Why Are 2013 Graduates Considered Unprepared?

Chart Your Course

While the National Center for Education Statistics is projecting nearly 1.8 Meanwhile, of the hiring managers that are looking at 2013 graduates, the majority only plans to hire one or two this year. via Why Are 2013 Graduates Considered Unprepared? By Ashley Bowers.

StrategyDriven White Paper Advises Leaders on Preventing Catastrophic Industrial Accidents

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven’s Preventing Catastrophic Industrial Accidents reveals how high-risk industry leaders can reduce their significant event risk exposure through application of safety-first principles. nuclear industry’s safety-first principles.

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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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Insure the Fairness and Integrity of the Financial Industry

Coaching Tip

Mary Jo White and her lieutenants project confidence that the SEC and the financial industry can march forward together into a secure and prosperous future. Source: The New Yorker, November 11, 2013. .

Complimentary Resource – Emerging Trends in Project Management

Strategy Driven

Emerging Trends in Project Management. Implementing project management soft skills into your projects will become increasingly important over the next several years; opening your mind to these emerging trends will open your door to new opportunities.

StrategyDriven Enterprises Partners with Xen Wireless to Form StrategyDriven Analytics, a Utility Industry Asset Management Blind Benchmarking Service

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Enterprises LLC and Xen Wireless form StrategyDriven Analytics to provide utility industry executives and managers with asset management program benchmarking data supporting operational and investment decisions and fleet and individual plant performance assessments.

What makes a leader special?

Lead Change Blog

He is a public speaker in Leadership, and he is a certified project manager from PMI. He has more than 21 years of experience in the Information Technology Industry. Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development With my 23 years of experience, I’ve seen my share of leaders.

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?

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.

Why Creativity Thrives Under Constraints

Tanveer Naseer

There’s always excitement around a new project. Just about every influence on our once new and exciting project also brings a constraint. We can lose interest or become frustrated by our once shiny new project. The following is a guest piece by David Burkus.

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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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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The Secrets Of Great Leadership (As Told By 8,000 People Who Love Their Jobs)

Terry Starbucker

“I interviewed a workplace consultant as part of a research project on people who love their jobs. In my quest for more human leadership , I’ve discovered a core truth.

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.

Decoding The Truth Of Leading Multi-Generational Workforces

Tanveer Naseer

1) Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project Spring Tracking Survey 2013. 2013), La Gestion des ressources humaines, tendances, enjeux et pratiques actuelles, 5e édition, Montréal : ERPI-Pearson Education, à paraître. (8)

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Inconsistent Bossing: A Surefire Way to Disengage

Great Leadership By Dan

Bosses can take a moment when they arrive to work (or whenever necessary) to self-evaluate their mindset, see where there thoughts lay to make sure they don’t project their own whimsical emotions on others. The same ripple effect can of course occur when projecting negativity.

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28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

My latest post Do it Right…and They Will Come: Where Passion Meets Purpose draws on some personal experiences in the hospitality industry. Welcome to the September edition of the Leadership Development Carnival !

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

Great Leadership By Dan

So I told him that the only way to do that is to turn up the volume on a very different talk track—one that captures the brand and presence that you want to project. It’s such a difficult environment/project/client/travel schedule…”.

Carefrontation — The Ultimate Leadership Trait

Great Leadership By Dan

As a new project manager at Hewlett Packard I found that I interacted with a lot of brilliant people, many of who had been conditioned by higher learning institutions to compete rather than collaborate.

It’s Time to View Leadership as a Profession

Great Leadership By Dan

level or industry, it becomes your profession and you have an obligation to. Guest post from DDI's Richard S. Wellins, Ph.D. reprinted with permission from DDI's Directions newsletter): Leadership is a craft. So why do so few see it that. The 2011.

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Hire the Wrong Person

Great Leadership By Dan

projects they will work on, people they will need to influence, time spent in meetings), the more informed candidates can be in whether this is a job that (a) they will be good at, (b) they will enjoy, and, (c) they will stay in for a long time to come.

061: The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Leaders Generate Great Ideas | with David Burkus

Engaging Leader

Because of this, leaders of organizations in all industries are asking more questions about creativity. Because of this, leaders of organizations in all industries are asking more questions about creativity.

25 Career Options in Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychologist : t hese are the PhDs that are often involved in leadership assessments and assessment centers. Project Manager : m anages large, complex organizational leadership development programs and systems.

Futren’s Strategies for Employee Retention

Chart Your Course

Businesses in the hospitality and food and beverage industries face many challenges. Despite industry challenges and the 2008 recession, Futren has continued to prosper and expand.

How to use Measurement to Manage Like a Pro

Lead on Purpose

It’s easy to lose sight of “people” thanks to the inordinate focus on specifics, business goals, projects, and deadlines. The story repeats – in other industries – with the Steve Job’s iPhone, for instance. Mary Prescott is working as a community manager at WorkZone – A web-based project management software company. 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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StrategyDriven Enterprises Extends its Energy Advisory Services, Partners with NTE Solutions

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Enterprises, LLC and NTE Solutions partner to provide energy industry executives and managers with asset lifecycle management and regulatory compliance advisory services. Project development and management.

Why Sleepy Leaders Are Bad Leaders


Tony Schwartz , founder of The Energy Project cites research that argues that 95 percent of humans require 7-8 hours of sleep per night. Many industries and organizations promote internal competition and workaholism. It’s a tempting thought: the more we work, the more productive we are.

Millennials: 3 Characteristics that Define how they Approach the Workplace


They often have four screens open while working on multiple projects. As a large percentage of our population, millennials are already shaping the future of many industries.

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A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste


What threats have there been to your country or industry? Over 1600 patents each year, the industry’s lowest costs, highest profits, and weekly announcements of “world’s first” or “world’s best”. [Editor's Note: This post is adapted from Max's book The Truth About Innovation.].

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Chart Your Course - Untitled Article

Chart Your Course

Businesses in the hospitality and food and beverage industries face many challenge s. Despite industry challenges and the 2008 recession, Futren has continued to prosper and expand.

Re-Imagining New Leadership Possibilities in 2014:

The Empowered Buisness

This vision is generic, lacks specificity, is loaded with meaningless puff words, that it could be any company in the computer industry. 7 Secrets to Creating a Vision That Pulls Your Company Forward. It’s that time of the year!

Organizational Design and Social Networks


This is analogous to a return to the pre-industrial cottage industry life. This also means that some employees may be bypassed for promotions and projects because of their inability to navigate the complexities of the fluid and global organization.

Lessons from Amazonian Culture and Ecology for Talent Management

Mills Scofield

This spirit or exchange, respect, and transparency became essential to our strategy for building partnerships and learning from industry “elders” who had walked the path before us. Tyler Gage and Dan MacCombie are the founders of one of my favorite startups ever, Runa.

Effective Manager Communication Is Just 5 Steps Away


Whether it’s relaying information to a peer, crafting an update on a critical project to their manager or communicating the company’s strategic initiative to their teams – they struggle.

The Honest Truth About Teams

Lead from Within

Every organization in every industry pursues ambitious projects, works hard to get and serve clients and customers, and tackles new markets, new ideas, and new innovation. There’s a good reason we spend so much time thinking about teams.

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A New Labor Model

Coaching Tip

There are projections that the percentage of the workforce that are contingent workers could rise to as high as 40% nationwide. Tremendous uncertainty across industries and global competition is what is leading the increase in contingent labor.

Forecasting Talent Trends


For example, while meeting with a candidate, they might learn that he or she has had ten different Recruiters call her in the past month about working in a different industry. That in turn may mean that industry will begin actively headhunting certain professionals very soon.

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On leadership: My video interview with serial entrepreneur Chris Ducker!

Bernd Geropp

In 2010 he started his project to become a “Virtual CEO”: During 12 months he developed from a 14 h/day workaholic CEO into a full time virtual CEO working only a few hours per week on his companies. It works in any industry!”. You can even be in the exactly same industry.

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Risk Management Warning Flag 1 – Unadjusted Resourcing of Risk Monitoring Activities

Strategy Driven

Major projects typically add significant operational, financial, reputational, and regulatory risk to an organization’s overall risk profile. This project risk may by itself exceed the normal level of organizational risk leaders are accustomed to dealing with.

Five Jobs Made More Effective With Change Management

Change Starts Here

Project Management. Focused primarily on schedule, scope and budget, project managers often overlook the biggest risk to their project’s success: the unexpected obstacles people place in the path during implementation. Whether it is a new IT system, new equipment, or a new product, most projects involve changing the way people do their jobs.

The Big Picture of Business – Achieving the Best by Preparing for the Worst: Lessons Learned from High-Profile Crises, part 4 of 4

Strategy Driven

Trees with thicker bases and deeper roots will sprout greener (be profitable), shed less often (fewer corporate flaws) and live longer (dominate its industry). Another energy industry client operated coal mines. Thinking Through the Strategies.

To Help Others Develop, Start With Yourself

Marshall Goldsmith

This has also been confirmed by a recently completed research project led by Marc Effron at Hewitt Associates, one of the largest HR consulting firms. CEO Kent Kresa inherited a company that had a poor reputation for integrity, a battered stock price, and an unfortunate reputation as one of the least-admired companies in its industry. Great leaders encourage leadership development by openly developing themselves. by Marshall Goldsmith.

The Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013

Harvard Business Review

The result, I think, is a set of ideas that together are important, useful, and original, and that feel like quite an accurate account of the management concerns many of us shared in 2013. If your knowledge-based industry hasn’t been disrupted yet, get ready. According to Clay Christensen and his coauthors Dina Wang and Derek van Bever, the strategy consulting industry is about to blow up the same way the legal world just did.