Tue.Feb 14, 2017

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. Think back to that time, and imagine how it felt.

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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. The best leaders get accustomed to leading change. Every leader deals with change, but in my experience, some handle it better than others.

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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

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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. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.” – Dwight D.

How the Cloud Can Help Your Business Grow

Women on Business

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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. Her research focuses on leadership and collaboration in professional service firms. Gardner has lived and worked on four continents, including positions with McKinsey & Co.

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. There are four basic actions that people can take to strengthen their stretch: Broaden experiences: When we get exposure to a variety of experiences, we learn about using resources in different ways and give ourselves permission to break convention.

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. And if you were taking good notes and paying attention to the people you talked with, you should have a pretty good idea of the direction you want to take your team.

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How to Pick a Biography

Kevin Eikenberry

I’m a big fan of reading biographies for many reasons, so several years ago I wrote a blog post on why leaders should read biographies (you can read that here). 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. And I shouldn’t need this. But, I just wish one of the big guys would just say “thank you.”

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! | by Chip Bell appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Guest Post Chip Bell Chip R. Bell customer service Kaleidoscope

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. But we discovered a surprisingly simple way to increase productivity, one that was low-cost and had immediate impact: better office seating arrangements.

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. Horror novel? No way. History book? Perhaps. Classic novel? Perhaps.

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. But every professional faces a relentless deluge of niggling tasks — the overflowing inbox, the introductions you promised to make, the stack of paperwork you have to file, or the articles you really ought to read.

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. According to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce , spending on programs in the U.S.


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. Second assignment: Take a couple of minutes and see if anything important is missing from that list.

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. That Department of Homeland Security estimate is roughly double Trump’s price tag of $8–$12 billion ; others peg the cost much higher ).

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

There are eight specific actions business leaders can take to show that they value their employees , according to Andrew Leigh , author of the book , Ethical Leadership -- Creating and Sustaining an Ethical Business Culture.

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. At the time, I had a degree in chemical engineering, and I had just completed service as a nuclear engineering officer in the U.S. Navy.

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. Anyway, when you think about it, 1912 wasn't really that long ago. [My My grandfather voted for statehood and I'm still remarkably youthful, in thought if not in body.]

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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. No matter how much time we may spend trying to forge agreement, we just won't be able to get it on many issues.

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