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Women's Leadership Exchange - Blog - I Won't Say Good Bye to Ann.

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 I Wont Say Good Bye to Ann Richards Subscribe in a reader Posted: September 15, 2006, 09:26 AM by Leslie Grossman Ann Richards Spirit will live forever. Home WLE Events New York Los Angeles Ft.

Pelosi first Female Speaker of the House!

Women's Leadership Exchange

Nancy Pelosi is set to become the first female speaker of the House. That is clear at 5:52 am (EST) Nov. 8th as I am on the Web searching for the most up to date election news. s frustrating to keep pointing out women?s firsts? but at the same time it is heartening. Because we know that when women lead, change happens. According to CNN, ?With

Women in the News. for Better or Worse

Women's Leadership Exchange

Just like the pledge taken in marriage “for better or worse&# we women in business are in it &# for better or worse." " And this past week, it may have been “for worse.&# Every time I reached for the paper, I had a pit in my stomach. As of today she is still running for office. What’s next? Where’s the good news?

Sherry Lansing, Billie Jean King and More

Women's Leadership Exchange

First, thank you to the women who have taken time to comment on the WLE Blog -- most recently Sue Moore and Tanis Cornell. It is so great to get the conversation going about issues that are important to women and to comment on how the media portrays those issues. More often than not, those commenting in print seem locked in the past. Watch for it.

Saying Good Bye To Great Women

Women's Leadership Exchange

We have lost many great women in 2005. Thank you to Beth Polish, a business leader and innovator, for bringing to my attention a news item (NY Times) on New Year's Eve about the passing of author Rona Jaffe. Many of us had the opportunity to meet Rona, when she surprised us by attending a WLE Business Spa Retreat in Puerto Rico. Well, she was.

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing

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Reichheld Harvard Business Review How the right strategy can help create or increase demand for whatever is offered Marketing Malpractice: The Cause and the Cure Scott Cook Taddy Hall the Net Promoter® Score System The One Number You Need to Grow The Ultimate Question: Driving Good Profits and True Growth (2006) and The Ultimate Question 2.0

Peter Schiff in 2006

Orrin Woodward

In 2006, Peter debated the bulls at a mortgage broker conference. did Peter and Barry come back to debate again after 2006? & Lead.

Teresa Amabile on the four components of creativity

First Friday Book Synopsis

In one of her classic works, Creativity In Context: Update To The Social Psychology of Creativity (2006), Teresa Amabile suggests that creativity is influenced by four separate components: domain-relevant skills, creativity-relevant processes, task motivation, and the surrounding social environment.

What I Learned About Networking When I Asked a Stranger for a Kidney

C-Level Strategies

So there I was in June of 2006, my family and friends had been ruled out as donors, I was already a year into dialysis and I. Every night.

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Ahab at Starbucks

First Friday Book Synopsis

Long John Silver McSweeney’s Internet Tendency Mountain Man Dance Moves (2006) New York Post New York Times Publishers Weekly Spermicetti Breakfast Blend The Huffington Post The McSweeneys’ Joke Book of Book Jokes The White Whale Fudgie the Whale U.S. He characterizes himself [.]. News & World Report

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Mind Wide Open: A book review by Bob Morris

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Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life Steven Johnson Scribner/Simon & Schuster (2004) How and why the brain sciences can help to “open wide the mind’s caged door” I read this book before Steven Johnson’s later works, The Ghost Map (2006) and Where Good Ideas Come From (2011) and then re-read [.].

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Shortlist Announced for Financial Times and Goldman Sachs “Business Book of the Year” Award

First Friday Book Synopsis

Thursday September 15th, 2011: The Financial Times and Goldman Sachs today announced the shortlist for the seventh annual Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award (, which aims to identify the book providing the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues. The shortlist is: [.].

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Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: Leaders Produce Long-Term Results

Orrin Woodward

Orrin Woodward Leadership Team Welcome to the leadership blog of the 2010 International Association of Business Top 10 Leadership Guru Orrin Woodward.

How Mindset Can Affect Organizational Leadership

General Leadership and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link].

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How Twyla Tharp copes with her “five big fears”

First Friday Book Synopsis

In The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life, published by Simon & Schuster (2006), Twyla Tharp observes, “No one starts a creative endeavor without a certain amount of fear; the key is to learn how to keep free-floating fears from paralyzing you before you’ve begun. When I feel that sense of dread, [.].

Speaking Tips: The Introduction


From 2006, a very important skill: How to introduce a speaker

Emotional Equations: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Emotional Equations: Simple Truths for Creating Happiness + Success Chip Conley Free Press/A Division of Simon & Schuster (2012) An “operating manual” from an “emotional concierge” for those who seek meaning in life on the other side of complexity I have read and reviewed Chip Conley’s previous books and with all due respect to them, [.].

Great Quotes: Super Seven From The Collection of Michael Wade


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer Great Quotes: Super Seven From The Collection of Michael Wade Michael Wade is a GREAT blogger I have been following since 2006. He was the first blogger to have linked back to this blog way back in 2006. You know what? They never fail to inspire me. Link ) - Alan M. Link ) - Russell L.

“Design” Trumps “Random” – One Message from Peter Thiel in Zero to One

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Offered to buy Facebook for $1 billion in July, 2006, I thought we should at least consider it. After praising the “design” brilliance of Steve Jobs, Peter Thiel tells this story in his book Zero to One: When Yahoo! But Mark Zuckerberg walked into the board meeting and announced: “Okay, guys, this is just a […].

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28 Ways Leaders Re-charge Their Batteries: How to Increase Energy, Improve Mood, and Manage Stress

Engaging Leader

In 2006, Google became concerned that their highly intelligent, passionate employees were burning out. Blog Human energy Self-leadership

Learn Stuff, Share Stuff; Build (or, Rekindle) a Solid Liberal Arts Foundation; then Learn New Stuff – Misc. Thoughts for a Friday

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This is post # 2006. Some misc. observations for a Friday Morning… #1 – I just noticed that I have now posted over 2000 posts on this blog. This milestone slipped past me. Isn’t it amazing that WordPress keeps count for me?). My guess is that I have written a lot of not-all-that-great posts. But […]. Randy''s blog entries

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Personal Leadership Book: Behavioral Styles


Watch and comment, sharing your perspectives and experiences, to help us write the book! Please share your comments below. Thanks. Thanks again. 4 Rev.

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5 Elements of Working Out Loud by @JohnStepper


When I started this blog in 2006, I only thought of it as a repository of my own lessons as a new manager. Making Work More Effective.

Lessons from 9 Years of Blogging


2006 was a year when I had just transitioned into my first leadership role. They say and I agree that time flies when you are having fun.

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Facing Challenges | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

My question is this: have you taken the time to do the necessary planning? Everest before his successful summit in 1953. What can I learn from it?

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10 Best Countries For Women In 2012 (Spoiler Alert: U.S. Did Not Make the Cut)

Women on Business

Ireland has made great strides in closing the gender gap since 2006 when the WEC began measuring the Global Gender Gap. New Zealand: Since 2006, New Zealand has appeared on the list of the top countries for women. Ireland: For two years, Ireland has ranked fifth in the list of the top countries for women. News and Insights

Efficient vs. Effective | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

So much so, that I have really come to cringe every time I hear the word efficiency. Are you efficient or effective, or do you know? Well said.

Captain Owen Honors: no honour in this career debacle | RoundtableTalk

Roundtable Talk

has found himself in hot water over some ridiculous video’s he shot back in 2006. RoundtableTalk Where ambitious leaders meet. Ridiculous.

A Leadership Key To Success: Don’t Do Second Things First

Terry Starbucker

Mary’s University in San Antonio – I wrote another piece about him and his remarkable teaching methods for Rosa Say’s blog, way way back in 2006).

Drinking the Talent Kool-Aid | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In today’s post I’ll examine one of the most frequent offenders; “ Talent is our biggest asset.&# I Think Not. Our Freedom.

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Toxic Work Environments | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While these articles tended to stir the pot a bit, they were in my opinion mostly missing the mark. link] Donna Svei Great post Mike. I Think Not.

Gandhi, Leadership And A Fews Lessons On Simplicity


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer Gandhi, Leadership And A Few Lessons On Simplicity I have been a great admirer of Mahatma Gandhi - one of the greatest leaders India has ever produced. I recently visited Sabarmati Ashram , one of the residences of Gandhi, where we got a glimpse into Gandhi’s life as a national leader. Don’t Kill It!

Study in Leadership: McMaster


From 2006: George Packer in The New Yorker on the man who was just appointed National Security Adviser

Using Outdated Management Practices Can Be Very Costly

Deming Institute

Wells Fargo to pay $150 million-plus over allegations its workers opened fake accounts. But the management that setup such a system deserve more blame.

Shut-up & Listen | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

The best leaders are proactive, strategic listeners. They recognize that knowledge and wisdom are not gained by talking, but by listening. one mouth.

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Introducing Our New Team Excellence Assessment


How about a business team noted for breakthrough innovation? How does your team compare to a national champion football team? Well, guess what?

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Where do innovations come from?

Chartered Management Institute

The report looked at the major innovations in the US between 1970 and 2006 to see where they originated from, and whether there were any noticeable changes in these trends over that time frame. That was the aim of a report produced by economic sociologists Fred Block and Matthew Keller.

The Ten Behaviors of Strong Personal Leadership

Next Level Blog

Since writing the first edition of The Next Level in 2006, I’ve coached, spoken with, and observed thousands of leaders in action. Many of them have been good leaders. Some have been great leaders. The great ones have one big thing in common. They don’t just lead at their best; they live at their best. They move throughout the day.

Robert Cialdini on “The Six Principles of Influence”

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A revised edition was published in 2006. The Six Principles of Influence (also known as the “Six Weapons of Influence”) were introduced in Cialdini’s book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (1984).