The November 2011 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the November 6, 2011 edition of leadership development carnival! Janna Rust presents Procrastination and Productivity posted at Purposeful Leadership , saying, "What are you procrastinating with right now?

Are You On Track For 2011?

Rich Gee Group

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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. To most of us, mentors are people of experience and knowledge who help the less experienced advance their careers and/or their education. I began blogging about leadership, strategy, marketing and life last February.

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. Nate did the music and production for a Christmas album this year. Merry Christmas! It has been a great year for the Edmondson’s.

10 Steps to Productive Meetings

N2Growth Blog

I have consistently found the most productive people call very few meetings, and likewise they rarely attend meetings where their presence isn’t absolutely necessary. Early in my career I worked for a company where the CEO loved to have meetings.

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How To Start Fresh In 2011. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 How To Start Fresh In 2011. We begin to hate ourselves and think we ‘lost our chance’ to change in 2011.

Everyone is a product manager

Lead on Purpose

Yes, that’s right, as I see it everyone is a product manager. I know some of you who hold the title of “Product Manager&# might cringe at the thought of me calling everyone a product manager. You have spent years learning, working and driving to become market experts, and have accumulated significant experience releasing products and solutions. So why do I assert that everyone is a product manager? Products that churn in “development” cannot take off.

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

Maximizing Possibility

 Today I would like to shift gears and take a look ahead at what the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogging community sees in store for us in 2011.  Below is a great collection of posts containing predictions, resolutions, trends, and thoughts for 2011.

Leading with Character by Leading from Within

C-Level Strategies

I love that I can control every part of the experience — the product itself, the pricing, the way the product is sold, the way we communicate and so on.

What’s In It For Me?

The Leadership Advisor

Perhaps it’s nice working conditions or even career advancement. It was interesting that there was a distinction made between “career advancement&# and “career development&#. Career development opportunities and training.

Leadership & Influence

N2Growth Blog

Spammers and info-product sales people add contacts to a database, while savvy professionals interested in creating influence invest into people for the purpose of building relationships. Be sure that your vision is based first and foremost on adding value to the lives and careers of others.

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. The result was a dramatic increase in team performance and productivity.

Visionary Leadership: The Difference between Vision and Purpose

C-Level Strategies

Vision: A world where people with kidney disease no longer deteriorate, die, or need dialysis or human transplants, but are able to live a full life because of our products. If it’s not at the heart of your current mission and vision, you just might be in the wrong career.

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? If you know a bit about his career goals, you can support that too. Reply Kevin Eikenberry February 7, 2011 at 9:30 am Thanks Dave!

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!) Smart leaders know you can be as productive and effective, if not more so, within focused hours as you can be in an extended work day.

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

Rich Gee Group

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The Best Way To Grow Your Business & Career.

Rich Gee Group

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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. The Product Management Perspective: Jim Holland has a great article about making 2011 the year of product management.

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. Much has been written about where product management should report. The most common departments for product management reporting are marketing, engineering/development and directly to the CEO.

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. The work we deliver, the products we ship and experiences we extend to customers reveals this attitude. A retail outlet of a leading shoe brand recently opened up in near vicinity.

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? The trick is to separate the wheat from the chaff and then to put the valuable items to productive use.

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. A survey by Robert Half Management Resources of more than 1,400 Chief Financial Officers identifies integrity as the most important trait for [.].

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. I found no real joy in my work, until I was serving in the career choice God wanted me to serve.

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. It could involve new people, markets, customers, products, tools, and processes, all of which are opportunities to learn and develop.

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

Ron Edmondson

When your family or personal life is suffering, because of the demands of the organization - If you have to neglect one of them, your career or your family, in twenty years, which do you hope it will have been? How do you know when it’s time to leave an organization?

Business Proverbs and BS | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • September 26, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership • 3 Comments. On the other hand, if your boss is the one spewing the BS, then the most prudent career move is to grin and count to 10 under your breath. September 28, 2011 at 8:40 am. December 2011.

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

Rich Gee Group

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Getting Comfortable With Discomfort: the Art of Transformation

C-Level Strategies

I think that’s where we start when we’re on the path to transforming our lives, our careers and our businesses. Here’s wishing you all a transformative 2011! Craig Juengling January 27, 2011 at 7:49 am Lisa, thank you for this post.

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The Question We Should All Be Asking Our Customers

C-Level Strategies

andrew January 25, 2011 at 9:09 am This is a wonderful concept and a well-written post. I Love You For You- Why Ignoring Technology is the Most Innovative Move You Can Make Reply Lisa Petrilli January 25, 2011 at 12:07 pm Thank you so much, Andrew.

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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. Have more than one career progression from as many positions as possible. This means less productivity and increased absenteeism.

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.

Ideas Don't Equal Innovation | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

This is great way to stifle innovation without exploring extensions to existing product lines. This may be the first time in my career that I've been accused of taking a standard management approach.:)

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. Dorothy Reply Maria Payroll January 18, 2011 at 11:00 am Great article. Reply Kevin Eikenberry January 18, 2011 at 11:37 am Thanks Maria for your insights.

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. Their happy attitudes are a good reminder that when you enjoy your work, you’re more productive.

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. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

To Kill a Giant: Leading David against Goliath

C-Level Strategies

I was fortunate in many ways to “grow up&# in my career within a “ Giant.&# The $750 million dollar business unit I led had major competitors, but we were the leader in our industry.

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. In fact, the early years of my career formed the lens through which I view most of my professional perspectives. These organizations do not focus on the careers of employees.

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 InnovationWant to know where to find your best and brightest emerging leaders?

Smart Leadership: Delegating Bravely Leads to $50 Million Innovation

C-Level Strategies

When we do this well, the results are increased productivity, morale, innovation, and agility. I was very fortunate as a brand-spanking-new Product Manager during my corporate days to be blessed with the challenge of a marketer’s lifetime: an assault on my product by Greenpeace.

What Really is The Big Picture of Business

Strategy Driven

People-Productivity. Apathy, low productivity and discord are exhibited. Promotions of products and sales. Education of the public to the purposes and scope of the product. Consumer understanding of how to use the product. Always think about new products to create.