Fri.Jan 27, 2012

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Managing With a Conscience

Leading Blog

We handicap our potential when we think we have to exploit others to get ahead. Succeeding is not a zero-sum game. We don’t look better when everyone else looks worse. While not readily measureable, they can make or break leaders and organizations. An innovative and creative environment and mindset that reinvents itself every day. How true.

Tips for Better Listening based on 7 Types of Listeners

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Exceptional listening skills can be the difference between a good team and a great team. Genuine listening builds trust, credibility and respect. When you fully listen instead of trying to compose a reply right away, the result is a relevant and on-target response. Leadership Development engage listen Listening

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15 Tips for Overcoming Insecurity

Leadership Freak

** Living with others in mind is healthy, noble, and useful except when insecurity drives you. Insecure leaders: Defend when they should explore. Take things personally. Blame higher ups for tough decisions. Don’t trust others because they don’t trust themselves. Can’t say no. Threaten, intimidate, and coerce.

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7 Types of People I See at the Gym

Ron Edmondson

I am more of an outdoor exercise person, but in the winter, I frequent the gym. I belong to the gym on our local university campus, so I’m usually one of the old guys. It has made me more aware of my surroundings. I sometimes feel uncomfortable, like everyone is thinking “Who’s the old guy?” They may or may not be back.

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15 Tips for Overcoming Insecurity

Leadership Freak

** Living with others in mind is healthy, noble, and useful except when insecurity drives you. Insecure leaders: Defend when they should explore. Take things personally. Blame higher ups for tough decisions. Don’t trust others because they don’t trust themselves. Can’t say no. Threaten, intimidate, and coerce.

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Wise words: Margaret Thatcher on leadership

Bud to Boss

With this year’s movie award season in full swing and Meryl Streep generating a lot of hype for Iron Lady , I’ve been intrigued by the controversial—but unquestionably strong—Margaret Thatcher. Here are some of my favorites: . . Do you have a favorite Margaret Thatcher quote?

3 Leadership Lessons To Keep Your Organization From Running Aground

Tanveer Naseer

As a leader, one thing you must be vigilant about is keeping an eye out for any process or culture creep which might lead to complacency or a disconnect with the present-day realities found just outside your office walls. No ‘license to kill’ is allowed no matter how much money someone brings into your business.

Gaining Leadership Control: One Simple Thing

Linked 2 Leadership

Most every busy leader longs for some magic wand that will help them simplify the monstrosity that is their life and role. Wouldn’t it be great if there was one simple thing any leader could do to stimulate a positive team culture, deepen the bonds between teammates, and create a “virtuous circle” of effective group [.].

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Sight

LeadStrategic

Diving in Malapascua Means thresher sharks. Their tails alone are worth the trip. It was a thrill for me to dive here. To see the threshers. frontpag

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Lessons from J.C. Penney

Women on Business

Earlier this week, J.C. Penney announced that it was going to undergo a major overhaul in the way it does business and communicates with its customers. As we watch this change unfold and wait for customer reactions, here are some of the more positive things business owners can pull from the strategy. Simplify, Simplify Simplify. Communicate Changes.

Photo Inquiry Friday: What is your next step? When can we go-and-see?

Create Learning

There has been an increase of Companies and Managers wanting stronger connections of the ideas to the work. This is a great thing.

Let's Talk About Resumes.Or Not

Bird's Eye View

What if your next job is at a company where they don't read resumes? Apparently some employers are doing just that.

Today’s thoughts January 27, 2012

Rapid BI

Everything You need to know about QR Codes Everything You need to know about QR Codes and the neat thing is… this image still works! Mike Morrison RapidBI.com Blog: The real difference is marketing – a case study The real difference is marketing – a case study Take 2 products – one could argue that [.]. ecademy

The Whole-Hearted Life

Erika Andersen

I went out for dinner the other night with a dear friend; the food was amazing, the company even better. We covered topics both light and heavy – industry gossip and catch-up about kids and spouses, but also hopes and possibilities, new directions and how best to be open to them. It’s about the power of vulnerability. I love that.

Transform Your Employees into Passionate Advocates

Harvard Business Review

Employee happiness is becoming a hot topic among CEOs and in boardrooms, and it's about time. But there's also a risk in all this attention to "happiness." Happiness for its own sake is not the right outcome to seek. If you want happy employees, you can just pay them more. You can give them more time off. My colleagues and I agree with that.

Candles for Mozart

Execupundit

At The Hammock Papers , a celebration of Mozart's birthday. Check it out

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What Google's Larry Page Doesn't Understand

Harvard Business Review

Google has been self-destructive recently. Last weekend, Google was exposed by engineers from Twitter, Facebook, and mySpace for interfering with their search results. Instead of apologizing and vowing to protect the sanctity of search, this week Larry Page announced that Google will soon integrate its products even further. There is no opting out.

Pleasant Surprises

Execupundit

A great fear of managers and executives is that some day they will get a very unpleasant surprise. Absolutely necessary? Probably not. Very helpful?

Retail Revolution: We Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

Harvard Business Review

Last week, I moderated a "Super Session" at this year's annual National Retail Federation " Big Show." Seated with me on stage at one end of a long and cavernous room in New York's Javits Center, my panelists were Jennifer Hyman of Rent The Runway and Doug Mack of One Kings Lane. When GILT Groupe imported the model, a word-of-mouse sensation ensued.

Inspirational!

Talent Technologies

January: end of the month. The point where we begin to discover just how achievable the New Year’s goals we set ourselves really are! Talent

The Least Important Question in Leadership

LDRLB

Are leaders born or made? This is by far the least important question in leadership. It’s not even the real question. The real question – the question underneath – is: can leadership be developed and cultivated in someone, or should we just try and find the natural leaders and push them to the front of the line? So let’s take action.

Today’s thoughts January 27, 2012

Rapid BI

Everything You need to know about QR Codes Everything You need to know about QR Codes and the neat thing is… this image still works! Mike Morrison RapidBI.com Blog: The real difference is marketing – a case study The real difference is marketing – a case study Take 2 products – one could argue that [.]. ecademy

Who Are You Online? A 360-Degree View

Harvard Business Review

Who are you when you go online? That's a question that goes way beyond how you feel in your own virtual skin, and affects how we perceive and relate to one another in the world of social media. I recently gave a TEDx talk based on my HBR post, 10 Reasons to Stop Apologizing for Your Online Life. But many wonder whether online people are real.

Today’s thoughts January 27, 2012

Rapid BI

Everything You need to know about QR Codes Everything You need to know about QR Codes and the neat thing is… this image still works! Mike Morrison RapidBI.com Blog: The real difference is marketing – a case study The real difference is marketing – a case study Take 2 products – one could argue that [.]. ecademy

Murray: Fishtown versus Belmont

Execupundit

Writing in City Journal , Kay S. Hymowitz reviews the new book by Charles Murray. An excerpt: Most disastrous for Fishtown residents has been the collapse of the family, which Murray believes is now “approaching a point of no return.” For a while after the 1960s, the working class hung on to its traditional ways.

Today's thoughts January 27, 2012

Rapid BI

Everything You need to know about QR Codes Everything You need to know about QR Codes and the neat thing is… this image still works! Mike Morrison RapidBI.com Blog: The real difference is marketing – a case study The real difference is marketing – a case study Take 2 products – one could argue that [.]. ecademy

Back to Nature

Execupundit

The trailer for " The Grey

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Don’t Let Strengths Create Setbacks

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an article written by Anthony M. Gigliott for Talent Management magazine. To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click here. * * * Sometimes the same strengths that support a leader’s successes can turn into professional [.].

Quote of the Day

Execupundit

I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous: 'try being rich first'. See if that doesn't cover most of it. There's not much downside to being rich, other than paying taxes and having your relatives ask you for money. But when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job. Bill Murray

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David Zinger: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

David Zinger founded and hosts the Employee Engagement Network, a 4500 global member community devoted to employee engagement. David is an author, educator, and speaker. He wrote over 1400 blog posts and authored two books on work – Zengage: How to Get More Into Your Work to Get More Out of Your Work and Assorted [.].

Finding Great Ideas in Emerging Markets: The Idea in Practice

Harvard Business Review

For the past two and half years, we have been interviewing executives in multinationals around the world about their biggest challenges. One recent interview stood out. Tomas* is a regional vice president in Santiago, Chile He works for a European company with operations throughout the globe. Despite the negative response, Tomas kept trying.

The case for eliminating the Penny

ReThink HR

Have any of you often found a number of pennies in your pocket and nothing to do or spend it on. I have as well.

Congressional Judgment: Built to Lapse?

Harvard Business Review

President Barack Obama spoke this week in the State of the Union message about creating "an economy built to last." Who could argue with this admirable goal? It's one all Americans should be able to get behind. But unfortunately, there's a major obstacle to making progress toward it: the judgment capacity of the US Congress. Selfish money motives.