LeadershipNow 140: April 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from April 2013 that you might have missed: Ariens CEO outlines Seven Skills of a Lean Leader. Decide, Learn, Adapt – A Mantra for Avoiding Analysis Paralysis by @RandyConley.

Force Field Analysis as a Teambuilding Exercise

Let's Grow Leaders

Force Field Analysis is a well-tested change management technique developed by Kurt Lewin in the 1950s. The post Force Field Analysis as a Teambuilding Exercise appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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SWOT analysis

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Management SWOT Analysis analysis change diagnosis general Learning strategic Strategy SWOT tools Using SWOT as a strategic tool.


My Top 10 Blog Posts of 2013

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

As 2013 draws to a close, here I am again sitting by a warm fire on a wintery Sunday night in New England, just as I did exactly a year ago, reflecting on the year and taking the opportunity to identify my top posts. I did not include my Value of Vision Series in my analysis because.

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Strategic Planning Data Analysis


Information and Analysis. Once you’ve synthesized the data into a mashup, do a SWOT analysis. The post Strategic Planning Data Analysis appeared first on | Elements of Leadership Blog. by Gary Cohen When doing a strategic plan, you may be faced with mountains of data.

Complimentary Resource – 2013 Sales Compensation & Performance Management Key Trends Analysis

Strategy Driven

2013 Sales Compensation & Performance Management Key Trends Analysis. Click here for more information on 2013 Sales Compensation & Performance Management Key Trends Analysis. by Xactly Corporation. The results are in!

50 Years After Assassination, Kennedy Books Offer New Analysis

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries "All Things Considered" 50 Years After Assassination [comma] Kennedy Books Offer New Analysis Barbara Kingsolver Ian McEwan Jesse Ventura Joseph Kennedy Lee Harvey Oswald National Public Radio NPR Morning Edition NPR Talk of the Nation NPR Weekend Edition Skyhorse Publishing the Mafia Tony Lyons Vice President Lyndon B. Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Lynn Neary for National Public Radio.

Scenario Analysis

Rapid BI

Scenario Analysis Introduction Scenario analysis is a decision-making tool useful to assess how a situation can turn out and how different actions will affect its outcome. This method helps decision makers make informed choices and is widely used by leaders ranging from corporate managers to military leaders. It is especially handy in situations with [.]. Management Caution Decision Gamble Impact models+theories Outcome Probability Risky Safe Solution Strategy Uncertainty

Analysis; Presentation Skills; Management Insight – 3 “Job Requirements” for this ever-evolving era

First Friday Book Synopsis

The industry looks for people who can combine analysis with presentation skills and management insight. I just read this from Business Insider: MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CEO: Our Clients Want More Than Just MBAs by Max Nisen. It is about the skills and expertise that consulting firms now need in its people. Look at the list: #1 [.]. Randy''s blog entries

How To Conduct A Customer Analysis To Gain New Business

Eric Jacobson

As a sales leader, it''s important that you analyze your current customers to help you identify the best places to focus your energies for finding new customers. That''s the advice of Brian Tracy in his new book, Unlimited Sales Success. And, Tracy recommends that the best way to analyze your current customers is to ask and answer these twelve questions: Who is using your product or service today? Who will be using it in the future, based on current trends?

The Art of Perfect Timing

Leading Blog

Albert likens the structure of timing analysis to the structure of a musical score. As of May 2013, nobody has. When provides a more insightful way to look at events and the seven essential steps in a timing analysis. We say timing is everything. And it is.

So… What Do Consultants Actually Do?

Nathan Magnuson

Human Resources Leadership Organizational Effectiveness Personal Effectiveness analyze consulting design development evaluation gap analysis implementation management methodology programs project management requirements “So Nathan, tell me what you do for a living?” ” “Well, I’m a consultant.” ” “A consultant? But what do you actually do?”

How to Make Better Decisions

Leading Blog

Try the 10/10/10 analysis : How will you feel about your decision 10 minutes from now? "Why do we have such a hard time making good choices?" ask Chip and Dan Heath in Decisive. "A A remarkable aspect of your mental life," says Daniel Kahneman, "is that you are rarely stumped."

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The Incredible Leadership Value Of Rest And Recovery

Terry Starbucker

“ And, he quoted a Harvard analysis that estimated that “sleep deprivation costs American companies $63.2

Decoding The Truth Of Leading Multi-Generational Workforces

Tanveer Naseer

1) Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project Spring Tracking Survey 2013. “Generational differences in work-related attitudes: A meta-analysis”, Journal of Business and Psychology, 27(4), p.

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The Pope Shows That Sometimes Leadership is Addition by Subtraction

Next Level Blog

For example, The New York Times offers a nice analysis of the issues at hand in its article, Successor to Benedict Will Lead a Church at the Crossroads. As I write this, it’s the evening of the day that Pope Benedict XVI announced that he intends to resign the papacy at the end of this month.

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038: How Gamification Can Revolutionize Your Business | with Kevin Werbach

Engaging Leader

Kevin is the founder of the Supernova Group, a technology analysis and consulting firm. Kevin is the founder of the Supernova Group, a technology analysis and consulting firm. Gamification is the use of game-design techniques to engage people.

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Why We Need Strangers

Leading Blog

The Necessity of Strangers is an excellent analysis on why we need to seek out the new and different. Part of the reason we get stuck and part of the reason we lack the feedback we need is that we are surrounded by the familiar. The familiar that continuously reminds us that we are doing the best we can and that we are doing it right. We are mired in the familiar when what we need is the strange. We need strangers.

Change with Confidence

Leading Blog

He reflects on the critical issues and the analysis is quite helpful. Change with Confidence by Phil Buckley is a great handbook for working through a big change project. The book is organized around 50 critical and practical questions change leaders ask. The examples provided throughout the book mostly reflect his experience as co-lead in the global integration of Kraft and Cadbury.

Mindful Mondays: Five Questions You Should Be Asking Yourself On a Regular Basis

Next Level Blog

That’s a good thing for the most part because with all of those decisions we’re making everyday, we’d have total analysis paralysis if we had to actively stop and think about every decision we make or action we take. How many decisions do you think you make in a day?

The Number One Reason Employees Get Sick.Perceived Unfairness at Work

Great Leadership By Dan

In a very comprehensive meta-analysis, 279 studies were reviewed to explore the association between employee perceived fairness at work and diverse health outcomes (e.g.,

Gary Klein: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

He also developed methods of Cognitive Task Analysis for uncovering the tacit knowledge that goes into decision […]. Gary Klein, Ph.D., is a Senior Scientist at MacroCognition, LLC. He was instrumental in founding the field of Naturalistic Decision Making. ?He He developed a Recognition-Primed Decision (RPD) model to describe how people actually make decisions in natural settings.

Peer Pressures: 5 Reasons You Frustrate Your Peers

Let's Grow Leaders

Related Stories Force Field Analysis as a Teambuilding Exercise Perfect Vision is Over-Rated How to Tame a Bengal Tiger (and When to Sharpen Your Blade). Don’t destroy fantastic results with lazy relationships. Strong performers grow backwards when trust breaks down. Small issues mushroom overnight. Peers stop helping. Communication collapses. Careers derail. Without support, working harder can backfire.

Put a Little Air in the Balloon

Great Leadership By Dan

Pins in the form of statements or hard-to-answer questions like “that won’t work here”, “we already tried that”, “it’s too expensive”, “that’s too farfetched”, “yeah, but…”, “did you do a 3 year rate of return analysis?”,

swot pestle template

Rapid BI

This page contains the templates to complement the CIPD factsheets on SWOT analysis and PESTLE analysis. Created Articles PESTLE analysis SWOT SWOT analysis Templates


Five Strategies for Hiring Success

Chart Your Course

Top and bottom performance analysis. It’s never been easier to find warm bodies to fill job slots. With the volume of social media and online networking and career sites, connecting with workers is only a matter of searching profiles or placing ads.

Why Leaders Need to Stop Making the Decisions

Great Leadership By Dan

Sometimes, the information and analysis provided to the potential adviser was sloppy and incomplete. Guest post from Dennis Bakke: I believe the vast majority of people are creative, trustworthy, and capable of making meaningful decisions at work.

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Organizational Performance Measures Best Practice 26 – Eliminate Low-Value Metrics

Strategy Driven

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Leading Successfully… Start with the Right Strategy

Great Leadership By Dan

The challenge with this approach, however, is that most of the standard models tend to only look at one domain (typically competitive data) and the analysis is still focused on whichever option is the cheapest. Guest post by Jimmy Brown, Ph.D. Business leaders have a lot on their plate.

Book Review: Lean In: Women, Work and the Will To Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Survive Your Promotion

It’s not a feminist manifesto (ok maybe it is a little one…) so much as an analysis of where we are now, how we got here, and what’s next for women in the workforce. Sheryl Sandberg is everywhere right now. Turn on CNN and she’s talking to Soledad O’Brien. Pull up Harvard Business School’s website and she’s the lead story. She’s talking to Oprah.

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The 6 Benchmarks of High Performance Teams

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

An in depth analysis of the literature had revealed six characteristics of excellent teams. It demonstrated strong validity and reliability, and a factor analysis confirmed the six benchmarks. In 1996 , 51% of US employees were reported to be members of team.

3 Business Reasons for Employee Engagement Program

Chart Your Course

3 Business Reasons for Employee Engagement Programs. by Companies4Good ?03-26-2013 03-26-2013 3:00 AM, EDT. By Kate Olsen. Are there still people in your company who don’t understand the value of employee involvement programs?

Jon Acuff Resignation from Dave Ramsey Team Raises Questions

Modern Servant Leader

However, as a public figure in the Christian community and a thought leader in the entrepreneurial space, his actions, especially surrounding key business decisions, beg analysis. Jon Acuff’s Facebook Posts regarding the decision he and his wife, Jenny, made to leave the Dave Ramsey team: Friday, September 20, 2013 at 1:02 PM. Friday, September 20, 2013 at 2:27 PM. This is custom image for this post.

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 11/18/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Ellis Daniel Burrus Douglas Conant Finding your digital sweet spot How to Influence People Like a CEO JIm Clifton John Baldoni Kennedy Books Offer New Analysis" Lauren Everitt Leonard Mlodinow LinkedIn LinkedIn Pulse Lynn Neary Maria Popova McKinsey Quarterly Nancy F.

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019: How to Help Your Team Have More Great Days at Work | with Chris Rice

Engaging Leader

method for managers to fully engage employees in the workplace as well as how to avoid the engagement survey analysis-paralysis trap. method for managers to fully engage employees in the workplace as well as how to avoid the engagement survey analysis-paralysis trap.

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How I Answered The Call of Leadership – And Won A “Can’t Win” Election

Terry Starbucker

It was back to the popularity contest, and it didn’t take much analysis to figure out we were going to lose.

How to Make sure you Achieve your 2014 Leadership Goals

Great Leadership By Dan

No long winded analysis, beating yourself up, or excuses – just a number. This post first appeared in SmartBlog on Leadership : It’s that time of year when many of us, with the best of intentions will write a leadership development plan , or establish goals for the upcoming year. Unfortunately, most of us will fail to achieve those goals. We fail for a lot of reasons, most importantly, we underestimate how hard it is to change behavior. There’s others reasons too.

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Toward a Self-Employed Nation?

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Wendell Cox for NewGeography.com, a joint venture of Joel Kotkin and Praxis Strategy Group. To read the complete article, check out others, and subscribe, please click here. * * * The United States labor market has been undergoing a substantial shift toward small-scale entrepreneurship. The […].

George Kohlrieser: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

George Kohlrieser is an organizational and clinical psychologist. He is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at IMD and consultant to several global companies including Accenture, Alcan, Amer Sports, Barclays Global Investors, Cisco, Coca-Cola, HP, IBM, IFC, Morgan Stanley, Motorola, Nestlé, Nokia, Roche, Sara Lee, Tetra Pak, and Toyota. He is also a Police Psychologist [.].

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Three Things Strategy is NOT


Developing a vision can be very useful in the process of creating a strategy, but it must be coupled a solid analysis of where the organization currently is, and how it could most effectively more from its current position to the envisioned one.

9 Steps For Creating The Best Odds For Success

Tanveer Naseer

Being a great leader begins with a self-analysis of your leadership ability. The following is a guest piece by The Huffington Post columnist and author Bill McBean. When you run a business, there are always some certainties as you look into the future. You know your best competitors will work to become better. You know your customers will demand more. You know you’ll have to work smarter and harder every day to improve your bottom line.

StrategyDriven Podcast Episode 43 – The Big Picture of Business: Business Leader as Community Leader, part 1 of 2

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag articles on the StrategyDriven website.

How to Put Leadership Back into Strategy


It’s not the CEO; the company draws on specialists to help with external analysis, to do a deep dive on competitors, and to look at trends around the world.