CEO, Meet Your Customers

Joellyn Sargent

Your time is consumed with things like financing, board meetings, product decisions, operational considerations, legal issues…the list is endless. Make the time to go out and meet your customers on their own turf. How to Meet Your Customers.

Is Technology Weakening Your Leadership?

Peter Stark

Technology allows us to respond to people in a way that we would never respond if we were meeting with people in person. When conflict is involved, the best thing you can do is meet face-to-face. When it’s a leadership issue. In meetings. Communication Leadership

Plan your Meetings

Gina Abudi

If you want to be sure the most important issues are discussed and resolved at your next meeting, plan the meeting ahead of time. Too often managers hold meetings that are not planned; the right topics are not on the agenda for discussion. The post Plan your Meetings appeared first on Gina Abudi. Leadership facilitating meetings meeting management problem solvingEnsure important issues are discussed!

Somatics & Leadership: Preview of April General Meeting

Women in Consulting

Backed by award-winning services and support teams, Blackbaud’s comprehensive set of Internet solutions, featuring Blackbaud NetCommunity and Blackbaud Sphere eMarketing along with our industry leading peer-to-peer and event fundraising solution, Friends Asking Friends , is designed to meet the evolving needs of nonprofits.

Ineffective Discussions at Meetings

Gina Abudi

Ideas to increase the effectiveness of discussions at your meetings Are you finding that the meetings you are leading have discussions that just seem to go nowhere? The post Ineffective Discussions at Meetings appeared first on Gina Abudi. Leadership effective discussions meeting facilitation meeting management problem solving

Netflix Brings Lean Thinking to Board Meetings

Markovitz Consulting

I doubt Netflix was thinking how Jim Womack would apply lean to their board meetings. But in a new article , the Harvard Business Review describes how the company reinvented board meetings by creating a better way to share information with its board of directors. First, board members attend monthly and quarterly senior management meetings as observers. Senior management responds to the questions prior to the meeting. Well, not really.

Planning Employee Off-Site Meetings

Gina Abudi

Mixing Learning and Fun I have been working with a number of clients recently to plan off-site meeting for their employees. The post Planning Employee Off-Site Meetings appeared first on Gina Abudi. Leadership engaging employees off-site meetings problem solving Professional Development solving business issues Team Building team leadership

Ego Is the Enemy of Good Leadership

Harvard Business

When asked about the changes, Cees explained, “If I don’t meet people, I won’t get to know what they think. Leadership & Managing People Book. Because of this, we lose perspective and end up in a leadership bubble where we only see and hear what we want to.

How Humble Leadership Really Works

Harvard Business

This type of top-down leadership is outdated, and, more importantly, counterproductive. Humility and servant leadership do not imply that leaders have low self-esteem, or take on an attitude of servility. Instead, servant leadership emphasizes that the responsibility of a leader is to increase the ownership, autonomy, and responsibility of followers — to encourage them to think for themselves and try out their own ideas. Philip gould/Getty Images.

Facilitating Discussions during Meetings: 8 Steps to Success

Gina Abudi

Too often in meetings, although there are good intentions, discussions go on too long and the objectives of the discussion are not achieved. Following some simple best practices will enable for more effective discussions during meetings, ensuring that the discussions are well-facilitated. The post Facilitating Discussions during Meetings: 8 Steps to Success appeared first on Gina Abudi.

What Is Strengths Based Leadership?

Leadership Vision Consulting

Since 2009, Leadership Vision extended our Professional Services to offer clients many additional ways to learn about their Strengths beyond our Core Offerings. First , most people thought Strengths Based Leadership was going to teach them how to lead with their strengths.

Ethical Leadership: A new kind of poverty?

Peter Stark

We are facing a new kind of poverty – ethical leadership. When you ensure your decisions meet the “values test” you are modeling a commitment to high ethical standards. What are the leadership values that guide your organizational decisions?

The Velveteen Leadership Principles: How to Become a Real Authentic Leader

Consulting Matters

Authentic Leadership is not simply one of the many approaches that a leader can take based on their personality. In reality, authentic leadership is both a destination and an outcome of really hard work because the process of becoming real is not an easy one. This sweet rabbit meets a wizened toy horse who lets the rabbit know about what it means to be a toy and about the process of becoming real, which is the result of loving hard and well.

Are You Ready for Leadership? – Part 3

Gina Abudi

Prior to the Meeting between Allan and the VP of Product Development. Prior to his meeting with Allan, the VP of Product Development asked Allan to come prepared to discuss the team he was leading and in particular, what was going well [.]. The post Are You Ready for Leadership? Leadership engaging teams leading teams problem solving project leadership team communicationRead Part 1 and Part 2 of this case study for background information.

Don’t End a Meeting Without Doing These 3 Things

Harvard Business

The players and coaches take a few minutes for a post-game meeting – a ritual that’s just as important as the pre-game warm-up. In our view, participants in business meetings can benefit from the same exercise. Meetings. Do You Really Need to Hold That Meeting?

How to Talk in Meetings When You Hate Talking in Meetings

Harvard Business

Nobody loves meetings. How can these folks make sure their ideas are well-represented in team meetings? How can they avoid coming across as disengaged or even apathetic during a meeting, when they’re actually very deeply in thought? Meetings.

How to Get Yourself Invited to Important Meetings

Harvard Business

In a work culture with too many meetings, we often look for tactics to get out of meetings. But sometimes you need to get into a meeting, perhaps because the decisions made there will have implications for you or your team, or maybe because you feel you’ve been left out of important discussions. Whether you haven’t been invited because of an oversight or an intentional decision by the meeting organizer, you can take action to secure your seat at the table.

Developing a Thought Leadership Strategy with Charlene Li

Women in Consulting

Charlene Li, WIC’s featured speaker for February, spoke on “Leadership in the Digital Age.” Your published work will then be shared by others which further affirms and endorses your leadership position. LEADERSHIP. By: Olivia Dippon.

Project Leadership and the Bottom Line

Gina Abudi

Organizations are going to meet their long-term objectives and strategic goals, as well as compete effectively in an increasingly competitive environment by undertaking the right projects at the right time. To be successful at those projects, organizations must have strong project leadership in place. The post Project Leadership and the Bottom Line appeared first on Gina Abudi.

Without trust, a diversity of opinion is an argument

Consultants Mind

The leaders of the call were frittering at the edges, a bit nervous, fearful … Continue reading → Consultant Consulting Team Leadership Management consulting Meeting trustI was on a strange call recently. The call lacked an agenda (bad sign), involved too many people (bad sign), and was a round-robin style of updating (bad sign).

How to Gracefully Exclude Coworkers from Meetings, Emails, and Projects

Harvard Business

Others have tuned the meeting out, retreating to their laptops or phones. At the end of the meeting, the only real outcome is the decision to schedule a follow-up meeting with a smaller group — a group that can actually make some decisions and execute on them.

How to Fix the Most Soul-Crushing Meetings

Harvard Business

Meetings are notoriously one of organizational life’s most insufferable realities. In one global consumer products company that I work with, my firm’s organizational assessment revealed an unusually intense degree of aggravation over how much time was consumed by meetings, leaving “only evenings to do our day jobs,” according to one interviewee. They collectively spent more than 57,000 hours per year in recurring meetings. Meetings.

Q&A On Management Consulting and Leadership Topics (On Quora)

Steve Shu Consulting

In any case, I thought I’d share some answers I’ve provided to several management consulting and leadership questions posed on the site: What will be the most important skill for business during the next decade? What is the first important question should a management consultant ask in a first client meeting? For those unfamiliar with Quora , it is one of the emerging “question and answer” sites on the Internet.

4 Leadership Trends 2017 – Are You Ready?

Cheryl Cran

There are four leadership trends coming in 2017 – are you ready? Leadership Trend #2 – Employee recognition will be where the rubber meets the road with talent retention. 2017 is the year that performance and recognition are embedded in daily leadership approach.

How Netflix Redesigned Board Meetings

Harvard Business

First, board members periodically attend (in an observing capacity only) monthly and quarterly senior management meetings. ” The company holds three regularly scheduled executive meetings to which board members attend. Staff meetings (R-Staff) are monthly meetings of the top seven leaders. Executive Staff meetings (E-Staff) are quarterly meetings of the top 90 executives. Senior executives attend board meetings and answer questions if needed.

8 Ground Rules for Great Meetings

Harvard Business

If you want your team to be effective, you need meeting ground rules — and you need agreement about how to use them. Meetings. How Top Salespeople Land Hard-to-Get Meetings. 5 Ways Meetings Get Off Track, and How to Prevent Each One. Meetings Digital Article

Leadership In Action: Telling Great Change Stories

Confessions of a Consultant

Leadership & Storytelling are linked. Becoming great at storytelling, is leadership in action. I’m the most discreet man you’ll ever meet. Effective LeadershipDo you remember any nursery rhymes from when you were a child?

Common Challenges in Virtual Team Leadership

Gina Abudi

Mini Case Study 1: You are leading a team meeting. The post Common Challenges in Virtual Team Leadership appeared first on Gina Abudi. Team Building managing teams team communications team leadership virtual teams Three Mini Case Studies Read the mini case studies and learn some ways to best handle the situation. You and several other members are in one main location and two other people are calling in from separate remote locations. The current topic of discussion is [.].

Thought Leadership Marketing | Women in Consulting

Women in Consulting

Backed by award-winning services and support teams, Blackbaud’s comprehensive set of Internet solutions, featuring Blackbaud NetCommunity and Blackbaud Sphere eMarketing along with our industry leading peer-to-peer and event fundraising solution, Friends Asking Friends , is designed to meet the evolving needs of nonprofits.

Designing One-on-One Employee Meetings to Increase Engagement

LSA Global

One-on-One Employee Meetings Can Increase Employee Engagement. One-on-one employee meetings with direct reports can be a powerful tool to increase employee engagement and productivity. What is Wrong with One-on-One Employee Meetings. Why One-on-One Employee Meetings Matter.

6 Reasons to Get Better at Leading Meetings

Harvard Business

Most people see meetings as a burden, a waste of time, or a general annoyance. But meetings aren’t going away. The good news is that leaders have the opportunity to significantly improve how meetings are run at your company, which could boost your influence and your career. These findings are not a huge surprise, I suppose, to anyone who has had to go to countless meetings — and yet leaders frequently forget the important role they themselves play.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Structuring Better Meetings

Harvard Business

I am frequently flummoxed by the complete misalignment between a team’s mandate and the agenda for their meetings. content, frequency, and duration) of their meetings with the job that needs to be accomplished in those meetings. Business builder meetings.

The Upgraded Leadership Operating System

Cheryl Cran

And there is another challenge that organizations and leaders have right now and that is upgrading the skills and the abilities of the leadership. What does it mean to ‘upgrade the leadership operating system’?

Addressing a Common Leadership Challenge: Finding Time for Employees

Gina Abudi

I often hear leaders in my workshop complain that they just can’t make the time to meet with their employees on a regular basis; especially when they have a larger group. While I agree that it takes time to meet with employees, and it is something that might more easily be pushed aside for other [.]. The post Addressing a Common Leadership Challenge: Finding Time for Employees appeared first on Gina Abudi.

Keeping Your Strategy Meetings Focused on the Long Term

Harvard Business

And a very visible acquisition under Mauricio’s leadership is struggling. Mauricio knew that he must carve out time for strategic conversations with his leadership team, but during a one-on-one coaching session he told me he was puzzled. When he had suggested to his leadership team that they have these conversations, people had nodded their heads and said they’d raise strategic agenda items. Meetings. How Top Salespeople Land Hard-to-Get Meetings.

Insights from our First Leadership Vision Apprentice

Leadership Vision Consulting

Editors Note: We are excited to have Sara, our first Leadership Vision Apprentice, share a bit of her journey. This is when I made my way to Leadership Vision. A former colleague and friend had mentioned to me a year before that she had worked with Joseph , of Leadership Vision.

What Leadership Looks Like in Different Cultures

Harvard Business

Although the core ingredients of leadership are universal (good judgment, integrity, and people skills), the full recipe for successful leadership requires culture-specific condiments. In other words, good leadership is largely personality in the right place.

Fixing the Gender Imbalance in Health Care Leadership

Harvard Business

These numbers point to a clear need for better representation of female physicians in leadership. Before they can make progress, healthcare organizations need to see how well (or poorly) women are represented among their leadership. Laura Leyshon/Getty Images.

How New Managers Can Send the Right Leadership Signals

Harvard Business

At this juncture, what you think, what you say, and how you show up — in effect, your leadership presence — can have a direct impact on those you are now leading and managing for the first time. So, as a new manager, how do you build an authentic and connected leadership presence that has a positive impact on your team and colleagues? Set a leadership values-based goal. Leadership presence is therefore an “and/both” versus an “either/or.”

3 Ways to Maximize Skype or Google Hangouts for Successful Meetings

Cheryl Cran

Technology has the solutions but there are inherent challenges in getting everyone to understand how to maximize the technology to ensure meetings are productive without the hassles of technological glitches.Prior to any meeting ensure everyone knows how to use the technology, has had a practice run and knows how to troubleshoot. Many leaders have been using GoToMeetings , GoToWebinar or other web based meeting tools.