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Speak Your Truth To Power

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development What we love in childhood often comes back to us with an “ah-ha!” weaving a tighter pattern when we look back over the tapestry of our life and finally see where that pretty colorful thread we once played with has lead us in maturity. Reflective leaders usually have many such stories at play in their [.]

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How to Celebrate Your Birthday – and Every Day

Kevin Eikenberry

It’s my sister Paula’s birthday. Several years ago I wrote a post on her birthday, and later I wrote a post about ways to celebrate your birthday. I reprise and update them today, as a way to tell my little Sis happy birthday, and give us all something to think about. Happy [.].

Transforming Perceptions: 10 Steps to Managing the Way You Are Perceived at Work

Great Leadership By Dan

Here's a guest post from executive coach Joel Garfinkle, from his new book, Getting Ahead: Success at work starts with positive perceptions. JOEL A.

Samurai Bookkeeping

Tony Mayo

Years ago, while I was establishing myself in a new executive coaching practice, I supported my family by working as a part-time, outsourced CFO. Here is a reminiscence of a deep learning I earned during one of those accounting gigs. I sought help from my own coach with the very difficult [.]. For Executives Attachment Conflict Freedom

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The Simple Truth of Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

Our current society seems to validate leadership when it’s supported by complex, intellectualized back-up material. And no one seems to question it. As a matter of fact, every day more research gets financed and leadership models are produced to “improve the leadership dynamics” as we know them.

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Why blogging can benefit you as a manager

Chartered Management Institute

No single thing in the last 15 years professionally as been more important to my life than blogging - Tom Peters. This was taken from a video featuring Tom Peters and Seth Godin. I'll embed it at the end of this blog if you want to watch, but for now I'd like to hand over to CMI Ambassador Colin Millar. Here is what Colin has to say.

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Catalyst East 2011: Welcome to Atlanta

Ron Edmondson

I’m excited about being at Catalyst East in Atlanta again this week. Look for multiple posts each day this week. Are you here this week?

In the Trenches


We live in a world with many self-proclaimed “experts.” There is no shortage of hubris and bravado. No field of study/endeavor is exempt. Music.

The ONE thing that is holding back the human resource in Thailand…

Talent Technologies

The ‘human resource’ in Thailand undoubtedly faces many challenges. What we’re talking about is Face. What is ‘Face’?

Are You Creating A Toxic Workplace? Ask Yourself These 4 Questions To Find Out

Tanveer Naseer

Imagine working for an organization where one of the senior managers insists on yelling at his employees because he believes it’s the surest way to garner the respect of those he leads and now, the front-line managers are beginning to follow his example by yelling at their team members. What am I trying to accomplish? Why does it matter?

Survive and Thrive

Women on Business

One thing women are good at dealing with is change, especially women business owners and entrepreneurs. We adapt, change and morph with the times. It’s how women and women-owned businesses still thrive. This is because women are changing their habits and adapting to survive and thrive! Commit to saving. Watch transportation costs.

How to Magnify the Impact of Your Strengths

Leadership Freak

“A man should never be appointed to a managerial position if his vision focuses on people’s weaknesses rather than on their strengths. The man who always knows what people cannot do, but never sees what they can do, will undermine the spirit of the organization,” Peter Drucker. John Zenger, co-author of the HBR article, Making [.].

Here is the October, 2011 New York Times Hardcover Business Best Sellers List

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is the October, 2011 New York Times Best Sellers Hardcover Business Books list. As I regularly note, there are some “long-time” titles on this list (Drive; Delivering Happiness; 4-Hour Workweek; Strenghts-Based Leadership). But there are some new titles this month. Basically, [.].

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What Happened to Vision? Your Thoughts?

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Here’s a question I have been mulling over for awhile. In the 1980’s and 90’s there was great interest in the topic of vision.

What is on your own “one piece of paper”?

First Friday Book Synopsis

I agree with Albert Einstein that it is important to “make everything as simple as possible but no simpler.”

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The Importance of Girls

Women on Business

This week is “The Girl Effect Blogging Campaign” week. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of women around the world are blogging about The Girl Effect this week. link]. This campaign is not about investing in girls to the exclusion of boys. This is about understanding the impact we face if girls are marginalized.

Why true leadership involves less talking and more listening

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development [link] Mary C. Schaefer, speaker, coach, trainer and consultant is this week’s contributing author on SmartBlog for Leadership. Click on the title above to read her insightful post about leading with your ears not your lips. Why true leadership involves less talking and more listening. Leadership Development

Top 45 Blogs for Business Majors Includes WomenOnBusiness.com

Women on Business

This week, DegreeJungle.com released its list of the top 45 blogs for business majors , and WomenOnBusiness.com ranked 27th on the list!

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Forget Old Biz Myths @alevit

Management Craft

My pal, Alexandra Levit, has a cool new book out about myths called, Blind Spots: The 10 Business Myths You Can't Afford to Believe on Your New Path to Success (great title BTW). I asked her if she would share a post about the book with my readers and here it is. Thanks, Alexandra! To Succeed Today, Forget the Old Business Myths. By Alexandra Levit.

Putting Steve Jobs in perspective

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an especially insightful article written by Nancy Koehn. It is part of The Washington Post‘s recent On Leadership roundtable exploring Tim Cook’s succession of Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple, and how to follow in the footsteps of an icon. At the conclusion of the excerpt, I provide links to [.]. Watson Tim Cook

Israel at the Intersection

Chris Brady

Stone steps great my weary feet once again, while the sun keeps up its constant beaming from above, pounding on my hat and searing my skin. The bag on my back, though small, irritates me from long. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Travel

The 5 Top People Skills for Parents of Teenagers

Building Personal Strength

My research of the literature has taught me that there are actually nearly 100 different people skills. These five are crucial. Listening. Sorry, no.

Are you crazy enough to think you can change the world?

My Own Coach

Here''s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the trouble makers, the round pegs in the square holes, the ones who see things differently.

Innovative Leadership in the Wild


This is guest post from Bob Lieberman. Bob Lieberman is a business leadership consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. His company, Cultivating Creativity, LLC (cultivatingcreativity.net) helps other companies increase their ability to perform and adapt, by capitalizing on the creative potential of the talent they already have. Use analogies.

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Four Reminders When You Are Pursuing New Goals for Life and Work

Leaders. Better. Brighter.

Gaining support is a very important part of achieving ongoing success. Show people that you mean business. Find people with similar goals.

Innovative Leadership in the Wild


This is guest post from Bob Lieberman. Bob Lieberman is a business leadership consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. His company, Cultivating Creativity, LLC (cultivatingcreativity.net) helps other companies increase their ability to perform and adapt, by capitalizing on the creative potential of the talent they already have. Use analogies.

How to Test Your Advertising Quickly, Cheaply, and Effectively

Harvard Business Review

When I practice my standup routines in front of the mirror, I'm a comic genius. Everything seems hilarious and insightful. Here are three examples: 1.

Check the Shadowy Corners and the Back Row


Here's a thought-provoking piece at The Hammock Papers on innovation

The Protests and the Metamovement

Harvard Business Review

Across the globe, protests are rippling out like vectors in an epidemic. I believe that we're witnessing the rise of a global Metamovement. The Metamovement is a movement of movements. Not all these movements are similar, and no two are exactly like. Where did this virus erupt? On 17 December 2010 a policewoman confiscated his cart and produce.

Management Ramblings


Always hire the best qualified person. Understate your case. Do what you say you will do. Err on the side of overcoordination. Return calls promptly.

Ten Reasons Amazon Kindle Fire Will Succeed

Harvard Business Review

Apple is a formidable player in the tablet market with almost 30 million iPads sold to-date. Similar tablets from Samsung, RIM, HP and others have struggled to make any dent in the iPad market. And now comes Amazon's Fire. Will it succeed? I think so. Jeff Bezos, Amazon's CEO considers Fire as a service rather than a device.

Book Review: Preventing Stress in Organisations

Chartered Management Institute

This is a very practical book, useful, and perhaps indispensable, to managers at all levels. The narrative leads the reader clearly through the theoretical and research background to the detailed guidance on how to develop positive management approaches to reduce or eliminate stress from the organisation. Review by David Stephens FCMI.

Become an Extraordinary Leader

Harvard Business Review

Here's a short quiz: When you brought your report card home in high school did your parents: A) zero in on the C's and say, "What's the matter here?". B) focus the A-minuses, pat you on the back, and say, "Great job, now let's push these up to A's"? If you're typical of the high-potential leaders I work with, you experienced A. And why not?

Book Launch and an Offer: Let’s Get the Conversations Started!

Management Excellence

The rolling launch of Leadership Caffeine-Ideas to Energize Your Professional Development continues, and I’m interested in talking to readers and their teams about all things leadership.