Tue.Apr 18, 2017

The Shadow Side of Leadership

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

When it comes to learning to be a leader, there’s a real learning curve. It takes time to weather the insecurities of being a new manager, learn from your mistakes, and get to the point where you feel competent and comfortable in the role of leader.

Are Your Supporting Your Organization’s New Leaders To Succeed?

Tanveer Naseer

Over the past few months, I’ve written a number of articles that examined from different vantage points the importance of leaders providing support and guidance for those under their care.

Change your habitual behavior to become a better leader


We all have behavioral blind spots, and uncovering those can help you to see what others see, when they see it, and whether they’re helpful or not in certain circumstances in leading people.

Practical Tips for Winning with the 7 most Provocative Challenges of Leadership

Leadership Freak

The saddest state of leadership is thinking you’ve mastered something you haven’t. 7 Provocative Challenges: #1. Courageously leading into the future while diligently managing the present. Over-led organizations become unstable. There’s too much… Continue reading → Failure Personal Growth Success Leadership Development organizational success

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3 Common Reasons Why Your Content Marketing Isn’t Working (And How to Fix It)

Women on Business

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Play Your Part

RapidStart Leadership

Are you giving it your best? I was watching The Tonight Show recently – the opening monologues are often funny, and other parts of the show can be entertaining. The musical guest that night seemed interesting, so I fast forwarded to watch their performance.

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7 “BE’s” of Effective Leadership and Management

Ron Edmondson

What you do matters more than what you say. One of the chief goals of this blog is to encourage better leadership, so I normally write about leadership issues. In this post, I’m including the term management.

How To Identify And Develop Emerging Talent

Eric Jacobson

From the book, Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change , comes this useful checklist from author H. James Dallas for how to identify and develop emerging talent in your company/organization. Dallas recommends that each question should be graded on a scale of 1 to 3, with 3 being the best.

Music Break


The piano version of the main theme of Hans Zimmer's soundtrack for "Interstellar


What To Do When Life Hits You Square In The Face.

Rich Gee Group

Ever have a REALLY bad day? One that really SUCKS? Did you lose your biggest client in an instant? Or did you get dressed down by your boss for doing something stupid (and you thought it was brilliant)? We all have those days.

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Ideological Diversity in Law Schools


How ideologically slanted are the law schools? Check out the chart at Althouse

Work Like a Consultant

Lead Change Blog

With over 35 years under my belt as an independent consultant, I’ve learned much about how to make life work and make work come alive. It has been a fun ride with lots of amazing growth and heartwarming contribution—and, I am far from done! In that sense, I wish everyone could be a consultant.

The Starbucks Experience: In But Not Of


Cultural Offering and FutureLawyer weigh in on Starbucks. FutureLawyer likes Panera Bread which is so yuppified it makes Starbucks look like a steelworkers' bar. [If If there are any videos of Cultural Offering at Panera Bread, please send them along.] I like Starbucks.

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Approach to Innovation

Coaching Tip

Today's conventional wisdom says to survive, companies must move beyond incremental innovation and invest in radical, disruptive innovation. But by doing this, organizations often abandon the "crown jewels" that built the organization, setting their sights instead on reinventing the future of their industry. In "THE POWER OF LITTLE IDEAS" , Wharton professor David Robertson examines an approach to innovation; one that is neither incremental nor disruptive.

For Creativity and Productivity


Take a nap. Give yourself less time for completion. Take a long walk. Sit in a chair and do nothing until you're ready to get to work. Work on an unrelated chore for additional ideas. Write a one-page description of what the work will entail.

Why Every Leader Should Have A Little Rebel Inside

Lead from Within

To achieve something significant in the world, to have a meaningful influence, you need to be a rebel. A rebel knows how to challenge the status quo and make an impact.

Quote of the Day


There is a majesty in simplicity. Alexander Pope


Focus on First Time Managers #2—Avoid These 9 Mistakes

Management Excellence

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Rahm Emanuel was so cold he could see his breath as he crossed the White House parking lot and entered the West Wing lobby. It was December 5, 2008, an unusually frigid morning in Washington, D.C. But it wasn't the weather that sent a chill through Emanuel; it was the unbelievably daunting challenge that lay ahead. From The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency by Chris Whipple


Surprise: Small Clients Can Deliver Big Payouts in Consulting

David A Fields

In consulting, if you want to earn big, you need to think big. That’s true. In consulting, if you want large projects you need to work with large clients. That, surprisingly, is not true.

I Joined Airbnb at 52, and Here’s What I Learned About Age, Wisdom, and the Tech Industry

Harvard Business Review

Photo by Joshua Ness. A growing number of people feel like an old carton of milk, with an expiration date stamped on their wrinkled foreheads. One paradox of our time is that Baby Boomers enjoy better health than ever, remain young and stay in the workplace longer, but feel less and less relevant. They worry, justifiably , that bosses or potential employers may see their age more as liability than asset. Especially in the tech industry.

Will Refusing an International Assignment Derail Your Career?

Harvard Business Review

Expatriate assignments are notoriously difficult. They require major professional and cultural adjustments, both coming and going, and those transitions are as tough on families as they are on employees. When people go home after working abroad, they often experience decreased job satisfaction, sometimes even depression. As a result, repatriate turnover is alarmingly high — up to 38% in the year following return.

The First Wave of Corporate AI Is Doomed to Fail

Harvard Business Review

Artificial intelligence is a hot topic right now. Driven by a fear of losing out, companies in many industries have announced AI-focused initiatives. Unfortunately, most of these efforts will fail. They will fail not because AI is all hype, but because companies are approaching AI-driven innovation incorrectly. And this isn’t the first time companies have made this kind of mistake. Back in the late 1990s, the internet was the big trend. Most companies started online divisions.

What Most Companies Miss About Customer Lifetime Value

Harvard Business Review

Steven Moore for HBR. For managers and marketers alike, the power to calculate what customers might be worth is alluring. That’s what makes customer lifetime value (CLV) so popular in so many industries. CLV brings both quantitative rigor and long-term perspective to customer acquisition and relationships.

Why Mass Migration Is Good for Long-Term Economic Growth

Harvard Business Review

International migration is on the rise. By one estimate , the number of international migrants worldwide reached 244 million in 2015, up from 222 million in 2010, and 173 million in 2000. Immigration does not merely increase the size of the population in the destination country; it also increases demographic and cultural diversity, particularly when immigrants have come from very distant countries.