Dynamic Dozen #4: Keep Your Team Informed

General Leadership

Across the years, especially when I was a young employee or supervisor, I was always interested in how little information flowed in the organizations I belonged to. I was often amazed at how the information that was passed to us rarely connected to anything of action but was largely just a litany of what the work force should be doing about appointments, deadlines, and perhaps some requisite training activity.… Guest Posts Communication Information Leadership Team Thornell

Has Your Company Been Anchored To The Wrong Information?

Lead Change Blog

When Lauren as well as I last spoke a couple of months ago, she informed me that the efforts they turned out led to great outcomes. The post Has Your Company Been Anchored To The Wrong Information? Have you seen people that stubbornly adhered to their first impressions regarding the pandemic and its business impact?


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Having an Informed Faith

Leading Blog

Whether developing an organization or (especially) an individual, having an informed faith is essential. We value seeing things as they are—seeing reality. But potential is as much as part of reality as cold hard facts. Being able to see where an organization or an individual could go is vital for any leader.

Dynamic Dozen – Keep Your Team Informed

General Leadership

Keeping the team informed removes the leader as a single point of failure and takes advantage of the collective intelligence of the team.… The post Dynamic Dozen – Keep Your Team Informed appeared first on General Leadership. GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Nothing is as strong as the heart of a volunteer. Jimmy Doolittle.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Are You Missing Vital Information due to the MUM Effect?

CEO Insider

The post Are You Missing Vital Information due to the MUM Effect? A tall, thin man in his late fifties approached me after my closing keynote for a manufacturing association conference on how manufacturing leaders can avoid business disasters. He looked distraught and agitated.

Information vs. Communication


Some food for thought on the difference between information and communication: employees are bombarded with information but starved for meaning. Employee to manager: “I’m starving!” Communication only occurs when an exchange results in shared meaning. Communication is all about facilitating dialogue. To build a successful team, you need to create a culture where it’s safe to dialogue about issues to ensure the smartest decisions possible.

Too Much Information (TMI) Factor

Coaching Tip

Many of us feel that we are receiving too much information already. In the "information age" sharing is important because we can share something with thousands, even millions of people in an instant. SHAREOLOGY: How Sharing is Powering the Human Economy " examines the art and history of sharing and then dives deep "in the weeds" with hands on information about the 'how', providing step-by-step details for improving the power and reach of your social sharing.

Compromise: Informed, Intentional and Productive

Lead Change Blog

Compromise: Informed, Intentional and Productive. Posted in Leadership Development I didn’t get the memo. Did you? You know, the one that says compromise is negative and should be avoided? Somewhere along the line, compromise (defined by Merriam-Webster as a settlement of differences by consent reached through mutual concessions, one of those “playing well in the sandbox” skills my mom taught me) got confused with [.]

Informational Interviews: Not Just For Rookies

Let's Grow Leaders

A common misconception is that “Informational Interviews” are only for folks starting out in their career. Sure informational interviews are a great idea for the new college grad, but they can be game-changing later in your career as well. Two of the best executive roles I’ve had came from such Informational Interviews , and eventually the real interviews once a job was available. Tips For Conducting a Great Informational Interview.

Do You Have Relevant Information on Pensions?

Strategy Driven

They fail to provide enough attention to the service provider on the quality of information delivered. Private practitioners like companies have experienced personnel who directly engage you in the claiming process by making sure information is available on any proceedings.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Creating Great Informal Coaching Moments

Kevin Eikenberry

The post Creating Great Informal Coaching Moments appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Coaching & Developing Others Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development informal coaching one-on-one meetingsSome organizations are eliminating their performance management processes, some are revamping them with new tools and approaches, and some are maintaining the status quo.

Drowning in Information While Thirsting for Communication

The Practical Leader

Are you over-informing and under communicating? Many managers confuse information and communication: Information Technology/. Information Technology is critical today. How’s your information-communication balance? “Nobody ever tells me anything.”

Information Underload: What Are You Missing?

Let's Grow Leaders

“It’s entirely possible that you can process and file more information than anyone who has come before you. The post Information Underload: What Are You Missing? Communication confidence Empowerment Execution Trust communication empowerment information leadership project management And quite likely that this filing is preventing you from growing and changing and confronting the fear that’s holding you back.”

Let the Data Decide: Using Wifi to Inform Your Hybrid Workspace

Strategy Driven

Insights such as visit frequency, new and returning visitors, and the levels of interactivity between employees provide a rich tapestry to design the office, assign resources, inform policies, and, if needed, rationalize the overall portfolio.

The 9 Essential Leadership Strategies in The Age of Information

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

→ Read More: The 9 Essential Leadership Strategies in The Age of Information. The post The 9 Essential Leadership Strategies in The Age of Information appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Leadership Age of information industrial age Information age Once upon a time, in a land called Industrial Age, the leaders of organizations resided at the top of a hierarchy, managers were in the middle, and workers were supervised.

How ZoomInfo Solves Recruiting Pain Points

For recruiters to build their pipeline and search for the next candidate, they need to ensure they have access to the most accurate data on the market. More specifically, having access to updated information lets you engage faster with ideal candidates searching the job market. To begin getting these candidates in the right positions, it includes utilizing updated contact data and enhancing your outreach strategy for improved effectiveness.

Stop the Information Vacuum and Give Comfort to Your Employees


During times of change and uncertainty, there’s an information vacuum that fills whether we want it to or not. It’s often the result of us as leaders waiting to communicate.

The Difference Between Informal And Formal Mentoring

Eric Jacobson

Sometimes, though, not everyone understands the important difference between informal mentoring and formal mentoring. As a leader in your workplace, consider establishing a formal mentoring program to supplement the informal mentoring that is surely taking place at your company/organization.

How to Turbo-Charge Your Leadership with Informal Feedback

The Practical Leader

These include external coaches, reverse performance appraisals, facilitated focus groups, meeting reflections, project reviews, external assessments, informal networking, and so on. In their Harvard Business Review article, , Zenger Folkman offers this sidebar: An Informal 360.

4 Signs the Information Your Consulting Firm Provides is Hurting Sales

David A Fields

However, there’s a real possibility that the information your consulting firm provides will … Continued. The post 4 Signs the Information Your Consulting Firm Provides is Hurting Sales appeared first on David A.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

Right information, right time

Jason Womack

It seems from time to time that just the right information comes in and just at the right time. This is what happened last week when I met up with Josh Linkner of Detroit, MI, a new-to-me author friend who shared a copy of his book with me after our brief chat. When I got to this page of the book, I knew that I had come across something I'd come back to again and again. The innovator's journey is one that begins when you hear something like this: "Someone should do something about this.".

Information is not Knowledge, Knowledge is not Wisdom


Information is not knowledge.” – Albert Einstein. This is even more true in a hyper-connected world where access to information is abundant. Having more information can, at the best, make you look smart at the tea party but it does not move a needle, unless you do something about what you already know. We need to move up in the DIKW hierarchy which attempts to define relationship between Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom.

The Problem With Information

Strategy Driven

Information, when used to influence or sell, advise or share, has cost us untold loss in business and relationships. Information Causes Resistance. For some reason, we maintain a long-standing belief that if we offer the right people the right information at the right time, presented in the right way, those it’s intended to influence will be duly impressed and adopt it. Certainly the ineffective behaviors continue regardless of the logic of the information we offer.

One Choice that Informs All Others

Leadership Freak

Unable to choose is unable to move. Choices enable movement. Unable to choose is another way of saying stuck. Successful leaders make decisions. Everyone who’s stuck lives with choices waiting to be made. Fear of choosing is fear of losing opportunity. Fear of missing out is the reason you miss out. The critical first choice: [.]. Courage Decisions Fear Leading Marks of leaders Saying No Stress Success Leadership

The Recruiting Crossword Puzzle

Test your recruiter-brain with this crossword puzzle, which reveals the best ways to move forward in your efforts with every answer!

Transforming Information to Satisfy People's Needs

Coaching Tip

In most organizations, a major challenge is getting all employees the right information they need to make good decisions. The problem is their current tools can''t process information quickly enough. Enterprises are becoming larger, faster paced, organic organizations, and company information is flowing more freely both inside and outside the enterprise. Companies must monitor and react to this information flow.

3 Tools to Overcome Information Overload

Dave Bratcher

If you are like me, you have multiple sources from which you gather information each day. The short answer is yes, and everyday, those who provide information are looking for better ways to deliver it. 3 Tools for Organizing Information. Twitter (Lists) – If your Twitter feed looks anything like mine, it is very cluttered and organizing the information is vital. Please comment below – What tools do you use to organize information?

Your Front-Line Team Members Are A Goldmine Of Information

Eric Jacobson

“What you hear depends on whom you listen to.

1 Yottabyte: The WWW Information Smog

Women on Business

We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven''t already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Reader Submission content marketing search engine optimization social media marketing web design web development

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow-up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

Why Your Management Information Should Be Curated In Real-Time

N2Growth Blog

Management information is that which is used to determine business direction, to make executive decisions and to set policy. It tends to be summary information composed from individual business transactions performed throughout the business. Done right, your management information environment can be leveraged for competitive gain over rivals who don’t get the most out of their data. Management information should not be an afterthought.

Stakeholder Engagement – Inform, Influence or Involve?

Change Starts Here

Once you identify your stakeholders (see Three Main Impact Zones of Change ), it’s time to determine if you need to inform, influence, or involve them. Inform. Rather than surprising them later, make an effort to inform them before the change happens. For example, invite the people who will use a new information system to design the reports they need to improve on the existing ones. And Level 3, who are more observers, you would inform.

Information Overload and What You Can Do About It

Leading Blog

Instead, information—often in the form of e-mail messages, reports, news, Web sites, RSS feeds, blogs, wikis, instant messages, text messages, Twitter, and video conferencing walls—bombards and dulls our senses. The volume of information was have today “throttles productivity, reduces our capability to absorb and learn, outs our physical and mental health at risk, and interferes with personal and business relationships.” Today, information overload costs the U.S.

Research: Informal Leadership Comes at a Cost

Harvard Business

Taking on these duties can have a significant negative impact on employees’ energy levels and job satisfaction. Leadership development Developing employees Talent management High potential employees Burnout North America Asia Digital Article

No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results

Speaker: Cy Wakeman, M.S., CSP, President, Reality-Based Leadership

Cy Wakeman proposes a radically different approach to HR leadership. Changing the ways leaders think and the strategies they use in their work is a serious and critical economic issue. Leaders should help others develop the great mental processes they need to eliminate self-imposed suffering and choose to be accountable for driving results.

Dealing with Information Overload - Social Media Filtering

CEO Blog

There are way too many sources of good information. I find some bloggers also have link rich content and essentially jury the articles and universe of information to point out what is relevant. We could spend many more than 24 hours per day just trying to keep up. One way to "keep up" is to let others whom you respect do the filtering. I find this is a great way to use Twitter. Follow some people who tweet/point out interesting articles.

Recovering from information overload

First Friday Book Synopsis

To read the complete article, check out other resources, and obtain subscription information, please click here. * * * Always-on, multitasking work environments are killing productivity, dampening creativity, and making us unhappy. Here is an excerpt from an article co-authored by Derek Dean and Caroline Webb for The McKinsey Quarterly (January 2011).

Let your history inform you, not define you

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Thursday Thoughts: Let your history inform you, not define you. The post Let your history inform you, not define you appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. It’s important to remember our history because we are grounded in the experience and lessons we have learned. But you don’t have to keep repeating your history. And who you were doesn’t have to define who you are becoming. This is true for us as individuals […].

How Can A Business Owner Remain As Informed As Possible?

Strategy Driven

Every business owner needs to remain informed in several fields should they hunt success. But it is also quite essential to consider how, and why being informed matters, and how to ensure that even in the midst of success, you are able to keep your eye on the ball. Staying informed is the way to get there. But if you simply know how to view those metrics and do not wish to streamline them or try to implement those solutions, you’ll be informed without practicality.

Information Overload: How to Master It?

Coaching Tip

On the 4th of August at the Techonomy Conference in Lake Tahoe, CA, Google CEO Eric Schmidt stated that “ Every two days now we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003. The new technologies allow not only fast production but especially instant distribution of information: this leaves us with a permanent processing deficit for most of us, in the digital age, who handle nothing else but information for a living.