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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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 [.]

Informal Coaching and Feedback

Great Leadership By Dan

In order to create real, measurable, and meaningful change, it is also important to supplement those formal, documented meetings with continuous, informal coaching that is delivered as things happen." "Performance feedback and coaching shouldn’t just happen once a year during a formal performance review.

Information vs. Communication

leaderCommunicator

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.

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.

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.”

Stop the Information Vacuum and Give Comfort to Your Employees

leaderCommunicator

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. While we’re waiting to have more answers, more clarification, all the answers (which we’ll never have), the void gets filled, naturally and easily. And research shows it gets filled with typically more negative thoughts and conjecture than the reality. Leadership Communication Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

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.

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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 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.

1 Yottabyte: The WWW Information Smog

Women on Business

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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.

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.".

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?

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.

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 […].

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.

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.

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.

Developing a Career in Information and Communication Technologies

Women on Business

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3 Ways to Improve Information Security in the Workplace

Strategy Driven

In the new digital world where everything is shared and connected, there is a growing concern about information security and integrity of the data you keep. In the world of digital information security, hindsight isn’t worth a lot. Make your security strategy in advance, selecting who will have access to which information and when, where that information will be stored and what will be the procedures to access it.

Information is not Knowledge, Knowledge is not Wisdom

QAspire

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.

6 Ways to Get the Information You Need to Make the Best Decisions

Let's Grow Leaders

Mark stared at the floor, his jaw clenched in frustration. I was sitting with a leader who had just crashed and burned. He’d made a decision that had cost him his reputation and maybe his job. He looked up at me and […]. Authenticity & Transparency Communication Winning Well channel challengers communication feedback leadership management Trust

Recovering from information overload

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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).

How to Encourage the Sharing of Information in Your Team

Strategy Driven

Unfortunately, the corporate environment has not always been one that fostered working well together, and so these two factors alone are insufficient for putting together a team willing to share information. In order to overcome this obstacle, it is first necessary to look at why we have so much trouble sharing what we know and then to find ways to encourage the sharing of information. You just finished reading How to Encourage the Sharing of Information in Your Team !

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.

Why do we gather information from buyers?

Strategy Driven

Information, when used to influence or sell, 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.

2 Times It’s Important to Share Information as a Leader

leaderCommunicator

How do you decide what information is mission-critical for employees? Follow these 2 times it’s important to share information with your employees: Leadership CommunicationMany employees want to know everything that’s going on. But that’s impossible to accomplish and is also an unrealistic expectation.

How to Manage the Information Avalanche

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries "Managing the Information Avalanche" Harvard Business Review HBR newsletters How to Manage the Information Avalanche Management Tip of the Day Ron AshkenasHere is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. * * * Gone are the days of regular rhythms for reviewing performance, plans, and strategies.

3 Ways Business is Changing in the Information Age

Strategy Driven

The nature of the information age is that if you aren’t keeping up with the latest in digital technologies, even the simplest of businesses can quickly fall behind the competition. Accessing, analyzing and utilizing information is essential for businesses. Even if you are only running a small side hustle, the more information you have and the more you can manipulate it, the more efficient and successful your business could be. The information age has democratized knowledge.

IBM Study Points to Millennials as Key Driver to Better Security of Personal Information

N2Growth Blog

Just last week, CNN Money reported , that Equifax likely lost a whole lot more of our personal information to hackers than it had previously admitted at the time of the breach. But, the ability of hackers to use the stolen information to hack into a victim’s other online accounts can be greatly reduced when advanced measures, like biometrics, are put into place. There is hope on the horizon that the field of identity protection will continue to evolve and improve.

5 Tips to Write Better Informational Emails

Ron Edmondson

I’m talking about informational emails. The emails which have information in them I probably need. I know it’s probably vital information. If it’s multiple pieces of information, say that up front too. I realize that’s my fault, not yours, but if you want the information absorbed – you’d want to know your audience, right? People can often read lists easier than paragraphs when dissecting detailed information.

5 Tips for Writing Long Informational Emails or Newsletters

Ron Edmondson

I’m talking about informational emails. The emails which have information in them I probably need. I know it’s probably vital information. If it’s multiple pieces of information, say that up front too. I realize that’s my fault, not yours, but if you want the information absorbed – you’d want to know your audience, right? People can often read lists easier than paragraphs when dissecting detailed information.

Read Good Books – In the Information Overload Era, Don’t Load much “Less-Than-Useful/Valuable” Information

First Friday Book Synopsis

Good books are better than not-so-good books. Right?! Here’s a problem. If you read about the really smart people from the preceding centuries, they partly got smart by reading books that they had in their house, in their personal libraries. (So, So, yes, they could afford libraries – and they had the leisure time to read). […]. Randy's blog entries

What To Do With Information Overload

Ron Edmondson

One struggle I’ve witnessed consistently with leaders – including this one – is we drown in information overload. We are constantly fed new information we can’t effectively analyze and implement. In fact, many times we fail to accomplish as much as we could simply because we have more information than we can adequately process. You don’t lack for information. Here’s a quick tip: Process the information.

3 Types of Trademark Misuse in Social Media – Beware and Be Informed

Women on Business

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4 Informational Interviewing Tips (Part 15)

CO2

Be Informed about Informational Interviews: 4 Key Tips. The purpose of an informational interview is to get information about a field of work from someone who has firsthand knowledge. Unfortunately, some people approach informational interviews as informal interviews and don’t do enough advance preparation. They agreed simply to provide you with information about their position, organization, and/or industry.