Wed.Oct 12, 2011

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How to Discover Your True Path in Life

C-Level Strategies

We were all moved, and many of us shaken, by the loss of Steve Jobs last week. We cheered him when he battled back from being fired at Apple.

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5 Reminders When You are the Community’s Pastor

Ron Edmondson

There are times when a pastor is launched into the role of being a community pastor. You are asked to speak at a very public event.

The Measure of Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

With a title like “The Measure of Leadership,” you might think that I have bitten off a little more than I can chew for a short blog post… You might be right; but because there are literally thousands of articles, blogs, and websites dedicated to discussions of leadership, I wanted to offer a logical definition of it in a [.].

The Secret to an Efficient Process

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership Incubation Helps Self-Reflection In September 2011 I finally identified the root cause. The incubation period was long but finally I understand the real reason why I had such a hard time completing a project in 2010. It was an extraordinary project that provided a great learning opportunity.

Why Relationships Matter to Inspiring Leaders

Aspire-CS

Today’s guest post is from Jack Zenger. More information on him and his organization can be found below the article. Geoffrey Cohen summed it up well when he said, “The need to belong, to associate, is among the most important human motives. We are almost certainly hardwired with a fundamental motivation to maintain these

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What Do You Make of This?

Next Level Blog

It’s amazing how much the Lloyd Bridges question, “What do you make of this?” comes up in day to day life. For instance, when an organization is going through a big change, “What do you make of. Please click the headline to read the whole story.

Great accomplishments require hope, love, & forgiveness

Tony Mayo

Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore, we must be saved by hope. … Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore, we are saved by love. No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as it is from [.]. Quotes and Aphorisms Forgiveness Love

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The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators

First Friday Book Synopsis

You really should take advantage of this exceptional gift from Harvard Business Review and be sure to tell your friends about it. Here are the details.

8 Secrets to Rising Above the Pack

Leadership Freak

Malcolm Gladwell explains the deepest fear of all is being rejected by our peers – “social risk.” I’m watching the recording of Gladwell’s presentation at the World Business Forum (WBF), “We are hardwired to want the approval of our peers … we want to do what everybody else is doing.” The problem: People pleasing makes [.].

Great by Choice: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck – Why Some Companies Thrive Despite Them All Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen Progressive Insurance Southwest Airlines Stryker

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Planning: How To Create Plans That Get Work Done, Ease Your Stress & Make You Money

Create Learning

We all say that Planning is effective and necessary BUT we do a really bad job at planning. Many people see planning as just one step “ Goal-Setting ”…then wonder why no progress was made on the plan. Option 1. Team Based Planning & Decision Making – creating a method for planning with your team that is understood and and shared. Option 2.

Countermeasures: Rebecca Costa & Me

Steve Farber

The other day, I had the great pleasure (sounds like a cliche, but it’s true!) of being interviewed in the Countermeasures studio by the exceedingly brilliant, Rebecca Costa. She’s a sociobiologist ( look it up ) and the author of the phenomenal book The Watchman’s Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction.

Fatal Five Failure Factors of Culture Change Efforts

The Practical Leader

Author and futurist Alvin Toffler’s powerful phrase “hinge of history” is an apt descriptor for our times.

What I learned from Angela Ahrendts

Jason Womack

She's the CEO of Burberry , and she shared some comments with us on Wednesday at the World Business Forum (twitter hashtag #wbf11). Angela Ahrendts took the stage, and for about a half-an-hour, shared her insights into running one of the largest and most well-known luxury brands in the world. (It 3) Communicate.more. Do it visually. Do it often.

Preempt interruptions

Bud to Boss

By Amy Beth Miller, editor of The Organized Executive. One morning when I was still a relatively new manager, Matt came to my desk told me about a comic routine he had seen the night before. The comedian described how a child will constantly interrupt a parent who is on the phone: “Mom! Boss!”. “I I realized, that’s what we do to you,” Matt said.

Mark Cuban Led the Way in CEO Blogging

First Friday Book Synopsis

Books that predict the future are interesting, although perhaps preparing for it, and creating it, usually provide greater returns. Nevertheless, a new best-seller does just that. New York: Harper, 2011). I presented a synopsis of [.].

How much longer will our education system fail businesses?

Chartered Management Institute

Today the unemployment figures were announced, with the highest ever number of young people unemployed. Together with the Young Enterprise charity research, published yesterday, this shows that our education system continues to fail our future employees. failing education system unemployment unemployment figures young people

Why training does not work

Rapid BI

Training is seen as the solution. it can be but it is not a universal solution to poor management! Management change culture Training

Ask the Experts: Can flexible working work in a small business?

Chartered Management Institute

I own a small business and many employees have young families. I would like to offer flexible working, but I am worried about loss of productivity. Do you have any advice? You are not watching this post, click to start watching

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Tony Mayo

I use Twitter to share brief messages, not more than two per day. You can have them delivered to your cell phone by text message (SMS) or view them when you visit your free Twitter web page. Create a Twitter account and “follow” TonyMayo. Here are my recent tweets (messages): There is no [.]. Quotes and Aphorisms Twitter

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Book Review: Zilch

Chartered Management Institute

The book is full of useful advice, based on extensive relevant, practical, experience. Review by Professor Bruce Lloyd, London South Bank University FCMI. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Helping Church Leaders Fund Their Vision

Ron Edmondson

Maxwell. For the past five years, Joe has focused on helping equip people to become personally financially free through his I Was Broke. Now I’m Not.

Corporate Leaders: What Will Be Your Epitaph?

LDRLB

Memo To: CEOs and Aspiring CEOs. From: John Bell. Re: Your Epitaph as a CEO. If you’re already in the C-Suite, I suggest you take a few moments to contemplate your epitaph. When your days on the throne are over, do you want to be remembered as Jack Bighead or Andy Goodfellow? At least each of ‘em got a spanking new sports car.”

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Storytelling like Steve Jobs

My Own Coach

When you watch his presentations, he shows clearly how to use narrative and storytelling to capture his audiences imagination, passion and enthusiasm.

Ask the Experts: I own a small business and many employees have young families. I would like to offer flexible working, but I am worried about loss of productivity. Do

Chartered Management Institute

I own a small business and many employees have young families. I would like to offer flexible working, but I am worried about loss of productivity. Do you have any advice? You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Understanding Leader Bias: 5 Sources

Leading in Context

5 Sources for Understanding and Avoiding Leader Bias 1. The Vision Renewal Process: How to Achieve Bias-Free Leadership" Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D. Worforce Diversity Networ. Ethical Thinking ethical leadership context ethical thinking ethics leader leadership and management leadership development learning learning and development

Corporate Leaders: What Will Be Your Epitaph?

LDRLB

Memo To: CEOs and Aspiring CEOs. From: John Bell. Re: Your Epitaph as a CEO. If you’re already in the C-Suite, I suggest you take a few moments to contemplate your epitaph. When your days on the throne are over, do you want to be remembered as Jack Bighead or Andy Goodfellow? At least each of ‘em got a spanking new sports car.”

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The Secret to Dealing With Difficult People: It's About You

Harvard Business Review

Do you have someone at work who consistently triggers you? Doesn't listen? Takes credit for work you've done? Wastes your time with trivial issues? Acts like a know-it-all? Can only talk about himself? Constantly criticizes? Our core emotional need is to feel valued and valuable. Blaming others for how we're feeling is a form of self-protection.

Aargh!

Execupundit

Fending off a computer virus. Bear with me

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Steve Jobs and the Purpose of the Corporation

Harvard Business Review

In the torrent of commentary following Steve Jobs' death, few have noted that his career and his company say something profound in the endless debate about the purpose of the corporation. Apple existed to "delight customers" first — benefits to other stakeholders, including shareholders, followed. Emphasis mine.) And, of course, Steve Jobs.

Admit It When.

Execupundit

You don't know You're lost You're ill The new employee isn't working out The brilliant idea has fizzled Additional resources won't make a difference The other side is right You need more time Something doesn't feel right The jargon is confusing The numbers don't add up

A Kodak Moment to Reconsider the Value of IT

Harvard Business Review

With Kodak balancing on the precipice , a classic case study on the company offers powerful lessons that still resonate 20 years after it was written. Lynda M. It helps students see that Kodak did not understand or invest in the digital technologies that were to sweep away its business, a failure usually attributed to incumbent executive myopia.

Downers

Execupundit

Cultural Offering points to a helpful article on avoiding negativity. It reminds me of the old Zig Ziglar line about the person who brightens a room by leaving it

101 Ways to Networld

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here are ten of 101 ways Melissa G. Wilson suggests to help you become much more successful, no matter what the economy is (and isn’t) doing. They are especially helpful during tough times. Wilson is certain you will benefit from the strategies, based on decades of research and development as well as success and failure, [.].