Wed.Jan 04, 2012

The Performance and Potential Matrix (9 Box Grid) – an Update

Great Leadership By Dan

Note: this is an update to one of the very first posts I wrote in November 2007 and continues to be one of my most popular. I thought it was time for an update. The performance and potential matrix (9 box grid) is one of the most widely used tools in succession planning and development.

Money View

Chris Brady

"World View" is a term recently popularized by philosophers and media pundits who debate spiritual and political matters. It refers to the lens through which people see (and therefore interpret) the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Finances and Economics

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How to Sell Social Media to the CEO

C-Level Strategies

Selling Social to the C-Suite, Save $200. If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re immersed to some degree in the social media universe.

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Can You Deliberately Practice Soft Skills?

Aspire-CS

A recent comment by a reader on an older post, “ It Takes Time to Make Great Leaders ” sparked my thinking about whether leaders can truly “practice” the soft skills involved in leading in a deliberate way. I began to wonder if I was drawing a parallel to the work of Benjamin Bloom and Geoff Colvin that was inappropriate.

How I Started the Year Successfully

Ron Edmondson

I’m not working the first week of the new year. Well, actually I am working. I’m writing a message for Sunday, I’m replying to dozens of emails, texts and phone calls, I’m thinking, processing, and dreaming about the new year. I’m not in the office.

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How To Start Your 2012 As A Leader

Eric Jacobson

I heard this advice quoted awhile back and wanted to share it. It's from William Arthur Ward , one of America's most quoted writers of inspirational maxims: Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind.

Creative Communication Network Announces Charitable Support for 2012

First Friday Book Synopsis

Creative Communication Network is pleased to announce three campaigns in 2012 benefiting charitable causes that we wish to support. Please join with us in our efforts. For one month in each quarter, CCN will donate and match the proceeds from the First Friday Book Synopsis and contribute those funds directly to each of these charities. We will [.].

Thought-full Thursday: Choosing Passion

Aspire-CS

Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. Today we feature a quote from my friend Becky Robinson , whose Weaving Influence blog is a masterpiece of beautiful prose. I admire every turn of a phrase she writes. And lucky us; she sometimes writes about leadership (but I happen to think that all of her posts are about leadership). So take five and enjoy the inspirational quote and reflect on the questions that follow.

2011 Readers Choice: The Top 5 Posts From Management is a Journey

Management is a Journey

Last year, I made a commitment to readers of my blog to increase the frequency of my blog posts. I’ll soon pass the 200 mark. I must admit that I sometimes want to give myself a Commander Tibbs, NCIS head-slap for doing so, however. It’s a lot of work to write frequently with the goals of keeping [.]. Communication change strategy communication leadership management

0301 | Robert Hurley

LDRLB

Hurley is a Professor at Fordham University and President of Hurley Associates. Dr. Hurley consults with organizations on leadership development, top team development, coaching, managing transformational change and developing and implementing strategies to maximize customer value. He has published over 30 articles or book chapters. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, California Management Review, and Harvard Business Review. He is the author of the new book The Decision to Trust.

My Best of 2011

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here you go – this is my list of the Best of 2011 in a number of categories. Best Business Book: The 3rd Alternative by Stephen Covey (New York: Free Press) – this book explains and promotes a tired “win-win” philosophy in a fresh way, opening up applications in multiple contexts for many people who [.].

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Ditch your New Year’s resolutions

Bud to Boss

Do you struggle with keeping New Year’s resolutions as much as the rest of the world? Actually, I rarely make them, because I don’t like to make promises I probably won’t keep. I had dinner with a friend recently, however, who convinced me to give up New Year’s resolutions for good—and replace them with New Year’s strategic plans. Inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project , my friend mapped out all of her goals for 2012.

What Does Warren Buffett Know That Steve Jobs Didn’t?

First Friday Book Synopsis

I thought it was interesting when Warren Buffett made a major turnaround and chose to invest in a traditional newspaper. On November 30, Berkshire Hathaway, where Buffett is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, purchased the Omaha World-Herald Company, publisher of six daily papers in Nebraska and Iowa. Such a deal is counter to the flow of [.]. Karl's blog entries Berkshire Hathaway Dallas Morning News Donald Graham Huffington Post L.

How to Use the Leading in Context® Website

Leading in Context

How to Use The Leading in Context® Website Consider how you want to find information and then click on the link below: ? To understand the evolving definition of "leading ethically" in a global society (Review Selected Posts) ? To follow my curiosity (Scan the Blog Index for titles that interest you!). Context ethical leadership in a global society leadership and management leading responsibly what are leadership skills what is ethical leadership what is leadership

L2L Book Review: “Steve Jobs”

Linked 2 Leadership

Questions: As growing leaders in the business world, we might ask ourselves these questions. Why are some people and organizations more innovative, influential, and profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees? Why do some have repeat success? Question Behind the Questions: “What can we do to enhance this in our organizations?” L2L Book Review To continue answering the questions above, [.].

Top 5 Factors That Drive Employee Loyalty

Eric Jacobson

A survey by the Society for Human Resource Management shows that job security is what matters most to employees. And, having that job security helps to keep employees loyal. Okay, that's really not too surprising during these times of high unemployment. Next on the list is benefits.

Behold! A Leader is Born!

The Practical Leader

A long time reader, P.K. Seshadri, sent this “ quip to enjoy and use in your future posts: An amateur photographer was invited to dinner with friends and took along a few pictures to show the hostess. She looked at the photos and commented ‘These are very good!

Part 3 of 4 Authorities That Every Manager Must Have: Authority to decide task assignments.

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You are what you read

Chartered Management Institute

It is always quite revealing what people choose to read. This month Jill Dann is Guest Editor of the Management and Consulting Book Club pages. She has written a number of books about emotional intelligence, writes about her career (she started out in the Royal Navy) and the management books tha. Related Content: You are what you read What do a former arctic trawlerman, a former human resource manager in the gas industry, CMI member Emma Grant, and a book about Twitter have in common?

0301 | Robert Hurley

LDRLB

Hurley is a Professor at Fordham University and President of Hurley Associates. Dr. Hurley consults with organizations on leadership development, top team development, coaching, managing transformational change and developing and implementing strategies to maximize customer value. He has published over 30 articles or book chapters. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, California Management Review, and Harvard Business Review. He is the author of the new book The Decision to Trust.

The Secret Life of Ammonia ( HT @reihansalam)

Crossderry Blog

Thanks to Father Christopher’s chemistry class I knew that Carl Bosch was a job killer. Hardly any guano harvesting jobs left these days! RT @reihansalam The industrial synthesis of ammonia: more important than is commonly understood! link]. Filed under: PMO Tagged: ammonia , Carl Bosch , guano , Innovation , Reihan Salam. PMO ammonia Carl Bosch guano Innovation Reihan Salam

The Fall of Laptops?

Execupundit

Intel has been pushing a reference design on Eastern manufacturers for months now, and the pressure is finally paying off. Maker after maker has revealed its own take on what's dubbed the Ultrabook. Consumers may be pleased by the focus on high design, Intel will be pleased it has a new vehicle for its processors, and manufacturers will be pleased they have a seemingly new toy to promote and sell for profit.

Not quite Cortez burning the boats, but… (RT @jurgenappelo)

Crossderry Blog

Backing oneself into a corner works too! (RT RT @jurgenappelo). Worked for my blog too. After several failed blogs I picked the most expensive blogging platform for NOOP.NL. The invoice kept me going. Filed under: PMO Tagged: burning bridges , burning one's boats , Hernan Cortez , Jurgen Appelo. PMO burning bridges burning one's boats Hernan Cortez Jurgen Appelo

His Hour Upon the Stage

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an especially interesting article written by Douglas L. Wilson and featured online by the website of The American Scholar, the venerable but lively quarterly magazine of public affairs, literature, science, history, and culture published by the Phi Beta Kappa Society since 1932. In recent years the magazine has won four [.]. Bob's blog entries Actor Edwin Booth as Hamlet Alice Munro Ann Beattie David Leavitt Dennis McFarland Douglas L.

Not quite Cortez burning the boats, but… (RT @jurgenappelo)

Crossderry Blog

Backing oneself into a corner works too! (RT RT @jurgenappelo). Worked for my blog too. After several failed blogs I picked the most expensive blogging platform for NOOP.NL. The invoice kept me going. Filed under: PMO Tagged: burning bridges , burning one's boats , Hernan Cortez , Jurgen Appelo. PMO burning bridges burning one's boats Hernan Cortez Jurgen Appelo

5 Questions To Ask Your Employees During Performance Reviews

Eric Jacobson

Here are five important questions you , as a manager and leader, should ask during employee performance reviews: What have I done to help - or hinder - your job performance? What can I do in the next review period to help you achieve/improve?

ERP isn’t still this scary

Crossderry Blog

Glen Alleman passed along this link on the ERP paradox , which appears to be that: the end result of ERP implementations is often the opposite: less control, and efficiency; and even though the number of applications may be reduced, this advantage is often offset by the cost and effort of maintaining ERP systems.

Are You Running in Place When it Comes to Your Professional Development?

Management Excellence

Unlike the resolutions that so many of us make in January and discard just as quickly by February, our own professional development requires a deliberate and consistent effort to improve. Here are 7 ideas to help you stop running in place and start moving forward. Career Performance Professional Growth moving forward Stop Running in Place your professional development

The Secret Life of Ammonia ( HT @reihansalam)

Crossderry Blog

Thanks to Father Christopher’s chemistry class I knew that Carl Bosch was a job killer. Hardly any guano harvesting jobs left these days! RT @reihansalam The industrial synthesis of ammonia: more important than is commonly understood! link]. Filed under: PMO Tagged: ammonia , Carl Bosch , guano , Innovation , Reihan Salam. PMO ammonia Carl Bosch guano Innovation Reihan Salam

Sean Covey on Peer Pressure

Building Personal Strength

Teens are famous for doing wild and crazy things without thinking about the consequences. I shudder when I remember some my own antics as a teenager.

Your Problem Isn't Motivation

Harvard Business Review

"Peter," my friend Byron emailed me a few days ago. "I I haven't been diligent about working out over the past five years and I'm trying to get back in the gym and get myself into a healthier state. I've found that on my quest for a Mind, Body, Spirit balance, my body has been neglected. I need to fix it, and it's VERY hard for me to get motivated. Any insight?". It's the kind of question that's on many of our minds in the midst of New Year's resolution season.

How to (or NOT to) Stand Out With Your Resume

Women on Business

How to (or NOT to) Stand Out With Your Resume. I recently came across an article on MSN careers, titled 20 Unusual Resume Tactics to Avoid. In it, the author, Autumn McReynolds, shared what she believed to be tactics to avoid with your resume, based on the annual CareerBuilder survey.

Three Powerful Lessons I Learned When I Got Offline

Harvard Business Review

I hadn't been offline for more than a few hours in two and a half years — and only then because I was on safari in Botswana and had no choice. Typically, the first thing I would do when I got up in the morning was to get on my laptop to check a series of sites, including Twitter, Facebook, Google Analytics, and HBR.org, to see what comments my blogs had accumulated overnight.

Art Break: Cortes

Execupundit

Art Contrarian features the work of Edouard Cortes

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