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January 10, 2011

#8 - How Will You Lead in 2011?

Happy Monday!

We're back at it with our Series, "How Will You Lead in 2011?" Today we add Jennifer Robin's response to the mix. If you're looking for some online reading material this Monday, be sure you check out this New York Post feature on "What Makes a Happy Workplace," featuring Jen and her coauthor Michael Burchell. As far as our blog series, we'll have a few more to come so follow our Twitter and Facebook for updates.

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Jennifer Robin:

"In 2011, I will lead with gratitude.  Like most leaders, I like to keep myself challenged and productive.  But, at times I get so busy that I don’t stop to acknowledge the privilege of leadership.  This year, I’ll make it a point to tell people how honored I am to be their colleague.  I’ll ask 'What do we get to do today?'   And, I’ll inspire those around me to take pride in the ways our work makes the world a better place."

Jennifer Robin, Ph.D., is coauthor of "The Great Workplace" and a research fellow at the Great Place to Work Institute. A former consultant with the Institute, she currently teaches in undergraduate, master's, and professional programs at Bradley University.

The Great Place to Work Institute is a global research and consulting firm with forty affiliates around the world. The Institute produces the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For Annual List and the Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For in America lists, in addition to thirty-eight best companies lists internationally.

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And follow for updates via Twitter:  @TheGreatWorkP and @jenrobinideas

Don't forget to visit the book's website for all the latest info:  http:www.thegreatworkplaceonline.com

Get More Info & Purchase Your Copy of "The Great Workplace" Today!

January 04, 2011

#7 - How Will You Lead in 2011?

Hope everyone is having a productive week back at work after the holidays!

We've got another great addition to our New Year's Series, "How Will You Lead in 2011?" We've posted responses of several of our authors, and today we give you Kevin Eikenberry's take on the topic. We'll have a few more to come so make sure you are checking our Twitter and Facebook for updates.

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Kevin Eikenberry:

"I will lead by example – exhibiting the habits, behaviors and skills I want to see from others.  I will lead through communication – remembering always that communication isn’t completed until the message is received.  And I will lead through focus – keeping myself and my team moving towards our most important objectives."

Kevin Eikenberry is the coauthor of the forthcoming Bud to Boss (in stores this February) and author of Remarkable Leadership. He is the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group, a learning consulting company that provides a wide range of services including training delivery and design, facilitation, performance coaching, organizational consulting, and speaking services. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies, smaller firms, universities, and government agencies including the American Red Cross, Aramark, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Invesco, John Deere, Nexen, OPTI Canada, Purdue University, Sears Canada, Shell, Southwest Airlines, the U.S. Marine Corp, the U.S. Mint, and Verizon.

"Like" the book on Facebook: http://facebook.com/frombudtoboss

And on Twitter:  @kevineikenberry and @budtoboss

Don't forget to visit Kevin's Blog:  http://blog.kevineikenberry.com

 

January 03, 2011

#6 - How Will You Lead in 2011?

Happy New Year!

We hope everyone had a memorable time ringing in 2011 and reflecting on this past year. Thank you for joining us for what we hope will be our best year of "Jossey-Bass on Leadership" blogging yet.

Today we are continuing our popular New Year's series, "How Will You Lead in 2011?" We've posted responses of several of our authors, including Stephen Denning, Sylvia LaFair, John Spence, David Aaker, and Bob Herbold, and today we give you an insightful reply from Jim Kouzes. We'll have a few more to come so make sure you are checking our Twitter and Facebook for updates.

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Jim Kouzes:

"With humility. The most important lesson I’ve learned in researching and writing about leadership is that you can’t do it alone. No one ever got anything extraordinary done without the talent, engagement, and support of others. Leadership is a team sport, and we’re all in this together. I’m reminded of this every day as I work on our books and artilces. I’m reminded of it not only by the leaders who share their stories with us, but also by the fact that I’ve been working collaboratively for nearly 30 years with my good friend and coauthor Barry Posner and with Jossey-Bass and Pfeiffer. We could never have done what we’ve done without the caring support and involvement of so many other people. I am so grateful to be part of this extraordinary community."

Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner are coauthors of the award-winning and best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge. This book was selected as one of the Top 10 books on leadership of all time (according to The 100 Best Business Books of All Time), won the James A. Hamilton Hospital Administrators’ Book-of-the-Year Award and the Critics’ Choice Award from the nation’s book review editors, was a BusinessWeek best-seller, and has sold over 1.8 million copies in more than twenty languages. Jim and Barry have coauthored more than a dozen other leadership books, including A Leader’s Legacy, – selected by Soundview Executive Book Summaries as one of the top thirty books of the year – Credibility: How Leaders Gain It and Lose It, Why People Demand It—chosen by Industry Week as one of its year’s five best management books— Encouraging the Heart, The Student Leadership Challenge, and The Academic Administrator’s Guide to Exemplary Leadership. They also developed the highly acclaimed Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), a 360-degree questionnaire for assessing leadership behavior, which is one of the most widely used leadership assessment instruments in the world. More than 400 doctoral dissertations and academic research projects have been based on the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership model. 

Please check out Jim and Barry's newest book, The Truth About Leadership: The No Fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know. Visit the website: http://www.truthaboutleadership.com

Follow them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TruthAboutLeadership

Follow them on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/KouzesPosner

View a brief video discussion on Amazon.com:  http://amzn.com/0470633549

Visit the website for all products: http://www.leadershipchallenge.com

Visit their Blog: http://leadershipchallenge.typepad.com

January 01, 2011

#5 - How Will You Lead in 2011?

Welcome to a very exciting New Year's series we have planned for the next couple of weeks called "How Will You Lead in 2011?" We've asked several of our authors to give us their own response, including Stephen Denning, Sylvia LaFair, John Spence, David Aaker, Bob Herbold and Jim Kouzes. Check back every day for a new answer and make sure to share your own with us on Twitter and Facebook.

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Robert Herbold:

"The Right Answer: With Courage!

The Unfortunate, Typical Reaction? Avoid conflict, avoid career risks, inadequate self-confidence, inadequate sense of urgency, protect your turf, defend your current practices, etc., etc.

What is the Critical First Step? Develop a Demanding Game Plan to Confront Reality.
In 1999 Chung Mung-Koo was made CEO of Hyundai and he immediately confronted  reality; namely Hyundai had a lousy quality and reliability reputation. His demanding game plan: Change everything necessary to become tops in the industry-standard J. D. Power and Consumer Reports auto quality and reliability surveys.  That one-sentence game plan was immediately installed as the total focus of the entire company.

In 2007, JD Power announced Hyundai placed #3 in quality, almost beating out #1 Porsche and #2 Lexus, but ahead of arch-rivals Toyota and Honda.  In 2008 Consumer Reports awarded the Hyundai Santa Fe and Hyundai Elanta their Top Pick awards in their respective classes. 

Sounds simple, but you need to actually do it: Develop a High-Impact, Demanding Game Plan to Confront Reality.  That should be your first step toward leading with courage in 2011!

Learn more critical steps for achieving courageous leadership by ordering the latest tool 'What’s Holding You Back; Ten Bold Steps that Define Gutsy Leaders' (it will be available in early February)."

Robert Herbold's book "What's Holding You Back" is available for preorder now. He is the Managing Director of The Herbold Group, LLC, a consulting business focused on profitability, strategic, and operational issues.

 

 

December 30, 2010

#4 - How Will You Lead in 2011?

Welcome to a very exciting New Year's series we have planned for the next couple of weeks called "How Will You Lead in 2011?" We've asked several of our authors to give us their own response, including Stephen Denning, Sylvia LaFair, John Spence, David Aaker, Bob Herbold and Jim Kouzes. Check back every day for a new answer and make sure to share your own with us on Twitter and Facebook.

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John Spence:

"I will lead with courage.  The courage to hold myself accountable for being a living example of what I hope for in my followers.  The courage to be vulnerable, to ask for help, to admit that I don't have all the answers.  The courage to live life to the fullest every day and help others see the happiness and success that is possible. In 2011 I will lead with courage, love, respect and joy."

John Spence is the author of "Awesomely Simple" and is a highly sought after executive educator, business consultant, and professional speaker, having presented workshops, speeches, consulting and executive coaching to more than 300 organizations worldwide including Microsoft, IBM, GE Capital, Abbott, Merrill Lynch, Black Rock, NCR, AT&T, The US Navy, Genentech, Alltel, Lanier, Verizon, Qualcomm, Kinko's, State Farm, Allstate and dozens of private companies, government offices, and not-for-profits.Find him on Twitter: www.twitter.com/davidaaker

Connect with John on all of his social media sites here: http://about.me/johnspence

December 29, 2010

#3 - How Will You Lead in 2011?

Welcome to a very exciting New Year's series we have planned for the next couple of weeks called "How Will You Lead in 2011?" We've asked several of our authors to give us their own response, including Stephen Denning, Sylvia LaFair, John Spence, David Aaker, Bob Herbold and Jim Kouzes. Check back every day for a new answer and make sure to share your own with us on Twitter and Facebook.

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David Aaker:

"By innovation, by developing offerings that create new categories or subcategories that make competitors irrelevant, by creating brand building programs that break out, and by harnessing social media. "

David Aaker is the author of the forthcoming "Brand Relevance" and is Vice-Chairman of Prophet Brand Strategy,  an executive advisor to Dentsu Inc., and Professor Emeritus of Marketing Strategy at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. He is one of the world’s leading gurus on branding.

Find him on Twitter: www.twitter.com/davidaaker

And the Web: www.davidaaker.com

December 28, 2010

#2 - How Will You Lead in 2011?

Welcome to a very exciting New Year's series we have planned for the next couple of weeks called "How Will You Lead in 2011?" We've asked several of our authors to give us their own response, including Stephen Denning, Sylvia LaFair, John Spence, David Aaker, Bob Herbold and Jim Kouzes. Check back every day for a new answer and make sure to share your own with us on Twitter and Facebook.

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Sylvia Lafair:

"Leadership 2011 style: The theme for this year is redefining leadership from a sustainability perspective. Front and center is the idea that we are all connected and no one wins unless we all do. This sense of connectedness and how we impact each other is at the top of the list. The theme of my company is “You don’t have to close your heart to make a profit”. We hope this can be a viral idea that spreads and spreads and makes us all more conscious of our actions in all business dealings."

Sylvia Lafair is the author of “Don’t Bring it to Work: Breaking the Family Patterns that Limit Success” and is an expert on leadership, workplace behaviour, and relationships. Having begun her career as a family therapist, she went on to serve as an executive coach to senior executives and leadership teams. Lafair is Co-Founder and President of Creative Energy Options (CEO), a consulting firm with retreat centres in Pennsylvania and New Mexico, USA.

Find Sylvia on Twitter: www.twitter.com/sylvialafair

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sylvia.lafair

The Web: www.sylvialafair.com and www.ceoptions.com

December 27, 2010

How Will You Lead in 2011?

Welcome to a very exciting New Year's series we have planned for the next couple of weeks called "How Will You Lead in 2011?" We've asked several of our authors to give us their own response, including Stephen Denning, Sylvia LaFair, John Spence, David Aaker, Bob Herbold and Jim Kouzes. Check back every day for a new answer and make sure to share your own with us on Twitter and Facebook.

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Today's response comes to you from Stephen Denning, who was so inspired by this topic he wrote a longer blog post which you can read here.

"Having taken on the challenge of inspiring the Fortune 500 to reinvent themselves and implement a radically different kind of management from what most of them are deploying today, I will lead through a combination of clear thinking, courage and leadership storytelling. I will tell stories that show why most of the firms in the Fortune 500 are much less productive than they were fifty years ago, not because managers have forgotten how to manage, but rather because the economic context has shifted and management hasn’t. I will also be leading by telling stories that show how some organizations have discovered how to manage in a radically different way that leads simultaneously to high productivity, continuous innovation, deep job satisfaction and client delight."

Stephen Denning is the author of The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century (Jossey-Bass, 2010), which has been selected by 800-CEO-READ as one of the best five books on management in 2010. He is also the author of The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling (Jossey-Bass, 2005) and The Secret Language of Leadership (Jossey-Bass, 2007). A long-time executive at the World Bank, he now advises organizations around the world on leadership, storytelling and reinventing management.

Find Stephen on the Web: http://stevedenning.com

View his book page: http://www.stevedenning.com/Books/radical-management.aspx

Follow him on Twitter: http://twitter.com/stevedenning

Follow his blog: http://stevedenning.typepad.com/steve_denning/

Email him at : steve@stevedenning.com