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.

What’s Missing in Project Management Training

Kevin Eikenberry

The truth is there is probably as much training available on project management as there is on any leadership topic or skill I could ever write about here. Change Leadership Empowerment Leadership Leadership Communication Learning project management projects

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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! Well, here''s your monthly dose of "speed leadership development". 30 leadership bloggers in 90 minutes. presents Iron Man vs. Athena for CEO - Leadership Battle of the Sexes.

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.

Do You Really Finish Your Projects?

Kevin Eikenberry

I mean no disrespect here, but my bet is, based on my experience and observation, that you don’t completely finish your projects. Achievement Leadership Leadership Communication Learning Manage Projects Success finishing strong

Top 10 Posts from 2013

Nathan Magnuson

It’s been another great year for the Everyday Leadership site. 2013 featured a Leadership Profiles series and Powerful Questions series in addition to everyday leadership content. Here are the top 10 posts from 2013.

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.

Leadership Caffeine: 4 Common Project Leadership Mistakes to Avoid

Management Excellence

The team or project leader’s responsibility is not to find a way to squash the variance in personalities, but rather to foster the right environment for people who are different to come together and perform.

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. This is all part of the leadership challenge you face each day.

Favorites of 2013–Team Building and Leadership Articles

Mike Cardus

With the end of the year approaching, this week is great to share some of my favorites of 2013. Here is the schedule it may change; 12/26/13 – Team Building & Leadership Articles. 12/30/13 – Team Building & Leadership Photos.

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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Impatience as a Leadership Virtue

Let's Grow Leaders

Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength -Charles Caleb Colton “Karin, we should be able to have this project done by the end of the year.” They were the experts, and the project involved heavy IT lift–never fun.

Projects and Team Goals. Are we done yet?

Mike Cardus

One challenge of project and and team work is deciding when we are done. How will we know that we are done with this project and can move on? Illustrating to teams and managers behavioral and work indicators you will see when the team and project is accomplished.

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. Here is the schedule it may change; 12/26/13 – Team Building & Leadership Articles. 12/30/13 – Team Building & Leadership Photos.

Power Does Not Equal Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

It doesn’t take a basketball expert or MBA graduate to see that Mike Rice’s monopoly on power crippled his team’s ability to work well together and succeed in their projects – in this case, winning basketball games. The following is a guest piece by Dennis Bakke.

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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.

Leadership and The Power of Perspective

Kevin Eikenberry

The project is called merge (and the website can be [.]. Leadership Learning perspective I’ve been thinking recently about the importance of perspective to our role as a leader.

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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.

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

Terry Starbucker

There’s an interesting leadership experiment going on right now here in Portland. 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. Leadership

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.

25 Coaching Questions to Create your 2013 Leadership Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Why are you interested in developing your leadership skills? What does great leadership look like to you? What leadership competencies (skills, knowledge, attributes) are important to your organization, for your current role, and/or for the role you aspire to? 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?

2013 – Top Change Posts of the Year at Enclaria

Change Starts Here

Here’s a list of the most popular posts at Enclaria for 2013. When Does a Project Justify Using Change Management Tools? Bankable Leadership: Happy People and Bottom-Line Results – with Tasha Eurich. Who Does What on Change Projects? Thank you for reading my blog this year! Have you read them all? The top 5 Enclaria blog posts from this year are: Three Ways to Frustrate Employees Going Through Change. Four Reasons Leaders Need Change Agents.

It’s Not Impossible – It Just Hasn’t Been Done Yet

N2Growth Blog

The burden and privilege of leadership simply demands more. Where the absence of an outcome or a discovery exists so does a lack of creativity, critical thought, focused energy, effort and resources, and ultimately a lack of leadership. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

Why Can’t You See The Big Picture?

Let's Grow Leaders

fear and courage performance planning big picture how to readjust your project leadership trust project management projects teamsI was doing my normal juggling of “leader” and “mom” roles. I was feeling pretty good about the “mom” part as I drove to the stadium that night. Sure I was on a conference call the whole way there, but I pulled into the parking lot well before halftime. The marching band had not yet [.]

Mirrors only REFLECT, Not PROJECT

Dave Bratcher

As we wait today for the ball to drop and ring in 2013, we find ourselves in a place only fitting to reflect on the past year. Mirrors reflect – Not project. What are you planning to do different in 2013? Does your car have a rear view mirror? What about side mirrors?

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.

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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Sustainable and effective leadership

Lead on Purpose

This statement sums up one of the key indicators to sustainable and effective leadership as taught in the book The Leader’s Climb: A Business Tale of Rising to the New Leadership Challenge by Bob Parsanko and Paul Heagen.

What I learned from attending New Media Expo 2013 in Las Vegas!

Bernd Geropp

New Media Expo 2013/ Blogworld. I had the chance to make a video interview with him on entrepreneurship and leadership. They all are focused around leadership, entrepreneurship and/ or online marketing: I recommend you check them out! The Great Business Project by Ralph Quintero.

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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.

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Love and kindness in leadership


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. This post was originally published in Smartblog on Leadership

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

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. He is a public speaker in Leadership, and he is a certified project manager from PMI.

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

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.

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

Mike Cardus

Team projects succeed of purpose. Project Manager / Team Leader – What to do. In the 1 st project team meeting, slow down and schedule some ‘get to know others time’. Project Manager / Team Leader explain why this team is together; Who is part of the team.

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

Terry Starbucker

In my quest for more human leadership , I’ve discovered a core truth. So what’s the secret to building such a place, and thus, achieving leadership greatness? “I interviewed a workplace consultant as part of a research project on people who love their jobs.

The Leadership Contagion: What Virus Are You Spreading?

Terry Starbucker

Most likely you still have many years of leadership opportunity in front of you. You are spreading a virus every time you interact with your team – it’s the leadership contagion. Leadership “Every day, everywhere you go, you spread a virus.

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Carefrontation — The Ultimate Leadership Trait

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Mark Hopkins : The best leadership tip I ever received came from a pastor’s sermon during a non-denominational service in Yosemite Valley Chapel.

(The Return of) The Leadership Checklist: 10 Things To Do Right Now To Make It A Great Year

Terry Starbucker

Fellow leaders, it’s that time of year again – time to dust off our leadership checklist, and get ‘em done. I trust that they can also guide you in your leadership journey – starting right here, right now. The New Year’s Leadership Checklist.