Helicopter Leadership

Guest post from Stephen Klemich: It is often asked, what is the difference between Leadership and Management? For over 30 years we have always referred to Leadership as being able to rise above the situation, be objective, strategic and find time to contemplate the culture, people and one’s leadership impact. Management is on-the-ground, day-to-day task orientated, checking quality and delivery of the product and service, and looking after the people. Character-led leaders; heart-l...
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Organizational Health and Performance: Beyond Performance 2.0

PERHAPS it goes without saying, but a healthy organization will achieve more than an organization that is too sick to support your goals. So, any change effort will be more successful when you focus on both performance and health. Considering that most change efforts only succeed 30% of the time, Scott Keller and Bill Schaninger (both McKinsey partners) put forth a change model to increase the odds of success (upwards of 79% of the time) in Beyond Performance 2.0. Successful change efforts are ...
Tags: Leadership, Samsung, Change, Volkswagen, Mckinsey, Instagram and Facebook, Gary Hamel, Scott Keller, Bill Schaninger

Leading Thoughts for February 20, 2020

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.Porter Moser, head coach of the Loyola University Chicago men’s basketball team, on how to find success: “How you think is how you feel, how you feel is how you act, and how you act is what defines you. I believe completely in the progression of these three statements. If you’re thinking good thoughts, you’re going to have a bounce in your step. You’re g...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Loyola University Chicago, Porter Moser, Jeffrey Hull, Leading Thoughts, Passion Energy

Leadership Playground

LRC develops future leaders by using hands-on practice in tackling both leader and follower roles Developed by a German psychologist in the 1920’s, the concept of a Leaders’ Reaction Course was used to train and evaluate candidates to become military officers. The course used a series of observed physical team-building and critical-thinking exercises to assess the rapid learning ability and emotional intelligence of the participants. Today, evolved versions of LRCs are used around the world in ...
Tags: Leadership, Uncategorized, Military, Air Force, Usaf, Clayton, LRC, Officer Training School, Maxwell Air Force Base Alabama, Loe, Future Of The Air Force, AETC, AF Leaders, Lethal and Ready, Developing Exceptional Leaders, Squadron Officers Course at Air University

Responsive Leadership: Needed Now More Than Ever

by Jackie Jenkins-Scott, author of “The 7 Secrets of Responsive Leadership: Drive Change, Manage Transitions, and Help Any Organization Turn Around“  The leadership question is top of mind for many people here in the United States and throughout the world. The idea that leaders are trustworthy, honest, and can be relied on to operate in the best interest of the public, the employee, the student, the parishioner, or even the shareholder has been shattered. No matter what industry or organization...
Tags: Startups, Leadership, United States, Professionalisms, Wheelock College, Mark Sanborn, Leading People, Jackie Jenkins-Scott, Dimock Community Health Center, Responsive Leadership

Pros and Cons of Becoming an Innovation Consultant

One question many innovators face at some point in their careers is whether to work in a large, corporate organization, or in a small start up or consultancy. Today I want to revisit and update a blog I wrote a few years ago for LinkedIn that discussed some pros and cons of consultancy versus corporate ...
Tags: Career, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Linkedin, Creativity, Culture, Innovation, Consultancy, Consulting, Business Models, Innovation Consultant

7 Essentials in Facilitating a Church Merger

I am a fan of church mergers. It takes Kingdom-minded people to be willing to humble themselves and carry through with the blending of two separate churches. I am always impressed with the people involved. I believe we will see even more of them in the future. Although I do not have the expertise of my friends Jim Tomberlin or Warren Bird (I highly recommend their work and book on the topic), I have been a student of the “movement” for  more than a decade. It is a long story for another ...
Tags: Leadership, Kingdom, Church, Religion, Nate, Church Revitalization, Warren Bird, Jim Tomberlin

You Ask, I Answer: Marketing Data Science and Executive Buy-In?

Albert asks, “What is the best way to sell the idea of marketing data science to executives that don’t see its value, without making them lose face or look bad?” Generally speaking, most executives want the same things – save money, save time, make money. Without pointing out specific failures, look for opportunities where a […] The post You Ask, I Answer: Marketing Data Science and Executive Buy-In? appeared first on Christopher S. Penn - Marketing Data Science Keynote Speaker.
Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Seo, Data Science, Machine Learning, Albert, Christopher, Penn Marketing Data Science Keynote, Marketing Data Science

7 Suggestions for a Stalled Organization

I talk with leaders regularly who lead an organization struggling to grow. They are trying to figure out how to succeed again. It could be a pastor, a ministry or non-profit leader, or a businessperson, but they want to spur another season of growth. I understand. Every organization experiences times or seasons of decline. I’ve been the leader in these situations many times. What you do next – when these seasons come – almost always determines how long they last and how well you recover....
Tags: Leadership, Church, Religion, Don, Wise, Church Revitalization

The ones who disagree with you

It might be because they are uninformed. It might be because they are misguided in what they seek. It might be because they’re short-sighted. It might be that they are controlled by demons. It might be that they are demonstrably wrong. Or it could simply be that they disagree with you.   PS today’s the last day to join The Creative’s Workshop. Bring your work to the world.
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Disrupt Yourself: Play To Your Distinctive Strengths

Personal Disruption (n.): The act of using a practice employed by companies — wherein a product deemed inferior by the market leader (Amazon v. Borders, Uber v. Yellow Cab) eventually upends the industry — and applying it to yourself and your career. As the co-founder of a boutique investment firm with Clayton Christensen, Whitney Johnson came to realize that the frameworks of disruption not only apply to innovation and investing, but to individuals. She outlines the guardrails that speed our pr...
Tags: Amazon, Video, Leadership, Whitney, Webinar, Strengths, Webinars, Lisa, Lois, Whitney Johnson, Lois Zachary, Disrupt Yourself, Lisa Fain, Borders Uber, Clayton Christensen Whitney Johnson

The free market is elusive

Free markets aren’t particularly common. At the baseball game, the snack vendors sell what the person with the concession tells them to sell. It’s a choice, but Hobson’s choice: take it or leave it. Geography makes the idea of a free market difficult, because only one business can exist in any given spot. Fifth Avenue in New York seems like an epicenter of commerce, but long-term leases and the need for millions and millions of dollars in free cash flow mean that there are actually very few degr...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, Leadership, Uncategorized, Fifth Avenue, Mongolia, Shopify, Hobson

The 5×10 Leadership Rule

Team size is a critical factor in the success or failure of an organization. Most organizations permit – or expect – too many direct reports for each team lead. This logic ignores the reality that good people leadership takes time and great people leadership requires more time. To minimize the bad boss syndrome, organizations should follow the 5×10 rule of people leadership. The rule says team leaders should have no more than 5 direct reports and should spend at least 10% of their time on each ...
Tags: Leadership, Servant Leadership, Rule, 5x10, People Leadership, People Each

A Guide for Starting a Private Foundation or Philanthropic Business

By Kayla Matthews Today’s consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of their spending habits and keep close tabs on where their money is actually going. This has led many companies to reconsider their philanthropic efforts and begin supporting charitable causes. And, if you’re one of these businesses looking to boost both your revenue and your giving, investing in a private foundation or philanthropic businesses may be the move. The Benefits There are a number of advantages to becoming a p...
Tags: Leadership, Philanthropy, Irs, Branding, Sandy Millar, Kayla Matthews

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