Get Featured in a New Board Candidate Reference E-Publication

Women on Business

Would you be interested in being featured in a board candidate reference e-publication? That board candidate reference publication included featured candidate bios. I will begin including the e-publication as part of that campaign on March 15, 2013.” for 2013 non-clients.

Referent Groups and Diversity

Marshall Goldsmith

The concept of referent group can be a useful tool for understanding many differences in organizations, both on a global and local scale. A referent group can be defined as any group that people see as a source for their identity. Our referent groups define a large part of who we are. Our primary referent group can be defined as a group that is the major source of our identity. Historical events can change our referent groups.

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2013 eBoardmember Independent Director e-Publication is Now Available

Women on Business

The 2013 eBoardmember Independent Director Catalog , which was discussed on Women on Business last month, has been released, and it includes profiles of qualified director candidates.

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.

Creating a Cycle of Success

Lead Change Blog

A cycle of success is what will help you avoid those unpleasant “collisions with reality” to which Seth Godin refers. Posted in Self Leadership [link] “New Year’s resolutions rarely work, because good intentions don’t often survive a collision with reality.”

The 3 Best Leadership & Communication eBooks of 2013


Here are the most popular (meaning helpful) eBooks we published in 2013. Get a compilation of our most popular posts—and all their actionable tips, tactics, and strategies—into a single eBook reference toolbox. You voted, and the results are in!

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The Art of Perfect Timing

Leading Blog

Sequence refers to the order of events, like the notes in a melody. Temporal punctuation refers to the times when events or processes begin, pause, or come to an end. Rate refers to how quickly events are happening. As of May 2013, nobody has. We say timing is everything.

Responsibility and Respect (The 4th and 5th R’s)

Leading in Context

As we teach knowledge and information, these areas need to be taught through an ethical frame of reference. Children Need to Learn Responsibility and Respect Two key principles (in addition to the 3 R''s) that children need to learn in order to to live a successful life are responsibility and respect. Ethical Thinking Trends ethical education ethical leadership leading ethically

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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.

John Kotter on Why “Management Is (Still) Not Leadership”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by John Kotter for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * A few weeks ago, the BBC asked [.].

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Three Questions To Ask Before You Exit

N2Growth Blog

To be clear I am not referring to giving up in the face of adversity. By John Baldoni , Chair, Leadership Development, N2growth. Are you ready to hang it up? That may not be a question that most people ask themselves often enough, but maybe it is one more of us need to ask ourselves.

Colin Shaw on “New Generation of Business: Connecting Employee Loyalty with Customer Loyalty”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a brief excerpt from Colin Shaw‘s article for LinkedIn. To read the complete article, check out other superb resources, and sign up for email alerts, please click here. * * * Successful companies have loyal employees. They also have loyal customers. But the question for researchers and consultants for the past two decades […].

From Drucker To The Lean Startup: The (Literary) Evolution of Leadership Philosophy

Terry Starbucker

Here’s the list of books we talked about, in the order presented, for your reference (with links – and note neither Todd nor I are getting any affiliate commissions or fees): The Essential Drucker - by Peter Drucker.

Effective Leaders Know the Power of Climate Control

Great Results Team Building

Death Valley was transformed by what has since been referred to as the ‘Hundred Year Bloom”. Rather than traditional “command and control” style of leadership, Sir Ken Robinson, during a recent TED talk , shared that effective leaders should focus instead on “climate control.”.

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Are ‘Bright Shiny Objects’ Worth Your Time (And Money)?

N2Growth Blog

Today the term “bright shiny objects” is used in reference to organizations that cannot formulate a strategy, or if they do develop one, they fail to adhere to it. By John Baldoni , Chair, Leadership Development, N2growth. Beware of bright shiny objects!

Keeping your door open


I was captivated by how many indicated that they appreciated his “open door” As I listened to their stories and their feedback, I found they weren’t just referring to that thing that hangs on the wall between his office and whatever is outside of it. .

The Best Collection of Advice for New Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the August 5 th , 2013 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Scholtes and then put in on your bookshelf within arm’s reach of your chair and keep referring to it.

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Understanding How Organizations Can Measure Digital Success

Tanveer Naseer

This can include modifying processes to create efficiencies in areas such as accepting customer service inquiries, or publishing a frequently asked question and reference material database. The following is a guest piece by digital and business strategist Joe Wozny.

Why Precious Leaders Fail

Leadership Freak

Gollum, in The Hobbit, referred to himself as “My Precious.” Preciousness turns leaders into self-consumed beasts. The only one: Direct reports don’t understand the pressures squeezing you. The board doesn’t appreciate tensions between short-term profits and long-term success. Your boss doesn’t realize you’re plate was full last year! Employees reject the big picture. No one […].

WWSA: What Would Socrates Ask?

Engaging Leader

popularly referred to as WWJD). I believe the world would be a better place if leaders considered “what would Jesus do?” However, I also think it would make a huge difference if leaders considered “what would Socrates ask?” WWSA).

9 Tips to Avoid Getting Sidetracked

Leading Blog

Check your reference points to consider the motives—social comparisons and emotions—behind your decisions. Too often we think we know exactly what is going on in our minds and what is affecting our behavior. Even though we are committed to our plans we find that the end result bears little resemblance to our best intentions. Somehow we get sidetracked. We face internal pressures, relational pressures, and external pressures to take us off course.

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Another Reason to Avoid Jargon

Tony Mayo

Listeners naturally wonder, “What are you hiding behind those obscure references, technical terms, and acronyms?” Another good reason to avoid jargon, shibboleths, and technical terms with colleagues and prospects. It makes you sound untrustworthy, even criminal.

Giving the gift of support


Know yourself well enough to say “no” or refer them on to someone who can provide the support that you aren’t able to give. I see leaders laboring to figure out how to deal with a previously good worker whose performance has declined.

Six Rules to Hire By

Chart Your Course

The economy continues to improve with increased job creation in 2013. Check references. Checking references is a simple way to validate the image a new hire portrays. Payroll services giant ADP reported employers added 180,000 new private sector jobs in February.

Brand journalism 101: Tell a Better Story

Women on Business

Otherwise, be prepared to take a lot of heat from its critics who would be elated to escort “brand journalism” out of 2013 STAT. If you want your company to succeed at brand journalism (aka corporate media gone social), you better know how to tell a good story.

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Development Is Shortsighted: Interpersonal Skills #1 Reason Frontline Leaders Fail

Great Leadership By Dan

But organizations rating their development quality as high and felt they had a strong bench, referred to their leaders as capable, confident, ambitious and innovative.

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How Low Tech Events Provide High Quality Results

Great Results Team Building

More importantly, your team should ALSO be able to refer back to the fun interactions and take way insights and applicable ideas from debriefing discussions that can positively impact your organization weeks or months or even years later.

10 Penalties That I Would Call if I Were a Management Referee

Great Leadership By Dan

Often referred to as bullying. In the final minutes of the recent Super Bowl, 49ers coach Harbaugh was upset about a holding penalty on Michael Crabtree that he thought should have been called.

6 Types of Bosses

Great Leadership By Dan

Unskilled Bosses: 30% (sometimes referred to as incompetent). 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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Time to Take (a Personal) Inventory

Kevin Eikenberry

At certain times of the year (like the impending changing of the seasons), people often reflect and “take stock” (a clear reference to inventory) of [.]. Businesses take inventories regularly to re-calibrate, confirm, and set themselves up for a successful future. Based on your business model and procedures, the time(s) when you take these measurements may change.

How to Create Millennial Leaders in Your Organization

Great Leadership By Dan

15 percent of Millennials, also referred to Generation Y, are already managers. Guest post from Dan Schawbel: Companies of all sizes have a new generation that''s quickly rising up the ranks. These workers are born between 1982 and 1993, making them students and young professionals.

“Brand You” Has Nothing to Do with Twitter

Next Level Blog

referred to in the book as The Club) are all about Brand Me. While travelling this week, I’ve been reading This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in in America''s Gilded Capital by New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich.

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Cutting Costs/Curtailing Services Can Produce Crappy Customer Service

Chart Your Course

Their personal and professional skills are key to making connections, and establishing loyal customers that will come back and refer their friends. In uncertain economic times, it’s common for businesses to focus their time and energies on ways to cut costs.

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Build your Brand by Building Relationships

Women on Business

It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to realize that people are more prone to refer your services if they feel valued by your company. Refer and introduce your client’s services to others when appropriate. What better day to mull the topic of relationships than today?

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Another Brick in the Wall

Survive Your Promotion

Edmundson references… in about 30 seconds. Our problems in 2013 are not the same as the ones that motivated the Berkeley Free Speech Movement — at least not on the surface. This gem of a post was written by my brother who is a physics teacher.

Do you know where your business network is?

Women on Business

That other business owner may never buy from you, but they may refer you to other companies. As business owners, we network a lot.

Fearless at Work

Lead on Purpose

I recommend the book as a good reference for strengthening confidence. —. The concept of being fearless is intriguing.

Five Strategies for Hiring Success

Chart Your Course

However, with the popularly of career-focused social media outlets like LinkedIn and Monster, it’s both convenient and ethical to check people’s history, references, profiles and online activity, without concerns of violating their privacy.

HBR Guide to Better Business Writing: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Avoiding the Quirks That Turn Readers Off (Chapters 16 & 17) ” setting and then sustaining the right tone brushing up on the basics “Desk References” Bryan A. HBR Guide to Better Business Writing Bryan A. Garner Harvard Business Review Pfress (2012) “I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.”

Connecting with Abrasive Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

Referred to as “high maintenance,” they’re the 20% that take up 80% of their managers’ time. Guest post from Cheryl A. Bond, Ed.D., SPHR: Every organization has its share of leaders, technical geniuses or future leaders who lack social skills and self-awareness.

It Doesn’t Matter How Much You Care

Nathan Magnuson

I’d usually reference a book or an idea I had recently studied. I remember when I first started getting interested in leadership years ago. I’d find myself in conversations with friends and invariably a leadership challenge they were experiencing would come up. Sometimes, I’d even know how to solve it. Sometimes in my enthusiasm, I’d […].


Women on Business

The flip side of this phenomenon is what is coined the glass escalator, or glass elevator, which refers to the precipitous promotion of men over women into management positions in female-dominated fields such as nursing, education, social work, and even ballet.

More than just DISC

Chart Your Course

If so, you’ve experienced what we at TTI Success Insights refer to as a Behaviors assessment. MORE THAN JUST DISC. By Ashley Bowers. Perhaps you’ve taken a DISC assessment in an educational setting or as part of a team building workshop in your company or department.

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