Community Management

Lead Change Blog

One of the largest barriers in several organizations is that many managers still tend to think using hierarchical paradigms. Targets, management on result, and control remain the magic words. Roughly speaking, a network organization is about communities and community management, raising the question of how you build communities. Then the community managers. The post Community Management appeared first on Lead Change.

Managing Irrational Colleagues

Lead Change Blog

The post Managing Irrational Colleagues appeared first on Lead Change. When was the last time a colleague said something so ridiculously irrational that it made your jaw drop? A four-year study by LeadershipIQ.com found that 23 percent of CEOs were fired for denying reality , meaning refusing to recognize negative facts about his or her organization’s performance. We typically respond when people deny reality by confronting them with the facts and arguments.

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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.

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The concept of time management is outdated.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. Another life management tool and significant efficiency booster is a simple break.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Managing Conflict

Lead Change Blog

Are you someone who struggles managing conflict? I am not one who enjoys managing conflict. Bill holds a BS in Management, an MA in Leadership, and is an active member with the International Coaching Federation. Leadership Development Conflict Management Self Development workplace relationships Many leaders are uncomfortable when it comes to confrontation. Conflict resolution is one of the most difficult tasks leaders face.

Henry Mintzberg’s Bedtime Stories for Managers

Leading Blog

M INTZBERG’S 20th book, Bedtime Stories for Managers , is a thought-provoking page-turner. (In The theme running through most is that managers/leaders need to get out from behind their desks and see the world from the perspective of their employees and customers. Management

How Managers Can Reclaim Their Lost Soul

Let's Grow Leaders

In a recent leadership development program, we talked about “manager soul loss” – the isolation, bitterness, and despair that seeps into many leaders’ hearts. The post How Managers Can Reclaim Their Lost Soul appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

Foundations of Management

Kevin Eikenberry

And nearly every day, I bump up against the word “management” in relationship to the word “leadership.” That is why I was so honored to be asked by the LinkedIn Learning team to create their updated course called Foundations of Management. Leadership vs. Management […].

The Biased Manager

Lead Change Blog

” Next time you are making a people management decision, stop and take a critical look at how biases may be informing your choices. Workplace Issues diversity equality HR Human Resources Leadership managing people people management racism

How to Manage the Most Difficult Stakeholders

Let's Grow Leaders

The post How to Manage the Most Difficult Stakeholders appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Communication Project Management communication project management stakeholdersDifficult stakeholders are a chance to grow your influence You look at the phone and your heart sinks.

HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

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.

Bridging the Manager/Millennial Disconnect

Lead Change Blog

As part of our baseline assessments of every client, my team and I use Launchbox’s proprietary assessment tool, BRIDGEdex, to identify where the significant disconnects exist between millennials and managers—between employee expectations and what they are experiencing in the workplace.

Is Innovation manageable?

N2Growth Blog

No wonder that specialists and managers that have invested years gradually improving a process do not advocate nor gravitate toward abrupt change. As a consequence of this expectation, we live with accelerating change and drive the ability to manage and adopt it.

Change Management Challenges

Lead Change Blog

Change Management LeadershipThis post is part of our 2017 Lead Change Group Guest Blogger Series. Today we are pleased to share a post from Rebecca Henderson. I’m facing some changes in my life, some of which I perceive as bad, but some are good.

5 Insights to Managing Chaordic Tension

Leading Blog

Managing this tension is the key to success in growing and stable organizations—regardless of industry, size, years in business, or profit motive. Here are my five insights on how to manage chaordic tension: 1. C ONDUCTING your own orchestra. Running your own ship. Self-employment.

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

End Meeting Nightmares: Manage Results, Not Activity

General Leadership

Manage results. The post End Meeting Nightmares: Manage Results, Not Activity appeared first on General Leadership. Curator Posts activity culture meetings nightmare results time management

Beware Cargo Cult Management

Lead Change Blog

The post Beware Cargo Cult Management appeared first on Lead Change. During World War II, the Allied Forces established supply bases in airfields on many islands in the South Pacific. The residents of those islands had never seen airplanes, or canned food, or many other things that the military uses to support operations. But they were intelligent people and they observed what the military people did to make all those goods show up. This is what they saw.

Company Asset Management

Lead Change Blog

The post Company Asset Management appeared first on Lead Change. For small and large businesses to thrive, they must have inventory. Also, they need long-term investment that is used to produce income. Computers, tools of the trade, vehicles, and buildings are the best examples of fixed assets. In a nutshell, a fixed asset is anything that a company buys intending to use for more than one year.

The Fine Line Between Leadership And Management

Joseph Lalonde

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.

Tough Comp Conversations: A Guide For Doing Them Right

Speaker: Rusty Lindquist, VP Strategic HR Insights at Bamboo HR

How to train managers to speak to employees about comp. How HR can work with managers to enable more strategic increase cycle decisions. Compensation can be tricky, few things carry as much emotional weight as comp.

Be A Time Management God.

Rich Gee Group

Over the past few weeks, I've been aggregating many time management tips I share with my clients to get more done in the limited amount of time they have. It's a mix of managing your time more effectively and dealing with that old devil — procrastination.

Finding Your Stride as a New Manager

Lead Change Blog

Management isn’t doing—it’s seeing that it gets done.” Belker, The First-Time Manager. Tons of information is accessible on the internet on mistakes that first-time managers make. Enough literature is available on developing new skills by new managers. Here are key skills that the first-time managers need: Listening skills. First-time supervisors are individual contributors promoted as managers. The boss can also coach the new manager.

6 Tips for New Managers

Career Advancement

How management chooses to treat its people impacts everything—for better or for worse.”. Client Julie says: I’ve just accepted a job as manager of my department. Coach Joel answers: Becoming a manager probably marks a dramatic shift from your previous role.

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How Leaders Manage Their Emotions

Let's Grow Leaders

The post How Leaders Manage Their Emotions appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. You can only lead others as well as you lead yourself – and this includes navigating a range of emotions that sadly ruin many leaders’ influence.

A Guide to Managing Your Team and Avoiding Employee Burnout

Lead Change Blog

It can be hard for managers to know if their employee is simply unproductive and disengaged, or if they’re having a burnout. Managers must learn to recognize burnout in their employees and ways to avoid it happening in the first place. If they say comments like they feel the project is going nowhere, or feel discouraged about their workload, it’s worth monitoring and exploring further as a manager. As a manager, there are solutions to the problem.

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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. 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.

Do Curious Leaders Manage Change More Effectively?

Lead Change Blog

Do curious leaders manage relationships, and therefore change, more effectively? During my reflections, managing change is something that preoccupies me often, as it is the main common thread that unites my clients, and they are drawn from public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Not applying the SCARF principles can also lead to a series of manager missteps, and these can, in many cases, be easily avoided or remedied.

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.

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.

Using Curiosity to Manage Conflict

Lead Change Blog

In those cases, in my opinion, the best we can hope for is to manage the conflict, so we can lessen its potential for destruction. Experts tell us six courses of action exist for managing or settling conflict: avoidance. The post Using Curiosity to Manage Conflict appeared first on Lead Change. There’s that old saying that two things in life are inevitable, and they’re death and taxes. I think several other items can be added to that list, and one of them is conflict.

9 Creative Ways to Develop Your Managers

Let's Grow Leaders

You’ve done your talent assessment work, completed the nine-box grid, and now it’s time to create specific plans to develop your managers. The post 9 Creative Ways to Develop Your Managers appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

5 Ways To Manage Your Energy Levels

Lead Change Blog

I need to learn to manage my time better. Yet ironically, none of us can learn to manage time. What you can do, however, is manage your energy. So here are my five tips for managing your energy levels so that you can become as productive as possible each and every day, and so get more done in less time. The post 5 Ways To Manage Your Energy Levels appeared first on Lead Change. No one doubts that we live in a world that is moving at lightning pace.

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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….

Employee & Manager Relationship

Career Advancement

Achieving the highest possible return on human capital must be every manager’s goal. Sebastian asks: As a new manager, I see that building relationships with my employees is way different than with coworkers. Trust is important to the employee/manager relationship.

How to Manage the Tsunami of Change

Lead Change Blog

These changes are not just causing disruption to businesses, but are also becoming a big problem for the managers to face. Managers and their teams are feeling insecure, causing major health hazards. While AI and other technologies would bring in changes for the good of the mankind and improve our lives, like any other changes these also would leave its impact on people if not managed. The post How to Manage the Tsunami of Change appeared first on Lead Change.

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.

Managers: Help Your Employees Manage Up

ReImagine Work

Among topics like Managing Stress and Managing Change, I added “Managing Up I finished a training series recently. On the evaluation forms I suggested a variety of topics that we could do next.

It’s the Manager: Moving from Boss to Coach

Leading Blog

If you couple that fact with George Gallup’s “single most profound, distinct and clarifying finding ever” that 70% of the variance in team engagement is determined solely by the manager, then the issue becomes the manager.

Fear Factor: The Biggest Reason Managers Lead With Fear

Let's Grow Leaders

So why do so many managers slip back into destructive behaviors? The post Fear Factor: The Biggest Reason Managers Lead With Fear appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Winning Well bad management fear and intimidation fear factrorMost leaders know better.

Best Manager or Worst Manager?

Chart Your Course

The post Best Manager or Worst Manager? Employee Retention Human Resource Management Leadership Talent ManagementIs this true? Do you agree with Maria’s quote? Tell us about a good (or a bad) leader you know. appeared first on Leadership Speaker and DISC Training.