How to Get Promoted At Work: The ASK Strategy

Let's Grow Leaders

Getting promoted at works increases your responsibility, power and ability to grow as a leader. That’s why you need to build up a team of allies to help you gain promotion. Here are three specific allies you need to develop: Your Manager. Take Action To Get Promoted.

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15 Questions to Ask Your Team Before 2015

Let's Grow Leaders

Auditoriums around the country would resound with a consistent message, “Last year is over… no time to spend there, we’ve got game-changing work to do.” 15 Questions to Ask Your Team Before 2015. What was your biggest contribution to the team?

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How to Make Better Decisions

Leading Blog

We have opinions about nearly everything and are quick to jump to conclusions based only on the information that is right in front of us. Forty-four percent of lawyers would not recommend a career in law to young people. The future has an uncanny ability to surprise.

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Aim Higher: How to Lead with Joy

Skip Prichard

But I’m also willing to bet that even for projects and tasks where you and your colleagues are 100% on the same page in terms of timelines and goals, different people enjoy different aspects of the process. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Leading with Joy.

How to Overcome Poor Presentation Skills

Coaching Tip

If your operational management was in a technical area, you now have the ability to delegate the data gathering and analyzing tasks to others while it is your responsibility to educate the leadership of the organization and industry why, what and how action must be taken based upon what the analysis reports. That requires face-to-face interactive conversations and presentations to various interested and influential parties.

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How to Become a CHRO

HR Digest

They determine if a business is going to fail or succeed. That’s why every HR member planning to become a CHRO must first accept the responsibility of being the reason for a success or failure. However, there are crucial steps on how to become a CHRO. Gone are days when CHRO positions are determined by how much experience one has as an HR. The growing competition and evolution of new business requirements have changed a lot about how companies recruit CHROs.

7 Ways to Deal with Employees Who Drive You Crazy

Let's Grow Leaders

If you missed Monday’s post , best to start there. I asked these “students” to share what they learned most from their experience. I’m excited for you to add your best thinking. ” Bottom line, no grades were given for action, just analysis.

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How To Better Support Introverts In Today’s Workplaces

Tanveer Naseer

The research I’ve done shows that about 25 to 30 percent of CEOs are introverts,” explains Karl Moore, associate professor of strategy and organization at Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. Here’s how: 1. Click here to view the original article.

Your Voice of Encouragement: How to Receive Feedback

Your Voice of Encouragement

skip to main | skip to sidebar Monday, November 29, 2010 How to Receive Feedback Knowing how to receive feedback is an acquired skill. That’s because it’s natural to become defensive, assign blame or offer excuses for your behavior.

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Stop dipping your big toe in the water…the others might get JEALOUS! 5 steps to avoiding analysis paralysis.

Women on Business

In my last post, I expressed the importance of listening to your intuition and going with your gut. You might agree that the flipside of gut-based decision making is analysis paralysis. So, if you are continually dipping your big toe to test the waters and avoiding taking the plunge, take a step back from what appears to be wildly uncertain waters and ask why? What problem am I trying to solve? You may ask yourself how a lack of action will affect your life.

How to Launch a Product Like a Rock Star

Strategy Driven

A great distribution plan to sell it. A well formulated Go-To-Market Strategy. In a perfect launch, all of these components are vital to a successful launch. It took years for Apple to gain traction despite offering what critics consider to be a superior operating system.

Guy Kawasaki: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

After having earned an undergraduate degree at Stanford, Kawasaki embarked on a career in business (counting diamonds for a fine-jewelry manufacturer called Nova Stylings) while at work on an MBA degree at UCLA. (He Kawasaki later went to work for an educational software company called EduWare Services. [.].

Power: Why Some People Have it and Others Don't

Kevin Eikenberry

You may want it, wish you had it or wonder how to get it. This book will help you define it, and in a great blend of academic analysis and practical observations help you gain more of it. Would you like to have more of that? Do You Really Need a Meeting to Make a Decision?

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10 Leadership Battles – And How To Win Every One of Them

Terry Starbucker

Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store Ramblings From a Glass Half Full 10 Leadership Battles – And How To Win Every One of Them by Starbucker on November 1, 2009 In our quest to become great leaders we take on a constant stream of internal battles. Each and every day we choose our sides and try to do the right things, with the objective of achieving something great. Do you simply “hope&# to succeed?

How to Break Through a Career Impasse

Harvard Business Review

Many of the successful managers and professionals who come back to business school at mid-career are looking for more than honing their leadership skills. Many are stuck in their careers. They’re looking for direction and support for the changes they long to make in the near future. But, their networks just keep dragging them back to the past—and they don’t even realize it. Get involved in and contribute to key initiatives that provide excuses to meet them.

The Boomers are Leaving! – How to Create and Implement a Knowledge.

Strategy Driven

How to Create and Implement a Knowledge Transfer Program, part 1 Posted by Ken Ball and Gina Gotsill on November 10, 2010 · 2 Comments The clock is ticking: next year, in 2011, the oldest of the 76 million Baby Boomers turn 65. What’s a manager or executive to do?

7 Steps to Bulletproof Problem Solving

Leading Blog

McKinsey alums Charles Conn and Rob McLean teach us how to be bulletproof problem solvers using a simple 7-steps approach. This process is not just applicable to business but is useful in finding solutions for personal problems as well. and “Should we go to court?”

When it Comes to Leadership, This is What Really Matters

Lead from Within

Over the past few years attitudes have changed, and recent research finds that 90 percent of CEOs are planning to increase their investment in leadership development and see it as the most important human capital issue their organizations face. A willingness to consider the opinions of others.

How to Stop Delegating and Start Teaching

Harvard Business Review

In psychology and most fields of science, students are assigned to a project early on in their studies and learn key skills through an apprenticeship model. Each step, from idea development and design to data analysis and reporting, requires a lot of supervision.

Break the Innovation Chokehold: How to Stop Ruling Like a (Not-So-Benevolent) Dictator and Start Encouraging Big Ideas

Strategy Driven

The Benevolent Dictator : Empower Your Employees, Build Your Business, and Outwit the Competition by Michael Feuer What does it require to take a concept rapidly and effectively from mind to market? ’ in order to improve your products, processes, or procedures.

Workplace and Life Advice You Can Use

Leading Blog

T HIRTY-NINE LEADERS were interviewed on subjects related to leadership and were assembled by Roger Dean Duncan into LeaderSHOP Volume 1: Workplace, Career, and Life Advice from Today’s Top Thought Leaders (not to be confused with the LeaderShop ). Career Management.

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Don’t Talk Yourself Out of Trying a Second Career

Harvard Business Review

But some of these doors aren’t really locked; the challenge for us is to recognize which ones still have a key within reach. As our lives and marketplaces change all too rapidly, past career decisions can become obsolete or even dangerous to our wellbeing.

The Big Picture of Business: Institutional Reviews Help Public Companies to Learn from the Downturn and Move Forward

Strategy Driven

An Institutional Review is a look at activities that contribute to an organization’s success and well-being. This transcends a traditional audit and identifies factors that already contribute well to the organization, rather than simply looking for ways to cut, curtail or penalize.

Why Competitors Will Make You Question Everything

Let's Grow Leaders

In business school we teach SWOT analysis. When I was a competitive swimmer growing up, I had a terrible habit of looking for my competitors in the lanes beside me every time I turned my head to take a breath. How to Outsmart The Competition. Be easy to follow.

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The 10 Most Serious Hiring Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Brad Smart , Author of Topgrading: How Leading Companies Win by Hiring, Coaching, and Keeping the Best People : I don’t know about you, but early in my career I was very disappointed with my hiring track record. I met with the top HR managers of the largest 100 companies in the world, and even they said that 75% of their hires turn out to be disappointments… … except for the Topgraders in the room. 150 resumes are emailed to you.

How to Master a New Skill

Harvard Business Review

We all want to be better at something. After all, self-improvement is necessary to getting ahead at work. But once you know what you want to be better at — be it public speaking , using social media, or analyzing data — how do you start? How about the bad ones?

How to Decide Whether to Relocate for a Job

Harvard Business Review

If you’re offered a job in a different location, how do you know if it’s worth relocating? And, how do you weigh the potential upsides like money and opportunity against costs like the impact on your family or the loss of your existing network? Try to have perspective.

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Harvard Business Review

Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. We’re less likely to lie, cheat, and steal. As an organizational psychologist and executive coach, I’ve had a ringside seat to the power of leadership self-awareness for nearly 15 years. I’ve also seen how attainable this skill is. We are currently writing up our results for submission to an academic journal.). Archi Trujillo/Getty Images.

5 Ideas To Ensure That Lessons are 'Really' Learned


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer 5 Ideas To Ensure That Lessons are ‘Really’ Learned Have you ever experienced the following? You complete a project and then do a small ‘post-mortem / retrospective analysis’ of what went well and what did not.

How to Work Confidently with Numbers People

Harvard Business Review

And even if it’s not an explicit part of your job description, chances are you need to understand at least something about data and analytics to be successful. What’s the best way to get a handle on the basics? How should you get to know the quants in your company?

How to Ace an Internal Interview

Harvard Business Review

This is a mistake, says Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, a senior adviser at global executive search firm Egon Zehnder and author of the forthcoming, It''s Not the How or the What But the Who. "It''s John Lees, a UK-based career strategist and author of Just the Job!: To tell or not to tell?

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Peer Pressures: 5 Reasons You Frustrate Your Peers

Let's Grow Leaders

Careers derail. Related Stories Force Field Analysis as a Teambuilding Exercise Perfect Vision is Over-Rated How to Tame a Bengal Tiger (and When to Sharpen Your Blade). Don’t destroy fantastic results with lazy relationships. Strong performers grow backwards when trust breaks down. Small issues mushroom overnight. Peers stop helping. Communication collapses. Without support, working harder can backfire.

6 Social Media Skills Every Leader Must Learn

Lead from Within

Social media provides a great platform to connect leaders and their teams (especially if they’re working in remote locations), prospective customers, and other stakeholders. If you’re adept enough to respond quickly, correctly, in public and in real time, you’re in great shape. Here are six skills every leader needs to be prepared for social media: 1. Every opportunity you have to share your content; increases your visibility is valuable. Analysis.

Great Employees Want to Learn. Great Managers Know How to Teach.

Harvard Business Review

“I’d like to work for a manager I can learn from.” These people aren’t looking for someone to lecture them, they’re looking for someone who can help them build knowledge and skills as they work toward a valuable goal. Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images.

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How to Use Employee Referrals Without Giving Up Workplace Diversity

Harvard Business Review

In a tight talent market, it’s tempting for organizations to rely even more heavily on employee referrals to fill open positions, but a new study from PayScale shows that doing so could lead to pay inequities and a less-diverse workforce. workers how they came to apply to their current job and if they had landed their job based on an employee referral. But it’s unlikely that organizations are going to stop using them.

How to Become a Coach or Consultant After You Retire

Harvard Business Review

The vast majority of senior professionals don’t want to “retire.” ” They have interesting, fulfilling work that they’d like to continue — just not at the frenetic pace of top corporate jobs. That’s why so many, lured by the promise of flexible hours, higher rates, and location independence, are intrigued by the idea of becoming a consultant or coach when they retire from their “official” career. Do a skills analysis.

The Clearest Path to a Career That's Right for You

Harvard Business Review

Nothing in career strategy is more important than picking the career field that's right for you. Get that right, and you may be headed to happiness and fulfillment in your work. The most straightforward path to that field is to build directly on your capabilities. Employers and investors will be more likely to bet on you if they think you're up to the challenge — if you really can help them accomplish their goals.

What to Do If Your Career Is Stalled and You Don’t Know Why

Harvard Business Review

Having delivered seven years of breakthrough performance and nearing retirement, she was eager to select and prepare her successor. Tom often hogs the spotlight in meetings unaware of how that alienates his peers. And…well…I don’t know how to put this, but he has noticeable body odor that’s a real turnoff.” Often these pandas live on for years, seemingly innocent, but ultimately gnaw at the career trajectory of otherwise talented leaders.

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What to Do If You Feel Stuck in the Wrong Career

Harvard Business Review

If you’re midway through your career and feeling stuck, you are not alone. The fact that this is such a common experience doesn’t make it any easier to handle when it’s happening to you. Mid-Career Crisis. I think companies need to stop lying about that.

How to Keep a Job Search Discreet

Harvard Business Review

You don't want to rock the boat at your current company but you want to find the next great opportunity. How do you handle references? Since how you leave your current job can be as important to your career as how you perform in the next one, you need to know the answers to these questions. If you've heard rumors of layoffs or you've simply outgrown your current job, it's ok to look. Many people have to keep their search quiet.

50 Forms of Dysfunction in the Workplace

Lead from Within

Those who refuse to share knowledge–either by playing dumb or being evasive–are working only to better themselves, not for the good of the team. But in reality, it’s not uncommon for colleagues to dislike each other. Those with low self-esteem need to toot their own horn and take credit for work they didn’t do. Low self-esteem may also lead people to misrepresent their position or title. Refusing to establish procedures.

What are your unique leadership strengths?

Coaching Tip

A strength is both what you love to do and what you are good at. Telling others your unique strengths is the first step to leadership transparency and authenticity. . How to discover your strengths is to take some leadership self-assessments and to ask others with whom you have worked closely. Once you buy the book, you will get a unique code to take a self-assessment online.

Your Builder Personality

Coaching Tip

It shapes everything from the team and product to the overall business strategy and it is the one resource that founders can directly control. They demonstrate that who you are shapes how you build. Source: Chris Kuenne: Built for Growth: How Builder Personality Shapes Your Business, Your Team, and Your Ability to Win. Wash Your Hands of Wrong Assumptions To Keep Your Business from Slipping Down the Drain. How to Lead an Online Business.