No Joke: The April 1st, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the April 1st, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival! I started hosting this Carnival in July, 2008, my second year of blogging. I’ve never been a fan of practical jokes, so April fool’s Day is one of my least favorite days of the year.

The December 2013 Leadership Development Carnival: Leadership at the Movies Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

Back in 2008 I wrote a post called “ 20 Best Leadership Movies; Break Out the Popcorn ”. The movies can be a rich source of leadership inspiration and help us identify role models and examples of leadership skills and characteristics that we can choose to develop.

StrategyDriven Editorial Perspective – Panic of 1907 vs Great Recession of 2008

Strategy Driven

This year, 2013, marks the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve System, and central bankers are taking a historical perspective. By 2008, losses from these portfolios were causing banks to fail. By 2008, losses from these portfolios were causing banks to fail.

2013 Trends and The Power of Women

Women on Business

I was recently asked to think about how 2013 trends will impact women in the work force and how women will impact the trends. But many of the trends are picking up speed now and should become even more pronounced in 2013. Guest Post By: Andrea Simon, PhD.,

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Malcolm Gladwell on “Annals of Innovation: Social Media & Social Change”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries (2005) and the Art of Battling Giants (October 2013) Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking David and Goliath: Underdogs Malcolm Gladwell on "Annals of Innovation: Social Media & Social Change" Misfits Outliers: The Story of Success (2008) The New Yorker The Tipping Point (2000) The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference (2000) What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures (2009) why social media cannot provide what social change has always required

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A Lesson in Valuing People

Michael Lee Stallard

Ratan Tata, head of the Tata Group of companies, showed he valued employees and their families as human beings following a terrorist attack on the Tata-owned Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel in Mumbai, India on November 26, 2008, six years ago this week. human value leadership connection culture Crisis Human Value india Leaders in Crisis Mumbai November 26 2008 Ratan Tata Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel Tata Group Values

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Malcolm Gladwell on “ANNALS OF BUSINESS: When underdogs break the rules”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is the first portion of an article written by Malcolm Gladwell for The New Yorker. To read the complete article and others of his, please click here. * * * When Vivek Ranadivé decided to coach his daughter Anjali’s basketball team, he settled on two principles. The first was that he would never raise […].

Leadership at the Movies Edition

Lead Change Blog

Back in 2008 I wrote a post called “20 Best Leadership Movies; Break Out the Popcorn”.

Nelson Mandela Dies Today at 95

Leading Blog

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, died today at the age of 95. He spent 27 years in prison for battling the apartheid government, but it transformed him. He became the Mandela we know with a remarkable capacity to forgive and a moral courage that would heal the wounds of his country.

Responsiveness in the New Era of Responsibility

Lead Change Blog

This is an improvement since 2008 but it represents too many losses that were totally preventable. Posted in Community Involvement Self Leadership Consider the state of Tennessee, where I live. 932 deaths occured by suicide, a rate of 14.7 per 100,000, in 2010.

New Gallup Study: Most Americans unhappy at work

First Friday Book Synopsis

workplace covering 2008 through 2010. Business Leaders report File 2013 State of the American Workplace Report information about how companies can accelerate employee engagement New Gallup Study: Most Americans unhappy at work the American workplace from 2010 through 2012 The State of the American Workplace The State of the American Workplace: Employee Engagement Insights for U.S.

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Three Rules to Deliver the Best Possible Performance for as Long as Possible

Leading Blog

When the recession hit in 2008, Abercrombie & Fitch (one of their exceptional companies) was criticized for not cutting their prices as most other retailers did. Michael Raynor and Mumtaz Ahmed went looking for those companies that were good enough for long enough to be considered exceptional and to rule out luck as the primary source of their performance. What they found they present in The Three Rules : How Exceptional Companies Think.

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Winners Are Born In Difficult Times

Tanveer Naseer

2013 Awards. 2) CIPD, (2012 and 2008). Learning and Talent Development Report, 2012, and Who Learns at Work, 2008. The following is a guest post by Therese S. Kinal.

Why Great Brands Lose Their Way

In the CEO Afterlife

This company lost $5 billion in 2012 and hasn’t made a profit since 2008. Never in the history of marketing has there been so much talk about branding. The conversation in the world of branding is well beyond product and service brand discussion by marketers and ad agencies.

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Decoding The Truth Of Leading Multi-Generational Workforces

Tanveer Naseer

1) Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project Spring Tracking Survey 2013. 2008). 2013), La Gestion des ressources humaines, tendances, enjeux et pratiques actuelles, 5e édition, Montréal : ERPI-Pearson Education, à paraître. (8)

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Leading For A Better Tomorrow

Tanveer Naseer

But lacking divine guidance, management must make sure that these difficult responsibilities are not overlooked or neglected.” – Management, revised edition, 2008 What strategies do you have for maximum effectiveness in the present while not neglecting long-range goals?

The Number One Reason Employees Get Sick.Perceived Unfairness at Work

Great Leadership By Dan

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Donate to Dress for Success by Rounding-up Your JCPenney Purchases

Women on Business

We featured Dress for Success on Women on Business back in 2008 and support the organization’s efforts.

Four Ways to Grow Your Business

Chart Your Course

According to a May 2013 survey from email marketing company Constant Contact, 59 percent of small businesses say running their business is harder today than it was five years ago.

060: Leading the Starbucks Way: 5 Principles for Connecting with Your Customers, Your Products and Your People | with Joseph Michelli

Engaging Leader

But in 2008, Howard Scedultz returned to the helm as CEO and implemented a transformation agenda, and today Starbucks is back on top in terms of profitability, popularity, and downright love from its customers. Starbucks has become one of the best-loved and trusted brands in the world.

Futren’s Strategies for Employee Retention

Chart Your Course

Despite industry challenges and the 2008 recession, Futren has continued to prosper and expand. The company manages Indian Hills Country Club and The Georgian Club in Marietta, and acquired Woodland Hills Golf Course in Cartersville in February 2013.

Leadership Development "Moneyball"

Great Leadership By Dan

Integrate with talent management” (Source: 2008 High-Impact Leadership Development ; 2009: Best Practices, Bersin). This post was originally published in SmartBrief on Leadership 7/25/2013: “Moneyball” was a book and movie based on Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane and his use of statistics (sabermetrics, to be precise) to get the most production out of his team by spending the least amount of money.

052: How to Use Stories to Engage People | featuring Steve Kloyda from The Prospecting Expert

Engaging Leader

In a 2008 TIME magazine poll of 1,002 registered voters, about 30% of respondents said a movie had changed their mind about an issue. Who would you say has had the most influence over people in the last several decades? Politicians? Teachers?

Retirement and Your Finances – From the Women on Business Archives

Women on Business

Business Women are Poorer in Retirement than Their Male Counterparts : From 2008, this article shows that the problems women face in retirement due to the gender wage gap have been going on for a long time. The start of a new year is a great time to re-evaluate your finances and retirement savings plan.

Unlikely Source for Success

Dave Bratcher

In 2008, I found myself in this situation. Ever wonder why some succeed and others don’t? This fact is the motivation behind my desire to ask those who have succeeded what it was that got them there.

Chart Your Course - Untitled Article

Chart Your Course

Despite industry challenges and the 2008 recession, Futren has continued to prosper and expand. The company manages Indian Hills Country Club and The Georgian Club in Marietta, and acquired Woodland Hills Golf Course in Cartersville in February 2013.

Leadership Profile: Zig Ziglar | Thoughts for the Everyday Leader

Nathan Magnuson

January 7, 2013. Here are the ones I’ve found to be the most helpful: How to Stay Motivated (19 CD set) – I purchased this CD set in 2008 while on a military deployment in the Middle East. © 2013 Thoughts for the Everyday Leader — Standard by 8BIT. Home About Coaching Contact Guest Posts Archives. Thoughts for the Everyday Leader. by Nathan Magnuson. Home / Leadership Profiles / Leadership Profile: Zig Ziglar. Leadership Profile: Zig Ziglar.

Powerful Question #2 | Thoughts for the Everyday Leader

Nathan Magnuson

February 6, 2013. I spent most of 2008 deployed in Iraq with the Army. © 2013 Thoughts for the Everyday Leader — Standard by 8BIT. Home About Coaching Contact Guest Posts Archives. Thoughts for the Everyday Leader. by Nathan Magnuson. Home / Powerful Questions / Powerful Question #2. Powerful Question #2. — 8 Comments.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Organization’s Culture

CO2

Their aggressive posture led to significant financial troubles in the market downturn of 2008; in bull markets, though, they tend to fare far better. by Calvin Guyer We have all heard the phrase “Culture eats strategy for lunch (or breakfast, or dinner).”

Grassroots Leadership by the Rising Middle Class

Coaching Tip

A 2008 Goldman Sachs GS -1.47% report defined this group as those with incomes between $6,000 and $30,000 a year and predicted that it would grow by some two billion people by 2030. Source: The Wall Street Journal, June 29, 2013.

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What you listen to can determine your mood and your fate.

Strategy Driven

Fast forward to 2008. Everyone has their own time machine. The only question is: how are you using it? The time machine I’m referring to is music. The music you grew up with and the music you listen to every day.

Don’t Lean In. Find Balance.

CO2

She went to Harvard Business School, achieved a great deal of professional and financial success with Google, and has been the COO of Facebook since 2008. Sheryl Sandberg’s new book ( Lean In ) is out or should I say “in.”

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Mental Rehearsal: The Secret to Superior Performance

Your Voice of Encouragement

This mental practice, combined with intense physical practice, led to repeated Gold medals and the setting of world records during the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games. When you observe truly outstanding performers in any field, it’s like looking at the tip of an iceberg.

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High Performance Team Building Certificate Program

Mike Cardus

The 2013 program runs from March 6 to May 1. I received a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) in 2008 where I learned the theories on much of what was talked about in class.

Coaching

Six Disciplines

By 2008, ICF membership exceeded 14,000. . Coaching is a mainstay of corporate organizational development and has experienced a long evolution since its beginnings in the late 1950''s. Growth of the coaching industry was rapid in the 1980''s, when it was hailed as a management tool for improving work performance and for building teams. In a 1996 Newsweek article, Thomas Leonard, considered to be one of the fathers of business coaching, estimated there were 1,000 coaches nationwide.

In 100 Words: The Art of Seeing Possibilities

QAspire

Tech 2008 Video where he shows what it means to live in a world of possibilities. Benjamin Zander’s book “ The Art of Possibility ” starts with this story: A shoe factory sends two marketing scouts to a region of Africa to study the prospects for expanding business.

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Scott Berkun on “What To Do When Things Go Wrong”

First Friday Book Synopsis

In Making Ideas Happen: Mastering Project Management (O’Reilly Media 2008), Scott Berkun provides an abundance of information, insights, and counsel on how to master project management, whatever the nature and extent of a project may be. Inevitably, problems develop once a new initiative begins. What to do? Here’s Scott’s advice. * * * 1. Calm […].

Karl Weber: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Weber’s recent projects include the New York Times bestseller Creating a World Without Poverty, co-authored with Muhammad Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize (2008) and its sequel, Building Social Business (2010); the New [.]. Karl Weber is a writer and editor specializing in topics from business and personal finance to politics and current affairs.

Finding Keepers: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Finding Keepers: The Monster Guide to Hiring and Holding the World’s Best Employees Steve Pogorzelski and Jesse Harriott with Doug Hardy McGraw-Hill (2008) Finding “keepers” is only one step in a perilous process. Here’s what you need to know about the complete engagement cycle. I cannot recall a prior time in U.S. business history when [.]. Bob's blog entries as commodities?

Coaching

Six Disciplines

By 2008, ICF membership exceeded 14,000. . Coaching is a mainstay of corporate organizational development and has experienced a long evolution since its beginnings in the late 1950's. Growth of the coaching industry was rapid in the 1980's, when it was hailed as a management tool for improving work performance and for building teams. In a 1996 Newsweek article, Thomas Leonard, considered to be one of the fathers of business coaching, estimated there were 1,000 coaches nationwide.

Why Managers are Catalysts in Managing and Developing Talent?

QAspire

But a 2008 research by Hewitt and Human Capital Institute reveals that less than 10% of managers are held accountable for development of people and less than 5% are competent enough to develop others.

My Take on the Walking Desk

Engaging Leader

I have used a standing desk since 2008. I first began seriously considering a walking desk in 2013 after reading EAT MOVE SLEEP and interviewing the author, Tom Rath. This week, I added a small treadmill to my setup, thus stepping up to a walking desk.

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Dancing Priest: How a Book Was Born

Ron Edmondson

The rewriting and editing continued until 2008. This is a guest post by Glynn Young. Glynn authored a book that I can literally say is going to be one of my all time favorites, and I just read it last month. And, it’s fiction.

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