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The November 2011 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the November 6, 2011 edition of leadership development carnival! posted at Get Your Leadership BIG On! I think so.

The September 2012 Leadership Development Carnival NFL Kick-off Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

So with apologies to those who don't share this passion, I present to you the September 2012 Leadership Development Carnival, NFL Kick-off Edition.

Career GPS is an Excellent Benchmarking Tool for HR Issues

The Practical Leader

This online assessment is designed to help HR professionals pinpoint and track their professional development goals. Learning and Talent Development. Organization Design and Development. Leadership Development and Organizational Culture. HR Leadership. Employee Relations. Organizational Health and Safety.

More Leaders, Faster

Lead Change Blog

The ultimate goal is to create a leadership culture. What is a leadership culture? Who needs which development assignments?

Your Only Competition Is Yourself

Lead Change Blog

These are the measure by which my clients have set a benchmark for their success, or failure. You only need to compete against yourself.

Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders

Leading Blog

Rajeev Peshawaria says ironically, even though leadership hasn’t changed, we have Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders. Superior leadership requires incredible amounts of emotional energy —the power to stay the course despite the most formidable of obstacles.” Leadership DevelopmentWhat results do I want to bring about?

A Case for Being a “Nice” Boss

You're Not the Boss of Me

‘Nice’ is not a word that is often used to describe successful leaders. But, it’s really all about how you look at it.

Boosted Spend on Leadership Development – The Facts and Figures

Leadership Drives Business

Our just-released 2012 Bersin & Associates Leadership Development Factbook® shows that U.S. billion in 2012. billion?

Boosted Spend on Leadership Development – The Facts and Figures

Leadership Drives Business

Our just-released 2012 Bersin & Associates Leadership Development Factbook® shows that U.S. billion in 2012. billion?

Boosted Spend on Leadership Development – The Facts and Figures

Leadership Drives Business

Our just-released 2012 Bersin & Associates Leadership Development Factbook® shows that U.S. billion in 2012. billion?

Boosted Spend on Leadership Development – The Facts and Figures

Leadership Drives Business

Our just-released 2012 Bersin & Associates Leadership Development Factbook® shows that U.S. billion in 2012. billion?

Boosted Spend on Leadership Development – The Facts and Figures

Leadership Drives Business

Our just-released 2012 Bersin & Associates Leadership Development Factbook® shows that U.S. billion in 2012. billion?

Boosted Spend on Leadership Development – The Facts and Figures

Leadership Drives Business

Our just-released 2012 Bersin & Associates Leadership Development Factbook® shows that U.S. billion in 2012. billion?

90 Powerful Ways to Become a Highly Successful Leader

Lead from Within

If you’re starting a new position or role, or your leadership just needs a refresher use these 90 powerful tips over the first three months to get your leadership on track. Use processes that work for you; develop systems that meet your needs and make your life easier. Check Yourself At Benchmarks. Get A Head Start.

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Leadership: A Case for Being Nice

You're Not the Boss of Me

My uncle, now deceased, used to have a little wooden plaque hanging on the wall of his den. That wasn’t fair. And it definitely wasn’t nice.

When the Grasshopper Teaches the Master

You're Not the Boss of Me

Goals will also give you benchmarks against which you can monitor progress. There is a lot to be said for learning from younger people.

Overcoming Leadership Myopia

Michael Lee Stallard

All the Six-Sigma, Lean, benchmarking and metrics in the world won’t help us lead people if we fail to recognize these realities. Leadership is all about the human experience. When managers invest time to develop connections with and among people they become real leaders who people want to follow. What can be done?

If Your Business isn’t Agile, You Won’t Have a Future. It’s That Simple

Great Leadership By Dan

So rapid is the pace of new developments, and so diverse the forms of competition, that many large corporations struggle to be agile enough to compete.

A Case For Being a ‘Nice’ Boss

You're Not the Boss of Me

My uncle, now deceased, used to have a little wooden plaque hanging on the wall of his den. That wasn’t fair. And it definitely wasn’t nice.

Mike Purcell Joins StrategyDriven Power & Utilities Advisory Services Practice

Strategy Driven

For decades, Mike has served in senior leadership roles within the Power & Utilities Industry. Consider leaving a comment!

Zappos, Cracker Jacks, and Frontline Leaders

Let's Grow Leaders

Zappos has so many folks looking to benchmark their magic, that they offer a menu of ways to learn their playbook. My theory– they [.]

The 5 Skills That Innovative Leaders Have in Common

Harvard Business Review

Leadership is changing — fast. When risks do present themselves, they develop plans to minimize the risk and identify where it is needed most. To develop better risk management behaviors, CEOs need to: List a minimum of eight ideas for new initiatives. Learn to see advantages in changing situations and new developments.

Identifying Leaders Who Could Bypass the Typical Promotion Path

Harvard Business Review

He had a close connection to evolving customers, shrewd instincts about how the market was developing, and a keen sense of the disruption that was needed in the region. In one recent leapfrog succession I witnessed, the assessment results were the first indication to the board that the candidate had vast untapped leadership potential.

Top Leadership Blog Posts

Michael Lee Stallard

Dan McCarthy posted a collection of top blog posts on leadership that included a post I wrote. Wally Bock presents The Joy of Helping posted at Three Star Leadership , saying “The best bosses revel in helping others succeed” Mark Stelzner presents Two Easy (And Legal) Ways to Gather Competitive Intel posted at Inflexion Point.

When the Grasshopper Teaches the Master

You're Not the Boss of Me

Goals will also give you benchmarks against which you can monitor progress. My son has been helping me learn more about Social Media. Have Fun.

The Secret Ingredient in GE’s Talent-Review System

Harvard Business Review

GE is often highlighted as an organization that develops some of the most effective leaders. But judging from what I hear from managers of companies that visit us to benchmark our system, the difference between our approach and theirs does not lie in forms, rankings, tools, or technologies. Here is what I’ve learned.

Develop Deep Knowledge in Your Organization — and Keep It

Harvard Business Review

Leaders with a passion for developing employees’ skills, and those who understand the need to transfer knowledge among generations of workers, know how important it is to link in-house education to strategic planning. Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders. Behave as if developing and retaining knowledge is truly important.

Strengths-Based Coaching Can Actually Weaken You

Harvard Business Review

Furthermore, high-performing leaders tend to get better by developing new strengths , not just enhancing old ones. Further Reading. 24.95.

The End of Business Leadership as Usual

C-Level Strategies

The goal starts with aspirations of new relevance and eventually develops into market and thought leadership.” The Culture Code.

How Cisco Gets Brutally Honest Feedback to Top Leaders

Harvard Business Review

Yet many organizations haven’t developed beyond the hunch phase in terms of knowing how strong their top leaders really are.

The Big Picture of Business – Think Tanks to Strategize

Strategy Driven

Business development. Executives are not fully prepared to handle challenges of the moment, much less to begin developing Big Picture thinking.

1:1 Executive Coaching Program – Now Open for Enrollment

Six Disciplines

When you enroll, here’s what you'll get: A Business Health Assessment of your organization from six key dimensions (Leadership & Culture, Strategy, Customer Focus, Measurement & Results, People and Processes). Industry Benchmark reports from three perspectives: (Financial, Market, Competition). ” ~ D.

Corporate Universities Should Reflect a Company’s Ideals

Harvard Business Review

If the number of executives from other companies who have been benchmarking GE’s management-development centers is an indication, interest in creating corporate universities is on the rise. Here are some of GE’s principles for achieving those essential aims: A leadership institute should reflect the company’s leadership ideals.

How SMART Goals Can Increase Employee Engagement: Guest Post

Leaders. Better. Brighter.

Employees embrace their goals as a benchmark for success. How SMART Goals Can Increase Employee Engagement. What is a SMART goal?

Zappos, Leaders, and Cracker Jacks

Let's Grow Leaders

Zappos has so many folks looking to benchmark their magic, that they offer a menu of ways to learn their playbook. My theory– they [.]

Leaders, Drop Your Masks

Harvard Business Review

Christine’s team and organization thrived under her new leadership, boosting revenue tenfold and setting industry benchmarks for performance.

Leadership & Initiative Overload | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Fact : bright, talented executives with a bias to action will often take on more than they should. Bottom line…success equals focus. I Think Not.

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How Deloitte Made Learning a Game

Harvard Business Review

And yet, by using gamification principles, Deloitte has seen use of its Deloitte Leadership Academy (DLA) training program increase. Since the integration of gamification in to Deloitte Leadership Academy, there has been a 37 percent increase in the number of users returning to the site each week. training will not win out.".

What Really is The Big Picture of Business

Strategy Driven

Business development. Executives are not fully prepared to handle challenges of the moment, much less to begin developing Big Picture thinking.

Leading Like Manwani in a VUCA World

Great Leadership By Dan

His topic: Leadership in a VUCA world. But we would like to explore the relationship between VUCA and leadership in more depth.