Best Leadership Books of 2011

Leading Blog

Consider : Harnessing the Power of Reflective Thinking In Your Organization by Daniel Patrick Forrester. 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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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.

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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. Chris Edmonds presents Power, Profit, or Purpose: What Drives Your Company?

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.

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 Power of Positive Feedback (and More)

Kevin Eikenberry

In any coaching workshop I lead, or in any conversation with leaders that turns to coaching, the discussion of positive feedback will ensue. Here are just a smattering of the questions that come up. How much positive feedback should be given? Don’t people already know if they are doing it well? If I give them [.]. Building Relationships Developing Others Leadership Learning coaching encouragement positive feedback support

First Look: Leadership Books for December 2011

Leading Blog

Grow : How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World's Greatest Companies by Jim Stengel. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in December. 360 Degrees of Influence : Get Everyone to Follow Your Lead on Your Way to the Top by Harrison Monarth. World Changers : 25 Entrepreneurs Who Changed Business as We Knew It by John A. Byrne. Screw Business As Usual by Richard Branson.

Speak Your Truth To Power

Lead Change Blog

Speak Your Truth To Power. Leadership Development Career courage power take a risk take a stand truthPosted in Leadership Development What we love in childhood often comes back to us with an “ah-ha!” weaving a tighter pattern when we look back over the tapestry of our life and finally see where that pretty colorful thread we once played with has lead us in maturity. Reflective leaders usually have many such stories at play in their [.]

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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. How do retired CEO’s spend there time when the power and the glory is gone? 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.

Leadership Development: Mastering the Powerful Art of Praise

C-Level Strategies

We’ve all experienced the power of praise in our careers. Expressing appreciation with praise amplifies its power. RELATED POSTS: 3 Powerful Business Words that can Change Your Whole Outlook.

Leaders Share Their Biggest “Follower Challenges”

C-Level Strategies

About Lisa Petrilli Twitter, LinkedIN, EMAIL Lisa Speaking Hire Lisa RSS Leaders Share Their Biggest “Follower Challenges&# 02 Feb February 2, 2011 by Lisa Petrilli Last night’s #LeadershipChat on Twitter revolved around the topic of The Difficult Follower and how to lead them.

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Three Power Phrases to Disarm a Verbal Aggressor

The Recovering Engineer

Developing power phrases for use in various situations can help you get past this mental roadblock so that you can respond calmly and quickly in a wide range of situations. Part of the power in this statement is that it is absolutely true in all cases.

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The Power of Focus Words

Kevin Eikenberry

The results are far better than what initially envisioned, and the team is far more invested in the words than they would have been anyway (that is an obvious, yet powerful point worth its own post sometime).

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A Manifesto’s Unbridled Power

In the CEO Afterlife

There is nothing more powerful than differentiation in a competitive arena. Manifestos ignite people into action. The best manifestos are so emotionally charged that their catalytic influence can endure for centuries. The Ten Commandments and the Declaration of Independence are good examples.

Visionary Leadership: Proof of Power in Pursuing Passion

C-Level Strategies

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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. A women’s psychological frame of mind can make them look less powerful than men; but in the meantime dismissing any candidate on the basis of gender not only denies opportunity to talented individuals but also can decrease the amount of genuine leaders in an organization. Women in Power.

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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 Power of Your Word

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Barry wasn’t happy that his boss put him through the 360 evaluation process. He was even unhappier after receiving the feedback. In fact, he was shocked, angry and disbelieving. There was no way he was unethical, thoughtless or lacking in credibility and integrity. In following the trail of bread crumbs to the root cause of [.]. Leadership Development Commitment credibility Donald N. Sull HBR integrity Leadership Michael Jensen

LeadershipNow 140: May 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from May 2011: @Jim_Kouzes: If you want to be more creative, think outside of yourself. The Power of Meditation by @DeepakChopra. Read more @PsyBlog. stevefarber: Make a list of your constraints. Now, boldly and blatantly disregard that list.

First Look: Leadership Books for May 2011

Leading Blog

TouchPoints : Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments by Douglas R Conant and Mette Norgaard. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in May. What Makes Business Rock : Building the Worlds Largest Global Networks by Bill Roedy with David Fisher. Better Under Pressure : How Great Leaders Bring Out the Best in Themselves and Others by Justin Menkes. Leadership is Dead : How Influence is Reviving It by Jeremie Kubicek.

One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership

Kevin Eikenberry

This week’s Resource Recommendation is One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership by Mike Figliuolo. This new book, focused on the leader as an individual, promotes an important idea with a creative approach. Mike Figliuolo, an accomplished leadership trainer, coach, and speaker, suggests that to be the best leader we can [.]. Books Leadership Learning Success maxims values

First Look: Leadership Books for March 2011

Leading Blog

Tell to Win : Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story by Peter Guber. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in March. Poke the Box by Seth Godin. 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 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 Dangerous Power of a Leader

Ron Edmondson

Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. The leader has power. When a leader begins to abuse power. Related posts: The Power of a Leader. Mature Leaders Don’t Abuse Power. The leader has information. The leader has authority. The leader has position. Some leaders leave. Some followers become miserable. Some followers stagnate in fear. Some leaders plan a coup. Any questions? The Pastor But Not The Leader. Leadership

Inspiration for Letting Go of What Holds You Back

C-Level Strategies

What I’ve come to truly understand in just the last few years is the power of our choices – conscious and subconscious. We have the power to let go of what holds us back.

How Introverts Can Succeed in Business and Leadership

C-Level Strategies

I learned them mostly through hard work, though sometimes by accident, and now have a much better understanding of the power of my introversion. I learned very early in my career that the way I led was different from my extraverted colleagues.

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How To Start Fresh In 2011. | Rich Gee Group

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 How To Start Fresh In 2011. We begin to hate ourselves and think we ‘lost our chance’ to change in 2011.

First Look: Leadership Books for June 2011

Leading Blog

Power Genes : Understanding Your Power Persona--and How to Wield It at Work by Maggie Craddock. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in June. The Benevolent Dictator : Empower Your Employees, Build Your Business, and Outwit the Competition by Michael Feuer with Dustin Klein. If You Will Lead : Enduring Wisdom for 21st-Century Leaders by Doug Moran. Car Guys vs. Bean Counters : The Battle for the Soul of American Business by Bob Lutz.

Leveraging the Power of Paradox


Our natural inclination is to resolve the paradoxes of organizational life. Before trying to eliminate opposing tensions, however, I would encourage you to consider the option of maintaining the tension as a normal requirement of growth and life. *. frontpage

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Leadership Development: How Do You Accept the Gift of Praise?

C-Level Strategies

Margie Clayman , my fellow blogger and Twitter friend who I have come to respect tremendously, mentioned in her response to my post earlier this week entitled, “ Leadership Development: Mastering the Powerful Art of Praise, &# that how we accept praise as leaders is worth close examination.

The Power of Persuasion

Lead Change Blog

No longer is there a need for the leader who is rarely seen and even more rarely heard. I believe there are opportunities to lead from wherever you sit in your organization. This blog post, however, is focused on those … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders. Career Development Change Management Leadership Development communication Compelling Messaging Corporate Culture Employee Motivation Inspirational Leadership Persuasion and Influence

Never Underestimate the Power of a Shower

Lead Change Blog

Never Underestimate the Power of a Shower. Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership A client opened his coaching session today with “I had the most incredible thought in the shower this morning …” I waited, remembering to breathe and keep my eyebrows up. As he proceeded to describe his idea about what he could do to understand his staff at a human level, which will in all likelihood [.]

Three Powerful Ways Michael Port Can Transform Your Small Business

C-Level Strategies

Like most small business owners and solo-preneurs I have to work hard to find moments for myself within the power-packed schedule of hours, days and weeks dedicated to my clients. The Power of Michael’s Program.

A Powerful Activity for Your Office Christmas Party

Kevin Eikenberry

Several years ago in December, some people asked me for a creative training opener. I posted a version of my idea on the earlier version of this blog then. Last Friday at Remarkable House, I used the exercise with our team at our annual Christmas party. It may be just what you need to make [.]. Gratitude Leadership Learning Teams Christmas party activity feedback holiday party activity Office Christmas party Office holiday party

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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. Among 5 powers leaders need.

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Harnessing the Power of Paradox


Remember the pushme-pullme in the story of Dr. DoLittle ? It was like a llama, only it had two heads and no back end. Much of organizational life is like that animal with forces pulling us and pushing us in conflicting directions.

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Columbo’s Curiosity: “his most powerful weapon”

First Friday Book Synopsis

He is the author of Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity, published by Jossey-Bass (2011), one of two books featured at First Friday’s July meeting. Here is a recent post by Josh Linkner. For more information on creativity, visit “In addition to my blog, you’ll find free videos, quizzes, articles, eBooks [.]. Bob's blog entries "There's just one more thing I don't understand."

The most powerful strategies when beginning a presentation

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bacon The most powerful strategies when beginning a presentation The Seven-Seconds Rule there are no second chancesOver the recent years, I have read dozens of excellent books in which their authors offer advice on how to make effective presentations in one form of another (e.g. in-person, teleconferencing, electronically recorded). None offers more and better advice that does As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick, co-authored by [.].

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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.