Sun.Mar 11, 2012

The Zigzag Principle: The Goal Setting Strategy that will Revolutionize Your Business and Your Life

Kevin Eikenberry

Today’s Resource Recommendation is The Zigzag Principle: The Goal Setting Strategy that will Revolutionize Your Business and Your Life by Rich Christiansen. I’ve read lots of books on goal setting and achievement, both those with a personal focus and a business or organizational focus. This book, by its title, purports it will help you both [.]. Books Leadership Learning Setting Goals Success business entrepreneurship goal achievement

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Failure, or Progress?: Making Mountains into Milestones

Terry Starbucker

(Terry’s Note: This is the latest in a series of posts written by guest writer Adam Tenenbaum , called Front Line Leadership. Adam is currently right in the middle of his leadership journey, overseeing a large staff at a very successful retail operation.

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Proof That Less is More

In the CEO Afterlife

Ever since I started blogging about leadership and strategy, I’ve been harping about the notion of “doing less, better” as a business modus operandi. Wall Street is against the idea. They think companies have to “do more and more” to get bigger and bigger.

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The Command: Do Not Be Afraid

Ron Edmondson

I command you…be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9. As I read the Scripture, I see little room for the follower of Christ to be afraid (except for the fear of God). Perplexed; yes. Confused; sometimes. Overwhelmed; often. Angry; when necessary. Distressed; possibly. Yes, I fully agree, just the fact that the command is there does not mean we will always follow it.

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On Multitasking

LeadStrategic

Why do we act as though multitasking is a badge of honor? Why do we brag about being able to do two things at the same time? Common sense says that dividing attention between two (or more) simultaneous tasks leads to reduced performance and costly mistakes.

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Unpacking Your Toolbox

Rajesh Setty

Think of a toolbox. A very sophisticated one. It has all sorts of tools including but not limited to variety of screw drivers, variety of spanners, variety of hammers etc. You always carry it along with you just in case you need to use some of the tools.

The Power of Frustrating Leadership Friends

Leadership Freak

People who frustrate you fill holes in your leadership. You need them more than you think. I took on my first leadership challenge in 1981. I didn’t even know what leadership meant. I did know that it seemed I was surrounded by people who frustrated me. They didn’t want to do what I wanted! Since then, I’ve [.].

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Brad Hams Works To Eradicate Entitlement In The Workplace

Eric Jacobson

Entitlement is "killing your business," says author Brad Hams. And after more than 15 years working with hundreds of companies, Hams says he knows "that the vast majority of employees addicted to entitlement actually want to engage, want to contribute, and feel much better about themselves when they are in an environment that requires them to do so."

The Power of Frustrating Leadership Friends

Leadership Freak

People who frustrate you fill holes in your leadership. You need them more than you think. I took on my first leadership challenge in 1981. I didn’t even know what leadership meant. I did know that it seemed I was surrounded by people who frustrated me. They didn’t want to do what I wanted! Since then, I’ve [.].

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Corporate Coherence Works

In the CEO Afterlife

Ever since I started blogging about leadership and strategy, I’ve been harping about the notion of “doing less, better” as a business modus operandi. Wall Street is against the idea. They think companies have to “do more and more” to get bigger and bigger.

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Jim Whitehurst (Red Hat) in “The Corner Office”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Jim Whitehurst (right) is president and C.E.O. of Red Hat, the provider of Linux and other open-source technology. Long before [.].

Right Ways To Respond When Things Go Wrong -- The Instant Survivor

Eric Jacobson

"From Tylenol's textbook handling of product tampering to Toyota's troublesome automobile recalls, how a company recovers from crisis can mean continued business success or bankruptcy," explains author Jim Moorhead.

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Forrest Gump for President

First Friday Book Synopsis

In 1972 during the presidential primary campaigns, a reporter asked a little old lady in New Hampshire whom she was going to vote for. Her reply? “I I never vote. It only encourages them!” However, after carefully considering the current candidates, I have decided to vote for Forrest Gump. Here are a few reasons. He [.].

An Allergy Weekend

Execupundit

Need I say more

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Management Journey Blog Carnival Submissions

Management is a Journey

The Blog Carnival site is down. While their site is being repaired, you can still make a submission to the March Management Journey Carnival by using my contact form. Just include the link and description for your article that you want to submit in your contact form. Robert. Blog Carnival

Tech Update

Execupundit

First, it was flip-phones. Now, it's wrist watches. Is there no end to the abuse this man dispenses

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Failure and Change

Women on Business

Guest post by Laura Brown (learn more about Laura at the end of this post). I’m at a crossroads with my websites and the work I do online. At the beginning of the new year I felt unsatisfied with my work, out of touch with what I really want to be doing. So, I took stock of what I have. My blog is a massive body of work. Built over several years online, writing for various sites, then starting my own in 2006.

If You Put All of Your Eggs in a Basket, Watch That Basket

Execupundit

David Kanigan has a fascinating chart on what happens to those lost smartphones

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The 3 What?

Execupundit

In-between naps and allergy medicine, it struck me that today needed a moment of high culture

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