The June 3rd, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Welcome to the June 3rd, 2013 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival!

You’ve heard of “speed dating”? Well, here’s your monthly dose of “speed leadership development”. 30 leadership bloggers in 90 minutes. Try ’em all, it’s the best investment of your time you’ll make today!

Dana Theus from InPower Women
presents Iron
Man vs. Athena for CEO – Leadership Battle of the Sexes
. “Looking at new research on what global
citizens have to say about the qualities we want in our leaders, it’s at 180
degrees in orientation from what our summer blockbuster movies tell us about
what makes a good leader.”

Anna
Farmery
from The
Engaging Brand
presents What is strategy? “Strategy
and tactics are so often confused, this post and graphic simplifies
it…hopefully!”

Julie
Winkle Giulioni
from juliewinklegiulioni.com presents Want
to Kill Young Workers’ Motivation and Drive? Utter These 4 Words
. “Four small words are all it takes to
extinguish motivation, choke off possibilities, discourage, demoralize and
drive young workers away. At all costs, avoid “You’re too young
to…””

Meg
Bear

from Meg Bear’s Leadership Blog presents
You
don’t want balance, you want control.
“Instead
of looking for balance [that doesn’t exist], build a plan to get control of
your life.”

Mary
Jo Asmus
from Mary Jo Asmus
presents When
are you ready for an executive coach?
“There
is an optimal time for you to hire an executive coach, and this post outlines
how to tell when the time is right for you.”

S.
Chris Edmonds
from Driving Results Through Culture
presents Great
Bosses Ensure Accountability.
“This
post/podcast is the fourth in a five-part series outlining the best practices
of GREAT bosses. This entry describes how great bosses hold themselves and all
staff accountable for both performance and for values.”

Lolly
Daskal
from lollydaskal.com
presents The
Duality of Leadership
.

Sharlyn
Lauby
from HR Bartender
presents High
Performing Organizations Manage Change Well.

Randy
Conley
from Leading With
Trust
presents Build
Trust Today or Lose Talent Tomorrow – 3 Tips to Keep Your Top People
. “Retaining key talent is of critical
importance to organizational leaders. Regardless of the talent management and
retention strategies you employ, this post shares three tips that will help you
build a foundation of trust with your top performers.”

John
Hunter
from Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog
presents Executive
Leadership
. “When the senior
executives are not leading improvement of the management system they inevitably
undermine the efforts of others because they don’t understand the impact of
their actions.”

Jesse
Lyn Stoner
from Jesse Lyn
Stoner
presents Go For the
Gold! 8 Tips to Create the Future You Desire
. “Over the years, studying vision and helping leaders in a variety of
settings I learned that the real power comes when you focus on what you desire.
Proactively focus on what you
want, not reactively on your
problems. While you might remove a specific problem, you are likely to discover
another problem awaits, and you will move from one crisis to another. Instead
of focusing on problems, picture the results you desire.”

Bruce
Lewin
from Four Groups’
Blog
presents 3
Barriers to Adaptability and Change
.
“There are 3 core barriers to
adaptability and change. 1. Prioritising Short Term Profits 2. Short Term
Thinking 3. An Addiction to Core Revenue Streams. By applying these 3 barriers
to Nokia, Blackberry, Blockbuster, Kodak and others, it’s possible to see how
each organisation struggled to meet oncoming changes and competitive threats to
their businesses.”

Bernd
Geropp
from More
Leadership
presents Three
dirty little secrets about being an entrepreneur and running a start-up
business.
“In this post I’ll share 3
misconceptions entrepreneurs and business leaders should be aware when starting
a company but also when starting a bigger project. When I started my businesses
I would have wanted to know these – but I didn’t!”

Robyn
McLeod
from The
Thoughtful LeadersÔ Blog
presents Happy merger, happy marriage, “where she shares how the keys to a great marriage can offer insight to
leading successful organizational change.”

Karin
Hurt

from letsgrowleaders.com
presents Orchestra
Without a Conductor

How are your managerial manners? Jennifer V. Miller
of The People Equation
shares five ways to serve up respect to your team in Daily Ways to be a Mannerly Manager.

Mark
Miller
from Great Leaders Serve presents Take
Back Your Life
. “We all seem to be
busier than ever before, but what happens when busy becomes hurry? This post
suggests why hurry is dangerous, why it happens and what we can do to stop all
the hurry.”

Jon
Mertz
from Thin Difference presents Millennial Leaders: Welcome to the Arena.
“Millennial leaders or Gen Y leaders have
received a lot of attention, good and bad. The important lesson is to lead from
within the arena and lead well.”

Miki
Saxon
from MAPping
Company Success
presents Entrepreneurs:
Laughing at Yourself
. “A rarely
talked about component of success, whether at work or life in general, is the
ability to laugh at oneself, seems to be dwindling.”

Joan
Kofodimos
from Anyone Can
Lead
presents What’s
Good About Having A Bad Boss?
“Lots
of people have suffered through a bad-boss experience. I suggest that this
experience can serve as a crucible for your own growth and learning as a
leader, and outline some specific strategies for getting the most out of the
experience.”

Chris
Young
from Human
Capital Strategy Blog
presents Building
an Effective Teams Using the Five Dysfunctions of a Team.

Neal
Burgis, Ph.D
. from Practical Solutions
presents Characteristics
of Maverick Leaders
. “Mavericks are
individualists and by their very nature “different”.
Mavericks are so different, so edgy and so independent that they are
original in their ideas, their creative and innovative thoughts go beyond
what most organizations want to pursue. These individuals are the
successful stand outs that make them start their own business and reach
their potential as leaders.”

Wally
Bock

from Three Star Leadership
presents A
Force for Good
. “The work you do as a
boss isn’t just about business results. It’s also about your effect on people’s
lives.”

Mary Ila Ward from The Point: Sound Advice for
Career and Leadership Development
presents Are
your employees on the border of ‘boredom and anxiety’?
“This post outlines 5 questions that leaders need to ask themselves if
they want to create ideal workplaces by establishing flow for employees.”

Bill
Matthies
from Business
Wisdom
presents Standing
Still Is Not An Option
. “The message
is, change will happen but what that change will be can be partially up to you.
Take action, plan for it.”


David
M. Dye
from Lead Change Group presents Why Your Employee Survey is a Waste of Time.

David
Burkus
from LDRLB presents In Praise of
Middle Managers
.