Fri.Aug 26, 2011

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Credibility: How Leaders Gain it and Lose It

Leading Blog

Credibility is the foundation of leadership. Unfortunately, many people today do not trust their leaders. Many wonder if there are any leaders left who have the strength of character to sustain their trust,” write Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner in Credibility: How Leaders Gain it and Lose It – Why People Demand It. Leaders earn it.

My One Sin (And a MONVEE Giveaway)

Ron Edmondson

This is a guest post from Chris Weber. Chris is on staff at Monvee. Monvee is a ministry passionate about discipleship. This is an amazing opportunity!

Getting Leaders to Change

Great Leadership By Dan

I am also passionately focused on identifying in partnership with each coachee those unique development needs that need to be addressed.

A Week with Zig Ziglar: Part 5

Ron Edmondson

I continue to share this week I”m sharing an interview I did recently with leadership master and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar. Part 2 . Part 3 .

Get ready for the big push

Chartered Management Institute

September, October and November are traditionally the busiest months of the year for recruitment activity, with many projects being started (six months into the company year etc) and many employees resigning after coming back from holiday. So if you are looking to change jobs or career, now is the time to get ready for a big push in September.

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How to get rich quickly

Rajesh Setty

Once during a seminar, we engaged in a thought experiment. I asked the audience what ideas do they have to get rich quick and the answers came in fast.

Are You On The List?

Women on Business

Forbes has named the World’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women … You may be shocked at some of the women included, some left out…and where they are all ranking. For instance: The President of McDonalds. The company and restaurant that children can spot from five miles away by the golden arches, just made the list at #92.

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Does technology free us or enslave us?

Chartered Management Institute

Indeed, some PWC research earlier in the year suggested many employees would forgo a bonus for more flexible working.

The Purpose of an Organization

Management Craft

I find myself worrying about hurricane Irene. I don't live in its projected path, my worry is for those that will be inevitably affected. I takes a village to build and it will take an even bigger village to help rebuild. I have no doubt that we will. This kind of togetherness (together toward a goal) is what our organizations need every day.

What Happens After a Legend Leaves?

Next Level Blog

There’s been so much written about Steve Jobs stepping down as Apple CEO this week. As an Apple fan and a student of business leaders, it’s hard to disagree with the many, many tribute articles that. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Current Affairs Leadership

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The Dalai Lama - 18 Rules for Living

Building Personal Strength

Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. Spend some time alone every day.

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9 Signs Your HR Manager is Bad

Rapid BI

Is your HR manager effective - or a policy pundit? this article looks at the signs of an ineffective HR manager. Management effective management HR human resources strategic

A Conversation with Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi, co-authors of The Essential Advantage

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from another in a series of conversations sponsored by Booz & Company. In this instance, with Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi, co-authors of The Essential Advantage: How to Win with a Capabilities-Driven Strategy, published by Harvard Business Review Press (2011).

Innovation: How Does Google Do It?

Management is a Journey

Learning from what others have done is the foundation of human progress. After all, who wants to reinvent the wheel, when it already exists? It’s better to come up with different and better uses for the wheel. To learn how to create an environment that encourages everyday innovation, it makes sense to listen to a [.].

Universal Appeal of The Last Lecture

First Friday Book Synopsis

The appeal of The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (New York: Hyperion, 2008) is universal and longstanding. It was on the bestseller list for many months and has received great critical acclaim. Pausch was a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon. At the time he gave the lecture that this book was based upon, he [.].

15 Techniques that Create Upward Mobility

Leadership Freak

Image source It’s not unusual for emerging leaders to seek advice on how to ask for a promotion. It’s not enough to ask for a promotion. You must build a platform. 5 techniques you should never employ: Avoid being a threat to insecure bosses. If possible, help them get what they want. Never say you [.].

In Pursuit of Happiness: The Economics of Enough

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from David K. Hurst’s review of The Economics of Enough, written by Diane Coyle and published by Princeton University Press, 2011. ?To Bob's blog entries constituents Crisis & Renewal: Meeting the Challenge of Organizational Change David K.

Photo Inquiry Friday: Question I Ask in the Beginning of a Team Building & Leadership Program

Create Learning

I know that my job is to make teams and leaders better and I know that the first 30-60 seconds of a program or speech makes or breaks my time.

The Network Is Your Customer: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Network Is Your Customer: 5 Strategies Tto Thrive in a Digital Age David L. Rogers Yale University Press (2010) Here’s the challenge: our future networks can “make us not only more connected but, let us hope, more human.” I am grateful to Thomas Kuhn and then to Joel Barker for filling one of my [.]. Cisco CONNECT COLLABORATE CUSTOMIZE David L.

You Are What You Say You Are….

Women on Business

Leadership is an elusive quality and few people ever really get it, but as the figurehead of a company you are supposed to know what it means to be a leader and a motivator even if it wasn’t taught to you. Leadership is an elusive quality but interestingly enough the people who want it usually aren’t leaders. Lead by Example. Apologize.

Your Conversation With Libyans

Bird's Eye View

Let's just assume for the moment that you were asked to help the new Libyan regime determine its communications strategy. So where would you start?

Closeout for 8.26.11


Every friday we review the posts from LeaderLab contributors that has appeared on this blog and elsewhere online. Tim Vanderpyl pondered what the world will look like when Millennials become leaders. We posted our review of Teresa Amabile & Steven Kramer’s The Progress Principle. Elsewhere. John Bell examined his own mid-life crisis.

Musical Distraction: Irene and Company


Back by popular demand: Some hurricane music from Jerry Lee Lewis and Van Morrison plus Lena Horne with Stormy Weather

Take "shoulding" out of the project

Jason Womack

Have you ever had the thought, "Someone should."? I used to. Then, I started searching for the answer to this question: "Who is?" Put it off.again.

Praise Someone


Never assume that fine performance is acknowledged. Too often, it is taken for granted.

The Great Eraser

Strategy Driven

I am a big proponent of continuous improvement and the need to always improve. Unfortunately, it has brought with it a real negative.

Serving Beyond Self

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?" ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Serving Beyond Self. Leadership Development character-based leader giving Leadership serving

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In all my life I have met only one person who claims to have seen a ghost. And the interesting thing about the story is that the person disbelieved in the immortal soul before she saw the ghost and still disbelieves after seeing it. She says that what she saw must have been an illusion or a trick of the nerves. And obviously she may be right. Lewi


Chevy Runs Deep – Maybe, but Customer Loyalty is Awfully Shallow

First Friday Book Synopsis

The American Code for cars – IDENTITY When people spoke about the moment when they were allowed to drive for the first time, they made it sound as though their lives began right then. Conversely, when elderly people spoke of the moment their car keys were taken away, they reported feeling as though their lives [.].

Why Crime Falls


Writing in City Journal , the always fascinating James Q. Wilson on why crime declines. An excerpt: Imprisonment’s crime-reduction effect helps explain why the burglary, car-theft, and robbery rates are lower in the United States than in England. For the same offense, you will spend more time in prison here than in England.


Where Do You Find The Very, Very Best Idea? – Insight from Steve Jobs, from 2004

First Friday Book Synopsis

The first steps of a creative act are like groping in the dark: random and chaotic, feverish and fearful, a lot of busy-ness with no apparent or definable end in sight. There is nothing yet to research. For me, these moments are not pretty. I look like a desperate woman, tortured by the simple message [.].

Flying Solo


FutureLawyer on why he is a solo practitioner. It involves an Umbrella Cockatoo


BOGO Free ~Tasty Top Cake Pop

ReThink HR

Cake Pop's have been the happening thing at parties around here these days. Kids love them! Just Pour 'Em, Pop 'Em, Poke 'Em, and Party! Cake Pops


100 Big Ones


Be sure to check out the 100 Greatest Albums list at Cultural Offering