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

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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.

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!

Prioritization Using the Eisenhower Method | Survive Your Promotion!

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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 ← 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. Contact me to see what a little coaching can do for your career!

The price of leadership

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Regardless of the cost, the investment in building relationships is critical to succeeding in your current role and building the foundation on which to grow your career. 6 Responses The Vision Quest « Where the Product Management Tribe Gathers , on December 22, 2009 at 8:51 am said: [.]

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Evaluating Your Strengths

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 ← 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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Book Review: Halftime

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This is the time when most people focus more on their careers and less on others (and other significant causes). Bob talks about how his career (in TV station business) took off. Filed under: Leadership , Purpose Tagged: | beliefs , Bob Buford , career , Halftime , significance , success « Building your position Real-world examples of customer service » Like Be the first to like this post.

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Three steps to the next big opportunity

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You’ll find satisfaction in knowing you helped someone else, and doing so will benefit your career. Filed under: Purpose , Product Management / Marketing Tagged: | opportunities , career advancement , flexibility « A new Leadership Development Carnival Book Review: The Three Laws of Performance » Like Be the first to like this post.

The 85% Solution for Happiness at Work

Terry Starbucker

Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full The 85% Solution for Happiness at Work by Starbucker on September 27, 2009 Columnist Alina Tugend is tired of hearing about “ finding our passion &# in the workplace. But that shouldn’t stand in our way of a general sense of career enjoyment, or finding some meaning in what we do. MR October 5, 2009 at 4:58 pm Very insightful.

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Exclusive: Chris Garrett Reveals His Secrets of Success (and More.

Terry Starbucker

How do you balance those two things in successfully moving forward with your career?

How A Glass Half Full Helped Me (And Can Help You Too)

Terry Starbucker

Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full How A Glass Half Full Helped Me (And Can Help You Too) by Starbucker on December 20, 2009 TerryStarbucker.com turns 4 on 12/25; Today, in marking this anniversary, I tell the story of how my philosophy of "Half-Fullism" was born. “I’m How I dealt with this reality formed the basis of an entirely new approach to my career, and to my life.

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'Tis the Season for (Product) Camping

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It’s also a time to step back and take a fresh look at the direction your career is headed. 3 Responses Robin Zaragoza , on July 9, 2009 at 12:06 pm said: For those looking for a ProductCamp soon… NYC is next week… July 18th. Reply Michael Ray Hopkin , on July 9, 2009 at 1:39 pm said: Robin, thank you for the comment.

Leaving the nest

Lead on Purpose

I’m very proud of how well she did in high school and am impressed with her clear understanding of what she wants to pursue as a career. 2 Responses Chelsea , on August 24, 2009 at 6:59 am said: what a sweet story, You must be very proud:-) X C Reply Stewart Rogers , on September 6, 2009 at 4:53 pm said: Not sure what to say, but this made me smile.

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Perverse Incentive Compensation

Tony Mayo

From TED : Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think.

Keeping the best

Lead on Purpose

Increased responsibilities and the opportunity to work on challenging tasks rank among the top factors in career satisfaction. 3 Responses Bret Simmons , on October 27, 2009 at 5:48 am said: Glad you blogged on this WSJ article, Michael. Bret Reply Michael Ray Hopkin , on October 27, 2009 at 11:47 am said: Bret, I couldn’t agree more that this advice applies to employees (or volunteers for that matter) at all levels.

Five ways to make yourself more valuable

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The people who are the most secure in their careers follow similar patterns of behavior. Practicing the five actions listed above will increase your value to your company and accelerate your career growth. Filed under: Knowledge , Leadership , Learning , Purpose , Trust Tagged: | career , competition , confidence , Eric Hoffer , Learning , success , value « Book Review: Find Your Great Work Success is not a zero-sum game » Like Be the first to like this post.

Quotes to Energize Your Monday!

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Joy By Tanmay Vora , November 16, 2009 @ 7:59 am Hi Joy - thanks for stopping by. By Devdeep, November 16, 2009 @ 12:21 pm Hello Sir, Thanks for this article. Devdeep By Tanmay Vora , November 16, 2009 @ 2:33 pm Devdeep - for sure. Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Quotes to Energize Your Monday! Once in a month, I spend some good time reading books at Crossword.

Top 10 Project Management Mistakes You Should Avoid

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Thanks By Tanmay Vora , December 22, 2009 @ 4:31 pm Avani, Thanks for stopping by. Jim Steffen) , December 23, 2009 @ 9:13 am Twitter Comment RT @/pawarm Not saying “No” when required is another big (project) management mistake - [link to post] (v. Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Top 10 Project Management Mistakes You Should Avoid I was recently studying the anatomy of failed/troubled projects and following came out as a learning.

Where to start

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When it comes to your career and your ability to become a great leader, the word ‘invest’ is perceptive. 2 Responses PuristProductManagement , on June 12, 2009 at 3:36 pm said: Yes, couldn’t agree more, I think that personal investment is absolutely critical. Reply Stewart Rogers , on June 16, 2009 at 5:59 am said: “50% of your time in leading yourself—your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, conduct.

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Realities of change

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In his post The Realities of Change , Mark presents ten truths to help you progress in your career. One Response Mark Sanborn , on June 20, 2009 at 8:05 am said: Thanks for linking to my article.

Forward progress

Lead on Purpose

At the same time you also need to focus on your career and your personal progress.

Invisible Cost of “Toxic” Leadership

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New post from @tnvora Invisible Cost of “Toxic&# Leadership [link to post] - Posted using Chat Catcher By Rflectionldrshp (Tom Glover) , December 8, 2009 @ 8:29 pm Twitter Comment Do you have a toxic leader? Check out this post from @tnvora: Invisible Cost of “Toxic&# Leadership [link to post] - Posted using Chat Catcher By brandleadership (John S) , December 8, 2009 @ 8:30 pm Twitter Comment RT @Rflectionldrshp: Do you have a toxic leader?

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So you've been promoted…

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 → So you’ve been promoted… Posted on November 24, 2009 by Katy It’s a big moment. You wanted to make more money or have more responsibility or be able to prove to your family and friends that you’ve truly made it in your career. Survive Your Promotion!

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Monday Thoughts (Thanks to Paul Schwend)

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Some thoughts from “Soul Happy&# to kickstart your Monday: [link to post] - Posted using Chat Catcher By tnvora (Tanmay Vora) , December 7, 2009 @ 8:26 am Twitter Comment QAspire Blog: Monday Thoughts (Thanks to Paul Schwend) [link to post] - Posted using Chat Catcher By PaulSchwend (Paul Schwend) , December 7, 2009 @ 1:26 pm Twitter Comment RT @tnvora: Thanks to @paulschwend for making my weekend.

Seth Godin's “What Matters Now” and a Few More Gems

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read on ) Nicholas Bate honored me by including me in his list of Bloggers of The Year 2009 – what an incredible way to encourage others! » « Chat Catcher — December 19, 2009 @ 5:48 am Bret L Simmons (drbret) « QAspire Blog - Quality, Management, Leadership & Life! » « Chat Catcher — December 19, 2009 @ 6:31 am Tanmay Vora (tnvora) « QAspire Blog - Quality, Management, Leadership & Life!

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#QUALITYtweet – Book Release

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Check it out on Amazon: [link to post] - Posted using Chat Catcher By tnvora (Tanmay Vora) , December 2, 2009 @ 11:29 pm Twitter Comment Thrilled to have paperback copy of my book #QUALITYtweet in my hands! Check it out on Amazon: [link to post] - Posted using Chat Catcher By UpbeatNow (Rajesh Setty) , December 2, 2009 @ 11:30 pm Twitter Comment RT @tnvora Thrilled to have paperback copy of my book #QUALITYtweet in my hands!

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Full of Life 35

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Posted using Chat Catcher By LeaderTalk (Becky Robinson) , November 20, 2009 @ 9:30 pm Twitter Comment RT @tnvora: QAspire Blog: “Full of Life 35″ [link to post] - How can you say if someone is “full of life&# ? Joy By Devdeep, November 21, 2009 @ 12:22 pm Its always a pleasure and delight to have a kid around us, it gives an insight of our own childhood. By Tanmay , November 25, 2009 @ 1:21 pm Thanks Hemal - for stopping by and commenting.

Your Voice of Encouragement: Why Parents Need to Read to their.

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Tuesday, December 1, 2009 Why Parents Need to Read to their Children "One of the greatest gifts adults can give--to their offspring and to their society--is to read to children.&# - Carl Sagan I began my first career out of college as an elementary school teacher, and my masters degree focused on how children learn to read. Reading aloud can really last a lifetime December 1, 2009 9:25 AM Denny Coates said. December 1, 2009 10:15 AM Linky said.

Announcing the article series - “QUALITYtweet”

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RT @culturalofferin: QUALITYtweet at QAspire @tnvora [link to post] - Posted using Chat Catcher By Steve Roesler , November 13, 2009 @ 8:11 pm Tanmay, I’m eager to follow this one–thank you for taking it on! The Paradox of Choices By Tanmay , November 13, 2009 @ 9:00 pm Thank you Steve! » Article Series on Quality – A Round-Up — November 18, 2009 @ 8:35 am RSS feed for comments on this post.

Article Series on Quality – A Round-Up

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Tags: Activegarage , improvement , organizational change management , productivity , Quality , Quality Assurance , quality centric culture , software quality Leadership , Managing People , Process Improvement , Quality , Round Ups | admin November 18, 2009 3 Comments Other Links to this Post QAspire Blog - Quality, Management, Leadership & Life!

Managers, Nurture Creativity. Don't Kill It!

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What NOT to do in Customer Service 7

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RT @LeaderTalk: RT @tnvora: Posted: What NOT to do in Customer Service 7 - [link to post] - Posted using Chat Catcher By TwistedByKnaves, November 10, 2009 @ 10:00 am Well, of course. By Tanmay , November 10, 2009 @ 5:42 pm @TwistedbyKnaves - I have seen trained professionals committing elementary errors in pressure situations. Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer What NOT to do in Customer Service 7 I know I have been silent since long, thanks to hectic travel last week.

Stop Comparing Yourself to Others!

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Wednesday, December 23, 2009 Stop Comparing Yourself to Others! About "Your Voice of Encouragement" During my professional career of more than 35 years, Ive found myself in the role of coaching, encouraging, and helping others deal with their challenges. I was listening to an interview of one of my good friends, Debbie Phillips , as she focused on the seven mistakes that keep someone from being "A Woman on Fire."

Your Voice of Encouragement: Encouraging Children: My Mentor John.

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Wednesday, December 9, 2009 Encouraging Children: My Mentor John Rosemond Got It Wrong This Time Ive been a fan of parenting expert and psychologist John Rosemond for more than 10 years. December 10, 2009 11:38 AM Meredith Bell said. December 10, 2009 12:59 PM Linky said. Regards Linky December 10, 2009 3:57 PM Linky said. Regards Linky December 10, 2009 3:58 PM Denny Coates said. December 10, 2009 4:13 PM shari said.

What You Don't Know about Anger Can Ruin Your Relationships

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Thursday, October 29, 2009 What You Dont Know about Anger Can Ruin Your Relationships Many years ago I learned two things about anger that have impacted my relationships ever since. About "Your Voice of Encouragement" During my professional career of more than 35 years, Ive found myself in the role of coaching, encouraging, and helping others deal with their challenges.

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How Assumptions Influence Our Behavior

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Tuesday, November 24, 2009 How Assumptions Influence Our Behavior Recently we had a strong storm pass through southeast Virginia. About "Your Voice of Encouragement" During my professional career of more than 35 years, Ive found myself in the role of coaching, encouraging, and helping others deal with their challenges.

Free Yourself from Outdated Expectations

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Thursday, October 22, 2009 Free Yourself from Outdated Expectations "Ive got to make the bed every morning before I can leave for work," my friend complained as we were having lunch one day. October 22, 2009 8:31 PM shilpa said. About "Your Voice of Encouragement" During my professional career of more than 35 years, Ive found myself in the role of coaching, encouraging, and helping others deal with their challenges.

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Accountability - Accept Responsibility for Your Actions

Your Voice of Encouragement

skip to main | skip to sidebar Friday, December 11, 2009 Accountability - Accept Responsibility for Your Actions When youve made a mistake, its tempting to place the blame somewhere else. About "Your Voice of Encouragement" During my professional career of more than 35 years, Ive found myself in the role of coaching, encouraging, and helping others deal with their challenges.

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Responsibility - Will You Accept the Role to Do What Needs to Be Done?

Your Voice of Encouragement

skip to main | skip to sidebar Monday, December 28, 2009 Responsibility - Will You Accept the Role to Do What Needs to Be Done? December 28, 2009 11:32 PM Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) FREE EBOOK WITH 400 QUOTES Get 400 inspirational quotes with insights and encouragements for dealing with the daily challenges every leader faces.and our uplifting weekly ezine, Golden Eggs.

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Feedback: A Gift Many People Reject

Your Voice of Encouragement

skip to main | skip to sidebar Wednesday, November 11, 2009 Feedback: A Gift Many People Reject If youre like me, one of the hardest things you have to do in life is listen to someone tell you that youre not perfect. November 11, 2009 11:20 AM Thomas Waterhouse said. Thomas November 13, 2009 10:36 AM Meredith Bell said.

Susan Boyle - It's Never Too Late to Achieve Your Dreams

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skip to main | skip to sidebar Tuesday, December 15, 2009 Susan Boyle - Its Never Too Late to Achieve Your Dreams As the years pass by and you find that you havent accomplished what youd hoped, you may feel disappointed, frustrated and unhappy with yourself. Her debut album, "I Dreamed a Dream," sold 701,000 copies the first week of its release, giving her the best first-week sales in 2009.

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