Lessons from Coach Elliot Uzelac that Every Leader Should Learn

The Job Quest

Leading this team with the storybook season is former NFL, college, and high school coach Elliot Uzelac. Uzelac had been retired from coaching since the 2010 season, but a restlessness brought him back to coaching in 2015, making a difference in the lives of his team members.

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A Lesson in Leadership: Kevin Ware

Workology

My heart sank as I watched the Louisville and Duke players’ and coaches’ grief-stricken faces. Kevin Ware’s response was leadership in action. How do you assess leadership or other “soft skills” when hiring? His injury was sudden and unexpected. A fluke.

Moving the Organization to A Coaching Culture

Learning Voyager

Much is being written these days about culture in organizations.What is culture? How do you change the culture? In my view, since the culture is the people, then you certainly can change it. Though Hults does not say it quite this directly, to me it seems that the critical core competency of HR therefore ought to be coaching. Coaching = “the process of directing, instructing and training a person or group of people, with the aim to achieve some goal.”

Companies, Cultural Values and Success

Workology

Company off-sites, where employees are encouraged to bond, are intended to strengthen organisational culture by reminding workers of the core values they should share, like integrity, respect for others and empowerment. Edmond’s own experience coaching companies demonstrates it too.

Questions for Coaching

Learning Voyager

All Things Workplace Beyond Blinking Lights and Acronyms Developing Leaders Employee Engagement Zingers Endless Knots FEARLESS LEADERSHIP Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources Gautam Ghosh on Organizations 2.0 Cognitive Dissonance Designing a Positive Workplace Culture On 9/11. Here We Are.

How to Create a Corporate Culture of Innovation

Workology

This Global Innovation 1000 study shows that one key thing innovative companies have in common is a culture that supports innovation. However, only half of the companies surveyed have this kind of culture. 6 Ways to Create a Corporate Culture of Innovation. Leadership Serves.

Transactional to Transformational Leadership Focused Recruiting

Workology

In the 1991 World Series, the Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves proved to the world that a team can go from worst-to-first by practicing transformational leadership. How can you apply transformational leadership within your recruitment process?

How I Landed A Leadership Position Right Out Of College

Career Realism

Find out how Joseph Barusch, a recent graduate with a degree in Business Economics, landed a leadership position at GEICO right out of college. Although he never pictured himself working for an insurance company, Barusch loves his current role in the company, as well as the culture.

7 Ways To Tailor Your Resume For A Leadership Position

Career Realism

Are you a prime candidate for a mid- to senior-level leadership role? When you apply for a leadership role, it is imperative to showcase your strategy skills and experience. Briefly describe the highpoints of your leadership experience in your summary.

So you hired a life coach?!?! Yep even in HR!

Workology

I try to be everything to everybody, nurse, friend, coach, personal shopper etc. I know this because I had a boss who provided me with a coach for a whole year when I first started working for her (what a gift!). I needed to hire my own coach. Finding the perfect life coach.

Culture Change by Design

Learning Voyager

Many are thinking about changing their organization's culture to make it more innovative, more customer focused, even more healthy. But can you really change the culture? Experts on corporate culture have differing views. Where does culture come from? The culture of an organization is the way it is due to the history of the company, stretching back into the past. The way a culture is now is because of the way things have been done.

Leadership Isn't What You Read In Books.

HR Capitalist

Is Leadership something that can be learned? Your answer probably depends on your definition of leadership. Or at the very least, those resources can take the leadership abilities you have and improve them within a certain range based on your genetic limitations. Leadership

Five Lessons of Leadership

Learning Voyager

All Things Workplace Beyond Blinking Lights and Acronyms Developing Leaders Employee Engagement Zingers Endless Knots FEARLESS LEADERSHIP Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources Gautam Ghosh on Organizations 2.0 Cognitive Dissonance Designing a Positive Workplace Culture On 9/11. Here We Are.

Want a Results Driven Culture? Don’t Pull a Marissa Mayer

Workology

Here’s how: Coaching and Effective Communication with Team Members. Perhaps Spillman would have been better in another department or different leadership role. Focus on a Results-Driven Culture. Business Leadership

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Mandatory Greatness: Leadership Is A Magnificent Intolerance

Career Realism

Leadership is a magnificent intolerance. But I started emphasizing “intolerance” after reading the work of consultant and statistician Davis Balestacci, who argues that organizational culture is largely defined by what you tolerate.

Need a Coach? How about a Yogi?

Learning Voyager

All Things Workplace Beyond Blinking Lights and Acronyms Developing Leaders Employee Engagement Zingers Endless Knots FEARLESS LEADERSHIP Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources Gautam Ghosh on Organizations 2.0 Cognitive Dissonance Designing a Positive Workplace Culture On 9/11. Here We Are.

Culture: By Default or By Design?

Learning Voyager

Every organization has a culture. But not every organization designs their culture. How does Culture get to be what it is? From my research and experience, I'd say that culture can be by default (it just is) or culture can be by design (it is what we want it to be). A favorite example of a culture by design is that of Southwest Airlines, one that has been well researched over the years and written about extensively.

Designing a Positive Workplace Culture

Learning Voyager

All Things Workplace Beyond Blinking Lights and Acronyms Developing Leaders Employee Engagement Zingers Endless Knots FEARLESS LEADERSHIP Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources Gautam Ghosh on Organizations 2.0 Cognitive Dissonance Designing a Positive Workplace Culture On 9/11. Here We Are.

Leadership Lessons from Campaign Headquarters

Water Cooler Wisdom

How Leadership and Organization Propelled Barack Obama to the White House  and is known for serving as the chief operating officer of President Obama’s epic 2008 campaign for the highest office in the land. Leadership is on display like on a reality show, and every action is open to full scrutiny and review. Position Your Leadership. For instance, in the campaign’s early days, De Sio was the quarterback, then a coach, and then a strategist.

What Are Your Employees’ Superpowers?

Workology

Advice An HR Observation Aweome People Coaching Connectivity Culture Development Engagement High Performance Work Organizations Human Resources Influence Management Recognition Talent Management Transformation competencies development inspiration leadership motivation performance PIC productivity skills talentWhen he’s not firing me up, my ten old son often stops me cold. He brought me something the other day…a cape.

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Marcella Bremer on Changing the Culture of Your Company

Learning Voyager

Marcella Bremer is a consultant and author based in the Netherlands who has just published a book called "Organizational Culture Change: Unleashing your Organization's Potential in Circles of 10." What is culture change and why would a company do it?

CAPITALIST WEBINAR: What Game of Thrones Can Teach HR About Coaching Styles and Building Teams!!!

HR Capitalist

Curious what we can learn from Jon Snow about coaching malcontents in your organization? We view these quotes as coaching conversations. Leadership Learning and DevelopmentOh yeah - you've been thinking it was coming, right? Well, it's here. .

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The Seven Essences of Leadership

Learning Voyager

All Things Workplace Beyond Blinking Lights and Acronyms Developing Leaders Employee Engagement Zingers Endless Knots FEARLESS LEADERSHIP Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources Gautam Ghosh on Organizations 2.0 Michael Lee Stallard Mission Minded Management Riding On Dragons Strengths-Based Management Talking Story with Say Leadership Coaching The Chief Happiness Officer The Engaging Brand The M.A.P. Cognitive Dissonance Designing a Positive Workplace Culture On 9/11.

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Why Does an Agile Coach Need to Know a Specific Programming Language?

Hiring Technical People

I saw a tweet today for an opening for an agile coach who needed to have C++ in his or her background. Is the coach going to be developing? The hiring strategy for an agile coach is that you need someone with great problem solving skills, skills learning your technology and product, the adaptability to fit into your group and the cultural fit to fit with your people. Someone who could take technical leadership, but not always make it look like he or she was the leader.

2011 138

Anti-Lebron: The Best Talent Culture In The NBA Is.

HR Capitalist

The Miami Heat go out and grab Lebron and Chris Bosh to pair with Dwyane Wade, and the result is a 13-8 record and early rumblings the All-Star crew was going to run a mutiny and force the young head coach of the Heat out. Think you have a good talent culture? Culture Talent

When You Can Do the Job, BUT You Aren't a Cultural Fit | Career.

Career Rocketeer

Could this be a problem with a cultural fit? To really understand the issue with a cultural fit, you need to understand a bit about cultures. Culture is essentially the way a group of people interact with one another, which includes beliefs, communication style, customs and an array of attitudes. All groups form cultures ranging from families to church groups to work places. Certainly countries have their own unique culture.

Hiring for an Agile Team: Look for the Growth Mindset

Hiring Technical People

If you have a candidate who appears to have relevant domain experience, and appears to fit your culture, you can ask questions such as these, to see if the candidate has the growth mindset. Give me an example of a recent time you’ve coached someone. When has someone coached you? For project managers, managers, you want to ask about servant leadership.

2013 173

Transparency In Performance Management - Should You Coach Talent in Front of Others?

HR Capitalist

That usually means the extent to which a leadership team is willing to communicate what''s going on downward in the organization. But - there are some hard knock cultures that think if your employee base desires full transparency, that it comes with some brutal non-negotiables. One of those non-negotiables might be giving coaching in public. We talk a lot about transparency in organizations.

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Hiring for an Agile Team: Create the Agile Interview

Hiring Technical People

Do you coach and mentor each other? The conversation will provide you clues about cultural fit. hiring strategy audition behavior-description cultural fit growth mindset Hiring Geeks That Fit servant leadership transition to agile When I talk about interviewing an agile team, many people think, “Oh, we should pair!” ” and that’s it. But, many teams don’t pair regularly.

2013 149

6 Ways to Leaders Can Improve Employees’ Quality of Work and Life

Workology

Companies like Southwest Airlines work hard not only to hire for culture fit but to make sure that the Southwest culture and values are considered first by every employee regardless of their level. We have to take a coaching mindset in our role as organization leaders in order to drive organizational change. HR Leadership Work employee productivity leadership productivity work life workplace leadershipIt’s a rat race out there.

2016 95

6 Ways to Advance Gender Equality in the C-Suite

Workology

Despite research showing that professional women have the same leadership aspirations as men and plenty of evidence that companies with female CEOs outperform those led by men, only five percent of S&P 500 companies’ CEO slots are, in fact, filled by women.

2016 101

How To: Running Effective One-On-One Meetings

Workology

It encourages a culture of continuous feedback. Would you like more coaching? What aspect of your job do you like more help and coaching on? HR Leadership communication how to leadershipSo you’ve heard about others doing one-on-ones.

2016 143

Hiring For an Agile Team: Making Tradeoffs

Hiring Technical People

Your agile culture is much more critical to the success of your team. Able to coach others and accept coaching. Servant leadership (for leads, coaches, agile project managers, Scrum masters). This is where your culture hits your hiring big-time. Psst, you might not have an agile culture, so don’t be surprised if people turn you down, either.). cultural fit Hiring Geeks That Fit job analysis agile agile hiring hiring for an agile team

2013 152

Want to Be a Great People Manager? Don't Watch The Ball.

HR Capitalist

You know what separates good and great coaches in team sports from average ones? Regardless of the sport, the best coaches are the ones who spend 80% of their time watching the activity off the ball. A great coach in your organization? Real coaches don't watch the ball.

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Giving Positive Feedback in the Workplace

Workology

As I have mentioned in previous posts, establishing an incentive program is a fun way to incorporate positive feedback into your work culture. In fact, positive feedback often takes far less time and energy than coaching an employee who is underperforming.

2015 139

Sometimes New Leaders Have to Burn It All Down.

HR Capitalist

That quote is attributed to hall of fame coach Bill Parcells (professional football) as he talked to a veteran on the Dallas Cowboys shortly after he had become the Cowboys coach years ago. Leadership"Have you every heard of the scorched earth policy?

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Ultimate Guide to Outcome Based Goal Setting: Part 2

Workology

EXAMPLE: The Human Resources employee is responsible for corporate culture, retaining and attracting talent, management coaching and the like. Take your new goals to your manager for discussion/feedback/coaching. Business Leadership

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Want to Be a Great People Manager? Don't Watch The Ball.

HR Capitalist

You know what separates good and great coaches in team sports from average ones? Regardless of the sport, the best coaches are the ones who spend 80% of their time watching the activity off the ball. A great coach in your organization? Real coaches don't watch the ball.

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Collaboration with Strangers

Workology

They’re a marketing and branding firm far from the comfy confines of human resources, recruiting, and leadership spaces where I call home. Individual executives worked with a coach focusing on a personal journey.

Forcing Managers to Interview Minority Candidates - Necessary or Pure Bureaucracy?

HR Capitalist

Capitalist Note - If you follow sports, you may have heard that the Oakland Raiders (soon to be the Las Vegas Raiders) are set to hire Jon Gruden , current ABC/ESPN commentator, past head coach in the NFL and yes, a white guy. Leadership Managing Recruiting

2018 70

Want to Be a Great People Manager? Don't Watch The Ball.

HR Capitalist

You know what separates good and great coaches in team sports from average ones? Regardless of the sport, the best coaches are the ones who spend 80% of their time watching the activity off the ball. A great coach in your organization? Real coaches don''t watch the ball.

2013 96

Slammed! Sales Manager Boot Camp

Ask A Manager

You must quickly learn how to juggle the needs of your salespeople with the demands of your organization’s leadership. Taught by sales management guru Ken Thoreson (one of the world’s foremost sales leadership coaches), you will get everything you need to crush it in your new role. Ken will also be available for limited one to one coaching. How to build and lead a high-performance sales culture. Sales Leadership Training Sales Management Training

2017 57

Want to Be a Great People Manager? Don't Watch The Ball.

HR Capitalist

You know what separates good and great coaches in team sports from average ones? Regardless of the sport, the best coaches are the ones who spend 80% of their time watching the activity off the ball. A great coach in your organization? Real coaches don''t watch the ball.

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