Poke The Box: A Review and One Question to Seth Godin


Last year, Seth Godin showed us a way to become a Linchpin. One question to Seth Godin. This led to me to ask one question to Seth Godin : Tanmay : The readers of my blog are people who are leaders, aspiring leaders and the ones who are willing to make a difference.

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Playing ping-pong with Seth Godin

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a recent blog post to by Seth Godin to which I now respond, point by point: A linchpin hierarchy Do exactly what the boss says. Comment: But only after you have made every effort to help provide the information and to raise the issues that need to be considered. Ask the boss hard [.].

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Trending Sources

Seth Godin on Project Leadership


We live in a time when our career is not just a sum total of years we spent in the industry. Our career is about what projects we initiated/handled/led and what difference did the project deliver. Project is a new eco-system, a new playground where we play and thrive as professionals to deliver our best.

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Seth Godin on Managers and Leaders


Seth Godin was asked what separates managers and from leaders. Exclusive interview with Seth Godin from GiANT Impact on Vimeo. Featured godin Leadership managementWe posted this to twitter last night.

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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? Seth Godin: If you do a job where someone tells you exactly what to do , they will find someone cheaper than you to do it.

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First Look: Leadership Books for March 2011

Leading Blog

Poke the Box by Seth Godin. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in March. Tell to Win : Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story by Peter Guber. Brainsteering : A Better Approach to Breakthrough Ideas by Kevin P. Coyne and Shawn T. Coyne. Ten Steps Ahead : What Separates Successful Business Visionaries from the Rest of Us by Erik Calonius. Everything Is Obvious : *Once You Know the Answer by Duncan Watts.

A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond


Home Go to QAspire.com 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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The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week - A Look Ahead at 2011

Maximizing Possibility

 Today I would like to shift gears and take a look ahead at what the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogging community sees in store for us in 2011.  Below is a great collection of posts containing predictions, resolutions, trends, and thoughts for 2011.

Graceful Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Graceful by Seth Godin is the best $3 you will spend this year! Leadership Development Self Leadership attention character-based leadership factory gifts grace Graceful ideas Seth GodinI’m serious. The author quickly takes you through a series of ideas created to help you move individually from defensive, zero-sum, factory-style of leadership to a new gift-based, positive-sum, community-style model. Position It used to be that leaders were the people “in [.]

Five Steps For Leaders To Elevate Their Purpose

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development Workplace Issues employee engagement Human Resources Linchpin performance improvement purpose Responsibility Seth Godin Sustainability Transactional Leadership win-winI’ve read two different posts in the past few weeks that caused me to think about how we treat people in the workplace. The first was actually a series written by Chad Balthrop about the trap of Transactional Leadership.

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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The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week

Maximizing Possibility

Here are my picks for the week of March 7th - 13th, 2011. Seth Godin, Fast Company: Are You Afraid of Good Ideas?- If you had not heard, Seth Godin is publishing what promises to be another powerful book: Poke the Box. Blog Shoutouts Business Management Credibility HR Human Resources Ideas Integrity Leadership Leadership Development Management Productivity Professional Development Professional Improvement Seth Godin Talent Management

Leadership is not simple… it’s just that simple.

ReThink HR

No secret, simple approach you can get from a Tom Peters, Seth Godin, or Marcus Buckingham book. Leadership Seth Godin Tom Peters

Seth Godin: Give and Get

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development [link] Here’s a great brief post by Seth Godin on the principles behind the Lead Change Group and other communities. Seth Godin: Give and Get. It’s great to consider what’s happening if you’re “not getting much&# from your association with a tribe. Check it out. Leadership Development community Contribution giving tribe

Choosing Three Words for 2011 | timmilburn.com

Tim Milburn

Home About SPEAKING RESOURCES Archives CONTACT Choosing Three Words for 2011 0 Comments If you’ve followed my Twitter stream ( @timage ) you might have noticed that I don’t put much stock into New Year’s Resolutions. What will your three words be for 2011?

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The Leadership Illusion

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Self Leadership illusion Leadership magical penn Seth Godin teller tribePosted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Self Leadership Leadership is an illusion. There’s no such thing. I can see you’re reluctant to believe me. I’m sure you’ll be quick to tell me stories of kings and generals, princes and paupers.

Integrated Marketing and Social Networks

Coaching Tip

The way something is sold influences the way it is made, and the book industry has always been about bookstores,” said business book writer Seth Godin. Seth Godin: Poke the Box. Borders Group Inc.,

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

Maximizing Possibility

 Before we jump into all that 2011 has to offer, let us pause for just a moment and reflect on all the great blog posts that 2010 gave to us.

Seth Godin on Managers and Leaders


Seth Godin was asked what separates managers and from leaders. Exclusive interview with Seth Godin from GiANT Impact on Vimeo. Leadership godin management We posted this to twitter last night. While not 100% backed by the research-oriented definitions, this is a great operational definition. If most executives took this to heart, than there would be a significant, positive increase in the work environment.

Josh Linkner: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Josh Linkner is the New York Times bestselling author of Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity, named one of the top 30 business books of 2011. Only the Paranoid Survive Seth Godin Steve Jobs the Automation Alley CEO of the Year The Groupon guys The New York Times the University of Michigan Thomas Edison Wall Street darlings Yahoo

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Seth Godin's “What Matters Now” and a Few More Gems


Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Seth Godin’s “What Matters Now” and a Few More Gems Seth Godin recently released a free eBook titled “What Matters Now” – it is a collaborative effort of 70 great thinkers who have presented brilliant ideas that will truly shake you up to think deep and wide as we approach 2010.

Godin on The Lizard Brain


Seth Godin analyzes why we resist getting it done. It reminds me of other theories that suggest we resist perfection because we fear completed work. So much of our behavior follows its own odd logic.

Why Your Team Building Exercise Won’t Build a Team

Lead Change Blog

Those 10 words from Seth Godin at the Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2011 seem simple enough. “We teach what we know; we attract what we are.&# Maybe… but I think that like much of what Seth says, there’s more to it than first appears. If you look at that statement through a traditional leadership lens, you might [.] Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders. Leadership Development attraction Authentic communication Culture Leadership management teaching trust

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10 YouTube Videos Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

First Friday Book Synopsis

Seth Godin: Ideas That Spread [comma] Win The Best Business Advice on Donny Deutsch Show From the CEO Steve Jobs 2005 Stanford Commencement Address Energizing Office Yoga How to Craft Your 300-Second Elevator Pitch or Networking Introduction Entrepreneurial Advice From Billionaires Charles KochActually, I think these are ten YouTube videos that anyone should watch who has an interest in the business world.

Most Valuable Business Insights: 11-15

First Friday Book Synopsis

Martin Seth Godin Steve Jobs Steve Steinhilber strategic alliances The Complete Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions The Effective Executive Execution The Executive’s Compass The Marketing Imagination The Opposable Mind Theodore Levitt Thomas Edison Thomas Watson Sr.

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Seth Godin on the “New Normal”

Crossderry Blog

I’ve linked to Seth Godin a number of times, and not just because of his marketing chops. Filed under: PMO Tagged: financial crisis , Globalization , Human Resources , New Normal , personal change , Seth Godin. PMO financial crisis Globalization Human Resources New Normal personal change Seth GodinWe’re getting out from under here so I’m digging through my own stack of stuff.

Announcing CEREBRATE 2011; Looking for Nominations

Rajesh Setty

May 2011 be the best and the biggest so far. Like all of you, I am looking forward to 2011 with my eyes wide open. The dates are Jan 21 to Jan 23, 2011. Please nominate them here: Nominate for CEREBRATE Silicon Valley 2011 January Edition.

Getting Work Done: Flow and Distractions


In his recent post “ Are You Making Something ”, Seth Godin observes, One reason for this confusion is that we’re often using precisely the same device to do our work as we are to distract ourselves from our work. Across the web, I have recently read articles/posts that underline an important thing – technology is taking a toll on our productivity and is keeping us from doing work that really matters – that is, if we allow. I have seen both sides of the coin.

Why blogging can benefit you as a manager

Chartered Management Institute

This was taken from a video featuring Tom Peters and Seth Godin. No single thing in the last 15 years professionally as been more important to my life than blogging - Tom Peters. I'll embed it at the end of this blog if you want to watch, but for now I'd like to hand over to CMI Ambassador Colin Millar. Colin has recently dipped his toe into the blogosphere and is now a fully fledged convert. Here is what Colin has to say. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

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Management Improvement Carnival: 2012 Edition


Seth Godin’s Blog. If there is one person on blogosphere who has influenced me the most (through his words and deeds), that person is Seth Godin. Annual Management Improvement Carnival: Edition 1 (2011). Annual Management Improvement Carnival: Edition 2 (2011).

Your Leadership LifeQuake

Linked 2 Leadership

Life Balance Professional Development business leadership Management Seth Godin Strategic managementThere you go… showing up for work…then everything changes… So, there you are…sitting in your boss’ office (the founder and president of the firm), waiting for him to call you into the room. He has sent someone to get you. Although you know you did “nothing wrong,&# it still feels like you are being called to the principal’s [.].

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week

Maximizing Possibility

Below are my picks for the week of March 21st - 27th, 2011 - enjoy! Seth Godin's Blog: Accepting False Limits - For all of us there are certain things in life that are not possible to accomplish. I like to kick off each work week by highlighting five posts from the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogosphere that I found to especially good reading.

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A Quote for the Day From Seth Godin – About “What Are You Doing Well Today?”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here’s Seth Godin’s quote (part of a 10 minute “casual presentation” video by Seth Godin – watch it here): “What you did well isn’t important anymore. Randy's blog entries quote for the day Seth GodinThe question is this: what is your business today – what is your current business? Not what was your business yesterday, but today?

FBR (Friday Book Review): Poke the Box by Seth Godin

Jason Womack

Title : Poke the Box Author : Seth Godin Website / blog / Facebook How I got the book : I ordered it from Amazon.com the "moment" I heard about it being available.

The forever recession (and the coming revolution)

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Career Development [link] There’s a very important post over on Seth Godin’s blog titled The forever recession (and the coming revolution) that you simply must read. Our world is changing faster than we realize. Partly because it doesn’t change for each of us at the same time, we often fail to think about the news we hear in [.] The forever recession (and the coming revolution).

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A Week with Zig Ziglar: Part 1

Ron Edmondson

Seth Godin did a post about Zig where he claims Ziglar “invented modern day motivational speaking.”. Zig Ziglar! The man! John Maxwell pays tribute to Zig Ziglar in his book “ Everyone Communicates, Few Connect.”

Leadership: Idealism vs. Realism

Linked 2 Leadership

In his newest book, “Poke The Box,” Seth Godin shares [.]. Balancing the emotional, psychological, and empirical aspects of what it takes to be a strong leader is always at play in the minds of those who study leadership. For me, I recently took a journey through the aspects of what it means to balance idealism and realism. Leadership vs. Management Leading Change Attitude communication Inspiration leadership Thoughts

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Leadership on Purpose – Beginning

Lead Change Blog

Steven Pressfield and Seth Godin call it Resistance. The reality is forces exist to malign your leadership to mediocrity. And Resistance is alive in the endless chatter in our heads. Mediocrity is also what we achieve when we go with what’s popular despite every inch of our soul screaming to go to unexplored, lesser-known paths. [.] Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders. Leadership Development character-based leadership Leadership on Purpose purpose values

Annual Management Improvement Carnival: Edition 2


The lot of people liked the first edition where I reviewed blogs of two masters – Seth Godin and Bob Sutton. Here’s part-2 of the Management Improvement Carnival featuring the other two blogs that I love reading.

This Might Not Work! Start anyway. Poke the Box.

Leading Blog

Building on the ideas he first presented in Linchpin , Seth Godin is back encouraging us to start things—start a project, make a ruckus, take what feels like a risk. The box,” writes Godin, “might be a computer or it might be a market or it might be a customer or it might be your boss. Godin says the opportunity is in creating unique learning experiences that are worth sharing. Here are a few more bits of Godin wisdom: Look for the fear.

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