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. Here is the schedule it may change; 12/26/13 – Team Building & Leadership Articles. Favorite Team Building & Leadership Articles 2013.

Top 10 Posts from 2013

Nathan Magnuson

2013 featured a Leadership Profiles series and Powerful Questions series in addition to everyday leadership content. Here are the top 10 posts from 2013. This article was picked up by the Ziglar Newsletter and Personal Excellence Magazine.

Why Are 2013 Graduates Considered Unprepared?

Chart Your Course

While the National Center for Education Statistics is projecting nearly 1.8 Meanwhile, of the hiring managers that are looking at 2013 graduates, the majority only plans to hire one or two this year. via Why Are 2013 Graduates Considered Unprepared? By Ashley Bowers.

Picasso and Project Management

Strategy Driven

So what does any of this have to do with Project Management? The common theme from the above is with projects themselves. Just like art, there are projects that have major impacts on society, like the Sistine Chapel (Pyramids, Moon landings, etc.). While other types of projects are more the paint by numbers type. Projects (and Project Managers) also have many different ways to reach the end goal. Projects are works of art and not scientific theory.

Project Management – What is Critical Chain?

Strategy Driven

Successful project managers know that the success of their project hinges on the development of a solid plan, the diverse consideration of integration challenges, and the right evaluation of resources. The text above is only a small portion of this article.

Project Management Best Practice 11 – Project Performance Executive Dashboards

Strategy Driven

Most managers would acknowledge that the use of efficient metrics is a key component to the successful planning, tracking, and execution of projects. Although the definition of those efficient metrics can be relatively easy when the project is small in schedule and resource size, the task can be much more challenging when considering the proper tracking metrics for a larger project. Likert scoring methodology… The text above is only a small portion of this article.

Complimentary Resource – Emerging Trends in Project Management

Strategy Driven

Emerging Trends in Project Management. Implementing project management soft skills into your projects will become increasingly important over the next several years; opening your mind to these emerging trends will open your door to new opportunities.

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. Here is the schedule it may change; 12/26/13 – Team Building & Leadership Articles. Favorite Images Used in Workshops and Presentations 2013.

25 Coaching Questions to Create your 2013 Leadership Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

What are some challenging assignments or projects, both on the job and outside of work that would give you an opportunity to learn and apply these new competencies? How can you find a good course, a book, articles, websites, blogs, podcasts, and other learning resources related to your learning goals? As the year winds down, it’s a good time to reflect on what you’ve accomplished and learned as a leader and what you’d like to focus on for the coming year.

StrategyDriven Editorial Perspective – The Ugly Truth About Partisan Public Project Labor Agreements

Strategy Driven

Public project labor agreements (PLAs) provide another hurdle, unless their employees choose to pay union dues. Bush’s prohibition on the requirement for project labor agreements on federal projects. Please consider the environment before and after printing this article.

Leadership and The Power of Perspective

Kevin Eikenberry

And when I recently saw the work of Gus Petro, who put a new perspective on New York City and the Grand Canyon, it prompted me to write this article. The project is called merge (and the website can be [.].

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Five Ways Leaders Turns Doubters into Doers

Chart Your Course

Effective June 2013, all employees were required to work in the office. As blogs and news columns debated the pro and cons of the move, a thoughtful article in Forbes pointed to some other facts. This past February Yahoo!’s s fledgling CEO Marissa Mayer made her first misstep.

An Army of One

General Leadership

Take, for example, even some of the more mundane practices, such as parade-ground drills, formation runs, and training projects geared to collective problem solving.

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The No-Boss Workplace: Can Great Leadership Be Crowdsourced?

Terry Starbucker

Here’s how Rogoway describes how project decisions get made: Any Treehouse employee can propose a project by submitting it on an internal company website. If enough of their colleagues sign on to help the project goes forward.

The Secrets Of Great Leadership (As Told By 8,000 People Who Love Their Jobs)

Terry Starbucker

He talked about his findings in a recent article in the NY Times. “I interviewed a workplace consultant as part of a research project on people who love their jobs. In my quest for more human leadership , I’ve discovered a core truth.

Leading for a Higher Purpose

General Leadership

Karen is the CEO of the New York-based strategic technology, staffing and project management company Sharp Decisions. “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” ” Albert Schweitzer.

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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. As I wrote in my last article, stories work best, especially those from grateful customers and members of the organization who live the vision.

Boston Strong

General Leadership

Take, for example, even some of the more mundane practices, such as parade-ground drills, formation runs, and training projects geared to collective problem solving. “Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived from unity.”

Decoding The Truth Of Leading Multi-Generational Workforces

Tanveer Naseer

Perhaps most critically, the key fault with so many of these business and leadership articles on generational differences is that there’s no evidence-based, empirical studies to back up their assertions.

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The Rules of Retention

Chart Your Course

As a result, QuikTrip was expanding with new stores and larger projects during the recession, while other low-cost retailers were closing stores and announcing layoffs. Employee dissatisfaction is on the rise, especially among entry-level and mid-level employees.

Futren’s Strategies for Employee Retention

Chart Your Course

The company manages Indian Hills Country Club and The Georgian Club in Marietta, and acquired Woodland Hills Golf Course in Cartersville in February 2013. Businesses in the hospitality and food and beverage industries face many challenges.

Four Steps to Improve Poor Performance

Chart Your Course

They are perpetually tardy or absent, or procrastinate and mismanage projects. Underperforming employees are not hard to find. They are cavalier about company rules, create conflict in the ranks or seem to do just enough to get by. They abuse the system.

Using The Power Of Acknowledgment To Engage Your Employees

Tanveer Naseer

What incredible value and contribution Shelly brings to our team – we couldn’t achieve the same project success without her insights and actions.” Her articles have appeared in a number of media outlets, including CNBC, the New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune.

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3 ways to build your business (as a speaker)

Jason Womack

I'm amazed at the connections that abound; that within moments we can find out about someone doing amazing work, within days we can connect and explore those things we have in common; and, within weeks we can produce a project together. Related articles. Small Business Success in 2013.

The Power of Expressing Vulnerability as a Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

But if for instance, there is a discussion about a certain project where you believe you made a bad decision, say so instead of hiding this, blaming others or pretending you were right.

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28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

To learn more on this, check out my article How Can We Learn To Value Failure? ”. Art Petty , from Management Excellence Blog , says “One of the consistent gaps I see in many leaders is a lack of experience with and understanding of the concepts and tools of project management.

Complimentary Resource – Change Is Constant: PMBOK Guide 5th Edition

Strategy Driven

The fifth edition of the PMBOK Guide® was released and once again the profession of project management moved forward. If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter.

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Being The Hare

Survive Your Promotion

I research, read, make connections and start spinning up websites and writing articles. The many projects and passions that I’ve been excited about over all these years have started to hang together. photo credit: wolfpix. You know the story about the tortoise and the hare?

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Complimentary Resource – Iteration Planning Guide

Strategy Driven

If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter. Please consider the environment before and after printing this article. Iteration Planning Guide. by Rally Software.

Are You Leading… or Just Managing?

Lead on Purpose

While managers can find ways to operate more effectively, their main focus is keeping everything on track, working their project management magic, and dotting every ‘I’ and crossing every ‘T’. The Product Management Perspective: Reading this article may cause you to wonder whether the title “product manager” really fits. Guest post by Adrienne Erin. Something interesting happens in a lot of organizations.

What Invisible Dragons are Your Teammates Fighting?

Great Results Team Building

The likelihood is that you have very little idea what invisible dragons they are fighting to slay outside of your team project or workplace. This article has been published as a guest post on the #bealeader website. You can read the entire article by CLICKING HERE!

061: The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Leaders Generate Great Ideas | with David Burkus

Engaging Leader

In this episode, David and Jesse discuss several mistaken ideas that hold us back -- as well as how anyone can embrace a practical approach to finding the best new ideas, projects, processes, and programs.

Trust in Leadership – 5 Key Practices to Earn Trust

Lead on Purpose

One recent article in Forbes magazine examined the interesting phenomenon behind a shift in today’s leadership principles. The article’s author asserts that old leadership models were based on power because business was essentially about competition. As a leader, people will trust you more if they feel that they can bring up negative points about you, your team, a project you’re working on, or whatever. Guest post by Daniela Baker.

Guest Post: Keeping Your Finances Afloat While Working From Home

Survive Your Promotion

Note: This article is a guest post by the smart and talented Dave Landry Jr. - please see his bio at the end of the post! It is important to give equal increments of time between like projects. photo credit: Jeremy Levine Design.

When Employees Become Disengaged – TTI Success Insights

Chart Your Course

In laymen’s terms, I enjoy expanding my knowledge, but if I’m investing my time and energy into a project, I like to see some kind of return on my investment. Communication Articles DISC Profile Employee Engagement Employee engagement speaker Employee Motivation Articles Job Satisfaction Talent Management Assessments employee engagement Motivators Training and Development Employee Engagement: A Key Ingredient for Personal Motivation and Business Success.

Chart Your Course - Untitled Article

Chart Your Course

The company manages Indian Hills Country Club and The Georgian Club in Marietta, and acquired Woodland Hills Golf Course in Cartersville in February 2013. Businesses in the hospitality and food and beverage industries face many challenge s.

The Best Books on Writing, NYC, Animals, and More: A Collaboration with the New York Public Library

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Maria Popova for her website, Brain Pickings, in which she shares a unique and exciting celebration of “timelessly wonderful reads in an elaborate diorama of papercraft book sculptures.” ” To read the complete article, check out others, and subscribe to her newsletter, please click here. * […].

Neutralize “Killer Stress” to Boost the Bottom Line

Michael Lee Stallard

If you are not able to get them a role that is a perfect fit, consider giving them additional responsibilities or projects that fit well with their wiring. Note: I originally wrote this article for Foxbusiness.com. Who experiences greater levels of stress: management or employees? Managers seem to think they do, but hard research data makes it clear: Employees experience greater stress, and that affects the company’s bottom line.

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Cowards, Heroes, Boxing, and Heart.

Great Results Team Building

Parcells apparently loved to talk about boxing, and in news articles would explain that a perfect off-season day is to find himself inside a boxing gym somewhere in North Jersey, his boyhood home. “It’s

Risk Management Warning Flag 1 – Unadjusted Resourcing of Risk Monitoring Activities

Strategy Driven

Major projects typically add significant operational, financial, reputational, and regulatory risk to an organization’s overall risk profile. This project risk may by itself exceed the normal level of organizational risk leaders are accustomed to dealing with.

Thinking About Stepping Into A Leadership Position?

Tim Milburn

Most of the articles I write on this site are meant to encourage you to move into a leadership role, to improve your leadership skills, and to inspire you to step up and guide a group of people in a common purpose and goal.

The Slippery Slope of Not Asking Why

Mills Scofield

My weekly article ‘catch-up’ included several on corporate culture and leadership that were all just common sense and the Golden Rule. In one of my first projects at Bell Labs, I was the system engineer on three different messaging services. Done and on to the next project!

Are You an Effective Business Leader?

Lead on Purpose

First of all, every business leader that wants to be successful in his or her field needs to know the field inside out and understand even the smallest details, which are sometimes the most important factors in business projects. To find out more about the topic, read this HBR article. Guest post by Mike Gardener. With the economic climate as tough as it currently is, leadership qualities are the main cornerstones of success when it comes to virtually all kinds of businesses.