Women Leadership Changes in 2013

Coaching Tip

Still, in the year that Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg published " Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead ," women everywhere made impressive economic and political gains. Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek, December 19, 2013. It’s hard to believe that at the end of 2013 we still see more than a few all-male corporate boards and leadership teams.” When Doing It All Won''t Do: A Self-Coaching Guide for Career Women--Workbook Edition . .

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. I had to step back and think about the themes in my own career and what I’ve been hearing this year from women all over the country.

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Advice: Manage Well by Leading Better

N2Growth Blog

Management is your day job; leadership is your career. One could say the same forMicrosoft when Bill Gates viewed himself as the visionary and Steve Ballmer was the operator. Bye-bye career! By John Baldoni , Chair, Leadership Development, N2growth.

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It’s Not Impossible – It Just Hasn’t Been Done Yet

N2Growth Blog

How many times in your career have you witnessed someone say, “that’s impossible – it simply can’t be done.” By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Perhaps you’ve even been guilty of uttering such a phrase yourself.

How leaders seek the best in others?

Lead Change Blog

How you view people would have the greatest leadership impact on your careers as a leader. His background consists of customer service operations in the hotel industry for almost 15 years and working for companies like Marriott, Hilton and Starwood hotels.

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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. In his book, he explains that to be successful you need to know more than your industry and just the basic concepts of leadership, management and operations.

Decoding The Truth Of Leading Multi-Generational Workforces

Tanveer Naseer

In some ways it’s only natural that we see an increase in discussions on potential challenges for organizations in operating under a multi-generational workforce. 1) Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project Spring Tracking Survey 2013.

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Rebooting Work: How to Make Work— Work for You

Leading Blog

Rebooting Work by Silicon Valley legend Maynard Webb and Carlye Adler is a sensible look at the changing nature of the workplace and how you can use emerging technologies to take charge of your career. We may move from frame to frame but we tend to operate in one.

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The Coming of the Clairvoyant Computer

Leading Blog

The leading career-focused social network, LinkedIn, predicts your job skills. Organizations of all kinds benefit by applying predictive analytics, since there's ample room for operational improvement; organizations are intrinsically inefficient and wasteful on a grand scale.

Washington's Lessons: 30 Surprising Facts About George Washington

Leading Blog

That Washington was childless proved a great boon to his career. Washington ran his own spy network during the war and was often the only one privy to the full scope of secret operations against the British.

Lessons On Effective Leadership From A Nobel Laureate

Tanveer Naseer

Not just in terms of their own career growth, but in how it would open up a whole new understanding and area of knowledge in their field of study, if not also inspiring others to take up the cause to learn more about this elemental key to our existence.

A Leader’s Simple 3-Step Cure For Ivory Tower Syndrome

Terry Starbucker

This cure was certainly familiar to me personally, because I was a regular practitioner of the 3-steps during my executive career in the cable TV business. Photo by Mary Nichols.

The CIO Paradox: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership Martha Heller bibliomotion (2013) The CIO “for all seasons” Rather than one paradox, as this book’s title suggests, Martha Heller rigorously and eloquently examines several separate but related paradoxes: Cost versus Innovation, Operations versus Strategy, Futurist versus Archivist, IT and Business Paradox, Accountability versus Ownership, Recruiting, […].

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Are You Feeling Disconnected As a Leader?

Great Leadership By Dan

They also felt they were operating at cross-purposes every single day. I’ve been a business leader and leadership consultant for most of my career. Guest post from Vince Molinaro, Ph.D.: It was a tough day. I had finished leading a one-day leader forum event with a new client.

Guest Post: Keeping Your Finances Afloat While Working From Home

Survive Your Promotion

As most individuals migrate away from pen and paper to the computer, many programs are available with which a single person to one who operates a small business which can be used to monitor day-to-day activities, schedules, dates and deadlines. photo credit: Jeremy Levine Design.

How to Create Millennial Leaders in Your Organization

Great Leadership By Dan

By understanding how millennials operate and managing them properly, you can retain them and set them up for leadership success. Give them career advice on how to succeed in your organization and tell them your story of how you got to where you are.

Women, Invest in Yourselves

Women on Business

Guest Post By Mary Kinney, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Ginnie Mae, a cornerstone of the U.S. For me, pursuing my career in financial services has always factored into my new year’s resolutions.

28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Do employees feel that their boss honors their career aspirations, building needed skills that serve their organization now and in the future? Read more at this blog post How Your Shoddy Reputation Could Destroy Your Budding Career.

How do leaders make lasting change?

Lead on Purpose

I found two recent articles about Clayton Christensen that have increased my understanding about leadership: The first is published in the BYU Magazine’s Spring 2013 edition. (As In this interview author Jeff Howe asks Christensen questions about his career and sheds thought-provoking light on how he became so important to the business world. One of the great leaders and thinkers of our time is Clayton Christensen , ”a down-to-earth” alum of BYU, Oxford and Harvard.

Are You Leading… or Just Managing?

Lead on Purpose

Too many organizations operate on the idea that great managers make great leaders, and vice versa. 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’. Adrienne Erin is a writer and career development professional who worked in a college career office for four years before striking out on her own as a freelance writer. —.

Carefrontation — The Ultimate Leadership Trait

Great Leadership By Dan

DaVita operates more than 1,800 dialysis centers and employs over 40,000 people domestically. He is the author of Shortcut to Prosperity: 10 Entrepreneurial Habits and a Roadmap For An Exceptional Career.

Personal Business Maturity

Great Leadership By Dan

They illustrate respect for their employees and peers by providing open and honest communication about the rationale for decisions made to ensure teams are operating with facts and not rumor or misinterpretations.

Givers give without expectation of immediate return.

Coaching Tip

Traditionally the thinking has been that employers should appeal to workers’ more obvious forms of self-interest: financial incentives, yes, but also work that is inherently interesting or offers the possibility for career advancement.

How Can We Increase the Number of Women on Corporate Boards?

Women on Business

“If you look on boards, one of the primary reasons we are not seeing more women joining them is that typically they are looking for candidates who either have board experience or are leading large operations.

5 Keys For Developing An Employee Engagement Strategy

Tanveer Naseer

Draft a provocative vision and values The operative word here being, “ provocative.” Create opportunities for personal and professional growth I recently worked for a company that didn’t believe in job tracks or formalized career paths. It was the employee’s responsibility – not their manager’s – to define their next career opportunity. The following is a guest post by Employee Recognition Director at Hallmark Business Connections, Jonathan McClellan.

3 Business Reasons for Employee Engagement Program

Chart Your Course

2) Operating margins increase: According to the Towers Watson 2012 Global Workforce Study, companies with the highest sustainable engagement scores had an average one-year operating margin of 27% (vs. 3 Business Reasons for Employee Engagement Programs. by Companies4Good ?03-26-2013

Virtually Selling

Coaching Tip

Most salespeople fail because they don't understand the impact of their personalities on the person at the other end of the call.and.they are blindly 'winging it' by operating without a proven sales process methodology. Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek, January 14, 2013 and "Ask the Coach".

We Lead Through Competition

Coaching Tip

Books Career Communication Current Affairs Ethics Leadership Memes Personal Life Religion Safety & Security What is All life is competitive.

Executive Assimilation

Coaching Tip

When newly recruited, the following types of executives experienced the highest failure rates within the first 18 months: senior-level executives (39%), sales executives (30%), marketing executives (25%), and operations executives (23%).

Four Steps to Improve Poor Performance

Chart Your Course

Plus, employee development and career opportunities should be included in any healthy workplace. As business strategies and operations change, employees should be given the tools and skills needed to succeed. Underperforming employees are not hard to find.

Mars Incorporated: A Sweet Place to Work

Coaching Tip

95 on the 2013 list, Mars boasts employees who love not only the products they make but also the office culture and the company's long-standing principles. For example, a typical Mars plant manager influences associates by his or her ability to pace development of operational systems and innovative approaches. These operational managers' value to Mars is they initiate or design positive changes. Source: FORTUNE, February 4, 2013. ?

Why do smart people do dumb things?

Coaching Tip

John Agno: When Doing It All Won''t Do: A Self-Coaching Guide for Career Women. Books Business Coaching Career Communication Self-Awareness Skills Women Work life

Neuropsychology; Top Brain, Bottom Brain

Coaching Tip

Depending on the degree to which a person uses the top and bottom systems in optional ways, he or she will operate in one of four cognitive modes: Mover, Perceiver, Stimulator and Adaptor. In business, they often form the backbone of an organization, carrying out essential operations.

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6 Lessons On Creating a Lasting Influence


Influence is only valuable when it provokes change in how people operate and think; when it inspires them to take required action. Improvement & Development Leadership Leading People Leading Projects Managing Career Social Media career change influence Self Growth


Coaching Tip

and Canadian workers by Right Management , the talent and career management expert within ManpowerGroup. In many cases, operations have been streamlined, headcount is lower, competition greater and the outcome has been more pressure felt at all levels of the workplace.

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The Greatest Business Leaders of Today: What Can We Learn From Them?

Great Results Team Building

Following the examples of some of the greatest business leaders of our times can pay off for you personally, and any business venture you are involved in, whether you are an employee in a corporation or running your own operation.

Leadership Blind Spots

Coaching Tip

They may well be on their way to mastering the engineering and operational issues involved in delivering their product or service. Books Business Coaching Career Failure Leadership Memes Self-Awareness Success Work life

Why You Should Conduct Talent Review Meetings and 10 Best Practices for Doing Them

Great Leadership By Dan

valued by an organization’s leadership, just take a peek at the agendas for their business review meetings, board meetings, operations reviews, quarterly shareholder meetings, sales meetings, or any other kind of management meeting that permeates a busy executives’ calendar. Managers should be having follow-up career and development discussions with their employees to provide feedback and create robust development plans.

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How to Select a CEO for the Collaboration Economy


Is the CEO staking his career on enterprise-wide collaborations with rivals, NGOs and public entities? Would you partner with your company if your career and wealth was on the line? The ethical CEO’s company is more likely to operate with little to hide.

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The Differences Between A Coach And A Mentor

Eric Jacobson

Mentors have your back to guide you along in your career. Because they have done well, they operate from a point of helping others do the same.

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Quality: Ownership and Getting Better


Quality you deliver has everything to do with how much you own your work , your actions and its respective impact on the other parts of the system you operate in. Improvement & Development Managing Career Quality Improvement Self Growth career Quality

Trust Issues

Coaching Tip

They reward unfavorable behaviors, while operating with myopic interests and escalating bureaucracy. Two Leadership Self-Coaching Guides for Career Women. Books Business Coaching Career Ethics Leadership Memes Self-Awareness What is Work life Surveys and statistics abound: only 22% of the public trust government.only 10% of employees trust management.50% of a class is suspected of cheating. It''s a difficult time to be a leader.

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.