Thu.Oct 13, 2011

6 Future Trends of Leadership Development

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development I’ve spent the last 3 years in and around leadership development online. I have also spent the last 30 years learning about leadership development (and learning in general). After numerous mistakes, and before several more, some things have become obvious to me because of my time online. Leadership development is changing quickly. I’m not speaking [.] 6 Future Trends of Leadership Development.

Does Your Church Value Your Family?

Ron Edmondson

Ben Reed is community groups pastor at Grace Community Church where I serve. Ben is an excellent leader; truly becoming one of the sharpest minds on small groups in the country. If he’s not on your radar he should be. You can learn from him and he loves helping other churches.

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The Five Roles Within a Group


Perhaps one of the most frustrating experiences in anyone's career is working in a group. Differing personalities can give rise to interpersonal conflict. Differing work styles creates arguments about process.

A Reminder About Future Thinking

Ron Edmondson

The larger role of responsibility or the higher position you hold in an organization, the more you must discipline and free yourself for future-tense thinking. Recently I was explaining this concept to a senior pastor.

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The Importance of Excelling vs. “Getting By”

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Once every few years I am driving a car that runs over a nail or sharp object and develops a flat tire. Sometimes I have time to wait for AAA to come out and change it. Other times, I’m in a hurry and tackle the task myself. It never is pretty. I’m slow and the [.] The Importance of Excelling vs. “Getting By” Leadership Coaching Leadership Development develop develop leaders Excellence mediocrity Strengths

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Six Ways to Lead First, Manage Second

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Cy Wakeman for Talent Management magazine. To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MediaTec, please click here. * * * Talent leaders should focus less on micromanaging the daily activities [.].

I’ve Run for 10+ Years and I’m Not a Martial Artist

Managing Communities

In May, celebrated 10 years online. I launched the forums on May 21, 2001 and have managed them ever since. 10 years, 4 months, 3 weeks and 1 day. It may surprise you to learn that I am not a martial artist. As you might expect, this question comes up once in a while. [.]. Managing the Community Thinking

Prepare And Practice – Nelson Cruz Gives Us The Business Tip Of The Day

First Friday Book Synopsis

Prepare, Practice, and then you’ll be ready. “We throw to the bases every day,” Cruz said. “We take flyballs every day, make sure we know the ballpark, we know any situation we can be involved in during the game. When you prepare, everything comes more easy.” (Rangers Beat Tigers 7-3 In Game 4: Nelson Cruz Leads [.]. Randy's blog entries business success Mike Napoli Nelson Cruz preparation

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What Does The World Really Need From Today’s Leaders?

Tanveer Naseer

What is leadership all about? What does it take to be a leader in today’s world? These are questions which I found myself pondering over the last few days after noticing a trend lately regarding how some people are choosing to define the traits of a successful leader.

Freedom to Fail


I’ve been doing a lot of research on leadership and creative teams recently. One of the things that resonated with me most during this research was a quote by Linus Pauling that doesn’t actually have much to do with leading creatives. Pauling said, “The best way to get a good ideas is to get a lot of ideas. Pauling is the only person to have one two unshared Nobel Prizes, so I’d imagine he knows a bit about good ideas and using creativity.

Lost Generation – A Vision of the Future


This video deserves to be thought about as it relates to sharing a vision. Watch the video and see if you are clear on what the vision is and how it is communicated. Is your vision for yourself or your organization this strong? What would you need to do to strengthen it? Just Ask Leadership

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The Power of foursquare: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Power of foursquare: 7 Innovative Ways to Get Customers to Check in Wherever They Are Carmine Gallo McGraw-Hill (2011) “Foursquare and seven ‘innovative ways’ ago….” Frankly, I did not know quite what to expect when I began to read this book, except that Carmine Gallo may perhaps develop some of the concepts he discussed [.]. Bob's blog entries 7-Eleven American Express “10 Pitfalls to Avoid” “Foursquare and seven ‘innovative ways’ ago….”

Meghan M. Biro and TalentCulture on Forbes

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development [link] Congratulations to our own Meghan M. Biro of TalentCulture. She was interviewed by Drew Hansen (@drewhansen26) about the need for leaders to lead from the heart and how that affects company culture. But don’t just take my word for it. Jump over to Forbes and check out the post! And tweet to @MeghanMBiro and @TalentCulture [.] Meghan M. Biro and TalentCulture on Forbes.

3 Types of Networks You Need

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. The old adage “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is truer than ever in today’s organizations. [I I think 'Who knows you' is even more important.] [.]. Bob's blog entries "A Smarter Way to Network" 3 Types of Networks You Need Harvard Business Review.

On Leading and Accountability

Linked 2 Leadership

It’s fairly straightforward to work effectively alongside responsible colleagues. Responsible colleagues generally want to work hard, want to make progress on the tasks that sit with them, and want to build productive relationships with you and their other workplace contacts. They may, from time to time, get things wrong or make mistakes or fail to [.].

Career advice for GenXers: is that career move a CLM?

Roundtable Talk

Ah, the joys of being in a job rut. You’re sick of your boss, your co-workers are driving you crazy and you could do your job with your eyes closed. Before you decide to polish off your resume and head off to the next best thing, you may want to pause and evaluate if a job move is the right move… or if what you need instead is a good dose of perspective change. There’s something to be said for bouncing around from job to job in your twenties and early thirties.

Make the Dangerous Choice to Dissent

Harvard Business Review

Work harder, feel emptier, buy more, grow harder. Sound familiar? That's the conventional wisdom of the omnipresent church of more, bigger, faster, cheaper, nastier, now. The problem is that the conventional wisdom isn't just wrong. If we want real human prosperity, the ability to live a live that not merely glitters, but that matters — well, then it was never right. That's the nightmare whirling noiselessly within the dilapidated American dream. Named as Finalist in 2011 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Women on Business was named a Finalist in the Best Blog category in the 8th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. This is the third year in a row that has been nominated for a Stevie Award and the third time the blog has been named an award finalist.

What it Means Today to be 'Connected'

Harvard Business Review

Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. Only connect, and the beast and the monk, robbed of the isolation that is life to either, will die. — E.M. Forster, Howards End (1910). I was recently selected as one of Britain's "best connected" women by Director , a business magazine.

Recommended Resource – What I Didn’t Learn in Business School

Strategy Driven

What I Didn’t Learn in Business School : How Strategy Works in the Real World by Jay B.

What I've Learned.Ian Todd, Police Complaints Commissioner

Chartered Management Institute

Ian Todd, the director and chief executive of the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland talks about the need for businesses to improve both inside and out. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

The Rise of Content Platforms

Harvard Business Review

The volume of information available freely to consumers is mind-boggling. But even factoring in ease of access — no more sifting through card catalogs or microfiche in dark libraries — attention remains scarce. The task of sorting the useless to find the useful is a critical challenge. Search was supposed to solve this problem and allow people to efficiently uncover the information they need.

Follow Two Related Tracks To Plan A Successful Project Or New.

Michael VanBruaene

Thought-full Thursday: The Heart’s Path


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 and answers to the questions are most welcome! Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself, and yourself alone…. Does this path have heart? If it does, the path is good. If it doesn’t, it is of no use. Carlos Castaneda.


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The King yawned as one of his valets threw back the heavy brocade curtains that surrounded the royal bed on four sides. The light that streamed through the tall casement windows now flooded the entire room. The King rose at once. After he had said his morning prayers, the elaborate process of dressing him began. First, one of his valets shaved him. Then, one at a time, each nobleman who had earned the privilege of waiting on the King handed him the article that was officially his to present.

New Catalyst Study Proves Women Still Lag Behind… and Provides Some Answers

Women on Business

The newest report released by Catalyst, titled The Myth of the Ideal Worker: Does Doing All the Right Things Really Get Women Ahead? , has been released… and it’s disheartening. The goal of the report was to research typical myths involving women’s career development and their chances of being promoted. As a woman who generally feels empowered and that I am capable of doing anything I put my mind to, the statistics shared in this report, well, downright anger me.

Riot Response: L.A. and London


L.A.P.D. Officer Jack Dunphy on the London riots. An excerpt: In one sense, London’s ineffective response to the violence on the first three nights is more understandable than was the LAPD’s failure to control rioting in 1992. s riot came at the conclusion of a long and contentious criminal trial, the outcome of which clearly would placate or enrage segments of the city’s population. The police in Los Angeles had weeks, if not months, to prepare for trouble.

Don’t expect a card Monday

The Organized Executive's Blog

Management is a tough and often a thankless job. If your employees don’t give you a card on Monday, maybe it is just because they have been working too hard to notice that it is National Boss’s Day. While they may not tell you how much they appreciate all you do, in a national survey 59% of workers said they would not change anything about their boss.

If in Doubt, Throw It Out


Absolutely true: Tim Berry on a time-tested way to reverse a bad day


Take the Plunge Now

Harvard Business Review

I am not a risk taker. I have a fine arts degree in film. Instead of moving to Brooklyn to rough it as an indie filmmaker and bartender, I moved to the Upper West Side and took a job producing television for Disney's ABC. Classmates told me I had sold out. Well, salary and health insurance are powerful incentives. Years later, I attended the MBA program at Harvard Business School. I loved it and made great friends there, but it was hardly risky.

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Apple's Siri Is as Revolutionary as the Mac

Harvard Business Review

The initial reaction to the iPhone 4S was cooler than Apple might have hoped. Expectations had been hyped to such a point that people were looking for a leap forward equivalent to the first iPhone. When they couldn't immediately see it, many were disappointed. But that leap was there — it's just not one that is easily seen. Siri, the new iPhone's voice-control software , is going to have as big an impact as that first iPhone did.

Political Performance Skills


It is important to understand that in a great many jobs, good performance involves various political skills, such as: Pleasing community groups. Avoiding any complications with the board of directors. Staying out of the news. Giving and sharing credit. Not engaging in interdepartmental wars. Keeping staff members within certain boundaries. Using constant discretion in language and actions. Fumble any of these and all other performance achievements may be neutralized.

When managers sort the chaff from the wheat

Chartered Management Institute

In our troubled times organisations around the world are making cuts to rein in costs and try and make their operations as lean as possible. Are managers cutting the right things however? New research conducted by the HPO Centre in the Netherlands suggests possibly not. You are not watching this post, click to start watching