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Dealing with the Two Fronts of Every Crisis

Leading Blog

E VERY CRISIS places a leader between two fronts: Issue and Fear. Understanding the difference and managing both is key to dealing with a crisis successfully. In a true crisis, you are faced with rapid, real-time innovation under stress “embedded in fear.”

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October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the October 2020 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. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided 5 Ways to Shift from Coaxing to Coaching. Jon Lokhorst of Lokhorst Consulting shared Leading Yourself Through Crisis. Maybe leadership is doing it all wrong.

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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. Ken Downer of Rapid Start Leadership provided Rocks in a Jar: 11 Things They Didn’t Tell You. Dana Theus of InPower Coaching writes Women in Leadership: A Guide for Women, Their Mentors, and Allies.

Responsive Leadership: Needed Now More Than Ever

Leading Blog

T HE leadership question is top of mind for many people here in the United States and throughout the world. Responsive Leadership can be an antidote to failing leadership and the foundation for building and sustaining organizational trust and confidence. Leadership Development

Leaders: Build Your Pre-Resilience for Times of Crisis

Strategy Driven

Your organization is going to face a crisis. We explored those questions while researching for our recent book, Navigating an Organizational Crisis : When Leadership Matters Most , (available on Amazon) and came away with some insight about how leaders might ready themselves. Just as you prepare your organization for disaster response, crisis communications, and continuity of operations, you can also prepare yourself. This is not a question of IF but WHEN.

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. Steve Digioia of Steve Digioia provided Leadership Series: Ron Kaufman. Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership provided 3 Reasons Why Great Bosses aren’t Bossy. Consider adding these seven ideas to your daily leadership fitness routine.

The Magic Potion in Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Raghu Kalé: IS leadership overrated? Some served as heads of businesses that operated across geographies in multiple countries and many continents. Leadership traits are the same; either you have them, or you don’t. It tested leadership mettle.

Inspiring Leadership: Bringing Purpose to Life

The Practical Leader

” But the big leadership challenge is finding and bringing purpose to life. Ranjay Gulati’s new book, Deep Purpose: The Heart and Soul of High-Performance Companies , brings a fresh perspective to this core leadership and culture development topic.

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The Seven Tests of A CEO

Leading Blog

They call it the CEO test because the intensity and consequences of these challenges grow as you move into higher levels of leadership. Listening is actually being alert to the whole ecosystem in which you operate.” Test #6 Can You Handle a Crisis? Leadership

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Attitude Reflects Leadership

N2Growth Blog

While this sounds simple enough at face value, I have consistently found that one of the most often overlooked leadership attributes is that of a positive attitude. If you struggle with recruiting, team building, and leadership development you likely have a bad attitude. One thing that jumps out at me is that choosing to have a “bad&# attitude is the exact opposite of leadership–it’s about serving oneself.

What’s Holding YOU Back?

In the CEO Afterlife

The operative word in the question is “YOU.” These are the ‘softer’ factors that include empathy, stress, contentment, how you lead, how you inspire, and how you impact others. Human Resources Leadership Life Business CEO Crisis Management Culture In the CEO Afterlife John Richard Bell Mentoring New Year''s Resolutions Resolutions Strategy Vision “What is holding you back?”

Leadership & Initiative Overload | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

This is the definition of presence, and it is only when we operate in the present that real creativity, growth and innovation occur. Operating in excess of that threshold will cause increased stress, lack of attention to detail and errant decisioning.

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

Strategy Driven

Even though the tasks mount up, you have a knack for performing magnificently under deadline, stress and high expectations. We just had the first live TV musical play extravaganza on television after a 50-year hiatus. The production was The Sound of Music , starring Carrie Underwood. This TV special got a lot of attention because it was unique live, just like opening night of the Broadway show on which it was based.

The Making of Legends

Strategy Driven

Processes, trends, fads, perceived stresses and “the system” force adults to make compromises in order to proceed. Quotes on community stewardship, leadership and related topics. Non-profit organizations operating more business-like. I have written several books, on business, entertainment, history and pop culture. The Legends series is an amalgamation of all of them.

How to Become a Healing Leader

Skip Prichard

Although none are perfect, they operate in a way that generates engagement and fulfillment for their employees, delight and loyalty for their customers, positive contributions to their communities and to the environment, and excellent returns for their owners and investors. A number of other people were also homeless and dealing with all kinds of extraordinary stress. The results of John Ratliff’s healing leadership have been dramatic. Make Your Mission Greater than Profit.

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

Strategy Driven

Even though the tasks mount up, you have a knack for performing magnificently under deadline, stress and high expectations. We just had the first live TV musical play extravaganza on television after a 50-year hiatus. The production was The Sound of Music , starring Carrie Underwood. This TV special got a lot of attention because it was unique live, just like opening night of the Broadway show on which it was based.

What We Can Learn About Resilience from Female Leaders of the UN

Harvard Business

Through my leadership development work with the United Nations (UN), I’ve been privileged to work with professionals who operate in some of the world’s most challenging contexts. An artist, El Hage draws when she feels stressed. This is a great way to keep the stress level down.” So pay attention to signs of stress and treat yourself as kindly as you’d treat your best friend. Stress Leadership Crisis management Digital Article

Leaders: Are You Ready For A Purpose-Led Future?

Lead Change Blog

During times of crisis, individual purpose acts as a guidepost that can help people face up to uncertainties and navigate them better, and thus mitigate the damaging effects of long-term stress. So knowing that individual purpose is such a contributor to both team member well-being but also business performance, it is imperative that leaders pay more attention to this as business returns to operations and begin feeling their way into the subsequent phases of the “next to normal.”.

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Stress Isn’t a Threat, It’s a Signal to Change

Harvard Business Review

Is stress impairing your performance at work and compromising your relationships? Changing the way you think about stress can help you turn stress into an ally and use it to improve mental agility and work performance; a report in the Journal of Experimental Psychology showed that physiological and cognitive benefits result from thinking of stress as “functional and adaptive” rather than a signifier of “threat.”. Turning stress to your advantage is no easy task.

Crisis Management Failures in Japan's Reactors and the BP Spill

Harvard Business Review

A potentially catastrophic technological problem, an incomplete crisis response plan, misleading early information, divided private and public authority, ineffective initial actions. These two unprecedented events are stark reminders that effective crisis management involving complex science and technology is wholly dependent on well-thought-out — and actively practiced — crisis response plans. BP Crisis management Government TEPCO

Top 3 Tips To Be A Better Manager

Strategy Driven

You’re in charge of the day-to-day operations and often oversee the employees. Leadership means staying calm when everyone is overwhelmed and acting swiftly in times of crisis. Additionally, be mindful of the environment in which your employees work and keep it stress-free.

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What it Takes to be an Entrepreneurial Leader

Leading Blog

He discusses these ideas in Startup Leadership and is based on his popular course at Princeton University. To be able to meet the needs of the enterprise, the entrepreneur must be able to demonstrate five skills , consistently in high-stress situations: self-awareness, facility with the basics of the business, relationship building, motivation, and leading change.

“We Had Gone Back 20 Years.” The Heads of Puerto Rico’s Largest Media Company on Life After Hurricane Maria

Harvard Business

María Luisa: The hurricane forced us to stretch our thinking, challenging our perception of what we believe we could do — what we are capable of achieving in times of crisis. Crisis brings opportunities to explore uncharted territories. These opportunities sprouted from the crisis. María Luisa: Our businesses were able to operate immediately after Maria because we planned for redundancy — generators, diesel, tech infrastructure.

The 3 Questions Leaders Must Ask And Answer

Tanveer Naseer

During the past six of the fourteen years I’ve been an executive coach and leadership educator, my observation is that my clients are generally more stressed each year than they were the year before. Finally, I ask, “How many of you are operating in a constantly changing competitive environment?” Beginning with the Financial Crisis of 2008, most organizations have adopted a do more with less approach to their operations.

Tame Your To-Do List!

Survive Your Promotion

While everything becomes urgent if you put it off long enough, your quality of work suffers if you are always operating in crisis mode. People are forever trying to “keep balls in the air” Given the stress that this type of activity causes, you may feel like you are juggling chainsaws or knives instead. Getting your task list under control can be a tremendous step towards lowering your stress level and improving your effectiveness as a manager.

50 Shades of Decay

In the CEO Afterlife

Absentee leadership. High stress and anxiety — at all levels. Strategic and operational paralysis has become the norm. Too many operational changes. Human Resources Leadership Strategy Uncategorized Business CEO Crisis Management Culture In the CEO Afterlife Innovation John Richard Bell Life VisionNow that I have your attention, the decay I am actually referring to is the 50 warning signs of corporate decay. Watch out for them in your organization.

3 Ways to Redefine Your Organization for a New Era

HR Digest

With the world on lockdown, organizations everywhere have had to rethink how they operate. But in the midst of the crisis, some have discovered something unexpected: productivity has gone up, not down. Panic and paralysis aren’t inevitable reactions to a crisis.

Taking Care of Busyness to Improve Your Business

The Practical Leader

During these times of crisis and frantic change, we can get caught running flat out with our heads down. There’s little personal feedback on leadership behaviors. Disruptive technologies are stressing, distressing, and misdirecting many teams and organizations.

The Eight Archetypes of Leadership

Harvard Business Review

Although the ghost of the Great Man still haunts leadership studies, most of us have recognized by now that successful organizations are the product of distributive, collective, and complementary leadership. The first step in putting together such a team is to identify each member of the team’s personality makeup and leadership style, so that strengths and competences can be matched to particular roles and challenges. She was at sea, however, in a more operational role.

Tame Your To-Do List!

Survive Your Promotion

While everything becomes urgent if you put it off long enough, your quality of work suffers if you are always operating in crisis mode. Given the stress that this type of activity causes, you may feel like you are juggling chainsaws or knives instead. Getting your task list under control can be a tremendous step towards lowering your stress level and improving your effectiveness as a manager. Survive Your Promotion!

Three Ways Leaders Outsmart Themselves

CO2

They Are Responding to a Crisis. Under stressful conditions, our reptilian brains push us toward action (fight or flight), not deliberation and conversation. The airline industry has found, for instance, that under stressful conditions pilots who go into command-and-control mode have a higher failure rate than those who ask for feedback from their crew before making any decisions. Leaders need to operate from a perspective of Not Knowing.

Workplace Compliance Considerations for Remote Employees

HR Digest

With the growing work from home situations, employers and organizations should be aware of the efficient practices of remote work, operational as well as legal. Featured Leadership Strategy compliance issues implement compliance workplace compliance

Are Kodak's Outside Directors Wrong to Desert a Sinking Ship?

Harvard Business Review

Fundamentally, it is extremely problematic for directors to resign when their companies are in crisis because effective board stewardship — particularly from outside directors — is most needed at such junctures. For directors in these situations, the University of Pennsylvania's Michael Useem maintains, "the leadership dictum is that you need to stay the course, stay in the game, face the problem, and solve the problem.". Boards Crisis management

Values Based Hiring | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Identify problems upstream and spare the organization a lot of stress and expense.

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The Downside of Best Practices | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

A solution that is situationally appropriate and highly adaptable to unanticipated stresses is, in a way, “best&# , but rarely shows up in the “solutions&# literature. Their core is the design and the idea, the operating system, plus the network environment such as iTunes. We did not formulate our own style but tweaked it to our leadership style and vision plan.

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Performance Appraisal & Rewards in Response to COVID-19

HR Digest

Most organizations don’t have a playbook to pull through the ongoing public health crisis. These key areas include: Manage operations with minimal loss and disruption to daily business flow. However, not all sectors will be impacted by the ongoing crisis.

Remaining Objective Is Hard, But the Best Leaders Figure Out How to Do It

Harvard Business

There is no single leadership trait that guarantees success in any profession, but there is, based on my experience, one that many of the best leaders share: a fierce commitment to objectivity. military and diplomatic personnel operating in Afghanistan, even though the analysis itself focused on the shortcomings of Afghanistan’s political leaders and security forces. In other words, during periods of great stress, our best leaders rely on sound tradecraft as their safe harbor.

Game Changers | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Best, Leadership Freak, Dan Rockell pastortom2022 Hello Mike, another great post and this one, like others you write, makes us think. The churches I had previously worked with operated from the the philosophy this is church, and if people want it they will come. Dan [link] Liz Strauss Mike, You're always pointing to game changing ideas and true insights into how leadership can affect growth. I have found that great leadership is always the best catalyst for growth.

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Shaping Performance & Rewards in Response to COVID-19

HR Digest

Most organizations don’t have a playbook to pull through the ongoing public health crisis. These key areas include: Manage operations with minimal loss and disruption to daily business flow. However, not all sectors will be impacted by the ongoing crisis.

Every Fast-Growing Company Has to Combat Overload

Harvard Business

In 2000, with more than $100 million in negative cash flow, the company agreed to be acquired by Star Cruises, a leading cruise operator in Asia. Guests grew exasperated, and the crew, feeling battered by dissatisfied guests and the stress of rolling out this new offering, grew upset and disengaged. That’s because overload is a surmountable crisis—under the right leadership. Having successfully survived the crisis of overload, Norwegian is a leader again.

Take a Look at Your Calendar

Aspire-CS

I agree that having these types of meetings helps relieve some stress or at minimum gives you a place to share the burdens/successes you are faced with. It also has helped us to create better relationships since we communicate before hand and not just during times of crisis. Mary Jo Asmus A former executive in a Fortune 100 company, I own and operate a leadership solutions firm called Aspire Collaborative Services.

ROWE: A new roadmap for work that will bend your brain.

Roundtable Talk

His speech and book marked the beginning of my realization that the workplace is essentially stuck in the industrial age and bears no resemblance to how we need to operate in the knowledge economy. Nobody feels guilty, overworked, or stressed-out. You just have to look at the stats on stress-related absences to know that we need to change how we work. Change is scary… leadership is about having courage. RoundtableTalk Where ambitious leaders meet.

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Uber Shows How Not to Apply Behavioral Economics

Harvard Business

Over the last few years, organizations in both the private and public sectors have applied some of the insights from behavioral economics to address a wide range of problems — from reducing cheating on taxes, work stress, and turnover to encouraging healthy habits, increasing savings for retirement as well as turning up to vote (as I wrote previously ). Checklists describe several standard critical processes of care that many operating rooms typically implement from memory.