Best Leadership Books of 2011

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Good Strategy Bad Strategy : The Difference and Why It Matters by Richard Rumelt. W E HAVE more recorded information about leadership now than at any other time in history. Most of it deals with the surface turbulence, which is important but not complete. In all of this information there is the sense too, that perhaps we have lost the wisdom we need and that maybe some new thing will help us to avoid what we already know and don’t want to do.

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The September 2011 Leadership Development Carnival - Back to School Sale

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the September, 2011 Leadership Development Carnival - Back to School Sale! They cannot define a strategy or a plan of action that takes them closer to that grand vision."

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Quitting is a business strategy

The Leadership Advisor

While nearly everything made this opportunity ridiculously appealing, I was so grateful I had taken the time to see the disconnect that would have been created if I wasn’t solid on my strategy. I was recently presented with a great opportunity.

Step by Step Writing a Life Plan for 2011 | Ron Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

Home About Consulting Church Family Leadership Navigation: Home » Encouragement » Step by Step Writing a Life Plan for 2011 Step by Step Writing a Life Plan for 2011 January 1, 2011 in Encouragement , Family , Leadership , Life Plan , Vision with 6 Comments All week I wrote a simple, step-by-step process to writing a life plan for 2011.

Hope is a Strategy

Lead Change Blog

A few years ago I noticed a book ad in the O’Hare airport titled, “Hope is Not a Strategy.&# Leadership Development Self Leadership hope leader Strategy SwitchI loved the title. To me, it represented the pain and frustration I felt in companies I had worked for, namely if we did enough “stuff&# and hoped it would work, it would. The equation of [.] Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

The Essence of Strategy (Part 2) | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

The Essence of Strategy (Part 2). by John • October 30, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership , Marketing , Strategy • 4 Comments. And yet, specificity and focus is the key to great strategy. Competitive advantage is strategy’s ultimate purpose.

My Best Blogs of 2011

In the CEO Afterlife

I began blogging about leadership, strategy, marketing and life last February. So, with the help of WordPress analytics and content judgment, here’s my list of the top ’CEO Afterlife’ blogs of 2011. The Essence of Strategy [link]. I’ve always loved strategy. Branding Human Resources Leadership Life Marketing Strategy blogs Business Crisis ManagementFrankly, I wasn’t sure whether I could maintain the pace of one blog per week.

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Five Strategies for Hiring Success

Chart Your Course

The National Association of Colleges and Employers estimates the average cost-per-hire in 2011 and 2012 was $5,100. The key to finding the right people for the right job is to approach hiring empirically with a sound strategy.

Are You On Track For 2011?

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 Are You On Track For 2011? You’ve had 20 days to kick off 2011 the right way.

Small Business Resolutions for 2011

Coaching Tip

Here are some resolutions to help small or mid-sized businesses innovate in 2011. . Be proactive in 2011. . Resolve to take the proverbial bull by the horns in 2011. Because assets are illiquid (don't change easily), they tend to lag behind strategy, and hold the business back.

Sparking creativity in teams: An executive’s guide - McKinsey Quarterly - Strategy - Strategy in Practice [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

Senior managers can apply practical insights from neuroscience to make themselves—and their teams—more creative. leadership creativity practice team

The Desperation Strategy

The Leadership Advisor

I had left my designed strategy and had adopted a desperation strategy. I don’t think anyone truly decides to utilize a strategy of desperation, but occasionally we find ourselves there. Recently I had some unexpected events develop in my business.

5 Leadership Lessons: Good Strategy, Bad Strategy

Leading Blog

Richard Rumelt has written an insightful book on developing the ability to identify and develop good strategy. Good Strategy, Bad Strategy is obviously the result of decades of practice developing strategy and the many case studies and classroom interactions made it personal and very readable. When it comes to strategy, we have gotten off-track into thinking that fluffy platitudes, goals, motivational slogans, and wishful thinking are the same thing as strategy.

The McKinsey Quarterly: Top Ten Articles (2011)

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The McKinsey Quarterly: Top Ten Articles (2011) Here is the “Top Ten Newsletter: Fourth Quarter 2011″ that enables you to read all of the most popular articles featured in The McKinsey Quarterly in 2011. Bob's blog entries "Top Ten Newsletter: Fourth Quarter 2011" Global cities of the future: An interactive map Have you tested your strategy lately?

The Four Hallmarks of Bad Strategy

Leading Blog

Strategy expert and author of Good Strategy, Bad Strategy , Richard Rumelt says that bad strategy “grows out of specific misconceptions and leadership dysfunctions.” To detect a bad strategy, Rumelt suggest looking for one or more of its major hallmarks: Fluff. Bad strategy fails to recognize or define the challenge. When you cannot define the challenge, you cannot evaluate a strategy or improve it. Mistaking goals for strategy.

The Essence of Strategy | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

The Essence of Strategy (Part 1). by John • October 23, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership , Marketing , Strategy • 4 Comments. I’ve always loved strategy. The irony is this: the best strategies are actually those that require sacrifice. Strategy.

Gratitude 2011

QAspire

Read his latest series: Strategies for Success ). At various points in 2011, they connected via Twitter, emails and blog to extend help, inspiration and opportunities. Gratefulness fills me whenever a year ends. Each year brings along new hopes, some challenges, many opportunities.

Possibility Maximizer: Human Capital Handbook 2011

Maximizing Possibility

The Resource: HubCap Digital's Human Capital Handbook 2011 What It Covers: This free download from HubCap Digital is the organization's first installment of what is meant to be a "living document" that continually evolves to adapt to the needs of its audience facing an ever-changing. Employee Performance Human Resources Leadership Strategy Talent ManagementHappy Friday - I hope you have had a wonderful week!

The Tao of Business Strategy

Linked 2 Leadership

The Tao of Business Strategy is a simple, highly-effective path to creating the kind of business strategy you need. Leading Change Organizational Health Practical Steps to Influence Values Measurements Mission creep tao; business; strategy; karmaTao is a Chinese term meaning the ‘way’ or ‘route.’ your staff desire; your stakeholders demand and will create wider social and global benefit for generations to come. Taoism recognises the interconnectivity of all things.

Leaders Share Their Biggest “Follower Challenges”

C-Level Strategies

About Lisa Petrilli Twitter, LinkedIN, EMAIL Lisa Speaking Hire Lisa RSS Leaders Share Their Biggest “Follower Challenges&# 02 Feb February 2, 2011 by Lisa Petrilli Last night’s #LeadershipChat on Twitter revolved around the topic of The Difficult Follower and how to lead them.

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Speed Bumps As A Business Strategy

The Leadership Advisor

Taking the time to pause and consider unforeseen options can be the best friend to your strategy. What are some ways in which speed bumps have helped your business strategy? Leadership Organizational Development Personal Development Professional Development Strategy

StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 57 – An Interview with Robert Simons, author of Seven Strategy Questions

Strategy Driven

Special Edition 57 – An Interview with Robert Simons, author of Seven Strategy Questions explores the seven strategy questions that can help an organization’s leaders identify gaps within their strategy and its execution.

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The Strategy-Focused Organization: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment Robert S. Bob's blog entries "thrive in the new business environment" Align the organization to the strategy Aligning the Organization to Create Synergies David P. Kaplan and David P.

Five Strategies For Managing the Fear of Change

Management is a Journey

Change Management change strategy emotional intelligence leadership management performance management strategic thinkingLike the penguins residing on this melting iceberg, change is inevitable as John Kotter explains so well in his writings. In business (and life), we must move on as circumstances and forces change all around us. What was once a solid foundation on which we could put our trust (a massive iceberg), now is a [.].

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. Forbes: Porter or Mintzberg – Whose View of Strategy is the most Relevant Today? Jack Myers Curated List of Recommended TED Talks from TED 2011.

Leadership Evaluation Summary & Observations 2011

Ron Edmondson

Strategy. Related posts: The Team Evaluates the Leader, 2011 Edition. Recently I posted about the annual review process where our team evaluates me in my leadership of Grace Community Church. You can read more about that process in the initial post HERE.)

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Be More Productive Now: Mindful Strategies for Increasing Performance

Strategy Driven

The following are five mindful strategies you can start using right away to improve performance: Identify Choice Points: Choice points are the countless moments during a day when you’re interrupted mid-task, confronted with a new priority, or have a thought that breaks your focus. Franklin Covey, “FranklinCovey Global Time Matrix™ Survey,” 2011. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging 191, 2011, 36–43.

First Look: Leadership Books for July 2011

Leading Blog

Growth or Bust : Proven Turnaround Strategies to Grow Your Business by Mark Faust. Good Strategy Bad Strategy : The Difference and Why It Matters by Richard Rumelt. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in July. The Accidental Creative : How to Be Brilliant at a Moment's Notice by Todd Henry. I'm Feeling Lucky : The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 by Douglas Edwards.

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.

5 Strategies To Free Your Team From Organizational Silos

Tanveer Naseer

A few weeks ago, one of my readers left a comment on my blog asking why are there so many silos present in today’s organizations. Since replying to my reader’s query, I thought this would be a good topic to address as a follow-up to my previous piece where I shared a number of actionable steps organizations can implement to garner greater success from their collective efforts.

Aligning People To Execute Strategy

Six Disciplines

The execution of strategy most often fails because leaders do not focus on the critical issue of aligning their people to execute the strategy. The essential steps are: Formulate the strategy. Communicate the strategy. Align people to ensure strategy execution. Monitor and measure the results. Learn and repeat. Consequently, managers at every layer are abandoning the idea that "good management" is about planning their people’s work.

The most powerful strategies when beginning a presentation

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries "Master Tips" As We speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick Atria Books/A Division of Simon & Schuster Chip Heath Dan Heath Dessert (the end) Discovery (the middle) Don't bury the lead Elements of Influence: The Art of Getting Others to Follow Your Lead Get the I/You ratio right: Use ten "You's" for every "I" Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die opening strategies Peter Meyers Ramp (the beginning) Robert B.

LeadershipNow 140: November 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from November 2011 that you might have missed: @LollyDaskal: Reflections! Self-pity is a losing strategy. Look In the Mirror. LisaHaneberg: When they won't comply - rejoice! How often do we squelch ownership.?

Seven Strategies for Nurturing Professional Relationships

Lead Change Blog

Seven Strategies for Nurturing Professional Relationships. Early in my consulting career I started telling people the consulting business is a relationship business. I was right, just a little short sighted. Actually all business is a relationship business. All work is a relationship business. All leadership is a relationship business. And while our focus in this article is on business or professional [.] Leadership Development connect listen Nurture relationships trust

The Introvert’s Guide to Getting Noticed in Business

C-Level Strategies

Rather, introverts need strategies to help them take these steps in ways that are comfortable for them. Learn to network, which is essentially about developing these important relationships, by designing your own personal strategy of one-on-one meetings.

Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters Richard Rumelt Crown Business (2011) How and why a good strategy “acknowledges the challenges being faced and provides an approach to overcome them” As the title of this review correctly indicates, Richard Rumelt is convinced (and I agree) that a good strategy can provides both a [.].

2011 in Reflection

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

2011 closes the first year of my blog. My Top Posts of 2011. My own personal favorites: Manage the Mid-Space or Your Vision Will Fail Many companies suffer from a huge disconnect between the high level view of vision and strategy and their day-to-day execution.

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.

First Look: Leadership Books for January 2011

Leading Blog

Change the Culture, Change the Game : The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accountability for Results by Roger Connors and Tom Smith. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in January. Practically Radical : Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself by William C. Taylor.

Musical Chairs – The Employment Outlook for 2011

Survive Your Promotion

While the idea that 84% of your team members are actively on the hunt is disturbing enough, what’s more disturbing is that the unemployment level is not predicted to fall much during 2011. Need strategies to keep your best people? Survive Your Promotion!

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