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It’s Time to Get Intentional

Kevin Eikenberry

Having written a blog with relative consistency for a number of years, I often get asked, “How do you find things to write about?” ” While there are many others who write more frequently than I do, and might be more qualified to answer this question, here’s my answer: “Writers write and bloggers blog.”

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10 BIG Development Goals for Leaders for 2012

Great Leadership By Dan

The end of the year is typically a time spent scrambling to do all the things you need to get done but still haven't finished. However, it’s also a time to reflect on our accomplishments and think about what we want to achieve for the New Year. That includes individual development goals. No, these are the big, hairy, audacious, goals (BHAGs).

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How To Find Leaders

Linked 2 Leadership

Over the course of 10 years, I’ve worked with two holding companies at which I have been exposed to a variety of companies, industries, and people. When I think back on all of my experiences, I notice some consistencies that all of these different situations shared when it comes to hiring quality people who would [.].

P90X…2!

Tim Milburn

I started P90X2 yesterday. If you’ve followed my site for any length of time, you probably read about my experience with P90X (the first one).

It’s Time We Value People Over Profits.

Rich Gee Group

I'm talking about fairness

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The Vision All Leaders Always Need

Leadership Freak

We say leadership is all about others and then hypocritically say, follow me! Leader-centric vision casting captures and dominates current leadership thought. From Moses to Martin Luther King Jr., stories of leaders with captivating dreams fill leadership literature. I love it and hate it. We’ve made the exception the rule. I’m [.].

Dorie Clark on “Five Things You Should Stop Doing in 2012?

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Dorie Clark for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * I recently got back from a month’s vacation — the [.].

The Vision All Leaders Always Need

Leadership Freak

We say leadership is all about others and then hypocritically say, follow me! Leader-centric vision casting captures and dominates current leadership thought. From Moses to Martin Luther King Jr., stories of leaders with captivating dreams fill leadership literature. I love it and hate it. We’ve made the exception the rule. I’m [.].

The Regret Trap

Execupundit

We urge others to be of a forgiving nature, then ravage ourselves with recriminations. Left unchecked, our lives can be consumed with regret and that habit produces little of benefit.

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What Has 2011 Taught You About Business and Leadership?

Tanveer Naseer

As this is the last week of the year, many of us are understandably looking back at the past 12 months and discussing what we consider to be the significant events of 2011. In most cases, such discussions tend to focus on the numerous challenges and upheavals we’ve either watched from afar or witnessed first-hand. Then, take action.

In or Out?

LeadStrategic

The Philippine Sea is an outdoor lover’s paradise! You can snorkel, scuba dive, island hop (on banca boats), parasail, jet ski, paddleboard, surf, etc.

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Good Company: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Good Company: Business Success in the Worthiness Era Laurie Bassi, Ed Frauenheim, Dan McMurrer, with Larry Costello Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2011) How and why companies must prove worthy of consumers’ business, employees’ best efforts, and investors’ dollars What’s in a word? That depends on which of its connotations is selected.

Are You Stuck in a Girls' Club?

Harvard Business Review

"There's a woman you have to meet," said a male CEO during a recent meeting. She sounds terrific. I love meeting interesting people.Any men you'd like me to meet?". Aren't you married?". Sure am. Happily.". We both chuckled. I then clarified, "In my experience, men have more power than women.". He agreed. It's not a level playing field.".

The Power of LEO: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Uncategorized Dr. Seuss James Womack Jim Collins Joseph Juran McGraw-Hill Peter Drucker Phillip Crosby Sbir Chowdbury Still another "revolutionary process" to achieve "extraordinary results The Power of LEO: The Revolutionary Process for Achieving Extraordinary Results W. Edwards Deming

Why You Really Shouldn't Curse at Work (Much)

Harvard Business Review

The media brouhaha over Carol Bartz's coarse language in the wake of her firing was telling. Rather than responsibly assessing her merits as the chief executive of Yahoo!, the conversation instantly devolved into what kind of woman swears on the job. That, to me, is so twentieth century. And the immediate consequence? It's very expressive."

SunBelt Update

Execupundit

Writing in Forbes , Joel Kotkin hails the comeback of the SunBelt

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HBR's Most Popular Blog Posts of 2011

Harvard Business Review

As 2011 comes to a close, the editors of HBR.org are taking a look back at the most popular blog posts of the year to find out what most preoccupied you, our readers. These 11 posts all hit a common nerve and went viral; it's no surprise that most of them contain advice about how to succeed and be happy at work. by Heidi Grant Halvorson. by Steve W.

Jess Webb Joins the WomenOnBusiness.com Team

Women on Business

Please join me in welcoming Jess Webb to the WomenOnBusiness.com team of contributing writers. About Jess Webb. Welcome aboard, Jess!

Amazon Should Partner with Independent Bookstores

Harvard Business Review

I didn't buy any gifts from Amazon this year. I, whose entire job basically depends on the Internet — including editing HBR Singles like this and this , both sold through Amazon — developed a moral and intellectual aversion to purchasing goods from this Internet stalwart. Here's what happened. Merry Christmas. Pass the glogg. True?

The Gratitude Goes Both Ways

Execupundit

Many thanks to Tanmay Vora for his kind words and great blog

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Start the New Year with Progress

Harvard Business Review

To get yourself and your team off to a good start for the new year, focus on progress. Our research discovered that fostering progress in meaningful work is the most important way to keep people highly engaged at work — even if that progress is a " small win.". And communicate the list broadly. And the organization benefits, too.

Big picture = big map (HT @galleman)

Crossderry Blog

Now that I’m somewhat out from under, I’ve caught up with some of the usual suspects on my reading list. Glen Alleman is timely with another reminder (here) that an integrated master plan is essential. Program-level plans are as welcome in IT circles as garlic on a Twilight movie set, and I’ve never quite understood why.

Entertainment Break

Execupundit

The trailer for " Notorious

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Identify Future Leaders

Harvard Business Review

video platform video management video solutions video player. Claudio Fernández-Aráoz , senior adviser, Egon Zehnder International, explains how to spot top talent. For more, go to the article How to Hang On to Your High Potentials. Talent management

Music as Therapy

Execupundit

What type of music do you play when you want to improve your mood? There are the usual candidates and often they work but, in my case, anything by Aaron Copland starts the recovery

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2011 – The Year In Review

Change Starts Here

Thank you everyone for reading my blog this year! I thought I would share a list of the most popular posts for 2011. Perhaps there are some you missed! The top 5 Enclaria blog posts from this year are: Seven Roles of a Change Agent. My boss won’t listen to me – what do I do? The Five Challenges of Every Change Agent. Everyday Influence.

First Paragraph

Execupundit

"Days of wine and roses," said Wilt to himself.

Power to the Sonic

Execupundit

CoolTools checks out the Colgate Sonic Power Toothbrush

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Running Low on Children

Execupundit

Mark Steyn on birthrates and government spending. An excerpt: The problem with the advanced West is not that it’s broke but that it’s old and barren. Which explains why it’s broke. Take Greece, which has now become the most convenient shorthand for sovereign insolvency — “America’s heading for the same fate as Greece if we don’t change course,” etc.

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Too Connected

Execupundit

FutureLawyer has The World's Most Honest Family Christmas Card. Not my family, of course. We're still using papyrus

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Quote of the Day

Execupundit

To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. Thomas Jefferson

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