Mon.Jan 14, 2013

Finding Your Leadership Style

Kevin Eikenberry

Here is some very good news for you. There is no perfect leadership style, which means there is more than one way to lead effectively. Why is this good news? Because it means you, yes you, can become a highly effective leader. Read that again and let it sink in.

The Great Leadership Learning Matrix

Great Leadership By Dan

“Everyone is an idiot, not just the people with low SAT scores. The only differences among us is that we're idiots about different things at different times. No matter how smart you are, you spend much of your day being an idiot.”. Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle.

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The Introvert’s 2013 Business and Leadership Success Pledge

C-Level Strategies

My fellow introverts, if you take this pledge and live this pledge in 2013 I promise you by the end of the year your career will have expanded in ways you cannot imagine!

Why We Find it Hard to Change Our Behavior

Leading Blog

We know every behavior begins with a thought. So if we want to have lasting change, the beginning point has to be our thinking. Behavioral change is only surface change if we don’t first change the thinking behind those behaviors. And it won’t stick.

A Sobering Leadership Principle

Ron Edmondson

Your private life. Your public life. They are inseparable. You can try to manage two identities. It won’t work. It might for a time. But not for long. You’ll be discovered. Your personal junk will impact your professional world. Eventually.

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Booth Babes – The Dirty Side of Trade Shows

Women on Business

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Thanks for everything, Mom!

Dave Bratcher

Have you had a birthday lately? What were you thinking about that morning? Today is my birthday. I am not telling you this so you can send my birthday wishes or shower me with gifts. For whatever reason, I woke up thinking about my mother this morning. My mind was flooded with thoughts of the pain she went through 33 years ago today to bring me into this world. Mom left this place and went to her eternal dwelling place in October of 2004.

What makes high performance teams?

Create Learning

High Performance Teams come from systems-that-drive performance from the individuals on the team. To be effective on an ongoing basis, teams need to be integrated within the existing structure of an organization.

Three R’s in the New Era of Responsibility

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Community Involvement Self Leadership It is time for a new era of responsibility, in life, in leadership, in hope for human kind. There will be three aspects of responsibility in this new era: Respect for the power we each have at our fingertips. Influence, a voice, tools to build with, position, and access can all be used to destroy. [.]. Community Involvement Self Leadership Character-based Leadership Self Development

4 Breakthrough Leadership Strategies for 2013


The New Year brings about resolutions to redefine the status quo. It’s usually an individual endeavor focused on fitness, friendships, or finances. When it comes to business, great things can also happen when we apply the catalytic energy of the New Year to our teams and organizations.

Heisenberg and you

Deep Imprints

Heisenberg’s Principle tells us that just the act of observing something will change it. This principle has to do with atoms. You can know the location or the velocity, but not both. I’ve been thinking how this principle applies to personal development. What if the act of self observation could make a big difference in our. Read More » Coaching Leadership Self Leadership spiritual discipline; growth

“I Was a Paid Internet Shill” Happens and Veteran Community Managers Know It

Managing Communities

Please Update Your RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Managing the Community

What People Want: 8 Things Money Can't Buy - by Nathan Magnuson

Nathan Magnuson

We all know that some things are priceless. But what are they exactly? Learn the 8 things Zig Ziglar identified that ALL people want

Big Data: Don’t Overreact

ReThink HR

Calm down… calm down! There have been many reactions to data… and articles often (i.e.

Your Communication Tip of the Day from Abraham Lincoln – Be Precise

First Friday Book Synopsis

I recently presented my synopsis of the wonderful book Lincoln’s Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural by Ronald C. White Jr. This was for the Urban Engagement Book Club, sponsored by CitySquare – a group of folks focused on issues revolving around social justice. This is a really good book! Mr. White argues that this speech was [.]. Randy's blog entries

Thoughts That Make You Go Hmmm on…Becoming an Extraordinary Coach

The Practical Leader

We’re back from an invigorating week at Zenger Folkman’s international partner conference in the mountains of Utah. A highlight of the week was our certification to deliver ZF’s unique and powerful skill development system The Extraordinary Coach.

Don't Hire the Perfect Candidate

Harvard Business Review

Companies often throw good money after bad when looking for the perfect candidate for an open position. Due to the lingering effects of the recession and the perception of a glut of talent, hiring managers are still picky about their hires and many jobs remain unfilled. Who can blame them?

The Problem with Over-preparing

Your Voice of Encouragement

Some people I know jump right in with both feet when they’re presented with an opportunity. They say YES and don’t worry about how they’re going to do it. They’ll figure it out later. I admire that approach, and I've done the same thing myself at times.

Sitting Is the Smoking of Our Generation

Harvard Business Review

I find myself, probably like many of you, spending way too much time in front of my computer.

The Biggest Recruiting Mistake

Let's Grow Leaders

The recruiting process for my first job was intense.

"Conscious Capitalism" Is Not an Oxymoron

Harvard Business Review

No More Whiners: How to Reduce Workplace Negativity

Managers are Heroes

The way some workers whine and complain, you’d think it was part of their job description. It’s important to remember the responsibility is on us – the managers – to get a handle on these down-in-the-dumps staffers before they wreak havoc on company morale.

Every Business Is (Or Should Be) a Social Business

Harvard Business Review

I believe the distinction between social and non-social business is a false dichotomy. And yet, it's one we continually want to make.

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Art Break: Arnau


Art Contrarian looks at the work of Francisco Pons Arnau


Blind spots, slippery slopes, and meltdowns

Anese Cavanaugh

Last August I decided to put myself through my program. A lot had evolved in the model over the last 18 months and I was feeling the urge for an intentional reboot.



Many of us are not into multitasking unless it is narrowed to thinking about work while taking a walk. The idea that we can sit in a meeting and handle several tasks while listening to the other participants is both rude and unrealistic.

We’ve Updated Our Comprehensive Organization Assessment And Improvement Tool

Michael VanBruaene

Comprehensively reviewing your organization will deliver critical information on its fundamental strengths and challenges and point you to necessary improvements; whether you are a large or small operating unit, department or entire organization – for profit, non-profit or governmental.

To Reduce Fear


Hey, wait. Why not "To eliminate fear?" Because some fear is positive. It can be an alarm bell and an energy boost. Complete calm may be too damned passive. Leaders who resemble clams are rarely effective. What can you do to reduce fear? Here are some items that are helpful: Do your homework.

How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes: Lessons in Mindfulness and Creativity from the Great Detective

First Friday Book Synopsis

The website Brain Pickings is the brain child of Maria Popova, an “interestingness hunter-gatherer and curious mind at large,” who also writes for Wired UK and The Atlantic, among others, and is an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow. She has gotten occasional help from a handful of guest contributors. Here is a brief excerpt from [.].

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Every Business Is (Or Should Be) a Social Business

Mills Scofield

Latest in HBR on Business Models in Social & "Regular" Ventures

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Aaron Swartz's "Crime" and the Business of Breaking the Law

Harvard Business Review

It would have been almost impossible to miss the outpouring of grief that accompanied the news over the weekend that Aaron Swartz had committed suicide. If you didn't know him, Swartz was the founder of Infogami, (later Reddit), one of the creators of the RSS specification (at the age of 14, no less), was deeply involved in the creative commons, and started up the digital activist group Demand Progress (among his other achievements).

Quote of the Day


Modern man thinks he loses something - time - when he does not do things quickly, yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains except kill it. Eric Fromm