Full Steam Ahead – Book Review

The Leadership Advisor

I read a ton of leadership books every year. While they all are unique in some form or another, they typically state a problem, reasons for the problem and some insightful ways to overcome the problem. A very broad description, but quite accurate in my opinion.

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Terminate Performance Reviews

Tony Mayo

Knowledge at Wharton published a very well-done summary article on the problems with and alternatives to the traditional annual performance review. For Executives Performance ReviewsHere are my favorite excerpts. “an overall performance management process — one that focuses on goal setting, feedback, coaching and clear statements of the company’s performance expectations — is absolutely critical&# and indeed, is [.].

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How Reviewing This Year Will Improve Your Results Next Year

Kevin Eikenberry

The “year in review” is a staple for the media this time of the year. Achievement Leadership Learning journaling reflection reviewTime Magazine will name its Person of the Year, Billboard will rank the top songs in every category, and every newspaper will list the top stories of the year. I’ve even recently read stories about the top Twitter trends, and [.].

The Global Innovation 1000 (2011): Why Culture is Key

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries 3M Apple Booz & Company Buddy Media EBITDA Fscebook Google Harvard Business Review Intellectual Capital: The New Wealth of Organizations The Global Innovation 1000 (2011): Why Culture is Key Tom Stewart Wealth of Knowledge: Intellectual Capital and the Twenty-first Century OrganizationTom Stewart is Booz & Company’s Chief Marketing & Knowledge Officer.

Book Review: Traction

Managing Leadership

Book Reviews Management Management SkillsTraction – an apt and reassuring title for one of an increasingly rare breed of truly satisfying and rewarding management books.

The Introvert’s Guide to Success in Business and Leadership – Book Review

The Leadership Advisor

When my friend Lisa Petrilli asked me to review her book, I immediately said yes. Book Review Leadership Personal Development Professional Development CEO Extrovert Introvert SuccessI knew that she wouldn’t put something together unless it was gold.

Most Read Posts of 2011

Kevin Eikenberry

I was looking at some of my blog stats, and thought it would be useful to share a list of my most read posts of 2011. As I re-read them in preparing this review, I became excited [.]. All of these were written in the first half of the year, and some of them close together. Leadership Learning most read blog posts popular posts

Gratitude 2011

QAspire

He reviews my work, validates my thoughts and adds value through his own experience. At various points in 2011, they connected via Twitter, emails and blog to extend help, inspiration and opportunities. He wrote a profound book “Linchpin” ( reviewed here ).

The State of Strategy Consulting, 2011

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Walter Kiechel for the Harvard Business Review blog. 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. * * * Like Satan in the book of Job, [.].

Authentic Leadership Can Be Bad Leadership | Harvard Business Review [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

Great post by Deborah Gruenfeld and Lauren Zander. leadership practice authenticity badleadership

Metrics that Matter for 2011 (One Page PDF)

Rajesh Setty

I have created a ONE PAGE self-asessment checklist called “ Metrics That Matter for 2011. &# You can download it by clicking on image to the left or the download button below. Speaker Main Page 2011 metrics year end review

November 2011 Edition - Strategy Execution Newsletter - On Managing Processes

Six Disciplines

Harvard Business Review). Business Process Management articles (BPM Institute) (Oct 2011). Welcome to the November issue of the Strategy Execution Newsletter from Six Disciplines. In this month's issue, we're focusing on managing processes. Do You Have The "Master Process" In Your Organization? Think about it: all professions (sports, music, art, entertainment, education, architecture, to name just a few.)

Blue Jean Manifesto – Book Review

The Leadership Advisor

Book Review Personal Development Professional Development Blue Jeans Career Development Economy Jobs Julie MaloneyEvery once in awhile a book comes along whose timing is absolutely impeccable. A book that is so finely in tune with the pulse of society and its needs, it is almost uncanny.

Full Steam Ahead! Book Review

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development Resources Reviews character-based leadership engagement Growth Leadership mission purpose Self Development Teamwork values vision“…We have observed that the biggest impediment to managers becoming great leaders is the lack of a clear vision. Yet less than 10 percent of the organizations we have visited are lead by managers who have a clear sense of where they are trying to lead people.”.

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. From Seth Godin’s post “ What is Excellence ” at Tom Peters website So, seeking/delivering excellence in everything you do is a goal worth chasing in 2011 (and beyond). On that note, wish you an “excellent” 2011! - - - - - Stay tuned to QAspire Blog: Subscribe via RSS or Email, Connect via Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.

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Leadership Evaluation Summary & Observations 2011

Ron Edmondson

Recently I posted about the annual review process where our team evaluates me in my leadership of Grace Community Church. I really do consider the suggestions for improvement and try to make changes in how I lead following this annual review.

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Harvard Business Review on Building Better Teams: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Harvard Business Review on Building Better Teams Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (2011) How and why some teams “shoot out the lights”…and most don’t Those who aspire to help create and then lead create teams that deliver high-impact results will find the material in this HBR book invaluable.

Book Review: Leadership Charisma

Chartered Management Institute

Reviewed by Andrew May FCMI. The book is well laid out, easy to follow and a full bibliography is useful for further reference. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Book Review: Better Under Pressure

Execupundit

Menkes, the author of Executive Intelligence: What All Great Leaders Have, conducted interviews with over 60 CEOs to produce this readable review of how leaders succeed and fail. Better Under Pressure: How Great Leaders Bring Out the Best in Themselves and Others by psychologist and Spencer Stuart consultant Justin Menkes is an extremely interesting book that deserves a wide readership.

First Look: Leadership Books for February 2011

Leading Blog

Read the Leading Blog review. * * * "“When you reread a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before.” Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in February. As One by Marhdad Baghai and James Quigley. Split-Second Persuasion : The Ancient Art and New Science of Changing Minds by Kevin Dutton. My Life in Leadership : The Journey and Lessons Learned Along the Way by Frances Hesselbein.

New books in the CMI Library July 2011

Chartered Management Institute

Books added to the library in March Review books in the CMI library New books in CMI library in October. These books are now available for members to borrow. Related Content: New ebooks for the CMI library - tell us what we should be ordering Professional reading on the train: sad – or the mark of a professional? You are not watching this post, click to start watching. books library

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.

Book Review: EQ Checklists

Chartered Management Institute

Reviewed by Malcolm Morley. This book will hopefully whet the appetite of the reader to find out more about emotional intelligence. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Book Review: Purpose-Centered Public Speaking

Tim Milburn

I am grateful to Dr. Rodriguez for allowing me to read and review this great resource. Related posts: Book Review: Acting Up Brings Everyone Down. Book Review: Generation iY.

Book Review: Undercover Boss

Chartered Management Institute

Reviewed by Professor Bruce Lloyd, London South Bank University, FCMI. This readable and fascinating book shares reflections on the experience together with lessons learned. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Book Review: Leadership Is Dead: How Influence Is Reviving It

Michael Lee Stallard

FCC Notice: I receive many pre-publication requests from authors, public relations firms and publishers to review books that they provide to me at no cost.

L2L Book Review: “Good Boss, Bad Boss” and “Drive”

Linked 2 Leadership

Leading & Developing Other Leaders Practical Steps to Influence Professional Development Servant Leadership Values Measurements books review business leadership Management NewsQuestions: As growing leaders in the business world, we might ask ourselves these questions. Why are some people and organizations more innovative, influential, and profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees? Why do some have repeat success?

Book Review: Project Team Dynamics

Chartered Management Institute

Review by David Stephens FCMI. Lisa DiTullio’s book “Project Team Dynamics” is an excellent outline of best practice in forming, developing and running a team. In the first half of the book she covers all the essential steps to establishing an effective team; defining requirements, clarifying goals, identifying appropriate behaviours, agreeing the rules and allocating responsibilities. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

LeadershipNow 140: October 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from October 2011 that you might have missed: @mikemyatt: The biggest leadership blind-spot and what to do about it: Leadership & The Expectation Gap. From @wallybock - Boss's Tip of the Day: Read book reviews.

The C-Level Job for Everyone: Reducing Complexity | Harvard Business Review [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

Managing complexity has always been part of the leader's job — be it sorting out the variables involved in strategic decisions, orchestrating the interaction of different functions, or responding to unanticipated events. But today, coping with complexity is an even bigger part of the manager's responsibilities. HBR ceo leadership complexity simplicity theory practice

Stay on Message to Win Buy-In | Harvard Business Review [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

Great advice for leaders from John Kotter. leadership meetings practice johnkotter

The January Leadership Development Carnival: Best of 2011 Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

This month's edition is a special "Best of 2011" collection of leadership development blog posts from many of our regular Carnival contributors. Reason: "This was our most read piece of original content published in 2011".

Book Review: The Third Screen

Chartered Management Institute

Review by Andrew May FCMI. The book traces the development of mobile devices and how consumer behaviour has changed over a very short time-span which is a fascinating story. The most significant consequence for customers is that of their empowerment which has released them from being passive recipients to businesses’ marketing blandishments. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

The Drucker Difference: Making performance reviews worthwhile

First Friday Book Synopsis

Yes, You Can Make Performance Reviews Worthwhile … and less odious for all parties. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Rick Wartzman for Bloomberg Businessweek magazine’s “The Drucker Difference&# series (April 8, 2011). The key is to concentrate first and foremost on employees’ strengths. To read the complete article, check out other resources, [.].

HBR’s Most Popular Blog Posts of 2011

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Katherine Bell for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * As 2011 comes to a close, the editors of HBR.org [.].

HBR’s Most Popular Blog Posts of 2011

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Katherine Bell for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * As 2011 comes to a close, the editors of HBR.org [.].

Rite of Passage, by Jim McBride Book Review and Giveaway

Ron Edmondson

I’m participating today in the Rite of Passage Blog Tour. Follow the rest of this tour HERE. Rite of Passage is a new book by Jim McBride.

Negative Online Reviews

Coaching Tip

As any business owner knows, negative online reviews can have a huge impact on future business. But what should you do when you get the inevitable less-than-positive review? MISTAKE 3: BEING TOO PASSIVE Ask your loyal followers to review you online.

Delivering an Effective Performance Review

First Friday Book Synopsis

There are two business topics that seem to bring out the best and (yes) the worst in executives: 360º feedback and performance reviews. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Rebecca Knight for the Harvard Business Review blog. Bob's blog entries “Principles to Remember” Delivering an Effective Performance Review Dick Grote Harvard Business Review blog.

Does Collaborative Leadership Have to Be Slow? - Morten T. Hansen and Herminia Ibarra - Harvard Business Review [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

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