Three Steps to Create a Vision for 2012

C-Level Strategies

If you want to be a purveyor of visionary leadership in 2012 you must start by creating a vision for 2012. Here are three essential steps to take to create a vision for 2012: 1. Now, think about your own personal vision for your life and for your career/business/company in 2012.

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What We Need The Most in 2012?


On that note, wish you an “excellent” 2012. Books/Reviews Random Musings 2012 change managing change sense of urgency urgency

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How to be a Better Leader in 2012

C-Level Strategies

There’s a role every single leader should play in 2012 if they genuinely want to lead highly productive, effective and successful teams during the course of the year – the Synergist.

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Best Leadership Books of 2012

Leading Blog

The list below represents our picks for the best leadership books of 2012. T HE WAYS we have thought about leadership have not always served us well. We have tended to think of leadership as something outside and above the rest. If leadership isn’t among, it will let us down. Hierarchies are still important, but they must allow for freedom to act, think, and experiment in a way that encourages individual growth. Moving ahead we need more clarity.

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April 2012 Carnival of Leadership Development: Earth Day Edition


Welcome to the April 1st 2012 Carnival of Leadership Development. I’d like to dedicate this edition of Carnival to Earth Day 2012 , celebrated every year on 22nd April as a movement to protect the beautiful planet we all have inherited. Namaste!

LeadershipNow 140: April 2012 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from April 2012 that you might have missed: The Yin and Yang of Business by @TomAsacker. Leadershipfreak: If you know more than everyone on your team, you have a weak team. " 8 Ways to Find Freedom ". lead:ology - Leaders vs Managers: A False Dichotomy.

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8 Things Collaborative Leaders Know

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

In their 2012 global workforce study, Towers Watson found 46% of workers are not engaged. Collaboration Leadership Cisco Collaborative leadership Don Tapscott Economic crisis John Chambers Networked communities Rosabeth Moss Kanter Towers Watson 2012 Global Workforce Study Web 2.0

The September 2012 Leadership Development Carnival NFL Kick-off Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

So with apologies to those who don't share this passion, I present to you the September 2012 Leadership Development Carnival, NFL Kick-off Edition.

Edmondson Christmas Newsletter 2012

Ron Edmondson

The post Edmondson Christmas Newsletter 2012 appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Merry Christmas from the Edmondson’s! We truly never know the changes a year will make, do we? Cheryl and I moved to Lexington, Kentucky this year. I am now pastor of the historic Immanuel Baptist Church.

Management Improvement Carnival: 2012 Edition


This time around, I will point you to 5 best posts and snippets written by Seth in 2012: Who Cares? : “ Caring, it turns out, is a competitive advantage , and one that takes effort, not money.”.

The May, 2012 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

The next edition of the Leadership Development Carnival will be on June 3rd, 2012, hosted by Laura Schroeder from Working Girl. Welcome to the May edition of the Leadership Development Carnival ! For those of you that may not be familiar with the Carnival, here's a refresher: 1.

Make 2012 The Best Year EVER.

Rich Gee Group

Trust me — you will MOVE MOUNTAINS


My 12 Favorite Posts from 2012

Great Leadership By Dan

So, here's a collection of my favorite posts for each month from 2012: 1. My highest traffic post from 2012. leadership development best posts 2012Merry Christmas! I hope you're having a safe, relaxing, and joyful holiday.

First Look: Leadership Books for July 2012

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in July. There Is an I in Team : What Elite Athletes and Coaches Really Know About High Performance by Mark de Rond. Resilience : Why Things Bounce Back by Andrew Zolli and Ann Marie Healy. Triple Crown Leadership : Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations by Robert Vanourek and Gregg Vanourek. Team Turnarounds : A Playbook for Transforming Underperforming Teams by Joe Frontiera and Daniel Leidl.

The November, 2012 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the November, 2012 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! For you reading pleasure, this month's Carnival offers up a Fall harvest of posts from some of the best leadership bloggers from around the world. There's way too much good stuff to try to read it all in one sitting.

First Look: Leadership Books for April 2012

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in April. The End of Leadership by Barbara Kellerman. All In : How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton. Risk Intelligence : How to Live with Uncertainty by Dylan Evans. The Strategist : Be the Leader Your Business Needs by Cynthia Montgomery. Extreme Trust : Honesty as a Competitive Advantage by Don Peppers and Martha Rogers. For bulk orders call 1-800-423-8273.

First Look: Leadership Books for June 2012

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in June. The Honest Truth About Dishonesty : How We Lie to Everyone—Especially Ourselves by Dan Ariely. How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things : Breaking the 8 Hidden Barriers that Plague Even the Best Businesses by Neil Smith with Patricia O'Connell. Leadership Isn't For Cowards : How to Drive Performance by Challenging People and Confronting Problems by Mike Staver. Wait : The Art and Science of Delay by Frank Partnoy.

LeadershipNow 140: May 2012 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from May 2012 that you might have missed: Fast Company: 6 Leadership Styles, And When You Should Use Them. Recognizing The Perception Gaps In Your Leadership by @TanveerNaseer. Walt Disney’s Creative Organization Chart. Do You Use These Conversation Stoppers?

Forbes Top 100 Websites for Women 2012 Includes Women on Business

Women on Business

Some of my favorite blogs for women in business are featured in the 2012 list as well. Forbes released its annual list of the Top 100 Websites for Women , and I’m happy to announce that Women on Business is on the list again this year!

2012 ~ In Six Words

Ravi Pratap Singh

Taking a cue from the book, I thought I'd give a shot at encompassing my journey in 2012. " So what was your story in 2012?

Early Contender for Worst Leader of 2012

Next Level Blog

Based on the observable evidence, passenger accounts, his own statements and audio transcripts with an Italian coast guard officer, it sure looks like Captain Francesco Schettino is a very strong early contender for worst leader of 2012. By now you’ve probably seen the pictures and read the stories of the tragedy with the Costa Concordia cruise ship just off the Italian coast.

5 Key Strategic Challenges Leaders Face in 2012

Linked 2 Leadership

Armed with an understanding of who they are and where they are going, effective executive leaders chart a course for themselves, for their employees, and for their organizations. But leadership must first know who they are. And where they are going. While this leadership principle is timeless and unique to each individual leader, how executives [.]. Future Leadership Issues Organizational Health business leadership Management

First Look: Leadership Books for November 2012

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in November. The Leader's Pocket Guide : 101 Indispensable Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Any Situation by John Baldoni. The Success Equation : Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing by Michael J. Mauboussin. Thomas Jefferson : The Art of Power by Jon Meacham. The Warrior's Character : Leadership Wisdom From West Point's Cadet Prayer by Don Snider.

The Learning Illusion – a Challenge for 2012

First Friday Book Synopsis

I think we need to make 2012 a year of learning – but, it won’t be easy. I believe in life-long learning. I am a big fan of every effort to keep learning. Our monthly First Friday Book Synopsis is designed to whet the appetite of such life-long learners. I like to read, I like [.]. Randy's blog entries life-long learning the illusion of learning the learning illusion Tyler Cowen

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Tenacity in 2012

Lead on Purpose

How will you show tenacity in 2012? —. Successful people share several common traits; tenacity is at the top. Merriam-Webster defines tenacious as “persistent in maintaining, adhering to, or seeking something valued or desired.” Think about your favorite athlete, actor, business leader, or other successful person and you’re sure to find tenacity as one of their defining characteristics. Tenacity fuels persistence. Persistence is analogous to running a marathon.

“You Owe A Debt To The Unlucky” – Michael Lewis Gives The Best Commencement Advice Of 2012

First Friday Book Synopsis

And there are plenty of “compilations” of the “best commencement speeches of 2012″ out there, like this one). (Note: the links are to the text of each of these speeches. You can also find the video of each with little trouble. ————— I like commencement addresses. I do not remember the one I heard when I [.]. Randy's blog entries Aaron Sorkin commencement addresses Micheal Lewis Steve Jobs

The January 2013 Leadership Development Carnival: Best of 2012 Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to The January 2013 Leadership Development Carnival: Best of 2012 Edition! favorite, most popular) post from 2012, along with why it was the best. was the most popular post of 2012 on the Leading in Context Blog. My best 2012 was a huge debate!

QAspire Blog 2012: Essential Posts Redux


2012 was a fantastic year. 2012 also bought me the recognition amongst “ Top 20 Indian HR Influencers on Social Media (at #4) ” by Society of Human Resources Management, SHRM India. January 2012 : What We Need The Most in 2012? September 2012: Comfortable With Chaos 15.

The Top 5 Most Popular Leadership and Communication Blog Posts from 2012


With 2012 coming to an end, many of us begin to reflect on the days and months behind us. Following are The Top 5 Most Popular Blog Posts from 2012, counting down from number 5: #5. Originally published on August 9, 2012). #4. Originally published on May 24, 2012). #3.

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100 Leadership and Ethics Blogs 2012

Leading in Context

Looking for Leadership Blogs? This collection of blog lists provides links that will lead you to hundreds of blogs about leadership, management and ethics. Understandably, some of the lists will overlap, since each blog list creator selects blogs based on different factors. Ethical Leader ethical ethical business leadership ethical leadership context leading ethically in organizations what is ethical leadership

100 Trends to Watch in 2012

Leading in Context

As we enter 2012, these trend reports will give you a sense of where the world is going in a variety of different areas, from responsible leadership to social media, branding, consumerism, mobile apps and web design, food and color trends. Enjoy! Trends business ethics Leadership leadership skills on leadership what are leadership skills what is ethical leadership what is leadership

First Look: Leadership Books for February 2012

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in February. Collaborate : The Art of We by Dan Sanker. Good Idea. Now What? How to Move Ideas to Execution by Charles T. The Power of Habit : Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg. Your Best Just Got Better : Work Smarter, Think Bigger, Make More by Jason W. Womack. Make Up Your Mind : A Decision Making Guide to Thinking Clearly and Choosing Wisely by Hal Mooz. For bulk orders call 1-800-423-8273.

4 Simplified Steps to Acheive More in 2012

Ron Edmondson

Don’t Let 2012 Just Happen: One Way to Be More Efficient. We often make things more difficult than they have to be. Related posts: Simplified 7-Step Roadmap to Success. 3 Steps to Jump Start Your Spiritual Life. Encouragement

Favorites of 2012: Team Building and Leadership Photos

Create Learning

With the end of the year approaching, this week is great to share some of my favorites of 2012. Favorite Team Building & Leadership Photos of 2012. In no particular order – to see all my 2012 favorites.

Food For Thought – April 2012


From a number of GREAT bloggers and authors I read, here are a few snippets of thought provoking insights – straight from my feed reader. Note: Important take-aways marked in bold+ italics. Michael Wade on “ What Managers Can Learn from Novelists ”. Recognize that life is not a novel. At least, not in most cases. The most powerful characters in life are the quiet heroes who support families, meet obligations, hone skills, and fulfill civic duties. The same is true in the workplace.

12 Reads for 2012


In that spirit, we’ve compiled 12 books we feel every leader or aspiring leader should commit to read, or re-read in 2012. Do not let 2012 pass without reading this book. The turn of the New Year seems like the perfect breeding ground for lists. From “Best of [last year]” to “Top Trends for [new year]” these lists seem to pop up everywhere. And why not? The new year is a great time to reflect and set goals to best leverage the clean slate we all share.

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First Look: Leadership Books for May 2012

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in May. The 3 Power Values : How Commitment, Integrity, and Transparency Clear the Roadblocks to Performance by David Gebler. Flip the Script : How to Turn the Tables and Win in Business and Life by Bill Wackermann. Leading With Honor : Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton by Lee Ellis. Adaptability : The Art of Winning In An Age of Uncertainty by Max McKeown. It Worked for Me : In Life and Leadership by Colin Powell.

A Baker’s Dozen for 2012

Managing Leadership

It is time once again for the always pleasant task of offering a New Year’s list of recommended additions to your daily reading. While the Mayan calendar may be winding down this year, the value of these authors and their insightful writing surely won’t – I expect they will remain valuable sources of thought-provoking and actionable insight, as they have been for many years for me, and as I hope they will be for you for many years to come.

First Look: Leadership Books for January 2012

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in January. What Matters Now : How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation by Gary Hamel. Smart Trust : Creating Prosperity, Energy, and Joy in a Low-Trust World by Stephen M.R. Covey and Greg Link with Rebecca R. Merrill. The Shaping of an Effective Leader : Eight Formative Principles of Leadership by Gayle D. Beebe.

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2012 in Review – My Top 10 Blog Posts

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

As 2012 draws to a close, I have taken the opportunity to sit by the warm fire on this snowing New England Sunday and identify my top ten posts of the year. Top Ten Blog Posts of 2012.