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.

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.

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Developing The CEO Within You.

Rich Gee Group

Operational – Know how the organization works inside and out. Sit at home and map out your operational chain from start to finish. The post Developing The CEO Within You. You’re moving on up.

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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.

7 Guiding Principles for Developing Leadership Talent

Leading Blog

To develop talent, you need to become intimate with your people; to know the essence of each individual. Talent development is not an event. Developing people simply must be a priority from the top down. That leads us to Conaty and Charan’s first principle of the talent masters: The leadership team understands that the top priority for the future is developing the talent that will get it there. Elevate it to the same level as the CFO. People deliver numbers.

Developing The CEO Within You.

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 Developing The CEO Within You. Operational - Know how the organization works inside and out.

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How the CFO and General Counsel Can Partner More Effectively

Harvard Business Review

What receives far less attention is that, more and more in our increasingly complex, volatile, and fully-globalized business world, the effectiveness of such action depends on a powerful partnership between the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and the General Counsel (GC).

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Nonprofits Can’t Keep Ignoring Talent Development

Harvard Business Review

A new study by The Bridgespan Group, based on a survey of more than 400 nonprofit C-suite executives and dozens of interviews, surfaced this surprising finding and discussed how to address this leadership development deficit. Talent management Leadership development Social enterprise Article

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Great Leaders Focus on the Why and the What—Not the How

Great Leadership By Dan

While I was away, the high-end project suffered from operational issues that led to cost overruns and schedule delays resulting in an upset client and some delayed payments. Additionally, by encouraging employees to think, leaders boost their team’s development.

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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. 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. employees, customers, free agents, communities we operate in) and so much more. Development programs must evolve from a static, closed-system approach.

CMOs, Build a Relationship with Your CFOs

Harvard Business Review

But this makes the still lingering CMO-CFO disconnect even more significant, as both executives are now stewards of that critical corporate data. After having collaborated at David's Bridal to build a more effective marketing function (and actually enjoying it), we decided to share some of our observations, from both the perspective of the CFO (Gene) and CMO (Kimberly). As a result, we partnered in developing the marketing dashboard and figuring out how to measure marketing.

The 2 Leadership Traits That Will Set You Apart (and Sustain You For The Long Haul)

Terry Starbucker

After all, I had earned it, having just finished a 28 year run as a CPA, cable company VP of Operations, football stadium project manager, VP of Development for another cable company, and finally, a cable company SVP of Operations.

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Morning Advantage: Female Leaders Have Tempers, Too

Harvard Business Review

Sorry, CFOs: CEOs Don't Think You'd Make Good COOs (CFO). While CFOs are increasingly a part of running company operations, a new survey of CEOs indicates that they may not be entirely comfortable with this arrangement. More than half of CEOs questioned said that their CFO would not make a good COO, and only 17% said that those already taking on some organizational responsibilities would be good in an official COO position.

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How Should Leaders Address Challenge Of Low Performers?

Tanveer Naseer

an operational strategy consultancy in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lars Sudmann, former CFO of Procter & Gamble Belgium, TEDx presenter, leadership and board advisor, and executive coach, believes that companies should provide consistent feedback to all of their employees.

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Even “bad” cultures get some things right

Surviving Leadership

There is a noticeable focus on “culture” lately, whether the topic is recruiting, engagement, development, retention, what have you. At this meeting, employees heard from the CEO, CHRO, General Counsel, COO, CFO, CMO, and any business leaders spearheading a major initiative.

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Making the Turn: 10 Warning Signs You aren’t Shifting from Founder to Leader

N2Growth Blog

When you started out you rightly focused on developing your unique new product, service, or solution. Maybe your CFO is a family friend. And, you operate in a fishbowl. The very best rely on a coach or coaches to help them with their continuous development.

What Story Does Your Org Chat Tell?

CO2

Your org chart can tell a more informed story by adding compensation information, date hired, communication/leadership style, potential successors, and the development plan. Development Plan. Yellow – Can do this role and has a development plan to move them to green.

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The Essential CHRO Roles Every CEO Must Support

HR Digest

But more CEOs rarely understand the true position of their CHROs, let alone giving them the necessary backup to operate in the required capacity. The HR is supposed to be a true partner to the CEO, just like the CFO. These could be by moving employee positions, recognizing hidden talents or bringing external individuals to develop capability in a new technology.

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Case Study: Can an Airline Cut “Turn Times” Without Adding Staff?

Harvard Business Review

” Ken turned to his CFO, expecting a reaction, and got one: “Respectfully, Mari-san, I would be extremely uncomfortable putting a request of that size to management. ” Ken didn’t want to shoot down Mari’s proposal immediately, but he agreed with the CFO.

No Better Time

Aspire-CS

An enterprise business model was developed that takes in all the processes across all the business areas. The CFO owns a couple. Mary Jo Asmus A former executive in a Fortune 100 company, I own and operate a leadership solutions firm called Aspire Collaborative Services.

How Industrial Firms Invest in Renewable Energy, Affordably

Harvard Business Review

They held about 40 meetings with companies that had bought renewable energy and with big project developers. They had framing conversations with the CEO and CFO early on to discuss any financial or operational challenges.

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The Disconnected Leader | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

The harsh reality is that great numbers of leaders continue to operate in a vacuum by sequestering themselves away in the corner office and attempting to lead from afar.

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Leading in a World of Resource Constraints and Extreme Weather

Harvard Business Review

And as an HBS white paper points out, even some of today’s most mainstream executives — from the CTO to even the CFO — were once just new positions created to deal with “significant opportunities and risks emerging from technological or social disruptions.”

You Can't Argue With Crazy | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Creating a framework for decisioning, using a published delegation of authority statement, encouraging sound business practices in collaboration, team building, leadership development, and talent management will all help even out the uneven.

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A Step-by-Step Plan to Improve CMO-COO Collaboration

Harvard Business Review

If it’s all about the operations then you lose sight of the customer. Here are our recommendations for how CMOs and COOs can develop a more collaborative working relationship: 1. Develop a shared vocabulary and shared metrics.

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Shifting Finance from Controlling to Improving

Harvard Business Review

Consider for example CFO Ric Magnuson of Group Health Cooperative , a nonprofit health care system in Seattle with 10,000 employees, who started out as a skeptic on the process improvement activities his company launched in 2008. Getting the CFO on board is key. CFO Tim Olson of ThedaCare , a healthcare system in Wisconsin, went through a similar conversion. CFO Ric Magnuson had a personal coach working with him for seven months. Finance Operations

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How Target Is Taking Sustainable Products Mainstream

Harvard Business Review

A new Conference Board study, as CFO magazine reported , reveals some startling growth in greener products at a dozen big companies like Kimberly-Clark, Dow, GE, Siemens, Toshiba, and more. Sustainability Operations Customers Retail & Consumer Goods Article

Three P's of business success

Lead on Purpose

in the 1980s, put it this way: “In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product and profits. Too often we leave the worries and cares about money to the CFO’s office.

Why and How to Build an In-House Consulting Team

Harvard Business Review

Today, many high-profile companies— Cisco , Google , IBM , Samsung , Siemens , Disney , Volkswagen and Deutsche Bank , to name a few—contain such roving consulting groups to help solve the most critical strategy and operations problems throughout the business. Like any firm in need of business development, we build relationships with executives across the company, and pitch proposals. Organizational structure Operations Article

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.

In Praise of Face Time

Harvard Business Review

Constellation has developed an Innovation Center , an unconventional permanent facility within its headquarters. In a similar way, some companies have implemented "daily huddles" and "rounding" as ways to bring everyone together face-to-face to review operations, share information, and solve problems. It includes all the administrative VPs, the CFO, chief medical officer, and the chief nursing officer. Leading teams Operations

Ideas Plus Influence

Terry Starbucker

We work really hard on developing smart solutions, only to see them fail because we don’t have enough juice in the organization. For years, I operated with the belief that all I had to do was come up with the most brilliantly creative and strategically sound solution.

Introducing 100 Coaches: Pay It Forward Champions

Marshall Goldsmith

14th Administrator, United States Agency for International Development. a holding company that operates seven distinct business. Rod MacKenzie – Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer for Pfizer, member of Pfizer’s Executive Leadership Team.

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50 Ways to Leave your Lover: Keep Failing Til the Last Thing You Try Is Successful

Mills Scofield

In meat plants, tens of thousands of operators are “whizzing” meat products everyday in over sixty countries around the world. Special guest blog post by Don Esch, President of Bettcher Industries of his story at BW-Center For Innovation & Growth 's Innovation Summit.

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Get Your Workers to Disrupt Their Jobs

Harvard Business Review

In 1992 the company was in cost-cutting mode, and, as former CFO Orry Fiume told me, it was consequently offering an early retirement package designed to reduce headcount. He told me, "The focus needs to be away from grandiose pronouncements and back to basics in selection and development. If we truly invest in the development of the skills and capability of our people, the last thing we want is to lose them. Managing people Operations Productivity

Get Your Workers to Disrupt Their Jobs

Harvard Business Review

In 1992 the company was in cost-cutting mode, and, as former CFO Orry Fiume told me, it was consequently offering an early retirement package designed to reduce headcount. He told me, "The focus needs to be away from grandiose pronouncements and back to basics in selection and development. If we truly invest in the development of the skills and capability of our people, the last thing we want is to lose them. Managing people Operations Productivity

Avoiding Catastrophic Failures in Process Improvement

Harvard Business Review

The company in our story got so excited by its process blueprints that it forgot to develop a clear financial case. Process champions must have them ready for the day when the CEO or CFO effectively says, "Show me the money.". As I noted in a previous post "Keep Your Operations in Shape by Focusing on Management Processes," performance measurement (which is usually managed by finance) is one of four critical management processes for improvement program success.

Uniting the Religions of Process Improvement

Harvard Business Review

People who have earned these belts drive projects with clear financial targets set at the top organization, with progress monitored by the CFO. They also believe in building a BPM "Book of Knowledge" (a codification of process improvement "best practices") and a BPM "Center of Excellence" (a central organization where process experts reside and develop guidelines and procedures for documenting and analyzing business processes). Operations Productivity BPM

Stop Budgeting, Start Improving

Harvard Business Review

CFO Ric Magnuson says that the change has forced managers to develop a much better understanding of the work in their departments, particularly which activities truly matter. Determining what operational changes to make is difficult and often accomplished through trial and error. OperationsIn my last post , I argued that companies can't keep their costs in line by attacking them directly.

How to Get on the Shortlist for the C-Suite

Harvard Business Review

Every organization has a slightly different framework of expected experience, but I like to look at this through the lens of strategy and operations. One CFO I know managed finance for a spin-off firm when it went public and then returned to the parent company in a corporate position. Another CFO led finance for multiple units so he could gain a breadth of knowledge across the business before becoming the corporate CFO.

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The Case for Lending Out Your Star Performers

Harvard Business Review

You either go out and buy it, or you develop the talent you already have. Such loans have advantages for the lender: they accelerate player development and/or reduce costs by removing the salary of the loaned player from the lending club’s books.

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What It Will Take to Fix HR

Harvard Business Review

In the July/August issue of HBR , Ram Charan argues that the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) role should be eliminated, with HR responsibilities funneled in two separate directions — administration , led by traditional HR-types, reporting to the CFO; and talent strategy , led by high-potential line managers, reporting to the corner office. Put the most strategic pieces into the hands of up-and-comers passing through the leadership-development revolving door?

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Prevent Your Star Performers from Losing Passion for Their Work

Harvard Business Review

However, these executives are often operating in a silent state of continual overwhelm, and the predictable consequence is disengagement. After an active partnering development process, he had shed 40 lbs and had a clear vision of how to take his performance and contribution to the next level.

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