10 Communication Practices To Stop in 2013


As we begin 2013, I thought it might be useful to share what’s on the “Outs” for this year. In some cases, these “Outs” were never in fashion yet are sadly still common. Make 2013 the year you commit to more phone and face-to-face conversations.

Lessons in Cambodian Silk Supply Chains

Mills Scofield

She''s just your ''average'' 20- something creating an international supply chain in the fashion industry, and succeeding. Brown University Culture Fashion Social Entrepreneurship Strategy Supply Chain Virtues-Values Wedding Dresses

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Chartered Management Institute

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Lessons in Cambodian Silk Supply Chains

Lead Change Blog

She’s just your ‘average’ 20-something creating an international supply chain in the fashion industry, and succeeding. Posted in Community Involvement Light Your World [link] Marcelia Muehlke, one of the great young entrepreneurs I get to hang out with.

Don’t forget the “thinking” part of strategy


Great leadership requires strategy, and that must be cultivated with good old fashioned thinking. Hunkering down and doing some good old fashioned thinking is essential. There are very few great things that come quickly in life and leadership.

Are You too Busy to Say Thanks?

N2Growth Blog

It should come as no surprise; gratitude went out of fashion years ago. By Brian Layer , Chair, Organizational Development, N2growth. Is it me or has Thanksgiving been overrun by our national pastime–holiday shopping?

Quiet Time: The Introvert’s 5 Keys To Influence


Take a look at the new book by this author, Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference (Berrett-Koehler, April 2013); I find myself pumping my fist and saying “yes!” By Jennifer Kahnweiler, Ph.D.

Making Feedback A Gift For Your Employees

Tanveer Naseer

As November slowly comes to an end, many organizations and their leaders are naturally looking back at the past year, evaluating what went right and where things missed the mark to help plan what measures they’ll need to take in response to this year’s successes and failures.

Mike Myatt on Hacking Leadership


I would view hacking leadership as doing all three in a very intentional, relevant and actionable fashion. His latest book Hacking Leadership (Wiley) will be available in bookstores everywhere on December 16th, 2013 and is available for pre-order now.

How Courageous Leaders Address Fear In The Workplace

Tanveer Naseer

The reality, though, is that these thoughts are only serving to fuel our fears about the current situation, thereby limiting our willingness or capacity to address it in an appropriate fashion.

Jack Welch on the Cruelest Environments

Leadership Freak

In his usual no-nonsense fashion, Jack said, “If your employees don’t know where they stand, you have no right to call yourself a manager.” Image source: me Jack Welch and candor come together. It didn’t take long for the topic of candor to come up at the dinner I attended after the Chick-fil-A Leadercast. Here’s […].

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How to take an interest in people


It might sound quaint and old fashioned, but taking an interest in others is one of the most important things you can do. Patti Stanger is the Millionaire Matchmaker in a reality show who finds love matches for millionaires.

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The Benefits Of Being A Social Leader For Today’s Organizations

Tanveer Naseer

Unfortunately, as social media sites mature, we’re also beginning to see more meltdowns, feuds and fights erupting between public individuals, people whose actions often inspire others about what’s acceptable or fashionable to do while in the public realm.

How Leaders Create The Right Environment To Resolve Team Conflicts

Tanveer Naseer

How can we resolve conflicts in the workplace? That was the focus of the interview I did with National Post columnist Steve Cunningham as part of his company’s series of interviews with thought leaders and experts from various industries and disciplines.

How Do You Show Up As A Leader In Your Organization?

Tanveer Naseer

That it makes us feel like we’re contributing in a meaningful fashion; that we’re making a difference. Most of us understand that to be successful in leadership, we need to be aware of what and how we communicate.

Making The Case For Creating Meaningful Work

Tanveer Naseer

In reviewing the various findings and data from this study, there’s no question that there’s a clear need and interest among employees in all age groups and career stages to have the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful and purpose-driven fashion.

The way we learn


Yet if you use a good-old-fashioned map or just instinct (and a little bit of getting lost) the first time you drive to your endpoint, the way forward the next time seems to have embedded itself in your memory without the assistance of directions.

Carefrontation — The Ultimate Leadership Trait

Great Leadership By Dan

He went on to explain that this kind of feedback was confrontational and would only be accepted and processed by the recipient if it was delivered in an extremely caring fashion.

10 Communication Practices To Stop


As we begin 2013, I thought it might be useful to share what’s on the “Outs” for this year. In some cases, these “Outs” were never in fashion yet are sadly still common. Make 2013 the year you commit to more phone and face-to-face conversations.

Will You Leave a Mrk?

Mills Scofield

Mrked is a tech accessories company that not only offers quality, fashionable products, but also a chance for you to “Leave a Mrk” on the world. I love my iPhone case! Do you? How many cases have you gone through? Me, a few.but this one is it.

The Leader is the One That Gets Things Done

Great Leadership By Dan

It may have encompassed old-fashion leadership ideas from 2000 years ago, but these modern ideas are the same in different clothing. Guest post from William A.

Leading through Long Term Influence

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Great Leadership regular contributor Beth Armknecht Miller: Webster’s Dictionary defines a “leader” as a person who has commanding authority or influence”. I would argue that in the 21st century it’s all about influence, not authority.

In Search of Productivity - the Billion $ Sales Person

CEO Blog

My latest fashion statement courtesy of Cole and Parker. ++ I met a person today who can sell $1 Billion in a month. How do I know this? He made a $1 million sale in only 12 minutes. So assuming he works a 50 hour week, that is a billion dollars in a month.

Turning the Pyramid Upside Down

CEO Blog

The gist of this is - old fashioned command an control no longer work. I have been in Toronto/Guelph/Waterloo where there is snow and a touch of cold weather. There is also some cool in Long Island finally. I love it and think it is healthy.

Be a Dog…Without Fleas of Course

Dave Bratcher

Even when he decides to chew something completely up, and is put into his kennel or reminded the old fashioned way, he emerges just as loyal as before. Why is our dog so crazy? The picture above is the kinder-gentler version. This animal has continued to eat and grow.

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A Year in the LIFE

Chris Brady

This is the time of year when many people are sending out those online video and photo-montage Christmas cards (although I prefer the old fashioned snail-mail kind, with photos of the family).

15 Unorganized Thoughts On Being Better Organized

Tim Milburn

If you find yourself struggling in this area as well then old fashioned paper and pen might be your best bet. The stuff of life can pile up quickly. Each day I accumulate new to-do’s, countless pieces of paper, unforeseen problems, random interruptions and numerous distractions.

Five Strategies for Nonprofit Innovation


By hosting upscale events like fashion shows and celebrity clothes auctions, King and the rest of the Housing Works team have turned the thrifts into must-visit attractions. Nonprofits face a fundamental “business” challenge: they’re “nonprofits.” Most of the 1.5

E I E I O - Public Speaking by Old MacDonald

Chris Brady

They were horrid affairs, to be sure, with a dim little old-fashioned bulb-type overhead projector, and amateur flimsies comprised of lots of really unimportant information. I sat in my little metal folding chair absolutely petrified.

Why Your Email Is Holding You Back.

Rich Gee Group

Throw them out and lay out your card in this fashion: Name — Company — Direct Phone — Email — Website. I spent the better part of this morning entering a bevy of business cards into my database so every person I meet can receive an eBlast and other info from the mind of Rich Gee.

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Our Wonderful (and at times Exhausting) Custom Nation

First Friday Book Synopsis

As we get deeper into the 2010s, the most successful companies in every industry in the United States – from food to fashion – are ditching mass production in favor of customization… America is becoming a nation of customizers. And the one new rule for successful businesses across the country is simple: Customize for your […]. Randy''s blog entries

The Big Picture of Business: Yesterdayism… Learning from the Past, Planning for the Future.

Strategy Driven

Whether it is a public company or not, every business should fashion an Annual Report. Some of the old ways really work better… and should not be dismissed just because they are old or some fashionable trend of the moment looks better.

Why Pace is Paramount For Leaders


Then you must match your own behavior to your expectations by responding to your team in as rapid a fashion as you expected of them. [Editor's Note: This is a guest post from Miles Anthony Smith.

5 Core Values For The Workplace

Tim Milburn

In the eighties, “cutting your losses” quickly was fashionable thinking. This is a guest post by Robert L. Dilenschneider, author of A Briefing for Leaders: Communication As the Ultimate Exercise of Power.

Achieving the Best by Preparing for the Worst: Lessons Learned from High-Profile Crises, part 1 of 4

Strategy Driven

Business can be seen and known as a dynamic community that addresses its problems and moves forward in a heroic fashion…as a role model to the rest of the world.

The Big Picture of Business: The Colonel and Me

Strategy Driven

I became him, after a fashion, since I am 65 now. Business Know-How Comes From Experience – The Value of Life-Long Mentoring. The Business Tree : Growth Strategies and Tactics for Surviving and Thriving. by Hank Moore. Any company or organization is like a tree.

A different kind of thanks. Yours.

Strategy Driven

Call me old-fashioned, or call me traditional, but I don’t think you can call me ‘wrong.’

Can You Leave a Mrk?

Mills Scofield

Mrked is a tech accessories company that not only offers quality, fashionable products, but also a chance for you to “Leave a Mrk” on the world. I love my iPhone case! Do you? How many cases have you gone through? Me, a few.but this one is it.

Management vs Leadership is Dangerous Nonsense

Mike Cardus

It became fashionable some years ago to separate “leaders” from “managers” – you know, distinguishing those who “do the right things” from those who “do things right.” Sometime I feel like we are beating a dead horse or perhaps a unicorn?

If Strategy is Painful, You’re Doing it Wrong.


McDonald’s was known for being unhealthy, dirty, inconvenient, cheap, unethical and old-fashioned. [Editor's Note: This Post was Adapted from Max's work, The Strategy Book.]. Strategy involves change. People have to change something to bring strategy to life. You need to be able to translate your strategy into actions, tasks and projects. You also need to communicate the logic and purpose of the strategy so people can get engaged with the work and are willing to help it succeed.

Interview: Chip Bell and Marshall Goldsmith on Art of Effective Mentoring


The old-fashioned view of mentoring as someone outside the leader’s chain of command it no longer relevant. Last week, Chip R. Bell and Marshall Goldsmith released the revised edition of their classic book “ Managers as Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning ”.

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When a Public Mistake Requires an Old-Fashioned Apology

Harvard Business Review

On August 9, 2013 — a time of disappointing quarterly results — he held an all-hands conference call with 1,000 Patch (AOL’s hyper-local news division) employees. Everyone makes mistakes.

Team Building Without Time Wasting

Marshall Goldsmith

If team members followed the process in a reasonably disciplined fashion, the team will almost always see a dramatic improvement in teamwork.) by Marshall Goldsmith and Howard Morgan. Teams are becoming more and more common and important.