A System for the Soft Side of Leadership

EnLeadership

These bright, talented people have systems and processes for accomplishing many aspects of their work, whether a surgeon who has a specific proven procedure for a particular type of operation, or a manufacturer with a systematic build process, or an engineer or scientist who has a proven process for solving problems, or a project manager who has learned the optimal flow of work to accomplish a project on time, on quality, and on budget.

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10 Leadership Battles – And How To Win Every One of Them

Terry Starbucker

Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full 10 Leadership Battles – And How To Win Every One of Them by Starbucker on November 1, 2009 In our quest to become great leaders we take on a constant stream of internal battles. Get out in the field – engage with your teammates, roll up your sleeves, talk to customers – especially if there’s distance between you and your actual operations.

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Bottom-up Leadership Works | Top Executive Coaching with Tony Mayo.

Tony Mayo

That means those staff who actually meet customers, or run operations, tell the boss what works, rather than vice versa. Top Executive Coaching with Tony Mayo About Tony Mayo Newsletter Sign-up Sections Client Comments For Executive Coaches For Executives For Fun For Salespeople Quotes and Aphorisms Recommended Books Technology Tips Videos & Podcasts Popular Posts Twitter Log IX About Tony Mayo Truth or Consequences?

How A Glass Half Full Helped Me (And Can Help You Too)

Terry Starbucker

Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full How A Glass Half Full Helped Me (And Can Help You Too) by Starbucker on December 20, 2009 TerryStarbucker.com turns 4 on 12/25; Today, in marking this anniversary, I tell the story of how my philosophy of "Half-Fullism" was born. “I’m Apparently he didn’t care and the next thing you know I was indeed running the operations of that company.

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Wanna Be a Success? Turn Over a Few More Rocks

Terry Starbucker

Turn Over a Few More Rocks by Starbucker on November 8, 2009 Today I’m launching my new site design (thank you Thesis and Jesse Petersen !). We recently hired an outside firm at my company to take a look at some of our operations, and sure enough, they looked at some rocks we hadn’t looked under for several years – and found some things that we could change to make us better. Larry Hendrick November 8, 2009 at 10:30 am Terry, I agree with the others.

Three P's of business success

Lead on Purpose

in the 1980s, put it this way: “In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product and profits. With the right ‘business operations’ in place, your company will achieve success: People: In any company or organization, the real assets are the people. 2 Responses Leadercast , on July 12, 2009 at 7:39 pm said: I totally agree with your three p’s.

Building a Business Case for IT Spending

Survive Your Promotion

Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← The Currency of Leadership Evaluating Your Strengths → Building a Business Case for IT Spending Posted on December 7, 2009 by Katy IT management is a cost center for most organizations. Operational Efficiency Operational Efficiency is another valid business justification for IT. Survive Your Promotion!

Elizabeth King: The Problem With Authenticity

Lead from Within

Our governments operate covertly, allowing us glimpses of their functionality, creating a façade to hide from us international intelligence that one wonders, frankly, if it we’d have any business being exposed to the truth there, anyway. PART 1 of 4. The issue: We find ourselves in an age of personal branding and marketing, of relentless social media and networking, of the end of privacy and the promulgation of a self-crafted identity.

For Lifelong Learners Only

Building Personal Strength

Or, “…those who ‘get it’ and are ‘with it,’ and those who question everything and operate outside the box.” "All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up—that growing is an ever ongoing process." - M. Scott Peck You know how sometimes somebody will say something that starts with, “There are two kinds of people in this world…” followed by a gross categorization of some kind?

In Praise of Peacocks, Nerds, Dorks & Dweebs | You're Not the Boss.

You're Not the Boss of Me

You’re Not the Boss of Me Skip to content Home About Me About This Blog ← Leading By Example & Mistaken Beliefs Ambiguity in Leadership is a Certainty → June 16, 2009 · 3:13 am ↓ Jump to Comments In Praise of Peacocks, Nerds, Dorks & Dweebs Some time ago, I read a book called “ A Peacock in the land of Penguins ”. Reply Gwyn Teatro June 16, 2009 at 9:26 pm You are right of course. Reply Matt Lee June 17, 2009 at 2:16 pm I love this book!

Lack of Communication You Say? | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

You’re Not the Boss of Me Skip to content Home About Me About This Blog ← Change & The Credibility Factor Taking Charge: When Not to Delegate → May 5, 2009 · 9:21 pm ↓ Jump to Comments Lack of Communication You Say? lawrence berezin May 6, 2009 at 11:23 pm Gwyn, This is just a wonderful post. Reply Gwyn Teatro May 7, 2009 at 1:28 am Thanks so much for your kind remarks, Larry.

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Workplace Democracy – A Genie in A Bottle | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

You’re Not the Boss of Me Skip to content Home About Me About This Blog ← Ambiguity in Leadership is a Certainty Failure, the Other “F&# Word → June 30, 2009 · 1:35 am ↓ Jump to Comments Workplace Democracy – A Genie in A Bottle Okay so I’m going where Boomers fear to tread here today. Let’s face it; some will even consider the addition of a suggestion box to be a progressive step toward being able to say they operate on a democratic basis.

Ambiguity in Leadership is a Certainty | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

You’re Not the Boss of Me Skip to content Home About Me About This Blog ← In Praise of Peacocks, Nerds, Dorks & Dweebs Workplace Democracy – A Genie in A Bottle → June 22, 2009 · 10:00 am ↓ Jump to Comments Ambiguity in Leadership is a Certainty Anyone who has ever been in a leadership role for longer than, oh, five minutes, knows that leadership is not a prescriptive thing. The Business of Zen June 24, 2009 at 12:25 am Gwyn, Love this post.

The Dreaded Performance Review | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

You’re Not the Boss of Me Skip to content Home About Me About This Blog ← Failure, the Other “F&# Word The Performance Review & Some Ugly Truths → July 13, 2009 · 10:20 pm ↓ Jump to Comments The Dreaded Performance Review I think it is safe to say that the performance review is something that most people love to hate. In other words we operate on the principle that equity means treating everyone in the same way.

So, We All Agree?… Really? | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

The Power of the Talking Stick → March 28, 2009 · 11:24 pm ↓ Jump to Comments So, We All Agree?… This, in addition to establishing other operating principles for the time participants are together, makes for an environment where people can feel comfortable speaking their minds. Reply Trevor Rotzien March 30, 2009 at 3:13 pm Important concept to be wary of.

Getting things done – Expect then Inspect | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

You’re Not the Boss of Me Skip to content Home About Me About This Blog ← The Power of Diversity Secrets and Blind Spots → March 9, 2009 · 1:00 am ↓ Jump to Comments Getting things done – Expect then Inspect Okay so as leader, you have shared your vision for your company or department with those who work for you. Reply prissyperfection March 10, 2009 at 3:31 pm Yes, the whole performance assessment thing has become something we love to hate.

7 Ways to Improve Operations Without Sacrificing Worker Safety

Harvard Business

During my years at OSHA, where I served as the Assistant Secretary of Labor from 2009 through the beginning of 2017, I received several reports of safety system failures at DuPont facilities. These kinds of statements speak to a leader’s choice of values, and a failure to understand the relationships between a safe work environment and operational performance. Improved operational performance will result in fewer injuries.

The Leadership Activity Shift

You're Not the Boss of Me

You’re Not the Boss of Me Skip to content Home About Me About This Blog ← Making a Move to Leadership The Leadership Measurement Shift → January 28, 2009 · 4:00 am ↓ Jump to Comments The Leadership Activity Shift As an individual contributor, your focus was no doubt on work associated with your own set of tasks, ensuring that you met the deadlines set for you; and producing the results that your boss, and your job description, demanded.

Google’s Quest to Build a Better Boss

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Adam Bryant for The New York Times (March 12, 2001) in which he focuses on a plan that Google code-named Project Oxygen in early 2009. To read the complete article, please click here. * * * Laszlo Bock of Google says its study found [.].

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Are We Responsible for Bad Leadership?

Aspire-CS

This one is from January, 2009. Mary Jo Asmus A former executive in a Fortune 100 company, I own and operate a leadership solutions firm called Aspire Collaborative Services. Home Who We Are What We Do Services Contact My Favorite Blogs All Things Workplace Bob Sutton – Work Matters Brain Leaders and Learners Bret L.

Take a Look at Your Calendar

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This is one from March 2009. Mary Jo Asmus A former executive in a Fortune 100 company, I own and operate a leadership solutions firm called Aspire Collaborative Services. Home Who We Are What We Do Services Contact My Favorite Blogs All Things Workplace Bob Sutton – Work Matters Brain Leaders and Learners Bret L.

The High-Velocity Edge: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The High-Velocity Edge: How Market Leaders Leverage Operational Excellence to Beat the Competition Steven J. Spear McGraw-Hill (2009) The power of causal mechanisms that can drive a continuously self-improving system Clayton Christensen’s high praise of Steven Spear and this book is well-deserved. Do not be misled by its subtitle, “How Market Leaders Leverage Operational Excellence [.].

Organizational Health Care with N2Growth: When was your Last Check-up?

N2Growth Blog

to discuss what operational screenings and organizational development exams you need and when you need them. Your operations deserve a longer, healthier life. Early diagnosis is particularly relevant for cancers of the organization’s operations, teams, messaging, social media, branding and organizational behaviors to catch unwanted toxicities that may cause harm later. Treatments when your operations are sick. By Damian “Skipper” Pitts.

Thoughts on Project Leadership and Choices

QAspire

Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Thoughts on Project Leadership and Choices I love project management as a subject not only because it gets so much work done, but also because project management manifests how people operate. I have written before that Projects are a great opportunity to practice leadership. They way we work on projects and the way we manage projects tell a lot of the kind of person we are. At each step, we have a choice. To choose abundance over constraints.

QAspire Blog: Practical Insights on Quality, Management.

QAspire

Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Great Quotes: Gems from Subroto Bagchi on Leadership I have always enjoyed reading thoughts of Subroto Bagchi , one of India’s most well known and respected leaders from the IT industry who operates as a “Gardener” and Vice Chairman at MindTree. Secondly, I believe that for leadership, we need to have some sort of reinforcement mechanism so that these fundamentals become a part of how we operate as leaders.

Leading Thoughts for September 2, 2021

Leading Blog

Like everyone else, you’re adopting the same survival mechanisms, galloping along on the same treadmill, and defaulting into the same operational cycles. Source: First Things , “ What Art Can—and Can’t—Do ” February 2009. * * *.

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Video Conferencing HD Quality to your PC or MAC on public Internet

CO2

These room systems have been somewhat complex to operate and typically require expensive dedicated networks or quality of service enhanced bandwidth. Gary Cohen grew the company from two people to 2,200 employees Currently, he is Managing Partner of CO2 Partners, LCC, operating as an executive coach and consultant. His book Just Ask Leadership - Why Great Managers Always Ask The Right Questions (McGraw Hill 2009).

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Thought-full Thursday: Clarity

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Mary Jo Asmus A former executive in a Fortune 100 company, I own and operate a leadership solutions firm called Aspire Collaborative Services. Home Who We Are What We Do Services Contact My Favorite Blogs All Things Workplace Bob Sutton – Work Matters Brain Leaders and Learners Bret L.

The Big Picture of Business – The Statistics Tree: Understanding Figures and What They Symbolize, Relating Directly to Your Business Success

Strategy Driven

Of the companies who continue to operate without a plan, 40% of them will be out of business in the next 10 years. In 2009, for example, more than 550,000 businesses were opened, and more than 660,000 closed. Business bases much of what it does on statistics. Most often, they’re financial numbers or sales goals. More importantly are the Big Picture statistics that affect every aspect of business growth and success.

Thought-full Thursday: Purpose and Confidence

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Mary Jo Asmus A former executive in a Fortune 100 company, I own and operate a leadership solutions firm called Aspire Collaborative Services. Home Who We Are What We Do Services Contact My Favorite Blogs All Things Workplace Bob Sutton – Work Matters Brain Leaders and Learners Bret L.

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The Building Inspectors, The Doctor, and Choosing Responsibility

Lead Change Blog

Some are related to the larger operational issue. Breathless tells the story of Lillian Chason, a college freshman who became seriously ill after falling sick with the H1N1 flu in 2009. As her lungs deteriorated, the family agreed that Lillian could be put on ECMO, a breathing apparatus that operates much like heart-lung machines, with a focus on lung function. Lillian Chason passed away on December 16, 2009.

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Thought-full Thursday: A Meaningful Enterprise

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Mary Jo Asmus A former executive in a Fortune 100 company, I own and operate a leadership solutions firm called Aspire Collaborative Services. Home Who We Are What We Do Services Contact My Favorite Blogs All Things Workplace Bob Sutton – Work Matters Brain Leaders and Learners Bret L.

Important leadership content you can apply immediately.

EnLeadership

Ed 9 August H Mallory September 14th, 2010 at 12:47 pm as always, this is very valuable information to bring to the work environment, as managers and team leaders we should follow this advice, this does help to make an operation run smoother, thanks again 10 Mindy Bortness September 14th, 2010 at 6:50 pm Ed, isn’t it funny how it always gets back to being open and honest with others, speaking with respect and keeping our eyes on the higher organizational goals?

Open the Leadership Development Carnival, Holiday Celebration Edition

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Mary Jo Asmus A former executive in a Fortune 100 company, I own and operate a leadership solutions firm called Aspire Collaborative Services. Home Who We Are What We Do Services Contact My Favorite Blogs All Things Workplace Bob Sutton – Work Matters Brain Leaders and Learners Bret L.

Leadership Development Carnival Early Bird Edition is Up

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Mary Jo Asmus A former executive in a Fortune 100 company, I own and operate a leadership solutions firm called Aspire Collaborative Services. Home Who We Are What We Do Services Contact My Favorite Blogs All Things Workplace Bob Sutton – Work Matters Brain Leaders and Learners Bret L.

Thought-full Thursday: Concern for Others

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Mary Jo Asmus A former executive in a Fortune 100 company, I own and operate a leadership solutions firm called Aspire Collaborative Services. Home Who We Are What We Do Services Contact My Favorite Blogs All Things Workplace Bob Sutton – Work Matters Brain Leaders and Learners Bret L.

Best Leadership Blogs 2010 | N2Growth Blog

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Guest Post at thoughtLeaders LLC

Aspire-CS

Mary Jo Asmus A former executive in a Fortune 100 company, I own and operate a leadership solutions firm called Aspire Collaborative Services. Home Who We Are What We Do Services Contact My Favorite Blogs All Things Workplace Bob Sutton – Work Matters Brain Leaders and Learners Bret L.

Thought-full Thursday: Christmas Gifts for Leaders to Give

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Mary Jo Asmus A former executive in a Fortune 100 company, I own and operate a leadership solutions firm called Aspire Collaborative Services. Home Who We Are What We Do Services Contact My Favorite Blogs All Things Workplace Bob Sutton – Work Matters Brain Leaders and Learners Bret L.

Take responsibility for……

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Mary Jo Asmus A former executive in a Fortune 100 company, I own and operate a leadership solutions firm called Aspire Collaborative Services. Home Who We Are What We Do Services Contact My Favorite Blogs All Things Workplace Bob Sutton – Work Matters Brain Leaders and Learners Bret L.

Campbell’s Turnaround Recipe: Measure Work Culture and Hold Leaders Accountable

Michael Lee Stallard

Here was the picture in 2009: “The company was outperforming both the S&P Food Group and the S&P 500. As a result, they don’t recognize there is a problem until they feel the pain from underperformance in the form of poor operating and financial results, incidents of managerial failure (including accidents and product failures), or high employee turnover. Campbell Soup Company was not in good shape when Doug Conant was named President and CEO in 2001. Sales were declining.

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Don't Miss the September Leadership Development Carnival

Aspire-CS

Mary Jo Asmus A former executive in a Fortune 100 company, I own and operate a leadership solutions firm called Aspire Collaborative Services. Home Who We Are What We Do Services Contact My Favorite Blogs All Things Workplace Bob Sutton – Work Matters Brain Leaders and Learners Bret L.

Thought-full Thursday: Work with Love

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Mary Jo Asmus A former executive in a Fortune 100 company, I own and operate a leadership solutions firm called Aspire Collaborative Services. Home Who We Are What We Do Services Contact My Favorite Blogs All Things Workplace Bob Sutton – Work Matters Brain Leaders and Learners Bret L.