Wed.Oct 05, 2011

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Steve Jobs 1955-2011

Leading Blog

One of the most remarkable innovators of our time, Steve Jobs has been called a Henry Ford, a Walt Disney, a Thomas Edison. "We It better be worth it.

7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Facing Fear

Ron Edmondson

I’ve watched fear keep many people from achieving all God would have them achieve. Fear is the enemy of progress. What can we do about fear?

Does Active Social Media Engagement Start with the CEO?

C-Level Strategies

Michael Dell with DellCap Customers. So we asked the employees to rewrite it in a way that made sense for all of us.”. “We Probably very few.

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Steve Jobs Contribution to Christianity

Ron Edmondson

Steve Jobs was without question a brilliant man and an incredible marketer. God has used his efforts for good. Christians Culture

Are You Up, Down, or Sideways?

Leading Blog

There are no guarantees in life. We can be proactive, but there are some things that are completely outside of our control. So if we can’t be proactive on everything, we can, Mark Sanborn suggests, be interactive. We must learn how to interact with the forces in our life that are bigger than we are to create the outcomes we desire. Produce Value.

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Who needs leaders? An exercise in adaptive leadership

Chartered Management Institute

Complexity science is slowly emerging (pardon the pun) as a force in how organisations are structured. The following video shows a game used to show the merits of leading in an adaptive way. I’ll provide a brief description of how to setup the game below, but the video explains it all if you would rather use that.

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I Am Not Responsible for My Employees’ Happiness!

Linked 2 Leadership

A cumulative body of research has clearly established that happy employees equal successful business outcomes. What role do you play in your employees’ happiness at work? Are you responsible for your employees’ happiness? The goal is not to create happiness, but to create the conditions for happiness to occur.”

Catalyst 2011: David Kinnaman

Ron Edmondson

I’m at Catalyst Atlanta this week and will be trying to get my notes live as soon as I can. David Kinnaman , President of the Barna Group, shared his latest research and the basis of his newest book “You Lost Me” at a Catalyst Lab today. The information was timely for me in some of the thought processes God has been shaping in me.

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Ask the expert with Joseph Lampel

Chartered Management Institute

My son is CEO of the family business and it has performed consistently under his leadership, but recently some staff have been guilty of misconduct. My daughter says the issue has been badly handled. I support my son, but how do I clear up the mess without compromising his position? You are not watching this post, click to start watching

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The Impact of Trust

Coaching Tip

By Guest Author David Horsager. I had been speaking and producing events around the world on a broader scope of topics. As I visited many different types of companies, I began to wonder what the greatest of these companies and leaders had in common. I noticed the impact of trust on both leadership and the bottom line. He lives in St. Paul, Minn.,

Celebrate your customer service reps this week

Bud to Boss

Did you know we’re halfway through Customer Service Week ? If not, don’t fret; customer service is something that you can celebrate—and improve—year-round. But here are a couple of last-minute ways to honor your customer service representatives right now: Treat them to a sweet. Saying “Thank you” doesn’t need to be lavish or expensive.

Know When To Let Go

Ravi Pratap Singh

Perseverance. This is the key attribute required of a salesperson. Business Personal Effectiveness Sales/Marketing

Your Frailties Make You Beautiful

Leadership Freak

Image source We’re all drawn toward skillful competent individuals. Maybe they’ll teach us? Hopefully, they’ll rub off. But competency without frailty is uncomfortable, unapproachable, and unattractive. The things that make competencies beautiful are the frailties that surround them. He has [.]. weaknesses Leadership Development

Leadership Challenges For 2030: The Competencies Required

Leaders. Better. Brighter.

But if they want their businesses to survive and thrive over the next two decades they have no choice. They will be, quite simply, unsustainable.

Tablet Leadership Competition

Coaching Tip

Making four successive versions of the Kindle e-reader also led Amazon down the path toward the Kindle Fire. The other is price.

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RePost – Items That Were on Desk When I Was Terminated

Create Learning

So I decided to RePost this article that was originally written on February 27, 2009. This list below is quite humorous and I always enjoy reading it.

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Silence Kills: Are You Fostering Cowardly Communication?

The Practical Leader

I just came across a Corporate Executive Board (CEB) study showing the incredible penalties and pay-offs of good and bad communication practices.

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#WBF11 Gary Burnison - Korn Ferry and Angela Ahrendts - Burberry

CEO Blog

The next speaker was Gary Burnison from Korn Ferry. I did not recognize the name although I certainly knew the company. Burnison was a great speaker. I guess that should not surprise me - most CEOs are. One suggestion I have for any aspiring leader is to join Toastmasters ) I think part of the reason he is a good speaker is he uses stories.

Quote of the Day

Execupundit

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day-to-day living that wears you out. Anton Chekhov

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Lunch with Malcolm Gladwell #WBF11

CEO Blog

I attended a small lunch with Malcolm Gladwell. The focus was Canada. What does Malcolm have in common with Einstein? I bet you said the hair but no, it is the genius. He is truly genius. His simple clarity is inspiring. He has been thinking of "what is the advantage of being marginal" (meaning not the number one player, or leader etc).

How to Stop Making Decisions That Waste Time and Money

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. Many managers rely on gut instinct to make important decisions, which often leads to poor results. On the contrary, when managers insist on incorporating logic and evidence, [.].

R.I.P. Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011)

ReThink HR

From the apple.com website. Reprint: The Wheel of Innovation. Business Impact Life Technology Apple Innovation R.I.P. Steve Jobs Steve Jobs

How power produces little Hitlers

Chartered Management Institute

In the world of the web and social media there is a rule called Godwin's Law. It states: "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1". Godwin believed that the longer the discussion went on, the higher the odds of someone being compared to a little Hitler in some way.

Are Your Managerial Skills Giving You a Bad Reputation?

Rapid BI

Are Your Managerial Skills Giving You a Bad Reputation? Being a manager comes with both perks and headaches in today’s business world. If you have a hands-off approach to managing, you can be viewed as a good manager by many of your workers, but upper management may see you as ineffective in supervising a group [.].

81% of private sector managers expect that employment levels decrease or stagnate

Chartered Management Institute

A new report by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) reveals UK’s managers concerns about the current economic situation and the private sector’s ability to provide growth. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Useful Disadvantage

Leadership Freak

I just left an unplugged session at the World Business Forum with Malcolm Gladwell. About 40 people listened and asked questions. Gladwell is interested in learning theory, it’s central to his next book. In specific, he’s jazzed about what he calls “compensation learning.” Learning that results from compensating for a weakness.

Chris Owen and Wes Anderson in Conversation

Bird's Eye View

My third foray into New Yorker Festival -land was to a Saturday night event that started at 10PM, moderated by Michael Specter. Then it came to me.

Ask the experts: My son is CEO of the family business and it has performed consistently under his leadership, but recently some staff have been guilty of misconduct. My daughter says the issue has been badly handled. I support my son, but how do I clear u

Chartered Management Institute

My son is CEO of the family business and it has performed consistently under his leadership, but recently some staff have been guilty of misconduct. My daughter says the issue has been badly handled. I support my son, but how do I clear up the mess without compromising his position? You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Next Gen Women

Erika Andersen

Earlier this week I attended the WICT Touchstones Luncheon here in NY. Three women were being honored: the WICT Woman of the Year is Nomi Bergman , and the two WICT “Women to Watch” are Jennifer Dorian and Kathleen Finch. Most of the guys were baby boomers, more or less my age.

Stressing Out

Execupundit

Is stress the Black Death of the 21st Century ? [HT: HT: Drudge Report

Corporate Cultures – Introduction

Strategy Driven

These values are shaped by both individual beliefs and collective experiences. Taken together, these values form the corporation’s culture.

Escaping the Gravitational Pull of the Past

Management Excellence

If you work in a firm struggling to redefine itself and maintain its relevance in this changing world, you’re not alone. You’re also involved in a battle for your firm’s life. Leading Change Social Commentary Strategy Changing the Business Model Corporate Reinvention The Struggle to Change

Book Review: 18 Minutes

LDRLB

I’m a big fan of Peter Bregman’s blog on HBR.org. So naturally I was excited when I received an advance review copy of his new book 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Masters Distraction and Get the Right Things Done. The book is less about time management and productivity. This focus on the important is the first level of discipline.

Twenty-seven Years and Lots of Relationships

The Recovering Engineer

I am also reflecting on the fact that today marks the twenty-seventh anniversary of my commissioning as an ensign in the United States Navy.