Fri.Sep 30, 2011

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An 18 Year Lesson

Kevin Eikenberry

18 years ago today was my last day at Chevron, my last day employed by anyone other than myself. If my business were a person, it could vote, and in some countries legally have a beer to celebrate. A couple of years ago, to celebrate 16 years in business my team challenged me to write [.]. Leadership Learning

A Month of Counseling…for everyone in the church

Ron Edmondson

I’ve often said “I wish everyone in our church could go through at least an hour of professional counseling. Be bold and share.

LeadershipNow 140: September 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from September 2011 that you might have missed: @stevefarber: Want to solve the leadership crisis? wallybock. Mary C.

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You Can’t Even Imagine

Ron Edmondson

That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” ” 1 Corinthians 2:9. Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will reveal to us later. Romans 8:18. John 14:3. Are you ready? . Christians Encouragement Fait

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New insight into the productivity of early and late risers

Chartered Management Institute

The old adage was that if you go to bed early and rise early that this is the recipe for success. In our age of flexible working however it seems inconceivable to force people to work to a rigid doctrine of when work is expected of them. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

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Creating a Leadership Movement

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. I would submit that we find ourselves a just such a crossroads today. Movements are nothing new.

B2B versus B2C Marketing Adjustments

Coaching Tip

By Guest Author Sean Geehan. One of the biggest differences between B2B and B2C worlds is marketing. Many successful marketing leaders have a difficult time making the required adjustments to be successful. . For instance, let’s look at branding and positioning. I’m a living case-in-point. I drink more Diet Coke than I do anything else. They are:

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Why Supervisors Don't Confront Problem Employees

Execupundit

Much could be written about the foolishness of organizations that fail to back up supervisors when they try to do the right thing and correct poor performance. Let us consider, however, two other factors that keep supervisors from confronting poor performers: A desire to avoid unpleasantness and a tendency to procrastinate.

Bob Burg on Becoming a Person of Value

Leadership Freak

I asked Bob Burg if he felt like a success; it’s a slippery topic that requires definition so we slipped back into how he defined it. At first Bob talked goals. “On On the most basic level, success could be achieving a tangible goal, but of course it goes much deeper than that.” Then Bob quoted, [.].

Appreciation – Our Deepest Craving

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development [link] What would you say is the deepest need of humans? Kevin Eikenberry (web, Twitter) posted a very action-oriented entry on his blog this week. It’s titled Our Deepest Craving. If you agree that appreciation is our deepest craving, what are you doing about it? Appreciation – Our Deepest Craving.

Are They Contractors or Staff?

Women on Business

One of the more complicated tasks for a business owner is being able to correctly classify the people working for you. As a one man shop. it it’s fairly easy, when you pull someone in it is a temporary arrangement. As a larger operation, it gets a bit tougher. The Department of Labor and the IRS have just made this issue more complicated. task?

You Can’t Analyze Your Way to Growth

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Roger Martin for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * This post is part of the HBR Insight Center Growing [.].

An Admiral’s Take On Admiral Mike Mullen’s Leadership

Next Level Blog

October 1, 2011 marks the retirement of Admiral Mike Mullen from the U.S. Navy and from his role as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Washington Post’s David Ignatius offers a nice recap of. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Books Leadership Personal Presence The Next Level

How and Why Market Anomalies and Incongruities Can Reveal 10 Clues to Business Opportunity

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from another outstanding article that appears in strategy+business magazine, published by Booz & Company. In it, Donald Sull shares his insights concerning how and why market anomalies and incongruities may point the way to the next breakthrough strategy, thence to a wealth of business opportunities.

Bock on Moneyball

Execupundit

The always perceptive Wally Bock looks at the real lesson of "Moneyball." An excerpt: The book is a bit more nuanced. The basics make for a good story.

3 Questions to Ask Before Adopting That Best Practice

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. Best practices are alluring. If other companies have already determined the best way to do something, why not just do what they did? But before you run [.].

I'm Responsible for My Feelings - A Neat Trick

Building Personal Strength

I pulled into the bank parking lot, and suddenly it hit me - I had forgotten to bring the safe deposit key. Trip wasted! I come downtown all the time.

Break-in at Our Office Building

Your Voice of Encouragement

When I walked in to our office building at 7:30am on September 13, I couldn’t believe what I saw. But you wouldn’t have guessed it that morning.

New Book from Art-Incoming!

Management Excellence

While both the paperback and Kindle versions of my newest work, Leadership Caffeine-Ideas to Energize Your Professional Development, have been available on Amazon for a few days, I’ve not yet pulled the trigger on a public launch. Leadership Leadership Caffeine Leadership Caffeine Book Launch Leadership Caffeine-The Book

Brookhiser on Madison

Execupundit

Kathryn Jean Lopez interviews Richard Brookhiser about his new book on James Madison. An excerpt: LOPEZ: We are probably lucky if school kids today know Madison as the “father of the Constitution.” And now you want to tell them not to take it “too literally”?

Keep Listening, but Start Talking

Harvard Business Review

When we meet with prospective investors, I don't speak much, and for good reason. When Clay is in the room, people want to hear from him.

Entertainment Break

Execupundit

The magic of Edward G. Robinson

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Photo Inquiry Friday: That was your intention, tell me about your plan?

Create Learning

At your level of work a certain time-span for completing goals is expected. At your level of work handling choices and complexity is expected. OH BOY!

Quote of the Day

Execupundit

I didn't really foresee the Internet. But then, neither did the computer industry. Not that that tells us very much, of course - the computer industry didn't even foresee that the century was going to end. Douglas Adams

Selling Is Not About Relationships

Harvard Business Review

This post, the first of a four-part series, is also part of the HBR Insight Center Growing the Top Line. Ask any sales leader how selling has changed in the past decade, and you'll hear a lot of answers but only one recurring theme: It's a lot harder. Yet even in these difficult times, every sales organization has a few stellar performers. Sales

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Closeout for 9.30.11

LDRLB

Every friday we review the posts from LeaderLab contributors that has appeared on this blog and elsewhere online. Tim Vanderpyl examined the book Millennials into Leadership. We celebrated the launch of our sister site, Strategic Leadership Review , by featuring No Toby’s Allowed: Mandates & Strategies to Take HR Global. Elsewhere.

Getting lots of advice

Chartered Management Institute

As we live in the age of ‘permission marketing’ where email is dead and social media is king, it is interesting to note the amount of unsolicited advice I have received in the last two days via email. About half of this came from the LinkedIn Groups that I am a member of – loosely termed ‘discussions’ these were primarily selling opportunities!

Fixing Daily Deals

Harvard Business Review

Since filing their S-1 ahead of their potential IPO , Groupon scrutiny has been intense. More and more, sales costs are rising and subscribers are buying fewer Groupons. If they keep going in this direction, many feel that Groupon will run out of cash and be unable to pay merchants who have run deal programs. An inverted deal is: Seamless.

The Focus Factor

Strategy Driven

Several years ago, my youngest son won his first two matches to advance to the semi-finals of the Wisconsin State wrestling tournament the next day.

Is U.S. Manufacturing Making a Comeback?

Harvard Business Review

A resurgence of U.S. manufacturing seems to be in the offing. With production costs rising in China, some companies are bringing their manufacturing back to the U.S. While it still makes sense to manufacture in China for the booming local market, producing goods in China for the U.S. market is no longer a no-brainer. market. market. The U.S.

Michael E. Raynor: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Michael E. Raynor, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, provides consulting services to senior executives in the world’s leading corporations across a wide range of industries. In his client projects and research, Michael explores the challenges of corporate strategy, innovation and growth.

The Most Successful CEOs Come from Within

Harvard Business Review

This blog post is part of the HBR Online Forum The CEO's Role in Fixing the System. To achieve sustained growth and profit in today's hyper-competitive global markets, leadership must have a deep commitment to and knowledge of those who truly invest in the firm — employees, vendors, customers, the community, and owners in for the long term.

Do You Look Up Words You Don't Understand?

Bird's Eye View

I try to learn one new word every day. And it speaks the word for you so you can hear its correct pronunciation. I could actually use that one.

Getting the Most from Your R&D in China

Harvard Business Review

Companies intent on wooing the Chinese consumer are ramping up their local research and development efforts. In the past five years, global fast-moving consumer goods companies have announced plans to pour over $5 billion into R&D in China. The case is compelling. Some R&D centers have been less than successful. Recruiting Ph.Ds