Top Leadership Bloggers’ Recent Best Posts

Here’s a collection of the best blog posts over the last month written by top leadership bloggers. Thanks to Dan McCarthy over at Great Leadership for organizing it. Welcome to the November 7, 2010, early bird edition of leadership development carnival! We’ve got over 40 recent leadership posts from the best of the best leadership bloggers.
This month’s edition is a little early, after setting the clocks back an hour. So now you have an extra hour to catch up on some good reading, all in one place. Read ’em all at once, scan em’ and cherry pick, or read a few now and come back later for more. Oh, and don’t be greedy and hog ’em all to yourself – use the RT button at the bottom of the post to share ’em with your friends.

We’ll lead off with our next month’s Carnival host Jane Perdue, with The both/and dance of leadership posted at Get Your Leadership BIG On!

Last month’s Carnival host, Mary Jo Asmus always is worth reading. Here’s Who Can Help? posted at Mary Jo Asmus.

Wally Bock sure has been hot lately. Here’s his take on “bad attitudes”, with  The Attitude Trap posted at Three Star Leadership Blog, saying, “Addressing a bad attitude directly is a trap for you if you’re a boss. It will get you argument, denial, and withdrawal, but little or no change. Instead, ask yourself a simple question and then take action.”

Alice Snell follows up with More Human Than Capital posted at Taleo Blog – Talent Management Solutions.

Mark Stelzner commits to giving all his best stuff away! Follow the series at The HR Idea Lab posted at Inflexion Point.

I’ve been reading a lot of Tanveer Naseer lately, and just added his blog to my blogroll. Here’s Social Media and the True Meaning of Leadership | posted at

The always reliable Art Petty gives us a dose of caffeine to start the day with Leadership Caffeine: Learning to Ask for Help posted at Management Excellence

Eric Pennington explains “why you must move forward, even if uncertainty surrounds and confounds you.”
Moving Forward In An Uncertain World posted at Epic Living – Leadership Development Career Management Training Executive Life Coaching Author.

Erik Samdahl presents Emotional Dimwits Need Not Apply posted at Productivity Blog

nissim ziv presents What are the Qualities of a Good Leader? posted at Job Interview Guide, saying, “This article will not address the issue whether or not leaders are born to lead, but rather focuses on classifying some qualities imperative to good/positive leader.”

Rob Tucker presents How to encourage others to take ownership posted at Reading About Leading, saying, “A detailed discussion of the ways in which you can help your team to take ownership.”

Gwyn Teatro presents Leadership and All That Jazz posted at You’re Not the Boss of Me, saying, “This is a look at jazz as a metaphor for good leadership, often calling for improvisation and often messy but always grounded by its core melody.”

The never boring, always provocative Bret L. Simmons gives us Power: The Heart Of Leadership | Bret L. Simmons – Positive Organizational Behavior posted at Bret L. Simmons.

Anne Perschel and Marion Chapsal team up to give us When Truth Speaks to Power?and Power Listens posted at Germane Insights, saying, “INSTIGATING CHANGE. When truth speaks and the leader acts, change happens. Be Bold. Speak your Truth.” While you’re there, take a look at the new “NOW Leadership Carnival”.

Tanmay Vora presents The Quest of Better Outcomes: Hierarchy And Process posted at QAspire – Quality, Management, Leadership & Life!.

Michael Lee Stallard presents Servant Leaders Outperform Because They Connect posted at Michael Lee Stallard.

Anna Farmery, the Leadership Development Carnival founder, presents Are you too professional! posted at The Engaging Brand.

Benjamin McCall presents Compensation, Pay Raises and Becoming a CEO | ReThinkHR – (ReThink Human Resources) posted at ReThinkHR – (ReThink Human Resources), saying, “Many employees believe that they are being mistreated. Lately it has been in the form of decrease in benefits and lack of merit and pay increases. But is this truly mistreatment, a sign of the economic times or just the fact that they do not feel they are getting what is owed or deserved?”

Kevin W. Grossman presents We are responsible for EQ learning that sticks, not slides posted at Leaders. Better. Brighter.™ The Glowan Consulting Group L3 Blog.

Lisa Rosendahl presents We Are All Bullies, Sometimes posted at her new Women of HR. Check it out, the site has a great collection of contributors.

Anna Smith presents Inspire The World – A Recipe posted at WDYWFT Blog, saying, “A post on how to bake an inspiration cake. Just in time for the holiday season.” Sounds yummy.

Jennifer V. Miller presents Leaders Help People Connect the Dots posted at The People Equation. Jennifer’s great – she always connects the dots for me.

William Matthies presents More Than Honesty, Now What? posted at Business Wisdom: Words to Manage By, saying, “How much “truth” can you handle?”

Sharlyn Lauby serves up another round of wisdom with Developing Your Mission Statement posted at hr bartender, saying, “Managers need to be involved in creating and evaluating the company mission. It’s an effective way to keep them engaged and focused on operational goals.”

John Hunter presents A Theory of a System for Educators and Managers posted at Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog.

David Zinger presents Leveraging Positive Deviancy for Employee Engagement posted at Employee Engagement Zingers, saying, “Leverage positive deviance to enhance your employee engagement work.”

Adi Gaskell presents I’ll hire you so long as you don’t threaten my mojo | Chartered Management Institute posted at The Management Blog, saying, “Insight into how management recruit talent based upon their own strengths and weaknesses.”

Nick McCormick presents Live Your Deepest Values at Work posted at Joe and Wanda – on Management, saying, “Stan Slap, author of “Bury My Heart at Conference Room B,” is the guest on this episode of “The Management Tips Podcast Series.” Stan explains that emotional commitment is the key to optimal performance, and the only way to achieve it is to live your deepest values at work. Listen in to find out more.”

Mike Henry Sr. presents 5 Performance Tips When You Are Micro-Managed | Lead Change Group posted at Lead Change Group | Site Wide Activity, saying, “What can someone do when their boss is a micro-manager. This post contains 5 ways you can use your performance to attempt to affect your situation.”

Jason Seiden will never give you the usual party line. Here’s Promoted In a Flat World—Wait, Is That Possible? posted at Fail Spectacularly!, saying, “The way in which people are promoted for good work has got to change. Now.”

I had a chance to meet Lynn Dessert recently, and have been following her blog ever since. I’d recommend you do to! Here’s Succession planning: Always a good outcome? | Elephants at Work posted at Elephants at Work, saying, “Succession planning done in a vacuum rarely works to a manager’s benefit when they are interested in employees from another group.”

I think this may be Mike Hoban’s first submission, but if it’s DDI, it’s got to be good. Here’s Cast Your Vote at the Office posted at DDI’s Talent Management Intelligence.

GreatManagement presents 6 Steps To More Effective Management posted at Great Management, saying, “Here are six basic skills to increase your abilities as an effective manager:”

I run a family blog, so this one almost didn’t make the cut…. but I can’t turn away Miki Saxon. Here’s Ducks in a Row: Leadership or LeadershIt?, posted atMapping Company Success. Don’t worry, it’s clean.

Michael Cardus presents Is Your Leadership & Work Matched to Capability; How do you know? posted at Create-Learning Team Building & Leadership Blog, saying, “This is why leaders and people within the organization NEED to be properly matched with their capability to make decisions, use their judgment for completion of task assignments (within Goal Setting Structures) and have the opportunity to work for a leader that knows their values & commitments, plus can establish clear and distinct good and bad quality definitions of work. All people who work are due that from the leader.”

Shawn M. Driscoll presents The Innovator in Each of Us posted at Shawn Driscoll.

Heather Stagl presents 99 Ways to Influence Change posted at Enclaria LLC.

John Coleman presents My Leadership Failure posted at Developing the Leader in You

Joe Tichio presents Oct 4, Famous Leadership Quotes posted at Inspirational Quotes Blog, saying, “A collection of leadership quotes from famous people in government, the military, business, and more.”

Namita Panigrahi presents Do you challenge your high performer(s) ? posted at TalentedApps, saying, “We often overlook a very important way to motivate our high performers (hint: it isn’t money)”

Mike Miranda presents Leadership and Ice Cream | Workforce Management Opinions & Trends posted at Aquire Blog, saying, “Here is a leadership blog post sent on behalf of Lois Melbourne, CEO of Aquire.

Iván Ríos-Mena presents A System Isn’t Enough (And What You Can Do About It) posted at Iván Ríos-Mena, saying, “Systems and methods by themselves aren’t enough to change workplace values and attitudes. Here are three ways to start changing your organization’s culture to make it deal better with conflict.”

JeremyMDay presents How To Promote Teamwork posted at Jeremy M. Day, saying, “These are three things I have learned from being a manager in my own company about how to promote teamwork among all colleagues.”

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