Mon.Jul 04, 2011

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10 Reasons I Love America

Ron Edmondson

I have visited many other countries and always been impressed with the cultures, beauty and people of other nations in the world. Period.

Visionary Leadership: Inspiring Woman Brings Independence to Many

C-Level Strategies

Still to this day, these values give birth to freedom, independence…and personal success. Molly has created a unique program that empowers women.

Secrets to a Real Vacation

Kevin Eikenberry

I’m not a travel agent, and I don’t work for an airline or cruise ship company. This article isn’t about where you should vacation, what places you should visit or what foods you should eat. For the important point I hope to make in the next few hundred words, those parts of our vacation matter [.]. Leadership Learning Teams vacation

Is Email Taking Over Your Life? 7 ways to get your life back

Strategy Driven

During a recent film shoot in Tucson, Arizona for a new Internet project, I woke up at 4am unable to sleep. Jolt! : In Jolt! Don’t over email.

Independence Day: Would You Have Signed?

Execupundit

I wrote this several years ago and post it each 4th of July: The document is on the table. Although some of your colleagues are making jokes, each one knows that the signature places the signer's head in a hangman's noose. To sign means you will be regarded as a traitor by the nation that has held your loyalty since birth. Others will shun you.

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What Do You Want From Them

Willpower, self-regulation, impulse control  these are the ingredients for a successful career. A successful life. I dont think so. Because one time. doesnt really matter. A dieter chooses to eat a salad. A smoker decides to skip a cigarette. A sex-addict stops calling adult hotlines. A teen passes the joint without taking a drag. Bravo!

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Open Services Innovation: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Open Services Innovation: Rethinking Your Business to Grow and Compete in a New Era Henry Chesbrough Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons (2011) How to grow, compete, and succeed in a services era In his previous articles and books (notably Open Innovation and Open Business Models), Henry Chesbrough has a great deal of value to say about [.].

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Maximising MBTI in Thailand

Talent Technologies

Managers in Thailand know all too well the paralysing effect fear of conflict has on team performance. What you can do now.

Mavericks at Work: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win William C. Taylor and Polly G. Labarre Harper Paperbacks (2008) How an organization can prosper in a “hypercompetitive marketplace” As William C. Taylor

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The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week

Maximizing Possibility

Happy Independence Day! We truly live in a blessed country and I hope you were able to celebrate our nation's birthday with friends and family today! I like to start off each week with a bang by highlighting five blog posts I found to be especially good reading. Without further ado, here are five great posts from the past week. Enjoy!

Independence Day Activities

Aspire-CS

Happy 4th of July! My suggestion is that you link to Dan McCarthy‘s Great Leadership July 3 Leadership Development Carnival and enjoy some fireworks by some interesting leadership bloggers!

The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work

Kevin Eikenberry

This week’s Resource Recommendation is The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work by Jon Gordon. Josh is lethargic and can’t seem to muster much energy for his work anymore. This is so obvious that his boss offers him a two week paid leave of absence to determine if he wants to be [.].

Free tea makes a happy workforce

Chartered Management Institute

The Thermos flask will be making a comeback to the office as half of British workers don't get a free cup of tea or coffee at work according to research from uSwitchforbusiness.com. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

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Looking for Cool Inspiration During the Dog Days of Summer

The Practical Leader

In the Northern Hemisphere, tomorrow (July 6) marks the beginning of the “dog days of summer,&# lasting until early September. Well… maybe not.

July 2011 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Resources [link] Dan McCarthy presents another Leadership Development Carnival over at his blog, Great Leadership. This is a great service that Dan hosts to show off the best leadership content from around the blogosphere each month. There are over 40 great posts listed here, including several from Lead Change members. So check it out!

Hot Dog

Execupundit

"Before a lot of contests, I’m not the nicest person; I’ll tell the other competitors that I already called my mom and told her I won. When I bring my little brother to a contest, I never lose. I lose contests every year when I get lazy. But on my best day, I can’t be beaten. It’s up to me. Read the rest of this regimen

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Mini Saga #108 – Energy

Rajesh Setty

Love has the keys to your untapped energy. Mini Saga #108 – Energy. Mark was tired. As he walked in to his home, the phone rang. Yes,” Mark was ready.

A Great Life

Execupundit

Eclecticity remembers and honors : She called the greats in groups of 4 or 5 to talk to them yesterday. She had her wits about her completely. Everyone came in to sing happy birthday to her. 98 next week. That was always part of the tradition on the farm on the Fourth Holiday. Nangie's birthday. [Be Be sure to read the whole post

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Can you defend your salary?

Chartered Management Institute

Transparency of salary is one of those issues that tends to polarise people. Traditionally what we each earn has been one of the taboos of British society, but increasingly debates have raged over whether transparency would benefit us as both individuals and organisations. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

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Limiting Governmental Power

Execupundit

And speaking of freedom and governmental power, notice the way a panel responds to George Will's question of whether Congress would have the power to mandate that obese Americans enroll in WeightWatchers. Wow. [HT: HT: Instapundit.com

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Declaring Independence in the Workplace

Harvard Business Review

On July 4, 1776, in a sweltering hall in Philadelphia, 56 men gathered to sign "the unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America." Well, it's July again, and we think it's time for another kind of declaration of independence. The VP of R&D killed my new hand-held mixer three times before it was approved a couple weeks ago.

Fischer on American Culture

Execupundit

From The Claremont Review of Books of Claude S. Fischer's "Made in America": As this summary implies, Fischer has very little use for narratives of decline or nostalgia about the past. Lincoln's entire life was enveloped in a sense of fragility and danger that we would find almost inconceivable today.

Washington and Gates

Execupundit

A memorable scene from the film, " The Crossing

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Quote of the Day

Execupundit

It may be laid as a universal rule that a government which attempts more than it ought will perform less. Thomas Babington Macaulay

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