Best Leadership Books of 2011

Leading Blog

Consider : Harnessing the Power of Reflective Thinking In Your Organization by Daniel Patrick Forrester. Practically Radical : Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself by William C. 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.

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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! I'm looking forward to some new research Anne and Marion are about to publish on woman and power. Not all use values to guide decisions and behaviors on a daily basis company-wide.

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The November 2011 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the November 6, 2011 edition of leadership development carnival! Guy Harris presents Three Power Phrases to Disarm a Verbal Aggressor posted at Guy Harris: The Recovering Engineer , saying, "How do you respond to coworkers or colleagues when they are verbally aggressive?

The Hidden Power of Your Leadership to Create Raving Fans

C-Level Strategies

This week on Leadership Chat author Becky Carroll will be talking about leadership lessons from her new book, “ The Hidden Power of Your Customers.&#. and yet it’s often impossible to find evidence of them in many companies and organizations.

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Company Culture 3.0: The Conscious Connected Workplace

The Leadership Advisor

is a New Zealand based Culture Agency that empowers business leaders and people managers to engage hearts and minds, unlocking the creative and performance power of their people. Out of this ‘storm’ is emerging our future – Company Culture 3.0:

Leadership Development: Mastering the Powerful Art of Praise

C-Level Strategies

We’ve all experienced the power of praise in our careers. It has the ability to transform our perspective on our company, our role, our team and even our leadership mission. Expressing appreciation with praise amplifies its power.

Tangible Recognition of Company Values

Tony Mayo

A few weeks later he recognized someone else and so it moved around the company. There was a junction box they needed to access in the office of the company downstairs but it was well into the night and no one from that organization or building management could be found.

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A Manifesto’s Unbridled Power

In the CEO Afterlife

We don’t settle for anything other than excellence in any group in the company, and we have the self-honesty to admit when we’re wrong and the courage to change. Regardless of who is in what job, those values are so embedded in this company that Apple will do extremely well.

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Visionary Leadership: Proof of Power in Pursuing Passion

C-Level Strategies

Now, as a consultant with the Content Marketing Institute I was quite familiar with the use of eBooks by individuals and companies to position themselves in their markets as thought-leaders.

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Women in Power: Leadership Differences By Gender

Women on Business

Robin Lakoff’s article titled Women in Power from the New England Journal of Public Policy states: “Women have a different way of speaking from men. Women leadership styles can be more effective and productive in today’s less hierarchical organizations, but in the mean time can destroy the traditional male setting in companies. Women in Power. Guest post by Allie Freeland (learn more about Allie at the end of this post).

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Influencing Powerful People

CEO Blog

Influencing Powerful People - Engage and Command the Attention of the Decision Makers to get What You Need to Succeed is the title of a book by Dirk Schlimm. I was attracted to it partly because I need to influence powerful people and partly because I have my own views of how to do it. The book has 17 rules for influencing powerful people. The final rule is "Powerful People Need People Who Don't Need Them". Powerful people have challenges.

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week - A Look Ahead at 2011

Maximizing Possibility

Department of Labor Home Page Tom Peters, The Man, The Myth, The Legend, Change Guru TUTs Adventurers Club: Explore the power of thought & creative visualization to manifest dreams!  Below is a great collection of posts containing predictions, resolutions, trends, and thoughts for 2011.

The Growing Power of Women in Business

Women on Business

Today, women are wielding more and more power on both sides of the business transaction. Who is running and leading the companies that make the products women are buying for themselves and their families? In 2012, 18 of the Fortune 500 companies will have women CEOs at the helm.

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3 Ways to Confront Economic Adversity in 2011

Coaching Tip

Understanding and using time to overcome life’s challenges is a topic I cover extensively in my book, THE POWER OF ADVERSITY: Tough Times Can Make You Stronger, Wiser, and Better. The Power of Adversity: Tough Times Can Make You Stronger, Wiser, and Better.

Employee Motivation: A Powerful New Model

First Friday Book Synopsis

I have read and reviewed almost all of the anthologies of articles previously published in Harvard Business Review. Recently I re-read several that are relevant to books I am now reading and will soon review. Here’s one of the articles, co-authored by Nitin Nohria (recently appointed dean of Harvard Business School), Boris Groysberg (HBS) [.].

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The January Leadership Development Carnival: Best of 2011 Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

This month's edition is a special "Best of 2011" collection of leadership development blog posts from many of our regular Carnival contributors. Reason: "This was our most read piece of original content published in 2011". Eric Pennington, Epic Living : The Power of Courage.

LeadershipNow 140: August 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from August 2011 that you might have missed: From @wallybock: Grading Steve Jobs: A+, A, and Incomplete. TheAtlantic: At least 25 CEOs earned more than their companies paid in income taxes in 2010.

4 Ways to Use Your Blog to Land a New Job or Client

C-Level Strategies

Taken together, this adds credibility to what you’re presenting to the hiring company in your resume. SPGonz Reply Lisa Petrilli January 13, 2011 at 10:18 am Steve, Love the coffee comment! Reply Lisa Petrilli January 13, 2011 at 10:19 am Thank you, Angela!

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How a Good Life Builds a (Better Than) Great Company – The Zen of Jonathan Fields

Terry Starbucker

His last best-selling book, “ Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel For Brilliance” was named the top personal development book in 2011 by 800-CEO-READ. The reasons building a powerful culture cannot be framed as an obligation.

Leading with Character by Leading from Within

C-Level Strategies

The words, “You have to live a life you want to lead&# are some of the most powerful words one can express, believe in and commit themself to as a leader.

The Online Influence of Forbes’ Most Powerful Women

Women on Business

Forbes recently published its annual list of the 100 Most Powerful Women. That’s exactly what Klout, a company that measures the online influence of people across the web, wanted to know.

The Paradox of Two Guitar Companies

In the CEO Afterlife

Prudent pricing strategy: Both companies market ‘cheap’ entries. Powerful advertising, heavy media weights: These brands are virtually unadvertised. They are global, they are successful and they have become the quintessential icons of pop music.

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The ?M? Word: A Company's Most Underrated Intangible | In the CEO.

In the CEO Afterlife

The “M” Word: A Company’s Most Underrated Intangible. by John • November 30, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership , Life , Marketing , Strategy • 0 Comments. Finally, we turned the corner and the company delivered 13 consecutive years of profit growth.

Today We Are Rich: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Today We Are Rich: Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence Tim Sanders Tyndale House Publishers (2011) A grandmother for all seasons In this his latest book, Tim Sanders creates a context, a frame-of-reference, for several concepts introduced in earlier works, notably in Saving the World at Work: What Companies and Individuals Can Do to Go [.].

The McKinsey Quarterly: Most popular articles (First Quarter, 2011)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Ten timeless tests can help you kick the tires on your strategy, and kick up the level of strategic dialogue throughout your company. How CFOs can keep strategic decisions on track Jennifer Aaker Recovering from information overload Seven steps to better brainstorming The Dragonfly Effect The McKinsey Quarterly: Most popular articles (First Quarter 2011) The power of storytelling: What nonprofits can teach the private sector about social media The rise of the networked enterprise: Web 2.0

10 Essential Steps To Leadership Excellence

Terry Starbucker

It’s a very powerful exercise well worth doing. In my case, at our cable TV company we established 7 common values that served us well: honest, thorough, reliable, supportive, respectful, grateful, and involved.

How to Open Yourself Up to Receiving Abundance

C-Level Strategies

A fear of lack (lack of money, lack of financial independence or wealth, lack of confidence in our companies, our futures and our children’s futures) is making it hard for many leaders to sleep these days, and is wreaking havoc on so many of us psychologically.

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Holding Powerful & Arrogant Bosses Accountable

Coaching Tip

Winston, a former executive responsible for leadership development at the Countrywide Financial Corporation, spent three years in a legal battle against Countrywide, the once-mighty mortgage giant, and its current owner, Bank of America, contending that he was punished and pushed out for not toeing the company line. The man replied that the term described the company’s growth strategy for 2006 — to fund all loans. “I This is the story of somebody who tried to set a company right.

Full Steam Ahead – Book Review

The Leadership Advisor

Ellie and Jim took me on a journey of the fears and uncertainties that come with trying to craft a vision not just for a company, but for their lives as well. Some of the high points I found in the book were: How to use the three elements to create a powerful and enduring vision.

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Visionary Leadership: Do You See What I See?

C-Level Strategies

And I’ve uttered these words silently to myself many times during the course of my career, “How can they not see this…how this company could be great if they’d only do xy and z…?&#. 3 Powerful Business Words That Can Change Your Whole Outlook.

The Perfect Brand Slogan | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • May 23, 2011 • Branding , Marketing • 3 Comments. But in the end, the line was so strategically powerful, that I went with it and for many years it solidified Nabob as Canada’s leading brand. May 23, 2011 at 4:50 pm. May 23, 2011 at 5:04 pm.

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When an Under Performer Gets Promoted

C-Level Strategies

Enter my boss and another gentleman who was my assigned “mentor&# at the company. I was adding value to the company. Do you believe it’s in the best interest of the company, or are you simply trying to move a “problem&# from your desk to someone else’s?

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2013 Trends and The Power of Women

Women on Business

As a female entrepreneur who has built a successful company over the past decade, I forced myself to look even further ahead and determine what might be coming, not just in 2013 but in the next five years or so. million in 2011. companies had all-male boards.

Do You Have A Psychopathic Organization?

The Leadership Advisor

Now think of a company like Enron or Lehman Brothers and read each one of these from that context. Focus on how your company operates and carries out its day-to-day business and read each one of these from that context.

Leading Millennials: What Millennials Want Leaders to Know

C-Level Strategies

Access to this level of information will be both empowering and powerful for Gen Y leaders. David Christopher : @greghartle agree but top execs are scared to empower for fear of losing power.

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The Power Of Mentoring: Formal And Informal

Eric Jacobson

Mentoring is indeed powerful. As a leader in your workplace, consider establishing a formal mentoring program to supplement the informal mentoring that is surely taking place at your company/organization. You can learn about formal mentoring from many sources, but here is one resource/company that can provide you with easy-to-follow workbooks for both the mentor and mentee: • The Mentoring Group in Grass Valley, CA Sports heroes mention their mentors at award ceremonies.

7 Pillars of Great Leaders

Ron Edmondson

Home About Consulting Church Family Leadership Navigation: Home » Leadership » 7 Pillars of Great Leaders 7 Pillars of Great Leaders February 3, 2011 in Leadership , Organizational Leadership , Team Leadership with 20 Comments Have you ever considered what the common traits are of great leaders?

This Baffles Me: So Much Emphasis On Innovation, and Leadership – So Little Actual Innovation and Leadership

First Friday Book Synopsis

Consult any of the current works unlocking the mysteries of the leadership and management arts by revealing “7 miracles,” “12 simple secrets,” “13 fatal errors,” “14 powerful techniques,” “21 irrefutable laws,” “30 truths,” “101 biggest mistakes,” and “1001 ways.”

This Baffles Me: So Much Emphasis On Innovation, and Leadership – So Little Actual Innovation and Leadership

First Friday Book Synopsis

Consult any of the current works unlocking the mysteries of the leadership and management arts by revealing “7 miracles,” “12 simple secrets,” “13 fatal errors,” “14 powerful techniques,” “21 irrefutable laws,” “30 truths,” “101 biggest mistakes,” and “1001 ways.”

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week - 2010 Rewind Edition

Maximizing Possibility

Department of Labor Home Page Tom Peters, The Man, The Myth, The Legend, Change Guru TUTs Adventurers Club: Explore the power of thought & creative visualization to manifest dreams!