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. I found a training regimen, stuck to it and successfully completed my first 26.2 I allowed my past successes to undermine my future objectives.

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How to Double Your Productivity

Ron Edmondson

I’m reading Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success by Kerry Patterson, Al Switzler, Ron McMillan and Joseph Grenny. How do you double your chance of being productive? What tips do you have for being more productive? One Secret to Having a More Productive Week.

Four Ways Leaders Position Their Teams for Success

C-Level Strategies

I asked the following question, Realistic or not to think leaders will work to help entire team be highly successful in each indiv role & be promotable? You see, I believe leaders have a vital responsibility to position their team members for success.

How to Create Predictable Success

C-Level Strategies

The good news: every organization – be it a business, division, department, project, group, or team – has the ability create predictable success. So, what exactly does this Predictable Success Growth Cycle look like?

Product leadership

Lead on Purpose

The position of Product Manager is the single most important individual contributor role at any technology (product-focused) company. The reason I make such a bold statement is this: If the product manager succeeds, the product succeeds. If the product team succeeds, the product line(s) will make money and the company will succeed. The key to success is product leadership. for their success (this is core to my opening assertion).

Five Minutes - a Key to Successful Time Management

Kevin Eikenberry

Casavant January 28, 2011 at 11:32 am Kevin – great suggestions!! 5 minutes a few times a day can reduce employee turnover, increase productivity, and make you feel great all the way around (as a manager and as a person).

Be More Productive Now: Mindful Strategies for Increasing Performance

Strategy Driven

Within the context of business, mindfulness offers simple – but extremely effective – ways for leaders and their teams to increase productivity. Start Daily Mindfulness Training: By increasing serotonin production, daily mindfulness training is a proven way to balance the dopamine kick provided by short-term tasks, as well as to ultimately overcome action addiction. Franklin Covey, “FranklinCovey Global Time Matrix™ Survey,” 2011.

LeadershipNow 140: May 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from May 2011: @Jim_Kouzes: If you want to be more creative, think outside of yourself. robin_sharma: 17 Tips to Double Your Productivity in 14 Days. profkjmoore: How CEOs Define Success - an Interview With INSEAD's Kets de Vries.

Leadership and Time

N2Growth Blog

Even though time is a key success metric, I am always amazed at how many leaders don’t manage it as such. The proper understanding of how to use time will ultimately determine a leader’s ability to achieve the results needed to be successful in the fulfillment of his or her duties.

A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond

QAspire

Home Go to QAspire.com 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.

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Five Ways to Increase Your Productivity

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Heidi Grant Halvorson, first featured by HRM Today and then by her personal blog, The Science of Success. To read the complete article and check out all the other resources, please click here. * * * You just have too much on you plate. Chances are, [.].

3 habits to a more productive year

Jason Womack

Have you ever noticed your productivity actually goes up the fewer times you’re interrupted during the day? If that is the case, here are three habits to practice to have a more productive year: 1. This sets you up for success. Sure, at one time (in university, especially) it was very important to be able to work by ourselves, and demonstrate our capacity for productivity. Do you start each day with a plan for action? Most people do.

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.

LeadershipNow 140: March 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from March 2011: To lead by example is difficult when you're a follower of fear. stefanstern: Interesting stuff in Business Week on predicting future success after a promotion/job change. Jack Myers Curated List of Recommended TED Talks from TED 2011.

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.

Facebook Commerce: 9 tips to increase your social commerce success

Krishna De

{lang: 'en-GB'} Have you started selling your products or services on Facebook and started to explore the realms of F-commerce? Facebook Commerce: 9 tips to increase your social commerce success is an article post from: Biz Growth News.

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New insight into the productivity of early and late risers

Chartered Management Institute

The old adage was that if you go to bed early and rise early that this is the recipe for success. In our age of flexible working however it seems inconceivable to force people to work to a rigid doctrine of when work is expected of them. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Enduring success

Lead on Purpose

Enduring success happens over time, bit by bit, day by day. The true definition of success is duration. Taking initiative lays a strong foundation for success. Create success: Determine what success means to you and go for it. The Product Management Perspective: Product managers almost always have more work than hours in the day to do it all, yet the pressure to release quality, market-driven products on time never ceases.

Keeping It Simple

N2Growth Blog

In today’s post I’ll take a look at the often overlooked benefits of keeping it simple… While simplicity may have become a lost art, understanding the importance of simplicity is nonetheless critical to your success in business.

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.

Employee Productivity Improvement Project ROI Calculation.

Strategy Driven

Loss of productivity costs resulting from acts of incivility and poor managerial behavior are staggering and yet goes largely unrecognized. Using the StrategyDriven Value of Employee Productivity nomograph and method outlined here, organization leaders can gain a better appreciation for the direct monetary value associated with a change in employee productivity and begin to better value their diversity and inclusion initiatives.

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How Does the Relevancy of your work, affect Productivity?

Create Learning

The Relevance Enneagram is a tool that will uncover and focus the organization’s, team’s, staff’s and your values to increase productivity and people who love the work they do. Your work and life are consistently driven by goals. What you find relevant about those goals you do more of.

Top 5 Signs Of A Toxic Culture

The Leadership Advisor

Here are 5 signs of a toxic culture: Rampant gossip/rumors – When the rumor mill has more productivity than your organization, you are in trouble. Culture Development Leadership Organizational Development Organizational Culture Success Talent Retention Toxic

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).

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. Leadership Learning Success UncategorizedIn 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 [.].

Constant Change and Success

CEO Blog

I thought the following guest post by my friend Kenneth McCall might interest: Is Constant Change Stagnating Your Success? We're all after the thrill that comes with new ideas for our business, but if growing a business were all thrills, well, there'd be a lot more successful entrepreneurs out there. It's what comes after the honeymoon phase of an idea for change that really determines how successful you or your business will be.

7 Essentials For A Quality Culture

The Leadership Advisor

People know that’s a farce and you will develop a minimalist attitude towards productivity. Less stress means more productivity and less health issues…which usually translates into less absenteeism.

Company Culture 3.0: The Conscious Connected Workplace

The Leadership Advisor

62% would help a brand promote their products or services if there is a cause behind them (up 9% on 2008). Culture Development Employee Engagement Organizational Development 21st Century Awareness Organizational Culture Purpose Success

Genuine Success: Vitality, Service, & Outstanding Performance

Tony Mayo

Participate in Genuine Success: Vitality, Service, and Outstanding Performance (GS:VSOP) to develop your expertise in the only career strategy that is endlessly scalable.

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Nine Steps for Creating and Maintaining Team Ownership of Ideas.

Kevin Eikenberry

When people feel ownership for problem solving, ownership of the ideas created in a meeting or ownership in their personal or organizational goals they are working towards greater success will occur.

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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. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. You cannot be a effective leader without influence.

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. No one creates success alone.

Leading with Character by Leading from Within

C-Level Strategies

We bring our convictions, our strengths, our fears and our weaknesses, along with our insecurities, knowledge of our past failures, our pride in past accomplishments and our desire to lead our teams successfully.

4 Keys To Successfully Resolving Conflicts in the Workplace

Tanveer Naseer

While this cashier certainly displayed all the characteristics of providing exceptional customer service, thanks to her seeing a deeper meaning and purpose to her role within her organization , her handling of this disgruntled customer provides four key points on how to successfully manage those situations where we unexpectedly find ourselves in conflict with someone else in the workplace. If there’s one chore I could do without, it’s having to shop at the grocery store.

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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. When your project is successful, it’s easier to land the next project. If you’ve been hunkered down over the past year, don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone in 2011. As a product manager you are in a unique position to create value.

Stretch outside Your Comfort Zone - My No. 1 Success Tip

Building Personal Strength

Monday, January 3, 2011 Stretch outside Your Comfort Zone - My No. 1 Success Tip There are quite a few things you can do that will make a huge difference in your success. Maybe there will be situation when organizing things is crucial to success.

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. Their success depends, to a large extent, on people in other parts of the organization. The PMs who take a leadership approach to their job have the most success. The leadership role of the product team (PM, PO, PMM, UX) is critical to the success of any organization.

Are You Using These 4 Steps For Organizational Success?

Tanveer Naseer

The reason why they were able to be successful in “delivering happiness” was because those in charge realized that they had to define for everyone on their team what it takes to deliver happiness not just to their customers, but to everyone they interact with. Zappos’ success and reputation is not simply because they were the first. However, one thing that successful companies like Zappos and Apple share is a laser-like focus on achieving their objectives.

19 Revealing CEO Leadership Quotes

C-Level Strategies

“Boards say the #1 thing they’re bad at is CEO succession” 12. “You can ask all your (Board) Directors what success looks like and they’ll all give a different answer.”

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