November, 2012

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8 Things Collaborative Leaders Know

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Are you a collaborative leader? It doesn’t matter what your role is. Collaboration is not an option – it is an imperative. You never have been.

12 Ways Leaders Can Build a Winning Culture

Terry Starbucker

There’s a foundation to successful business execution that is undeniably critical – the workplace culture. Period. Show the way!

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10 Questions and Answers for Managers about Praise

Great Leadership By Dan

Praise is one of the most misunderstood, powerful, and underutilized management skills. What is “praise”? Just what exactly are we talking about here?

The Four Leadership Traits of Highly Collaborative Leaders

Leading Blog

Collaboration taps in to a broader pool of ideas. It maximizes the talents and abilities of your people. For it to work you have to believe in it.

Five Leadership Keys to “Getting the People Right”

C-Level Strategies

One theme that is always heard at CEO Connection Boot Camps is something that sounds like, “You’ve got to get the people right.”

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What Leaders Can Do To Encourage Learning And Growth

Tanveer Naseer

Among the many responsibilities that come with leadership, one that I’m particularly passionate about is facilitating the learning and growth of those you serve. ‘Focus on behaviours to change culture. Behaviours turn into attitudes, and attitudes become the culture.’ “At the heart of social learning is connection.”

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What Employees Will Say About You On the Exit Survey

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Employees leave. That’s about as guaranteed as death and taxes. Some conduct live interviews. Some, both.

The Eight Pillars of Trust

Leading Blog

The Trust Edge explains how you and your organization can become trusted. A lack of trust is your biggest expense. It is the currency of business and life. Author David Horsager, explains that trust is tangible, learnable, and measureable. The eight pillars of trust form the framework for learning to build trust and overcoming the twelve barriers.

10 Best Countries For Women In 2012 (Spoiler Alert: U.S. Did Not Make the Cut)

Women on Business

NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE: Forbes released its annual list of the 10 best countries for women last week, and the United States is noticeably missing from the list. ” Finland: Up from the third spot on the list in 2011, Finland’s new position at #2 matches its jump in the WEC Global Gender Gap this year. News and Insights

5 Leadership Secrets to Being a Successful CEO

C-Level Strategies

The night before each Boot Camp we have a dinner event featuring a seasoned CEO sharing lessons they’ve learned in their role. ” 2.

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The 3 Must-Dos of Great Leadership

Terry Starbucker

” That’s a BIG question, isn’t it? And what have we learned? I couldn’t LEAD. What are they? but there’s more to it than that.

5 Big Ideas: What’s Next for Leadership Development?

Great Leadership By Dan

In MHO, when it comes to leadership development, the Center for Creative Leadership is second to none. Makes sense, right? Why not?

8 Reasons Why Pride Is The Core Of Leadership Failure

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Craig looked intently at his staff. Every Monday morning staff meeting was intense. Craig expected results and he held everyone accountable. Not necessarily himself. No one talked, they just listened. Craig was on a rant. This was typical, he had a pretty big ego and drew a line in the sand quite often.

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never fully understood the negative impact of fear in the workplace until I had left it and could look at it as an “outsider” I write about it often now because when the doors are closed and I’m in conversations with even the best leaders, I hear them speak of what they cannot do. Fear is a big (negative) driver in organizations.

Why Most Leadership Development Efforts Fail

Kevin Eikenberry

George was seen as an up-and-coming leader in the organization. People that worked for him liked and respected him. Those in Senior Leadership saw his potential, so he was slated to attend the company’s leadership development workshop. George was ecstatic! He loved the organization and wanted to move up and contribute as much as he [.].

3 Keys to Cultivating Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

Gardening gloves aren’t for me. I like the feel of dirt under my nails, callouses formed from hours wielding a shovel, blisters as a reminder of hard labor. Struggles and challenges cling under my nails. Years of hard work and experience have formed callouses. Blisters occasionally develop due to my sensitivity, but they are welcome. [.].

Indispensable Leadership Wisdom I Wish I Had Early in My Career

C-Level Strategies

Every once in a while a book comes along full of leadership wisdom that I wish I had access to early in my career. The reason? How to Inspire Others.

The 5 Perils of Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Miles Anthony Smith: If we go into management to earn more, have more power/prestige, and work less, we are either naïve or ignorant.

Three Things That “No Drama” Leaders Do

Next Level Blog

As I write this, it's Election Day morning in the U.S. Looking back over the last four years, there's a lot that comes to mind. One specific thought is that in the 2008 campaign, the soon to be President's nickname was "No Drama Obama." Click headline to continue. General Leadership Personal Presence Apple drama leadership Scott Forstall

Research Shows Startups Run by Women Are More Successful

Women on Business

NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE: Venture-backed startups with women at the helm are more successful than startups led by men. That’s according to a study conducted by Dow Jones which analyzed more than 15 years of venture-backed company data and executive information to compare successful versus unsuccessful companies. Surprised? News and Insights

A letter of hope for self-absorbed bosses

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Three nearly identical stories shared with me in just two days. Three stories of individual and/or group anguish, trauma, frustration, annoyance, confusion and heartbreak caused by narcissistic control-freak bosses. Leadership Development Leadership narcissism

Avoiding The Top 5 Leadership Communication Blunders

Linked 2 Leadership

Communication is the most important predictor of a team’s success. MIT has the data to prove it. If you lead a team, this should command your attention. Communication is Key to a Successful Team “We’ve found patterns of communication to be the most important predictor of a team’s success. Not only that, but they are [.].

Does Your Leadership Build Up Others?

The Leadership Advisor

You may be wondering why there hasn’t been a blog post on our blog for 3 months. On a certain level, I agree. I decided to do the opposite.

7 Requirements to Be a Leader Today

Ron Edmondson

To be a leader today requires more than knowledge…. Especially today. Real fast. You must lead a team that responds accordingly. What would you add?

Leadership Lessons from Yoga: The Benefits of Staying in the Room

Next Level Blog

Over the past couple of years, I've been in one yoga class or another five or six days a week on average. It's the benefits of staying in the room.

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Team Building 101: Techniques to Improve Your Team’s Productivity

Women on Business

Guest Post By Dunya Carter (Learn more about Dunya at the end of this post). In today’s increasingly cynical climate, it’s easy to think that enterprise-wide team-building exercises are useless. And with good reason: many companies have made the mistake in confusing team-building with team competing. Get Everyone Cooking. Flash Mobbing.

Adverse selection: 6 ways employers repel top talent

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Workplace Issues Is your company inadvertently pushing good people away? Are some of your best performers leaving?

Top Five Reasons People Fear Being A Leader – Debunked

Linked 2 Leadership

Rudy Giuliani, the former Mayor of New York City, has a brief, concise, but for many a frightening, definition of Leadership – “I’m responsible.” The root of all leadership summarized in two words and five syllables. It really makes you stop and think about what you are getting into if you choose to be a [.].

Are You Letting Pink Elephants Hold Back Your Team’s Creativity?

Tanveer Naseer

In today’s highly competitive global market, creativity and collaboration are becoming more and more valued as the necessary ingredients for organizational success and growth. After a beat, I looked at her and told her “don’t think about pink elephants”.

Who Are You?

Kevin Eikenberry

We all find ourselves in social situations, or at networking events, or perhaps even on airplanes, and people ask us, “So, tell me about yourself.”

10 Thinking Traps (That Ethical Leaders Avoid)

Leading in Context

Avoid These 10 Thinking Traps What are some of the thinking traps that we fall into as leaders? I’m not referring to “correlation versus causation” and other logical reasoning problems. There are some common ways of thinking about business leadership that cripple our effectiveness and undermine our ethics.

Research Finds Women Are Better Leaders than Men

Women on Business

NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE; Research from the Zenger/Folkman, a leadership development consultancy, reveals that women are rated as better overall leaders by their peers, bosses, direct reports, and other associates than their male counterparts. At all levels, women are rated higher in 12 of the 16 competencies that define outstanding leaders.

Find Your Blind Spot: A Self-Reflection Activity for Managers

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Workplace Issues We humans tend to evaluate others through the lens of our own best traits. We often value people who have our same strengths and undervalue people who don’t. Are you doing this unwittingly? And if you are, what effect does it have on your team’s morale and performance?

Breaking the Top 4 Leadership Myths

Linked 2 Leadership

In my experiences with how people perceive leadership, I have run across some widely believed myths. And many of these myths cause misconceptions that need to be broken. Authentic Leadership Leadership Lessons Learned Servant Leadership Values-Based Leadership business leadership Management