LeaderLens guest host Demetra Anagnostopoulos will join Mike Woodard to discuss the topic, "Insights to Action: Leaders Thinking Strategically."
Mike Woodard has an insider's knowledge of the Consumer Package Goods (CPG) industry, where he worked for many years. Mike will share a way to analyze and leverage vast amounts of data to think differently --- and make better decisions about products, marketing, spending, and more. Don't miss this dynamic presentation about leaders changing the game in the CPG industry!
On March 28, Ashley interviewed Ken Pucker on the topic of "Leadership, Investors, and the Triple Bottom Line." What does it mean to lead in an organization committed to doing well financially, socially, and environmentally? What are the trade-offs and complexities? And what type of company leadership makes an investment advisor sit up and take notice?
This is the second in a series of blog posts for leaders about overcoming obstacles to collaboration.
Here’s something you may not have seen in print: leading collaboration is so demanding that many leaders will not only never collaborate effectively — they’ll never even really understand what it means. But there’s good news. In this post and in Part III I’ll share a few examples of great collaborative leadership I have observed up close in my consulting work over the years.
Over on the excellent RethinkHr.org blog, Benjamin McCall writes a thoughtful post on meetings (with a bonus dollop of hilarity at the end).
In "Meetings Can Be Unbearable," Benjamin laments purposeless meetings as time-wasting and dull. No argument here! His examples include meetings with no agenda (disastrous, generally) and meetings to which you’re invited for no apparent reason.
Americans can rest a little easier today reassured that people with genuine differences of opinion can find it in their hearts to compromise rather than allow their constituents to suffer from a dangerous game of brinksmanship. I’m referring, of course, to the resolution of the NFL lock-out. Our government may default on our financial obligations, but at least we’ll be able to watch athletes pass a football while our politicians pass a devalued buck. The new, dreaded “C” word of the day is “compromise.”
Two conversations this week with leaders from large companies reminded me again about the value of context in meeting business challenges, and how social entrepreneurs address challenges with context front and center.
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Whether you're a leader at your company, or you help develop them, the practice of delegating to others successfully is both an art and a science. And the upside to your organization is huge: Effective delegation can empower and engage employees, fuel initiatives, and spur energy and creativity. What's more, delegation clears a leader's crowded plate of things that someone else can do, so you can focus on the things you must do. When a leader excels at delegating, ownership and accountability take off, too.
Virtual meetings are here to stay — and so is the challenge of keeping people engaged while they multitask during meetings.
In fact, our recently-conducted business survey points to multitasking in meetings as the top challenge to keeping people engaged and focused — nearly three-quarters of those surveyed say the distractions of people caught up in several tasks at once interfere with meetings and impact their effectiveness.
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