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In reflecting on his life and his beliefs, many of us watched the 2005 Commencement Speech Steve Jobs gave at Stanford University. We were all moved, and many of us shaken, by the loss of Steve Jobs last week. He inspired us with his vision, his passion for his work and his creative genius.

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Women's Leadership Exchange - Blog - WLE Atlanta Welcomes Katrina.

Women's Leadership Exchange

Womens History Month: Acknowledging Six Women Named Alice Its a New Dawn, Its a New Day, Its a New Life For Small Business and Im Feeling Good WLE Atlanta Welcomes Katrina Business Owners Subscribe in a reader Posted: September 25, 2005, 11:00 PM by Leslie Grossman WLE’s search for women business owners who relocated to the Atlanta area yielded four women who evacuated there from New Orleans. Home WLE Events New York Los Angeles Ft.

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The Two-Second Advantage: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Two-Second Advantage: How We Succeed by Anticipating the Future — Just Enough Vivek Ranadivé and Kevin Maney Crown Business (2011) The power of prediction-based talent: Intuition on “the other side of complexity” At least a century ago, Oliver Wendell Holmes observed, “I don’t care a fig for simplicity on this side of complexity but [.].

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Philadelphia Marathon Weekend 2011

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It was the one I used was the one I was given at the finish of Boston 2005 which I considered to be lucky. I ran a half marathon(21.1 Km) in Philadelphia today. It was a good day. The race started at 7. Sunrise was 6:50. I used a new anti chafe cream that worked great. No chafing which is good. I like the race culture and the people who race. Good camaraderie. I arrived at the starting corrals at about 6 - about a mile walk from the hotel. There was already quite a crowd.

10 YouTube Videos Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

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Seth Godin: Ideas That Spread [comma] Win The Best Business Advice on Donny Deutsch Show From the CEO Steve Jobs 2005 Stanford Commencement Address Energizing Office Yoga How to Craft Your 300-Second Elevator Pitch or Networking Introduction Entrepreneurial Advice From Billionaires Charles KochActually, I think these are ten YouTube videos that anyone should watch who has an interest in the business world.

The 2010 Execution Round-Up: Six Companies That Couldn't 'Get It.

Strategy Driven

At J&J it may go back to 2005 when employees reported a lack of alignment between manager behavior and company values and policies. It’s what I push my clients to focus on as they seek to improve organizational performance – and it’s the lens I urge all leaders to look through as they review 2010 and make their ‘business resolutions’ for 2011.

Secrets of Special Ops Leadership: A book review by Bob Morris

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Cohen AMACOM (2005) Note: Given the recent and dramatic increase of public interest in “special ops&# initiatives, I decided to re-read a book I reviewed when it was first published more than six years ago. Secrets of Special Ops Leadership: Dare the Impossible — Achieve the Extraordinary William A.

Who Are The Process Whisperers, And Why Should We Be Listening To Them?

Terry Starbucker

Back in 2005, when I was SVP of Operations for a cable television company (Bresnan Communications), I started hearing whispers… They were telling me things about the business that needed our attention.

The Secret Life Of Terry Starbucker

Terry Starbucker

Starbucker started out as no more than a screen name on a Blogger page back on December 25, 2005 (named after a certain brand of coffee). It’s time. It’s time to merge two worlds together. The world of “Terry Starbucker&# the blogger, Social Media, and SOBCon person, and the world of the other Terry – the one who came up with Terry Starbucker in the first place.

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17 Months from Start to Launch: The Story of One Church Plant

Ron Edmondson

September 11, 2005 – Launch church – The rest is our history post-launch… That’s our timeline. We have had an incredible journey these last five years as a new church. God continues to amaze us. I am consistently asked the story of starting Grace Community Church.

Wise words: Steve Jobs on living

Bud to Boss

Today’s “wise words” are from Jobs’ inspiring commencement speech at Stanford in 2005 , which I used to carry around in my purse—it’s that good. Steve Jobs has the place of honor as the head of the table at my fantasy dinner party.

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Levers of Organization Design: A book review by Bob Morris

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Levers of Organization Design: How Managers Use Accountability Systems for Greater Performance and Commitment Robert Simons Harvard Business Press (2005) Eloquent and Essential Practicality Unlike subtitles of so many other recently published business books, the one for Levers of Organization Design correctly identifies its author’s primary objective: to explain “how managers use accountability systems&# to [.].

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TRUFAST - A Six Disciplines Client Case Study

Six Disciplines

Owned by Altenloh, Brinck & Co Group since 2005, the company manufactures 100% American made fasteners under the TRUFAST® and SPAX® brands at their ISO 9001:2008 certified complex in northwest Ohio. TRUFAST Corporation was founded in Bryan, Ohio in 1981. TRUFAST has been using Six Disciplines since June 2006. Their thoughts about using Six Discipline?

Leadership and Films that Make Change

Women on Business

Her 2005 film “ WATER ” is an experience I promise you will never forget. I was plucked from my daily routine and dropped into the middle of another era that made me stop and appreciate the power of women to face challenges with zeal. It was like eating a healthy organic meal instead of the empty calories we are being asked to digest, the “chick flicks” that abound today. I suggest to Jennifer Anniston et al. to take time to rethink women’s roles in film.

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Pay-at-the-Pump - Your Man Was There When the Idea Was Born

Building Personal Strength

2005 photo by Derek Jensen But in a way, paying for gas is less painful than it used to be. Copyright 2011. I stopped at a Mobil station the other day to fill my gas tank. I've done this countless times, so I pretty much do it without thinking.

3 Things I Love About New Orleans

Ron Edmondson

I have had a distant love and attraction to the city of New Orleans since hurricane Katrina and the aftermath devastated that city in 2005. Before Grace Community Church officially launched, we wrote our first check to relief efforts in that city.

National Barefoot Week

Ron Edmondson

Founded by my friend, Wayne Elsey (whom I interviewed HERE) , Soles4Souls has worked hard to provide over 14 million pairs of shoes in over 125 countries since 2005. This is National Barefoot Week (which I know brings smiles to some of my hippie-friend pastors on the West Coast).

Who was Anna Jarvis and why is she significant?

First Friday Book Synopsis

According to an article published by Canwest News Service (May 11, 2005), “Mother’s Day creator likely spinning in her grave.” Here is a brief excerpt. To read the complete article, please click here. * * * Pity the mother of Mother’s Day. Anna Jarvis — never married, never a mother — campaigned for almost a [.].

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Holding Powerful & Arrogant Bosses Accountable

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Mr. Winston joined Countrywide in May 2005, when the lender was riding the mortgage wave. Winston still recalls an episode from late 2005 that raised red flags for him. Source: The New York Times, February 20, 2011. Michael G.

Distinguish Yourself #215 – Create the right building blocks along the way

Rajesh Setty

Steve Jobs talks about this in his famous Stanford Commencement Speech of 2005. Think Lego blocks. I am sure you at some point in life you have played with lego blocks or something similar to that.

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Creating the Good Life: A Book review by Bob Morris

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Creating the Good Life: Applying Aristotle’s Wisdom to Find Meaning and Happiness James O’Toole Rodale Books (2005) A contemporary as well as classical guide to happiness Perhaps you’re now asking the same question I once did: “Given the fact that he lived almost 2,400 years ago, what could Aristotle possibly have to say that is [.].

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Brand Sense: A book review by Bob Morris

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Brand Sense: Sensory Secrets Behind the Stuff We Buy Martin Lindstrom Free Press (2005) The Interdependence of Branding and Sensory Awareness Note: I read and reviewed this book when it was first published and re-read it again in combination with reading Eric du Plessis’ recently published book, The Branded Mind: What Neuroscience Really Tells Us [.].

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The Prime Solution: A book review by Bob Morris

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The Prime Solution: Close the Value Gap, Increase Margins, and Win the Complex Sale Jeff Thull Kaplan Publishing (2005) Many of the same core concepts in this book were previously discussed in Thull’s Mastering the Complex Sale: How to Compete and Win When the Stakes are High!

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The Brand Gap: A book review by Bob Morris

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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 [.].

Leaders Under Fire: The Crucible Experiences

Linked 2 Leadership

Some good questions for reflection come from David McKenna’s book Becoming Nehemiah (2005): What is the crucible that has had the most influence on my leadership today? cru·ci·ble noun ?krü-s?-b?l. krü-s?-b?l.

In Their Time: A book review by Bob Morris

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Mayo and Nitin Nohria Harvard Business Press (2005) How great business leaders “seized the zeitgeist of their times&# I recently re-read Paths to Power, co-authored by Anthony Mayo and Nitin Nohria with Laura G. In Their Time: The Greatest Business Leaders Of The Twentieth Century Anthony J.

Steve Jobs Talks To Each Of Us

Bird's Eye View

And you'll be able to envision the scene of the NYT's top editors sitting around that table deciding that yes, August 25, 2011, that column will carry the story headlined "Jobs Steps Down, Saying He Cannot Meet His Duties."). It is Steve Jobs speaking to the graduating class of 2005.

A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Coaching Tip

The numbers are striking: in 2005, among Americans playing major league baseball 505 were born in August versus 313 born in July. Canadian Malcolm Gladwell in his book, " Outliers ," tells us that the way Canadians select hockey players is a beautiful example of what the sociologist Robert Merton famously called a "self-fulling prophecy" a situation where a "false definition, in the beginning.evokes a new behavior which makes the original false conception come true.".

The Transformational Leader: Compass to a New World, part 2

Strategy Driven

In 2005 he won the Japanese government’s Most Valuable Patent award. Inspire. A pure fact of transformational leadership is that you can accomplish only a small portion of the requisite forward movement on your own.

Executive Intelligence: A book review by Bob Morris

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Executive Intelligence: What All Great Leaders Have Justin Menkes HarperBusiness (2005) A rigorous and eloquent examination of “the single biggest driver of executive performance&# There are significant differences between information and knowledge.

The Two-Second Advantage: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Two-Second Advantage: How We Succeed by Anticipating the Future–Just Enough Vivek Ranadivé and Kevin Maney Crown Business (2011) The power of prediction-based talent: Intuition on “the other side of complexity” At least a century ago, Oliver Wendell Holmes observed, “I don’t care a fig for simplicity on this side of complexity but I would [.].

Why Phil Mickelson Blew the 2011 British Open

Building Personal Strength

2005 photo by Dan Perry He started the day with a seemingly miraculous front nine. He was playing the best golf of his life, and to say he had a chance to win the 2011 British Open was a polite understatement. Copyright 2011.

Will You Be The Next Blockbuster, Borders, CDs or Mail?

Eric Jacobson

And the Wall Street Journal recently reported that sales of greeting cards have fallen 9% since 2005 amid the rise of social media and email.

3 Creative Ways I Come Up With Blog Topics

Tim Milburn

I’ve been blogging since January 12, 2005. I wrote my first post entitled, Making A Difference on my first blog ( ). The site is now an archived home for my first few years in blogging. I switched over to this site, a year ago.

Leadership in the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association

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. 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.

How To Become Your Own Successor

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

I started developing the idea for this construct in 2011, when the Brazilian business magazine Administradores asked me who could be considered as successors to Peter Drucker, who died in 2005 at 95, as the.

Author Gathers Reasons Why Employees Leave For Updated Book

Eric Jacobson

He will incorporate the collected data into an updated and revised version of his popular book, The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave , first published in 2005. Overland Park, KS-based author Leigh Branham is conducting a survey called," Decision-to- Leave " Post-Exit Survey. Survey respondents are asked to share with Branham the real reasons they chose to leave a previous job.

The legacy of Steve Jobs

Chartered Management Institute

My personal favourite however is his commencement address to Stanford University in 2005.


Wise Economic Decision Making

Coaching Tip

In 2005, housing accounted for 6.1 Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek, January 17, 2011. Wouldn't it be nice if our business, economic and political leaders had the honor and integrity to rise above their workday pressures and made decisions for the common good ? Exercising creative thinking and discretionary behavior could be the basis for wise decision making for their stakeholders. .