Wed.Oct 19, 2011

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The CEO’s Most Pressing People Challenges

C-Level Strategies

Lately, I’ve been sharing a number of insights and quotes with you from the most recent CEO Connection Boot Camp in New York City. Empowerment.

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Is it Time To Evaluate Your Life?

Kevin Eikenberry

According to the early morning CNN show I saw in the hotel lobby this morning, it is. Because it is National Evaluate Your Life Day. Here’s more info) While anytime is a good time to reflect on and evaluate your life. To give you time to actually do it, I won’t attempt to persuade [.]. Learning Success

10 Random Thoughts about Following God

Ron Edmondson

For the last 25 years or so, I’ve attempted to listen to, obey and follow the voice of God. It’s been a long road, and I’m still a pilgrim in the process, but I’ve learned a few things. Based totally on my personal experience…. The road to following God has never seemed to be easily paved. This requires faith.).

10 Ways to Select Participants for a Leadership Development Program

Great Leadership By Dan

A colleague and I recently talked about the challenge of selecting participants for leadership development programs. Inclusion and diversity.

The Mentor Recruiter

Ron Edmondson

I think I’ve often viewed mentoring the wrong way. For years, I’ve been an advocate of having a mentor. 5 Types of Mentors.

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The 2020 Workplace: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies, Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today Jeanne C. Meister and Karie Willyerd Harper Business/An im print of HaroerCollins (2010) How and why the HR function has become so much more important than many (most?) C-level executives now realize Jeanne C.

Leaders: The Challenge of Overcoming Failure

Linked 2 Leadership

It is unrealistic to expect that all forms of leadership are successful—because they are not. The nature of leadership is such that leaders are going to take risks and fail. “An effective leader learns from failure and moves forward. However, there are failures in leadership not associated with risk taking that can undermine and paralyze [.].

Change Choices: Creating Our Own Reality

The Practical Leader

Audiences love the video’s powerful message and clever construction. It’s a palindrome. That means can be read top down or bottom up.

Leaders & Social Media: 5 Reasons to Engage

Leading in Context

Leaders and Information Overload In today's world of work, we have to keep up with an overwhelming amount of information scan trends and forecasts and incorporate the needs of multiple stakeholders into good solutions. Our job is to make sense out of all of it in order to make work life easier for those we lead.

How Passion Takes Over Knowledge (Steve Jobs Admired by Eric Schmidt)

Self Help Zen

Power of dreams you truly believe in coupled with unreasonable passion is matchless. Read a masterpiece from Google Chair Eric Schmidt on Apple maven Steve Jobs: Everyone knows the transaction where the board sided with John Sculley and Steve left Apple ( AAPL ). Steve sold all of his Apple stock, kept one share, and founded NeXT.

Email management. a big deal? Maybe, maybe not

Jason Womack

Then, follow it up with, "How, as a team, can we make it easy for everyone to focus?" Any ideas

Three Ways to Escape the Rescuer Trap

Leadership Freak

Dysfunctional leaders play one of three relationship roles, persecutor, rescuer, or victim. The victim feels helpless, the rescuer has the answer, and the persecutor tells you whose fault it is,” Marlene Chism in, Stop Workplace Drama. Depending on the situation, you could assume any role but you usually identify with one. Leading


Good Times Goodbye, Hello Deflation!

Coaching Tip

The plight of America’s unemployed is terrible. Yet, for the 91 percent of those in the U.S. labor force who do have a job, the numbers also tell a dark story. Take-home pay, adjusted for inflation, fell 0.3 percent in August, the third decrease in five months, the Commerce Dept. just reported. percent, a 17-year high. economist, Michael Feroli.

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The Fundamentals of Becoming Excellent

Six Disciplines

From an article in Fortune Magazine's "Secrets of Greatness" series: " What it takes to be great ". The premise? Your lack of a natural gift is irrelevant - talent has little or nothing to do with greatness. You will achieve greatness only through an enormous amount of hard work over many years. How are certain people able to go on improving?

3 Types of Mentoring You Should Offer

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. Companies with abundant mentoring opportunities are more likely to retain their people. To achieve this, offer a range of mentors for people at different career stages. Here are [.].

You’re Always You

Erika Andersen

Last night I was regaling my husband with the story of how I tried to create my own stuffed animal when I was 5 years old. What about you?

Should you be quizzing colleagues rather than leavers in your exit interviews?

Chartered Management Institute

I wrote back in January about the importance of conducting a good exit interview. It's still hard not to think however that they are the epitomy of shutting the door after the horse has bolted. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Personality Differences in Dogs and Humans

Your Voice of Encouragement

They have two sweet, well-behaved beagles who provided lots of entertainment during that time. Ellie is outgoing and eager for affection.

Leadership Caffeine Podcast #10: Geoffrey Moore on Escape Velocity

Management Excellence

Organizations of all sizes and types, from high tech to manufacturing and not-for-profit, struggle with a common to escape the pull of the past as they look forward into a fast-changing and very different world. Geoffrey A. Geoffrey A. Leadership Caffeine Podcast Escape Velocity Geoffrey A. Moore Letting Go of the Past Strategy

How to Manage a Perfectionist

Harvard Business Review

Do you have a perfectionist on your team? The good news is that your direct report has high standards and a fine attention for detail. The bad news is that he fixates on every facet of a project and can't set priorities. Can you harness these positive qualities without indulging the bad? Can you help him become less of a stickler? Yes and yes.

The Progress Principle @TEDxAtlanta


At LeaderLab, we’re big fans on the research of Teresa Amabile. Featured amabile engagement progress

How to Really Listen

Harvard Business Review

One morning, my wife Eleanor woke up, turned over, and said, "I am not looking forward to this day." I asked her why. What came out is that we were at the start of the Jewish high holy day season, which means colder weather and three weeks of big social meals, long religious services, broken routines, and children out of school. You love skiing.

The New Athens?


Historian Victor Davis Hanson on lessons America might draw from the funeral oration of Pericles.

Recommended Resource – The Talent Masters: Why smart leaders put people before numbers

Strategy Driven

This book captures the nuance of thought that makes these processes work so well at creating some of the world’s most sought after leaders.

The Revival


The call was unexpected. It is now revived. Some work that was done for other clients in the interim has sharpened our perspective.

Creativity - The Key To The Challenge of Complexity for CEOs

Six Disciplines

In a recently released study from IBM , based on face-to-face conversations with more than 1,500 chief executive officers worldwide, “creativity” has been identified as the single most important leadership competency for enterprises seeking a path through this complexity.

"Heart of Dark Chocolate"


This incredibly rare and expensive chocolate was produced by the venerable firm of Felchlin, which claimed that it was unique in the world, made from an ancient strain of cacao native to the Bolivian Amazon—i.e., wild cacao, au naturel, unmolested by millennia of botanical tinkering. Aromatics burst in my sinuses. Citrus and vanilla.

Deloitte’s 2011 Technology Fast 500™ Rankings announced

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Technology Fast 500™ is an annual ranking by Deloitte of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Award winners were selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2006 to 2010.



Cultural Offering has done the heavy lifting and assembled a slew of Halloween film trailers to get you ready for the holiday

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The F Word Discussed At Inner Circle In London

Bird's Eye View

The discussion was provocative, especially around the topic of whether failure is a pre-requisite to success. why not? Others said, nonsense.



Call me Sherlock. I studied this sign and know exactly where Nicholas Bate went


Four Ways Women Stunt Their Careers Unintentionally

Harvard Business Review

Having combed through more than a thousand 360-degree performance assessments conducted in recent years, we've found, by a wide margin, that the primary criticism men have about their female colleagues is that the women they work with seem to exhibit low self-confidence. We see that men are more willing to take public credit for their successes.

Telling Euro Fortune


The German Finance Ministry is handing out fortune cookies. You can't make this stuff up.] Remember the old Woody Allen joke about the German-Chinese restaurant: "An hour later you're hungry for power." Anyway, what could be some great messages? Beware of Greeks seeking bail-outs." Bring back Ludwig Erhard."

How Passion Takes Over Knowledge (Steve Jobs Admired by Eric Schmidt)

Utpal Writes

Power of dreams you truly believe in coupled with unreasonable passion is matchless. Read a masterpiece from Google Chair Eric Schmidt on Apple maven Steve Jobs: Everyone knows the transaction where the board sided with John Sculley and Steve left Apple ( AAPL ). Steve sold all of his Apple stock, kept one share, and founded NeXT.