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The June 3rd, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the June 3rd, 2013 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Well, here''s your monthly dose of "speed leadership development". Joel Garfinkle from Career Advancement Blog presents A Study in Employee Retention.

25 Career Options in Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

Interested in a career in leadership development? There are a lot of ways you can make a decent living and have some fun developing leaders. Mid-level or Senior Manager : m anagers developing the managers below them. careers roles leadership development jobs

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28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the September edition of the Leadership Development Carnival ! Chris Edmonds , from Driving Results Through Culture , says that every leader needs to have " Serve my employees " as their #1 target in their individual development plan. So my development tip is this.

Creating employee engagement through culture and job design

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Career Development Change Management Leadership Coaching Team Dynamics Workplace Issues In a refreshing interview, CEO Jim Franklin shares his company’s views on employee engagement. Curriculum developer.

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9 management lessons from 13th and Violet

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Career Development Change Management Community Involvement Leadership Coaching During and after the recent Boulder flooding, emergency officials asked people to stay home. Curriculum developer.

2013 Trends and The Power of Women

Women on Business

I was recently asked to think about how 2013 trends will impact women in the work force and how women will impact the trends. Could I see the future as a projection of the strides I’ve been able to make, similar to what other women in business have done?

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20 Questions to Assess the Quality of an Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

I’ve written about how to write a great individual development plan (IDP) - it’s my all-time most popular post, with over 300,000 hits. Here''s a checklist I''ve used to evaluate the quality of a leader''s individual development plan. Are the development actions substantial?

10 Tips To Be A Presentation GOD.

Rich Gee Group

But for screen projection – Less is More. These actions develop a great synergy between the presenter and the audience. Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip Social Media Ways & Tips Bullets Images Powerpoint Presentations Screen Steve Jobs

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5 Must-Read Books For Business Leaders For Summer 2013

Eric Jacobson

AMA Business Boot Camp -- Management and Leadership Fundamentals That Will See You Successfully Through Your Career. It covers basic management, managing staff changes, managing projects, strategic thinking, hiring, delegating, and communication -- and lot''s more.

It’s Time to View Leadership as a Profession

Great Leadership By Dan

profession, both the American Society for Training and Development and the. If you are leader, commit yourself to your profession, and strive to develop the. careers Rich Wellins development DDI leadershipGuest post from DDI's Richard S. Wellins, Ph.D.

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6 Lessons On Creating a Lasting Influence


Improvement & Development Leadership Leading People Leading Projects Managing Career Social Media career change influence Self Growth Mahatma Gandhi, as we know, was a simple man who had no position, no wealth, no power and no authority.

Advice: Manage Well by Leading Better

N2Growth Blog

By John Baldoni , Chair, Leadership Development, N2growth. 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. Bye-bye career!

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At Work, "Yes" is Great, but at Times "No" is Even Better

Leading Blog

At work, we want our jobs, assignments, projects and "stuff" to move along smoothly: achieving objectives, getting promoted, winning contracts. This is a guest post by Michael Carroll, author of Fearless at Work.

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How To Have A Perfect Day, Every Day.

Rich Gee Group

In addition, one of my dear friends, BJ Flagg, president of Nurenu Brand Marketing , was my guest (her team developed and runs this site). This not only gets us off on the right foot, it allows me to clearly understand their career and make an impact immediately. The project?

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When Stepping Up Blows Up

Leadership Freak

Accepting challenges lifts careers. Challenges that lift careers include: Initiatives that impact large segments of organizations. Projects others [.]. Delegation Leading Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher Leadership Leadership Development organizational successBut, holding on to them destroys. Learn to challenge others as well as challenging yourself. Raise your hand and say, “I’ll take that on.” New challenges are opportunities.

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How to Prepare Well: 3 Lessons


A few years back, I was coordinating the interview process of my team members with the client before they start working on the client projects. Improvement & Development Leadership Leading Projects Managing Career Self Growth Preparation rehearsal

Guest Post: Keeping Your Finances Afloat While Working From Home

Survive Your Promotion

In times when business is good, one should make certain they do not concentrate too long on one single issue or assignment, particularly if they may result in not giving adequate attention to other projects waiting in the wings behind it. photo credit: Jeremy Levine Design.

Reinventing You – Becoming the Person You Were Meant to Be

Leading Blog

Did you know that there is a company that allows you to test-drive over 125 new careers to see if they are a fit?) Once you have determined where you need to be, it is important to develop the skills you need. Clark explains how to do this and when to go back to school and when not to, and finding a mentor (someone who embodies what you’d like to develop and the person you’d like to become).

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.

The Honest Truth About Teams

Lead from Within

Every organization in every industry pursues ambitious projects, works hard to get and serve clients and customers, and tackles new markets, new ideas, and new innovation. There’s a good reason we spend so much time thinking about teams.

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How to Build a Development Library for Your Organization.

Nathan Magnuson

Home / Human Resources / How to Build a Development Library for Your Organization. How to Build a Development Library for Your Organization. In my last post I wrote about Individual Development Plans and how you can use them to develop in a professional setting.

Education? Innovation? Do - Learn - Do - Learn

Mills Scofield

Victor’s Leap Year Project “Masters Program” is the wave of the future. Their influence was so great that I wanted my career path to follow their footsteps. I gave my self-made experiential education and the community project a title: The Leap Year Project.

We Lead Through Competition

Coaching Tip

Hirschman said, "This sentence admirably epitomizes several of the histories of economic development projects in recent decades. The leadership lesson is: Developing organizations, communities and countries requires more than capital and innovation. All life is competitive.

Four Steps to Improve Poor Performance

Chart Your Course

They are perpetually tardy or absent, or procrastinate and mismanage projects. Plus, employee development and career opportunities should be included in any healthy workplace. Underperforming employees are not hard to find.

How to Complete an Individual Development Plan | Thoughts for the.

Nathan Magnuson

Home / Human Resources / How to Complete an Individual Development Plan. How to Complete an Individual Development Plan. Perhaps you’ve heard of the professional growth tool called the Individual Development Plan (or IDP for short). They’ve proved quite handy for many organization seeking to develop employees’ leadership skills (instead of only job skills). Think of performance as the “test” and development as the “lesson.”

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. If I worked harder, put in extra hours, and continued to develop my education, I would not be compensated in any manner for doing so. Employee Engagement: A Key Ingredient for Personal Motivation and Business Success. By Amber Walz Do you know for certain that all of your employees are “engaged employees?”

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. This is sure to do your own career a world of good, and will add interest and fulfillment to your life as well.

What I Wish I Knew as a CEO That I Learned Later in HR

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

People who, because of a lack of dual career path options, had moved into a management role just to be able to get more influence, more status, greater compensation or have more say in how they spent their time, rather than actually wanting to lead a team.

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Leadership Blind Spots

Coaching Tip

Can it be penetrated (or developed) and what's likely to be required to do so? It doesn't have to be an expensive, complicated project. You must recast your struggles as positive learning experiences and view them as necessary steps in your leadership development."

Mentoring 101 | Thoughts for the Everyday Leader

Nathan Magnuson

January 21, 2013. The same goes for writing, selling, buying a house, starting a business, studying for the MCAT, exploring careers in web design, social networking, etc. A friend and I are working on some independent projects, so I got to make a couple calls to “mentors” of mine who have been there and got some great input. © 2013 Thoughts for the Everyday Leader — Standard by 8BIT. Home About Coaching Contact Guest Posts Archives.

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Powerful Question #2 | Thoughts for the Everyday Leader

Nathan Magnuson

February 6, 2013. Everyone has development experiences throughout their life and career outside of formal training programs (school, professional certifications, etc.) What’s one of the richest leadership development experiences you’ve ever had and how has it helped shape your leadership ability? © 2013 Thoughts for the Everyday Leader — Standard by 8BIT. Home About Coaching Contact Guest Posts Archives. Thoughts for the Everyday Leader.

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What is holding you back?


Dissatisfaction with your job or career. Developing more rewarding relationships. Starting a new project or finishing an old one.

Are You Ready for Your “Second Act”?

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Pursuing a second career in a different field can be either an opportunity for excitement and fulfillment or a nightmare. Starting a second career in a different field has similar challenges as a business that is making a huge shift into a new market.

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Great Quotes: Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky


The term ’project management’ makes most creative people cringe. Depending on your approach and your mind-set, the experience of organizing and managing a project can be miserable or deeply satisfying. On “Project Approach” to Ideas.

Build a Career Worth Having

Harvard Business Review

Gallup''s 2013 State of the American Workplace study found that as many as 70% of working Americans were unfulfilled with their jobs, 18% to such an extent that they are actively undermining their co-workers. See your career as a series of stepping stones, not a linear trajectory.

The Big Picture of Business: Why a Company Would Improve? The Art of Learning From Failure to Get Better.

Strategy Driven

Business development. Attempting projects without the proper resources to do the job well. Failure to effective networking techniques early enough in my career path. Inability to finely develop the powers of people participating in the networking process.

The Big Picture of Business: The Colonel and Me

Strategy Driven

Business development. One resulting project was ‘KFC Kalendar,’ an advertising campaign that showcased community events and public service announcements to diverse communities. ” KFC was a watershed in my career (at that point 21 years long).

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20 Interesting Behaviors of Strategy Tourist

Strategy Driven

I believe the behavior of strategy tourists offer us a very useful career guide. So take advantage of all the strategy tourists you know and develop opposite behavior. Develop your power play skills and use them as often as you can.

Retain Your Top Performers

Marshall Goldsmith

Leaders are debating the changing nature of work and the perceived decline in job security (the lifelong career at a benevolent company is a fading memory) and the erosion of corporate loyalty. The new work contract – where employees take responsibility for their own careers and corporations provide them with career-enhancing but impermanent opportunities – can be as difficult for organizations to manage as it is for individuals.

Rank-order Priorities To Determine Motivation

Eric Jacobson

When you meet with your employee during her annual performance appraisal take time to determine what motivates her when it comes to her career development. Motivation changes over time and changes depending on where the individual is in her career.

Alternative Selection Warning Flag 2 – An Initiative for Every Executive

Strategy Driven

While these individuals’ daily activities provided ongoing benefit throughout their careers, there is seldom a more value adding opportunity than successful leadership of a strategic initiative or large-scale project.

Why Your Employees Count as Much as Your Clients

Strategy Driven

Developing a culture of caring within your organization to engage your employees is vital to the strategy to drive success to your business. But what they don’t realize is that they are damaging the business by failing to develop staff. Success in business begins with your people.

The Big Picture of Business: Fine Wine, Aged Cheese and Valuable Antiques. Professionals Who Go the Distance.

Strategy Driven

A professional’s career and their collected Body of Work encompass time, energy, resources, perseverance and lots of commitment in order to produce. Business development. There are three key ingredients in developing deep leadership roots. Commitment to Career.