January 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the January Leadership Development Carnival! Development. You’ll make up for inexperience with your enthusiasm and maturity. Julie Winkle-Giulioni of Julie Winkle-Giulioni provided Deconstructing the Development Mindset. Julie recaps, “A development mindset is a pattern of thinking and a way of looking at the world that invites ongoing opportunities for continuous transformation. The themes for this month are… Let’s get started!

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.


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The Big Picture of Business – Business Success Checklist

Strategy Driven

The business absolutely needs energetic and emotionally mature leaders for it to prosper. Development of technical abilities, specialties and expertise. Development of core business supplier relationships. Top management has as a priority the need to develop and practice People development, skills and team building responsibilities. Professional development plan is annually updated, with realistic, measurable goals. Business development.

Management Styles

Strategy Driven

Other important components of business (training, marketing, research, team building and productivity) were all accomplished according to goals, objectives and tactics. Those who matured in the era of the Human Relations style of management were still clinging to value systems of Hard Nosed.

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. Critical topics include leadership development of executives, mindset changes in the evolution from manager to executive to leader, executive mentoring, insights into how top professionals evolve, plateaus of professional accomplishment, developing a winning work ethic, lifelong learning and the accrual of business wisdom. Business development.

The Big Picture of Business – Corporate Cultures Reflect Business Progress and Growth.

Strategy Driven

Other important components of business (training, marketing, research, team building and productivity) were all accomplished according to goals, objectives and tactics. Those who matured in the era of the Human Relations style of management were still clinging to value systems of Hard Nosed.

How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist

Leading Blog

Peter Attia, a physician and renowned expert on human longevity, said: When people are looking for the “right answers,” they are almost always asking tactical questions. By focusing on the strategy, this allows you to be much more malleable with the tactics.

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The Big Picture of Business: Been There, Done That

Strategy Driven

The Business Tree : Growth Strategies and Tactics for Surviving and Thriving. Business development. What is their maturity level? Look at their activity in professional development and business education. He guides companies through growth strategies, visioning, strategic planning, executive leadership development, Futurism and Big Picture issues which profoundly affect the business climate. People Often Say They Have… But Really Haven’t!

The 6 Conditions Required to Scale a Creative Leadership Culture

Great Leadership By Dan

These self-limiting styles overemphasize the focus on gaining the approval of others, protecting oneself, and getting results through high-control tactics. Creative leaders, on the other hand, are less self-centric and are much more about developing the capacity and capability of others and the organization. They are approachable and skillful in working with people, listen well, build high-performing teams, mentor and develop capability in others, and empower their people.

The Big Picture of Business – Visioning Scope: Applying Vision Toward Your Organization’s Progress

Strategy Driven

This process helps to define and develop value systems to create success. Develop a mission statement. Technology is a tool, which feeds into tactics. Sales is a tactic, one of dozens of tactics which an organization must pursue. Tactics feed into objectives, which feed into goals, which feed into strategy, which feeds into Vision. Develop the vision statement. Visioning is the process where good ideas become something more.

The Keys To Managing Millennials, Part 2: The Progress Bar Effect

Terry Starbucker

Today in Part 2, I’m presenting the other key tactic – Create The Progress Bar Effect. As I noted on my last post , each generation is a result of the dominant events, personalities and technologies that were popularized during their maturation. As I complete my monthly, quarterly and yearly strategic planning for my retail operations, I break down each larger strategy to tactics and then actions. Front Line Leadership . Guest Post By Adam Tenenbaum.

Front Line Leadership: The Keys To Managing Millenials, Part 1

Terry Starbucker

He also has previous leadership experience at other prominent companies. His primary focuses have been talent selection, employee engagement, and leadership development. Rather than radio, television, automobiles, or wars defining their worldview, the Millennials matured in the age of the internet, social networking, and the pursuit of individualism via consumerism (more on this later). Millennials matured during the era of super-celebrities and reality television.

Stuck? Flip the Script

Leading Blog

It is a skill that can be learned and developed through practice. is a “mental tactic that allows you to force yourself to consider alternative viewpoints and plan for the worst.” To move our goals forward, we have to be mature enough to recognize that perception, unfortunately, is reality. Flip the Script is about approaching everything in your life with a new mindset: you can’t control circumstances but you can manage them.

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A Life of Passion and Accomplishment

Your Voice of Encouragement

As I reflect on this amazing man and his contributions, I realize that I took away much more than specific strategies or tactics when I studied his book or listened to him speak. Self-development – Chet was a relentless lifelong learner. The most mature person in a relationship is the one listening the most. Accomplishment Passion Relationships Chet Holmes Personal Development

The Big Picture of Business – Becoming a Legend

Strategy Driven

The Business Tree : Growth Strategies and Tactics for Surviving and Thriving. Business development. Mature confidence and informed judgment. As one matures, survives, life becomes a giant reflection. Are you a legend? Do you admire people who went the distance? Have you celebrated organizations that succeeded? I hope that you are and will continue to be distinctive. This essay is to give insights into those who leave legacies.

Leadership is Black and White

N2Growth Blog

People who display the clarity and confidence to consistently do the right thing regardless of the current situation have reached a level of leadership maturity to be applauded not mocked. The former asks a leader to adapt strategy or tactics while the latter asks the leader to adapt principle – big difference. I could not agree more with Emerson as virtually anyone can develop their intellect, but it is the rare person who can retain their character.

A Budget Does Not A Strategy Make!

Strategy Driven

A strategic plan is a living document developed and maintained through an ongoing, continuous process. It is used to identify, document and oversee all of the strategic, tactical and operational-related initiatives underway (and intended to be done) within an enterprise in order to achieve its vision. Because it is intended to evolve and mature with an enterprise, it can be used as a ‘screen’ from which to measure the merit of new ideas and notions.

The Big Picture of Business – The Book of Acronyms

Strategy Driven

The Business Tree : Growth Strategies and Tactics for Surviving and Thriving by Hank Moore Any company or organization is like a tree. The Business Tree™ has 7 major parts… 5 primary branches, a trunk (6) and the base (7): The business you’re in Running the business Financial People Business development Body of Knowledge The Big Picture No single branch (business component) constitutes a healthy tree.

10 Communication Tips for Leaders

N2Growth Blog

While developing an understanding of great communication skills is easier than one might think, being able to appropriately draw upon said skills when the chips are down is not always as easy as one might hope for. It is the ability to develop a keen external awareness that separates the truly great communicators from those who muddle through their interactions with others. So how do you know when your skills have matured to the point that you’ve become an excellent communicator?

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Interview: Rebel Brown

N2Growth Blog

They didn’t want this book – they wanted a tactical book on sales and marketing. When I see a client’s executive team start to let go of the Gravity and embrace the dynamic methods I’ve developed to help them think differently about their business. My role is to share my applicable experiences and the dynamic processes I’ve developed to help people find their own ways of thinking differently.

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Why Consensus Kills Team Building | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

It is the responsibility of executive leadership to set the tone for great teamwork by putting forth a clearly articulated vision, and then aligning every aspect of strategic and tactical decisioning with said vision. Team building, group dynamics, talent management, leadership development, and any number of other functional areas are much more about clarity, focus, aligning expectations, and defining roles than creating equality.

The Big Picture of Business – The Realities of Branding… Slogans that Mislead

Strategy Driven

The Business Tree : Growth Strategies and Tactics for Surviving and Thriving. Business development. They take what is said at face value because they have not or don’t care to develop abilities to discern what is hyped by others. ‘Develop the Drive to Accomplish Anything.’ They require human development, mentoring, knowledge enhancement and much more to be successful. Maturity is a process.

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The Problem With Coaching | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

link] Dan Collins Mike, As someone who gets pitched quite a bit by coaches, solution providers and would be sages on everything from sales tactics, process improvement, to business strategy I echo your sentiments. Maturity comes from understanding how much you don't know and aggressively seeking sound answers rather than pretending to have them when you do not.

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CEOs Should Think Like Founders, Not Just Managers

Harvard Business

Large enterprises have been responding to these developments for some time, mainly by applying the methods of startups such as lean experimentation, design thinking, and agile development. While these tactics are necessary and useful, when used alone they serve merely as Band-Aids to the problem. A TAP worldview allows you to discover future markets instead of playing only in developed ones. Develop a Portfolio Strategy. TodUdom/iStock.

Mistakes That Hinder Sales

Strategy Driven

Playing To Win is a convergence of sports analogies and practical business skills to educate and entertain readers as they further develop their sales abilities. Why do sales reps stop developing the skills needed to stay on top? If the product itself is mature, salespeople have to continue to reinvent themselves and their tactics. They say it’s the little things in life that matter.

The Big Picture of Business – Fine Wine, Aged Cheese and Valuable Antiques: Part II

Strategy Driven

The successful professional person takes the time and appropriates the resources to develop a Body of Work, rather than just hold jobs. This sophisticated and vital category includes: The Business Tree : Growth Strategies and Tactics for Surviving and Thriving. Business development. The successful person develops and champions the tools to change. People, like organizations, develop, grow and thrive.

Socially Responsible Business Can Only Succeed If It Becomes a Movement

Harvard Business

See also Rick Goings’s commitment at Tupperware Brands to increasing women’s economic empowerment in emerging economies as well as mature ones. In it, he points to the growing threat posed by activist investors who push for short-term share-boosting tactics without regard for firms’ long-term viability. Tim Ellis/Getty Images.

Why New Leaders Should Be Wary of Quick Wins

Harvard Business

No matter how sophisticated and mature the new leader may be, rushing too quickly toward early wins can deprive the new leader of the insight needed to understand the culture and build relationships. Instead, he was told that the CEO would stay until the CFO developed the capabilities to succeed him, and Greg would be allowed to resign. The next three tactics help to control the pace of interactions. HBR Staff/Clare Jackson/EyeEm/Getty Images.

Top Quotes from the Art of Management 2010 | RoundtableTalk

Roundtable Talk

The more mature you get, the better you get at managing ego.” “In The wow moments for me included Mitch reminding us that we are the media, Michael outlining the importance of partnerships, Milofer discussing the importance of building connective tissue withing your organization and Simon reminding us that strategy and tactics are essential but before all that is the need to know why we’re doing what we do and what we believe in. RoundtableTalk Where ambitious leaders meet.

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Getting the Most from an Online Customer Community

Harvard Business

Over the years, online community research has matured from novelty to necessity – an essential tool for marketing professionals. The risk of underestimating the necessary time is that the day-to-day work of tactical community management will prevent planning for future strategic initiatives like new product development.

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How Pampers and UNICEF Conquered a Deadly Disease

Harvard Business Review

The result is a new model for cause-related marketing, an innovative way to strengthen mature brands, and a path-breaking avenue to raise money for the big issues. A new business school case, developed by our team at Oxford's Said Business School and funded as independent work by the Pears Foundation, details both the points that made this campaign work and the challenges that faced the partnership.

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A Simple Tool You Need to Manage Innovation

Harvard Business Review

One tool we've developed to help companies manage their innovation portfolio is the Innovation Ambition Matrix (see the chart below). Ansoff's matrix clarified the notion that tactics should differ according to whether a firm was launching a new product, entering a new market, or both. Management knows it and so does Wall Street: The year-to-year viability of a company depends on its ability to innovate. Yet many companies have not yet learned to manage innovation strategically.

Why Mega-Mergers Are Back in Vogue for Internet Companies

Harvard Business Review

Because they are innovative by nature, consumer tech companies need to invest heavily in research and development, which could be done if they had a portfolio of products at different stages of maturity, with some of them being established cash cows. ” Left with the only option to show revenue growth by milking a single product, many consumer tech companies resort to tactical optimization which delivers very little value to their consumers, if any.


Can HP Change its DNA?

Harvard Business Review

Usually when people talk of DNA they're raising questions of corporate culture: Does the company rely on consensus among managers or are strategies and tactics directed from the top? With hardware markets, money is spent upfront to develop a system. As it has tried to invest in software, again and again it has killed products off before they had time to mature. There was no software leader in the company who was allowed to mature and grow.

Recognize Intrapreneurs Before They Leave

Harvard Business Review

They do not act impulsively on a solution immediately, keenly aware of the need to honor the discovery phase for the new solution, giving it time to develop and crystallize. It sounds scary and unfathomable to most mature organizations, although it’s often what is needed to resuscitate a dying company. What are methods and tactics to develop intrapreneurs and intrapreneurial teams? Any CEO can tell you that finding ideas is not the always the problem.

Where Open Innovation Stumbles

Harvard Business Review

Or: "the technology is close, but not quite developed enough." Because solutions found in other industries are often more mature, they can look like a convenient shortcut. They're more fully developed, further along the R&D timeline, and often easier to modify for your application. However, even mature solutions should undergo rigorous evaluation and testing.

Why Agile Goes Awry — and How to Fix It

Harvard Business

In the spirit of becoming more adaptive , organizations have rushed to implement Agile software development. Agile software development. Frameworks for adaptive software development like Agile, have been around for a long time, and have manifested in many forms. When Agile software development was born in 2001, it articulated a set of four critical principles to elevate the craft of software development and improve engineering and product manager motivation.

IT on Steroids: The Benefits (and Risks) of Accelerating Technology

Harvard Business Review

A second accelerant of IT delivery is the iterative software development philosophy known as "agile development." While not as old and not yet as mature as cloud systems, it warrants a closer look. The preliminary results of a survey of nearly 4,300 IT projects revealed that long project schedules increase risks across all project types, not only in software development projects. This simple tactic is seemingly backed up by the research.


A Guide to Managing a Volunteer Workforce

Harvard Business Review

One tactic that has been used in community and labor organizing for decades is the deliberate “one-to-one,” a personal conversation that surfaces values and beliefs. People need concrete ways to get started on developing their confidence and their skills. While money matters a lot in American politics, anyone who has been part of a large campaign knows that a strong, committed group of volunteers can be every bit as critical to success.

Case Study: Challenge the Boss or Stand Down?

Harvard Business Review

It's essential for your new responsibilities in developing market strategies for your region.". I was thinking through my kiosk-services development project. He'd also worked the back channels to get the ear of his division's software-development director and push his ideas about new service offerings — an unorthodox move that ruffled some midlevel feathers but got senior management's attention. Airline kiosks represent a mature, saturated market.

When Your Boss Is Younger than You

Harvard Business Review

Your maturity means that “you can relate to a number of life stages,” she says. He also suggested the company use a similar tactic when it moved departments in the future. Once he finished those projects, he had a conversation with Casey about Linode’s overarching marketing need: to extend its brand beyond its bread-and-butter developer clientele. HBR STAFF.

Corporations Weren’t Designed to Run on Code

Harvard Business Review

They’ve simply reached a level of maturity where health is not about getting bigger, but about sustaining vitality. Boards incentivize CEOs to increase short-term profits by any means necessary, even if it means defunding research and development labs and personnel whose value creation may be a few years off. Digital processes, applied to the same old tactics, simply exacerbate the same old problems. HBR STAFF.