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. Could I see the future as a projection of the strides I’ve been able to make, similar to what other women in business have done?

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The June 3rd, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the June 3rd, 2013 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Over the years, studying vision and helping leaders in a variety of settings I learned that the real power comes when you focus on what you desire.

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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. Isn’t there a way to manage a project without micro managing each person?

Power Does Not Equal Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

Mike Rice had all the power in the Rutgers men’s basketball team. Mike Rice had all the power. In “ The Decision Maker “, I advocate that leaders should restrain their long-assumed power to empower others to make meaningful decisions.

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Powerful Question #11

Nathan Magnuson

Powerful Questions clarity planning priorities project management questions Sometimes when I meet with a leader of a team or a department, I’ll ask a question about priorities that usually raises an eyebrow or two.

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Leadership and The Power of Perspective

Kevin Eikenberry

The project is called merge (and the website can be [.]. I’ve been thinking recently about the importance of perspective to our role as a leader.

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Using The Power Of Acknowledgment To Engage Your Employees

Tanveer Naseer

So let’s start by considering my definition of a Grateful Leader, which I have put forth in my book, Grateful Leadership, Using the Power of Acknowledgment to Engage All Your People and Achieve Superior Results. The following is a guest piece by author Judith W. Umlas.

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Neuro-Wifi: Power of Mutual Empathy

Michael Lee Stallard

#4-Feel Others’ Emotions - Mutual empathy is a powerful connector that is made possible by the mirror-neurons in our brains. A colleague at work does a fantastic job on a project.

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Favorites of 2013–Team Building and Leadership Articles

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 Articles 2013. Some good, some OK, some crap…Below are my favorite articles from 2013.

Powerful Question #4

Nathan Magnuson

We’ve all received lots of advice over the years, especially when we were young or starting out on a new project or a new season of life. Powerful QuestionsSome of us may still get loads of advice, whether we ask for it or not. What’s one piece of advice that’s stuck with you through the years? [.].

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The Surprising Power of Business Experiments

Skip Prichard

His new book, Experimentation Works: The Surprising Power of Business Experiments , takes you through his research and best practices to show how to experiment and test before acting. The employee was forbidden to work on the project. Experiment.

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Powerful Question #2 | Thoughts for the Everyday Leader

Nathan Magnuson

Home / Powerful Questions / Powerful Question #2. Powerful Question #2. February 6, 2013. View the rest of the Powerful Questions series by clicking here. In Powerful Questions. Now instead of trying to hit home runs on every single project I’m a part of, I try to pick and choose my big battles based on personal and organizational priorities. Powerful Question #2. Powerful Questions (2).

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The Power of Human Energy: Angela Ahrendts at TEDx Hollywood

First Friday Book Synopsis

In her TEDx presentation, Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts talks about the positive and transformative power of human energy. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a library of talks, filmed at independently organized TEDx events. With 30,000+ videos from organizers in more than 130 countries, speakers cover topics from sanitation to technological wizardry […].

Favorites of 2013–Team Building and Leadership Images Used in Presentations & Workshops

Mike Cardus

With the end of the year approaching, this week is great to share some of my favorites of 2013. Favorite Images Used in Workshops and Presentations 2013. If you consistently overload your best people with “important projects” three things might happen.

The Power of Mornings: Why Successful Entrepreneurs Get up Early

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Lisa Evans for Entrepreneur magazine. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. Image credit: Shutterstock * * * When running a business, it may seem like there are never enough hours in the day. Tapping into the […].

Building readiness to be your best

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development “After Tessa got away with simply saying I’m working on project xyz in the daily readout session I started doing the same.

5 Must-Read Books For Business Leaders For Summer 2013

Eric Jacobson

Stories are so powerful because they are simple, timeless, demographic-proof, contagious, easy to remember and inspiring. And, he explains how experience design helps your business and how you can harness its power for business growth.

Rubbing the Genie

Leadership Freak

It’s an act of foolishness or profound friendship to speak the truth to power. Subordinates seldom speak hard truths to leaders who have power to assign projects, dispense raises, and give promotions. Communication Feedback Humility Lies Leaders Believe Power Taking others higher Culture Leadership Leadership Development organizational success politics Rub the genie to get three wishes.

Leading through Long Term Influence

Great Leadership By Dan

For additional information on the Power Use Model read more. power leadership influence Beth Armknecht Miller 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”.

Book Review: The Power Of Starting Something Stupid

Tim Milburn

I was given a copy of Richie Norton’s book, The Power of Starting Something Stupid. Your life should be filled with purpose-driven experiences and projects that bring excitement, passion, energy, and authentic meaning and joy into your life.

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4 Design Thinking Tools for Engaging Your Team

Leading Blog

Where problems lurk unnoticed How well do you really understand how your team executes a typical project from day one to very end? There are different stages in a project. Team members'' daily roles can be different depending on the project life-cycle.

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Why Creativity Thrives Under Constraints

Tanveer Naseer

There’s always excitement around a new project. Just about every influence on our once new and exciting project also brings a constraint. We can lose interest or become frustrated by our once shiny new project. The following is a guest piece by David Burkus.

10 Tips To Be A Presentation GOD.

Rich Gee Group

But for screen projection – Less is More. That will make your presentation much more powerful. Make a powerful point. I do workshops, seminars and keynotes all the time and have been for over 25 years.

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(The Return of) The Leadership Checklist: 10 Things To Do Right Now To Make It A Great Year

Terry Starbucker

Study Up - Make sure you take the time to study the details of your business or project plan for the year ahead. Harness the power of the collective consciousness !

Education? Innovation? Do - Learn - Do - Learn

Mills Scofield

Victor’s Leap Year Project “Masters Program” is the wave of the future. It was the most impactful event in my life, and it cemented in me the power of relationships and the hope that brings people together by repairing what seems too broken.

Boston Strong

General Leadership

Take, for example, even some of the more mundane practices, such as parade-ground drills, formation runs, and training projects geared to collective problem solving. All while doing everything in their power to protect the city’s population from any further danger.

John Butman: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

and author of Breaking Out: How to Build Influence in a World of Competing Ideas (Harvard Business Review Press 2013). John Butman is founder and principal of the idea and content development firm Idea Platforms, Inc. He has worked with leading consultancies, CEOs, and senior executives of major companies including members of the Fortune 50, […].

Art of Managing—The Questions Come First

Management Excellence

My first manager routinely asked a question that turned out to be a powerful teaching tool and a life-long reminder to pause before leaping. The question was, “Have you thought of everything?”

Make a list of “to becomes”


It’s a powerful skill that when exercised, is capable of being the foundation for influencing others, delegating effectively, increasing empathy and leading change to name a few. How might better listening help you to assure the success of that project?

Fear of Loss of Group Membership is More Powerful Than Management

Mike Cardus

We changed the reporting structure to show the number of people who got their budget reports in on time and posted public reports ( by the hour at first then eventually monthly ) to show who is getting things in on time and how that is reflecting the allocation of $$ to their projects.

The Art of Science

Mills Scofield

Here is Nick''s powerful story of how Science is Art and Art is Science. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~. Art Blue Lobster Brown University Coelacanth Haeckel Innovation Project Gombessa RCUS STEAM STEM Science I met Nick Mayer when ordering a gorgeous Blue Lobster print of his.

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Coming To Terms With The Six Most Important Words

Terry Starbucker

We HAVE to be strong and confident – projecting an aura of near-infallibility. That’s a powerful pull to the hubris lever.

How to Create a Culture Where People Can Grow

Great Results Team Building

There is a powerful bamboo story to illustrate how important it is to give your people time to grow and establish themselves before any fruits are visible.

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StrategyDriven Editorial Perspective – The Ugly Truth About Partisan Public Project Labor Agreements

Strategy Driven

Public project labor agreements (PLAs) provide another hurdle, unless their employees choose to pay union dues. Bush’s prohibition on the requirement for project labor agreements on federal projects.

5 Leadership Lessons: The Manager and the Monk

Leading Blog

But that''s a mistake because where there is no clear structure, informal power structures will develop on their own. Then the most assertive Brother will assume leadership, but if his power is not clearly established, he will only exercise it when doing so benefits him. Such unclear power structures are not good for either the community or a firm. I realize that I must protect myself against such projections, for they are not good for me.

28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Dana Theus , from InPower Consulting , says “We talk a lot about "integrity," but most of us don''t understand the true power of it in it''s simplest form. This kind of integrity, I believe, not only shapes a powerful leader, but can cure a toxic corporate culture as well.”.

Inconsistent Bossing: A Surefire Way to Disengage

Great Leadership By Dan

Bosses can take a moment when they arrive to work (or whenever necessary) to self-evaluate their mindset, see where there thoughts lay to make sure they don’t project their own whimsical emotions on others. It’s pretty amazing when you conceive how powerful a small positive gesture can be.

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The Good Struggle

Leading Blog

Values are important because “they may be the only force that can counter the power of markets and market-based thinking….Today’s To lead responsibly, leaders must commit to “clarity, meaningful projects, and bright ethical lines. Not surprisingly, Joseph Badaracco has written an essential read for leaders of all kinds. The Good Struggle addresses the question of how to lead successfully and responsibly in our uncertain, high pressure, turbulent world.

10 Worst Office Coworkers of All Time

Women on Business

The information The Gossip shares may or may not be true, but the act of sharing it makes The Gossip feel important and powerful. She can’t finish that project for you because someone more important needs attention first.

The Most Powerful Note on Authenticity I’ve Ever Received

Let's Grow Leaders

I also wanted to share with you my story about the power of authenticity and vulnerability, because I truly believe it is the key to everything I have achieved in my career in the last few years. I was blown away by an email I received from a woman who recently read Winning Well.

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Ten magical thoughts to let go of


Generally, if you are in a position that has the power to hire, fire, or increase pay, your direct reports will not be totally honest with you. Some may want to be coached, others may want a challenging project, time off, recognition, or all of the above.

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 12/31/12)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries "All About Celebrating a New Year" "How cognitive computing works" "How to Motivate Disgruntled Employees" "My Favorite Lily Tomlin Quotations" "My Favorite Picasso Quotations" "The power of allophilia" "Who is Ernest Becker and what is his relevance to today’s business world?"

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The Invisible Power of Competence Plus Calmness

Rajesh Setty

And, in addition, you need to be working on projects related to that topic so that you get the real-world skills. Select the Market: Find out who needs the benefit of these skills to move the needle on their projects. Think about someone who is competent AND calm.

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