Fri.Jan 27, 2012

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. Frank Sonnenberg makes the case in Managing with a Conscience , that the only sustainable way to succeed is the right way—not cutting corners—emphasizing the intangibles like trust, creativity, focus, speed, flexibility, relationships, loyalty, and employee commitment.

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. What you say when you do respond is proof of how well [.]. 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. Shut down input from others because feedback is [.].

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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?” ” Recently I started observing the different type of people who come to the gym.

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. Shut down input from others because feedback is [.].

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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. Regardless of what you think about Britain’s first female prime minister, you have to admit she threw out witty and insightful one-liners like the best of them. 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.

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 [.]. Practical Steps to Influence Servant Leadership Team Building Leadership business culture leadership Organizational Health Recognition teamwork

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Sight

LeadStrategic

Diving in Malapascua Means thresher sharks. Dive enthusiasts from all over the world come to this small island off the northern tip of Cebu (Philippines) for a chance to see these amazing creatures. Their tails alone are worth the trip. It was a thrill for me to dive here.

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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. This is the best part of the strategy, even though the J.C. Penney strategy is really not simple.

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. We still need to understand the theory behind our actions, and the actions will reinforce the theory.

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? What if they were more interested in your web presence, the conversations you initiate and the topics you discuss? That would no doubt reveal much more about the real you than whatever is on your resume, don't you think?

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. Just before she dropped me back at my hotel, she said, “You’ve got watch this amazing TED video. It’s about the power of vulnerability. The speaker talks about living a life of connection and openness.

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. The current issue of Harvard Business Review , which includes a series of articles focused on employee happiness , is just one more sign of the growing recognition that happy, engaged employees are more productive and generate better outcomes for their companies. But there's also a risk in all this attention to "happiness." Happiness for its own sake is not the right outcome to seek.

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. On March 1st , Google will change its privacy agreement to allow the company to collect and unify user data across all its web properties. 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. That's one reason why keeping your boss well-briefed is important and why delaying the reporting of bad news can be fatal.

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. To say that Boeing could have built its next 787 Dreamliner in this space would be no understatement. I suspect that the nearly 4,000 registrants attending our "intimate" session would have agreed.

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!

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 why do we ask the other question – the born or made question? We ask it because it is so unimportant.

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.

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. That changed dramatically by the 1990s. Today, under 50 percent of Fishtown 30- to 49-year-olds are married; in Belmont, the number is 84 percent.

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 [.]. Bob's blog entries Anthony M.

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. When we met, he expressed deep frustration with his home office in Germany. Executives there had repeatedly shut down his attempts to develop a modified product for the Latin America market.

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. While a penny had a lot of use back in the 1960′s and previous, they do not have a as strong of a benefical monitary value today.

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. The two of us have been thinking a lot in the past year about how some organizations manage to be decisive—and wise—consistently over time.