Change with Confidence

Leading Blog

Change with Confidence by Phil Buckley is a great handbook for working through a big change project. Not surprisingly, the first question considered is "What do I bring to the project?" Knowing the answer helps you bring confidence and resolve to the change project. Importantly, Buckley also deals with questions such as, "How do I manage my day job, change project and life?"

28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

One book, I would have anyone who worked for me read is the Leader''s Handbook. Art Petty , from Management Excellence Blog , says “One of the consistent gaps I see in many leaders is a lack of experience with and understanding of the concepts and tools of project management.

Current Method / Better Way Matrix Team Building Activity

Mike Cardus

Team Project tool to create shared language of progress & regress. Can break inertia (stuckness) in how your project team operates. The team facilitator I recommend the team leader / Project Manager documents the responses on flipchart paper.

4 Questions with Brad Lomenick about “The Catalyst Leader”

Ron Edmondson

It’s a practical guide for leading now, and leading well, serving as a leadership handbook for the next generation of leaders in our country. We wanted to create a leadership guide, the “ultimate” handbook on influence. I have loved working with Catalyst over the last few years.

Please Stop Complaining About How Busy You Are

Harvard Business Review

seem like they''re lifted from the Worst Case Scenario Handbook , there seems to be a constant exchange, even a a one-upping, of just how much we have on our plates when we communicate about our work. We''re all just so "busy" these days. Slammed" in fact. Buried."

Hiring an Intern? What to Do Before the Summer Starts

Harvard Business Review

If you''re planning to hire an intern (or two or three), here are four things to do before they walk through the door to ensure a successful summer for everyone involved: Choose one or two specific projects. Interns are great for project-based work. Anything with a clear beginning, middle, and end is a good place to start — and if that project lasts between four and eight weeks, even better.

QAspire Blog 2012: Essential Posts Redux

QAspire

This year, I contributed a 23 page chapter in “ The ASTD Management Development Handbook ” published by American Society for Training and Development. In teams and projects, doing what is right (and actually doing it) is more important than proving who is right. I will see you in 2013.

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How Managers Can Be Fair About Flexibility for Parents and Non-Parents Alike

Harvard Business Review

” One of us (Joan) has been studying this phenomenon for years, specifically in a 2013 article with Mary Blair-Loy and Jennifer Berdahl titled, “The Flexibility Stigma: Work Devotion vs. Family Devotion.” Whose projects are the most impeccable? But don’t let your supportive policies die in the employee handbook. Jorg Greuel/Getty Images. Bias against parents — and especially mothers — has been well documented.