The November 2011 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the November 6, 2011 edition of leadership development carnival! Actually, it's supposed to be a beautiful Fall day here in New England, and the Carnival host is anxious to head over to the Maine seacoast for some seafood with Mrs. Great Leadership, so something had to give.

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. I asked each leadership blogger to give me their favorite NFL team. The Patriots seem to be the leadership blogger's team of choice.

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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. Leadership and culture development, organization design and development, performance management, and learning/talent development are vital today.

Stop Thinking “Productivity” — Start Thinking “Problem Solving”

Lead Change Blog

Benchmarking, finding new “best practices,” and implementing broad Management of Change documents. The firm performed a benchmarking study between many aspects of this business and its peers: they found about 15% total possible price improvement, with about 10% of that being “achievable.”

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. Leadership Development business Competition Food Service Industry Restaurateurs

Leadership Self Examination | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

If you’re looking to benchmark your leadership ability the following self examination will give you a baseline to build from. If you check your ego at the door and give a thoughtful, introspective evaluation of your ability, it is likely that you’ll learn something about your leadership abilities or lack thereof. If you believe you possess a fully developed competency in a section give yourself 10 points. Thanks for covering all the aspects of leadership.

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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.” One of the biggest reasons we have many poor leaders is that too many of them get into leadership for the wrong reasons—personal fame, fortune or glory—or are given positions based on competence alone.

A Case for Being a “Nice” Boss

You're Not the Boss of Me

It would look like Clarity ~ Being clear about what we need and what we expect is part of the package, especially if we intend to use those expectations as a benchmark for performance appraisal at some point. ‘Nice’ is not a word that is often used to describe successful leaders.

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. companies have increased leadership development spending 14 percent over 2011 levels to an estimated $13.6 Leadership Development Budget Allocations.

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. companies have increased leadership development spending 14 percent over 2011 levels to an estimated $13.6 Leadership Development Budget Allocations.

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. companies have increased leadership development spending 14 percent over 2011 levels to an estimated $13.6 Leadership Development Budget Allocations.

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. companies have increased leadership development spending 14 percent over 2011 levels to an estimated $13.6 Leadership Development Budget Allocations.

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. companies have increased leadership development spending 14 percent over 2011 levels to an estimated $13.6 Leadership Development Budget Allocations.

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. companies have increased leadership development spending 14 percent over 2011 levels to an estimated $13.6 Leadership Development Budget Allocations.

Leadership: A Case for Being Nice

You're Not the Boss of Me

It would look like Clarity ~ Being clear about what we need and what we expect is part of the package, especially if we intend to use those expectations as a benchmark for performance appraisal at some point.

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. If you’re in a senior leadership position, communicate one-on-one with your board members and major investors or donors early. Check Yourself At Benchmarks.

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. Building Relationships communication Leadership Leadership Development Learning Mentoring Reverse Mentorship Technology 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. Individuals who don’t demonstrate that they care about people will never be true leaders and, frankly, have no place in a position of leadership.

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. This is shared leadership in action and works on the principle of “I own what I help to create”.

A Case For Being a ‘Nice’ Boss

You're Not the Boss of Me

It would look like Clarity ~ Being clear about what we need and what we expect is part of the package, especially if we intend to use those expectations as a benchmark for performance appraisal at some point.

A Non-Profit Board’s AHA Moment

Lead Change Blog

Today we are pleased to share a post from Lisa Kosak of Green Thumb Leadership. Trust me; our leadership was in name only. Sadly, we lacked development and had not been mentored enough to be managers. Mark’s parable about a leadership journey was very relevant.

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. StrategyDriven is proud to welcome Mike Purcell as a StrategyDriven Advisory Services Senior Advisor.

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. May 2013 Leadership Development Carnival Cross-Training to Strengthen Leadership Skills.

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. Benchmark best practices for each and identify five opportunities that can be implemented immediately within the organization. Identify, document and plan for risks as part of developing strategic alternatives.

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 my experience, two enduring tools can help organizations identify and develop executives with the ability to exhibit grace under pressure and leap levels: Executive assessments. Executive development. Next, executive development programs offer opportunities to observe leaders in multiple settings.

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. Michael Lee Stallard presents Develop the Heart of a Champion posted at Michael Lee Stallard. posted at Get Your Leadership BIG On!

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. communication Leadership Leadership Development Learning mentorship Reverse Mentorship Technology

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. The heart of our system has always been about the enormous time commitment the organization and the leadership devote to the conversation about people.

The End of Business Leadership as Usual

C-Level Strategies

Steve Woodruff and I were so intrigued by these insights that we asked Brian if he’d Guest Host Leadership Chat one night, and he graciously said, “yes!” The goal starts with aspirations of new relevance and eventually develops into market and thought leadership.”

Strengths-Based Coaching Can Actually Weaken You

Harvard Business Review

This is particularly true in employee and leadership development programs, with strengths having somewhat of a cult-like following among HR and talent management professionals. ” We cannot solve the severe problems we face in leadership with wishful thinking.

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. The educational concepts developed in that program have since evolved into a larger learning program called EYP University, which provides an average of 20 courses a year for architects, engineers, and a combination of the two.

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. In a company as large and diverse as Cisco, there are numerous opportunities to test and develop one’s leadership capabilities.

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. Develop a true corporate culture. Inspires the development of organizational Vision. Mentorship and leadership development.

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). Six Disciplines 1:1 Executive Coaching - Is Now Open for Enrollment for 2011.

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. It is an expression of a company’s ideal for leadership excellence. Deep leadership involvement is essential.

How SMART Goals Can Increase Employee Engagement: Guest Post

Leaders. Better. Brighter.

Employees embrace their goals as a benchmark for success. Managers will interact closely with everyone and start developing better relationships. They may even develop better ways to accomplish tasks associated with the job and increase overall productivity for the company.

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. May 2013 Leadership Development Carnival. Teaching culture has become a revenue stream.

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 Leadership development Managing yourself

Leadership & Initiative Overload | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In fact, if you're reading this text, just stop right now and benchmark your activity against your reflective thoughts – Is what you're doing, in alignment with your true priorities, or have you been sucked down into the weeds?

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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. There is a need to develop better information to help management make better decisions.