Welcome to Forbes. 10 Things Only Exceptional Bosses Give Employees. Leadership. Credibility-book.com. The Core Beliefs of the Delightfully Successful. Leading in Chaos – Six Essentials to Stay Focused & Enable Success. Can you imagine anything more disconcerting than driving at 100 mph in a thick fog – with the radio blaring, cell phone ringing, and the kids in the back seat asking, “Are we there yet?”
Yet, isn’t that what it is like operating in business today? The fog is thick, the pace is rapid, and the distractions are constant. Where can business leaders find solutions to be able to navigate through this chaos and produce results in this very uncomfortable environment? Perhaps our military leaders can offer some ideas. Complexity is Here and it’s Time to Get on Board. Efficiency is the bugbear of modern organizations.
Our culture—particularly our business culture is steeped in industrial-age metaphors of assembly lines, and economies of scale. We are continually looking for how to do things faster and cheaper, with the assumption that what follows is a better—read “more profitable”—organization. We work hard to simplify and hone our human systems to a machine-like efficiency, so we can be the envy of neighbors and the crusher of competition. In the industrial age the focus on eking every last bit of productivity from humans usually had a heartbreaking cost to the people doing the work—but was beneficial to the bottom line. Words of Wisdom: 8 Famous Quotes to Help You Embrace Fear and Achieve Success.
Four Pillars Of Leadership. Dr. Deming’s “Role of a Manager of People” Dr.
W. Edwards Deming ‘s last book was The New Economics for Industry, Government, Education. 11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader. The Influencing Formula. Leadership Practices to Stop Today. What Makes a 21st Century Leader? The 11 Leadership Secrets You've Never Heard About. Walking the Leadership Tightrope. Seven credibility blind spots and how they can derail your image. 5 Subliminal Tricks That Make Employers Adore You. 8 Rules For Creating A Passionate Work Culture. Several years ago I was in the Thomson Building in Toronto.
I went down the hall to the small kitchen to get myself a cup of coffee. Ken Thomson was there, making himself some instant soup. At the time, he was the ninth-richest man in the world, worth approximately $19.6 billion. Enough, certainly, to afford a nice lunch. Six behaviors that could come back to bite you. As project managers we want our team members to have a commitment to deadlines, be optimistic about their work, stay focused on the goal, have a competitive mindset, stick to the budget, and please clients and management don’t we?
And yet, these 6 behaviors, which most of us would readily agree are important, can precede a scandal, cause morale problems, and sink projects. In an interesting blog post David Gelber, author of The 3 Power Values provides some pertinent examples of disastrous business results from being obsessive about these behaviors. They intrigued me so I decided to write about them in a project management context. Changing Your Culture by Bringing Humanity to the Workplace. Managers, from the senior level down to the front line leaders, often have the misconception that to manage effectively, neither they nor their employees can actually show their human side at work.
These managers believe that to allow personality, humor and humility gives away too much of their power, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Maybe back in the command and control era of management, when employees clocked in and clocked out and were expected to repeatedly perform routine tasks, this type of emotionless management style may have worked. But the workplace is different now. Why Leadership Means Listening. Today's employees want to be asked for feedback and they want to be heard.
Here are four tips to help you become a better listener Over the past several weeks, I interviewed a half-dozen well-known business leaders for a new book on communications. One theme came up repeatedly—great leaders are great listeners. Extraordinary men and women solicit feedback, listen to opinions, and act on that intelligence. Want to succeed in IT? Five tips from the top. How to reach the very top of the IT profession may remain a closed book to most technologists, but leading CIO Paul Coby has some simple advice on the best way to get there.
So, you want to be a top CIO? Sounds like a reasonable career aim, but how do you climb the greasy pole and reach the highest echelons of IT leadership? If you want best-practice career advice, it makes sense to listen to people who have already excelled - and are continuing to excel - in the technology chief position.
Paul Coby is one such CIO, IT director at UK retail giant John Lewis and former technology chief at British Airways. 13 ways to tell if you’re a “bully” project manager. Your next project manager?
Are you a bully? Good Managers Lead Through a Team - Linda Hill & Kent Lineback. By Linda Hill & Kent Lineback | 12:22 PM April 3, 2012.
For Great Leadership, Clear Your Head - Joshua Ehrlich. By Joshua Ehrlich | 10:17 AM September 14, 2011 Getting stuff done is overrated. Knowing where you are going and how to get there — strategy — is everything. But many managers still spend too much time doing and not enough time thinking. Your first challenge is learning how to stop the action. But focusing and thinking about the big picture are not as simple as blocking out time and turning off your devices. 4 Secrets of Great Critical Thinkers. In 2009, J D Wetherspoon, a chain of more than 800 pubs in the UK, was facing declining sales. Demand for beer had been down for five years. In addition, pricing pressure from super market chains was intense, and higher alcohol taxes further squeezed its already tight margins. What would you say is the company's real business problem? Most people see it as a sales problem and recommend better marketing and promotion.
But this reflex may be wrong. The Persistence of Vision @ LeadershipNow. I Think, Therefore I See. The Manager's Cheat Sheet: 101 Common-Sense Rules for Leaders. Six tactics of natural leaders. In this week's Leadership Blog, our coach John M McKee shares six tactics you can use to move up the ladder more quickly. Ever notice that some people seem to be "natural leaders"? Please, Make a Decision. Leadership and Change Research. How Great Bosses Motivate Employees.