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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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The concept of time management is outdated.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.

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.

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

Lead, Don’t Manage, Knowledge Workers

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from James Hlavacek: To improve innovation and growth, knowledge workers must be led, not managed. has over 40 years of global experience as a businessman, strategy consultant, and management educator.

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. Under it, people were managed.

Assessing Manager Commitment to Change

Change Starts Here

A recent article at Harvard Business Review titled, “Why Visionary Leadership Fails,” describes how it is counterproductive to teach managers how to lead change if they aren’t in fact committed to leading the desired change, project, or strategy. Change Management

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.

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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Why you over-manage, under-manage, and sometimes do both

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

When the stakes are high, no wonder you want to be in the middle of things and over-manage. The post Why you over-manage, under-manage, and sometimes do both appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Leadership bicycle moment over-manage

6 Tips for First-Time Managers

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Click below to watch my video on 6 Tips for First-Time Managers. Transcript: 6 Tips for First-Time Managers Are you ready to be a first-time manager? Perhaps you’ve had some bad managers in the past, and you think this is your chance to do it right?

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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.

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

Leading Versus Managing

Eric Jacobson

In his book, Getting To "Yes And": The Art of Business Improv , author Bob Kulhan reminds us of the important difference between leadership and management. I'd suggest that the act of managing focuses strictly on strategic thinking at its most practical -- on execution.

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.

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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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.

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.

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 Avoid Common Mistakes as a New Manager

Strategy Driven

If you are willing and able to put in the hours, you can one day make it to the level of manager. But no matter how good you are at your job, and how naturally-suited you might be to the role of manager, managing a business for the first time is always going to present a significant challenge.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Top Project Management Challenges

Strategy Driven

Ask any project manager, and you’ll hear that one of the top problems that they face is a high tolerance for failure. Excel spreadsheets and emails are two ways to accomplish this, but most managers should use a project management methodology to stay on task.

Business Management Lessons from a San Francisco Bus Driver

General Leadership

It was there, while seated outside, that I received a Master-level lesson in business management. Curator Posts Drive Jay Levin Leadership lessons management“Finding a good bus driver can be as important as finding a good musician.” ” Reba McEntire.

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….

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.

Manage Your Polarities or They Will Manage You

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

→ Read More: Manage Your Polarities or They Will Manage You. The post Manage Your Polarities or They Will Manage You appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

5 Money Management Tips for Entrepreneurs

Strategy Driven

As an entrepreneur, you know how important money management is. For this reason, money management simply must be a skill that you work on and try to become well versed with regards to. If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, then learning how to manage money is an absolute must.

Recruiting vs Talent Management

N2Growth Blog

While my personal practice is focused on providing leadership advice and counsel to Fortune 500 CEOs, as the senior operating executive at our firm I also have oversight responsibility for our talent management practice. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth .

Enhance Leadership Qualities Of Managers At Work

Strategy Driven

At the managerial position, leadership qualities are extremely essential because managers are in charge of building and leading a good team. So, it becomes very important to have regular training for managers at work, to keep their leadership skills fresh and growing.

Leadership and Knowledge Management

N2Growth Blog

That said, there is a plethora of add water and mix content management systems, workflow collaboration tools, and KM solutions that are affordable and easy to use. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

Time Management: Scheduled Days

Survive Your Promotion

Guide2 Prioritization Time Management Basics leadership management New Manager ToolsThere are a lot of different kinds of days in your working life. There are days full of meetings and days where you plow through your to-do list.

Managers: Do you “ask” enough?

Lead Change Blog

Career Development Leadership Development emotional intelligence people managementPosted in Career Development Leadership Development Master the art of asking and you will enrich your understanding of employees, the challenges they face, and their ideas for meeting those challenges.

You’re a Middle Manager? How Depressing.

Lead Change Blog

Research shows that middle managers don’t get much love. When I was a middle manager – a program director at three different non-profits – I felt this frustration. Middle managers are employees, too! Leadership Development Leadership Management

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.