Thu.Sep 29, 2011

19 Revealing CEO Leadership Quotes

C-Level Strategies

Yesterday I shared with you 10 Insightful Social Media Quotes from Smart CEOs , which were reflective of the social media conversation that we had at our most recent CEO Connection event in New York City.

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What to do When You’re Waiting for God to Deliver You

Ron Edmondson

Over the years, I’ve observed countless people who become derailed by the circumstances of life. Speaking as one who has failed many times, the key to long-term success is often in how you respond during the darkest days of your life.

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10 Ways To Make Your Employees Adore You

Linked 2 Leadership

Please do not confuse adoration with lovability, or even likability. Effective leaders have a mystique about them that sets them apart from other mortals. They have an ability to garner respect, admiration, reverence, and generally high regard wherever they go. These are the elements of adoration that we will be dealing with in this article. Different [.]. Servant Leadership business leadership Management

Our Deepest Craving

Kevin Eikenberry

William James has been called “the father of American Psychology.” ” He was a trained physician and wrote voluminously. Interestingly enough Ralph Waldo Emerson was his Godfather). He is most known for his self-trained work in psychology and philosophy. He is widely quoted 100 years after his death, and nothing he wrote is any more quoted that the powerful quotation that [.]. Empowerment Gratitude Influence Leadership Quotations appreciation William James

The Best Leaders are Strong Collaborators


Today’s guest post is from Erin Palmer, on behalf of Villanova University. Collaboration, as described here, is one of my favorite leadership tools! If you’re in a leadership position, you know that performing well and achieving your goals are important for career advancement. However, leaders who focus only on their own job performance are out

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The 3 Principles That Make Truly Great Tech Support Forums

Managing Communities

photo credit: @boetter Support forums exist for seemingly every form of popular technology and even for most forms of less popular and mainstream technology. They can be dedicated to specific trades or areas of knowledge, to specific brands and products and more. From web hosting to consumer electronics, from official communities to unofficial ones, support [.]. Interacting with Users Managing the Community

Litigation Breeding 101


Which option is taken by many organizations? Train managers and supervisors on how to address sensitive personnel issues. Follow-up that training with brief reviews of the subjects at staff meetings. Periodically review personnel practices and job standards to make sure they are defensible. Wait until a lawsuit is filed and then spend a bundle of money trying to resolve a dispute that could have been prevented. Answer: 4

The forever recession (and the coming revolution)

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Career Development [link] There’s a very important post over on Seth Godin’s blog titled The forever recession (and the coming revolution) that you simply must read. Our world is changing faster than we realize. Partly because it doesn’t change for each of us at the same time, we often fail to think about the news we hear in [.] The forever recession (and the coming revolution). Career Development actions Career Difference employment Leadership Linchpin workforce

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Book Review: The Social Entrepreneur’s Handbook

Chartered Management Institute

The Social Entrepreneur’s Handbook by Rupert Scofield is written to guide the aspiring social entrepreneur through the full range of activities of starting, building and running a social business. Rupert is the CEO of the foundation for International Community Assistance, a leading microfinance institution. Review by David Stephens FCMI. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

What type of Team Building & Managerial Leadership Training do you do?

Create Learning

In this 4 minute video I explore Team Building & Leadership Development. Illustrating a continuum of Recreation to Organizational Development and where Create-Learning fits. Now Your Turn; When you hear the word “team building” what do you think of?

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Mirror Neurons - Wired for the Golden Rule

Building Personal Strength

You're walking down a sidewalk and you look up to see a man, a total stranger passing by. The man makes eye contact with you and gives you a warm, friendly smile. Your natural reaction is to feel kindly towards this person. You're in a grocery store standing behind a man in a check-out line.

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Question: Creating Lasting Culture Change

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Another Day You’ve been in meetings all day. Your interruptions have been interrupted. In fact, you’re not even sure which interruption started everything today. The morning, (Did you even eat lunch?) seems like light-years ago. Is it Wednesday already? For just a minute, you wish for the good-old-days – you know, six months ago, before [.] Question: Creating Lasting Culture Change.

Managing Change

Chartered Management Institute

It’s been well publicised recently that the general state of the global economy has forced many organisations in all industry sectors to review the way they operate; this means having to consider changing working practices, from applying lean thinking to established processes and procedures; to dealing with the impact of having to reduce budgets and costs. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Finding Freedom While Developing Leaders

Leadership Freak

This is the second post based on my conversation with Bob Burg, author of: “It’s Not About You.” Leaders see in others what they don’t see in themselves; that can be frustrating. It’s frustrating to see potential in someone who doesn’t care as much as you. If you aren’t careful, it’s also arrogant because you don’t [.]. Author Interview Leading Taking others higher Leadership Development

Guest Post: A Very Convenient Truth

Ron Edmondson

This is a guest post by author and pastor Drew Snider. Drew is an online friend. He’s an evangelist and assistant pastor at Gospel Mission on Vancouver’s Downtown East Side…and a self-proclaimed recovering broadcaster. . New on Amazon Kindle: A Very Convenient Truth.

Sign the Declaration On Line

Steve Farber

Several folks have written to ask how to sign the Declaration of Extreme Leadership. Now there’s a way. So, if you’d like to step up and be counted, please click on the button below to sign the declaration and share it with others (and please do share!): Online Petition by Culture Leadership Professional Development

Confidence Builder 101: Ditch your ideals and get real

Roundtable Talk

“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” ” ~Author Unknown. Most of us struggle on a regular basis with trying to live up to the picture we’ve created of our “ideal” selves.

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The Brand Gap: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Brand Gap: How to Bridge the Distance Between Business Strategy and Design Marty Neumeier New Riders, Second Edition (2005) How to Become a “Brand Gap Guru” This is an expanded edition of a book first published in 2003. In it, Neumeier develops in greater depth several basic ideas about how to bridge a gap [.].

You asked for it: A to-do list example

The Organized Executive's Blog

Following is a guest article by Jaimy Ford, editorial director of Briefings Media Group. After my recent post “Small changes, big results: My new and improved to-do list,” some readers asked to see a sample of my to-do list. Below is a small portion taken directly from the list that I use every day. As you can see, it is nothing fancy. No bells and whistles—or alarms notifying me of when something is due. I haven’t prettied it up with fancy fonts or images.

Recent Study Uncovers Skills and Education Necessary in Modern Workforce

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article featured online by Talent Management magazine (New York, September 26, 2011). To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click here. * * * U.S. unemployment hovers at 9 percent, and [.].

Have Your Customers Help You Write Your Strategic Plan

Eric Jacobson

Mike Brown, the founder of the Kansas City, MO company called, The Brainzooming Group , encourages business leaders to solicit feedback from their customers when creating a strategic plan.

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In Defense of Meetings


No one is a fan of meetings anymore. Most people seem to abhor the idea of sitting around a conference table checking off items from an agenda while their “real work” waits impatiently for their return. A quick glance at the world of business books echoes these ideas, with statement such as “meetings are toxic” ( Rework , Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hannson) and whole books titled Death by Meeting (Patrick Lencioni).

The Difference between Goals & Objectives

Chartered Management Institute

The Difference between Goals & Objectives Often in business and education we talk about goals and objectives, indeed sometimes we use the terms interchangeably – but are they the same? Lets start with some history and definitions: Goal – 1530s, “end point of a race,” of uncertain origin, perhaps from O.E. gal “obstacle, barrier,” a [.]. Management Definition difference goals History objectives

Business Schools: Their Role in Breaking Through the Glass

Women on Business

Women are enrolling and graduating from college every day. Yet the number of women in upper management and executive roles is significantly less then the number of women graduating from college. Business schools and programs play a huge role in helping women balance the gender roles, providing women with the information and tools they need to get into these jobs.

Amazon's Kindle Fire Is a Disruptive Innovation

Harvard Business Review

On Wednesday, Amazon's Jeff Bezos introduced the Kindle Fire tablet. The Fire, priced at $199 and lacking many of the features of Apple's iPad, garnered a mixed response from analysts.

20 Different Things You Can Communicate About Change

Change Starts Here

Here is a list of all the things you can communicate during change (at least all I could think of). Each of these serves a unique purpose. And we wonder why communication is complicated and underdone… Vision. Strategy. Urgency. Change story. Cases and examples. Updates on progress. Rewards and celebrations. Reminders. Announcements. Invitations. Recognition. Feedback. Education. Encouragement. Instructions. Ideas. Priorities. Apologies. Goals and deadlines. Expectations. What did I miss?

Francis Ford Coppola on Family, Fulfillment, and Breaking the Rules

Harvard Business Review

An interview with Francis Ford Coppola , acclaimed film director. For more, read the Life's Work section in the October issue of HBR. Download this podcast. Creativity



This is an example of why so many of us start our day with Cultural Offering: values, style, kindness

Facebook's Timeline Will Impact Your Career

Harvard Business Review

The advent of Facebook's new Timeline feature gives you, your colleagues, and your customers a whole new set of reasons to share your moment-by-moment news, photos, and reflections. Instead of a flat list of stories on your wall, and a glob of biographical data on your profile, the new Timeline creates a visually attractive story of your life dating all the way back to the date of your (reported) birth.

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Back by popular demand: Dusty Springfield , " I Only Want To Be With You." The Eagles , " Hotel California

Amazon's Fire and the New Integrated Platform

Harvard Business Review

Perhaps Jeff Bezos reread Sun Tzu on his Kindle. His " Fire " fight is neither a declaration of tablet war nor a clashing of clouds. It's much, much bigger. Steve Jobs, Larry and Sergey, Reed Hastings, Steve Ballmer, and Mark Zuckerberg know exactly what's going on. Amazon has plunked itself smack dab in the middle of their own business models and aspirations. Amazon hasn't simply come up with a new product or — as Bezos himself declared — a new service.

Executive Briefing


Earlier this week, I briefed a group of executives on Equal Employment Opportunity issues. The questions were excellent and the reaction was quite positive. There is a greater level of intensity, of course, when discussing the same subject with managers and supervisors because those two groups are closer to the action. They encounter criticism and personnel problems in the raw and without filters.

Programs, Methods, Models and Theories - Just Pick ONE And Stick With It

Six Disciplines

If you look around, you'll find there are literally hundreds of business improvement methods, models and theories - from some of the greatest minds in business, management and academic theory. Many of them are based on proven business best practices. But if you ask the majority of business leaders today - they'll tell you straight up: "We don't need any more good ideas! What we need is to take one approach to improving our business - and STICK WITH IT.".

Five Secrets to Successful Rainmaking

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article 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 life.” To read the complete article, [.].