Best Leadership Books of 2011

Leading Blog

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. 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.

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Leadership in the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association

Coaching Tip

Presented to an individual within the RV industry who has made extraordinary contributions to the industry''s overall success. Thor Industries. Coachmen Industries. Leadership Sports Travel What is Work life Coleman Company Fleetwood Enterprises Ford Motor Company John Brademas Monaco Coach Corporation Recreation Vehicle Industry Association RVIA Thetford Corporation Thor Industries U.S. . RVIA Membership Directory. Special Award.

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Southwest Airlines 2011 Results Reflect Benefits of Servant Leadership

Modern Servant Leader

Although Southwest has the highest productivity numbers in the industry, analysts naturally challenged executives to identify opportunities for improvement. Question: What other businesses exemplified servant leadership in 2011?

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. .

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. It was awfully difficult not to make a donation to the industrious and entertaining panhandler at the Santa Barbara pier. 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.

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.

Business Proverbs and BS | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • September 26, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership • 3 Comments. The myths apply to business in general, as well as specific industries, start-ups and the new economy. September 28, 2011 at 8:40 am. October 1, 2011 at 10:15 am. December 2011.

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

C-Level Strategies

Key point: Whatever your area of expertise or industry, write a few posts that represent your “thought leadership&# and your honest perspective on your industry or discipline and point to them in your resume with the offer to the resume reader to learn more about your insights in those posts.

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2 Ways to Spot Industry-Changing Trends

First Friday Book Synopsis

All leaders want to know what trends will shape the future of their industries before they happen. Bob's blog entries "Trend Hunting on the Periphery" 2 Ways to Spot Industry-Changing Trends Harvard Business Review. Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. To spot them early, you can’t mingle with the usual suspects [.].

3 Ways to Confront Economic Adversity in 2011

Coaching Tip

Transforming time from an adversary into an ally has helped me develop the positive mindset to be able to dust myself off from my own early business failures and build my company, Weatherchem, into the leader in my industry. . By Guest Author Al Weatherhead.

The Introvert’s Guide to Getting Noticed in Business

C-Level Strategies

And once you’re leading from the C-suite, being visible in the industry and with your peers is critical to. defining the imprint your company is making in its industry.

Character Development + Skill Development = Leadership

The Leadership Advisor

The external part of leadership development includes the physical and mental skills and capabilities needed to lead a group of individuals in a particular circumstance, industry, or business.

Leadership & Influence

N2Growth Blog

People who are influential have spent years developing relationships spanning geographies, industries, and practice areas. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. You cannot be a effective leader without influence.

10 Insightful Social Media Quotes from Smart CEOs

C-Level Strategies

To give you a general background, these quotes are from smart, experienced CEOs who represent a variety of companies across industries that boast average revenues of $1.6

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Eurocom 2011 survey indicates 38 percent of technology firms are due to invest more in social media in the next 12 months

Krishna De

‘Are technology firms adopting social media’ is one of the areas that the recent Eurocom Worldwide 2011 Annual Technology Confidence Survey explored. Digital Marketing Research Social media Technology b2bonline Eurocom 2011 Simpson Financial and Technology PR social media marketing research

Publicity and the Film Industry


@DoktorLuther produced the greatest line seen today : Why are they always porn *stars*? Don't those films have any supporting actors

Ann Handley’s Secrets to Successfully Leading Virtual Teams

C-Level Strategies

We convene various teams at different points specifically to get on the same page (the “vision thing”), and we use industry events (both MP-hosted and outside-hosted) as another opportunity to connect as a team or as individuals.

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Four Ways Leaders Position Their Teams for Success

C-Level Strategies

Conference attendance, as appropriate, helps team members stay at the leading edge in their industry or specialty. In Leadership Chat this week we focused on a variety of challenges that leaders face when it comes to promoting individuals on their teams.

7 Essentials For A Quality Culture

The Leadership Advisor

Sure there are certain industries that are more heavily regulated than others, but as long as they stay within the necessary guidelines in order to comply legally let them have at it. Culture is a simple way of saying how an organization expresses itself internally and externally.

The Introvert’s Guide to Boosting Your Career Through Blogging

C-Level Strategies

When you write about ideas that are important in your business/industry, you boost your credibility as well. Use blog 2 demonstrate knowledge of industry trends & analyze implications.

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The Introvert’s Guide to Leadership

C-Level Strategies

As much as the world within our heads can be a truly magical place, it’s imperative to embrace and understand the outside world in order to thoroughly understand our customers, competitors and industry trends.

To the class of 2011, Choose debt free! Part Two

Reiter Thinks

This is part two of the blog, To the class of 2011. It picks up with my predictions for what the class of 2011 might expect now as they move forward with their lives over the next couple of years.

Incivility. The New WMD.

The Leadership Advisor

Don’t just lead internally within your organization, lead within your industry. There has been a destructive force that has been in development for the past 20-25 years. It hasn’t been designed in some obscure and clandestine governmental “area&#.

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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.

The Industries Plagued by the Most Uncertainty

Harvard Business Review

Although uncertainty is accelerating, it isn’t affecting all industries the same way. and technological uncertainty (can we make a desirable solution?) — and how much uncertainty your industry faces depends on the interaction of the two. Where does your industry sit?

LeadershipNow 140: February 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from February 2011: @Bill_George: I discussed Apple's Jobs succession plan on @bloomberg yesterday, today the Atlantic continues debate. michaelaroberto: Tattoo Artists : Showing us how firms can shape industry structure - key idea for all strategists.

The Thought Leader Interview: Didier Lombard

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries : The Thought Leader Interview: Didier Lombard A formidable transformation is taking place in the global telecommunications industry Art Kleiner “data tsunami” Booz & Company Cisco Systems Inc. Here is another outstanding interview of Didier Lombard from a series featured by strategy+business magazine, published by Booz & Comany. The interview was conducted by Art Kleiner and Pierre Péladeau.

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To Kill a Giant: Leading David against Goliath

C-Level Strategies

I was fortunate in many ways to “grow up&# in my career within a “ Giant.&# The $750 million dollar business unit I led had major competitors, but we were the leader in our industry. If your industry is dominated by giants who are focused on each other, go talk to your customers.

5 Keys to Effectively Communicating Appreciation in the Workplace

Great Leadership By Dan

Ideal for both the profit and non-profit sectors, the principles presented in this book have a proven history of success in businesses, schools, medical offices, churches, and industry.

Three Personal Fears to Conquer for Leadership Success

C-Level Strategies

If I’m successful I’ll have to be more visible in the organization and industry – and maybe I’ll have to speak more/present at important conferences/talk to more analysts and cable business shows – and this is a lot of pressure. It’s time.

Top 10 Traits Of An Engagement Centric Organziation

The Leadership Advisor

Pay people fairly in your industry, even slightly above industry average. If you have read more than 25 blogs on leadership this year, I would venture a guess that you have come across at least one post that at a minimum referenced or was focused on employee engagement.

A Drive for Excellence

Coaching Tip

Here in Michigan, the automotive industry has always been an everyday topic of conversation. In the past, college graduates would gain employment as automotive industry managers and high school graduates would be well compensated by seeking factory jobs. Engine Charlie's statement has never been more true as we witness the decline of the American automotive industry over the fifty years since his death. .

Three Leadership Secrets for Building a Great Team

C-Level Strategies

This is staggering in today’s economy, especially in her industry (retail). Most companies in the health care industry want to save and improve lives.

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Attitude Reflects Leadership

N2Growth Blog

By invitation of the GM with whom I was to mainly to work, I visited the competitor’s premises to learn several things about their industry.

White Crayon Employee Engagement

The Leadership Advisor

Know what are others avoiding – While I’m all for trail blazing and being innovative, perhaps another organization similar to yours (industry, size, etc.) When I was a kid, my sister and I would have coloring contests.

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What Really is The Big Picture of Business

Strategy Driven

Trees with thicker bases and deeper roots will sprout greener (be profitable), shed less often (fewer corporate flaws) and live longer (dominate its industry). Failure to prepare for the future spells certain death for businesses and industries in which they function.

7 Tips for Hiring the Right Person for the Team

Ron Edmondson

Regardless of the industry, however, adding to a team is a critical decision; perhaps one of the most important a leader makes. One of the most important decisions a leader makes is adding to the payroll. In the church world, it’s often difficult to remove someone once they are added.

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


With Poke the Box , Seth is also challenging the traditional methods of content distribution adopted by the publishing industry. Last year, Seth Godin showed us a way to become a Linchpin.

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Great by Choice

Leading Blog

They call these companies "10Xers" for providing shareholder returns at least 10 times greater than their industry. It is a defeatist attitude to think that luck or circumstances primarily make you what you are. Luck, both good and bad happen to us all. We cannot control much of what happens around us, but the choices we make, as Jim Collins and Morten Hansen’s research confirms, determine our success.

When a Leader’s Vision is Actually a Dream

C-Level Strategies

Your vision as the leader has everything to do with what your organization and your industry will look like when you complete your mission. As my long-time readers know, visionary leadership is a passion of mine.