Tue.Feb 14, 2017

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The benefits of having a team of equals


Perhaps you’ve had managers who expected things to be done their way, with little appreciation for your decisions and ideas. Improved results.

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7 Characteristics of Effecitve Change Agent Leaders

Ron Edmondson

If you want to be in leadership get comfortable with change. It’s part of the experience of every leader. Courageous. Relational. Strategic.

Integrity – A Critical Cornerstone To Effective Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Terri Williams. The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Consider conducting a self-audit.

In nearly 25% of Businesses Leaders Believe 30%-50% of Employees Avoid Responsibility*

Leadership Freak

If you want people to take responsibility, hold yourself accountable. Hold yourself accountable. Invite others to hold you accountable. Expect others to take responsibility. 4 powerful expressions of leadership accountability*. Devote yourself to… Continue reading → Accountability Author Book Notes Leadership Development

Monitoring and Tracking

Lead Change Blog

This post builds upon my posts over the last two months. There is a saying that if you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it.

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How to Communicate the Vision: Striking the Right Chord

RapidStart Leadership

Last week we talked about the importance of seeking to understand your leadership environment before you start trying to lead. Others: not so much.

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0806 | How Leaders Succeed by Breaking Down Silos with Heidi Gardner


Heidi K. Gardner, PhD, is a Distinguished Fellow in the Center on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School. How to Break Down Barriers.

Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined

Coaching Tip

Many of us are focused on the wrong approach to reach our goals and improve our lives. We don't need to get more than what we already have. We just need to learn to use what we have. Act without planning: Get going, impose constraints -- it fosters spontaneity and creativity. Many of the best inventions came about this way.

Trust Me, You’ll Be Fine! | by Chip Bell

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest Post by Chip Bell I was scared… really scared. It was going to be a half-mile walk home alone in the pitch dark and I was seven years old. I was helping my grandfather with a project that ended up going until dark. I called my dad to come get me and he suggested […]. The post Trust Me, You’ll Be Fine! | Guest Post Chip Bell Chip R.

How to Pick a Biography

Kevin Eikenberry

And in response to this article, I was recently asked for tips on picking biographies. So…here you go!

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Show Me the Love: Recognition that Makes a Difference (with video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Yesterday a high-potential, high-performing VP called: Karin, the thing is, I know I’ve been accomplishing a lot. No news is good news.

Want to Be More Productive? Sit Next to Someone Who Is

Harvard Business Review

To increase worker performance, employers often invest in a number of things, from rewards and incentives to education and training. These traditional approaches develop employees’ skills and enrich their work experience. and Europe. The company is a client of Cornerstone OnDemand , which one of us, Jason, works for.) Effectiveness. Quality.

Late Night Reading Mode


Business book? No, I'll wind up taking notes. Thriller? No, it will keep me up. Intricate spy novel? Perhaps, but it will need to be a tad boring.

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3 Ways to Make Time for the Little Tasks You Never Make Time For

Harvard Business Review

We’d all like to spend our time at work on high-value activities: setting strategy, fostering innovation, mentoring promising employees, and more. If you can jettison what’s least important, the thinking goes, you can double down on what’s driving your most important contributions. This is a skill we want to cultivate.”

Happy Valentine's Day


A day for quoting Elizabeth Barrett Browning


A Better Metric for the Value of a Worker Training Program

Harvard Business Review

The United States has thousands of workforce development and training programs, run by the public, social, and private sectors. Some are excellent; others, not so much. The problem is that we don’t know which are which. That lack of knowledge is costly. And most programs have no positive effect at all. Many measure cost per student.


Testing Your List


First assignment: Quickly make a list of what you want to get done today. Don't read the fine print until after you've made your list.

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A Wall Won’t Secure the U.S.-Mexico Border, but Economic Policy Could

Harvard Business Review

President Trump campaigned on a promise to “build a great, great wall on our southern border.” ” After he was inaugurated as president, his administration said it was considering taxing imports from Mexico to cover the estimated cost of $21.6 billion. million American jobs that depend on that trade. Never mind the cost of the wall.

Very Nicely Done


Unorganized Hancock , a band from the wilds of Maine, made this video in 2016. It is timeless, well performed, and the movie clips are fun

How To Show You Value Your Employees

Eric Jacobson

Those eight behaviors are: Attention -- Pay attention to what people say to show your interest. Make clear where the credit belongs.

Future Research Project for Business Marketing Class


The New York Times : Nudity is returning to Playboy

Data Tells and Stories Sell

The Recovering Engineer

Early in my career, I worked in the plastics industry as a process and product development engineer. Navy. It was nice. It helped a little.

The Valentine State


Arizona went from a territory to a state on February 14, 1912. As a result, its nickname for many years was The Valentine State. I'm glad that got shucked. Now its nickname is The Grand Canyon State; a wise tourism magnet to counter the belief of some that the Grand Canyon is in Nevada. In other words, Arizona territory had a wild reputation.

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Michael Chapdelaine : " Somebody That I Used to Know


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Penrod sat morosely upon the back fence and gazed with envy at Duke, his wistful dog. From Penrod by Booth Tarkington


Quote of the Day


Many people have trouble supporting a decision with which they do not agree, but that they need to do so is simply inevitable. Even when we all have the same facts and we all have the interests of an organization in mind, we tend to have honest, strongly felt, real differences of opinion. Andrew S. Grove, High Output Management

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This time, there would be no witnesses. From Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams