Tue.Oct 17, 2017

10 Things Every Team Leader Needs to Know

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Want to build a high performance team – where the team consistently achieves its goals and where team members are proud to be members? It’s not that hard, but you won’t get far if you just try to “wing it.” ” These are 10 things every team leader needs to know.

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Executive presence is an inside job

Aspire-CS

It’s not unusual for an executive to be puzzled that they’ve been told they need to develop “executive presence” in order to move into executive levels in an organization. The question on their mind is “What is executive presence?”. Rightfully so.

4 Steps To Move Past Setbacks And Drive Success

Tanveer Naseer

In today’s faster-paced, interconnected global environment, there’s no question that there are greater demands on leaders in terms of what they need to deliver. And those demands become more apparent when an organization suffers a setback in achieving its long-term goals.

7 Lazy Leadership Practices

Ron Edmondson

Whoever is lazy regarding his work is also a brother to the master of destruction. Proverbs 18:9. Laziness is a sin. It’s also annoying. And, ineffective in leadership. The fact is, however, many of us have some lazy tendencies when it comes to leadership. I do at times.

Keeping Your LeaderShip Afloat: 4 Ways to Get Your Head Above Water

RapidStart Leadership

Does it sometimes feel like your attempts at leading are like, oh, I don’t know, paddling a half-submerged pumpkin down a river? . Last weekend I had the privilege of watching people attempt to do exactly that.

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How to Handle those Tough Performance Conversations

Lead Change Blog

For a couple of decades, I began every supervisory skills class by asking the participants what they wanted to learn most. How to talk to team members about behavior and performance” was always at the top of the list. Here’s what you need to know if you want to do that part of your job well.

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4 Questions in 4 Days That Strengthen Teams and Elevate Performance – Pt. 2

Leadership Freak

The tyranny of the urgent sucks the life out of your best self. You get lost in results. People are tools. Relationships become burdens. Today’s question: How do you want to show… Continue reading → Accountability Humility Personal Growth Growth Leadership Development leadership journey

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Why Professional Development Is Key to Your Success

Strategy Driven

Focusing on improving your individual skills is essential to moving forward in your career. Although some people don’t push for it as much as others, that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. If you’re someone who’s on the fence about it for yourself, then you’ve come to the right place.

What is Your Learning Goal?

Kevin Eikenberry

As leaders, we think about goals a lot – organizational goals, sales goals, strategic goals and objectives… But what about a learning goal? Having a learning goal as a part of your own development is critical to your success.

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Podcast: Hawking Yourself — Sell Yourself Without Feeling Like It’s Begging

Rich Gee Group

So many businesspeople shy away from promoting their business because they believe they are bothering people and pestering them with hack sales techniques. They’re wrong – most people need you and your product — you have to believe in yourself.

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Great Book Titles

Execupundit

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Podcast: Website Wisdom – When Less Is More

Rich Gee Group

Quality trumps quantity when it comes to your website. Too many businesspeople spend too much time growing their site exponentially while their prospects and customers are only reading a few pages. Learn how to cull down the noise and learn how your clients are really experiencing your site.

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Mindfulness, Self Restraint, and Regret

Execupundit

Photo by Meiying Ng at Unsplash How much of life is lived on "automatic pilot?" Being mindful of what we are doing and of our surroundings can increase control while adding enormously to the enjoyment of each minute.

How to Cuddle Up with “No” and Win With Doom and Gloomers

Leadership Freak

Dreamers swim in an ocean filled with doom and gloomers who love pointing out danger. Dreamers start with “Yes”. Everyone else seems like a kill-joy. Dreamers see resistance when others don’t fall in… Continue reading → Change Doer Dreamer Feeler Leading pessimism Taking others higher Leadership Leadership Development leadership success

How to Handle those Tough Performance Conversations

Lead Change Blog

For a couple of decades, I began every supervisory skills class by asking the participants what they wanted to learn most. How to talk to team members about behavior and performance” was always at the top of the list. Here’s what you need to know if you want to do that part of your job well.

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How to Nail Your Next Interview–Honing Your Story

Let's Grow Leaders

Even if you’re the right candidate for the right job, if you don’t have your story together, the job’s going to the other guy. In fact, I’ve sat through too many panel interviews over the years with my heart breaking because I […]. Career & Learning behavior based interviewing how to interview well

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Nothing to See Here. Move Along.

Execupundit

Two versions: The Naked Gun provides the first. The Hill provides the second

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Are you a horrible boss?

Survive Your Promotion

In this video I talk about the five kinds of horrible bosses, and what makes ordinarily smart, nice people turn into terrible managers.

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Politicizing Late Night Comedy

Execupundit

It is important to note that these shows are competing for numbers that once would have been considered catastrophic. Carson could pull in 9 million viewers when one of his shows popped; he averaged 19 million viewers a night his final week on air in 1992. Colbert is winning the late-night race with 3 million viewers. That’s better than Rachel Maddow, but not by much. This means that all it takes to become a giant of late night is winning over a Maddow-like audience, exactly Colbert’s strategy.

Are you a horrible boss?

Survive Your Promotion

In this video I talk about the five kinds of horrible bosses, and what makes ordinarily smart, nice people turn into terrible managers.

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Quick Look

Execupundit

The trailer for " Human Flow

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The “Softest” Software

Lead Change Blog

For decades, putting the word empathy in the same sentence as leadership would evoke derision and scorn. The take-no-prisoners, bullying approach evidenced by Steven Job, Steve Ballmer, Travis Kalanick (Uber) and epitomized by Donald Trump seems to capture attention media attention. But the tide is turning. Consider Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella who has used empathy and collaboration to turn a fading organization into a $250 billion success.

Quote of the Day

Execupundit

If you would judge, understand. Seneca

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The “Softest” Software

Lead Change Blog

For decades, putting the word empathy in the same sentence as leadership would evoke derision and scorn. The take-no-prisoners, bullying approach evidenced by Steven Job, Steve Ballmer, Travis Kalanick (Uber) and epitomized by Donald Trump seems to capture attention media attention. But the tide is turning. Consider Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella who has used empathy and collaboration to turn a fading organization into a $250 billion success.

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Execupundit

The trailer for " Mr. and Mrs. Smith

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Creating Better Teams with Authenticity

Talent Anarchy 1

Your conversations about talent are likely too small. Most managers and HR leaders I interact with talk about talent exclusively on the individual level. Everyone is fighting the so-called “war for talent.”

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A Leadership Manifesto: A Guide to Greatness

Lead from Within

The root of the word manifesto is the Latin manifestum , which means “to be clear or to made public.”. Every leader needs a personal manifesto—something that lets everyone know their views, their thoughts, and their beliefs and intentions. When you create your manifesto, you instill a sense of transparency that makes it easy for others to respect, emulate and trust you. To create your manifesto, start with what you value. Let it be the guide that steers you to embrace your greatness.

RSS feed for Management Improvement Blog Posts

Curious Cat

I have created a RSS feed for select blog posts from the start of the Curious Cat Management Improvement blog in 2004 (as well as other posts I have made on management improvement on other blogs). Subscribe to the John Hunter management improvement RSS feed.

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For Better Decision-Making, Unpack and Stress Test Assumptions

Management Excellence

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Step-by-Step Directions for a Low-Stress, High-Margin Consulting Firm

David A Fields

You want a consulting firm that funnels more profit into your pockets with less time and stress. One key to that happy result is easy, in theory, but the details may be a bit murky. This article provides more clarity and direction.

A Short Guide to Strategy for Entrepreneurs

Harvard Business Review

ilyakalinin/istock. It sometimes appears that the traditional rules of business are being upended by today’s mega-trends of multisided platforms, big data, machine learning and AI, crowdsourcing, the internet of things (IoT), and more. These trends have transformed the world of business immeasurably. But they have certainly not repealed the timeless rules of strategy.

Fighting Chronic Disease Starts with Better Pediatric Care

Harvard Business Review

Lauri Rotko/Folio Images/Getty Images. The United States spends 40% more per patient than other developed countries but suffers the worse overall health outcomes. There is general consensus that a major solution lies in better managing and preventing adult chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart failure. But starting in adulthood is too late. Many adult health care outcomes are shaped in childhood. This means that the effort to improve those outcomes must begin in childhood.

What Happens to Mental Health at Work When Our Devices Know How We Feel?

Harvard Business Review

Denys Argyriou/unsplash. Stressed? Depressed? Distracted? Overwhelmed? The cognitive and emotional demands on managers have rarely been more complicated or intense. One recent global research survey of employee assistance programs found that, combined, employee anxiety, stress, and depression accounted for over 80% of all emotional health cases in 2014, compared with 55% in 2012.

Don’t Let Your Inner Fears Limit Your Career

Harvard Business Review

Chayapon Bootboonneam/EyeEm/Getty Images. Fear is a natural and universal human phenomenon, affecting top executives as much as anyone else. The majority of management literature is focused on helping leaders conquer their fears. The problem is that stifling fear doesn’t make it go away. In fact, failing to address it can lead to highly unproductive and dysfunctional behaviors.