

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Seven Ways to Build Trust as a Leader

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Guest post by the remarkable Keven Eikenberry : There are many reasons why trust is important to us as leaders. With higher levels of trust we are able to influence change more easily and quickly. With more trust we are able to create higher levels of productivity and team cohesiveness. I could go on, but in short, being trustworthy and trusted are two of the most valuable attributes remarkable leaders possess.