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?

5 Productivity Pitfalls Learned From Marathon Training

Ron Edmondson

Here are 5 Productivity Pitfalls Learned From Marathon Training: Prior to my 40th birthday I decided I wanted to run a full marathon. It took me nearly seven hours to finish – that was more than three hours longer than my fastest race – a productivity loss of more than 40 percent.

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Uniting the Religions of Process Improvement

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Brad Power for the Harvard Business Review blog (March 7, 2011). To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard Business Review’s Daily Alerts, please click here. * * * When they set out to [.].

Southwest Airlines 2011 Results Reflect Benefits of Servant Leadership

Modern Servant Leader

Southwest is in the process acquiring former competitor, AirTran Airways. Compensation and Productivity. Although Southwest has the highest productivity numbers in the industry, analysts naturally challenged executives to identify opportunities for improvement.

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. There has to be a break from day-to-day operations in the process. I began blogging about leadership, strategy, marketing and life last February. Frankly, I wasn’t sure whether I could maintain the pace of one blog per week.

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Quality, People, Processes, Bottlenecks

What Do You Want From Them

Picture the perfect product or service that your team can produce or provide. Now consider not only the end product that your (internal or external) customers see, but also the process used to create it. For example, a cook can quickly produce an exceptionally tasting meal for a customer, but waste resources in the process or violate health standards  quality has many dimensions. Processes. If a process is not capable, change it. (We

A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond New year brings with it new predictions, agendas, resolutions and trends. One thing that remains constant (and has remained constant) is “Excellence” – which is at the core of the success of any organization, product, service or an individual. Quality is often defined as “degree of excellence”, extent to which organizations, people and products reach their potential. Have a quality wrapped 2011.

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The Process Perspective & The Law of Allowing

Coaching Tip

Based on the Law of Allowing, the Process Perspective points us directly to the liberating viewpoint that emerges when we see every aspect of our human experience as part and parcel of the vast impersonal cosmic process. The process is you.

Keeping It Simple

N2Growth Blog

Rather simplification makes for a more productive and efficient effort that is often more savvy than other more complex alternatives. Another benefit of simplicity is that it serves as a key driver of focus, which enables greater efficiency, productivity, and better overall performance.

3 Ways to Confront Economic Adversity in 2011

Coaching Tip

Nevertheless, politicians, business leaders and informed citizens can hurry the process along and put America back at the top of its economic game by understanding the value of time & patience, deregulation and entrepreneurship. . By Guest Author Al Weatherhead.

Communicating product vision

Lead on Purpose

Effective communication is the key to creating great products (and services). One of the best books on creating great products is Inspired: How to Create Products Customers Love by Marty Cagan. He covers pretty much every aspect of product management with compelling stories and examples. One of my favorite chapters is Reinventing the Product Spec ; the subtitle is R.I.P. PRD (product requirements document).

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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Nine Steps for Creating and Maintaining Team Ownership of Ideas.

Kevin Eikenberry

Context and boundaries will be very helpful, as will clarification of the expectations of the overall process. However, using these steps will significantly increase the engagement, belief and, yes, ownership people feel in the ideas, goals and next steps created through this process.

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3 Ways to Be a Positive Leader

Leading Blog

I realized that any hard-charging leader can create success in the short term, but it would take a positive leader with a people and process-driven approach to build a successful organization for the long term. The result was a dramatic increase in team performance and productivity.

Elegant Design

Leading Strategies

At times, managers (and even leaders) become too focused on the internal organization and develop ad hoc systems or processes based on isolated problems. Invariably, this slows down the product manufacture or service delivery to the customer but it covers the managers’ back sides. At least monthly, test the major company services or products by walking through the maze to buy. It is completely reasonable to be a fun and productive organization.

What Really is The Big Picture of Business

Strategy Driven

Few of those have actually written Strategic Plans and do not really comprehend what the Visioning process actually is. These are the points at which a company must conduct a planning retreat to assess its own Big Picture and chart the process forward: The Big Picture. Processes.

Character Development + Skill Development = Leadership

The Leadership Advisor

My philosophy is leadership development is an ongoing process which happens on the inside and on the outside. Marlene has a master’s degree in HR Development from Webster University and is the author of Stop Workplace Drama (Wiley 2011).

Five Ways to Transfuse Energy into your Team

Kevin Eikenberry

A blood transfusion is a process of receiving blood products into your blood stream intravenously. In the past, whole blood was introduced into the patient’s blood stream. Today, typically, particular blood parts like red blood cells or plasma are injected as needed. In non-technical terms, blood (or blood parts) is injected into someone’s blood stream [.]. Leadership Learning Success Uncategorized

Leadership & The Expectation Gap

N2Growth Blog

We have all found ourselves in the unenviable position of assigning work product only to end-up with the deliverable falling far short of expectations, while having the producer of said work product thinking they exceeded all expectations.

Maxwell's 5 Levels of Leadership

Leading Blog

Level three – PRODUCTION – recognizes that relationships alone are not enough. Production level leaders are followed because of what they have done for the organization. Production may win games, but People Development wins championships.”

Four Ways Leaders Position Their Teams for Success

C-Level Strategies

Develop processes – such as an annual budget process – that enable the work to get done during reasonable business hours. You’ll discover this is critical if you research how stress relief leads to higher productivity, loyalty and innovation !

7 Essentials For A Quality Culture

The Leadership Advisor

It must be more than a few paragraphs in the employee handbook that is briefly mentioned during the on boarding process, never to again see the light of day. People know that’s a farce and you will develop a minimalist attitude towards productivity.

How Great Leaders Support Work Life Balance

C-Level Strategies

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. I recently heard an old-school executive state, “It’s expected to have to work late during the annual budget process.&#.

The Power of Focus Words

Kevin Eikenberry

This impacts the training we deliver, the way I write this blog, the way we handle Customer product orders and literally a thousand other things. What products or services would you like us to implement?

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“Increasing Productivity From an Employee Who Has Struggled For Years”

Create Learning

The Exponent Leadership process does this! The process is available for a full leadership team as well as for individuals. As a manager you are stressed…this process will teach you systems, methods and skills to lessen your stress.

Do You Really Need a Meeting to Make a Decision? Five Keys to.

Kevin Eikenberry

Consulting Speaking Training Products About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe Do You Really Need a Meeting to Make a Decision? Let them know if you want their input or not, and if so, how engaged in the decision making process you need them to be.

The End of Business Leadership as Usual

C-Level Strategies

” As Brian goes on to say, “an adaptive business makes sense of data – transforms it into intelligence it can act upon and evolves its people, process and technology to be able to respond in real time.

4 Words to Help Discern a Vocational Call to Ministry

Ron Edmondson

It fuels me in ministry to help others process their call. My wrestling was a 10 year process. 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.

Looking For Leadership

N2Growth Blog

Bottom line…the way you identify leaders is not through psychological profiling or some miraculous transformative process. 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.

4 Steps to the Next Breakthrough Idea

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an article written by Herb Schaffner for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network (March 23, 2011). Bob's blog entries 4 Steps to the Next Breakthrough Idea BNET BNET newsletters bypass traditional markets to sell products and services where few competitors can be found Clayton M.

Mastering the Complex Sale: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Newly Revised and Updated) Jeff Thull John Wiley & Sons (2004/2010) Complex sales are those which involve a lengthy process of cultivation and solicitation, a “circle of influence&# within which the purchase or pass decision is made, a product or service [.]. Newly Revised and Updated) process by which to "compete and win when the stakes are high" very few organizations have as yet mastered the complex sale process

Five Ways to Recognize – and Value – Your Expertise

Kevin Eikenberry

Remembering successes is an important part of this process!

27 July 2011 - Midtown, NYC - Mastering Workplace Performance

Jason Womack

The entire inventory of what: - you do by 10am each morning - systems/tools/gear/technology you count on to get your work done - brings you rest, relaxation, rejuvenation and reinvention Those inventories are critical to the change process.

Are You In Control?

Kevin Eikenberry

His book has been, over the last decade, the most popular time and productivity management book and process on earth. Influence Leadership Learning Personal Development Quotations David Allen Getting Things Done productivityDavid Allen is best known for his book Getting Things Done. The quotation below applies to managing our time, but goes much deeper, if you allow it to. I hope today’s questions and action steps [.].

Are You A Fill In The Gap Leader?

The Leadership Advisor

There is another instance in which a leader may make sure things are getting done, but it actually hurts the process and destroys morale. Systemic issues - Sometimes there is a flaw in how a process is designed or structured.

Quitting is a business strategy

The Leadership Advisor

Quitting may be a good idea if it’s: Counter to culture – There are simply things that are counter productive to the culture you either have or want to create for your organization. Nothing in there about boosting who you imagine yourself to be in the process.

Visualization as Process, Not Output

Harvard Business Review

The word visualization encapsulates a process. And it's really that process that's the essential part, not the thing that results. Any good visualization process is iterative. point in my thinking: A sketchpoint from a 2011 visualization of 138 years of Popular Science.

Set Your 2011 Goals In Two Steps. | 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 Set Your 2011 Goals In Two Steps. And the rest of 2011. This is your map for 2011.

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Meetings ~ Eight Steps to Making them Productive

You're Not the Boss of Me

Sometimes we came away from these gatherings with something useful but mostly, to be honest, it wasn’t a very productive way to spend our time. Not to be too cynical about it but that also means there are a variety of ways to waste time, unless we put some discipline around the process. It happened every Friday morning.

Ideas Don't Equal Innovation | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Properly implemented, capitalizing on process driven creativity can keep business from stagnating and cause growth and evolution. In fact, I would argue that too few ideas are put through the analysis process, and we are now suffering from vision paralysis.