The Executive’s Executive Summary, Part II

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Don’t have time to read a blog, and just want the “Cliffs Notes” version?  Or, ready for a refresher?  Here is a synopsis of the second set of 25 blogs (italicized) to date:

  1. Of Mice and Mentors. Mentors coach/guide you; Sponsors influence decision-makers to offer you new projects &/or promote you.  http://wp.me/p3kjLI-8d
  2. Talent Mapping: The Crux of Corporate America.Talent Mapping is the process of critically examining what talent exists within the organization and how to strategically plan to prepare for growth initiatives.  http://wp.me/p3kjLI-8x
  3. Hellenistic Philosophy and Leadership. Philosophy is the love of wisdom.  Indeed, to practice effective leadership one requires wisdom.  http://wp.me/p3kjLI-8B
  4. Renaissance and Organizations. Highly influential leaders engage in critical and independent thinking.  http://wp.me/p3kjLI-8K
  5. Buddhism and Mindful Leadership. Buddhism is a philosophy (not a religion); Buddha was Indian (not Chinese) and an enlightened human (not a deity, despite all the statues).  http://wp.me/p3kjLI-8X
  6. 5 Stages towards a Global Mindset. Once we determine in which stage of Intercultural Competence and Mindset we practice our business, we can move forward strategically.  http://wp.me/p3kjLI-9d
  7. Corporate Primatology. Human behavior is culturally determined without our knowing it.  http://wp.me/p3kjLI-9q
  8. The 21st Century Leader. Due to the reach and transparency of Social Media, the 21st Century leader’s challenge is to lead with integrity. http://wp.me/p3kjLI-9B
  9. Chief Storyteller. Tales are easier to recall and re-tell than data and statistics.  http://wp.me/p3kjLI-9Q
  10. Employee Engagement: Gallup Q12The Gallup Q12 is one way to determine Organizational Healthhttp://wp.me/p3kjLI-a5
  11. The Rational Mind & the Emotional Mind. Effective leaders know how to practice Emotional Intelligence, which is a meld of the Rational and the Emotional Mind. http://wp.me/p3kjLI-ah
  12. When CEO’s Sabotage the Organization. All breadcrumbs lead back to the CEO.  http://wp.me/p3kjLI-av
  13. Indians Working with Americans.  A private cultural dialogue where the manager can provide some mentoring that helps the direct report become aware of the local norms and expectations is useful anywhere.  http://wp.me/p3kjLI-aC
  14. Employee Resource Groups (not Affinity Groups).  ERGs (Employee Resource Groups) are Business- / Market-facing groups; Affinity Groups (aka Employee Networks) are inward-facing groups, which are more of a safe haven for reinforcing cultural differences, and they often serve as social clubs.  http://wp.me/p3kjLI-aS
  15. Super Bowl Commercials 2014America’s most watched annual event, the Super Bowl, had three general categories for 2014: Nostalgia, America, and Humor.  http://wp.me/p3kjLI-bl
  16. America’s Dystopia: Ageism.  Are we now living the real-life version of Logan’s Run?  http://wp.me/p3kjLI-bA
  17. Top Websites of the World.  The USA currently holds 8 of the Top 10 most popular sites in the worldhttp://wp.me/p3kjLI-cf
  18. Portrayal of Women in Advertisements. We need to continue making the case for women’s rights, empowerment and equality.  http://wp.me/p3kjLI-cx
  19. The Consumer’s Frame of Reference.  Know thy consumer; everybody’s a customer.  http://wp.me/p3kjLI-dc
  20. Binge Behaviorism.  Binge behavior could be an American developmental pattern that has escalated from the 1940’s to 2014.  http://wp.me/p3kjLI-dv
  21. Be Bossy, Be Proud.  Where the heck is Mindy now??  While delegation skills may be misconstrued as “bossy” (let them own that problem), banning is bossy; coaching is leadership.  http://wp.me/p3kjLI-dL
  22. How to Write Your Elevator Pitch.  The heart of your personal brand is your elevator pitch.  http://wp.me/p3kjLI-ec
  23. What is OD?  Organization Development is a strategic, analytical field, usually filled with practitioners who typically have a systemic (broad picture) view, a collaborative approach, and sense of comfort with dissent.  http://wp.me/p3kjLI-eu 
  24. Diversity of Thought. The best of corporate Best Practices unequivocally involve Diversity of Thought; whereas, a false consensus will drive a company off the NASDAQ.  http://wp.me/p3kjLI-fz
  25. What Does Confucius Say?  We are what we repeatedly do. http://wp.me/p3kjLI-fF

Thank you for reading.

 

Rossina Gil, MSOD, MAIS, is a Leadership and Organization Development Practitioner, and the founder of a virtual consultancy of OD experts, CLG.  Visit us at CorporateLookingGlass.com.

©Rossina Gil, 2014

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