Leading In Difficult Times With Steve Armstrong

Joseph Lalonde

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What the Lance Armstrong Story Teaches About Sustainable Leadership

Next Level Blog

Anyone in the market for a 24” by 36” signed color portrait of Lance Armstrong leading the Tour de France? Over the past several weeks, Armstrong has experienced one of the most dramatic self induced falls from grace ever. Current Affairs General Leadership Personal Presence doping Lance Armstrong leadership LiveStrong New York Times trustI’ve had one on my office wall for four or five years but I’ll be taking it down now.

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It’s Not About the Bike: A Lesson from Lance Armstrong

Leading Blog

Lance Armstrong once wrote: “I believed I had a responsibility to be a good person, and that meant fair, honest, hardworking and honorable.

How NOT to fire an employee: AOL and Tim Armstrong

ReThink HR

AOL CEO, Tim Armstrong is not a terrible CEO but there is a reason employment law is not his specialty. Human Resources Leadership Abel Lenz AOL At Will Employment CEO Fired Patch Tim Armstrong If you think all CEO’s are leaders here is evidence to the contrary.

Better Einstein than Armstrong


Better Einstein than Armstrong. When I was younger, a mentor of mine use to say, “Better Einstein than Armstrong.” He had no idea, of course, just how lopsided the Einstein/Armstrong contest proved to be. Lance Armstrong doping a Cautionary Tale.

Remembering Neil Armstrong


From the 1999 Washington Post Magazine article " Armstrong's Code ": Some of the other fliers mistook Armstrong's shyness and deliberation for coldness. Armstrong's facial expression ''hardly ever changed.

Respect in a New Era of Responsibility

Lead Change Blog

Lance Armstrong is the latest hero to have fallen in the public arena. Self Leadership Character-based Leadership Lance Armstrong admission ResponsibilityPosted in Self Leadership Recent events in the news indicate a need for a new era of responsibility.

The wisdom of Neil Armstrong….

First Friday Book Synopsis

Although he will be remembered as the first human being to walk on the surface of the moon, Neil Armstrong said something in later years that I will always think about whenever his name is mentioned. Bob's blog entries people should be judged on the basis of “what is written on the ledger of their everyday lives” the “moon walk” The wisdom of Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong and Future NASA Missions

Building Personal Strength

We were watching a live broadcast of the fuzzy image of Neil Armstrong in a bulky space suit step slowly down to the lunar surface. TV image of Neil Armstrong taking "one small step" Neil Armstrong recently passed away at the age of 82. When asked by novelist Norman Mailer why he felt it was important to go to the moon, Neil Armstrong answered, “I think we’re going to the moon because it’s in the nature of the human being to face challenges.”

Leadership and the Anatomy of a Good Apology

You're Not the Boss of Me

For instance, during Lance Armstrong ’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, he said, “ I deserve to be punished. To me, whatever his punishment, it is not up to Mr. Armstrong to decide its nature or severity.

The Flawed Art of Lance Armstrong's Confession

Harvard Business Review

After more than a decade of vehement denials , Lance Armstrong finally came clean last night in an interview with Oprah Winfrey about his use of performance enhancing drugs. A tough but gentle interview could have been just the right format for Armstrong to win the public back to his side.

The Questions To Ask To Identify A Leader During A Job Interview

Eric Jacobson

Thanks to Sharon Armstrong, author of The Essential HR Handbook , for these helpful questions! Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Interviewing Interviewing Candidates Interviewing Leaders Sharon Armstrong

Are You Pulling a Green Day at Work?

The Idolbuster

The movie opens with an interview with Billie Joe Armstrong, the lead singer. – Billie Joe Armstrong. I wonder about people like Armstrong. Later in the movie (after some amazing concert footage), Armstrong talks about going on tour as a cure all for life’s problems.

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Five Leadership Lessons from the Apollo Moon Landing

Kevin Eikenberry

These are the days when the Apollo 11 spacecraft landed on the moon (the 20th) and when Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon (on the 21st). 46 years today and tomorrow (as I post this), July 20 and 21st, 1969, are days that everyone my age or older remembers.

Hit or Miss’ive: AOL CEO Fires Employee during Call – We Critique His Apology to Employees


Last week we covered the recent case of AOL CEO Tim Armstrong firing an employee (Patch creative director, Abel Lenz) publically while on a conference call of 1,000 employees. And it wasn’t until four days after Lenz was fired that Armstrong sent AOL employees an apology for his behavior.

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Michael Armstrong If anyone says to you: "everyone knows that," "it''s obvious that," or "it''s indisputably true that," you can be certain that the person has taken for granted what he or she is about to assert.

Retain Talent Through a Concrete Corporate Culture

Coaching Tip

Armstrong. Armstrong is a principal at Kahler Slater, a global architecture, design, and consulting enterprise specializing in Total Experience Design™. armstrong concrete corporate culture Kahler Slater talent management total experience design workplace designBy Barbara T.

AOL CEO Fires Employee During Call Intended to Boost Morale


According to Business Insider, last week AOL’s CEO Tim Armstrong told Wall Street they’re cutting Patch – AOL’s local news network – websites from 900 to 600. The one out of line was Tim Armstrong. Armstrong owes Lenz a formal apology. Imagine getting fired.

Why Are We Bad at Picking Good Leaders?A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries "New CEO Workshop" at Harvard Business School Allianz SE Armstrong AT&T Barry Posner Bono Daniel Goleman Delos ("Toby") Cosgrove.James Kouzes Harvard's Kennedy School How and why to cope with a leadership evaluation and development crisis to produce more effective leaders Jay Moran Jeff Bezos Jeffrey Cohn Jerry Colangelo Jossey-Bass Judgment: How Winning leaders Make Great Calls K. Why Are We Bad at Picking Good Leaders?

6 Interview Questions To Ask To Access Leadership Skills

Eric Jacobson

Thanks to Sharon Armstrong, author of The Essential HR Handbook , for these helpful questions! The next time you are interviewing a candidate and you want to access their leadership skills, consider asking the candidate these questions : What personal qualities define you as a leader?

The Essential Performance Review Handbook

Kevin Eikenberry

By Sharon Armstrong Most all managers and leaders do performance reviews, and most don’t look forward to them. This practical and broad ranging book may help.

How To Avoid 8 Common Performance Evaluation Pitfalls

Eric Jacobson

So, here is a good reminder from author Sharon Armstrong about how to avoid eight performance evaluation pitfalls. When Armstrong isnt writing books, shes reading. skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome!

Morning Advantage: Lance Armstrong's Brand Bound With His Charity

Harvard Business Review

As the media awaits Lance Armstrong’s taped interview with Oprah Winfrey (airing Thursday on her OWN network), where it’s expected that Armstrong will admit to using performance-enhancing drugs, Armstrong’s charity, Livestrong — one of the largest cancer charities in the U.S.

How To Identify A Leader During An Interview

Eric Jacobson

Thanks to Sharon Armstrong, author of The Essential HR Handbook , for these helpful questions! Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management HR Sharon Armstrong

Quote of the Day


Louis Armstrong Those pretty notes went right through me.

5 Reasons To Do An Employee Survey

Eric Jacobson

Armstrong in their book, Perfect Phrases for Writing Employee Surveys : 1. Kador and Armstrong caution leaders to NOT do employee surveys: 1. skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome!

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5 Questions Your Employees Would Love To Hear During Their Performance Reviews

Eric Jacobson

Thanks to Sharon Armstrong and Barbara Mitchell for these questions -- just some of their great advice from their book, The Essential HR Handbook

You Can't Lead From Behind

Coaching Tip

Source: Steven D Armstrong: You Can't Lead From Behind: What I learned in combat about leadership, people, and profit. The leadership skills of the manager may be the most important factor in achieving desired results. There are many leadership styles, which can be boiled down to two distinct categories: the calm and collected and the loud and angry. . Both categories have strengths and weaknesses, and both can and do influence their subordinates to act.

Coben’s “The Stranger” is Very Strange – and Not Very Good

First Friday Book Synopsis

Karl''s blog entries Amazon.com Anne Armstrong-Coben M.D. I just finished Harlan Coben‘s newest novel, The Stranger (Dutton, 2015). I wish I were more enthusiastic. Always a master mystery storyteller, I have always greatly anticipated the release of each of his books. As always, this book hit the fiction best-seller lists, but quickly dropped out. Today, it stands as the 75th best-selling overall book […].

Gijus van Wulfen on “10 Practical Innovation Lessons from Great Explorers”

First Friday Book Synopsis

In The Innovation Expedition, Gijus van Wulfen identifies and discusses lessons to be learned from great explorers such as Roald Amundsen, Neil Armstrong, Christopher Columbus, Yuri Gagarin, Edmund Hillary, David Livingston, Ferdinand Magellan, and Ernest Shackleton.

5 Tips to Increase Workplace Engagement

Great Leadership By Dan

Though he did not live to see it, the steps of Neil Armstrong made his dream a reality. Guest post by Naphtali Hoff: The statistics about worker disengagement are staggering. We read all the time about how workplace engagement levels are low here in the U.S. and even lower around the world.

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When To Be A Coach. When To Be A Counselor

Eric Jacobson

A good manager is both a coach and a counselor. Generally, coaching should precede counseling. As a coach , a manager: identifies an employee''s need for instruction and direction and this need is usually directly related to his or her performance or career goals. Coaching is collaborative.

The Power of Storytelling: 10 Authoritative Perspectives

First Friday Book Synopsis

Frank Dale Carnegie David Armstrong Dostoevski Doug Lipman Eliyahu Goldratt George Lakoff Howard Gardner Lead with a Story Mark Johnson Patrick Lencioni Paul Smith Stephen Denning The Power of Storytelling: 10 Authoritative PerspectivesMy guess (only a guess) is that whenever a list of the greatest storytellers throughout history is compiled, Charles Dickens would be among those included.

Leadership Is About Alignment

Tanveer Naseer

Lance Armstrong was considered one of the greatest athletes of all time until he finally admitted to taking performance-enhancement drugs to win races. The following is a guest piece by Marlene Chism.

How’s That For F*ing Timing?

David A Fields

Stuart Armstrong, the CEO of a digital marketing company in New York City, posted a video on YouTube. Not a promotional message, though. Apparently Stu, a successful executive, always contemplated life as a stand-up comic.

Turning a Vision into Reality

Great Leadership By Dan

There was no International Space Station (or any space station) and no Space Shuttle, and Neil Armstrong had not yet set foot on the Moon. Guest post from Joseph Paris: What does it take to get from the idea to the realization of that idea?

The Innovation Expedition: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Holtman Neil Armstrong’s First Steps on the Moon Roald Amundsen’s Search for the Northwest Passage Sir Edmund Hillary and the First Successful Everest Expedition Stanley’s Search for Livingstone Super Mario The Endurance: Shackleton''s Legendary Antarctic Expedition the FORTH innovation method The Innovation Expedition: A Visual Toolkit to Start Innovation the Travels of Marco Polo Twitter

When To Coach And When To Counsel

Eric Jacobson

A good manager is both a coach and a counselor. Generally, coaching should precede counseling. As a coach , a manager: identifies an employee's need for instruction and direction and this need is usually directly related to his or her performance or career goals. Coaching is collaborative.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Murder On The Orient

Joseph Lalonde

Casseti was a criminal who had kidnapped a young girl named Daisy Armstrong. A Reel Leadership Article Murder On The Orient Express tells the tale of the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh with an epic mustache).

AOL CEO Apology Late, and Poorly Handled


AOL CEO Tim Armstrong is the latest poster boy of egregious. There’s the bad when it comes to bosses. And then there’s the egregious. Read about what he did in this issue of eThoughtStarters, and how long it took him to apologize. Making a mistake is one thing.