Sat.Jul 16, 2011

My Advice When Pursuing a God-given Dream

Ron Edmondson

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How To Make Two Key Contradictions of Leadership Work For You

Terry Starbucker

It’s the moment of truth. That moment when all of what you’ve put into your leadership comes to fruition. It’s when a teammate engages with a customer.

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Making The Impossible, Possible.

Ravi Pratap Singh

It wasn't impossible, but it sure was challenging. to find a name for the new awards we planned to initiate at C2. The  The whole process of creating a brand is nerve-wracking. but at the same time, exhilarating! 

3 Things I Love About New Orleans

Ron Edmondson

I have had a distant love and attraction to the city of New Orleans since hurricane Katrina and the aftermath devastated that city in 2005. Before Grace Community Church officially launched, we wrote our first check to relief efforts in that city.

How Do You Know a Great Person When You See One?

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by William C. Taylor for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * In the still-raging debate over my two posts about [.].

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Scripture Memorization, Week 29

Ron Edmondson

I realize this is going to be two verses this week…but you can do it! These two verses clearly go together. If you’ve last this long you are into it. If you are just started, then you obviously love a challenge. Here is this week’s memory verse: Do you need to look to the hills?

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Leaders: Stepping Up Your Game? Learn From Winners!

Linked 2 Leadership

I help organizations improve their “game,&# and I love my job. In fact, my hobby is reading and learning about how innovative organizations are stepping up their games all the time. It’s like I am like a sports fanatic working as a coach in his favorite sport. On Sports and Leadership Speaking of sports, I [.]. Servant Leadership business communication executive coaching leadership Leadership Development Management Organizational Health

Diversion

Execupundit

I will now do something other than what I want to accomplish so my mind will drift naturally to what I want to accomplish. It is strange how diverting attention from A to B can so easily bring thoughts to back to A. I am working on A by not working on A

The Stagecraft of Steve Jobs: How Apple’s CEO uses narrative and dramatic techniques to manage his message.

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an article about Abz Sharma and David Grant featured by strategy+business magazine, published by Booz & Company. It is based on their article, Narrative, Drama and Charismatic Leadership: The Case of Apple’s Steve Jobs (Subscription or fee required.), that appeared in Leadership magazine (Vol. 1, No. To read the complete article, please [.].

That Would Be Nice

Execupundit

One of my favorite features at Eclecticity is when he shows a clean well-lighted place to blog. I almost died of an envy attack with this one

Sincerity…A Leadership Imperative

You're Not the Boss of Me

Sincerity. It is perhaps not a word that springs to mind first when we think about highly successful and powerful business leaders but in today’s uncertain world there are things we need to be able to count on. Sincerity in our leaders is one of those things.

The Indie Publishing Revolution

Execupundit

Mike Shatzkin and - in the comments - Joe Konrath provide perspectives on whether best selling e-book writer John Locke would have fared better with a traditional publisher. That is assuming, of course, that Locke would have been able to land a traditional publisher. An interesting argument once surfaced in a separate forum: After their agents scoured the traditional publishers, many authors only received one offer. But for that single offer, they'd still be in the cold

Beatles Photographs at Christie's

Execupundit

Almost half a century later, nearly 50 never-before-seen Beatles photographs, including images of the band's first-ever U.S. concert, will be auctioned at Christie's on Wednesday, with a presale estimate of $100,000. The black-and-white photographs feature a sweating and joyful Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr bouncing at the drums and a policeman using bullets as earplugs to block the screams from more than 8,000 fans. The priciest photographs are expected to sell for $4,000 to $6,000 each.

Send in the Mirrors

Execupundit

Check out the Mayo Clinic description of the symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder. Thank God we don't have any people like that in high office

"Attack of the Cloud People"

Execupundit

Stanley Bing dozes and is visited by three apparitions : "Behold the Microsoft ( MSFT ) cloud, how it grows," said the first apparition, a tall, massive, bald gentleman with a friendly demeanor and sharp incisors. Unlike your hard drive, it has unlimited capacity and neither does it spin. And yet for all that I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his royalty was not arrayed like unto it." "But But I don't want to store my stuff in any cloud," I said. "It It makes me nervous