June 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, employee performance and engagement, personal and professional development, productivity, team building, and more. David Grossman of The Grossman Group shared Top 11 Attributes of Leaders Who Excel at Communication and How We Define Them. Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership provided The Seven Signs of Great Leadership.

Your Process SUCKS! I am NOT a jerk & tell me the behaviors you want.

Mike Cardus

ABOUT Contact Us Create-Learning.com Get Connected Facebook LinkedIn RSS Feed Log in Join and Receive 9 Team-Building & Leadership Activities:That work and allow people to learn from the experience. Tuesday, November 02nd, 2010 Posted by: mike Met some friends for a focus group at a local coffee place. michael cardus is create-learning image by d.loop Related posts: 3 Reasons Your Leadership Sucks…and how to improve it. Challenges of leadership.

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New Leadership for a Changing Workforce

Great Leadership By Dan

The Three P’s of Second-Wave Leadership So, how do leaders practically manage this new batch of workers in the workplace, and what do these Second-Wavers need from an employer? So, for these Second-Wavers, I’d recommend focusing on the three P’s: Personal Attention, Professional Development, and Purpose. Purpose After observing focus groups of Second-Wavers, one thing really stands out: They want to know not just what to do and how to do it, but why.

An Agile Culture Ripples Out From the Leadership Team

The Practical Leader

Many leadership teams seem to think that talking about agility will magically transform their organizations. A department, division, or organization’s culture ripples out from its leadership team. Organizational behavior reflects leadership team behavior.

New Approaches to Leadership Development: A New VUCA Filter

Great Leadership By Dan

Action Item: Set up focus groups and ask employees how they stay informed about the company. leadership development Lorraine Grubbs VUCUGuest post from Lorraine Grubbs : The US Army War College, in the post cold war years, described the future business environment in four words: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity - code name: VUCA.

5 Leadership Signals that Turn Culture into Advantage

Skip Prichard

” Those words are printed on the back cover of Five Frequencies: Leadership Signals that Turn Culture into Competitive Advantage. I followed up with the authors to learn more about their leadership philosophy. Leadership Tip: The most effective leaders treat culture-shifting as a serious business process that’s explicitly tied to business results. But you should pick a longer time horizon for calculating ROI on your leadership choices. 5 Leadership Frequencies.

Principles of Leadership Development: Necessary Skilled-Knowledge

Mike Cardus

An earlier post listed the 7 Principles of Leadership Development in no specific order of importance : Necessary Skilled-Knowledge. Education for Leadership. Strategy for Leadership Development. Exploring lessons learned and how an organization and I developed a leadership development process for high potential employees. To grow leaders and leadership demands clear thinking. Focus groups to determine what is working well.

Leadership Biz Cafe #6 – Andrea Kates on Fostering Innovation

Tanveer Naseer

That’s the basis of my conversation with business strategist and author Andrea Kates in this latest episode of “Leadership Biz Cafe”. Why leaders need to look beyond focus groups and market studies to find their next innovation. business communication culture leadership Recent Posts execution innovation perception recruitment strategy talent

Executive Managerial Leadership Coaching: Case Study

Mike Cardus

Below is an actual Executive Coaching and Managerial Leadership Training + Development process I facilitated. Creating a renewed focus for each person to be working for shared values and commitment to the organization, teams, the community, stake holders, and each other. Within these coaching times focused development, feedback and field work assignments were discussed and explored to develop the defined objectives.

For the L of It: Leadership and Love

The Practical Leader

As someone in a focus group quipped, “The most dangerous place in this organization is at the exit door around quitting time. It’s a good time to reflect on the vital connections of leadership and love. Management is “head work,” and leadership is “heart work. ” Leadership is emotional. Leadership deals with feelings. Leadership is about dreams, inspiration, excitement, desire, pride, care, passion, and love.

Meet people where they are

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development I sit on the board of directors for a small nonprofit that’s in the process of fine-tuning its mission and strategy. Over the last few months, the organization has done its due diligence—conducting focus groups and surveys; studying program participation; reviewing revenue, expenses, and donor history; checking out its competitors and assessing its differentiators; doing [.] Leadership Development empathy personal development Strategy

How to Be a Better Team Leader: A Case Study

Let's Grow Leaders

After all this was a recognition focus group for the top reps in this enormous call center. 21 Great Thoughts on Leadership Development: A Frontline Festival. accountability Authenticity confidence Fear and Courage grow your career Risk taking call centers career development disengagement employee engagement frontline leader frontline leadership leadership team leaders

Two Team Building & Leadership Success Stories

Mike Cardus

To read more success stories check out Team Building Stories and the Exponent Leadership Stories. Team Building & Leadership Success Stories. Financial Services Group. Working with a financial service group that was facing the challenge of regulations changing the amount of fair-share revenue they could claim as their total profit. Developing a leadership training program and increased trust in the competence of leadership.

Bit by Innocent Bit, Are You Becoming a Sincere Hypocrite?

The Practical Leader

” Correlation studies drawing on Zenger Folkman’s extensive 360 databases show the dramatic impact of a leader’s inclination to ask for feedback and leadership effectiveness. Run focus groups using a cross-section of people in your organization.

Daring To Serve

Lead Change Blog

It occurred to me that our Leading Voices , Instigators , and Lead Change Group Members have touched on these principles in many of their writings. Lead Change Instigator Bill Benoist wrote in his Bold, Innovative Leadership article: “This is what bold, innovative leaders do. Cheryl’s decision to lead Popeyes in a direction of servant leadership was born early on in her tenure. Cheryl emphasizes that our results focus is not once a year, it is every day.

Managerial Leadership Training Tool: Using DTC Operator Innovation Planning

Mike Cardus

Working with a team of 5 Executive Directors from a company that employs ~2000 people we identified a gap in the Managerial Leadership Training , Mentoring and coaching of employees prior to being promoted to a Manager Level within the company. One Solution Step was to create an internal Managerial Leadership Process, starting with the Managers and eventually being used in every level of the company.

Are You Ready for Recovery?

Leading Blog

Transpersonal Leadership is a concept that my colleagues and I at LeaderShape Global have been developing for over 10 years. It also means that leaders whose ego is not in the driving seat will have the humility to appreciate that in a crisis (especially), they do not have all the answers and that Leadership and decision-making needs to be distributed to those who have the best knowledge and information. Anybody can travel the path to Transpersonal Leadership. Leadership

What Causes Promotions to Fail?

Lead Change Blog

These newly-promoted supervisors were then prodded to pick up the necessary skills on the job, even without any leadership training. This challenging situation came from the curse of knowledge, with the majority of leaders in the transportation department having forgotten the challenges they also faced when they had to develop their own leadership skills. Professional Development Peter Principle curse of knowledge hiring HR Leadership Development performance appraisal promotion

The Three Pillars Of Executive Presence

Eric Jacobson

After two years of research, forty focus groups and a national survey, author Sylvia Ann Hewlett contends the three pillars of Executive Presence are: How you act ( gravitas ) How you speak (communication ) How you look ( appearance ) All three work together to help you telegraph (signal) to others that you have what it takes and that you're star material. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Executive Presence Leadership Leadership Books

Don’t Be a Leader of Stupid Rules

Lead Change Blog

Now, focus the service garbage detection spotlight on every other process in search of stupid rules. Create an on-going virtual customer focus group focused on policies, procedures and practices. Leadership has had its history of being characterized by a role of control. Leadership today is about fostering the illogic of innovation, the irrationality of passion and purpose, and the instability of change. Leadership Development Leadership Management

How To Ask Remarkably Better Questions To Encourage Great Ideas

Great Leadership By Dan

You ask in ways that draw out people’s best thinking, new ideas, and customer-focused solutions. Three qualities distinguish how leaders ask questions in a Courageous Culture: they are intentional, vulnerable, and action-focused. Magazine’s list of great leadership speakers.

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The Three Pillars Of Executive Presence

Eric Jacobson

After two years of research, forty focus groups and a national survey, author Sylvia Ann Hewlett contends the three pillars of Executive Presence are: How you act ( gravitas ) How you speak (communication ) How you look ( appearance ) All three work together to help you telegraph (signal) to others that you have what it takes and that you're star material. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Executive Presence Leadership Leadership Books Sylvia Ann Hewlett

On The Leading Edge to Cut Wasteful Employee Engagement Efforts

The Practical Leader

Other leaders try organizational solutions like flex hours, onsite daycare, social activities, better benefits, senior leadership visibility, boosting interactions such as town hall meetings, etc. It’s become a truism in the organization/leadership development field — people join an organization, but quit their boss. Last month I delivered a 45-minute webinar overview of the key elements in leadership effectiveness that determines outcomes like engagement.

Knowledge Is Power. Data Isn’t.

In the CEO Afterlife

Moving on your instincts is not seat-of-the-pants leadership. At Apple, Steve Jobs never wanted research from focus groups or quantitative usage and attitude studies. Branding Human Resources Leadership Marketing Strategy Apple Business CEO Culture Entrepreneurship In the CEO Afterlife information Innovation IT Mentoring technology VisionHow many times have you heard that “knowledge is power?”

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Picturing Myself as a Photographer

Lead Change Blog

This post is a part of our 2016 Lead Change Group Guest Blogger Series. Within each theme Facebook provides a range of focused groups and pages – some are interest groups, others focused specifically on photography, and many commercial retail pages. I can take a railway themed photo, provide commentary, and share out to over a dozen different groups and pages. Self Leadership Guest Posts Ian Whitfield Photography Photography

5 Ways to Hear Different People as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

When you fail to remember this principle of leadership – people are different – you frustrate those you are trying to lead. I don’t really like the term much, because I think better leadership is a we.

Three Pillars Of Executive Presence And The Aspects Of Gravitas

Eric Jacobson

After two years of research, forty focus groups and a national survey, author Sylvia Ann Hewlett contends the three pillars of Executive Presence are: How you act ( gravitas ) How you speak (communication ) How you look ( appearance ) All three work together to help you telegraph (signal) to others that you have what it takes and that you're star material. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Executive Presence Leadership Books Sylvia Ann Hewlett

How to Get Employees to Care About Your Company

Let's Grow Leaders

Nothing is more disconcerting that watching employees share relentless feedback in focus groups and having execs finally pay attention when the consultant comes in and says the same thing. Communication Energy & Engagement employee engagement leadership managementGreat commercials, strong PR, a brilliant social media strategy all warrant effort when building your company’s reputation.

3M’s SVP of HR Kristen Ludgate on a Better Way to Attract Top Talent

HR Digest

We launched a new culture framework in 2019 to articulate what our culture is – and what we aspire it to be – with a focus on building on our strengths and committing to stretch ourselves into the future. COURAGE UNDER CHANGE.

Powerful Leaders Go Beyond Empowerment to Empartnerment

The Practical Leader

The consulting firm usually interviews people, runs focus groups, and gathers input from a variety of sources. This is a big leadership failure. You might also want to use this 10 point check list for a leadership checkup. The post Powerful Leaders Go Beyond Empowerment to Empartnerment appeared first on The Clemmer Group.

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It’s Time to Start Teaching Your Teams to Succeed

Management Excellence

For those who’ve lived and thrived on a high-performance team, the memory of what it was like to work with a motivated, caring, challenging (but respectful), accomplishment-focused group of individuals provides sustenance for the lonely, near-death experiences that characterize so many other team and project experiences in the workplace. If you’ve ever been part of a truly effective team…a high performance team, you know the experience is memorable.

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3 Ways to Avoid the Slippery Slope of Inconsistency

Let's Grow Leaders

Explain Your Leadership Viewpoint. Try something like this: “I believe in situational leadership and doing the right thing for people in trying situations. In every company I work with I hear a consistent theme in focus groups: “I wish our managers had tougher and more consistent standards. Your team is yearning for leadership, parameters and consistency, with the occassional human exception.

How To Achieve Executive Presence

Eric Jacobson

After two years of research, forty focus groups and a national survey, author Sylvia Ann Hewlett contends the three pillars of Executive Presence are: How you act ( gravitas ) How you speak (communication ) How you look ( appearance ) All three work together to help you telegraph (signal) to others that you have what it takes and that you're star material. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Executive Presence Leader Leadership Sylvia Ann Hewlett

This is Critical to Building an Agile, Change Adaptive Organization

The Practical Leader

” That’s a key conclusion of a major study by Harvard Business School’s Project on Managing the Future of Work and the Boston Consulting Group’s Henderson Institute. They found “the two groups perceived the future in significantly different ways.” ” They identify five ways leaders can provide stronger change leadership: Don’t just set up training programs — create a learning culture.

How To Conduct A Stay Interview To Keep Your Best And Brightest Employees

Eric Jacobson

They are not team meetings or focus groups. They are not focused on job performance. Employee Retention Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership Books Retaining Employees Richard P. Disengagement remains a fact of work for more than half of America's workers, according to the experts at Gallup. And, with unemployment rates dropping and the economy continually improving, reducing turnover should be a priority for business leaders.

Do You Have Executive Presence?

LDRLB

In a recent study conducted by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and a team of researchers at the Center for Talent Innovation , the senior leaders surveyed listed executive presence – being perceived as leadership material – as the essential factor in determining who gets ahead in an organization. Attributes like hard work and past performance are important, but the study’s biggest finding was that executive presence is a requirement for top leadership positions.

How to Ignite and Sustain Organizational Growth

Skip Prichard

This is a company that has focused on its culture from day one. Providing low-cost elements such as the opportunity to be entrepreneurial and involved in decision-making, along with a focus on giving back to the community, are as important to employees today as health benefits or a 401(k). As companies tackle culture, and it has become a focus area in literature and conferences, what do they still often miss? Go out of your way to keep this influential group on board.

Why Mission Statements Fail

LDRLB

Or how about this one: “Undisputed marketplace leadership.” And how are we defining leadership? It’s great to be focused on company culture and respecting cultural differences and the strengths that employees provide. Many companies got their mission statement via something like a focus group, maybe a retreat with senior leaders or maybe a series of meetings from a cross-section of people across the company. What gets you out of bed in the morning?

5 Ways to Listen to Different Voices as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

When you fail to remember this principle of leadership – that people are different – you frustrate those you are trying to lead. I don’t really like the term, because I think better leadership is a “we”, but I want you to see how I try to be intentional in this area.). Periodically, I like to set up focus groups of people for input on various issues. Leadership Organizational Leadership Team Leadership

How do we fix a morale problem? You focus on the systems within the work

Mike Cardus

Consulting & Coaching a mid-size nonprofit agency that focused on people with developmental disabilities. Plus I knew that focusing on morale was not going to make anything or anybody’s work better. We focused efforts on two projects, we called these “Impact Projects”: Customer Satisfaction. We, the agency and I, did surveys, interviews and focus-groups of their customers to learn what they thought and saw as the benefits and needs of the agency.

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Who was Steven P. Jobs?

Coaching Tip

But the years away reportedly helped him develop his leadership style and begin ceding more responsibilities to others. He was a focus group of one, the ideal Apple customer, two years out. Leadership Web/Tech What is 1955 2011 apple steven p. If you had listened to Steven P. Jobs' presentations over the years, he came across not as the creator of a product so much as its very first fan--the first person to digest its possibilities.

Rethinking the Work of Leadership

Harvard Business Review

Yet, here we are in 2013 with organizational leadership models that continue to deny the social nature of organizations and wallow in inertia. Our leadership practices remain authoritative. And, a paltry 38% reported that their organizations had effective leadership running the show. What if our approach to leadership was to evolve into Drucker''s vision of "socially accountable and culturally embedded" management? Tell us how you''re rethinking the work of leadership.

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An Army of One

General Leadership

All are intentionally designed to reinforce that every individual is simply one part of a larger group at work. The result of numerous focus groups and interviews with soldiers, it is designed to convey the idea that joining the Army will help someone gain not only physical and emotional strength, but strength of character and purpose as well.

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