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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.


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Determining Your Top 5 Priorities for 2014

Michael Lee Stallard

leadership Admiral Vern Clark Annual Goals Business Objectives Determining Priorities Goal Setting New Year''s Goals Optimal Number of Goals Team Leadership Team Management Top Five Goals Top Five Priorities us navy A mistake many leaders make is they are overly ambitious in setting annual priorities. Going beyond five annual priorities diminishes focus and jeopardizes effective execution by tending to overwhelm those responsible for implementation.

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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. Business Continuity (BC). Human resource leadership. Security initiatives viewed primarily as technology solutions create misalignment with business requirements. If the security budget is measured against a percentage of the IT budget, this creates an ineffective security posture for the business.

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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. They explain how and why achieving strategic goals and accelerating performance results often require that employees at multiple levels of the organization change certain critical behaviors. Many companies [.].

Organizational Transformation Requires Leadership at all Levels

Great Leadership By Dan

Subramanian The Business Challenge The low success rate in organizational transformation and the organizational inability to positively move the dial on the success rate over the years is a strategic problem. Organizational transformation is the complex endeavor of redesigning the organization which significantly impacts all or most aspects of the business. Transformations are typically cross-divisional, cross-functional, and intended to make significant changes to the business.

How to Become a Better Manager by Exhibiting These 3 Leadership Traits

Strategy Driven

It’s worth noting that a team that works under great leadership tends to be more productive and happier as they tend to be easily connected to the organization’s goals and business objectives.

Leadership Derailers vs. Weaknesses

Great Leadership By Dan

The Center for Creative leadership’s research on executive success and failure identified the significance of “derailers”, and how they differ than just mere weaknesses. During the past decade, the number of headlines reporting significant problems with leadership behavior has increased dramatically. No matter how strong a person might be in other leadership competencies, this derailer will limit his or her ability to succeed.

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. The pressure he feels to meet the business objectives causes him to press on his team. Today, the “CEO System” dominates the business psyche, manner, and method. Challenging the CEO System is business heresy. Enter the Chief Leadership Officer.

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Your Leadership Development Program Needs an Overhaul

Harvard Business

Most companies make big investments in leadership development, rolling out intensive internal programs for high potentials, sending key leaders off to expensive executive education programs, or hiring personal coaches for those moving into key positions at the top of the company. But in our experience, this traditional approach to leadership development doesn’t serve the needs of companies anymore. Business is moving too fast.

Dr. Liz Alexander on Thought Leadership

Rajesh Setty

Thought Leadership is one of my favorite topics. Like any other form of leadership, it comes as a consequence of others following you. The book is still the premier method of conveying thought leadership, without a doubt. The discipline of crafting a remarkable book (not something you cobble together in a month or two) helps develop thought leadership as much as showcasing it. RS: Why are we hearing so much about the importance of thought leadership at the moment?

Rethinking The “Ideal” Employee

Lead Change Blog

My employer suggested putting home telephone numbers on our business cards. But let’s assume for a minute that a company has articulated measurable business objectives—not the pie-in-the-sky fluff that many organizations pass off as a “vision.” ” Let’s further assume that the company has cascaded these objectives into measurable goals for individual employees and teams. We seek a motivated go-getter to join our team. Workaholic. Has no life.

20 Questions to Assess the Quality of an Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

To what extent is there connectivity between the career path, leadership assessment, development needs and planned development actions? Are leadership assessment results linked with the IDP when applicable? leadership, communications, financial or planning skills are very broad.) Consistent with business needs and succession plans: 18. Do development needs and planned actions support current and future business objectives?

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. External objectives ensure that organization remains absolutely focused on what customer perceives as “value” and ways to deliver that value.

Culture by Design: The Essentials

N2Growth Blog

This refers to a set of leadership principles for use in driving your cultural transformation. These are designed by gaining insights from one-on-one interviews with each member of the senior leadership team. This is created by leveraging the culture-by-design principles developed earlier in the effort and the findings brought to light in the culture baseline work, and, using this material as fodder for a series of shorter workshops with the senior leadership team.

Stay in Balance

Lead Change Blog

While growing your business, especially as your feedback relationship changes, it is important to be aware that you are still on a slippery slope. The business alignment pyramid is inverted for a reason. To stay in balance, you must make sure that you always look at your business objectively. A balanced business allows you to build on your success and momentum. Once you have your business aligned, you may be tempted to think, “I did it!

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. From my experience, these six characteristics encapsulate the competitive business culture. Winning at any cost is a signal that you have lost sense of the business objectives. I ’m an extremely competitive person. As a kid in sports, I played my heart out, hated my opponents and cried when I lost.

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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. Different sites are going to require different tactics, but the over arcing message should be consistent with the company’s core business objectives. Don’t lose sight of your core business.

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A Toolkit for Leading Change

Great Leadership By Dan

I recently asked readers to submit their burning leadership development questions. It’s also one of the most written and discussed about topics in leadership development. After all, inspiring people to change is the definition of leadership. 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.

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Businesses Don’t Fail – Leaders Do

N2Growth Blog

Why do businesses fail? If you’re willing to strip away all the excuses, explanations, rationalizations, and justifications for business failures, and be really honest in your analysis, you’ll find only one plausible reason - poor leadership. If there is no vision, a flawed vision, or a poorly communicated vision, the responsibility falls squarely in the lap of executive leadership. Poor Branding : A poor brand generally means leadership has failed.

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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. Team Thinking in a New Light, (at [link] ) discusses how to apply the latest research on thinking and team effectiveness to achieve specific business objectives.

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Communication Breakdown: Are You Thinking About Your Audience?


As a leader it’s your job to use communication to help your audience make the connection between business objectives and their role in helping you meet them. 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. Originally featured on Linked 2 Leadership, May 2013. leadership communication

External Hires May Highlight a People Development Failure

Modern Servant Leader

As a result, there was no way we could develop the necessary skills in people and still meet our business objectives. Servant Leadership Development External Failure Hire Human Resources Interview PeopleI’ve hired externally many times in my career. In some instances, it was necessary due to excessive growth or the entry-level nature of a role. In other cases, it was because I failed to develop internal team members. When External Hires are Required.

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. Instead, set long-term business objectives and develop a framework for the trajectory your team needs to get there.

Filling Critical Organizational Roles

Coaching Tip

employers report having an ample pipeline that will cover most of their leadership and management needs, according to a global survey of more than 2,000 senior human resources executives in 14 countries by Right Management. Sad to say, I think many HR executives would tell you that their Training and Development efforts tend to go off in different directions, and aren’t always aligned with the organization’s specific business objectives. Only 4% of U.S.

Coaching Culture: The Art and Science of Success #IndiaHRChat


Better coaching = Better team/business results = Satisfied Customers = Better Bottom lines. - – - – -. Not having clear objective of coaching exercise OR not aligning the coaching goals with business objectives. - – - – -. Improvement & Development Leadership Leading People Team Building Coaching Culture growing others Management Mentoring

A Culture of Excellence: An Interview with Melissa Strait

HR Digest

Melissa Strait: When we founded Inspire in February 2018, our leadership team spent time developing a clear purpose and set of behaviors that could align our organization and our brands.? Featured Success stories Business Resource Groups corporate culture Melissa Strait Talent Acquisition

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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. This report is a breakthrough because it examines specific talent practices that drive financial performance to help organizations prepare their leaders to manage in this new business environment,” stated Rebecca Ray, Ph.D. , Can''t Get Enough Leadership.

The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week

Sales Wolf Blog

Department of Labor, your human resources community for knowledge, expertise and resources IQPC Worldwide - Business conferences, events, workshops, seminars & masterclasses IQPC Personal Accountability - a CORE Foundation for Customer Experience Creation Without QBQ Personal Accountability, no organizations culture will flourish, no Customer Experience will be maximized.

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Why your employees are not working efficiently!

Bernd Geropp

Some business owners are unhappy with the performance of their employees: “My employees often do not focus on the right things and they simply do not work efficiently!” 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? Do your employees really know your company’s vision and the business objectives? Leadership @en effectiveness efficient

The flaw with managing ideas

Bernd Geropp

The objective is to motivate employees, and for them to be more creative and to contribute their idea to the company. They are busy all the time with collecting, evaluating and internally marketing the employee ideas. If it does, it will not achieve its intended objective. It attempts to help by expanding the objectives and rules. It rolls the objectives of the central idea management process down to each company department. Tweet.

Why Every Company Needs a Current Talent Strategy

Strategy Driven

Having the right people in the right jobs at the right time is essential for achieving your business objectives. And to do that well, you need a current talent strategy that connects to your business strategy and a culture that nurtures people.

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.

Company Culture Metrics Employers Must Track In The Digital Age

HR Digest

Company culture has been intrinsically tied to the success of every business across the globe. But then, it has often been difficult to align company cultures with business objectives. In such organizations, a vibrant, collaborative and thriving environment is created as well as leadership and professional growth. This is because, for long, culture has been considered as abstract, subjective and insubstantial to be measured.

Personal Business Maturity

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Jim DuBreuil: If you Google the term, “business maturity,” you will find lots of discussions about the emergence of social networks to drive new business. You’ll also see information about how a line of business “matures” when you implement an effective model, focus on the right priorities and execute rigorously. What I mean by personal business maturity is one’s ability to manage adversity and change with poise and professionalism regardless of circumstances.

Checklist for a Great Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Great Leadership By Dan

To what extent is there connectivity between the career path, leadership assessment, development needs and planned development actions? Are leadership assessment results linked with the IDP when applicable? leadership, communications, financial or planning skills are very broad.) Consistent with business needs and succession plans 18. Do development needs and planned actions support current and future business objectives?

Are You Motivating the Wrong Person?

You're Not the Boss of Me

Jessica is a big fan of Dale Carnegie and his ideologies about leadership. She enjoys learning from leadership best practices. And, she believes that considering different perspectives on what good leadership means enhances our ability to be effective as leaders. You don’t need a business management degree to understand that motivation is different for every person and that the key is to make sure you are motivating the right person in the right way.

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.

A Round Up of My Writing in August 2010


My Writing at QAspire Blog Excellence: Lessons From Anupam Kher The ‘Invisibles’ in Business Performance Engagement, Leadership and Power of Storytelling Metrics: Are They Mapped With Your Business Objectives? Thanks to Amit Agarwal (India’s first Professional Blogger at award winning Digital Inspiration blog) for listing QAspire Blog in Directory of Top Indian Blogs under ‘HR/Management/Business’ category.

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What are the Best Collaboration Options for Modern Businesses?

Strategy Driven

As businesses increasingly move their operations to digital platforms, and in particular to cloud space, even the most traditional staples of running an organization are being improved by embracing technology. Try Dropbox for Business. Multiple stakeholders can get involved, leading to a more efficient workflow and businesses being able to achieve their objectives quicker. This often leads businesses to use project management apps.

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.

3 Common Mistakes That Can Derail Your Team’s Predictive Analytics Efforts

Harvard Business

1) Don’t Fall for Buzzwords — Clarify Your Objective. As fashionable as it is, “data science” is not a business objective or a learning objective in and of itself. In their application to these business functions, predictive analytics and machine learning (ML) are synonyms (in other arenas, machine learning also extends to tasks such as facial recognition that aren’t usually called predictive analytics). Scott Barbour/Getty Images.

Why People Lose Motivation — and What Managers Can Do to Help

Harvard Business

And, in my experience working with leaders across the globe, you can reach business objectives while improving the lives of employees. Leadership Managing people Productivity Psychology Digital ArticleBrandon Lyon/Getty Images. At some point, every leader has dealt with a person — or, worse, a group of people — who has lost motivation. It’s frustrating, isn’t it?