Fri.Feb 10, 2012

Wondering ‘Am I a Good Leader?’ Take the Sheryl Sandberg Test

Next Level Blog

Ever wonder if you’re a good leader? If so, I have a simple three question test that will help you answer the question. I call it the Sheryl Sandberg test. OK, I know that some of you are thinking “Is it really fair to compare myself to the COO of Facebook - the same woman who spoke at the World. Click headline to continue. Current Affairs General Leadership Improving Communications Personal Presence Team Building Facebook Google leadership tests Sheryl Sandberg

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5 Steps to Help You Worry Less

Ron Edmondson

Worry is like a plague of our body. It attacks our mind, then our heart, and over time, it can consume our overall health. Jesus said, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life.” ” How good are you at obeying that verse? One part of maturing as believers is to begin to eliminate worry from our life. I’m not claiming we ever get there, but as we grow we should, over the years, worry less.

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Grow: Taking Your Purpose to the Next Level

Leading Blog

Jim Stengel, former global marketing officer for Procter & Gamble, believes that businesses must rethink their purpose to achieve far better results. But not just the most apparent purpose, but a higher order ideal or purpose. For example, Johnnie Walker exists to make great whiskey, but its higher order ideal is to celebrate journeys of progress and success.

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3 tips for handling public criticism (from someone who wishes she’d done it better)

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership In my leadership book of fair play, one of the basic rules is to praise in public and criticize in private. I firmly believe that making people look — and feel — stupid (regardless how egregious, or not, their offense may be) in front of others serves no one well. So imagine my shock and surprise [.]. Leadership Development Self Leadership fair play Get Your Big On handling criticism taking the high road

Don’t Let the Pebbles Cover the Rocks

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Great Leadership regular contributor Beth Armknecht Miller: One of my five top leadership mistakes is the vicious spiral many leaders get sucked into: the urgent taking over the important on a continual basis.

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How to Enhance Authority Without Being Bossy

Leadership Freak

** “Managing up” means you’re thinking like those over you and adapting. Those who adapt survive and thrive. You’re asking things like: What’s the leader’s style? Where should I fit in and how can I stand out? What’s the big picture, not simply tasks? What makes the leader feel supported? How much information do they [.].

Depreciating Intellectual Capital

LDRLB

Yesterday, I finally got around to listening to the latest Office Hours podcast from Daniel Pink. Dan’s guest for the month was Gary Hamel, author of What Matters Now (review forthcoming) and The Future of Management (review not need – buy the book). As tends to happen, there was one moment in the hour long audio that struck me so hard I couldn’t really focus on the rest of the interview.

Leaders: How Will The Value Of Your Days Be Measured?

Eric Jacobson

I recommend that all leaders every so often read the What Will Matter poem by Michael Josephson. It serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of unselfishly serving and leading with character.

How To Create The Story Behind Your Organization’s Purpose

Tanveer Naseer

When it comes to communicating the vision or goals you have for your organization, few vehicles serve to deliver your message as effectively as the art of storytelling. In fact, some of the most respected leaders have relied on storytelling to not only communicate their vision, but to encourage their employees to embrace the changes being put forth by their organization’s leadership.

Spiral of Silence

CO2

Trapped by Silence. Leaders don’t always operate democratically, but most will solicit views from team members before making decisions. They may ask for a show of hands or “aye” votes.

10 habits of bad management

Bud to Boss

This is a guest post by André de Waal. If you’re looking to run a “High-Performance Organization,” or “HPO,” it’s imperative to recognize the signs of bad management. If non-HPO managers are not checked and dealt with, an organization will never be excellent. Here are 10 bad habits that HPO managers avoid at all costs: . Bad managers clean up the mess of their predecessors—even when there is no mess.

Does Example Trump Reason?

Kevin Eikenberry

The question posed in the title of this post is answered, at least by one person, in today’s quotation. I’ll have more to say below. “Example has more followers than reason.” ” – Christian Nevell Bovee, 19th century author Questions to Ponder Do I agree with the quotation? What would I like to influence others about? [.]. Influence Leadership Learning Quotations Uncategorized persuasion

10 habits of bad management

Bud to Boss

This is a guest post by André de Waal. If you’re looking to run a “High-Performance Organization,” or “HPO,” it’s imperative to recognize the signs of bad management. If non-HPO managers are not checked and dealt with, an organization will never be excellent. Here are 10 bad habits that HPO managers avoid at all costs: . Bad managers clean up the mess of their predecessors—even when there is no mess.

5 Words You’ll Never Hear on the Campaign Trail

Steve Farber

In this (and every) election year, I find myself amazed all over again at the phenomenal effort our elected and would-be elected officials put into the denial of their own mistakes. They don’t ever want to fess up to anything, it seems. 5 words you’ll never hear on the campaign trail: “Here’s How I Screwed Up.” ” I get it; I understand their motives.

Twyla Tharp: An interview by Charlie Rose

First Friday Book Synopsis

Twyla Tharp, one of America’s greatest choreographers, began her career in 1965, and has created more than 130 dances for her company as well as for the Joffrey Ballet, The New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, London’s Royal Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre. She has won two Emmy awards for television’s Baryshnikov by Tharp [.].

One Comment

Execupundit

can make a day or break it. It can foster relationships and just as quickly destroy them. One comment can be more memorable than years of good or bad deeds. A casually made remark may possess far more power than a carefully prepared speech because of the suspicion that it reveals what the other conceals. Those who do not have a well-operating filter need to find one. You do not want to be cruel, rude or insulting by accident

Are Your Present?

Leaders. Better. Brighter.

Are You Present? . As a leader, manager, or team member, the most important skill you can develop is to be fully present in your interactions with others. This act of presence is probably the most important and vital skill in a world of constant busyness.

Photo Inquiry Friday: How are decisions being made?

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How to Run a Webinar

Rapid BI

A short story and learning about running a successful webinar. Management cipd #cipdlrn CPD learn webinar

A Pay for Performance Twist

Women on Business

In a conversation with a trusted advisor this morning, I had a rather revolutionary suggestion thrown at me. We were complaining about employee motivation and work quality solutions and how none of them actually seemed to address the motivation and reward head on. My advisor threw out the suggestion “what if people were only paid for the kind of work they completed?

Home Is…

Erika Andersen

I’m in LA, which is always a slightly surreal experience for me. I used to dislike LA – a lot – but now I simply feel a little ungrounded when I’m here; like I’m wandering through a gigantic stage set.

Today’s thoughts February 10, 2012

Rapid BI

car crash carnage in ecademy So what happened This morning I woke to see that only one person in the top 20 actually improved their score – Penny Power – the other 19 have dropped (inc Thomas to #2 again) Has the scoring mechanism changed? mmm strange things happening Mike Morrison RapidBI.com Blog: Ecademy or [.]. ecademy

Leadership is a conscious act!

My Own Coach

You must be awake You must be conscious of wanting to lead You must have purpose Your purpose must align with employee, customer, and shareholder goals You must be able to give and receive feedback You must be committed to continuous self-improvement. purpose leadership

Second month running RapidBI in top 100 Tweeters on Human Resources #HR #CIPD

Rapid BI

RapidBI in top 100 Tweeters on Human Resources for the second month running. Management Evan Carmichael HR list human resources top

The Excitement Never Ends

Execupundit

This weekend has Centennial celebrations, car shows, an Indian hoop dancing tournament at The Heard Museum, a major used book sale, and yard work. Guess which I'll be doing first

Depreciating Intellectual Capital

LDRLB

Yesterday, I finally got around to listening to the latest Office Hours podcast from Daniel Pink. Dan’s guest for the month was Gary Hamel, author of What Matters Now (review forthcoming) and The Future of Management (review not needed – buy the book). As tends to happen, there was one moment in the hour long audio that struck me so hard I couldn’t really focus on the rest of the interview.

When Teams are Traps

Execupundit

This is well worth your time: Susan Cain on the rise of the new groupthink. An excerpt: Solitude is out of fashion. Our companies, our schools and our culture are in thrall to an idea I call the New Groupthink, which holds that creativity and achievement come from an oddly gregarious place.

Wooing the Promiscuous Chinese Consumer

Harvard Business Review

Companies doing business in China constantly struggle to convert brand awareness into loyalty. A marketer will invest furiously to ensure that his or her brand is part of consumers' consideration sets — only to see them swayed by a slightly cheaper price, a flashier promotion, or a more aggressive in-store salesperson. Many marketers wonder just how to attract and retain Chinese consumers when they are so promiscuous. Chinese consumers will only consider buying brands they trust and like.

When All Else Fails, Follow a Hunch

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Saj-nicole Joni for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * Have you ever noticed how, against all odds, someone, somewhere, [.].

Africa's Chance to Leapfrog the West

Harvard Business Review

You've heard about the African Renaissance, right? The Aid Bosses, once the unquestioned successors in Africa to the joint heirloom of Mother Teresa and Lord Clive of Chennai , are finding it harder and harder to get face time with the political grandees in our wheeling and dealing capitals. The Chinese are fawning all over our oil and copper, forcing once-aloof Westerners to write treatises about why China's engagement with the continent isn't all marshmallow candy.

Accelerator vs. Incubator: What’s the Difference?

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from another excellent article in Christina DesMarais‘ “Launch” series for Inc. magazine. To read the complete article, check out other online resources, and obtain subscription information, please click here. * * * The terms sometimes get used interchangeably, but they’re not the same thing. And that matters if you’re thinking of [.]. Bob's blog entries "Launch" series Accelerator vs. Incubator: What’s the Difference?

We Know Better Than You Do

Execupundit

More and more of each American's livelihood, and therefore more and more of each American's time and life's blood, are directed away from his power of decision and disposition and into that of a diffuse collective, meaning actually a relatively small number of elites and experts who look down upon those who have raised them up.

Weekend Career Focus-Invest in Your Professional Survival Skills

Management Excellence

Too many people are caught seemingly by surprise (for some odd reason) that all bets are off on promises of on-going employment. "To To Do" List Career Professional Brand What's Next? Your Network

I, Donut

Execupundit

There is an important explanation of social media at Anderson Layman's Blog