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  • MANAGING LEADERSHIP  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2010
    [2010] Back up
    Managing Leadership is back on-line and stable, with all posts and links restored. My apologies to those who have received repetitive event notifications about this site via their subscription methods or Twitter resulting from the reconstitution process – this should be over, now; your patience is greatly appreciated. Sphere: Related Content.
  • MANAGING LEADERSHIP  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2010
    [2010] Book Review: Acting Up Brings Everyone Down
    The question of how negative individual behavior affects the workplace has received considerable attention over the past few years. And it’s good that it should do so, for at least two reasons. This is why this issue is so important to managers. The treatment is friendly, honest, and inescapably engaging. The author is correct. And welcome aboard!
  • MANAGING LEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2010
    [2010] Roundup: Thankful for the web
    As an American living overseas, it can be difficult to keep in touch with the thinking and mood of my home country, and of what elsewhere in the world is attracting attention there. But the internet sure helps in this regard. But these are some of the most striking examples of the value of the web I’ve found in the past several weeks: The WSJ.
  • MANAGING LEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2010
    [2010] Owning up about leadership
    — Note: This blog was recently acknowledged as a Top 50 Leadership Blog for 2010 – many thanks to Evan Carmichael at The Entrepreneur Blog. Organizationally relevant, because it does indeed serve as the basis for the formation and operation of the organization. This type is the founding owner. As followers. See you soon.
  • ENLEADERSHIP  |  THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2009
    [2010] Personal Leadership Series – FLY or FALL? Five Tools for Critical.
    Home ELS Home Leadership Development Executive Leadership Training Change Management Learning Products Employee Selection Contact us Jul 23 Personal Leadership Series – FLY or FALL? Following is Tool Number 5. Number Five is Contribution.  As you know, when you do something for someone else, it gets you out of your mess.  They stop contributing. 
  • ENLEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
    [2010] A System for the Soft Side of Leadership
    These same people, as managers of people, need a system or framework for bringing out the best in people. This is the aspect of a manager’s (team leader, executive, supervisor) role that we call leadership – the people or soft part of their role. Maybe I’ll try something I’ve never done before?&# I don’t think so!
  • ENLEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009
    [2010] What are your Biggest Challenges?
    Home ELS Home Leadership Development Executive Leadership Training Change Management Learning Products Employee Selection Contact us Nov 02 What are your Biggest Challenges? By admin Today I sent out a survey which asks you to share your toughest challenges with us. You can see the survey HERE. Recent Posts The 100-Day Challenge!
  • ENLEADERSHIP  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2009
    [2010] Distinguishing Leadership Skill Development from Management
    Ed Oakley & the Enlightened Leadership Team Technorati Tags: balance , HARD PART , leadership , management , SOFT PART Categories : leadership skill development 1 Comments 1 Rohit raj January 25th, 2010 at 1:35 pm very Good & helpful Explanation. Following is a very brief video that does that: What are your thoughts about this?
  • ENLEADERSHIP  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2009
    [2010] President Obama's Address in Ft. Hood
    Home ELS Home Leadership Development Executive Leadership Training Change Management Learning Products Employee Selection Contact us Nov 10 President Obama’s Address in Ft. Hood By admin President Obama’s speech at the memorial service for the thirteen fallen soldiers at Ft. Blake has been focused for years on becoming a Marine pilot.
  • ENLEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2009
    [2010] The Relationship Between Personal Growth and Leadership Skill.
    Home ELS Home Leadership Development Executive Leadership Training Change Management Learning Products Employee Selection Contact us Nov 11 The Relationship Between Personal Growth and Leadership Skill Development By admin There is a definite relationship between your efforts at developing leadership skills and your personal growth and development.
  • ENLEADERSHIP  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2009
    [2010] The Difference Between Forward vs Backward Focused Leadership
    What examples have you experienced that demonstrate the impact of the two directions of focus? Please share in Comments area (Click on Comments if you don’t see the response box). To the “enlightened leader&# in you! Very black and white thought processes. This type of leadership values error/failure to be learning opportunities.
  • ENLEADERSHIP  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2009
    [2010] Organizational Time Management for Leaders
    We’ve all taken various Time Management courses over the years – we make lists, we prioritize A, B, & C; we plan to do important things not just urgent things first. Here are some ideas we’ve come up with so that the organization can support you in managing your time better. Meeting Periods Remember college? Here’s the deal! The P.A.L. concept.
  • ENLEADERSHIP  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2009
    [2010] Confession from Ed Oakley About New Leadership Book
    He also offers a special opportunity. Thanks for listening, and feel free to share comments below. To take advantage of the pre-publication special, follow this link. Happy Holidays. We appreciate the “enlightened leader in you! Ed Oakley and the Enlightened Leadership Team! Recent Posts The 100-Day Challenge!
  • ENLEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009
    [2010] Developing Leadership Skills While Kickstarting the New Year
    Have a wonderful 2010 filled with Joy, Peace and Success. Thank you very much!! 3 Jon Niemczyk January 1st, 2010 at 2:04 pm Ed, Thanks for setting the stage for a strong and personally rewarding 2010. appreciate you guys and wish you an awesome 2010! Grab your notepad and pen for notes, then WATCH THE VIDEO. Tuan N.
  • ENLEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2010
    [2010] Employee Engagement – Business Leadership Development
    Our best, The Enlightened Leadership Team Categories : Leadership Development , Management Tips and Techniques , leadership skill development 2 Comments 1 cindy mitchell January 22nd, 2010 at 1:26 pm When I am engaged I am growing, feel challenged and have a mentor or boss supporting and guiding my growth. suspect many people can relate.
  • ENLEADERSHIP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2010
    [2010] Is Your Personal DNA Stopping Your Leadership Skill Development.
    Categories : Uncategorized 4 Comments 1 Tim Ward February 5th, 2010 at 10:06 am Ed, Thank you for sharing this with us! Tim Ward 2 Sharon February 5th, 2010 at 1:15 pm Excellent lesson — fits nicely with our leadership class on the power of expectations and also your message about finding what you look for. Enjoy and comment!
  • ENLEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2010
    [2010] How do you know if you have the right people in the right jobs?
    Home ELS Home Leadership Development Executive Leadership Training Change Management Learning Products Employee Selection Contact us Feb 15 How do you know if you have the right people in the right jobs? skills out of 23 above the national mean. The low 16 performers averaged only 13.8
  • ENLEADERSHIP  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010
    [2010] Encouraging Peer Acknowledgment
    Pandy Tomko on Important leadership & team content you can apply immediately. August H Mallory on This Leadership Perspective Will Change Your Life! Pandy Tomko on How to Optimize Your Team-based Learning & Development Mindy Bortness on Important leadership & team content you can apply immediately. Recent Posts The 100-Day Challenge!
  • ENLEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010
    [2010] Leadership Skill Development: Leading for Results – the Easy Way
    Pandy Tomko on Important leadership & team content you can apply immediately. August H Mallory on This Leadership Perspective Will Change Your Life! Pandy Tomko on How to Optimize Your Team-based Learning & Development Mindy Bortness on Important leadership & team content you can apply immediately. Recent Posts The 100-Day Challenge!
  • ENLEADERSHIP  |  TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010
    [2010] Distinguish Yourself or “Perish!”
    The Enlightened Leadership Team Technorati Tags: DIFFICULT TIMES , leading change , SOFT PART Categories : Leadership Development , Management Development , Personal Leadership book , leadership skill development 1 Comments 1 Spencer May 6th, 2010 at 9:58 am This hits home! Listen to Ed Oakley’s perspective in this brief 4+minute video.
  • ENLEADERSHIP  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010
    [2010] Leadership Skill Development in Veterans Affairs
    Home ELS Home Leadership Development Executive Leadership Training Change Management Learning Products Employee Selection Contact us May 05 Leadership Skill Development in Veterans Affairs By admin We are so pleased to acknowledge that today the Southeast Region/Network of the U.S. Here’s to your continued service!
  • ENLEADERSHIP  |  TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010
    [2010] Distinguish Yourself! This Plumbing Company Did!
    Ed Oakley & the Enlightened Leadership Team Categories : Uncategorized 1 Comments 1 Sharon May 26th, 2010 at 1:10 pm Ed, I like your ideas and the way you connect them to real world issues so much that I might have overlooked the grammatical error by “admin&# in the lead in to your video. This Plumbing Company Did!
  • ENLEADERSHIP  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010
    [2010] Distinguish Yourself…But How? part 1
    Ed Oakley and the Enlightened Leadership Team Categories : Uncategorized 5 Comments 1 TC North June 7th, 2010 at 7:54 am Ed, Good empowering message on leadership. TC 2 Robb Hiller June 7th, 2010 at 10:02 am Great job Ed of pointing out the need to look at the soft part of a job. Enjoy and share your comments. Agree? Disagree?
  • ENLEADERSHIP  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010
    [2010] Distinguish Yourself …But How? Part 2
  • ENLEADERSHIP  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010
    [2010] Distinguish Yourself Through Leadership – a powerful example
    Home ELS Home Leadership Development Executive Leadership Training Change Management Learning Products Employee Selection Contact us Jun 10 Distinguish Yourself …But How? Part 2 By admin Ed Oakley furthers the discussion in Part 2 about why you must Distinguish Yourself now and how. What thoughts come up for you about this topic?
  • ENLEADERSHIP  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010
    [2010] A Simple But Profound Example of Distinguishing Yourself!
    Home ELS Home Leadership Development Executive Leadership Training Change Management Learning Products Employee Selection Contact us Jun 15 A Simple But Profound Example of Distinguishing Yourself! By admin Ed shares a powerful personal story about how his wife distinguished herself by providing leadership when Ed was faced with a major challenge.
  • ENLEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, JULY 26, 2010
    [2010] Another Company Distinguishes Themselves
    Home ELS Home Leadership Development Executive Leadership Training Change Management Learning Products Employee Selection Contact us Jul 26 Another Company Distinguishes Themselves By admin I’m really impressed with how a local organization that promotes a service called WeeklyPlus has distinguished themselves! The deals are often very good.
  • ENLEADERSHIP  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010
    [2010] Alert! Our enleadership.com website has been hacked. We should be.
  • MANAGEMENT CRAFT  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2010
    [2010] Two Ways to Think About Who You Are This New Year's Eve
    As we jet into 2011, here are a couple of thoughts for how you can focus and frame your purpose and goals. First, what do you want to me known for? Simple but not-so-simple question. I was reading in the current Success Magazine about Ron Howard - amazing nice guy. Made me think about what I wanted to be known for. What about you?
  • MANAGEMENT CRAFT  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2010
    [2010] Misguided Social Construction - Be Careful What You Talk Yourself and Others Into
    Do leaders believe that the incentives they use will actually work? Maybe not, or not in the way we would expect - to improve performance. Check out this study from Harvard's (Emeritus) Michael Beer and Nancy Katz published in Human Resource Planning called Do Incentives Work? The Perceptions of a Worldwide Sample of Senior Executives.
  • COACHING TIP  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2010
    [2010] CEOs work to keep key employees
    Source: The Wall Street Journal, December 27, 2010. Chief executives should act now to prevent defections of key employees next year, says veteran management adviser Ram Charan. Ram Charan, an expert and author on developing corporate talent , shown earlier this month during an interview with The Wall Street Journal. CEOs of major U.S.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010
    [2010] Three winning words
    December is a great time of year. Most people go out of their way to be a little kinder and a bit more open to what others are thinking. Regardless of religious beliefs most people seem more open to talking to their neighbors and cutting people slack for things they would not consider at other times during the year.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  MONDAY, MAY 4, 2009
    [2010] Preparing to win
    Regardless of the pursuit, if you want to succeed and feel the thrill that comes from winning (however you define ‘winning’), you need to prepare ahead of time. When you consider successful leaders whom you admire, and think about what they did to achieve greatness, it may seem like things come easily to them.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2009
    [2010] Guest Post: Watch Out for Flying Monkeys!
    Posted on May 5, 2009 by Michael Ray Hopkin Today’s post comes from Jim Holland. Jim’s passion is product management and product marketing. Enjoy the post and don’t hesitate to tweet your comments to Jim. What images do you create when you hear the words, Flying Monkeys? As a leader and messenger of the market, how do you handle these disruptions?
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2009
    [2010] Mothers — true leaders
    We’re all here because of our mothers and we all (hopefully) love our mothers. We know what they did to help us get to where we are today. What we too often forget is that mothers truly are leaders. This lesson is summed up nicely in a recent post by Dan McCarthy — Leadership Lessons from Mom. Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009
    [2010] From idea to strategy
    Even the most basic items did not exist before someone (or ones) came up with an impression of a product or service that would be useful in some way. When you stop and think about it, the number of incredible products and services available today is truly amazing. All from one idea. Ideas need development to become strategies. One step at a time.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2009
    [2010] Create value for others
    This principle has been taught by many leadership gurus and success coaches for decades. My friend Dr. Paul discusses the concept of creating value for others in a recent podcast episode. If you get really clear about what you love and what you do well, and you share it with others and create value for them, it will come back to you.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2009
    [2010] Take the shot
    Take inventory of the opportunities you have, decide which ones make sense, and take the shot. Be habitual about taking initiative. Filed under: Leadership , Purpose Tagged: | initiative , opportunities , Wayne Gretzky « Create value for others Building your position » Like Be the first to like this post. But sometimes they are.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2009
    [2010] Building your position
    Given the book’s title I wasn’t sure what to expect (‘sticking point’ and ‘stagnation’ are not words I use very often). “These points are personality building blocks that will help you position yourself, your company, and/or your product as a preeminent persona in your marketplace.&# List your flaws.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009
    [2010] The power of persistence
    They persevere through trials and develop the ability to weather tough storms. Calvin Coolidge , 30th US President, summed it up nicely: Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost proverb.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2009
    [2010] Values or valuables?
    Posted on June 3, 2009 by Michael Ray Hopkin Which is more important: values or valuables? This, of course, is a personal question that only you can answer for yourself. Too often passing on a large inheritance to your children and grand children causes unintended problems. It’s an engaging discussion that I highly recommend.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2009
    [2010] Book Review: Find Your Great Work
    Doing it once is one time too many. Good work: The familiar, useful, productive work you do and do well. Great work: The work that matters, inspires, stretches and provokes. Michael Bungay Stanier offers excellent tidbits of wisdom in his book Find Your Great Work. You need to welcome others on your journey. The world is full of good work.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2009
    [2010] Success is not a zero-sum game
    In games like chess , one person wins and the other loses. The win (+1) added to the loss (-1) equals zero. Life in the business world at times feels like a zero-sum game. As you move up the ladder of success the number of positions decreases and the pressure to succeed increases. While this sentiment may be common, it is wrong. Win-Lose. Spec it.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2009
    [2010] Where to start
    If you seek to lead, invest at least 50% of your time in leading yourself—your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, conduct. Invest at least 20% leading those with authority over you and 15% leading your peers. When it comes to your career and your ability to become a great leader, the word ‘invest’ is perceptive. Nice quote!
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2009
    [2010] Pay attention to your peers
    Today’s link comes from Dan McCarthy who writes the Great Leadership blog : Most people tend to zero in on how their manager and their employees rate them. According to Dan, you should pay more attention on how your peers (at your level in the organization) regard you. Take a few minutes and read Would Your Peers Vote for You?
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2009
    [2010] Does your firm have the wrong type of leaders?
    Posted on June 16, 2009 by Michael Ray Hopkin I’m out camping in the mountains this week, far away from the connected world, so I “pre-loaded&# my blogging gun with a link to a great post. Today’s links come from Art Petty at Management Excellence. Take a few minutes to read Why Do Evil Leaders Flourish Inside Some Organizations?
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2009
    [2010] Personal branding
    Today’s link comes from David Meerman Scott at Web Ink Now. David writes about Steve Cohen who positions himself as the “Millionaire’s Magician.&# With his new positioning, Steve was able to raise his private fees by 2,000%. Amazing! Read David’s post Positioning magic at the top end of the market.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009
    [2010] Becoming successful
    Today’s link is a classic from my friend Greg Strouse at XOD blog. There are many things that cause trials and tribulations in the workplace. In his post Ten Simple Rules , Greg provides ten rules (actually 12 with his two bonus rules) to being a successful employee. This post merits careful study. Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009
    [2010] Taking chances
    Today’s link comes from Chris Brogan. Chris writes about the importance falling plays in learning to fly. You have to take chances to succeed, to get to new levels. Take a few minutes and read On Falling and Flying. Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2009
    [2010] Realities of change
    Today’s link comes from Mark Sanborn. Change is a constant part of growing, whether it be personal growth or growing an organization. In his post The Realities of Change , Mark presents ten truths to help you progress in your career. One Response Mark Sanborn , on June 20, 2009 at 8:05 am said: Thanks for linking to my article.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2009
    [2010] Forward progress
    This applies not only to your progress as a leader, but also to the progress of the people you lead. The ups and downs of daily interaction can inspire or drain, depending on your attitude and perseverance. To make progress you have to look at each situation and determine what you can do improve to your success given the circumstances.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009
    [2010] Knowledge is power
    This question was answered in a very interesting fashion on a on a podcast where Dr. Paul interviews Dayna Steele , a lively author and former rock-n-roll disk jockey in Houston. In the interview Dayna talks about meeting and associating with rock stars like Jon Bon Jovi, Sammy Hagar and other rock legends. Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2009
    [2010] Leadership and endurance
    The only way to truly prepare for a marathon is to train, to practice, to run. You need to get out on the road. You need to put in the miles. It takes time, it takes effort, and sometimes it hurts a lot. great example of enduring leadership was Samuel Adams , one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2009
    [2010] Founding Fathers – true leaders
    Though many readers of Lead on Purpose reside outside the US, I hope you will also appreciate the great things that happened back in the late 1700s and the impact those men had on establishing freedoms enjoyed by many throughout the world today. George Washington “The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.&#
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  MONDAY, JULY 6, 2009
    [2010] 'Tis the Season for (Product) Camping
    Michael Reply The Tribal Gatherings that are Product Camps « Where the Product Management Tribe Gathers , on January 31, 2010 at 2:02 pm said: [.] It’s also a time to step back and take a fresh look at the direction your career is headed. Are you taking advantage of the many Product Camps or “Un-Conferences” offered this year?
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2009
    [2010] A new Leadership Development Carnival
    Jim Holland’s guest post Leadership Lessons from a Kindergarten Class is the focus. July’s Leadership Carnivals brings together links to more than 25 fresh posts on topics such as accountability, talent management and succession planning. You’ll find posts from great bloggers such as Wally Bock and Chris Young.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009
    [2010] Communicating with customers
    Travel budgets are typically flush with cash, optimism abounds and your desire to discuss company direction is high. However, in difficult times one of the first things to drop off in many companies is customer interaction. Regardless of how well your company is doing, you need to communicate with customers. Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009
    [2010] The right people
    Their skills, knowledge, intellect, character and integrity provide the primary value to their company. Every positive outcome that transpires in any organization is a result of efforts of the people therein. Collins makes an important distinction with regard to the people in an organization: you need to get the right people.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009
    [2010] Leaders' focus
    They understand the need to work hard in areas for which they have great passion. Regardless of how many things you want to accomplish, you must focus on the most important and let other things — which in the right context may be very good things — go by the wayside. All of that was supposed to be too (indefinable) to count in business.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009
    [2010] Three reasons pms need an iphone
    However, five weeks ago I purchased an iPhone 3GS (granted, I’m not an early adopter) and the experience has been phenomenal. In only a few short weeks I have come to depend on its functionality for my work in product management and product marketing. The iPhone platform is the best for mobile applications. UPDATE: The iPhone has a phone!
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2009
    [2010] Launching a new product
    Quite often much emphasis is placed on designing and developing products, and the actual launch goes unplanned (or under-planned) until it’s too late. What problems have you faced when trying to launch a new product? What effect did it have on the product launch? We will give all entrants a $100 discount on the tuition for eCornell’s program.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2009
    [2010] Book Review: Without Warning
    According to Rodney Johnson , author of Without Warning: Breakthrough strategies for solving the silent problems taking aim at your organization , silent problems are one of the greatest challenges facing every organization, every business, and even public institutions. CAP is his acronym for Create-A-Problem.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009
    [2010] A marvelous journey
    On his podcast, Dr. Paul talks with John and Amy Simmons who share an amazing story about adopting children from Russia. This podcast is not about leadership or product management; however, it’s a powerful story that is worth taking time to hear. highly recommend The Marvelous Journey Home. Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009
    [2010] Win with Win/Loss analysis
    One of the best ways to learn about what we do wrong or right in selling our products is to talk with the people who tried to buy them, either successfully or not. Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2009
    [2010] Addressing the cause
    Too often we deal with the symptoms of a problem instead of dealing with the problem head-on; Seth Godin calls this “bear shaving.&# If you are spinning your wheels and not making the progress you desire, perhaps you are focusing in the wrong place. Take a look at Bear shaving for more insight. Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2009
    [2010] Provide opportunities for success
    Too many leaders fail to provide opportunities for their team members to achieve things they might never have believed they were capable of achieving. Today’s links come from Art Petty at Management Excellence. “It’s time to take some chances.&# Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009
    [2010] Leadership lessons
    Stewart Reply Donnette Panama , on February 4, 2010 at 3:26 am said: As a Freshman, I am always exploring online for articles that can help me get further ahead. Today’s post is a link to Stewart Rogers ‘ blog the Strategic Product Manager , which contains several great leadership quotes from McKinsey. Thanks a million!
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2009
    [2010] Don't wait to network
    When should you start networking? Greg Strouse answers this question on his blog Tales from an XOD. Check out his post OK, let’s try this one more time. Filed under: Trust Tagged: | Greg Strouse , networking , XOD « Leadership lessons Going beyond best practices » Like Be the first to like this post.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2009
    [2010] Going beyond best practices
    found one more article I wanted you, my readers, to be aware of. This comes from Mark Sanborn ‘s blog, and tackles the topic of moving Beyond Best Practices. Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2009
    [2010] Leaving the nest
    Today was one of those days for me. My wife and I took our oldest child to the university where she will pursue a degree in architecture. I’m very proud of how well she did in high school and am impressed with her clear understanding of what she wants to pursue as a career. She’s far ahead of where I was at her age.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009
    [2010] Value comes from work
    This is especially true when the ‘gift’ comes from a person or entity with whom you have no relationship. Every time they take her to a store she cries for the new toy. Conversely, a child who has assigned chores that result in the right to buy a new toy will value the toy and wear it out playing. It’s simple but true.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009
    [2010] Don't hesitate
    When an opportunity arises, it’s a wise person who takes advantage. Why does it seem so difficult, so risky at times to jump at new opportunities? Perhaps it’s the fear of what we might lose or what might happen if we take a risk. It is what you haven’t done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it!
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2009
    [2010] Interview with the Cranky Product Manager
    For those of you not familiar with the Cranky PM, she is “a fictional product management professional at a fictional enterprise software vendor named DysfunctoSoft.&# She blogs about what she calls “fictional stories&# of product management and product marketing professionals. She is real and she is really smart.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2009
    [2010] Top 100 leadership blog
    It is a tremendous honor to be named to this list with other great blogs such as Seth’s Blog , Management Excellence , The Best Horse Sense (a personal favorite since I grew up on a ranch), Great Leadership , the Tom Peters Weblog and many other great leadership blogs. To be included in The Daily Reviewer is a mark of excellence.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2009
    [2010] A new Leadership Development Carnival
    September’s Leadership Carnival brings together links to more than 25 fresh posts on topics such as employee development, identifying true leaders and beating stress. You’ll find posts from great bloggers such as Wally Bock , Art Petty , Scott Eblin and others. » Like Be the first to like this post.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
    [2010] Guest Post: Talk is Cheap!
    Posted on September 8, 2009 by Michael Ray Hopkin Make communication with employees your priority during times of economic adversity By Albert J. Weatherhead If you’re a business leader, you don’t have to confront tough economic times alone.  You have incredibly knowledgeable and highly motivated consultants at your beck and call.  Albert J.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2009
    [2010] The power of influence
    At the heart of most problems that occur in business settings you find the following: Lack of influence Poor teamwork Mediocre productivity. At the core of the problem lies a lack of effective communication, which tends to show up in one of two ways: silence or violence. Neither of these reactions solves the problem at hand.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009
    [2010] Lead with integrity
    Integrity is a “steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.&# It means you are true to your word in all you do and people can trust you because you do what you say. The word integrity has deep meaning and is often intermingled with words like honesty and truthfulness. Live with integrity; lead with integrity.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
    [2010] Creating leaders
    The following quote by Tom Peters speaks volumes about leadership: Leaders don’t create followers. They create more leaders. Filed under: Leadership Tagged: | Tom Peters « Lead with integrity Do hard things » Like Be the first to like this post. Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009
    [2010] Book Review: The Pursuit of Something Better
    Yet 80% of the brunt of the failure is felt by the people who can’t do anything about it.&# If you look at its opposite, this declaration clearly demonstrates the importance great leadership plays in creating successful companies. It will help you find new ways to help ordinary people achieve extraordinary results.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2009
    [2010] Trust – the key to success
    The act of trusting others and trusting yourself is vital success. Yesterday I received a copy of The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. As I started looking through it the first thing I noticed was the large number of reviews. As I began reading them it didn’t take me long to realize the power of this book. Trust is the glue.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009
    [2010] Keeping the best
    Michael Reply Carroll Merriweather , on February 4, 2010 at 2:09 am said: Has anyone seen the new way to make money with youtube? During difficult times, management too often forgets that their people are their greatest asset. The key, according to authors Elizabeth Craig, John R. That can be a big mistake. Powerful. Thanks!
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2009
    [2010] Trust in business
    Covey is the abundance of leadership quotes he has included in the book. They give excellent insight into the importance trust plays in your success. The following quote points out the importance of trust in business: You can’t have success without trust. Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009
    [2010] A new Leadership Development Carnival
    The latest Leadership Carnival brings together links to more than 30 fresh posts on topics such as mentors and role models, leading teams and maximizing your performance. You’ll find posts from great bloggers such as Wally Bock , Steve Roesler , Chris Young and others. Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2009
    [2010] Three steps to the next big opportunity
    One Response Police Oral Exam , on February 2, 2010 at 12:15 pm said: Saw your Blog bookmarked on Reddit.I Most of the time the new opportunities are not obvious; after all, when things become obvious they are usually past the “opportunity&# stage. Don’t balk when things don’t go the way you want them to go.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2009
    [2010] Book Review: The Three Laws of Performance
    They lay out a framework to help leaders at any level envision a positive future filled with success, based on the Three Laws of Performance: How people perform correlates to how situations occur to them. The first law addresses why things occur to people and how taking the time to see things from their perspective changes their behavior.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009
    [2010] Battle of the bloggers
    One Response Ona Matney , on February 5, 2010 at 8:31 am said: Hi. Given the level of competition among the participating bloggers and the many other great blogs “out there&# it’s a daunting task to say the least. BUT, they do not manage or have authority over the people they depend on for success. good information on MLM Leads.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2009
    [2010] Capturing ideas
    Every book and every company started from the spark of an idea. Ideas come on their own time and in their own way. Those who understand this principle find a sure path to success. The key to benefiting from ideas is to capture them. You need to write them down in a place where you can review them and use them when the time is right.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009
    [2010] What matters in 2010?
    What matters in 2010? Filed under: Leadership , Techology Tagged: | 2010 , attention , commitment , energy , focus , Gov2.0 , influence , Seth Godin « The price of leadership Five myths about leadership » Like Be the first to like this post. It is about painting a picture of a better future. We can do this!’&#
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2010
    [2010] A new Leadership Development Carnival
    This first Leadership Development Carnival in 2010 provides links to 50 posts — what Dan calls “the Best of 2009.&# The links include posts on topics such as building better leaders, measuring employee engagement and building corporate trust. Take a stroll through the Carnival; you will not regret the time you spend.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2010
    [2010] Clear leadership
    Responses ProductiveJohn , on February 7, 2010 at 9:45 am said: Clear leadership for me means the following: 1. result oriented) Reply Michael Ray Hopkin , on February 7, 2010 at 6:02 pm said: Excellent points. I’m aware of times when leadership comes from people who do not have positional leadership, but who have significant influence.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
    [2010] Seeds of success
    We all have a deep desire to move forward and see our dream become reality, but how do we make it happen? The venerable “Dean of Personal Development,&#   Earl Nightingale , put it in these terms: “Success can be defined as  the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.&# In other words, you become what you think about.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010
    [2010] Credit comes later
    Responses Khoo Chen Hui Andrew , on March 16, 2010 at 6:33 am said: I study IT cousrse, now. I do not know anything about product management so how should I start to know about product management and how do I improve english skill. Reply Michael Ray Hopkin , on March 16, 2010 at 8:29 pm said: Khoo, good questions. Good luck!
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010
    [2010] Book Review: Here Comes Everybody
    The book helped me understand more clearly how the Internet has changed the way we interact and get information. Mass amateurization is a result of the radical spread of expressive capabilities, and the most obvious precedent is the one that gave birth to the modern world: the spread of the printing press five centuries ago.&#
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010
    [2010] Lucky breaks
    They don’t seem to work any harder than you, they don’t appear to be more intelligent, and they certainly are not more handsome. So why do they get the breaks you long for?  Success doesn’t just happen because someone’s stars line up. Success, both in business and personally, is something that’s consciously created.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2010
    [2010] Speak the language
    Prior to heading to South America I spent two months in intensive language training. learned more in the first week than I had in two years of high school Spanish. By the time the two months were up I felt confident I could speak the language. Then I took the flight to Buenos Aires and disembarked the plane. It’s more of an art than a science.
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010
    [2010] Embrace, then apply
    How long did it take to put into practice the things you learned? Conversely, how long did it take to forget the details of the information conveyed in the training? No matter how good a training session or how compelling the information conveyed, if you do not apply what you have learned the value will be lost. Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer
  • MANAGEMENT CRAFT  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2010
    [2010] Managing Engagement - Oxymoron? #engagement
    I love this post by Mike Cook over at Human Capital League called, A New Year's Wish List for Employee Engagement Professionals. Personally, I think every manager and leader ought to consider him/herself an employee engagement professional - but not in the way you might think. love his thinking here, please do check it out. Management OD
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2010
    [2010] The Top 10 HBR Blog Posts of 2010
    In that spirit, we offer our 10 most popular posts of 2010, as measured by that most inarguable of website metrics, pageviews: 12 Things Good Bosses Believe. We think more about quality than quantity here on the HBR blog network , but we do pay close attention to what our readers are paying attention to. How (and Why) to Stop Multitasking.
  • WEEKLY LEADER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2010
    [2010] Holiday Shop Like a CEO | Fast Company (slideshow) [del.icio.us]
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