Breaking Through | A New Frontier of Technology and Innovation

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We are witnessing the creation of an entirely new paradigm, a fierce wave of technological innovation boosting generations of new businesses and business leaders. The pace of technological applications and innovations has increased significantly in recent years.

April 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the April 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Ken Downer of Rapid Start Leadership provided Rocks in a Jar: 11 Things They Didn’t Tell You. Stephanie Skryzowski of 100 Degrees Consulting provided How to Create a Monthly Finance Routine.

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August 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the August 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Eileen explains: “ For anyone in a leadership position, the ability to craft solid ground in white water times becomes paramount. Ken Byler of Higher Ground Consulting Group contributed Introverted Leadership in a Pandemic.

First Look: Leadership Books for August 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in August 2020. The Creator Mindset : 63 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability by Nir Bashan. Creativity isn’t a “nice to have” leadership trait.

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Innovative Leadership in the Wild

LDRLB

Bob Lieberman is a business leadership consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. I’ve just finished reading another good article about an innovator’s need to open the mind. Articles like these always make me wonder: Doesn’t the other 95% of the business need to innovate, too? Just because innovation is not in someone’s job description, that doesn’t mean it isn’t important to their work. Featured Creativity innovation

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July 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the July Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, team building, and more. Sean writes: “Great teammates and leaders know that the quality of our life, and our leadership, is determined by the quality of the questions we ask! Ronni Hendel of Insight Out Leadership shared The Doing and Being of Difficult Conversations. Leadership.

Innovative Leadership in the Wild

LDRLB

Bob Lieberman is a business leadership consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. I’ve just finished reading another good article about an innovator’s need to open the mind. Articles like these always make me wonder: Doesn’t the other 95% of the business need to innovate, too? Just because innovation is not in someone’s job description, that doesn’t mean it isn’t important to their work. Innovation creativity innovation

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Ideas Don't Equal Innovation | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

As a result of our conversation, I decided to dust-off an old post, give it a few updates, and pass along my thoughts, which can be best summarized as “ Ideas Don’t Equal Innovation. Those of you familiar with my work are probably wondering if it is really me authoring this text…if you’re baffled at how a champion of innovation can simultaneously be an idea-basher, I urge you to read on, and I promise the congruity will become apparent.

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The Best Leadership Books of 2019

Leading Blog

Great Leaders Have No Rules : Contrarian Leadership Principles to Transform Your Team and Business by Kevin Kruse (Rodale Books, 2019) Kevin Kruse debunks popular wisdom with ten contrarian principles for better, faster, easier leadership. L EADERSHIP development is a lifelong process.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ant-Man And The Wasp

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly return in the 20th Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Ant-Man And The Wasp. There are leadership lessons in Ant-Man And The Wasp you’ll not want to miss. So, let’s check out the leadership lessons you can find in Ant-Man And The Wasp in the latest Reel Leadership article. Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ant-Man And The Wasp. Leadership starts with a passion.

Leadership Matters

N2Growth Blog

In the text that follows you’ll hear Sam’s views on leadership, the state of the market, and you’ll be introduced to his retirement ambitions and the future challenges for the boardroom, following his return to Perth, Australia. This programme which moved me through all major departments (Engineering, Finance, Supply, Vehicle Assembly, IS&T etc.) Gordon Berridge: What do you see as the greatest leadership strength? Case Studies Leadership Management

Four Innovative Initiatives to Attract and Retain Diverse Women

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an article written by Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.” What makes this article especially valuable is the wealth of [.].

Unemotional Leadership—an Oxymoron

Lead on Purpose

This 1954 movie brought the truly timeless and consequential components of leadership into focus for me. Emotion Is Integral to Quality Leadership. Generating that interest is what leadership is all about and charisma plays a large role in successful leadership. That is why unemotional leadership is an oxymoron. Andrew Cravenho is the CEO of CBAC Funding, an innovative invoice finance company. Guest post by Andrew Cravenho.

What Your Innovation Process Should Look Like

Harvard Business

Companies and government agencies often make the mistake of viewing innovation as a set of unconstrained activities with no discipline. In reality, for innovation to contribute to a company or government agency, it needs to be designed as a process from start to deployment. When organizations lack a formal innovation pipeline process, project approvals tend to be based on who has the best demo or slides, or who lobbies the hardest. Innovation Experimentation Digital Article

Looking For Leadership

N2Growth Blog

News Flash – If you have to look for leadership it doesn’t exist…Today’s post is not going to sit well with many in the leadership profession, but then many of my posts seem to have that effect. They are the ones innovating and breaking-down barriers. In my opinion the practice of leadership identification is simply based upon flawed business logic, and it is make-work in the purest form. Time and again, you can spot leadership potential a mile off.

Leadership Basics | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

However in reflecting upon my presentations and client engagements, I’ve noticed that it’s not an infrequent occurrence to find that even the most savvy executives misconstrue certain basic leadership ideas. So, in today’s post I’ve compiled a short list of 5 things you thought you already knew about leadership, but may not be putting into practice. Some individuals openly seek out positions of leadership, while leadership is thrust upon others.

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The Best Leadership Books of 2016

Leading Blog

O NCE AGAIN we see that despite our rhetoric, what we are is reflected in our leaders and leadership. In this uncertain environment, including the mounting global economic concerns, a humble mindset will be the only thing that will unlock the most promising business, social and economic innovations. Anyone can innovate if given the opportunity and the support. Learning Leadership : The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader by James M.

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The Leadership Walk

N2Growth Blog

Today’s guest post by Kevin Eikenberry ( @kevineikenberry ) really resonates with me because it’s chalk full of leadership perspective. Kevin also hosts the Best of Leadership Blogs 2010 contest of which this blog is a nominee (if you haven’t voted yet, today is the last day for voting). Each of these is part of your leadership walk. You may not think of your leadership journey as a walk. It delivers the best leadership skills in a man.

Attitude Reflects Leadership

N2Growth Blog

While this sounds simple enough at face value, I have consistently found that one of the most often overlooked leadership attributes is that of a positive attitude. If you struggle with recruiting, team building, and leadership development you likely have a bad attitude. One thing that jumps out at me is that choosing to have a “bad&# attitude is the exact opposite of leadership–it’s about serving oneself.

4 Breakthrough Leadership Strategies for 2013

LDRLB

It’s usually an individual endeavor focused on fitness, friendships, or finances. 2013 represents a great opportunity to leapfrog our mental models and innovate our way to breakthroughs for ourselves, our teams, our organizations and, of course, our customers. Breakthrough innovation isn’t much different; there are no maps for uncharted territory. Strategy #4: Savor Surprise – The unexpected is a natural part of innovation.

Leadership Lessons from the Banking Upheaval

Great Leadership By Dan

leadership style. But it’s the opposite of what’s needed to drive the things the financial industry needs right now – in particular, innovation. Only 53% of financial employees rate their firm’s ability to innovate: at top-performing companies, this figure is 70%. Leaders have a critical role to play in creating the conditions for successful innovation. If one thing stifles innovation, it’s closed minds. Finance should by definition be a risk-averse business.

Humility and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While hubris can be a needed trait to call upon at times, to rely solely upon it as the foundation of your leadership style just doesn’t work. Thanks in advance for sharing… Share and Enjoy: View Comments [link] Most Tweeted Articles by Leadership Development Experts [.] Online Degree 100 Blogs Posts That Will Make You a Better Leader 5 Tweets Humility and Leadership | N2Growth Blog By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth News Flash – the phrase humble leadership is [.]

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When a CFO’s “Head In The Cloud” Is a Good Thing

N2Growth Blog

Even though many are still behind the curve, there has been a considerable technological evolution of finance function. This is where cloud platforms and new technologies play an essential source of CFO innovation and value-added to their business. .

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Stop Saying Big Companies Can’t Innovate

Harvard Business

Some business pundits today believe innovation ignites better in startups than in large, established corporations. In fact, a lot of big companies have proven they are better positioned than emergent firms to create and execute innovation, however on-fire a startup may be. Corporations like these have the assets, resources, and capabilities necessary to fuel innovation. GE is another firm that has committed its size and deep pockets to innovation.

Doing Well By Doing Good With Darrin Williams, CEO Southern Bancorp

N2Growth Blog

Darrin had spent the last decade reinventing this sleepy bank—revamping the bank’s finances, providing liquidity to investors, raining new capital, and doubling down on operational efficiencies—and turning the organization into a regional bank that people truly admired.

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5 Telltale Signs of Fear-Based Leadership

Strategy Driven

In fear-based cultures, the educational backgrounds of C-suite leaders can disproportionately favor finance and accounting, which causes organizations to be hyper-analytical and risk-averse. When financial acumen is valued more than creativity or innovation, decisions end up being driven solely by the numbers, or by the fear of not meeting those numbers, instead of what’s in the best interest of the organization. Fear is bad for business.

Leadership Self Examination | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

If you’re looking to benchmark your leadership ability the following self examination will give you a baseline to build from. If you check your ego at the door and give a thoughtful, introspective evaluation of your ability, it is likely that you’ll learn something about your leadership abilities or lack thereof. If you’re game to test your leadership ability read on to take the exam… The examination is broken down into 10 sections, each worth 10 points.

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Love and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

David asked Becky, “How come no one ever talks about love as a leadership competency?&# While l ove and leadership are certainly two words you don’t often hear in the same sentence, I can assure you that rarely does great leadership exist without love being present and practiced. In the text that follows I’ll examine the softer sides of leadership – love, compassion, humility, kindness and empathy. This is the antithesis of true leadership.

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“Goodbye Mr. Jones”: The End of the Dow as an American Index

Mills Scofield

This is taken from The Intercollegiate Finance Journal (IFJ) is an undergraduate student-run journal about how current finance, economics, business and technology issues affect students'' lives. IFJ is a rapidly expanding student-run publication that seeks to educate the undergraduate community about topics in finance, economics, business and technology. Is the concept of national corporations and financial indices outdated? Perhaps!

5 Leadership Lessons: It’s Already Inside You

Leading Blog

Innovative problem solvers are rare. It’s Already Inside (Kindle) is a collection of well-told personal stories with solid leadership lessons. From brand violations to messy office space, from inconsistent customer service to poor employee practices and procedures, and to leadership apathy. In leadership, you cannot successfully fly by the seat of your pants, or in other words, fake your way through every scenario you come across.

Discipline & Leadership | N2Growth Blog

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Leadership and Opportunity | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

weeklyleader Wharton professor Mike Useem calls it the "Leadership Moment." " I believe that it's really one of the most significant keys to leadership. Take advantage of the moment to exercise leadership and you will rise above the rest. IMHO, opportunity identification is one of the least understood and under-appreciated aspects of leadership.

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Leadership & Loyalty | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In today’s post I’ll examine the value of loyalty as it relates to leadership. If relationships are the currency of leadership, it is important for leaders to note that loyalty serves as the cornerstone of any healthy relationship. Leadership and loyalty go hand-in-hand. Fear based motivations don’t instill loyalty, create trust, build morale, inspire creativity, attract talent, or drive innovation.

Definition of Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In thinking about the comments I’ve received from readers on the topic of leadership I noticed an interesting paradox…while many of you vehemently disagree on the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of different leadership styles, most of you are in total agreement on the qualities and attributes possessed by great leaders regardless of style. Leadership DNA aside, I recently crafted my definition of leadership. see “Leadership DNA“) [.]

Vision and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

A CEO’s ability to perform effectively is so closely tied to their ability to form a clearly articulated vision, evangelize the vision and then to execute on their vision, that no real discussion on executive leadership should take place without an emphasis on vision. Put simply, I believe that leadership absent vision is a train-wreck waiting to happen. learning » Leadership thinking [.]

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Leadership & Emotional Control | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

FACT : Leaders who lack emotional control won’t remain in a position of leadership for long. And, emotional intelligence has been linked to successful leadership (just did a paper on this for a university class). If no one's gonna get hurt, it isn't worth surrendering your leadership credibility over it. link] George Phillip Emotional control and Leadership?

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Leadership and Product Management

Lead on Purpose

Product management — at every level — is a leadership role within the organization. Accounting/Finance: This group is often completely ignored by product management. Reply Essential Pieces for Strategic Product Leadership « Where the Product Management Tribe Gathers , on December 12, 2010 at 11:04 pm said: [.] Leadership – the personal side is next on my list.

The CEO of Children’s National Health System on Leadership, Innovation, and Delivering Specialized Care

Harvard Business

Kurt Newman became a pediatric surgeon because he was attracted to the innovative culture and the extraordinary variety of problems doctors encounter at children’s hospitals, as well as the dramatic recoveries children can make. The payback is so meaningful that it draws people who are creative and innovative and thinking differently. Have you tried anything innovative to solve that problem? The finances of a children’s hospital are not easy.

How China’s Government Helps — and Hinders — Innovation

Harvard Business

As the era of China as the world’s low-cost manufacturer comes to an end, innovation has become the most important element in the state’s development blueprint. Given its ideological leanings, China presents itself as a unique experiment in the power of the state to help the economy become more innovative. As a helpful enabler, the state’s single most important role has been to ramp up the inputs to innovation – aggressively.

Are You On Salvage or Launch Mission?

Mills Scofield

In the Venture Capital world we call this financing risk – putting good money after bad on the hope that at some point, Einstein’s Law of Insanity* will be wrong and the salvage mission becomes a successful rescue mission. Culture Financing Growth Innovation Investing Leadership Opportunity Costs Strategy Sunk Costs Sunk Costs: money you spent that can’t be recovered… salvaged.

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Diversity & Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Let me be clear: leadership and diversity should have nothing to do with one another. This blog was recently nominated for Kevin Eikenberry’s Best Leadership Blogs of 2010 , and I noticed recently that Kevin was taking heat from the gender police for having only one woman on the list of nominees. link] Anna Smith “Let the attacks begin” – The number one source for innovation/change is pissed-off people (Tom Peters).

Top 30 Leadership Blogs 2010 | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

You’re undoubtedly thinking “who died and left Mike Myatt in charge of qualitatively assessing leadership blogs?&# I hope you enjoy the list, and that you’ll add these Top Leadership Blogs to your leadership reading list. You won’t find more solid thinking on the topic of leadership anywhere (can you tell I’m a big fan?). Next Level Blog : Scott Eblin’s authors some of the smartest leadership insights on the web.

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Memorial Day Leadership Lessons

N2Growth Blog

As a veteran and lifelong student of leadership I have always found Memorial Day weekend to be one of the most meaningful and significant of all holidays. In today’s post I’ll share two events which occurred over the past week that inspired me to write about why I believe all business executives can learn valuable leadership lessons from those in uniform.