Wed.Aug 24, 2011

Leadership & Perception

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Does perception matter? We’ve all heard the saying “perception is reality,” but is it true? Does perception never, rarely, sometimes, or always equal reality?

5 Essential Traits Of An Impactful Leader

The Leadership Advisor

The leadership space is a noisy one. There are degrees, courses, seminars, blogs and a list of other things as long as my leg that is meant to help people become better leaders. So I thought “Why not add more noise?&# Totally kidding.

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Four Ways to Learn More Than You Ever Have Before

Kevin Eikenberry

Tom stepped into the meeting room, but from his perspective it might as well have been a jail cell. He was a prisoner in his own work day. The PowerPoint slide projected on the screen said it all. Welcome to our Refresher Training.” Refresher training might be needed for some people but Tom already [.]. Leadership Learning Personal Development barriers to learning leadership learning professional development training

Video: Story to Illustrate Sales Technique

Tony Mayo

A quick story to illustrate an old maxim: Tell them and create doubt, show them and cause belief, but involve them to change behavior. Share it! For Executives For Salespeople Videos & Podcasts Be Learning Learning Sales

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Ethical Grey Areas: Our Choices Define Us

Leading in Context

Grey Areas in Leading Ethically We see plenty of information about lying, cheating, stealing and other obvious ethical violations. It is more difficult to know what to do when we encounter behaviors that fall into ethical grey areas, particularly in term of relationships with other people. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization boundaries leadership development leading ethically

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Servant Leadership Profile: Lionel Logue

Modern Servant Leader

How The World Of Work Will Change In The Next 10 Years

Six Disciplines

According to analyst firm Gartner , the nature of work will witness 10 key changes through 2020. Key predictions include: Organizations will need to plan for increasingly chaotic environments that are out of their direct control, and adaptation must involve adjusting to all 10 of the trends.

A Week with Zig Ziglar: Part 3

Ron Edmondson

I continue to share this week I”m sharing an interview I did recently with leadership master and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar. If you missed part 1, click HERE or part 2 HERE. My questions are in bold, followed by Zig’s answers. Occasionally, Zig’s son Tom interjects some thoughts.

On Leadership, Excellence, and Tough Love

Linked 2 Leadership

Strong leadership demands excellence and tough love. The balance between these attributes is oftentimes difficult to juggle. It is sometimes even more difficult to know in which direction one should go during times of stress or problems. So how should a leader think about leading others with excellence and tough love? Ask Yourself Some Questions [.]. Leadership Lessons Learned Organizational Health Practical Steps to Influence Attitude Leadership Development motivation values

The Importance of A Repeatable Methodology for Strategy Execution

Six Disciplines

A methodology , or method, is another name for any step-by-step approach to getting something done. A business-building methodology must include the steps that are essential for an organization to build and sustain a healthy, growing business. It must define how the organization sets its goals and priorities and organizes its resources to best achieve these goals.

Eat Your Peas, And Do 10 Of These (Some Leadership Castor Oil)

Terry Starbucker

We all remember those times when our parents made us eat something on our plates that just didn’t appeal to us. “ Go on, eat your peas, they’re good for you !&# we’d hear from Mom. Eventually, so we could finally leave the table, we’d take a deep breath, and eat them.

The Power of Professionalism: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Power of Professionalism: The Seven Mind-Sets That Drive Performance and Build Trust Bill Wiersma Ravel Media (2011) An exceptional resource for anyone who openly declares and then fulfills a total commitment to excellence (however defined) I selected the title for this review of Bill Wiersma’s book after some research on the etymology of the [.].

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New Directors and New Behaviours Needed in Corporate Boardrooms

Chartered Management Institute

We live in what could be termed the age of corporate governance. Corporate governance codes of practice and consultants abound. There must be at least one expert on corporate governance for every Fortune 500 company. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

How Will You Feel When the Big One Hits?

Next Level Blog

So, the big question on the East Coast yesterday evening was where were you when the earthquake hit? I was in a large conference room in Baltimore leading a group coaching session for rising leaders. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Current Affairs Personal Presence

August Leadership Development Challenge Results Are In!

Aspire-CS

The results are in from this month’s Leadership Development Challenge votes. Dan McCarthy and Scott Eblin were in a dead heat for top vote-getters. However, it was a very close race with Art Petty , Sharlyn Lauby , Jennifer Miller , and our gracious guest, Gwyn Teatro close behind. We’ll continue to appreciate your comments and ideas on the post and encourage you to provide them.

The Ten Commandments of Business Success

Women on Business

Guest Post by Jane Plitt. She was long dead when I first discovered Martha Matilda Harper and her amazing feat of launching modern franchising even though she had been a servant for nearly a quarter of a century. History buried its memory of the 500+ franchises she sprouted and staffed with other poor women. But, fortunately, they saved the records and here are her ten commandments of business success.

The Parable of the Japanese Steel Executives – Don’t Even Try To Do Everything; Do! One! Thing! Very, Very Well

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Parable of the Japanese Steel Executives – Don’t Even Try To Do Everything; Do! Thing! Very, Very Well Let’s call this the parable of the Japanese Steel Executives. I remember an interview years ago with Walter Mondale, then the Ambassador of Japan. He was touring the largest steel plant in Japan, and he [.]. Randy's blog entries Amazon Bethlehem Steel Farhad Manjoo HP Tablet iPad Walter Mondale

Did You Notice?

Execupundit

Did you notice. The slight pause? What was not said? That one glance? Who was carrying the materials? Who got into the car first? The person who was never interrupted? The one who didn't have to raise his voice? When they started to stall? The precision and then the sudden ambiguity? What was tucked in-between the favorable descriptions? When they gave too much detail? Who spoke on which topics? How often qualifying phrases were used? The person who said nothing? The mistake on the third page?

How to Identify and Stop Workplace Bullying

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 a difference between leaders who aggressively push for results and bullies who use fear and intimidation to get what they want. Organizations can’t afford the latter: [.]. Bob's blog entries "Diagnose and Eliminate Workplace Bullying" Baron Christopher Hanson Harvard Business Review.

Jack Layton: great lessons from a life well-lived

Roundtable Talk

How Transformational Leaders Manage a Really, Really Bad Day

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Henna Inam (a CEO Coach) 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 life.” To read the complete article, check out [.].

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10 Power-Tips that Build Potential

Leadership Freak

You aren’t the future. The passion, potential, and skills of your team are the future of your organization. Vision cast until the cows come home but others make it happen. Organizations don’t rise above their leaders. Leaders never rise above the leveraged potential of their teams. It’s always about the people. Your future is black [.]. Leading Personal Growth Stress Taking others higher Leadership Development

Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO | His Resignation Letter

ReThink HR

Did you hear,,, What do you think?

Leadership Caffeine Podcast-Linda Finkle on Partnering

Management Excellence

The lure of "partnering" with others is strong in our society, particularly as more and more high quality professionals pursue their own businesses outside of the not-so-cozy confines of corporate walls. Much like marriage, there are some remarkable upsides and unfortunately (according to the numbers), some pretty significant downsides for many.

Sneak Peek Opportunity

Next Level Blog

September will see the launch of a new Eblin Group website and Next Level Blog with some cool new features and resources. One of the ones I’m most excited about is an online self assessment based on. Please click the headline to read the whole story. About this blog The Next Level Web/Tech

The Shortest Path to Higher Revenue

Strategy Driven

The fastest way to find out what your next customer wants to buy, and how they want to buy it, is to ask your previous customers what they were looking for and how they went about buying it from you. In other words, if you want to increase your revenue, reverse-engineer your successful sales.

Is GSK taking the Sales out of Sales Rep?

LDRLB

It’s been over half a year since a potentially landmark event occurred in the pharmaceutical industry. Last January, GlaxoSmithKline announced it was eliminating its individual sales goals as an incentive compensation measure for sales representatives. In short, reps’ bonuses aren’t based on individual sales any longer. In their stead, GSK introduced a combination of selling competency, customer evaluations, and overall business unit performance as bonus measures.

Do you speak corporate shorthand?

CO2

When you visit lots of different organizations, as executive coaches do, you observe conversations that seem to be in new, arcane languages. That’s because corporate teams and business partnerships frequently use corporate shorthand. They know each other well and want to communicate efficiently, hence the acronyms and code words. What’s amazing isn’t how or why corporate shorthand arises, but its liabilities.

Commuting stresses more women than men

Chartered Management Institute

Personally I find commuting, by public transport especially, a tremendous chore. New research from the London School of Economics and the University of Sheffield suggests that women have it tougher than men. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Living your vision

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. Warren Bennis Living your vision. Leadership Development Leadership vision

The Importance of A Repeatable Methodology for Strategy Execution

Six Disciplines

A methodology , or method, is another name for any step-by-step approach to getting something done. A business-building methodology must include the steps that are essential for an organization to build and sustain a healthy, growing business. It must define how the organization sets its goals and priorities and organizes its resources to best achieve these goals.

Entertainment Break

Execupundit

The trailers for: The Money Pit. Neighbors. Goodbye Columbus. A Good Man in Africa The Coca-Cola Kid The Road The Long Good Friday

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How The World Of Work Will Change In The Next 10 Years

Six Disciplines

According to analyst firm Gartner , the nature of work will witness 10 key changes through 2020. Key predictions include: Organizations will need to plan for increasingly chaotic environments that are out of their direct control, and adaptation must involve adjusting to all 10 of the trends.

The Start of a Big Story

Execupundit

Steve Jobs is resigning

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