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". bloggers leadership development carnival development carnival leadership June

Have a Big Project? Start Here

Kevin Eikenberry

There is much written about (and worth learning about) project planning and goal achievement. You can learn many strategies and approaches to help your projects be successful and your goals be reached.

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When Projects Fail

Leadership Freak

We had a project fail. Taking others higher Failure Motivation Mistakes Optimism Success Feedback Leadership Development Leadership fear of failure organizational success insignificance mediocrity Let it sting. Soothing pain is for babies, not big boys and girls. Team members who don’t care about losing are losers. Don’t sooth discomfort by minimizing failure, but don’t overreact, either. Expect responsibility. Blamers are covering for something they should have done.

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.

25 Coaching Questions to Create your 2013 Leadership Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a great way to capture those actions and increases your chances of keeping your commitments to yourself. Senior leaders often hire executive coaches to help them create their development plan. Why are you interested in developing your leadership skills? Is your current role the best opportunity to develop these three areas?

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

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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Project Management – What is Critical Chain?

Strategy Driven

Successful project managers know that the success of their project hinges on the development of a solid plan, the diverse consideration of integration challenges, and the right evaluation of resources. You just finished reading Project Management - What is Critical Chain? !

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?

3 Simple tips on how to crowd fund a business project

Women on Business

Business Development Online Business Public Relations Small Business crowdfunding financial investement Start-ups We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven''t already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

The Secret to Communicating with Executives

Let's Grow Leaders

Without executive support your project will fail. Change Communication Execution communicating with executives communication executives leadership development project management You need funding, headcount, and time. Your team’s counting on your to manage up well.

Succession Planning Development Plans: Skill Gaps or Experience Gaps?

Great Leadership By Dan

Well, unless you create and implement a targeted, robust, realistic, and measurable development plan, all that work will have been for nothing. The most common way to create development plans to address those gaps is to identify 1-3 key skills, or competencies, that the candidate is lacking that need to get better at. For each skill, you’d have a set of development actions to address the skill. Led a six-sigma project.

How Important is Employee Satisfaction?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development In the world of business, there’s no short supply of leadership. Almost everyone strives to become manager, team lead, or project leader. Leadership Development Culture employee engagement

Innovation Requires Structure

Kevin Eikenberry

Creativity Innovation Leadership Learning Manage Projects Personal Development Idea problem solving This is the third Wednesday in a row I’ve written about innovation. Because it is important to us, personally and professionally.

How to Not Be “That” Manager

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership Managers of people can get a bad rap. You receive a series of emails from your boss on the XYZ Project. Leadership Development Self Leadership emotional intelligence Management people management Self Development

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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What are You Feeding?

Kevin Eikenberry

Innovation Leadership Learning Manage Projects Personal Development Quotations Solving Problems opportunity Stephen Covey Last Friday, I featured a quotation from this great author. Today, another one from him.

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What makes a leader special?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development With my 23 years of experience, I’ve seen my share of leaders. As I look back and reflect on those that help me grow and develop, I noticed that good [.] Leadership Coaching Leadership Development inspire Listening shared vision

3 Reasons You Should Ask Your Team More Questions

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that when you ask a question, it makes you look weak, but good leaders don’t let the appearance of strength get in the way of actual strength. Leadership Development Innovation insight Strategy

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4 rules for making sure you deserve the credit

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Isn’t it lovely when accolades come our way? Five of us had worked for almost a year on a project to improve morale, increase performance, and reduce turnover in one [.]. Leadership Development ego-centric sharing credit taking credit

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Favorites of 2013–Team Building and Leadership Images Used in Presentations & Workshops

Mike Cardus

With the end of the year approaching, this week is great to share some of my favorites of 2013. Favorite Images Used in Workshops and Presentations 2013. 7 Principles of Leadership Development: Managers as Mentors.

Supervisory Leadership Development Workshop

Mike Cardus

A supervisory-leadership development process, that focuses on supplying new and experienced supervisor with the tools they need to be effective in their role. What are the development modules? Steps to create “buy in” for the team projects from people who are outside the team.

Defiant Faith and Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Self Leadership You are heading full steam toward your goals and vision. Undeterred, you rally your team to focus on the vision for inspiration, and the projects at hand for the momentum.

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.

Starting a Successful Team Project. Tips for the initial team meeting

Mike Cardus

Everything returns to the work and developing a team that wants to stay together and continue to work together. Team projects succeed of purpose. Project Manager / Team Leader – What to do. What role they feel may be best for them to fill in the project.

Building readiness to be your best

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development “After Tessa got away with simply saying I’m working on project xyz in the daily readout session I started doing the same. Leadership Development Accountability Brene Brown Expectations Geoff Hunt

Project Management or Project Leadership #pmot

Rapid BI

In the last couple of years we have been asked to run a number of “Introduction to project management” courses for people in businesses. But what transpired was they the either needed management skills training or more importantly project leadership development. Successful Project Management Successful project management in today’s business environment is increasingly complex. Project Management Model – SQERT.

Why Managers are Catalysts in Managing and Developing Talent?


Most businesses today are talent driven businesses – skills and competence of people developing products and providing services is at the core of an organization’s differentiation strategy. Everyone agrees that people development is important, yet clear ownership of doing so is often missing.

Principles of Leadership Development: Selection

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.

The First Thing Leaders Need to Do When Leading a Big Change

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Phil Buckley : Most leaders will lead their organizations through multiple big change projects. The first thing leaders need to ask themselves is, “What do I bring to the project?” Review past change projects they have led and what they learned from them.

7 Principles of Leadership Development: The Chance to Lead

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. When the Leadership Development team and I met this started as a DUH!

Development of Coaching Competencies at SAP

Coaching Tip

SAP (Systems-Applications-Programs) AG , a global provider of business software, has implemented coaching programs based on effective personal development accomplishing business goals while meeting the challenges of the coachee''s professional role in an optimal way.

How Need to Succeed Holds Back

Leadership Freak

Courage Fear Insecurity Personal Growth Success Taking others higher helping others Leadership Development leadership success personal success project goals The up side of the need to succeed is hard work and passion. The down side of the need to succeed is it blocks lasting achievment. Needy leaders choose short-term success over medium or long-term wins. Needy leaders: Make fear based decisions based on protecting themselves. Hold back others rather than release.

Develop Your Self-Leadership M.A.R.K.E.R.s

Tim Milburn

They have developed the habit of doing the right things everyday. Make thinking part of your preparation for projects and personal development. Related posts: Developing Your Soul For Leadership.

He’s not ready to be promoted (but thinks he is)

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development SmartBlog for Leadership [link] He thinks he’s ready to be promoted. He blames you, the system, politics and that crazy project you gave him last year. Author information Karin Hurt Founder at Let''s Grow Leaders Karin Hurt has a diverse background of executive leadership experience in sales, customer service, human resources, merger integration, training and leadership development.

Managerial-Leadership Development Belongs to the Manager of the Person Being Developed NOT Human Resources!

Mike Cardus

As a manager, developing staff is your job. It cannot be delegated off to Human Resources, Organization Development or someone else. Too often managers and executive teams delegate or task off any and all training and development to the Human Resources staff.

I’m Not Sure I’m Up to the Task

Leadership Freak

Delegation Insecurity Leading Strengths Stress Taking others higher Values mission & vision weaknesses departmental communication giving feedback Growth Leadership Development organizational communication organizational success organizational values project organization Comfortable jobs equal drifting employees. Everyone in your organization needs to feel stretched in some area.

To Help Others Develop, Start With Yourself

Marshall Goldsmith

Great leaders encourage leadership development by openly developing themselves. ” While listening to Steve speak so openly to coworkers about his efforts to develop himself as a leader, I realized how much the world has changed. Today, many of the world’s most respected chief executives are setting a positive example by opening up, striving continually to develop themselves as leaders. I don’t really need to work on developing myself.”

5 Must-Read Books For Business Leaders For Summer 2013

Eric Jacobson

It covers basic management, managing staff changes, managing projects, strategic thinking, hiring, delegating, and communication -- and lot''s more. Stumped for what business books to add to your summer reading list?

It’s Time to Become an Entrepreneuer

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development I met Ilan Saks, founder of The Founder Project, through my education entrepreneur guru Aron Solomon, and now I can’t wait for The Founder Project to come stateside! Leadership Development Community Inspiration leaders This is the type of engagement we need to get economies growing, build trust and a sense of ownership for our Millennials as they grow into leadership positions. In this post, Ilan writes, “…to [.].

Leave room for possibility

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development When Amy, my business partner at Braithwaite, and I decided to add elearning to our services two years ago, we had a business plan full of charts and projections. Leadership Development Leadership possibility reinvention Trust We’d both worked at Fortune 500 companies so we knew the drill. Former bosses would have been proud. While we were planning rich, the elearning business [.].

7 Principles of Leadership Development: Education for Leadership

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. The interviews supplied the development team with a current level of competency and areas for development.

But What If I Can’t Delegate?

Nathan Magnuson

Communication Delegation Expectations Leadership Organizational Effectiveness Personal Effectiveness planning Strategic Thinking delegation expectations Individual Development Plan management performance project management project plan vision “I don’t like to micro manage,” my friend lamented. “But even when I set clear expectations and deadlines, I find myself having to guide the entire process or else the ball gets dropped.