Saturday, July 5, 2008

The Leadership Development Carnival #1

Welcome to the first edition of the Leadership Development Carnival!!

Each month we'll ask for the best damn leadership and leadership development information and advice there is, gather them up, and present them all here at the Carnival. We had over 30 submissions for this inaugural July edition.

So step right up and get ready to lead. If you like what you see, add the site to your favorites or subscribe to it. And btw, it's OK to read and share this on company time.... this is serious leadership development, and should be part of every leader's individual development plan (IDP)!

To start us off, Andres Acosta presents On leadership: knowledge & wisdom posted at Totally Consumed.

Nina Simosko presents Maintaining The Momentum in Tough Times posted at

Wally Bock presents Don't worry about the young people posted at Three Star Leadership Blog.

Mark Stelzner presents Seven Tips for Managing Today's Employee Population posted at Inflexion Advisors.

David Cassell presents Keeping Your Study Skills Razor Sharp posted at

Karl Goldfield presents Ask the Coach and a book review: Is .9999 repeating the sames as 1? startup sales mentor posted at Karl Goldfield.

Roger Smith presents MLM Leadership -Why Your Upline Will Always Fail You No Matter What. posted at Magnetic Leadership Marketing.

Rich Maltzman, PMP presents Are they M&Ms, or little circular windows into our inner being? posted at Scope crêpe.

Jose DeJesus MD presents Creating Incentives and Recognizing Excellence in Your Employees posted at Physician Entrepreneur.

Shawn Driscoll presents Designing your success ladder posted at Shawn Driscoll.

Mark Runta presents IT Management & Global Sourcing: Should You Keep Your Manager in the Dark? posted at Career Progression, Management & Global Sourcing.

Lorraine Cohen presents Do You Have The Courage To Be An Extraordinary Leader? posted at Powerfull Living.

Phil for Humanity presents Bored at Work « Phil for Humanity posted at Phil for Humanity.

Taylor Coburn presents What To Do When You Are Stuck posted at Internet Business at ProcessToProfits.

GreatManagement presents Managers Build Trust And Respect By Letting Go posted at The GreatManagement Blog.

Anya presents Will improving my memory boost sales success? posted at Gavin Ingham.

Alvaro Fernandez presents Why Smart Brains Make Stupid Decisions posted at SharpBrains: Your Window into the Brain Fitness Revolution.

Carole DeJarnatt presents Your Choices Make A Difference posted at Tips from the Biz World of Alliance Advisors, Inc..

Erek Ostrowski presents Becoming a Smooth Operator (Documenting Operational Protocols for Your Small Business) posted at Verve Coaching.

Jack Yoest presents The Four Speeches Every Speaker Delivers posted at

Andrew Heath presents People Forgive Mistakes, Not Personalities posted at Rants of a Gay Lunatic.

Dereck presents How to become what you want to become, in about two days posted at I Will Not Die.

Phil presents Good Leaders Learn From the Best posted at The Happy Manager.

The Speakers Group presents Pete Luongo Presents 10 Simple Truths About Leadership posted at TSG Speakers Bureau Blog.

Ralph Jean-Paul presents How to Network Like a Pro posted at Potential 2 Success.

Mike King presents Promoting Employee Engagement in the Workplace posted at Learn This.

Alik presents Is Becoming A Leader Actionable And Attainable For All? posted at Practice This.

John Phillips presents CEOs Solve Economy?s Woes posted at The Word On Employment Law.

Dr. Joe Capista presents Success Involves An Attitude of Service posted at The Success Triangle.

Mike Myatt presents Character Matters posted at n2growth.

These remaining are more plugs for products rather than articles, but I wanted to be inclusive for this first edition and not do much screening. I did check them out, and they all look legit and worth taking a look at:

Sheila Danzig presents Distance Learning Online: Educational Degree Programs that Benefit You posted at Degree Talk Blog.

Patricia Milton presents Just Released: Little Book of Big Change posted at Interaction Associates - Thought leadership and practical tools for collaboration..

Ellesse presents Free Career, Business & Trade Magazines for Your Career & Economic Goals posted at Goal Setting College.

Fiona King presents The Manager's Handbook: 80+ Open Courseware Collections to Help You Be a Better Leader posted at - Job Descriptions and Online Schools to Start Your Career.

Terry Dean presents Goal Setting Worksheets posted at Internet Business Coaching by Terry Dean.

Jimmy Sansi presents Do You Test? Yes! Why? posted at The Kaizen Business.

Michael Miles presents The Silva Mind Control Method posted at Effortless Wealth and Abundance.
I'll wrap it up with one of my own, Ethics and Leadership, a recent post from my colleague Andrea Brown, that got over 1000 hits.

The next Leadership Development Carnival will be August 2nd, please submit your posts using the carnival submission form by July 26th. As a reminder, here are the submission rules:

The Leadership Development Carnival accepts posts related to leadership, management, and executive development, leadership, management, coaching, human resources, succession planning, and organizational development. Irrelevant posts will be automatically rejected. A link back is must to promote this carnival on the web. Please submit one recent (last 2 weeks) post along with a brief (1 line) description.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for including my article in your carnival Dan. You have quite an impressive list of useful articles here!

Anonymous said...

This is our first carnival Dan, so many thanks for including us. And thanks for calling us pundits!! All the best, Phil and Anthony @ the Happy Manager.

Andres said...

Dan, thanks for getting this carnival up-and-running, it's a great resource.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for putting this carnival together, and thanks for including our post in the inaugural edition... I look forward to future installments!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dan!

I'm new to the blog here and just wanted to say that I love it. I've added it to my Netvibes subscription page and will be sure follow this thing daily. My church had a leadership development course I went through a few years ago and it was brutal and honest and awesome. Everyone should be Leadership focused!

Dan McCarthy said...

Mike, Phil, TC, Shawn - thanks again for contributing.

Readchaseblogger - thanks, and welcome!

Anonymous said...

Dan, I like the idea of the carnival and gives us all some new references to check in the search for better info to help improve our leadership skills.

Dan McCarthy said...

Chris - I see you have a new leadership blog - it looks very good. I hope you'll contribute a post to the next carnival. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help you get started with blogging.

Dan McCarthy said...

Chris - I see you have a new leadership blog - it looks very good. I hope you'll contribute a post to the next carnival. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help you get started with blogging.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Thanks for reviving this excellent resource. I just linked to it in my weekly review of top business blogs.

Wally Bock

Boom said...

Dan- great stuff here. I would love to link you to my webcast leadership series site. The site is called Check Six TV and can be found at

I think I will subscribe to this site.

sf and check six,

Boom Daniel

Dan McCarthy said...

Boob -
Thanks, I took a look, these are great leadership vidoes. And thanks for subscribing.