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Determining Your Top 5 Priorities for 2014

Michael Lee Stallard

A mistake many leaders make is they are overly ambitious in setting annual priorities. As head of the U.S. Set Your Top Five. Provide Autonomy.

How Communication Strategies Can Really Engage Employees

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an article written by Marcia Xenitelis for Talent Management magazine. To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click here. * * * The frequency at which the word “engagement&# appears in any discussion about employee [.].

Five Tips to Facilitate Strategic Onboarding

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an article written by George Bradt for the “Talent Management Perspectives&# series featured online by Talent Management magazine (March 2011).

GC23: Using the Gamification User Types in the Real World | with Andrzej Marczewski

Engaging Leader

He explains how understanding user types can increase the odds that your gamification will achieve your objectives. Andrzej […].

Motivating Behavior Change: Boosting Performance by Mobilizing Pride Builders

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article co-authored by Jon Katzenbach, Laird Post, Jonathan Gruber, and Aurelie Viriot, featured by The Katzenbach Center at Booz & Company. Many companies [.]. Marine Corps

Quality: Setting Right Goals


Each one of these customers carry a different perception of quality based on their specific business needs and experiences. If processes are a way to meet business objectives, it pays to identify the right objectives that finely balance internal and customer oriented goals.

Leadership in Cybersecurity

N2Growth Blog

Below is a list of security initiatives that a security leader would either manage or have parallel impact upon within a business: Data security.

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Rethinking The “Ideal” Employee

Lead Change Blog

My employer suggested putting home telephone numbers on our business cards. We seek a motivated go-getter to join our team. Workaholic.

Organizational Transformation Requires Leadership at all Levels

Great Leadership By Dan

Organizational transformation is the complex endeavor of redesigning the organization which significantly impacts all or most aspects of the business.

20 Questions to Assess the Quality of an Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Consistent with business needs and succession plans: 18. Use it to evaluate your own plan or to coach others. Robustness: 1. Variety: 6.

Starting thought - Define the Outcome to Communicate Effectively


When we follow-up: “What’s the business outcome you seek?” When we ask about a desired outcome, we want a business objective.

Culture by Design: The Essentials

N2Growth Blog

Last week, we published the first installment of our 3-part series on company culture. Culture by design principles. Culture baseline.

GC25: Four Game Drives – and One Drive to Rule Them All

Engaging Leader

Assuming you have defined the right business objectives, the most important key for successful gamification is to target the right motivators: the drives that make people want to engage and that stimulate the right thoughts and actions to accomplish your objectives. In this episode, Jesse discusses: The Four “E.A.S.I.”

Ready, Set, GOals!

Women on Business

From there it was an instantaneous leap to thinking about business goals for the coming year. How many business planning meetings did you have?

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GC24: Killer Gamification: Engaging for Impact

Engaging Leader

Now, businesses were using gamification, which we define as game-inspired tactics to engage people, often with similarly powerful results.

A Toolkit for Leading Change

Great Leadership By Dan

It’s a matter of strategic priority- figuring out which changes are best aligned to achieve your critical business objectives, and the rest all take a back seat. I recently asked readers to submit their burning leadership development questions. Those that get picked for a post will receive a free copy of my eBook. How much is too much?”

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The Leadership Advisor

An absolute essential to successful and profitable business which supports quality talent retention, acquisition and engagement. Authenticity.

What are the Best Collaboration Options for Modern Businesses?

Strategy Driven

Try Dropbox for Business. This often leads businesses to use project management apps. Which tools does your business use?

Teams and Thinking Style

Coaching Tip

Organizations are increasingly relying on the collective power of teams to meet today’s business demands, but many teams aren’t living up to their full potential. In addition, leaders, OD professionals and others can apply the data to strategically align thinking resources with business objectives and challenges. People Reading.

075: Conquer the Entrepreneur’s Kryptonite: Simple Strategic Planning | with James Woosley

Engaging Leader

Today’s leaders — whether in business or nonprofit — are expected to be entrepreneurial. Today''s leaders -- whether in business or nonprofit -- are expected to be entrepreneurial. The kryptonite that threatens to kill the dreams of every entrepreneur is strategic planning. Conquer your kryptonite and be a superhero!

Chief Leadership Officer: Disrupting the CEO Status Quo

Lead Change Blog

Designing her business cards, she proudly, yet innocently, appoints herself with the title Chief Executive Officer. Why shouldn’t she be a CEO?

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Filling Critical Organizational Roles

Coaching Tip

For many, there seems to be a distinct lack of cohesiveness in aligning talent strategy with business strategy.”. Only 4% of U.S. Singapore.

The Power of an Enemy

In the CEO Afterlife

The late French author Andre Maurois once said, “Business is a combination of sport and war.” In business, your competitor is the enemy.

GC01: 6 Steps to Effective Gamification | with Kevin Werbach

Engaging Leader

Kevin Werbach is coauthor of For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business. He is a professor at Wharton, one of the world’s top business schools, and he created the world’s first MBA course on gamification. Kevin’s book: For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business. iTunes.

Why your employees are not working efficiently!

Bernd Geropp

If this is the case, usually the objectives are not clear. Whose job is it in a company to have the vision and to set the objectives?

Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) Business

Coaching Tip

In the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) business landscape expected to continue for 2015, leaders face many challenges , requiring aggressive, sustained talent management strategies to prepare them for success. An even larger issue: What organizations are doing rarely produces value for the business. Ask the Coach .

Lessons from Avon

Women on Business

She’s got experience and pedigree, but the lack of a COO is a lesson in business acumen. Business objectives should be consistent. In an international company like Avon the need for a consistent business message is so important. Don’t lose sight of your core business. Is that a bad thing? No woman is an island.

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What’s Behind the Leadership Deficit? My Interview with APQC

Great Leadership By Dan

Given that, every organization needs to put a different emphasis on critical competencies that are needed to achieve their business objectives. It’s a “connect the dots” exercise: Business strategy X requires leadership competencies A, B, C, and D. The “secrets” of leadership development are no longer secrets. Why or why not?

Business Intelligence: Barriers to Sharing Knowledge

Coaching Tip

Similarly, by using these approaches for collecting business knowledge, strategic decision-making knowledge and heuristic (rule-of-thumb) knowledge necessary for reaching the business objectives is also captured. A great deal of valuable knowledge gained by experience is unconscious to the individual who has the knowledge.

Your Content Marketing Strategy Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

Harvard Business Review

It’s easy to nod along, roll up the sleeves, and dive headfirst into the content marketing business. In the beginning it feels great.

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Personal Business Maturity

Great Leadership By Dan

What I mean by personal business maturity is one’s ability to manage adversity and change with poise and professionalism regardless of circumstances.

Do You Work In a “Just Make the Date” Culture?

The Idolbuster

This was more of the garden variety business as, if not quite usual, certainly not all that unusual. Corporate Idolatry Is Not The Same As Business Ethics . [i] i] The Ethical Enterprise: A global Study of Business Ethics 2005-2015 (2005) American Management Association. <<Previous Next >> You might also like.


Leaders. Better. Brighter.

To reach business objectives, a joint commitment to high performance must exist between individuals and their team members. PEOPLE.

Coaching Culture: The Art and Science of Success #IndiaHRChat


Better coaching = Better team/business results = Satisfied Customers = Better Bottom lines. - – - – -. Why a Culture of Coaching?

Your Leadership Development Program Needs an Overhaul

Harvard Business Review

Business is moving too fast. We find that the most forward-thinking companies are identifying and growing leaders in the midst of pursuing critical business objectives, as opposed to sending them off to far-flung educational programs and hoping they return with “big” insights about themselves and the world.

End-of-the-Year Tax Tips for Last Minute Savings

Women on Business

Many of the business owners we work with say they’re ready to get 2011 behind them. If you own a C-Corp, the business takes the deduction.

What Makes Big Data Projects Succeed

Harvard Business Review

To help clear the air and foster a better understanding of what makes big data initiatives succeed, here are some of the key things I’ve learned from companies that are realizing substantial business value with their big data initiatives. It would be an overwhelming project without a business objective in mind: preventing customer churn.

The One Question You Need to Answer for Every Employee


But it’s important to understand that before you can get to the business big picture, you’ll need to address employees’ personal needs first.

Getting Your Fingernails Dirty


There is no substitute for diving into the key details about your business. A strong executive should want and need to know the important details for his or her business, especially when it comes to hearing and absorbing bad news, determining how to address problem accounts and staff, and assessing any negative fluctuations in the business.