Thu.Aug 25, 2011

Four Ways Leaders Position Their Teams for Success

C-Level Strategies

In Leadership Chat this week we focused on a variety of challenges that leaders face when it comes to promoting individuals on their teams. I asked the following question, Realistic or not to think leaders will work to help entire team be highly successful in each indiv role & be promotable?

The Three Most Important Words

Kevin Eikenberry

After many gifts and the pleanty of trips to the library, one of the first inspirational, self improvement authors I spent my money to invest in was Denis Waitley. Since then I’ve read many of his books, listened to his audio programs and met him. If you aren’t familiar with his work, click on his name [.]. Decision Making Influence Leadership Learning Quotations Success determination focus positive attitude

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Leadership Integrity: The Key to Influencing

Linked 2 Leadership

As leaders, we have all either been influenced or have influenced others in the course of our work life. Sometimes you intentionally influence others. And at other times, you unknowingly influence them. You discover your profound impact when the person you influenced comes and tell you how you have made a difference in their lives. [.].

5 Dangers of Explosive Growth and What to Do About It

Ron Edmondson

Since the beginning of Grace Community Church almost 6 years ago, we have experienced what many would call explosive growth. We’ve seen hundreds each year come to faith and reconnect with Christ.

Exposing The Values Myth

The Leadership Advisor

Often times, HR can seem like it is forced to serve two masters. In many organizations it is the enforcement arm of the C-Suite and everyone knows it, no matter how vehemently it is denied.

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A Week with Zig Ziglar: Part 4

Ron Edmondson

I continue to share this week I”m sharing an interview I did recently with leadership master and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar. If you missed part 1, click HERE or part 2 HERE and find part 3 HERE. My questions are in bold, followed by Zig’s answers.

How Honest Leaders Destroy Their Leadership

Leadership Freak

Image source No trust – - no leadership. You can coerce without trust but positive influence thrives on the foundation of trust. Losing influence is easy because losing trust is incredibly easy. Trust and respect: It takes more than honesty to preserve trust; you must show respect. People stop trusting you when you disrespect them, [.]. Leading Marks of leaders Trust Leadership Development

What could happen if…

Ron Edmondson

…God’s people pray? Related posts: Sermon Message: Job One, Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? Living in the Center of God’s Will. A Strong Message to the Church. Christians Encouragement God

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Team Building & Leadership in Pittsburgh PA

Create Learning

I was in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania working with a corporate group and a teacher group. The corporate group was not alright with me disclosing who they were so, I will say it was great and we created an amazing process to solve problems and make decisions. The teacher group okayed me writing about them.

Online Impressions Depend Upon Old-Fashioned Courtesy

First Friday Book Synopsis

Holly Finn is a columnist for the Wall Street Journal. She wrote a recent impactful article, “Making Nice in the Online World: In the New Peer-to-Peer Economy, Being Courteous is a Must&# (August 13-14, 2011, p. C12). I pulled this line out for you to think about: “In this world, you trade wares personally, everyone [.]. Karl's blog entries courteous courtesy Emily Post etiquette Holly Finn Internet millenials online world start-up companies Wall Street Journal

How Character Erodes

Leading Blog

Character is built choice by choice, decision by decision. And it is eroded the same way. We often don’t stop to think about how each choice builds on the last until it’s too late. It is a worthwhile practice to think about your choices and where they are leading you on a daily basis. Ralph Waldo Emerson put it well: “The force of character is cumulative.” In a October 2002 Fast Company article— The Secret Life of the CEO: Is the Economy Just Built to Flip?

3 Ways to Spot a Liar

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. In today’s business world, there is no shortage of lies. People tell them all the time—sometimes to seek a payoff or avoid responsibility. But these untruths [.]. Bob's blog entries "To Catch a Liar" 3 Ways to Spot a Liar Bill Rosenthal Carolyn M. Anderson Harvard Business Review. HBR newsletters Management Tip of the Day

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Thought-full Thursday: Living Into Your Potential

Aspire-CS

Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. So take five and enjoy the inspirational quotes and reflect on the questions that follow. Your comments, thoughts, and responses to the questions are most welcome! “I dare you to stand tall, think tall,

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Steve Jobs’ Announcement: Reminder of Need to Make Cancer History

Michael Lee Stallard

Apple’s announcement yesterday that Steve Jobs is stepping down as its CEO, is a poignant reminder of just how important it is to make cancer history. I learned of Jobs’ announcement yesterday while in Houston to share our work with leaders at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Steve Jobs and Apple: A Rare Life in Rare Photos

First Friday Book Synopsis

On his last day as CEO, Steve Jobs announced that “Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it.&# That may be, but with the passing of the torch to former COO Tim Cook, it’s safe to say that an era is over. In the following gallery, BNET’s Wired In blogger Erik Sherman looks [.].

3 Steps to Improve Results of Employees & Management

Create Learning

3 steps to improve results of employees. More PowerPoint presentations from michael cardus. If you cannot see or hear this click here to watch and listen to the video. Exponent Leadership is Real Time Management_Workshop focused on Execution and making your leadership money and improve the effectiveness of your organization, team and self. Interested? Click here to be on the pre-release and discount list.

Wild Textbook Format Should Resonate With Young Adult Students

First Friday Book Synopsis

In addition to serving as President of my performance intervention business in Dallas, Creative Communication Network, I also teach part-time in the College of Business MBA program at the University of Dallas, and for two community colleges in the Dallas County Community College District. I thought the format of one of the books that we have [.].

Steve Jobs Talks To Each Of Us

Bird's Eye View

Pretty impressive that the New York Times put the story of Steve Jobs ' retirement as CEO of Apple in their most prestigious location: right hand column, page one. (And,

Managing Yourself: How to Cultivate Engaged Employees

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Charalambos A. Vlachoutsicos that appears in the September (2011) issue of Harvard Business Review. To read the cmplete article, please click here. * * * Successful managers depend on the capabilities of their subordinates: George’s marketing skills, Maria’s ability to run the numbers, Michael’s local knowledge, [.]. Bob's blog entries a set of lessons Be Modest Behind the Factory Walls: Decision Making in Soviet and U.S.

My SXSW Interactive 2012 Proposal: “Lessons from a Decade of Community Management”

Managing Communities

For the 2012 edition of South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive, I would like to reflect on what it means to manage the same online community for more than a decade. My proposal is titled “Lessons from a Decade of Community Management.&# In 2011, I celebrated the 10th anniversary of two of the online communities that [.]. ManagingCommunities.com

Mistakes and Learning by Harold J. Smith

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Self Leadership More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them. Harold J. Smith Mistakes and Learning by Harold J. Smith. Self Leadership Learning mistakes

The legacy of Steve Jobs

Chartered Management Institute

It almost seemed inevitable given the long line of health worries that he has experienced over the past few years, but the announcement this morning that Steve Jobs is stepping down as CEO of Apple is still a sad day.

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We Keep Growing

Erika Andersen

Over the past couple of months, I’ve had a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with some favorite clients and colleagues. These are folks with whom I had done work in the past, but with whom — for a variety of reasons both personal and professional — I hadn’t been in touch for the past couple of years. It’s been great to catch up, to hear about what’s happened in their lives, and in a couple of cases to have the opportunity to work together again.

Managers willing to move jobs for flexible working

Chartered Management Institute

New research released earlier this week revealed that commuting to work each day stresses out women far more than man. Likened to the stress of flying a fighter aircraft, it's not surprising that employees value flexible working quite and according to new research by iPass a 1/3 of employees are actively seeking a new job at an employer that offers better flexible working than their current employer. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Steve's Seven Insights for 21st Century Capitalists

Harvard Business Review

Herewith, without further ado, a minor eulogy for Steve Jobs the CEO. When you look at the global economy today, here's what might strike you: Apple is an organization almost singularly unlike the massed hordes and would-be contenders to the throne that surround it. It is the one company seemingly tuned to hit the revolutionary apex, not race past the lowest common denominator.

Commuting more stressful for women

Chartered Management Institute

New research released earlier this week revealed that commuting to work each day stresses out women far more than man. Likened to the stress of flying a fighter aircraft, it's not surprising that employees value flexible working quite and according to new research by iPass a 1/3 of employees are actively seeking a new job at an employer that offers better flexible working than their current employer. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Why Apple Doesn't Need Steve Jobs

Harvard Business Review

Last night in after-hours trading, Apple's stock dropped precipitously. The prophets of Apple's doom emerged after a very long hibernation. Even those bullish on Apple's prospects could hardly muster more than lukewarm praise of Tim Cook's appointment to CEO of Apple Inc, saying, "he's pretty good, but he's no Steve Jobs." We believe they're all missing the point.

Brief History of Change: Argyris

LDRLB

Many times change requires more than the conscious decision of organizational members. Companies, like people, typically need help changing. They need an intervention. Behavioral scholar Chris Argyris studied this need for intervention, eventually publishing his findings in the late 1960s as Intervention Theory. Argyris first defined intervention. To intervene is to enter into ongoing system or come between people, groups or objects to provide assistance.

Getting Mellow

Execupundit

For some calm today, check out The Hammock Papers and a very nicely done - and relatively new - blog, Wanderations

How "smart" do you want people to be?

Jason Womack

Saw this walking along Library Way and got to thinking about the other things I hope people do/be/have. How can we set ourselves up to be our "best?". Ideas

Recommended Resource – Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure

Strategy Driven

Adapt : Why Success Always Starts with Failure. by Tim Harford. About the Reference. Adapt reveals the power of adaptive trial and error in solving the most difficult organizational challenges.

Brief History of Change: Argyris

LDRLB

Many times change requires more than the conscious decision of organizational members. Companies, like people, typically need help changing. They need an intervention. Behavioral scholar Chris Argyris studied this need for intervention, eventually publishing his findings in the late 1960s as Intervention Theory. Argyris first defined intervention. To intervene is to enter into ongoing system or come between people, groups or objects to provide assistance.

International Cafe 1931, Kingman, Arizona

Execupundit

From an ad published in the Mohave County Miner in 1931: Jim Angell’s INTERNATIONAL CAFÉ Is Now Offering You an Old-Fashioned FULL MEAL FOR ONLY 35 CENTS Including your desert, side dishes and all the coffee you want to drink Rib Eye Steaks 40 Cents T-Bone Steaks 50 cents Sunday Chicken Dinner 50 cents INTERNATIONAL CAFÉ Front Street Kingman

Here It Is – Steve Jobs’ Business Philosophy In Three Short Sentences

First Friday Book Synopsis

I’m not a techie. That’s why I have always relied on Apple. I’ve used nothing but Apple for all the years I have had a computer, and now I’m on my third iMac (and can’t wait for my next one), I use an iPhone and an iPad. The iPad is the best “thing” I have [.]. Randy's blog entries Anna Wintour Farhad Manjoo Miranda Priestly Steve Jobs The Devil Wears Prada