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My Hardest Advice for Young Leaders

Ron Edmondson

It’s actually the hardest piece of advice I have for this generation of young leaders. It was intense training. That’s not the rules.”

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Leadership Lessons: 5 Critical Requirements When Leading Change

C-Level Strategies

Steve Woodruff and I couldn’t be happier to be welcoming our leadership colleague Mike Henry Sr. as this week’s Leadership Chat Guest Host.

My Dad, Steve Jobs and the Comparison Trap

Kevin Eikenberry

I grew up on a farm — an environment where mechanical equipment abounds and things break (often at inopportune times). Given that, having great mechanical skills and aptitudes are a great benefit to a farmer. Thankfully, my father had those skills. He was so good at the variety of skills required that I grew up [.].

Improve Management by Exposing Paradigms

Tony Mayo

For a social discipline, such as management, the assumptions are actually a good deal more important than are the paradigms for a natural science. The paradigm—that is, the prevailing general theory—has no impact on the natural universe. Whether the paradigm states that the sun rotates around the earth, or that, on the contrary, the [.].

Leadership – Not A Trivial Pursuit

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. One of the most often overlooked aspects of leadership is the need for pursuit. Thoughts?

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Leading from who YOU are

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership Last week, I received this message from Erin Schreyer: ~Steve Jobs~ Born out of wedlock ~ Given up for adoption at birth~ ~ Dropped out of college ~ Then changed the world~ What’s your excuse? Instantly inspired I shared it with friends. Leading from who YOU are.

Co-op to give flu jabs to 100,000 staff

Chartered Management Institute

New research by the Co-operative Pharmacy has found that 7.6 million working days are lost due to flu, every year in the UK. The lost days costs the British economy £1.35bn. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Had a Tough Year? Make Peace and Move On

Marshall Goldsmith

My bank has lost billions of dollars because of bad investments - which I didn't make. Now I am facing budget cutbacks, getting no bonus, reducing my staff, and being expected to contribute more. This really makes me angry! Any suggestions? If it is true that "misery loves company," you have a lot of company. It helps us take responsibility. (It

Where Does Your Resume Go? [Infographic]

Women on Business

Have you ever wondered where your resume goes after you submit it through an electronic system? You can read the complete report here.

October Management Journey Carnival

Management is a Journey

Welcome to the October 2011 edition of the Management Journey Carnival. Topics for the Management Journey Blog Carnival include interpersonal effectiveness, managing the 4 generations, emotional intelligence, communication, innovation, change management, teamwork, leadership skills, customer service, and other related topics. As we [.].

Planning Path: Corporate Team Building Activity

Create Learning

Planning is a necessary part of EVERY TEAMS work. The Exponent Leadership Process does that. Contact Mike to make this happen. Lots of Post-it notes.

Breaking the Fear Barrier

CEO Blog

Beautiful weekend in Long Island this weekend. Cool and perfect for running. Apparently the weather in Toronto was a bit nasty for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. People have a very small range that they are comfortable. But there is no bad weather, just inappropriate clothing. Just did not happen. He is 100. People are afraid.

Best Practices Are Stupid – 40 Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition

Kevin Eikenberry

This week’s Resource Recommendation is Best Practices Are Stupid – 40 Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition by Stephen M. Shapiro. This is a book about creativity and innovation. And this is a book about organizational change. It is mostly about examining sacred cows (i.e.

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A Simple Trick for Dealing With Your Bias as a Community Manager

Managing Communities

photo credit: katell717 Generally speaking, it is important for a community manager to be as unbiased as possible. They need to be able to make fair, consistent situations and not allow their affection (or lack of) for a particular person, group or object to sway them from that consistent decision making process. But, to say [.].

How Top Executives Lead

LDRLB

Today’s business environment is more crowded and competitive than ever. ” This infographic from Good.is Featured infographic

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Dealing with Tattlers, Whiners, and Backstabbers

Leadership Freak

Tattlers, whiners, and backstabbers wear a path to your office filling your ear with spin. They have one goal in mind; make their world better at the expense of others. Console them and they propagate like destructive bunnies. Confront them and they go underground only to focus on you. I’m more direct, so my approach [.].

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The Cost of Making Assumptions

Linked 2 Leadership

I am the former Vice President of my local school board. At each board retreat, our superintendent asked us one question to frame our mindset. The one question was this: “What legacy do you want to leave? Each time, I gave the same answer: “I want us to make decisions based on facts; not on [.].

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The Darwin Economy: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good Robert H. Frank Princeton University Press (2011) How and why “departures from rational choice” (with and without regret) have occurred and what to do about them Frankly, I expected this book to be about (for me, at least) incomprehensible economics and dull. Wrong on both counts, [.].

Planning Path: Corporate Team Building Activity

Create Learning

Planning is a necessary part of EVERY TEAMS work. The Exponent Leadership Process does that. Contact Mike to make this happen. Lots of Post-it notes.

The CEO as Chief Brand Custodian | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Never in the history of marketing has there been so much talk about branding. Branding has

Tad Waddington: A second interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Tad Waddington is Director of Performance Measurement for Accenture. He received his PhD in Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistical Analysis from the University of Chicago.

How Top Executives Lead

LDRLB

Today’s business environment is more crowded and competitive than ever. ” This infographic from Good.is Leadership infographic

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When to Work on Weaknesses

The Practical Leader

It was an eerie coincidence! Maybe it’s because Halloween is about to pounce on us …. I had just read my old colleague Jack Zenger, and his colleagues Joe Folkman and Scott Edinger’s excellent article in this month’s issue of Harvard Business Review. So I decided to write this blog about it. I hope this helps you to keep growing!

Leadership Caffeine: Speed Kills-10 Situations to Call a Timeout

Management Excellence

Somewhere on the way to this world we now live and work in, “speed” became a proxy for success. Speed is undoubtedly important, but beware relying on it as the sole indicator of effectiveness.

Leading Change – LeadershipChat October 18, 2011

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development [link] Tomorrow night, I’m the guest of Lisa Petrilli (LCG, LinkedIn, @LisaPetrilli) and Steve Woodruff (@swoodruff) for LeadershipChat. Check out this great post as an intro to the discussion. We’ll be “discussing” [.] Leading Change – LeadershipChat October 18, 2011.

Up your communication impact with David Grossman, The Grossman Group

Roundtable Talk

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. 90% of problems that I see happening in the workplace typically boil down to some kind of communication issue. Close to twenty years ago, I was introduced to the “fact” that when it comes to the impact of a communication message, only 7% of our message is verbal (the words you use). Happy leading!

The Fatal Flaw with 360 Surveys

Harvard Business Review

I should love 360 degree surveys. I really should. After all, my research, and that of many others, reveals that the best managers and leaders are aware of their strengths and weaknesses, and have taken steps to capitalize on the former and neutralize the latter. My problem with 360s is not the quality of the feedback given to the leader.

Where to go to get new ideas? Try #ignite

Jason Womack

I was invited to submit a proposal to speak at #IgniteNYC (I was not selected this year). If you're not familiar with Ignite, Google it. I loved it.

Four Motivation Mistakes Most Leaders Make

Harvard Business Review

Irrationality is a basic part of being human. A classic example is buying something we would never otherwise have spent money on — and will never use — simply because it's a great deal. Yet most do it anyhow. Employees don't care as much about the company as you think they do. It's not as hard as it sounds. When Gordon M.

StrategyDriven Editorial Perspective – Socialization of Medical Care

Strategy Driven

The socialization of medicine is not a new discussion. Indeed, government involvement in healthcare has increased for decades. All rights reserved.

Invest in Communities to Advance Capitalism

Harvard Business Review

This blog post is part of the HBR Online Forum The CEO's Role in Fixing the System. I have long believed that innovation is not just about creating new products or services; it's also about rethinking the very nature of an organization's relationships. Businesses have seen this unfold on at least two fronts during the past 20 years. We are not done.

Real people

Managing Leadership

The purpose of this current discussion is to identify the key and fundamental problems with the notion of individual leadership in modern organizations as it is professed and propounded by the modern leadership movement (MLM); to outline the case against this misguided concept. Think you can do that? After all these years? Should you?

Where No Child Left Behind Went Wrong

Harvard Business Review

Recently President Obama started talking about the first substantive changes to the No Child Left Behind Act in its 10-year history. He argued that while the goal of closing the achievement gap between students of different ethnicities and income levels is a laudatory one, the levers and incentives that the program has in place are not working.

Improve The Delivery Of Your Services ? Michael VanBruaene

Michael VanBruaene

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