Thu.Jan 05, 2012

The 8 D’s of Good Leadership

Ron Edmondson

In school, you may not have been too happy with the grade of D. There was that one time in a college marketing class when I was proud of an earned D (that’s a long story), but most of the time, we want to do better.

How to Be an Innovative Leader in Your Company

Linked 2 Leadership

Working in a new position at a company that requires a different mindset to get results can be very challenging for any leader. And this very thing happened to me… New Job. New Mindset. About 6 years ago, I left a consumer product company to join a component manufacturer. I went from selling the beds [.].

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2012 – Essential Tips For The Year Ahead.

Rich Gee Group

Everyone is afraid of 2012. Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip Life Coaching Ways & Tips 2012 Billboard Fear Options Procrastination

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Ten Resolutions That Will Improve Your Presentations This Year

Next Level Blog

A senior executive friend of mine spends a lot of time listening to presentations. A few weeks ago, he sent me an email from a two day conference he was attending. After 10 or 12 hours of bad presentations, he began to take out his frustration by using his iPad to write a set of rules for presenters. He then. Click headline to continue. Custom-fit Communications executive presence PowerPoint presentation skills presentations tips for speakers

How to Revive a “Dead” Online Community

Managing Communities

photo credit: ornello_pics Josh Barraza asked if I would talk about how you can revive a “dead” online community. That’s a great suggestion. Before we talk about the how, there are a couple of simple truths that we need to keep in mind. The definition of “dead” will vary by person, by community and by [.]. Community Cultivation Managing the Community Promoting Your Community

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21st-century leaders make 19th-century mistake

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Value Creation Workplace Issues Your corporate culture is your soil. It’s where your employees grow or wither. Are you cultivating it? Or are you washing it away in your quest to maximize this year’s profits? Change Management Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Value Creation Workplace Issues Corporate Culture Culture employee engagement Leadership management morale Responsibility trust values vision

“Getting in front of it” with energy leadership – 3 places to look

Anese Cavanaugh

How’s your New Year coming along so far? Day 5 and I’ve been super aware, perhaps more now than ever, of how much power we have to support ourselves and set the tone of our lives by “getting in front of it” with energy leadership. Three quick places to look (btw, whichever one “perks” you the most is likely the one that wants attention): 1. Physical/Environmental Energy: How’s your nutrition? Your physical practice?

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Krigsman’s 2012 trends: three quick takes

Crossderry Blog

The always valuable Michael Krigsman (@mkrigsman, IT failures blog here ) weighs in with a 2012 prediction : that rapid implementation will get more sustained focus. I believe that there has been considerable progress over the years in improving both ERP implementations and ERP sustainability (see here for a bit of the bad old days). However, there’s room for further improvement, especially in achieving consistent success.

Jim Collins, Meet Michael Porter

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Joan Magretta 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. * * * I’ve just finished reading Jim Collins’ latest book, Great By [.].

Story points and the meaning of done

Crossderry Blog

Dan Ackerson at Boost Agile (@boostagile, HT Craig Brown @brown_note)) posted on what he calls “cross-dysfunctional” development teams. He focuses on an all-too-common case: developers want to keep working on to new features, but support and QA types want the bugs cleaned up. IMO, Dan’s team is falling victim to a false choice here: [Support and QA] don’t care about new user features – they want the bugs fixed.

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What Happens if the Person Picking Your Brain is Already a Paying Client?

Women on Business

A lot of us have seen this article on Forbes making its round on the various social media platforms: No You Can’t Pick My Brain. It Costs Too Much. But – what happens if the person picking your brain is already a paying client?

Krigsman’s 2012 trends: three quick takes

Crossderry Blog

The always valuable Michael Krigsman (@mkrigsman, IT failures blog here ) weighs in with a 2012 prediction : that rapid implementation will get more sustained focus. I believe that there has been considerable progress over the years in improving both ERP implementations and ERP sustainability (see here for a bit of the bad old days). However, there’s room for further improvement, especially in achieving consistent success.

Anger as Motivation

LeadStrategic

The fish looked amazing! … We were walking along the beach in Bohol and passed by this small fish vendor selling fresh fish. Once you selected what you wanted to eat, they grilled it to order right by your table – about 30 feet from the water. Pretty cool!

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Story points and the meaning of done

Crossderry Blog

Dan Ackerson at Boost Agile (@boostagile, HT Craig Brown @brown_note)) posted on what he calls “cross-dysfunctional” development teams. He focuses on an all-too-common case: developers want to keep working on to new features, but support and QA types want the bugs cleaned up. IMO, Dan’s team is falling victim to a false choice here: [Support and QA] don’t care about new user features – they want the bugs fixed.

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London and the South East do the most unpaid work

Chartered Management Institute

New figures released by the TUC have revealed that UK workers did nearly two billion hours (1,968 million hours) of unpaid overtime last year, worth £29.2bn to the UK economy. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

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Misunderstandings of EV (RT @galleman)

Crossderry Blog

Lots of simple ways to incorporate EV thinking into small projects. Sure, the “school solution” is biased towards large effort/long duration, but so what? Then simplify: e.g., scale back % complete task tracking to start= 50%, finish=100%. You’ll be stunned by how much more you grok, but with minimal overhead. (RT RT @galleman) Yet another misunnderstanding of Earned Value [link]. Filed under: PMO Tagged: Earned value , keep it simple. PMO Earned value keep it simple

Is working in your office a pain?

The Organized Executive's Blog

A lifetime of bad habits finally took a toll on my body. No, I don’t smoke or drink. I damaged my back because of how I sit and stand. I didn’t expect to have problems moving until I was past 50, a mark I haven’t hit yet. My current workstation is well-designed, with a good chair and an ergonomic keyboard. I even have an area where I can stand while I read, a habit I’ll be cultivating this year in light of recent research on the dangers of sitting too much.

Agile Mythbustin’ (RT @bobsarni, HT @brown_note)

Crossderry Blog

Nice collection of agile “objection” answers, though I’d be a bit kinder to the resisters. Turn the right ones and they’re your strongest, most effective advocates. (RT RT @bobsarni, HT @brown_note) Agile Doesn’t Work For…: Ever run across these guys? People whose lack of experience or fear of change cause th… [link]. Filed under: PMO Tagged: agile , Bob Sarni , Craig Brown , Mythbusters , Organizational Change , resistance to change.

Roger Ebert’s “20 Movies of the Year” for 2011

First Friday Book Synopsis

With just days to go until the end of 2011 (Where did the year go???), legendary film critic Roger Ebert has announced his top 20 movies of the year. Just as you’d expect from Ebert, his list runs the gamut from mainstream blockbusters to more obscure foreign or arthouse projects — with enough in the [.]. Bob's blog entries

Agile Mythbustin’ (RT @bobsarni, HT @brown_note)

Crossderry Blog

Nice collection of agile “objection” answers, though I’d be a bit kinder to the resisters. Turn the right ones and they’re your strongest, most effective advocates. (RT RT @bobsarni, HT @brown_note) Agile Doesn’t Work For…: Ever run across these guys? People whose lack of experience or fear of change cause th… [link]. Filed under: PMO Tagged: agile , Bob Sarni , Craig Brown , Mythbusters , Organizational Change , resistance to change.

Peter Bregman on “How to Really Listen”

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. Listening is harder than speaking. Even the best listeners sometimes have to bite their tongues to stop from reacting, interrupting, or trying to console the person talking. [.]. Bob's blog entries "How to Really Listen" Harvard Business Review. HBR newsletters Listen Without Reacting Management Tip of the Day Peter Bregman

Misunderstandings of EV (RT @galleman)

Crossderry Blog

Lots of simple ways to incorporate EV thinking into small projects. Sure, the “school solution” is biased towards large effort/long duration, but so what? Then simplify: e.g., scale back % complete task tracking to start= 50%, finish=100%. You’ll be stunned by how much more you grok, but with minimal overhead. (RT RT @galleman) Yet another misunnderstanding of Earned Value [link]. Filed under: PMO Tagged: Earned value , keep it simple. PMO Earned value keep it simple

The Capitalist Philosophers: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Capitalist Philosophers: The Geniuses of Modern Business–Their Lives, Times, and Ideas Andrea Gabor Times Business (2000) A brilliant discussion of thirteen “geniuses of modern business” While preparing questions for another interview, I recently re-read this book (published in 2000) in which Andrea Gabor focuses on Frederick Winslow Taylor, Mary Parker Follett, Chester Barnard, Fritz [.].

3 key concepts for successful goal setting as a leader

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development [link] Today’s SmartBlog for Leadership post is written by Guy Harris, a master trainer and coach with the Kevin Eikenberry Group. Read about his three concepts to remember as you set goals with others so that you create motivation rather than despair. Leadership Development

When You Hit Reply in e-Mail: Interesting Results

First Friday Book Synopsis

I thought the article by Jonah Lehrer in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Why You Didn’t Hit Reply: Online, Friends Still Get Premium Treatment“ (December 10-11, 2011, p. C32) was very interesting. You can read the entire article by clicking here. He says, “an easy way to see how you feel about a person: How [.]. Karl's blog entries e-Mail Jonah Lehrer Northwestern University response patterns Wall Street Journal

Asking Questions with APPLE

CO2

Asking questions is critical to great leadership. Remembering to ask questions can be difficult for new leaders. If you are struggling with asking questions, try this acronym, APPLE ! A sk the right question. Right questions are open-ended and encouraging. They help others imagine new solutions.

When was the last time you said "thank you"?

My Own Coach

When was the last time you said " thank you " and showed your appreciation for work that has been carried out by members of your team?

Our blog posts on ecademy

Rapid BI

And now the authorities of 2012 are trying to control… Social media… its banned for “games makers” according to the BBC What is wrong with these people?Do Do they not understand the impact that social media can have both on morale and additional promotion of the games. One can understand not talking about famous people, or [.]. ecademy

Tikatok Ticks On

Erika Andersen

Just over a year ago, I posted about working with the team at Tikatok to clarify their core values. Tikatok is a cool little entrepreneurial company that lives within Barnes & Noble. Tikatok describes itself on their website as “a fun world where kids create and share their own books.”

How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Harvard Business Review

An interview with Peter Bregman , author of 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done. For more, see his blog on hbr.org. Download this podcast. Managing yourself Personal effectiveness

The Great Ed Mell

Execupundit

True West magazine on the art of Ed Mell

The Power of Pause

Harvard Business Review

I don't know a single executive who likes to be described as tactical, short-term oriented or as somebody who gets unnecessarily "in the weeds." And yet, so many solid executives present, occasionally, all these behaviors, even when the situation doesn't call for them.

5 Costly Website Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Women on Business

Your website can be a powerful tool for marketing you and your business. It gives you a platform to reach your audience, to connect with your ideal clients, and to show them how you can help them. Whether you have a local or an international business, a website can definitely boost your sales!

Information Technology's Dangerous Trend in Africa

Harvard Business Review

For the past few decades, emerging technologies such as biotechnology, microelectronics, information technology and communications technologies have become central to the socioeconomic development of nations. These technologies improve productivity and facilitate better living standards when they penetrate into societies.