Sat.Oct 01, 2011

Are We Healthier Today?

Ron Edmondson

In the day of health and fitness awareness, when restaurants seem more intent on offering healthy alternatives, and gyms are on every corner; when organic is the buzz word… Are we healthier than we once were?

Articles of Faith: Leaders – Just Say NO!

Linked 2 Leadership

—————————————————————————– This post is part of our Sunday Series titled “Articles of Faith.” We investigate leadership lessons from the Bible. See the whole series here. Published only on Sundays. —————————————————————————– How does saying “no” effect your leadership ability? We who are “servant-hearted” leaders have a hard time saying “no” to demands of others. We truly want [.].

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Scripture Memorization, Week 40

Ron Edmondson

There’s coming a day… You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands! Isaiah 55:12. Anytime this week you need a smile…remember this week’s memory verse. What thoughts come to mind when you think of eternity? Related posts: Scripture Memorization, Week 36. Scripture Memorization, Week 6. Scripture Memorization, Week 23. Devotional Encouragement


Saturday’s Quote From Lao Tzu

Management is a Journey

He who knows much about others may be learned, but he who understands himself is more intelligent. He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still. –Lao Tzu. Management emotional intelligence management survival skills

Amazon, the Company That Ate the World

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article featured by Bloomberg Businessweek online (October 3, 2011) in which Brad Stone points out that Jeff Bezos’ new tablet, the Kindle Fire, is cheap, pretty, and puts Amazon in perfect position to take a bite out of Apple—and every online transaction we make. To read the complete article, [.].

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Five Penetrating Questions that Expose Humility

Leadership Freak

Patterns are developing after a year and a half’s worth of conversations with high profile leaders and successful authors. Jay Elliot, former Sr. at Apple said, “Great people are hard on themselves. My job is to encourage them.” John Spence pulled off the road while on his way to a speaking gig to listen [.]. Author Humility Marks of leaders Leadership Development

Reminders for Decision Makers


Intending is not doing. The ultimate result of planning should not be another plan. If you are waiting for all of the information then you'd better have a pillow. Never be seduced by your own eloquence. Give careful thought to identification of the problem. Don't gloss over logistics.

Thought-full Thursday: Genuine Questions


` 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 and answers to the questions are most welcome! Because questions are intrinsically related to action, they spark


New research on managing change

Chartered Management Institute

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The First of the Month - October, 2011

Jason Womack

Third quarter is over, 4th has just begun. As I write this, 21 hours of this 3-month cycle have already gone by. How are you doing? When you think of the next few blocks of time (and, think about how you think about time: hours, days, weeks or.), what comes to mind?

What do a former arctic trawlerman, a former human resource manager in the gas industry, CMI member Emma Grant, and a book about Twitter have in common?

Chartered Management Institute

Answer: they all feature in the October pages of CMI Management and Consulting Book Club. Go to to find features on leadership guru John Adair and the fascinating ‘Intuitive Mind’ by Professor Eugene Sadler-Smith which explains how managers can use intuition to make more effective business decisions. Don’t forget to glance at our list of ‘Must Read’ management books for the Autumn.

Book Review: The Venice Experiment


Many of us have wondered what it would be like to pack it all in and move to an exotic locale. Coping with the daily routine could turn into a grand adventure or a long series of regrets. Barry Frangipane took the leap. He and his wife Debbie sold their home in Florida and moved to Venice for a year.

Jim Rohn - A Powerful, Moving, Inspiring Video

Building Personal Strength

I was thinking about Jim Rohn today and how much I miss his no-nonsense, straight-talking way of sharing insights about success. So I searched on YouTube and found this video. It's brief, but it's POWERFUL. MOVING. INSPIRING. Really, you should watch it.

No Show


I had a luncheon appointment yesterday with an old friend, a retired attorney who is known for his wit and insight. We'd had lunch three weeks ago after a long lapse and vowed to do a better job of keeping in touch. Yesterday morning, I learned that he'd been zapped with an e coli infection, was rushed to the hospital where he'd barely survived but was now making a remarkable recovery. His wife called me with the news.


Teenagers Preparing for the Real World

Building Personal Strength

I just finished Teenagers Preparing for the Real World , an excellent self-published book for teens by motivational speaker Chad Foster. It was enthusiastically recommended to me by a chance acquaintance in the Bellagio Art to Wear gallery in Asheville, North Carolina.

Wild Thing


Cultural Offering has a nifty post on "Wild Thing" by The Troggs. He also has a video of them performing so click over there and crank up the volume. He will be posting a great rock song every day in October. With the Troggs pick, two films immediately come to mind: " Major League " " Something Wild

Quote of the Day


When you build bridges you can keep crossing them. Rick Pitino