Thu.Oct 27, 2011

Leading Millennials: What Millennials Want Leaders to Know

C-Level Strategies

A few weeks ago Steve Woodruff and I hosted a Leadership Chat focused on “ Leading GenY ,” with Guest Host Greg Hartle. In my preparatory interview with Greg, and throughout the Chat, the question, “What do Millennials really want?”

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5 Ways to Tell If You’ve Forgiven Someone

Ron Edmondson

“And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” ” Mark 11:25.

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On for a sleepbox

Chartered Management Institute

I've been in Glasgow the last two days for the launch of CMI Glasgow. I'm sure veteran travellers will mock my softness but I do find travelling exhausting, especially when the launch event revelry went past my usual bed time. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Personal Leadership Philosophy

Coaching Tip

To create your personal leadership philosophy, you must define your principles or rules of conduct. These principles you will live and work by are called maxims. In the context of the leadership maxims approach, it is a short, personally meaningful, and easily explained statement that reflects one of your assumptions & beliefs about leadership. Maxims do not contain buzzwords ( like leverage, optimize, outside the box, win-win ).

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Has Community Manager Become an Entry Level Position?

Managing Communities

photo credit: Ross Griff In my last article, I talked about the Community Manager job title and how it can mean a lot of different things to different people. I’d like to continue that discussion today by reflecting on another trend that I have noticed. I am hearing about companies that have training programs for [.]. Thinking

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Your Influence Inventory: 3 Practical Steps to Influence

Linked 2 Leadership

Cultivating influence is a practice all leaders must engage in inside of their organizations, communities, and families. Though these three steps are simple, they are not easy. They require: Specific Attention Dedicated Time Lot’s of Practice But when you engage in the right processes that build strong foundations with people, you are cementing relationships and [.]. Servant Leadership

How to Engage Your People

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. Engaged employees are essential to a manager’s success. Without subordinates who care about, participate in, and take ownership over the work, even the best boss will flounder. [.]. Bob's blog entries "How to Cultivate Engaged Employees" Charalambos A. Vlachoutsicos Harvard Business Review.

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Scared witless: How anxiety played a role

The Organized Executive's Blog

Following is a guest article by Jaimy Ford, editorial director of Briefings Media Group. Recently I went to Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion’s in Virginia. I’m an adult, and one who doesn’t scare easily. I’ve always liked scary movies, and I love that tingly, hair-raising sensation I feel when hearing a good ghost story. Halloween is one of my favorite times of year. So I was excited about visiting the amusement park with its Halloween makeover.

10 Forces Shaping the Workplace of the Future

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Daniel W. Rasmus 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. * * * Tomorrow’s organizations may bear little resemblance to those we [.]. Bob's blog entries 10 Forces Shaping the Workplace of the Future Chief Learning Officer magazine Daniel W.

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The Essential Secret to Full Engagement

Leadership Freak

The reason your team isn’t fully engaged is you aren’t fully committed to them. They know, you’re dedicated to them only so long as their performance pleases you. They know organizational interests come first, theirs don’t. They know you’re playing hide-n-seek with opportunities, pay raises, and promotions to manipulate them. Always place the best interests [.]. Goals Influence Taking others higher Trust Leadership Development Organizational Development

Become an inspirational manager

Chartered Management Institute

As part of Professional Manager’s big online launch, we are running a webinar on becoming an engaging manager on 1 November. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

shorts.010 | Is Experience Really the Best Teacher?


In this month’s short, David Burkus shares some interest results from a recent study of management decision making. The results call into question whether experience alone is the best method of learning. Note: This short is adapted from a post the originally appeared here ]. David Burkus is the editor of LeaderLab. He speaks, consults and serves on the faculty of management at Oral Roberts University’s College of Business.

Football vs Life

Chartered Management Institute

If you could look at football dispassionately you would see how it mirrors life and your company; some teams are on the up, some on the way down, some are much smaller than they used to be with no chance of becoming a big club again, some are punching above their weight. One thing you do expect though is that the team, your team, will always be there.

Business Wasn't Always the Villain

Harvard Business Review

An interview with Nancy Koehn , Harvard Business School historian and editor of The Story of American Business. Download this podcast. Economy Finance Leadership

41 Ways to Create Problems for Yourself


Wait for inspiration to strike. Focus solely on the short or long term. Don't be in the moment. Pack your day with distractions. Make a list of your uncompleted projects and give it frequent glances. Take no joy in the process. Fail to cultivate patience. Keep comparing yourself to others.

Recommended Resource – Soup: A recipe to nourish your team and culture

Strategy Driven

Soup : A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture by Jon Gordon About the Reference Soup : A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture a business novel by Jon Gordon illustrates the significant impact senior leaders have on setting and nurturing their organization’s culture.

Drawing Cat Woman


Art Contrarian looks at the art of Adam Hughes


The Greatest Threat to Steve Jobs's Legacy

Harvard Business Review

With thanks to Walter Isaacson , Steve Jobs got the last word on his remarkable life. But will Apple's founder be as fortunate extending his enterprise legacy? Apple's leadership — the Tim Cooks and Jonathan Ives — will step up to realize the vision of their late leader. But that's this year and next. What about in three years? Or five?

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How can a hundred people be led by a single person?' That was one of the essay questions in my Cambridge University entrance exam and, although it has long fascinated me, it has taken me twenty years to get round to trying to answer it. Yet this question lies at the heart of history and civilisation. If one person could not command one hundred others there would be no wars, but neither could there have been any cathedrals, space exploration or philharmonic orchestras.


Investors Punish Amazon for Investing in Disruptive Growth

Harvard Business Review

On Tuesday, reported third-quarter earnings that fell far short of Wall Street's expectations. Its earnings were down 73% from the quarter a year earlier and it missed the analysts' consensus estimate of $0.24 per share by nearly a dime. By all accounts, this was a sizable earnings miss and the stock responded as such, dropping as much as 20% in afterhours trading.

iPhone versus Android


FutureLawyer, who likes to tap-dance on the edge of controversy, points out confessions of a former iPhone user. I'll refrain from posting a photo of my cell phone. One of its advanced features is buttons with numbers on them


When It Isn’t Just Business

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a recent article from the Drucker Exchange (the Dx), an online resource that hosts an ongoing conversation about bettering society through effective management and responsible leadership. It is produced by the Drucker Institute, a think tank and action tank based at Claremont Graduate University that was established to advance and build on the [.].

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You can't imagine the extra work I had when I was a god. Emperor Hirohito


Recent Media Appearances

Michael Lee Stallard

Here is a link to the article I wrote about Starbucks. The article is entitled “ Have a Heart.” ” It was published in Outlook Business for Decision Makers , a leading business magazine in India. In addition, below are links to three segments of a radio interview I did yesterday morning with Jim Blasingame, host of the nationally syndicated Small Business Advocate program.

Steyn's Case for Pessimism


Mark Steyn writing in Commentary : The United States government currently spends one-fifth of a billion dollars that it doesn’t have every hour, every day, seven days a week, 365 days a year including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Ramadan. A fifth of a billion dollars every single hour—so the $7 billion that John Boehner calls “a real enforceable cut for financial year 2012” represents what the government of the United States currently borrows every 37 hours.

Causing a Flap

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development A long time ago, say 500 BCish, there was a mathematical society known as the Pythagoreans, with Pythagorus (of Pythagorean Theorem fame) as the front man. The society was a combination of intellectual study and religious belief and most people of the time really didn’t understand much about their ideas. The impact of this work [.] Causing a Flap. Leadership Development Change Character-based Leadership courage lead change Leadership

Greatest Hits


Many thanks to Cultural Offering for posting his collection of "Execupundit's greatest hits." Given the consistently high quality of his blog, they were in very good company

All-Nighters Won't Fix Europe

Harvard Business Review

I remember pulling all-nighters at college. Two minutes after scribbling the conclusion to my essay I'd trot around to my tutor and read it out. I can't say, though, that my last-minute, desperate efforts were particularly good. Work that I'd prepared thoughtfully, days in advance, usually went down a lot better. Plus, I didn't feel so exhausted afterwards. Well, our glorious leaders here in Europe just pulled an all-nighter.

Marketers, Calculate Your Talk-Listen Ratio

Harvard Business Review

There is an old adage that we have two ears and one mouth and should behave in proportion — listening twice as much as we speak. Some communications experts argue that this is an understatement and that we should adopt the "LisTEN" rule; if we truly want to understand the person we are with, our talk-listen ratio should be 1:10. Being listened to makes people feel good — it signifies to them that they are interesting and what they have to say is valued.