Sat.Feb 04, 2012

5 Questions to Discern God’s Will

Ron Edmondson

I am often asked how to know if the plans we make are God’s will for our life. This is a common concern. Most of us want to do God’s will, but God seems to give us a tremendous amount of freedom. If you’re like me, you’re fully capable of making a mistake.

Keeping Your B Players B Players

Business Learning Coach

By Jim Grinnell, Ph.D. If you’re like most managers, your team is comprised of a bunch of B players, a smattering of A players and unfortunately a few C players.

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Leadership Weekend with Gary: Apples, Cars, and Halt

Linked 2 Leadership

Asking Questions with APPLE Asking questions is critical to great leadership. Remembering to ask questions can be difficult for new leaders. If you are struggling with asking questions, try this acronym, APPLE! Ask the right question. Right questions are open-ended and encouraging. They help others imagine new solutions. Pause after you ask the question. Accept silence, even [.]. Coaching Corner Leadership Lessons Learned Servant Leadership business Coaching leadership Management

Great Leaders Grow. Guest Post By Author Ken Blanchard

Eric Jacobson

On Monday, February 26, Ken Blanchard's and Mark Miller's book, Great Leaders Grow , hits the brick and mortar and online bookstores. In honor of the book release I welcome guest blogger Ken Blanchard.

Here’s the New York Times Hardcover Business Best Seller List for February, 2012 – Steve Jobs at #1

First Friday Book Synopsis

We have presented synopses of business books, many of them bestsellers, at our First Friday Book Synopsis event every month since April, 1998. From this month’s list, we have already presented Steve Jobs, Great by Choice, and Switch. I have also presented Boomerang for a private client’s event. My colleague, Karl Krayer, will present Taking [.]. Randy's blog entries New York Times Business Bestsellers

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Jumping the S-Curve: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Jumping the S-Curve: How to Beat the Growth Cycle, Get on Top, and Stay There Paul Nunes and Tim Breene Harvard Business Review Press (2011) How companies can reach progressively high levels of achievement The title of this book refers to pattern of consistently elevating (“jumping”) a company to progressively high levels of achievement. As [.].

5 Ways to Tackle The Problem of the Problem Boss

You're Not the Boss of Me

I read an article in the Globe and Mail this week entitled, “ Dealing with an Irrational Boss”. One of the strategies it suggested to counteract the effects of a boss prone to rampages and the like, was to “ put as many people as possible between you and your boss”.

Kristi Hedges: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Kristi Hedges is a leadership coach, speaker and author. In her 20-year career working with leaders to help them communicate more effectively she’s encountered every personality type imaginable, yet remains more than a little passionate that anyone can learn presence. Her workshops and leadership coaching programs have been utilized by CEOs and teams of all [.].

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Blueprint? RDS don’t need no stinkin’ Blueprint

Crossderry Blog

Strong SAP SDN post by Mark Chaffen on SAP RDS (Rapid Deployment Solutions) and the case of the missing Blueprint. I’ve only started to dig in to the topic, so these are my (likely half-baked) first thoughts: On balance “no Blueprint” is good. Its exclusion reinforces that a RDS implementation is of a fixed, limited scope. There must always be some sort of scope statement, of course, and its there.

Today’s thoughts February 4, 2012

Rapid BI

ThinkPad – tablet or laptop? ThinkPad – tablet or laptop? Youtube Watch the screen check just after 6:20 Interesting point about Bluetooth keyboards & data security – something many of us forget. Is this the future of laptops? with this and the Asus Transformer it seems that trends are starting Mike Morrison Blog: HR [.]. ecademy

When Wit Was Wit


From 1956: The Paris Review interview with Dorothy Parker

The Worst Book Ever?


Well, there are many contenders but this one has to be in the Top Five. I have the feeling that the author is putting us on and may eventually be crying on the way to the bank. The publicity alone should really boost sales. Back to the key board

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The scene is the early 1930s, the place a nocturnal harbor in Hoboken, across the Hudson River from Manhattan, where a docked ship christened the Venture is ready to sail at dawn. Out of the darkness a tall, impeccably dressed man appears and asks a grizzled night watchman, "Say, is this the moving-picture ship?" - From Living Dangerously: The Adventures of Merian C. Cooper by Mark Cotta Vaz

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There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. Benjamin Franklin


Miscellaneous and Fast


Tanmay Vora on setting the right goals. Cabinet Magazine : An analysis of Mengele's skull. [HT: HT: Arts & Letters Daily ] Chief Executive : Using questions for disruptive innovation. Burton and O'Toole : The trailer for " Becket " CNNMoney : How Indianapolis got the Super Bowl. The Wall Street Journal Law Blog with a sample of bad bureaucrat speak. Portlandia : " Whose dog is this ?" Matt Brown writing about the summary judgment dispute in Tennessee.