Best Leadership Books of 2013

Leading Blog

The list below represents my picks for the best leadership books of 2013. * * *. As many people become more and more successful, comfort becomes their objective. We cannot pursue comfort as an objective. L EADERSHIP IS is an inside job. All of these titles help us to look at ourselves more deeply by asking the right questions.

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Are ‘Bright Shiny Objects’ Worth Your Time (And Money)?

N2Growth Blog

Beware of bright shiny objects! Today the term “bright shiny objects” is used in reference to organizations that cannot formulate a strategy, or if they do develop one, they fail to adhere to it. By John Baldoni , Chair, Leadership Development, N2growth.

Why Are 2013 Graduates Considered Unprepared?

Chart Your Course

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? The post Why Are 2013 Graduates Considered Unprepared? By Ashley Bowers.

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.

The December 2013 Leadership Development Carnival: Leadership at the Movies Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

It''s too easy to get wrapped up in the details and handle them well while losing sight of the main objective.” The movies can be a rich source of leadership inspiration and help us identify role models and examples of leadership skills and characteristics that we can choose to develop.

5 Secret Objections to Change

Ron Edmondson

In the world of change, I’ve learned there are some common objections. I’ve previously written objections people use to criticize change, but in this post, I’m addressing the root cause of that criticism. These are the secret objections.

Managerial-Leadership Case Study: Teams and People Need Objective Measures of Progress and Regress

Mike Cardus

Rhea, her ‘ Too Small Manager ’ + Objective Measures of Progress and Regress. This would have provided Rhea with some objective goals for her work that could be accomplished whether her manager is happy or sad or absent.

Make Failure and Learning an Objective :: Resistance to Change

Mike Cardus

Make failure and learning part of the objectives. Make failure and learning part of the objectives. While discussing their concerns I heard that in this workplace, failure to meet defined objectives can be grounds for negative performance reviews. In ‘ Resistance to Change.

4 Questions to Determine Team Building Objectives and Measurements

Mike Cardus

Create-Learning’s Team Building programs are focused on making your team better. The programs develop both individuals and teams, connecting team goals, personal goals, actions, and processes and aligning them with your organizational goals, culture, mission and values.

Determining Your Top 5 Priorities for 2014

Michael Lee Stallard

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Management Coaching and Development. Situation, Objectives and First Meeting Plans

Mike Cardus

I am headed to Philadelphia PA to coach five managers separately for six months, and thought that sharing the situation summary, objectives and first meeting agenda / plan would prove useful to you. Objectives. Go over and refine objectives and goals.

Old-School Take on New-Tech Social Networking Shiny Objects

Building Personal Strength

All these other shiny tech objects are dull by comparison. Copyright 2013. My wife''s smart phone started to crater after 2 years of pounding use, so she got a new, more advanced one. And one just like it for me! Great. I hadn''t figured out how to use the old one yet.

A Quote for the day from Peter Drucker – on Management by Objectives

First Friday Book Synopsis

Management by objectives works if you know the objectives. There are some thoughts that simply need no elaboration. No long blog post needed… So, read this from Peter Drucker, and ask yourself the obvious question about your business. Ninety percent of the time you don’t.” Peter Drucker Filed under: Randy''s blog entries. Randy''s blog entries

Leaders: Still Making Progress On Your 2013 New Year's Resolution?

Eric Jacobson

Which one of the 70 tips for how to become a more effective leader did you select as a 2013 New Year''s Resolution? This list was published last December in my blog, about the time many leaders were identifying their professional and personal goals for 2013.

Favorites of 2013–Team Building and Leadership Activities and Simulations

Mike Cardus

With the end of the year approaching, this week is great to share some of my favorites of 2013. Favorite Team Building & Leadership Activities + Simulations 2013. Outcomes & Objectives: Creating connections; Learning from experience; Solutions thinking.

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

For 2013, I’m going to: 1. The charter will include our purpose (or mission), our vision, our values, long term (2-3 years) goals, objectives, and action plans. leadership goals 2013 resolutions new years goalsThis post was first published 1/1/2013 on SmartBlog on Leadership: Having trouble coming up with a good leadership New Year’s resolution? Here’s a list of 10 to pick from. These are things that leaders know they “should” do but often don’t.

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ASQ Buffalo Quality Conference 2013 :: Mike is Presenting

Mike Cardus

ASQ Buffalo 2013 Quality Conference. I will be presenting 2 workshops at the ASQ Buffalo 2013 Quality Conference – October 15 & 16. Specific time will be allocated to each of the three tools specified in the learning objectives below. ASQ Buffalo 2013 Quality Conference.

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. 4 Questions to Determine Team Building Objectives and Measurements.

An Argument for Conflict

Lead Change Blog

There are no objections or even questions to answer. Posted in Leadership Development We’ve all experienced it. The meeting goes well. Everyone nods, smiles, and quickly agrees. You leave feeling confident that your proposal will be unanimously adopted.

Is It Better to Have a Life Plan or a Life Philosophy?

Lead Change Blog

Life plans set a direction and key objectives [.]. Posted in Career Development Self Leadership [link] Much has been written about the importance of a life plan. Even more has been written and promoted about steps to develop one. All of this is positive, but is it the right approach?

The Secret Sauce: Social Media and Networking

Lead Change Blog

When I sit down to play a new game that is filled with scenery and objectives, every part of my being wants to explore and experiment. Posted in Meet LeadChange [link] How often do you play video games? What is the first thing you do when you are playing a new game?

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First, We Must Have a Vision

Lead Change Blog

The Miriam-Webster online dictionary defines vision as: 1) Something seen in a dream, trance, or ecstasy; especially a supernatural appearance that conveys a revelation 2) A thought, concept, or object formed by the imagination 3) Unusual discernment [.].

Let’s Stop Confusing Cooperation and Teamwork with Collaboration

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Coordination is sharing information and resources so that each party can accomplish their part in support of a mutual objective. Often the words collaboration, coordination, and cooperation are used to describe effective teamwork.

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Who Will Tell the Emperor He Has No Clothes?

N2Growth Blog

Their affiliation and kinship may prevent them from veracity, not because they intend as such, but simply because their human relationships override they objectivity and independence. By Patricia Lenkov , Chair, Executive Search, N2growth.

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7 Metaphors for Leadership Transformation

Leading Blog

By stepping out of the movie and viewing the footage objectively in the editing suite, leaders can hone their reflective capacity, and eventually, learn how to slow down their movie.

4 Design Thinking Tools for Engaging Your Team

Leading Blog

Yes, it''s time consuming, but you''ve probably already solved the easy problems, and finding the really deeply embedded problems requires objective observation. This is a post by Andrew King co-author of Solving Problems with Design Thinking : Ten Stories of What Works.

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Give the Gift of Time

N2Growth Blog

And by the way, journeys without an objective tend to go on forever. By Brian Layer , Chair, Organizational Development, N2growth. Marissa Mayer is in trouble. Information recently spilled through the Yahoo firewall that she is habitually late.

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Dies Today at 87

Leading Blog

Consensus: “The process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that have to be solved, merely because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead.

The Ultimate Leadership Tip (From a Trend Too Compelling to Ignore)

Terry Starbucker

I was at a friend’s house for Thanksgiving dinner the other day when the conversation turned to leadership, and my blog. I was asked about my “More Human” philosophy and why it wasn’t more prevalent in today’s business world.

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3 Lessons of the Expectant Leader

Let's Grow Leaders

Just as the mirror suggests, “Objects in mirror are closer [.] “Expectations” is one of my favorite topics. Today, please enjoy the lessons of expectant leaders, from leader and guest blogger Dave Bratcher. Ever wonder why performance is not at the level you expected?

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What Leaders Need To Do To Create A Thriving Organization

Tanveer Naseer

Guy Kawasaki and Tanveer Naseer – MHLC 2013 3. “It’s

10 Keys To Building a Culture Of Accountability

Terry Starbucker

4) The right metrics & measurements are set up – Each position needs objectives measure of success, from both a personal, team, and company-wide perspective.

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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Pop! Why Leadership Is All About Piercing Bubbles

Terry Starbucker

On that high level, the objective was clear - build the company up by steadily increasing its profits, until it is attractive enough to be sold with that healthy return. I worked for a company that had 1,200 employees.

The 10 Triumphs That Lead To Great Leadership

Terry Starbucker

They are clear, they are understood, and they are relatable to and aligned with their own personal goals and objectives. How do you know when your leadership is making a difference?

100% Of Companies Have This Problem

N2Growth Blog

It is the natural extension of values, vision, mission, strategy, goals, objectives and tactics. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Process… just the mere use of the word can spread fear and panic in the workplace.

Making Feedback A Gift For Your Employees

Tanveer Naseer

Rather, it’s about helping your employees to succeed in their objectives, by providing them with a sense of direction and an understanding of what matters.

Brand journalism 101: Tell a Better Story

Women on Business

Otherwise, be prepared to take a lot of heat from its critics who would be elated to escort “brand journalism” out of 2013 STAT. Naysayers, on the other hand, begrudge brand journalism for its diminished objectivity and advertorial tone.

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Getting Things Done: How Great Leadership Moves From Talk To Action

Terry Starbucker

That’s the technical way of saying “ explain the context and what’s in it for them “ Why are these numbers important to the overall objectives of the company? Leaders do a lot of talking.

The Leadership Contagion: What Virus Are You Spreading?

Terry Starbucker

What IS hard to get our arms around, however, is the impact of the leader’s emotional makeup and mood on that influence, and its real importance in the context of all the other objective and tangible skills they bring to the table. “Every day, everywhere you go, you spread a virus.

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3 Numbers Every Leader (And ALL Their Followers) Should Know

Terry Starbucker

It’s when every person within an organization, leaders and all, is focused, coordinated, and pointed in the same direction, under a common purpose, and with a high level common set of goals and objectives.

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How Leaders Create The Right Environment To Resolve Team Conflicts

Tanveer Naseer

How can we resolve conflicts in the workplace? That was the focus of the interview I did with National Post columnist Steve Cunningham as part of his company’s series of interviews with thought leaders and experts from various industries and disciplines.

Lessons On Effective Leadership From A Nobel Laureate

Tanveer Naseer

Goals that serve only to make us feel like we’re clearing off tasks from our To-Do list than objectives that would make us feel like we’re devoting our creativity, our genius, and our lives to something worthwhile and meaningful.