Gratitude 2011


At various points in 2011, they connected via Twitter, emails and blog to extend help, inspiration and opportunities. Gratefulness fills me whenever a year ends. Each year brings along new hopes, some challenges, many opportunities.

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An Easy and Fun Way to Prepare for 2011


Home ELS Home Leadership Development Executive Leadership Training Change Management Learning Products Employee Selection Contact us Dec 30 An Easy and Fun Way to Prepare for 2011 By admin As I’ve enjoyed family time in the mountains of Colorado (the snow is excellent this year!),

Small Business Resolutions for 2011

Coaching Tip

Here are some resolutions to help small or mid-sized businesses innovate in 2011. . Be proactive in 2011. . Resolve to take the proverbial bull by the horns in 2011. Sell off or discard any asset that won't work hard for you in 2011. .

Easter - 2011


You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body. Lewis


2011 in Reflection

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

2011 closes the first year of my blog. My Top Posts of 2011. It’s been a year of learning – the biggest of which was learning how to condense what I want to say into a readable chunk. I still find the shorter the post, the longer it takes me to write.

The November 2011 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the November 6, 2011 edition of leadership development carnival! There's no theme this month, no cute nicknames, no commentary, just a straightforward list of 45 of the best posts submitted for your reading pleasure.

Are You On Track For 2011?

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 Are You On Track For 2011? You’ve had 20 days to kick off 2011 the right way.

My Best Blogs of 2011

In the CEO Afterlife

So, with the help of WordPress analytics and content judgment, here’s my list of the top ’CEO Afterlife’ blogs of 2011. I began blogging about leadership, strategy, marketing and life last February. Frankly, I wasn’t sure whether I could maintain the pace of one blog per week. But as the year closes, I realize that I’ve posted 54 blogs. My fascination isn’t my productivity; rather, it is the source of the idea.

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My Most Life Opening Leadership Lesson of 2011

C-Level Strategies

As someone who obviously loves to reflect and ponder at every opportunity, I made a cup of South African tea and sat down by my fireplace anticipating a thoughtful hour spent thinking about what I’d write about when it came to my own most impactful leadership lesson of 2011.

Talent Management Challenges in 2011

Coaching Tip

In a recent poll of 1,400 workers Right Management found that 84% plan to look for a new job in 2011. Manpower’s Employment Outlook Survey for first quarter of 2011 reports that 14% of employers plan to hire staff, while the majority (73%) anticipate no change. “Retaining, recruiting and managing high performers will become more difficult and complicated in the new year,” said Douglas Matthews, COO of Right Management. “We

Leadership Evaluation Summary & Observations 2011

Ron Edmondson

Related posts: The Team Evaluates the Leader, 2011 Edition. Recently I posted about the annual review process where our team evaluates me in my leadership of Grace Community Church. You can read more about that process in the initial post HERE.)

The McKinsey Quarterly: Top Ten Articles (2011)

First Friday Book Synopsis

The McKinsey Quarterly: Top Ten Articles (2011) Here is the “Top Ten Newsletter: Fourth Quarter 2011″ that enables you to read all of the most popular articles featured in The McKinsey Quarterly in 2011. Bob's blog entries "Top Ten Newsletter: Fourth Quarter 2011" Global cities of the future: An interactive map Have you tested your strategy lately?

Reader Blog Survey 2011

Ron Edmondson

Please consider taking my 2011 reader survey. Would you help me improve my blog? It will take you less than 10 minutes, probably less than 5. Seriously, if you enjoy my blog, I’d appreciate your help. Click here to take survey. Thank you for reading this blog. I don’t take it lightly. My blog continues to grow and last month was again a record-setting month for me in traffic. If you haven’t yet, I’d love for you to sign up to receive it by email.

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2011 Most Ethical Companies

Leading in Context

Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies 2011 at organizes the mostethical companies by industry and country. Which companies are the world's most ethical? It depends on who you ask! Three reports posted at, and reveal their rankings. Ethics Impacts Top Brand Value The Forbes Top Brands Report at lets us choose how you want to see the rankings by clicking the term at the top of the table.

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Step by Step Writing a Life Plan for 2011 | Ron Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

Home About Consulting Church Family Leadership Navigation: Home » Encouragement » Step by Step Writing a Life Plan for 2011 Step by Step Writing a Life Plan for 2011 January 1, 2011 in Encouragement , Family , Leadership , Life Plan , Vision with 6 Comments All week I wrote a simple, step-by-step process to writing a life plan for 2011.

Creating value in 2011

Lead on Purpose

Now that we’re off and running in 2011, let’s explore a few ways to increase our value: Improve skills and knowledge: Instead of hunkering down and running below the radar, take specific actions to improve your skills. If you’ve been hunkered down over the past year, don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone in 2011. The Product Management Perspective: Jim Holland has a great article about making 2011 the year of product management.

Servant Leadership Observer – October 2011

Modern Servant Leader

Servant Leadership Observer – September 2011. Welcome to the October edition of the Servant Leadership Observer. This month brought several news events, including a release by the C12 group highlighting the benefits of servant leadership in business.

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Catalyst 2011: David Kinnaman

Ron Edmondson

Related posts: Join Me at Catalyst Conference 2011. Catalyst East 2011: Welcome to Atlanta. I’m at Catalyst Atlanta this week and will be trying to get my notes live as soon as I can. David Kinnaman , President of the Barna Group, shared his latest research and the basis of his newest book “You Lost Me” at a Catalyst Lab today. The information was timely for me in some of the thought processes God has been shaping in me.

The September 2011 Leadership Development Carnival - Back to School Sale

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the September, 2011 Leadership Development Carnival - Back to School Sale! Yes, it's back to school shopping time, and this month's Carnival gives leaders and aspiring leaders a shopping cart full of leadership development supplies.

Mother's Day 2011


A song and memorable performance for Mother's Day


The August 2011 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

The August 2011 Leadership Development Carnival is up! It's hosted this month by Jason Seiden, at his new profersonal blog. Jason has done an awesome job of screening and organizing over 40 recent posts on leadership development, submitted by some of my favorite bloggers.

Top Posts for April 2011

Ron Edmondson

Here are my top 10 posts for April 2011. Leave a comment and point us to your top post for April 2011. Thanks for the encouragement to do this by seeing my friends Michael Hyatt and Tony Morgan list their top posts for April. I should do that more often.

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Servant Leadership Observer – September 2011

Modern Servant Leader

After a hiatus of monthly news updates, we resume the Servant Leadership Observer with September, 2011 news. I’ll post the October edition soon. In the meantime, the September edition captured a lot of news from Academia and some great blog posts.

The Global Innovation 1000 (2011): Why Culture is Key

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries 3M Apple Booz & Company Buddy Media EBITDA Fscebook Google Harvard Business Review Intellectual Capital: The New Wealth of Organizations The Global Innovation 1000 (2011): Why Culture is Key Tom Stewart Wealth of Knowledge: Intellectual Capital and the Twenty-first Century OrganizationTom Stewart is Booz & Company’s Chief Marketing & Knowledge Officer.

Top 10 Servant Leadership Tweeters in 2011

Modern Servant Leader

Part of my mission is to spread servant leadership awareness. Therefore, I greatly appreciate folks on Twitter who spread servant leadership content. Last year, I highlighted 5 individuals to whom I was especially grateful for their ongoing support and promotion of these principles.

Future of Learning 2011

Leading in Context

Learning and Motivation We now understand so much more about how people learn and what motivates them than we did as recently as ten years ago. People prefer to learn in their own ways, at their own pace, using the resources they choose. They enjoy following their curiosity and creating their own meaning. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends ethical leadership context ethical leadership in a global society ethics training leadership context leadership learning leading ethically

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Philadelphia Marathon Weekend 2011

CEO Blog

I ran a half marathon(21.1 Km) in Philadelphia today. It was a good day. The race started at 7. Sunrise was 6:50. I used a new anti chafe cream that worked great. No chafing which is good. I like the race culture and the people who race. Good camaraderie. I arrived at the starting corrals at about 6 - about a mile walk from the hotel. There was already quite a crowd. It was in the low 50s (and a bit windy) so I was wearing a sweatshirt over my singlet and had a space blanket to wrap in.

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Business Coaching Trends 2011

Six Disciplines

From the International Coach Federation's 2011 Global Consumer Awareness Study come the following observations: Awareness of Professional Coaching. More than half of all respondents (51 percent) were generally aware of coaching. This includes those who indicated they were either “very aware” (12 percent) or “somewhat aware” (39 percent). Why are people involved in a coaching relationship?

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Catalyst East 2011: Welcome to Atlanta

Ron Edmondson

Join Me at Catalyst Conference 2011. I’m excited about being at Catalyst East in Atlanta again this week. Look for multiple posts each day this week. I’ll try to give you the content I hear in an easy-to-read format. Are you here this week? Do you want to shake hands?

The Top 15 Most Critical Workplace Issues of 2011

Six Disciplines

According to the Critical Human Capital Issues of 2011 report from the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), many companies beginning to confront the reality that employees are preparing to jump ship en masse.

#2 – 2011: 5 Characteristics of True Friendship

Ron Edmondson

I’m counting down the top posts, which were written in 2011. Here is the second most popular post of 2011: True friendship is rare. 4 – 2011: 5 Characteristics of an Excellent Team Member. #6 6 – 2011: 3 Ways to Respond to a Controlling Leader. Surprisingly, my top posts are usually from year’s past, thanks to Google search, but these were actually written this year. You can read my all-time top posts on my “About” page HERE.).

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A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond New year brings with it new predictions, agendas, resolutions and trends. From Seth Godin’s post “ What is Excellence ” at Tom Peters website So, seeking/delivering excellence in everything you do is a goal worth chasing in 2011 (and beyond). On that note, wish you an “excellent” 2011! - - - - - Stay tuned to QAspire Blog: Subscribe via RSS or Email, Connect via Facebook or Follow us on Twitter.

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LeadershipNow 140: December 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from December 2011 that you might have missed: @wallybock >> Imagination Igniters: Books for Leaders. mjasmus: Most read in 2011: 30 Overlooked Acts of Leadership Courage. The worst leadership moments of 2011 - The Washington Post.

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Musical Chairs – The Employment Outlook for 2011

Survive Your Promotion

While the idea that 84% of your team members are actively on the hunt is disturbing enough, what’s more disturbing is that the unemployment level is not predicted to fall much during 2011. Survive Your Promotion!

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A Round Up of My Writing in January 2011


January 2011 – a new year that started with new energy, new hopes and new aspirations. In case you missed reading any of my posts, here is a quick round up of all my writing in January 2011. My Writing at QAspire Blog: A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond. Round Ups January 2011 Round UpA year to take our endeavors to the next level and relentlessly chase excellence. Perhaps a reason why I started my year with this post on Excellence.

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10 Gifts For You To Succeed In 2011.

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 10 Gifts For You To Succeed In 2011. It’s December 2011. How do you guarantee a great 2011?

The State of Strategy Consulting, 2011

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Walter Kiechel for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard Business Review’s Daily Alerts, please click here. * * * Like Satan in the book of Job, [.].

Best Leadership Books of 2011

Leading Blog

W E HAVE more recorded information about leadership now than at any other time in history. Most of it deals with the surface turbulence, which is important but not complete. In all of this information there is the sense too, that perhaps we have lost the wisdom we need and that maybe some new thing will help us to avoid what we already know and don’t want to do. For the most part, it’s still business-as-usual within the same framework— control.

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The First of the Month - October, 2011

Jason Womack

Third quarter is over, 4th has just begun. As I write this, 21 hours of this 3-month cycle have already gone by. How are you doing? When you think of the next few blocks of time (and, think about how you think about time: hours, days, weeks or.), what comes to mind?

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The Team Evaluates the Leader, 2011 Edition

Ron Edmondson

If you have read my blog for more than a year, then you know that one of the personal leadership development tools that I use is the process of allowing our team…that I lead…to anonymously evaluate my performance as a leader. You can read the post on last year’s evaluation HERE.

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LeadershipNow 140: November 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from November 2011 that you might have missed: @LollyDaskal: Reflections! Look In the Mirror. LisaHaneberg: When they won't comply - rejoice! How often do we squelch ownership.?

LeadershipNow 140: September 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from September 2011 that you might have missed: @stevefarber: Want to solve the leadership crisis? Make a commitment to helping each other to help each other. TheEconomist: How good are business schools at teaching globalisation?

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Servant Leadership Observer - April 2011

Modern Servant Leader