Thu.Jul 07, 2011

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Re-Inventing Brainstorming – Ten Tenets for Better Idea Generation

Kevin Eikenberry

Brainstorming – the creation of new or possible ideas – is a critical part of any problem solving or creative process. We all know it. We know that we must have ideas in order find solutions to problems. We even know that the more ideas we find, the better chance we’ll have of creating the [.].

7 Ways to Make Bible Reading Fun

Ron Edmondson

A young college-aged girl told me recently that she didn’t enjoy reading her Bible and asked if there was an alternative book. Well…no!

Can An Exception Help Develop Your Organization?

The Leadership Advisor

No matter your organization size, make-up or geographic location, there is always an anomaly at work within it. Who are these people?

Leadership in 6 Key Words

Linked 2 Leadership

As I read the many great posts on this blogazine (and elsewhere), it seems we often take for granted a key question: What exactly is leadership? I want to propose a working definition, and get your feedback on what you think. 6 Key [.].

Visionary Leadership: Proof of Power in Pursuing Passion

C-Level Strategies

This is because many leaders have a hard time describing their true vision. On the other hand, people light up when they talk about their passions!

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Innovation: The Age of the Heretic

Mills Scofield

For some reason, I've always been fascinated with the word "heretic" Perhaps it's the Devil's Advocate in me (oh! What a pun!). Perhaps its because I love being ‘heretical.' Perhaps its because being heretical is key to innovating. And this word has been around for millennia!

Executive Transitions: The Importance of Relational Intelligence

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here’s another article written by Patricia Wheeler and featured by Marshall Goldsmith’s website, Leading News, one that “delivers state-of-the-art information and ideas about best practices in leadership, helping successful people become even more successful, not only for themselves but also for their teams and for their companies.

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Because You Can

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership I have spent the last month traveling all over the country and will do the same this month as well. In the hours I have spent in crowded airports, stark hotel rooms, and local eateries, it is only my interactions with others that have mattered. Because You Can.

Back to the Future: Sputnik to Today

Coaching Tip

Sputnik 1 was launched into an elliptical low Earth orbit by the Soviet Union on 4 October 1957, and was the first in a series of satellites collectively known as the Sputnik program. It is our hope that you have learned to reason and to discriminate between the true and the false. When John F. Kennedy became president of the U.S. Why aren't U.S.

The problem with sharing your knowledge…

Utpal Writes

…is that it might enable your colleague to outperform. The problem with not sharing your knowledge is that it will seldom add up different perspectives to what you already know. Some of you believe that sharing your knowledge is a risk and you fear that you might lose your importance but rewards come to those who take risks. No actions, no results.

Retain Talent Through a Concrete Corporate Culture

Coaching Tip

By Barbara T. Armstrong. Who says corporate culture isn’t concrete? Not America’s best workplaces. . But is it battle ready? . Barbara T.

What you should NOT learn about Marketing from HBR Campaigns?

Rajesh Setty

I love Harvard Business Review. I really do. I have learned a number of things and got exposed to a number of thought leaders via the magazine.

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Thought-full Thursday: Opening the Heart


Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. So take five and enjoy the inspirational quotes and reflect on the questions that follow. Your comments, thoughts, and responses to the questions are most welcome! “Leadership is not so much about technique and

Encouraging the Heart – Thai advertising campaign

Talent Technologies

One of the five practices covered in The Leadership Challenge in Thailand is that of Encouraging the Heart.

Common Purpose: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Common Purpose: How Great Leaders Get Organizations to Achieve the Extraordinary Joel Kurtzman Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons (2010) “Organizations themselves are mindless, so if people don’t repair them, no one will.” McKnight Xerox PARC Common purpose is the goal of great leaders and great leadership Zappos

Book Review: Managing the Millennials


Leading/managing Millennials is fast becoming a lucrative niche-field for writers and consultants to help companies with. The Millennials are growing into our workforces now and companies are learning, or not learning, to adapt to them. Some authors choose to take a “$#%&* kids” approach to writing about the Millennials.

StrengthsFinder 2.0: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

StrengthsFinder 2.0 Tom Rath Gallup Press (2007) “Mirror, mirror on the wall….” Note: One of my passions in life is to help promote and (yes) celebrate business books that are “classics,&# deserving far more attention than they currently receive. That is certainly true of StrengthsFinder 2.0. StrengthsFinder 2.0

Will You Be The Next Blockbuster, Borders, CDs or Mail?

Eric Jacobson

Fortune reported that: The U.S Postal Service is on track to lose $6 billion this year. Cellphone text messages sent are up 1,200,243% from 2000.

Seven Management Lessons Learned on Vacation

Management Excellence

Fresh from a week at the lake with 11 people in residence and up to 35 people on our beach for a party at one point, it’s nice to reflect back on the fun, memories and of course to tie-in some lighter management and leadership lessons. Here are a few lessons that jump to mind after our most recent experience.

Separateness - What I Don't Know about My Friends and Family

Building Personal Strength

They powerfully shape who we become as adults. For months now, I've been steadily interviewing people to collect their accounts of their youth.

Seth Godin: Give and Get

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development [link] Here’s a great brief post by Seth Godin on the principles behind the Lead Change Group and other communities. It’s great to consider what’s happening if you’re “not getting much&# from your association with a tribe. Check it out. Seth Godin: Give and Get.

RIM/Blackberry is at a Critical Leadership Crossroad

The Practical Leader

The company is a major start up success story coming out of the University of Waterloo’s computer science program during the 1980s.

Between a tear and a yawn | The Organized Executive's Blog

The Organized Executive's Blog

My assistant burst into tears on her first day at work, and it was my fault. With her deep understanding

10 Bits of Advice to Young People Choosing a Career


If that is the case, what is your first choice and why can't you do it? Review your choices one more time. How much do you know about these choices?

Book Review: Managing the Millennials


Leading/managing Millennials is fast becoming a lucrative niche-field for writers and consultants to help companies with. The Millennials are growing into our workforces now and companies are learning, or not learning, to adapt to them. Some authors choose to take a “$#%&* kids” approach to writing about the Millennials.

Mini Saga #111 – Worthwhile

Rajesh Setty

Activity is rarely an indicator of productivity. Mini Saga #111 – Worthwhile. He went to Andy, their Boss and brought it up. Note: 1.

Why it pays to be old

Chartered Management Institute

The value of experience can be hard to judge. You only know for sure when you find yourself in a situation that demands it, and you perform – or not. Without the right experience, it’s easy to get oneself and others bogged down in the wrong areas when a challenge presents itself writes Hilary Briggs, management consultant.

What is your tolerance for errors?


When you make a signifcant error (something that costs you $100, $1,000, $100K, or $1 M–or whatever “significant&# means for you), how soon do you forgive yourself? Do you ever lose trust in yourself? When coworkers, friends, or loved ones make a significant error that affects you, how soon do you forgive them? Strive for consistency.

Google+ Comes Up Short

Harvard Business Review

What problem does Google+ solve for consumers? The answer appears to be: nothing. And, therefore, it solves nothing for Google either. As with many of these social launches — an exception being the ill-fated Google Buzz — the launch of Google+ was limited. I should note that opinions vary.). The answer to that was: not much.

Streep as Thatcher


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Believe In The Future

First Friday Book Synopsis

Believe In The Future This is one of the cartoons I did for my client, the Rackspace Cloud. It’s a riff on the famous Gandhi line, “Become the change you want to see.&# In other words, the Rackspace cloud doesn’t matter; it’s what you can do with it that matters. And that’s an interesting discussion- [.].

Spirit Boosters


The people who are: Always pleasant; Willing to go out of their way; Ready to think beyond their own welfare; Able to spot what was not said; Helpful without being asked; Capable of understanding the other side; Not petty; Discreet; Thorough; Understanding; Tolerant; Patient; Reluctant to criticize; and Courageous


3 Ways to Increase Productivity with Better Sleep

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. Don’t be fooled: staying up an hour later doesn’t mean you gain an hour in productivity. In fact, losing sleep is directly linked to poor focus and memory. [.].

Quote of the Day


There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up. - Rex Stout