Fri.Sep 02, 2011

How They Perceive You as a Leader…More Important…

Ron Edmondson

How your team sees you may be more important than who you are as a leader… Obviously character is most important… You’ll often be misunderstood… You can’t please everyone… Somedays as a leader…it seems you can’t please anyone… .

Thought-full Thursday: Healthier Leadership

Aspire-CS

Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. So take five and enjoy the inspirational quotes and reflect on the questions that follow. Your comments and answers to the questions are most welcome! Live in rooms full of light Avoid heavy food

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Photo Inquiry Friday: They are not Stupid They Just Don’t Know, What you Know

Create Learning

Work and adulthood is about pretending your know things you know nothing about as well as the continual fear that one day that your boss, subordinates, peers will find out that you are not as smart as you think you are.

5 reasons to applaud the school leadership team in Louisa County, Va.

Bud to Boss

Last week, a few days after the earthquake , I received an email from one of my closest friends, Hannah. She teaches high school English in Louisa County, Va., just six miles from the epicenter of the earthquake.

Real Progress

Tony Mayo

Philosophical endeavors turn in a constant circle, arriving again at a point where they have already been. Thereupon materials now lying in the dust can perhaps be processed into a magnificent structure. –Immanuel Kant, 1781 Critique of Pure Reason Progress exists only in the realm of what is ultimately unimportant for human existence. [.]. Quotes and Aphorisms

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Thoughts on Engagement at Compete For People

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development [link] Frank Wantland posted a creative piece over on his blog, Compete For People, about the importance of being truly involved and interested in the lives of the people employed by your organization. His perspective is more on the executive’s engagement than on the employee’s but he has an interesting story. It’s hard to fake genuine [.] Thoughts on Engagement at Compete For People. Leadership Development authenticity engagement

Three Friends, Diverse Stories and One Lesson

QAspire

Three friends meet over the cup of coffee and some nicely made sandwiches. It is a typical “friends meeting” with no specific agenda. They start talking about their lives, how they navigated through their careers, struggled and found their way through. They narrated their personal stories of triumphs, tribulations and a constant inner struggle that

The Cost of Business

Women on Business

In our current situation many companies are cackling about how much money they have saving on services and are doing their fair share to keep pushing prices down. On the surface this savings looks good to many companies, but as soon as the economy turns around these services are going to go back to the increased costs they deserve and then what? Well in my years I have observed one thing that still holds true no matter what situation your business is in, you get what you pay for.

Steve Jobs, World's Greatest Philanthropist

Harvard Business Review

A student at one of my talks on the nonprofit sector asked if I could name a for-profit company that was making a difference on the scale that nonprofits do. I said I'd be hard-pressed to name one that wasn't.

Dorm Rooms: Then and Now

Execupundit

Instapundit.com points to some nifty products for a dorm room. A quick inventory of what I took to college: A sparse wardrobe. Transistor radio. American College Dictionary [obtained with Gold Bond Stamps]. Laundry bag. Gym bag. Electric typewriter. Shaving gear.

The Big Picture of Business – Planning and Budgeting in Downsized Times

Strategy Driven

Getting the funds that you need from tight fisted management is an ongoing process. Cash outlays are justifiable either by dollars they bring in or dollars they stand to save for the organization. Cash outlays are always risks.

Debt Crisis - Should Equities Suffer?

Chartered Management Institute

We are witnessing the US and European debt situation unfolding and getting more complex by the day. Consequences will only be fully assessable in 10 years time. The reason: US has a decision-making problem at the legislative level that blocks the resolution of their debt crises however its ability to repay the debt is out of question.

In Case You Didn’t Have Enough to Worry About…

Management Excellence

Here’s my slightly serious, slightly tongue-in-cheek listing of things that are truly frightening and worth worrying about. Feel free to add your own. Social Commentary Social Satire Friday Fun More to Fear Troubles

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Exploiting Beauty in the Workplace

Harvard Business Review

Catherine Hakim, a professor of sociology at the London School of Economics, has shattered the last great taboo of the workplace: professional women should use their "erotic capital" — beauty, sex appeal, charm, dress sense, liveliness, and fitness — to get ahead at work. And rather than believing old notions that beauty has only a trivial, superficial value, women should change the way they use the "beauty premium" and not be ashamed of using it to get ahead.

A Dash of Tanmay

Execupundit

Check out Tanmay Vora's Tumblr blog. Good stuff in small dosages

Journaling - writing things down to deepen the thinking

Jason Womack

After posting a link to " The Things I 'Do' With My Journal " I've received a few questions via twitter @ jasonwomack - if you have another question, please do let me know! Following are some of the Q's and A's for you. Do you move your "next actions" from your journal to another digital list? What's the benefit you have in separating "ideas" and "next actions"? What do you think about using different journals, for business and personal (family, finance.)? These are GREAT questions.

"You have failed to maintain your weapon."

Execupundit

I finally saw the Michael Caine film, " Harry Brown ," the other day on DVD. Rather interesting in light of the recent riots. A dark film but Caine, of course, is excellent

“That’s not fair!!!”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Small children scream at the top of their lungs what many adults feel on occasion. Fair” is a highly subjective term, as in a game such as baseball. It’s also a relative term that, like beauty, is often in the eyes of the beholder. Here is a story I heard many years ago. It involves [.]. Bob's blog entries

Entertainment Break

Execupundit

Marlene Dietrich sings " Lili Marlene.". Listening to this can transport you to a foggy night in the 1930s and a bar in Hamburg near the docks

Update Your Resume and Create Your Life Handbook

Women on Business

Did you know September is international “Update Your Resume Month&# ? I didn’t either…but it is! This press release by career coach and author, Ford R. Myers, offers five tips to develop attention-getting resumes: 1. Be Brief. Be Specific. Be Active. Be Selective. Be Honest. Taken like this, I think these five tips can apply to just about every facet of a women’s career. The job search, resume, interview, meetings… the list goes on.

And So It Begins

Execupundit

At Unhappy Hipsters : The room was thick with tension; he’d had enough of the chair’s attitude

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Add Women, Get Smarter: What’s the Deal with Social Sensitivity?

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.” To read the complete article, [.]. Bob's blog entries Add Women Alice H.

Headquarters Design

Execupundit

You have been given the power to pick any of the following for your organization's new corporate headquarters. Assume that money is no barrier. Which of these, if any, would you select? Jogging path. Stress reduction room with quiet pods that shut out noise. Stress reduction room with punching bags. Zen garden with benches. Racquetball courts. Cafeteria. In-house masseuse. Library. Coffee shop. Other

Blog Brag

Erika Andersen

Hey guys – I just found out that this blog was ranked #67 of the hundred top leadership blogs.

Culture of Courage

Execupundit

Writing in Chief Executive , Tom Rieger on four ways to create a culture of courage. An excerpt: There are two types of courage that apply particularly well to organizations: vital courage and moral courage. Vital courage is the “inspiration for actions that improve one’s lot in life or that ultimately promote survival.” Moral courage is “the authentic expression of one’s beliefs or values in pursuit of justice or the common good despite power differentials, dissent, disapproval, or rejection.”

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Erika Andersen

Hey guys – I just found out that this blog was ranked #67 of the hundred top leadership blogs.

Great Moments in Legal History Update

Execupundit

Remember the Kelo case? A follow-up story

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Erika Andersen

Hey guys – I just found out that this blog was ranked #67 of the hundred top leadership blogs.

Music Break

Execupundit

"If I Needed You" by Emmylou Harris and Don Williams

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Blog Brag

Erika Andersen

Hey guys – I just found out that this blog was ranked #67 of the hundred top leadership blogs.

Quote of the Day

Execupundit

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world. Helen Keller

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Blog Brag

Erika Andersen

Hey guys – I just found out my blog was ranked #67 of the hundred top leadership blogs.

Not the Way We Treat People: 21 Items

Execupundit

Several years ago I heard of some local executives who, after seeing rude and arrogant behavior by a newly-employed vice president, called him aside and said, "That's not the way we treat people here.". That raises a good question: Just what is on your organization's Don't List? Let's set aside the monster infractions, such as bullying and bigotry, and list some that might not seem as severe but which can be very harmful. How about the following?

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Erika Andersen

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