A Practical Guide to Resolving Management Challenges 

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Leading organizations and managing people are daunting tasks, especially in this rapidly changing world. Providing the right tools at the right time, Discover the Joy of Leadership will help you become your own best leadership coach!

Learning Ethical Leadership: Talent Development Implications

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethical leadership isn't something we can ever say we've fully accomplished. It's not about arriving at any particular place, or about achieving a certain level of knowledge.

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Unethical Leadership: What Causes Failures?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethical leadership failures can be caused by different types of problems that may compound. Some of these problems are individual and others may be embedded in the organizational culture.

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Three Skills Managers Need in a Post-Pandemic World

Leading Blog

Caught in the middle of all this were managers, the face of the organization to their teams. Over the past 15 months, managers spent a considerable amount of effort mediating and negotiating on behalf of their teams to their business and from their business to their teams.

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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.

July 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the July 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. Steve writes: “ Leaders and great managers are keenly aware how to motivate and bring out the best in others, regardless of their experience. managing people. You may have a leadership dysfunction problem.

The Fine Line Between Leadership And Management

Joseph Lalonde

Leader, as defined by Webster, is a person who leads, such as someone in authority whereas leadership is the actual act of leading. Often, we automatically think that only managers/supervisors are leaders however that is not the case. They are that person setting an example for others, motivating them to […] The post The Fine Line Between Leadership And Management appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

Human Leadership is the Leadership We Need

Leading in Context

As we struggle with compounding challenges around the world, people are more and more frequently seeking information about human or humane leadership.

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Managing Conflict

Lead Change Blog

Are you someone who struggles managing conflict? I am not one who enjoys managing conflict. Author information Bill Benoist Owner at Leadership Heart Coaching Bill Benoist is Vice President of Information Services for one of the nation''s largest commercial real estate companies. He is also a certified professional coach specializing in career and leadership strategies. Leadership Development Conflict Management Self Development workplace relationships

Leadership and Management Mistakes Most First-Time Managers Make

Lead Change Blog

If you’ve been promoted to a management position for the first time, you’re probably feeling pretty terrified. If you’re not quite sure how to smoothen the transition, here are some common leadership and management mistakes most first-time managers make, which when avoided can help you get off a pretty good start. Many new managers often avoid communicating clearly about expectations as they don’t want to be seen as authoritative or be lableled the bad guy.

Frustrated or Focused – Leadership Tips for Managing Emotions

Let's Grow Leaders

I need help managing emotions or I’m going to have a meltdown.” The post Frustrated or Focused – Leadership Tips for Managing Emotions appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Authenticity & Transparency Capacity Winning Well frustration leadership management managing emotions“David, I know I shouldn’t take this personally, but I’m so frustrated and I just want to yell at my team and walk away.

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How to Manage Your Emotions When You Make Leadership Decisions

Let's Grow Leaders

Do you struggle to manage your emotions? The post How to Manage Your Emotions When You Make Leadership Decisions appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Winning Well emotions leadership leading yourself management problemsYou’re not alone. We were speaking to an international gathering of leaders from across Europe when a young man approached the microphone and asked: “How, as a leader, do you keep your personal feelings from […].

Three Tips for Macro (Not Micro) Managers

Lead Change Blog

They’re outstanding leaders in their own right, but both can be hit-or-miss when it comes to successfully managing teams. Team leaders are warned from day one: “No one likes to be micro-managed.” Rebecca and Jason heard this drumbeat loud and clear in the same management classes. Recognizing what it took to become an all-state athlete in high school, Rebecca imported coaching into the heart of her leadership to build dynamic teams. Rebecca and Jason met in grad school.

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Leadership is a Process!

Lead Change Blog

The diagram below highlights the steps involved in the leadership process. In the middle of The Leadership Process diagram are the words “Involve Others/build Relationships.” Leadership is a process! The post Leadership is a Process!

Preview Thursday: Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager

Lead Change Blog

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 3 of Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager. “Do Su san is the author of by-lined articles, peer-reviewed research, and six books, including the bestselling Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager with Ken Blanchard. Tens of thousands of people worldwide have learned from her ideas through training programs such as the Situational Self Leadership and Optimal Motivation product lines.

10 Leadership Strategies For Thriving in 2021

Leading in Context

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Leadership Caffeine™—A One Line Job Description for Managers

Management Excellence

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Managing Irrational Colleagues

Lead Change Blog

This false association of leadership with consistency and fear of appearing weak is a frequent problem for new leaders. Mike eventually accepted the information, and I praised his ability to show strength and leadership by shifting his perspective based on new evidence. The post Managing Irrational Colleagues appeared first on Lead Change. Professional Development cognitive bias confirmation bias Communication disagreement effective communication leadership communication

Entrepreneurial Leadership

Leading Blog

Entrepreneurial leadership is a mindset. It is a mindset that is even more critical in today’s unstable world and is the sine qua non of crisis leadership. He shares these in Entrepreneurial Leadership: The Art of Launching New Ventures, Inspiring Others, and Running Stuff.

Should We “Defund” Leadership?

Lead Change Blog

The scene I want to spotlight is one in which Apple CEO John Scully sent over a man charged with managing the General Magic engineering group. At a candid team meeting, someone asked his role, “I have been sent by corporate to be your manager.” ” One of the General Magic engineers immediately responded, “Thanks, but we don’t need a manager. We get overall leadership from Marc, which is all we need. A manager will just get in our way.”

10 Ways to Manage Energy and Avoid Leadership Burnout

Let's Grow Leaders

You might just need a good night’s sleep – or you may need to make some changes to how you manage your energy as a leader. In this episode, you’ll get ten ways to manage […]. Feeling tired, burned out, or listless?

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Manage change with SCARF

Lead Change Blog

Many years of working as a management consultant, coach and mentor tell me the exact opposite is often the case. The answer, simply put, is to structure your conversation using many of the excellent, tried and tested tools that exist in the leadership, management and business development archives. Not applying the SCARF principles and practices can lead to a series of manager missteps, and these can, in many cases, be easily avoided or remedied.

Management by Walking Around, a.k.a. Leadership

leaderCommunicator

It’s been called Management By Walking Around (MBWA); I prefer to think about it as Knowing What the Heck Is Really Going On (KWHIRGO). Or, you might just call it leadership because it’s a strategy that effective leadercommunicators employ. Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

Leadership Caffeine™—A One Line Job Description for Managers

Art Petty

If you manage, lead, or are otherwise responsible for the work of others, the working environment is everything. The post Leadership Caffeine™—A One Line Job Description for Managers appeared first on Management Excellence by Art Petty.

Leadership: Evaluating Ethical Awareness

Leading in Context

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May 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the May 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. Sean Glaze of Great Results Team Building shared The 3 Most Important Traits Teams Want in a New Manager. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided Stop Saying Stupid Things.

20 (Responsible) Leadership Outcomes

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton With responsible leadership, people experience feelings of self-worth from being treated well, and feelings of usefulness from being able to make a valuable contribution to the team. How does responsible leadership make people feel?

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Managing Change Effectively

Lead Change Blog

Combatting the impact of individuals’ cynicism, especially when exacerbated by an apparent lack of buy-in from middle management. A lack of ‘Why’ and ‘Can Do’ modeling, especially by leaders and managers. Uncertainty and confusion on the part of managers tasked with handling “sensitive material.” Developing a shared focus on becoming a “learning organisation” and actively managing its cultural change.

Turning Time Management Into Life Management

Lead Change Blog

The concept of time management is outdated. You can’t manage time. You can manage life. Time managers aim to do as much as possible. Life managers concentrate on what they have done. Time management tools such as Google Calendar, Asana, Jira, Evernote, and Outlook are useless if you don’t know the main trick that makes such applications effective: self-discipline. Another life management tool and significant efficiency booster is a simple break.

Managing Ethical Leadership as a Performance System

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton When we think about ethical leadership as a performance system, we get a higher level view of what it takes to develop ethical leaders. This graphic shows what an integrated ethical leadership performance management system might look like. Ethical Organization Trends ethical leadership ethical performance ethical performance management ethics what is ethical leadership

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Minimum Standard Leadership

Leading in Context

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Elements of Ethical Leadership Development

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethical leadership development is the ongoing process of guiding leaders to become ethical people and ethical leaders. It is not the same thing as compliance training or legal requirements, although those are also important.

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How Middle Managers Provide Leadership Everyday

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Let’s set aside the boring debate about leaders vs. managers for a moment and take a look at daily life for most managers in organizations. The reality is that middle managers provide leadership, or at least have the opportunity to provide leadership, all the time. Although some middle managers think their job is to manage people, in […]. Leadership Leaders vs. Managers middle managers Role of Middle Managers

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. Dana Theus of InPower Coaching writes Women in Leadership: A Guide for Women, Their Mentors, and Allies.

The importance of leadership in effective management

Lead on Purpose

There are many elements that make a good manager, however, one of the critical qualities is leadership. Leadership and management must go hand in hand, but they are not the same thing. Leadership and management are complementary, but it is … Continue reading → Leadership Innovation management productivity structure systems

Leaders: Manage Job Loss During COVID-19 With Care

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Time Management Strategies & Prioritizing

Career Advancement

He’d been working to increase his responsibilities to prove he could handle a leadership role, but now he was having a hard time keeping up with it all. I begin by reassuring them that time-management strategies like these ones can relieve a lot of their stress.

Leadership and Knowledge Management

N2Growth Blog

Let’s begin by defining knowledge management (KM)…While this alone may spur fierce debate, for simplicity sake I’ll define knowledge management as: “an organization’s ability to collect and convert data into information, turn information into knowledge, and knowledge into an operating advantage.&# Leadership Operations & Strategy Talent Management KM knowledge Knowledge Management Leadership and knowledge management Mike Myatt N2growth

Leadership and Management

The Center For Leadership Studies

If you are a manager … does that automatically make you a leader? And is it possible for you to be a leader … without being a manager? Now, first things first, commit these two definitions to memory: Leadership is influence. Management is “unidirectional.”

Will this project manager make a good people manager?

Lead Change Blog

His company is eying him for promotion, because they want him to “rub off” on other project managers, whose results aren’t as stellar. In theory, a good project manager can become a good [.] Author information Leigh Steere Co-founder, Managing People Better, LLC—a management research firm/think tank. Sam’s team just delivered a complex project on-time, on-budget, and with impeccable quality.

How to Manage a Strong, Arrogant, Slightly Obnoxious High-Performer

Let's Grow Leaders

How do you manage a strong, arrogant, slightly obnoxious high-performer? The post How to Manage a Strong, Arrogant, Slightly Obnoxious High-Performer appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Winning Well leadership managing difficult people performance management working with jerks

Beware Cargo Cult Management

Lead Change Blog

Leadership and Magical Thinking. But, leadership and success are situational. The post Beware Cargo Cult Management appeared first on Lead Change. Personal Development Inspiration Self Development Leadership Communication ActionsDuring World War II, the Allied Forces established supply bases in airfields on many islands in the South Pacific.

Peak Leadership Fitness: Elevating Your Leadership Game

Leading Blog

E LEVATING your leadership game is a mindset. In Peak Leadership Fitness , author Timothy Tobin writes, “A leadership mindset is essentially the belief in yourself and your abilities as a leader. Leadership is an extreme test of performance, stamina, and endurance.