Top Posts And Commenters For April 2014

Joseph Lalonde

Catalyst Atlanta 2013 Recap. I’ve got a couple of projects in the pipeline as I type this. The post Top Posts And Commenters For April 2014 appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. T he year is now a third over.

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Top 10 Posts from 2013

Nathan Magnuson

2013 featured a Leadership Profiles series and Powerful Questions series in addition to everyday leadership content. There’s a lot more to come in 2014 on a mostly bi-monthly schedule. Here are the top 10 posts from 2013.

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Re-Imagining New Leadership Possibilities in 2014:

The Empowered Buisness

Both of these visions are sadly bland and generic that they could have been thought of by high school students as a homework exercise for their economics project. As your leadership team gets ready for 2014, may you get started writing your magnum opus company’s future story.

Favorites of 2013–Team Building and Leadership Articles

Mike Cardus

With the end of the year approaching, this week is great to share some of my favorites of 2013. Favorite Team Building & Leadership Articles 2013. Some good, some OK, some crap…Below are my favorite articles from 2013. Looking forward to meeting and working with you in 2014.

2013 – Top Change Posts of the Year at Enclaria

Change Starts Here

Here’s a list of the most popular posts at Enclaria for 2013. When Does a Project Justify Using Change Management Tools? Who Does What on Change Projects? Best wishes for 2014, Heather. Thank you for reading my blog this year! Have you read them all? The top 5 Enclaria blog posts from this year are: Three Ways to Frustrate Employees Going Through Change. Four Reasons Leaders Need Change Agents. Five Jobs Made More Effective With Change Management.

Favorites of 2013–Team Building and Leadership Images Used in Presentations & Workshops

Mike Cardus

With the end of the year approaching, this week is great to share some of my favorites of 2013. Favorite Images Used in Workshops and Presentations 2013. If you consistently overload your best people with “important projects” three things might happen.

How To Avoid Burnout in 2014

The Idolbuster

In the 1970 movie Beneath Planet of the Apes, mutant humans have mental powers, and at one point project the illusion of fire to prevent the ape army from invading their territory.

UConn Basketball and a Championship Lesson in Patience

Great Results Team Building

The 2014 men’s basketball national championship was a well-documented contrast in team dynamics. Their team had been saddled with NCAA sanctions after the 2012 season, and was unable to participate in the 2013 tournament.

Learning The Keys To Exceptional Execution

Tanveer Naseer

Amar told me in 2013 that some factors have changed since he first published his findings, for example, access to capital is more widespread through crowd-funding, along with a mainstream popularization of entrepreneurship and rise of a global startup ecosystem.

Motivate with a Memorable “Vision Phrase” that Matters

Michael Lee Stallard

The foundation is projected to touch the lives of 50,000 children by 2014. When you communicate a memorable vision phrase that matters, the people you lead will be more motivated to help achieve it.

Great Leadership Comes with a Counterintuitive Approach

Great Leadership By Dan

Maybe it was the conclusion of a big project, or a close to the fourth quarter of 2013. Guest post from Shaun Spearmon : People often say that great leaders are born that way (i.e Lady GaGa) , with the implication that leadership is an intuitive skill. I wholeheartedly disagree.

4 Steps for Making Change Happen

Great Leadership By Dan

Find some "out of the way" department or project to experiment on where the variables are controllable, the investment is minimal, and results are easily measured.

The Art of Science

Mills Scofield

I wore the hat of fisheries biologist, science teacher, environmental scientist, and even worked on an extraordinary robotics project , but in the end while the science jobs paid the bills, what I was really passionate about was painting.

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3 Ways Pixar Gains Competitive Advantage from Its Culture

Michael Lee Stallard

If any doubt existed that Disney’s magic was back, it was put to rest with the 2013 release of the blockbuster movie Frozen. The Incredibles, Bird and Walker’s first project at Pixar, was a homerun. Open communications - During the making of Toy Story , production managers tried to force artists and technologists to follow the chain of command when discussing the project with others. As seen on Fox Business.

What The Boss Can Teach Us About Life, Harmony & Impact

Mills Scofield

In 1991 he founded both the Wharton Leadership Program – initiating the required MBA and Undergraduate leadership courses – and the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project. In 2013 he published Baby Bust: New Choices for Men and Women in Work and Family (Wharton Digital Press).

Put Your $$ Where Your Mouth Is!

Marshall Goldsmith

The next time you are working on a project, ask yourself, “What would happen to my level of commitment if I knew I was only going to be paid if I achieved results?” Marshall was the highest rated executive coach on the Thinkers50 List in both 2011 and 2013.

Help Me Choose My New Book Covers

Steve Farber

It’s hard for me to believe, but 2014 will mark 10 years since the publication of my first book, The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership. Thanks so much for your help with this exciting project, and I’ll let you know about the overall results, soon!

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The Success Delusion

Marshall Goldsmith

We often: • Overestimate our contribution to a project; • Have an elevated opinion of our professional skills and standing among our peers; • Exaggerate our project’s impact on profitability by discounting real and hidden costs. Dr. Marshall Goldsmith was selected as one of the 10 Most Influential Management Thinkers in the World by Thinkers50 in both 2011 and 2013. Marshall was the highest rated executive coach on the Thinkers50 List in both 2011 and 2013.

Creating a Great Rest of Your Life

Marshall Goldsmith

One investment banker is still at the bank, but is now working exclusively on projects that make the world a better place. Dr. Marshall Goldsmith was selected as one of the 10 Most Influential Management Thinkers in the World by Thinkers50 in both 2011 and 2013. Marshall was the highest rated executive coach on the Thinkers50 List in both 2011 and 2013.

Where your company is headquartered makes a big difference to your bottom line

Strategy Driven

For example, Austin, Dallas, Kansas City and Salt Lake City are among the fastest-growing hubs for high-tech startups in the country, according to a 2013 report by the Kauffman Foundation.

Leader Profile: Clayton Daniels

Eric Jacobson

Engineering in November 2013. Daniels recently shared his insights on leadership with me : Question : As you move from Project Manager to Vice President, what do you plan to do the same, and do differently, from a management standpoint?

Complimentary Resource – How to Leverage SRM For Supply Chain Resiliency

Strategy Driven

Complimentary Resource – Emerging Trends in Project Management. Complimentary Resource – Summer 2013 Mood Tracker Report: Empowering Employees to Improve Performance. How to Leverage SRM For Supply Chain Resiliency. by TAKE Supply Chain.

Do Your Business Process Metrics Measure Up?

Strategy Driven

Peter Fingar, co-author of Business Process Management : The Third Wave , then asks these measurement corollaries in his 2013 article “How Do Your BPM Metrics Measure Up?”. Set Clear, Specific Goals – Starting a BPM Project successfully means creating a Project Charter with the Process Owner, Executive Sponsor, Project Lead and Team Facilitator. Are we doing things right? Are we doing the right things?

0511 | Larry Downes: Full Transcript


Actually, this project started probably three or four years ago when Paul’s last book came out, which is called Jumping the S-Curve. This is a full transcript of LDRLB episode 0511, an interview with Larry Downes. David: Who are you and what do you do? LARRY: I’m Larry Downes, and I’m a research fellow at the Accenture Institute for High Performance. David: You’re incredibly humble.

The IT Project That Brought a Bank to Its Knees

Harvard Business Review

s Co-operative Bank in June 2013. One section highlights the problems the bank encountered as it attempted to replace its core banking systems, a program that was cancelled in 2013 at a cost of almost £300 million. The factors contributing to the failure cited in the report are ones that we all too frequently have encountered when we have reviewed challenged or failed projects. IT management Leadership Project management

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Get Your Passion Project Moving Without Quitting Your Day Job

Harvard Business Review

What’s the best way to get your passion project moving? ” Next, make a timeline based on what you think you can reasonably accomplish toward your project in the time you have. As you chip away on your project, continue to give your job the attention it needs.

How Google Has Changed Management, 10 Years After its IPO

Harvard Business Review

If you only read one piece, make it this one by David Garvin in 2013 , on how Google sold its engineers on management. Both Gmail and AdSense, the company’s ad software for publishers, started out as 20% time projects.

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What’s the Endgame for Social Media?

Harvard Business Review

But what if these social media projects were only scratching the surface of social media’s business value? In 2013, there was already executive commitment and discussion around turning internal social media projects into strategic imperatives owned by lines of business.

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How to Make Fossil Fuel Divestment Really Matter

Harvard Business Review

Later stage clean energy investments — like projects to deploy wind and solar — have remained somewhat more popular than early-stage start-ups, but are nonetheless down in recent years.

How Samsung Gets Innovations to Market

Harvard Business Review

After more than three years of operation, it was clear that the team had worked out how to do this: by late 2013, the total measurable profit contribution from their projects was expected to hit half a billion dollars.

Make Your Work Resolutions Stick

Harvard Business Review

“It’s like when you know your doctor is going to put you on the scale at your next checkup, or when you know your boss is going to ask you about the status of a project at your next team meeting.” ” At the beginning of 2013, she decided it was finally time.


Venture Capitalists Get Paid Well to Lose Money

Harvard Business Review

2013 had all the signs of being a comeback year for venture capital. Yet 2013 annual industry performance data from Cambridge Associates shows that venture capital continues to underperform the S&P 500, NASDAQ and Russell 2000. The latest National Venture Capital Association yearbook (2013) indicates that the number of VC funds has fallen 25% in the last decade, and the number of VC firms has declined 8%.

Unemployment Is About to Fall a Lot Faster than Predicted

Harvard Business Review

The Federal Reserve’s forecast (made in December 2013) is for a rate of 6.3% Others are even gloomier: Trading Economics projects unemployment rates above 6% for the next couple of decades.

Visualizing Zero: How to Show Something with Nothing

Harvard Business Review

Here are two projects that make the “nothing” of missing data into something. Aside from the sadly apparent areas of population decline, a key observation from this project is the ‘data deficiency’ status for a large section of the displayed region, mostly part of Russia.

Apple: Luxury Brand or Mass Marketer?

Harvard Business Review

Apple’s current product line (we used 2013 income, the most recent available), is even more affordable: The iPhone 6 will eat up less than 5% of monthly median household income, while the 6+ will take up less than 7%.

It’s Not HR’s Job to Be Strategic

Harvard Business Review

Indeed, according to the Association for Talent Development, nearly 40% of corporate training in 2013 was delivered through technology, and that number is projected to grow. Human-capital issues are top-of-mind for CEOs around the world — but their regard for the HR function remains perilously low: In a PwC study , only 34% said that HR is well prepared to capitalize on transformational trends (compared with 56% for finance).

Google’s Strategy vs. Glass’s Potential

Harvard Business Review

In 2013, BusinessWeek quoted Google X director Astro Teller as saying, “If there’s an enormous problem with the world, and we can convince ourselves that over some long but not unreasonable period of time we can make that problem go away, then we don’t need a business plan.”

The Key to Change Is Middle Management

Harvard Business Review

doubled from 20% to 40% between July and December 2013, and has stayed at that level since. The permitting time has since been nearly halved for key pilot projects. At the inaugural meeting of a change transformation effort under way at a hospital in San Jose, California, nurse Michelle delaCalle faced a room full of people who were discouraged by the organization’s earlier attempts at change.

Employees Perform Better When They Can Control Their Space

Harvard Business Review

An emerging suite of literature and research—including our 2013 Workplace Survey — clearly points to the power of choice and autonomy to drive not only employee happiness, but also motivation and performance.

Narrowing the Chasm Between PR Professionals and Wikipedia

Harvard Business Review

A few organizations in the PR industry have overtly sold their ability to “create and fix Wikipedia pages” in ways that violate the very spirit and purpose of the Wikipedia project. Not only is Wikipedia’s open-editing policy significantly different from traditional models, but the project also aims for accuracy and objectivity and has a communally accepted conflict-of-interest policy.

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How Data Visualization Answered One of Retail’s Most Vexing Questions

Harvard Business Review

“I don’t think we’re in a place in the industry right now where we can invest 12, 18 months in a long [research] project because the technology will have changed by then,” he explained. Sometimes it’s relatively easy to know what your customers are doing.

How GE Applies Lean Startup Practices

Harvard Business Review

In January 2013, Chip Blankenship, CEO of GE Appliances issued a challenge to the newly formed team: “You’re going to change every part the customer sees. In January 2013 the team came out with a “minimum viable product.” They built 75 of version 6 in January 2014 and response so far has been positive. They’re now working on version 8, which they will produce in October, and version 10, with better lighting, and there is a design projected for 2015.

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While you were in meetings the action items, project demands, and emails have piled up. al 2014). 2013). Where the mind is, there is the treasure”. It’s 2:00pm. You’ve had a full morning of back-to-back meetings. You had hoped to return to your desk an hour ago to “get some work done”, (as if you have not been working today). Meetings took longer than you thought they would. Your next appointment is in an hour.