The Culture Engine

Leadership Freak

Personal Philosophy: Chris Edmonds, in his new book “The Culture Engine,” begins his book by taking readers through a… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Culture Organizational Development Leaders build culture by intent or neglect. Culture building begins with who you are.

The Culture Engine

Leading Blog

Culture is the engine of any organization. The Culture Engine provides tools in each chapter for making this happen in your organization. The Culture Engine helps leaders define the playing field. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. * * *. It is the force behind everything that happens. It empowers behaviors that communicate who we are whether we like it or not. Getting it right is critical.

Crash! Smash! Bash! You’re Engine Hash

Leadership Freak

Here’s part of “The Little Blue Engine.” Failure Leading Personal Growth Taking others higher weaknesses Leadership DevelopmentImage source I remember the day we found Shel Silversein’s book for children, “Where the Side Walk Ends.” We were Christmas shopping in downtown Bangor, Maine. We laughed like children. Years later, we’d read all his poems to our one girl and two boys. ” It shocked us. The [.].

Maintaining the engine of effective leadership


A few years later, the engines start to give up. Our flat organizations require you to spend a significant amount your time connecting, networking, and developing relationships with those who will ensure your organization’s (and your) success. Your work relationships are the engine of your leadership effectiveness; don’t wait until they start to fall apart to tune them up. . My husband is rough on the trucks he drives for his business.

December 2018 Leadership Development Carnival: A Year in Review

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the December Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share our leadership experts’ favorite posts from 2018 on the topics of communication, creativity/inspiration, development, engagement, productivity, and more. ” Read Dan’s post for 50 development ideas. Development. Shelley Row provided The Check Engine Light: Are You Looking Under Your Hood? Shelley shares: “ You have an internal check engine light.

October 2015 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the October 2015 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival. Anne shares, “Ed, an Engineering Director, has a habit of mind that immediately sees what could go wrong in any given situation.

Problems with leadership development processes…


After 23 years in the leadership development business, we are just realizing the impact of some of the issues. I was working with a major pharmaceutical company that had an internal two-week management development process. Start developing your leadership skills today!

Is Leadership Development the Answer to Low Employee Engagement? (Yes.)

N2Growth Blog

This paper is about rethinking the practice of leadership and reforming the way we approach the development of leaders and leadership in our organizations. What shifts must learning and development professionals make in order to create an environment of continuous learning that accelerates development and quickly and positively impacts the business in real and tangible ways? Unprepared leaders develop work-arounds. They develop work-arounds.

Simple SEO Strategies for Growing Your Business

Strategy Driven

That is why we prepared some tips regarding the whole process of search engine optimization, both what to and what not to do in order to grow your business! A few years back, search engine optimization was almost synonymous to keywords.

Deming Podcast with Scott Dalgleish, CEO at Phase IV Engineering

Deming Institute

Scott Dalgleish is the CEO at Phase IV Engineering. Scott first encountered Deming’s ideas while an engineer at Proctor & Gamble in 1986. Phase IV Engineering’s quality policy: We Care. What engineering projects do you have going on at home right now.

July 2016 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the July 2016 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Joel Garfinkle of the Career Advancement Blog submitted 4 Ways to Develop Effective Working Relationships. Here are 4 ways that Paul can begin to immediately learn how to develop and build working relationships.”

Four Risks to Avoid During B2B Web Development

Strategy Driven

Unfortunately, none of these resources contains a single piece of advice on how to avoid at the typical errors synonymous with web development during the creation of platforms. Our company is not just a web development agency; we are the technology partners of several start-ups.

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The Future of Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

A colleague from another business school recommended the book, The Future of Leadership Development, Corporate Needs and the Role of Business Schools , edited by IESE Business School Dean Jordi Canals. The use of coaching in leadership development programs.

Leadership Development Carnival: June 2014 Edition


Welcome to the June 02nd 2014 Carnival of Leadership Development. I am thankful to carnival leader Dan McCarthy for allowing me to host this event - a wonderful collection of very practical insights on Leadership Development. Namaste!

How Much Margin Do You Have? | Guy Harris: The Recovering Engineer

The Recovering Engineer

To explain what I mean, I’ll lean on my background as an engineer. In my engineering design classes, I learned about the concept of design or safety margin — a factor built into design calculations to allow for minor errors, miscalculations, under estimations, and other variables that are difficult to accurately determine. Safe engineering design always considers, allows for, and builds in some margin for safety. He is an engineer by nature, by training, and experience.

Here’s Why Your SEO Strategy Isn’t Working

Strategy Driven

For this reason, it is very important to keep on track of Google’s and other search engines guidelines. Entrepreneurship Online Marketing and Website Development business management online marketing search engine optimization seo strategydriven website development

The Leader's Role in Vision Development

Coaching Tip

The technique in developing a vision is to do it as a team. The team who must buy-in must also have a role in developing the vision. Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Leadership Self-Awareness Skills Tips What is Work life assumptions beliefs business techniques engineering agreement guiding principles intangibles leaders leadership thomas h.

The Subtle Stressors Making Women Want to Leave Engineering

Harvard Business Review

Female retention in engineering remains a persistent problem. To build a deeper understanding of these experiences and how women deal with them, we interviewed and surveyed more than 330 engineers in the U.S. (43% Our interviews with male engineers confirm these beliefs.

Insights and Lessons on Critical Thinking, HR and Leadership Development


I have been exploring the topic of critical thinking with respect to HR, Talent Acquisition, Leadership Development, Communication and Training via series of posts at Pearson’s TalentLens Blog ( @ThinKritical on Twitter).

The November 2011 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the November 6, 2011 edition of leadership development carnival! Michael Lee Stallard presents Develop the Heart of a Champion posted at Michael Lee Stallard. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Leadership Development Carnival.

How to Overcome the 3 Organizational Barriers to Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

You would think that given the rock-solid evidence that organizations with great leadership consistently outperform those that don’t that EVERY organization would be heavily invested in the development of its current and future leaders. In most cases, no, we turn to civil engineers.

60 Days to Re-engineer Yourself as a Business Professional – a True Story of a Fast-Track to a more Developed Employee

First Friday Book Synopsis

{A CEO of a growing, mid-sized company called me this week, and said, “I want to tell you a story.” I love that phrase! It was a good story. Here is his story. And, yes, this is a true story}. ————– So, you are surrounded by people who are more knowledgeable than you, more equipped [.]. Randy's blog entries

To Help Others Develop, Start With Yourself

Marshall Goldsmith

Great leaders encourage leadership development by openly developing themselves. ” While listening to Steve speak so openly to coworkers about his efforts to develop himself as a leader, I realized how much the world has changed. Today, many of the world’s most respected chief executives are setting a positive example by opening up, striving continually to develop themselves as leaders. I don’t really need to work on developing myself.”

Featured at Forbes: What You Can Do to Develop Empathy

ReImagine Work

How might leaders work on developing empathy either on their own or with the support of their company? . Forbes, Jan. 13, 2017 : “ Empathy is the ability to understand another person’s perspective, even when that perspective is quite different from your own.

Are you a Scientist or an Engineer? Things to think about.

Create Learning

as a engineer? When working one on one coaching a manager through successes, challenges and workable goals , how would I illustrate humbleness while being arrogant to have the conviction to develop the needed knowledge?

How to Make Leadership Development a Grassroots Movement

Great Leadership By Dan

In the past, organizational development has relied on executives at the top to drive cultural change. The first step in a grassroots change model is to develop a clear, comprehensive picture of the desired outcome by leveraging the wisdom of the top performers.

7 Personal Development Benefits of Saying No (Repost)

Ron Edmondson

These are my “favorite top posts” Some posts had more hits, but they simply do well in the search engines. The more experience I get in life the more I learn the importance of personal development. Related posts: 7 Personal Development Benefits of Saying No.

The Myth of Potential: 5 Ways to Develop Talent

Great Leadership By Dan

But developing that talent takes serious work, both from employees and their managers—just like the thousands of hours my friend put in every day after school, along with the encouragement and instruction from his dad and his coach.

1 Yottabyte: The WWW Information Smog

Women on Business

Reader Submission content marketing search engine optimization social media marketing web design web development We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now.

Featured at Forbes: Do you know how important you are to your employees’ development?

ReImagine Work

Yet there is one key factor in your employees’ development for which there is no substitute — you. . We very much appreciate your article and agree that employers are VERY important to their team’s development! #HR. All Posts As Seen On leadership management self-development

The September 2011 Leadership Development Carnival - Back to School Sale

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the September, 2011 Leadership Development Carnival - Back to School Sale! Yes, it's back to school shopping time, and this month's Carnival gives leaders and aspiring leaders a shopping cart full of leadership development supplies. leadership development carnival

Developing leaders | Deloitte University Press | Global Human Capital Trends 2015

Chart Your Course

Leadership is the engine that drives successful organizations. Organizations around the world are struggling to strengthen their leadership pipelines, yet over the past year businesses fell further behind, particularly in their ability to develop Millennial leaders.

Andrew Hargadon on How Breakthrough Ideas Happen: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The primary focus of his research is on the effective management of innovation and entrepreneurship, particularly in the development and commercialization of sustainable technologies. Andrew Hargadon is a Professor of Technology Management and Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship at the University of California at Davis.

Off-Site SEO: Maximising Your Search Potential

Strategy Driven

Most companies will have a professional to handle their development, along with someone to handle their marketing. Over the years, search engines like Google have had to make their algorithms more and more complicated. Otherwise, search engines will stop favoring your website.

Can You Manage Your Website’s SEO Strategy?

Strategy Driven

Whether you choose to build your own site or employ a specialist to do it for you, all your efforts will be in vain if you don’t get your website to the top of the search engine rankings.

Three SEO Considerations When Choosing Your Next Hosting Company

Strategy Driven

The safety of your site is a huge consideration, and should be taken seriously from initial build to the development of further mini-sites, as and when your business grows. Let’s start with a couple of statements about hosting.

To Develop Others, Start With Yourself

Marshall Goldsmith

While listening to Steve speak so openly to coworkers about his efforts to develop himself as a leader, I realized how much the world has changed. Even fewer candidly discussed that feedback and their personal development plans. Today, many of the most respected chief executives are setting a positive example by opening up, striving continually to develop themselves as leaders. His leadership team reversed the company's poor image and engineered an amazing turnaround.

Get Over Yourself To Develop Effective Communication Skills | Guy.

The Recovering Engineer

I teach and coach others on developing effective communication skills, and I wasn’t really using them. He has degrees in Chemical Engineering and he served as a Nuclear Engineering officer in the U.S. He is an engineer by nature, by training, and experience.

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Let’s Stop Pushing “Development” as a Cheap Replacement for Training

Great Leadership By Dan

This company had a proud tradition of investing in the development of its employees. Sales reps were trained in their products and how to sell them, scientists went to conferences, engineers were offered continued training to keep their skills up to date, and new managers were trained how to manage. What training staff was left was charged with trying to convince the remaining employees that the company 40 hour training commitment was really a 40 hour development commitment.

100% Of Companies Have This Problem

N2Growth Blog

Don’t get caught in the trap of perpetual spending or development as a solution. Process by default will never provide the benefits of good process engineering by design. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

Bernard Roth: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Adams Professor of Engineering at Stanford University. Adams Professor of Engineering Rolf Faste Stanford Design Division Stanford University Stop Wishing [comma] Start Doing [comma] and Take Command of Your Life Tao Te Ching The Achievement Habit the explicit concern for students’ education and growth beyond simply developing their technical expertise Tom Davenport VoltaireBernie Roth is the Rodney H.

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What Managers Can Do to Keep Women in Engineering

Harvard Business Review

Engineering faces a serious gender-based retention problem. Despite all the efforts encouraging women to study engineering, over 40% of highly skilled women who enter the field end up leaving. In 2014 we interviewed 34 women engineers in two FTSE 100 firms in the UK. Ten of the engineers were in the early stages of their careers, 19 were mid-career, and five were in late career. PET’s engineering workforce was about 12% women, and TTD’s was about 9%.

The Problem of Visibility for Women in Engineering, and How They Manage It

Harvard Business Review

Women engineers have a visibility problem. In 2014 we interviewed 50 women engineers in three leading FTSE 100 organizations in the UK. All three organizations said they were committed to diversity and were attempting to hire, retain, and promote more women engineers.