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Leading and Learning: How to Feed a Community


When I started this blog in April 2006, little did I understand about how a community works. It became quite clear to me that.

Are you letting conflicts fester?


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How to Establish Thought Leadership? Interview With Dr. Liz Alexander


It is the most important tool we have as professionals to build our personal brand and establish credibility. What is thought leadership?

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

Pain VS Gain: How to Best Motivate Buyers to Buy

The Empowered Buisness

I’m so glad you’re going to be a doctor.”. In contrast, how might Dad respond? “A Do you know how much money it costs? A doctor?

Your Organization Wastes Time. Here’s How to Fix It.

Harvard Business Review

A year into their jobs, how many employees still have the unbridled energy and enthusiasm that they brought with them to their first day on the job? How many still believe they can make a difference? Organizations waste too much time - see how Bain helps them manage it like money in this 10-minute video slide deck. Share.

How To Sustain Team Success Through The Storms of Adversity, Uncertainty, And Change

Tim Milburn

Perkins, Author of Into the Storm: Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race. Be willing to sail into the storm.

Open Business Models: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

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.” multiple segmentations and "inside-out" mindset

How to Create Remarkable Teams PART 2 – Collaboration

The Atman Group

All of what I describe here applies to building remarkable teams as well as building a remarkable culture in your organization. 2000). return).

How to Utilize the Team Excellence Assessment


TO GET STARTED Contact our office (Kelli) at 303-729-0540 or for information about how to register your team.

Speaking Tips: The Introduction


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

How to Pull Your Company Out of a Tailspin

Harvard Business Review

At any given moment, about 5%–7% of companies either are in free fall or are about to be. Of those who do, about half have to fundamentally redefine at least a part of their core business in order to save themselves. But these forms of external turbulence tend to be the trigger of free fall, not the cause.

Brand Exposure

N2Growth Blog

Have you figured out how to apply the laws of scarcity to brand management? Whether you’re assessing the strength of a personal or corporate brand, finding the appropriate level of brand exposure is key to sustainable growth in brand equity. They pay attention to the both the frequency and reach of their exposure.

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Zag: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Beck Marty Neumeier Peachpit Press The Attention Economy: Understanding the New Currency of Business The Brand Gap Thomas H. Davenport Zag: The Number One Strategy of High-Performance Brands

How To Create Lasting Influence | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

As a leader your “Influence Quotient” is the IQ you need to pay attention to. Trust Matters…. Thanks for stopping by David. Squarely.

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, [.].

How to Optimize Your Team-Based Learning & Development | Making.


Today, I want to talk about an important aspect of team-based learning that will make a big difference in your level of success. I sure can.

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.

Personal Leadership Book: Behavioral Styles


Watch and comment, sharing your perspectives and experiences, to help us write the book! To the “enlightened leader&# in you!

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How to Engage Employees, Customers, and Followers [video]

Engaging Leader

Whether engaging employees, followers, customers, or your children, you need to be effective at all 6 Cs of engagement.

How to Test Your Advertising Quickly, Cheaply, and Effectively

Harvard Business Review

In fact, that's why I subject myself to the ordeal. Yet in hindsight it's hard to imagine Broadband and White Sand generating the same buzz.

How to Build a Brand | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Keep your word: Living up to expectations (brand promise) is critical if you want to keep your brand from going into free-fall.

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. They understand that to lead others effectively, they first have to lead themselves effectively. They endeavor to live at their best so they can lead at their best. What do you need to adjust?

Facing Challenges | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

My question is this: have you taken the time to do the necessary planning? How can I make the most of this situation? Thanks. Get help.

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Efficient vs. Effective | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

So much so, that I have really come to cringe every time I hear the word efficiency. I can use a hand grenade to kill a mosquito.

Using Outdated Management Practices Can Be Very Costly

Deming Institute

Wells Fargo to pay $150 million-plus over allegations its workers opened fake accounts.

Drinking the Talent Kool-Aid | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

then you are likely just paying lip service to the value of talent. They often talk the talk, but rarely do they walk the walk. I Think Not.

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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?

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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.

Shut-up & Listen | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Take a moment and reflect back on any great leader that comes to mind…you’ll find that they are very adept at reading between the lines.

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What’s the Biggest Idea in Corporate Culture Today?

Marshall Goldsmith

The practice of executive coaching introduced corporate culture to an exciting new idea: the end of shame. Under the guidance of a coach, it’s OK to admit what you don’t know and ask for help. A good coach takes away that fear, and uses feedback and self-analysis to guide clients toward positive and lasting behavioral change.

QAspire Blog: Practical Insights on Quality, Management.


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer People Focus - 2010 Management Improvement Carnival Samba Carnival at Helsinki 2009 - Photo by Tanmay Vora Some of my most significant learning in quality and continuous improvement have come from John Hunter’s Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog. Some very valuable career advice there.

Humility and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

As my wife has always said, “Those who talk the most usually have the least to say.&# Is it possible to be a leader without being humble?

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Managing Board Relations | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Conversely, and just as easily, they can be a significant contributor to your undoing resulting in an early and unnecessary demise. I Think Not.

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Quality? Excellence? What?


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer Quality? This led to some more thinking and here’s what I realized: Quality is generally extrinsic. We write our processes to get certified against a certain standard. It is our innate desire to go out of our way to deliver a superior experience. Excellence? What?

Loyalty vs. Tenure | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Tenure Inhibits Change and Cripples Innovation : Organizations that favor tenure also tend to be prone to majoring in the minors.

Bonus or No Bonus? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

There is a tremendous amount of conflicting data as to whether or not incentive compensation in any form is an effective motivation tool.

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The Disconnected Leader | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Trust me when I tell you that being out of touch is never a good position to find yourself in as the CEO. We have no private offices. Kutz, F.

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Leadership & Initiative Overload | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Fact : bright, talented executives with a bias to action will often take on more than they should. It's like going to the food bar hungry.

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You know you are competing on analytics when….

First Friday Book Synopsis

In an article that appeared in Harvard Business Review (January 2006), Thomas H. Davenport explains how to become an analytics competitor: champion analytics from the top, create a single analytics initiative, focus on your analytics efforts, establish an analytics culture, hire the right people, and use the right technology (ies).