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The One Leadership Lesson That Is Always Worth Repeating…and Repeating

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Note: For my long, long term readers – and thank you for still being here – if this post rings a bell you are correct, you’ve seen a slightly different version of this post before, back in 2010.

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A Leadership Key To Success: Don’t Do Second Things First

Terry Starbucker

This encore post, which originally appeared on my site in June 2010, is once again dedicated to the late Brother George Malecek, my accounting teacher at St. Remember those yellow legal note pads?

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15 Steps To Great Leadership (The More Human Way)

Terry Starbucker

It was May of 2010. Frank sat back, shook his head, and looked me straight in the eyes. “How did you do this? I mean, to get from where you started to where you ended up must have been a hell of a story.”. We had just finished a review of one of our operating centers in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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Why You Should Bring a Startup Founder Mindset To Your Leadership

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When I moved here to Portland in 2010 I wasn’t really looking for those folks – I had just gotten out of a long-time corporate career, mostly in the Cable TV business, and was looking to settle into a nice business/leadership consulting practice whilst I kept writing my blog and my book.

A Leadership Checklist: 10 Things To Do Right Now To Make It A.

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Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full A Leadership Checklist: 10 Things To Do Right Now To Make It A Great Year by Starbucker on January 3, 2010 As a leader, I’ve learned that getting off to a great start in a new year is very important. Best wishes for a strong start in 2010! Jeff Hurt January 4, 2010 at 7:51 am Terry: What a great list to start off the new year. All the best in 2010!

What Oregon Entrepreneurs Can Teach All Of Us About Leadership

Terry Starbucker

Since I moved to Portland in 2010 I’ve become fascinated with a particular kind of business person – Oregon entrepreneurs. So much so, that last year I started to write nearly as much about them as I did about my first love, leadership.

A Love Song In 1,000 Verses: My Ode To Leadership….And Life

Terry Starbucker

On December 25, 2005, it started this way : Hello blogland, starbucker here – I figured that Christmas Day was the best time as ever to start doing this.

10 New Year’s Resolutions For The 21st Century Leader

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“I’m going to be a better leader&#. It’s that time of year again, where the calendar marks an end, and the approach of a new beginning – a time of much self-evaluation, and from those thoughts, the annual New Year’s Resolutions. For leaders, these proclamations can certainly be helpful as a jump start, but these days, simply declaring we want to be “better&# just isn’t enough.

Why Leaders Need To Think Like Plumbers (Minus the Wrench)

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Note: This is another in a series of “best of” posts that feature my favorite lessons- this one goes back to January 2010). Sometimes a leader needs to think like a plumber. Yep, a plumber. How so? Think about pressure for a minute.

My 10 Favorite (and Most Effective) Leadership Quotes

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Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full My 10 Favorite (and Most Effective) Leadership Quotes by Starbucker on December 5, 2010 One of my favorite things to do as a leader is make a big speech or presentation. Ken Carroll December 6, 2010 at 1:36 am Terry, The Roosevelt quote is very poetic, but I kind of get the impression that political quotations are always just a tad self-serving.

Leaders Should Be (More) Human Too: In Praise of Touchy-Feely

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When I look back at 998 posts and pinpoint the day I completely embraced the concept of More Human leadership, and took my first shot at defining it, it was the day I wrote this post in February 2010.

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Beyond Profit: Creating An Exceptional Leadership Legacy

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Watch the “ Bill Bresnan 2010 Cable Hall of Fame Tribute ” video on this bio page and you’ll vividly see what I mean).

Why Hiring Is Like Playing Blackjack, And 3 Rules To Increase Your.

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Tweet This Post Tagged as: blackjack , hiring rules , Leadership { 9 comments… read them below or add one } Pat Strader November 1, 2010 at 12:16 pm Great advice on assembling a team. Wendi Ellis November 2, 2010 at 2:10 pm I love this article. Mary Beth Wilkerson November 2, 2010 at 3:33 pm I teach a hiring class at my company and would love to use this advise if youa re okay with us posting your link to our site.

Brilliant Boutique: 10 Keys To Lasting Small Business Success

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It wasn’t hard to like Sarah Young as soon as we walked into her downtown store back in 2010, when we first moved to Portland.

Why What's In It For You Is So Important To What You Deliver For Them

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Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full Why What’s In It For You Is So Important To What You Deliver For Them by Starbucker on June 20, 2010 Why do you want to be a leader? Tweet This Post Tagged as: Leadership { 4 comments… read them below or add one } bencurnett June 21, 2010 at 8:01 am I’m in it for the challenge. Sam Howat June 21, 2010 at 8:17 am Terry — Great article!

The One Thing Every Leader Has To Give Up (After They Worked So.

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Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full The One Thing Every Leader Has To Give Up (After They Worked So Hard To Get It) by Starbucker on October 28, 2010 I remember the first time I got it, only 4 months after I graduated from college. Tweet This Post Tagged as: Leadership { 6 comments… read them below or add one } Glenda Watson Hyatt October 29, 2010 at 9:29 pm Ah man, Terry!

9 Ways Social Media Can Make You A Better Leader

Terry Starbucker

Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full 9 Ways Social Media Can Make You A Better Leader by Starbucker on September 12, 2010 For leaders that are looking to improve themselves as they aspire to greatness, there is a wealth of learning opportunities to be found in the world of Social Media. Bret Griff Wigley September 13, 2010 at 5:59 pm Thanks for the tweet reply, Terry.

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What Was Your Fork In The Road, And Did You Take It?

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The first was SOBCon 2010 in Chicago. I’m in Chicago today to prepare for my labor of love with my biz partner Liz Strauss, SOBCon Chicago 2011 , which starts tomorrow ( check out our website for more information, and here is the livestream of the event ). Yesterday I was in Milwaukee visiting family, and while I was there I stopped at a Starbucks on a particular street corner. It was a corner that brought back two specific memories.

Leading Past The Target

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It was July of 2010, and I was playing a round of golf with my core management team in Billings, Montana. It was so much fun we didn’t want it to be over. We were having a great ride on this roller coaster, and the cool thing was, there were more thrilling twists and turns ahead of us.

Rule #1: Human First, Then Leader

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As soon as we are labeled as a “leader&# , especially one in the executive suite, there is a very strong tendency to put ourselves on a pedestal. After all, we are on a higher rung on the ladder, right? If we’re not careful, this “higher level&# thinking can also have an effect on how we interact with our teammates. Suddenly, we’re more aloof, more reserved. “I’m the boss now – I cannot ‘mix it up’ as much with the team.

My Free E-Book: Leadership From a Glass Half-Full

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Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full My Free E-Book: Leadership From a Glass Half-Full by Starbucker on April 29, 2010 I’m pleased to announce the release of my free e-book “ Leadership From a Glass Half-Full: 5 Things You Need To Learn Before You Jump Into The Pool&#. Matches Malone April 29, 2010 at 7:52 am Good to see someone finally gets it.

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The Most Useless Word in the English Language (And Why You Should.

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Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full The Most Useless Word in the English Language (And Why You Should Get It Out Of Your Life) by Starbucker on May 20, 2010 “It can’t be done” “You can’t do that” How many times have you heard these words? Ironshef May 20, 2010 at 7:16 am I’m in! Jake LaCaze May 20, 2010 at 7:28 am Terry, please delete my previous comment. Tren May 20, 2010 at 10:07 am Wow!

Play It Again, Sam: The Science of Repeating Things Repeatedly

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Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full Play It Again, Sam: The Science of Repeating Things Repeatedly by Starbucker on October 17, 2010 "Boss, isn't that the 15th time you told me to play it again?" Tweet This Post Tagged as: Leadership { 7 comments… read them below or add one } Tim G October 18, 2010 at 8:29 am Music to my ears!

My Dad Built a Garage, And I Got A Lesson Of A Lifetime

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Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full My Dad Built a Garage, And I Got A Lesson Of A Lifetime by Starbucker on September 2, 2010 Photo by j | t (This post is dedicated to my father.

Leadership: Do The Unexpected (and You'll Never Walk Alone)

Terry Starbucker

Tweet This Post Tagged as: leaddership , SOBCon { 5 comments… read them below or add one } Ali Davies September 23, 2010 at 8:21 am Terry, great to put a face and voice to the tweets. Glenda Watson Hyatt September 23, 2010 at 6:32 pm Thanks Terry, I needed that reminder right about now.

To Yell or Not to Yell, That Is The Question (And 5 Things To.

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Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full To Yell or Not to Yell, That Is The Question (And 5 Things To Think About Before You Answer It) by Starbucker on November 18, 2010 Last Sunday night I watched with great interest as the New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, with great emotional intensity, yelled at his teammates on the sidelines.

From The World Business Forum: The Enduring Leadership Lesson From.

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Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full From The World Business Forum: The Enduring Leadership Lesson From Good to Great by Starbucker on October 6, 2010 Photo by Dov.com Yesterday I attended the World Business Forum in New York City (as part of the Bloggers Hub – follow us on Twitter at #wbf10), where I got a chance to hear Jim Collins speak.

Leadership Schizophrenia: The Fine Line Between Hubris and Humility

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Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full Leadership Schizophrenia: The Fine Line Between Hubris and Humility by Starbucker on September 19, 2010 Leadership is a balancing act. Tweet This Post Tagged as: hubris and humility , Leadership , leadership schizophrenia { 3 comments… read them below or add one } Human Being September 20, 2010 at 5:57 pm Very interesting and very well presented.

The Secrets of Life Hidden in Bohemian Rhapsody (Love Those Anthems)

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Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full The Secrets of Life Hidden in Bohemian Rhapsody (Love Those Anthems) by Starbucker on June 10, 2010 I remember the first time I felt it.

Can Charisma Be Taught? The 90% Theory And Why That Can Be Enough

Terry Starbucker

The 90% Theory And Why That Can Be Enough by Starbucker on October 10, 2010 Jack Welch at the World Business Forum, October 5 2010 (Photo by dov.com) Charisma – “ a personal magic of leadership arousing special popular loyalty ” (Webster Dictionary) You notice them the minute they enter a room. Carlos Saldivia October 11, 2010 at 12:35 pm ABSOLUTELY NOT! Lyman Reed October 11, 2010 at 1:53 pm Thanks for this, Terry.

The SOBCon2010 “Blog it, Earn it” Discount- And An All-Expense.

Terry Starbucker

We’re doing everything we can to bring you all the value, the experts and expertise, and the time to work and network that you need to make your business outstanding and extremely profitable in 2010. Ria Sharon February 8, 2010 at 12:07 pm Thanks for doing this, Liz and Terry.

Be Starbucker's Jukebox, And Win A FREE Trip To SOBCon Colorado

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Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full Be Starbucker’s Jukebox, And Win A FREE Trip To SOBCon Colorado by Starbucker on July 22, 2010 It’s no big secret in my SOBCon circles (or any of my friend circles, for that matter) that I like to sing. In fact, I sang “You’ll Never Walk Alone&# - in an opera voice, no less – during my recent keynote speech at our 2010 event in Chicago.

The Secret To A Lifetime Of Productivity – And Five Ways To Find It

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Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full The Secret To A Lifetime Of Productivity – And Five Ways To Find It by Starbucker on February 28, 2010 It’s not the “doing&#. Tweet This Post Tagged as: productivity { 15 comments… read them below or add one } Jaimie Skultety March 1, 2010 at 8:11 am Great advice and great blog! Jennifer Fong March 1, 2010 at 9:38 am Great advice.

A Leader's Bizarro Math: When 10 Minus 1 Equals 12

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Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full A Leader’s Bizarro Math: When 10 Minus 1 Equals 12 by Starbucker on November 28, 2010 (The scene: The fictional office of SVP “Jerry”) “I promise, I’ll do better – just give me another chance” This was the third time George was in Jerry’s office in the past 6 months. Mike Wagner November 29, 2010 at 9:41 am Like Jesse, I’ve seen this a lot.

The 7 Essential Truths About Social Media

Terry Starbucker

Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full The 7 Essential Truths About Social Media by Starbucker on October 21, 2010 Photo by webtreats It’s been 5 years now since I jumped into the Social Media pool. Tweet This Post Tagged as: Social Media , truths about social media { 13 comments… read them below or add one } Amy Harrison October 21, 2010 at 10:00 am Hi Terry!

On Your Leadership Journey, What Memories Do You Toss and Which Do.

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by Starbucker on November 7, 2010 It is a time of change for me. Tweet This Post Tagged as: Leadership { 8 comments… read them below or add one } Gini Dietrich November 7, 2010 at 4:06 pm You will love Portland! Conor Neill November 7, 2010 at 6:31 pm Enjoy the adventure. Lisa Petrilli November 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm Terry, Kudos to you for giving this due thought but coming up with the right word when it comes to memories of our past leadership blunders – yuck!

The Real Job Of Leadership

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Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full The Real Job Of Leadership by Starbucker on November 4, 2010 The concept of execution in the business world is a multifaceted exercise, especially from the perspective of the leader. Richard Glover November 5, 2010 at 12:30 pm Great article Terry. Starbucker November 6, 2010 at 10:50 am Thanks Richard and Shannon for stopping by.

The Leader's Power of Positivity – Turning Gray into Great

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Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full The Leader’s Power of Positivity – Turning Gray into Great by Starbucker on November 14, 2010 Yesterday my wife and I arrived in Portland Oregon for the first time as residents. Tweet This Post Tagged as: Leadership , positive thinking , positivity { 1 comment… read it below or add one } Glenda Watson Hyatt November 16, 2010 at 8:40 pm Welcome to the left coast!

My Thanksgiving Miracle, and The Incredible Potential of The Human.

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Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full My Thanksgiving Miracle, and The Incredible Potential of The Human Spirit by Starbucker on November 25, 2010 It was the day before Thanksgiving, 1981. Tweet This Post Tagged as: thanksgiving miracle { 1 comment… read it below or add one } Kneale Mann November 25, 2010 at 7:44 pm Wow, what a wonderful story and the best part, it wasn’t a story.

In Appreciation Of……Appreciation

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Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full In Appreciation Of……Appreciation by Starbucker on November 21, 2010 As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, it’s a perfect time to celebrate one of my favorite leadership words.