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Three Temptations That Destroy Good Leaders

Ron Edmondson

This is a guest post by J. Warner Wallace. I’m a cold-case homicide detective. I began by taking money off the table. The Temptation of Power.

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Kevin Eikenberry

You were ahead of some people when you woke up this morning, because some people didn’t. That old quasi-joke is certainly true. The question is.

How to lead energized and effective leadership team meetings

Anese Cavanaugh

I was working with a couple of clients this week helping them think through a big meeting next month for their team. The usual suspects showed up: What outcomes do we want? Why are we having it? Do we really need to have it? How can it be as meaningful as possible? How much time do we have? Who needs to be there? You know… that stuff. Magic.

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Big Thinking for Small Business

Women on Business

If you want to get noticed in a noisy world, your message needs to be better, not louder. And, it needs to be delivered with polish and panache.

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The ‘Annual Performance Appraisal’ Needs a New Name

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Career Development Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Value Creation Workplace Issues A surprising number of organizations still deliver once-a-year performance appraisals without providing much interim feedback. Have you considered the dangers of this approach?

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Organizational Design and Social Networks

LDRLB

Hierarchies rely on job titles to command the attention of others. 3) The organization forms partnerships to secure capabilities it does not have.

Business by Perception

Women on Business

There is an old adage that says ‘you are the company you keep’, but in this increasingly global marketplace how realistic is that?

Achieving Sustainable Growth

Coaching Tip

The "New Normal" defines the business environment where individual companies must shape their own paths to growth. Why is business growth so illusive?

Why Didn't You Improve?

Execupundit

"I didn't have time to do anything but the minimum." "You You think I'm going to pay my own money for a workshop!" "No No one has complained." "I'm

Reflecting Upon the Team Building and Leadership Experience

Create Learning

I took some time to reflect upon the day. Sounds like you made some progress, how did you manage that? michael cardus is create-learning.

Top 50 leadership blogs – we’re in!

Aspire-CS

. We’re honored that this blog has been named one of the top leadership blogs over at Ready to Manage. Tweet This

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A Change in Perspective

Six Disciplines

“To achieve a revolution in their execution, business leaders need to reframe their thinking from cutting logs to building ships. Six Disciplines Execution Revolution by Gary Harpst. Organizations that adopt a total performance excellence program address this issue directly.

Never Coast – (Troy Aikman, Sally Field, Anne Hathaway – Never Coasting, The Very Opposites of One-Hit Wonders)

First Friday Book Synopsis

As the girl who started out as the Princess of Genovia, I can’t tell you how encouraging it was to know that the Flying Nun grew up to be Norma Rae. Anne Hathaway’s comment/tribute to Sally Field during her Golden Globes Acceptance) (watch the video of her acceptance here). Randy's blog entries

Why Isn’t This Incentive Program Working?

Let's Grow Leaders

Incentive programs continue to be one of the most debated topics in management. Sometimes incentive programs work well. Sometimes they do not. Leadership can make a difference. Have you ever experienced any of these scenarios? You’ve implemented a new incentive program and results go down? You roll-out a new contest and no one seems [.]

You're Rude Because Your Boss Is Rude

Harvard Business Review

What drives employees to be rude? Over 60% blame their bad behavior on being overloaded at work. They say they have no time to be nice. Learn from it.

Commute recommendation for you to share with staff

Chartered Management Institute

I wanted to share my thoughts about commuting, which you could pass onto any of your staff that have to get to work this way.

Scaling Up Without Losing Your Edge

Harvard Business Review

Forty years ago, British economist E.F. The retort from mainstream economists was swift and scathing: "Small is stupid." It moves.

Learning Early

Execupundit

Entrepreneur : Richard Branson gives the business and life lessons he received from his mother

The Flawed Art of Lance Armstrong's Confession

Harvard Business Review

CNN host Piers Morgan took it one step further, posting on Twitter that Armstrong was a "sniveling, lying, cheating little wretch.I

A Blog to Enjoy

Execupundit

At Eclecticity , you can find info on basic budgeting near a wandering Escape key. Where does he find this stuff

2012 Reader’s Choice: The Best of Management is a Journey

Management is a Journey

Another year of writing blog posts has passed and in my annual tradition, I am identifying the top 5 posts of the readers of this blog. As I mentioned with last year’s list, my favorites (I’ll share those in another post) were different from the reader’s. This difference is another lesson that teaches what is important [.].

The Line Between a Joke and a Crime

Execupundit

The Wall Street Journal Law Blog on the legal aspects of the Manti Te'o story. I'm proud to say that I knew nothing of that story until this morning.

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Talking With Brilliant Canadians And Others

Bird's Eye View

She sits on the board of ING Direct Bank of Canada. . The students and I talked via Skype. So we made do with audio. Or Canada.

Music Break

Execupundit

Back by tradition: The Cure with what is the official Friday song for this blog

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Making 2013 a great working year

Chartered Management Institute

Want to make 2013 a great working year? You may not need any ideas about making the most of the year to come in your career.

Dinner with Henry

Execupundit

Just one of many reasons why Cultural Offering should be a daily read

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Morning Advantage: Welcome to the New Videogame Gold Rush

Harvard Business Review

“For the last decade, three companies (Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft) have ruled the gaming console business with an iron fist. But that’s all about to end,” writes Andrew Groen at Wired. One reason for the change, of course, is the rise of mobile technology. Think of all those hours you’ve logged playing Angry Birds or Words with Friends. Yikes.

Art Break: Morandi

Execupundit

Art Contrarian casts a critical eye on the work of Giorgio Morandi

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It's Not Too Late to Stave Off Disruption

Harvard Business Review

When should incumbents be afraid — very afraid? At the moment that a disruptive innovation crosses into the mainstream market and establishes itself as a viable competitor, the third stage in a disruptive innovation's life cycle. Navigation via integrated smart devices. billion acquisition of NavTeq in 2007. Mobile payment solutions.

The Weirdness of Careers

Execupundit

A week later, he calls me, about 1 in the morning, and wakes me up, I say, "Sid, are you alright?" "I I can't sleep. I had a meeting today with Pat Weaver and Max Liebman, and my manager, and I couldn't refuse the deal. I signed for three years, for $25,000 a show." That was stupendous. I said, "Wow, that's a lot of money. He was used up.

Make Your Next Innovation Jam Work

Harvard Business Review

Yet although the process is widely hyped, many companies struggle to make them work. They work in self-defined, small sub-teams. Innovation

Quote of the Day

Execupundit

The deepest human need is the need to be appreciated. William James