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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Secret Sauce: Mike Bowker Chief Operating Officer of Cable One

Leadership Freak

I invite leaders who I admire to share real world leadership principles they have learned on their journey. Welcome to “Secret Sauce Sunday.” The insights that follow are born in Mike Bowker’s experience.… … Continue reading → Secret Sauce

Secret Sauce: A Chief Operating Officer Didn’t Get Promoted

Leadership Freak

I invite leaders who I admire to share real world… Continue reading → Failure Secret Sauce Success Leadership Development leadership journeyIf promotion or advancement didn’t work out for you, the practical lessons in this post are for you. Welcome to “Secret Sauce Sunday.”

Digitalizing Your Business Means Re-Imagining How It Operates

N2Growth Blog

In essence, business processes need not be limited by reporting lines or geography in this kind of operating model. Rather, the internal operating model of a business must be re-thought as well. Digital Transformation Jim Kerr leadership N2growthToday’s digital capabilities offer great promise for businesses big and small. But, in order to realize that promise, business leaders must be willing to drastically re-think their company’s business processes.

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.

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

Should We “Defund” Leadership?

Lead Change Blog

We get overall leadership from Marc, which is all we need. It got me rethinking the true role of leadership. . I use this phrase, not as an invitation to use hands-off abandonment, but instead as a caution to never use any more leadership than is needed. ” Great partnering needs broad guidelines that provide “solution spaces” in which to operate. Service leadership is about realness, not about roleness.

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

Leadership: Finding Your Sweet Spot

Lead Change Blog

Some leaders operate at the extremes—doing too much, then too little. What does it take to find the sweet spot in leadership? Finding your leadership sweet spot in each situation is challenging. The post Leadership: Finding Your Sweet Spot appeared first on Lead Change.

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. The post Rethinking Your Management Approach and Your Team’s Operating Routine in Real-Time appeared first on Management Excellence by Art Petty.

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. Five Types of Leadership. To begin, he differentiates between five types of leadership: The Presider preside over the status quo and is a wise steward over the assets of the firm.

Leadership is Language

Leading Blog

And we find that the leadership approaches and the language used aligned itself with that goal. It is this need that David Marquet thoroughly discusses in Leadership Is Language. This is the subject of Leadership Is Language.

Dimension, Time, Cost Operator: Seeing Problems Differently

Mike Cardus

I have written about DTC Operator before here and here. Innovation Tool: DTC Operator from Michael Cardus. DTC operator continues to be one of my favorites for working with teams that feel stuck or just cannot move out of their own way to explore the system and problem in a different way. Try DTC Operator out and let me know what happens. Plus I just gave a talk about Innovation Tools and made the PowerPoint below.

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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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.

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.

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?

Scaling Leadership

Leading Blog

T HE INEVITABLE CONSEQUENCE of leading in an increasingly complex world is that we will have developmental gaps in our leadership. In the words of Robert Anderson and William Adams, authors of Scaling Leadership , “We are running an Internal Operating System that is not complex enough for the complexity we face. The solution is to scale our leadership. Leadership must learn to scale itself, but not any kind of leadership will do. Leadership Development

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

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.

The Best Leadership Books of 2020

Leading Blog

Competing in the Age of AI : Strategy and Leadership When Algorithms and Networks Run the World by Marco Iansiti and Karim R. When traditional approaches are inadequate or resisted, advanced leadership skills are essential. 2020 has tested us.

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7 Ways to Improve Operations Without Sacrificing Worker Safety

Harvard Business

These kinds of statements speak to a leader’s choice of values, and a failure to understand the relationships between a safe work environment and operational performance. The reality is that virtually all workplace injuries are preventable, and safety management and operational excellence are intimately linked. Improved operational performance will result in fewer injuries. They are then reviewed by the company’s Manufacturing Leadership Council.

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?

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. Overcome : Crush Adversity with the Leadership Techniques of America's Toughest Warriors by Jason Redman. Build your leadership library with these specials on over 28 titles.

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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

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. “To help clients combat these risks, StrategyDriven advisors, applying decades of nuclear and high-risk industrial operations experience, authored a library of operational risk management tools easily accessible from our online risk management forum.”

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. Dimension Time Cost Operator. The DTC Operator Algorithm.

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.

The Servant Leadership Journal

Lead Change Blog

A typical top-down, power-based leader, Art Barter began using servant leadership to transform his organization and people from the inside out. Leaders across the company freed employees to operate at their fullest potential and discover significance in their work. In The Servant Leadership Journal , author and servant leadership implementer Art Barter teaches nine behaviors necessary to grow into a servant leader. Webinars Art Barter Servant Leadership Video Webinar

The Leadership Dance

N2Growth Blog

Not everyone will respond to your leadership. Leadership is a human endeavor and humans have choices. No matter how big your organization, your message, direction, and motivations flow through a handful of people and leadership is like dancing; it is accomplished one partner at a time. The same is true in leadership. By Brian Layer , Chair, Organizational Development, N2growth. No matter how good you are, there will be skeptics.

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.

Leadership: A Spiritual Boot Camp

Lead Change Blog

Leadership expert James MacGregor Burns, once wrote something that we think is very interesting to consider. He said, “Leadership is one of the most observed and least understood phenomena on earth.” Since those words were originally written more than 40 years ago, we suspect that leadership has actually become one of the most observed and the most understood phenomena on earth. Organizations, like people, have an Internal Operating System—culture.

Leadership and Gratitude – Interview with Kerry Wekelo

Let's Grow Leaders

Gratitude—real gratitude, not the saccharine “too blessed to be stressed” meme mantra—has the power to revolutionize your leadership and your influence. The post Leadership and Gratitude – Interview with Kerry Wekelo appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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.

Moving from Operations to HR Helped Microsoft’s Chief Security Officer’s Career Path

Leadership Freak

Decisions Interview Marks of leaders Personal Growth Growth Leadership DevelopmentThe term “best” is best understood in context. When I asked Mike Howard to talk about the best things he’s done, it was in the context of choices that best helped his career path. First, the Chief Security Officer for Microsoft said, “getting involved in Martial Arts was a good choice. It taught me discipline [.].

Infinite Leadership: Lessons From Nature

Lead Change Blog

What Polman clearly understood was that if you are kind to the planet and the communities in which you operate, that long-term success is inevitable. The post Infinite Leadership: Lessons From Nature appeared first on Lead Change. Leadership business leadership leadership growth leadership lessons Mindset strategic planningMany of you might have recently read or seen extracts from Simon Sinek’s new book on the Infinite Game.

Applying Leadership by the Numbers

General Leadership

Leadership is the key component that contributes to the success of these effective teams. At the helm of these organizations is the individual hired to lead, whether they are the commander of a military unit, the CEO of a large corporation or the head of maintenance at an aviation operations company. I have had the opportunity to lead both small and large military units who were tasked with conducting search and rescue operations for the U.S.…

7 Ways to Rise Above Grumpy Leadership

Leadership Freak

Order of operation: Happy people are more successful than grumps. A leader who never laughs has an unhappy team. Happy people go further than grumps. And they enjoy the journey. You might believe… Continue reading → Leading

Complimentary Resource – Maintaining Continuity of Operations with.

Strategy Driven

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