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

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


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Most Verizon lease agreements are twenty to thirty years in length.

General Leadership

Throughout much of the long and arduous effort to revise Article 2 of the UCC that eventuated in the 2003 text it was proposed to delete the writing requirement in Section 2-201.

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.

What Will It Take to Stop Coronavirus?

Harvard Business

Lessons from the 2003 SARS epidemic. Government Health Digital Article

Leading Teams to Greatness – Part 3

General Leadership

January 2003 was cold and wet in Kuwait. GeneralLeadership.com 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.” ” -Gen George Patton. Planning for greatness is very important, but just like the surfer sitting in the lineup at some point you have to actually drop in and ride the waves.

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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. Under the cover of darkness in the middle of the night she herded her 8 children past several “sister wives” and into a van where they narrowly escaped the quasi-totalitarianism of the Fundamentalist […].

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

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No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy.

Leading Blog

A FTER THE TERRORIST ATTACKS on September 11, 2001 and on the eve of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Major General James Mattis needed to connect with every member of the 1st Marine Division. His letter to the Blue Diamond : MARCH 2003. He writes, “I limited myself to one page they could carry with them, a message reconciling ferocity toward the foe with abiding concern for the innocents caught on the battlefield.”.

General Mattis Reminds Us – A Leader Who is Too Busy to Read is Practically Guilty of Dereliction of Duty

First Friday Book Synopsis

Mattis, Commanding General’s Message to All Hands, March, 2003 ——————– Read – then do – then read some more – then do some more. Engage your brain before you engage your weapon. General J. This is the formula. And this Marine General reminds us of it so clearly. I have been completely captivated by […]. Randy''s blog entries

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Executive coaching: What is it and what are the benefits associated with it?

CQ Net - Management skills for everyone!

Executive coaching is a custom-tailored intervention that has become popular in corporations over the past thirty years (Smither, London, Flautt, Vargas & Kucine, 2003 The phrase coaching is popular in today’s management circles and has received both complimentary and critical attention. One of the most popular types of coaching to emerge from management development research is executive coaching.

Empathy Training May Not Be Genuine

First Friday Book Synopsis

Obviously, the Kouzes and Posner best-seller, Encouraging the Heart (Jossey-Bass, 2003), includes many different references to empathy as a management tool in recognizing and reinforcing employee behavior. We have presented several books over the years that have featured empathy as an important skill for managers to exhibit.

Being Authentic Takes Work

Lead Change Blog

Most people don’t have that kind of experience and sometimes learn the price of inauthenticity the hard way, such as former network news anchor, Brian Williams, who notoriously claimed to have been shot down in a helicopter while covering the Iraq war in 2003. Since change is such a common dynamic in organizations, change leaders and/or change agents are important roles. Authenticity is really a critical element for these roles.

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Our Book on Organizing Change Features Three Key Principles

First Friday Book Synopsis

When Bill Lee and I wrote Organizing Change (San Francisco: Pfeiffer-Jossey Bass, 2003), we did so from a large-scale perspective. Our premise was that it is easier to consider change from a high-level such as a one that affects an entire organization, then, whittle it down to whatever level you want to use, such as a […].

3 Insights into Supporting Low-Income Employees

Lead Change Blog

Back in 2003 I read Ruby Payne’s book, A Framework for Understanding Poverty. I used to run a moving company and many of my crewmembers came from a low-income background. This book was immensely helpful in shedding light on some of the foundational mindset differences between economic classes.

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What Robert Greifeld Can Teach You About Getting Your Organization On Track

Leading Blog

When Robert Greifeld was asked to take the helm of Nasdaq in 2003 to execute a turnaround, he came with a new story. T URNING AROUND an organization requires a new story. A very clear and well-told story.

Three Things Coaches As Leaders Do To Drive Success

Eric Jacobson

Williams was the head coach at the University of Kansas from 1988 to 2003. Former University of Kansas head basketball coach Roy Williams once told U.S.

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.

How Much Does Execution Really Matter Over Strategy?

Six Disciplines

In this post , Max Goldman references Becker and Huselid’s “ High performance Work Systems and Firm Performance" and Joyce, Nohria, Roberson' similar ratio in their 2003 book “ What Really Works.” A number of independent studies performed over the past few years indicate that execution is the clear differentiator of company value, financial performance and employee engagement.

How Much Does Execution Really Matter Over Strategy?

Six Disciplines

In this post , Max Goldman references Becker and Huselid’s “ High performance Work Systems and Firm Performance" and Joyce, Nohria, Roberson' similar ratio in their 2003 book “ What Really Works.” A number of independent studies performed over the past few years indicate that execution is the clear differentiator of company value, financial performance and employee engagement.

Two Great TED Talks by Ken Robinson

First Friday Book Synopsis

He was knighted in 2003 for his contribution to [.]. Ken Robinson is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. He has worked with national governments in Europe and Asia, international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, national and state education systems, non-profit organizations and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations.

Great Leaders Give Direction Not Directions

Next Level Blog

If you want to see a great example of that, take a look at the letter that former Secretary of Defense and retired Marine Corps four-star general Jim Mattis wrote to his Marines the day before they crossed the Line of Departure in the 2003 Gulf War. A few weeks ago, I opened a post with a story about one of my favorite questions for leaders, “What is it that only you can do?”

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The Critical First Step For Great Leadership: The Journey From “I” to “We”

Terry Starbucker

I vividly remember when I finally made this jump, back in 2003 – it was not long after I’d been turned down for a big promotion to the executive suite. There comes a time in a more human leadership journey where something radically changes. The focus of our effort makes a major progression forward that, once accomplished, propels us to greatness. On the other hand, if this progression is NOT made, we’ll be doomed to mediocrity or outright failure.

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 [.]. ManagingCommunities.com Thinking

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Focus on the Journey, Not the Destination

Lead Change Blog

In 2003, with the help of Ken Blanchard, I started my transformation. I am a monthly contributor to MoneyInc.com and this month I wrote about my early leadership journey. The article, titled, “Beam Me Up Scotty,” talks about me being too focused on my own career — causing me to miss an opportunity to learn from my boss, who was a very quiet, humble servant leader. I was in my late 20s at the time and thought I was a good leader.

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

Presentation by Ackoff on Systems, Design and the Society

Deming Institute

This video shows part 2 of a Russell Ackoff presentation from 2003 (see our previous post on part 1: Ackoff on Systems Thinking and Management ). Guest post by John Hunter , founder of curiouscat.com (in 1996).

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.

Email opportunities and challenges

Mike Cardus

2003). Email opportunities and challenges. Every interaction with others in your organization is an opportunity to increase or decrease support for your work and intended outcomes.

Three Tips for Leading Your Team Into a New Year

Michael Lee Stallard

Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Vern Clark’s Top 5 priorities in 2003. As the current year draws to a close, now is the time to establish your plan to begin the new year on a strong note. Here are three tips for leading your team into a new year of goals. STEP 1: REFOCUS. Review progress toward current year goals and define the top five priorities you want your team to accomplish in the coming year. Why five priorities?

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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 [.].

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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.

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. It MUST be kept, at all costs, and with all the effort you can muster. What is it? Your word. I’ve never seen a ship sink so fast when a leader doesn’t keep their word.

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. We can fall into ruts where we no longer feel the desire to do the seeking. And then we begin to fall away. This is why I like to keep a list of handy dandy websites to rejuvenate my faith and getting me going again.

May 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Janine writes: “In the spirit of the 2003 classic rom-com, “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” let’s think through common ways you could be losing your employees — and how to get back on the right track.” Welcome to the May Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, team building, and more. Communication.

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 was one of the earliest pioneers in Gamification, starting his work in the industry in 2003 and was rated #1 among the Top 40 Gamification Gurus by UK-Based Leaderboarded. Yu-kai Chou has been a regular speaker and lecturer on gamification around the world for organizations like Stanford University, Google Inc.,

The Surprising Power of Business Experiments

Skip Prichard

And, as anyone who closely follows simulation and prototyping tools knows, their use has become pervasive in manufacturing businesses, even though companies still grapple with the integration and management issues I wrote about in 2003. Experiment.

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Who is the most important person in your company?

Chartered Management Institute

I remember vividly a management lecture at university back in 2003. The lecturer asked the group who we felt were the most important stakeholders in any company. I was overcome with dotcom fever back in those days so confidently puffed out my chest and offered up ‘customers’ as my answer. Can’t be wrong I thought. After all, if you don’t have customers buying your products, you have nothing. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

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

Marshall Goldsmith

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. If you haven’t yet heard of Thinkers50, here is a little background. Thinkers50 was launched in 2001. It is now the premier global ranking of management thinkers.

The Open Innovation Marketplace: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Open Innovation Marketplace: Creating Value in the Challenge Driven Enterprise Alpheus Bingham and Dwayne Spradlin FT Press/Pearson (2011) How and why global networks of highly specialized expertise create value in the challenge driven enterprise In Open Business Models (2003), Henry Chesbrough observes, “An open business model uses a new division of innovation labor – [.].

Preparing for Re-entry into the Physical Workplace: Lessons from NASA

Michael Lee Stallard

Previously I’ve written about how relational disconnection between NASA engineers and senior managers contributed to the fatal accidents of the space shuttles Challenger in 1986 and Columbia in 2003.

Why We Should Rename Social Distancing

Skip Prichard

The term “social distancing” in this context apparently first appeared in 2003. Social Connecting in the Era of Social Distancing. Invisible threads are the strongest ties.” Friedrich Nietzsche. Social distancing. It’s all we hear in the news these days.

Russell Ackoff on Learning, Risks and Development

Deming Institute

This video shows part 3 of a Russell Ackoff presentation from 2003 on Systems Thinking and Management (see our previous post on part 1 and part 2 ). Guest post by John Hunter , author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability.