Mon.Apr 16, 2018

Two Ways To Be Less Critical and More Positive

Leadership Freak

Critics point out what’s wrong but neglect how to improve. Two reasons leaders are critical of others: #1. You assume people have negative motives. He’s late because he’s lazy. She didn’t smile because… Continue reading → Leading

3 Reasons Your Church Needs to Take Training Seriously

Ron Edmondson

In full disclosure, sometimes pastors preach on issues we haven’t mastered. The same is true of bloggers. Sometimes we write about issues we are still working to develop in the areas where we lead. This is the case here. A work in progress for us as a church is leadership development.

A Surprising Secret to Success at Work

Kevin Eikenberry

I wrote this title because people will likely read it – we love secrets to success, and if they are surprising, all the better. Depending on your beliefs and experience, this post may be neither.

How to be Judged 132% More Effective as a Leader

Leadership Freak

Negative environments are built by default. 50% of our emotional vocabulary describes negative emotion. 30% describes positive emotion. 20% is neutral. Robert Schrauf You have more words for negative energy than positive emotion. The… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Criticism Personal Growth Leadership Development Communication Growth organizational success

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Cloverfield Paradox

Joseph Lalonde

During a Superbowl 52 commercial, viewers were treated to a surprise. Netflix released the trailer for the Netflix original movie The Cloverfield Paradox. And a release date: February 4th, 2018… The same night of the Superbowl and the same night the ad aired.

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Making a Good Impression at Work

Career Advancement

“A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.”. Henrik Ibsen~. Client Mary asks: Joel, I’ve just started my new job and it’s been only a few months. I feel like I could be making a better impression on my coworkers. I know there’s more I could be doing to really shine.

Investing Your Time: Examine the "Fit-Ins"


[Photo by Andrew Neel at Unsplash] As you review your upcoming two weeks (remember that a one week review is not enough), look for the projects that you are squeezing in-between other projects; i.e., those projects that you work on only when it is convenient to do so.

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It Always Works for Me


[Photo by Marion Michele at Unsplash] Cultural Offering has evidence of an effective motivation technique

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Miscellaneous and Fast


Political Calculations: Inventions and the Future of Ironing. Twitchy: Michael Cohen's third client. Fistful of Talent: Kylie Quetell on the Impostor Syndrome. The Onion on the Comey-Trump relationship. The Cramped: The Pen Addict before The Pen Addict. Daily Mail: Safety issues and Allegiant Air.

The Three Pillars Of Executive Presence

Eric Jacobson

After two years of research, forty focus groups and a national survey, author Sylvia Ann Hewlett contends the three pillars of Executive Presence are: How you act ( gravitas ) How you speak (communication ) How you look ( appearance ) All three work together to help you telegraph (signal) to others that you have what it takes and that you're star material. One thing to note at the start is that these pillars are not equally important--not by a long shot," explains Hewlett.

Thiel's Perspectives


[Photo by Ember + Ivory at Unsplash.] Take a little time and listen to these excerpts from talks where Peter Thiel discusses success

Product manager or product maker?

Lead on Purpose

Titles have a way of morphing over time. In some cases, they improve and become more popular. At times, because of the acts of certain, often high-profile, individuals, titles can lose value. When you think about the title ‘product manager’ … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management Purpose leader product builder product maker title

Something Else


[Photo by Aaron Burden at Unsplash] We are used to considering things. We buy cars and houses, clothes and food. We have family, friends, and viewpoints as well as allegiances and beliefs.


Develop Leadership for Great Customer Service

Lead Change Blog

Customer service is one of the most important aspects of running a modern business. It’s pretty clear there are a lot of important factors that might lead to the success or failure of a business. In the modern world, you need to think hard about customer service and the role it plays in your company. If you want to attract customers to the business, it’s important that you develop amazing customer support wherever you possibly can.

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The trailer for " Anastasia


5 Practices to Safely Manage Your Personal & Professional Social Media

Chart Your Course

Our relationship with social media can be love/hate. Professionally, social media invites risks for posting content or an opinion that can damage an employee’s character at work, possible causing termination. A joke made in poor taste or a strong viewpoint over a sensitive topic can even end a professional’s career. On the employer’s end, an employee’s poor decision can cost your company’s reputation and more.

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Pulitzer Prize List


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Updated Free eBook – The Leader Differential: 5 Steps to Thrive; an Internal Communications Primer for Leaders


The Leader Differential: 5 Steps to Thrive; an Internal Communications Primer for Leaders has remained one of our more popular eBooks over the years. And because it’s a resource that you – our subscribers – know and love, we’ve gone ahead and made some updates so it remains a valuable resource for you. Free Downloads

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The trailer for " Bedazzled


Reliability: Another Dimension of Quality

Deming Institute

Guest post by John Hunter , who founded in 1996. 2015 ASA Deming Lecture by William Meeker – Reliability: The Other Dimension of Quality: William Meeker begins the presentations discussing his experience with W. Edwards Deming in relation to a paper by Meeker and Gerald Hahn.

Poem in the Middle of the Night


April is National Poetry Month. Don't miss this poem by Rick Georges of FutureLawyer. It is evidence that some fine poems are written in the middle of the night


Leadership Caffeine™—Your Curiosity is Contagious

Management Excellence

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. Decision-Making Leadership Leadership Caffeine Leadership Power-Ups Strategy Curiosity and the Leader questions Questions to Directives

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The trailer for " In Darkness


The Power of Leaders Who Focus on Solving Problems

Harvard Business Review

Antonio Iacobelli/Getty Images. In front of a packed room of MIT students and alumni, Vivienne Ming is holding forth in a style all her own. “Embrace cyborgs,” she calls out, as she clicks to a slide that raises eyebrows even in this tech-smitten crowd. “ Really. Fifteen to 25 years from now, cognitive neuroprosthetics will fundamentally change the definition of what it means to be human.”

Quote of the Day


You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. Frank Zappa

How Women at the Top Can Renew Their Mental Energy

Harvard Business Review

tomas robertson/unsplash. For women with leadership ambitions, there is no shortage of advice for how to reach the top. By learning to lean in, speak out, negotiate, delegate, and a dozen other behaviors, women everywhere are launching themselves through the glass ceilings of their organizations, landing jobs at or near the C-suite level. But what happens after the promotion? While top-level jobs are tough on everyone, the transition to senior management comes with extra challenges for women.

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The trailer for " Salmon Fishing in The Yemen


Creating a New Approach to Engineering and Innovation at Hitachi Metals - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HITACHI METALS, LTD.

Harvard Business Review

As the new general manager of the Global Research & Innovative Technology Center (GRIT) at Hitachi Metals, Kenichi Inoue is tasked with creating an updated framework for research and development in advanced materials, helping his organization make the shift to a new approach to engineering and innovation in a disrupted world.

The U.S. Needs a New Paradigm for Data Governance

Harvard Business Review

dave wheeler for hbr. The U.S. Senate and House hearings last week on Facebook’s use of data and foreign interference in the U.S. election raised important challenges concerning data privacy, security, ethics, transparency, and responsibility. They also illuminated what could become a vast chasm between traditional privacy and security laws and regulations and rapidly evolving internet-related business models and activities.

The Element of Surprise Is a Bad Strategy for a Trade War

Harvard Business Review

anucha sirivisansuwan/Getty Images. On the campaign trail, presidential candidate Donald Trump often slammed American leaders for publicly telegraphing their ISIS strategy. “Whatever happened to the element of surprise, OK? We announce we’re going after Mosul,” he said during the last debate with his opponent. “I have been reading about going after Mosul now for about — how long is it, Hillary, three months? These people have all left. They’ve all left.

To Understand the Future of Tesla, Look to the History of GM

Harvard Business Review

HBR Staff. The entrepreneur who founded and grew the largest startup in the world to $10 billion in revenue and got fired is someone you have probably never heard of. The guy who replaced him invented the idea of the modern corporation. If you want to understand the future of Tesla, and Elon Musk’s role in it — something many are keen to do, given the spate of negative headlines about the company — you should start with a bit of automotive history from the 20th century.