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? Economists know a lot about efficiency but almost nothing about innovation–yet innovation drives growth @mattyglesias.

The January 2013 Leadership Development Carnival: Best of 2012 Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to The January 2013 Leadership Development Carnival: Best of 2012 Edition! I'd say that's pretty darn efficient leadership development. Expect to hear much more from her in 2013.". picked Happy New Year: Holiday Challenge for 2013.

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The December 2013 Leadership Development Carnival: Leadership at the Movies Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

The movies can be a rich source of leadership inspiration and help us identify role models and examples of leadership skills and characteristics that we can choose to develop. With this focus, the energy of the group becomes immediately efficient and focused.

March 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Welcome to the March 2013 Leadership Development Carnival! Bernd Geropp at More Leadership discusses the difference between efficient and effective and your role as a leader. Leadership Development – a Key Strategy in Change Management , by Jennifer V.

LeadershipNow 140: July 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from July 2013 that you might have missed: From @knowledgwharton Bloomberg''s Peter Grauer: How the ''And Factor'' Defines Leadership. How Interval Training Can Make You Incredibly Efficient at Work by @tonyschwartz.

Management Improvement Carnival – 2013 Edition


In 2013, one of the highlights of her work was “ Value of Vision ” series. James is an experienced operations manager who is passionate about improving quality, reduce cost and increase efficiency of operations. Problem solving is an opportunity to solve a problem, and develop people.

Is Leadership Development the Answer to Low Employee Engagement? (Yes.)

N2Growth Blog

Research by Gallup, as reported in The State of the American Workplace in 2013, discovered that roughly 70% of workers were disengaged. This paper is about rethinking the practice of leadership and reforming the way we approach the development of leaders and leadership in our organizations. It is time to reimagine leadership: what it means in theory and what it means in practice, how we choose leaders, how we develop leaders, and what we ask of leaders.

Five Ways Leaders Turns Doubters into Doers

Chart Your Course

Effective June 2013, all employees were required to work in the office. Armed with ready ideas, the lead team can decide who will post what and when, creating a consistent, time-efficient social marketing strategy. This past February Yahoo!’s

Dumb and Dumber

Leadership Freak

Efficiency is never the path to exponential […]. Change Courage Leading Marks of leaders Success dumb and dumber Leadership Development organizational success The same people sitting around the same table produce the same results. It’s dumb to think otherwise. It’s even dumber to expect the people who caused the problem to solve it. The future is the past without intervention. Working harder, if you’re already working hard, won’t change much.

Six Ways to See the World through New Lenses—and Lead More Effectively

Leading Blog

Here, the authors share how to develop that perspective: How we see the world—our leadership perspective—shapes our thoughts, decisions, and actions. Learn more at www.fromsmarttowise.com. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas.

Rebooting Work: How to Make Work— Work for You

Leading Blog

Today personal and professional development is on the employee. Technology doesn’t replace the need for human contact but it can make work more efficient and face time more rewarding.

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100% Of Companies Have This Problem

N2Growth Blog

Good process is sophisticated (not complex), efficient (simple) and effective (usable and value added). Don’t get caught in the trap of perpetual spending or development as a solution. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

Make a list of “to becomes”


. Leaders need to constantly develop themselves as human beings. There is so much external change for them to adapt to that the need to be intentional about personal development is essential.

4 Ways To End Destructive Pride

Tanveer Naseer

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for working smart and maximizing effectiveness and efficiency. Richie Norton is the founder and CEO of Global Consulting Circle, a Hawaii-based boutique international business development company. The following is a guest piece by Ritchie Norton.

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The Three Conversations that Follow Feedback

Leadership Freak

Efficiency and effectiveness plummet. Feedback Leading Taking others higher Leadership Leadership Development organizational successThree conversations follow negative feedback; excuse, denial, and/or tell-me-more. Excuse-conversations blame. Everyone who says, “It’s not my fault,” subtly or directly says, “I’m not responsible for my negative behavior, they are.” Excuses are the reason: You feel good about you and bad toward others. Frustration continues. Growth stops.

Replacing the Performance Review

Great Leadership By Dan

In fact I believe it is one of the most important things a leader can and should do to develop his or her chargers. Month 4 Learning and development Support and growth • What skills would you like to learn?

Why We Need Strangers

Leading Blog

They arrive filled with different ideas and fresh perspectives based on a new and different set of work and life experiences—ideas, perspectives, and experiences that might actually make us more efficient, effective, innovative, customer-focused, and successful if we were willing to listen.” When in fact, the opposite is what unlocks potential and leads to breakthrough ideas. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas.

Tipping Sacred Cows or How We Unwittingly Turn Our Virtues Into Vices

Leading Blog

He took the firm “from growing inefficiently to shrinking efficiently.” In an effort to be efficient, he ripped the heart out of the organizational culture. Breeden advises: Julian Fletcher shouldn’t stop being efficient—he needs to start being more sophisticated. He needs to raise his game so he understands how efficiency can harmonize with other complementary leadership traits he needs to nourish.

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My New Traveling Office

Women on Business

I do most of my traveling on the plane and things like Virgin Atlantic’s seat plug ins, and various carriers Wi-Fi make traveling a lot more efficient. Ford has an Applink program that lets developers build apps for their cars in days so watch for more options to pop up.

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Tips for Motivating Employees

Lead on Purpose

Whatever you do , start working today for a more positive work environment and higher group efficiency. They will start to respond to your outlook, which develops a much healthier work environment. Guest post by Marcela De Vivo.

What is Your Innovation Style?

Great Leadership By Dan

You contribute by organizing the new projects and developing efficient systems that ensure the work or product is completed with precision and accuracy. Guest post from Shoya Zichy: Innovation is critical to an organization''s growth and competitive advantage.

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). If it was such a good day — you were effective, efficient, and energized — can you put those pieces into play again and produce another powerful day?

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Leading Successfully… Start with the Right Strategy

Great Leadership By Dan

There are people development tasks like encouraging, coaching, and what we’ll politely call correcting. Guest post by Jimmy Brown, Ph.D. Business leaders have a lot on their plate. There are administrative chores like budgeting and logistics.

Learning Methods | Vital Learning

Chart Your Course

Providing properly delivered training helps your employees improve their effectiveness and become more efficient. Pocket Coach gives you quick and easy access to tips, videos, and skill points to help develop and reinforce fundamental supervisory skills. Flexible Delivery Options.

After the Talent Review…Now What?

Great Leadership By Dan

I was at a conference recently and the session topic was leadership development and succession planning. It’s especially hard to provide a succinct answer when you’re been doing it for so long - it’s easy to go off on a tangent with so many aspects of leadership development. Otherwise, they’ll do what most organizations do – spend a lot of time identifying and assessing potential leaders, and then drop the ball on developing those high potentials.

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How to Make Team Meetings Less Painful Than a Root Canal

Great Leadership By Dan

To solve problems, make decisions, or develop a plan. While this may seem like an efficient use of your time as a manager, it’s a waste of time for your team. If you manage 2 or more employees, it’s a good idea to have regular team meetings. Team meetings encourage collaboration, a sense of belonging and identity, help coordinate interdependent work, and from the employee’s perspective, are a good opportunity to get fed and break up the routine of the day.

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Engaging Culture One Conversation At A Time

Tanveer Naseer

He traces this dynamic back to Frederick Taylor, who was both an efficiency engineer and a fierce advocate of workplace democracy. She is an author, speaker, and leadership development consultant whose most recent book is The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work , co-authored with Julie Johnson. The following is a guest post by contributing editor of strategy+business Sally Helgesen.

Guest Post: Keeping Your Finances Afloat While Working From Home

Survive Your Promotion

is a small business owner who for quite some time worked from his home and developed a system that is briefly detailed here in order to stay as productive and efficient as possible in an environment that can easily pull focus away from the work at hand.

Eighth Annual Hay Group Study Identifies Best Companies for Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Hollywood has the Oscars, Television the Emmys, publishing has the Pulitzer prizes, and leadership development has its own annual awards. That’s because, unlike many of the high tech sexy companies that dominate the business headlines, companies that develop great leaders just quietly go about it and deliver great results year over year. Could Mark Zuckerberg be the next Jack Welch when it comes to talent development?

The Value of Vision Series – Mike Myatt

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

It’s the efficiency and effectiveness of simplification that attracts and develops talent, and builds healthy cultures. Is Vision Relevant Today? Mike Myatt CEO, N2growth. In a word – YES! I’ve always said, leadership without vision is like trying to drive blind – it won’t end well.

Why Autonomy Enables Good Performance


Good citizens in thriving work relationships will be motivated to find ways to perform their tasks more effectively and efficiently. If everyone in your organization only did what was written in their formal job descriptions, your business would be mediocre at best.

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If You Want to Get Ahead, Get a Process


And we do so in a habituated manner, relying on our long established patterns for efficiency. This habit can be developed using prompts designers usually experience over the course of their studio based education.

The Power of Purposeful Strategy


Now, she leads a specialized, unique program for Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, and Presidents from mid sized companies all over the world that ultimately helps them develop a competitive strategy for their own companies.

How to use Measurement to Manage Like a Pro

Lead on Purpose

McKinsey Insights ’ Pankaj Ghemawat references a survey of senior executives where 76% of them feel they need to develop global-leadership capabilities, but only 7% of feel they are doing so effectively. While efficiency and performance are certainly key inputs for effective business processes, it’s still people that you’d have to manage. Guest post by Mary Prescott. I’m sure you’ve heard statements like these before: “My team is exceptionally strong. They seem to be doing well”. “We’ve

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12 “Out-of-the-Box” Ways to Use a 9 Box Matrix

Great Leadership By Dan

A long, long time ago, back in the days when Jack Welch was leading GE, organizations starting using a “9 box” performance and potential matrix for succession planning and leadership development. It’s an effective and efficient way for a leadership team to assess and differentiate its talent pool, diagnose individual and organizational development needs, and identify high potentials. Use it as a tool to guide development planning.

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

Great Leadership By Dan

Even if you’re already conducting talent review meetings, there may be some ways to improve their effectiveness and efficiency. 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. 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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Leadership: 6 Clues It’s Time to Adopt a Strategic Messaging Platform


The best place to start is to have a common messaging methodology , which allows staff to be more efficient and deliver a better work product. You’re developing messages on the fly and at the last minute. To be best-in-class we must think standard operating procedures.

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CEO Mistake: You don't hold your leaders accountable to communicate your strategy


Leaders in any organization and at all levels are held to high standards and judged by their performance in important areas impacting the business: sales, operations, marketing, efficiency, and development of their people, to name a few.

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Managing a Consulting Firm

Survive Your Promotion

Is your practice based in experience, expertise, or efficiency? Help people understand that these jobs are important, and if they can find ways to make them more efficient or more interesting, they will have done the firm a great service. Don’t Over-Analyze, Act – How many organizations do you know that spend months developing a strategy?

You Can’t NOT Communicate!


With it, you can build understanding and increase efficiency. With communication, you can spur success in your company, and you can build a legacy by developing a new strategic direction. There are very few things in this world that are neutral.

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The High Price of Ignoring Intuition

Your Voice of Encouragement

Nature’s greatest accomplishment, the human brain, is never more efficient or invested than when its host is at risk. Gavin de Becker The Gift of Fear Intuition Personal Stories Personal DevelopmentIn our last office space, I had a private door to my office off the main hallway.

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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. The "Five Principles of Mars": quality, responsibility, mutuality, efficiency, freedom. For example, a typical Mars plant manager influences associates by his or her ability to pace development of operational systems and innovative approaches. Source: FORTUNE, February 4, 2013. ?

Strategic Planning with Biel’s Document Management

Mike Cardus

It’s these solutions that help our customers enhance their efficiency and productivity. Strategic Planning Objectives: Develop strategic plan for 2014+. Develop, update and refine plan through 2014.