Wed.Sep 07, 2011

“That Used To Be Us” – “The Great Stagnation” – Still, We Keep Asking, Where Will the Jobs Be?

First Friday Book Synopsis

We’re going to be hearing a lot about jobs in the coming days. We should have been hearing about it more, a whole lot more, but there have been too many fires to put out. And the bad news is they are not out. They are not contained. (I I intend this metaphorically, but at this [.].

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Never Forget Who’s Paying You

Ron Edmondson

If you have a job. Be thankful for those providing you an income. Perhaps it’s a pet peeve of mine…maybe it’s generational…maybe it’s because in one day it seemed to happen everywhere I went, but I see a shortage of smiling, friendly faces in the work place.

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Leadership & Presence

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Can you be a true leader without possessing a command presence? In my experience, very rarely…I’m not referencing the wannabe leaders oozing bravado, false confidence, arrogance, or self-delusion spun as confidence.

Don’t Address the HOW until you Address the WHAT

Ron Edmondson

How to Balance Work and Life

Linked 2 Leadership

Does work/life balance exist? I was interviewed about a week ago about being a working mother and received the infamous question about work life balance: How do you juggle it all and have some sense of balance? I soooo wanted to tell women what we all want to hear. It is that: I have found [.]. Life Balance

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Are your Leaders lazy?

ReThink HR

Has this happened to you? You put your time and effort into getting people and leaders what they need to be more effective and they don’t give the common courtesy to recognize it. Are your leaders lazy? Worst of all are you, as a leader, lazy? . Management is preperation, time and effort.

Five rules for executive product leadership

Lead on Purpose

The original idea for starting Lead on Purpose was a recognition that product managers have the need to lead (inspire, motivate, guide) people who do not report them. Their success depends, to a large extent, on people in other parts of the organization. The PMs who take a leadership approach to their job have the most success. The leadership role of the product team (PM, PO, PMM, UX) is critical to the success of any organization.

Innovation and 21st Century Learning

Create Learning

Innovation & 21st Century Learning. View more presentations from michael cardus. I had the honor of giving a speech to Nardin Academy sharing some insight and lessons on Innovation and how it is or is not connected to 21st century learning.

Still Waiting for Superwoman

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Richard D. Kahlenberg for Slate magazine. To read the complete article, please click here. * * * What Michelle Rhee’s fans don’t get about education reform The national press and political class adore Michelle Rhee, who ran the D.C. public schools from 2007 until 2010. She’s [.].

Prepare daily for annual evaluations

Bud to Boss

By Amy Beth Miller, editor of The Organized Executive. The first time I had to write a formal employee evaluation, I had to write half a dozen and I was unprepared. The company’s policy called for the entire staff to receive year-end reviews, and I spent days working on those documents. Immediately I developed a better way to track employee performance. I set up a file for every one of my staff members, and each day I quickly jotted a note or two.

Still Waiting for Superwoman

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Richard D. Kahlenberg for Slate magazine. To read the complete article, please click here. * * * What Michelle Rhee’s fans don’t get about education reform The national press and political class adore Michelle Rhee, who ran the D.C. public schools from 2007 until 2010. She’s [.].

The 5 Essentials of Personal Leadership (In My Own Words)

Terry Starbucker

Recently I had an opportunity to sit in front of a camera and talk about my personal leadership philosophy (thanks to Yasmin at IamERL.com ).

The New Gold Standard: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The New Gold Standard: 5 Leadership Principles for Creating a Legendary Customer Experience Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Joseph A. Michelli McGraw-Hill (2008) Those who have stayed at a Ritz-Carlton hotel or have attended an event held at one can personally attest to the validity of its reputation for superior service in all respects. [.].

Pareto: 80% of Your Time is Spent on Trivialities

Leadership Freak

The 80/20 rule (Pareto Principle) indicates 80% of your activities are trivial and 20% deliver results. Who wants to go to their CEO and say I’m wasting 80% of my time? It’s shocking to suggest that 80% of an employee’s time is available for richer activities. It’s even more uncomfortable to apply that rule to [.]. Leading Managing Marks of leaders Teams Time management Leadership Development Time Management

Joseph A. Michelli: Second Interview

First Friday Book Synopsis

Joseph A. Michelli is an internationally sought-after speaker, author, and organizational consultant who has been described as “catching what is right in the world and playfully sparking people and businesses to grow toward the extraordinary.” In addition to writing best-selling books about enduring business principles, Dr. Michelli offers direct consulting to select clients. Michelli also [.]. Bob's blog entries John Yokoyama Joseph A.

A Good Time to Check Your Balance and Timeless Leadership Learning

The Practical Leader

As students head back to school this is a good reminder to check our balance and leadership learning. It’s so easy to lose our personal, team, and organizational balance and not recognize that it’s happening. Have you become trapped as your team’s chief technical problem solver ?

Avoid These 3 Mistakes When Presenting

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. Delivering a successful presentation requires preparation and practice. You need to gain the trust of your audience and convey your message clearly. Here are three mistakes you should [.]. Bob's blog entries Avoid These 3 Mistakes When Presenting Carmine Gallo Guide to Persuasive Presentations Harvard Business Review.

Jeffrey Tucker On the F Word: Learning From Failure

Bird's Eye View

The Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

Next Level Blog

Earlier this year, I wrote a blog post called Can This Marriage (Customer, Team, Leader) Be Saved? in which I referenced a book called The 5 Love Languages and riffed a bit on how those might be. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Books executive presence Personal Presence

Screwing Up - or Succeeding - By the Numbers

Execupundit

Something to reflect upon: Cultural Offering on the power of routines

StrategyDriven Welcomes Jeff Kortes

Strategy Driven

The StrategyDriven family is proud to introduce Jeff Kortes as our newest contributing author! Jeff Kortes is the President of Human Asset Management LLC, a human resources consulting firm which specializes in executive search, retention, engagement and front line leadership training.

Adaptive Artist: Dean Cornwell

Execupundit

Art Contrarian considers the changing work of Dean Cornwell

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Would you like to advertise to 90,000 managers?

Chartered Management Institute

The CMI National Conference is fast approaching, and to help you be a part of the action we're re-building our popular sponsorship wall from last years event. link]. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Boost Your Energy

Execupundit

Gretchen Rubin at The Happiness Project on energy level and self-control

Was Marx Right?

Harvard Business Review

In case you've been on Mars (or even just on vacation), here's a surprising idea's been making the rounds lately: there might have been something to Marx's critiques of capitalism after all. Now, before you leap into the intertubes, seize me by the arm, perform a citizens' arrest, and frog-march me into the nearest FBI office, exclaiming "See this suspicious looking brown guy? He's a card-carrying communist!!" please note: I'm, well, not.

The Five Secrets of High-Performing Organizations

Six Disciplines

Our research over the past decade at Six Disciplines has revealed that the best performing businesses have five factors in common: A strong leadership team. The ability to attract and retain quality people. A disciplined approach to their business. The ability to strategically use technology. The wise use of trusted outside providers. Top-performing organizations rate not just a little better in these five areas -- but at least 100% better.

Joe’s Journal: On Measuring Performance

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is the latest post by Joseph A. Maciariello featured in the Joe’s Journal series at the Drucker Exchange (Dx) sponsored by the Drucker Institute. The Drucker Exchange (the Dx) is a platform for bettering society through effective management and responsible leadership. It is produced by the Drucker Institute, a think tank and action tank [.].

Strategy Execution Newsletter - September 2011 - The Strategic Planning Edition

Six Disciplines

Strategic Planning: THIS Time, Do It Differently - Do It Right ! September means "back to school" time. In business, it means closing out Q3, leading to the final quarter of the year, and the annual strategic planning season. How will you approach your strategic planning session this year? What will you do - differently? Even top-performing companies undertake a time-consuming strategic planning process that unfortunately leaves many executives frustrated with the results.

9/11

Execupundit

Reflections on the 9/11 attacks : Victor Davis Hanson Christopher Hitchens Michael J. Lewis

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Strategy Execution Newsletter - September 2011 - The Strategic Planning Edition

Six Disciplines

Strategic Planning: THIS Time, Do It Differently - Do It Right ! September means "back to school" time. In business, it means closing out Q3, leading to the final quarter of the year, and the annual strategic planning season. How will you approach your strategic planning session this year? What will you do - differently? Even top-performing companies undertake a time-consuming strategic planning process that unfortunately leaves many executives frustrated with the results.

The Types of Smart

Execupundit

An assertion that someone is very smart tells you very little. We've all known people in school who made marvelous grades and yet we wouldn't hire them to watch paint dry. They are academically smart but they lack common sense and - my old favorite - street smarts. Unfortunately, many of us have been taught to accord great deference to those who are academically smart. Many of our teachers were in that category.]

9 Traits That Make Great Employees Outstanding

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Jeff Haden for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please click here. * * * Everyone knows great employees are dependable, reliable, proactive, great team [.].

Creativity Break

Execupundit

The genius of Buster Keaton

The Five Secrets of High-Performing Organizations

Six Disciplines

Our research over the past decade at Six Disciplines has revealed that the best performing businesses have five factors in common: A strong leadership team. The ability to attract and retain quality people. A disciplined approach to their business. The ability to strategically use technology. The wise use of trusted outside providers. Top-performing organizations rate not just a little better in these five areas -- but at least 100% better.