Up here in the Northern U.S., the birds are flocking and the leaves are falling. With the frivolity of summer but a distant memory, we all seem a bit more serious. Aw c’mon, let’s take a break and have a little fun. Pull up a tall glass of warm apple cider (with a shot of something that has a kick if you’d like) and grab some donuts while you learn from the top leadership readers on the net and consider some autumn fun.
Cheer for your favorite players from the Big Ten:
Our regular referee for the carnival positions himself in the backfield today, but will return for the next game in November. Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership announces a penalty in Individual Development Plans are Worthless….if No Action is Taken.
Tanveer Naseer helps leaders’ to protect their blind side with tips on how to ease someone back into the team after an absence in Helping Employees Regain Their Productivity After A Prolonged Absence .
Gwyn Teatro of You’re Not The Boss of Me plays quarterback as she leads discussion of the next play in the huddle with Managing and Leading….Lessons from Gilbert and Sullivan .
Take a fall color tour:
Bret Simmons at LeaderLab takes us beyond the blue sky of servant leadership and gives it strong roots by describing research and practical tips for embedding its practice in Servant Leadership in the Workplace.
Kevin Grossman at the Glowan Consulting Group helps us to consider the changing nature of what it takes to make it in the workforce these days in Adaptability, Inc. is hiring. I wish I would have told him that.
Enjoy the Autumn Harvest:
Michael Cardus at Create Learning cultivates some thought with Goal Setting: Solving Problems in Line with Values and Commitment.
Chris Stowell at the Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness finds fertile ground on Scorecards: Putting for Dough .
Rajesh Setty ‘s ideas flower on Why MANY Smart People Face a Mid-Career Dilemma and How You Can Avoid It.
Lynn Dessert plants some thoughts about leadership development at Elephants at Work on Is Your Organization Teaching the Right Lessons to Build Executive Talent?
That’s it for this month. The Carnival will be back at Great Leadership in November. Have a wonderful Fall season.