Sat.Sep 17, 2011

Are you waiting for God?

Ron Edmondson

Wait for the Lord. Be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord! Psalm 27:14 NIV. I know what some of you are thinking, and quite frankly, I understand… Sometimes I get tired of waiting as well… You’ve been waiting so long already… When is your turn?

When it’s Better to Receive than Give

Leadership Freak

I know one of our region’s most gifted relationship builders, everyone knows him. I remember the day he taught me a valuable lesson. Build connections by letting people do things for you. I regularly have coffee with “Joe” – not his real name. One morning I offered to buy Joe a cup of coffee. I [.]. Influence Leading Personal Growth Leadership Development

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Scripture Memorization, Week 38

Ron Edmondson

I know it says I can’t imagine it…but I love to think and dream about the things God has in store for us… Here us this week’s memory verse: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”. 1 Corinthians 2:9 NLT. What can you imagine God has in store for you? Related posts: Scripture Memorization, Week 35. Scripture Memorization, Week 23. Scripture Memorization, Week 21. Devotional Encouragement


Daniel Diermeier: An interview by Bob Morris

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Daniel Diermeier is the IBM Professor of Regulation and Competitive Practice, a Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at the Kellogg School of Management, and a Professor of Political Science at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, all at Northwestern University. He is director of the Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship [.].

How To Write Your Introduction For Your Speech

Eric Jacobson

If you are a leader who struggles writing introductions for your speeches , try these tips from Quick Study Academic (BarCharts, Inc.): Prepare the audience to listen to your speech. Start with a statement that will grab your audience's attention to draw them into your speech.

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Articles of Faith: Love in Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

Love is the most difficult word to define in the English language. Mostly because it has almost as many different meanings as there are people who use the word. From saying, “I love the Colts” to “God is Love”; there are many different levels of meaning for this word. When focusing on love in Leadership, the word can [.].

How much Face Time are you getting?


Face Time as a KPI. Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind” – Louis Pasteur. It turns out that the number one Key Performance Indicator (KPI) for a sales organization is Revenue to Face Time.


Culture Break


From the film Henry V , the tennis ball scene

Saturday’s Quote

Management is a Journey

It’s easy to come up with new ideas. The hard part is letting go of something that worked for you two years ago, but which is no longer useful. –Roger Von Oech. Innovation emotional intelligence strategic thinking

"Generational Privilege"


Italy and Japan have particularly bad cases of the blues; with relatively small numbers of young people and large ones of older people, the old are not only cunning and entrenched in positions of power: they can still beat the kids in elections. Politicians reinforce generational privilege rather than acting on the knowledge that, in the end, an economy that doesn’t work for the young is an economy doomed to decline. Read the rest of Walter Russell Mead. [HT: HT:

Your First 100 Days As A Leader Will Make Or Break You

Eric Jacobson

There are seven major onboarding land mines that you are likely to come across as a new leader and there are specific points in the first 100 days where you are most likely to encounter them, explain authors: George Brant Jayme A.

Go Goruck: Voluntary Public Hazings


Business Week has a portrait of Jason McCarthy's unusual business : He’s also the founder of the Goruck Challenge, one of the latest and most grindingly hard core of the new breed of extreme sports. It’s a variation on the current fitness trend of bizarre and exhausting obstacle-course, cross-fit challenges such as Tough Mudder or Muddy Buddy. Goruck is perhaps the most militaristic of the breed—a Navy Seal training-inspired, Special Forces-led marathon of grit and muscle and masochism

Children as Status Symbols


I recently decided to stop going to social gatherings where I have to listen to people run their mouths. It isn't because I've stopped liking my neighbors and friends, and it isn't because I'm tired of people who feel a need to remind me how much they despise Sarah Palin, as if that were the planet's best-kept secret. No, I can no longer stand listening to people tell me how great their kids are. Read the rest of Joe Queenan here


First Paragraph


There are the poor, and there are the terribly poor. Below them are the wretchedly poor. And then there are those who literally have nothing, not even hope. To them, the term is not even any longer applicable. That so many of those utterly forgotten manage to reach adulthood is itself amazing. To belong to this class of humanity is to view the alley as mansion, the street as home, and to live most if not all of one's miserable life in the gutter. From Sagramanda by Alan Dean Foster

Going in Style


For all of the Red Sox fans out there: Ted Williams's last time at the plate


La Rigueur


In Fortune , some advice from a French socialist. An excerpt: Starting in 1983, the administration of Socialist President Francois Mitterrand abandoned its program of heavy spending and gigantic deficits, and made a dramatic right turn, embracing a solution called "La Rigueur," or austerity. The shift brought balanced budgets from 1985 to 1987, and one of the most prosperous periods in French post-war history. Delors was a principal architect, and Mestrallet helped write the blueprint



Cultural Offering on the logic and message of stacks of books. I get very wary of personal libraries that are too neat. They remind me of model homes and there is always the sense that no one really uses them. My wife has not yet subscribed to that theory

Quote of the Day


Apparently some human resources managers don't appreciate having interview questions answered through interpretive dance. Michael Hayward

Way Too Much Fun


This has been my year for dental work. After decades of few problems, I've entered a strange world of dental implants and related exotica. While my dental advisors debate the mysterious cause of some recent discomfort and ponder a remedy, I'm learning the soothing qualities of lemon extract, clove, and pain pills. Bear with me