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How Introverts Can Succeed in Business and Leadership

C-Level Strategies

I learned very early in my career that the way I led was different from my extraverted colleagues. master. Three critical steps to getting promoted.

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The Best Leaders Carry Flashlights

Kevin Eikenberry

I first remember carrying a flashlight at summer camp. Coming back to the cabin after the campfire would have been pretty treacherous without one. Something got me thinking about flashlights recently. As I thought about them, I realized that as leaders we need to have a flashlight available for a variety of reasons. [.]. Leadership focus vision

A Steve Jobs Story on Simplicity and Focus

QAspire

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson is on my reading list and I was curious to have some initial reviews about the book. Matthew E. May recently reviewed the book on his blog. I borrow the following story from his blog: Once a year Jobs took his most valuable employees on a retreat, which he called “The Top 100.” More work on more number of priorities.

Uncertainty Will Freeze You in Place if You Let It

Leading Blog

Ambiguity is not only certain; it is a necessary state for advancing. Jonathan Fields writes, in Uncertainty : “The more you’re able to tolerate ambiguity and lean into the unknown, the more likely you’ll be to dance with it long enough to come up with better solutions, ideas and creations.” Living in the question. Get feedback along the way.

Guest Post: Lessons Learned Since Becoming a Pastor

Ron Edmondson

This is a guest post by Michael Perkins. Michael describes himself as “a regular guy who likes things simple.” ” He is a husband, pastor, blogger, and a creative. After more than two years of blogging at Untitled by Michael Perkins, Michael believed it was time for a change; a fresh start, so The Handwritten was born. Guess what?

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The Secret to Powerful Leadership

Leadership Freak

It’s the morning after and it wasn’t what I heard but what I saw that matters most. I’m home from the two-day Elite Leadership Program in New York City. The drive home gave me time to think about what I heard. Believe me, A.G. Lafley, Calvin Klein, and Jack Welch hit home runs. Lafley led [.].

Dan Pink on Free Work Time

LDRLB

Dan Pink first wrote about giving employees free work time in his best-seller Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. In this talk, given at Business Innovation Factory 7, he goes more in-depth on the power of non-commissioned work, including great research from Teresa Amabile. Featured Creativity motivation pink

What Did He Know and When Did He Know It?

Next Level Blog

In the days of the Watergate hearings, Senator Howard Baker became famous for asking the question, “What did the President know and when did he know it?” Today, the same question is being asked. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Current Affairs Leadership Howard Baker Joe Paterno Penn State scandal

Working at Perfect, Inc

LDRLB

Every year lists are compiled of the best companies to work for. Just what does it take for leaders to build the ideal workplace? Featured infographi

Too good to hire?

Bud to Boss

By Amy Beth Miller, editor of The Organized Executive. I knew two things from Dave’s resume and cover letter: I really wanted him on my team, and I couldn’t afford to pay what he was worth. He was obviously overqualified. His motivation in applying for the position was obvious. He won’t stay,” she warned. The risk paid off.

Quote of the Day

Execupundit

Responsibility educates. Wendell Phillips

25 Top Companies for Developing Leaders

First Friday Book Synopsis

All of these companies go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to grooming talent from within. The list was featured by CNNMoney online. Here are the first five. To read the complete article, please click here. IBM HQ: Armonk, N.Y. Revenue: $99.9 billion Employees: 426,751 Fact: IBM sends leadership SWAT [.].

Goal Setting For Performance: 2 Integral Elements

Create Learning

Goals are ‘what-by-when’. The ‘what’ defines; The Quality of the goal. The Quantity of the goal. The ‘by-when’ defines; The Time-Frame of Completion.

Links for Digging Deeper Into “Leading a Peak Performance Culture”

The Practical Leader

The webcast was built around the core models, frameworks, and approaches we use to help Clients with leadership and culture development.

Air, Water & Internet

Chartered Management Institute

A report by Cisco has found that 1 in 3 students (33%) believes the Internet is a fundamental resource for the human race – as important as air, water, food and shelter and half (49% of college students and 47% of employees) believe it is "pretty close" to that level of importance. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Occupied With Ethics

Linked 2 Leadership

The following comments, spoken by a once-prominent business executive, appear to be a warning for graduates about the ethical challenges awaiting them in the business world. As it turns out, his words provide a hint that the speaker is a crook. You will be confronted with questions every day that test your morals. Think carefully, [.].

The Weakest Link in The U.S. Economy

Harvard Business Review

Apple used 49,400 employees to generate revenues of $65 billion in 2010. Its outsourcing partner, Chinese Foxconn , employed nearly a million people for $59 billion in the same year. In the U.S., Apple focuses on creating high-paying jobs while it outsources the low-paying ones to Asia. But the state of events happening in the U.S. The U.S. The U.S.

Koester: Artist with Focus

Execupundit

Art Contrarian celebrates the work of Alexander Max Koester , an artist with a particular focus

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Guardrails: Keep Your Projects Out of the Weeds

Strategy Driven

Think about if there were no guardrails on the freeway. Or jumped in your car and headed to the other side of town – as the crow flies?

The Biographer

Execupundit

I eagerly listened to his detailed analysis, but at the conclusion had to inform him that all of it was wrong.

Dan Pink on Free Work Time

LDRLB

Dan Pink first wrote about giving employees free work time in his best-seller Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. In this talk, given at Business Innovation Factory 7, he goes more in-depth on the power of non-commissioned work, including great research from Teresa Amabile. Innovation creativity motivation pink

HR It’s all about the business customers #cipd11

Rapid BI

HR It’s all about the business customers An interesting first day at #CIPD11 yesterday. Management customer service Employee engagement HR

The Halo

Execupundit

"You know Ed, I've just been reviewing the performance of that executive you hired a few years ago." "I I know, he's had some problems." When you hired him, he had less management experience than the head of the local Burger King." "But But he had an Ivy League degree." "So So do several of our interns. You're right. I blew it. I won't do it again.

Compare what matters.

Self Help Zen

An easy way to distinguish someone is to outline how he’s different from his colleagues. May be it was one skill, just one, that Smith does so effectively no one else was capable of doing. And that skill mattered at that time. It’s easy to compare. It’s easy to push Smith to become some version of Nick.

Lessons from a Talented Jerk

Execupundit

Like other visionary pioneers Steve Jobs also had his limitations – and how he led Apple employees – was surely one of them. Often described as smug, willful, brazen, demeaning, volatile, vindictive and manipulative, he lead the company in a manner far afield from the collaborative norm expected of CEOs running public companies.

Let's Talk New York City Marathon

Bird's Eye View

Literally everywhere I went yesterday, I was surrounded by Marathon Fever. Traffic was blocked on streets because of the marathon. 327!".

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Bate's Mantra

Execupundit

Nicholas Bate , a.k.a. The Man Who Never Sleeps, gives a mantra for success

Take It Outside: An Outdoor Leadership Challenge Experience

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Partnerships “An experience I will have for the rest of my life. The workshop took me to places mentally and physically that I never thought I could reach, but they never broke me…just made be stronger.” ” “You will do things you never did before with people you never met.

The Name Game

Execupundit

Anderson Layman's Blog looks at the popularity of various names and laments the low ranking of Stephen. Michael" fares well, possibly because it "fits" with so many last names.] It seems to me that the names for boys are less exotic than the ones for girls

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Thankful for dirt?

Deep Imprints

dusty vents add dust to your house! Last week, we had the annual service to our furnace. Mr. Furnace guy told me that our whole system had to be vacuumed out. (cha-ching). cha-ching). I made the appointment, and Mr. Vacuum man came out yesterday. I was prepared for a morning of noise. As I was shaking out a rug, I listened to my self-talk.

Compare what matters.

Utpal Writes

An easy way to distinguish someone is to outline how he’s different from his colleagues. May be it was one skill, just one, that Smith does so effectively no one else was capable of doing. And that skill mattered at that time. It’s easy to compare. It’s easy to push Smith to become some version of Nick.

The Rise of the COO

Harvard Business Review

Does your company have a COO today? What role does he or she play in the organization? Does your COO have the best shot at becoming the next CEO? The answers may not be as self-evident as many executives think. That's what we found when we studied the top management teams of companies in Europe over the past three years. What do you think?

What Happened When the Driver Was Talking on a Cell Phone

Building Personal Strength

The SUV ahead slowly drifted right towards the white line. It crossed over for a few seconds and then veered back into the lane. Driver nodding off?

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Global Boards Help Make Companies Global

Harvard Business Review

For organizations to endure, they must strike a balance between risks and rewards, short-term objectives and long-run goals, autonomy and control, and the interests of various stakeholders. It's impossible to do that with rules and regulations; corporations need well-functioning boards of directors. Toyota, for instance, has an all-Japanese board.