The June 3rd, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the June 3rd, 2013 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! presents High Performing Organizations Manage Change Well. what most organizations want to pursue. You''ve heard of "speed dating"? Well, here''s your monthly dose of "speed leadership development".

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.

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.

How To Embrace Change In Today’s Organizations

Tanveer Naseer

When it comes to successfully leading today’s organizations, one skill that’s been growing in importance and need is the ability to manage change. What’s noteworthy about these measures is that they’re not in conflict or removed from their organization’s purpose.

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.

Project Management Best Practice 11 – Project Performance Executive Dashboards

Strategy Driven

Most managers would acknowledge that the use of efficient metrics is a key component to the successful planning, tracking, and execution of projects. Although the definition of those efficient metrics can be relatively easy when the project is small in schedule and resource size, the task can be much more challenging when considering the proper tracking metrics for a larger project. Relate Articles: Project Management Best Practice 3 – Line Management Project Ownership.

How to Create Millennial Leaders in Your Organization

Great Leadership By Dan

Many organizations don''t offer an annual performance review and most don''t even offer a quarterly one, based on our new research. Make sure that after each project they finish, you are telling them what they are doing right and what they can improve on.

IT Organizations Built to Last

Strategy Driven

Over the past two decades, technology has advanced exponentially; and with that burgeoning growth, IT organizations have seen tremendous expansion. Investment in People : Employees are the only assets that an IT organization has.

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. Favorite Team Building & Leadership Articles 2013. Some good, some OK, some crap…Below are my favorite articles from 2013.

When does a project justify using change management tools?

Change Starts Here

One of the participants in the Design & Influence Irresistible Change webinar series recently asked, “When does a project justify using change management tools?” What support does the project need from leaders?

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I’m Not Sure I’m Up to the Task

Leadership Freak

Everyone in your organization needs to feel stretched in some area. Delegation Insecurity Leading Strengths Stress Taking others higher Values mission & vision weaknesses departmental communication giving feedback Growth Leadership Development organizational communication organizational success organizational values project organization Comfortable jobs equal drifting employees.

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. If you consistently overload your best people with “important projects” three things might happen.

Multitasking – Can It Really Be Done?

Women on Business

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3 Ways to Improve Your Organization’s Culture

CO2

” But what exactly does it mean and what, as a business leader, can you do to improve your organization’s culture? Big producers, wealthy clients, and large deals are all part of who they are and what they project. They are different for every person and every organization.

3 Ideas for Time Management and Getting Your Work Organized

Mike Cardus

Coaching 5 project managers , we identified that 2 have concerns about how they are managing their time, multiple project and customer needs, and they “feel disorganized”….

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. Constant change is a business reality and organizations must continually adapt to their environments to stay competitive or risk losing relevance and becoming obsolete.

Long Term Implementation of Quality Teams Within Organizations

Mike Cardus

Long Term Implementation of Lean Six Sigma within Organizations from Michael Cardus. Whether you use Lean Six Sigma within your organization or not, this content will prove valuable to you…. Roles & Responsibilities for Improvement Projects Flow Chart. After the Project.

Information Underload: What Are You Missing?

Let's Grow Leaders

” -Seth Godin, “I Get It“ The higher you grow in the organization, the more you work [.] Communication confidence Empowerment Execution Trust communication empowerment information leadership project management

Seven Interviews to Help You Implement Change in Your Organization

Change Starts Here

My guest recounts a fascinating story about gaining agreement on a blueprint for change as she led the initiative for the organization to become a charter school system. Guest: Brian Horgan, Project Director at United Illuminating.

4 Design Thinking Tools for Engaging Your Team

Leading Blog

Where problems lurk unnoticed How well do you really understand how your team executes a typical project from day one to very end? There are different stages in a project. Team members'' daily roles can be different depending on the project life-cycle.

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Building readiness to be your best

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development “After Tessa got away with simply saying I’m working on project xyz in the daily readout session I started doing the same.

Collaboration is the Key to Providing Consistent Brand Value

Leading Blog

But if you want to create a more collaborative culture in your organization, decide what’s fair and what’s off-limits and communicate it clearly. Try customer relationship software, project management programs, or whatever captures your ideas and helps transform them into action.

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If you consistently overload your best people with “important projects” three things might happen

Mike Cardus

If you consistently overload your best people with “important projects” three things might happen: They get promoted. Their level of performance drops. They resign or transfer. With either option, the high performers learn: The more you do around here, the more they ask you to do.

25 Coaching Questions to Create your 2013 Leadership Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

For those of you on limited budgets and working for frugal or cash-strapped organizations, have no fear, you’ve come to the right place. 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?

Six Disciplines Adds Strategy, Goal-Setting and Project Management to Microsoft Outlook

Six Disciplines

Six Disciplines gives you the capability to create strategy, manage plans, set goals, and manage projects - all within Microsoft Outlook. . Access your organization''s goals, plans, initiatives, projects, action Items, and tasks - seamlessly from your desktop, laptop, and smartphone. . Watch the video - and find out more about how Six Disciplines helps organizations get the most from Microsoft Outlook. .

How to Build a Development Library for Your Organization.

Nathan Magnuson

Home / Human Resources / How to Build a Development Library for Your Organization. How to Build a Development Library for Your Organization. This week I’ll tell you how to build a development library for your organization. Consider the organization’s competency model.

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.

The Good Struggle

Leading Blog

Almost everything—how we manage our organizations and our lives, how we make decisions at work and at home, and even how we think about ourselves—is deeply shaped by markets and market-based thinking.” Recombination also makes it much harder for leaders to inculcate values when people in their organizations know they and their leaders are basically modules in a plug-and-play world and could be moving on soon.

Change with Confidence

Leading Blog

Change with Confidence by Phil Buckley is a great handbook for working through a big change project. The book is organized around 50 critical and practical questions change leaders ask. 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?"

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’.

Motivate with a Memorable “Vision Phrase” that Matters

Michael Lee Stallard

Take for example Mack McCarter, founder and a leader of Community Renewal International, a not-for-profit organization that helps rebuild safe and caring communities through the restoration of personal relationships and trust. Goodness is reflected in organizations that help and serve people.

Decoding The Truth Of Leading Multi-Generational Workforces

Tanveer Naseer

When it comes to discussions on the various challenges leaders need to address in today’s fast-changing global economy, there’s one topic that merits a proper assessment as to whether or not it’s really an issue for today’s organizations.

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Making Feedback A Gift For Your Employees

Tanveer Naseer

As November slowly comes to an end, many organizations and their leaders are naturally looking back at the past year, evaluating what went right and where things missed the mark to help plan what measures they’ll need to take in response to this year’s successes and failures.

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. Keep the projects on time and within budget by putting people into positions where they can succeed.

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

Terry Starbucker

Study Up - Make sure you take the time to study the details of your business or project plan for the year ahead. Fellow leaders, it’s that time of year again – time to dust off our leadership checklist, and get ‘em done.

Leading for a Higher Purpose

General Leadership

Karen is the CEO of the New York-based strategic technology, staffing and project management company Sharp Decisions. For almost a quarter of a century, her organization has been providing best in class technology services to both national and international clients.

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

Terry Starbucker

They saw themselves as an important part of the organizations’s future (that is, the leader made sure they understood their roles and how it made a difference). “I interviewed a workplace consultant as part of a research project on people who love their jobs.

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?

5 Reasons You Should Subscribe to Sean’s Team Building Newsletter

Great Results Team Building

Whether you are in a family, attend a church, work in an office environment, are part of a project group, or participate in athletics, you are likely always looking for ideas and tips on how your team can become more productive. Everyone is part of a team.

Power Does Not Equal Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

The systems guru Edward Deming once said that a leader’s job is to drive fear out of the organization so that employees will feel comfortable making decisions on their own. Leaders serve an organization rather than control it. The following is a guest piece by Dennis Bakke.

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Encouraging the magnificence in others

Aspire-CS

Positive, inspiring encouragement that is heartfelt and focused on present reality and future potential in others is rare indeed in our organizations. Positive encouragement is important to lifting your leadership and your organization up to the next level.

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Three steps to engaging employees in what matters to them

Aspire-CS

In fact, much of what passes for solutions to engage employees are programs that have been around in many organizations for a very long time. You might be hearing a lot about employee engagement. It’s a hot topic, keeping Human Resources, consultants and bloggers busy.

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