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When Humble Does Forgiveness

Ron Edmondson

Humble knows relationships. Humble knows grace. Humble knows forgiveness. Humble attracts the favor of God. Doesn’t speak sarcastically.

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Give Them Enthusiasm

Kevin Eikenberry

I’m a fan of enthusiasm – and always have been. I’m confident at least part of the reason is because of my parents. That is one reason I like today’s quotation. The other reason is that it suggests something that isn’t always talked about. but that I will talk about below. Enjoy! [.].

5 ideas for improving how you manage people

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Career Development Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Self Leadership Value Creation Workplace Issues As a manager, you are responsible for a wide range of activities. Recruiting. Establishing a positive work environment in your group. Setting expectations. Managing performance. Making decisions. Coaching.

Top Executive Recruiters Agree There Are Only Three True Job Interview Questions

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an exceptionally valuable article written by George Bradt and published by Forbes magazine. To read the complete article, check out other resources, and obtain subscription information, please click here. * * * The only three true job interview questions are: 1. Can you do the job? Will you love [.].

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Don’t be LIN-blinded: Why you need to SIFT through your talent (Jeremy Lin Style)

ReThink HR

All of us know the story of a guy named Tim Tebow. This is a guy who has been considered an average player. An average player in college. points, 8.3

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Ditching the Corner Office for Good

In the CEO Afterlife

For those who may be interested, my days in the CEO afterlife are more fullfiling than ever. The link to Fortune article is – [link].

How Fear of Self-Promotion Can Kill Your Career

LDRLB

This is a guest post from Joel A. Garfinkle. Does the idea of promoting yourself at work make your heart race and your palms sweat? Promote others.

Wise words: Edwin Bliss on what’s worth pursuing

Bud to Boss

. My name is Catherine, and I am a perfectionist. It’s been about a year and a half since my last debilitating bout of perfectionism, but I know that it could rear its ugly head at any moment if I’m not careful. This quote from productivity author Edwin Bliss is an important reminder for people like me: Striving for perfection is a waste of time.

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My business epiphany while watching this year’s Westminster Dog Show

First Friday Book Synopsis

Over the years, more than a dozen dogs have been members of our family. Currently, we have Molly, a West Highland terrier. And every year, we watch the annual Westminster Dog Show, a contest yet to be won by a Westie. Valuable lessons can be learned from taking business courses and reading business books but [.]. Bob's blog entries

Wise words: Edwin Bliss on what’s worth pursuing

Bud to Boss

. My name is Catherine, and I am a perfectionist. It’s been about a year and a half since my last debilitating bout of perfectionism, but I know that it could rear its ugly head at any moment if I’m not careful. This quote from productivity author Edwin Bliss is an important reminder for people like me: Striving for perfection is a waste of time.

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The Accidental Creative: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice Todd Henry Portfolio/The Penguin Group (2011) How and why almost anyone can learn to survive and (perhaps) thrive in a create-on-demand world Contrary to what this book’s subtitle suggests, even people who are highly renowned for being “brilliant” cannot turn it on ”at a [.].

Photo Inquiry Friday: Yes, you want Team Building…Can you tell me why?

Create Learning

Team Building means many things to many people. Do you have some defined objectives or desired outcomes for this time – What is the purpose? So what?

Schedule Time for Goodbye and Feedback

Modern Servant Leader

With the increase in outsourcing, specialization and globalization , it seems we say “goodbye” to team members more often. Making Time.

The Awarness to Lead

Women on Business

Many things have been said about leadership some good and some bad, but the one thing that has stuck with me has been the awareness of leadership. Now when I say awareness, I don’t be mean micro-managing your staff or applying dual layers of approval. I mean awareness of the atmosphere you create in your company. Let failure be your guide.

First Paragraph

Execupundit

For the better part of the last five years I have been living in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. When I first came here, almost thirty years ago, Vallarta was a fishing village of some two thousand souls. There was only one road to the outside world - and it was impassable during the rainy season. From An Open Book by John Huston

Book #3: Leading + Teaming + Love

Erika Andersen

I’m very very pleased and excited to share with you that my new book, Leading So People Will Follow , will be published by Jossey-Bass , probably this fall. A number of publishers were interested in it, so my agent Jim put it up for auction – Jossey-Bass made the best offer, and we’re thrilled.

‘Your Solution Will Not Work For Me’. Mike speaking in Buffalo, NY

Create Learning

Hello, I will be speaking at Social Media Uninhibited on March 8, 2012. Here’s what I’m Talking About: Your Solution Will Not Work For Me. STOP IT!

Susan Cain On The Power Of Introverts In A Talkative World

Bird's Eye View

TED excitement is indeed building. Indeed, she is right that we live in a talkative world. Blab, blab, blab surrounds us. Radio talk shows.

Our Technology Work Habits – are workers slack?

Rapid BI

Our Technology Work Habits - are workers slack? It had to happen. 20 years ago most people were banned from using the office phone for private calls, then email come in, and only a few "lucky" people had it. then the internet. With many IT teams. ecademy Business

Pinterest as Free Market Research

Harvard Business Review

My first reaction was panic. You know how it goes. First I heard about Pinterest. Then I heard that it grew 429% from September to December 2011.

How Fear of Self-Promotion Can Kill Your Career

LDRLB

This is a guest post from Joel A. Garfinkle. Does the idea of promoting yourself at work make your heart race and your palms sweat? Promote others.

The Catastrophe of Success

Harvard Business Review

Something odd and interesting happens to a lot of people who become very successful. Once the initial thrill wears off, they come to perceive their success as "a catastrophe" and even as "a kind of death," as the playwright Tennessee Williams famously put it, after The Glass Menagerie became a smash hit in 1944. Consider Pablo Picasso circa 1907.

Lord of the Immunity

Execupundit

Ann Althouse examines tips on how to win "Survivor

A New Era for Global Leadership Development

Harvard Business Review

The realities of globalization, with increasing emphasis on emerging markets, present corporate leaders with enormous challenges in developing the leaders required to run global organizations. They hire technical specialists, local experts, and country managers from emerging markets but rarely promote them to corporate positions.

Talent Search: Never Heard of Him

Execupundit

I am ashamed to say that it took me years to realize that not every person with major talent in our society is well known. What if he'd died earlier?

How One CEO Grows Her Business with Feeling

Harvard Business Review

What do you think causes millions of people to miss work and school in developing economies? Illness? Lack of childcare? Minimal professional training? Insufficient infrastructure? While all of those certainly play a role, I'm guessing that what Elizabeth Scharpf stumbled across as a critical factor in absenteeism wasn't on your radar. Seriously?

Bate: "It's got to keep distraction at bay."

Execupundit

The incomparable Nicholas Bate has some helpful ideas (and a download!) on getting organized. What's your system

Friday Leadership and Management Sound-Bites

Management Excellence

Though-provoking quotes from my current management and leadership reading stack. If you are looking for some thought-provoking leadership and management reading, here are a few great choices: "To Do" List Leadership Ideas Leadership Reading Management Reading

Art Break: Part Two of The Hermit's Temptations

Execupundit

Art Contrarian continues his review of how various artists have addressed the temptation of Saint Anthony

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New Media on Connection

Michael Lee Stallard

Tomorrow I fly back to the U.S. after a 10-day trip to Amsterdam, Brussels, London and Edinburgh where I taught seminars for the Institute for Management Studies, spoke at ITV, saw several friends and spent a couple days on vacation with my wife, Katie. While here, I learned about several new items of media coverage related to connection.

Effective Communication via Loose Python

Execupundit

Back by popular demand: J ack, the python got loose again. Don't go in there alone. It takes two to handle him. Sign on front door of hunter's isolated cabin in western United States [Source: Quotable Business by Louis E. Boone

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Don't Let Customers Freak Out Over Price Hikes

Harvard Business Review

Last year's business pages were filled with episodes of consumer outrage over price hikes. Within hours of Verizon's announcement of a new $2 "convenience fee" for one-time payments, 130,000 people had signed an online protest petition and the FCC had expressed its concern to the media. There's enormous truth in that insight. Offer Choices.

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As We Approach the Weekend: "I Feel Fine"

Execupundit

Hard to beat: The Beatles in concert

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Will my life make a difference?

Deep Imprints

The tree on the left has been in Denny Park Seattle for generations. We want to see Him use us to change the world we walk in. Will my field expand?