Happy Diwali 2009

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Happy Diwali 2009 It’s that time of the year when our hearts are filled with love and warmth – I wish all readers of this blog, a “VERY HAPPY DIWALI”. Photo Courtesy: mar00ned’s Flickr stream Tags: Diwali , Diwali 2009 , Happy Diwali Improvement & Development | Tanmay October 17, 2009 10 Comments By tnvora (Tanmay Vora) , October 17, 2009 @ 4:23 pm Twitter Comment What does Indian festival of DIWALI represent?

QAspire Blog 2009 – Essential Posts Redux

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer QAspire Blog 2009 – Essential Posts Redux When the year ends, we tend to retrospect. February 2009: Experiences and Learning on Respecting people This essential post touched upon the issue of respecting people at workplace. March 2009: Personal Leadership - It shines in difficult times We are all leaders - but our education, upbringing and organization structures suppresses our leadership traits.

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Distinguishing Leadership Skill Development from Management

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Home ELS Home Leadership Development Executive Leadership Training Change Management Learning Products Employee Selection Contact us Nov 10 Distinguishing Leadership Skill Development from Management By admin When we do leadership skill training, it is always important to distinguish the business leadership skills and management skills. Following is a very brief video that does that: What are your thoughts about this? Please comment below!

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Developing Leadership Skills While Kickstarting the New Year

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Categories : Uncategorized 4 Comments 1 Tuan Nguyen December 29th, 2009 at 10:22 am Ed, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. 2 WILLIAM RIVAS December 29th, 2009 at 2:36 pm ED, you really go to the core of the main elements of the creative process.

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The Difference Between Forward vs Backward Focused Leadership

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Ed Oakley and the Enlightened Leadership Team Categories : Personal Leadership book , leadership skill development 2 Comments 1 Ginger Hardisty November 24th, 2009 at 4:31 pm Backward’s focused leadership – I find to be controlling, perfectionistic and unable to see the beauty on diversity and unable to fully appreciate others’s strengths and weaknesses. 2 Judith Briles November 25th, 2009 at 1:40 pm Backward focused people are what I call the firehosers of the workplace.

What are your Biggest Challenges?

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Home ELS Home Leadership Development Executive Leadership Training Change Management Learning Products Employee Selection Contact us Nov 02 What are your Biggest Challenges? By admin Today I sent out a survey which asks you to share your toughest challenges with us. You can see the survey HERE. Please help me improve on what I am doing by taking a few minutes to answer the questions. I will be choosing a few each week and posting my feedback here on the blog.

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Personal Leadership Book: Behavioral Styles

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Ed Oakley Technorati Tags: Behavioral Styles , new book , personal leadership Categories : Personal Leadership book 6 Comments 1 Bonnie Hazzard October 12th, 2009 at 4:49 pm This was very valuable information. 2 Renea Stewart October 13th, 2009 at 7:46 am As a manager and leader of people for a number of years, I have learned the value of understanding the different styles of people who I lead, as well as those who I work with and for.

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Confession from Ed Oakley About New Leadership Book

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Categories : Uncategorized 1 Comments 1 Natalie Houghty-Haddon December 10th, 2009 at 8:59 am So sorry you’ve changed the name!

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The Relationship Between Personal Growth and Leadership Skill.

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Best wishes to the “enlightened leader&# in you, Ed Oakley and the Enlightened Leadership Team Categories : leadership skill development 1 Comments 1 Walter Givens November 12th, 2009 at 7:08 pm This is a subject that needs continue discussion because many managers do not understand the difference between management and leadership.

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President Obama's Address in Ft. Hood

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Technorati Tags: ft-hood , gratitude , obama , veterans Categories : Management/Leadership 4 Comments 1 Alexa November 11th, 2009 at 2:47 am Ed, Thank you for such sharing your thoughts with us. alexa 2 Nancy-Dru Flowers November 11th, 2009 at 9:20 am I would like to send both of them (John Robert Crowley III and Blake Ensley Fisher) e-cards from Cross Cards, to honor Veterans. 3 Ed Oakley November 11th, 2009 at 10:38 am How thoughtful of you, Nancy Dru!

Organizational Time Management for Leaders

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Jonette Crowley and the Enlightened Leadership Team Categories : Management Tips and Techniques , leadership skill development 1 Comments 1 Ed Tate December 4th, 2009 at 7:53 am Because of this article, I can see the ‘leaks’ in my own personal productivity.

Leadership – What's Love Got To Do With it?

Terry Starbucker

by Starbucker on November 29, 2009 “It’s the most powerful thing there is&# – John Wooden John Wooden is a basketball coaching legend – in his 27 years at UCLA, his teams had a winning percentage of 81%, and they won a unfathomable 10 NCAA titles. Tweet This Post Tagged as: John Wooden , Sun Tzu { 21 comments… read them below or add one } Christina November 29, 2009 at 6:02 pm This was beautiful. Ricardo Bueno December 1, 2009 at 6:46 pm I went to UCLA.

Personal Leadership Series – FLY or FALL? Five Tools for Critical.

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Home ELS Home Leadership Development Executive Leadership Training Change Management Learning Products Employee Selection Contact us Jul 23 Personal Leadership Series – FLY or FALL? Five Tools for Critical Times – Tool Number 5 By Jonette Crowley By admin In this Personal Leadership Series, Jonette Crowley, author and principle of Enlightened Leadership Solutions, presents five tools to assist us in flying, rather than falling during critical times—times of chaos, confusion and conflict.

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What matters in 2010?

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Posted on December 15, 2009 by Michael Ray Hopkin With just a few weeks left in 2009 you have no-doubt spent time thinking about the events of the past year and the growth and changes that have resulted.

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20 Easy Ways to Take Social Media A Little Less Seriously

Terry Starbucker

Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full 20 Easy Ways to Take Social Media A Little Less Seriously by Starbucker on November 22, 2009 It was bound to happen. Tweet This Post Tagged as: Social Media humor { 19 comments… read them below or add one } Deborah Taylor-French November 22, 2009 at 5:30 pm Funny! Deborah Jenn Whinnem November 22, 2009 at 8:27 pm Thank you so much for this!

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10 Leadership Battles – And How To Win Every One of Them

Terry Starbucker

Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full 10 Leadership Battles – And How To Win Every One of Them by Starbucker on November 1, 2009 In our quest to become great leaders we take on a constant stream of internal battles. Tweet This Post { 20 comments… read them below or add one } Kimba Green November 2, 2009 at 8:57 am This should be laminated and put on everyone’s desk!

The 7 Most Important Words Any Leader Can Hear (or Say)

Terry Starbucker

December 6, 2009 at 8:02 pm Thanks so much for the reminder. Ideas With A Kick December 7, 2009 at 2:17 pm Being right is an overrated thing from my perspective. Eduard Christina December 7, 2009 at 3:11 pm I learned this same lesson when I worked as a tour guide at a welcome center. Jeremy December 8, 2009 at 10:02 am We’ll never know it all. Starbucker December 8, 2009 at 10:21 am Thanks Marshall, Eduard, Christina, and Jeremy for your comments!

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15 Basic Steps To Mind-Blowing Customer Service: Lessons From A.

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Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full 15 Basic Steps To Mind-Blowing Customer Service: Lessons From A Paris Produce Shop by Starbucker on December 27, 2009 My wife and I have been in Paris on a two week vacation, spending the holidays in one of my favorite cities in the world. Best to you, Robin Alexander Duque December 27, 2009 at 10:11 pm Great post!

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IZEAFest at SeaWorld 2009 Recap

Managing Communities

From October 1-4, I attended the IZEAFest conference at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. It was somewhat of a last minute booking because I was lucky enough to win a pass from Table for Five and be able to share a room, for the first three nights, with my unbelievably gracious friend Wayne Sutton, who was [.].

Five myths about leadership

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3 Responses Chris Fillebrown , on January 1, 2010 at 8:07 pm said: In October of 2009 I started the Frame of Reference blog to focus on the innovation space.

Time Management Systems

Survive Your Promotion

Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← Challenges for Technical Managers Your team members have lives too… → Time Management Systems Posted on November 25, 2009 by Katy This post is a 2 for 1. Survive Your Promotion!

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The Currency of Leadership

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Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← Your team members have lives too… Building a Business Case for IT Spending → The Currency of Leadership Posted on December 2, 2009 by Katy As an individual contributor, your primary method of adding value to your organization is the quality and quantity of your work. Survive Your Promotion!

The price of leadership

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6 Responses The Vision Quest « Where the Product Management Tribe Gathers , on December 22, 2009 at 8:51 am said: [.]

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Prioritization Using the Eisenhower Method | Survive Your Promotion!

Survive Your Promotion

Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← Understanding Communication and Personality Styles Motivation → Prioritization Using the Eisenhower Method Posted on December 17, 2009 by Katy Prioritization is the act of ranking projects and tasks according to their importance and level of urgency. Survive Your Promotion!

Free Goal Planning Toolkit!

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Posted on December 30, 2009 by Katy To help you start off 2010 right I am offering a four part goal planning toolkit completely FREE! Survive Your Promotion! Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← Motivation Aligning Team Goals with Organizational Objectives → FREE Goal Planning Toolkit!

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A Leader's 5 Keys to No Nonsense Communication

Terry Starbucker

Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full A Leader’s 5 Keys to No Nonsense Communication by Starbucker on December 13, 2009 I like words. Tweet This Post Tagged as: Leadership , leadership communication { 10 comments… read them below or add one } Karl Staib - Work Happy Now December 13, 2009 at 10:30 pm Negation words are my least favorite in this group.

My Epic Blog World & New Media Expo 2009 Recap

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For the second consecutive year, I made the pilgrimage to the holy land that is Las Vegas for Blog World & New Media Expo, which ran from October 15-17. Attending conferences like this is always a reunion of sorts where I hang out with people I already know and meet people face to face for the [.].

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Aligning Team Goals with Organizational Objectives « Survive Your.

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But I don’t want a POS… → Aligning Team Goals with Organizational Objectives Posted on December 30, 2009 by Katy Alignment is a hot topic in management. Survive Your Promotion! Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← FREE Goal Planning Toolkit!

The Most Important Blog Post You'll Ever Read

Terry Starbucker

Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full The Most Important Blog Post You’ll Ever Read by Starbucker on October 25, 2009 … is out there somewhere. You just need to find it. And in a land of over 100 million blogs , how is that possible? And besides, blog posts don’t change lives, right? Wrong. They can, and they have. I’m living proof of that.

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Understanding Communication and Personality Styles | Survive Your.

Survive Your Promotion

Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← Evaluating Your Strengths Prioritization Using the Eisenhower Method → Understanding Communication and Personality Styles Posted on December 16, 2009 by Katy To be effective as a manager it’s helpful if you understand and adapt your own communication style when you are interacting with other members of your team.

Evaluating Your Strengths

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Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← Building a Business Case for IT Spending Understanding Communication and Personality Styles → Evaluating Your Strengths Posted on December 9, 2009 by Katy A great exercise for any new manager is to do a personal SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis. Survive Your Promotion!

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Motivation

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→ Motivation Posted on December 22, 2009 by Katy As the end of the year approaches it’s a good time to take stock of how committed your team members are feeling about their jobs before they make New Year’s resolutions to find new ones. Survive Your Promotion!

Adjusting your Mindset – Part 2 | Survive Your Promotion!

Survive Your Promotion

Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← Adjusting your Mindset – Part 1 Challenges for Technical Managers → Adjusting your Mindset – Part 2 Posted on November 24, 2009 by Katy The second mindset adjustment involves being held responsible for more work than you could possibly complete by yourself. Survive Your Promotion!

Your team members have lives too…

Survive Your Promotion

Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← Time Management Systems The Currency of Leadership → Your team members have lives too… Posted on November 30, 2009 by Katy All managers should have a realistic understanding of the ebb and flow of their team’s lives outside of work. Survive Your Promotion!

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Book Review: Halftime

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Challenges for Technical Managers

Survive Your Promotion

Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← Adjusting your Mindset – Part 2 Time Management Systems → Challenges for Technical Managers Posted on November 25, 2009 by Katy The technical manager is generally the customer facing portion of a technical team. Survive Your Promotion!

Guest Post: Market Sensing is not Crop Dusting

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One Response Sarah Mitchell , on August 17, 2009 at 10:28 pm said: Hi Jim, Your story about crop dusting reminded me about the way Sam Walton used to conduct research for a new Wal-Mart when he was first expanding his business.

Supertramp Talks Social Media – 30 Years Before It Exists

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Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full Supertramp Talks Social Media – 30 Years Before It Exists by Starbucker on October 11, 2009 This morning, as I was driving back from Starbucks with my morning latte, I had a vision of sorts. JK October 12, 2009 at 10:57 am Not only do I remember all these titles but I have them all on my MP4! Frances December 9, 2009 at 12:02 pm Love the nod to Supertramp!!

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Lead with integrity

Lead on Purpose

Do hard things

Lead on Purpose

9 Responses Doing Hard Things | Sheri Larsen’s Flying Cloud , on October 16, 2009 at 11:04 am said: [.] Reply Enrico Varella , on October 21, 2009 at 9:14 pm said: Congratulations on your 3:30 marathon PR, Michael. Reply Michael Ray Hopkin , on October 23, 2009 at 2:01 pm said: Enrico, you are spot on about the the benefits of doing hard things. on November 1, 2009 at 11:01 pm said: [.] Reply MAPping Company Success , on November 2, 2009 at 2:34 am said: [.]

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Capturing ideas

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9 Responses themadpeacock , on November 26, 2009 at 6:12 pm said: Finding a way to capture them when they happen is half the battle, for that I most often use the voice memo feature on my phone. Reply Michael Ray Hopkin , on November 28, 2009 at 9:14 pm said: I like the idea of using voice memos to capture ideas. Michael Reply Product Management Reader: 30Nov09 | The Productologist: Exploring the Depths of Product Management , on November 30, 2009 at 5:44 am said: [.]

Trust – the key to success

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Or, How To Make Micromanagement Work For You | Product Management Meets Pop Culture , on November 25, 2009 at 7:01 am said: [.]

Value comes from work

Lead on Purpose

2 Responses Igor , on August 26, 2009 at 1:58 am said: Well said, It is true that in order to trully appreceate what you have – you need to work for it. Igor Reply Michael Ray Hopkin , on August 26, 2009 at 9:43 am said: Igor, thank you for the comment.