Manish Bahl sur Twitter : "Wake up call. So many digital chiefs, so little #digital #leadership @Which50 #CEO #CDO #CIO. So many digital chiefs, so little digital leadership. The creation of Chief Customer Officers, Chief Experience Officers and the like is a clear symptom that an organisation has significant structural issues in dealing with digital disruption, according to one of Forrester Research’s top executives. Carlton Doty, Forrester’s Vice President and Group Director, said at the Adobe Summit in Salt Lake City that the CMOs and CIOs don’t always see eye-to-eye on things. “Those organisations that have trouble in that executive relationship tend to be the ones that we start to see the emergence of these different, more contemporary roles — Chief Data Officers, for example, Chief Digital Officers.”
“I view those kind of roles as a short-term fix for the dysfunction that lies between these two professions,” he said. “It’s about the technology agenda of the two sides of the house: there’s business and then there’s IT. However, Doty said that CMOs have rapidly increasing technology budgets as well. The CIO still has the traditional IT agenda. @BlueFocus announces Top 50 Twitter #EmployeeSEAL 2015 Award #Leadership. 174 Flares Twitter 127 Facebook 3 Google+ 11 LinkedIn 33 inShare36 174 Flares × We are proud to announce the winners of the first annual #EmployeeSEAL Awards. The SEAL—which stands for “Social Employee Advocacy Leaders”—recognizes those in the business community who lead by action, who evangelize through their passion, who inspire others to join the @SocialEmployee revolution through their tireless advocacy in the social sphere. The #EmployeeSEAL honorees are business men and women who are active, engaging and respected on Twitter and within their organizations—and who meet the following requirements: Must regularly produce some form of business-related online content (i.e., blog posts, tweets, news articles), and must be good storytellers.Must be active in social media (e.g., must have at least 200 followers on Twitter).Must be employed in an organization, profit or non-profit, or work as an entrepreneur.
(Note: The #EmployeeSEAL is not affiliated with either The Economist or Tom Peters.) The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners - Bill Taylor. By Bill Taylor | 9:00 AM September 5, 2014 Nearly a quarter century ago, at a gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, John W. Gardner delivered a speech that may be one of the most quietly influential speeches in the history of American business — a text that has been photocopied, passed along, underlined, and linked to by senior executives in some of the most important companies and organizations in the world.
I wonder, though, how many of these leaders (and the business world more broadly) have truly embraced the lessons he shared that day. Gardner, who died in 2002 at the age of 89, was a legendary public intellectual and civic reformer — a celebrated Stanford professor, an architect of the Great Society under Lyndon Johnson, founder of Common Cause and Independent Sector. His speech on November 10, 1990, was delivered to a meeting of McKinsey & Co., the consulting firm whose advice has shaped the fortunes of the world’s richest and most powerful companies. What was his message? The Financial Risk of Living a Long Time - Andrew O’Connell. 5 Social Skills Business Leaders Must Master. Meghan M. Biro On September 24, 2013 (Editor’s Note: This week, TalentCulture founder, Meghan M. Biro is speaking at the Peoplefluent WISDOM2013 Conference about a topic that is central to the world of work: “Leadership, Workplace Culture and Brand Influence.”
In the spirit of her presentation, we’re sharing one of many articles Meghan has written about this topic. We hope it’s the next-best thing to being there!) Recently, I consulted with a software company as it navigated through a treacherous sea change — the upheaval of its organizational culture. Faceoff: Old Workplace Culture Meets New The previous workplace culture was cut-throat and intensely political. When the new CTO arrived, he imposed his own culture – one that obscured motives and withheld explicit information from employees. The company quickly began hemorrhaging top talent, much to the dismay of its puzzled CEO. Social Connection: The Missing Link 1) Recognize non-verbal cues.
The Universal Causes of Human Behavior. Today’s quotation isn’t new. Aristotle lived in the days before most all of the technology we take for granted was invented. But what hasn’t changed is human nature. Enjoy today’s quotation, and be challenged by the questions and actions that follow it. “All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.” - Aristotle Questions to Ponder - What, if anything, would you add to this list of causes? - Which of these causes guide your behavior the most often? - Which of these causes diverts you most often from the results you most want? Action Steps 1. 2. My Thoughts While this quotation can be very illuminating personally (if you allow it to be so), I want to talk briefly about how these ideas can help you in communicating with, coaching, influencing, and even just understanding others.
There are many times when other people do things that we don’t understand or are annoying to us. Tagged as: Aristotle, human behavior. The Gift of Creativity. Last week, I began a series of posts/leadership tasks designed to provide gifts to those who complete them (and when completed, they manifest gifts for those they lead). I built this 12 day series on the theme of the 12 Days of Christmas (probably my least favorite Christmas song). You can get the full idea/background and all of the other tasks so far here. When I thought about “Six Geese a laying,” in the context of today’s post, I envisioned something like the image to the left. Six geese, sitting on their eggs, patiently doing what they need to do to nurture their eggs. In the end, that isn’t completely different from people sitting in a meeting trying to nurture ideas that will help them solve a problem or capitalize on an opportunity.
On to today’s task. . - How often do I tap the massive creativity of my team? - In what areas do we most need creative thoughts and ideas now? - How can I nurture and apply my team’s creativity more frequently? - What could I do right now? The Employee-Motivation Checklist. Great leaders make all the difference. In business, we see the impact of great leaders such as Tony Hsieh, who took the helm of online shoe retailer Zappos.com from founder Nick Swinmurn. Under Hsieh’s leadership, the company grew from $1.6 million in sales in 2000 to more than $1 billion in sales in 2009. Through many years of research, trial and error, and working with companies of all sizes in numerous industries, I have identified 16 critical ways to motivate your employees. Learn these techniques and adapt as many as possible in your business. 1. Make employees feel they are doing something meaningful. A recent survey by BNET (which is now part of CBS MoneyWatch) asked the question, “What motivates you at work?”
The results showed that doing something meaningful is more important than money or recognition to your employees. Therefore, the number one way to motivate your employees is to make them feel that they are doing something meaningful. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Surprise! Four Strategies for Coping with Disruptions - Rosabeth Moss Kanter.
By Rosabeth Moss Kanter | 8:22 AM April 19, 2010 Surprises are the new normal, and they are not fun. I was about to write a joyous paean to Earth Day and the glories of celebrating the great outdoors, when volcanic ash closed European airports. My flights to a global health summit were cancelled, making me cranky about nature instead. I had just returned from Brazil, where floods disrupted travel in Rio, and mudslides destroyed neighborhoods, following earthquakes in Chile and Haiti. We have enough to deal with in terms of financial crises, currency fluctuations, disruptive technologies, job restructurings, shortages of vital drugs, populist rebellions, possible pandemics, and terrorist threats without adding 2010′s devastating earthquakes and extraordinary weather events. Coping with the unexpected is a leadership imperative. Here are four strategies to speed response and minimize the impact of disruptions. • Backup.
. • Communication. . • Collaboration. . • Values and principles. 11 Tough Truths That Every Great Leader Knows. No matter how confident someone may seem, everyone is afraid of failing, because "we are afraid of screwing up. We are afraid of looking stupid. " But great leaders know that everyone they interact with is also afraid. The reason why these people are so successful is because they are afraid, yet they act anyway. They go after what they believe, seek change and, ultimately, make a difference.
"They also believe they can take a risk because even if they fail, they'll fix it. Even if they look stupid, they aren't. Even if they appear weak, they're not. " Their fear doesn't hold them back, but, instead, it springs them into action, because not trying at all is worse than failing from an attempt. Source: Tough Truths. Every leader should study world's creative achievers. My previous column called for creative leadership to cope with complexity and dynamism in business. But how can we move beyond traditional leadership development methods and turn numbers-oriented managers into creative leaders? What are the objectives? Creative leadership development should enable those leaders to be creatively productive every day, and to easily and reliably produce meaningful creative outputs when needed.
This ability is essential to being a credible creative leader or successful creative entrepreneur. Can every leader become a creative leader? This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here. Body Language Mistakes that Male Leaders Make. 10 Essential Leadership Models.
While there have been thousands of books written about leadership, there are a handful of leadership models that have served me well as a leader and leadership development practitioner. These are the tried and true models that have shifted my thinking about leadership and help create teachable leadership moments for others. Mind you, I’m not a scholar, so the models I favor tend to be simple, practical, and I have to had seen evidence that they are effective. Here are 10 leadership models that I believe any leader or aspiring leader should be familiar with (Kudos to Mind Tools for supplying many of the summaries in the links, and to Vou): 1. Situational Leadership. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. How about you? Great Leadership. The thoughtLEADERS Blog: Leadership, Communication, Strategy. Today’s post is by Mike Kappel, President of Patriot Software.
When you start a new business, you’re occupied by thoughts of your next sale, equipment investment, or whether you’ll have time to break for dinner. You’re generally not thinking about being sued, cited by OSHA, or arrested. But in business, your fortunes can turn on a dime. Here’s what happened to me and my business. My partner and I had started our network of executive recruiters four years earlier, and it looked like the business might finally take off. Still, we were essentially broke, with less that $250 in our account, on the day that our pressman, George, decided to go to the local laundromat to wash the rags that we used to clean our printing presses. And then George put the chemical-soaked rags in a gas dryer.
The pilot light from the gas dryer ignited the rags, throwing George over a row of washers and slamming him into the wall. Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action. Column: Cultivate a Culture of Confidence. One difference between winners and losers is how they handle losing. Even for the best companies and most-accomplished professionals, long track records of success are punctuated by slips, slides, and mini-turnarounds. Even the team that wins the game might make mistakes, fumble, and lag behind for part of it. That’s why the ability to recover quickly and get back on course is so important. Troubles are ubiquitous. Surprises can fall from the sky like volcanic ash and appear to change everything. Troubles are ubiquitous. Nothing succeeds for long without considerable effort and constant vigilance. Thus, a key factor in high achievement is bouncing back from the low points. Consider first the pathologies of losing.
The culture and support system that surrounds high performers helps them avoid these temptations. Resilience is not simply an individual characteristic or a psychological phenomenon. Talent Circles: Talent Networks Done Right HR. Talent Network vs. Online Social Network My philosophy on building any type of community and relationships online is simple, “Go where the people are,” which is why I’m an advocate of online social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to engage a target audience. For the marketing department, recruiter or HR, any interaction online influences your organization’s employment brand with the end goal of developing and establishing a candidate pipeline. Why Rent Your Talent Community When You Can Buy? I realize that these networks and online communities don’t last forever, but what does? The communication channel changes like the rise and fall of the fax machine or even email, but what companies must consider is developing talent communities and these social outposts for their candidate network outside of the actual social networks where the company controls the information and the candidate experience that sets your company apart.
Candidate Experienced-Focused Talent Network. Is Creativity a Bad Trait for a Senior Leader? Title: Recognizing Creative Leadership: Can Creative Idea Expression Negatively Relate to Perceptions of Leadership Potential? (Fee required.)Authors: Jennifer S. Mueller (University of Pennsylvania), Jack Goncalo (Cornell University), and Dishan Kamdar (Indian School of Business)Publisher: Journal of Experimental Social PsychologyDate Published: December 2010 Don’t be too creative with your business ideas, this paper warns. Unless you have plenty of charisma to complement your creativity, thinking outside the box could keep you out of top management. Psychologists have established that to most people, the prototypical leader reduces uncertainty and promotes stability, emphasizing shared goals and group identity to preserve the status quo. The researchers conducted two experiments to gauge how bias against creative thinkers factored into whether they were seen as suitable for top jobs.
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