Friday, September 18, 2009

Summer's Top 150: Personal Development

It's not just up to our bosses and supervisors to change; we too have something to learn and improve:
  1. A Tendency to Blame and an Inability to Confront
  2. Stopping a victim mentality (taking responsibility for your life)
  3. Two Steps to Simplify Your Workday
  4. Want a Great Primer in Leadership? Work for a Bastard and Take Notes
  5. 3-3 quick tips for Listening Skills
  6. Respectfully Speaking, Your Respect for Others Will Serve You Well
  7. Criticism - Much Ado About “Nothing”
  8. Screw Your Career Path. Live Your Story
  9. What Stories Are in Your Bedrock?
  10. Monday LeaderTip: How to Stop Coasting
  11. My 10 Favorite Leadership Lessons
  12. 11 Steps To Being A Better Leader
  13. 100 Ways to Be a Better Leader
  14. What is your Signature difference?
  15. Defining your job
  16. 12 Keys to Greater Self-Awareness
  17. Overcome the 3 Reasons Leaders Fail To Reflect On The Past
  18. How To Be Coachable
  19. Making Amends
  20. So you think you can lead?
  21. Intelligent, But Not Wise
  22. How to Coax Feedback out of a Reluctant Manager
  23. To Multitask Effectively, Focus on Value, Not Volume
  24. Our Responses to Online Content Match Our Responses to Collaboration
  25. The Three Sins of Teamwork at School
  26. Better Meetings: Decide How To Decide
  27. How to Make Knowledge Work Fun
  28. Two Voices on: The Words of a Leader
  29. Trumpets
  30. Re-Visioning Visionary Leaders
  31. What Is A Leadee?
  32. 7 Signs of Creative Professional Learning Communities
  33. Questions of Accountability for Professional Learning Communities
  34. Professional Learning Communities Overcome Collaboration Barriers Through Unifying Goals
  35. How Groups Form, Conform, Then Warp Our Decision-Making, Productivity and Creativity
  36. 10 Rules That Govern Groups
  37. Why Group Norms Kill Creativity
  38. Overcoming the “Hoarding” Barrier in Professional Learning Communities
  39. 11 Traits of Highly Creative Students
  40. 20 Ways to Get Mentally Tough
  41. 9 Ways to Beat Negativity
  42. Feed the Positive Dog
  43. Strengths and Purpose
  44. 20 Great Coaching Questions that can Catalyze Breakthroughs
  45. How Are You Defying "Best Practice"?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Summer's Top 150: Supervision & Performance Management

I know, I know. This "dump post" includes way too many articles. But the topic is soooo important!
  1. Three Questions for Potential Managers to Ask Themselves
  2. New Managers: Alone and Out of Their Depths
  3. Middle Managers: The Meat in the Sandwich
  4. Caring for Your People: Part of the Boss's Job
  5. The Penny Challenge
  6. How to Have More Productive Performance Appraisals
  7. The Dreaded Performance Review
  8. Straight Talk in a Slump
  9. What Leaders Can Learn from a Doctor About How to Deliver Bad News
  10. 7 Mistakes Bosses Make When Giving Criticism
  11. Ask Three Questions to Clarify Expectations
  12. Managers Who Coach Ask Questions That Enlighten
  13. Managers Who Coach: Overcome Dependency
  14. Develop Outstanding Employees Utilizing Effective Feedback
  15. Better Mentoring
  16. Adding a few points to Seth on leadership
  17. How To Inaugurate Effectiveness In Your Project Team
  18. If You Want Accountability, You Must Grant Authority
  19. It’s Not About FINDING Talent. It’s about IDENTIFYING and TAPPING What You Already Have
  20. Promotions and job fit
  21. What Alienates Top Performers
  22. Rewarded Employees Work Harder
  23. The Art of Giving Praise
  24. Leading Clever People
  25. Nine Ways to Identify Natural Leaders
  26. How to Identify Your Employees' Hidden Talents
  27. Empowering Leaders: Hand Over Your Keys
  28. Handling Quit-and-Stays
  29. Problem children: Dealing with whiney, crybaby malcontents in your ranks
  30. Management Interview Questions and Answers
  31. What makes a good boss?
  32. Stop Demotivating Me!
  33. Leadership: Intentional Influence
  34. Does Your Do Match Your Tell?
  35. How to Handle the Pessimist on Your Team

Monday, September 14, 2009

Summer's Top 150: Management Thought

It has been nearly two months since I have posted anything on my blog, and exactly three months since I have shared any article recommendation.

I'm going to make up for the lost time by doing a 6-part blitz of the 150 best articles / blog posts / podcasts / videos that I have come across over the summer. So brace yourself!!!
  1. Gary Hamel's “moonshots for management”, part 1, 2, and 3
  2. Essential Reading for Management Revolutionaries
  3. More Must-Reads for Management Revolutionaries
  4. Management MUST Be Reinvented
  5. Just Managing
  6. The Elitist Undertones of Leadership
  7. Leadership Is Responsibility, Not Power
  8. Rethinking the MBA
  9. Managers Not MBAs: Debating the Merits of Business Education
  10. Searching for balance (Interview with Henry Mintzberg)
  11. Long time blogger Carmine Coyote retires from blogging