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New Leaders — The First 100 Days

This issue offers five important articles for the new leader, focusing on the priorities and skills needed in the first few months of tenure in a new position.  Share it with leaders at all levels as they begin a new challenge.   

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  • The CEO in Transition: The First 100 Days and Other Survival Patterns - James E. Lukaszewski shares some advice for thriving (and surviving) in a revolving-door world. You’ll appreciate his memo to the CEO with the first-day expectations people have for the CEO. 

  • From Doing To Being: A New leader’s Checklist - Marcia Dorfman provides a handy checklist for the new leader — what to focus on now, what later.

  • Transition Meetings: Pathway to Productivity - Gilmore Crosby reviews the essentials of a method used by the Navy to make transitions successful.. His list of questions for the meeting is a handy tool.

  • Help New Leaders Build Positive Relationships - Marsha Hughes Rease and Beverly Sieford suggest that new leaders should plan for some important conversations to get things moving. Here are some things to ask about and talk about.

  • The Critical Cs — Building Trust in the First 100 Days - Cindy Phillips offers nine Cs to focus on and six ways to use them during that important first period for a new leader.

Models for Leadership in a New Century -

This issue focuses on leadership models.  It is the second of two collections dedicated to leadership in the 21st century.  The new century comes at a period of great change - new technologies, new globalization, new priorities, new structures. With so many of the fundamentals in flux we thought it appropriate to ask our authors to discuss the models they believe are relevant as organizations enter the 21st century.

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  • The Secret of Great Leaders .- This is a secret that isn’t new, but it’s one Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller want you to know; its one you can use.

  • Aligning Strengths Through Appreciative Inquiry - Nancy Stetson reviews the way leaders and managers use appreciative methods, and there are many.  She adds a book review on a powerful new concept — Appreciative  Intelligence.

  • Attention Density: New Big Thing? - David Rock and Jeffrey Schwartz outline a powerful tool for influencing behavior, and indeed, the way we think.  Based in neuroscience and quantum physics, it could change the way we lead.

  • A Facilitative Leader - Steve Davis has a set of behaviors that always make a difference for leaders. In addition, his FACT list offers a useful summary of facilitation.

  • Sponsoring Success in Virtual Teams  - Teams and their leaders need the support of an executive sponsor to succeed in a global business environment. Jeremy Lurey offers suggestions that can help.

  • From Heroic to Collaborative Leadership - Collective/collaborative leadership is coming on strong.  Don Mroz presents the drivers and the skills it takes to make it work.

  • Business Priorities for Sustainable Success - For greater business success, lead based on the business priorities and critical issues. Mary Lippitt reviews the critical success factors.  

Developing Leaders in a New Century -

For leaders, and for those who select, coach and develop them, the world is new in so many ways — new technologies, new globalization, new priorities, new structures. So we’ve asked some of those who are working to develop the next generation of leaders to share some methods and ideas that they find are effective in this new world.  We open with an article describing a complete program that combines a number of new and classic methods. Then you’ll find articles that highlight some of the methods and leadership characteristics that are being emphasized today: inclusion, appreciative inquiry, sustainability. And we close with an overview of the state of the art in leadership development methods. 

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  • Training Tomorrow’s Leaders Today - Jerry Garfield reviews the results of a new program for leader development
    that had a profound impact on a group of nonprofit executives

  • Coaching Leaders Play to Their Strengths - Andrea Sigetich tells readers that leaders can get a lot more value from leveraging their strengths than from spending time and resources becoming “well rounded.”

  • Teaching Leaders to Fish - Jerry Straks describes the road to helping clients learn leadership practices that last—the six “P”s of sustainability.

  • Developing Constructive Leader Impact - Robert Cooke and Linda Sharkey point out that leaders can have a positive, constructive impact on the people around them. Rob and Linda have research with 3,900 US managers to prove it.

  • Unique Competencies For a Unique Company - Canyon Ranch wanted competencies that reflected their unique culture.  Kathy Miller and Leslie Hunt report on their approach to developing their client’s management team.

  • The New Leader—From Telling to Asking - Judith Glaser, the author of The DNA of Leadership describes one of the important attributes of the effective leader — the ability to get people to speak up.

  • What’s New in Leadership Development? - Arthur Lerner describes how they’re doing it in the best leadership development programs. Arthur offers an overview of what’s new, and what’s still true.

Leading Organizational Change -

In this collection, six authors provide important strategies for leading change in any organization. Share these four articles with partners in change management to help develop a consistent philosophy and style. Share them with clients to help clients understand their part in the change process.   

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  • Toward Conscious Change Leadership - Linda Ackerman Anderson and Dean Anderson  review strategies for creating transformational change in organizations, beginning with the mindset of the leaders.

  • Surely We Can Do Better Than This - Why do organizational changes so often fail? Chris Edgelow reviews the ways consultants may contribute to change failure and offers seven strategies for doing better.

  • Organizational Change, Managers Can Help - Paula Griffin reviews the results of research on what managers can do that will make a difference

  • Lead Change With a Leadership Network - Want change to really happen and really stick? Work with a network of leaders. Jeff Evans and Chuck Schaefer, authors of Ten Tasks of Change, tell you how.

Managing in a New World -

In this collection, six authors offer perspectives on management issues in an information economy populated by a new breed of worker. Share these insights with any leader who is working to improve the way they, and their organization, manage the people of the new millennium.   

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  • Motivating in the Information Age - Carol Kinsey Goman has some timely insights for helping managers deal with
    the new worker.

  • Developing Enterprising Workers - Enterprising workers are the kind everybody wants. Bill Bridges describes how to develop and support them.

  • A New Leadership Challenge - Hank Karp did some research on what motivates Generation X. There were some surprises.

  • The Change Manager as Battle Captain - A special message for managers. Ed Hampton shows you how to adapt advice from the battlefield.

  • Employee Recognition: An Alternative - Kenny Moore has learned a lot from his recognition experiment Does your staff help you do the impossible?

  • Reducing Wear and Tear on Your Staff - Jeannie Stahl's suggestions will be welcome.

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