Wed.Dec 28, 2011

Creating Your Best New Year’s Eve Ever

Kevin Eikenberry

New Year’s Eve. Culture tells us everyone will be partying all evening. lifting a glass at midnight. kissing a person nearby. and nursing a hangover in the morning. Maybe that is what your night has in store. but perhaps you find that a [.]. Gratitude Leadership Learning Personal Development Reading Happy New Year New Year's Day New Year's Eve

How to Guarantee Success in the New Year

Ron Edmondson

The Lord said to Abram: Go out from your land, your relatives, and your father’s house. to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, I will curse those who treat you with contempt, and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you. Genesis 12:1-3 (Emphasis mine).

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What exactly is an entrepreneur?

Chartered Management Institute

Mention the term 'entrepreneur' to the public and you'll get very different definitions. Probably because of programmes like the Dragon's Den, many people actually confuse the individual with an idea with the investor providing the money to make it happen. Most will also assume that the term was an invention of the 1990s. Related Content: Will Social Media feature as part of your communications toolkit in 2012?

#4 – 2011: 5 Characteristics of an Excellent Team Member

Ron Edmondson

I love team dynamics and organizational structures. I have written many times about what makes a healthy team, my expectations of team members, and elements to build health into your team. I’m not sure I’ve talked specifically about the characteristics I believe make up excellent team members.

Designing An Effective And Flexible Organization Structure ? It's.

Michael VanBruaene

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Management Toolbox: How to Lead Change, Overcome Resistance, and Improve Employee Performance

Management is a Journey

I’ve been reviewing the traffic patterns on my blog this year and one fact is clear. Organizational change is a pressing issue for business professionals right now! My most popular blog articles this year include many that I wrote on the process of leading and managing change. Whether it was Kurt Lewin’s Model (unfreeze, change, [.]. Change Management Business Trends change strategy leadership management survival skills

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The McKinsey Quarterly: Top Ten Articles (2011)

First Friday Book Synopsis

The McKinsey Quarterly: Top Ten Articles (2011) Here is the “Top Ten Newsletter: Fourth Quarter 2011″ that enables you to read all of the most popular articles featured in The McKinsey Quarterly in 2011. I am deeply grateful to its publisher, McKinsey & Company, for its exceptional generosity year after year as it continues to [.]. Bob's blog entries "Top Ten Newsletter: Fourth Quarter 2011" Global cities of the future: An interactive map Have you tested your strategy lately?

How to Push Past Fairy Tale Decisions

Leadership Freak

Remember the last time you sat around a table making a big decision? Did you walk away breathing a sigh of relief. Relief indicates you were in the land of fairy dust and unicorns. Decisions are dangerous because they give the illusion of action where there is none. The bigger the decision the grander the [.]. Communication Decisions Insecurity Leading Managing Marks of leaders Mistakes Personal Growth Saying No Strengths Taking others higher decision power insecurity Leadership Development

The CEO’s Strategy Handbook: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The CEO’s Strategy Handbook: How to create, sustain and accelerate profitable growth Stuart Cross Global Professional Publishing (2011) How to manage strategy effectively and on a continuous basis In fact, everyone in a given enterprise (including but not limited to C-level executives) should be actively engaged in effective management of strategy. Only then can profitable [.].

How to Push Past Fairy Tale Decisions

Leadership Freak

Remember the last time you sat around a table making a big decision? Did you walk away breathing a sigh of relief. Relief indicates you were in the land of fairy dust and unicorns. Decisions are dangerous because they give the illusion of action where there is none. The bigger the decision the grander the [.]. Communication Decisions Insecurity Leading Managing Marks of leaders Mistakes Personal Growth Saying No Strengths Taking others higher decision power insecurity Leadership Development

L2L Book Review: “Unusually Excellent”

Linked 2 Leadership

Questions: As growing leaders in the business world, we might ask ourselves these questions. Why are some people and organizations more innovative, influential, and profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees? Why do some have repeat success? Question Behind the Questions: “What can we do to enhance this in our organizations?” L2L Book Review To continue answering the questions above, [.]. Servant Leadership business leadership Management

Anniversary

Execupundit

I started Execupundit.com on December 28, 2005. It has been a true pleasure and the long-distance friendships that have been made along the way are especially treasured. Your support is deeply appreciated. So long as you keep reading, I'll keep writing

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How to Set the Stage for your Next Meeting

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. From the moment you send a meeting invite, as the meeting organizer you are responsible for setting the right tone and making the meeting a success. Here are [.]. Bob's blog entries "Guide to Project Management" Harvard Business Review. HBR newsletters How to Set the Stage for your Next Meeting Management Tip of the Day

Judging Truth and Knowldege

CO2

“Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.” – Albert Einstein. Just Ask Leadership Quote

Favorites of 2011: Images Used in Team Building, Leadership, Innovation Workshops & Speeches

Create Learning

With the end of the year approaching, this week is a great to share some of my favorites of 2011. Here is the schedule it may change; 12/27/11 – Photos of Teams. 12/28/11 – Images used in presentations & Articles. 12/29/11 – Team Building & Leadership activity (simulation).

What Southwest Airlines Taught Us This Year

Eric Jacobson

Southwest Airlines celebrated its 40th this year and was kind enough to share in its in-flight magazine 40 lessons it learned since 1971. The lessons provide good tips for business leaders. If you missed the full list, here are some of the highlights: Invent your own culture and put a top person in charge of it. A crisis can contain the germ of a big idea. Simplicity has value.

My Annual Resolution Rant

Tim Milburn

There’s a virus that goes around this time of year. I call it the “New Year’s Neurosis.” ” It shows itself primarily through one bold and audacious symptom: resolutions. I’ve been susceptible to the virus in the past. I caught the bug.

Disguising Ourselves

CO2

“We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.”. François de la Rochefoucauld. Just Ask Leadership Quote

Revealing Weakness 11

Utpal Writes

Keep complaining. Be a Yes-man. Take shortcuts. Do not tell the truth. Threaten your people. Operate in your own silos. Offer compelling excuses. Opt for short-term, sacrificing the long-term. Show respect only to strong people, not to all. Do not show your gratitude publically. Keep shouting on subordinates. Become aware of how you behave. Everyone around you anyways notices it. See Also: Weakness 17. My Happy Clients 12. Know how to walk first, running comes later.

Mastering the Art of Living Meaningfully Well

Harvard Business Review

So, how's your 2011 been? Mine: the proverbial best and worst of times. I had my first book published, finished my second, and made it (much to my own massive surprise) onto the Thinkers50 list. But I also lost, in the same month, two of the people I loved the most. That's life: the act of living in the human universe — in the full ebb and flow of its deep tides of joy, sorrow, accomplishment, and grief.

Big Otto

Execupundit

Art Contrarian looks at von Lenbach's portraits of Bismarck

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Six Predictions for Digital Business in 2012

Harvard Business Review

George Eliot observed that "among all forms of error, prophesy is the most gratuitous." Yogi Berra is said to have said the same thing in less adorned language: "It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future." So a lot of what's below will be off-base or dead wrong. But predictions are both fun for writers and popular among readers, so here goes. My crystal ball devoted to the intersection of business and digital technology brought forth six predictions for 2012. They are: 1.

The Appeal of Precision

Execupundit

It was the perfect angle, the right word, the exact gesture that made the difference. Whenever you encounter precision in a "whatever" world, you recognize it. The precise sparkles like a diamond on black velvet. Low quality reveals indifference. High quality reflects care

Are you “becoming”?

Anese Cavanaugh

It’s an active state…the act of becoming. Stepping further and further into yourself, becoming more and more of the person/spirit/sage/parent/leader/writer/friend/salsa dancer you want to be. It is an active act. And if done intentionally, a really powerful one. Who will you “become” in 2012?

First Paragraph

Execupundit

Late afternoon on Christmas Eve, the year I was eleven, my father took me with him across the river. I can't remember exactly what the hurry was, but he was a busy lawyer, and he needed some papers signed by a rancher who lived on the other side of the Missouri. So off we headed, west across the bridge from Pierre and north through the river hills. From Dakota Christmas by Joseph Bottum

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Revealing Weakness 11

Self Help Zen

Keep complaining. Be a Yes-man. Take shortcuts. Do not tell the truth. Threaten your people. Operate in your own silos. Offer compelling excuses. Opt for short-term, sacrificing the long-term. Show respect only to strong people, not to all. Do not show your gratitude publically. Keep shouting on subordinates. Become aware of how you behave. Everyone around you anyways notices it. The post Revealing Weakness 11 appeared first on Self Help Zen.

FutureLawyer Approved

Execupundit

FutureLawyer has the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and he is gushing. I may send him a photo of my phone as soon as I stop using it to drive nails and open bottles

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Thoughts That Make You Go Hmmm on… Recognition, Appreciation, and Celebration

The Practical Leader

“The most neglected form of compensation is the six-letter word thanks.” ” - Robert Townsend, former Amex and Avis executive and author of Up the Organization.

Vandalism in the Valley

Execupundit

There is indeed something of the Dark Ages about all this. In the vast rural expanse between the Sierras and the Coast Ranges, and from Sacramento to Bakersfield, our rural homes are like stray sheep outside the herd, without whatever protection is offered by the density of a town. When we leave for a trip or just go into town, the predators swarm. Read the rest of Victor Davis Hanson's disturbing account

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Quote of the Day

Execupundit

Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack. Harry Emerson Fosdick

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