First Look: Leadership Books for June 2013

Leading Blog

Brick by Brick : How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry by David Robertson and Bill Breen. Here''s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in June. How to Change Minds : The Art of Influence without Manipulation by Rob Jolles. Icons and Idiots : Straight Talk on Leadership by Bob Lutz. The Great Degeneration : How Institutions Decay and Economies Die by Niall Ferguson.

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Why Are 2013 Graduates Considered Unprepared?

Chart Your Course

Meanwhile, of the hiring managers that are looking at 2013 graduates, the majority only plans to hire one or two this year. via Why Are 2013 Graduates Considered Unprepared? The post Why Are 2013 Graduates Considered Unprepared? By Ashley Bowers.

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The Latest Trends in the Executive Coaching Industry


Please enjoy this recap of the latest trends in the executive coaching industry from Brian Underhill, Ph.D. we decided for now to at least repeat our ground-breaking industry research from our 2005 study, as highlighted in the book Executive Coaching for Results.

Stop Information Overload. Join top industry experts and me at the Overloaded 2013 Conference on February 9


I’m excited to be part of the upcoming Overloaded 2013 Conference – where top work-life, information and email overload experts will gather to discuss tips, solutions and best practices in overload management – in San Francisco, CA on Saturday, February 9.

StrategyDriven White Paper Advises Leaders on Preventing Catastrophic Industrial Accidents

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven’s Preventing Catastrophic Industrial Accidents reveals how high-risk industry leaders can reduce their significant event risk exposure through application of safety-first principles. nuclear industry’s safety-first principles.

2013 Trends and The Power of Women

Women on Business

I was recently asked to think about how 2013 trends will impact women in the work force and how women will impact the trends. But many of the trends are picking up speed now and should become even more pronounced in 2013. Guest Post By: Andrea Simon, PhD.,

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Insure the Fairness and Integrity of the Financial Industry

Coaching Tip

Mary Jo White and her lieutenants project confidence that the SEC and the financial industry can march forward together into a secure and prosperous future. Source: The New Yorker, November 11, 2013. .

Men Receive Bonuses 3 Times Higher Than Women in Finance Industry

Women on Business

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StrategyDriven Enterprises Partners with Xen Wireless to Form StrategyDriven Analytics, a Utility Industry Asset Management Blind Benchmarking Service

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Enterprises LLC and Xen Wireless form StrategyDriven Analytics to provide utility industry executives and managers with asset management program benchmarking data supporting operational and investment decisions and fleet and individual plant performance assessments.

Are you ready to kick butt in 2013?

Women on Business

Right now, the idea of kicking butt in 2013 is probably the last thing on your mind. Grab those stickies, and decorate your office wall with all the topics you feel equipped to expound upon, as well as different ways to position yourself as an industry expert.

Car Guys vs. Bean Counters – The Battle for the Soul of American Business

Kevin Eikenberry

Books Influence Learning Auto industry Bob Lutz design General Motors management By Bob Lutz Bob Lutz is a car guy. In his 47 year career he held senior leadership positions at GM, BMW, and Chrysler, then at nearly age 70, rejoined GM as Vice Chairman where he served for nearly ten years.

Complimentary Resource – 2013 Sales Compensation & Performance Management Key Trends Analysis

Strategy Driven

2013 Sales Compensation & Performance Management Key Trends Analysis. This report shares the results of the survey, as well as insights based on company size, industry, and annual revenue. Find out how industry leaders manage compensation and performance.

The Top 3 Corporate Communication Mistakes of 2013


2013 gave us many examples of both good and poorly handled communication from leaders and brands. Take a look below as we detail 3 communication mistakes from 2013. In August 2013, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong announced that AOL would be reducing the number of Patch websites.

Why the Publishing Industry Isn’t Doomed: Readers’ Control In the Future of Reading

First Friday Book Synopsis

As he explains, the publishing industry thinks it’s the end of days, but the world of words is a growth market. Here is an abbreviated version of an article written by Baratunde Thurston and featured in Fast Company magazine. This is the latest in a series of articles that address issues of great importance to [.].

Leaders: Is Compromise a Strength or Weakness?

Lead Change Blog

Author information Jon Mertz Jon is a vice president of marketing in the healthcare software industry. Posted in Change Management We can hope that what is happening in Washington, D.C. over the past decade is not a mirror of what is happening in organizations around the country and world.

How leaders seek the best in others?

Lead Change Blog

His background consists of customer service operations in the hotel industry for almost 15 years and working for companies like Marriott, Hilton and Starwood hotels. Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership When you are a leader, you are working with people.

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What makes a leader special?

Lead Change Blog

He has more than 21 years of experience in the Information Technology Industry. Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development With my 23 years of experience, I’ve seen my share of leaders.

Leading a significant life

Lead Change Blog

His background consists of customer service operations in the hotel industry for almost 15 years and working for companies like Marriott, Hilton and Starwood hotels.

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How Do You Hone Your Leadership Craft?

Lead Change Blog

Author information Jon Mertz Jon is a vice president of marketing in the healthcare software industry.

Which Comes First: Organizational Values or Personal Values?

Lead Change Blog

Author information Jon Mertz Jon is a vice president of marketing in the healthcare software industry. Posted in Leadership Development Karin Hurt challenged us to think about vision and values the past month.

StrategyDriven Enterprises Extends its Advisory Services into the Healthcare Industry, Partners with Artower Advisory Services

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Enterprises LLC and Artower Advisory Services, LLC partner to provide healthcare industry executives and managers with Affordable Care Act mandated Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) program consulting services.

What One Career Insight Would You Want a 20-Something to Know Now?

Lead Change Blog

Author information Jon Mertz Jon is a vice president of marketing in the healthcare software industry. Posted in Career Development Within the Lead Change Group, there are many diverse perspectives and experiences to tap.

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5 Must-Read Books For Business Leaders For Summer 2013

Eric Jacobson

In his book, he explains that to be successful you need to know more than your industry and just the basic concepts of leadership, management and operations. Stumped for what business books to add to your summer reading list?

“Doubt, Thus Verify” – Reflecting on Deadly Spin by Wendell Potter (On PR in the Health Care, and Other Industries)

First Friday Book Synopsis

All of the tactics used by the oil, beverage, and banking industries to influence lawmakers at every level of government were pulled straight from the cigarette makers’ playbook: Distract people from the real problem; generate fear; split communities with rhetoric, pitting one group against another; encourage people to doubt scientific conclusions; question whether there really […].

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The Kids’ Table

Lead Change Blog

These are questions I’ve come up against recently as I’ve worked with organizations across a variety of industries. Posted in Leadership Development What happened to ‘employee involvement’? Has it gone out of vogue? Has it been replaced by new initiatives?

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Building an Ethical Leadership Culture (Webcast)

Leading in Context

While the Webcast which aired on March 19, 2013 was customized for government HR and Training leaders, the content is applicable across industries. By Linda Fisher Thornton I was recently invited to co-present an ASTD Public Manager Webcast “Developing Ethical Leaders and an Ethical Government Brand” with John Umana. Ethical Organization ethical culture ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethics training leadership development

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Unlocking the Passion of the Explorer

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries Commitment to Domain Deloitte’s Center for the Edge Explorers aspire to have an impact in a chosen domain or industry Explorers connect with others in a broad ecosystem to help solve problems Explorers embrace challenges as opportunities to learn new skills and rapidly improve how can organizations develop capabilities in the workforce to constantly learn and accelerate performance improvement?

Are We Really “All Connected”?

Lead Change Blog

In fact, this model of thought gave rise to the tremendous breakthroughs in the industrial age. Posted in Leadership Development Light Your World Reviews [link] Today’s world, for the most part, has been framed in a mechanistic model based on Newton’s laws of the physical universe.

Lean’s U.S. Origins: The Seed of Change is Planted

Lead Change Blog

That was the challenge that Omark Industries’ president gave the task force I was assigned to in late 1981. Posted in Workplace Issues [link] (This is the second in a 12-part Series on the Origins of Lean in the U.S.) “Go Go find the best management practices in the world!”

How To Stay Relevant & Have Impact

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Career Development Self Leadership [link] We are in an age of immense disruption: industries, societal codes, politics, demographics, you name it.

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 3/18/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Competitiveness" "International Women’s Day 2013: Defining Success" "Some Things You Might Not Know About Sheryl Sandberg…But Lucky Us "Stop Reinventing Disruption" "The New Aesthetic Resonates in Ferruccio Laviani’s Good Vibrations” "Why Persuasion Doesn’t Require Manipulation" Accenture Global Research Results Adam Bryant “The second step to brain mastery” Baratunde Thurston Bernie D.

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3 Women Included on 2013 List of 25 Most Influential People in Biopharma

Women on Business

You can follow the links to read all of the details and see the full lists for 2013 and 2012. The gender gap in the biotech and pharma industries is large as you can see in the Women in STEM Careers and the Gender Gap infographic that we shared on Women on Business last month.

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.

Succession Planning: Not Just for Older Leaders

N2Growth Blog

In the most recent turn of events, Blackstone Group withdrew its bid for the company after making the determination that Dell’s future and the PC industry looks bleak. billion as of March 2013 (per Forbes Magazine.) By Patricia Lenkov , Chair, Executive Search, N2growth.

Industrial Statistics – Research vs Practice

Deming Institute

2013 American Statistical Association (ASA) Deming Lecture: Industrial Statistics – Research vs Practice by Vijay Nair, University of Michigan. This presentation is focused statistical process control (SPC) and some emerging statistics issues in industry.

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 1/28/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Whole Foods Why the Publishing Industry Isn't DoomedI hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK/CD REVIEWS Executive Toughness: The Mental-Training Program to Increase Your Leadership Performance Jason Selk The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield Leadership: [.].

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Transferable Skills: Results, Vision, Execution

Coaching Tip

Proven success in previous industry. Knowledge about the new industry. Books Business Coaching Career Leadership Skills Work life achievements industry knowledge leadership multi-functional experience personal development proven success team building transferable skills

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Are You a Thought Leader?

Leading Blog

It is certainly much easier to look back in time at world leaders, Nobel laureates, religious scholars, philosophers, and captains of industry to identify historical thought leaders than it is to identify today’s visionaries.

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Leadership Or…

Lead Change Blog

The writer, someone I appreciate, but from the industrial revolution, talked about leadership as a position. Posted in Leadership Development I read another article today on the difference between leadership and management. People in positions of leadership need the skills of leadership, vision setting, communication, etc. I don’t disagree. However our free-agent age or our age of the individual [.].

Collaboration is the Key to Providing Consistent Brand Value

Leading Blog

This is a post by Libby Gill, author of Capture the Mindshare and the Market Share Will Follow. As much as people love to over-complicate the topic of branding, simply put, a brand is a promise of value.

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Booth Babes – The Dirty Side of Trade Shows

Women on Business

Sadly, the concept of “booth babes” has been around for a very long time and is used in every industry regardless of how relevant or irrelevant female sexuality is to the industry, its products, services, and customers. 2013 BBC Video – CES Booth Babes.

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Winners Are Born In Difficult Times

Tanveer Naseer

Kinal is the CEO and co-founder of Unleash , a disruptive innovator in the management education and consulting industry. 2013 Awards. 1) American Center for Training & Development 2012 State of the Industry Report, 2012. 3) US Training Industry Report, 2011.

Nice Companies Finish First

Leading Blog

Shankman cites a study where 700 people from a variety of industries reported on the treatment they received from their managers: 31% reported that their supervisor gave them the "silent treatment" during the year. When you have the power usually associated with leadership.