September 11, 2001: Where were you?

Ron Edmondson

Where were you? Where were you when you first heard of the attacks on the twin towers on 9/11/2001? Obviously it’s on all our minds this weekend what took place 10 years ago. It changed so much of who we are as a nation and a people.

Remembering 9/11 | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Mello Here's a link to a post I run each year at this time to make sure that I never forget the tragedy and heroism that took place on September 11, 2001.

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Everything Is Obvious: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Watts Everything Is Obvious: How Common Sense Fails Us Fooled by Randomness (2001) Lakota Indians Nassim Nicholas Taleb Phil Rosenzweig The Black Swan (2007) The Halo Effect The Misuse of Common Sense Thinking Is About More Than Thought Voltaire We Don''t Think the Way We Think We Think Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins Everything Is Obvious: How Common Sense Fails Us Douglas J. Watts Crown Business ((2011) “Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.”

Simple Rules for a Complex World

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries América Latina Logística (ALL) “Strategy as Simple Rules” (January 2001) Cisco Donald Sull HarperBusiness Harvard Business Review blog HBR HBR email alerts Intel Kathleen M. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Donald Sull and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt 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.

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Daniel Diermeier: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Daniel Diermeier is the IBM Professor of Regulation and Competitive Practice, a Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at the Kellogg School of Management, and a Professor of Political Science at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, all at Northwestern University. He is director of the Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship [.].

Brand Portfolio Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Aaker Developing Business Strategies (1998) fosters organizational and market strategies Frank Lloyd Wright Free Press General Motors Harvard Business Review on Brand Management Managing Brand Equity (1991) Strategic Market Management (2001) the brand portfolio strategy "provides the structure and discipline needed to have successful business strategy” The Purple Cow Change Is Like a Slinky.

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Under-Whelming Advice from a former CEO of Southwest Airlines

Leadership Freak

He was the CEO of Southwest Airlines during the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. I’m still grappling with Jim Parker’s advice. Jim said, “I don’t think I smiled for two years.” When… Continue reading → Personal Growth Success Growth Leadership Development

We Pause To Remember

General Leadership

We pause today to remember the events which occurred on 11 September 2001, and reflect upon how they completely changed our nation, our people and our world. GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You!

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We Pause To Remember

General Leadership

We pause today to remember the events which occurred on 11 September 2001, and reflect upon how they completely changed our nation, our people and our world.

Character: Pursuing the Road Less Traveled

General Leadership

Anyone who thinks about September 11, 2001 , will likely remember exactly where they were when they heard the news on that fateful fall morning. “ Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. ”. Bruce Lee.

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The World’s Top 50 Leadership and Management Thinkers

N2Growth Blog

Every two years since 2001, Thinkers50 has published their ranking of the world’s top 50 management and leadership thinkers. By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth .

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Civility: The New Employee Attraction and Retention Strategy

Lead Change Blog

2001). Posted in Leadership Development Light Your World Value Creation Workplace Issues Workplace attractiveness is an optimistic attitude or a positive emotion an individual has towards an organization (Aiman-Smith et al. The attraction process involves a job seeker’s estimate of how well they “feel” their personal needs and values fit the organization’s culture. Gaining an understanding of the factors that can impact the attraction phase of this [.].

Elmore Leonard: Focus On What’s Important, Ignore Everything Else

N2Growth Blog

10 that Elmore Leonard , a gifted storyteller and author of some 46 novels, posited in an essay on writing for the New York Times in 2001. By John Baldoni , Chair, Leadership Development, N2growth. Try to leave out the parts that readers tend to skip. That is Rule No.

Transforming Chit Chat into Productivity

Leadership Freak

Doug Conant, CEO of Campbell’s Soup (2001 to 2011) knows how to stay on task; all successful leaders do. He’s setting up his office in Philadelphia after retiring from Campbell’s on July 31. When he picked up the phone, he was unpacking boxes. I asked him what was happening in his life. Doug has a [.]. Communication Interview Leading Marks of leaders Taking others higher Book Notes Leadership Development

Forget the Bus! Develop Talent to Create a Fast, Nimble Fleet

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

This approach was first popularized in the 1980′s by Jack Welch at GE and further reinforced in 2001 by Jim Collins who told us to “get the right people on the bus and the wrong people off.”

Two Lessons from an Earlier Book by Michael Lewis

First Friday Book Synopsis

I was looking over some of my “earlier” First Friday Book Synopsis handouts (some of them were not as thorough as my current handouts), and I ran across the one on the early Michael Lewis book: NEXT: The Future Just Happened (2001). Here are two excerpts from the book: In the long run the Internet […]. Randy''s blog entries

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Brussels, Terrorism, and this Volatile (VUCA) Era that We all Inhabit

First Friday Book Synopsis

Think of the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001: had the risk been reasonably conceivable on September 10, it would not have happened. Black Swan logic makes what you don’t know far more relevant that what you do know. Consider that many Black Swans can be caused and exacerbated by their being unexpected. If such… Read More Brussels, Terrorism, and this Volatile (VUCA) Era that We all Inhabit. Randy's blog entries

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Remembering 9/11: Dave Barry’s “On Hallowed Ground”

Michael Lee Stallard

Where were you when you first heard the news of an airliner striking World Trade Tower One on the morning of September 11, 2001? I was in my office near Times Square in Manhattan. At first I assumed it was an accident. Then came the unbelievable news that a second plane had hit Tower Two.

Turning The Flywheel

Eric Jacobson

One good flywheel example is Amazon’s, discovered in 2001: lower prices led to more customer visits, which increased sales volume, which attracted more third-party sellers, which boosted efficiency. Earlier this year brought Jim Collin’s monograph to his iconic bestseller, Good to Great book.

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6 Defining Values of a Leadership Culture

N2Growth Blog

in 2001, I worked for a boutique strategy consulting firm out of Princeton, NJ that developed and delivered high-cost elaborate strategic plans. Twelve years after launching culture change consulting services, I am finally sitting down to write about six defining values of a leadership culture. These are factors I’ve learned that define whether an organization can improve their Culture or not. No surprise that all six values rise and fall on leadership.

Voting ends Sept 1st for Thinkers50 Top Management Thinker Award for 2013

Marshall Goldsmith

Thinkers50 was launched in 2001. Previous winners of the Top Management Thinker Award have included Peter Drucker (2001 & 2003), Michael Porter (2005), CK Prahalad (2007 & 2009), and Clayton Christensen (2011). Dear Friends, We are nearing the 2013 Thinkers50 biannual awards.

HR Departments: Partners or Roadblocks in Strategy?

LDRLB

Timothy Stagich (2001) writes that personnel (HR) departments are “blackholes of human potential, buried under piles of resumes and red tape, while relying on hierarchies and cumbersome procedures to justify their existence in hierarchies (p.114).

Do You Love Your Community Enough to Let it Go? Why I Gave My Most Successful Community Away

Managing Communities

phpBBHacks.com was launched on April 6, 2001. photo credit: Jetske19 I love phpBBHacks.com. I spent 11 years managing it. It was my biggest, most successful community. And that is why it was so hard for me to give it away. I created it because I needed it. As someone who used the phpBB forum software, [.]. Managing the Community

Another day that “will live in infamy”….

First Friday Book Synopsis

All of us have memories of where we were and what we were doing on the morning of September 11, 2001. I was in the shower when my wife told me with obvious distress that “a small plane or maybe a helicopter just crashed into one of the towers.” I knew exactly which “towers” where, [.]. Bob's blog entries

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I’ve Run KarateForums.com for 10+ Years and I’m Not a Martial Artist

Managing Communities

I launched the forums on May 21, 2001 and have managed them ever since. In May, KarateForums.com celebrated 10 years online. 10 years, 4 months, 3 weeks and 1 day. It may surprise you to learn that I am not a martial artist. As you might expect, this question comes up once in a while. [.]. Managing the Community Thinking

George H.W. Bush 1924-2018

Leading Blog

His oldest son George Walker Bush was elected the 43rd President of the United States in 2001 becoming the second president to assume the nation's highest office after his father, following the footsteps of John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams.

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Putnam’s Newest is a Certain Presentation For Us at the First Friday Book Synopsis

First Friday Book Synopsis

I will never forget Bowling Alone (Simon & Schuster, 2001). It remains the most depressing book we have presented at the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas. It contained chart after chart, page after page, of the demise of civic, social, religious, and fraternal groups in America. All of it was true. If you were […].

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Will Lukang: The Character-Based Leader Co-Author Interview

Lead Change Blog

He always looks at the positive side of every situation.Will’s leadership journey started in 2001, when he attended Seton Hall University’s Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership (MASCL) program, where he graduated with honors.

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The 9 (or 99?) Ps of Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

How Two Individual Forums on SitePoint Became Two Independent, Self-Sustaining Businesses

Managing Communities

I was a member of staff on the SitePoint Forums for many years (from July 15, 2001 through September 30, 2008, to be exact) and I now co-host the SitePoint Podcast. SitePoint is one of the largest web development communities in the world and I am proud of my affiliation with it. SitePoint is an example [.].

On Disrupting Yourself

QAspire

During 2001 dot com bubble, one of my friends, a competent software developer, was laid off because of lack of business in the technology he worked in.

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0813 | Outsmart Your Instincts with Adam Hansen

LDRLB

This impulse led him to a career in developing new products for innovative companies such as M&M/Mars, Melaleuca and American Harvest, before joining Ideas To Go in 2001.

The Business Value Of Joy (And Just Getting Things Done)

Terry Starbucker

He then started Menlo Innovations in 2001, with the express purpose of ” bringing joy to the world through software “ Menlo has gone on to win the Alfred P.

0.28% of Members on My Community Become Moderators

Managing Communities

KarateForums.com was launched on May 21, 2001 and has [.]. photo credit: craiglea123 Moderators can be a very important part of your online community. I know that mine are. I select them very carefully. But, I thought it would be interesting and fun to throw some numbers behind this. So, I took KarateForums.com as an example. Managing Staff

WHE17: The Cost of Medical Errors: Educating Employees about Patient Safety | with Leah Binder from The Leapfrog Group

Engaging Leader

Since 2001, the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey has compared hospitals’ performance on the national standards of safety, quality, and efficiency that are most relevant to consumers and purchasers of care. All hospitals are not the same!

Jason Fried on “Why work doesn’t happen at work”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Chris Anderson purchased TED in 2001. Richard Saul Wurman created the TED conference in 1984 as a onetime event. (As As you may already know, TED refers to Technology, Education, and Design.) It became a four-day conference six years later. Until 2005, it remained a once-a-year conference: four days of programs, 50 speakers, 18-minute presentations. Anderson […].

Lessons You Can Take from phpBBHacks.com’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

Managing Communities

photo credit: joelogon Last month, I wrote about the 10th anniversary celebration over at phpBBHacks.com, a site that I launched on April 6, 2001. In brief summary, this is what we did to celebrate: Launched a special, dedicated section of our website, with an RSS feed and added a special section to our forums (for [.]. Community Cultivation

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Preview Thursday: No Ego by Cy Wakeman

Lead Change Blog

In 2001, she founded Reality-Based Leadership. The following post is a preview excerpt from the Introduction of No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Drama in the Workplace, End Entitlement, and Drive Big Results by Cy Wakeman. Shut the Conventional Door.

Exploring the Unknown

Lead Change Blog

It was 2001 and the whole tech sector was melting down with the end of the dot com era. I was inspired by John Smith’s post “Don’t Know Nothin’ About This …” to appreciate the value of inexperience.

Turning The Flywheel

Eric Jacobson

One good flywheel example is Amazon’s, discovered in 2001: lower prices led to more customer visits, which increased sales volume, which attracted more third-party sellers, which boosted efficiency. February 26 brings Jim Collin’s monograph to his iconic bestseller, Good to Great book. Titled, Turning the Flywheel , Collins explains why some companies build momentum and some don’t.

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Do You Ask Enough Questions?

Lead Change Blog

Recently, while looking for a document on an archive drive, I stumbled across an unfinished draft from 2001. Sincerely, A mom in 2001. It features a “23-month-old son,” who today is almost 17. Ahhhh, the lessons we learn from little ones… “Wha’zat? Wha’dis?

Bob Nease on eliminating the “intention/behavior gap”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Before joining Express Scripts in 2001, he was an associate professor of internal medicine at Washington University in St. Bob Nease received his doctorate from Stanford University, where he studied methods to improve medical decisions made by doctors and patients. Louis and an assistant professor at the Dartmouth Medical School. He recently retired as the… Read More Bob Nease on eliminating the “intention/behavior gap”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris.

Why Is Strategy Execution So Hard? The Odds Are Against Us

Six Disciplines

Norton, Harvard Business School Press, The Strategy-Focused Organization, 2001). [2] Norton, Harvard Business School Press, The Strategy-Focused Organization, 2001). [3] Effective execution of strategy seems to be an elusive goal. As Fortune Magazine noted in 1982, "Less than 10% of strategies effectively formulated are effectively executed.". After two decades of the application of even the most modern and innovative business principles, the problem remains.