2011

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Google's Project Oxygen

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Google clearly hopes to recapture some of the nimbleness and innovative spirit of its early years. But the key question is: Will Project Oxygen help a grown-up Google get its start-up mojo back? They wanted to build better bosses. They correlated phrases, words, praise and complaints. Let the engineers do their stuff. And how do you do it ?”.

My Personal Coach

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The concept of a coach is slippery. Coaches are not teachers, but they teach. They don’t even have to be good at the sport. You graduate. You’re done.

Introverts and Extroverts

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Many people believe that introverts, by definition, are shy and extroverts are outgoing. This is incorrect. Introverts and extroverts differ in how they process information. Introverts get their energy internally. Extroverts gain energy from being with other people, often the more the merrier. There are shy extroverts and outgoing introverts.

When Doing It All Won't Do: A Self-Coaching Guide for Career Women

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Fellow executive coach Barbara McEwen and I have authored a self-coaching book for career women that we will publish it next few days.

Authentic Leadership

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Your perception of me is more important than my perception of me. . Behavioral Awareness. Why do you think, feel, or respond in particular ways?

How does your personality affect your decision-making?

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Guest author Jeffrey Kennedy shows you how your psychological strengths and weaknesses determine your ability to "live long and prosper" in fast-moving markets. Do your decisions rely on data, or do you go with your gut? Think about your most recent auto purchase. How about the last time you had to assemble something?

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How Do People Perceive You?

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Because all of the decisions we make are emotional (while we rationalize and justify those decisions analytically), our perceptions of others are based on intangibles that we use to make meaning in our world. These intangibles include our assumptions and beliefs, values, vision of the future and guiding principles. For example, Richard B. to 73.7%

Why I Wrote Managing (Right) for the First Time

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By Guest Author David C. Baker. Personally, I’ve been managed poorly , and I’ve been managed well. I’ve managed others poorly, certainly. David C.

Six Guidelines for Resolving Intergenerational Conflict

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By Larry and Meagan Johnson. Each generation has been influenced Generational Signposts. 1. Look at the generational factor.

High-Trust Teams

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Trust is central to human existence. Like all social animals, human beings have an instinctive need to cooperate and rely on each other to satisfy their most basic emotional, psychological, and material needs. Without trust, we are not only less happy as individuals but also less productive in groups. Robert F.

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Four Keys to Corporate Leadership Success

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What will determine who gets the next promotion, and the one after that? Which of them, when the time comes, will get that corner office? In other words, what does it take to lead an organization — whether it’s a sports team, a nonprofit, a start-up or a multinational corporation? s share and look for in people they hire. Team Smarts. Fearlessness.

Natural and Spiritual Leadership

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In natural leadership , personality plays a primary role. In spiritual leadership , the Holy Spirit within each of us takes the natural qualities of personality and infuses them with spiritual qualities. While many aspects of natural leadership are similar to spiritual leadership, there are some that are diametrically opposed. Source: Gilbert A.

Are Leaders Born or Made?

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By Guest Author Jack Zenger. Few things in my life have the consistency of the following exchange. . Stranger: “So what do you do for a living?”. Me: “I’m involved in the leadership development profession. Obviously the words vary to some degree, but the main idea is incredibly consistent. Why doesn’t this question go away?

Building Leadership Trust

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By Guest Author Mike Figliuolo, author of One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership. . People follow leaders they trust. Trust is based on predictability. Many leadership philosophies are full of buzzwords. That’s not authentic. The most important things leaders must understand are: . Be yourself. Give in to emotion.

First, Know Yourself

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You must know yourself to express yourself. Once you truly know yourself, your public identity becomes an extension of who you really are. Why a book?

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Human Resource (HR) Manager Challenges

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By guest author Jay Weiss of JGI Consultants. The recruiting process itself is actually the first impression the candidate will have of the company.

Reluctant Leadership

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It should come as no surprise that statistically most of us are not born leaders. Though running a business or managing a department, does force the issue, creating unwitting, unprepared and usually poor leaders of many of us. . Being a leader is tantamount to being a risk taker, which is essentially the same thing as being an entrepreneur.

Self-Knowledge Through Self-Assessments

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Family therapists, marriage counselors and personal coaches increasingly recognize that personality assessments can lead clients not only to greater self-insight but also to improved relationships. The tests "can help get to the heart of the problem quickly," says Richard Levak, a Del Mar, Calif., The introvert gets angry; the extrovert feels hurt.

Before Leonardo Da Vinci, the concept of “creativity” didn't exist

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By Guest Author Michael J Gelb. Prior to the Renaissance, the notion of individuality didn’t exist, because the concept of individuality, as we now understand it, didn’t exist. Paintings, for example, remained unsigned, and painters, anonymous, because the individual was considered unimportant. So “Why Create?”. Michael J.

Talent Management Challenges in 2011

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“Retaining, recruiting and managing high performers will become more difficult and complicated in the new year,” said Douglas Matthews, COO of Right Management. “We We already see the signs from both job candidates in our programs as well as directly from client companies. And we’re finding it in our research. More employees will work virtually.

The Balance of Reason and Instinct

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By Guest Author Francis Cholle. I realized that the source of creativity and sustainability is the same: the balance of reason and instinct.

Social Mood and Presidential Leadership

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Don't blame Martin Van Buren for America's first deflationary depression. He met defeat seeking a second term. That "something else" is social mood.).

What is EntreLeadership

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EntreLeaders understand that ultimately the only power they can use to grow a quality team is the power of persuasion. You cannot lead without passion.

Entrepreneurship: Transforming Nothing into Something

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By Scott Adams, the creator of " Dilbert ," abstracted from How to Get a Real Education in The Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2011. Combine Skills.

Giving Away Trust

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Our hyperconnected, hypertransparent world continues to add new dynamics and issues to consider. That is as it should be and certainly how it turned out to be. And undoubtedly how it will continue to be. Trust is a funning thing , one of those soft things that we often rush by. Trust is like the air we breathe," Warren Buffett said. That's it.

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Why Executive Onboarding?

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By Guest Author Robert Hargrove . Companies invest a tremendous amount of time, energy, and expense in hiring a new executive. What’s the problem?

The Greatest Risk to Your Business

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By Vanessa Hall, author of The Truth About Trust in Business. And guess what? We got over 600 different responses! what did they say? “It’s

How we connect with others today.

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Online interaction has allowed us to meet many new people, but it has not diminished our yearning to maintain older relationships. It's hard to imagine a world without email. It's now the dominant form of exchange, with the typical American adult spending more than an hour a day managing the inbox. By comparing these two data sets, Messrs.

Personal Leadership Philosophy

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To create your personal leadership philosophy, you must define your principles or rules of conduct. These principles you will live and work by are called maxims. In the context of the leadership maxims approach, it is a short, personally meaningful, and easily explained statement that reflects one of your assumptions & beliefs about leadership.

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Wasted Human Capital

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A Georgetown University study of the class of 2010 at the country’s 193 most selective colleges found that as entering freshmen, only 15 percent of students came from the bottom half of the income distribution. Sixty-seven percent came from the highest-earning fourth of the distribution. At some private colleges, the numbers were even more extreme.

Retention and Development of Great Talent

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Corporate leaders often fail because the organization’s structure is wrong: key players don’t have budgets or authority, the company moves too slowly and the structure promotes destructive conflict. Younger, motivated people with highly sought-after skill sets often find their talents underutilized. Kates. Kates says. Kates. “Top-level Kates says.

Seeking Emotional Intelligence Employees

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With smaller staffs, higher stress levels and uncertainties around the economy, are employers changing what they look for in prospective employees? Who gets hired or promoted today? The short answer is: The person who is not afraid to take on new challenges, can pull support, lead others, and complete tasks on time. Employees lead by example.

A Drive for Excellence

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Here in Michigan, the automotive industry has always been an everyday topic of conversation. In the past, college graduates would gain employment as automotive industry managers and high school graduates would be well compensated by seeking factory jobs. As you may know, brakes can become very hot and therefore is not a place for plastic parts.

How many friends can you really have in your social network.

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Over the past decade, primatologists' work, studying social behavior in chimps, gorillas, macaques, bonobos and baboons, has led to a unifying theory that explains not only a huge range of behavior. Also, why our brains are so big and what their most essential work is. Dunbar's eponymous number is 147.8,

B2B versus B2C Marketing Adjustments

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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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Can't Get Enough Leadership: Book Notes & Coaching Tips

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With so much structural change happening within the world economy, people recognize that we need leaders more than ever before. Developing commitment in a world of "free agents" and "volunteer" talent is not an easy assignment.and… will require effective leadership skills. . In the past 15-20 years, that output has more than doubled.

Leadership Influence

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Jeremie Kubicek, author of " Leadership is Dead: How Influence is Reviving It ," sees leadership as a vehicle to influence people and have a positive impact on them. "The In many cases, employees are becoming victims of these unresponsive leaders as well," Kubicek explains. People first follow the person, then the plan.

Creativity + Practice = Success

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In studying creative people who are passionate about what they do , we can enhance our own creativity, and business savvy, even if we work in a completely different arena. Of course, it’s easier for most people to relate to musicians and other creative people work than to people who design furniture. Drops out of Harvard.

Has the Internet Helped Us to Think Better?

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Recently, I received a message from an email newsletter subscriber asking how the brains of those not connected to the Internet were falling behind those of us who are experiencing global broadband connection. John Brockman, author of "Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?" It competes for it with everything else we do."

Creative Thinkering for Logical Thinkers

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by Guest Author Michael Michalko. We are educated to be analytical, logical thinkers. The function of a can opener is “opening.”