April 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the April 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Liz Weber of Weber Business Services provided Your Silence Speaks Volumes: Speak and Lead Proactively. Ken Downer of Rapid Start Leadership provided Rocks in a Jar: 11 Things They Didn’t Tell You.

Is Your Company as Ethical as It Seems?

Harvard Business

You are the newly promoted vice president of business development at an oil company. This is just one example of pressures that unfortunately are all too common in business. The onus for ethical behavior falls first to the employee. Most companies talk a good ethics game and even make their goals public. A serious disconnect between your values and those of your company may lead you to justify business choices that harm shareholders, consumers, or other employees.

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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. Chris doesn’t realize it but she’s just placed her fledgling business at a long-term disadvantage. Bill is frustrated with the work ethic and low levels of engagement within his management and employee ranks. The pressure he feels to meet the business objectives causes him to press on his team. Challenging the CEO System is business heresy.

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The Guru's Guide to Creating Thought Leadership

Harvard Business Review

I list these below as a guide for anyone — from bloggers, to academics, to strategy consultants — looking to produce world-class thought leadership. Read widely and systematically scan sources, from new consulting reports to business headlines, to discern the zeitgeist. Pick an Apt Objective. Both gurus brought deep business knowledge and a good sense of timing. Finally, pervasiveness is the ideal end state for a business-improvement approach.

The Big Picture of Business – Business Success Checklist

Strategy Driven

When you own and operate a business you need to have certain procedures for an efficient and seamless function. One of the ways in which you can optimize your business activities would be the focus and attention to detail that a checklist can stimulate. Here is my own business success checklist that will help you optimize your activities for a more efficient and purpose oriented endeavor. Provide leadership. Business Success Checklist. Running the business.

The Big Picture of Business – Doing Your Best Work on Deadlines: Mobilizing the Energy for Best Business Success

Strategy Driven

The Business Tree : Growth Strategies and Tactics for Surviving and Thriving. The Business Tree™ has 7 major parts… 5 primary branches, a trunk (6) and the base (7): The business you’re in. Running the business. Business development. No single branch (business component) constitutes a healthy tree. The Business Tree™ will not stand without a trunk and the base. The Big Picture of Business: Fine Wine, Aged Cheese and Valuable Antiques.

The Big Picture of Business: Putting Budgeting Into Perspective, The Bigger Picture of Strategic Planning

Strategy Driven

Frame of reference is everything in business. Different people within the same organization have contrasting views as to the Business They’re Really In. The Business Tree : Growth Strategies and Tactics for Surviving and Thriving. The Business Tree™ has 7 major parts… 5 primary branches, a trunk (6) and the base (7): The business you’re in. Running the business. Business development. Actually delivering the core business.