Fri.Jan 13, 2012

7 Ways I’ve Made Leadership Easy

Ron Edmondson

I’ve quit trying to take people where they don’t want to go…. Choosing to leave things at status quo…. I no longer challenge worn out ways…. Simply embracing the good ole’ days…. I cave into critics, giving them the win…. Rolling over easily, and doing it with a fake grin….

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6 Steps to Sustainable Teams: Start with Strengths

Linked 2 Leadership

A great leader does what they can to make themselves and people around them succeed and excel to their fullest potential. If you as a leader aren’t doing this, then it’s time to focus on becoming a “Maximizer.” ” Maximizer: People with the “Maximizer Theme” focus on others’ strengths as a way to stimulate personal and [.].

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Why are Organizations Slow to Respond?

Leading Blog

Organizations are only human. Organizations share many characteristics with the people that populate them. Organizations are born, they mature, they age, and they die. The life expectancy of most is about 15 years and only 5% last longer than 50 years. They begin with an innovative idea—even developing beyond all expectations—but eventually they begin to show signs of aging.

Defining Moments In Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development The Lead Change Group is a global, virtual community dedicated to instigating a Character-Based Leadership Revolution. This summer Lead Change Tulsa hosted a panel discussion about Defining Moments in Leadership. As we engaged with the panelists and the audience, we heard stories about individual choices and workplaces challenges, stories that tested integrity, stories about tough [.].

Weekly Leader Podcast Episode 82 – A Discussion about 42 Rules For Your New Leadership Role and The Little Book of Leadership Development

Weekly Leader

This week Weekly Leader team members Pam Fox Rollin and Scott J. Allen discuss their recent books: 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role (kindle) and The Little Book of Leadership Development (kindle). How to Receive Feedback (1-pager by Pam) Contact Info Send comments to podcast@weeklyleader.net Audio comments are welcomed and encouraged. Attach an MP3 file of 5 [.] Related posts: Weekly Leader Podcast Episode 80 – 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role.

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How leaders kill meaning at work

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from still another outstanding article written by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer, featured online by The McKinsey Quarterly (January 2012), published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, obtain information about the firm, access other resources, and sign up for email alerts, please click here. Senior executives routinely undermine [.].

Finding The Talent Your Organization Needs To Grow This Year

Tanveer Naseer

As the new year continues to chug along, there’s been a noticeable amount of discussion going on in trying to decipher or anticipate what businesses can expect over the course of the next 12 months. In what’s sure to be music to the ears of many leaders and their employees, most business pundits are putting forth predictions of a turnaround year, with the focus shifting from recovery back to growth.

Thought Leaders on Trust

Execupundit

Trust Across America lists the Top 100 Thought Leaders on Trustworthy Business Behavior. An interesting collection

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How much higher education do you need?

Rajesh Setty

This is a dilemma for many professionals and entrepreneurs – a feeling that a bit of higher education may just give them that “edge.”. So, here is the question again – “ How much higher education do you need? ”.

Photo Inquiry Friday: What do you want the team to do?

Create Learning

Before meeting with the Executive who will be accountable for the results of the Team Building & Leadership Consulting, Coaching, Workshop I am leading. Sometimes I send email some questions for them to think about.

Freedom to Fail

LDRLB

“The best way to get a good ideas is to get a lot of ideas.” – Linus Pauliung. Linus Pauling is the only person to have one two unshared Nobel Prizes, so I’d imagine he knows a bit about good ideas. His idea is simple to generate lots of ideas and let most of them fail. The few that don’t might just be great ideas. Modern popular press literature is starting to support this idea.

When and How to Stand Your Ground #Management

Management Craft

I was talking with a committee about the launch of their new program. When they agreed to own the design and delivery of the program, they did so with a few assumptions and implied agreements. They told the employees what they were working on and the overall parameters they would follow. The employees seemed interested and positive. Along the way, the senior leaders changed a few things and in one case, made what the committee had told the employees untrue.

How to Create Buy-In Before you Blowup

Leadership Freak

** The hardest thing to change is an organization’s culture. It’s exponentially more difficult when you see the need but others don’t. Some organizations die in the process. Others start, struggle, stagnate, and revert to mediocrity. Changing organizational culture destroys leaders. Implementing culture change produced the biggest mistakes of my leadership career. One thing I [.].

Interview: Ruthlessly helpful project management

Crossderry Blog

Continuing my interview with Stephen Ritchie (@ruthlesshelp, blog here ). author of Pro.NET Best Practices (Amazon paperback & Kindle , Barnes & Noble ). Also, Stephen describes a promotion to get 40-percent-off his book at his blog here. We turn to the project manager’s role: Q: Can you give an example or three of how project managers can be “ruthlessly helpful” to their development teams?

Crisis creates unprecedented opportunities for women–if we overcome the confidence divide

Bud to Boss

This is a guest post by Mary Foley. You’ve seen the image: the woman wearing a red bandana and rolled up blue shirt sleeves sporting a fist and exclaiming “We Can Do It!” This World War II poster of “Rosie the Riveter” encouraging women to join the workforce was the epitome of a woman’s strength and determination. . It was a time of deep crisis that opened unprecedented doors for millions of women that have never been shut.

Ten things that the info revolution have made obsolete

Crossderry Blog

Here’s a list from Forbes of things that kids won’t need to worry about because of the modern information revolution. . I would have quibbled with #1 until recently. A few days ago I saw my (almost) seven-year-old son typing away merrily with both hands. From hunt and peck to touch typist in a few months…amazing. Filed under: PMO Tagged: Adam Thierer , Forbes , Information Revolution , Jonah Goldberg. PMO Adam Thierer Forbes Information Revolution Jonah Goldberg

Learning from Examples

Execupundit

If you work in a fairly large organization, you are surrounded by individuals who, while serving as good or bad examples, can teach a great deal. I can recall a few from my career: The executive who did immaculate but tardy work which arrived so late that it was worthless. The manager who hid from his staff. The director who practically lived in the field and knew almost everything that took place in his geographically scattered department.

#Book Signing Disaster and How to Avoid - Funny and Tragic

Management Craft

I just got an email from someone who discovered an essay I wrote a few years ago about a book signing distaster. The essay was published by the legendar editor Alan Rinzler and is meant to be dark comedy. You can check it out here. I remember reading this essay to a group of aspiring writers.they seemed a bit horrified, because they were all likely hoping that nothing like this would ever happen to them. It likely will, however, because nearly all writers have similar experiences at some point.

Freedom to Fail

LDRLB

“The best way to get a good ideas is to get a lot of ideas.” – Linus Pauling. Linus Pauling is the only person to have one two unshared Nobel Prizes, so I’d imagine he knows a bit about good ideas. His idea is simple to generate lots of ideas and let most of them fail. The few that don’t might just be great ideas. Modern popular press literature is starting to support this idea.

To Find Happiness, Forget About Passion

Harvard Business Review

Several years ago, a friend decided she wanted to follow her passion. She loved the liberal arts and the academe. She was a talented graphic designer, a great writer, and was the president of a student club. But the prospect of working a nine-to-five job was never interesting. I can't blame her. After all, ours is a millennial generation proselytized to pursue our dreams. So she spent seven years getting a PhD, writing an award-winning dissertation in the process.

The Promise of Life

Execupundit

Back by popular demand: Film footage from daily life nicely combined with Aaron Copland music. Somewhat haunting yet reassuring

What's Your Influencing Style?

Harvard Business Review

Effective leadership today relies more than ever on influencing others — impacting their ideas, opinions, and actions. While influence has always been a valuable managerial skill, today's highly collaborative organizations make it essential. Consider how often you have to influence people who don't even report to you in order to accomplish your objectives. Success depends on your ability to effectively influence both your direct reports and the people over whom you have no direct authority.

Smoking Deal: Today Only

Execupundit

Bargain Tip: Today only at Amazon you can purchase Ed McBain's 87th Precinct novels for only 99 cents on Kindle. Stock up. These are some of the best crime novels ever written

The Secrets to Successful Strategy Execution: The Idea in Practice

Harvard Business Review

When a company struggles to execute on a strategy, all too often the first reaction is to redraw the organization chart. This is costly and often ineffective. Rather than tinker with structure and incentives, organizations should look at the inner workings of the company and pull more effective levers, such as decision rights, information flow, and motivators.

Quote of the Day

Execupundit

There is a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot. Steven Wright

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Six Marketing Mistakes at CES 2012

Harvard Business Review

I've spent the week in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) , where billion-dollar companies unveil multi-million-dollar products looking for mainstream popularity, and where startups unveil ideas, looking for angles and angels. And everywhere you go in this gathering of the smartest people in the most exciting business category on the planet, there are marketing mistakes being made.

To Teach Effectively, Show and Tell

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. How many times have you trained a colleague in a task, only to have that person come knocking on your door every five minutes with a question? People [.]. Bob's blog entries "The Best Approach to Training" Harvard Business Review. HBR newsletters Management Tip of the Day Richard Catrambone To Teach Effectively [comma] Show and Tell

How to Keep Your Cool During a Performance Review

Harvard Business Review

While the holiday season may be behind us, the peak season for exchanging gifts and messages is not over. Not by a long shot. For many companies, it's salary and performance review time. It's bonus time. It's profit-sharing time.These anxiety-provoking milestones are filling your organization's calendar even as you read this, and they will continue to do so for at least the next few months. And there is plenty of anxiety to go around, affecting both providers and recipients of such tidings.

Fearless

Execupundit

Anderson Layman's Blog has a brief and amazing video. Well worth your time. I had no idea that so many of my weekend activities were being filmed

How much higher education do you need?

Rajesh Setty

This is a dilemma for many professionals and entrepreneurs – a feeling that a bit of higher education may just give them that “edge.”. So, here is the question again – “ How much higher education do you need? ”.

Style: Caine on Grant

Execupundit

Michael Caine's tribute to Cary Grant

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Kristina Lowe - Girl Gone Wild Kills Two Friends

Building Personal Strength

A friend of mine has a daughter in high school who told her that one of her classmates got pregnant. Her daughter said that another girlfriend commented, "Oh, I should get pregnant, too. Then we can raise our babies together!" According to my friend, the girl wasn't joking.

Slang Phrases In American English

Bird's Eye View

I love the little "sayings" that identify American English. It's fun to figure out where they came from. We often say them without thinking of their original meaning.

Fast Friday with Aristotle

Roundtable Talk

So… it’s January 13th. Have you broken all of your New Year’s resolutions yet? Maybe it’s time to start some new rituals instead. Recently I was lucky enough to be able to part of a dynamic leadership project for next gen leaders that went far beyond traditional classroom training.