The December 2013 Leadership Development Carnival: Leadership at the Movies Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

Then again, since leadership equals influence these days, perhaps I should offer up Gordon Gekko in Wall Street and his famous (infamous) "greed is good scenario.

Which Stage of Competence Are You?

Nathan Magnuson

Back in the 1970s, Gordon Training […]. Everybody wants competence. We want it for ourselves. We expect it from others in our organizations. We demand it from the people and organizations we purchase from. But do we figure out if we’ve got it? How well do we develop it in others?

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Washington's Lessons: It’s Never to Early to Choose to Lead

Leading Blog

Historian Gordon Wood has written, “Washington became a great man and was acclaimed as a classical hero because of the way he conducted himself during times of temptation. G REAT LEADERSHIP doesn’t just happen.

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Two Simple Virtues

Tony Mayo

–Adam Lindsay Gordon See also on this blog, Be Kind. Life is mainly froth and bubble. Two things stand like stone: Kindness in another’s trouble. Courage in your own. Share it! Leadership Development Quotes and Aphorisms Leadership

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 3/11/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Can’t Buy Me Like: How Authentic Customer Connections Drive Superior Results Bob Garfield and Doug Levy The Future Arrived Yesterday: The Rise of the Protean Corporation and What It Means for You Michael Malone It’s Always [.].

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Well Connected People Get Results

Coaching Tip

Gordon S. Unprepared salespeople fail because they haven''t done the necessary work in planning their approach to the prospective customer: . . . Once people learn the Right Person-Right Approach method, they don''t go back to their old ways.

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Win the Race for Talent – Talent Management magazine

Chart Your Course

Gordon - 5/10/13. Win the Race for Talent. Edward E. I strongly encourage you to read this article. This is the FUTURE of the workforce! The U.S. can no longer count on influxes of foreign talent to meet skill needs. Organizations in countries that traditionally exported top talent to the U.S. now have robust economies to compete for that talent.SidebarThe Rise of Career FrameworksFrom the post-war boom until the 1980s, many U.S.

How to Learn the Truth About Yourself

Marshall Goldsmith

Remember the character Gordon Gekko in the movie Wall Street? To find out how you come across at work, check in with the people at home. by Marshall Goldsmith. Michael Douglas won an Oscar for his portrayal of this rude, larcenous wheeler-dealer. Well, I worked with a real-life investment banker who in some ways could have inspired the Gekko character.

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Leadership Matters

N2Growth Blog

Gordon Berridge: Our readers, with mining knowledge, will be will be familiar with the name Sam Walsh and Rio Tinto, but to provide a complete sketch of your background, would you please share a brief summary of your career history? (as featured in mining.com). CEO Interview: Sam Walsh.

The Art of Irresistible Email

Harvard Business Review

Date: Friday, May 30, 2013. From: Gordon Boss, SVP Human Resources and Virginia Brown, Training Director. Date: Thursday, May 29, 2013. Virginia was ready to pull out her hair. Why wasn''t anyone responding to her email?

Reimagining Primary Care: When Small Is Beautiful

Harvard Business Review

Thanks to lower overhead, she is able to earn a full-time salary working part time. ”It’s actually very easy to run a solo ideal medical clinic in 2013,” she said. Dr. Gordon Moore of Rochester, New York traveled a parallel path. The attempts to “fix” the U.S.

The Best Leadership Books of 2015

Leading Blog

You Win in the Locker Room First : The 7 C's to Build a Winning Team in Business, Sports, and Life by Jon Gordon and Mike Smith Jon Gordon and NFL coach Mike Smith describe how to transform a mediocre team into a winning one. Best Leadership Books of 2013.

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Escape the Moore's-Law Traffic Jam

Harvard Business Review

When it comes to microchips — the miniature machines that run so much of our lives — innovation has driven us farther than we ever thought possible. The rate of semiconductor innovation is slowing, however, the way traffic on a freeway bottlenecks as lanes diminish.

What Ron Johnson Got Right

Harvard Business Review

Harry Gordon Selfridge, who founded the eponymous London-based retailer, did the unthinkable when he opened his first store in 1909, taking merchandise out from behind the counters so that customers could actually touch it. Ron Johnson''s 17-month tenure as J.C.

When Work Is Challenging, Economies Thrive

Harvard Business Review

When I think about the story of the productivity revolution, the narrative I''m most familiar with, from Robert Gordon and others, is of waves of technological changes driving big productivity gains.

Case Study: It's My Turn

Harvard Business Review

It seemed as if there was never a good time for Susie Gordon and Antonio Barile to talk. The couple — co-owners of a Milan-based manufacturing company, Bottoni, and the parents of two girls, aged three and five — had their hands full. "It''s It''s my turn to stir!"

Why Organizations Should Embrace Randomness Like Ant Colonies

Harvard Business Review

As Deborah Gordon, an ant biologist at Stanford, points out, “Elegant top-down designs are appealing, but the robustness of ant algorithms shows that tolerating imperfection sometimes leads to better solutions.” Consider the common ant. Each one is by genetic design capable of only a few simple behaviors and binary choices, making it a pretty dumb, rigid, inflexible being.

From Zipcar to the Sharing Economy

Harvard Business Review

In 2013, corporate America will need to pay very close attention to this new paradigm. The terms "collaborative consumption" and "sharing economy" might seem more reminiscent of flower power than of Gordon Gekko, but the business threats they embody are very real.

Hired by the Data, Fired by the Data

Harvard Business Review

Despite the economic euphoria and the joshing, China still faces an accelerated demographic decline, Gordon G. And That's a Good Thing They're Watching You At Work The Atlantic The term Big Data, admits writer Don Peck, "has quickly grown tiresome." But the power of analytics as a mechanism for making decisions about hiring and firing is still growing, and the "application of predictive analytics to people’s careers … is enormously challenging, not to mention ethically fraught."

Applying Deming Principles at Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Deming Institute

Even myself, by 2013 I was still working for a Company. But by the end of 2013, I decided that I should teach by example, I had to be successful myself in my own business, and test my own theory in order to be convincing, so I did it. Stephen Gordon CEO Opus Bank.

Brave Men Take Paternity Leave

Harvard Business Review

But research from economists Gordon B. ” However, as Gordon Dahl points out, the influence of peers — both direct combined with the snowball effect — accounts for 21% of the total increase in participation in the parental leave program from 1993 to 1999.

Using Data to Increase Patient Engagement in Health Care

Harvard Business Review

Inside the company, we sometimes refer to this initiative as “The Death of McKinsey,” an identifier not-so-loosely inspired by a blog post from Gordon Ritter and motivated further by a 2013 Clayton Christensen HBR article.

The One Thing Your Team Wants You to Stop Doing

Harvard Business Review

A third quoted Gordon Selfridge: "A boss inspires fear, a leader inspires enthusiasm.". Why, that could even turn out to be your resolution for 2013. The other day, on the sidelines of a conference, a bright young manager sought my advice.

The “40-Year-Old Intern” Goes to Wall Street

Harvard Business Review

In mid-September 2013, 10 professionals returning from multi-year career breaks walked into 270 Park Avenue in New York City to begin the J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s Head of Diversity Gordon Cooper told me his firm is now introducing a Legal ReEntry Program. (In Morgan ReEntry Program. Elsewhere on Wall Street, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse have recently initiated internship programs for return-to-work professionals.

We Need More Transparency on the Cost of Specialty Drugs

Harvard Business Review

Take Sovaldi, launched by Gilead Sciences in late 2013 as a treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and recently superseded by Gilead’s newest drug, Harvoni. To illustrate the problem, let’s start with an example from October 2013, when Express Scripts decided to exclude 46 drugs from its formulary. In one analysis , Gordon D. The economics principle “The more you concentrate your buying power, the better your pricing” applies in health care, too.

We Need More Transparency on the Cost of Specialty Drugs

Harvard Business Review

Take Sovaldi, launched by Gilead Sciences in late 2013 as a treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and recently superseded by Gilead’s newest drug, Harvoni. To illustrate the problem, let’s start with an example from October 2013, when Express Scripts decided to exclude 46 drugs from its formulary. In one analysis , Gordon D. The economics principle “The more you concentrate your buying power, the better your pricing” applies in health care, too.

How to Quantify Sustainability’s Impact on Your Bottom Line

Harvard Business Review

From 1993 to 2013 the cattle herd in the Brazilian Amazon rain forest — covering most of country’s northern region — expanded by nearly 200%, to more than 60 million head. The Betty and Gordon Moore Foundation provided partial funding for the research. Humanity has an urgent need to fight climate change, and businesses can play a key role in doing so.