Sun.Oct 02, 2011

When Was the Last Time Your Organization Had an Alignment?


AS YOU DEVELOP A STRATEGY FOR GROWTH, one of the obstacles you may face is the current structure of your organization. Structures perfectly suited for other times and other places, often persist beyond their usefulness.

Pain is Necessary and Good

Leadership Freak

Life eventually hardens like arteries unless there’s painful intervention. Positive statements affirm us. Negative statements change us. Furthermore, compliments and affirmations validate the past and solidify the present. But, crisis, criticisms and corrections change us. Spencer Johnson correctly observes, “Change happens when the pain of holding on becomes greater than the fear of letting go.” [.]. Change Goals Innovation Taking others higher Leadership Development Organizational Development

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Generation “Y” Employment: The Candidate Perspective

Linked 2 Leadership

Today, employment ads from recruiters and HR generalists are on the rise despite the current economic woes canvasing the nation. This is a good sign that the economy is starting to gradually improve in some areas. As Generation Y (“Gen Y“) job candidates are an ever-growing part of the applicant pool for employment openings at [.]. Future Leadership Issues Leadership Lessons Learned Professional Development engagement Generation Y Multigenerational Retention

Encouragement: Consider an Internship Program this Summer

Ron Edmondson

I realize I have lots of ministry leaders who read my blog. Thank you.). If you are a pastor or church leader, I want to encourage you to consider an internship program next summer for college students. I continually hear from young adults looking for a place to serve in a church.

First Look: Leadership Books for October 2011

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in October. Up, Down, or Sideways : What You Must Always Do to Succeed When Times Are Good, Bad, or in Between by Mark Sanborn. The 5 Levels of Leadership : Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential by John C, Maxwell. Great by Choice : Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins and Morten Hansen.

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Education Today: A Radical Leap With David Pinter

Steve Farber

If you’re an educator, if you know an educator, if you’d like to influence the educators in your and/or your kids lives, please take 30 minutes and listen to this radio interview with Educator Extraordinaire and Extreme Leader, David Pinter. I’ve written about David many times on this blog , but this is the first time y’all get to hear him.

The October Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

The October Leadership Development Carnival is up! This month's edition is being hosted by Rochester, NY blogger (my old home town) Lynn Dessert , at her Elephants at Work blog. You can read it here. Next month's Carnival returns to Great Leadership. See the Carnival sidebar widget for details

Steps to the Coaching Process

Business Learning Coach

By Jim Grinnell Ph.D. Of all the leadership styles (e.g., coercive, pacesetting, visionary, affiliative, democratic, coaching), coaching has been widely found to provide the most “bang for the buck.”

Complimentary Resource – How To Generate More Leads and Close More Sales, Through Trade Shows By Using Online Video & Marketing Automation

Strategy Driven

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Approaches to Leadership

Business Learning Coach

By Jim Grinnell, Ph.D. Over the years there have been many different models of leadership style presented in the leadership literature. In fact, some have noted that there are as many theories of leadership as there are people studying the topic.

Some Music for Sunday


Pure greatness : Beethoven's 7th Symphony, second movement


Pamela Fields (Stetson) 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 Pamela Fields, chief executive of Stetson, the hat and apparel company “People know that they can come to me and [.].

Some Personal History - My Teen Journey

Building Personal Strength

I was thinking today about how little my parents knew about my life as a teenager. My parents, Willy and Bea, were good people. In 1953, when I was 8 years old, the Mormon missionaries visited our house and converted my parents. That put an abrupt end to the smoking and drinking.