LeadershipNow 140: April 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from April 2013 that you might have missed: Ariens CEO outlines Seven Skills of a Lean Leader. Is that Development Goal Really Worth it? Read the remaining 50 Tips to get to World-Class Fast by @_robin_sharma.

Grassroots Leadership by the Rising Middle Class

Coaching Tip

The business world has been buzzing about the rising "global middle class" for at least a decade. A 2012 report by the European Union Institute for Security Studies, using a broader definition of middle class, predicted that the number of people in that category would grow from 1.8

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Praise for High Performance Team Building Class

Mike Cardus

We had a GREAT time completing the 2nd offering of the High Performance Team Building Certificate Class – offered through the University at Buffalo School of Social Work Continuing Education Department. Video link.

Are you ready to kick butt in 2013?

Women on Business

Right now, the idea of kicking butt in 2013 is probably the last thing on your mind. These could be speaking engagements, guest blogging opportunities, being part of a panel, leading a workshop or class, hosting a Google+ hangout or a Tweetup.

Attention Leaders: Five Attitudes to Take to work in 2013

You're Not the Boss of Me

So, with that in mind, here are five attitudes that I think will be necessary for business leaders to take, in achieving success in 2013 and beyond: Attitude # 1: Diversity is not a black and white subject ~ There are a myriad of distinctions between human beings. Attitude is a big deal.

English Football (Soccer) and Executive Development

N2Growth Blog

Simple really, rather than spend millions on youth soccer and developing the next generation of superstars, they go out and pay millions for players from outside of England, because they have neglected to focus on developing local talent. EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT. By John R.

Loyalty Beyond Reason Defined

Leading Blog

However, the research ended up with a narrow focus on more extreme examples of consumer behavior that could be more readily classed as fanaticism. This is a post by Brian Sheehan, author of Loveworks: How the World''s Top Marketers Make Emotional Connections to Win in the Marketplace.

7 Uncommon Ways To Be A Positive Influence On You and Your Team

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Light Your World [link] The psychology of leadership simply fascinates me, and no more so than when leaders have a positive influence on their team. You may not class yourself as a leader, but you are a leader, whether you’re leading a team, a family or even yourself. Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Light Your World

7 Principles of Leadership Development: Managers as Mentors

Mike Cardus

An earlier post listed the 7 Principles of Leadership Development in no specific order of importance : Necessary Skilled-Knowledge. Strategy for Leadership Development. We organized a two-hour meeting for the leadership development participants and the mentors, over a shared dinner.

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Shut Your Mouth – Listen – Feedback: Listening 101, An Absolutely Essential Skill to Develop

First Friday Book Synopsis

I remember words they use…” So he would sit in class at law school… focusing on what was said and committing what he heard to memory. […]. “Listening is something I’ve been doing essentially all my life. I learned to do it because that was the only way I could learn. I remember what people say. Randy''s blog entries

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Mastering Organizational Complexity. Organization Development and Executive Coaching

Mike Cardus

This is a skill that can be developed and a process that can be implemented into your organization, team and leadership. Organization-Development Consulting & Coaching Process Schedule. Using Complexity & Change Models to Develop the Next Level of Organizational Leaders.

Drawing: A Life Lesson

N2Growth Blog

By John Baldoni , Chair, Leadership Development, N2growth. John, do you understand what’s going on in this class?”. I was obviously the least “talented” person in his class and he was flummoxed as how to work with me.

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Team Building and Leadership Development with PMBA Students

Mike Cardus

Spent time with University of Rochester Simon Graduate School of Business PMBA class. Team Building & Leadership Development. developing a foundation of team work. Thank you University of Rochester Simon Graduate School of Business Executive PMBA Class.

How to Make Your Ideas Contagious

Leading Blog

Jonah Berger shares the science behind word of mouth in Contagious and even teaches a class at The Wharton School by the same name. The more of these principles you use the better, but not all are required to make your idea contagious. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. * * *. As leaders we need to understand how to make our ideas catch on. This is most effectively done through word of mouth and social influence.

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In a Pinch

Leadership Freak

Travis Tweedie and I sat in English class with our desks pressed up against […]. Feedback Leading Taking others higher Culture Decisions Leadership Leadership Development Organizational Development Principe (Pronounced Prince-i-pea) had a way of looking perturbed that made nearly everyone smile. She had manicured fingernails, perfect hair, and seemed a bit out of touch – ditsy. Perhaps the difference between Filipino and American culture was a factor.

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Team Building and Leadership Development Simon Graduate School of Business

Mike Cardus

Executives applying the Team Building & Leadership Development to ‘ Build a Tower Build a Team ’. Thank you University of Rochester Simon Graduate School of Business Executive MBA Class of 2015. Are you looking for team building and leadership development?

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How to Get Your Great Work MBA

Kevin Eikenberry

Imagine taking a world class coach, bestselling author and Rhodes Scholar who focuses his time on helping people accomplish more of the right work in their […]. Leadership Learning Personal Development coaching Great Work MBA online learning

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Team Building and Leadership Development with MBA Students

Mike Cardus

Facilitated the orientation program for the incoming MBA class of Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester. Outcomes of the Team Building & Leadership Development included; Student teams created a foundation of team-development.

Three things required for resilience


Because I knew that my education would be key to a better future, I worked hard at my classes, even the most difficult ones (like organic chemistry and physics!). My professors believed in me, helping me to discover that through hard work, I could do well my classes.

Leading for a Higher Purpose

General Leadership

For almost a quarter of a century, her organization has been providing best in class technology services to both national and international clients. “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” ” Albert Schweitzer.

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2 Skills to Develop to Help the Novices in Your Audience — Be Empathetic, and Define and Explain Things Well

First Friday Book Synopsis

It’s your first day teaching a class at a new campus. Let me start with a couple of analogies. As an adjunct, you have no office — you pretty much just show up and teach. You arrive early enough to find your classroom. But as people walk by you in the hall, asking you: “where […]. Randy''s blog entries

Women, Invest in Yourselves

Women on Business

Shortly thereafter, I found myself part of what I like to call Fannie Mae’s “graduating class of 2009.” Guest Posts Personal DevelopmentGuest Post By Mary Kinney, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Ginnie Mae, a cornerstone of the U.S.

Targets of Bully Bosses Aren't the Only Victims

Great Leadership By Dan

The University of New Hampshire , founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. UNH is offering two extraordinary leadership development programs in April and the Fall of 2013: The UNH Next Level Executive Development Program. The UNH Woman's Leadership Development Program. leadership development programs UNH research abusive supervision bullying bosses

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Remaining a Beginner


. If you’re a long-time leader, one of the hardest (but most important) things you do is to continue to learn and stay fresh in your development and learning.

Are you fighting forest fires or growing trees?


. “I don’t have time for this”, said the senior level executive about the prestigious leadership development program she had landed in which required significant time in the class and being coached by me.

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The Genius in All of Us: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Those who share my high regard for this book are urged to check out Shekerjian’s aforementioned Uncommon Genius as well as Doug Lemov’s Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better, Geoff Colvin’s Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else, Daniel Coyle’s The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born.

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The Practical Drucker: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Practical Drucker: Applying the Wisdom of the World’s Greatest Management Thinker William A. Cohen AMACOM (2014) A brilliant explanation of how to apply the most valuable lessons to be learned from Peter Drucker (1909–2005) The title of this book seems somewhat redundant because Peter Drucker is, in my opinion, the most practical business thinker […].

The Practical Drucker: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Practical Drucker: Applying the Wisdom of the World’s Greatest Management Thinker William A. Cohen AMACOM (2014) A brilliant explanation of how to apply the most valuable lessons to be learned from Peter Drucker (1909 –2005) The title of this book seems somewhat redundant because Peter Drucker is, in my opinion, the most practical business […].

The Economic and Social Impact of Language

Mills Scofield

And, in 2010, Arne Duncan announced that 95% of American college students in language classes were taking European languages. Angela Maiers Brown University Culture Economic Development Education Innovation Language Leadership Learning

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The Value of Vision Series – Shilpa Jain

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Third, and perhaps most significantly, the vision gives a context for the healing of historical divides, like race, class, gender, nationality, religion, sexuality, etc. SEEing the Change. Shilpa Jain. “Is Is vision over-sold and over-rated? Why does vision matter in today’s world?

065: Influence 3.0: Upgrade from Leadership to Impact

Engaging Leader

In this episode, Jesse traces the development of influence through three stages: Influence 1.0: In the early 90s, the Iron Curtain fell. More people started using the Internet, and then the Web. The world was becoming smaller, more diverse, and more connected.

15 Unique Activities that Build Team Spirit

Lead by Adventure

Consider adopting a local organization or high school class and commit to mentoring them for one year as a team. You might consider adopting a class in a similar field of study (high school or college) or adopting middle school students and helping with their studies, homework, etc.

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Character: Truth on Display

General Leadership

Finally, he could take it no longer and stood up and announced to the class, “What you’re doing is wrong! The class was speechless. Everyone, the courageous student and scores of others, developed a strengthened sense of integrity and honesty that day.

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Help Your Global Talent Succeed and Lead - Cultivate Communication Skills

Great Leadership By Dan

Provide a supportive work environment that encourages dialogue, collaboration and professional development. Offer leadership development programs. Our company, Speechworks , offers a presentation skills class specifically for non-native speakers.

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. The country club lies in the heart of Indian Hills subdivision, a massive development with more than 1,600 single homes.

Leaders Who Follow Rules

Lead on Purpose

Great leadership skills are those that are developed over time. Although textbooks and classes can help you improve the kind of leader you want to be, it takes real-life practice and implementation to make you great. Developing that trust can take time, but once it’s developed there is nothing the whole cannot accomplish. Act as how you’d like your subordinates to act and a well-organized team can develop.

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How to Confront an Employee Performance Problem

Great Leadership By Dan

This post was recently published on SmartBlog on Leadership: In all of the work I’ve done in management development over the last 20-plus years, if I had to pick the one thing that managers at all levels either won’t do, can’t do, should do or could do it better, it’s having the will and skill to sit down with an employee and have the tough conversation about performance. In the life cycle of management development, we tend to view this as “supervision 101.”

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Dancing Your Way Through A Revolution

Mills Scofield

I had just learned about Che Guevara and the Latin American revolutions in history class, and was immediately enthralled. I was captivated by this idea of a “revolution”ion in Development Studies"t STude to dig deeper as i about revs in a general sense.

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Beware Africa's "Middle Class"

Harvard Business Review

If you have considered investing in Africa, you have no doubt been influenced by frequent recent reports on the continent''s apparently large, burgeoning middle class. For a start, Africa''s middle class is exceptionally heterogeneous. They are the vanguard of the African middle-class.

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Leadership: 6 Clues It’s Time to Adopt a Strategic Messaging Platform


To be best-in-class we must think standard operating procedures. You’re developing messages on the fly and at the last minute. Communicators are “making up” messages or developing them in isolation without the input of leaders and subject matter experts.

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Education? Innovation? Do - Learn - Do - Learn

Mills Scofield

I took my findings from the conversations and created a simple format of learning based on spending time in the spaces and with the people I admire in design, business development, and social change: 12 experiences and apprenticeships in 12 months.

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

Great Leadership By Dan

This one sheet of paper is all any manager should have in front of them – not a stack of employee profiles, organizations charts, development plans, and other forms. However, they caught on quickly to the importance of managing talent and most learned to be world-class talent managers themselves (or they didn't last long). I've seen and heard of a lot of organizations that just assess their talent, but never get around to discussing how to develop their talent.

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How to Turn Group Work into Teamwork

Great Results Team Building

Team Development is a recipe that simply requires the inclusion of five very important ingredients. So which ingredients were you missing that could have made those classes more successful?