The Secret to Communicating with Executives

Let's Grow Leaders

Without executive support your project will fail. 5 Big Mistakes When Communicating with Executives 1. Over-Confidence Executives are suspicious of rose-colored glasses. You need funding, headcount, and time. Your team’s counting on your to manage up well.

Xceptional Execution

Leading Blog

What you need to do, says Kevin Kelly is find an ordinary idea and implement that idea with xceptional execution. The Pursuit of Xceptional Execution , “the antidote for too much knowledge is execution. Execution helps to work through fear and build confidence. Execution is taking the next step in spite of that knowledge.” Kelly says execution rests on two pillars: Awareness (Self) and Attention (Others). Xceptional Execution = Opportunity.

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The June 3rd, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the June 3rd, 2013 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! presents When are you ready for an executive coach? There is an optimal time for you to hire an executive coach, and this post outlines how to tell when the time is right for you.”.

The Shibboleth Project

Tony Mayo

While a consultant at Arthur Andersen & Co in New York City I was assigned to a high-pressure project for a Wall Street firm. For Executives For Fun Language

Managing projects effectively

Lead on Purpose

In general, a project is defined as an activity or endeavor that has a definite start and end date, and is done to achieve certain goals or objectives. The common stages of a project include Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control and Completion. A project is also run by a project manager, who is responsible for the day-to-day execution of tasks, and is often appointed by the project owner or sponsor. Define Project Scale and Scope.

4 Reasons Execution Breaks Down: and How to Fix It

Let's Grow Leaders

When execution is broken, so is leadership. Teams that don’t execute are starving. Execution breaks down when there’s. 4 Reasons Execution Breaks Down [.] The post 4 Reasons Execution Breaks Down: and How to Fix It appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Listening change management execution project management They crave vision and direction. Carrots don’t improve vision.

Executive Presence: What’s Your “Talk Track”?

Great Leadership By Dan

In my work as an executive coach, I meet at least once a month with each of my coaching clients. For better or worse, this talk track ends up becoming part of their executive presence and their brand as a leader. It’s such a difficult environment/project/client/travel schedule…”.

Do You Have Executive Presence?

LDRLB

While those may be important, it turns out that they may not even approach the impact of one other key dimension: executive presence. But what exactly is executive presence? Perhaps that’s why 28 percent of senior executives agreed that communication predicts your leadership potential.

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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Picasso and Project Management

Strategy Driven

So what does any of this have to do with Project Management? The common theme from the above is with projects themselves. Just like art, there are projects that have major impacts on society, like the Sistine Chapel (Pyramids, Moon landings, etc.). While other types of projects are more the paint by numbers type. Projects (and Project Managers) also have many different ways to reach the end goal. Projects are works of art and not scientific theory.

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? !

Your Six Essential Project Review Questions

Eric Jacobson

Those authors, Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, recommend you ask the following six essential questions whenever you do a project review : What did we set out to do? And, these questions are important to ask even if there was no mistakes made during the project.

Tactical Execution Best Practice 7c – Are You Thinking Lean? The ‘Wastes’ of Execution: Inventory

Strategy Driven

Greg Gaskey is a StrategyDriven Principal with over twenty years of nuclear plant operations, maintenance, and large-scale program and project management experience. You just finished reading Tactical Execution Best Practice 7c - Are You Thinking Lean?

Information Underload: What Are You Missing?

Let's Grow Leaders

Communication confidence Empowerment Execution Trust communication empowerment information leadership project management “It’s entirely possible that you can process and file more information than anyone who has come before you.

6 Important Elements of an Executive IDP Process

Great Leadership By Dan

One of the challenges organizations face in developing their senior executives is the need for "mass customization". By "mass customization", I'm referring to the the need to address very unique leadership development needs for an organization's top executives, while at the same time, doing it in a consistent, measurable, effective, and scalable way that yields a strong return on investment. At the top of an organization, no two executive's development needs are the same.

Tactical Execution Best Practice 7a – Are You Thinking Lean? The ‘Wastes’ of Execution: Overproduction

Strategy Driven

Greg Gaskey is a StrategyDriven Principal with over twenty years of nuclear plant operations, maintenance, and large-scale program and project management experience. You just finished reading Tactical Execution Best Practice 7a - Are You Thinking Lean?

25 Coaching Questions to Create your 2013 Leadership Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Senior leaders often hire executive coaches to help them create their development plan. However, a good executive coach doesn’t come cheap. What are some challenging assignments or projects, both on the job and outside of work that would give you an opportunity to learn and apply these new competencies? committment purpose measurement leadership development plan follow-up feedback coaching questions performance management individual development plan executive coaching

Tactical Execution Best Practice 7b – Are You Thinking Lean? The ‘Wastes’ of Execution: Transportation

Strategy Driven

Greg Gaskey is a StrategyDriven Principal with over twenty years of nuclear plant operations, maintenance, and large-scale program and project management experience. You just finished reading Tactical Execution Best Practice 7b - Are You Thinking Lean?

6 Questions To Ask When You Do A Project Review

Eric Jacobson

Those authors, Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, recommend you ask the following six essential questions whenever you do a project review : What did we set out to do? And, these questions are important to ask even if there was no mistakes made during the project.

What To Ask At The End Of A Project

Eric Jacobson

Those authors, Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, recommend you ask the following six essential questions whenever you do a project review : What did we set out to do? And, these questions are important to ask even if there was no mistakes made during the project.

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.

Learning The Keys To Exceptional Execution

Tanveer Naseer

Groundbreaking research conducted by Columbia University’s Amar Bhidé in 2000 titled “The Origin and Evolution of New Businesses” revealed that 88% of “breakthrough companies” were the result of “xceptional execution of an ordinary idea”, according to their owners.

Advice: Manage Well by Leading Better

N2Growth Blog

That is a variation on a comment I heard recently from an executive who was speaking about the responsibilities that senior managers have to lead their organizations through change. Managers must keep things in order through planning, executing, and evaluating.

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Risk Management Best Practice 5a – Monitoring for Organization-Wide Performance Risk Associated with Large Capital Projects

Strategy Driven

Large capital projects represent a significant investment on the part of an organization and can therefore impact, either positively or negatively, the company’s financial position, if not its viability.

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

Lead Change Blog

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. She currently serves as an executive at a large telecommunications provider.

7 Principles of Leadership Development: The Chief Executive

Mike Cardus

The Chief Executive. Leadership Development and the Chief Executive. Some people stated, “ He tasked this project to us and I feel we don’t need to involve him.

4 Design Thinking Tools for Engaging Your Team

Leading Blog

Applying the tools of design thinking to help your team conquer its goals doesn''t mean hunkering down on your own with an org chart in a dimly lit office to devise the perfect execution strategy. There are different stages in a project.

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The No-Boss Workplace: Can Great Leadership Be Crowdsourced?

Terry Starbucker

Here’s how Rogoway describes how project decisions get made: Any Treehouse employee can propose a project by submitting it on an internal company website. If enough of their colleagues sign on to help the project goes forward.

Alternative Selection Warning Flag 2 – An Initiative for Every Executive

Strategy Driven

Senior executives typically ascend to their elevated positions through the contribution of significant organizational value. You just finished reading Alternative Selection Warning Flag 2 - An Initiative for Every Executive !

Collaboration is the Key to Providing Consistent Brand Value

Leading Blog

Try customer relationship software, project management programs, or whatever captures your ideas and helps transform them into action. This is a post by Libby Gill, author of Capture the Mindshare and the Market Share Will Follow.

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Quiet Time: The Introvert’s 5 Keys To Influence

Aspire-CS

Take a look at the new book by this author, Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference (Berrett-Koehler, April 2013); I find myself pumping my fist and saying “yes!” Richard, a software executive, withdraws for rest breaks after intensive training sessions.

At Work, "Yes" is Great, but at Times "No" is Even Better

Leading Blog

At work, we want our jobs, assignments, projects and "stuff" to move along smoothly: achieving objectives, getting promoted, winning contracts. This is a guest post by Michael Carroll, author of Fearless at Work.

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Nathan Ives Named StrategyDriven Enterprises Chief Executive Officer

Strategy Driven

Increasing demand for clean, affordable electricity combined with an aging infrastructure, retiring workers, growing regulations, rising capital costs, and intensifying budget pressures challenge utility executives and managers now more than ever before.

Education? Innovation? Do - Learn - Do - Learn

Mills Scofield

Victor’s Leap Year Project “Masters Program” is the wave of the future. My work with students and the building project made me curious about further education in business, design, and social impact. Aron Solomon introduced me to Victor Saad and that was all it took.

Why you need to stop telling them what to do

Aspire-CS

Every time a new project comes along or something new needs to get done, there they are, calling, sending email, knocking on your door to get your directions. You recently got this nice promotion, a “senior executive” in charge of a large and complex organization.

Make a list of “to becomes”

Aspire-CS

As you consider that big global project that you need to start (the “to do”), think about the impact that listening better (the “to become”) can have on its’ success. How might better listening help you to assure the success of that project?

Five Ways Leaders Turns Doubters into Doers

Chart Your Course

Effective June 2013, all employees were required to work in the office. A former Google executive- wasn’t Mayer supposed to bring new energy to Yahoo!, Your business is adding a new time-management system, which requires employees to log their hours on specific projects.

Tactical Execution Best Practice 7 – Target Non-Value-Adding Work to Improve Efficiency

Strategy Driven

Greg Gaskey is a StrategyDriven Principal with over twenty years of nuclear plant operations, maintenance, and large-scale program and project management experience. You just finished reading Tactical Execution Best Practice 7 - Target Non-Value-Adding Work to Improve Efficiency !

Art of Managing—Balancing the Need for Speed AND Performance

Management Excellence

Art of Managing Leadership Performance Project Management Strategy execution Management Communication Portfolio Management We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now.

Power Does Not Equal Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

When executives give power away, they often feel insecure, as if they are not doing their jobs. The following is a guest piece by Dennis Bakke.

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Meeting Zombies. How to Avoid Your Brain Being Eaten

Mike Cardus

The team leader / project manager being prepared for the meeting. This can be accomplished by having a project charter or a shared communication document that defines the ‘why are we here’ and the ‘what are the end goals’.

Love and kindness in leadership

Aspire-CS

Andrew managed a group of employees that weren’t meeting deadlines for a major project. The project delays were costing his company money and time, and he knew that they might just cost him his job.

StrategyDriven Editorial Perspective – The Ugly Truth About Partisan Public Project Labor Agreements

Strategy Driven

Public project labor agreements (PLAs) provide another hurdle, unless their employees choose to pay union dues. Further, in support of unions, on February 6, 2009, President Obama signed an executive order reversing George H.