The Best Leadership Books of 2015

Leading Blog

Best Leadership Books of 2013. A S LEADERS it’s easy to get caught up in the moment. It’s hard to take the long-term view when we have to do the mundane. Learning to take the longer view is not easy.

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2015 Deming Prize Winners

Deming Institute

The Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) has announced the 2015 Deming Prize winners. Distribution of winning organizations since 2000 (including prizes for 2015). 2015 Deming Prize for Individuals.

Mackert and Garfield Named to Board of Examiners for 2015 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

Six Disciplines

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has named Casey Mackert, Director of Baldrige Services and Dr. Jan Garfield, Baldrige Client Coach at Six Disciplines Consulting Services in Findlay, Ohio, to the Board of Examiners for the 2015 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The

I Accomplished My 2015 Goal!

Eric Jacobson

I hit my 2015 fitness goal - run 50 competitive races during the year. My goal was to compete in 50 total races between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 205. It is to beat my fastest 5K time of 22:52 minutes, set back in May 2013.

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My Favorite Books For Leaders - Look Back At 2013

Eric Jacobson

In the meantime, here again is my list of my eight favorites from the year 2013. In a few months I'll post my top (favorite) books for leaders that were published in this year.

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My Top 10 Leadership Insights For 2015

Tanveer Naseer

In my penultimate article from 2015, I made the point that in answering the question “ where do we go from here? ”, we have to look back on the journey we’ve taken and what lessons and insights we’ve learned that can help us as we move forward.

Time Machine Tuesday: 10 Traits of General Officers that Every Leader Needs

General Leadership

3 May 2013. GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. From Our Early Files: Originally Published.

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The Lost Art Of Inquiring & Listening

Lead Change Blog

The bank went through a massive system conversion in 2013, condensing twenty-four types of checking accounts down into five. George Bernard Shaw once said, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” ” Therein lies the problem.

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Three Steps to Hiring Players that Fit Your Culture

Lead Change Blog

If you’re like the organizations that were studied for Cubik’s 2013 survey on job and culture fit , 82 percent said that measuring cultural fit is important – yet only 54 percent believe that their organization has a clear definition of its culture.

S is for Selflessness…Coffee anyone?

General Leadership

22 May 2013. GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. From Our Early Files: Originally Published. “Everybody can be great because anybody can serve.

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Best Leadership Book Of 2015 To Be Announced December 6

Eric Jacobson

On December 6 , I'll announce my vote for the best new leadership book of 2015. In the meantime, here's a look back at my my top (favorite) books for leaders that were published two years ago in 2013. Stay tuned. It's a great one.

Photos of 2015 International Deming Research Seminar

Deming Institute

In 2015 the annual International Deming Research Seminar moved to Georgetown University in Washington DC from the long time home at Fordham University in New York City.

Company Values? Whatever.

Lead Change Blog

In Tiny HR’s 2013 Employee Engagement survey, 58 percent of respondents reported that they did not know their organization’s mission, vision, and values. I attended a terrific conference recently hosted by Human Synergistics.

Unreasonable Reasonableness

Lead Change Blog

This post is a revision of a post which was originally published on The Strategic Learner as Being Unreasonable on September 24, 2013. “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.

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Time Machine Tuesday: V is for Visionary Leadership: Move the Ball Down the Field

General Leadership

11 Dec 2013. GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. From Our Early Files: Originally Published. “Never tell people how to do things.

Tuesday Time Machine: Make Hope a Habit

General Leadership

8 March 2013. GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. From Our Early Files: Originally Published. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.

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Back To School Leadership

Lead Change Blog

HPU was named a 2013 Green College in The Princeton Review. “Great leadership is only found in the world of business,” my seatmate on a recent flight pompously boasted, “Certainly not in the government, churches or education where we desperately need it.”.

Time Machine Tuesday: Work is Honorable

General Leadership

2 July 2013. GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. From Our Early Files: Originally Published.

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Time Machine Tuesday: Any Job Worth Doing Is Worth Doing Right the First Time

General Leadership

1 Sep 2013. GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. From Our Early Files: Originally Published. Lieutenant Colonel Ray Stark Picture Courtesy of the Author.

New Year. New Leader.

Lead Change Blog

Here they are: Daniel Pink – In 2015, London-based Thinkers 50 named him, alongside Michael Porter and Clayton Christensen, as one of the top 10 business thinkers in the world. What do leaders need to know right now? It’s really a simple question. Or is it?

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Time Machine Tuesday: Leadership and the Work Ethic

General Leadership

21 May 2013. GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. From Our Early Files: Originally Published.

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Time Machine Tuesday: The Tale of the Tire – The Power of Honesty

General Leadership

14 April 2013. GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. From Our Early Files: Originally Published.

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10 Shocking Statistics About Employee Engagement

Chart Your Course

The 2015 Deloitte Millennial Survey , Deloitte, January, 2015. 2015 CEO Challenge Conference Board Report , The Conference Board, 2015. Predictions for 2014 – Building a Strong Talent Pipeline Josh Bersin, December 2013.

Time Machine Tuesday: R is for “Right Things, the Right Way, for the Right Reasons”

General Leadership

13 Oct 2013. GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. From Our Early Files: Originally Published. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.

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Our 10 Most Popular Posts in 2015

Deming Institute

The most popular post on our blog this year: Myth: If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It (2015). What’s Deming Got to Do With Agile Software Development and Kanban (2013). Deming and Lean: The Disparities and Similarities (2013). Deming’s 14 Points for Management (2013).

Tuesday Time Machine: Leadership – The Willingness to Fight the Right Fight

General Leadership

15 February 2013. GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. From Our Early Files: Originally Published.

Time Machine Tuesday: Can Leaders be Heroes?

General Leadership

9 July 2013. GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. From Our Early Files: Originally Published.

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Time Machine Tuesday: Leading with Moral Courage

General Leadership

10 Oct 2013. GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. From Our Early Files: Originally Published. Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.”.

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Time Machine Tuesday: Simulated Leadership

General Leadership

28 Nov 2013. GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. From Our Early Files: Originally Published. “No enemy bombs will ever land on Berlin, or my name is not. Hermann Goering.”

Time Machine Tuesday: E is for Effective Time Management to Ensure Balance in Your Life: Go Ride a Bike!

General Leadership

13 July 2013. GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. From Our Early Files: Originally Published.

The W. Edwards Deming Institute 2015 Fall Conference, Sep 18-20

Deming Institute

Join us September 18th to the 20th at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa for the 2015 annual conference. Edwards Deming Institute 2014 Fall Conference, Oct 16-19 – 2013 Annual Deming Conference Recap: Homecoming At Purdue – The Neuroscience of Deming (2012 conference).

Time Machine Tuesday: The One Reason Why We Still Insist on Honesty

General Leadership

4 Sep 2013. GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. From Our Early Files: Originally Published. Never separate the life you lead from the words you speak.”. Paul Wellstone.

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Throwback Thursday: Simulated Leadership

General Leadership

18 April 2013. GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America''s Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. From Our Early Files: Originally Published. “No enemy bombs will ever land on Berlin, or my name is not. Hermann Goering.”

Throwback Thursday: SERVANT Leadership

General Leadership

24 April 2013. GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America''s Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. From Our Early Files: Originally Published. “Good leaders must first become good servants.” ” Robert Greenleaf.

First Annual Deming in Education Conference, 6-8 November 2015

Deming Institute

Join us 6-8 November 2015 for the First Annual Deming in Education Conference at the Cedarbrook Lodge in Seattle, Washington. Change has to Start from the Top, David Langford at 2013 Deming Conference.

My Favorite Podcasts — John Lee Dumas.

Rich Gee Group

Awarded Best Of iTunes in 2013 because of his dedication to serve his listeners and share incredible insights to help guide us on our Entrepreneurial journey. Here’s a little coaching secret: Some of my best ideas and strategies come from my clients.

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Addressing Workplace Incivility

Michael Lee Stallard

The American Psychological Association Center for Organizational Excellence reports that 98% of Americans polled in a 2013 study reported experiencing incivility on the job, and 26% of workers have quit a job because of an “uncivil workplace culture.”.

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Is There a Place for Love in Leadership?

Michael Lee Stallard

By 2013, the most current year data is available, the percentage of single-person households soared to 27.4 “A company is stronger if bound by love than by fear.” ” – Herb Kelleher, cofounder of Southwest Airlines.

My Take on the Walking Desk

Engaging Leader

I first began seriously considering a walking desk in 2013 after reading EAT MOVE SLEEP and interviewing the author, Tom Rath. I have used a standing desk since 2008. This week, I added a small treadmill to my setup, thus stepping up to a walking desk.

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Leading Teams Toward Success Using People, Products, and Profits

Leading Blog

and his first book, This Is Rage: A Novel of Silicon Valley and Other Madness , was published in 2013 by The Story Plant. This si a post by Ken Goldstein, author of Endless Encores : Repeating Success Through People, Products, and Profits. I've written the words People, Products, Profits (In That Order!) so many times over the years it would be easy to think of them as simply a slogan I use, a catchphrase meant to pique your interest.

GC32: Engaging Employees as Brand Ambassadors | with Ivan Tsarynny of PostBeyond

Engaging Leader

Launched in April 2013, PostBeyond provides a Pinterest-style library that curates online articles and images that are relevant to company interests. Social media has a powerful effect on company sales and recruiting efforts.

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Riverside Auto Group: A Roadmap to Improved Customer Service, Employee Engagement and Increased Profits

Chart Your Course

In 2013 we figured we reached the point where about 85% of our people where the type of people we could count on to take our company to the next level,” Dagenais says.

Coach K: Mike Krzyzewski on Teamwork

Nathan Magnuson

At Leadercast 2013 , Coach K shared his famous fist analogy which goes like this: any one fist can defeat any one finger. As a University of Kansas basketball fan, I’ve never rooted for Duke. But there is a Duke moment that stands out in my memory.