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.

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. Leading the long view takes place by engaging team members in creating co-ownership of the future-state vision and strategy that brings the vision to life. In part, this requires acknowledgment that the operating landscape is a dynamic environment in continuous change.

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The Six Core Programs of Your Personal Manager Operating System

Management Excellence

Art of Managing Emerging Leaders First Time Manager Series Leadership Management Innovation Self-Development Angela's Question communication Context decision goals Manager Operating System Role Clarity Strategy Struggling ManagerWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now.

Challenge How Your Business Operates

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Business Toolkit Entrepreneur Innovation Leadership StrategyTransform your business by completely rethinking how it works. Analyzing your business model, revenue, and costs can lead you to innovative solutions.

Nine Key Strategies for Going Beyond Great

Leading Blog

With this in mind, they offer a new standard of performance defined by nine key strategies in three areas—growth, operation, and organization. Strategy #1: Do Good, Grow Beyond. Strategy #2: Stream It, Don’t Ship It. Strategy #3: Refine Your Global Game.

The Six Core Programs of Your Personal Manager Operating System

Art Petty

Yet, when I explore the stress points with struggling managers and ask some questions, I often discover they are attempting to execute their role without the benefit of what I describe as a Manager Operating System.

Creating a Successful Fleet Operation Means Investing in Employees

Strategy Driven

Coconino County has enhanced its Public Works fleet operations by focusing on employee development and establishing new business practices. In the last five years, Public Works leadership have taken many actions to build a sustainable future.

5 Ways to Develop a Change Strategy That Fails

Lead Change Blog

They fight, they bicker, fall out, and they are running a business in spite of rather than because of an appropriate change strategy. After some lengthy interviews with each director and extensive desk research on the business finances, operations, and history, I introduced the notion to them last week that their business was grounded, barely standing still, and as far from a legacy company as they might get. Think of strategy as an academic exercise.

The Difference Between Mission Vision Purpose Strategy and Goals

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

I am frequently asked about the difference between mission vision purpose strategy and goals, and where do values fit? The post The Difference Between Mission Vision Purpose Strategy and Goals appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Picture of the Future Purpose Values Vision and Strategy definition order of operationsConfused about the difference between mission and vision? or between purpose and mission? You’re not alone.

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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. Create a master list and develop strategies to eliminate them. Business Operation Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership

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.

Growth Mindset Should Be a Part of Your Business Strategy

Strategy Driven

Aside from adjusting your business model as part of your growth strategy, you should also hire flexible employees with the capacity to learn and grow with the business. Continue reading to learn how incorporating a growth mindset in your business strategy helps you add value to the company.

First Look: Leadership Books for June 2021

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in June 2021. Ghosn spent two decades building a colossal partnership between Nissan and Renault that looked like a new model for a global business, but the alliance's shiny image fronted an unsteady, tense operation.

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June 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the June 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. David shares: “ For leaders looking to stay grounded in business strategy and help their teams understand change, it means creating excitement about the future to drive employee engagement.

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. You need to be proactive in helping your employees develop a strategy for remaining marketable and valuable through these transitions.

The Strategy of Hustle

In the CEO Afterlife

I’ve read a lot of books on strategy. The best ones influenced my mode of operation as an executive of Jacobs Suchard , the maker of coffee and chocolate brands, Jacobs , Nabob , Toblerone , Suchard and Côte d’Or. I was devoted to master strategies and “big play” innovations that ideally positioned a company to dominate their chosen market(s) and enjoy sustainable competitive advantage. They set their sights on another perfectly good strategy – the strategy of hustle.

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

The “Next Practices” of Strategy-Setting

N2Growth Blog

Be dynamic and agile, not routine and static – most “strategy” firms offer inflexible, rigid, complex and time consuming approaches that eat up resources and yield only limited value. Embrace intuition and alignment, ignore anything that does not enable the achievement of your vision – Your strategic planning must provide a path to full alignment of business operations and the furthering of vision achievement. Strategy Jim Kerr

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. Create a master list and develop strategies to eliminate them. Al Lucia Eric Harvey Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership

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.

Good Leaders Understand Strategy

Coaching Tip

Strategy is no longer a once-a-year process that creates a five-year plan to be placed in a three-ring binder and put on the shelf. The process of building strategies often becomes permanently mired in the endless requirements of daily business operations. As a result, strategy is often pushed aside because it requires too much time and resources to create an effective one -- and businesses suffer as a result. In " BUSINESS STRATEGY " author Patrick J.

Powerful Presentations: Teaching Your Team To Talk Strategy

Let's Grow Leaders

Help your team to talk strategy. The post Powerful Presentations: Teaching Your Team To Talk Strategy appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. confidence Empowerment Execution Help People to Grow Meetings executive presentations leadership development Mentoring operations reviewsA “stand and deliver” presentation on your results is always nerve-wracking. But– watching your team do one is down right scary.

Thinking Ahead – Millennial Leadership

N2Growth Blog

Leadership is a hot topic today and will continue to be for a while. The individuals that will shape the next generation of leadership are not a group of millennials, they are a group of leaders just as the generation before them, and the many generations before them. They may operate in the leadership capacity, however from the beginning they have dictated the culture and path of their workforce. By Brody Clemmer. Chief Innovation Officer, N2Growth.

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. Create a master list and develop strategies to eliminate them. Business Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management

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?

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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Write Your Leadership Legacy in 6 Words

N2Growth Blog

After further thought and research I wrote a soon-to-be launched book that essentially teaches people how to rewrite their leadership story. If Frankl were to be asked what his six-word leadership story would be, he’d likely reply with a quote he used in the beginning of his book: “A Why Bear’s Almost Any How” ~ Nietzsche. Do you have a leadership journey you feel can bring greater significance and meaning to your life? What’s your leadership story in 6 words?

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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How to Drive Strategies By Assessing Your Company Capabilities

N2Growth Blog

So, it’s essential for leadership teams to pinpoint and honestly assess these capabilities. Assess your company across these 4 capability dimensions presented below to determine the best strategies for your firm: Managerial. Forecasting Capabilities: How well does the leadership team know the industry? Pricing Options: What is the pricing strategy? Capacity to Meet Demands: How much growth can be sustained with state of current operations?

Stubbornness and Strategy: Birds of a Feather

In the CEO Afterlife

From as far back as my days in brand management, I have held a deep affection for strategy. Because without strategic stubbornness, the hard barrier lines that contain the strategy will blur. Loose strategies jeopardize an organization’s specificity, hindering cultures built on, and committed to focus. Tight Strategies Don’t Limit Opportunity. Strategy is critical to clarity. The Best Strategies Require Sacrifice.

Strategy for Non-Strategic Leaders

In the CEO Afterlife

Suffice to say, most of the issues were short-term and operational rather than strategic. Fortunately for me, I grew up in strategic environments and I learned to balance operational challenges with strategic opportunity. These are the folks who don’t know the difference between strategy and tactics – those who view strategy as a needless constraint. Ironically, sticking to a well-conceived strategy makes decisions easy.

4 Steps to Clarify Your Leadership Intent

Lead Change Blog

Yet if you’re like many leaders, you not only find it hard to establish a clear strategy for the year, you also find it difficult to keep all your team members aligned and moving forward to achieve the goals. If this predicament is familiar, you have the opportunity to clarify your leadership intent for the year. What is a ‘leadership intent’? It provides clear direction and the boundaries of operation for the troops to carry out the commander’s intent.

Leadership and Digital Transformation

N2Growth Blog

Your business now operates as part of a global digital eco-system where leveling the playing field has become a digital impossibility. Stop thinking about a strategy refresh and start thinking about new business models, wire-frames, jump-starts. The post Leadership and Digital Transformation appeared first on The Executive Hub. Digital Transformation Innovation Leadership Strategy Technology CEO CEO Coach Digital digital transformation leadership Mike Myatt N2growth

The Power of Purposeful Strategy

LDRLB

“When you look at strategy as a frame of mind to be cultivated, rather than as a plan to be executed, you are far more likely to succeed over the long run.” – Cynthia Montgomery. She’s the Timken Professor of Business Administration at HBS, and used to be the chair of the Strategy Unit. Montgomery starts each new program with and emphasizes the most throughout the course is that Strategy is not just a plan that a company should pursue, it is the defining purpose of the organization.

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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The Strategy-Focused Organization: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment Robert S. Bob's blog entries "thrive in the new business environment" Align the organization to the strategy Aligning the Organization to Create Synergies David P. Kaplan and David P.

5 Strategies for Building High Trust, High Performing Teams

Leading with Trust

Growing up playing sports, coaching my kids’ sports teams, and being a sports fan in general has taught me numerous lessons about life and leadership. Here are five strategies leaders can use to build high-trust teams: 1.

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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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Complimentary Resource – Maintaining Continuity of Operations with.

Strategy Driven

Click here for more information on Maintaining Continuity of Operations with a Disaster Tolerance Strategy. Using these whitepapers, youll learn how to create a performance measurement system that drives superior performance by aligning managerial decisions and employee actions with your corporate strategy. StrategyDriven effective executives, efficient employees Home About The StrategyDriven Organization Our Company Our Contributors Karen K. Juliano Howard T. Dickens Jr.

Leadership & The Expectation Gap

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. When it comes to leadership, I can share the issue of expectations is no small matter. Let me make this as simple as I can; managing expectations is gamesmanship – aligning them is leadership. In fact, understanding how to come out on the right-side of the expectation curve can often be the difference between being viewed as an average leader and one held in high regard.

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.

Responsive Leadership: Needed Now More Than Ever

Leading Blog

T HE leadership question is top of mind for many people here in the United States and throughout the world. Responsive Leadership can be an antidote to failing leadership and the foundation for building and sustaining organizational trust and confidence. Leadership Development

Leadership and Knowledge Management

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. 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. .