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Advice: Manage Well by Leading Better

N2Growth Blog

Management is your day job; leadership is your career. Keep the projects on time and within budget by putting people into positions where they can succeed. Leadership is not a solitary endeavor; it only works with the cooperation of others. While it falls to the leader to think ahead and in doing so she will advance her career, too much focus on personal gain is not productive. Bye-bye career! By John Baldoni , Chair, Leadership Development, N2growth.

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Carefrontation — The Ultimate Leadership Trait

Great Leadership By Dan

As a new project manager at Hewlett Packard I found that I interacted with a lot of brilliant people, many of who had been conditioned by higher learning institutions to compete rather than collaborate. It was clear that we would get a lot more done if we could move the culture toward a higher level of trust and cooperation and away from the zero sum game to which they were accustomed. Team members started cooperating and collaborating at a level that got them, and me, noticed.

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Guest Blogger Nathan Zeldes: Why and How to Communicate Across Company Lines


Throughout my career as a Principal engineer at Intel, I’ve repeatedly made a point to do that, and believe me, it wasn’t easy. Better yet, in some cases this allowed me to strike alliances and mount joint projects with like-minded engineers and managers – to the benefit of all our organizations. If you’re truly fearless, negotiate collaborations with a number of other companies (and, possibly, academic research groups) where you will all cooperate to develop new insight.

What Job Candidates Really Want: Meaningful Work

Harvard Business Review

They used to want high salaries to verify their value and stable career paths to allow them to sleep well at night. Now they want purposeful work and jobs that fit clearly into the larger context of their career. A 2012 Pricewaterhouse Coopers survey found that 60% of CEOs did not believe they had the talent they needed to be successful, and one in four had to delay or forego market opportunities and strategic initiatives because they didn''t have the right talent.

New Books from HBR Press for January

Harvard Business Review

Free-enterprise capitalism is the most powerful system for social cooperation and human progress ever conceived. Also check out the HBR Guide to Project Management and the HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across. Evernote can help you become more focused and effective on the job — and get ahead in your career. Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. by John Mackey and Rajendra S. Sisodia.