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This focus has come primarily from reading The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey. Trust is built or destroyed by behaviors. Tell the truth.

Hire your replacement

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The money and effort they spend pays big dividends as the company progresses and matures. Stephen M.R. When you help others learn, you learn more.

Book Review: The Leader Who had no Title

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This is the wrong approach according to Sharma. The book is written in a business fable style. The story is good and somewhat engaging.

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They recently featured Lead on Purpose in their 2010 Top Management Blogs awards. Another benefit is people find you.

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). Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer

Guest Post: 3 Great Leaders and Their Unlikely Successes

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By Anna Miller. We often study the principles of leadership in order to become leaders ourselves. However, as helpful as reading about leadership from a conceptual angle can be, the most effective way to learn is by example. Here are a few well-known leaders who are perfect examples of the saying, “Great leaders are made, not born.&#.

Three practices of successful product managers

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A company’s success is ultimately a roll-up of all products and services selling for a profit. It’s not impossible, however.

Book Review: It's Not Just Who You Know

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According to Spaulding, success — in business and in life — is tied directly to relationships. economy about $382 billion annually.

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Flexibility and letting go

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One Response | The Productologist: Exploring the Depths of Product Management , on August 24, 2010 at 9:15 am said: [.]

Leadership and persistence

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Reply Michael Ray Hopkin , on April 13, 2010 at 3:31 pm said: Travis, great point. Persistence in leadership is analogous to running a marathon.

How do you reduce the customer churn rate?

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A 2010 Harvard Business School case study explored churn rate in depth and identified the clients that businesses should seek to retain. Guest post by Ryan Harrison. SaaS (software as a service) sales teams often focus on bringing in new clients; however, they often miss the key fact that existing clients pay more dividends in the long run.

Three P's of business success

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The answer to this question varies greatly depending on experience, industry and many other factors. People come first.&#

Real-world examples of customer service

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At the end of the day, happy customers spread the word about your products and services and you get more happy customers. Not bad. It was so easy!

Celebrity Leaders

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Guest post by Al Gini and Ronald M. Green. As a species, we are fascinated by the concept of leadership and the conduct of individual leaders. But while we are enthralled by leaders, we are sometimes uneasy in regard to our relationship to them. We alternatively love them, hate them, desire them, despise them, seek them out, shun them. Ronald M.

What matters in 2010?

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What matters in 2010? Here are a few of the thought-provoking ideas: “If you make a difference, people will gravitate to you.

Leadership and Product Management

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Reply Essential Pieces for Strategic Product Leadership « Where the Product Management Tribe Gathers , on December 12, 2010 at 11:04 pm said: [.]

Guest Post: The “General” Manager – Soldier Lessons for the.

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The temperature is dropping quickly in the desert night. You open the door and see a burst of light. Gunshots? This is a fine line to walk as a leader.

Leadership — what you leave

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Reply Michael Ray Hopkin , on November 8, 2010 at 9:29 pm said: David, thanks for your comment. Bednar. Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer

Manager vs. ?

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Posted on September 27, 2010 by Michael Ray Hopkin Titles are an interesting concept. They give outsiders a feel for who we are and what we do.

Commitment

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While that is true, it’s no excuse. I will write more about the book here soon. Listening to Tribes by Seth Godin. More on this later too.

Book Review: Trust Agents

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on August 15, 2010 at 4:02 am said: Very very kind of you. I like the authors’ definition of trust: confidence and faith. Be kind. Thanks!

Feedback

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2 Responses davidburkus , on July 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm said: The quote comes from Ken Blanchard, and he is dead on. They work together.

Five championship strategies

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This is the career record of Larry Gelwix, coach of the Highland High rugby team (Salt Lake City) for more than three decades. Where is your loyalty?

Understand your role

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A new Leadership Development Carnival

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This first Leadership Development Carnival in 2010 provides links to 50 posts — what Dan calls “the Best of 2009.&#

Lucky breaks

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They don’t seem to work any harder than you, they don’t appear to be more intelligent, and they certainly are not more handsome.

Embrace, then apply

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How long did it take to put into practice the things you learned? In many cases they also have to help executives do the same.

Speak the language

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Prior to heading to South America I spent two months in intensive language training. Then I took the flight to Buenos Aires and disembarked the plane.

Book Review: Here Comes Everybody

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The book helped me understand more clearly how the Internet has changed the way we interact and get information. Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer

Customer expectations

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They expect marketers to stop pitching things and start helping them understand how they can get what they need. Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer

Social media summit

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The presentations were excellent. I had the privilege of spending a few minutes talking with Chris; he was an absolute gentleman.

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Creating value

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2 Responses Hauke Borow , on April 26, 2010 at 3:45 am said: Hi Michael, nice post! What significance do you bring to the table?

Credit comes later

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2 Responses Khoo Chen Hui Andrew , on March 16, 2010 at 6:33 am said: I study IT cousrse, now. CEOs are praised for their vision. Good luck!

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Trust and credibility

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Reply Geoff Snyder , on March 27, 2010 at 12:53 am said: Hi Michael! Trust is built over time as you follow through with the promises you make.

Clear leadership

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6 Responses ProductiveJohn , on February 7, 2010 at 9:45 am said: Clear leadership for me means the following: 1. Please share your ideas.

Seeds of success

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We all have a deep desire to move forward and see our dream become reality, but how do we make it happen? Believe in your ability to achieve them.

Three winning words

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December is a great time of year. Most people go out of their way to be a little kinder and a bit more open to what others are thinking. Regardless of religious beliefs most people seem more open to talking to their neighbors and cutting people slack for things they would not consider at other times during the year.

Do hard things

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Michael Reply Enrico Varella , on July 28, 2010 at 9:38 am said: Hi, again Michael. George Marathon last spring. My previous best at St. Cheers.

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Book Review: The Right Leader

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One Response davidburkus , on January 26, 2010 at 5:11 pm said: Sounds like a good read. In his book The Right Leader: Selecting Executives Who Fit , author Nat Stoddard (with help from Claire Wyckoff) investigates the complex topic of assuring smooth executive transitions, with their primary focus at the CEO level.

Guest Post: Leadership Lessons from a Kindergarten Class

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Elvis Ukpaka Leadership Coach Reply Leadership and Kindergarten :: ProductMarketing.com , on November 13, 2010 at 4:07 pm said: [.] A lot!