Tue.Dec 27, 2011

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.” ” This isn’t a blog [.]. Intention Leadership Learning

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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. In a business context, individual development goals should be closely aligned with your short and long term job responsibilities.

Goal 50

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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 [.]. EntrepreLeadership Leading & Developing Other Leaders Professional Development business communication leadership linkedin


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). If not, you can read about it here: I Completed P90X. To sum up my first experience: it was life-changing.

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. How many Moses’ are there? 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. How many Moses’ are there? I’m [.].

The Regret Trap


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. Consider the variations of Commission and Omission: Done Undone Spoken Unspoken Forgotten Remembered Lost Kept Studied Not studied Emphasized Neglected Believed Scorned Embraced Ignored Succeeded Failed


In or Out?


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. But in order to enjoy these activities, you have to get off the sofa and IN the game. frontpage


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. From natural disasters to political uprisings, there’s no question this year has placed our collective humanity within the frame of adversity and unimagined change.

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. For Jim Collins, the word “good” [.].

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

The Power of LEO: The Revolutionary Process for Achieving Extraordinary Results Subir Chowdbury McGraw-Hill (2012) Still another “revolutionary process” to achieve “extraordinary results Subir Chowdhury and other authors of recently published business books are to be commended for having the courage to contribute additions to the thousands of volumes already in print about how a [.].

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.

SunBelt Update


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


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. We can't resist including another 11 posts, a hard-to-agree-upon sampling of the ideas we were proudest to publish and discussions we most enjoyed hosting this year.

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. Jess brings a creative flair to the business discussion as you’ll learn from her background below. About Jess Webb.

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. My original plan this holiday shopping season was, as usual, to order a pile of books — and kitchen gizmos, and DVDs, and who knows what all — from the online giant.

The Gratitude Goes Both Ways


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

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.". We call this phenomenon the progress principle ; it works because people want to feel that they are contributing to something that matters.

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. As Glen notes elsewhere, you need a map to know where you’re going.

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

Entertainment Break


The trailer for " Notorious


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? Three Signs You’ve Crossed the Line from Influence to Manipulation. The Five Challenges of Every Change Agent. Six Roles of a Leader During Change.

Music as Therapy


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


First Paragraph


"Days of wine and roses," said Wilt to himself. It was an inconsequential remark but sitting on the Finance and General Purposes Committee at the Tech needed some relief and for the fifth year running Dr. Mayfield had risen to his feet and announced, "We must put the Fenland College of Arts and Technology on the map." - From Wilt on High by Tom Sharpe

Power to the Sonic


CoolTools checks out the Colgate Sonic Power Toothbrush

Running Low on Children


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. So Greece has a spending problem, a revenue problem, something along those lines, right? At a superficial level, yes.

Too Connected


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

Quote of the Day


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