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The Introvert’s Guide to Success in Business and Leadership – Book Review

The Leadership Advisor

When my friend Lisa Petrilli asked me to review her book, I immediately said yes. I knew that she wouldn’t put something together unless it was gold. What I wasn’t prepared for was to be knocked back in my chair.

Leadership Development Carnival, Part Three

Kevin Eikenberry

Welcome to Part Three of the Leadership Development Carnival. If you missed Part Two, read it here. If you missed Part One, read it here. I am loving the opportunity to slow down and savor these posts. I hope you are, too. I am going to start out today with another first-timer to the carnival. [.]. Leadership Leadership Blogs Learning Uncategorized David Burkus Erin Schreyer Frank Sonnenberg leadership blogs Leadership Development Carnival Miki Saxon S. Chris Edmonds

5 Questions to Help Pick Your Battles

Ron Edmondson

Someone emailed me recently about a conflict they are having with someone. It is not a clearly defined Biblical issue. Both parties feel they are right. Neither is willing to budge on their position due to personal experience and conviction.

High-Trust Teams

Coaching Tip

Trust is central to human existence. Like all social animals, human beings have an instinctive need to cooperate and rely on each other to satisfy their most basic emotional, psychological, and material needs. Without trust, we are not only less happy as individuals but also less productive in groups. Research has linked the virtues and benefits of trust to economic prosperity, societal stability, and even human survival.

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Top 10 Leadership Books for Pastors

Ron Edmondson

I get asked a lot by young pastors what leadership books I recommend. It seems they didn’t learn leadership in seminary. Pastors get into the administration of a church and quickly discover they need help learning to lead. It should be noted that I don’t do “favorites” normally. I learn from everything, so I seldom have a list like this compiled.

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Thinking Ethically: 5 Sources

Leading in Context

How Will People Learn to Think Ethically if We Don't Teach Them? While we place a heavy emphasis on corporate education and childhood education as a nation, we don't often see "learning to think ethically" on the classroom agenda or the corporate training schedule. How can people be expected to navigate the complexities of life and work responsibly without learning how to think ethically?

10 Team Dynamics That All Great Teams Share

Create Learning

10 Team Dynamics That Get Results. View more presentations from michael cardus. I have written , given speeches and shared a video of this before and I feel like sharing just the slide deck without the video. Plus adding the tenth Team Dynamic.

Who Are The Process Whisperers, And Why Should We Be Listening To Them?

Terry Starbucker

Back in 2005, when I was SVP of Operations for a cable television company (Bresnan Communications), I started hearing whispers… They were telling me things about the business that needed our attention. Things that weren’t working. And things that were working beautifully.

My Great Failure, Part 1: Overconfidence & a Humility Lesson

Modern Servant Leader

The Scenario: Overconfident. I was hired to deliver a new back office software suite. Prior to my arrival, the project had struggled to get off the ground, so expectations were high. They placed a lot of hope in me and perceived me as the “hero” outside hire.

Distinguish Yourself #216 – Understand the power of stereotypes

Rajesh Setty

A few days ago, I was in Austin for a business trip. I took a cab from the airport to the Driskill hotel in downtown Austin. It was a cold night anti must have rained the previous day. There was some traffic back to the city so it was a longer ride than normal.

Start-ups, Franchises, Venture Capitalists Oh My!

Women on Business

How to Get the Government to Promote Your Start-up. Recently there has been buzz around New York City Mayor Michael Blumberg giving support to a local start-up Zaarly. So how did Zaarly land a prominent leader to support their start-up?

The Enemy of Engagement: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Enemy of Engagement: Put an End to Workplace Frustration – and Get the Most from Your Employees Mark Royal and Tom Agnew AMACOM (2012) How to “take effective action to promote high levels of employee enablement and unleash the full potential of your people” Extensive research in recent years by highly reputable firms such [.].

Meetings can be unbearable

ReThink HR

I wrote awhile back of the Importance of Meetings and how you don’t know what you’re missing if you don’t attend them. However, I have been a part of many meetings that have had absolutely no purpose. Some of the reasons these meetings have had no purpose to me: A meeting to prepare for meeting. A series of meetings to prepare for other meetings. No agenda. Asked to attend yet do not know what your purpose is for being there.

The Enemy of Engagement: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Enemy of Engagement: Put an End to Workplace Frustration – and Get the Most from Your Employees Mark Royal and Tom Agnew AMACOM (2012) How to “take effective action to promote high levels of employee enablement and unleash the full potential of your people” Extensive research in recent years by highly reputable firms such [.].

When a Psychopath Inhabits the C-Suite

Michael Lee Stallard

This post is a continuance of my prior post on evil in organizational cultures. The “dark triad” — psychopaths, narcissists and machiavellians — represents a small part of the population. What unties this group of destructive personalities is that they lack empathy for other human beings and care only about themselves.

The Business Case for Being Authentic

Rajesh Setty

Harry Frankfurt has written a wonderful book on Truth which is apt titled “ On Truth.” ” Frankfurt makes a compelling case for truth – not on moral grounds but using pure business logic.

How Games Can Drive Work Engagement

LDRLB

We’re hardwired to enjoy games – they’re addictive, skill-building, and satisfying. So the question is: How can we integrate game concepts into our work lives to help us push ideas forward?

Harvard Business Review on Rebuilding Your Business Model: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Harvard Business Review on Rebuilding Your Business Model Various Authors Harvard Business Review Press (2011) How to use innovative thinking to create or revise a business model that drives growth and profits This is one of the volumes in a series of anthologies of articles that first appeared in Harvard Business Review. Having read all [.].

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Your reading list for 2012

Bud to Boss

By Amy Beth Miller, editor of The Organized Executive. How long does it take to become a great leader? Probably years. How long does it take to become a better leader? Minutes a day. Form a daily habit of investing in your leadership education. Spend a few minutes reading the books, articles, blogs and other materials that will make you think and change your actions. You can do it first thing in the morning, over lunch or just before you turn out the lights at night.

Harvard Business Review on Rebuilding Your Business Model: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Harvard Business Review on Rebuilding Your Business Model Various Authors Harvard Business Review Press (2011) How to use innovative thinking to create or revise a business model that drives growth and profits This is one of the volumes in a series of anthologies of articles that first appeared in Harvard Business Review. Having read all [.].

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What’s Your Me/We Ratio?

The Practical Leader

The Office Holiday Party? It’s Work!

Women on Business

Post by Jane K. Stimmler , contributing Women on Business writer. It’s the time of holiday cheer – and you likely have a party (or two or three) on your calendar. Enjoy! That is, unless it’s your office party or a client event.

Responsibility Is Not A Gift

Tim Milburn

If you don’t have much time to read this post, remember this: The first question isn’t “do you want to be a leader?” ” The first question is “do you want to be responsible?” ” Responsibility is a choice.

Leaders: The Expense of Sexual Harassment

Linked 2 Leadership

The workplace is continuously dealing with sexual harassment claims and lawsuits. These impact performance, moral, and bottom line-results. This toxic behavior is poisonous to organizational heath. “What can we do to avoid this? How can we make this better?” ” Sexual Harassment = Bad Business Here’s a story… My first job after graduate school was working [.].

Replace Meaningless Words with Meaningful Ones

Harvard Business Review

In response to a prior blog post about meaningless words, commenter Brett wrote , "It would be interesting to see those words and phrases that do inspire confidence and trust. That would be a great follow up." Here you go, Brett (and Aggressive Reader, who seconded Brett's suggestion). This discussion of meaningful words is primarily about replacements for weak, meaningless ones, while the prior discussion was about the complete elimination of condescending, insulting or self-deprecating ones.

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Employees Who Identify with the Company Boost Financial Performance

Harvard Business Review

This post is part of the HBR Forum, The Future of Retail. Executives spend a lot of time worrying about their companies' products and prices, but they don't spend nearly enough time worrying about corporate character. Why would they? A lot of them don't believe companies even have a character, and others don't see what difference it could possibly make. But your company's character can earn you — or cost you — real money.

How do YOU store power for tomorrow's use?

Jason Womack

I attended a lecture by Gregg Maryniak at Singularity University. He encouraged me to "re-think" energy buildup, storage and use. So, imagine my surprise when I learned about THIS! (I I know, in some ways, I sometimes arrive late to the game. But, I'm here nonetheless!)

Yelp is Leaving Chains Behind

Harvard Business Review

The power of chain stores and chain restaurants lies in their familiarity. For the consumer visiting a new city, a Target or an Applebee's looks like a safer bet than Mack & Dave's Department Store or Lagniappe Cajun Creole Eatery. But Yelp seems poised to change that competitive landscape. The consumer reviews posted on Yelp, the network of online city guides featuring user reviews, help independents and small, local chains overcome the unfamiliarity barrier.

Harry Morgan, R.I.P.

Execupundit

As The New York Times notes, he was in over 100 movies and an impressive array of television shows. Watching for Harry Morgan in old films is almost like playing "Where's Waldo?" The man must have had an incredible work ethic. Is there another actor who has been in that many roles

How Many Customers Did You Lose Today?

Harvard Business Review

My theme this month appears to be tone deafness among business designers. Cue Bank of America ! But genuinely, one of the most vexing dilemmas for senior executives is being plugged in to what is actually going on in the front lines of their business. It's all too easy to miss critically important customer experience information when one is engaging in the day-to-day grind that constitutes an executive's job.

Miscellaneous and Fast

Execupundit

Pulp Serenade : The NoirCon 2012 Poetry Contest is on. Wally Bock on a top leaders list with gaps. Spiegel : German police raid the homes of former SS soldiers. Michael P. Maslanka : Five pointless questions to ask in a deposition. Rick Knowles on readiness. Greg Mankiw's Blog has some classic Milton Friedman video clips. Tanmay Vora on quality as an expression of love. Althouse on the labeling of her blog by the ABA Journal. Huey Long : " Every Man a King."

China's Hard-Work Culture: Today an Advantage, Tomorrow a Weakness

Harvard Business Review

As China loses the labor advantage that has propelled its economy for the past three decades, will the country's entrepreneurs be able to compete in world markets? I wonder. With wage inflation already eroding China's ability to compete on labor costs, I don't see much evidence that Chinese entrepreneurs are capable of generating profits through core competencies , as companies in mature economies do.

It's Not "South Pacific"

Execupundit

From Terry Teachout's list of Broadway, off-Broadway, and out-of-town shows : (musical, R, adult subject matter and one show-stopping scene of puppet-on-puppet sex

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