The June 3rd, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the June 3rd, 2013 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! When the senior executives are not leading improvement of the management system they inevitably undermine the efforts of others because they don''t understand the impact of their actions.”.

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.

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Organizational Performance Measures – System Implementation Challenges

Strategy Driven

Organizational performance measurement systems are complex constructs that significantly impact leadership decisions, employee behaviors, and management processes and systems. Acceptance of a new or upgraded performance monitoring system centers on metric and report accuracy.

Project Management – What is Critical Chain?

Strategy Driven

Successful project managers know that the success of their project hinges on the development of a solid plan, the diverse consideration of integration challenges, and the right evaluation of resources. You just finished reading Project Management - What is Critical Chain? !

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.

Mindful Mondays: Chill Out. Your Life Depends on It

Next Level Blog

Along with my normal routine of coaching, speaking and writing, my big project this summer has been taking a 200 hour course to become a certified yoga instructor. Mindful Mondays fight or flight response parasympathetic nervous system stress management

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Conversation 2: What Is This Project or Team Really About?

Steve Farber

John Chambers , CEO of Cisco Systems , once said in an interview that a business should be able to identify and articulate its “higher meaning and purpose.” –all those things we learned back in Project Management 101.

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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Ready to Be Promoted?

Let's Grow Leaders

He blames you, the system, politics, and that crazy project you gave him last year. He thinks he’s ready to be promoted. You don’t. You don’t want to crush his spirits, but he’s not listening.

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.

Change with Confidence

Leading Blog

Change with Confidence by Phil Buckley is a great handbook for working through a big change project. I think that this is some of the hardest change to lead because you are not just merging systems and processes but different organizational cultures. 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.

Five Ways Leaders Turns Doubters into Doers

Chart Your Course

Effective June 2013, all employees were required to work in the office. Your business is adding a new time-management system, which requires employees to log their hours on specific projects. This past February Yahoo!’s s fledgling CEO Marissa Mayer made her first misstep.

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. The following is a guest piece by Dennis Bakke.

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Hansei and 6 Pitfalls to Avoid in Reflective Exercises

QAspire

Improvement & Development Leadership Leading Change Leading People Leading Projects Process Improvement Quality Improvement Hansei improvement Kaizen leading change Quality Toyota Production System

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How to Create a Culture Where People Can Grow

Great Results Team Building

As leaders, sometimes the greatest influence we can have is in creating a culture where our people can settle into quality soil, establish a root system, and grow.

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28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Everyone can improve their coaching, exactly what form "improve coaching" takes could vary for every individual: be more encouraging, be more challenging, focus on building an understanding of the organization as a system, spend more time coaching - less time reading and writing reports, etc.

What is Your Innovation Style?

Great Leadership By Dan

You contribute by organizing the new projects and developing efficient systems that ensure the work or product is completed with precision and accuracy. Guest post from Shoya Zichy: Innovation is critical to an organization''s growth and competitive advantage.

050: Keys to Personal Productivity | with Erik Fisher

Engaging Leader

Is GTD still the dominant time management system today? App: Toodledo used by Jesse in combination with the 1MTD approach and with Basecamp for team projects. Is GTD still the dominant time management system today?

How to Build a Great Team and Culture? 60 Pointers

QAspire

Have systems in place. Improvement & Development Leadership Leading People Leading Projects Team Building Culture Culture Building Management I recently delivered a talk at a local entrepreneurship forum on the topic “ How to Build a Great Team and Culture ”.

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25 Career Options in Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

Leadership Development Consultant : h elping companies design leadership development systems, processes, programs, etc…. Project Manager : m anages large, complex organizational leadership development programs and systems. Interested in a career in leadership development?

Neuro-Wifi: Power of Mutual Empathy

Michael Lee Stallard

These neurons act like an emotional wifi system. A colleague at work does a fantastic job on a project. #4-Feel Others’ Emotions - Mutual empathy is a powerful connector that is made possible by the mirror-neurons in our brains.

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Guest Post: Keeping Your Finances Afloat While Working From Home

Survive Your Promotion

In this regard, a person needs to have files, folders, notes, or at the very least, a well-organized computer system that can give them the information they need very quickly. It is important to give equal increments of time between like projects. photo credit: Jeremy Levine Design.

Cooperation and Outward Spiraling Success Loops

Mike Cardus

Was struggling with sales representatives and project managers turning in expense and budget reports on-time…They told me “We have tried everything and our CFO is tired to putting out fires for us.”. started by asking: What do you want the people in sales and the project managers to do?

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Four Steps to Improve Poor Performance

Chart Your Course

They are perpetually tardy or absent, or procrastinate and mismanage projects. They abuse the system. Underperforming employees are not hard to find. They are cavalier about company rules, create conflict in the ranks or seem to do just enough to get by.

10 Practices That Drive Innovation

LDRLB

Innovative companies build a system that taps into the collective knowledge of everyone and lets everyone promote good ideas. Fund Outside Projects. Innovation means more than just new products or services.

One Person Must Be Responsible For The Work

Mike Cardus

Following a systems theory approach a change to one part will affect the other parts in unknown ways. The above sounds rather constricting – and it will help people pull out of the confusion of having 2 Responsible people working on the same project-goal.

Perfectionism Hurts Productivity

CEO Blog

I was trying to coach a friend on time management and sent him the following email: When I have skills I need to master, I set myself up with a deliberate learning system. Interestingly, this is also a time management technique that I have found effective - the Pomodoro system. It all started with a learning project This morning I was feeling Blogger guilt. That is what happens when a blogger does not feel they are posting often enough.

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

LDRLB

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.

The Slippery Slope of Not Asking Why

Mills Scofield

In one of my first projects at Bell Labs, I was the system engineer on three different messaging services. Done and on to the next project! I’d like to think I’m good at challenging the status quo.

Integrating Design Theory & the Scientific Process

Mills Scofield

She is co-president of Brown''s student initiative to incorporate the arts into STEM, STEAM and a project manager on Brown''s solar decathlon " Techstyle Haus " team, of which about half are women! My educational system created silos between the different disciplines.

Jump Start 2013 with a Change Management Toolkit and a Free Change Agent Strategy Session

Change Starts Here

But after all the presents are wrapped (and then opened), after the decorations have been put away (or not), after the ball has dropped in Times Square, it’ll be time to get back to work and show 2013 who’s boss!

Lessons from Amazonian Culture and Ecology for Talent Management

Mills Scofield

He was an experienced forestry engineer who had managed a number of different cacao and coffee projects in the region. ” We’ve instituted a system where técnicos rotate into different areas and take detailed GIS coordinates of all the farms.

How to Give Constructive Criticism: 10 Tips for Successful Coaching

Modern Servant Leader

” or “How’s that project you’re working on with Jane coming along?” Your human resources department can be an outstanding support system in providing constructive criticism and helping you grow, together. We all want the best for our team and we each want to succeed. The problem is, hearing what we do wrong, sucks. Nobody enjoys listening to a list of things they could improve.

3 Ways to Improve Your Organization’s Culture

CO2

Every morning when I logged onto my system at Merrill Lynch I saw their well-known “bull” logo and the words “A Performance Driven Culture.” Big producers, wealthy clients, and large deals are all part of who they are and what they project.

The Value of Vision Series – Shilpa Jain

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

focuses on the meeting point of personal, interpersounal and systemic change; that is, we believe that a transformation out in the world is interdependent with a transformation in ourselves and in our relationships. SEEing the Change. Shilpa Jain. “Is Is vision over-sold and over-rated?

6 Important Elements of an Executive IDP Process

Great Leadership By Dan

A support team should consist of the head of HR, a project manager and or administrative support person, and at least one executive "coach" (or more, depending on the number of IDPs). The support team needs to put a system in place to gather all plans, establish metrics, goals and accountability, monitor progress, report on progress, and recommend corrective actions. Leaders at the top of the organizational pyramid need ongoing development just as much as newly promoted supervisors.

Interview: Gaining Agreement on a Blueprint for Change

Change Starts Here

In this episode of The Change Agent’s Dilemma, Martha Greenway, former Deputy Superintendent of Fulton County Schools in Georgia, recounts a fascinating story about gaining agreement on a blueprint for change as she lead the initiative for the organization to become a charter school system.

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.

How Does the Team Maintain Improved Performance?

Mike Cardus

Let’s schedule a discussion on implementation and ‘ making this new system stick ’ in our next training meeting? Identify what the people on the team like about the new system and project management. Photo Credit. In a meeting John asked: “ This is all great & works now.

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Seven Ways To Follow Like A Leader

Tim Milburn

They add value to the people and projects that come their way. They find ways to make processes and systems better. I’ll often get asked what it takes to be a great leader. Those asking the question are typically looking for one or two standout, key principles or characteristics.

Development of Coaching Competencies at SAP

Coaching Tip

SAP (Systems-Applications-Programs) AG , a global provider of business software, has implemented coaching programs based on effective personal development accomplishing business goals while meeting the challenges of the coachee''s professional role in an optimal way.

The Dirty Little Secret of Project Management

Harvard Business Review

Why don't more project managers sound an alarm when they're going to blow past their deadlines? That's the dirty little secret of project management. As the lead developer on one big software project put it: "Everybody knows the schedule is a joke, and we pay no attention to it.

What makes high performance teams?

Mike Cardus

High Performance Teams come from systems-that-drive performance from the individuals on the team. Performance appraisal, reward, and incentive systems that support performance on an on going basis.

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