Sun.Jan 29, 2012

The 200 mph Tune Up: 4 Critical Decision Filters For The Startup Leader

Terry Starbucker

Over the past year here in Portland I’ve been talking to a lot of startup leaders trying to make their fledgling businesses fly, and the image that always comes to my mind when I have these conversations is that of a race car traveling at 200 mph, and getting a tune up at the same time.

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10 Tips To Overcome Bad Thoughts

Linked 2 Leadership

Many questions we can ask ourselves as leaders help us determine a benchmark for who we are as a leader, where we are on our leadership journey, and where we are going in the future. Here are some of those poignant questions: Do you ever find yourself thinking bad thoughts about someone else? Do you ever think bad thoughts about yourself? [.]. Coaching Corner Leadership Lessons Learned Servant Leadership business leadership Management

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Some of my most re-tweeted Tweets.

Ron Edmondson

I have many blog readers who don’t use Twitter. Some pastors I know have said they don’t understand the value of it. It may not be for everyone. Some would simply prefer to read it in a blog. I decided though, that I’d bring some of my Tweets to you here.

7 Things I Learned About Goal Setting in 1999

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

In 1999 I decided to re-prioritize my life. My children were seven and twelve years old, and my career was at a peak. I travelled two to three days a week and worked an additional 30 hours a week in my home office.

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Be Quiet and Slow Down

LeadStrategic

My wife, Julie, gave me a wonderful gift recently. She found a place where I could go to have quiet and solitude for a couple days. I was alone in a log cabin, in the woods of western Wisconsin. The scenery was perfect; the accommodations were simple; the time was refreshing.

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Help! My Boss is an Insecure Jerk

Leadership Freak

** If you haven’t worked for an insecure jerk, you will. Insecure jerks corrupt corporate culture and hamstring employees. They think first of personal agendas, divert focus, and instigate drama. Change: Don’t expect insecure jerks to change. Don’t attempt to change them. Accept and deal with them. Threaten: The worst thing you can do is [.]. Backstabbers Insecurity Leading Managing Personal Growth corporate culture ethical issues jerks Leadership Development personal agendas

Harry West (Continuum) in “The Corner Office”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Harry West, C.E.O. of Continuum, an innovation design consulting firm, says that many companies’ Web sites and office lobbies proclaim [.].

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Help! My Boss is an Insecure Jerk

Leadership Freak

** If you haven’t worked for an insecure jerk, you will. Insecure jerks corrupt corporate culture and hamstring employees. They think first of personal agendas, divert focus, and instigate drama. Change: Don’t expect insecure jerks to change. Don’t attempt to change them. Accept and deal with them. Threaten: The worst thing you can do is [.]. Backstabbers Insecurity Leading Managing Personal Growth corporate culture ethical issues jerks Leadership Development personal agendas

Eternal Leadership

CO2

Leaders in all spheres–education, business, politics, sports–feel compelled to address short-term concerns, now more than ever. The pressure to show results quickly is so very strong. If positive results don’t come soon enough, leaders are sent packing and roundly criticized. And yet we also want leaders to be mindful of long-term stewardship and to act ethically. It’s no wonder leaders are torn about which problems to address, when, and how.

The 6 keys to providing effective criticism

Managers are Heroes

Let’s face it. Giving criticism to employees can be one of the most difficult parts of your job. Following these steps will help you dole out clear, effective and understandable critiques. Talks that get results. Be upfront with employees about problems. Ignoring a problem will never make it go away. Some managers avoid critical feedback altogether – which often leads to the staffer eventually being fired without warning.

Amygdala Hijacking

CO2

Amygdala hijacking occurs when a stimulus causes an unusual and excessive emotional reaction. The term was coined by Daniel Goleman, who wrote Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ. Neurologically speaking, rather than routing a stimulus through your neocortex (the “thinking brain”), this message goes directly from your thalamus to your amydala (the “emotional brain”).

Leadership Caffeine: Change or Learn to Say, “Would You Like Fries with That?”

Management Excellence

Much of the pablum that is passed off for guidance on leading others ignores the reality that the context in which we lead has changed from just a few years ago, and it continues to change faster than any of us can truly understand. While it’s a bit disheartening to realize that those of us with much time under our belts and more than a few laps around the block of life are vestiges of a bygone business era, we are.

Turning Down Your Contrast

CO2

The more you lead, the more you may be accustomed to hearing and believing your own voice. And the more you may tune out other voices. Successful leaders, in particular, have the propensity to believe in themselves and their opinions to a great and perhaps dangerous degree. They turn the contrast dial up and up–toward their opinions and away from others’ It’s helpful to remember the big picture.

Imagine 200 Billion Dollars - or 200 Billion Stars

Building Personal Strength

In another post I stated that our own galaxy, which we humans have named the Milky Way galaxy, consists of over 200 billion stars. That's a very large number, so large that it's hard to comprehend. The other day, as I tried to fall asleep, instead of counting sheep I tried to visualize 200 billion stars. I wasn't getting anywhere. The exercise was keeping me awake, not putting me to sleep. NASA photo, M81 spiral galaxy, similar to our Milky Way galaxy So instead I tried visualizing money.

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Rapid BI

This site is in the process of moving hosts – for a faster user experience – please bear with us Monday 30 Jan 2012 RapidBI is an organizational effectiveness consultancy based in the UK but working internationally. RapidBI & Mike Morrison 2011 - this article/ page is free to copy and use on the

Classic Onion

Execupundit

From 2000: Report: 98 Percent of U.S. Commuters Favor Public Transportation For Others. [HT: HT: Instapundit.com

Set Yourself Up For (physiological) Success

Jason Womack

Another day, another commute.this time to New York City. The day started off at 4:15 in the morning; an early wake-up, the drive to Los Angeles International Airport (listening to www.TED.com TEDTalks along the way that I recorded onto an MP3 audio CD) and the normal routine of hurrying up to wait. On travel days, I do what I can to take care of my mind (listening to TED talks, reading a non-fiction book, for example) and my body.

The General Strangeness of Youth

Execupundit

Brutal: Celebrity high school yearbook photos. Who is the Most Improved with Time? [HT: HT: Althouse

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The Game's Afoot

Execupundit

Sharpen your wits. Here's the trailer for " Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

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Contemplation on the Elements of "How To"

Execupundit

Cultural Offering : A true master shows how to iron a shirt. The Pioneer Woman shows how to make Caramel Apple Sticky Buns. At YouTube : How to carve soap