Leading Without Direct Reports

In the CEO Afterlife

One direct report does not make you a leader; nor does ten. Yet, the moment you have direct reports, you are EXPECTED to lead. Think about the millions of people in the workforce who do not have direct reports. Craft or Career. Leaders Influence Directly AND Indirectly.

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Influencers Wanted

Coaching Tip

are seeking out "influencers" among their employees who are particularly well-connected and trusted by their peers. The influencers reap benefits, too: more money, promotions and opportunities to rub shoulders with top executives. Influencer Traits. Influencers Sell Well.

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Ideas Plus Influence

Terry Starbucker

Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full Ideas Plus Influence by Starbucker on December 2, 2010 (This is Part 1 in a two-part blog series which I’ve worked on with a colleague, Denise Lee Yohn. We’ve each taken on the topic of influence in leadership and are exchanging blog posts. I need to ensure the organization embraces the great idea — and that takes influence.

The Ultimate Leadership Test

Lead Change Blog

He reported that he had spent many hours preparing for this final exam, memorizing lots of formulas to use during the test. Bryant reports Bettinger’s words this way: “I’ve taught you everything I can teach you about business in the last ten weeks,” said his teacher. “But

Employees Will Stay for the Work, Leave for the Career

First Friday Book Synopsis

Employees were asked “What is the most important factor influencing your plans to stay?&# In a global study by consulting firm BlessingWhite, the top reason employees give for staying with their employer is “My work. I like the work that I do.” Thirty percent cited their work and liking their job. Seventeen percent said their [.].

3 Major Factors Affecting Employee Productivity and Overall Impact

Career Advancement

The PVI Model — Perception, Visibility, Influence— seemed designed to empower employees to take back control of their careers. Keven felt sure once they saw the impact they could have in influencing those around them , they would become energized and increase productivity.

Draw from Sales Training to Develop Critical Influencing Skills

The Practical Leader

Persuasion and influence skills have always been a big part of leadership effectiveness. This could be upward to more senior leaders, outward to our peers and other departments, and increasingly toward our team members or direct reports who want to be convinced, not told, what to do.

The perils of starting your career in a recession

Chartered Management Institute

It's widely regarded that starting ones career in a recession can severely hit your bank balance. How does a recession impact upon their career? The research suggests that executives who begin their career during a recession generally rise to the top of the career ladder faster than peers who began their career during boom times. They have had less career moves however, often staying within the company they now lead.

Great Leadership Qualities

Career Advancement

It’s the ability to influence followers in order to meet organizational goals through change. Informational roles, involving gathering information to uncover problems and opportunities, delegating tasks, and reporting to a boss or board of directors.

Three Lessons from the Longest Serving Senator

Next Level Blog

As reported by Adam Clymer in the New York Times , he was 92 and served 51 years in the U.S. He became a consistent supporter of civil rights legislation only in the last half of his career

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Who's The Boss?

Next Level Blog

The RS reporter, Michael Hastings, had pretty much unfettered access to McChrystal and his top aides over the course of a month in Paris and Afghanistan. I took some time to read the article online yesterday and was struck by something that I haven’t seen discussed in the secondary reporting.

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3 ways to self-promote without self-promoting

Career Advancement

Send a brief report to your boss or the influencer about the job. The post 3 ways to self-promote without self-promoting appeared first on Career Advancement Blog. “Heroes must see to their own fame. No one else will.”. Gore Vidal ~.

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The Difficult Day Every Leader Has to Face

Lead from Within

Start by sketching out your areas of responsibility, the reporting and governance structure of your organization, and any parties—team members, colleagues, board members—you want to have input into your planning.

How to Overcome the 3 Organizational Barriers to Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

Given that I’ve been doing this for most of my career and have made developing great leaders a personal mission, I have to constantly remind myself that not every CEO or executive spends as much of their time immersed in leadership development as I do.

How to Mentor Someone Who Doesn’t Know What Their Career Goals Should Be

Harvard Business Review

“Tell me about your career goals.” Career dissatisfaction is a growing challenge in today’s world, which is why we’ve decided to do things differently at Weight Watchers, with the help of LifeLabs Learning. Before offering solutions, we’d like to propose a radical diagnosis: The problem lives not in a lack of career opportunities, but rather in the very concept of a career. Consider the etymology of the word “career.”

Why You Should Sponsor Others

Leading Blog

It goes without saying that having a sponsor is a huge career plus, but here’s the startling fact, being a sponsor is just as important as finding one. M UCH HAS been written about mentoring. Mentoring is a gift you give to others.

How Companies Will Googlefy Your Career

Harvard Business Review

The best way to understand the trajectory of your high performance career tomorrow is to look at what's happening to college undergraduates today. In the spirit of the "open source" and "open innovation" movements, that gives them greater power and influence. This can be as technically straightforward as pre-hire assessment and on-boarding (admissions testing) or as challenging as mid-career professional development (new majors with high probability for high performance success).

How to Help Managers Become More Strategic

Let's Grow Leaders

In mining, leaders must understand the strategic implications of cost curves, game theory, and real-options valuation; further, they must know and be sensitive to the stakeholders in their regulatory and societal environment, many of whom can directly influence their opportunities to create value.

10 Things Successful People Do to Become Experts

Lead from Within

They want to be known as key influencers in their particular field, but getting to a point of confidence in their expertise is more difficult. You can connect with these professionals with websites like Help a Reporter Out (HARO) or The Expert Connection (ProfNet); these sites can connect an expert with their audience. Become the expert: Connect, engage, and assist as many people as you can–that is how your influence will grow.

Leadership Development Investments

Coaching Tip

Only 5% of employers plan to decrease investments, and a further 41% reported leadership development investments will stay the same. Impact and influence. “In Managing a Successful Career. . A new U.S.

10 Remarkable People on Having a Career That Matters

Harvard Business Review

Every year, HBR interviews 10 people who’ve had fascinating careers. But she’s moved on to other projects, and today’s hottest designers credit her influence. My career would not have been the same had the crash not occurred.”

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3 Simple Ways for Women to Rethink Office Politics and Wield More Influence at Work

Harvard Business Review

We found that men tend to talk about “competition” when they describe office politics, using language like “the tools people use to win at work,” whereas women are more likely to cast it as “a natural part of influencing” and emphasize the ability to shape “ideas and agendas.” ” Similarly, women and men report having differing objectives in the political situations they face at work. Step one is knowing which people to influence.

How Companies Can Ensure Maternity Leave Doesn’t Hurt Women’s Careers

Harvard Business Review

For many women, returning to work after parental leave is a key career transition point. We recently presented initial findings at the Academy of Management; for more detail, see a preliminary report here.) Check your assumptions about new parents’ career and family priorities.

Three Questions to Advance Your Career

Harvard Business Review

Many companies provide you with so-called 360-degree feedback based on anonymous surveys from your boss, peers, and direct reports. To maximize your career progress, you need answers to three questions that focus on upward mobility — the answers to which are elusive in the vast majority of organizations. Instead, try to convey a sincere desire to learn what you need to advance over the long haul of your career — and dispel any sense that you’re simply angling for a promotion.

The Time-Consuming Activities That Stall Women’s Careers

Harvard Business Review

I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that women’s household responsibilities are taking time away from their career development. But be aware that the decisions you make about how you use your time in both places may have wide implications for your career growth.

Making A Transition to Leadership

You're Not the Boss of Me

Among them is a change in how the leader relates to those who report to him or her. People who were once peers become, (organizationally speaking), subordinates and that means that you will have some influence over areas of their working life that you previously did not.

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Four Ways Women Stunt Their Careers Unintentionally

Harvard Business Review

A study released in 2011 by Europe's Institute of Leadership and Management revealed that women report having lower confidence in regard to their careers: Men were more confident across all age groups, with 70% of males having high or very high levels of self-confidence, compared to 50% of the women surveyed. Half of women managers admitted to feelings of self-doubt about their performance and career, but only 31% of men reported the same.

Kevin Murray: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

He started his career as a Crime Reporter on The Star Newspaper in Johannesburg, South [.]. Bob's blog entries Bell Pottinger British Airways Johannesburg (South Africa) Kevin Murray Chime Communications Kogan-Page Marketing magazine PR Week The Language of Leaders: How Top CEO's Communicate to Inspire [comma] Influence and Achieve Results The Star Newspaper UK Atomic Energy Authority

Why it is Important to be a Leader

Coaching Tip

The post-recession workplace harbors a new reality – influence and authority are no longer guaranteed by position. Russell is the author of The Titleless Leader (May 2012, Career Press); [link]. . Career Current Affairs Leadership Tips Work lifeby Guest Author Nan S.

Success Through Effective Communication

Coaching Tip

The vast majority of people (88%) report that they break their New Year''s resolution before the end of January. We want to influence others to do something. To influence someone, we have to start with the other person''s reality, not ours," says Booher. Books Business Coaching Career Communication Failure Leadership Memes Skills Success ask the coach business communications communication Dianna Booher New Year resolutions persuaded

A Manager's Biggest Challenges

Coaching Tip

So, how do managers balance conflicting expectations from their boss, peers, and direct reports? 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. For your direct reports, you are the key to helping them get the resources they need to succeed , getting approvals, removing obstacles, and facilitating their interactions with lateral counterparts. .

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Lateral Career Moves for Professional Growth

Harvard Business Review

Your employees may be more interested in lateral career moves than you think. A recent study conducted by my company, Cornerstone OnDemand , sheds some light on what influences these types of career decisions. Career Transitions.

What to Do If Your Parents Are Causing You Career Angst

Harvard Business Review

Lately I’ve been hearing business professionals at various stages in life, from college students to mid-career executives, talk more about their mothers and fathers than their spouses and children as sources of career conflict.

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To Boost Your Career, Get to Know Your Boss’s Boss

Harvard Business Review

But there’s another person who often has just as much influence over your career: your boss’s boss. “The more you are known and respected by people above you, the better off you are from a career standpoint,” says Priscilla Claman, the president of Career Strategies, a Boston-based consulting firm and a contributor to the HBR Guide to Getting the Right Job. ” Show that you care about your company and that you are serious about your career.

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How to Be an Engaging Leader in a World of Robotics, AI, and Digitization

Leading Blog

According to the 2017 Gallup Workplace Report, employee disengagement is alarmingly high in America. Listening is a tangible action that engaging leaders employ to demonstrate that they value the Millennials in their sphere of influence.

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Adopt an Immigrant Mindset to Advance Your Career

Harvard Business Review

If you want to remain relevant and advance your career in today's global marketplace, you need to serve as an enabler of business growth and innovation. The immigrant mentality has proven time and again to accelerate careers and build enterprise. Filtering career advancement and business opportunities through this lens allows you to put your options into proper perspective with much greater clarity. Career advancement must be approached with this same hunger for survival.

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5 Insights to Managing Chaordic Tension

Leading Blog

Intuitively, yes, entrepreneurship is a risky career path. But on the other side of that equation is the influence of sound business practices, planning, due diligence, and adaptability on business success. C ONDUCTING your own orchestra. Running your own ship. Self-employment.

How Employee Engagement Drives Customer Satisfaction

N2Growth Blog

A recent OneReach report found the best way to improve customer service is to focus on the employee experience. A 2017 Aberdeen Research Report states that “Customer experiences don’t happen in a vacuum.

A Survey for Trainers, Consultants and Coaches

Kevin Eikenberry

This post is specifically for external trainers, consultants and/or coaches – or those considering this as a career option.

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Craft a Remarkable Personal Brand Statement! 29 Steps & Examples

Miles Anthony Smith

But even if you don’t have a team of direct reports, we are all leaders who come from different walks of life with varied experiences that shape our core values. John Purkiss ​"I help people to transform their businesses, their careers and their lives."

First Look: Leadership Books for March 2019

Leading Blog

Schulze's principles are both versatile and utterly practical to leaders of every age, career stage, and industry. You don't need a powerful title or a line of direct reports—you have everything you need to use them right now. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in March 2019. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Excellence Wins : A No-Nonsense Guide to Becoming the Best in a World of Compromise Horst Schulze.

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10 Managerial Leadership Practices

Mike Cardus

All managers must be accountable for carrying out requisite leadership practices in relation to their direct reports, as an integral accompaniment of their authority. Two-way managerial team work : Regular meetings with all direct reports to discuss context, plans, problems, suggestions.

Does Your Email Inbox Dictate Your Day — And Should It?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Dianna Booher: A reporter for Newsday called recently for a comment about his story on executive stress and the connection to email. How you handle email can often determine the trajectory of your career—whether you piddle away your time or focus on your core work.

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