Sun.Sep 25, 2011

Plant The Flag: 25 Words To Define Your Leadership

Terry Starbucker

We don’t get too many opportunities to pause and reflect on how we define ourselves as leaders, and then, more importantly, how that ultimately gets communicated to those we lead.

Pray and Don’t Give Up

Ron Edmondson

Then Jesus told His disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. Luke 18:1. Our example comes from Jesus! We should pray and not give up! . What are you facing today, which you have been facing for some time? What in your life needs a touch of God? For what have you been waiting to hear a word from God? Is there something you can’t handle on your own? Is there some special request only God can answer? Jesus would say, “ Pray and don’t give up!

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Learning to Trust the Unique Ways Your Team Members Get Things Done


A conversation with a leader (client) who recently received a promotion from front line manager to becoming a stressed out “manager of managers” went something like this: Me: “So, did you go through your long list of “to do’s” and decide what you absolutely must do, what you will say no to, and what

Partnerships Create Community Impact

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Events Leadership Development Workplace Issues Written by: Becky Robinson, Mike Henry & Chery Gegelman This is the story of how a few people with a big vision are making a difference for the city of Tulsa. It’s a story about partnerships, sharing resources, and making a difference for workers and leaders. It started with Mike Henry, whose vision of bringing [.] Partnerships Create Community Impact.



“It’s lonely at the top.” This is an oft heard saying around the globe, regardless of organization type—corporate, military, political, church, athletic, civic, charitable, or academic. Many people mistakenly think this saying came into existence because there aren’t many people at the top.

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Leaders: What’s Really Important

Linked 2 Leadership

As a leader, have you settled on what is most important to you? Do you know what makes you and those around you truly happy? I was reading a great article in Success Magazine about Roger Ebert where he shared a quote that really got me thinking; “I believe that if, at the end, according [.]. Servant Leadership Attitude business Collaboratory communication executive development Leadership Development Linked 2 Leadership Management Self-development trust

Who is your organization becoming

Leadership Freak

Image source Great vision ends in being not doing; it surpasses activities. Great vision answers the questions who do we want to become. What you want to do is important; who you want to become essential. Products and sums: Organizations have identity in the present and trajectory toward the future that goes beyond products and [.]. Marks of leaders Values Values mission & vision Vision

Mother Teresa: The Silent Treatment

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a recent article from the Drucker Exchange (the Dx), an online resource that hosts an ongoing conversation about bettering society through effective management and responsible leadership. It is produced by the Drucker Institute, a think tank and action tank based at Claremont Graduate University that was established to advance and build on the [.]. Bob's blog entries CEO: Unexpected Principles for Practical Leadership Claremont Graduate University Peter F.


Visual Learning

ReThink HR

Sometimes a simple visual can help everyone gain perspective around what is fantasy and reality! You may also like the following: Debt Ceiling: You can fix this better than a politician! Reprint: The Wheel of Innovation HR, S&P and the Downgrade of the U.S.

Meg Whitman’s Onboarding into Hewlett-Packard

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is George Bradt‘s latest post at the Prime Genesis website. To learn more about George and the firm as well as check out a wealth of valuable resources, please click here. * * * Wild times at Hewlett-Packard. Leo Apotheker is out and Meg Whitman becomes H.P.’s ’s fourth CEO in [.].

Leadership Caffeine Podcast #8: Francie Dalton on the Impending Talent Shortage

Management Excellence

It's been awhile since we've heard much about impending shortages of talent. My recent conversation with Francie Dalton, President and Founder of Dalton Alliances, Inc., served to remind us all once again, that talent is always an issue. And by the way, Francie makes an interesting case that the recently forgotten issue of talent shortages is a very real issue about to bite us where it the bottom line. It's been awhile since we've heard much about impending shortages of talent.

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The Hammock Papers has the classic Groucho Marx "Florida Medical Board" scene


David Barger (JetBlue) in “The Corner Office”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of David Barger (president and chief executive of JetBlue). He says that in an earlier job, access to the leaders of [.].

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There can be little doubt that if the cudgel descending on that old man's skull had been of lead or iron, rather than some stout timber of the English forest, not much would have come of the attempt - at least nothing worthy of your attention and mine at this late date.


Achieving Sustained Cost Reduction

Harvard Business Review

When companies go through boom times, they quite naturally take their eyes off costs. But to maintain profits when revenue goes downhill, most CEOs call for cost cutting. The scalpel comes out, and while it's necessary, it usually comes at a huge cost to employee morale.

Talking Past One Another


I wonder how many conversations are the non-flirtatious equivalent of flirting. Subjects come and go and serve as islands in an sea of unexpressed thought. The relationship is restrained by an inability or unwillingness to talk frankly. That may be driven by fear that a dishonest but viable relationship trumps a candid one that is self-destructive. Is there a word for a non-flirtatious equivalent of flirting? If not, we should invent or modify one.


Thanking Steve Jobs


Stanley Bing writes a thank-you column : I want to thank you for my mouse. Can you imagine a world without mouses? I can't. Before you bred them for commercial use, a person needed a host of keyboard commands to get anything done, and a lot of programming code to produce words and numbers on paper. I read somewhere that you got the vision after you visited Xerox's PARC. They showed you what they were up to, but they sort of didn't know what they had. You ran with it.


The Costanza Touch


If you wanted a poster boy for Google Wallet , you couldn't pick a better one than George Costanza: Check out AdRants