Mon.Oct 24, 2011

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7 Issues to Address in Pre-Marital Counseling

Ron Edmondson

As with most pastors, I’ve performed a fair number of weddings. It’s a daunting task and responsibility. Find it HERE.).

Six Keys to Crafting Your Story

Kevin Eikenberry

Starting from the time we have enough of a vocabulary to string together two sentences, we start telling stories — and even before that, we are entranced by them. The poet Mariel Rukeyser wrote “The universe is made of stories, not atoms.” While that isn’t literally true, we all recognize the wisdom in the thought. [.].

Leadership Lessons from a Heroic Black Hawk Down Army Ranger

C-Level Strategies

There have been very few times when I have wanted to write about something that has moved me to my core, but have been unsure of how to even begin.

Read This Before Our Next Meeting

Kevin Eikenberry

This week’s Resource Recommendation is Read This Before Our Next Meeting by Al Pittampalli. If you ever get frustrated by meetings, feel like the meetings you go to are too long, too chaotic, and not a valuable, productive use of your time, this book is for you. This book makes a short point; it proceeds [.]. Books Leadership Learning Teams

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Great by Choice

Leading Blog

It is a defeatist attitude to think that luck or circumstances primarily make you what you are. Luck, both good and bad happen to us all. We cannot control much of what happens around us, but the choices we make, as Jim Collins and Morten Hansen’s research confirms, determine our success. These 10Xers didn’t survive on chaos, they survived in chaos.

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“I Wouldn’t Want to Be You”

Next Level Blog

Several months ago, I was in a coaching conversation with a “go to person" leader about the results of her 360 degree feedback from colleagues. Her highest rated behaviors were a strong mix of items. Please click the headline to read the whole story. executive presence Leadership Personal Presence Go-To People productivity team leadership

8 Business-Travel Tips

Marshall Goldsmith

Q: I read that you have flown millions of miles. I don't see how you do it. Do you have any suggestions for making air transportation less painful? A: In my work, I spend a lot of time on the road. In the past four weeks, I have made separate trips to Abu Dhabi, Zurich, and London - along with many stops in the U.S. million frequent flyer miles.

High Performance Team Building: Quality Tools for Quality Teams

Create Learning

People on Teams MUST have clear lines of accountability and authority. Knowing who does what-by-when within the prescribed standards and limits.

10 Tips for Doing the Manic Monday Shift

Leadership Freak

Image source Monday mornings are a hodgepodge of enthusiasm, anxiety, or dread. Like a race horse, you feel that starting-gate feeling. This Monday, make their duties and agenda your Monday morning passion. The people around you feel the same things you feel. Reach them through their feelings. 10 tips to do the Manic Monday Shift: [.].

Scott Weiss on Following the Leader

First Friday Book Synopsis

Only recently did I become aware of Scott Weiss and what has been his especialy interesting career thus far. You can click here to read an article about him. Here is an excerpt from a recent blog at his website. I urge you to check it out and previous posts by clicking here. * * [.].

Get Past the 'Crunch Point' - The Key to Changing Behavior

Building Personal Strength

What's the "crunch point"? Say you're trying to change the way you eat. Or maybe you're trying to quit smoking. Not just once, but time after time.

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When to Hire an HR Manager

LDRLB

You’ve incorporated. You’ve used your exceptional leadership skills to build a 500 employee operation. You’re over-worked.

What are the Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs?

CO2

Presentation Jobs. For ten more insights from Jobs, the American icon, check out these Presentation Secrets ! Just Ask Leadership Presentation

The Compound Effect

CEO Blog

I love Malcolm Gladwell and think he is one of the great thinkers of out time. I like his book " Blink ". Life and success happen over the long term.

8 Sure Fire Ways to Lose Your Job

Rapid BI

Employees need to be Wary of the Firing Squad While most employees do not go out of their way to get fired, countless workers worldwide show up for work one day and are dismissed the same day. Whether it was their destiny or not many individuals are often left scratching their heads as to why [.]. guest Management employment fire hire

Four Ways Women Stunt Their Careers Unintentionally

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Jill Flynn, Kathryn Heath 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. * * * Having combed through more than a thousand 360-degree [.].

Book Review of “The Culture Cycle: How to Shape the Unseen Force that Transforms Performance”

The Practical Leader

John Kotter and James Heskett’s classic book, Corporate Culture and Performance , is an organization development classic. The book provided solid evidence of the payoffs that come from adaptive cultures and the negative power of unadaptive cultures. . Adaptability is absolutely critical today. Steps in The Culture Cycle. Setting Expectations.

Telling The Truth In Advance

Bird's Eye View

She talked of the question raised by one big prospect of how many employees she had. At the time, it was only her. One person. Self employed.

You, Leadership, and the Environment

Linked 2 Leadership

The number one priority for leaders is their team, their vision, and themselves. “I propose a new priority for leaders…the environment.” ” Putting all manner of politics and polarizing opinions aside, as a matter of general stewardship, we as leaders all should be promoting a healthy environment.

Leadership Quality #2 - Communicate

My Own Coach

Great leaders hold their audience with the power of their words and capture the imagination with their stories. Leaders make full use of the power of language." ~ Kouzes and Posner If you want to be a great leader, find a way to become great at story telling, public speaking and writing. "If

Steve Jobs Solved the Innovator's Dilemma

Harvard Business Review

In the lead up to today's release of the Steve Jobs biography , there's been an increasing stream of news surrounding its subject. As a business researcher, I was particularly interested in this recent article that referenced from his biography a list of Jobs's favorite books. There's one business book on this list, and it "deeply influenced" Jobs.

The Advisor’s Corner – When Should Consultants Be Used?

Strategy Driven

Question: We’ve brought in a number of high priced consultants to perform a business case analysis. Why then did we hire these costly advisors?

Off the Grid

Execupundit

I'll be off the grid for a few days to handle some pressing projects and to recharge. Please take care and check back

The Advisor’s Corner – When Should Consultants Be Used?

Strategy Driven

Question: We’ve brought in a number of high priced consultants to perform a business case analysis. Why then did we hire these costly advisors?

When to Hire an HR Manager

LDRLB

You’ve incorporated. You’ve used your exceptional leadership skills to build a 500 employee operation. You’re over-worked. At a certain point, managing the needs and development of your people can be overwhelming. That’s where a HR comes in. Leadership human resources infographic

The Values Proposition: Do Small Things with Great Love

Harvard Business Review

The world confronts vast uncertainty, from unrest in the social climate to accelerating shifts in the climate itself. The economy faces huge challenges, from public-debt crises in Europe to the overhang of mortgage debt in the U.S. In a world define by crisis, acts of generosity and reassurance take on outsized importance. So I'm fine. Oh, right.

Don’t Make Decisions Based on Sunk Costs

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. It’s tempting to make choices that justify past choices. For example, you may refuse to end a suffering project because of the time and effort already put into [.].

What Else Every CEO Needs to Know About the Cloud

Harvard Business Review

I have an article in the new (November 2011) issue of Harvard Business Review called "What Every CEO Needs to Know About the Cloud." It's aimed at managers and executives who work outside the IT department and might not know or care very much about what goes on inside the IT department. So why should such people be interested in cloud computing?

Four Very Important Questions to Ask

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here’s a recent post by Josh Linkner. His life continues to be an inspiring fulfillment of the values he affirms. I urge you to read his book, Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity, and to visit his website by clicking here. * * * It’s often said that the most successful people [.].

10 Quotes From The 5 Levels Of Leadership -- John C. Maxwell

Eric Jacobson

Soon I'll post my full review of John C. Maxwell's latest book, The 5 Levels of Leadership. It's about advancing your team.

You, Leadership, and the Environment.

Linked 2 Leadership

The number one priority for leaders is their team, their vision, and themselves. “I propose a new priority for leaders…the environment.” ” Putting all manner of politics and polarizing opinions aside, as a matter of general stewardship, we as leaders all should be promoting a healthy environment.

Lessons from the Industry Formerly Known as "The Record Business"

Harvard Business Review

A record company's value used to be measured by the acquisition, protection, and exploitation of copyrights. Exploiting those copyrights by selling songs is an easy business model to understand and used to be the foundation of a very healthy global industry. Historically, the record business was the heart of the music industry.

10 Warning signs of fraud

Chartered Management Institute

Internal fraud at companies on the rise, says study by by Kroll Business Intelligence. They found 60% of frauds are committed by insiders, an increase from 55% in 2010. Junior employees were the most likely perpetrators at 28% followed by senior management at 21% and intermediaries for the company at 11%,” Kroll stated in its fifth annual report.

What Business Should Do about Occupy Wall Street

Harvard Business Review

"No Bulls, No Bears. Only Pigs." This defining slogan of the Occupy Wall Street movement, engulfing nearly 1,000 cities of the world at last count, speaks volumes of the universal disgust of civil society towards corporate greed. The rules of the game have changed once again. The clarion call is out for "humane and inclusive" capitalism.