Sun.Jul 17, 2011

Leadership Lessons from The USA Women’s Soccer Team – Just for Kicks

Kevin Eikenberry

I’ve been on vacation, and I’m not the biggest soccer fan in the world. But I know a good opportunity to learn about leadership when I see it. Four years ago the U.S. Women’s soccer team had, well, let’s say team and leadership problems during World Cup play. Soon after that, the coach’s contract expired [.]. Change Developing Others Leadership Learning coaching Pia Sundhage Soccer USA Women's Soccer World Cup

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It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking there is nothing left to learn about leading others, particularly if you have been adept and successful at it. Leadership – like life – is a journey; you never arrive at the destination, particularly when it has sped up to the pace you deal with

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Saying “That’s Nice” Is Never Enough for a Wife

Ron Edmondson

I was talking with a young man at church today. He’s been married a couple years and is still learning how to understand his wife, and more importantly, how to communicate with her. I think he actually thought I’d figured things out by now. Silly boy! His dilemma? He had an example: His wife got a new haircut. She wasn’t sure she liked it. She wanted his response. He said, “I like it.&# She said, “Do you really?&# He said, “Yes, I really do!&#.

Late Dr. C. K. Prahalad’s Business Wisdom


Gift of thoughts is the best gift we can receive. After my talk at Ahmedabad Management Association recently, I was gifted with a book titled “Purely Prahalad – Business Wisdom from Late Dr. C. Prahalad’s thoughts”. This book is compiled and edited by AMA’s team. It is a brilliant collection of useful gems.

What’s My (Your) Favorite Food?

Ron Edmondson

Most of my posts are serious, but I’m actually a guy who likes to just have fun! Warning. This post will not improve your leadership, strengthen your family and may waste a few minutes of your time…but let’s play anyway! I get asked frequently “what’s your favorite _?&#

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Two Messages from the Book of Mark

Ron Edmondson

For whatever reason, apparently some of my readers like to listen to my Sunday messages. My hope is that listening online to anyone’s message is not an excuse for failing to connect with a local church. I believe that’s where the best discipleship occurs. If you are having trouble connecting somewhere, read THIS POST. If you want to supplement your church experience, you have to miss for other reasons, or you just want to hear my teaching, welcome!

Voice of Experience: Viva Hammer (KPMG Washington National Tax)

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Here is an excerpt from a profile of Viva Hammer (Principal, KPMG Washington National Tax) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your [.]. Bob's blog entries The Glass Hammer Melissa J.

The Nuts and Bolts of the 1-Page Strategic Plan | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

by John  July 17, 2011  Leadership, Strategy  2 Comments. I am delighted that so many readers of the CEO Afterlife blog have asked for details of the content that goes into the 1-Page Strategic Plan. Start with deep strategic thought and the

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IMHO: One of the best novelists out there is Hilary Mantel. Have read and enjoyed Wolf Hall , Beyond Black , and Fludd. In the mail: A Place of Greater Safety

Strathman Associates - A Six Disciplines Business Coach Success Story

Six Disciplines

Jane Strathman started out her career in banking 16 years ago at National City Bank in Ohio, but it was only a stepping stone to her true passion –– coaching. “From that I learned that I liked coaching,” she said. “I liked that freedom of being able to manage my own time myself.”

From an Air Force Chaplain


When I looked up, I could not see a dry eye and more than one cheek had shining tracks of tears down them. I had thought to give the singers a chance to feel good, to feel that they were making a contribution. They were, and the contribution was a blessing to me that exceeded anything I would have expected. Read the rest at Eclecticity


David Sacks (Yammer) in “The Corner Office”

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Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of David Sacks (founder, chairman and C.E.O. of Yammer) which offers workplace communication tools. “We We let employees voice their opinions about [.].

Why the U.S. Women's Soccer Team Blew the World Cup Final

Building Personal Strength

Yesterday I wrote about why Phil Mickelson blew his chance to win the British Open. The U.S. women's loss in the World Cup final game was my second huge disappointment. In her AP summary of the World Cup title game , Nancy Armour said that "the Americans lost this game as much as Japan won it."

Why Phil Mickelson Blew the 2011 British Open

Building Personal Strength

I'm an American and a big sports fan, so today was a terribly disappointing day for me. First, after starting the final day of the British Open five strokes behind, Phil Mickelson played brilliantly and after only nine holes he had caught the leader. But he blew it - royally. Second, the U.S.