Fri.Aug 12, 2011

Courage and Problem Solving

Kevin Eikenberry

Courage consists in equality to the problem before us. Ralph Waldo Emerson Questions to Ponder What problems in my life have required the most courage? How courageous do I feel today? Action Steps Consider your toughest current problem. Consider how choosing to be more courageous might help you solve the problem or make critical [.]. Decision Making Leadership Learning Quotations Solving Problems courage

Women in Power: Leadership Differences By Gender

Women on Business

Guest post by Allie Freeland (learn more about Allie at the end of this post). As women progressively enter leadership roles and management positions in organizations that traditionally used to be held by men, many pose questions about leadership styles and gender. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that nearly one of four chief executives and one out of twenty top-management positions in Fortune 500 corporations, are women. These statistics are only slightly higher than 20 years ago.

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What’s Your One Sin?

Ron Edmondson

Disclaimer: This is an opinion post…not a doctrinal statement. In my experience, many believers have one sin that causes the majority of problems in their life… It could be: Pride. Selfishness. Worry. Greed. Stubbornness. An unforgiving spirit. It’s not that they don’t struggle with other sins, but this one appears dominant in their life.

The most powerful strategies when beginning a presentation

First Friday Book Synopsis

Over the recent years, I have read dozens of excellent books in which their authors offer advice on how to make effective presentations in one form of another (e.g. in-person, teleconferencing, electronically recorded). None offers more and better advice that does As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick, co-authored by [.].

My Top 5 Corporate Worship Experiences

Ron Edmondson

This is a hard post to write, because I typically don’t do “favorites&# , but I’ve thought a lot recently about worship. That always floods my mind with memories of corporate worship highlights in my life…or favorite worship moments. I have had many.

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Today's Critical Market Juncture

Coaching Tip

Prechter Discusses Market Forecasts on CNBC Closing Bell. The problem is deeper than just a minor recovery or a minor recession.".

IBM at 100: How to Outlast Depression, War, and Competition

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Nancy F. Koehn for the Harvard Business Review blog. 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. * * * Apple, Google and Facebook generate a lot more buzz [.].

Thought-full Thursday: Intuition


Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. So take five and enjoy the inspirational quotes and reflect on the questions that follow. Your comments and answers to the questions are most welcome! “What do you like to do best in the


LinkedIn Privacy Issues

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development [link] There has been a bit of a spat on the Internet the past few days. It seems if you follow a company on LinkedIn, your name and photo may be used in social advertising related to that company. LinkedIn decided that, at least for this new “feature,&# that you wouldn’t mind. However, if you do, [.] LinkedIn Privacy Issues. Leadership Development LinkedIn privacy Social Media

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Time at Work

Chartered Management Institute

Apparently we are all spending more time at work since the recession than before the downturn, research has shown; although why you would need research to state the obvious I do not know! Over the last 15-20 years as companies have become ‘leaner’ we have all had to do more just to stay in the game. Related Content: New Year. New Brand. New Name. Career Test Best trained work force in Britain Are you about to join a new organization? Revised Checklist to help you Why does it take so long?

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Teaming IS a Core Job Task, Not Something Else

Management Craft

I was talking with a leader yesterday who has a team that is struggling. Many of the team members act like bullies and it is not uncommon to hear yelling, swearing, and gossip. This leader mentioned that all his team members were good performers in terms of their job tasks. And then he said that they had a separate and slower process and way of dealing with people who did not live their values (which is where he classified the teaming behaviors).

Are You A Leader Who Can Say You're Sorry?

Eric Jacobson

One of the most difficult words for anyone, leaders included, to say is, " sorry." Yet, the time will likely come when that's the word you need to say. Research shows that apologizing in a heartfelt way can help you reduce stress and alleviate guilt. In the position of needing to apologize?

Protected: Releasing the AMAZING From Your Employees & Management!

Create Learning

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Book Review: The Elephant In The Room

Eric Jacobson

Diana McLain Smith's new book, The Elephant in the Room , explains how relationships make or break the success of leaders and organizations. It's not a light right.

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Tapping Untapped Resources

Leadership Freak

Extend and enrich your leadership journey by reaching out to local leaders and inviting them to coffee or lunch. Honor them by asking them questions. Share a challenge you’re facing and ask for their insights. Explore their values. I’m in a hotel right now mulling over the interesting conversations I’ve had with high profile leaders. [.]. Communication Interview Listening Questions Taking others higher Leadership Development

Interview with Bryan Davies

Chartered Management Institute

To mark the announcement recently of the finalists in the annual Chartered Manager of the Year competition, we will be interviewing all of the regional winners to give you an insight into the kind of people and managers they are. Next up is Bryan Davies, CMgr of the year for London. AG: Why did you choose to become a Chartered Manager? You are not watching this post, click to start watching

To Kill or Not to Kill - That Is the Question

Building Personal Strength

Have you ever had the urge to kill? I read about this kid from Memphis, Tennessee, Eduardo Marmolejo, who felt the urge to kill his high school principal. According to him, she did something that aroused his anger, so on August 11, 2011, he stabbed her to death in a classroom.

What I promise for my next book.

Jason Womack

The Big Picture of Business: Leadership for the New Order of Business Part 2

Strategy Driven

Within every corporate and structure, there exists a stair-step ladder. One enters the ladder at some professional level and is considered valuable for the category of services for which he or she has expertise.

The maddest management book title ever?

Chartered Management Institute

The closing date for entries to CMI Management Book of the Year was 31 July. So last week we sat down with our competition partners the British Library to take a look over the field. It is an even better field than last year with 155 entries from all the major publishers of management books such as Pearson, Kogan Page, and Wiley as well as a few titles from less. Related Content: Wanted - next big idea Leadership – what’s the problem?

Is Your Performance Data Reliable and Valid? Is it measuring what.

Michael VanBruaene


L.A. Sinking


Joel Kotkin on the decline of Los Angeles. An excerpt: Those “emperors” are the leaders of L.A.’s s public sector. As business retreated, power in Los Angeles, largely by default, shifted toward the government and its workers. Through the long decline that started in the 1990s and accelerated after 2005, government employment has climbed. Back in 1990, 13 percent of employed Angelenos worked for the government; by 2008, that figure had jumped to 16 percent.

SWOT Analysis ? It Works ? Michael VanBruaene

Michael VanBruaene

The Bad Shopper


I've posted this video by Dennis Prager before, but am doing so again due to some recent conversations that have indicated the problem is much worse than many of us have assumed

Being Busy But Not Resolving Key Issues ? Michael VanBruaene

Michael VanBruaene


A vast treasure of intellectual capital awaits you….

First Friday Book Synopsis

Many people are unaware that among the invaluable resources that Harvard Business Review makes available at no cost online are more than 100 videos — each about five minutes in length – that have been excerpted from conversations during which eminent thought leaders share their insights. Here’s a partial list. FYI, I am using a [.]. Bob's blog entries A vast treasure of intellectual capital awaits you Better Protection for U.S.

First Paragraph


On Monday the thirteenth of May in the year 1876, between the hours of two and three in the afternoon on a day that combined the freshness of spring with the warmth of summer, numerous individuals in Moscow's Alexander Gardens unexpectedly found themselves eyewitnesses to the perpetration of an outrage that flagrantly transgressed the bounds of common decency. From The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin


The Story of American Business: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Story of American Business: From the Pages of the New York Times Nancy F. Koehn, Editor Harvard Business Press (2009) The Who, What, When, How, and Why of U.S. Free Enterprise Credit Nancy Koehn with skillfully selecting, organizing, and then editing a wealth of material that originally appeared in The New York Times from [.].

The System Isn't Broken


Charles Krauthammer extols the beautiful messiness of democracy : The conventional complaint is that the process was ugly. Big deal. You want beauty? Go to a museum. Democratic politics was never meant to be an exercise in aesthetics. Not just ugly, moan the critics, but oh so slow. True, again. It took months. And will take more. The super-committee doesn’t report until Thanksgiving. The next election is more than a year away.

Those ESPN Guys Have Fun & Brzeniski’s Knowing Your Value for the September First Friday Book Synopsis – Come Join Us!

First Friday Book Synopsis

Before you leave town for the Labor Day Weekend, come join us for the September First Friday Book Synopsis. Karl Krayer will present a synopsis of Those Guys Have all the Fun, about the wildly successful business launch of ESPN. I will present a synopsis of Knowing Your Value, which starts with the remarkable personal story [.]. Randy's blog entries ESPN Knowing Your Value Mika Brzezinski Those Guys Have All the Fun Tom Shales

Quote of the Day


Designed by architects with honorable intentions but hands of palsy. Jimmy Breslin


3 Tips for Making a High-Stakes Decision

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. Even the most decisive manager can face despair when dealing with a high-stakes matter. Next time you’re up against a career-making decision, trying doing these three things: 1. [.]. Bob's blog entries "How to Make a High-Stakes Decision" 3 Tips for Making a High-Stakes Decision Amy Gallo Harvard Business Review.

The Beauty of Cars


A preview of the Frankfurt Motor Show


Closeout for 8.12.11


Every friday we review the posts from LeaderLab contributors that has appeared on this blog and elsewhere online. David Burkus attempted to fully explain the role of research in the dance between researchers and practitioners. We began our series on change with A Brief History of Change: Introduction. Tim Vanderpyl pondered the influence of temporal perspective in strategic planning. We shared (okay pilfered) a video interview with Teresa Amabile on the Power of Progress. Elsewhere.