Best Leadership Books of 2013

Leading Blog

The list below represents my picks for the best leadership books of 2013. * * *. Best Leadership Books of 2010. L EADERSHIP IS is an inside job. All of these titles help us to look at ourselves more deeply by asking the right questions. Sustainable leadership is a direct result of leaders that encourage feedback, listen and act positively on the information they receive to take their leadership effectiveness to the next level. Leadership is about relationships.

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Three Years of Lead Change Group

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development Character-based Leadership Chick-fil-A Leadercast connect impact LeaderPalooza 2010 Local groups share The Character-Based Leader Book VisionPosted in Leadership Development Thank you for reading this post and any other post published on this blog.

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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. As of 2010, only 2.4% in 2010.

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New Gallup Study: Most Americans unhappy at work

First Friday Book Synopsis

Business Leaders report highlights findings from Gallup’s ongoing study of the American workplace from 2010 through 2012. 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

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Management Improvement Carnival – 2013 Edition


In 2013, one of the highlights of her work was “ Value of Vision ” series. Related Posts: People Focus – 2010 Management Improvement Carnival.

Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble on Innovation Execution: Fundamental Core Principles

First Friday Book Synopsis

In their latest collaboration, Beyond the Idea, Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble, explain how to execute innovation in any organization. As they explain, “The most important message in Beyond the Idea is very simple: innovation execution is its own unique discipline. It requires time, energy, and distinct thinking. Unfortunately, few companies treat it as such. […].

Small Business Lessons from Black Friday

Women on Business

Small Business best business blogs for women blogs for business women business business 2010 business advice business leaders business leadership strategy business management tips business strategy for women business women advice business women leadership female board members female business owners female CEOs. We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now.

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Responsiveness in the New Era of Responsibility

Lead Change Blog

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

Complimentary Resource – Summer 2013 Mood Tracker Report: Empowering Employees to Improve Performance

Strategy Driven

Summer 2013 Mood Tracker Report: Empowering Employees to Improve Performance. In our new Summer 2013 Workforce Mood Tracker Report : Empowering Employees to Improve Performance , we asked employees what they thought of reviews and what would make them better.

Mindful Mondays: What Journaling Can Teach You

Next Level Blog

For example, the journal I just finished spanned from January 2010 to October 2013. Last week I wrote in the first few pages of a new journal. I haven’t counted all of the old, filled-up, dog-eared journals I have. I’d guess there are around 10 of them.

Loyalty Beyond Reason Defined

Leading Blog

Loveworks follows Brian''s books Basics: Online Marketing (2010) and Basics: Marketing Management (2011). This is a post by Brian Sheehan, author of Loveworks: How the World''s Top Marketers Make Emotional Connections to Win in the Marketplace.

Diversity calendar from the CIPD 2013

Rapid BI

Related posts: Free diversity calendar from the CIPD 2010. Looking for a diversity calender with the various religious dates all in one place? It’s not often that something for free has intrinsic value, however here is an offer from the CIPD with a difference.

Women Account for Under 1 in 10 Top Paid Execs and 1 in 5 Board Members in S&P 100

Women on Business

The report examined differences related to diversity practices since the last time the study was conducted in 2010. 19% of S&P 100 board members are women, which is an increase from 18% in 2010. 30 companies have added at least one woman to their boards since 2010.


Women on Business reported that in 2011 there were 12 FORTUNE 500 companies headed by women (although that was down from 15 in 2010). Census Bureau for 2010, for every 100 unmarried women there are 88 unmarried men.

030: Why Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Isn’t Enough for Superior Leadership | with David Burnham

Engaging Leader

Jesse completed this workshop in November 2010 and highly recommends it. (By Jesse completed this workshop in November 2010 and highly recommends it. (By David Burnham has been a researcher for over 40 years on superior leadership in industry, academia, and governments around the world.

Marissa Mayer, Sheryl Sandberg and The Debate Over Working From Home

Survive Your Promotion

A 2013 Stanford study of a single company showed increases in productivity, quality and employee satisfaction, coupled with a drop in costs to the employer. A 2010 study by the Telework Research Network showed that the same positive outcomes across a large sample of employers. Last Thursday I got a chance to hear Sheryl Sandberg speak at an event put on by The Commonwealth Institute.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and the Challenges for Women in Business

Women on Business

” for The Washington Post , which includes the video of Sheryl Sandberg’s popular speech at the 2010 TEDWomen event. In recent weeks, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has been getting both positive and negative reviews of her book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.

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Diversity calendar from the CIPD 2013

Rapid BI

Related posts: Free diversity calendar from the CIPD 2010 All change for the CIPD – #cipd12 CIPD offer technology for networking at Harrogate. Looking for a diversity calender with the various religious dates all in one place? It’s not often that something for free has intrinsic value, however here is an offer from the CIPD with a difference. The CIPD contribute to a diversity calendar which provides a range of multi-faith days, holidays and festivals.

The Status of Women in Media Is Not Good

Women on Business

They revealed statistical gems like the following: Just 26% of sources in 2010 were women. Just 24% of the people interviewed, heard, seen, or read about in mainstream broadcast and print news in 2010 were female. Only 13% of stories in mainstream broadcast and print news in 2010 focused specifically on women. Just 6% of stories in mainstream broadcast and print news in 2010 focused specifically on issues of gender equality or inequality. The status of women in U.S.

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4 Ways to Change the Energy Conversation!

Great Leadership By Dan

When asked which honest signals are most clearly identified with successful people, Pentland’s answer is emphatic: “The more successful people are more energetic.” ( Harvard Business Review , January 2010). Guest post from Achim Nowak : We love to run personality profiles on our leaders.

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With So Many Job Openings, Why So Little Hiring? – Bloomberg

Chart Your Course

By Peter Orszag Aug 13, 2013. To get some sense of how significant this is, consider that if, since June 2010, hiring had risen a third as much as advertised jobs have (rather than only a 10th), and nothing else were different, job creation would be roughly 500,000 higher each month, and the unemployment rate would already be back to normal levels. With So Many Job Openings, Why So Little Hiring? This is an interesting article from Bloomberg and worth the read.

Are Non-Profits Doomed to Fail in Haiti?

Mills Scofield

I began volunteering in Haiti in 2007, and moved to Léogane in 2010 to begin my work with GOALS. This is especially true following the January 12, 2010 earthquake that killed 230,000-300,000 people. Parts of Haiti have achieved remarkable progress in their recovery since 2010.

The Economic and Social Impact of Language

Mills Scofield

And, in 2010, Arne Duncan announced that 95% of American college students in language classes were taking European languages. With the rise of China, India and other Asian countries, what languages do we teach in school? Bengali? Punjabi?

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Top 10 Servant Leadership Tweeters in 2012

Modern Servant Leader

This past year (2012) marked the third year I’ve compiled the Top Tweeters list (see 2010 & 2011 for more). Here’s to an even tougher competition in 2013! I think many SL advocates look forward to what 2013 will bring for Greenleaf under Joe’s service. I’m happy to say the competition increases each year. Below is the top 10 for this year, plus honorable mentions and the award for both.

Minuscule Increase for Women in Canada’s Financial Post 500 Senior Officer or Top Earner Ranks in 2012

Women on Business

since the 2010 Catalyst Census. Fewer than one in four (21.7%) public companies have 25% or more women senior officers, showing no increase since the 2010 Catalyst Census. Catalyst has released its 2012 Financial Post 500 Women Senior Officers and Top Earners census report, which tracks women’s advancement into senior leadership positions among Canada’s Financial Post 500 companies.

GC16: Can Gamified Wellness Deliver a Winning ROI? | with Josh Stevens of Keas

Engaging Leader

Back in 2010, Keas realized it was failing to make an impact, and so it revamped its entire program with a gamification approach. In the past couple weeks, a congressionally mandated report on workplace wellness programs created for the U.S.

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Celebrity Leaders

Lead on Purpose

His books include: My Job My Self: Work and the Creation of the Modern Individual (Routledge, 2000); The Importance of Being Lazy: In Praise of Play, Leisure and Vacations (Routledge, 2003); Why It’s Hard to Be Good (Routledge, 2006); Seeking The Truth of Things (ACTA, 2010); The Ethics of Business with Alexei Marcoux (Rowan & Littlefield, 2012). 10 Virtues of Outstanding Leaders (Riley & Blackwell, 2013). . —. Guest post by Al Gini and Ronald M. Green.

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Anti-Planning Zeitgeist: Embrace It at Your Peril


Gladwell, for his part, declared in a 2010 interview with the Association for Manufacturing Excellence that the economic crisis should remind us that “you can’t really engage in effective prediction.”

Wake Up and Smell Your Strategy


Not until February 2010 was there a full recall of 8.5 Every now and then you need to wake up and smell your real world strategy. Strategic reality is about events, and coping, and figuring things out. Real world strategy is a living thing.

Marshall Goldsmith and the Thinkers50 Leadership Award

Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall has been nominated for the 2013 Thinkers50 Leadership Award. Best-selling books include: · Managers as Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning – Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2013. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There In Sales – McGraw Hill 2010. MOJO: How to Get It, How to Keep It, and How to Get It Back When You Lose It – Hyperion 2010. Leader to Leader Institute – 2010 Leader of the Future Award.

Top Posts This Week: On Effective Leadership, Career Happiness & Company Culture


The fall of 2010 was a transitional year for me. Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. Each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays pull some of the best together here on my blog.

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Bookseller Leadership Mistakes

Coaching Tip

Mr. Lynch had been named chief executive in March 2010, having previously run the company''s website. Source: The Wall Street Journal, July 9, 2013 . First Borders, then Barnes & Noble CEOs make the wrong leadership decisions.

Think SoLoMo or SoCoLoMo – Social Commerce, Local & Mobile – For Digital Success

Modern Servant Leader

Billion in 2010 to 7.9 In an evolving digital work place, it is critical for leaders to think of their products, services and leadership in terms of SoCoLoMo. This is a take off of the popular SoLoMo, which stood for So cial Lo cal and Mo bile, with the Co addition standing for Co mmerce and / or Co ntent. Why is SoCoLoMo important? Here are some statistics to consider: . Social Media.

Solutions Future Focus Program

Mike Cardus

SOLUTIONS FUTURE FOCUS PROCESS Shared History : Paper lines the walls with decades starting with 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010.

NeuroLeadership Summit

Coaching Tip

Herrmann-Nehdi has been a speaker at previous NeuroLeadership Summits and filed this video report from the 2010 event in Boston. The 2013 Americas Neuroleadership Summit, “The Neuroscience of Leadership Effectiveness,” will take place November 5-8.

Leader, Being Fit Matters.

Coaching Tip

A pair of university researchers, using data from 757 executives measured between 2006 and 2010, found that weight may indeed influence perceptions of leaders among subordinates, peers and superiors. Sources: The Wall Street Journal, January 16, 2013 and BusinessWeek, June 26, 2006. New research suggests that a few extra pounds or a slightly larger waistline affects an executive's perceived leadership ability as well as stamina on the job.

Forecasting Talent Trends


In 2010, 38% did. What will the workforce look like in ten years? 20th Century HR practices were designed for hierarchical companies in stable markets, and from a limited resources paradigm of view.

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Genecians Journey Into Corporate Giving

Mills Scofield

Cone proclaimed in 2010 that “cause marketing as we know it is dead” “Slapping a ribbon” on a product, website, or advertisement was now perceived as inauthentic. Last month, we learned about Geneca's journey into creating a culture of innovation within the company.

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LawNY Team Building & Leadership Program

Mike Cardus

Design by 12GrainStudio LawNY Team Building & Leadership Program Tuesday, October 05th, 2010 Posted by: mike Recently I had to honor to serve LawNY – Legal Assistance of Western New York. Developing Clear & Distinct goals and actions for 2013.

On leadership: My video interview with serial entrepreneur Chris Ducker!

Bernd Geropp

In 2010 he started his project to become a “Virtual CEO”: During 12 months he developed from a 14 h/day workaholic CEO into a full time virtual CEO working only a few hours per week on his companies. Serial Entrepreneur Chris Ducker. Two weeks ago I attended the New Media Expo in Las Vegas.

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What Are Your Needs?


This particular condition is called Frustration-Regression (Redman 2010). What are your needs? I recently visited Penn State’s Wiki on Need Theories , which I found illuminating. I’ll try to capture here in brief what that site addresses in more detail.

Vision + Mission + Values = Purpose

Eric Jacobson

It also includes the results of an exclusive 2010 leadership survey conducted for the American Management Association (AMA) by NFI Research. “Purpose is the why behind everything within an organization,” says author John Baldoni, of the book, Lead With Purpose.

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It’s Tough to Speak from Overflow… If You Don’t Have Much Overflow

First Friday Book Synopsis

Daniel Schorr was a journalist for longer than my entire life, right up until his death in 2010 at age 93. I still miss Daniel Schorr. His last few years were spent at NPR, where I absolutely loved to listen to him. He would make his comments about some news incident of the day, but […]. Randy''s blog entries

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