Tue.Feb 07, 2012

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7 Enemies of Organizational Health

Ron Edmondson

I love organizational leadership. I especially love leading healthy organizations. I have been in both environments…healthy and non-healthy.

7 Leadership Lessons from Yoda

Modern Servant Leader

Yoda (896 BBY - 4 ABY). Perhaps the most iconic mentoring leader on the silver screen, Yoda is an excellent example of great leadership. Yes, mmmm.

A Workshop Alone Isn’t Enough

Kevin Eikenberry

Even though most people would say we are in the training business, we don’t see it that way. Yes, we deliver training, and so we are intimately aware of both the benefits and the limitations of that method of transferring skills and knowledge. There are many benefits training can provide. Here are just a few: [.].

10 Power Tips for Leaders who Talk too Much

Leadership Freak

All the interesting things you say make you uninteresting to others. A rare few enthrall listeners. Don’t think of yourself as one. You know too much and have too much to say. Passion sets your tongue on fire. You can’t wait to create enthusiasm, solve problems, and share transformative insights. In a busy world brevity [.].

Leadership Development: Throw the Ball and Catch It Too

Women on Business

Tom Brady’s wife, Gisele, will go down in history with a quote that goes well beyond football. In any case, why did what she said go viral?

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Brand Ideals Drive Performance

Coaching Tip

Think about what and how you buy in your business and personal life. Whether it's household products or enterprise software services, what ultimately determines why you buy from one company rather than another? It's their brand's image and reputation along with the relationships you have with them. And that's where brand ideals enter the equation.

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The Sense of Achievement

Execupundit

What does it take to create a sense of achievement? If so, why is that? Is it linked to the snare of working harder rather than working smarter

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Budget Development Best Practice 1 – Maintain Confidentiality During Budget Development

Strategy Driven

Budgets are the financial representation of an organization’s business plan. The text above is only a small portion of this article.

Managing the “Great Expectations” of the Next Sales Generation

Women on Business

Guest post by Lynn Schleeter (learn more about Lynn at the end of this post). The death of the traditional salesman has been greatly exaggerated,” heralded a recent column in The Economist (October 22, 2011). Why does the media always have to dredge up the Willy Lomans of the world every time the sales function is covered? About the Author.

The Happy Secret To Better Work.

Rich Gee Group

Small changes ripple outward. Media Piece Shawn Achor

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You’re Mediocre If You: 7

Utpal Writes

…speak only what everybody wants to hear; …trust the wisdom of the crowd; …generally have excuses ready for not doing something that matters; …are afraid to get out of the status-quo; …are reactive, almost always; …never question the decisions you’ve taken in the past; …believe that they don’t understand.

Christopher Bones wins CMI Management Book of the Year

Chartered Management Institute

The headline news is that Christopher Bones was the well deserved winner of CMI Management Book of the Year with The Cult of the Leader. He also said that few will agree will agree with everything that Christopher Bones has written, but almost everybody would come away with insights that they would find useful. I’ll keep you updated.

The Rules of [Employee] Engagement: Sobering Statistics

First Friday Book Synopsis

For some organizations, the extent of employee engagement programs is limited to the annual engagement survey. That model, featuring a survey filled with scores of questions and sent out for the entire organization to complete, needs to be updated.

Teach your community to grow your community

The Organized Executive's Blog

The following is a guest article by Catherine Welborn, web editor of Briefings Media Group. I recently read Mashable’s roundup of the “Six Startups to Watch in 2012,” which introduced me to Skillshare. I was immediately intrigued by this site, which Mashable describes as “an online marketplace for offline classes.” . Any skill, really.

Being grateful…

Rajesh Setty

Being grateful is not optional. Most people behave differently though – because they are taking things for granted. Here is a thought experiment: Can you list all the things that you are grateful for in the next minute? How many items did you get on that list? What if you expanded the available time. Would it make a difference?

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How Is Leadership Like The Doritos Super Bowl Ad?

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest post by Jason Monaghan. Doritos and effective leadership. Not an easy combination to draw a lesson from, right? You might be surprised. We can learn a valuable lesson about effective leadership through their messaging and how it translates to everyday life. Effective leaders do the same. They don’t coerce, they coax.

Spilled Coffee

LeadStrategic

Sunday night I spilled half a cup of cold coffee directly onto my brand new HP Envy 14 notebook. frontpage

The activity is a metaphor for work.

Create Learning

In 2009 out of desperation with a group one day I created a Team Building Activity called ‘ Bottle Tower ’. Correct? Many thanks. My response….

Quotes on Questions

CO2

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” ” —Bertrand Russe. “It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.” ” —Thomas Pain. “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.” ” —Francis Bacon. ” —Socrate. Rudyard Kiplin.

Being grateful…

Rajesh Setty

Being grateful is not optional. Most people behave differently though – because they are taking things for granted. Here is a thought experiment: Can you list all the things that you are grateful for in the next minute? How many items did you get on that list? What if you expanded the available time. Would it make a difference?

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The 5 Whys

Harvard Business Review

Eric Ries , entrepreneur-in-residence at Harvard Business School, explains how to find the human causes of technical problems. Leadership Operations

Leadership Development Carnival – Super Bowl Pre-game Edition

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development [link] The February Leadership Development Carnival is up! When you get a chance, take a look at the posts that were contributed. You’ll find that they are not the same-old, same-old, but thoughtful, illuminating ideas and advice that can really make a difference.

My Leadership Lessons From P90X(2)

Tim Milburn

I discovered P90X during the summer of 2010. It changed my life. Here’s my own personal, brief overview: It’s hard! It’s simple.

Inner Circle in Hong Kong

Bird's Eye View

They are bullish in Hong Kong. About nearly everything. The topic of our Inner Circle last week was "Where is Innovation Now That We Need It?"

My Leadership Lessons From P90X(2)

Tim Milburn

I discovered P90X during the summer of 2010. It changed my life. Here’s my own personal, brief overview: It’s hard! It’s simple.

Art: Robert Fawcett

Execupundit

Art Contrarian looks at the work of illustrator Robert Fawcett. The above is from a Sherlock Holmes story

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Today’s thoughts February 7, 2012

Rapid BI

Psychology, statistics, research & bad Science Psychology, Statistics, Research & Bad Science We have all seen the adverts – 9/10 cats – n=73 as the sample group for a major hair care product TV & magazine advertising campaign. So why do so many firms use bad science? How widespread is this behaviour? Apparently 76.4% of [.].

Three Lessons for Social TV

Harvard Business Review

You may have noticed something was missing throughout the nation's most social sporting event of the year. The Super Bowl in-game broadcast had zero social media TV integration. With more than a billion people on Facebook and Twitter alone, many of them watching the game, this was a missed opportunity. Why did NBC and the NFL miss the boat?

The Cost of Bad Project Management - And How Six Disciplines Can Help

Six Disciplines

In a recent Gallup Management Journal study , the resulting cost from bad project management is reaching astronomical levels. Apparently, "when it comes to project management, most organizations put their practices before their people. of the companies successfully completed 100% of their projects.

Happy Birthday, Charles Dickens

Execupundit

There is a nicely done tribute to Charles Dickens on YouTube. What always strikes me about Charles Dickens is his capacity to make minor characters as memorable as the major ones. We would be a better society if more people read Dickens

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Why Empowering Women Doesn’t Help Them

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a brief article by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox for the Harvard Business Review blog. To check out the wealth of free resources and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * A German client of mine was complaining this week about a survey she received from the country’s leading [.].

First Paragraph

Execupundit

Although I am an old man, night is generally my time for walking. From The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens

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Wanted: Idea Fusers

Harvard Business Review

It's become pretty much common knowledge that great innovation springs from the ability to pull two unlike things together to create a beautiful third. Steve Jobs famously shifted a paradigm when he fused calligraphy with technology to create the Mac's graphical user interface. Apparently they're selling like hot. I find this strange.

Quote of the Day

Execupundit

Still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labor and to wait. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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