Work Environment Matters

Let's Grow Leaders

My bosses boss was looking for evidence of strong execution, a positive work environment, and delighted [.] The post Work Environment Matters appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. It was a ridiculously hot July day.

Innovation in Complex Civic Environments

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Community Involvement [link] Chris Thompson is one of the most passionate people I know about innovating in the civic space where government, non-profit and for-profit intersect.

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 Leaders Create The Right Environment To Resolve Team Conflicts by @TanveerNaseer.

Winning in Collaborative Environements

Leadership Freak

“We” environments leverage diversity. Competition limits potential by blocking collaboration. I love competition. But, I’m wondering about the damage it causes within teams. Don’t expect competitors to collaborate. Would you help a teammate beat you? What if the winner receives a raise or bonus and you don’t? Leadership: Leaders don’t compete against team members. “I/you” [.].

Jack Welch on the Cruelest Environments

Leadership Freak

Communication Courage Leading Managing Marks of leaders Optimism Stress Taking others higher angry outbursts candor Culture Leadership Leadership Development organizational success stressful environments Image source: me Jack Welch and candor come together. It didn’t take long for the topic of candor to come up at the dinner I attended after the Chick-fil-A Leadercast.

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Are You Creating a Safe to Say Environment?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Workplace Issues [link] “Safe to Say” was the term one of my clients used to describe the kind of environment they wanted to create.

March 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Welcome to the March 2013 Leadership Development Carnival! Thanks to those who contributed the many excellent posts on leadership practices, the workplace environment and personal mastery. The Workplace Environment: Culture, Change, Innovation, and Empowerment.

How Leaders Create The Right Environment To Resolve Team Conflicts

Tanveer Naseer

With this in mind, here are four steps that leaders should take to create an environment where employees can successfully resolve conflicts in the workplace: 1. The post How Leaders Create The Right Environment To Resolve Team Conflicts appeared first on TanveerNaseer.com.

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! Joel Garfinkle , from Career Advancement Blog , picked 3 Ways to Avoid Burnout in Today’s High-Pressure Work Environment. " Expect to hear much more from her in 2013.".

No Joke: The April 1st, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the April 1st, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival! Using collaboration, cooperation and teamwork interchangeably dilutes their meaning and diminishes the potential to create powerful, collaborative environments.

4 Breakthrough Leadership Strategies for 2013

LDRLB

2013 represents a great opportunity to leapfrog our mental models and innovate our way to breakthroughs for ourselves, our teams, our organizations and, of course, our customers. And in today’s 2013 environment, uncertainty has never been greater.

A Look Back At My Top 10 Leadership Insights From 2013

Tanveer Naseer

As we welcome the arrival of a New Year, many of us are naturally filled with hope and excitement about the possibilities and opportunities for growth, change and success over the upcoming 12 months.

Innovation in Complex Civic Environments

Mills Scofield

Recognize that we work in complex environments and develop tools specifically for such environments. Yet – partly because there is so much innovation occurring in the private sector – we continue to use tools designed for the complicated environments of the private sector in our much more complex civic environments. Yet, we continue to rely on “blue ribbon panels” to develop and impose solutions in complex environments.

Earth Day Leadership Challenge: How Will Your Garden Grow?

Let's Grow Leaders

accountability Callings Change earth day 2013 environment gardens green initiatives Ron Kinley sustainability It’s Earth Day. Perhaps you’ll take out the recycling. Or, maybe you’ll sing a sweet song like these little leaders. Good start. Others are doing more. Ron Finley Guerilla Gardener I’m blown away by the leadership of Ron Finley, Guerilla Gardener. Ron’s leading dramatic change in South Central Los Angeles. He’s given new meaning [.]

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. But many of the trends are picking up speed now and should become even more pronounced in 2013. Guest Post By: Andrea Simon, PhD.,

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The Minimalist Guide to Motivating Your Employees

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development employee engagement Employee Motivation environment Expectations Growth motivation team motivation Posted in Leadership Development [link] Make It Stop!

Let’s Stop Confusing Cooperation and Teamwork with Collaboration

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

But they are not the same, and when we use these words interchangeably, we dilute their meaning and diminish the potential for creating powerful, collaborative environments. In a network environment, where there is not interdependence, collaboration is not essential to the creative process.

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Corporate Cultures – How Stressed is Your Workplace Environment?

Strategy Driven

You just finished reading Corporate Cultures - How Stressed is Your Workplace Environment? ! Please consider the environment before and after printing this article. The post Corporate Cultures – How Stressed is Your Workplace Environment?

3 Critical Learning Environments

Ron Edmondson

So…if you want to be a lifetime learner… Here 3 learning environments: Learning by experience – This is where you learn by doing. Are there other learning environments I failed to mention? I believe in lifetime learning.

Complimentary Resource – 2013 Sales Compensation & Performance Management Key Trends Analysis

Strategy Driven

2013 Sales Compensation & Performance Management Key Trends Analysis. Click here for more information on 2013 Sales Compensation & Performance Management Key Trends Analysis. Please consider the environment before and after printing this article.

Complimentary Resource – 10 Metrics for 2013 Marketing Success

Strategy Driven

10 Metrics for 2013 Marketing Success. Planning your 2013 marketing strategy? Click here for more information on 10 Metrics for 2013 Marketing Success. You just finished reading Complimentary Resource - 10 Metrics for 2013 Marketing Success !

Mastering Organizational Complexity: Yes you can thrive and flourish in complex work environments

Mike Cardus

Recently received this wonderful testimonial from someone who went through the Mastering Organizational Complexity Process: “I have not attended a training or other class that has offered such a benefit since earning my masters in Leadership.

Liz Wiseman on Good and Bad “Multipliers” in the Workplace Environment

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries "Multiplier" Challenger Debate Maker Decision Maker Diminisher Empire Builder getting people on and off a “bus” Good Boss [comma] Bad Boss Good-to-Great Greg McKeown Investor Jim Collins keeping a “fly wheel” moving and in the right direction Know-It-All Liberator Liz Wiseman Liz Wiseman on Good and Bad “Multipliers” in the Workplace Environment Micro Manager Robert Sutton Talent Magnet Tyrant whether or not to be a “hedgehog” or a “fox

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.

Stewardship Is an Alternative to Leadership

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Yes, business needs to make money, but it is also entrusted with the well-being of people, the environment and the planet. Author Interviews & Book Reviews Culture and Workplace Environment Leadership Collaborative leadership Empowerment Peter Block Stewardship

Complimentary Resource – Summer 2013 Mood Tracker Report: Empowering Employees to Improve Performance

Strategy Driven

Summer 2013 Mood Tracker Report: Empowering Employees to Improve Performance. In our new Summer 2013 Workforce Mood Tracker Report : Empowering Employees to Improve Performance , we asked employees what they thought of reviews and what would make them better.

Put a Little Air in the Balloon

Great Leadership By Dan

I heard the following simple but powerful little lesson from a Fortune 500 executive last week: As a leader, if you want to create a culture of innovation, you need to create an environment where all employees feel encouraged to bring new ideas forward.

Ten Tips for Overcoming Discouragement

Leadership Freak

Encouragement Health Leading Motivation Personal Growth discouragement Growth health Leadership Development leverage strengths toxic environments underutilization I hate bubbly people. They’re out of touch with themselves, others, and the world. Leaders who never feel discouraged are incomprehensible. Don’t trust anyone who’s always happy, excited, or pleased with life. Every leader fights a never ending battle for improvement, growth, excellence, and progress.

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Crushing 5 Urgent Leadership Challenges

Leadership Freak

Encouragement Influence Leading Optimism Taking others higher Trust Values courageous leaders Leadership Leadership Development meaningful goals organizational success organizational values self indulgence supportive environments #1 Productivity: The difference between success and failure is doing things others put off. Protect time with priorities. Some things feel urgent but they don’t matter. Urgencies control weak leaders. Courageous leaders bird-dog priorities.

Confronting Toxicity

Leadership Freak

Backstabbers Leading Marks of leaders Success Teams courageous leader Culture Leadership Development organizational success reward kindness toxic environments Average leaders feel successful when they get things done. Exceptional leaders feel successful when they build exceptional places to work. Average leaders fix and do. Exceptional leaders build. You begin thinking leadership is all about results but come to learn it’s about the way we treat each other.

How Yoga Principles Bring Sanity to Your Work Life

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

What you can do if you are working in a toxic work environment. Author Interviews & Book Reviews Culture and Workplace Environment Personal Effectiveness Jamie Showkeir Maren Showkeir Yoga Wisdom at Work

For 2013, Focus on Your Processes – Get Better Organized

First Friday Book Synopsis

On the other, we need to create work environments and skills that will keep the most invested people from burning out due to stress. On the one hand, we need proven tools that can help people focus their energies strategically and tactically without letting anything fall through the cracks. I don’t want to waste time [.]. Randy's blog entries

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. Mastering Organizational Complexity: Yes you can thrive and flourish in complex work environments.

Leaders: Is Compromise a Strength or Weakness?

Lead Change Blog

The environment though sets up a key leadership question: As a leader, is compromise a strength or weakness? Posted in Change Management We can hope that what is happening in Washington, D.C.

Who’s Your Daddy

Leadership Freak

Author Book Notes Leading Power Taking others higher control freaks fear of failure Leadership Development Organizational Development supportive environments We sit at the feet of successful leaders like children being cared for by parents. Our childishness speaks to lack of power, fear of failure, and the false hope that someone will take care of us. Adoration and need for nurture speak to lack, not sufficiency, when leaders are viewed as parents. Leader as parent: […].

Are You in a Controlling Environment?

Ron Edmondson

How controlling is the environment in which you lead? In a controlling environment, an idea can flourish only if there are systems to support the idea. In a less controlling environment, they create systems around the ideas…systems to make the ideas work.

Creating an environment for social business

Chartered Management Institute

My last post spoke about the importance of behaviours when you’re creating a social business. It is these that essentially form your culture, which in turn determines whether you really are social or not. If you want your organisation to be collaborative for instance, then collaboration is a behaviour you need your employees to adopt. To do so (or not) is a definite choice that they make each day. You are not watching this post, click to start watching read more

3 ways to use the work environment to aid collaboration

Chartered Management Institute

A big reason for this is that organisations are failing to create the right environment for collaboration. Most social business efforts flop. Sadly, that’s a fact, with Gartner estimating the number is as high as 80%. Some advocate that it needs the CEO to lead by example and to jump headlong into social themselves. If you think about it though, how often does your CEO visit you?

Seeing What Others Don’t: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Klein PublicAffairs (2013) A brilliant explanation of what triggers insights, what interferes with recognizing them, and how to nourish them Long ago, I realized that the true value of most (if not all) breakthrough insights is best determined by the nature and extent […]. Seeing What Others Don’t: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights Gary A.

The 2013 Oscars, and Reflections on the Ever-Accelerating Pace of Change

First Friday Book Synopsis

I did so in my new “connected” environment – with iPad in hand, checking Twitter (though not tweeting myself – maybe one retweet), and some frequent perusing of the IMDB and Wikipedia pagers of nominee and winners. I watched the Oscars last night. You know: “this was the third win for Daniel Day Lewis as [.]. Randy's blog entries

Making Good Changes in a Highly Structured Environment

Ron Edmondson

In our setting, it’s developed into a highly structured environment of systems and procedures, which makes change more difficult than in some churches. It’s part of the process, especially in a highly structured environment. Are You in a Controlling Environment?

Organize a Green Event

Women on Business

Marketing corporate responsibility corporate sustainability eco-friendly events environment environmental events event management event marketing events green events green marketing organise solutions 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].

My Leadership Growing Time: Calgon Take Me Away!

Lead Change Blog

Her expertise with enterprise-wide systems has been instrumental in helping organizations bridge the connection between system implementation and the associated learning and process adoption required for successful transition from paper to paperless environments.