Are proposals worth it?

Women on Business

As a professional services firm, I spend an awful lot of my time preparing and submitting proposals. I am not a formal person, but I do know what I know so when I submit proposals whatever feedback I get is usually starts with how much the proposal was liked. A proposal is a chance to introduce your company to another company who doesn’t know if they want to invite you to the dance. Why not use the proposal to show your company’s personality?

August 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the August 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Initially people can be frustrated to be questioned about the evidence and reasoning behind the proposed actions they support. Leadership Development Leadership Management

March 2016 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the March 2016 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! They range from how to lead in a crisis to how to develop leadership qualities when things are calm. Good listening is about more than learning skills, it’s about developing a ‘listening attitude’.”

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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10 Principles For Developing Strategic Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

But only when you implement all of them together, as a single system, will they enable you to attract, develop, and retain the strategic leaders who’ve eluded you thus far. Create multiple paths for raising and testing ideas Developing and presenting ideas is a key skill for strategic leaders.

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.

Alternative Development – Introduction

Strategy Driven

Leaders face the difficult challenge of selecting those few operational activities their organization will pursue from the multitude that are proposed every planning cycle. Wheelen You just finished reading Alternative Development - Introduction !

Learning and Development Training Programs and the Millennial Myth

The Regis Company

Before entering the world of consulting for learning and development training programs , I worked in a corporate development training group. My team spent months researching, planning, and creating a thoughtful proposal.

Life Cycle of Social Media Development

Modern Servant Leader

Here are the stages I proposed for her: Infancy. Question: What other ways does life parallel social media development? Technology "Life Cycle" Adolescent Adulthood Childhood Development Infant Leader Social Media

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Alternative Development Best Practice 4 – Common Cost and Value Identifiers

Strategy Driven

Beginning with the end in mind, it is important for those developing business cases for the organization’s various ongoing operations and proposed initiative alternatives to do so in such a way that leaders can compare the cost and benefits of the proposed activities.

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A Modest Proposal: Eliminate Email

Harvard Business Review

Given that no one planned the rise of the unstructured approach, it shouldn’t offend anyone when I claim that it’s been a disastrous development for the knowledge work sector. HBR staff. In the early 1980s, IBM decided to deploy an internal email system.

The Role Leaders Play In Developing Great Teams

Tanveer Naseer

Early on in my mandate, I proposed a change to this process – specifically, that reporting members draft an informal report that I could forward to the rest of the team along with the meeting agenda a few days before the meeting. This is especially important when it comes to understanding what it takes to successfully develop your team and employees in light of today’s dynamic and evolving landscape.

Ideal Goals For A Nonprofit Fundraiser And Development Executive

Eric Jacobson

Drive the necessary development efforts to meet the organization's annual revenue goals. Develop strategies to approach large multinational corporations regarding national gifts. Develop database systems to track and monitor donor and prospect histories.

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Goals For A Nonprofit Fundraiser And Development Executive

Eric Jacobson

Drive the necessary development efforts to meet the organization's annual revenue goals. Develop strategies to approach large multinational corporations regarding national gifts. Develop database systems to track and monitor donor and prospect histories.

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Talent Pool Development and Mentor Training Process

Mike Cardus

The talent pool development and mentor training process aligns individual aspirations and competencies with the company’s current and future needs so that the interests of both can be served. A proposal for the consulting will be sent.

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Are You A Warrior?

Rich Gee Group

2016 (as proposals go) sucked for me so far. Two major clients who REACHED OUT TO ME for my workshop skills asked for a number of different proposals to have me run events for their associates.

How Should You Protect Your IP in Client Contracts?

David A Fields

A consultant emailed me the following question: Should I write something into my contracts or proposals to protect my intellectual property? Consultants Proposals contract intellectual property proposals

Alternative Development Best Practice 3 – Common Assumptions, Variables, and Calculational Methods

Strategy Driven

Business planning documents not only seek to communicate the organizational value of a particular ongoing operation, in-progress project, or proposed initiative, they also provide a comparative basis which decision-makers use to determine those activities the organization will pursue.

Goals For A Nonprofit Fundraising And Development Executive

Eric Jacobson

Drive the necessary development efforts to meet the organization''s annual revenue goals. Develop strategies to approach large multinational corporations regarding national gifts. Develop database systems to track and monitor donor and prospect histories.

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5 Types of Successful Consultants

David A Fields

Successful consultants focus on guiding their clients to a decision, or developing a plan or implementation, but not all three. Consultants Creating Value Fees Positioning Proposals Relationships Uncategorized benefits Connections Consultative selling Context Discussion Marketing positioning.

16 Steps to Developing The Individuals on The Team

Mike Cardus

Team : the need to develop and maintain good working relationships among team members. Goals & Tasks : Have they been agreed and developed into Quantity:Quality:Time Frame:Resources (QQTR) ? Growth : Does the person see a chance for development?

Ultimate Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development The ultimatum game is often played in economic experiments in which two players interact to decide how to divide a sum of money that is given to them. The first player proposes how to divide the sum between the two players, and the second player can either accept or reject this proposal.

Lessons Learned from Messy Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development In a meeting to review a proposal over 20 years ago, I (as the youngest and by far the lowest level person in the room) spoke up about a concern I had about the proposal. Leadership Development Growth Leadership

Evaluating Your Strengths

Survive Your Promotion

This framework is useful for analyzing many different types of scenarios including new product proposals, individual contributors and vendors, but in this case we will use is as a self evaluation tool. Survive Your Promotion!

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10 Ways to Involve Leaders in Leadership Development Programs

Great Leadership By Dan

Here's 10 practical ways to get leaders involved in leadership development programs: 1. Work with sponsors and/or senior leaders to develop criteria for program participant nomination and selection. Provide them an overview, get them involved in setting development goals, and encourage them to meet with participants after the program to review and apply learnings.

The Most Valuable Question?

Kevin Eikenberry

In it he proposes that “what’s important to you&# is the most powerful question of all (read it, it is less than 300 words – and the comments are awesome too).

An Argument for Conflict

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development We’ve all experienced it. You leave feeling confident that your proposal will be unanimously adopted. Leadership Development conflict disengagement dysfunctional politeness ground rules Respect team

How Leaders Can Support Experimentation

Kevin Eikenberry

Before I dive into my idea and proposed actions for you today, I must start from a different point of reference. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development change experimentation organizational change

Everything I Learned About Collaborative Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development Partnerships Collaborate Community partnerships Servant Leaders

Five Reasons Why Leaders Need to Relax

Kevin Eikenberry

Yet, I propose, and by the end of this article I hope you will agree, that we will be more successful […]. Coaching & Developing Others Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development relaxingLeaders have a lot on their plate.

5 Tips for Maintaining Your Productivity This Holiday Season

Kevin Eikenberry

Last year I proposed five ideas. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development productivityThe holiday season isn’t typically synonymous with productivity; but they can be if you know what to do. They were ideas I’ve applied with great success.

How Much Should You Give Away for Free?

David A Fields

I don’t want to refuse, but I get paid to develop job descriptions. Closing Consultants Context Discussion Creating Value Fees Positioning Proposals Relationships adding value agreements closing Marketing positioning.

Clinton’s Proposals on Stock Buybacks Don’t Go Far Enough

Harvard Business Review

For example, one of her key proposals is for shares to be held well beyond the current minimum period of one year before the profits from their sale are taxed as a capital gain. HBR STAFF.

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5 Reasons Why Emotional Intelligence is Critical for Leaders

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Workplace Issues When asked to identify the necessary traits for leaders, most would propose answers that fall within a wide range of topics. Leadership Development Workplace Issues emotional intelligence Leadership managementCharisma, purpose, determination – these are just a few of the traits that are typically used to define a leader. However, many leaders have a single quality in common. In short, what distinguishes the [.].

A Question Leaders Need to Ask Themselves – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

In this episode, I am proposing a question that all leaders need to ask themselves. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development Video

Different Thinking. Different Leadership

Lead Change Blog

This is why I am a passionate advocate of the new leadership framework proposed by the Conscious Business Institute which has identified five identities that must be aligned to create a successful organization. Leadership Development Carnival Difference Leadership Leadership Development ThinkingOur current model of success is not designed to make us happy, to give us fulfillment, to give us meaning. It’s designed to accumulate.

Tidy Up Your Leadership Marie Kondo Style

Lead Change Blog

We all have good intentions of how this is the year we’ll put more effort into developing our staff. I am proposing that as a leader, you look at your own work processes, habits, and attitudes and do a self-purge using some tips from Marie Kondo and organizers everywhere. Professional Development Inspiration improve spark joy Change Dreams goals organizationHave you seen a few Facebook or Instagram friends post that they are “sparking joy” with their new folding techniques?

Leveraging Leadership R&D

Lead Change Blog

No, not Research and Development, but rather Replicate and Duplicate. Take a workshop and develop a coaching programme around it. In my own business, I have processes for everything from client proposals to onboarding, creating engaging social media content, and designing workshops. Professional Development maximize efforts content leverage productivity resourcefulness Time Management

Going Old School: A Proven Method to Improve Your Sales Productivity

David A Fields

There’s a choice consultants make every day, and I am convinced that consultants who choose correctly will experience huge gains in their productivity and business-development efforts. Let’s go old school.

Conduct your OWN performance Review

Career Advancement

In other words, they should be less about a grade and instead focused on utilizing the performance review process to continue developing your skills. Have you developed any new skills, even if you haven’t put them to extensive use yet? Developing ideas.

Are You Assuming Change?

Lead Change Blog

People will view your proposal through their lens, and that will bring different opinions and perspectives. Also, do not assume that lack of proper change implementation is about always about implacable resistance to the proposed change, or even a significant rejection of the values embodies in the change proposal. Professional Development Team Dynamics Self Development Change LeadershipDo you make assumptions when planning for a change?

More Clients and More Free Time – the Old School Way

David A Fields

There’s a choice consultants make every day, and I am convinced that consultants who choose correctly will experience huge gains in their productivity and business-development efforts. Agreements Closing Consultants Context Discussion Creating Value Fees Positioning Proposals adding value agreements Context Document positioning. Let’s go old school.

Leadership and Resistance

Lead Change Blog

Seeing it as something difficult, unwanted and annoying limits your options: It doesn’t take the team member’s situation into proper account; what is needed is a thorough understanding what the proposed solution really means to your team members. Some tips: Make resistance a subject for discussion: For example, mention that the team member doesn’t seem happy about the proposal. Leadership Leadership Development Actions AuthenticUsing resistance to lead effectively.