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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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What Managers Are Looking For In Tomorrow’s Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

One of my predictions was that the higher up you go in an organization, the more important soft skills are to your success. We found that managers are looking for soft skills over hard ones when promoting. Teamwork skills will only become more important in the workplace.

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5 Must-Read Books For Business Leaders For Summer 2013

Eric Jacobson

Author Paul Smith explains why storytelling has emerged as a vital skill for every leader and manager. AMA Business Boot Camp -- Management and Leadership Fundamentals That Will See You Successfully Through Your Career. Stumped for what business books to add to your summer reading list?

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. They communicate well and they know their goals, skills, and talents.

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It’s Time to View Leadership as a Profession

Great Leadership By Dan

Professions usually have standards for performance, knowledge, and skills. While the outputs of these efforts vary in form, there tends to be little variance in the skills, behaviors, and personality. Leadership skills can be learned and they can and should.

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

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The Leadership Contagion: What Virus Are You Spreading?

Terry Starbucker

What IS hard to get our arms around, however, is the impact of the leader’s emotional makeup and mood on that influence, and its real importance in the context of all the other objective and tangible skills they bring to the table. “Every day, everywhere you go, you spread a virus.

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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? Improving your perception is a key skill to work and include in your IDP.

Being The Hare

Survive Your Promotion

I realize I need some degree or skill that I don’t have that I should have gotten when I was 15 that everyone else already has. The many projects and passions that I’ve been excited about over all these years have started to hang together. photo credit: wolfpix.

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20 Questions to Assess the Quality of an Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

To what extent is there connectivity between the career path, leadership assessment, development needs and planned development actions? Are challenging assignments and projects represented? leadership, communications, financial or planning skills are very broad.)

Are You Leading… or Just Managing?

Lead on Purpose

After a solid performance, that manager will be promoted to a leadership position, under the assumption that their management skills will make them good leaders. But if you look at what’s required to fulfill each position, the skill sets don’t line up very well; in fact, some skills needed for one function may actually be counterproductive in the other. Guest post by Adrienne Erin. Something interesting happens in a lot of organizations.

A New Labor Model

Coaching Tip

There are projections that the percentage of the workforce that are contingent workers could rise to as high as 40% nationwide. Books Business Coaching Career Current Affairs Skills Work life

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. The answer is to keep projecting the new behavior until you’re comfortable with it and others begin to accept it as the new “normal.” It’s not uncommon to think of personal reinvention as being somewhat contrived or manipulative.

Development of Coaching Competencies at SAP

Coaching Tip

SAP leadership has been following these prevailing coaching issues from: A career and professional perspective. The return on investment (ROI) of coaching can be enormous, especially in the context of project management.

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.

How to Prepare Well: 3 Lessons

QAspire

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. In the real interview, they did well and client was happy with how candidates represented their skills.

Four Steps to Improve Poor Performance

Chart Your Course

They are perpetually tardy or absent, or procrastinate and mismanage projects. Either they lack the ability or skill set required, or they lack the motivation or desire to perform, or both. Underperforming employees are not hard to find.

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. Too many workers, especially Generation Xers and younger, see changing employers as the only way to advance their careers.

Today's Three Tips: Be Decisive. Find The Truth. Write A Thank You Note.

Eric Jacobson

Surprisingly, many managers, even when they are parents, don''t use this parenting "discovery" skill in the workplace. Or, for employees new to the workforce and early in their careers. Finally, reserve your sending thank you notes for the big jobs, large projects, extra special work.

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

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Throughout my time, when recruiting, I had focussed mainly on stealing from a competitor someone already in a role similar to the one we needed to fill, based on the fact that this would give me proven skills and hurt my competitor at the same time.

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Surefire Ways To Create An Effective Corporate Culture

Eric Jacobson

Fortunately, most of my career I’ve worked in effective corporate cultures. Sometimes it was through company organized volunteer projects. Management Leadership Corporate Culture Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Core Values General Management Skills

How To Create An Effective Corporate Culture

Eric Jacobson

Fortunately, most of my career I’ve worked in effective corporate cultures. Sometimes it was through company organized volunteer projects. Management Leadership Corporate Culture Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management General Management Skills Engaging Employees

Win the Race for Talent – Talent Management magazine

Chart Your Course

can no longer count on influxes of foreign talent to meet skill needs. now have robust economies to compete for that talent.SidebarThe Rise of Career FrameworksFrom the post-war boom until the 1980s, many U.S. Germany, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, South Africa and many other nations now face growing skills and jobs mismatches as well.There are two principal causes:1. The continuing spread of digital technology across every business sector raises job skill requirements.2.

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.

20 Interesting Behaviors of Strategy Tourist

Strategy Driven

Most likely you know plenty of them, since strategy tourists – those individuals who lack the motivation, skills and knowledge to turn a strategy into performance – can be found in abundance in most organizations. I believe the behavior of strategy tourists offer us a very useful career guide.

How to decide what to learn next

Rajesh Setty

Every single day you are learning as you work through your projects. So “learning” encompasses both what you do explicitly and what projects you are engaged with. ” It is not just relevant to the game but to all of our careers. I still remember that meeting.

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.

Six Paradoxes Women Leaders Face in 2013

Harvard Business Review

Easing into the New Year, one big hope we have for 2013 is that women continue to bridge the gender gap in terms of pay equality and access to leadership positions. But career choice does not fully explain The Pay Paradox. Career planning Gender

Thoughts That Make You Go Hmmm on…Becoming an Extraordinary Coach

The Practical Leader

A highlight of the week was our certification to deliver ZF’s unique and powerful skill development system The Extraordinary Coach. ’ The mindset must precede the skill set.”

The Advisor’s Corner – Can Failure Be My Friend?

Strategy Driven

No one succeeds at anything, even their best skill set, all the time! TEST : pilot test new ideas and projects and welcome mistakes and failures that show up. Well, it depends on what you want and need out of your relationships and career.

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. Skilled processes in picking and processing the grapes. Vision for the project, from concept through execution.

5 Books To Read This Fall

Eric Jacobson

Author Paul Smith explains why storytelling has emerged as a vital skill for every leader and manager. AMA Business Boot Camp -- Management and Leadership Fundamentals That Will See You Successfully Through Your Career. Stumped for what business books to add to your fall reading list?

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The Best of September 2013

Harvard Business Review

Drawn across sectors by a strong sense of mission, they are forging uniquely effective career paths by applying their widening range of cross-sector skills, sensitivity to context, open-mindedness, and powerful networks to some of the world’s most intractable problems. It’s not that qualified women are being passed over for promotion so much as that they’re not being assigned the high-profile projects they need to hone their leadership qualifications in the first place.

6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 2 of 7

Strategy Driven

The success of future managers will depend on their skill at ‘mood management’ – which means recognizing that the conversations taking place in the organization are not trivial utterances but are, in fact, the lifeblood of the enterprise.

The Advisor’s Corner – Am I an At-Risk Leader?

Strategy Driven

By developing an accurate view of, and aptly managing, one’s own emotional responses to situations, the rest of you skills and talents are magnified and leveraged. Instead, they recognize what they are good at and leverage those skills.

Recommended Resources – AMA Business Boot Camp

Strategy Driven

AMA Business Boot Camp : Management and Leadership Fundamentals That Will See You Successfully Through Your Career. Reilly is a reader’s digest of fundamental management and leadership skills.

Recommended Resources – AMA Business Boot Camp

Strategy Driven

AMA Business Boot Camp : Management and Leadership Fundamentals That Will See You Successfully Through Your Career. Reilly is a reader’s digest of fundamental management and leadership skills.

Younger Workers Need a Career Narrative

Harvard Business Review

Two senior management consultants are chatting with each other between meetings: "I heard we managed to staff the new project in New Jersey. Greg, in short, lacks a career narrative. Doing so creates an authentic and compelling career narrative.

Don't Let Your Career "Just Happen"

Harvard Business Review

In others, they lack the critical experiences or skills required to take the next step, such as an international assignment, high-risk project, or major P&L responsibility. While many complex factors contribute to women hitting the glass ceiling, more proactive career management and clearer manager guidance would help them identify and use the right tools to break through. But we also found that these traits are not synonymous with proactive career management.

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Why some smart people become oblivious to their stupid actions

Rajesh Setty

If you are curious to know why this happens, please read the outcome of my mini-research project on this topic. You get away with it because you are smart and you make up for that lack of discipline with your super duper skills. The world notices the deviations but won’t speak much and in your early stages of fast-growth career, these things won’t matter much. Have you seen some people do stupid things?

7 Things To Learn From Your Inner Child

My Own Coach

On the basis of his study, the Manifesto for Children was developed to describe the struggle we have to maintain our creativity and to use our strengths to create the careers we wanted when children. Learn the skills of interdependence. Over forty years ago, E.

What Men Can Do to Help Women Advance Their Careers

Harvard Business Review

Most men — or at least most of the ones I encounter — are firmly committed to advancing the careers of women around them. So here, humbly submitted, are five simple things that men can do to help women advance in their careers and their lives. Go out of your way to call on quiet people — regardless of their gender — and take the time to learn who really contributed to joint projects or presentations.

Get Your Passion Project Moving Without Quitting Your Day Job

Harvard Business Review

What’s the best way to get your passion project moving? ” Next, make a timeline based on what you think you can reasonably accomplish toward your project in the time you have. As you chip away on your project, continue to give your job the attention it needs.