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Leadership & The Expectation Gap

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. When it comes to leadership, I can share the issue of expectations is no small matter.

On “Systems Thinking” and Improvement

QAspire

A few years back, when I was struggling with some repetitive/difficult situations at work, one of my seniors (and a good friend) asked me, “Do you know the root cause of your problem?”. He went on to draw a diagram on his notebook, and connected the problem to the other parts of the organizational system. I realized that I was fighting the symptom, whereas the root cause was something completely different.

One Page Business Plan

Tony Mayo

I apologize for the length of this letter/speech/memo/blog post. If I had more time it would have been shorter. That keen insight into effective writing has been attributed to many great communicators, from Virgil to Voltaire. Respect for the reader’s time requires the writer to carefully pare all but the most essential aspects [.]. For Executives Goal Setting

Management-Leadership: Not an Either-Or Proposition

LeadStrategic

Is there really a difference between Management and Leadership? But the difference should not be understood as leadership versus management, as though one were superior to the other. They are different, often conflicting, yet complimentary functions in any organization. frontpage

What Does it Mean to be Meek?

Ron Edmondson

Blessed are the meek…for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5. What does it mean to be meek? We sometimes have a hard time with that verse, don’t we? Meekness 101 is not a popular course in our universities, or even in our churches.

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On Leadership, Feedback, and Effective Solutions

Linked 2 Leadership

Leaders are responsible for creating a work atmosphere where employees can offer and acquire feedback that guides and directs their performance. “Quality feedback is meant to enhance decisions in the face of change. This feedback is meant to maximize company-wide acceptance when adaptations are required, and is also designed to supply recommendations that increase performance [.].

7 Responses to the Future of Leadership Development

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development We recently wrote about 3 changing trends and 3 continuing trends in leadership development in a post titled 6 Future Trends of Leadership Development. In light of those trends, I’d now like to suggest several actions we should take (or stop taking) in light of these trends. Personal and Individual Trends 1 and 2 were [.] 7 Responses to the Future of Leadership Development.

Stop Wasting Your Time Solving Problems

Leadership Freak

Many leaders and managers have a compelling; even perverse interest is fixing things. Average managers solve problems and get results. Great managers build people. A recent conversation with a new manager reminded me that it’s all about people. If you build them, they will fix problems and enhance productivity, not you. If you build them, they [.]. Managing Marks of leaders Motivation Optimism Taking others higher Leadership Development

When the value of a diamond is zero

Rajesh Setty

Question : When do you think the value of a diamond will be zero? Answer : When the person having the diamond does not know what a diamond is. Let’s think about it. Imagine a person who has never heard of a diamond and does not what it is, how it looks and the value of it.

SWOT Analysis in Nursing & Health care

Rapid BI

SWOT analysis for Nurses and Health care environments Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats in a health care environment. SWOT – for management, mentoring and nursing A SWOT analysis is a tool that can provide prompts to the managers, clinical leads, nurse tutors, nurse mentors and staff involved in the analysis of what is effective and [.]. Management example health care infection control nursing sample SWOT analysis template

Speaker's Corner: Shay McConnon

Chartered Management Institute

Shay McConnon, founder of People First Limited, brings a little spark to his talks on relationship building, communication and leadership. He will speak at this year’s North West Regional Conference, 24 November. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Life without HR: Recruitment/Staffing

LDRLB

Can you afford to entrust the recruiting role to an overworked manager who does not have time or desire to spend with prospective candidates? Can you afford not to have a strong recruiting department? Imagine your organization without the recruiting part of your Human Resources (HR) department. Imagine if you had to do all of the work your recruiting department does. Sounds easy right? Do you want to answer inquiries like “I just graduated high school, and I want a management position.

Management Book of Year Awards 2011 -- Judge Needs Advice

Chartered Management Institute

I have the greatest honour to be a judge (thanks Piers) in the British Library and Chartered Management Institutes Book of Years Awards 2011. There are around 20 of us judging in various categories, of which I was lucky enough to be selected for the coveted Commuters Read. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

When the Frost is on the Punkin

Execupundit

This has become an Execupundit tradition: Kent Risley with a marvelous recitation of the poem

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Complimentary Resource – Health Insurance Options for Businesses

Strategy Driven

Health Insurance Options for Businesses by Paychex, Inc. Read about the benefits of health insurance for businesses and employees, as well as important decision-making criteria for business owners.

"Happiness is a Moral Obligation"

Execupundit

Back by popular demand: Some commentary by Dennis Prager on the obligation to act happy

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Life without HR: Recruitment/Staffing

LDRLB

Can you afford to entrust the recruiting role to an overworked manager who does not have time or desire to spend with prospective candidates? Can you afford not to have a strong recruiting department? Imagine your organization without the recruiting part of your Human Resources (HR) department. Imagine if you had to do all of the work your recruiting department does. Sounds easy right? Do you want to answer inquiries like “I just graduated high school, and I want a management position.

Some Beauty and Brilliance for Sunday

Execupundit

Give yourself a treat today. Go to Cultural Offering and look at the commentary on and clips of Glenn Gould

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Leadership – It’s a marathon not a sprint

Brilliant Leader

One of the toughest balancing acts facing leaders at all levels is the need to deliver short-term results versus the leadership activities that will help sustain and increase those results over the longer term. For example: - How often do you have to put managing vision and purpose to one side while you focus on [.]. Uncategorized Leadership Leadership Development

Lynn Blodgett (ACS, a Xerox company) in “The Corner Office”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Lynn Blodgett, president and chief executive of ACS, an I.T. services subsidiary of Xerox. He says that even in huge [.].