Fri.Jun 24, 2011

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Failing to Communicate

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth . Are you guilty of having a failure to communicate? Engage : Good communications are bi-directional.

LinkedIn Profile Tip – 4 key privacy control settings to manage your online reputation

Krishna De

{lang: 'en-GB'} If you are using LinkedIn as part of your online networking and visibility plan, have you reviewed your privacy controls?

First, Know Yourself

Coaching Tip

You must know yourself to express yourself. Once you truly know yourself, your public identity becomes an extension of who you really are. Why a book?

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Ahab at Starbucks

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Larry Hughes and featured by The Huffington Post. I do not remember when, where, or why I first encountered Larry but during the years since, I have posted reviews of countless books with which he has had either a direct or indirect connection. He characterizes himself [.]. News & World Report

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The Drive


When I groaned about a long drive to a meeting in another city, my daughter said, "It sounds like you have an attitude." She was right, of course.

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Does Your Wellbeing Need a Boost?

Leading Blog

Gallup scientists have determined that there are five universal and interdependent elements of wellbeing that differentiate a thriving life from one spent suffering: Career : liking what you do every day (Tip: Every day, use your strengths.). Social : having strong relationships (Tip: Spend six hours a day socializing—face-to-face, phone, e-mail.).

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Thomas J. DeLong: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Thomas J. DeLong is the Philip J. Stomberg Professor of Management Practice in the Organizational Behavior area at the Harvard Business School. Before joining the Harvard Faculty, DeLong was Chief Development Officer and Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Group, Inc., At Harvard, Professor DeLong teaches [.]. Philip J.

The Transformational Leader: Compass to a New World, part 2

Strategy Driven

Inspire. A pure fact of transformational leadership is that you can accomplish only a small portion of the requisite forward movement on your own.

LinkedIn Profile Tip – 4 key privacy control settings to manage your online reputation

Krishna De

{lang: 'en-GB'} If you are using LinkedIn as part of your online networking and visibility plan, have you reviewed your privacy controls?

3 Ways to Get What You Need from Design

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. While the business world may have developed a full-blown love affair with design, very few companies are doing it well. If you’re taking on a corporate design effort, [.].

You cannot WIN in life. You can only LIVE it! (Stephen Colbert Commencement Speech)

ReThink HR

Stephen Colbert gives an excellent, poignant and funny commencement speech at his Alma mater Northwestern University.

Mini Saga #98 – Ordinary

Rajesh Setty

It’s hard to win against someone when they are operating on their strengths and you are not. Mini Saga #98 – Ordinary. Note: 1.

Follow the ABC’s of Correction – Affirm Before Correcting

Lead Change Blog

Follow the ABC’s of Correction – Affirm Before Correcting. Best of Blogs Series Leadership Development affirmation communication correction inspiration Leadership performance management quote timing

Possibility Maximizer: Leadership Development Roundtable Challenge

Maximizing Possibility

I like to cap off each week by sharing a resource that I feel will help you to Maximize Possibility in your organizational and professional life. Today I am excited to feature an all new resource from one of my favorite bloggers in the leadership development community. Enjoy! The seven participants then share their take

Leadership in Action at the CDC

Next Level Blog

Yesterday, I had the good fortune to follow Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, as a speaker to the leadership fellows of his agency. His remarks were so fascinating that. Please click the headline to read the whole story. executive presence Leadership

Photo Inquiry Friday: Interpersonal Hiring Questions?

Create Learning

I have been helping businesses with their interview and hiring processes. New Rules For The New Economy” by Barry Shamis. Teamwork). Flexibility).

The Best Investment You Can Make

Harvard Business Review

It's the burning question many of you have been hurling at me recently: "So instead of idly waiting around for the so-called mysteriously reluctant non-recovering recovery, what should we do to survive this never-ending raging crisis?". Here's a tiny suggestion. The "best" investment you can make isn't gold. So allow me to explain. Economy

Vacation Preferences

Ron Edmondson

We are on a few days vacation this week. We came with another couple to the San Francisco area. Even only after our first full day we love this place!

How Can You Improve Productivity?

Six Disciplines

Do your employees focus on the purpose of the company? If not, that could be your biggest opportunity! Six Disciplines' CEO Gary Harpst joins Jim Blasingame (The Small Business Avocate) to talk about improving your employees’ productivity through a clear strategy and efficient (and more effective) technology. Listen to the podcast here.

Twitter Weekly Highlights for 2011-06-24

Tanveer Naseer

Here’s a compilation of some of the articles/tweets I shared on Twitter this week: Honoured to be ranked # 3 in @ HRexaminer ‘s Top 25 Online Influencers in # Leadership 2011 [link] # Tx Ann! A Few Core Lessons by @ tnvora [link] # leadership # Thx! RT @ roysaunderson : Well captured & insightful! Thanks Kate! Tx Laura! Thanks Farrah!

The Relationship Between Productivity And Inflation

Six Disciplines

"Focus on the process and productivity will follow.". Six Disciplines' CEO Gary Harpst joins Jim Blasingame (The Small Business Advocate) to discuss the correlation between productivity and inflation, and why manufacturing is outperforming the service sector with regard to productivity. Listen to the podcast here.


Quote of the Day


Talk too much and you talk about yourself. Yiddish proverb


Fossil Rim Wildlife Center - Close Encounters of the Best Kind

Building Personal Strength

Kathleen and I went on a weekend excursion up to Glen Rose, a small town in north-central Texas. People come here to see the animals up close.

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Miscellaneous and Fast


Ad Man : Some posts re Ogilvy at 100. 300 house ? A design for basic shelter. Heidi Klum : This ad should revive interest in "Project Runway." Victor Davis Hanson on hubris. The trailer : " Something Wild

Closeout for 6.24.11


Every friday we review the posts from LeaderLab contributors that has appeared on this blog and elsewhere online. Tim Vanderpyl added one more posts to the growing dialogue about strategy asking who benefits when strategic plans are merely expensive coffee coasters ? Elsewhere. Featured

Dear Slick


Must reading : Cultural Offering's memo to all email marketers. My favorite part: I notice from your outlook meeting request you would like to "circle back" regarding a previous communication regarding our business challenges. Be sure to read the entire post

Uncloud Yourself 7

Utpal Writes

On Weekdays: no television, no newspapers; On Saturdays: no e-mails; On Sundays: no cell-phone ; Is your desk de-cluttered? Your car? How many items did you marked off your list? Are your lists organized? How many times did you have dinner with your spouse? Did you answer these questions this week: What did I accomplish in the past week?

What would you do if you were on a plane for the next three hours?


When I ask leaders where they are most productive, they often say on the plane. They enjoy being unplugged for several hours, and they get more done. . Avoid using wifi on planes if you can. And if you’re not on a plane, imagine you are for the next few hours. What might you be able to accomplish?

What Investment Bankers Can Learn From Stand-Up Comedians

Harvard Business Review

Yes, you heard that correctly. Let me explain. Originally from the Midwest and after a stint in the Navy, I decided to be an investment banking analyst in the late 90's. I did well in my business school applications, and after my MBA, I worked for a private equity-backed healthcare company, then more investment banking as an associate.

Building a Resilient Organizational Culture

Harvard Business Review

Current events teach us that crisis and even disaster occur far more frequently than previously anticipated. Japan's post-tsunami crisis and repeated tornadoes of the Southern and Midwestern US demonstrate the vulnerability of modern infrastructures to the forces of nature. All of these can be learned. Second, people learn while observing others.

The Business of Values

Harvard Business Review

I recently spent a few days at the Harvard Business School with a group of Deans and Professors from around the globe. The event was a symposium that HBS has run for several years, as a way of reflecting on and improving the field of leadership at a macro level. The focus of this year's event was "values." This is where things get interesting.

How Toyota Pulls Improvement from the Front Line

Harvard Business Review

Toyota is famous for its Toyota Production System, an approach that effectively engages front-line workers in improving their work. As I argued in my last post , "pulling" improvement from the front line is critical to continually improve operations, and Toyota does it very well. A platitude? Hardly. How does Toyota do it? That energizes workers.