Leaders Can’t Execute Strategy

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Robin Speculand: Leaders across the world have been taught how to plan but not how to execute. Every university offering a business degree has on their faculty a professor teaching strategy but almost none have a professor teaching its execution.

Reference Books for Executives

Coaching Tip

It''s easy for even the most seasoned executive to make a mistake or overlook a detail that can lead to utter failure for his or her business. As a result, executives are being tasked to optimize their enterprise''s organizational structures, to enhance product and service delivery models, and to blaze new paths to unmatched market reach. To be successful in this extremely complex and unstable business environment, executive leaders must do all that they can to simplify.

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What’s the Difference Between Executive Presence and Leadership Presence?

Next Level Blog

The title of this post is a question I was asked yesterday during an interview for the book summary service Get Abstract. General Leadership Leadership Lessons Personal Presence cross-cultural leadership executive presence leadership presence

Executive presence is an inside job


It’s not unusual for an executive to be puzzled that they’ve been told they need to develop “executive presence” in order to move into executive levels in an organization. The question on their mind is “What is executive presence?”.

Personal Leadership Book: Behavioral Styles


Watch and comment, sharing your perspectives and experiences, to help us write the book! In the various classes and books that I have had the opportunity to be a part of, the primary focus usually has been to study the strengths and vulnerabilities of each style.

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Why You Need an Executive Coach

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Bonnie Marcus : I earned my certification as an executive coach in 2006. Coaching for executives was a relatively unknown field and untapped resource. Now, almost a decade later, there has been a shift in perception and subsequent use of executive coaches.

First Look: Leadership Books for February 2016

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in February. Strategy That Works : How Winning Companies Close the Strategy-to-Execution Gap by Paul Leinwand and Cesare R. Build your leadership library with these specials on over 100 titles. All titles are at least 40% off the list price and are available only in limited quantities. * * * “Seeing a book on my shelf reconnects me to the ideas inside. Books

Why do some talented executives fail?

Coaching Tip

In their book, Maximum Success: Changing the Twelve Behavior Patterns That Keep You From Getting Ahead , James Waldroop and Timothy Butler identify twelve behavior patterns--what they call "Achilles' heels" — that can harm, or seriously hinder, a person's career development.

Transferable Skills: Results, Vision, Execution

Coaching Tip

The top five most transferable qualities for executives, according to a survey of 170 search-firm recruiters, are: 1. Leadership. Proven success in previous industry. Multi-functional experience. Knowledge about the new industry. Team-building and development.

First Look: Leadership Books for January 2016

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in January. The Right Kind of Crazy : A True Story of Teamwork, Leadership, and High-Stakes Innovation by Adam Steltzner with William Patrick. Doing the Right Things Right : How the Effective Executive Spends Time by Laura Stack. Build your leadership library with these specials on over 100 titles. BooksDeep Work : Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport.

How to Impress an Executive

Let's Grow Leaders

He was sitting in for his boss at the executive’s staff meeting. He followed her leadership blog so he had a sense of what’s in her head. The post How to Impress an Executive appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

Executive Level Book Synopsis Presentations – Maybe just what your Leadership Team(s) could use

First Friday Book Synopsis

How can this be—all this failure—after the thousands of leadership books, talks, blogs, classes, and leadership-development programs seeking to make leaders more effective? I lay out evidence demonstrating four things: (1) the leadership industry… Read More Executive Level Book Synopsis Presentations – Maybe just what your Leadership Team(s) could use.

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Executive Presence – A 2-Sided Definition

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post By Karen Hough When I ask people to define executive presence, they pause, and usually hold out their arms as they search for words. Why is finding executive presence so stressful right now? is also one of the last nations to turn to diverse populations for leadership, such as women and minorities, and organizations and individuals need to deal with their discomfort around a “different” kind of leader. The key to executive presence is trust.

Best New Leadership Book Of 2014

Eric Jacobson

After reading nearly 40 books about leadership released this year, my pick for the very best is the book, The Font-Line Leader: Building a High-PerformanceOrganization from the Groumd Up , by Chris Van Gorder. You’ll find the 200-page book easy to read.

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Ego Free Leadership

Coaching Tip

Resolving those conflicts with a win-win mindset can unlock untold dividends in the form of a shared sense of purpose and commitment according to "EGO FREE LEADERSHIP: Ending the unconscious habits that hijack your business" , by business executive Brandon Black and executive coach Shayne Hughes. EGO FREE LEADERSHIP provides an in-depth examination of the habits and beliefs that hold executives and their teams back and offers solutions to removing crippling ego dynamics.

The Leapfrog Opportunity For Executing Strategy (Summarized)

Six Disciplines

One of those breakthrough periods is upon us now, with regard to strategy execution. This inflection point has developed primarily because large corporations have made huge investments developing best practices for effective management, strong leadership and strategy execution. This is what the Execution Revolution is all about. BOTTOMLINE: Conditions are currently right to approach strategy execution in a radical new way.

3D Team Leadership

Coaching Tip

The idea of leadership coming only from one individual is not always an accurate reflection of how team leadership really works, especially in today's environment. Shared leadership on a team exists when leadership behaviors emerge from various team members at different points along a team's life cycle. Kirkman: 3D Team Leadership: A New Approach for Complex Teams. Three major pitfalls that severely limit a team's potential to be effective.

Leadership at Two Levels

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Mark Miller: Leadership is a fascinating quality. There are countless articles, studies and opinions about what makes good leadership. Let’s take a look at leadership on two levels: leading yourself and your team. leaders leadership mark miller

First Look: Leadership Books for December 2016

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in December. Speed : How Leaders Accelerate Successful Execution by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman. Build your leadership library with these specials on over 100 titles. BooksKilling It : An Entrepreneur's Guide to Keeping Your Head Without Losing Your Heart by Sheryl O'Loughlin. Your One Word : The Powerful Secret to Creating a Business and Life That Matter by Evan Carmichael.

Why Every CEO Needs a Leadership Coach

Coaching Tip

Every Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is "on the stage" the majority of his or her work life but needs pre-performance quiet and confidential time to be creative, bounce their ideas off someone in a safe environment, and explore the unintended consequences of their future actions. Can't Get Enough Leadership. Develop Leadership Skills: A Mobile Reference Guide. Executive Coaching and the business case for leadership onboarding coaching.

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Imperfect Leadership

Coaching Tip

In a 2012 study of 361 top-level executives from 53 countries, by the Center of Creative Leadership, 19% of respondents stated that leaders are born to lead, while 52% believed that leaders are created; 29% said that both factors are equally important. Leadership is a skill, similar to playing a musical instrument. By the same token, there may be a few special individuals with natural leadership ability, who don't need to learn anything at all.

Executive Assimilation

Coaching Tip

The Big Book of HR by Barbara Mitchell and Cornelia Gamlem can guide you on how best to onboard a senior executive to how to handle critical conversations within your organization. This reference book has 30 chapters and is organized into five sections.

First Look: Leadership Books for June 2014

Leading Blog

Here''s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in June. Executive Presence : The Missing Link Between Merit and Success by Sylvia Ann Hewlett. Uplifting Leadership : Your Performance, Your People, and Yourself by Andy Hargreaves, Alan Boyle and Alma Harris. Build your leadership library with these specials on over 118 titles. Books How to Be a Positive Leader : Small Actions, Big Impact by Jane E Dutton and Gretchen Spreitzer.

Conscious Leadership

Coaching Tip

Current research on leadership shows that over the course of our career, four competencies trump all others as the greatest predictors of sustained success: self-awareness , learning agility, communication and influence. . To improve your self-awareness, it is highly recommended that you get a leadership coach. Source: Jim Dethmer: The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success. Develop Leadership Skills: A Mobile Reference Guide.

Self-Awareness and Your Executive Edge

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If you want to build your "executive edge," now is the time to make sure that you are self-aware. Enhancing Your Executive Edge" authored by Kim Zoller and Kerry Preston is based on working with more than 100,000 people over the last 22 years. To find out more about your "executive edge" take the online assessment at [link] as well as others at the Self Assessment Center ( [link] ). Buy a Book to take a Self-Assessment. Self-Aware and Fluent Leadership.

Open Source Leadership

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The way in which people work, interact, and transact has drastically changed, but we're still following the same dated leadership model from the industrial age an unrecognizable time when knowledge was scarce, talent seemingly limited and privacy still possible. In this era, the way to lead is with an open-source leadership style, argues Rajeev Peshawaria, author of OPEN SOURCE LEADERSHIP. The book is based on original research with contrarian findings.

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Transformational Leadership

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Bringing decades of experience of converting human potential into accelerated business, Hugh Blane, presents the fundamental concepts whose implementation will result in dramatic revenue, performance and relationship growth in his new book, "7 PRINCIPLES OF TRANSORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP.". Source: Hugh Blane: 7 Principles of Transformational Leadership: Create a Mindset of Passion, Innovation, and Growth . Other self-coaching leadership books: Can't Get Enough Leadership.

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Understanding Leadership

Coaching Tip

A person's conception of leadership matters because it will likely have a strong influence on how he or she processes the writings, leadership coaching , and development practices he or she experiences. Leadership starts with an ownership mind-set. . Leadership is a team sport.

First Look: Leadership Books for August 2014

Leading Blog

Here''s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in August. Destined to Lead : Executive Coaching and Lessons for Leadership Development by Karol M. The Leadership Shadow : How to Recognise and Avoid Derailment, Hubris and Overdrive by Erik de Haan and Anthony Kasozi. Build your leadership library with these specials on over 118 titles. Books How Great Leaders Think : The Art of Reframing by Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E.

Why Executive Onboarding?

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Companies invest a tremendous amount of time, energy, and expense in hiring a new executive. Yet research conducted by the Gallup organization shows that a shocking 40% of newly placed executives are show the door before 18 months. Books Business Coaching Career Personal Life What is

Recommended Resources – The Complete Executive

Strategy Driven

The Complete Executive : The 10-Step System for Great Leadership Performance. About the Book. The Complete Executive closes with a 100-point self-assessment that enables readers to discover the areas of development requiring the most attention.

Do You Speak the Language of Performance Driven Execution?

N2Growth Blog

But to the surprise of most leaders today, increasing overall performance has become a complex, and in some cases, a Bermuda Triangle-like mysterious process that continues to baffle even the smartest people in the field of leadership and change. The combination of these six words, derived from Latin, translates into an executable language leaders can use to overcome the challenges in overall organizational performance and development. OrgSx (to get it done, execution).

Best Leadership Books To Read In 2015

Eric Jacobson

As you think about what business books you want to read next year, how about adding to the list at least one book from the list below. Perhaps a book that will help you improve your leadership skills. Here is the list of all 235 books, in alphabetical order.

12 Books that Shaped My Leadership

Nathan Magnuson

For years I’ve been asked for book recommendations. It’s been a huge part of my leadership education. Several years later I finally landed my first job in leadership development. And the right book at the right time can make an incredible difference.

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Ego Free Leadership

Leading Blog

Ego Free Leadership is co-written by executive coach Shayne Hughes, president of Learning as Leadership and Brandon Black the retired CEO of Encore Capital Group. The book tracks Black’s journey from acknowledging to changing the destructive elements of his ego.

7 Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives

Coaching Tip

By Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, published " Why Smart Executives Fail " 8 years ago. If your boss or several senior executives at your company exhibit several of these traits, now is the time to start looking for a new job. John Agno: Can't Get Enough Leadership: Book Notes & Coaching Tips. .

L2L Book Review: “Hacking Leadership”

Linked 2 Leadership

Mike Myatt takes a long close look at how leadership today is being practiced and has come up with 11 major gaps in leadership execution. Leadership Lessons Learned Leading Change Organizational Health Practical Steps to Influence Servant Leadership Team Building Leadership business L2L Book Review leadership Management Mike Myatt

Happiness: A Leadership Imperative

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Ray Zinn Having value is the essence of human happiness, and the essence of leadership. The Value of Leadership Providing value is what leaders do. Servant leadership” is a school of thought whereby leaders see themselves as existing to help others.

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3 Ways Executives Can Champion Lifelong Learning

Lead Change Blog

did, and wisely said) that “leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” Alan has spent his learning budget on books about agile development and software team management. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other,” this is true. The post 3 Ways Executives Can Champion Lifelong Learning appeared first on Lead Change. Professional Development Team Dynamics Management Leadership team Learning

Innovation Execution

Coaching Tip

The second part is executing it. Vijay Covindarafan and Chris Trimble argue in their book, " Beyond the Idea: How to Execute Innovation in Any Organization ," the real innovation challenge lies not in the idea but rather in the long, hard journey from imagination to impact.