How to Succeed With Limited Resources

Let's Grow Leaders

You may be surprised to know that’s exactly what stacks the odds of success in your favor. According to research psychologist Adam Grant, increasing resources increases your likelihood of a project’s success… but only for a while.

How to Stop Drama Queens and Chronic Complainers From Destroying Your Team

Let's Grow Leaders

How many of you have a Barbara on your team?” 5 Ways to Deal With Drama Queens and Chronic Complainers. Seeking to understand is not resistance. But, you understand the bigger picture and the constraints.

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How to Compete Like the World’s Most Innovative Leaders

Skip Prichard

A great idea may not be enough to build a great business. That’s why I enjoyed talking with Jeff Dyer who, along with Nathan Furr and Curtis Lefrandt, wrote a new book, Innovation Capital: How to Compete and Win Like the World’s Innovative Leaders. to 6 p.m.,

How To Encourage Growth Under A Controlling Boss

Tanveer Naseer

One of these conversations lead to a discussion about how leaders who want to push for change can deal with those above them who operate from the command-and-control style of leadership – in other words, those that subscribe to the overtly-controlling it’s my way or you’re out approach.

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How to Create a Personal Brand Strategy Statement

In the CEO Afterlife

In this post I want to help those of you who are keen to create your personal brand. To do that, you’ll need a brand strategy. To most of you the objective is to advance your career. So let’s get to it. Firstly, understand the constraints.

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How to Stop Drama Queens and Chronic Complainers From Destroying Your Team

Let's Grow Leaders

How many of you have a Barbara on your team?” 5 Ways to Deal With Drama Queens and Chronic Complainers. Seeking to understand is not resistance. But, you understand the bigger picture and the constraints.

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How to Revitalise Your Business When You’ve Hit a Slump

Strategy Driven

Even the most dynamic and driven entrepreneurs and professionals can find themselves falling into something of a professional slump at some point in their career. Many businesses end up bringing in consultants in order to inject new ideas into their company.

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How to Build a Meaningful Career

Harvard Business Review

Everyone aspires to have purpose or meaning in their career but how do you actually do that? What practical steps can you take today or this month to make sure you’re not just toiling away at your desk but you’re doing something you genuinely care about?

Three Behaviors That Will Convince Your Boss You’re a Rock Star

Let's Grow Leaders

Yesterday “Doug,” a participant in one of our Winning Well workshops, asked, “Karin, if I were to walk into your office right now with the goal of convincing you I’m a rock star, what behaviors would get your attention?”. How to Convince Your Boss You’re a Rock Star.

Navigating Tradeoffs in a Dual-Career Marriage

Harvard Business Review

Last month, Patrick Pichette, Google’s 52-year-old chief financial officer, announced that he was retiring to spend more time with his family. Whose career will take priority? How will domestic work (which may detract from career building) be divided up?

How to Help Your Team Manage Grunt Work

Harvard Business Review

In So I Married an Axe Murderer , a wacky 1990’s parody, a police officer named Tony confides to his captain, “I’m having doubts about being a cop. You know, it’s not like how it is on TV. How to Lose Your Best Employees.

Will Refusing an International Assignment Derail Your Career?

Harvard Business Review

As a result, repatriate turnover is alarmingly high — up to 38% in the year following return. Given all the challenges, it’s not surprising that expats are more likely to succeed — that is, to adjust to living and working overseas and to be engaged at work — if they are given the flexibility to accept or decline the assignment in the first place. Many companies expect their aspiring leaders to work abroad.

The Best Leadership Books of 2015

Leading Blog

A S LEADERS it’s easy to get caught up in the moment. It’s hard to take the long-term view when we have to do the mundane. Learning to take the longer view is not easy. It is a way of thinking about people that applies to any organization. A problem to be solved.

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How to Get the Most Out of an Informational Interview

Harvard Business Review

When you’re looking for a job or exploring a new career path, it’s smart to go out on informational interviews. And how should you ask for more help if you need it? ” John Lees, a UK-based career strategist and author of The Success Code , agrees.

A Manager's Biggest Challenges

Coaching Tip

With growing resource constraints, relentless change, and high turnover, today''s business climate poses many difficulties. So, how do managers balance conflicting expectations from their boss, peers, and direct reports? When Going From Peer to Leader. All of a sudden you have power and influence in relation to their careers and livelihoods and their ability to do valuable work that is recognized and rewarded.

LeadershipNow 140: January 2014 Compilation

Leading Blog

The power of gratitude – “I GET to”. From @ddiworld : Are We Missing the Mark on How to Develop Leaders? How Companies Can Manage Power Struggles : Think King Arthur, not Napoleon. Finding the Key to Success by @Leadershipfreak. How to peel a banana by @TomAsacker.

How to Get People to Accept a Tough Decision

Harvard Business Review

Your plants are facing severe capacity and material constraints and you know you can’t fill these orders. Now you have to decide which ones to fill, which to delay, and which to turn away. Do you stay in your depressed community where your kids go to school? Or do you move to another state where jobs are more plentiful? Every leader has to make tough decisions that have consequences for their organizations, their reputation, and their career.

Advice: Manage Well by Leading Better

N2Growth Blog

Management is your day job; leadership is your career. That is a variation on a comment I heard recently from an executive who was speaking about the responsibilities that senior managers have to lead their organizations through change. Bye-bye career!

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How to Know If Someone Is Ready to Be a Manager

Harvard Business Review

To gain some perspective on how to handle this kind of challenge, I reached out to some management experts for their point of view on the skills and personalities to look for. Career Transitions. Is It Time to Quit Your Job?

How to Be Friends with Someone Who Works for You

Harvard Business Review

You have to deliver tough messages. There’s no way to escape the necessary burdens of authority. And, from time to time, you may develop a friendship with someone in your organization. It’s one thing to have a peer-to-peer friendship at work, but another to have a power imbalance with your friend. Can you be friends with someone who works for you, especially when your role requires you to harbor secrets from them?

What Makes Business Rock

Leading Blog

After reading What Makes Business Rock by Bill Roedy, I have developed an appreciation for what it took to build MTV Networks International into what it is today. It’s former Chairman and CEO, Bill Roedy, has had a remarkable career. Due to financial constraints, he followed his Dad into West Point. He learned how to prioritize. Leaders need to learn to cut through the chaff to determine priorities and to identify the real target.

How to Make Your One-on-Ones with Employees More Productive

Harvard Business Review

One-on-one meetings with direct reports often feel more hurried and disorganized than they need to be. It’s important to check in regularly with each of your employees, but how can you make the best use of the time? Ask your direct report to do the same.

September 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the September Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, creativity and inspiration, development, leadership, productivity, team building, and more. We’re especially pleased to welcome Jim Haudan and Rich Berens of Root Inc. Sean Glaze of Great Results Team Building provided Four Collaboration Catalyst Questions to send up and down and across your organization.

November 2016 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the November 2016 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! As I was reviewing this month’s submissions to the Leadership Development Carnival, I was wishing we could all get together in a room to exchange these ideas more deeply and directly.

How to Get People to Collaborate When You Don’t Control Their Salary

Harvard Business Review

Most of us assume that if we want to change people’s behavior, we need to change their incentives. For example, after I published research and advice on collaboration in professional service firms , I heard from a surprising number of people who wrote to ask questions like, “Maybe it’ll work in a partnership, like a law or consulting firm, but what about in my company, where employees aren’t owners and can’t change the rules?”

The Value of Professional Conferences. Also Why Has There Been So Little Innovation?

Curious Cat

I still remember being in high school and George Box talking about the primary value of conferences was talking to colleagues in the hallway. This seemed very odd to me, as it seemed that the reason for going to a conference was to learn from the talks.

Why Compassion Is Key To Succeeding At Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

With the arrival of September, many of us are returning to our regular routines now that our children are back in school and the period for taking summer vacation breaks has come to an end.

November 2016 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the November 2016 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! As I was reviewing this month’s submissions to the Leadership Development Carnival, I was wishing we could all get together in a room to exchange these ideas more deeply and directly.

How Feedback Can Help Your Employees Succeed And Grow

Tanveer Naseer

With August now coming to a close, many of us – myself included – are feeling that bittersweet tinge that comes with the end of the summertime period. Then again, as my wife likes to say, I’m not a fan of things ending.

Leadership Lessons On Listening, Questioning, And Moving Others To Act

Tanveer Naseer

But as organizations become more diverse and complex, and as everyone is called upon to work more independently, refining these skills has become an imperative. Schein, is a testament to the importance of asking questions in a way that enables others to feel comfortable giving honest answers.

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Leadership & Emotional Control | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

There has been no shortage of information published on the topic of Emotional IQ or what’s referred to as EQ in recent years. After all, being in touch with your emotions, as well as being in tune with the emotions of others is an important trait for any leader to possess.

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A History of the Job Listing and How It Just Died [Infographic]

Kevin Eikenberry

The largest generation of people in the workforce today (millennials) has come to value different things; you can’t convey how thoughtful a team is, how inspiring a workplace is, or what a company actually stands for in a job listing alone.

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Leadership & Perfectionism | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Leadership requires attention to detail and a commitment to quality, but rarely does it require perfection. In fact, at the risk of being controversial I’m going to take the position that perfection does not exist. link] mikemyatt Thanks for bringing your post to my attention.

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Contingency Planning | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

My experience with most executives & entrepreneurs is that they are totally committed to and focused on success. As a result, many of them tend to have a major blind-spot (translation: weakness ) when it comes to the anticipation of set-backs.

Should CEOs Have Term Limits? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Why would we want to institute yet another bureaucratically mandated one size fits all solution that addresses the symptom and not the problem? Why would you ever want the person in charge of corporate leadership, vision and strategy to be a lame duck right from the get go?

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Top 30 Leadership Blogs 2010 | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In fact, when striving to come-up with this list I quickly came to the conclusion that while I attempted to use objective logic in making my assessments, the reality is that a list like this is mostly subjective based upon personal preference.

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Mind the (Skills) Gap

Harvard Business Review

A bachelor's degree used to provide enough basic training to last a career. Yet today, the skills college graduates acquire during college have an expected shelf life of only five years according to extensive work we've done in conjunction with Deloitte's Shift Index.

Is Your Business Biased Against Innovation?

Strategy Driven

Many people do not typically think of metrics and accounting as roadblocks to innovation, yet you call these out as potential problem areas. Many conventional metrics we use to estimate value are based on faulty assumptions. The logic of NPV is to project cash flows into the future and then discount those flows back into today’s dollars at a given cost of capital. Discovery-Driven Growth : A Breakthrough Process to Reduce Risk and Seize Opportunity by Rita McGrath.

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Get Your Passion Project Moving Without Quitting Your Day Job

Harvard Business Review

You’ve finally figured out what you want to do with your life — start a company, launch a website, design an app, or found a nonprofit. The only problem is that you can’t afford to quit your job (and lose your benefits) in order to pursue it fulltime.

Don't Just Punish Them If They Don't Comply

QAspire

Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Don’t Just Punish Them If They Don’t Comply I have seen organizations that do the following. They define their work processes and implement them across the organization to get certified against a certain standard (like ISO). This is how a “constraint” mindset works. When people don’t follow a process, it only means that either they don’t know how to use the process or the defined process simply doesn’t work for them.

0510 |Les McKeown: Full Transcript

LDRLB

Which used to be me basically. We help them breakthrough to the next stage. David: It’s fun to be able to say we isn’t it? So when I decided to let my son join me last year, which is a story in and of itself. Really there is a B to C book.

Six Classes Your Employer Wishes You Could Take

Harvard Business Review

That means people need to become non-traditionally smarter at things machines are not quite yet ready to think about or do. And that means educators worldwide must revisit how they want to make their most important product — their students — more valuable.

What It Takes to Become a Great Product Manager

Harvard Business Review

” The role of a Product Manager (PM) is often referred to as the “CEO of the Product.” Translating business-to-technical requirements, and vice versa. These PMs excel at reflecting on where each of these competencies contributed to the success or failure of their products and continuously adjust their approach based on customer feedback. These PMs also know when to take a breath and step away if needed, to regroup.