Mon.Nov 07, 2011

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Leadership Advice: Getting Others to Follow Your Lead

C-Level Strategies

A few weeks ago I began offering my readers the opportunity to sign up for my new eNewsletter. The responses have been eye-opening and far-ranging.

3 Self-Limiting Mindsets that Will Hold You Back at Work

Leading Blog

This is a guest post by Joel Garfinkle, author of Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level. Garfinkle asks, “What makes one person more successful than another?” Getting Ahead is a straightforward guide to help you eliminate your blind spots to improve how you are perceived, increase your visibility and exert your influence.

10 Hard Life Lessons I’ve Learned by Experience

Ron Edmondson

Some of life’s greatest lessons come packaged in a hard personal experience. The best friends sometimes say the hardest things to hear….


Following Through on Big Dreams


Doc Hendley is the unexpected founder and leader of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization called Wine to Water. Their mission is to provide clean water to needy people who don’t have access to it. I had the pleasure of hearing Doc speak about his passion last week. A college dropout, Doc is young, tattooed and

Do You Want to Land the Job of Your Dreams?

Women on Business

Guest post by Patricia Sadar (learn more about Patricia at the end of this post). Do you know what your next career step is?

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Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Fast-Growth Firm

Kevin Eikenberry

Today’s Resource Recommendation is Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Fast-Growth Firm by Verne Harnish. If you are a business owner, mastering the habits of a legendary business success like John D. Rockefeller is a compelling thought. The clever title is just the first of many things [.].

Francis of Assisi was no Sissy

Chris Brady

Here is a chapter (33) from my upcoming book (working title) A Month of Italy: Rediscovering the Art of Vacation. I hope you like it. Preach Christ with all your might, and if you must, use words.”. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Books Religion Travel

Leadership Is a Choice

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development I recently attended a Rypple webinar led by John Baldoni. In it he said, “Leadership is a choice.” ” It’s a seemingly obvious conclusion. However, there are layers of meaning to John’s statement that proved to me to be quite compelling. Too often we work with leaders who never made the choice.

Managerial Leadership Training Tool: Using DTC Operator Innovation Planning

Create Learning

Increased customer complaints about service and interactions. On-Time completion of work decreased by 20% in 3 years. Dimension Time Cost Operator.

Quote of the Day


The reason simplicity looks simple is that someone has done the hard work of removing all the complexity. Alan M. Webber


Leadership & Mimicry!

Ravi Pratap Singh

The India versus West Indies test series kicked off in Kolkata yesterday with the visitors winning the toss and electing to bat first.

How to Do Less with Less

Next Level Blog

As I’ve spoken with groups of leaders over the last year, I’ve often begun the conversation by asking how many of them would say that the results that are expected of them today are significantly. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Current Affairs Leadership budget cuts Leon Panetta more with less prioritization

One thing I’ve learned about temptation…

Ron Edmondson

Satan often tempts most those with the greatest capacity to give God glory! Example: Jesus. If you’ve been given influence and opportunity… Be on your guard. Have you been tempted recently? . Related posts: 12 Random Things I Learned from My Time with Rick Warren. The Temptation to Fabricate or Exaggerate Numbers.

Leaders: 3 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of the Unknown

Linked 2 Leadership

Why do we fear the unknown? Success is achieved when we move into action, and often this requires us to move into the unknown. And yet, we all encounter those moments when moving forward seems scary and fills us with fear.

This Bud's Not for Me | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Recently I bought a case of Budweiser with the new can design. The comparison raised a couple of

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Online Community Efforts: Start Small, Be Great and Expand

Managing Communities

photo credit: Tambako the Jaguar With community efforts, sometimes there is this temptation to offer your members a lot of different touch points with which to enter some form of content. Not only do we want forums, but we want sections for specific types of content, like reviews, formatted in a different way that fits [.].

Problem Employees: Responses to Inaction


When management, for whatever reason, will not get rid of a problem employee, what will supervisors do? Only a few of these are wise

“Leading a Peak Performance Culture” Archived Webcast Now Available

The Practical Leader

Last Friday (November 4) I delivered a very fast paced and information packed 60 minute presentation by webcast. Fatal Five Failure Factors.

A CEO of Southwest Airlines on Goals

Leadership Freak

We forget the expected and remember the unusual. I’ve been remembering something unusual that was said to me about ten months ago. Jim Parker, former CEO of Southwest Airlines told me, “Don’t set artificial goals for yourself. Don’t set goals about the job you want or the amount of money you want to make.” You [.].

Waiter vs. Grabber

Self Help Zen

Most people wait for a lot of time to complete their academic degrees. They wait for the exams to grant them a certificate of completion. Then they’ll wait for the interview calls. Many people do the same at work. They wait for their manager to give them authority to add up to a vocation. A few people, only a few, grab it.

Gloria Steinem and Fear Busters

Women on Business

There were all kinds of sizes, shapes and ages at the Pa. Women’s Conference in October. It was stimulating.

Enter Your #Management Ideas for @human_capital M-Prize @hackmanagement

Management Craft

A couple of weeks ago I suggested that you share your best ideas and enter the HCI M-Prize (hosted by HCI and the Management Innovation eXchange) for management innovation. And while it is nice to win, the greatest outcome is getting engaged and getting feedback on your idea and sharing it with others. See more here. Check them all out!


How Present Are Your People?

Leaders. Better. Brighter.

Presenteeism is more complicated than absenteeism and is often not well understood by leadership and management. Leadership development Leadership

A LEAP With QR Codes

Steve Farber

Last week marked the official publication date (11/4/11) of The Radical Leap Re-Energized. Watch the video. Education Great Books Leadership Tecnolog

November Leadership Development Carnival


Once again, Dan McCarthy has curated a great list of posts for the November Leadership Development Carnival. This edition includes 45 of the top blog posts on leadership from the month of October. Click here to check out the November Leadership Development Carnival. Featured

Waiter vs. Grabber

Utpal Writes

Most people wait for a lot of time to complete their academic degrees. They wait for the exams to grant them a certificate of completion. Then they’ll wait for the interview calls. Many people do the same at work. They wait for their manager to give them authority to add up to a vocation. A few people, only a few, grab it.

Stop Thinking Outside the Box

Harvard Business Review

The exhortation to think outside the box has become ubiquitous in business. So much so that it has become the new box inside of which everyone thinks. But worse than that, the advice is backwards. You cannot possibly think outside the box unless you understand the nature of the box that bounds your current thinking. It's a reaction to the box.

Orientalism and Wontner


Art Contrarian looks at the formula of artist William Wontner


How to Give Feedback to a Perfectionist

Harvard Business Review

Having a perfectionist on your team can be an asset. Perfectionists are driven to succeed, work hard to avoid mistakes, and are always striving to improve. Yet it can be a challenge to manage someone who needs everything to be perfect. In my work with perfectionists , I often ask, "How do you want others to see you?" Here's an example.

Music Tip


It's late at night and you are working on a project. Pop on the soundtrack of The Thin Red Line. You cannot go wrong

How the Rift Between Sales and Marketing Undermines Reps

Harvard Business Review

This post, the last in a four-part series, is also part of the HBR Insight Center Growing the Top Line. It's no secret that sales and marketing executives don't always see eye to eye. On the other hand, marketing executives called out their sales counterparts as "simple minded," "cowboys," and flat out "incompetent." That must change. Their reply?


Workplace Ball and Chain List


Inertia. Complacency. Distrust. Disloyalty. Dishonesty. Confusion. Rudeness. Indecision. Bureaucracy. Interference. Manipulation. Cruelty. Cowardice.

“Whenever You Fall, Pick Something Up.” – Oswald Avery

From the Principal's Pen

I’ve learned over time that the one thing I can be sure of is that challenges are right around the corner from good times. We face little and big challenges every day in our work. As a leader do you sometimes feel like you’re standing in front of a baseball pitching machine? Be still and allow the mud to settle.” ” - Lao Tzu.

Time to Garden


Even if you work in an office, you may find that today is a good one to: Plant a tree. Trim some bushes. Pull some weeds. Sharpen the clippers.