Wed.Sep 21, 2011

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Top 10 Ways to Be a Bad Leader

Linked 2 Leadership

My articles usually focus on how to be a good leader, or perhaps a better leader. In fact, most leadership articles available on the internet or elsewhere focus on the positive elements of leading. Many leadership writers prefer to write about completely positive things and focus on what leaders should do to be recognized as [.]. Servant Leadershi

Inspiration for Letting Go of What Holds You Back

C-Level Strategies

If you’re like me (human), you’ve probably allowed something to hold you back at various points in your life. We hear about it every day.

The Four Hallmarks of Bad Strategy

Leading Blog

Strategy expert and author of Good Strategy, Bad Strategy , Richard Rumelt says that bad strategy “grows out of specific misconceptions and leadership dysfunctions.” In short it is goals and not action. “It It assumes that goals are all you need. It puts forward strategic objectives that are incoherent and, sometimes, totally impracticable.

Life Cycles of an Organization: Starting, Maintaining, Finishing

Ron Edmondson

Every organization has a life cycle. In fact, over the life of an organization, there will be many separate life cycles. We need these people. ).

Organizational Culture And Genetic Narcissism

The Leadership Advisor

If you’ve read 10 different posts on my blog, chances are you have read one on the subject of organizational culture. Let that happen.

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Policy Watch: Reforming the public sector

Chartered Management Institute

A new white paper lays out the government’s ambitions for a reformed, community-driven public sector. But careful skills development is required if the vision is to be delivered, warns CMI policy and research director Petra Wilton. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Why Is Dignity the Essential Role for Leaders in Highly Charged Emotional Events?

Coaching Tip

By Guest Author Donna Hicks, Ph.D., an Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University and author of " Dignity: The Essential Role it Plays in Resolving Conflict ". The implication is that there is no rational basis for their discontent; therefore there is no reason to re-think the policy. Donna Hicks Ph.D:

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Key Elements For Successful Project Planning and Implementation.

Michael VanBruaene

How to Save Your Change Management Program From Cancellation

Next Level Blog

Earlier this week, I was leading a workshop for a group of leaders in a company that’s been around for a long time. They’re at the beginning of an enterprise wide, top to bottom reimagining of the. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Current Affairs Leadership

How Pain Shows the Way

Leadership Freak

The pursuit of excellence turns ugly when it makes you negative and critical. There’s a thin line between reaching high and negativity. Furthermore, turning the critical light inward is dangerous. During a recent seminar a leader asked, “What do you do when you remember all the things you’ve done wrong and forget the good.” I [.].

Authenticity in Life and Leadership


Why do you work? What are the reasons you get up and face that set of responsibilities day after day? When you go to work, whom do you work for? (I

Leading Ethically is the New Leading

Leading in Context

All of us who lead and develop leaders need to be tuned in to the "New Leading." To embrace the "New Leading," we need to realize that leadership and ethics are joined in important ways. Many leaders have traditionally thought of ethics and leadership as two different things. What Really Happens When We Separate "Leading" From "Ethically?"?

Team Development & Leadership Development with Professional MBA Students

Create Learning

Much of what we covered was similar to the Executive MBA program. Contact Mike to arrange this or a similar workshop for your team.

How to Save Your Change Management Program From Cancellation

Next Level Blog

Earlier this week, I was leading a workshop for a group of leaders in a company that’s been around for a long time. They’re at the beginning of an enterprise wide, top to bottom reimagining of the. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Current Affairs Leadership

Arts, Crafts and the Teen Brain

Building Personal Strength

Yesterday in Asheville, North Carolina, I visited so many galleries and art venues that most of it is a blur. The most disappointing was the Folk Art Center off the Blue Ridge Parkway east of Asheville. A shop, some generic museum humma-humma on the walls, and some admin offices. Sheesh. In town, one shop featured art clothing for women. Wonderful!

Are Conversational Skills Relevant To Job Placement?

Bird's Eye View

You bet they are! It's a funny thing.that meeting with the recruiter at any company can be a challenge. So it's important to know how to talk.

Interview with Madge Meyer

Chartered Management Institute

Madge Meyer is executive vice president, chief innovation officer and technology fellow at State Street Corporation. In this role, Ms. Meyer is responsible for leading efforts to benchmark, disseminate and commercialize State Street’s new transformational technology. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Team Building: Healthy Debates versus Dysfunctional Arguments

The Practical Leader

That takes trust, emotional intelligence, and courage. Lack of response or silence was often mistaken as agreement. with few shades of grey.

Most Overrated Value in Business


Featuring: Jonathan Gosling, Kari Granger, Buie Seawell, Jonathan Doochin, Maj. Frederick B. Hodges, and Mary Gentile.

Increase Your Passion for Work Without Becoming Obsessed

Harvard Business Review

Work brings some people intrinsic joy. These people feel in control of their work, feel good about themselves while working, find their work to be in harmony with their other activities. Pscyhologists describe these folks as having harmonious passion. But there's another kind of passion: obsessive passion. In my last post , I summarized Robert J.

Old Jim


Thanks to Cultural Offering and The Hammock Papers , I've found a person who is living my ideal life style, minus the gout


It's Not About You

CEO Blog

I am just back from travel. I stayed in a Delta Hotel. Delta is a midsize middle to high end Canadian hotel chain. The missed on 2 counts this time.

Daily Mantras


You may not control the event, but you control your reaction to the event. Decide quickly on the reversible and slowly on the irreversible. Focus


Awareness of Actual Circumstances Versus Impervious Optimism

Strategy Driven

Why is an awareness of actual circumstances so hard – and what makes it so important – for leaders to see the world as it really is?

Top Line Growth? There's an App for That

Harvard Business Review

This post is part of the HBR Insight Center Growing the Top Line. Executives searching for sources of top-line growth should look at what's already in their hands — literally. Smartphone sales in 2011 are estimated to reach 468 million units, a 57% increase over 2010. It's the same inertia we saw in the early days of the internet. Market.

Asheville River Arts District - Hands and Heart

Building Personal Strength

While in Asheville, North Carolina, we visited the River Arts District in the southern part of town. After walking through several galleries, we were the first customers of the day as the Wedge Brewery (most popular of nine breweries in Asheville). We enjoyed our drafts in the outside seating area, surrounded by lurking pigeons and cool metal art.

Questions While Reading an Alumni Magazine


Who died? Did I know that person? What's with this "Social Sciences" instead of Liberal Arts baloney? How much did that building cost? Does my class contribute the least in terms of updates and money? Wasn't that guy in the Witness Protection Program? Was I ever that young

Leading Horses To Water - Part II - Drink The Water

Six Disciplines

Eric Kurjan , president of Six Disciplines NWO , has authored a new article " Leading Horses To Water - Part II - Drink The Water " which has been published by COSE Mindspring (the source for small business insight in Northeast Ohio). What steps can you take to actually implement change? In other words, how do you get the horse to drink the water?

The Tension Builds


Something is happening at Unhappy Hipsters


Making Sure You Aren’t The Problem

Women on Business

This article, [link] , gives everyone some questions to ask yourself when you are having problems with your boss. Most times bosses mean well, but if everyone, including the bosses, took a step back and asked a few questions of themselves a lot of office politics could likely be avoided: Are you performing up to expectations?

Music Break


Back by popular demand, a song for the times: Hank Williams Jr. with " A Country Boy Can Survive


Command the respect you deserve

Bud to Boss

By Mary Schrack. Years ago, one of my former managers hired a new supervisor. She was very young and had no prior experience managing others and almost no experience at that particular company. Like so many others promoted without training , she had a hard time gaining the respect of the other employees, most of whom were her age or older.


Ron Edmondson

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Options on Deregulating Lawyers


Truth on the Market has a collection of interesting links on deregulating the legal profession. [HT: HT: