LeadershipNow 140: August 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from August 2013 that you might have missed: The Future of Work Part II: 10 Tips For Professionals by @odesk. FT: The mental cost of money worries.

March 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Welcome to the March 2013 Leadership Development Carnival! Taking Risks is Necessary, But Costs of Failure Should Still be Managed discusses how to maximize innovation and improvement while minimizing the impact of failure.

The June 3rd, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the June 3rd, 2013 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! At all costs, avoid "You''re too young to."”. You''ve heard of "speed dating"? Well, here''s your monthly dose of "speed leadership development". 30 leadership bloggers in 90 minutes.

The Shocking Costs of Hiring Mistakes … And The Secrets to Avoiding Them

The Empowered Buisness

One steep costly blindspot that I have observed in working with leaders is the unconscious avoidance, denial and/or toleration of under-performing employees. Shocking costs of hiring mistakes. More commonly known as the cost of a mis-hire.

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Cost of Bachelor’s Degrees Across the Globe [Infographic]

Women on Business

Infographics higher education costs infographic Personal Development We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven''t already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

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21 Entrepreneurs Explain Why 2013 Is the Year to Start a Business

Women on Business

Now, it’s time to take that question to the next step and ask if 2013 is the year you should start a business. Web-based start-up costs are low, and entrepreneurship is up when the economy is tight. 2013 is the year to make it happen.”

Cutting Costs/Curtailing Services Can Produce Crappy Customer Service

Chart Your Course

In uncertain economic times, it’s common for businesses to focus their time and energies on ways to cut costs. However, many of the decisions to cut back have generated unintended, and in some cases, disastrous consequences.

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Cost-Cutting Company Gives Its Employees The Cold Shoulder


Many companies are looking to cut their costs in order to maintain or increase profit margins. Not long ago, employees at this company received an email telling them that, as a cost-saving measure, the thermostat in their work areas would be turned down to 65 degrees.

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Rescheduling Meetings & the Cost to Your Integrity


We also cost ourselves. The post Rescheduling Meetings & the Cost to Your Integrity appeared first on | CO2 Partners. “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.”. ? Albert Einstein.

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Adding Value — But at What Cost?

Marshall Goldsmith

The two men at dinner were clearly on the same wavelength. One of them was my friend Jon Katzenbach, the former McKinsey & Co. director who now heads his own elite consulting boutique. The other was Niko Canner, his brilliant partner. They were planning a new venture. But something about their conversation was slightly off. When Niko floated ideas, Jon tended to interrupt him. “That’s a great idea,” Jon would say, “but it might work better if you.”

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Is Gamification Key to Taming Healthcare Costs?

Chartered Management Institute

Rising healthcare costs are a problem most of the western world is facing. The baby boomer generation is beginning to retire en masse, and with it many funding models are being called into question. Healthcare companies Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota believe one possible answer could be found in gamifying healthcare. They’ve conducted a pilot program recently to test just that hypothesis, with fascinating results. You are not watching this post, click to start watching read more

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Successful, Yes. But at What Cost?

Management Excellence

For most of us, reading “Dish Network, the Meanest Company in America,” (via Bloomberg BusinessWeek) focusing on the style and tactics of Charlie Ergen, chairman and co-founder of the firm, will leave us feeling thankful that we work somewhere else.

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Favorites of 2013–Team Building and Leadership Activities and Simulations

Mike Cardus

With the end of the year approaching, this week is great to share some of my favorites of 2013. Favorite Team Building & Leadership Activities + Simulations 2013. Here is the schedule it may change; 12/26/13 – Team Building & Leadership Articles.

What is the cost of bias?

Chartered Management Institute

For decades now, diversity has been on the management agenda, but the terms of reference have been political and legal: affirmative action, equal rights legislation, quotas. Perhaps, however, the problem is that diversity has rarely been addressed properly as a business issue. Related Content: The importance of diverse opinions in your company. You are not watching this post, click to start watching read more. diversity

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ASQ Buffalo Quality Conference 2013 :: Mike is Presenting

Mike Cardus

ASQ Buffalo 2013 Quality Conference. I will be presenting 2 workshops at the ASQ Buffalo 2013 Quality Conference – October 15 & 16. ASQ Buffalo 2013 Quality Conference. October 15 Quality Conference. October 16 Quality Seminars. At the Millennium Hotel – Buffalo NY.

Dimension, Time, Cost Operator: Seeing Problems Differently

Mike Cardus

I have written about DTC Operator before here and here. Plus I just gave a talk about Innovation Tools and made the PowerPoint below. Innovation Tool: DTC Operator from Michael Cardus.

Management Improvement Carnival – 2013 Edition


In 2013, one of the highlights of her work was “ Value of Vision ” series. James is an experienced operations manager who is passionate about improving quality, reduce cost and increase efficiency of operations.

Complimentary Resource – How To Offer Health Benefits to Your Employees at No Cost to Your Business

Strategy Driven

How To Offer Health Benefits to Your Employees at No Cost to Your Business. Health insurance costs continue to rise, leaving many small to medium-sized companies at a disadvantage in offering high level health insurance benefits to their employees.

The Heavy Cost of “Maximizing Shareholder Value” – Thoughts on the Shrinking Middle Class

First Friday Book Synopsis

Well, this too is murder — on a mass scale. Only on Wall Street, they call it “maximizing share-holder value” and they call it “legal.” ” And they substitute dollar bills where a conscience should be. Dammit! A business is worth more than the price of its stock. It’s the place where we earn our living, […]. Randy''s blog entries

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7 High Costs of Good Leadership

Ron Edmondson

Costly. Here are 7 high costs of good leadership: Personal agenda – Good leaders give up their personal desires for the good of others, the team or the organization. I’ve identified 7 costs of leadership. What costs of leadership have you discovered?

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6 Distractions Leaders Need To Resist

Lead Change Blog

Distractions are costly. Posted in Leadership Development Do you get distracted? Everyone does. You do. Distractions are everywhere. Social media has made distractions the norm. Distraction. Distraction. Distraction. Distraction. Distraction.

Unleashing the Power of Employee Recognition: A Leader’s Role

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development At a time when companies are looking for ways to reduce costs and become more productive, employee recognition can be a powerful force for engaging employees and unleashing their full potential.

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Yikes, What a Great Way to Grow Your People!

Lead Change Blog

In his book, he’s spot on when it comes to explaining which traits work and which ones to avoid at all costs, if you want to be effective. Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Self Leadership As an avid Leadership “learner,” I’m a fan of Marshall Goldsmith, PhD.

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The cost of high employee turnover

Chartered Management Institute

The attrition rate on my partners ICU ward is incredible. In the year or so she’s been working there, an entire shift of nurses has left the unit. Those people are often amongst the more experienced, so not only is there the considerable expense of advertising, recruiting and on-boarding new staff, there is also a significant drop in the skill and experience level on the ward as younger nurses replace more experienced ones.

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Lead Change Blog

It is worth more to us than it cost us. Posted in Leadership Development Today is Thanksgiving in the US. Thanksgiving and gratitude imply something outside ourselves. When I express appreciation I do it based on three ideas: Value – We value the thing for which we are grateful.

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A Christmas Battlefield Miracle

General Leadership

As you will notice, none of these suggestions are complicated; none of them cost money; and none of them matter if you are serving in a war zone or are safely settled at home. Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. William James.

The Art of Perfect Timing

Leading Blog

Learning to view events in this manner will help us to spot opportunities first, execute on them well, and avoid costly mistakes. As of May 2013, nobody has. We say timing is everything. And it is. But most of time it just seems like good luck.

WHE17: The Cost of Medical Errors: Educating Employees about Patient Safety | with Leah Binder from The Leapfrog Group

Engaging Leader

Many hospitals have much worse rates of infections and medical errors that have a serious effect on employers and their employees, both in terms of financial cost as well as human lives. In 2013, 1437 hospitals across the country completed The Leapfrog Hospital Survey.

4 Reasons We Struggle with Ethics

Leading Blog

They involve compromise and they cost us far more than they save us. Ethics is about who we are. Ethics is not so much about what is happening around us, it’s much more about what is going on inside of us. Understanding the difference is critical to being a person with good ethics.

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From Exponential Technologies to Exponential Innovation

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an introduction to Report 2 in the 2013 Shift Index series, published by Deloitte University Press. To learn more, please click here. * * * The cost-performance of three core digital building blocks—computing power, storage, and bandwidth—has been […]. Bob''s blog entries Deloitte University Press From Exponential Technologies to Exponential Innovation John Hagel III John Seely Brown (JSB) Michael Lui Report 2 in the 2013 Shift Index series Tamara Samoylova

Favorite Leadership Books

Lead Change Blog

If the cost of a book stands between you and becoming a better leader, let us know what book that might be and if we agree it’s a good leadership book, we’ll get [.]. Posted in Books Resources Have a book on us! Well, here it is… our list of books we will sponsor to anyone who asks. That’s right.

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How to Make Better Decisions

Leading Blog

Consider opportunity costs. ("If "Why do we have such a hard time making good choices?" ask Chip and Dan Heath in Decisive. "A A remarkable aspect of your mental life," says Daniel Kahneman, "is that you are rarely stumped."

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3 Secrets to Sharing Secrets

Let's Grow Leaders

Keeping secrets creates short-term advantages and long-term costs. Don’t keep secrets. You gain the edge, but lose the relationship. The world could use less secrets and more sharing. I wish you would share more. Annoying Secret #1: Bad News I was happy when he brought me bad news.

Nice Companies Finish First

Leading Blog

And it is the most cost effective way to promote what you do. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. When you have the power usually associated with leadership. it''s easy to begin thinking that you can do anything you want.

Leading for a Higher Purpose

General Leadership

“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” ” Albert Schweitzer. It has been called the greatest photograph of all time. It may well be the most widely reproduced, even winning the Pulitzer Prize for photography.

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Did you know that ineffective management is predicted to cost UK businesses £19 billion this year in lost working hours?

Chartered Management Institute

Did you know that ineffective management is predicted to cost UK businesses £19 billion this year in lost working hours? by Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE Careers policy, research and practice specialist Commissioner, UK Commission for Employment and Skills Final Panel Judge, Management Book of the Year. You are not watching this post, click to start watching read more

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How to Tame a Bengal Tiger (and When to Sharpen Your Blade)

Let's Grow Leaders

Backstabbers promote self-interest at all costs. These wicked tricksters crush you with subtle moves. They move from gentle to ferocious in a single strike, like a Bengal Tiger. They’re a rare breed, but when you meet one, be prepared.

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Why Marissa Mayer Will Fail At Yahoo

N2Growth Blog

Mayer may generate a lot of buzz, and she’ll likely be able eke out a few positive quarters based on cost cutting. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Marissa Mayer is a case study in what NOT to do as a new CEO.

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The Incredible Leadership Value Of Rest And Recovery

Terry Starbucker

“ And, he quoted a Harvard analysis that estimated that “sleep deprivation costs American companies $63.2

There’s More To Goal Setting Than Making Them SMART

Tanveer Naseer

My gut tells me that we should staff the business out of other offices until 2014 so our costs don’t get ahead of our revenue. The following is a guest post by Doug Sundheim.

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15 Nuggets of Wisdom From 15 Entrepreneurs

Terry Starbucker

“Sometimes the best ideas are right in front of you” - Mat Ellis , CEO of Cloudability , who helps businesses save money on their cloud costs by reducing unintentional spending and eliminating waste. What are the secrets to entrepreneurial success?

A Leadership Lesson from Trappist Monks that Made Me Rich

Great Leadership By Dan

The player who identifies too closely with winning at all costs becomes a disruptive liability not only to his individual success but the success of his whole team. Guest post from August Turak : On March 31, 2000, my partners and I sold our company.

Three Rules to Deliver the Best Possible Performance for as Long as Possible

Leading Blog

Those competitors that coped with the recession with price discounts are finding it difficult to increase their prices, having taught their customer that their T-shirts do not have to cost $30 after all." Revenue Before Cost. Outperforming through higher revenue rather than lower costs. Just like price-based competition, cost advantages can be effective, but only infrequently. But no matter what, stick with better before cheaper and revenue before cost.

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