Tue.Aug 09, 2011

7 Ways to Distinguish God’s Voice from the Circumstances of Life

Ron Edmondson

How do you actually know God is talking to you? Every believer wants to hear from God. Why would you follow God closely if you didn’t want to know His voice or hear what He has to say? We want to know…Is this God?…Is …Is this what He is telling me to do?…or…Am

Incivility. The New WMD.

The Leadership Advisor

There has been a destructive force that has been in development for the past 20-25 years. It hasn’t been designed in some obscure and clandestine governmental “area&#. It has been in our face in perpetuity via media outlets and a subtle shift in sociological expectations.

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What do you need to upgrade to maintain momentum?

Ron Edmondson

To keep momentum going…you have to continually upgrade! Georgia-Pacific is an International company with over 300 manufacturing facilities and 40,000 employees. They have products from building products to paper and own brands such as Quilted Northern, Angel Soft and Vanity Fair.


Chris Brady

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Paying Homage to a Great Female Leader Who, By the Way, Was a Physician

Women's Leadership Exchange

Bernadine Healy was determined, independent and driven to make a difference. She could have had a nice cardiology practice but instead she chose to take on the establishment in at least two of her most important roles. The first was as the first woman to lead the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 1991-93, and second, as the first physician to lead the America Red Cross. WLE is saddened by the loss of this great woman, who passed away August 6th, at the young age of 67 from brain cancer.

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Can the Middle Class Be Saved?

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Don Peck and featured in the September 2011 issue of The Atlantic. To read the complete article, check out other material, sign up for free email alerts, and obtain subscription information, please click here. Photo credit: Andy Reynolds/Wonderful Machine * * * The Great Recession has [.].

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Do You Practice Open Leadership?

Eric Jacobson

Open Leadership author Charlene Li reminds leaders to periodically ask themselves these " open leadership skills assessment" questions: Do I seek out and listen to different points of view? Do I make myself available to people at all levels of the organization?

4 Ways Managers Can Evaluate Effectiveness of Other Managers

Create Learning

Within hierarchical organizations you will have managers of managers, examples are the following relationships; CEO manages 5 Executive Vice Presidents. Executive VP manages 8 Directors. Director manages 10 Program Coordinators. Program Coordinator manages 30 front line staff.

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3 Things Your Company Should Do on Twitter

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. There is no doubt that Twitter is influential: This spring, the company announced that it signed up its 200 millionth account. But how can your company reap the [.]. Bob's blog entries "What the Heck Are We Doing on Twitter?" 3 Things Your Company Should Do on Twitter Harvard Business Review.

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4 Lessons On Team-Building I Learned From My Garden

Tanveer Naseer

As a gardener, I enjoy this time in the summer because you get to step back from your garden and appreciate what all that hard work you did in the spring and early summer has given rise to. This time of the year is also an ideal time to review how the plants are faring in your garden so you can anticipate what changes might need to be made in the upcoming fall or spring.

A Brief History of Change: Introduction


This post is the first in our series on change. In this series, we will review and contrast the major theoretical models of organizational change. Most people view organizational change the same way they view a clown standing down the street from them. It may be a positive experience, but we’d rather it be someone else’s positive experience. Despite our best efforts, the world continues to change and grow. In order to remain competitive, organizations need change alongside their environment.

Diagnosing the Four Types of Mistakes


Have you ever taken time to consider WHY people do the wrong thing? When something goes wrong our focus is usually on the effect of the mistake and how to control the damage. That's important for the short term, but effective leaders also consider the long term and seek to answer "Why?"

Want Change? There are Only Four Ways

Leadership Freak

Image source While thumbing through, Full Engagement, by Brian Tracy, this heading in chapter one caught my attention, “Four Ways to Change.” Tracy says, “There are only four ways that you can change anything about yourself, your life, your work, or your relationships with others.” The condensed version of Tracy’s list: Do more of something. [.]. Change Leading Managing Personal Growth Leadership

Ask the Experts: Should incentives be used to encourage fewer sick days?

Chartered Management Institute

Should incentives be used to encourage fewer sick days? Reply by Prof Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe is a Chartered Organisational Psychologist, a Patron of Women in Management and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Cyber Wars


Stuxnet, a computer virus that can infiltrate highly secure computers not connected to the Internet, a feat previously believed to be virtually impossible, entered the global political arena more than a year ago, in June 2010. The virus had attacked computers at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility, where scientists are enriching uranium, and manipulated the centrifuges to make them self-destruct. The attack penetrated into the heart of the Iranian nuclear program.

The 12 Secrets of Highly Successful Women: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The 12 Secrets of Highly Successful Women: A Portable Life Coach for Creative Women Gail McMeekin Conari Press (2011) How to discover your unique gifts, claim your personal power, and help others to do so Gail McMeekin devotes a separate chapter to each of the 12 “secrets” and, in fact, none is a secret. Rather, [.].

Listen Well And Do Exit Interviews

Eric Jacobson

Knowing why an employee leaves your company can help you to reduce your employee turnover rate.

The power of Vu Déjà

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a recent post by Josh Linkner. For more information on creativity, visit his website by clicking here. “In addition to my blog, you’ll find free videos, quizzes, articles, eBooks and more to help fuel your creative fire!&# * * * We’ve all experienced déjà vu, looking at an unfamiliar situation and feeling like [.].

Power, breaking the rules and the London riots

Chartered Management Institute

Living in London the riots have been capturing attention on a primal level this week. Television news has provided images of carnage from Tottenham in the north all the way to Croydon in the south. Social media has made the news as both a means of distributing news of events and as a tool for organising the thuggery. The positive benefits of social media has been shown by the ad-hoc clean up groups that have sprung up around the @riotcleanup handle.

Voice of Experience: Viva Hammer (KPMG Washington National Tax)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Viva Hammer (Principal, KPMG Washington National Tax) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your [.]. Bob's blog entries Advice for Women Early in their Careers “Be indispensable!

Clips (for iPhone) Released Today

Tim Milburn

Have you ever needed to find just the right movie clip for that youth talk or message you’re preparing? Have you ever thought of a clip you would like to use but can’t remember where in the movie that scene was located?

Maybe Upton Sinclair Was Right re TeaParty Republicans

Bird's Eye View

Upton Sinclair said a lot of smart things. One of my favorites is his comment that "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.".

Can't focus at work?

Chartered Management Institute

With rioting the hot topic of conversion it is hard to concerntrate at work, especially as everyone has a story to tell but could the open-plan office be to blame? You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Inventing Management 2.0 with Gary Hamel (Webinar)

Harvard Business Review

Who says our organizations have to be bureaucratic and politicized? Or that life within them has to be disempowering and boring? Control, standardization, and conformity aren't virtues anymore. They're outdated management models.

Real Recognition Radio Interview

Michael Lee Stallard

Today, Roy Saunderson and S. Max Brown of Real Recognition Radio are featuring an interview we did about Connection Cultures, leadership, employee engagement, employe recognition, productivity, innovation and achieving sustainable superior performance. Roy and Max are both knowledgeable experts on employee recognition and they are delightful individuals to engage with in conversation. I hope you’ll check out our interview at this link.

You are Yo-Yo (Just because)

ReThink HR

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Market(ing) Meltdown: Don't Worry, Be Happy | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

I'm going to admit at the outset that I'm not a stock market expert. In fact, I pay little attention to the daily moves of the market or the individual stocks in my portfolio. For those of you still with me, here's my quick take on the

When do you get to talk about leadership?

Jason Womack

Leadership: It's a big topic that people spend time, energy and focus studying, often hoping that the people around them do more of it themselves.

Sci-Fi Art


Art Contrarian looks at the sci-fi art of Edd Cartier


Talent Management Best Practice 1 – Ensure Employability

Strategy Driven

Decades ago, an individual typically had the opportunity to work for their entire career within one company. Times have changed.

You Have Amazing Powers of Creativity

Building Personal Strength

Last night I dreamed that I was walking down a street in a town I had never seen before. Across the street was a building that appeared to be about 100 years old. It was a 2-story building with a stone facade and a high arching entrance-way. Was it a school? A prison? A museum?

Does Standard & Poor's Deserve a Downgrade?

Harvard Business Review

Those who live outside Los Angeles may or may not have heard of "Carmageddon." Carmageddon was the temporary closure of a 10-mile stretch of freeway running through the heart of Los Angeles, a closure that was expected to create an artery blockage on the scale of a massive heart attack. In the end however, traffic was so light that a drive through Los Angeles during Carmageddon was more heaven than Armageddon. The current reaction to Standard & Poor's decision to downgrade the U.S.

CMI Book club - Summer's Here - What's on your reading list?

Chartered Management Institute

Well here is what is on mine! What I hope to do in this thoughtful blog is share with you all the books to watch out for this month, especially for the experienced and not so experienced leaders amongst us. Author of the Month – Richard Donkin. As members you are invited to ask Richard questions in the Ask an Expert feature. A list of Richard’s publications and biography are included.

Apple Stores in China: The One Thing They Can't Fake

Harvard Business Review

Did you follow the mini-flap about the fake Apple store in China? A blogger who calls herself BirdAbroad found a Chinese store that looked almost exactly like one of Apple's iconic retail outlets , complete with winding staircase, walls lined with Apple products, and employees dressed in blue T-shirts and Apple name tags. The problem? The store was in the southwestern city of Kunming. The only stores Apple has opened in China so far are in Beijing and Shanghai.