Tue.Sep 20, 2011

10 Suggestions for Raising Godly Children

Ron Edmondson

Most of the believers I know have a strong desire to raise their children to be godly; to be passionate followers of Christ. With two boys, I know the difficulty in completing that task. Years ago, before I even had children, God laid on my heart to develop a plan for my fathering.

Are You A Fill In The Gap Leader?

The Leadership Advisor

One of the most prevalent things about many leaders is they make sure things get done. That is usually why they have risen to a position of leadership. It can be that they have been diligent in tasks when they were a level or two below where they are right now.

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Solving a Problem: A Matter of Perspective

Ron Edmondson

Solving a problem is often a matter of perspective… Some days leaders feel as though all we do is address problems other people have. It could be a personal problem, a problem with a program, someone on our team, or it could be a problem no one can even identify…just a problem.

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Anatomy of an Apology

Kevin Eikenberry

You may have heard or read about it, or if you are a Netflix customer, you may have received it in email. If you didn’t, Reed Hastings, Co-founder and CEO of Netflix wrote an apology and explanation for a significant pricing change that took place in late July. If you haven’t seen it, reading it [.]. Communication Influence Leadership Learning

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Learning from Great Leaders


They’re everywhere, yet we often don’t notice the great leaders because we’re hard wired to be critical. Where are the leadership role models? If you look with fresh eyes, you’ll observe that many leaders are there for you to model. When you don’t know which way to turn, when every decision you want to make seems wrong, when you

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Book Review: The Other Kind of Smart

Chartered Management Institute

This book is a handy guide to doing that. It takes you through self awareness, your relationships with others, touching on empathy and social responsibility, happiness and the power of gratitude. Reviewed by Ann M. Kelly. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Why Are You on Twitter?

Leading Blog

For those looking to do more with Twitter than just using it to exchange information, Claire Diaz Ortiz, who leads social innovation, philanthropy, and causes at Twitter, has written Twitter for Good : Change the World, One Tweet at a Time to do just that. Claire says that Twitter is effective as a tool to coalesce your message, make a difference and create a movement. She has developed a framework—not surprisingly called T.W.E.E.T. —to

The price of getting more for less

Chartered Management Institute

A friend of mine was furious with her boss. She felt she deserved a promotion, but instead of which she ended up with even more work, and no recognition. Essentially, the attitude of her boss was ‘I know the jobs market is difficult right now, so you are just going to have to put up with it.’.

The Current State of Telecommuting-Teleworking

Six Disciplines

Here's a shocker: A new survey by CareerBuilder ( as published by BNET ) shows that nearly one in five of workers who say they are working from home spend one hour a day-or even less - actually working. The good news? Not everyone is being quite so lazy. Here’s how many hours telecommuters claim to work: 35% - eight or more hours a day. 40% - four to seven hours a day. 8% - one to less than four hours a day. 17% - one hour or less a day.

10 Sins of The Facilitator

Create Learning

10 Sins of The Facilitator; 1. Chooses which comments made by the team are worthy of being documented. Interprets or modifies the words spoken and records the “spin” on the input rather than documenting what is actually said.

Living in Pursuit of the OS!M

Great Leadership By Dan

Here's a guest post by Steve Farber. Check out the contest at the end of the post for a chance to win a copy of Steve's latest book. When was the last time you modeled your behavior after something you saw on the X Games?

The Art of Asking Questions

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Ron Ashkenas for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * How well do you ask questions? From my experience, most [.]. Bob's blog entries ask questions about yourself Harvard Business Review blog HBR email alerts How well do you ask questions?

Court gives director of training firm 10 year jail sentence

Rapid BI

Last week at the Central Criminal Court in London, the Right Honourable Lord Wilkinson set the sentence between George (Director Ultimate Training Associates Limited (UTA)) vs Regina to 10 years for copyright infringement. Throughout the case George proclaimed their innocence by saying that “the material was only used for education purposes, and not sold”. Created Articles Management copyright intellectual property IP protection

Women Entrepreneurs, Funding, and the Economy

Women on Business

Over the years more and more women are launching their own businesses and brands. The Women’s Business Development Center in Chicago recently had its 25th Anniversary Conference ( [link] ). They have said that there has been an enormous amount of growth in women-owned businesses, but there are still places that are lagging and in a way the same issue still persists… money.

Planting the Seeds for Leaders of Tomorrow

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development In a crowded room, a leader can scan the room and spot people who have the potential. They have a different way of seeing things that enables them to spot opportunity when other people just see chaos. In essence, they have the eye for spotting talented people. Patience is the leader’s greatest virtue. They are willing to invest [.] Planting the Seeds for Leaders of Tomorrow. Leadership Coaching Leadership Development

shorts.009 | Servant Leadership and Team Performance


The empirical evidence supporting the efficacy of servant leadership is still underdeveloped but a few new and well done studies are very encouraging. I recently reported a study that showed how servant leadership enhances team performance by creating trust with followers and fostering a team environment where members feel safe to take risks.

Radio Show: The Art and Science of Corporate Storytelling

Change Starts Here

Today’s guest, Richie Cullom, is Senior IT Manager at Genuine Parts Corporation. An avid writer, he is also a storyteller at heart. He has merged these two areas to bring corporate storytelling to life as he manages high performance teams that develop and deliver strategic product updates.

Old Men and Kick Scooters

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Self Leadership [link] Jennifer Miller (posts, web, Twitter) gives us an interesting article on the value of experience titled Old Men Don’t Ride Kick Scooters. She talks about 9 things she’s learned from experience including many of my favorites, like #3 – The deal must be good for everyone or eventually it will sour. Check out the list [.] Old Men and Kick Scooters. Self Leadership experience Leadership

Write to erase anxiety

The Organized Executive's Blog

This is a guest post by Kendall Martin, editorial contributor at Briefings Media Group. On those days when I have assignments from different departments, as well as emails and phone calls waiting to be returned, my first inclination is to write. I take out a legal pad and my favorite pen and construct a working list of to-do items. The simple task of writing out all of the items filling my brain instantly relieves my anxiety.

The impact of unlearning on leadership

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development [link] Today’s post on the SmartBlog for Leadership is by Mike Myatt, writer, speaker and author, offering advice on the topics of leadership, strategy and innovation. “Leaders and their ability to change their mind demonstrates humility, confidence and maturity. It makes them approachable, and it makes them human. Smart leaders don’t tell people what they should [.] The impact of unlearning on leadership. Leadership Development

Mr. Rogers on Children, on Funding, and Reminding Us What Really Matters

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here’s a brief video (just under 7 minutes) of Mr. Rogers about children, his program… reminding us of some of what is most important. From his testimony to the Senate, 1969. This was sent in by a reader to Andrew Sullivan’s blog - “The Good Neighbor”). Filed under: Randy's blog entries Tagged: Mr. Rogers, priorities. Randy's blog entries Mr. Rogers priorities

The Unwritten Rules of Career Success

Linked 2 Leadership

Last week I taught a half a dozen workshops for one of my clients on how to succeed at work. In doing research for the workshop, I came across a survey entitled Unwritten Rules: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Your Career. According to the authors, Laura Sabattini and Sarah Dinolfo, some very interesting and [.]. Coaching Corner Leadership Assessments Leadership Lessons Learned Professional Development Servant Leadership career criticism Feedback mentoring rules Success work

Ratan Naval Tata gets candid on the recently published book, Higher Ambition: How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value

First Friday Book Synopsis

Thanks to Bloomberg UTV, here is a rare opportunity to share what Ratan Naval Tata has to say about Higher Ambition: How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value, recently published by Harvard Business Review Press. In this book on leadership, five Harvard veterans (Michael Beer, Russell Eisenstat, Nathaniel Foote, Tobias Fredberg, and Flemming Norrgren) [.].

How to manage when a clique forms

Chartered Management Institute

Being able to effectively manage teams is a fundamental part of being a good manager. Formation of cliques and sub-groups however is a regular occurence. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Flex and Job Security: The New Balancing Act

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.” To read the complete article, [.].

Leadership Development in Support of Globalization

Leadership Drives Business

Globalization. It seems as if everyone is talking about it. But, what it actually means may seem a bit unclear to some and even more seem to find confusion in how best to develop “global” leaders. What skills do global leaders need? How do organizations’ leaders manage a diverse and globally dispersed workforce? What culture shifts need to occur to support global leadership development? How are organizations leveraging technology to support globalization?

Growing Pains

Erika Andersen

Remember when you were an adolescent, and it felt like you were growing moment to moment? Sleeves too short, limbs all gangly, emotions all over the map (one day a little kid all happy, the next a rebellious teen against the world). And those actual, physical growing pains – I don’t know what they really are, medically, but I would get these aches in my arms and legs that truly felt as though someone were stretching me out. I’m having the grown-up version of that right now.

Lead/Beek/Run 4-9: Drama, Deciding & Competition

Anese Cavanaugh

Create the space.mark that calendar. 10 days in, 9 classes in, and…uh…yep, only 4 runs in…and “behind” on blog posts. It’s been a buzz! Remember I said I wasn’t sure what this series would turn into? Well yeehaa!

Take a Nap!


Cool Tools reviews a new book on the virtue of naps. An excerpt from the book: Just look around your office at 3 p.m. More than likely, instead of a hive of industrious activity, you'll see a bunch of bleary-eyed workers checking and rechecking their e-mail.

Book Review: Women at the Top

Chartered Management Institute

What I like about this book is that is does not whinge or bang the drum of feminism– it presents the material clearly and in a balanced style, and thus, despite being an academic text, makes an absorbing read for anyone who is interested in women at work in the broadest sense. Review by Julie Hyde MIMgt. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

The Current State of Telecommuting-Teleworking

Six Disciplines

Here's a shocker: A new survey by CareerBuilder ( as published by BNET ) shows that nearly one in five of workers who say they are working from home spend one hour a day-or even less - actually working. The good news? Not everyone is being quite so lazy. Here’s how many hours telecommuters claim to work: 35% - eight or more hours a day. 40% - four to seven hours a day. 8% - one to less than four hours a day. 17% - one hour or less a day.

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Tony Bennett : " If I Ruled the World


Grassroots Leadership through Social Power

Coaching Tip

Social might is now moving toward your community, state, nation as well as global corporations. We have entered the age of empowered individuals, who use potent new technologies and harness social media to organize themselves. Most are ordinary people with new tools to force you to listen to what they care about and to demand respect. The institutions of modern developed societies, whether governments or companies, are not prepared for this social power.

Miscellaneous and Fast


Tanmay Vora on insights from successful teams. The Pirates : A new political party in Berlin. The New Republic : A book on the making of a fashion model. David Brooks says he's a sap. Cullen Gallagher has started a crime fiction column at the Los Angeles Times. The Department of Justice likes a good muffin. Michael P. Maslanka on lawyers, friending, litigation, and Facebook. Paul Ryan on simplifying the tax code. Robert Lawrence Kuhn on the Internet and groupthink.