The June 3rd, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the June 3rd, 2013 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! In this post I’ll share 3 misconceptions entrepreneurs and business leaders should be aware when starting a company but also when starting a bigger project.

The Impact Habit Survey

Rajesh Setty

Most importantly, we have a survey that will take less than 4-minutes to complete and I would love your help. More people take the survey, better are the results. There are more than 200 people who have taken the survey and we need a few hundred more. link] (4-minute survey).

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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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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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What is Your Innovation Style?

Great Leadership By Dan

Yet in a recent survey of 5,000 only 1 in 4 people believe they are living up to their creative potential. You contribute by organizing the new projects and developing efficient systems that ensure the work or product is completed with precision and accuracy.

28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Mary Faulkner , from Surviving Leadership , says “All leaders should undergo a 360 feedback survey. While the mention of project management conjures images of schedules, charts, documents and process, my encouragement is to consider it from a slightly loftier altitude.

The Most Overused Word in Business

In the CEO Afterlife

Booz & Company’s survey of 3,500 global leaders, including 550 CEOs and 325 other C-suite executives report a serious lack of cohesion within their organizations. Strategy has to be one of the most misused words in business.

It’s Time to View Leadership as a Profession

Great Leadership By Dan

Dozens of survey reports continue to decry the sad state of leadership. He is responsible for launching DDI’s new products and services, leading DDI’s Center for Applied Behavioral Research (CABER) and its major research projects and developing and executing DDI’s global marketing strategy.

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Leading Like Manwani in a VUCA World

Great Leadership By Dan

Every two years DDI measures leadership at a massive scale in the Global Leadership Forecast surveying leaders and HR professionals in more than 2,000 companies across 16 countries. To take the Global Leadership Forecast Survey visit: HR Professionals: [link].

Do You Have Executive Presence?


In a recent study conducted by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and a team of researchers at the Center for Talent Innovation , the senior leaders surveyed listed executive presence – being perceived as leadership material – as the essential factor in determining who gets ahead in an organization.

How to use Measurement to Manage Like a Pro

Lead on Purpose

McKinsey Insights ’ Pankaj Ghemawat references a survey of senior executives where 76% of them feel they need to develop global-leadership capabilities, but only 7% of feel they are doing so effectively. For instance, your customer satisfaction surveys could reveal that your customers buy X only so that they can avail a discount on Y. It’s easy to lose sight of “people” thanks to the inordinate focus on specifics, business goals, projects, and deadlines.

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How Women (and the Men Who Think Like Them) Will Lead the Future


Recently, I was privileged to read a fascinating research project by John Gerzema and Michael D’Antonio titled The Athena Doctrine: How Women (and the men who think like them) Will Rule the Future.

10 Practices That Drive Innovation


Recently, the Institute for Corporate Productivity published a study surveying some of the top companies and people in the fields of management and innovation. Fund Outside Projects. Innovation means more than just new products or services.

Happier Employees in 1 Simple Step

Survive Your Promotion

In a recently released survey by Custom Insight , the top 20% most engaged employees listed autonomy as the 5 th most important driver of engagement, and the top 10% listed it as the second most important driver, coming in just behind “personal expression”. Closes the door) The TargetMart project numbers just came back – the results are horrible! If your next project results are this bad you’re fired.

The Paradoxical Benefits of Juggling Teams


The company’s employees answered a battery of survey questions around individual characteristics, team behaviors, and time allocation. If another team has a more important project, but has an equally qualified member, that should be your indication that you can spend time elsewhere.

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Strategistas: The Women in Leadership and Strategy


It was originally posted at her latest project: ]. [Editor's Note: This is a guest post and manifesto from Puja Ghelani. Harvard Business Review published a controversial article in March 2012 titled, “Are Women Better Leaders Than Men?”

The Strategy Confusion


Booz & Company’s survey of 3,500 global leaders, including 550 CEOs and 325 other C-suite executives report a serious lack of cohesion within their organizations. Strategy has to be one of the most misused words in business.

The Enormous Coaching Skills Gap

The Practical Leader

” Organizational surveys show that most managers believe they are providing coaching to employees and score themselves high. Spending 85 – 90% of conversations with employees on project or status updates and very little time on coaching and developing.

Innovating Higher-Education

Mills Scofield

As a part of his recent massively open online course (MOOC) on business strategy , Professor Lenox invited small enterprises, nonprofits and other organizations to join the course and solicit students to provide strategic analysis and insights as a part of their final projects.

Not Adhering to the Rule of 150

Coaching Tip

Office cliques can affect workplace culture in a variety of ways.according to nationwide survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of CareerBuilder from May 14 to June 5, 2013, among a representative sample of nearly 3,000 full-time, private sector U.S.

After the Talent Review…Now What?

Great Leadership By Dan

Decide on a “stretch assignment” (challenging project) for the individual. Survey each person in 6 months to assess how they feel about the level of development support they are receiving. I was at a conference recently and the session topic was leadership development and succession planning.

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Win the Race for Talent – Talent Management magazine

Chart Your Course

A 2012 MetLife survey reported that Americans aged 65 are retiring at the pace of 10,000 each day. By 2020, 70 million baby boomers are projected to retire, and by 2030 this figure will reach 79 million.The need to replace retirees already has produced significant talent shortages in American businesses. Win the Race for Talent. Edward E. Gordon - 5/10/13. I strongly encourage you to read this article. This is the FUTURE of the workforce! The U.S.

4 Steps to Ease Difficult Conversations with Employees


If this does not work, direct the conversation toward a particular project. You might ask, “How do you think I would evaluate your performance on developing that new customer-service survey?” by Gary Cohen Difficult Conversations.

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Team Building Without Time Wasting

Marshall Goldsmith

of the project. Conduct a mini-survey, follow-up process in approximately four months. From the mini-survey each team member will receive confidential feedback from all other team members on his or her perceived change in effectiveness. by Marshall Goldsmith and Howard Morgan.

Five Jobs Made More Effective With Change Management

Change Starts Here

A recent study by the Association for Change Management Professionals (ACMP) shows that 73% of change management professionals surveyed also have other, non-change-related job duties. But ACMP surveyed people who already consider themselves to be change practitioners. Project Management. Whether it is a new IT system, new equipment, or a new product, most projects involve changing the way people do their jobs.

How the best differ from the rest PART I

Six Disciplines

In trying to better quantify factors that contribute to excellence, we surveyed more than 300 small businesses (each with 10 to 100 employees) that included a range of service, product and project-oriented companies. The second major factor was appropriate involvement of leadership in leading and supporting projects that are strategic to the organization.

How Women (and the Men Who Think Like Them) Will Lead to Future


Recently, I was privileged to read a fascinating research project by John Gerzema and Michael D’Antonio titled The Athena Doctrine: How Women (and the men who think like them) Will Rule the Future.

IT Organizations Built to Last

Strategy Driven

Online surveys, social media and voice-of-the-customer events all help to ensure that a fact-based understanding of customer needs drives the company forward.

The Success Delusion

Marshall Goldsmith

We often: - Overestimate our contribution to a project; - Have an elevated opinion of our professional skills and standing among our peers; - Exaggerate our project’s impact on profitability by discounting real and hidden costs. If you ask your colleagues (in a confidential survey) to estimate their percentage contribution to your enterprise, the total will always exceed 100%. Why It Can Be So Hard for Successful Leaders to Change.

4 Questions with Brad Lomenick about “The Catalyst Leader”

Ron Edmondson

And based on the research we did in partnership with The Barna Group for the book, the survey and data would validate that assumption. Scores of twenty and thirty somethings are running companies, nonprofits, churches, and social innovation projects.

Rethink the Value of Each Customer for Efficient Growth

Women on Business

Typically, companies calculate the CLV of a customer merely by looking at their projected direct revenue. According to BrightLocal’s Local Consumer Review Survey (2012), 72% of consumers trust online reviews just as much as personal recommendations.

How Employee Engagement Drives Customer Satisfaction

N2Growth Blog

The Demand Metric 2013 Employee Engagement Survey concluded that organizations that have more than 50% employee engagement retain more than 80% of their customers.

Should MBAs Learn to Code?

Harvard Business Review

I thought it''d be helpful to supplement bloggers'' perspectives with some survey data. My survey didn''t ask for comments on the quality of CS50 itself. The tradeoffs are tricky: survey respondents reported spending an average of 16.3

IT on Steroids: The Benefits (and Risks) of Accelerating Technology

Harvard Business Review

Agile projects have focused on standard, non-critical systems. To the extent that agile becomes the default method to build large-scale IT projects, demands to speed up the delivery of IT projects will increase. In turn, the corporate IT project portfolio needs to adapt.

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The Missing Half of the Education Debate

Harvard Business Review

When it is, what we hear is the emphatic argument that college works because it does pay, which is supported by data like that gathered by the OECD''s most recent compendium of education-related data, Education at a Glance 2013 , which covers the period through 2011.

Why You Should Crowd-Source Your Toughest Investment Decisions

Harvard Business Review

Yet the decision to green-light a project is usually based solely on “expert opinions” — in other words, executives’ intuition supplemented by standard regression analysis. Only three or four out of every ten movies made in America breaks even or earns a profit.

The Dangerous Tension Between CMOs and CIOs

Harvard Business Review

However, a survey just conducted by Accenture Interactive (see The CMO-CIO Disconnect ) points to a downright unhealthy relationship in many C-Suites which can do nothing but damage to firms.

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IT Governance is Killing Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Some of the key challenges: Companies don''t identify the very best ideas for investment because most capital allocation processes start with business partners'' existing ideas about projects to fund. Prioritize Capabilities, not Projects.

CIO 16

Integrating Maintenance of Board Certification and Health Systems’ Quality-Improvement Programs

Harvard Business Review

Most physicians complete quality-improvement projects individually by completing modules provided by the specialty certification boards to collect, analyze, and improve quality on subsets of 25 to 50 patients.

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If You Want Innovation, You Have to Invest in People

Harvard Business Review

In a survey by HCM Advisory Group , close to half of executives (mostly responding from the U.S.) About a third of those surveyed viewed that function as a necessary but costly contributor. Let me say for the record that workplace design, beyond the provision of nice, functional space, has never in my long career of running creativity and innovation projects proved to be instrumental.

The 12 Essentials of Church Communications

Ron Edmondson

Project Systems. You will receive practical methods and customizable project management system templates. We will give you customizable focus group agendas and surveys to connect with and learn from your audiences. The church is the hope of the world.

C'mon, IT Leaders. Take a Chance!

Harvard Business Review

Execution risk: A wrong execution model or poor execution can make a project run too long and cost too much, leading to a total loss of focus and a reduction in value creation. Almost half of IT projects run over budget and about 56 percent deliver less value than predicted.

How Nonprofits Prove Their Worth

Harvard Business Review

The data make the case that the program significantly increased immunizations rates in the province in which it worked, where childhood immunization rates increased from less than 70% to more than 90% during the course of the project. Before distributing nets, the organization conducts pre-distribution surveys from all potential recipient households to determine whether they need additional nets. Everyone agrees that social enterprises need to use data to assess their effectiveness.