Thu.Feb 16, 2012

What Leaders Need to Know about Resentment and Conflict

C-Level Strategies

“Resentment is a breeder. It breeds more resentment.” ” ~Wise Friend. Does this resonate with you? Do you have colleagues who resent you for a promotion you received and, as a result, continue to look for reasons to resent you more or to justify their resentment?

Why Influence Matters

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Leadership without influence – isn’t. In fact, understanding how to leverage the influence factor can make a defining difference in your ability to drive change, build cohesive teams, and to successfully implement strategic vision.

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Eight feedback foul-ups that good managers make

Managers are Heroes

Guest post by Judith Lindenberger.

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7 Ways to be a Prolific Blogger

Ron Edmondson

I’m often asked how I manage to blog as often as I do. I’ve been referred to as a “prolific blogger” I’ll be honest, I had to look up the word prolific to make sure I was okay with being one , but I guess I do “produce many works” as the definition contends.

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What a Top Chef Knows About Organizational Development – Lessons from Jose Andres

Next Level Blog

Foodies in Washington, D.C., know all about Jose Andres, the award-winning chef who popularized Spanish style tapas dining in America. Andres arrived in the United States from Spain in 1993 and opened his first restaurant, Jaleo, that year. Today, he is the CEO of Think Food Group and the mastermind behind eight restaurant concepts with locations in D.C., Los Angeles. Click headline to continue.

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Elizabeth & Hazel, 2 Women from Little Rock; Inherently Unequal – Can we talk about racism?

First Friday Book Synopsis

Can we talk about racism? At noon today, I will present my synopsis of Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women from Little Rock by David Margolick. Two weeks ago, I presented my synopsis of Inherently Unequal: The Betrayal of Unequal Rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903 by Lawrence Goldstone. I did not enjoy reading either book. [.]. Randy's blog entries Brown v.

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Thought-full Thursday: Practicing Leadership


. Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. Bret Simmons has one of my favorite blogs. Although I may not always agree with his views, they always make me think….and and sometimes change what I think. Today’s quote is directly from his blog called appropriately, Bret L. Simmons (well worth your subscribing, by the way), and his post called Leadership is a Choice.

All about the leader

Managing Leadership

We have been reviewing the argument against individual leadership in modern organizations. We have discussed the problems with.

The Secret To LIN-SPIRATIONAL Leadership

Tim Milburn

Jeremy Lin has captured the attention of the sports world in dramatic fashion. Some are comparing the phenomenon to the media frenzy that surrounded Tim Tebow during the heart of the NFL season.

Nine to five or 24/7?

The Organized Executive's Blog

Dad’s idea of family time on the weekend was inviting us to accompany him to the office. He’d open Saturday’s mail to get a jump on the week and take care of other work. He even let me tap out a Telex message for him once or twice. Yes, that was long before email and mobile phones allowed us to work 24/7 from anywhere. Before the word “workaholic” made it into the mainstream, my father clearly was one. He isn’t in the family summer vacation photos, because he couldn’t possibly leave the office.

Introducing the Concept of a Money View

Chris Brady

How we are doing financially has a lot to do with how we think, or the construct we've built up in our minds to interpret all things dealing with money. It's similar to a World View, which is a. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Finances and Economics

More Terrific Quotations!

First Friday Book Synopsis

One of the several joys of reading a wide variety of books is that their authors share quotations that were previously unfamiliar and are worthy of inclusion with those chestnuts from the usual sources such as Sun Tzu, St. Paul, William Shakespeare, and Yogi Berra. Only those who take leisurely what the people of the [.]. Bob's blog entries Albert Einstein Gerd Gigerenzer Henry Mille Howard Aiken John D. Rockefeller John Lennon Jonathan Swift Mark Twain Max Planck More Terrific Quotations!

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What Does it Take to Think Like an Innovator?

Management is a Journey

Innovation is no longer a nice-to-have skill! It is a necessity for today’s business leaders and managers. Innovation must become a part of everyday operations for a business of any size to survive. Those businesses that are not innovating and doing something new will find that they lag their market and this will lead to [.]. Videos Business Trends innovation management organizational productivity strategic thinking

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Let’s Meet at South by Southwest Interactive 2012

Managing Communities

For the fifth consecutive year, I am fortunate enough to be speaking at South by Southwest Interactive in Austin, Texas. What’s different this year is that I will be on a panel for the first time, following two book readings, one Core Conversation (an audience focused presentation by 1 or 2 people) and one solo [.]. Press

Grow: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World’s Great Companies Jim Stengel Crown Business (2011) How and why “maximum growth and high ideals are not incompatible. They’re inseparable.” Jim Stengel begins the first chapter with two separate but related questions: “What makes a business grow beyond the competition? What powers an enterprise to [.].

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Diamonds in the rough: How to recognize your star employees

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development SmartBlog for Leadership [link] What if a diamond in the rough could bring your organization a fresh perspective and ideas that increased customer satisfaction, teamwork, efficiency, employee retention or profitability? Read today’s SmartBlog for Leadership by Chery Gegelman, president of Giana Consulting LLC, an organizational development company that seeks to be a source of light, help and understanding so [.].

Don't Expect


Don't expect to be clear to others if you aren't clear to yourself. Don't expect loyalty from others if you are not loyal to them. Don't expect people to overlook the gap between your words and your actions. Don't expect to be worthy of respect if you lack self-respect.

Find What Works and do More of it. Resistance is Futile

Create Learning

From a discussion and blog comments back and forth with friend and TeamBuilding colleague Anne Thornley Brown of Executive Oasis , then to a Girl Scout program I volunteered some time with for friend Tracy Diina ….

Why Must your Business go "Social"

Rapid BI

Why Must your Business go "Social" Because I have been using social tools both to "do" business and to grow and market my business I believe it is a critical way forward, and yet almost every day and in many meetings I meet people that just "don't get. ecademy Business

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Fixing the Reason Vision Casting Flopps

Leadership Freak

Image source Casting vision to hopeless people is like feeding cake to the dead. The greatest vision in the world is meaningless in the absence of hope. It’s more important to build hope than it is to cast vision. Hope builds confidence. Confident people dare to act. The Gift: Fear rules where hope sleeps. Giving [.].

TED 2012 Excitement Builds

Bird's Eye View

I agreed to be a "Speaker Host" at TED this year, which means that I have responsibility for making one of the speaker/performers feel especially welcome and comfortable in Long Beach during the 5 day TED experience.

Fixing the Reason Vision Casting Flopps

Leadership Freak

Image source Casting vision to hopeless people is like feeding cake to the dead. The greatest vision in the world is meaningless in the absence of hope. It’s more important to build hope than it is to cast vision. Hope builds confidence. Confident people dare to act. The Gift: Fear rules where hope sleeps. Giving [.].

When Should You Tell Your Boss You're Pregnant?

Harvard Business Review

An interview with Tiziana Casciaro and Lotte Bailyn on the HBR case study When to Make Private News Public. Tiziana is an assistant professor of organizational behavior at the Rotman School of Management and Lotte is the author of Breaking the Mold: Redesigning Work for Productive and Satisfying Lives. Download this podcast. Career planning Ethics Human resources



So much of life involves relationships. Which ones need to be: Renewed? Repaired? Improved? Initiated? Avoided? Expanded? Reduced? Reviewed? Ended

Why We Use Social Media in Our Personal Lives — But Not for Work

Harvard Business Review

"We've spent a fortune on collaborative technology, but no one is using it. or if they are, it's for purely social, non-productive activities.". Sound familiar? It's a lament I've heard many times from organizations over the past several years. Most leaders are sold on the tremendous potential new collaborative technologies present to change the way work gets done: increasing productivity, stimulating innovation, and enhancing employee engagement.

All about the leader

Managing Leadership

We have been reviewing the argument against individual leadership in modern organizations. We have discussed the problems with.

Don't Dismiss Your Gen X Talent

Harvard Business Review

Is the tide finally turning? The Labor Department recently reported that the number of Americans quitting their jobs has begun to rise. Although the number is still quite low, it is a tentative sign that labor market mobility, which had petrified during the recession, has started to recover. Employers trusting a stagnant economy to keep top talent from leaving would do well to pay attention. One particular demographic poised to jump is Generation X. At just 46 million in the U.S.,

when you think you have to work harder…you’re probably wrong.

Anese Cavanaugh

In working with clients, I get to observe some of the biggest beliefs that get in the way of positive, effective and joyful leadership. One of these beliefs is “If I work harder, I’ll have more success, and I’ll be happier.” ” “If I just push through this… ” Not so true.

Why Off-Sites Should Go Virtual

Harvard Business Review

When I was the chief marketing officer at Deloitte & Touche, we would have our annual leadership off-site in Las Vegas or Orlando. I remember people practicing their presentations far into the night, and the next day we'd sit for hours in uncomfortable chairs in a huge room listening to our leadership talk about the future of the business. Looking back at those meetings, I have to wonder: Were they truly effective?

How to Use Facebook to Build Your Email List

Women on Business

Facebook can be a fabulous tool for building your business, finding new customers and even building your email list. IF you know how to use it. It’s all fine and good to get lots of fans on Facebook, but chances are most of those fans don’t read your updates. You probably get lost amongst all the other stuff coming through on Facebook. So it’s not a very reliable way to keep in touch with your audience, especially when you have something that you really want them to see and read!

The Twin Engines of All Great Companies

Harvard Business Review

Passing through an airport lounge the other day, I saw television images of Greek, Italian and Spanish legislators debating austerity plans, interspersed with pictures of the rioters in Athens. In the UK, the prime minister was claiming that the country was not drifting into a second recession — yet. And U.S. politicians were squabbling over whether we were still in a "jobless recovery." Bad news is becoming a way of life.



Political Calculations has a great collection of OK Go videos. Fun and unusual stuff

Corporate Leadership Is Still All About the Boys

Harvard Business Review

Two consecutive interviews I did last week, one with a man and the other with a woman, seemed to sum up where both sides stand in the gender debate. Was there any business benefit, I asked them, to having gender balanced leadership in their company? Man: "No. It's just a question of meritocracy.". Woman: "Yes. It's a question of meritocracy.". So there you have it: The gender divide on the interpretation of current corporate reality.

Music Break: The Commitments


From "The Commitments" - a truly great film - " The Dark End of the Street