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The November 2011 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the November 6, 2011 edition of leadership development carnival! The fried clams won. I've had readers ask "Why so many? I think so.

Are You On Track For 2011?

Rich Gee Group

You’ve had 20 days to kick off 2011 the right way. How To Be More Productive When You Work From Home. Today is January 20th.

My Best Blogs of 2011

In the CEO Afterlife

My fascination isn’t my productivity; rather, it is the source of the idea. So, with the help of WordPress analytics and content judgment, here’s my list of the top ’CEO Afterlife’ blogs of 2011. I began blogging about leadership, strategy, marketing and life last February. ” Self-assessment is never easy.

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A Christmas Newsletter from the Edmondson Family 2011

Ron Edmondson

Jeremy has proven to be a hard worker and is doing well in his new career in marketing and social media. Merry Christmas! We love it.

10 Steps to Productive Meetings

N2Growth Blog

Early in my career I worked for a company where the CEO loved to have meetings. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

How To Start Fresh In 2011. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

We begin to hate ourselves and think we ‘lost our chance’ to change in 2011. How To Be More Productive When You Work From Home.

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week - A Look Ahead at 2011

Maximizing Possibility

 Below is a great collection of posts containing predictions, resolutions, trends, and thoughts for 2011. License.  Enjoy!

What’s In It For Me?

The Leadership Advisor

Perhaps it’s nice working conditions or even career advancement. Career development opportunities and training.

Leadership & Influence

N2Growth Blog

Be sure that your vision is based first and foremost on adding value to the lives and careers of others. Remove these people from your network.

3 Ways to Be a Positive Leader

Leading Blog

I know this well because early in my business career I was that kind of leader and I have had to work hard to change my approach.

Leading with Character by Leading from Within

C-Level Strategies

There is no escaping the fact that when we show up for work and for our leadership roles, we bring the entirety of ourselves to the table.

Creating value in 2011

Lead on Purpose

Now that we’re off and running in 2011, let’s explore a few ways to increase our value: Improve skills and knowledge: Instead of hunkering down and running below the radar, take specific actions to improve your skills. If you’ve been hunkered down over the past year, don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone in 2011. Read books.

Been Promoted? Five Key Conversations to Have With Your New Boss

Kevin Eikenberry

Consulting Speaking Training Products About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe Been Promoted?

2011: What Do You Want To Change? | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

Now you know where you’ve been and what has happened to you , let’s begin to plan your new roadmap for 2011. What sucked?

The Best Way To Grow Your Business & Career.

Rich Gee Group

Just like you see in an independent bookstore – just a little note under the product with a name and a short blurb about why it’s great.

Five rules for executive product leadership

Lead on Purpose

The original idea for starting Lead on Purpose was a recognition that product managers have the need to lead (inspire, motivate, guide) people who do not report them. The leadership role of the product team (PM, PO, PMM, UX) is critical to the success of any organization. The product executive is key to the product team’s success.

The Attitude of Quality


The design of the store is flashy with impressive interiors and product arrangement. From selling shoes to writing software, every product has to have a strong “service” layer. In a knowledge/service oriented world, quality of product, environment and infrastructure is just the beginning. People enable this layer.

Visionary Leadership: The Difference between Vision and Purpose

C-Level Strategies

If it’s not at the heart of your current mission and vision, you just might be in the wrong career. Greg Hartle. A Healing Example.

Looking For Leadership

N2Growth Blog

Leaders and non-leaders alike need career-pathing, training and development. and Mike Myatt, Productivity links. Productivity links said: Looking For Leadership: By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Really? Identifying leaders? Have we really degenerated to this point? only to fail in miserable fashion.

Fascinating Numbers: What’s the Most Important Trait For Future Leaders?

Management is a Journey

It’s actually important to the careers of business professionals. Leadership leadership motivation organizational productivity survival skillsIt turns out that all of the discussion occurring about the importance of sound values and good ethics in the workplace is not idealistic talk.

4 Words to Help Discern a Vocational Call to Ministry

Ron Edmondson

I’m not pretending it was inspired, but it certainly is a product of my experiences and time spent with God struggling through this issue for myself.

10 BIG Development Goals for Leaders for 2012

Great Leadership By Dan

A complete career change. Career-wise, this is the granddaddy of development moves. While not as high risk or high developmental impact as a career change, switching to a new company, or even division within a big company, offers the opportunity to apply what you know in an entirely new context. A job change. A geographic move.

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Set Your 2011 Goals In Two Steps. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

And the rest of 2011. Take a sheet of paper ( or use my template ) and list three (3) things you would like to accomplish in 2011.

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10 Scenarios to Help Determine if it’s Time to Quit

Ron Edmondson

How do you know when it’s time to leave an organization? I recently wrote “ Leave Before You Have To ”. You may only be a leader for a season.

Business Proverbs and BS | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • September 26, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership • 3 Comments. September 28, 2011 at 8:40 am. December 2011.

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Gutting the Talent Bench

Lead Change Blog

What is your organization’s claim to fame—operational excellence, customer intimacy or product leadership? If your focus is customer intimacy, do the employees who personally excel at operational excellence and product leadership feel engaged or disenfranchised in your workplace? How are you doing in the other two areas?

How Great Leaders Support Work Life Balance

C-Level Strategies

One of the first gentlemen I ever worked for, the Chief Financial Officer of our business division (yes, I started my career in finance!) Wrong!

Top 10 Traits Of An Engagement Centric Organziation

The Leadership Advisor

Opportunity for Growth – Most people jump from one place to another because it’s the quickest way to move ahead in their career.

Ideas Don't Equal Innovation | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

This is great way to stifle innovation without exploring extensions to existing product lines. Failed initiatives are costly at several levels.

Attitude Reflects Leadership

N2Growth Blog

People who have bad attitudes have more career turnover. After a further two years, during which I was looking for a new career start, I finally decided to work from home and be closer to my wife and beautiful eight year old daughter whom I had neglected a lot while running these businesses in the first place. If not, why not? Thanks!

The First Seven Things to Do When You Get Promoted

Kevin Eikenberry

Set both personal and career goals and set them in the organization context and with expectations in mind. Trust me. Read on. Set your goals.

Managing Up? Use Caution.

N2Growth Blog

Many people would say the purpose of managing-up is to have the by-product of your efforts enhance the work of those you report to. Thoughts?

Leadership Lessons From A Lemonade Stand

The Leadership Advisor

Regardless of your field, you can apply these five “lemonade leadership lessons” to your own work, at any stage of your career. Be Flexible.

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Leadership Caffeine: Supporting the Rise of the Informal Leader

Management Excellence

Career Leadership Leadership Caffeine Leadership Skills Leading Change Management Education Middle Management Organizational Transformation Performance Product Management Project Management Talent Management Your Professional Development "To Do" List career development Informal Leader Management Innovation

Do You Have a Foundation of Great Experience & Culture?

Modern Servant Leader

Much of what I practice in both leadership and technology roles, I first learned early in my career. For the Career Starter.

What Really is The Big Picture of Business

Strategy Driven

People-Productivity. Apathy, low productivity and discord are exhibited. Promotions of products and sales. by Hank Moore. People.

3 Ways Remarkable Leaders Get Noticed

Tanveer Naseer

Being a good leader — or even a great leader — is just not enough if you want to keep moving up in your career. Three great ways to stand out are by creating new products, solving difficult problems, and actively seeking out opportunities to do something truly remarkable. The following is a guest post by Joel A. Garfinkle. Joel A.

Howard Schultz’s Broken Heart

Michael Lee Stallard

He became a Starbucks employee for the rest of his career, in no small part because his boss, Howard Schultz, had a heart.

How To Make Your Next Twelve Months Your Best Twelve Months

Kevin Eikenberry

You want to be a more effective leader, a more productive employee, or you want to advance more rapidly in your career. If you are reading these words, I know something about you. You are here because you have a desire for more in your life. You also want better health, better relationships, and less [.].

Be a Daniel Radcliffe not a Macaulay Culkin

Bud to Boss

Put your energy toward productive outlets such as learning and exercise. . What advice do you have for ensuring a long and prosperous career?

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