Tue.Jan 31, 2012

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Top 3 Change Management Mistakes

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management Change is a healthy part of any enterprise intent on thriving long-term. Failure to adapt eventually means irrelevance, regardless of the organization. Here are two definitions to start. Mistakes in technique – With any change management effort, plan on mistakes in technique. This is the ‘how’ of change, the specific methods and experiments to move [.]. Change Management Character-based Leadership lead change

Are You Afraid of Becoming a Leader?

Linked 2 Leadership

Believe it or not, no matter what industry you work in or what your skill set is, you can become a leader. If you are staying below the radar and not meeting your potential, you are not alone. But don’t worry, it is easier than you think to change and become the leader you were [.]. Coaching Corner Leadership Lessons Learned Leading & Developing Other Leaders Organizational Health fear I Work With Crabby Crappy People leadership Wendy Komac WendyWoman

Start With You

Ron Edmondson

When you’re having trouble communicating… When you can’t get children to respond appropriately…. When your team isn’t cooperating…. When the marriage is struggling… Before you address the problem with the other person… Ask, “What’s wrong with me?”

Getting A Good Start As A New Manager ? Your First 90 Days.

Michael VanBruaene

Are We Becoming Leadership Wimps?

Kevin Eikenberry

Last week, I wrote a short case for the bold leader. Over the course of the days that followed, it received decent traffic, but certainly not as much as what I have come to expect from one of my posts, and certainly not as much as what I have been receiving in recent weeks. This [.]. Decision Making Leadership Learning Boldness Guy Harris

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Do You Lead Your Organization To Meet Or Exceed Expectations?

Tanveer Naseer

If you had to save something from a neighbour’s house that was on fire, what would you retrieve to help them out – one of their prized possessions or a coat? For most of us, the answer is obvious since we view this scenario in terms of what we’d like others to help us save when faced with the risk of losing our home to a fire.

The Ambivalence of Influence


Leadership is all about influence , but the pursuit of influence, for its own sake, can be disastrous to the soul of the leader.

Are you measuring what matters?

The Organized Executive's Blog

The following is a guest article by Catherine Welborn, web editor of Briefings Media Group. I missed this Chip Conley TED Talk when it came out in 2010, and I want to pass it along to you.

Management strictly by facts and figures?

Bernd Geropp

Tweet. Tweet Photo: Nataliia/ Quelle: www.bigstock.de. Are you also familiar with the doctrine of “Facts and Figures” managers? It states: “You can only manage what you can measure.” ” Truthfully: I do not like this saying at all.

LeadershipNow 140: January 2012 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from January 2012 that you might have missed: Video: President Abraham Lincoln and Leadership via @jamesstrock. Lonely at Work by @wallybock "Relationships grow through communication.". 7 Marks of a Great Leader by @RonEdmondson.

To be cooperative is to be tough as nails

Bernd Geropp

Tweet. Tweet Günter Carpus. I recently met with Günter Carpus. He is the founder, owner and Chief Executive of Carpus+Partner AG. I spoke with him about company culture and cooperative leadership.

2 Powerful Question for Team Development & Project Management

Create Learning

Defining the goals of an organization and how your role contributes to that goal is tough and necessary. Tough because as managers we think that everyone just knows…and sometimes we are not even all that sure ourselves.

Celebrating Success in Equal Pay and the Lilly Ledbetter Act

Women on Business

Three years ago, I wrote a post on WomenOnBusiness.com about the need to support the Lilly Ledbetter Act giving women a better chance at receiving equal pay for equal work. A couple of weeks later, the Lilly Ledbetter Act was the first bill signed into law by President Obama.

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Please Help Me Connect with My CEO

Leadership Freak

Conform! If you don’t fit in you’re a dangerous lose cannon. Fit in before standing out. Conformity opens the door for your creativity. Hotshots: John Spence told me he’s seen hotshots arrive on the scene with MBAs from top universities. John said, “That piece of paper doesn’t mean sh**.” Shut up: Speaking too soon destroys opportunity. [.]. Leading Marks of leaders Personal Growth CEO Growth Leadership Leadership Development Opportunity

Better Illustrations = Better Communicator

Tim Milburn

I wanted to call this post: Illumination Through Illustration. There is a powerful connection that takes place between speaker and audience when one can share the right illustration, at the right time, and for the right reason. The right illustration adds value and meaning to your message.

Please Help Me Connect with My CEO

Leadership Freak

Conform! If you don’t fit in you’re a dangerous lose cannon. Fit in before standing out. Conformity opens the door for your creativity. Hotshots: John Spence told me he’s seen hotshots arrive on the scene with MBAs from top universities. John said, “That piece of paper doesn’t mean sh**.” Shut up: Speaking too soon destroys opportunity. [.]. Leading Marks of leaders Personal Growth CEO Growth Leadership Leadership Development Opportunity

Using analogy to communicate complexity

Crossderry Blog

Glen Alleman posts here on the need to ensure that analogies fit the domain. He notes a common problem with metaphors, especially those adapted from math or science. They sound right to the layman, but are off-key to the expert. This insight provoked a few thought on analogies in the ERP world. We often use analogies to convey the complexity of ERP: changing the engines on an in-flight 747 is very popular. It sure sounds tough, doesn’t it?

Sign Me Up


At Cultural Offering : I want to start a movement. I'll call it the word movement. We will use words - the proper ones - to describe people, places and things. Imagine: The President will speak. The Supreme Court will judge. We will string words together to form complete sentences. Sentences will be arranged to form paragraphs and thoughts. We won't allow 140 characters to stop us from complete, clear thoughts. Text messages will deliver complete messages.


The Collaborative Habit: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Collaborative Habit: Life Lessons for Working Together Twyla Tharp Simon & Schuster (2009) “In the end, all collaborations are love stories”…at least the best of them are, and they must be. As is my custom when a new year begins, I recently re-read this book and The Creative Habit while preparing questions for interviews [.]. Bob's blog entries American Academy of Arts and Letters American Ballet Theatre Baryshnikov by Tharp Florida State University Frank Sinatra Joffrey Ballet K.

Quote of the Day


Do not tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done. James J.


Life-Changing Insights for Teenage Girls

Building Personal Strength

I found the following in the editorial page of our local paper. A fellow saved the quote from a preacher's sermon and was passing it along. Now I'm passing it along to you.

4 Steps For How To Give Constructive Feedback

Eric Jacobson

Eric Harvey and Al Lucia wrote a booklet called, 144 Ways To Walk The Talk. They provide the following great advice about giving feedback: 1. Make it timely -- give your feedback as soon as possible to the performance. Make it individualized -- tailor your feedback to the feedback receiver.

Leadership Follies – Admit It, Your Baby Is Ugly

Linked 2 Leadership

Leaders often struggle with admitting that their companies have flaws, as well as dealing with failure. How can leaders succeed in growing a strong efficient company if they don’t face their issues and make some changes? They can’t. The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. Dangerous Things to Do Here are [.].

Why You Won't Quit Your Job

Harvard Business Review

When I began writing Passion & Purpose in 2009, I met Susan, a young woman on the brink of quitting her investment banking job to pursue her lifelong passion of starting a nonprofit. A year later, when I asked how her new venture was going, I was surprised to hear that she "couldn't bring herself to quit" in the first place. And when we bumped into each other last week, I found her toiling away in exactly the same role, still dreaming of her nonprofit venture, but now more depressed than ever.

Education is Leadership; Leadership is Education

Steve Farber

On Sunday morning I talked with Courtney Dwyer of San Diego’s CW channel 6 about education, leadership, and using one to re-energize the other–and about the Re-Energize Education event this coming Thursday night. If you’re passionate about education (and in San Diego on Thursday), it’s not too late to register to join us for this phenomenal evening. Over 700 people are on the boat (literally as well as figuratively) so far.

Learn to Trust Your Gut

Harvard Business Review

This post was co-authored with my colleague Holly Newman. Have you ever questioned the guidance of a GPS navigation system? The calm and definitive voice tells you to turn right — but your knowledge of the area makes you want to veer left. Now you have to choose: Should you trust the electronic authority, or trust your own expertise?

Music from Another Time


Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz with " The Girl from Ipanema


Why Don't We Act in Our Own Best Interest?

Harvard Business Review

At the World Economic Forum last week, I attended a small dinner that included eight Nobel Prize winners. What a privilege in itself. The question the Laureates were asked to address was "What do you see as the world's biggest challenges?" They facilitated conversations at each table, and at the end, each of them reported out. Their suggestions included overpopulation, unemployment, the environment, and inequality.

Schlep Blindness


Paul Graham writes about a serious condition that can keep individuals and organizations from doing their best or surviving. An excerpt: There are great startup ideas lying around unexploited right under our noses. One reason we don't see them is a phenomenon I call schlep blindness.

Apple's Greatness, and Its Shame

Harvard Business Review

Is there such a thing as too much profit? A disciple of Milton Friedman would say "never." The idea that companies should only maximize shareholder value has had a stranglehold on the business world for decades. It's time to rethink this assumption. Last week, Apple reported breathtaking earnings. In the fourth calendar quarter of 2011, Christmas shoppers snapped up 15 million iPads and 37 million iPhone 4Ss.

Reflecting the Times


Art Contrarian , considering fashion, looks at wrong-era hair styles

Get Your Employees Engaged

Harvard Business Review

video platform video management video solutions video player. Doug Conant , former president and CEO of the Campbell Soup Company, explains how to improve staff morale. Motivation Organizational culture

Some Time with The Doc


I have a physical today. Although my doctor is both nice and capable, in my version of a quasi-perfect world, patients would be knocked out within two minutes of entering a doctor's office and awakened once all of the necessary treatment was completed.

Course 2

Andrea Kates: Part Two of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Andrea Kates (akates@BusinessGenome.com) is the founder of the Business Genome® project and author of the visionary bestselling business innovation book, Find Your Next (McGraw-Hill, November 2011).