Wed.Feb 15, 2012

Step Away from Your Devices During Meetings

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Today’s world is an electronically connected one. It is rare to escape it all. However, there are times our full attention is needed, and meetings are one of those times. Here is what is happening. As people walk into the meeting, they have their laptops in hand. They sit down, and up go the lids. [.]. Leadership Development communication respect Responsibility

Are You a Leader who Inspires Others Like This?

C-Level Strategies

Steve Ferkau with a photo of his lung donor Kari. There are world-changing leaders who inspire their followers to a shining city upon a hill , and there are misguided leaders who head their followers “off a cliff.”

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Executive Time Management

Coaching Tip

What do chief executives do all day? It really is what it seems: They spend about a third of their work time in meetings.

Top 10 Excuses for Being a Lousy Manager

Great Leadership By Dan

Throughout the course of my career in leadership development, I’ve had the opportunity to confront, counsel, and console a lot of bad managers. As an HR manager, I sometimes had to discipline or even fire bad managers. But those cases were the extreme ones.

Promotion Checklist

Execupundit

Performing your current job very well. Letting others know how well you perform your job. Having a detailed knowledge of the selection process. Flawlessly preparing all of the appropriate application materials. Not making unnecessary enemies. Knowing who will make the final decision.

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The Inner World of the Leader: On the Couch with Manfred Kets de Vries

Leading Blog

Why do organizations attempt to function on the basis that executives are logical, rational, dependable human beings? And why does the belief persist that management is a rational task performed by rational people according to rational organizational objectives? These are just a couple of the questions and myths that Manfred Kets de Vries grapples with in his series, On the Couch with Manfred Kets de Vries. Kets de Vries is a clinical professor of leadership development at INSEAD.

Fast Company magazine’s “Top 10? of the 50 most innovative companies

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is Fast Company magazine’s “Top 10″ of the 50 most innovative companies: 1. Apple For walking the talk 2. Facebook For 800 million reasons to share 3. Google For expanding its hit lineup 4. Amazon For playing the long game 5. Square For making magic out of the mercantile 6. Twitter For amplifying the [.].

How to Stop Drifting and Find Focus

Leadership Freak

** Life is a journey but you’re drifting unless you define your destination. The same is true for organizations. The first step toward success is defining it. Too eager to do: Activity seduces. Leaders easily fall into the “Let’s just go do something” trap. Activity without destination is futility. Eager to do: The choice between [.].

Beware of the overdraft protection

Rajesh Setty

An overdraft protection is a feature of a checking account in a bank. It allows an account holder to withdraw money even if that would mean the balance will go below zero. It is as good as the bank giving you an instant (very high interest) loan.

Management Quality and Productivity, under competent leadership

Create Learning

Deming to the Editor of Time Magazine 1981; Dear Sir, Your article about Japan in TIME for 30 March 1981 is excellent, but the paragraph concerning my work is ridiculous and can do a lot of harm to American industry at the very time when they need guidance.

Your Body’s Role in Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

Our body’s role in leadership is more than just to carry our head around. New discoveries in neurobiology are showing us that emotions are transmitted through our bodies. This is important because, per the emotional intelligence guru, Daniel Goleman, the emotional state of a business organization is the number one determinant of its success. As leaders, [.].

Sustainability: Do’s & Don’ts

First Friday Book Synopsis

As Jeremy Hope and Steve Player explain in Beyond Performance Measurement: Why, When, and How to use 40 Tools and Best Practices for Superior Business Performance, sustainability is not a passing fad. Nor is it a public relations exercise. It offers a host of new opportunities to reduce waste, cut costs, and develop new and [.]. Uncategorized 3M Beyond Performance Measurement Harvard Business Review Press Jeremy Hope Nokia Steve Player Sustainability Toyota

Social Loafing

CO2

Lots of leaders espouse the value of teamwork , but the quality and quantity of work that teams generate depends a lot on how teams are constructed and evaluated. In 1913, Max Ringelmann discovered that men pulled harder on a rope when they were alone than when they were in the group. The more people in the group, the less each individual pulled. Psychologists call this phenomenon “Social Loafing” The larger the group, the more anonymous we feel.

Are Your Supervisors Driving Away Your Employees?

Eric Jacobson

One section in Richard Finnegan's book called, Rethinking Retention in Good Times and Bad , compares traditional thinking versus new ways to think about retention and the vital role supervisors play in retaining employees.

VIDEO: Got A Minute? #3

Tim Milburn

You won’t grow your influence by trying to get people to be impressed by you. It’s more about being impressed with them. If you’ve got a minute, then hit play to find out this week’s tip to increase your influence. Got A Minute? #3 3 – The Most Interesting Person In The Room.

Becoming “Business Leader Future”

Leading in Context

"Business Leader Future" Post Struck a Chord With Readers The response to the February 1, 2012 post "Business Leader Future: A Sketch" has been overwhelming. Thanks so much to all of you who retweeted, commented on and shared it on your favorite social media channels. At the end of this post is a visual story, via Storify, of selected reader comments.

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Protecting Good Ideas

Execupundit

"That's a very good idea." "So So should I take it to the committee?" "I'd I'd sooner push it into traffic. This is not the sort of idea one takes directly to a committee." "Why Why not?"

We’re coming to you in March

Bud to Boss

Bud to Boss Training Camp , led by the highly acclaimed Kevin Eikenberry Group , continues to grow in popularity. Because our knowledgeable and enthusiastic presenters transform new supervisors into remarkable leaders. They guide participants to reflect on—and to master— all of the components of their new positions. Strong organizations need managers and supervisors who fulfill each of these roles covered in Bud to Boss Training Camps: Building a team. . Setting goals. .

Quote of the Day

Execupundit

When a leader arrives, people are full of panic, uncertain what to do and defeatist about the future. When the authentic leader has spoken, they have been given back their courage. William Rees-Mogg

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The Fourth Turning: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny William Strauss and Neil Howe Broadway Books (199 “To every thing there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven:” Ecclesiastes First, I am grateful to Chris Snook for highly recommending this book. Also, I acknowledge [.].

We’re coming to you in March

Bud to Boss

Bud to Boss Training Camp , led by the highly acclaimed Kevin Eikenberry Group , continues to grow in popularity. Because our knowledgeable and enthusiastic presenters transform new supervisors into remarkable leaders. They guide participants to reflect on—and to master— all of the components of their new positions. Strong organizations need managers and supervisors who fulfill each of these roles covered in Bud to Boss Training Camps: Building a team. . Setting goals. .

DEC Is Dead, Long Live DEC: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

DEC Is Dead, Long Live DEC: The Lasting Legacy of Digital Equipment Corporation Edgar H. Schein Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2003) Note: I recently re-read this book and was amazed by how relevant its author’s insights continue to be. MIT Sloan School of Management Professor Edgar Schein does a marvelous job telling the story of the rise [.]. Bob's blog entries "Three Cultures of Management” Berrett-Koehler Publishers DEC Is Dead [comma] Long Live DEC Edgar H.

Vote for the World’s Top Leadership Gurus

The Practical Leader

Last spring I was pleasantly surprised to be included in the World’s Top 30 Leadership Gurus for 2011.

Beware Professional Performance Drift

Management Excellence

The concept of performance drift (for professionals) is wonderfully outlined by John Hamm, writing in his recently published book, Unusually Excellent: The Nine Skills Required for the Practice of Great Leadership. Here are my added thoughts on helping you recognize and slow your own professional performance drift: Career Leadership Performance Professional Growth Leadership Performance Performance Drift Professional Peformance

Downton Abbey and Gustavo Dudamel: Is Culture Alive?

Bird's Eye View

Have you been caught up in the Downton Abbey fever yet? I confess I have. On a four hour bus ride from Washington DC to New York City some weeks ago, I overdosed on Downton Abbey episodes, back to back.

Book Review: Who’s in the Room

LDRLB

There’s an unpopular phenomenon in group dynamics called in-group out-group. I call it unpopular not because it isn’t well-known (it is) but because it seems like everyone who knows about it is against it. Even the original researchers behind in-group out-group (and it’s complement Leader-Member Exchange theory) offer that organizations shouldn’t work this way. They believe Leader’s need to facilitate dialogue across the entire organizations and remove in-group tendencies. Not Bob Frisch.

Why Some Ads Go Viral and Others Don't

Harvard Business Review

Thales Teixeira , Harvard Business School professor, explains what makes us want to watch—and share—certain commercials. For more, go to the article The New Science of Viral Ads. Advertising Branding Marketing

Music Break: The Beauty of Simplicity

Execupundit

From Aaron Copland's " Our Town

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How to Innovate When You're Not the Big Boss

Harvard Business Review

A few years ago, Brad Anderson , then CEO of Best Buy, told me something both provocative and profound. We were discussing what he looked for in selecting someone for a C-suite level role. Among other skills, he wanted to find executives who had the wisdom to know when the organization needed to be fundamentally changed and shaken up — and when the organization needed time to incorporate prior changes. Brad's comment illustrates an important truth about succeeding to the executive level.

Worth Frequent Review

Execupundit

How many of your bad habits are disguised as solutions to other problems

Your Friends Are Now Your Customers

Harvard Business Review

When Facebook announced its recent $5 billion IPO , many applauded the company's mission to connect friends and make the world a more open place. Experts described Zuckerberg as " noble ," " grandiose ," and " downright inspirational." Twitter CEO Dick Costolo recently presented his vision in similar terms: "To instantly connect people everywhere." Indeed, the intuitive appeal of such social networking platforms is hard to overlook and partly explains their rapid growth.

On Less is more

2020 IT Leader

The easy way to be a good example is to stop being a bad one – General Omar Bradley. Developer of People Quotes

Miscellaneous and Fast

Execupundit

The trailer for " The Man on the Train." Cultural Offering : State tax climates. The trailer for " Shakespeare in Love." Althouse : The school that went too far. Sullivan and Son : Rob Long's comedy pilot has been picked up. The trailer for " The Agony and The Ecstasy." James Lileks on Justice Ginsberg and the South African Constitution. The trailer for " Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid." Wally Bock on Ben Franklin's two questions. The trailer for " Manhattan Murder Mystery."

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