Thu.Jul 21, 2011

Visionary Leadership: the Critical Difference Between Vision and Goals

C-Level Strategies

I continue to meet leaders that confuse the concept of having a vision with setting goals. Our conversations sound a bit like this: Lisa – “So tell me about your vision for the company.&#.

Goal 113

Do You Have A Psychopathic Organization?

The Leadership Advisor

Before his untimely death, Heath Ledger put together an amazing performance as the Joker. He played a psychopath intent on creating mayhem as a part of his personal agenda in his warped sense of reality. We have developed a fascination with psychopathic behavior.

Trending Sources

Developing a Discipleship Culture

Ron Edmondson

Last year at Catalyst Conference , I attended a breakout with 3DM , a ministry which helps pastors and churches think about the importance and future of discipleship. I had participated in a pilot coaching program Catalyst was conducting and this breakout talked about some of that experience.

Leadership Clarity: Can They See You Now?

Linked 2 Leadership

Though it seems a clichéd notion improving your company culture starts at the top, you have to lead by example. Is what you say what they see? To make sure, just lead by example to improve your organizational culture. Be Somebody Real If you’re a leader who promotes a company culture of “do what I [.]. Leadership Lessons Learned Leading & Developing Other Leaders Organizational Health Professional Development Team Building Leadership business communication leadership

How We As Leaders Give Our Leadership Power Away

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Best of Blogs Series Leadership Development Self Leadership Have you ever watched a football game on TV? Of course you have. Ever seen a really bad play that clearly did not go the way the Head Coach or the team had planned? All the time. What happens next? In the span of, I don’t know, maybe 30 seconds the entire competitive landscape is [.] How We As Leaders Give Our Leadership Power Away.

Power 34

More Trending

Why You Want Women on Your Team

Women on Business

Post by Jane K. Stimmler , contributing Women on Business writer. Making a case for more female participation on Boards of Directors, executive groups, strategic committees, project task forces or, well, just about any group, just got a little easier. A recent research study described in June’s Harvard Business Review submits that having a group comprised of more women will ultimately lead to greater success.

Leadership and the Pursuit of Goodness

LeadStrategic

Our goal had been to reach the metallic cross that overlooks the city of San Jose, Costa Rica. Everything went great and we did reach our goal but that's when we made our mistake. frontpage

Goal 21

Putting Your Cash to Work in Real Estate

Coaching Tip

Dallas attorney Joey Messina has a side business some might find surprising: He uses his own money to make mortgage loans to people who banks likely would avoid. Across the U.S.,

Leadership Clarity: Can They See You Now?

Linked 2 Leadership

Though it seems a clichéd notion improving your company culture starts at the top, you have to lead by example. Is what you say what they see? To make sure, just lead by example to improve your organizational culture. Be Somebody Real If you’re a leader who promotes a company culture of “do what I [.]. Leadership Lessons Learned Leading & Developing Other Leaders Organizational Health Professional Development Team Building Leadership business communication leadership

Employee Performance Management - Low Hanging Fruit In Every Company

Maximizing Possibility

Most organizations can do more with less if they hire the best Talent possible, create performance awareness, and hold employee team members accountable for day-to-day activities and results. Employee Performance employee accountability employee performance Job Fit micromanagement personal accountability

Team 26

Why We Make Mistakes: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average Joseph T. Hallinan Broadway Books/The Doubleday Publishing Group (2009) And why we often make mistakes when trying to understand mistakes Frankly, until reading this book, I assumed that I understood why people [.]. Bob's blog entries Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing Forget Things in Seconds and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average Joseph T.

Books 16

Organizational Charts

LDRLB

From Bonkers World via Peter Klein at Organizations and Markets. LeaderLab is partnering with organizational scholars to gather research on the importance of building ethical climates. If you have 10 minutes, please help our research by taking a brief survey. Click Here to Help Our Research.

Voice of Experience: Denise M. Grant (Shearman & Sterling)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Denise M. Grant (Partner, Project Development & Finance Group, Shearman & Sterling) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, [.]. Bob's blog entries A Lifer at Shearman & Sterling Melissa J.

How you can avoid short-sighted vision

Chartered Management Institute

Vision is one of the attributes most sought after in a leader. After all, if you don't have a clear picture of where you want to go, it's very difficult to take anyone else with you on the journey. Of course it's not just enough to have a vision, it has to be the right vision, it has to be a vision with long-term aims and objectives. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Adam Bryant: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Adam Bryant is the deputy national editor of The New York Times, and works with reporters in many of the Times‘ domestic bureaus. He also conducts interviews with CEOs and other leaders for Corner Office, a weekly feature in the Sunday Business section and on nytimes.com that he started in March 2009. He is the author of [.].

SitePoint Podcast Hosts Online Community Management Roundtable

Managing Communities

I am one of the co-hosts on the SitePoint Podcast, a weekly podcast from SitePoint, one of the largest web development communities in the world. Recently, I led a community management roundtable that spanned two episodes and featured Matthew Haughey, creator of MetaFilter; Sarah Hawk, Community Manager for SitePoint and Venessa Paech, Lead Community Manager [.]. Developing Your Community Interacting with Users Managing the Community

Solving Employee Performance Problems

CEO Blog

Staff is the largest expense for most companies. Maximizing return from staff expense is a highly complex problem. People by nature are complex. I read a book by Anne Bruce, Brenda Hampel and Erika Lamont called " Solving Employee Performance Problems - How to Spot Problems Early, Take Appropriate Action and Bring Out the Best In Everyone ". I tend to prefer books with more positive titles (although bringing out the best is positive).

Quote of the Day

Execupundit

Whining about the problem only prolongs the problem. Larry Winget

9

3 Ways to Convince a Skeptic

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. Swaying an executive to accept an idea is tough, especially if she’s a skeptic. To overcome her cynicism, you need to adjust your style. Here are three ways [.]. Bob's blog entries 3 Ways to Convince a Skeptic Harvard Business Review on Communicating Effectively Harvard Business Review. HBR newsletters Management Tip of the Day

The Most Amazing #Management Articles?

Management Craft

I am working on identifying the most important/useful/provocative management thinking for a project. Drop me a comment or email with the articles or books or posts that have most impacted your practices or beliefs about management (in a good way). These do not need to have the word "management" in the title - sometimes it's an article about honey bee colonies that teach us about project teams. Looking forward to your thoughts.

Thought-full Thursday: Intimately Knowing Others

Aspire-CS

Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. So take five and enjoy the inspirational quotes and reflect on the questions that follow. Your comments, thoughts, and responses to the questions are most welcome! “We’re obsessed with superficial intimacy. We know a

6

Class Recovery

Execupundit

Had a very good class session this morning. Was teaching Preventing Harassment in the Workplace. Class members were attentive and nice. The classroom itself was well designed. All moved along well. Now I'm in recovery mode.

Organizational Charts

LDRLB

From Bonkers World via Peter Klein at Organizations and Markets. Leadership klein organizational Design

Netflix Fails the Empathy Test

Harvard Business Review

For years now, Netflix has been among the Web's most loved companies, scoring tops (or, this past year, second ) in customer satisfaction for online retail. Netflix deserves this respect because it delivers a complex service that, 99 times out of 100, just works. DVDs arrive remarkably quickly. Streaming is synchronized across your many devices. And, prices match or beat competitive options.

First Paragraph

Execupundit

On Wednesday the bishop came in person. He was a modern prelate, brisk and plump in his rimless glasses, and he liked nothing better than to tear around the diocese in his big black car. Hilary Mantel, Fludd

2

Small changes, big results: batching browser tasks

The Organized Executive's Blog

Changing one small habit can make us more productive. The best change I have made recently is opening Web links in new tabs, instead of new windows. I review many sources as I prepare each issue of The Organized Executive. As I review RSS feeds and other online sources, I quickly delete most entries and mark a few to read later. But opening a link in a new window was an immediate distraction from that processes.

Happiness Techniques

Execupundit

Gretchen Rubin at The Happiness Project interviews Monica Rich Kosann : Gretchen: What's a simple activity that consistently makes you happier? Monica: Hanging out with my dogs. Wat's (sic) something you know now about happiness that you didn't know when you were 18 years old? That life moves fast.so savor every moment and appreciate the things you have.not the things you don't

Innovators, Meet Your Old Friend: Government Regulation

Harvard Business Review

Last week, the House failed to pass a bill that would've repealed the so-called "light bulb law" that raised energy efficiency standards for lighting. The mandate was considered by authors of the repeal attempt — and apparently by 233 House representatives — as a "government intrusion.".

Ant Story

Execupundit

A story of an ant and a bureaucracy. This doesn't only apply to government.] [HT: HT: Instapundit.com

Is Your Marketing Killing Your Consumer Electronics Product?

Harvard Business Review

Every day, multi-million dollar consumer electronics products suffer the consequences of poor, lazy, ineffective, uninspired, unprepared, overly-technical, follow-the-status-quo marketing. Were it not for the intense media and consumer interest in high technology, the industry would be in big trouble. The products at retail are generally good, but the marketing ranges from atrocious to bad. The consumer electronics industry is succeeding in spite of its marketing.

Miscellaneous and Fast

Execupundit

A serious site for bird watchers. Michael J. Totten with the Muslim Brotherhood. Hermes : Interesting tie designs. Michael P. Maslanka on the power of multiple communications

Is Freedom Of The Press An Anachronism?

Bird's Eye View

So just how important is freedom of the press to an open society like ours? Does it really matter whether one entity controls much of what is reported to a society's citizens?

Are you putting to-do list items on your schedule?

CO2

Most leaders have to-do lists; some are written, some are mental. Many leaders prioritize items on these lists–by importance, time sensitivity, difficulty or ease, nature of the task. Not too many leaders put each item from their to-do lists onto their calendar, however. As a result, the to-do list items rarely get done on time, if at all. Try putting to-do list items on your schedule.

0

Book Review: You can’t lead with your feet on the desk

Chartered Management Institute

You can’t lead with your feet on the desk shows how to connect with, and manage, in any culture in such a way that builds trust based on shared values to develop greater commitment. Review by Professor Bruce Lloyd, London South Bank University FCMI. You are not watching this post, click to start watching