LeadershipNow 140: December 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from December 2013 that you might have missed: Top Themes to Pull Forward from 2013 by Jon Mertz @ThinDifference. Noonan: The Most Memorable Words of 2013. The Dark Side of Technology by John Hagel.

Why leaders need to learn to love technology

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Students, recent graduates and those new to the workplace have grown up in the digital age, and as a result think nothing of spending around two hours on their smartphones, using an average of six apps a day.

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How Nonprofit Leaders Can Use Strategy and Technology to Enhance Organization’s Performance

Great Leadership By Dan

Unprecedented competition, higher expectations, accelerating technology, changing preferences and time pressures are all converging to create a challenging landscape. The technology imperative. Ignoring the imperative and potential of technology is a short cut to irrelevance.

The McKinsey Quarterly: Ten Most Popular Articles (3Q 2013)

First Friday Book Synopsis

To read any/all of them, please click here. * * * Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy James Manyika, Michael Chui, Jacques Bughin, Richard Dobbs, Peter Bisson, and Alex Marrs The relentless parade […]. These are three of the ten most popular articles as selected by the McKinsey Quarterly‘s readers.

From Exponential Technologies to Exponential Innovation

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an introduction to Report 2 in the 2013 Shift Index series, published by Deloitte University Press. Bob''s blog entries Deloitte University Press From Exponential Technologies to Exponential Innovation John Hagel III John Seely Brown (JSB) Michael Lui Report 2 in the 2013 Shift Index series Tamara Samoylova Its co-authors are John Hagel III, John Seely Brown (JSB), Tamara Samoylova, & Michael Lui.

Productivity and Technology: A Podcast

Jason Womack

It is Friday, and that means "New Podcast" for you! Learn to use your tools more effectively, save time, and get the right things done. Click to listen

100 Trends to Watch For 2013

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton 100 Trends to Watch For 2013 As we head into 2013, the trend reports at the links below will give you a “business leader’s preview” of what to expect in sectors that range from consumer trends, human resources, leadership and marketing to color, food, and technology.

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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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Eric Schmidt on “Disruptive technologies”

First Friday Book Synopsis

In the first, Eric Schmidt explores the technologies likely to have the greatest disruptive impact on economies, business models, and people. McKinsey & Company has just launched a new series of video interview programs with high-tech experts. Later this month the McKinsey Global Institute will publish an assessment of the probable economic impact of disruptive […].

Starting Thought - Dad’s Lesson Learned the Hard Way: Put Away Your Technology and Be Present


What might each of us be missing because we’re tied to technology instead of being present in the moment? Get a hold of technology and download Taming the Email Monster and start being more present, today

The do-or-die questions boards should ask about technology

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written for The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company, in which Paul Willmott explains why Board members should raise nine critical questions when discussing technology strategy with IT and business managers. Bob''s blog entries “Elevating technology on the boardroom agenda" Brad Brown Do our business plans reflect the full potential of technology to improve our performance?

Attention Leaders: Five Attitudes to Take to work in 2013

You're Not the Boss of Me

So, with that in mind, here are five attitudes that I think will be necessary for business leaders to take, in achieving success in 2013 and beyond: Attitude # 1: Diversity is not a black and white subject ~ There are a myriad of distinctions between human beings. Attitude is a big deal.

What I learned from attending New Media Expo 2013 in Las Vegas!

Bernd Geropp

New Media Expo 2013/ Blogworld. 3 days packed with great and useful presentations on all kind of topics around online platforms, lots of networking and a trade show with really useful stuff on latest technology and services.

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Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development 33Voices business Communication conversation Education Information Moe Abdou slideshare Technology

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A Simple Lesson from the Declaration of Independence

N2Growth Blog

Communications Leadership Brian Layer communication and technology declaration of independence and leadership leadership and technology By Brian Layer , Chair, Organizational Development, N2growth. Fifty-six Continental Congressmen signed the Declaration of Independence in July 1776.

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.

The collaborative team player

Lead Change Blog

Helen Keller Today, the social implications of a multi-generational workforce joining with the informational implications of new technology make collaboration a priority in many organizations. Posted in Leadership Development “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

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Download the Spring 2013 issue of Professional Manager magazine

Chartered Management Institute

Bigger, Bolder, Better : In the expanded magazine read new columns on Fashion, Dining and Technology. You are not watching this post, click to start watching read more

Just How Technologically Vulnerable Are We? – (a reflection from vacation)

First Friday Book Synopsis

I am back from vacation, hitting the ground running, with some days of Presentation Skills training beginning tomorrow. Regular” blog posts coming soon, but here is my last “vacation reflection” blog post. We spent a chunk of our time in Red River, New Mexico. My wife first went to this quiet, wonderful place as a […]. Randy''s blog entries

What If…?

Lead Change Blog

Deb has 20+ years of experience in strategic planning, execution and innovation with manufacturing, service and high-technology companies from large global companies to early-stage.

5 Must-Read Books For Business Leaders For Summer 2013

Eric Jacobson

This book, by Brain Solis, details the incredible transformation happening in business today, driven by new social and mobile technologies. Stumped for what business books to add to your summer reading list?

The Art of Science

Lead Change Blog

Deb has 20+ years of experience in strategic planning, execution and innovation with manufacturing, service and high-technology companies from large global companies to early-stage. Posted in Light Your World [link] I met Nick Mayer when ordering a gorgeous Blue Lobster print of his.

Result of a #RCUS? Libyian & California Kids Sharing Art

Lead Change Blog

Deb has 20+ years of experience in strategic planning, execution and innovation with manufacturing, service and high-technology companies from large global companies to early-stage. Posted in Light Your World [link] Have you just started grinning when reading something?

Integrating Design Theory & the Scientific Process

Lead Change Blog

Deb has 20+ years of experience in strategic planning, execution and innovation with manufacturing, service and high-technology companies from large global companies to early-stage. Posted in Light Your World [link] If you can’t find what you’re looking for, just create it!

82 Reasons to at Least Try Giving Feedback Better

Engaging Leader

The folks over at the Ken Blanchard Companies recently created an info-graphic called “The Dysfunctionally Connected Workplace,” based on their research regarding leadership and communication for the Employee Work Passion Survey 2013.

7 Tricks for Taming the Email Monster

Engaging Leader

Blog Productivity Self-leadership Technology Communication is key to being an effective leader. And generally speaking, frequent and fast communication is better. However, many leaders over-do it when it comes to responding to email they receive.

3 Tools To Help You Get More Done

Women on Business

Guest Posts Technology mobile apps productivityGuest Post By Sandy Sidhu, Founder of SidekickPM (Learn more about Sandy at the end of this post). Let’s face it, we all have 24 hours in a day but why does it feel like some entrepreneurs get more done? Are they not sleeping?

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Succession Planning: Not Just for Older Leaders

N2Growth Blog

billion as of March 2013 (per Forbes Magazine.) It is essentially impossible not to and this is particularly true in the ever-changing and evolving technology industry. By Patricia Lenkov , Chair, Executive Search, N2growth.

Rebooting Work: How to Make Work— Work for You

Leading Blog

Rebooting Work by Silicon Valley legend Maynard Webb and Carlye Adler is a sensible look at the changing nature of the workplace and how you can use emerging technologies to take charge of your career. Webb believes that technology presents us with an opportunity.

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6 Communication Lessons from Social Media for 21st-Century Leaders

Engaging Leader

Aspendale Blog Communication skills Feedback Social media Tactics Technology I was not one of social media’s early adopters. I finally got on Facebook in 2009, roughly the same time as your grandmother. Twitter? Not until 2011. All those hashtags and short URLs confused me.

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Leading for a Higher Purpose

General Leadership

Karen is the CEO of the New York-based strategic technology, staffing and project management company Sharp Decisions. For almost a quarter of a century, her organization has been providing best in class technology services to both national and international clients.

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The Coming of the Clairvoyant Computer

Leading Blog

In commercial, industrial, and government applications—in the real-world usage of machine learning to predict—it's known as: Predictive analytics —Technology that learns from experience (data) to predict the future behavior of individuals in order to drive better decisions.

How 3D Imaging and Printing is Changing the Business World

Women on Business

Technology 3d printing business future business Technology inventions prototypes We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven''t already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link].

021: How to Use Podcasts to Engage People | with PodcastAnswerMan Cliff Ravenscraft, plus Jonathan Mast

Engaging Leader

Engaging Leader™ Employee engagement Tactics Technology In this episode, Jesse gets tactical and explores a specific method of engaging with external audiences such as customers, as well as with internal audiences such as employees.

10 Tips to Get the Best Google Search Results

Women on Business

Technology google search google search results

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The Universal Causes of Human Behavior

Kevin Eikenberry

Aristotle lived in the days before most all of the technology we take for granted was invented. Today’s quotation isn’t new. But what hasn’t changed is human nature. Enjoy today’s quotation, and be challenged by the questions and actions that follow it.

Decoding The Truth Of Leading Multi-Generational Workforces

Tanveer Naseer

One of the key faults found in all these discussions on the differences between Millennials and the other generational cohorts is that they often differentiate generational values with respect to technological differences – in particular, differences in usage – as opposed to sociological ones.

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Why Great Brands Lose Their Way

In the CEO Afterlife

With the exception of niche, specialty, and some consumer technology markets, I see less and less of this in big business. Never in the history of marketing has there been so much talk about branding.

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Diversity calendar from the CIPD 2013

Rapid BI

CIPD offer technology for networking at Harrogate. Looking for a diversity calender with the various religious dates all in one place? It’s not often that something for free has intrinsic value, however here is an offer from the CIPD with a difference.

How Retro – Yahoo CEO Elminates Working Remotely

Survive Your Promotion

It’s 2013. Uncategorized management Remote Teams ROWE Technology Telecommuting YahooHigh tech companies are supposed to be at the leading edge right? So why did Yahoo’s new CEO just turn the clock back to 1985 and require all of their employees to come into the office ? I can think of a few reasons – what do you think? Workforce Reduction – Don’t like the new policy?

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Busy vs. Productive: 5 Ways to Focus on the Right Things

Survive Your Promotion

Putting My Smartphone Away – Technology can be a great tool to help you keep in touch and get things done during the day. photo credit: Nina Matthews Photography. We live in a world of information overload.

15 Nuggets of Wisdom From 15 Entrepreneurs

Terry Starbucker

“Be sure to look at ideas from the other (customer) side” – Ken Barker , CEO of Crailar Technologies , who is developing (get this) the first natural fiber alternative to cotton that the clothing industry has ever had. What are the secrets to entrepreneurial success?

Leading For A Better Tomorrow

Tanveer Naseer

In creating the future, Drucker told me in a 2005 interview, seven months to the day before his death, that “knowledge work… is just beginning to be affected by new technology and overall by new concepts. The following is a guest piece by Bruce Rosenstein.