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November 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the November Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, customer service, development, engagement, and more. Development. It‘s your job to help your employees to develop and to improve. They write: “Just because the business world has always operated one way doesn’t mean it should keep operating that way.

Career Development: Climb That Ladder in 8 Steps

Strategy Driven

As technology advances, so do the ways that many industries operate. So, how do you stay ahead of the curve and climb the career ladder? For example, if you work in technology, your boss may want to build a team in order to implement a new facial recognition service.

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10 Principles For Developing Strategic Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

Most companies have leaders with the strong operational skills needed to maintain the status quo. But only when you implement all of them together, as a single system, will they enable you to attract, develop, and retain the strategic leaders who’ve eluded you thus far.

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Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership announces a penalty in Individual Development Plans are Worthless….if Rajesh Setty ‘s ideas flower on Why MANY Smart People Face a Mid-Career Dilemma and How You Can Avoid It. article was featured in the October Leadership Development Carnival.

The Big Picture of Business – Pave and Refine the Company Way, Corporate Culture

Strategy Driven

A career is all about devoting resources to amplifying talents and abilities, with relevancy toward a viable end result. Do successful corporations operate without a strategy-vision? The same analogies apply to personal lives, careers and Body of Work.

The Big Picture of Business – Developing The Talent for Business to Succeed

Strategy Driven

Corporate executives must develop themselves for the next level and to be useful to their companies and communities in the future. Business development. I see the leader from the big picture perspective and how he-she paints career panoramas by interconnecting the pieces.

The Big Picture of Business – Communications Reflect Your Strategy

Strategy Driven

Business development. Developing communications as a vital tool of business and life. This stymies employees’ professional development and hampers company productivity.

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

Strategy Driven

In it, Bogey reprised the 1930’s Broadway hit and movie that launched his career. Though I wrote all my books on computers, I wrote the modern technology chapters on the typewriter, to make points to myself that the readers could never have grasped.

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Craft a Sustainable Career

Harvard Business Review

Imagine crafting a sustainable career for yourself. Year after year, you perform work that makes full use of your skills and challenges you to develop new ones. You enjoy opportunities for learning and development. The more you practice career crafting, the better you get at it.

Value-Added Leadership

Strategy Driven

Planning, tactics, organizational development. Operations are sound, professional and productive. You employ state-of-the-art technology and are in the vanguard of your industry. You offer a promising career and future for people with ideas and talent. Business Development. You develop-champion the tools to change. Learn to pace and be in the chosen career for the long-run. Study and utilize marketing and business development techniques.

A 5-Part Process for Using Technology to Improve Your Talent Management

Harvard Business Review

At the law firm Allen & Overy, the idea of replacing traditional, annual performance appraisals with a technology-enabled continuous feedback system did not come from human resources. In an era of transformative cognitive technologies like AI and machine learning, it’s become obvious that people, practices, and systems must become nimbler too. How companies are using artificial intelligence in their business operations. Talent management Technology Digital Article

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

Strategy Driven

Business development. In it, Bogey reprised the 1930’s Broadway hit and movie that launched his career. Though I wrote all my books on computers, I wrote the modern technology chapters on the typewriter, to make points to myself that the readers could never have grasped.

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3 Ways to Break Out of a Zero-Sum Game of Growth with Your Competitors

Leading Blog

2: Create new technology enabled business models: GE’s Jeff Immelt and Dartmouth Professor Govindarajan are back, with lessons on digital transformation. Now, more than ever, you can grow your business in the new and adjacent areas enabled by technology.

Leaving a Stable Job to Create Your Dream Career

Harvard Business Review

The great thing about careers in the 21 st century is that you get to decide what you want to do. Managing your career requires coping with ambiguity and uncertainty and learning some basic navigation skills. He enjoyed writing it and soon developed a following.

What Inclusive Urban Development Can Look Like

Harvard Business Review

One of us is an urban theorist, the other a community-focused real estate developer. After repurposing many of the original structures and facades, the district is now evolving into a retail, restaurant, arts, and culture destination, a forum for local events, a flexible work space for businesses, and a residential area, all while evolving its manufacturing with 21 st century operations. Developers have two primary ways to help create new and better jobs.

Create a “Mastermind Group” to Help Your Career

Harvard Business Review

For example, some may not need to focus on confidentiality if the topics discussed aren’t personal, or referral fees may be encouraged as a part of the group’s operating model. Develop a structure. Collaboration Career planning Article

As Work Changes, Leadership Development Has to Keep Up

Harvard Business Review

As work itself is changing, some of the basic tenets of leadership development are being challenged. The very idea of leading people in jobs is changing with the democratization of work and the continued advance of digital technology. To meet these challenges, we see three priorities for developing the next generation of leaders in the “work-disrupted” age: Mastery of Digital. Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders.

How General Mills Uses Food Technology to Make an Impact in Africa

Harvard Business Review

As a group, we saw the need to fully embrace technology in a way that would easily allow skilled volunteers to transfer their knowledge to our partners in Africa. But I believe the role General Mills is playing is exactly the role we can play best: lending our technological expertise.

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Develop Your Company’s Cross-Functional Capabilities

Harvard Business Review

Instead, our interviews found a willingness to let organizational forms and structures evolve naturally, developing in line with the identity of the enterprise. Some of the first business functionaries were railroad telegraph operators who managed schedules.

Why Leadership Development Has to Happen on the Job

Harvard Business Review

As Tony Mayo, director of the Leadership Initiative at Harvard Business School, has put it, “Success in the 21st century will require leaders to pay attention to the evolving context” a business is operating in. Leadership development Digital Article

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Automation: A Potential Game Changer for Mining and Maritime Industry

HR Digest

The use of automation technology is rapidly changing the landscape of various industries, mostly in the labor-intensive sectors. Robotic loaders and remotely-controlled trucks are significantly reducing operational costs in the mining sector.

Rebooting Work: How to Make Work— Work for You

Leading Blog

Rebooting Work by Silicon Valley legend Maynard Webb and Carlye Adler is a sensible look at the changing nature of the workplace and how you can use emerging technologies to take charge of your career. Webb believes that technology presents us with an opportunity.

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Career Bankers Alone Can’t Solve the Financial Industry’s Problems

Harvard Business Review

Most think banks are part of an elite establishment that’s lost sight of the broader mission to serve customers and would prefer they operate more like nonprofits. Most of the leading financial institutions are still led by career bankers — in some cases the same people who led these institutions through the crisis. It no longer makes sense for banks to be run and operated exclusively by career bankers. They also develop transferable skills.

Craft a Remarkable Personal Brand Statement! 29 Steps & Examples

Miles Anthony Smith

Establishing a personal brand carries even more weight when you’re responsible for developing and leading others. Unlike a business, your personal brand doesn't have hours of operation, it simply is 24/7/365. is a leadership, career, and marketing expert and coach.

90 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Business Leadership

Lead from Within

The best leaders are always thinking of how they can develop and grow their people–by giving them training, teaching them new skills, or just equipping them with what they need to go as far as they can go. Give your team time and space to develop their talents and cultivate their creativity. Keep current on technology and social media platforms so you can push your organization to the next level. Develop new skills. Lead From Within Business Career Inc.

David Wiener’s 40 Rules for Business, Management and the Rest of Life

Leading Blog

All I can add in deal situations is to “tell the truth in the most favorable light possible,” have reasonable expectations financially and operationally, and try to make sure that every transaction is ultimately successful for both buyer and seller. Develop a sense of humor.

Right Leadership, Right Model

Great Leadership By Dan

They were just crazily developing things, business model be damned. In my long career, 45 years of it as a CEO, I’ve lived that change. In the old days, lots of employees spent their careers as cogs in a giant machine. Guest post from Charles D.

Leadership Blind Spots

Coaching Tip

These entrepreneurs thoroughly understand their technology. They may well be on their way to mastering the engineering and operational issues involved in delivering their product or service. Can it be penetrated (or developed) and what's likely to be required to do so?

4 Must-Have Skills of the Well-Rounded Project Manager

Strategy Driven

To make sure that everything they do serves those goals, however, project managers have to have a deep understanding of how businesses operate; sort of a broad overview of how they fit into the overall puzzle. Web Development.

How To Grow Your Business In A Competitive Industry

Strategy Driven

It is impossible to grow a company without the right people powering the operation. How you improve the customer experience will depend on your operation but it could involve making changes to the buying process, reducing shipping fees, going the extra mile and being friendlier to customers.

Want to Cut Complexity? Kill Your Darlings.

In the CEO Afterlife

Optimists favor ‘ doing more with more ,’ placing bets that higher sales and profits will pay for the added investments in headcount or technologies; we’ve all been there at one time or another. The strategy I’ve grown to love and count on over a 45-year career is do less, better.

Culture Counts

Leading Blog

I was struck not only by their disciplined approach but also by their freedom to discover, develop and design within broad operating parameters—conditions I did not typically associate with large, for-profit corporations.

Five Leadership Books To Read This Fall

Eric Jacobson

This book, by Brian Solis, details the incredible transformation happening in business today, driven by new social and mobile technologies. AMA Business Boot Camp -- Management and Leadership Fundamentals That Will See You Successfully Through Your Career.

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Leadership – No Talent Required | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Clearly the difference possessed by all great leaders is that they refine, develop and build from their foundation – they don’t ignore it or take it for granted. Active, intentional, empathetic, and analytical listening all require a bit of development.

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The Seven Signs of Great Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Fortunately, in my career, I was provided with examples of what this meant, not just from Matt, but from working with a number of strong leaders. From this leadership, we developed a culture of fact-based decision making.

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8 Reasons Why You Should Recruit Recent College Graduates

Strategy Driven

So if your company operate on a tight budget, don’t hesitate to hire a graduate. And they tend to set high career goals. They clearly understand that their theoretical knowledge is not enough to build an outstanding career.

Higher Wages Aren’t Enough to Turn Mediocre Jobs into Good Ones

Harvard Business Review

Higher wages are also necessary for many companies that are stuck in a vicious cycle of bad jobs, bad operations, bad customer service, low productivity, and high costs. Career paths. Operations Labor Digital ArticleImage Source/Getty Images.

The Coming of the Clairvoyant Computer

Leading Blog

The solution is machine learning —computers automatically discovering patterns and developing new knowledge by furiously feeding on modern society's greatest and most potent unnatural resource : data. The leading career-focused social network, LinkedIn, predicts your job skills.

Ethics Is Serious Business

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by John Hooker : Everyone knows that an organization can’t function without physical infrastructure communications, transportation, computer technology, and the rest. Maintaining our social infrastructure also requires know-how, because we must develop ground rules that make our social practices sustainable. Those in the heteronomy stage will absorb the values of the organization, particularly when it advances their careers.

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Culture By Design: The 6 Levers of Customization

N2Growth Blog

Innovation Leverage – Is concerned with knowing how emerging ideas and technologies are used within the organization. Last week, we published the 2nd installment of our 3-part series on corporate culture transformation.

Revealing The New Realities Of Employee Engagement

Tanveer Naseer

Technology convergence won’t just create new product opportunities; it will also increase the challenge of staying ahead of the curve. So, in a transparent world, where reputation is increasingly at risk, organizations need to prove they operate with a high level of integrity.

Success with the Internet of Things Requires More Than Chasing the Cool Factor

Harvard Business Review

In my experience with dozens of organizations implementing IoT solutions, those that achieved their expected ROI changed their traditional business approaches in one or more of the following ways: They Developed a Partner Ecosystem. Sponsored by DXC Technology. This approach lets organizations aggregate best-of-breed technologies to develop cost-effective solutions that advance their goals. ” There are several strategies that can be used to develop IoT talent.


Why Even AI-Powered Factories Will Have Jobs for Humans

Harvard Business Review

For Tesla, adding more human labor to the mix means extending traditional jobs with additional responsibilities that would help ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the Alien Dreadnought. How companies are using artificial intelligence in their business operations. Moreover, it’s not just technology-related jobs that are being reimagined with AI. Technology Career planning Analytics Digital ArticleYagi Studio/Getty Images.