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A Page From my Personal Journal – April 16, 2003

Leadership Freak

April 16, 2003 Yesterday Dale went shopping for clothes without me. (We We usually shop together.) She came back with two summer dresses that look very comfortable. One was pleasing to my eye. The… Continue reading → Curiosity Humility Insecurity Leading Personal Growth Taking others higher Leadership Development

The 50 Most Influential Management Gurus

First Friday Book Synopsis

Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School McKinsey Award Seeing What's Next (2004) The 50 Most Influential Management Gurus The Innovative University (2011) The Innovator's Dilemma (1997) Global Business Book Award for the best business book of the year The Innovator's Prescription The Innovators' DNA (2011) The Innovator's Solution (2003) the Thinkers50Every two years, the Thinkers50 publishes their definitive list of management thinkers.

I’ll Take Mine Hand Cranked

Kevin Eikenberry

This article was written in 2003 and became a chapter in my book Vantagepoints on Learning and Life. I hope you enjoy it today. Sitting at lunch after a Saturday meeting, and the topic of homemade ice cream comes up. Recipes are discussed and I mention the new White Mountain freezer that I got for […]. The post I’ll Take Mine Hand Cranked appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Uncategorized vantagepoints

Leading Teams to Greatness – Part 3

General Leadership

January 2003 was cold and wet in Kuwait. and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “Good tactics can save even the worst strategy. Bad tactics will destroy even the best strategy.”

Three Things Coaches Must Do To Drive Success

Eric Jacobson

Williams was the head coach at the University of Kansas from 1988 to 2003 and is now the head coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Former University of Kansas head basketball coach Roy Williams once told U.S.

Innovation as Usual: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries and collaborative Emily Lawson Colin Price James O’Toole “the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom” Harvard Business Review Press HBR article: “The Psychology of Change Management” (June 2003) How and why the healthiest organizations are those in which pursuit of improvement is constant Innovation as Usual: How to Help Your People Bring Great Ideas to Life Paddy Miller tenacious Thomas Wedell- Wedellsborg

Leadership in the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association

Coaching Tip

. RVIA Membership Directory. Special Award. Presented to an individual within the RV industry who has made extraordinary contributions to the industry''s overall success. Norm Jacobson. Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. Sid Johnson. Jayco, Inc. The RV Financing Community. Pete Liegl. Forest River, Inc. Wade Thompson. Thor Industries. Jim Sheldon. Monaco Coach Corporation. Don Walter. Starcraft RV. Mel Adams. Airxcel, Inc. Thompson. Thompson Associates, Inc. Thomas Faludy. Carefree of Colorado. Longshoreman Philosopher

Execupundit Commentary by Michael Wade on Leadership, Ethics, Management, and Life Wednesday, February 02, 2011 Longshoreman Philosopher From the Hoover Digest , heres a 2003 profile of Eric Hoffer.

Love Is the Killer App: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends Tim Sanders Crown Business (2003) Note: Here is a review of a book I read when it was first published in 2003. I recently re-read it prior to reading and reviewing Sanders’ latest, Today We Are Rich: Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence. [.]. Bob's blog entries Chunka Mui Crown Business Emanuel Rosen Everett M.

All Work in Done Through Relationships

Coaching Tip

2003). Fostering the formation of positive relationships in organizations is a topic that has been well examined. One of the most important findings associated with this research, however, is the explanation for why positive relationships produce desirable outcomes.

Things I Love as a Community Manager Who Writes About Community Management

Managing Communities

I started writing my book in 2003, launched this blog in 2008 and published the book in that year, as well. photo credit: Lhopfan I’ve been writing about online community management for a long time. Before the blog, I wrote about the topic sporadically elsewhere, including SitePoint. I love community management and I care about [.]. Thinking

Blog 12

The Most Precious Resource of Leadership

Terry Starbucker

In 2003, I walked into a situation where a previous owner hadn’t kept their word – repeatedly. It takes work to secure, it’s hard to keep, and if you lose it, you lose – BIG. And, it’s really hard to get it back. It’s that precious to the effective leader.

5 Websites Church Leaders Should Have Bookmarked

Joseph Lalonde

The first issue was published in 2003 and they’ve become ingrained into the minds of young Christian adults that it just seems that way. C hurch leaders know they must continue to work on their skills to improve their knowledge and to continually seek the face of God.

How to Lead when Company Growth has Stalled

C-Level Strategies

500 back in 2003 as one of the fastest growing private companies in America based on its five-year growth results, only to find itself in decline the following year. Have you had the privilege of leading a team while your company was experiencing rapid growth?

The Most Important Word

Terry Starbucker

We bought a cable company back in 2003 that had been part of a much larger company. When leaders want to know how their team building is doing, they just need to listen to their teammates pass information down through the ranks.

A Model Mission Statement


Credits go to ACI Telecentric for this exquisite mission statement and to Harry Beckwith for publishing it in his compelling 2003 book (What Clients Love: A Field Guide to Growing Your Business). by Gary Cohen Our Mission Statement. We’ll always take the extra step.

Why We Save Junk


We still have the charger for a Sonicare toothbrush they haven’t made since 2003. “Do not go shopping through your own junk,” a friend of mine warned me when I told him the plan. “My My wife does that and it drives me crazy. Do yourself a favor: take it straight to the dump.” Read the rest of Rob Long here

The Number One Reason Employees Get Sick.Perceived Unfairness at Work

Great Leadership By Dan


3 Elements of Successful Entrepreneurship

Utpal Writes

In 2003, I was running my small software creation business in Rajkot – a relatively small city of western India. About as expensive a wrong conclusion as a small business owner could make who had not seen the world much (In 2003, I had only 3+ years of work experience).

Would a Balanced Feminine-Masculine Leadership Style Produce Superior Results?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Muna Jawhary: One of the main reasons why women don’t thrive in business as much as men is because work organisations still rely on masculine standards, including in leadership.

Speakers Corner: Peak Performance with Ian Woodall

Chartered Management Institute

Between 1995 and 2003, Ian Woodall conceived, planned and led four expeditions to Mount Everest, with President Nelson Mandela as patron. He will talk on practical leadership at three CMI events this season. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

3 Elements of Successful Entrepreneurship

Self Help Zen

In 2003, I was running my small software creation business in Rajkot – a relatively small city of western India. About as expensive a wrong conclusion as a small business owner could make who had not seen the world much (In 2003, I had only 3+ years of work experience).

Work and Life Interview About Connection Culture

Michael Lee Stallard

Finally, I had a very unusual situation happen where my wife, Katie, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, and ovarian cancer in 2004.

GC22: The Octalysis: 8 Core Drives of Gamification | with Yu-kai Chou

Engaging Leader

Yu-kai was one of the earliest pioneers in Gamification, starting his work in the industry in 2003 and was rated #1 among the […]. Yu-kai Chou has been a regular speaker and lecturer on gamification around the world for organizations like Stanford University, Google Inc.,

The Importance of Clear Performance Expectations

Great Leadership By Dan

Last week I wrote about a 2003 study conducting by the Learning and Development Roundtable that found that managers who are very effective at employee development can outperform their peers by up to 25%.

CEO 94

Leadership Profile: Carolyn Jessop

Nathan Magnuson

On April 21, 2003, Carolyn Jessop finally followed through on a plot more daring than any you or I have likely faced.

The Power of a Definite Aim

Strategy Driven

In the summer of 2003, shortly before my 38th birthday, a special opportunity arrived. Rediscovering the Core Lesson of a Motivational Classic.

New Prescription Drug Increases Employee Productivity by as Much as 25%!!

Great Leadership By Dan

In a 2003 study conducting by the Learning and Development Roundtable (now the CEB Learning and Development Council ), it was found that managers who are very effective at employee development can outperform their peers by up to 25%. Sorry, but there is no new prescription drug.

The Toyota Way: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Toyota Way Jeffrey Liker McGraw-Hill (2003) To understand Toyota’s success, first understand its DNA I read this book when it was first published in 2004 and recently re-read it, curious to know how well Jeffrey Liker’s explanation of Toyota’s management principles and lean production values have held up.

Leadership Through a Transparent Lens

Strategy Driven

Delaney was also a graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School, Red Bank, NJ in 2003. Fiduciary responsibility is a two-way street paved with trust. Trust that the client is clear on his or her goals, and that the investment advisor’s plan to achieve them is well defined.

Sustained Leadership

Coaching Tip

Back in October 2003, BusinessWeek reported that 134 companies from 20 nations spent $210 million to enroll 21,000 employees in executive leadership programs. Thousands of leaders attend leadership training every year to glean insights into how to lead better.

Whipping up a Masterpiece

Lead Change Blog

Recipe Credit: Taste of Home magazine, February/March 2003. Before you even start reading, let me guess what you’ll say! Will it be “what is she thinking?”. Believe it or not, I’m thinking, “What a great theme for the month of March!”

Training vs. Learning: do you want to train? Or have someone learn?

Strategy Driven

See my paper in The 2003 Annual: Volume 1 Training [Jossey-Bass/Pfieffer]: "Designing Curricula for Learning Environments Using a Facilitative Teaching Approach to Empower Learners" pp 263-272). Training successfully educates only those who are predisposed to the new material. Others may endeavor to learn during class but may not permanently adopt it.

DEC Is Dead, Long Live DEC: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Schein Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2003) Note: I recently re-read this book and was amazed by how relevant its author’s insights continue to be. DEC Is Dead, Long Live DEC: The Lasting Legacy of Digital Equipment Corporation Edgar H. MIT Sloan School of Management Professor Edgar Schein does a marvelous job telling the story of the rise [.]. Bob's blog entries "Three Cultures of Management” Berrett-Koehler Publishers DEC Is Dead [comma] Long Live DEC Edgar H.

First Paragraph


Nothing that happened in Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003 was preordained. And there was nothing inevitable about the way the story unfolded. From The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq by Emma Sky


The Brand Gap: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Brand Gap: How to Bridge the Distance Between Business Strategy and Design Marty Neumeier New Riders, Second Edition (2005) How to Become a “Brand Gap Guru” This is an expanded edition of a book first published in 2003. In it, Neumeier develops in greater depth several basic ideas about how to bridge a gap [.].

Writing and Cory Doctorow's Vision


So, though novels like "Little Brother" and "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" (2003) have been published in hardcover, paperback and e-book by major houses, they've also been available free for download Cory Doctorow's latest science fiction work has some scenarios that may not be that far away.

10 Sins of The Facilitator

Create Learning

Referenced : Six Sigma Team Dynamics; The Elusive Key to Project Success ; Eckes, George;Wiley: 2003. 10 Sins of The Facilitator; 1. Chooses which comments made by the team are worthy of being documented.

Getting Smarter about the Teen Journey

Building Personal Strength

New York: Anchor, 2003) David Walsh, Ph.D. My current passionate interest is what I call the " teen journey." This is what a young person experiences from age 12 to 22, when the all-important pre-frontal lobes of the brain are developing.

Do Most Companies Even Try to Innovate Anymore?

Harvard Business Review

Take the example of Germany: Between 2003 and 2015, R&D expenditure in the business sector increased by 59%, reaching a record high of 157.4 Overall, business R&D increased by 67% between 2003 and 2014. companies with the largest R&D budgets invested 92% more in innovation than in 2003. We are living in the age of the superstar firm. Companies like Samsung, Google, or BMW—the top players in their respective industries—are prospering.