Mon.Sep 05, 2011

Say Yes to Being Late (in these four situations)

Kevin Eikenberry

Most successful people pride themselves on being on top of things, delivering when promised and generally being on time. In fact the highest achievers are typically high achievers because they don’t procrastinate and are able to get lots done on time. Think about this another way, most of us have been taught the value of [.]. Leadership Learning

The Happiness Advantage: Escaping the Cult of the Average

Strategy Driven

Excerpt from The Happiness Advantage … The graph below (see Figure 1) may seem boring, but it is the very reason I wake up excited every morning. Clearly, I live a very exciting life.) It is also the basis of the research underlying this book. This is a scatter-plot diagram.

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Exercise your way to productivity

Chartered Management Institute

I like to keep active and regularly ride a few hundred km on my bike each week. It's a very rare day when I return from my ride feeling more sluggish than when I left, with such increases in general energy resulting in more productive time as the brain is jolted into life by the physical exertions. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

101 Ways to Unleash Your Potential

Kevin Eikenberry

Typically in this space I write about books (about 80% of the time) written by other people. I review these books because they are excellent resources, and as people often tell me my recommendations are expensive, because I influence them to buy a lot of books! I’m sorry. Well, not that sorry). Today, I humbly [.]. Leadership Learning Personal Development e-book ebook free potential

Why Labor Day Needs a More Inspirational Name

C-Level Strategies

Don’t you wish instead of celebrating “Labor Day&# we were celebrating “Passion Day?&#. By asking that question I am in no way belittling the intrinsic meaning of Labor Day.

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Building Community on as a DJ

Managing Communities

Back in June, I wrote about, the social DJ service and music community. Since then, I have spent countless hours playing music on and have accumulated a good number of points and fans. 1,550 and 137, respectively. According to ttDashboard, a site that tracks some interactions with the site, that places me 1,756th [.]. Community Cultivation How Should I Participate

Ones Should be CEOs, Twos Should Not

Leading Blog

Vivek Ranadivé and Kevin Many say that technology is reaching a breaking point. The amount of data is even overwhelming computing capabilities. A new model of information technology is needed. A new model is being found by applying the predictive nature of the brain to the way computers "think." Wayne Gretzky has famously said, “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” Sports commentators would say that he seemed to be two seconds ahead of everyone else.

Kevin Maney: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Kevin Maney is an author and journalist who has interviewed many of the biggest names in business in a career spanning 25 years. His most recent book is Trade-Off: Why Some Things Catch On, and Others Don’t, published in 2009 by Broadway Books. His other published books include the critically-acclaimed The Maverick and His Machine: [.].

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Corporate Team Building & Leadership

Create Learning

Working with a group of executives that are all re-starting their academic careers in pursuit of an Executive MBA is a challenge that I welcome.

The September Leadership Development Carnival: Back to School Sale


Drive on over the Great Leadership site, grab your shopping cart and browse the contributions of bloggers who are offering a great selection of posts on leadership. But WAIT!!! For stopping over to this massive sale, we’ll give you more than you bargained for. Yes, click now and experience great insights for FREE! Thanks Dan for

Of Elves, Links, and Leadership Quotes

Steve Farber

For those of you who follow me on Twitter , you may have noticed a steady stream of links (at the rate of a couple a day, usually) to great thoughts and perspectives on leadership from fellow voices in the leadership blogosphere (do we still call it that?) It’s a time-consuming endeavor, finding all that good stuff. But I’m lucky. I have help. I’ve been blessed with a…how can I say this without sounding cute…a Twitter elf, of sorts.

When smart people are bad employees

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an except from a post featured at Ben’s Blog where Ben Horowitz shares his wit and wisdom about the most important business issues. To read the complete article, check out others, and sign up for a free subscription, please click here. * * * In hi-tech, intelligence is always a critical element in [.].

How Will You Be Remembered As A Leader?

Eric Jacobson

As a leader, you likely have asked yourself, " How do I want to be remembered as a leader ?" But, perhaps the more important question is, " How will I be remembered as a leader ?"

The Communicators: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Communicators: Leadership in an Age if Crisis Richard S. Levick with Charles Slack Watershed Press (2010) Effective leadership as demonstrated by mindset-guided and values-driven behavior Written by Richard Levick with Charles Slack, this is definitely not an “easy read” but, that said, it generously rewards those who read it with appropriate care and especially, [.].

What have the Archbishop of Canterbury, a boy who makes jam and the author of a book about getting more out of the public sector got in common?

Chartered Management Institute

Amazingly, the answer is they are all entrants in the eBook category of this year’s CMI Management Book of the year competition. Related Content: Update on CMI Management Book of the Year entries How and why do companies, governments and their leaders fail? The maddest management book title ever? Wanted - next big idea Leadership – what’s the problem? You are not watching this post, click to start watching.

Learning is to Leadership as Seeding is to Reaping

The Practical Leader

This week kicks off a new academic year in much of the Northern Hemisphere. As classes resume, here’s a critical question for our ongoing personal, team, and organizational effectiveness: is learning a phase of life or a way of life ? September, from the Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry.

In Search of NOWLeaders…NOW

You're Not the Boss of Me

This week’s post is a little different from my usual fare. As you read it, I’d like to ask you to think about leaders you know. Please think about them in the context of their leadership ability. If you admired them, why? What do they do that inspires you?

Art Break: Habermann's Women


Art Contrarian looks at the work of Freiherr Hugo von Habermann


Before You Try to Change Your Organization, Understand Why People Fight it So Fiercely

Strategy Driven

Change is hard. Changing your organization is even harder – sometimes, nearly impossible.

Great Moments in Advertising: Banned Ads


At Business Pundit : 10 ads that were banned for sexual content. I would have posted this earlier but I had to go buy a new Renault

Multi dimensional goal setting

Jason Womack

I learn best when 2 things happen: 1. Information comes toward me in a variety of ways; and 2. Information comes toward me again, later. Is a goal you have set for the next 6-18 months clear? Do you know where you are heading, ready to turn left when it's time? Here are some ideas to make goals that are multi dimensional, and that ultimately draw you toward them. Hear it : Get someone to partner with you, and meet up with them once a week or so for the next 5 weeks.

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Somewhere near Venice, Guy began talking with a heavy, elderly man, a refugee from Germany on his way to Trieste. Guy asked questions. The refugee eagerly replied. Neither seemed aware when the train stopped. In the confusion of a newly created war, the train was stopping every twenty minutes or so. Harriet looked out and saw girders, darker than the twilit darkness, holding an upper rail.

Some thoughts on Learning Individuals in Learning Organizations

First Friday Book Synopsis

What have you learned? When have you learned? How do you keep learning? Does the average employee get better at his or her job? Does the average company/organization actually help people learn, so that that they can get better? Are you getting better at your job? (Yes, Yes, go ahead and ask me: “Are you, Randy [.]. Randy's blog entries bias for action learning individuals Learning Organizations Mark Zuckerberg The Social Netwrok Tom Peters



"You asked for my opinion. I've listened to both sides and here's my take on the situation. Jack is alleging that Mary made an offensive remark. Mary notes that there is nothing inherently insensitive, offensive, or cruel about her remark. Jack concedes that point but alleges that the context, given various events, makes the comment offensive. Jack states that he does not believe that Mary intended to offend anyone but she shouldn't have made the comment. "My


Honor and Esteem our Workers; Protect our Workers – Two Simple Reminders on this Labor Day

First Friday Book Synopsis

I have two simple recommendations for Labor Day: #1 – Let’s honor and esteem our workers. #2 2 – Let’s protect our workers. There seems to be a whole lot of anti-labor sentiment these days. That is, I think, a little wrong-headed. And it reveals some very short memories. Let’s take them in reverse order: #2 –Let’s [.].

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Precision is not reality. Henri Matisse


Leadership Quote

Eric Jacobson

This quote from James Varrichio is inspiring: " Motivated by achieving the impossible honorably.". Management Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Quotes

September Leadership Development Carnival-Back to School Sale Edition

Management Excellence

Run, don't walk to get a jump on the other shoppers over at Dan McCarthy's Great Leadership site, with the September Leadership Development Carnival-Back to School Sale edition. Dan is marking down and moving out the best ideas in leadership and management to help make the unofficial end to summer a bit more bearable for all of us. Leadership Carnivals Leadership and Management Bloggers

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Teen Smoking - Jason Gets an Earful from His Uncle

Building Personal Strength

Jason and Uncle Earl were sitting on folding chairs in front of his uncle’s open garage door. They were cleaning and oiling tools. You don’t smoke, do you, Uncle Earl?” “No, No, I don’t. I’ve never had one puff of a cigarette. Not once. I did smoke a pipe once, though. For a while.