Three Steps to Update Your Leadership Operating System for 2021

Lead Change Blog

With 2021 just around the corner, it’s time to consider upgrading your LOS—Leadership Operating System. Your LOS is a collection of the leadership traits, styles, techniques, and strategies you use to lead and manage people, and it’s imperative to make sure your LOS is up to date if you want to maximize your effectiveness. Backing up your LOS involves taking stock of your leadership experiences this past year.

Resetting Your Operating Rhythm for the “New Normal”

Next Level Blog

The situation is too fast-moving, fluid and unprecedented for any of us to settle in for whatever the long haul is and keep on truckin’ with the same operating rhythm we’ve used up until now. That doesn’t mean, though, that we shouldn’t take a step back to assess our operating rhythm as leaders and professionals who still need to get stuff done. For years, I’ve been a big proponent of identifying and following through on your optimal operating rhythm.

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Rethinking Your Management Approach and Your Team’s Operating Routine in Real-Time

Management Excellence

Art of Managing Decision-Making High Performance Management Teams Leadership Leadership Caffeine Leading Change Management Innovation Crisis Management Information Sharing Micro-Managing Operating Routine Quarterly Business Review Reinventing Management

Operating Out of Greatness

Lead from Within

Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world. Of her many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. Listen to Podcast.

Rethinking Your Management Approach and Your Team’s Operating Routine in Real-Time

Art Petty

In talking with top executives, it’s no surprise that one of the biggest challenges they are facing is transferring their well-established operating routines into an online/virtual format. Many managers are learning their well-honed cadence and schedule of activities to review, plan, and communicate no longer works in a virtual world.

Leadership is a Process!

Lead Change Blog

The diagram below highlights the steps involved in the leadership process. Help people see themselves operating in the new environment. In the middle of The Leadership Process diagram are the words “Involve Others/build Relationships.” Leadership is a process!

Digitalizing Your Business Means Re-Imagining How It Operates

N2Growth Blog

This capability provides management with increased flexibility in defining the work environment. In essence, business processes need not be limited by reporting lines or geography in this kind of operating model. Today’s command and control structure should be updated to allow greater flexibility in managing personnel and monitoring their performance. Management’s roles will need to change in this more flexible work environment, as well.

Tips For Leading A Successful Business Operation

Eric Jacobson

Here are some good tips for leading a successful business operation from the handy booklet, 144 Ways To Walk The Talk , by Eric Harvey and Al Lucia : Involve your team in setting standards that are achievable but also require everyone to stretch their knowledge and skills. Business Operation Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership

Leadership and Knowledge Management

N2Growth Blog

Leaders who don’t understand the value of distributable and actionable knowledge not only limit opportunities, but they’re also building huge contingent operating liabilities. The operational advantage created through effective KM should allow an enterprise to effectively address current needs as well as to strategically drive innovation and forward planning. . By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

StrategyDriven Launches Operational Risk Management Resource Forum

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven is proud to announce the launch of a risk management resource forum; providing innovative thought leadership and collaboration opportunities to help leaders effectively address their most pressing operational risks. The risk management forum’s thought leadership documents are being distributed to StrategyDriven ‘s clients, including some of the world’s largest utility operators. Risk Management – Introduction.

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.”

Executive Coaching Success Story: Senior Vice President Business Operations, Telecommunications

The Center For Leadership Studies

The post Executive Coaching Success Story: Senior Vice President Business Operations, Telecommunications appeared first on Situational Leadership® Management and Leadership Training. Success Stories

Executive Coaching Success Story: Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare

The Center For Leadership Studies

The post Executive Coaching Success Story: Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare appeared first on Situational Leadership® Management and Leadership Training. Success Stories

Executive Coaching Success Story: Executive Vice President Business Operations, Finance

The Center For Leadership Studies

The post Executive Coaching Success Story: Executive Vice President Business Operations, Finance appeared first on Situational Leadership® Management and Leadership Training. Success Stories

Video Book Club – Beach Read Edition: Operation Mincemeat

Next Level Blog

Operation Mincemeat is a true story that reads like a novel. It’s a fun and fascinating read that shows how important characteristics like persistence and ingenuity can be to the practice of leadership. Take A Look Leadership Lessons Podcast Leadership Lessons Podcasts : Scott Eblin, executive coach, speaker and author of The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success, 2nd Edition , talks with top business and organizational leaders.

Baldheaded Leadership

Lead Change Blog

She was the chief operating officer of a large company, and this was the leadership conference for her company. ” As I listened to her powerful message, I thought about how great leadership needs to be totally real before it is attractively adorned; jarringly authentic, not just charmingly presented. Baldheaded leadership is genuine and trust-building. Baldheaded leadership is courageous and transparent. How would your leadership actions change?

Beware Cargo Cult Management

Lead Change Blog

The residents of those islands had never seen airplanes, or canned food, or many other things that the military uses to support operations. 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 Actions

How To Lead A Successful Business Operation

Eric Jacobson

Here are some good tips for leading a successful business operation from the handy booklet, 144 Ways To Walk The Talk , by Eric Harvey and Al Lucia : Involve your team in setting standards that are achievable but also require everyone to stretch their knowledge and skills. Al Lucia Eric Harvey Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership

7 Ways to Improve Operations Without Sacrificing Worker Safety

Harvard Business

The culmination was an incident at an insecticide plant in LaPorte, Texas, where, as a result of a basic process safety management failure , an extremely toxic chemical—methyl mercaptan—was released and two workers were overcome. To get management’s attention, I issued a statement declaring that “these four preventable workplace deaths and the very serious hazards we uncovered at this facility are evidence of a failed safety program.”

Remote Working and Management: Accepted or Not?

CoachStation

This has been triggered by the recent Covid-19 environment, improvements in technology, recognised cost-savings and manager/employee attitudes. Remote management adds significantly to the requirement for effective leadership.

Simple Physical Routines for Successful Stress Management

Next Level Blog

Leadership is always challenging. This week, I want to start with three basic physical routines that are essential to stress management – eating, moving and sleeping. Manage Yourself business health leadership stress well-being

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Improving Leadership Bench Strength

N2Growth Blog

A fter reading Gartner’s report on How to Build Leadership Bench Strength , these are my conclusions: HR already invests 23% of its Training and Development budget in Leadership and 27% on the high potential professionals. How do they affect Leadership?

Talent Identification and Management

Career Advancement

“Talent management deserves as much focus as financial capital management in corporations.” ~ Jack Welch One of the best ways to strengthen your company as a whole is to devote attention to developing your employee talent. Talent identification and management begin with The Four P’s. Practice engaging leadership Truly great leaders possess characteristics that encourage and inspire their staff.

Strategic Leadership 2021: Lessons from Strategy Class

Lead Change Blog

Strategic leadership means leading for today, tomorrow, and beyond. It manifests through helping shape a continually evolving organizational paradigm while operating effectively in the current environment. Vision is distilled into actionable priorities, which become the day-to-day operating plan guiding all team members in performing their work. In part, this requires acknowledgment that the operating landscape is a dynamic environment in continuous change.

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November 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the November 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. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided Is Your Empathy Serving or Hurting You ? Jon Lokhorst of Lokhorst Consulting shared This Underrated Leadership Skill Is More Important than Ever.

4 Ways To Lead A Successful Business Operation

Eric Jacobson

Here are some good tips for leading a successful business operation from the handy booklet, 144 Ways To Walk The Talk, by Eric Harvey and Al Lucia: Involve your team in setting standards that are achievable but also require everyone to stretch their knowledge and skills. Business Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management

In Search of Good Operators in Business

Management Excellence

Art of Managing Leadership Business Revitalization Turning Around a Business Visionaries and ManagersWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.

October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the October 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. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided 5 Ways to Shift from Coaxing to Coaching. Chris Edmonds of The Purposeful Culture Group provided Culture Leadership Charge: Good Comes First.

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. This gap was identified as leading to the following concerns; High turnover rates amongst front-line employees, the direct subordinates of the managers – ~28% which was higher than average for this company.

Candidate Management During a Crisis

N2Growth Blog

I am no stranger to the challenges of candidate management during a crisis. Consider the following recommendations for effective candidate management during a crisis: Empathize: In a situation like this, it is human nature to think about one’s own health, safety, career, and expenses first. The first step to great candidate management is thinking about what he/she is going through psychologically and emotionally at any point in the interview process.

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The Best Leadership Books of 2020

Leading Blog

DeLong (Harvard Business Review Press, 2020) Teaching by Heart summarizes the author’s key insights gained from more than forty years of teaching and managing. Competing in the Age of AI : Strategy and Leadership When Algorithms and Networks Run the World by Marco Iansiti and Karim R.

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One Secret Of Highly Effective Managers

Lead Change Blog

This tendency is problematic if you are a manager. Our account managers liked candidates who were versatile and had broad knowledge. It was these partners we considered for broader management positions, because we had learned over time that the best managers…. Make a list of each employee’s top skills and use this information when assigning work, so that most of the time, employees are operating from their strengths. Think of a skill you highly value in others.

First Look: Leadership Books for December 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in December 2020. And how will this change the way we love, manage and learn from others? Overcome : Crush Adversity with the Leadership Techniques of America's Toughest Warriors by Jason Redman.

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Advice: Manage Well by Leading Better

N2Growth Blog

By John Baldoni , Chair, Leadership Development, N2growth. Management is your day job; leadership is your career. That is a variation on a comment I heard recently from an executive who was speaking about the responsibilities that senior managers have to lead their organizations through change. Managers are expected to handle the workload; leaders are expected to determine what comes next. Managers by nature are pragmatists; leaders are dreamers.

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My Crisis Leadership Playbook

Next Level Blog

When I talk about the ideas in my book, The Next Level , one of the first things I usually say is that the next level is any leadership situation which requires different results. The first thing I’m sure of is that effective leadership in this new era begins with effective self-management.

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Management Styles

Strategy Driven

Organizations should coordinate management skills into its overall corporate strategy, in order to satisfy customer needs profitably, draw together the components for practical strategies and implement strategic requirements to impact the business. This is my review of how management styles have evolved. In the period that predated scientific management, the Captain of Industry style prevailed. The Human Relations style of management flourished from 1940-1964.

How to Become a Better Manager by Exhibiting These 3 Leadership Traits

Strategy Driven

As a manager, taking the time to learn and understand how you can become a great leader can aid in improving your team’s success and engagement rate. There’s more to it than just being a manager. If you are currently a manager or you are aspiring to become one in your career.

Leading Versus Managing

Eric Jacobson

Here are some great insights about leading versus managing from Bob Kulhan and his book, Getting To Yes And. He says, "Leading is not managing. Managing is not leading." Managing is taking care of logistical and practical details.

How to Humanize Leadership

Leading Blog

Humanizing Leadership Mentors. During the book writing process, I reflected on the multitude of individuals who graciously shared their time, words, wisdom, and encouragement with me along my personal leadership journey. How they showed up as leaders and how they engaged was critical to my leadership development. Humanizing Leadership Overcomes Outdated Organizational Views. Humanizing Leadership Is Awakened Through Three Truths.

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January 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the January 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. Jim Taggart of Changing Winds shared Creating Your Leadership Footprint through the Practice of LESS is MORE. Paula writes: “Leadership takes place at all levels of an organization, not just the C-Suite.

First Look: Leadership Books for June 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in June 2020. Leadership isn't easy. They argue that this popular leadership advice glosses over the most important thing you do as a leader: build others up. Leadership isn't about you.

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May 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the May 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. John Spence contributed What Is Your Definition Of Leadership? John challenges readers to consider the characteristics of an “Ideal Leader” and how to use that to improve their leadership effectiveness.