Tue.Jul 12, 2011

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The On-Going Leadership Exchange

The Leadership Advisor

As a leader, you are faced with a number of decisions and opportunities. Some of them are time management issues, others are ethical issues.

The Importance of Focus

Kevin Eikenberry

As leaders we often have many competing issues, challenges, and tasks. Guess what? That is life. To be an effective leader we must continue to be focused. We must provide a consistent vision of the future we are leading people towards. That is leadership. Of course we can have new ideas. But the new must [.]. Leadership focus vision

Using YourBuzz.com to manage your online reputation – a free monitoring dashboard for your local business

Krishna De

{lang: 'en-GB'} Are you monitoring social media channels for mention of your brand, products and services? View existing business listings.

5 Questions to Help Know What to do with a Mentor

Ron Edmondson

This week I’m trying to stir some conversation about mentoring. There appears to be growing interest in the subject. Most recognize they have some need for mentoring in their life. I’ll share my survey on mentoring with you soon. If you haven’t yet, go HERE and take the survey. It takes less than 5 minutes. Why are you meeting?

Leaders: Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Linked 2 Leadership

Great Results Begin With Great Questions ~ Joseph S Edwards Do good managers do the work for their staff ? Or do they lead them to creatively think through the dilemma so they can develop the right skills to problem solve going forward? On Courage and Questions In past posts I have talked about managerial courage , [.].

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Learn From Your Heroes, but Believe in Yourself

Leading Blog

It is natural to want to be like the people we look up to. We want to recreate the success they have enjoyed in our own lives. So we try to imitate them. It seems like the shortest distance between two points. Of course, we are trying to copy a result. And sometimes it’s all flash and no substance. I always tell them that they have to be themselves.

Are you confident in your strategy?

Chartered Management Institute

As a manager you want to feel confident in the direction your organisation is going in. You want to believe that the strategy you're following is the right one, both for your organisation and your personal career. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Is Trust the Problem?

LeadStrategic

Whom do you trust? Do you trust business leaders today? Do you trust those who lead your own organization? Is trust really the problem? frontpage

Sleep

Execupundit

I was asleep by 8:30 last night, worn down by an ear infection. Performance starts to decline because people are simply worn out.

Resume' Bias and Selecting Top Talent

Maximizing Possibility

The resume' is not the first place to begin when considering the potential of the candidate. The best place to begin is with a valid pre-employment personality assessment. Employee Selection Employee Selection How to hire the best talent Job Benchmark Job Fit Knock'em Dead Martin Yate personality profile assessment Resume

59% of the UK Workforce is disengaged

Chartered Management Institute

New research by Mercer reveals an increasing level of employee disengagement that should be of concern to employers. The data is based on Mercer’s “What’s Working TM” research amongst 2,400 UK workers in over 1,000 private sector organisations – part of a global survey of nearly 30,000 employees in 17 countries.

Reaching for goals: triumph and tragedy

The Organized Executive's Blog

Last week two images of men reaching for their goals in sports arenas revealed a powerful leadership lesson to me. During dinner Thursday night, I described to friends a piece of artwork that I want to decorate my office wall. The Steelers were behind, 7-0, when Polamalu intercepted the ball and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown.

The perils of bad strategy

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from another outstanding article, written by Richard Rumelt and featured by The McKinsey Quarterly online. To read the complete article, please click here. * * * Bad strategy abounds, says UCLA management professor Richard Rumelt. Senior executives who can spot it stand a much better chance of creating good strategies.

PwC Chairman: Need to Connect with Millennials

Michael Lee Stallard

If you can’t figure out a way to accommodate that kind of flexibility, you’re not going to be able to retain that talent.&#. Millenials are not the only employees companies need to connect with. Research consistently shows that on average, 75 percent of employees feel disconnected at work.

The Four Regions of the Thinking Brain Made Simple - Part Three

Building Personal Strength

What's going on up there? In this post, I describe how each of these four areas of the cortex produces a different kind of thinking. Left-back.

The 5th Type of Mentor

Ron Edmondson

I’m updating a post. Yesterday I posted 4 types of mentors. Read it HERE (updated of course). There is another kind of mentor.

What Do You Have a “Knack” For?

Your Voice of Encouragement

My husband Lee and I were traveling north on Interstate 85, returning home from a visit to his mother, who’s lived in a nursing home for seven years.

Ten Principles to Live by in Fiercely Complex Times

Harvard Business Review

If you're like most people I work with in companies, the demands come at you from every angle, all day long, and you have to make difficult decisions without much time to think about them. What enduring principles can you rely on to make choices that reflect openness, integrity and authenticity? Here are ten that work for me: 1.

Seven Tactics for Instigating Change

Change Starts Here

Before anyone is going to support and implement change in your organization, they must see the need for change. That is, they must feel some kind of pain or frustration from the way they currently do things. Sometimes that takes a good look in the mirror to see things the way they really are. Clarify your idea on paper. Conduct a survey.

Are Scorecards and Metrics Killing Employee Engagement?

Harvard Business Review

Staff Sgts. Fred Hilliker and Robert O'Hair were boarding Delta Flight 1625 in Baltimore for the final leg of their journey home from Afghanistan with 32 others in their U.S. Army unit when their homecoming came to an abrupt halt. Unable to gain resolution with Delta, the two Staff Sgts filmed a YouTube video about the incident. Morale Motivation

The 5th Type of Mentor

Ron Edmondson

I’m updating a post. Yesterday I posted 4 types of mentors. Read it HERE (updated of course). There is another kind of mentor.

Beechey Portraits

Execupundit

Art Contrarian examines the work of Sir William Beechey. The above portrait is of Lord Nelson

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Human Performance Management Best Practice 1b – Verbalized Self Checking

Strategy Driven

Even the most well-intentioned and dedicated humans are fallible. Therefore, the challenge becomes one of minimizing human error. Want to learn more?

Mini Saga #114 – Approach

Rajesh Setty

Most of our judgments about people are based on partial information. Mini Saga #113 – Approach. Carter had built a business empire but he had critics.

The Fundamental Purpose of Your Team

Harvard Business Review

You've been put in charge of a task force recently created to resolve a severe quality problem with one of your company's most popular products. Your mandate: "Fix it." You've been given the job because after two weeks under the previous leader, the task force has made virtually no progress. At your first meeting, you realize why. Really?"

5 Questions to Help Know What to do with a Mentor

Ron Edmondson

This week I’m trying to stir some conversation about mentoring. There appears to be growing interest in the subject. Most recognize they have some need for mentoring in their life. I’ll share my survey on mentoring with you soon. If you haven’t yet, go HERE and take the survey. It takes less than 5 minutes. Why are you meeting?

Embracing a Passion

Execupundit

Gretchin Rubin of The Happiness Project looks at passions and happiness. An excerpt: A passion gives you a reason to keep learning and to work toward mastery. It can often give you a reason to have the new experiences so key to happiness. It gives you something in common with other people, and so fosters social bonds. It gives you purpose.

The End Of Wall Street

CEO Blog

I read a great book abstract at Getabstract on The End of Wall Street. Although it seems obvious - selling houses to people with no credit, no assets, no jobs was a recipe for disaster. I wonder if the American dream of home ownership for all and the government encouragement by mortgage deductability is sustainable.

Plain and Simple

Execupundit

While writing a brief, Michael P. Maslanka gets some advice from Lao-Tzu, Peggy Noonan, and "The Godfather

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Videos Showcasing DunnWell, LLC - A Six Disciplines Client SD Triangle

Six Disciplines

Six Disciplines Triangle , an authorized Six Disciplines Partner, based in Raleigh-Durham, NC, offers these short videos showcasing one of their clients, DunnWell, LLC. Joseph R. About DunnWell LLC. Why DunnWell is a Six Disciplines client. On the predictability of achieving goals and objectives - with Six Disciplines.

Henry Chesbrough: A second interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Chesbrough is Adjunct Professor, Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and Executive Director of its Center for Open Innovation. His landmark book Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology (2003) articulated a new paradigm for industrial research and development.

Quote of the Day

Execupundit

If thou are a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf. Thomas Fuller

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Not More Of That “Touchy-Feely” Stuff!

Management is a Journey

Significant organizational development efforts generally bring some resistance. This is especially the case when the effort is in the people skills area. The raised eyebrows, folded arms, stiff half smile or other skeptical body language of a participating manager or leader say the following: Not more of this touchy-feely stuff!

Cutting Spending to the Bone Update

Execupundit

Although mentioned here before, here's a reminder of an important federal RFP with a response date of today ! Excerpt: The Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) has a requirement for the design, development and delivery of a customized training course for Professional Chinese Chefs.