Welcome to the September 5th, 2010 Leadership Development Carnival Back to Football edition! Yes, Fall is in the air, and the NFL kicks off it's season this Thursday with a rematch of last year's NFC championship game - the Saints and the Vikings.
To get in the spirit of the season, this month's Carnival is set up as if you're watching the big game, from tailgating to post game highlights. So grab your favorite snack and beverage and get ready for some championship caliber leadership development advice and opinions from some of the best bloggers in the league.
BTW, The United Way and the NFL are teaming up for the first Back to Football Friday, a celebration of the start of the NFL season and an effort to promote youth health and wellness on Friday, September 10. They are encouraging fans of all ages to show their NFL team pride at work or with their friends by wearing their favorite team’s gear or colors and planning parties, and to join the United Way and NFL's campaign to end childhood obesity. Anyone who registers is eligible to win a trip for two to Super Bowl XLV. One winning workplace will receive a visit from an NFL player at an NFL-hosted office party. Find out how to get involved here: www.LiveUnited.org/backtofootball.
The tailgate party:
We'll start this month's edition with a little warm-up in the parking lot.
Erin Schreyer and Mike Henry team up to give us some spicy grub with What Really Makes You a Leader? posted at Lead Change Group. Seems like everyone has an opinion on this one, with over 70 comments.
Kevin W. Grossman gets a sack with Influential Leadership Can Trump Gender Bias posted at Leaders. Better. Brighter.™ The Glowan Consulting Group L3 Blog.
Bret Simmons is penalized for unnecessary roughness with Remarkably Unprofessional Behavior | Bret L. Simmons - Positive Organizational Behavior posted at Bret L. Simmons - Positive Organizational Behavior.
The 2nd quarter:
We've got a great musical line-up for your halftime entertainment! Miki Saxon starts it off with a couple hits from her latest album, Ducks in a Row, with Triple A Culture is One of the Worst, and Don't be Pizzled, Build a RAT Culture, at MAPping Company Success. What the heck is "pizzled"? You'll have to read the post to find out.
Glain Roberts-McCabe brings back a classic band with Leadership Lessons from Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage a rockin’ focus on goals | RoundtableTalk posted at RoundtableTalk.
David Zinger closes out the entertainment with Employee Engagement, Self-Efficacy and Albert Bandura posted at David Zinger Employee Engagement.
The Third Quarter:
Kris Routch breaks a long run with Leadership Lessons from a 16-Year-Old, posted at DDI’s Talent Management Intelligence blog.
Andy Klein runs a draw play for big yardage with Organisational change needs leadership of employee creativity posted at Fortune Group Blog.
The Fourth Quarter:
This game is a nail-biter, so stay with us.
Michael Lee Stallard returns a punt for a big gain with Burnout Results From Living in Conflict with Values posted at Michael Lee Stallard.
And right at the final gun, Chris Stowell runs it in for a score with Leadership Is Needed Now: Don't Wait To Develop Your People posted at Leadership In Action.
The post game show:
Lois Melbourne reviews the highlights with Be an Accountable Leader and Get to Lunch First!
Elyse Nielsen presents the game ball with Searching for Healthcare IT Leadership - Uncovering Your IT Practices posted at Anticlue.
Bob Lieberman interviews the coaches and gives us Teaching Leadership Skills posted at Cultivating Creativity – Developing Leaders for the Creative Economy.
That's it for this month's edition! The October 3rd edition will be hosted by Mary Jo Asmus at Aspire-CS.