Archive for August, 2009
Close your eyes. Imagine yourself on a warm beach with a tall glass of lemonade (or something stronger) and some great reading. Refresh your thirst for knowledge with some great mid-summer submissions to the August Leadership Development Carnival.
As your guest-host for the Carnival this month, I’m grateful to Dan McCarthy for the wonderful community of leadership bloggers he’s created, and it looks like there are some new faces in the mix.
We’ll start out with our regular host, Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership who walks us through a step-by-step process on How to Create a Shared Vision Statement. The real deal, folks; you need to bookmark this one.
Art Petty at Management Excellence offers some advice with his coffee at Leadership Caffeine: Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me When I First Became a Leader.
Wally Bock at his Three Star Leadership Blog shows us that boss’s aren’t the only ones that want productive workplaces, and provides a few practical pointers on how boss’s can encourage productivity in Productivity is a Characteristic of a Great Working Environment.
John Agno of Coaching Tip – The Leadership Blog knows that when Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google said the best advice he had received was from John Doerr, who in 2001 said, “My advice to you is to have a coach.” John adds his own reasons in Why Personal Coaching?
After more than two decades of research on the subject of training global managers to develop an appreciation for the differences inherent among cultures, Holly Tompson at the Productivity Blog asks the question, Culturally Sensitive Global Managers: Are We There Yet?
David Zinger at Employee Engagement Zingers discusses how leaders should Stand Out then Blend In: Ideal Leadership for Employee Engagement .
Tom Magness at Leader Business defines synergy as “the whole is made greater than the sum of its parts.” Making something greater requires leadership. He shows us this in Synergy – Part I.
Vidyut Kale at Footprints on the Mountainside makes the argument for a leader to have great listening skills in Listening Skills for the Leader.
Andrew Rondeau at Great Management Tips reminds us that regular training and development programmes increase job satisfaction and morale among managers and of employees in Benefits to Management Development Programmes.
Dragos Roua writes about his HR principles as a leader of online businesses at his Dragos Roua – The Choice Of A Personal Path blog in The Making Of An Online Business – The Team .
Miki Saxon at MAPping Company Success reminds us that when setting out to change culture it’s important to remember that changes won’t happen if the underlying MAP (mindset, attitude, philosophy?„¢) isn’t addressed in Changing Company Culture.
Nissim Ziv at Job Interview Guide prepares CEO’s who are interviewing for new positions in Interview Questions for CEO Position – Answers & Tips .
Even though this one isn’t “Leadership Development” in the strictest sense, it has value to leaders. Erin Pavlina – Spiritual Wisdom for Conscious People brings us full circle to (ahh…..) 5 Good Ways to Ground Yourself.