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An Easy and Fun Way to Prepare for 2011 Introducing Our New Team Excellence Assessment How to Utilize the Team Excellence Assessment Defining the Offer: Making Managers into Leaders team-based learning and development services This Leadership Perspective Will Change Your Life!

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A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond New year brings with it new predictions, agendas, resolutions and trends. From Seth Godin’s post “ What is Excellence ” at Tom Peters website So, seeking/delivering excellence in everything you do is a goal worth chasing in 2011 (and beyond). On that note, wish you an “excellent” 2011! - - - - - Stay tuned to QAspire Blog: Subscribe via RSS or Email, Connect via Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.

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

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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. Reader Comments Posted: September 18, 2006, 09:54 AM by Susan Abrahamson That pretty much summed up who Ann was—thank you. Home WLE Events New York Los Angeles Ft.

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

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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.

Looking For Leadership

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Gandhi, Leadership And A Fews Lessons On Simplicity


Jessica Cox Becomes First Pilot With No Arms By Hemal, January 17, 2011 @ 12:31 pm I have no other words than “Simply&# superb ! 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.

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Twitter for Non-Profits: An Interview with Twitter’s Claire Diaz-Ortiz

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Claire began using Twitter in 2006 while living in a Christian orphanage in Kenya. Recently I had the opportunity to meet and later interview Claire Diaz-Ortiz. Claire leads social innovation at Twitter, where she has worked since 2009. She wrote Twitter for Good: Change the World one Tweet at a Time and is a frequent international speaker on social media, leadership, and social change.

Speaking Tips: The Introduction


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

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Favorites of 2011: Team Building, Leadership & Innovation Blog Articles

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With the end of the year approaching, this week is a great to share some of my favorites of 2011. Favorite Team Building & Leadership Blog Articles 2011. My father James Cardus died May 27, 2006…he was an educational leader for over 30 years. 2011 was and amazing year!

The Happiness Advantage: Escaping the Cult of the Average

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In 2006, he was Head Teaching Fellow for ‘Positive Psychology,’ the most popular course at Harvard at the time. Excerpt from The Happiness Advantage … The graph below (see Figure 1) may seem boring, but it is the very reason I wake up excited every morning.

5 Key Lessons From Learning Organizations


Creative Leadership Requires The Right Brains By Tanmay , January 10, 2011 @ 1:36 pm @Thabo - Thanks for the chiming in Thabo. Best, Tanmay By Maria Payroll , January 17, 2011 @ 7:55 pm Great post. Tags: Leadership , Learning Organization , Process Improvement Leadership , Process Improvement , Quality | Tanmay January 10, 2011 3 Comments By Thabo Hermanus , January 10, 2011 @ 12:57 pm I really like your thought process and philosophy Tanmay.

Quality? Excellence? What?


By Jay Chhaya, January 13, 2011 @ 9:30 am One more thought to add - An individual’s attitude gives birth to excellence in work which in turn results in quality in outputs. Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer Quality? Excellence? What? I was casually discussing quality and excellence with one of my old friends. We were exchanging our ideas on these topics, when I realized that he used the words quality and excellence interchangeably.

Women in Power: Leadership Differences By Gender

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2006, March 22). Guest post by Allie Freeland (learn more about Allie at the end of this post). As women progressively enter leadership roles and management positions in organizations that traditionally used to be held by men, many pose questions about leadership styles and gender. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that nearly one of four chief executives and one out of twenty top-management positions in Fortune 500 corporations, are women.

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An Easy and Fun Way to Prepare for 2011


Home ELS Home Leadership Development Executive Leadership Training Change Management Learning Products Employee Selection Contact us Dec 30 An Easy and Fun Way to Prepare for 2011 By admin As I’ve enjoyed family time in the mountains of Colorado (the snow is excellent this year!),

True Friendship

Orrin Woodward

The quality and quantity of friends, according to the 2006 study of the American Sociological Review, is declining. True friends give the most when they receive the least - Orrin Woodward Friendships are not what they used to be. In the study, 1,467 people were surveyed and compared to data collected 19 years ago. The data found the average number of people with whom Americans can discuss matters of importance had dropped by nearly one-third, from 2.94 people in 1985 to 2.08 in 2004.

Do You Have This Much Passion?

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Friday, February 4, 2011 Do You Have This Much Passion? 2006 photo by Vincent Munier It appeared on page 80 of the January-February 2011 issue of Audubon magazine.

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HBR 10 Must-Reads on Change: A book review by Bob Morris

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HBR 10 Must-Reads on Change Various Contributors Harvard Business Press (2011) This volume is one of several in a new series of anthologies of articles that initially appeared in the Harvard Business Review, in this instance from 1960 until 2006.

HBR’s 10 Must Reads…Essentials: A book review by Bob Morris

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HBR’s 10 Must Reads: Essentials Various Authors Harvard Business Review Press (2011) This volume is one of several in a new series of anthologies of articles that initially appeared in the Harvard Business Review, in this instance from 1960 until 2006.

Making The Impossible, Possible.

Ravi Pratap Singh

It wasn't impossible, but it sure was challenging. to find a name for the new awards we planned to initiate at C2. The  The whole process of creating a brand is nerve-wracking. but at the same time, exhilarating! 

Guest Post: Four Leadership Lessons from the Gym

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There are tons of studies backing this up, one of the most interesting being a 2006 joint study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Vrije University in Amsterdam that saw cognitive improvements in exercising participants ranging in age from 15 to 71. Another study from 2006, this one out of Leeds Metropolitan University in England showed that when office workers took time to exercise daily, their job satisfaction ratings improved 65%. By Pam Greene.

Preparing business students for managerial roles

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Source: The Wall Street Journal, May 5, 2011. Business schools are tapping into their "soft" side.

The Greatest Risk to Your Business

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Your greatest challenge and opportunity in 2011 is to join the growing number of leaders who are focusing on a breakdown of trust as the greatest risk, and creating a “Building Trust Plan” to address it. By Vanessa Hall, author of The Truth About Trust in Business.

Open Business Models: A book review by Bob Morris

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Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape Henry Chesbrough Harvard Business Press (2006) Innovation requires an open mind…and the courage to challenge “the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom.” In preparation for my second interview of Henry Chesbrough, I recently re-read his Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating [.].

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10 Communication Tips for Leaders

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A Teen in Your Life - The 3 Things That Matter Most

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2006). Do you have a teenager in your life? I ask this question a lot these days, because a lot of people are in this situation. And a young person's developmental experience during the 12-15 year period called adolescence has become on of my passionate interests.

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Entrepreneur, CEO or Both? | N2Growth Blog

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Posted on January 21st, 2011 by admin in Leadership , Miscellaneous , Operations & Strategy By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Entrepreneur, CEO or Both?

Deloitte’s 2011 Technology Fast 500™ Rankings announced

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Award winners were selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2006 to 2010. Bob's blog entries Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500™ Deloitte’s 2011 Technology Fast 500™ Rankings EMEA Technology Fast 500™ Fast500Med North America Technology Fast 500 The Technology Fast 500™ is an annual ranking by Deloitte of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America.

TRUFAST - A Six Disciplines Client Case Study

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TRUFAST has been using Six Disciplines since June 2006. TRUFAST Corporation was founded in Bryan, Ohio in 1981. 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. Their thoughts about using Six Discipline?

“Value” and “Waste” – Watch Them Constantly


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer “Value” and “Waste” – Watch Them Constantly “ Delivering Value ” is the buzzword these days. Companies are working ways out to deliver more value, people in organizations are evaluated based on value they create and clients seek “value-adds” in products and services they purchase. It is all a value game, I agree, and focusing on value delivery is at the core of any business.

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13,000 Years Ago


National Geographic reports on the oldest art found in the Americas : The carved bone, which depicts a walking mammoth, was found near Vero Beach in east-central Florida in 2006 or 2007. See a map of the region. Since its discovery, scientists have been working to determine the authenticity of the 13,000-year-old artifact. Now, several experiments reveal the etching is indeed ancient, scientists reported recently in the Journal of Archaeological Science

Quiet Leadership - Instead of giving Advice, Help People Think for Themselves

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I picked it up in an excellent book called Quiet Leadership (2006), by David Rock. You may know that my wife, Kathleen Scott , is a writer. She contributes regularly to the San Antonio Express-News Travel section and sometimes to the Food section.

Why “The Witch Doctors” is Wrong

First Friday Book Synopsis

More than ten years ago, I presented a synopsis of The Witch Doctors: Making Sense of the Management Gurus by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge (Times Business, 2006). The book was a scathing assessment of the management consulting industry, asking on the inside cover, “do you dream of the day when the consultants will go [.].

When You Die, How will your leadership be remembered?

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My father James Cardus died May 27, 2006…he was an educational leader for over 30 years. This is a personal post in memory of my father James Cardus – my leadership hero. To enlarge click on the photo. At his funeral I heard amazing stories about him, stories he never told me.

Women Networking on the Internet

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Often what we think ourselves and hear from our members is, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m the only one who this is happening to,’ ” says Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, the turbocharged Seattle-based author who cofounded the group in 2006. MORE, September 2011.

Return on Learning: A book review by Bob Morris

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Return on Learning: Training for High Performance at Accenture Donald Vanthournout, Tad Waddington, and other members of Accenture’s Capability Development Team Agate B2 (2006) How Accenture achieved an ROI of 353% on its commitment to enterprise learning, February 12, 2008 To the best of my knowledge, this book offers the single best source for information [.].

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