Sat.Oct 08, 2011

My Advice: Don’t Always Give People an Answer

Ron Edmondson

I have a theory I practice often. I’ve been using it for many years…as a father, a friend, and a pastor. It’s not always what people come looking to me for, but I think it’s the best practice.

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Steve Jobs: He Had No Respect For The Status Quo – & It Seems Clear That We All Wish To (Still) Be Mentored By Him

First Friday Book Synopsis

“You can be mentored by someone without ever meeting them.” Kathy Ireland ———- I have never learned so much so fast. Steve Jobs died, and everyone seems to be writing about him, reflecting on his insanely great contributions. I thought about linking to the best ones – but there are way, way, way too many of [.]. Randy's blog entries Here's to the crazy one Kathy Ireland MG Siegler status quo Steve Jobs

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There Are Stupid Questions

Leadership Freak

Image source: Who ever said there are no stupid questions was wrong. Drucker said, “The truly dangerous thing is asking the wrong questions.” ” Your questions establish, limit, and maintain the focus of others. A question: How many passes? (55 55 sec. video) Wrong questions – wrong direction: Questions control perceptions. Tal Ben-Shahar, author and speaker at the World [.]. Criticism Leading Marks of leaders Questions Taking others higher Leadership Development

Here’s a truth about making life changes…

Ron Edmondson

Related posts: Guest Post: A Very Convenient Truth. Encouragement During Clouded Reality: When You Can’t Sense God’s Truth. The Balance of Grace and Truth. Change Encouragement Innovation Life Plan

Book Review: The Coming Jobs War

Lead on Purpose

“If you were to ask me ‘From all your research, what is the best predictor of new jobs?’ my answer would always be new customers.” Jim Clifton , chairman of Gallup and author of The Coming Jobs War: What every leader must know about the future of job creation , says that what everyone wants is a good job. He makes the bold assertion that job creation and successful entrepreneurship are the world’s most pressing issues right now. “If

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Valuing Differences…Here’s to the Crazy Ones

You're Not the Boss of Me

In the wake of his untimely death, I’ve been reading a little about Steve Jobs. From all accounts, he was a genius; something of a rebel; a free soul and a person who didn’t only think outside the box ( oh how I’m beginning to loathe that expression ) but simply chose not to acknowledge the existence of a box in the first place. We revere him now because, as Steven Spielberg aptly observes, “ Steve Jobs was the greatest inventor since Thomas Edison. He put the World at our fingertips”.

Saturday’s Quote From Carla O’Dell

Management is a Journey

The one thing a leader cannot withhold from people in the Information Age is information. – Carla O’Dell. Communication communication leadership people skills

Joseph Jimenez (Novartis) 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 Joseph Jimenez, C.E.O. of Novartis, the pharmaceutical maker. He says he learned in a previous job that you can’t solve [.]. Bob's blog entries Adam Bryant Corner Office column Joseph Jimenez Marilynn K.

Folk Tale


Alan Rickman reading " The Lion, the Hare, and the Hyena


Demand: Another book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Demand: Creating What People Love Before They Know They Want It Adrian J. Slywotzky with Karl Weber Crown Business (2011) How to create a demand-creating culture Many books published in recent years offer excellent advice on how to create and then sustain what I call a hyphenated culture: quality-driven, customer-driven, innovation-driven, results-driven, etc. The given [.]. Bob's blog entries "How can we convince more of our competition’s customers to buy from us?” Adrian J.

First Paragraph


In the summer of 1944, the year before the year I fell in love, I hitchhiked from Pennsylvania to Seattle by way of Chicago and Yellowstone National Park; from Seattle down the coast to San Francisco; and from there by way of Barstow and Needles via boxcar, thumb, and bus through the Southwest back home to the old farm, three months later. I started out with twenty dollars in my pocket and a piece of advice, cryptic I'd say, from my old man: "Don't let anybody take you for a punk."

Joe’s Journal: On Realists vs. Cynics

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 [.].

Quick Tip: Moneyball


If you haven't seen the new film, " Moneyball ," do. Highly recommended

Reverse Evolution


People have told Jack Horner he’s crazy before, but he has always turned out to be right. In 1982, on the strength of seven years of undergraduate study, a stint in the Marines, and a gig as a paleontology researcher at Princeton, Horner got a job at Montana State University’s Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman. He was hired as a curator but soon told his bosses that he wanted to teach paleontology. They said it wasn’t going to happen,” Horner recalls.

Quote of the Day


We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Miscellaneous and Fast


Nicole Gelinas on Steve Jobs, capitalist. Long suspected, now confirmed : Lawrence O'Donnell is a dolt. Marlon Brando receives Academy Award from space alien. Berlusconi and Putin : I've love to be a fly on the wall at that meeting. The Kingston Trio with " M.T.A.