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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.

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.

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. Gratitude to Employees.

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. ” Self-assessment is never easy.

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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. Processes. Are your processes capable of meeting demand while producing zero defects ? (We Bottlenecks.

The Process Perspective & The Law of Allowing

Coaching Tip

That process has both an interior dimension and an exterior dimension. The process is you. All you see is one vast unbroken continuum.

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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.

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. The spec needs to tell a story.

3 Ways to Confront Economic Adversity in 2011

Coaching Tip

By Guest Author Al Weatherhead. Time and Patience. Nonetheless, business investment has stabilized and is ever increasing. Deregulation.

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. The Nine Steps Be genuine.

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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. Organizational development process designIdeas.

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. People-Productivity.

3 Ways to Be a Positive Leader

Leading Blog

The result was a dramatic increase in team performance and productivity. You are a hiker.” No one creates success alone. So what happens?

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. Self-Awareness. Responsibility.

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. Leadership Learning Success Uncategorized

Leadership & The Expectation Gap

N2Growth Blog

Treating all commitments and promises as formal projects will help manage performance risk and will also create continuity of process and delivery.

Maxwell's 5 Levels of Leadership

Leading Blog

Level three – PRODUCTION – recognizes that relationships alone are not enough. Leadership is influence and it is a process.

7 Essentials For A Quality Culture

The Leadership Advisor

People know that’s a farce and you will develop a minimalist attitude towards productivity. No organization is without culture.

“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. Outcomes.

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.

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

Kevin Eikenberry

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. don’t go here.

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.

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.

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.

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. That was the case in my situation.

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 [.].

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? Identifying leaders? Dare I ask for comments?

27 July 2011 - Midtown, NYC - Mastering Workplace Performance

Jason Womack

One thing we didn't get to in our program is the how to and when to PROCESS the big "bucket list" you wrote. a long time! How do you do that?

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.

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Five Ways to Recognize – and Value – Your Expertise

Kevin Eikenberry

Remembering successes is an important part of this process! Why is this idea important enough for me to write about? Let me put it another way.

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

Rich Gee Group

And the rest of 2011. Nothing fancy — actually a simple process that I take all of my clients through. 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. Enjoy.

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.

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. The Myth.

Quitting is a business strategy

The Leadership Advisor

Nothing in there about boosting who you imagine yourself to be in the process. I was recently presented with a great opportunity.

Are Staff Retreats Productive? 7 ways to make them well worth the time. #leadership

Management Craft

Here are seven ways to ensure that your staff retreat is productive and a good investment: 1. You can't do a 100 page plan at a retreat and should not try to (create momentum, not binders of paper), but you can use good planning processes to improve role, goal, and task clarity. I am often asked, are they worth the time? Proactively.

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. Thoughts?

The Big Picture of Business – Think Tanks to Strategize

Strategy Driven

Bean counter approaches to processes. Visioning is the process where good ideas become something more. Systems-Processes. People.

Top 10 Traits Of An Engagement Centric Organziation

The Leadership Advisor

Make sure your values are visible, publicly lived out and an integral part of your recruiting/onboarding process. Not the other way around.