Our Evolving Frame of Reference

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton As we weathered a hurricane on the East Coast, I remembered the uncharacteristic earthquake that affected Virginia a few years ago. That experience changed how I interpreted the world around me. It drew attention to why we all see the world in such different ways. Ethical Thinking ethical leadership ethical thinking leadership context thinking in leadership

What is Referent Power?

The Center For Leadership Studies

Referent power is defined by trust. Here are a few tips to keep in mind for building a base of Referent power: It Takes a Long Time to Earn … and no Time to Burn: There is no predetermined timeline for establishing trust, respect and credibility with others.

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HR Reference Letter Templates – Sample Letters

HR Digest

A human resource reference or HR recommendation letter states the characteristics, skills, achievements, and qualities of a candidate seeking employment in an HR position. An HR reference letter tells an organization why the candidate is best suited for the position.

Most References are Worthless (unless they are fomer managers)

Great Leadership By Dan

When it comes to references, the only reference that matters is a former manager. hiring reference checking references topgrading TORC The candidate’s manager is going to have first-hand experience managing the employee. They will know their strengths, weaknesses, and can even provide valuable advice for the hiring manager on how to manage the employee if hired.

Your New HR Reference Guide

Coaching Tip

This reference guide provides any business owner, manager, or HR professional with the most current information to get the most from their talent.from strategic HR-related issues to the smallest tactical detail of managing people. Managing people is the most challenging part of any leader's job. And that job's not getting any easier.

Reference Books for Executives

Coaching Tip

Therefore, executive checklists and leadership reference guides are in order. These to-do checklists and reference guides provide a framework to be used to institute overarching, enterprise-wide transformation. Today''s business world is extremely complex and challenging. It''s easy for even the most seasoned executive to make a mistake or overlook a detail that can lead to utter failure for his or her business. We have entered a new commercial age.

Are You Betting On the Wrong Job References?

Strategy Driven

Most of us can relate to this scenario: when completing an employment application, you are asked to identify a number of references (typically 3-5) for prospective employers to contact. In order to put your best foot forward, you choose these references wisely and list those whom will provide the most glowing reviews of their professional abilities. Does this mean that your references are no longer important? a reference and background checking firm doing business since 1984.

A Reference Guide to Build Leadership Skills

Coaching Tip

Many of those blog postings are republished in a reference eBook, " Can''t Get Enough Leadership: Self-Coaching Secrets , " divided into the following categories: Self-Knowledge, Accidental Leaders, Leadership Principles, Leadership Brand, Success and Failure, Interpersonal Relationships, Creativity, Work Life, Knowledge Workers, Leadership Transitions and Leadership Coaching Tips. Leadership in Action: Two Reference Guides for Leaders.

Referent Groups and Diversity

Marshall Goldsmith

The concept of referent group can be a useful tool for understanding many differences in organizations, both on a global and local scale. A referent group can be defined as any group that people see as a source for their identity. Our referent groups define a large part of who we are. Our primary referent group can be defined as a group that is the major source of our identity. Historical events can change our referent groups.

Leadership in Action: Two Reference Guides for Leaders

Coaching Tip

Every leader should have immediate access to these two leadership references guides by placing them on their office bookcase and downloading them to their laptop, tablet, eReader, or smartphone. . Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Leadership Skills Tips can't get enough leadership leadership quality leadership reference guides leadership tips triple crown leadership

Get Featured in a New Board Candidate Reference E-Publication

Women on Business

Would you be interested in being featured in a board candidate reference e-publication? Yesterday, Board Guru Tracy Houston of Board Resource Services, LLC shared steps to have a board-level conversation on LinkedIn with Women on Business, and now she’s sharing details about a new board candidate reference publication as well as an invitation to submit yourself to be featured in the publication. That board candidate reference publication included featured candidate bios.

Seven Questions To Ask When Checking Job Candidate References

Eric Jacobson

Awhile back, the Harvard Business Review published some great questions that Gilt Groupe CEO Kevin Ryan asks when he is checking job candidate references. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Job References LeadershipRyan serves on the board of Yale Corporation, Human Rights Watch, and INSEAD , and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and a M.B.A from INSEAD.

Writing academic reports and references

Rapid BI

Writing academic reports and references Often I am asked about the references for some of the pieces I have written about on this site, for example SWOT, PESTLE & SMART, so I thought it was about time to provide an answer here rather than just in person. Unfortunately writing a reference for some of these […]. The post Writing academic reports and references appeared first on RapidBi. Management Academic analysis Harvard PESTLE references SMART Strategy SWO

7 Must-Ask Questions When Checking References

Eric Jacobson

Awhile back, the Harvard Business Review published some great questions that Gilt Groupe CEO Kevin Ryan asks when he is checking references. Hiring Hiring Leaders How To Hire Interviewing References Ryan serves on the board of Yale Corporation, Human Rights Watch, and INSEAD , and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and a M.B.A from INSEAD.

Finally, a Behavioral Economics Reference Guide for Business Leaders

Engaging Leader

Most people want to do the right thing. They just need help acting on those good intentions. ~ Bob Nease, PhD If you are a business leader — especially a benefits manager or the leader of a wellness program — you’ve probably heard the term behavioral economics tossed around. For the past five to 10 […]. Blog Behavioral economics Workforce health engagement

Seven Questions To Ask When Checking Job Candidate References

Eric Jacobson

Awhile ago, the Harvard Business Review published some great questions that Gilt Groupe CEO Kevin Ryan asks when he is checking references. Checking References Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Interviewing Job Searching Ryan serves on the board of Yale Corporation, Human Rights Watch, and INSEAD , and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and a M.B.A from INSEAD.

7 Reasons Your Former Supervisor Might Give You a Bad Reference

Strategy Driven

While there are a number of reasons why your former supervisor might offer potentially damaging information about you, the bottom line is that you should never assume that your prior supervisor(s) is following company policy when they are contacted about offering you a reference. What are the reasons why your supervisory references may be unfavorable? Given the substantial number of negative supervisory references, what is a job seeker to do?

Giving and Checking Job References

Rapid BI

On one of the Human Resources (HR) groups I participate in online a recent question was asked: What are your views on giving job references? The post Giving and Checking Job References appeared first on. Human Resources & Talent Management applicants job job application micro-manager minifig references

Organizational Performance Measures Best Practice 34 – Contextual References

Strategy Driven

All performance is relative and performance measures without contextual references are largely meaningless. Contextual References. There are several types of contextual references that help reveal performance value; providing managers with the added information dimension necessary for identifying the need for follow-up action. Contextual references include: The text above is only a small portion of this article.

The Reference Guide To Performance Excellence

Six Disciplines

One of the best resources about the Baldrige Performance Excellence framework is " Your Reference Guide to Performance Excellence " (published by NIST) which exp lains the benefits of Baldrige and the tools, approaches, and resources available to you.

How to give a reference for an employee you fired

First Friday Book Synopsis

Uncategorized "Dismissing an Employee" Dismissing an employee is a stressful and challenging task Harvard Business Review Harvard ManageMentor Online Module HBR newsletters How to give a reference for an employee you fired Keep it factual Keep it short Management Tip of the Day Verify informationHere is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review.

The Reference Guide To Performance Excellence

Six Disciplines

One of the best resources about the Baldrige Performance Excellence framework is " Your Reference Guide to Performance Excellence " (published by NIST) which exp lains the benefits of Baldrige and the tools, approaches, and resources available to you.

Becoming referable is a matter of earning, not asking.

Strategy Driven

The author believes, “The best marketing strategy is to be referable.” He writes, “Referability means that your very best clients and customers are continually cloning themselves – continually introducing you to those like themselves or better than themselves.”. According to the author, your referability depends upon four habits: Show up on time. Could being referable be that simple? To be referable, you must have an expertise that breeds customer confidence.

The Reference Guide To Performance Excellence

Six Disciplines

One of the best resources about the Baldrige Performance Excellence framework is " Your Reference Guide to Performance Excellence " (published by NIST) which exp lains the benefits of Baldrige and the tools, approaches, and resources available to you.

4 Ways to Improve Your References (Part 17)

CO2

4 Ways to Improve Your References. People often list references as quickly and thoughtlessly as if they’re filling in their birth date or contact numbers. They don’t, however, bother to find out what their references will say about them. You might be surprised what some references say about their former coworkers or students. Ask your references what they might say about you. You may find that one can’t really serve as a strong reference.

What if a Prospect Wants More References?

David A Fields

A question I was asked… My prospect called after checking my references and now wants more references that were more relevant to his business. I gave him four top references and I don’t feel that I need to give him more, what should I say?… The post What if a Prospect Wants More References? … See my response in the Solo Consultant’s Network. appeared first on David A. Fields.

Stop Seeing the Bible as a Reference Book

Ron Edmondson

These are all reference books, and a reference book is only used when you need to use it as a source to make a point. And this is exactly how many of us treat the Bible, simply as a reference book. It is so easy in our “information at our fingertips” lifestyle to go about our day and simply see the Bible as a reference book that supplements our lives when it is convenient to us or we have a question to be answered. A guest post by Chandler Vannoy Dictionary.

You Have A Voice. Be Heard!

Joseph Lalonde

Self-Improvement be heard ideas movie reference share your ideas Sharknado speak up thoughts voiceThe Speak Up! Series. Guys… There’s something I need to open up to you about. I struggle with an issue that affects my ability to lead well. It’s hard to admit this but I have difficulty speaking up and being heard. Yup, you heard me right. I struggle to share my thoughts and opinions with those I work with […] The post You Have A Voice. Be Heard!

7 Revealing Questions To Ask When Checking References

Eric Jacobson

Earlier in the year, the Harvard Business Review published some great questions that Gilt Groupe CEO Kevin Ryan asks when he is checking references. Ryan serves on the board of Yale Corporation, Human Rights Watch, and INSEAD , and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and a M.B.A from INSEAD. His main seven honest-feedback-extracting-questions (and follow-ups) are: Would you hire this person again? If so, why and in what capacity?

Do You Coach People? - A Handy Reference for You

Building Personal Strength

It's a desk-side reference with how-to outlines for the best practices along with tips for using the skills. Have you ever thought of yourself as a coach? Have you ever been in a relationship where you advised or encouraged someone? Are in a position to help others learn and grow stronger for the challenges of life and work? Many people are professional coaches - business coaches, executive coaches, life coaches, etc.

15 Leadership Quotes From Star Wars For Star Wars Day

Joseph Lalonde

Leadership Reel Leadership leadership quotes star wars star wars quotes Star Wars referenceA Reel Leadership Article Star Wars Day is approaching at lightspeed. On May 4th, Star Wars fans will celebrate Star Wars Day. The holiday originated as a pun on May The Force Be With You and falls on May 4th because May the 4th and May The Force sound similar. As such, I thought the upcoming Star Wars Day would be a great time to share these inspiring leadership quotes from Star Wars.

The Right Way to Check Someone’s References

Harvard Business

You think you’ve found the right candidate to fill your open position and now it’s time to check references. Checking references is often seen as one small piece of the hiring protocol—the final motion to go through before you extend a formal offer to a candidate. Here are some tips to make the most of reference checks. What you learn should form the basis of your questions for the references. Emphasize the value of having a reliable reference.

The Difference Between Being Knowledgeable And Wise

Joseph Lalonde

Leadership knowledge life choices Star Wars reference wisdomT here’s a lot of confusion today. Very smart people are acting in ways that are ungentlemanly and unwomanly. The bravado and arrogance shown betray what they know. Have you met someone like that? I know you have. Image by Andy Rennie. This arrogance and bravado show the difference between a knowledgeable man and a wise man. What A Knowledgeable Man Does. You’ve met a knowledgeable person before.

References Should Come from a Candidate’s Coworkers, Not Just Their Boss

Harvard Business

One of the most common ways to reference check a job candidate is to talk with their former managers over the phone. The same can’t be said for reference checking, and until now, there has been no systematic research on the differences between feedback provided by managers vs. coworkers. We examined feedback from a total of 20,000 references, who provided both numeric and narrative data on one of 5,000 job candidates.

Create a List of Important Community Related Dates for Easy Reference

Managing Communities

Please Update Your ManagingCommunities.com RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Managing the Community

The Importance Of Renewing Your Mind As A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Leadership Bible scriptures Biblical reference renew mind thought patterns B ible scripture tells us an important truth. We need to renew our minds. But does this truth apply to leadership along with the layperson? I believe so. Image via Creative Commons. The renewing of our minds does a great work within us. It helps us to become a better leader. Why We Need To Renew Our Minds. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

What Leaders Can Learn From The Biblical Parable Of The Talents

Joseph Lalonde

Leadership Bible scriptures Bible stories Biblical leadership lessons Biblical referenceH aving spent a lot of time working in the church, I’ve become intimately familiar with the story of the hard driving master and the talents he gave to his servants. Image via Creative Commons. The parable of the talents comes from Matthew 25:14-30. The story goes: 14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them.

How To Build Courage

Joseph Lalonde

Personal Development courage Family fear friends Judy Garland movie reference rejection Rejection Proof scare scared support Wizard of OzDo you remember the classic movie Wizard Of Oz with Judy Garland as Dorothy? There was another character in the movie. He was played by Bert Lahr. This character was the Cowardly Lion. The Cowardly Lion was scared of everything. Something goes BUMP! and he would jump. He was a true ‘fraidy cat. He’d failed to build courage in his life.

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13 Leadership Lessons From Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Joseph Lalonde

Leadership leadership lessons Leadership lessons from Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes movie lessons movie reference pop culture A nother great summer blockbuster movie released over the weekend. This time it was Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, the sequel to Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. After viewing Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, I was left wondering when they were going to do a sequel. The movie was well done and did a great service to the Planet Of The Apes series.

Research: Black Employees Are More Likely to Be Promoted When They Were Referred by Another Employee

Harvard Business

Hiring firms can get “inside” information about a candidate from their referring employee, while the referral itself serves as a vouching mechanism that signals a candidate’s competency or trustworthiness. But firms that rely on current employees to refer new hires could end up with a less diverse workforce. In the lab study, just as in our field study, we found that women received no benefit from being referred.

The 20 Most Common Things That Come Up During Reference Checks

Harvard Business

Along with job applications, resumes, and interviews, a reference check is one of the most common parts of the hiring process. At the same time, companies are increasingly abandoning the practice, most often due to one or both of these factors: the length of time it takes to conduct a reference check by phone or letter, and the lack of meaningful information that is provided by the references. So how can we gain insight into what reference checks actually do?

Do You Know The Season?

Joseph Lalonde

Leadership Bible scriptures change Ecclesiastes planning scripture reference seasons store upI ’m often called odd when I tell someone my favorite book of the Bible. That book? The book of Ecclesiastes. For some reason, this specific book speaks volumes to me.

If You Fire Someone for Sexual Harassment, What Do You Say If You’re Called for a Reference?

Harvard Business

Nonetheless, that official received “ very positive references ” and went on to a top job at another nonprofit, Save the Children. Does a former employer have any duty to disclose allegations of sexual misconduct to a reference checker? But once an employer agrees to give a reference, it could be liable for offering misleading information. Many states even have laws that give employers immunity from suit for job references.