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The Top 50 Leadership Blogs

December 27, 2010 Leave a comment

 

Well, here we are getting close to the end of the 2010.  Starting to think about all of the great things we’re going to do in 2011.  Perhaps some of your new year’s resolutions are to grow your management and leadership skills – GREAT CHOICE!!

If so, you may want some sage advice from various sources.  Evan Carmichael, author of The Entrepreneur Blog, posted The Top 50 Leadership Blogs.  It’s a nice list categorized to help you drill down in on the top leadership and management that are of most interest to you.

Maybe next year, we’ll get Management 4-1-1 on the list 🙂

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5 Year End Questions Every Manager Should Be Asking About Their People; Their Organizations and Themselves

December 23, 2010 Leave a comment

As we near the end of the year (and more importantly, as we get closer to kicking-off a new one), it is important to reflect on what we’ve done over this past year.  Here are some questions for you to ponder on this holiday season.

thinking_kidOrganizational Questions

  1. What goals did my organization accomplish this past year? And how did we get there?
  2. What goals did we not accomplish? And what were the obstacles preventing us from getting there?
  3. Are there any goals not achieved which should be carried over into next year? What will we do differently?
  4. How did I do against my budget? Where did I fall short, and where did I overachieve?  Why?
  5. Was my organization aligned to best meet the vision and goals we had set-up? Do I still have the right organizational model?

People Questions

  1. Who were the top performers? And why were they so successful? Did we recognize their efforts throughout the year?
  2. How would I characterize team morale from beginning of year to now?  Is there anything we should have done differently?
  3. Did people in my organization develop and grow this past year?  What skills or opportunities did they get?
  4. Why do people like to work for this company, organization, and me?  Why do they think about leaving?
  5. Do I have the right people (i.e. skills, drive, passion) to grow to the next level?  If not, how do I resolve that?

Self-Development Questions

  1. What did I accomplish this year? And how did I do that?
  2. What did I not accomplish this past year and why?  Do I want to make these goals for next year?
  3. Was I clear in my priorities and objectives this past year and how often did I change direction?
  4. What could I have done better as a manager?
  5. Did I develop and grow myself personally?  In what ways?

Taking the time to think about the past will not only better open your eyes to your successes & shortcomings, but it will also serve as a good guide as you think about the upcoming year.

Get Into The Mind of a Thought Leader – CEO Blogging

July 30, 2009 Leave a comment

CEO ThinkingMany CEO’s are using blogs to share their thoughts and perspectives with the outside world. These are great opportunities for us to get peek into into the mind of a leader. For them, it’s a way to extend their brand as a thought leader and share with you the values and thoughts that helped them shape their companies.

Here is a list of some CEOs that are blogging in the blogoshpere:

  • Michael Hyatt, “From Where I Sit” — CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Jonathan Schwartz, “Jonathan’s Blog”— CEO of Sun Microsystems
  • Mark Cuban, “Blog Maverick” — Internet entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks and Landmark Theaters
  • Richard Edelman — CEO of Edelman
  • Paul Levy, “Running a Hospital — CEO of Deaconess Beth Israel Hospital in Boston
  • Nick Jacobs— CEO of the Windber Medical Center in Windber, Pa.
  • Bob Parsons, “Hot Points” — CEO of GoDaddy.com (this one is actually a vlog)
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    QUESTION: What Blogs are you reading and why do they capture your attention?