Deloitte’s 2011 Technology Fast 500™ Rankings announced

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The Technology Fast 500™ is an annual ranking by Deloitte of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. For the 14th consecutive year, there are more software companies on the Technology Fast [.]. Bob's blog entries Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500™ Deloitte’s 2011 Technology Fast 500™ Rankings EMEA Technology Fast 500™ Fast500Med North America Technology Fast 500

The November 2011 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the November 6, 2011 edition of leadership development carnival! No technology or rote process can give you the “correct” plan – BUT a solid process for planning can guide you to the best plan for your team and you. 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.

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Are We Experiencing A Technology Tsunami?

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 We Experiencing A Technology Tsunami? Over the past 25 to 30 years, technology has been zipping along the mainframe to desktop route and the entire tech institution has been riding along with it (and profiting greatly from it). How is technology changing for you?

Disconnection: The Subversive Side of Technology

Michael Lee Stallard

” This question is typically in reference to an obsessive use and reliance on online technologies. Technology is a double-edged sword. On the other side, technology can overwhelm us if it crowds out in-person connection. Turkle’s work is exploring the “subversive” side of technology, to which Ms. Turkle responds that her work explores the “subjective” side of technology.

Adventure Team Challenge 2011


Sadly, Ryan and our team gave them great insight into what challenges can be found with today’s technology. Team Prouty at World TEAM Sports Adventure Team Challenge 2011. Many years of camping as a Camp Thunderbird camper and, later, at Outward Bound helped prepare me for the first event of the Adventure TEAM Challenge : lighting a fire and boiling a can of water.

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Why Technology Managers Make Great Leaders

Modern Servant Leader

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

Sales Wolf Blog

Copyright 2007-2010 - Chris Young Twitter Updates follow me on Twitter « Possibility Maximizer: Interview Podcasts | Main | Possibility Maximizer: Extraordinary Leadership by Robin Sharma » January 10, 2011 The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week - A Look Ahead at 2011 The ringing in of a New Year is a time of excitement and promise for all the  Possibility  that the coming year has to offer.

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The Essential CIO: Insights from IBM’s Global Chief Information Officer Study (2011)

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How are technology leaders helping their organizations adapt to the accelerating change and complexity that mark today’s competitive and economic landscape? To find out, IBM interviewed 3,018 CIOs, spanning 71 countries and 18 industries. Public and private sector CIOs described both the challenges and opportunities from increasing complexity. They shared how they are innovating with [.].

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. New business models, new ways of working, cooler tools and technologies. 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). Have a quality wrapped 2011. Here’s to a fantastic 2011!

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27 July 2011 - Midtown, NYC - Mastering Workplace Performance

Jason Womack

The entire inventory of what: - you do by 10am each morning - systems/tools/gear/technology you count on to get your work done - brings you rest, relaxation, rejuvenation and reinvention Those inventories are critical to the change process. Thank you so much for attending this MWP presentation. One of the most important questions to answer is: "When was the last time you took time to think of how you manage time?" For many people participating in our workshops, this was the first

Voice of Experience: Karen Ho (Broadway Technology)

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Here is an excerpt from a profile of Karen Ho (Chief Operating Officer, Broadway Technology) written by Jessica Titlebaum (Chicago) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Bob's blog entries Broadway Technology Chicago Cubs Jessica Titlebaum Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Club of New York The Glass Hammer UBS Voice of Experience: Karen Ho Wrigley Field

LeadershipNow 140: July 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from July 2011 that you might have missed: @laurencanning: FANTASTIC Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better via DDI: Global Leadership Forecast 2011 : Time for a Leadership Revolution! 10 technologies that will change the world in the next 10 years. kim: John Thackara 's 2011 Buckminster Fuller Challenge keynote address.

Technology and Revolution

Chartered Management Institute

Is it really the advent of new technology which has brought about revolution in the Middle East? Related Content: Managers urged to embrace face-to-face communication Message in the snow Blueview Some businesses 'still scared of technology' Do you communicate well enough with young people? communication Interpersonal Networks Mass Media Middle East Opinion Leaders technology twitter

Work/Life Balance Across Time Zones and Technologies

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Elizabeth Harrin (London) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.” To read the complete article, check out a [.].

Does technology free us or enslave us?

Chartered Management Institute

Technology certainly aids those wishing to work from home, but is there a danger that having work available so readily can lead to a lack of psychological detachment from work? So being able to switch off is a big deal, but does modern technology help or hinder our efforts to gain better work/life balance? For instance whilst some may openely choose a job that does not make calls on them out of hours, technology makes it difficult for others to switch off.

Choosing Three Words for 2011 |

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? Posted on January 1, 2011 In: Musings Wow.

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The McKinsey Quarterly’s Top Ten: Second Quarter 2011

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ORGANIZATION: Eric Schmidt on business culture [comma] technology [comma] and social issues 5. In case you missed them, see which articles have been most popular with The McKinsey Quarterly‘s readers in the second quarter of this year. Here are the first five. To learn which articles ranked #6-10 and read any/all of the ten articles, please click here. * * * 1. STRATEGY Sparking creativity in teams: [.]. Bob's blog entries 2. STRATEGY: Drawing a new road map for growth 3.

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

Sales Wolf Blog

Copyright 2007-2010 - Chris Young Twitter Updates follow me on Twitter « Possibility Maximizer: American Express OPEN Forum | Main | Possibility Maximizer: Interview Podcasts » January 03, 2011 The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week - 2010 Rewind Edition Happy Monday and welcome to 2011!  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.

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Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, on business culture, technology, and social issues

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Once again, McKinsey & Company offers (at no cost) an exceptionally valuable resource, in this instance Eric Schmidt‘s conversation with McKinsey director James Manyika about business culture, technology, and social issues. More specifically, Google’s executive chairman discusses his strategies on hiring, meetings, mobile business, and jobs and education. To check out the video, audio, and text [.].

The CEO as Chief Brand Custodian | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • October 17, 2011 • Branding , Human Resources , Leadership , Marketing , Strategy • 3 Comments. The conversation in the 2011 branding world is well beyond product and service brand discussion by marketers and ad agencies. With the exception of niche, specialty, and technology markets, I see little evidence of this. October 18, 2011 at 5:02 am. October 19, 2011 at 6:50 pm. December 2011. November 2011. October 2011.

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WEadership Practice #3: Embrace Openness

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development collaboration convening crowdsourcing data visualization listen open open leadership openness share social technologiesPosted in Leadership Development This post is the fourth in a series that began here summarizing the findings of a one-year study of workforce leadership. Through that process, we identified six practices next-generation leaders use to be effective; a new model of leadership we call WEadership, in a nod to its collaborative nature.

The Culture That Surrounds Technology

Tim Milburn

It’s not enough to own or obtain the technology, one must understand the culture that surrounds the technology as well. Did you know there is a right and a wrong way to use social networking tools like Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin? The reason I know this is because the internet is bombarded on a daily basis by posts, articles, and ebooks on the best uses of these tools. Shoot, I’ve even written a few “ best practices &# posts.

A Guilty Conscience = A Great Hire??? :: Women on Business

Women on Business

By Maribeth Kuzmeski Are you looking to add new individuals to your team in 2011? According to research done by Francis Flynn, Director of the Center for Leadership Development and Research at Stanford University (as reported in The January/February 2011 edition of Harvard Business Review), guilt-prone individuals unequivocally make great employees.

We Need People Who Can Lead Regardless Of Their Title

Lead Change Blog

All the fancy strategies, creations and technology mean absolutely nothing without people to make it happen. The success of any organization be it a business, non-profit, educational institution or government, depends on its people. In fact, people have to develop … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders. Best of Blogs Series Leadership Development authority employees leader Leadership positions titles

How does technology help your commute?

Chartered Management Institute

On a good commute I can relax, listening to my ipod or catching up on a good book on my kindle but on a bad commute I desparately look for new houses in the country on my iPhone, imagining myself anywhere but on a packed train - thank goodness for technology. But how else has technology impacted on our journey to work?

How Passion Can Revolutionize Digital Technology, AND Change The.

Terry Starbucker

Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store Ramblings From a Glass Half Full How Passion Can Revolutionize Digital Technology, AND Change The World: A Video Every Leader Must See by Starbucker on August 29, 2010 In early 1997, its stock price was $4.

Green Company, Red Products, Black Ink | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • July 10, 2011 • Leadership , Strategy • 0 Comments. And although our business leaders may have the “will” to transform their companies, the “way” is continually blocked by inefficiencies, higher costs and unacceptable returns on the investment in technology. December 2011. November 2011. October 2011. September 2011. August 2011. July 2011. June 2011. May 2011. April 2011. March 2011.

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IT Overinvesting – Is it Better to be Safe than Sorry?

Women on Business

While I haven’t read the book, an article on Reuters suggests that the book Aligning Technology with Strategy by Harvard Business Review advises companies evaluate their IT costs to prevent overinvesting. An article written in 2003 regarding security and technology is not going to be relevant in 2011. It’s technology. Online Business Technology information security Information Technology IT IT Overinvesting

One Click: A book review by Bob Morris

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Brandt Penguin/Portfolio (2011) “Gradatim Ferociter” (“Step by Step, Courageously”) This is not a comprehensive biography such as the one of Steve Jobs written by Walter Isaacson. Shaw (“the most technologically sophisticated” firm on Wall Street) focus on the long term Inside Larry & Sergey’s Brain invent and then reinvent tenaciously obsess over customers One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Paul Hartman Penguin/Portfolio (2011) Princeton Richard L.

Who was Steven P. Jobs?

Coaching Tip

Perhaps, Jobs was the greatest user of technology to ever live. Source: FastCompany, October 2011. Leadership Web/Tech What is 1955 2011 apple steven p. jobs technologyIf you had listened to Steven P. Jobs' presentations over the years, he came across not as the creator of a product so much as its very first fan--the first person to digest its possibilities.

The Most Helpful “Health Apps” – (A Reflection About Apps, Technology, And Productivity)

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I’ve had to tackle a few health concerns lately (nothing too serious – but a little disconcerting). One of the new “requirements” from my doctor is to monitor my blood sugar and blood pressure daily. And, as part of this, I have needed to get a real handle on just what I eat every day. [.]. Randy's blog entries Best health apps Blood Sugar Tracker BP Tracker GOMEALS healthycloud

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. We are looking for nominations from all fields – someone who has made meaningful contributions in the fields of arts, crafts, non-profits, business, technology, literature – actually any field for that matter.

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The Capable Employee

Women on Business

As I visit client sites and assess the challenges they face, it becomes clear that sometimes the culprit is not the employee, it’s the technology. Excessive reliance on technology cripples the ability to think outside the box. To be sure that your employees know their tasks and are able to execute them with or without help, there are a few ways to take the temperature of your employee’s skill without technological help. Technology in moderation.

A Technology Case Study: Implementing What the Customer Wants

Strategy Driven

In order for any change to occur – whether it’s a decision to purchase a product, or an implementation to add new technology – whatever touches the ultimate solution must buy-in to the change. In 1983, in London, I started up a body shop/recruitment company to support the ‘new’ language and ’4GL’ support technology called Focus. The clients got to hear/see/feel their vision of success and agree to it before anyone moved ahead with technology.

Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions

Leading Blog

Think How to Win Friends and Influence People 2011.) In two very practical chapters, Kawasaki talks about push and pull technology. Push technology brings your story to people. Pull technology brings people to your story.” Push technologies are presentations, e-mail and Twitter. Pull technologies are web sites, blogs, YouTube and Facebook. Guy Kawasaki has made a career out of enchanting people. He has summarized what he has learned so far in Enchantment.

Remote Leadership Development

Lead Change Blog

New technologies are being created at a rapidly increasing pace. Can you develop people remotely? And high unemployment combined with the current economic malaise has forced many companies to cut back on middle-managers and travel. All of this creates a toxic environment for leadership development. Traditionally developing leaders is a mentoring activity. Mentoring is difficult [.]. Leadership Development Webinars 1080 Group develop leaders Roger Courville Self Development Webinar

5 Leadership Lessons: The Velocity Manifesto

Leading Blog

In today’s high-velocity environment, Scott Klososky believes you need to understand how to guide your organization in the implementation and usage of technology—in short, how your organization “does” technology. [As As a leader], you—not the IT department, nor the VP of IT, nor the chief information officer (CIO)—must understand, drive and be accountable for how technology is structured in order to reach the strategic goals of the operation….Technology

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Ones Should be CEOs, Twos Should Not

Leading Blog

Vivek Ranadivé and Kevin Many say that technology is reaching a breaking point. A new model of information technology is needed. Teaching computers to do this will make them more useful—“two-second-advantage” predictive technology. The amount of data is even overwhelming computing capabilities. A new model is being found by applying the predictive nature of the brain to the way computers "think."

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Creative People Must Be Stopped

Leading Blog

Mostly people say they want big, new, creative ideas. But when you come up with one, they seem to go out of their way to kill it. They act like creative people must be stopped. Wouldn’t it be nice to know where the opposition is going to come from before you ever present it?

Redesigning Leadership: A book review by Bob Morris

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Redesigning Leadership: Design, Technology, Business, Life John Maeda with Becky Bermont The MIT Press (2011) “Ue ni wa ue ga aru” is a Japanese aphorism that epitomizes the nature of excellence: “Above up, there is something even higher above up.&#

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I, Steve: Jobs in His Own Words

Leading Blog

Here are a few: • I would trade all my technology for an afternoon with Socrates. • George Beahm has compiled a collection of Steve Jobs quotes in I, Steve. Organized by topic, this is a great (and sourced) collection. My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better. People judge you by your performance, so focus on the outcome. Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.

6 Concepts for Creating What People Love Before They Know They Want It

Leading Blog

Why did Sony’s Librié fail and Amazon’s Kindle succeed even though it was launched three years before the Kindle using the same technology? Demand is created in the gaps between what we really want and the goods and services we settle for. Demand creators figure out how to solve the big and little hassles we all face—and they make our days easier, more convenient, more productive, and simply more fun,” writes Adrian Slywotzky in Demand.

Turnarounds and the Big Play | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • December 11, 2011 • Branding , Leadership , Marketing , Strategy • 1 Comment. New vacuum-packing technology drove sales and coffee-roasting advancements cut costs by 15%. December 13, 2011 at 3:50 am. December 2011. November 2011. October 2011. September 2011. August 2011. July 2011. June 2011. May 2011. April 2011. March 2011. February 2011. © 2011 In the CEO Afterlife.

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