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Six Ways Leaders Can Support Team Success

Kevin Eikenberry

Since leaders lead others, usually in groups or teams, any conversation about effective leadership can’t go too far before beginning to discuss how leaders help their teams. People have spent their lives studying the dynamics of team interactions, how teams form and develop, and the skills needed for team members to be successful. When thought [.].

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How Leadership Stereotypes Are Bad for Men Too

C-Level Strategies

I came across an article this weekend about a recent study done at Northwestern, one of my alma maters, that suggests “ Leadership remains a man’s world.&#. The leadership study examined the extent to which stereotypes of leaders are culturally masculine. Here’s why: 1. The Pew Paradox for Men. resistance to change.

Prescriptions for Two Common Management Weaknesses

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership Looking for a fast way to improve how you manage people? It’s likely that one of these skill sets feels more natural to you. Are you, by chance, avoiding the skills that feel less natural? Prescriptions for Two Common Management Weaknesses.

Guest Post: Lessons Learned in Leading a Small Church

Ron Edmondson

I am frequently asked about leadership in smaller churches. When I write about team development, delegating, and church growth issues, many pastors of smaller churches wonder how it all relates to their situation. That’s why this guest post by Daniel Darling appealed to me. You can read his blog and follow him on Twitter or Facebook.

Demonstrating the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Marshall Goldsmith

After the publication of one of my BusinessWeek articles, I received many passionate e-mails from parents and educators thanking me for writing the piece and sharing their beliefs in the importance of instilling the entrepreneurial spirit in young people. If you really love what you are doing, it all seems like fun!" Be creative. Don't count on it.

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If a leader always…

Ron Edmondson

Related posts: 9 Bad Boss Types. 5 Reasons Leaders Tend to Micromanage. 7 Actions When You Can’t Respect the Leader. Leadership Organizational Leadership Team Leadership

Three Communication Lessons from Carmegeddon

Next Level Blog

Even if you don't live in Los Angeles you've probably heard of Carmegeddon. This past weekend, a 10 mile stretch of interstate 405 was closed for a bridge demolition. As Reuters reports, there was a. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Current Affairs Leadership

How to add the Google Plus widget to your business blog using googleCards plugin

Krishna De

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Being Womencentric Rocks!

Women on Business

When you meet a woman who has a vision that doesn’t quit, it makes sense to hang out with her. That is what I am doing with Pattie Simone. She is a spicy gal from New York who grew up when women were still on the quiet side; yet she could not be put in a playpen. She saw opportunities and ran with them. She still does! Here is the good news. Enjoy.

Executive Communication & Team Development

Create Learning

I facilitated two programs with Cameron Compression at the lovely Prince of Wales hotel at Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario Canada.

5 Impediments to Turnaround and Growth

Leading Blog

Mark Fuast believes that we need to adopt an attitude of “growth regardless of current success.” In the very practical Growth or Bust , he asks, “How much untapped potential lies within your business?”. We already know what to do. Growth or Bust shows leaders how to create a growth revolution. And it starts at the top. Pride. Abusive Relationships.

Becoming a charity trustee can help your community and your career

Chartered Management Institute

One of the biggest objections to the idea of the Big Society is the lack of time to take part in it. Many managers are facing increasing demands in their working lives or changing jobs in a competitive market. No matter how community minded you are, volunteering on top of career and other commitments might not feel achievable right now.

Are you leading your organization or is HR?


I was at a party enjoying festivities around the pool and sitting next to an IT Manager from a Fortune 100 company. When he learned about my vocation as an Executive Coach, he shared with me his frustration with his company’s HR department. HR blocked that move and actually had him remove two “A&# players instead. Share your stories.

One in three UK workers admits having pulled "sickies"

Chartered Management Institute

One in three UK workers admits having lied to take sick leave, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers. PwC polled 1,190 people, of which 34% admitted having taken time off under false pretences. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

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Rich business reads: “Separating the wheat from a mountain of chaff”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Opinions are divided — often sharply divided — about which are the best business books this year, all-time, to store within an electronic reading device, to take on vacation…yada yada yada. Check out this video featured online by The Economist.

Lessons from The Apprentice - how to take management into schools

Chartered Management Institute

Last night saw the finale of The Apprentice, with the final four of Tom, Jim, Helen and Susan pitching their business ideas to the various aides of Lord Sugar. Tom had form in this area with his bendy nail file already sitting on the shelves of some big name retailers. This track record inevitably played a big part in his eventual success.

Blurring Face-to-Face and Virtual Encounters

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by John Weeks and Anne-Laure Fayard 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. * * * Here’s a puzzle: Technology connects us more completely than [.].

Executive Job Seeker: Is Your Career Portfolio Current?


By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The complexity of an executive’s career message can be clarified through a rich process of career archaeology. The value of these processes, [.] Helpless, Defeated, Panic-Stricken In Your Current Job? Have you ever gotten sick to your stomach as you. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugi

Who Moved My Cube?

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Anne-Laure Fayard and John Weeks 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. * * * Managers once discouraged, even forbade, casual interactions [.].

What is needed to turn News International around?

Chartered Management Institute

It was announced today that Tom Mockridge has been parachuted into the top job at News International by Rupert Murdoch in an attempt to halt the damage being done to the newpaper division by the recent phone hacking scandal. He replaces the disgraced Rebekah Brooks, who fell on her sword last week after calls from all quarters for her resignation.


2 Career-Killing Lessons New Grads Need to Unlearn

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an article written by Nell Minow for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please click here. * * * Managers in cities across the country have told me that they have two [.]. Deliver and go the extra mile

Leadership Caffeine: Assessing the View on You

Management Excellence

Understanding how big your “perception gap” is and working to close this gap is an important part of your professional development program, regardless of your role. And like everything else in life worth pursuing, measuring and managing your “perception gap” takes time, effort and the willingness to do something about the problem-areas.

Being a good customer - Reflections on Receiving Service

Management Craft

This is a combo post - part personal update, part management thought. Last wednesday I had fairly extensive surgery on my neck. All went well and I went home on Saturday (I am still in recovery mode, taking powerful pain pills, so please excuse any typos/spaciness). Their jobs are so complex! The details make connecting harder. Management

Celebrating Staff Tenure on Your Community

Managing Communities

photo credit: ClatieK Staff tenure is a great thing to track, acknowledge and celebrate on your community. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, but it truly is a case of “it’s the thought that counts,&# that you cared enough to remember and mention it. It’s simple enough to track. As part of the process of [.]. Managing Staff

How to add the Google Plus widget to your business blog using googleCards plugin

Krishna De

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Does Summertime Joy Beat The Heat?

Bird's Eye View

It's hot out. Yeah. As for the Midwest, where I grew up, we're talking seriously hot. Feeling like Death Valley temperatures.


Is your chief exec suffering from the God Complex?

Chartered Management Institute

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To Monetize Social Media, Humanize It

Harvard Business Review

Hi, I'm Amy. A quick introduction is in order here because, while you don't know me, you may know my work. I've spent the past three years building an online brand you may know called Shaquille O'Neal. It's been an amazing voyage navigating the uncharted waters of social media with this Columbus-like pioneer of the medium. million followers). Wrong.

What Is Personal Leadership Brand?


His course got be thinking about leadership and branding and I came across this quick video from Harvard Business Publishing.

Top Ten Books


Prepare to bookmark a page. Some distinguished authors pick their ten favorite books

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Inside Job – Unveiling Economists’ Ties to the Financial Sector

Strategy Driven

America and the world are still recovering from the global economic crisis of 2008. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation provided funding for this project.

The Pioneer Woman


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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - One of the Great Novels from 1974

Building Personal Strength

Zen and the Art of Mototcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values , by Robert M. a cycle the frame is gone. You're completely in contact with it all.

Interview with Mike Farrar, boss of the NHS Confederation

Chartered Management Institute

With Mike Farrar lies the delicate job of navigating the crisis on behalf of the NHS “family” – the hospital trusts, health authorities and private health firms that make up the NHS Confederation, a kind of CBI for health services. You are not watching this post, click to start watching