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Top 10 Posts from 2013

Nathan Magnuson

2013 featured a Leadership Profiles series and Powerful Questions series in addition to everyday leadership content. Here are the top 10 posts from 2013. This article was picked up by the Ziglar Newsletter and Personal Excellence Magazine.

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Win the Race for Talent – Talent Management magazine

Chart Your Course

via Win the Race for Talent – Talent Management magazine. The post Win the Race for Talent – Talent Management magazine appeared first on Leadership Speaker and Motivational Speaker for Businesses | Employee Engagement | Gregory Smith - Chart Your Course International. Win the Race for Talent. Edward E. Gordon - 5/10/13. I strongly encourage you to read this article. This is the FUTURE of the workforce! The U.S.

Employee Appreciation Can Do Wonders for Employee Engagement, ROI – Talent Management magazine

Chart Your Course

” Contintued… via Appreciating Employees Can Do Wonders for Engagement, ROI – Talent Management magazine. The post Employee Appreciation Can Do Wonders for Employee Engagement, ROI – Talent Management magazine appeared first on Leadership Speaker | Employee Engagement | Gregory Smith: Chart Your Course International. Here is a good article on the importance of employee appreciation by Deanna Hartley that appeared in Talent Management.

TIME Magazine’s All-Time Top 10 Commencement Speeches

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Bob's blog entries "Learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think" Facebook Janette Beckman/RedFerns/Getty Kenyon College in 2005 President Obama's talks at Arizona State and Notre Dame TIME Magazine's All-Time Top 10 Commencement Speeches YouTubeOver the years, I have participated (as student or teacher) in 15 commencement exercises and attended at least another dozen as a parent or grandparent.

March 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Welcome to the March 2013 Leadership Development Carnival! As a bonus, Jennifer includes an infographic of a 2013 survey by The Institute for Corporate Productivity that demonstrates how critical of an issue change is for today’s organizations.

Here’s the January 2013 N Y Times Hardcover Business Books Best Sellers List

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The New York Times has come out with its first Best Sellers List for 2013 for Hardcover Business Books. At the top of the list is Tap Dancing to Work, “A collection of updated Fortune magazine articles on Warren Buffett, published between 1966 and 2012.” A few “long-timers” are on the list: The Power of [.]. Randy's blog entries

My Leadership Growing Time: Calgon Take Me Away!

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development As an avid proponent of Chief Learning Officer Magazine and events, I make a point of perusing most everything that comes across my desk from them. Their recent magazine had an interesting article by Glenn Llopis from the Center for Hispanic Leadership.

Rotman on Design: A book review by Bob Morris

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Rotman on Design: The Best on Design Thinking from Rotman Magazine Roger Martin and Karen Christensen, Co-Editors University of Toronto Press (2013) The best on design thinking from Rotman Magazine: An abundance of valuable insights. Brilliantly co-edited by Roger Martin and Karen Christensen, the several dozen brief essays comprise the best single source for information, […].

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Peter Gray: Part 1 of an interview of him by Bob Morris

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Peter Gray, research professor of psychology at Boston College, has conducted and published research in a wide range of fields, including neuroendocrinology, animal behavior, developmental psychology, anthropology, and education. He is author of a highly regarded college textbook, Psychology (Worth Publishers), now in its 6th edition. Most of his recent research and writing has to [.].

These Soft Skills Can Go a Long Way

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Eccher and Dave Ross for Talent Management magazine. To read the complete article, check out all the resources, and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click here. * * * While they […]. Bob''s blog entries Chief Learning Officer magazine Dave Ross Listening and collaborating MedfiaTec Paul H. Eccher Talent Management magazine The Vaya Group These Soft Skills Can Go a Long Way

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Succession Planning: Not Just for Older Leaders

N2Growth Blog

billion as of March 2013 (per Forbes Magazine.) By Patricia Lenkov , Chair, Executive Search, N2growth. Dell Computer and the story of its potentially going private have occupied many a news column of late.

Nelson Mandela Dies Today at 95

Leading Blog

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, died today at the age of 95. He spent 27 years in prison for battling the apartheid government, but it transformed him. He became the Mandela we know with a remarkable capacity to forgive and a moral courage that would heal the wounds of his country.

8 Ways to Have a Successful Partnership

Leading Blog

He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Selling Magazine, the New York Times, and Business Week, and is a popular leadership contributor at Forbes.com.

Jason Averbook on “Big Data: HR’s Chance to Matter”

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Jason Averbook for Talent Management magazine. I share his concern that, more often than not, the data HR brings to the table is in the language of HR, not business. To read the complete article, check out all the resources, and sign up for a free […].

Why Men Should Read Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In

Next Level Blog

She’s chatted with Oprah, been on the cover of Time magazine, and featured in publications like the New York Times, Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times. So, it’s pretty clear that Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, doesn’t need any help from me in promoting her new book, Lean In.

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Peter Gray on “The play deficit”

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Here is an excerpt from an article by Peter Gray for Aeon, an online magazine about nature, culture and ideas. Bob''s blog entries Aeon Alex Webb/Magnum Baudrémont Boston College Children at Play: An American History (2007) France Free to Learn (2013) Howard Chudacoff Le Grandes Meaulnes Meuse Peter Gray on "The play deficit" Psychology (2011 It was launched in London in September 2012, championing bold thinking and fine writing.

Chris Anderson on “How to Give a Killer Presentation”

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magazine business Find the Perfect Mix of Data and Narrative Frame Your Story giving a good talk is highly coachable IGN Imagine Media Makers: The New Industrial Revolution Oxford University the "other" WIRED magazine The Long Tail the Sapling Foundation the TED Conference Here is an excerpt from an article written by Chris Anderson for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network.

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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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Innovative Methods to Develop Leaders

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Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Patrick Sweeney for Chief Learning Officer magazine. To read the complete article, check out all the resources, and sign up for a free subscription to CLO and/or Talent Management magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click here. * * * Consider five tips when putting together […].

The Latest Findings on Workplace Happiness

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Dan Bowling for Talent Management magazine. To read the complete article, check out all the resources, and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click here. * * * Flying into Los Angeles with its […].

John Mattone: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

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He is recognized by the Thinkers 50 as one of the world’s leading management thinkers and by Leadership Excellence Magazine as one of the top independent leadership consultants, executive coaches and speakers in […]. Bob''s blog entries AgFirst Farm Credit Bank Albert Einstein AMACOM Babson College Brilliant Mistakes Brooke Manville CEO Magazine CIO magazine CLO Magazine Columbia University Fast Company FedEx Inc.

Yeah, that "Unplug" thing? It's cute.

Jason Womack

There''s a BIG move for some VERY popular business magazines to tout the significance of a few high-profile leaders who have "unplugged." Ok, I''m ready for it.

A Leadership Lesson from Trappist Monks that Made Me Rich

Great Leadership By Dan

Author Bio: August Turak is a successful entrepreneur, corporate executive, award winning writer and author of Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO''s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity (Columbia Business School Publishing; July 2013).

How do leaders make lasting change?

Lead on Purpose

I found two recent articles about Clayton Christensen that have increased my understanding about leadership: The first is published in the BYU Magazine’s Spring 2013 edition. (As As a BYU alum I get the magazine in the mail; it will be available online in a few months.) The second article is an interview in Wired magazine. One of the great leaders and thinkers of our time is Clayton Christensen , ”a down-to-earth” alum of BYU, Oxford and Harvard.

Understanding Employee Turnover Is a Key to Staying Ahead: Why Turnover Begins With Hiring

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Cliff Stevenson for Talent Management magazine. Bob''s blog entries Chief Learning Officer magazine Cliff Stevenson Talent Management magazine ConnectiCare Douglas Punt Employees who are given clear job expectations and hired for the right skills tend to be successful and want to stay Institute for Corporate Productivity MedfiaTec Understanding Employee Turnover Is a Key to Staying Ahead: Turnover Begins With Hiring

The Condensed January-February 2013 Magazine

Harvard Business Review

Amy Bernstein , editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features. Download this podcast. Marketing Strategy Talent management

Three Ways to Drive Away Rising Stars

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In this brief article by Brian Kropp for Talent Management magazine, he suggests three common mistakes companies make that discourage high-potential employees. To read the complete article, check out all the resources, and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click here. * * […].

Solving Problems with Design Thinking: A review by Bob Morris

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Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works Jeanne Liedtka, Andrew King, and Kevin Bennett Columbia Business School Publishing (2013) Here’s a blueprint “for deploying design thinking across levels and functions in order to embed a more creative approach to problem solving as a strategic capability in Organizations” Here’s how Jeanne Liedtka, Andrew […].

Solving Problems with Design Thinking: A book review by Bob Morris

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Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works Jeanne Liedtka, Andrew King, and Kevin Bennett Columbia Business School Publishing (2013) Here’s a blueprint “for deploying design thinking across levels and functions in order to embed a more creative approach to problem solving as a strategic capability in Organizations” Here’s how Jeanne Liedtka, Andrew […].

What’s Ahead: Is Involvement the New Engagement?

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Dwaine Maltais for Talent Management magazine. To read the complete article, check out all the resources, and sign up for a free subscription to TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click here. * * * Most organizations use engagement to measure commitment among employees.

How IDEO brings design to corporate America

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Here is the introduction to a “must read” article written by Dinah Eng for FORTUNE Magazine (April 11, 2013). Whittier Professor at Stanford Edison Achievement Award for Innovation Fortune Magazine How IDEO brings design to corporate America National Academy of Engineers National Design Award in Product Design Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

Dave Marzo on “Shifting the Scales to Enable Innovation”

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Dave Marzo for Talent Management magazine in which he discusses how and why companies that take advantage of technology and allow employees to have a voice in their development plans will achieve more engagement and a reputation for innovation.

The Recruitment Challenges for Small Businesses

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Cindy Lubitz for Talent Management magazine. To read the complete article, check out all the resources, and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click here. * * * Having consulted and coached organizations of […].

6 Types of Bosses

Great Leadership By Dan

Bad bosses are lampooned on shows like the Office , in movies like Horrible Bosses , in comics like Dilbert , and in books, blogs, magazines, and other media outlets. I''ve been involved in leadership development for a long time, so I''ve been exposed to a lot of bosses from all walks of life.

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Success is Overrated - How to Fail Beautifully

Great Leadership By Dan

We hear about these overnight sensations and, like the pictures of the skinny, airbrushed models in the magazines, we’re taught that’s the norm. Guest post from Lisa Demayo: “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible. to achieve: the fear of failure.”. Paulo Coelhon.

How and Why Engagement at Work Derives From Happiness

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Dan Bowling for Talent Management magazine. To read the complete article, check out all the resources, and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click here. * * * Stuff or vision?

Darnell Lattal on “How to Create a Culture of Succession Readiness

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Darnell Lattal for Talent Management magazine. To read the complete article, check out all the resources, and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazines […]. MedfiaTec Talent Management magazine Tom Gilbert Is your organization ready to bridge the knowledge gaps retiring baby boomers will leave behind?

Stop Managing to the Exception

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Jason Averbook for Talent Management magazine. Bob''s blog entries Chief Learning Officer magazine Jason Averbook Knowledge Infusion MedfiaTec organizations should only customize technology if they can make the case that it will drive business value Stop Managing to the Exception Talent Management magazine He explains why organizations should only customize technology if they can make the case that it will drive business value.

FBR - Persuasive Presentations, by Nancy Duarte

Jason Womack

Too many emails to reply to, too many magazines to review, too many books to read, too many meetings to attend.you know this as well. While attending the TEDx workshop day last February, I met Scott, from Duarte Design, after he'd facilitated a workshop on "effective presentations."

IBM — Shades of Yogi Berra

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Bob''s blog entries "I never said all that I said" Aubrey Daniels Aubrey Daniels International Bringing Out the Best in People Chief Learning Officer magazine IBM — Shades of Yogi Berra IBM CEO Virginia Rometty John Akers Johnny Bench MedfiaTec Talent Management magazine the greatest catcher in the history of Major League Baseball Yoga Berra is arguably the greatest catcher in the history of Major League Baseball, although Johnny Bench certainly has his advocates.

Attention is Oxygen for Relationships

Michael Lee Stallard

Update: Engagement Strategies Magazine just featured an article we wrote entitled “ Do Leaders Need to Make Employees Happy? It’s been said that attention is oxygen for relationships. That’s why it’s important when meeting with an individual, to develop the habit of being present by staying focused on him or her and giving your full attention. Be engaged and curious by asking questions and then ask follow-up questions to clarify.

Dan Pontefract: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

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framework T+D Magazine Chief Learning Officer Magazine Gary Hamel IBM James O''Toole Judgment Calls Lao Tzu Lou Gerstner Mark Zuckerberg Michelangelo Oscar Wilde Participative Leader Framework Paul Schoemaker Peter Drucker Picasso Tao Te Ching TEDxTalk Terry Fox The Connected Leader The Future of Management The Giving Tree the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom Tom Davenport Voltaire Winston Churchill Zappos