Tue.Oct 11, 2011

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7 Personal Development Benefits of Saying No

Ron Edmondson

The more experience I get in life the more I learn the importance of personal development. We have lots of opportunities to say yes.

How Big is Your Big Picture?

Kevin Eikenberry

One of the roles of a leader is to provide the perspective that the rest of the team or organization might not see. It is easy to get caught up in the daily to-do list, the quarterly objectives and the rhythm of the calendar, and lose sight of the bigger picture, the larger goals, the [.].

When People Collide

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development “We’re always behind this metal and glass. Nobody touches you.” If you saw the move Crash you may recognize this line. The symbolism is piercing: We’re either tough like metal or ready to break with any pressure like glass. This is the fragility in life. People collide. When People Collide.

Balancing Act: Head and Heart

Aspire-CS

Last week I attended a farewell event for a leader in the public sector who was moving on to another job. He’s somebody that I’ve come to know well over the course of several years; I’ve also had the pleasure of working within his organization with many of the outstanding leaders he’s hired and

Bud to Boss Workshop Tulsa

Lead Change Blog

I got to spend a few minutes with Kevin to talk about the workshop and the collaborative effort we have going on here in Tulsa between [.]

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Engaging Your Workforce For Strategy Execution

Six Disciplines

At Six Disciplines, our research has shown that the number #1 difference between the highest- and lowest-performing organizations is strength of leadership , based on the average of several factors. One of those factors was the ability to motivate or engage the people in the company in pursuing its goals.

On Leadership, Enterprise, and Blueberry Wheat Cakes

Linked 2 Leadership

How’s your logic? I ask this because I used to assume everyone operated from the same rational perspective. Then I tried to eat a blueberry wheat-cake and my world changed. Enterprising Product One day I had friend talk about a restaurant that had “the world’s best blueberry wheat-cakes.” ” He said that he would drive for two [.].

Marketing To Women: research about digital influence and the female Irish consumer

Krishna De

Here is a summary of the Irish research I presented. Extend your marketing personas – include digital insights about your consumer.

Overcoming the Mediocrity of Doing Your Best

Leadership Freak

“Do your best,” is an excuse for not doing your best. It’s code for, don’t worry if you don’t make it. Stop telling people to do their best; give them a goal, instead. Goals motivate because they define desirable results. “Do your best,” is obscure babble. You don’t know what your “best” is.

“You’re Just Not Leadership Material”

Great Leadership By Dan

That thinking is bunk. I’m living proof. In the early 1990s I was fresh out of college and employed at my first full-time professional IT job. Listen.

Do you expect it?

Jason Womack

When you talk about where you're going, is it in terms of: 1. Wishful thinking? Could be possible. I'm pretty sure I could get there. Goal setting

Are our perceptions of Gen Y accurate?

Chartered Management Institute

There are many misconceptions in place around Generation Y, with a prevailing view that they will force through a significant shift in how the modern workplace operates. New research by JB Associates challenges this point of view. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Gen Y Leaders – The “Me” Generation or the “We” Generation?

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest post by Jack Zenger. In case you?re re worried about what?s s going to become of the younger generation, it?s s going to grow up and start worrying about the younger generation.” ” – Roger Allen A favorite pastime of those in the older generations is to lament the decline among the younger generations.

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TeamBuilding Resource Articles

Create Learning

I have compiled a series of links and articles of content that will be covered in-depth. 9 Team Dynamics That Get Results. Systems Drive Behaviors.

Failure in All Things

LeadStrategic

Have you been guilty of trying to be a superhero? I have - even as an adult. To run around the yard and pretend I could fly. frontpage

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Do you have to be liked to be a good manager?

Chartered Management Institute

There is a popular image of the best managers having a bit of a nasty streak to them. In football Alex Ferguson is well known for delivering the 'hair dryer treatment' to poorly performing players. Jack Welch was arguably the leading manager of the 20th Century and was renowned for his ruthlessness.

Where Mangement and Leadership Meet

Erika Andersen

Since I’ve been writing this new book on leadership, I’ve been thinking a lot about the differences and similarities between managing people and being a leader. In some ways, I think they’re very distinct: I’ve know people who are excellent leaders and poor managers, and vice versa. I think of people management as a craft.

Book Review: Elusive Growth

Chartered Management Institute

There is plenty of essentially sound advice, presented partly as a personal journey of discovery. By the end there is also the insightful recognition that ‘it is easier to throw stones, much harder to construct new stuff.’ Useful, entertaining reading. Review by Professor Bruce Lloyd, London South Bank University FCMI.

When You Need Community Go To The Midwest

Bird's Eye View

Do you know the Robert Frost poem " The Death of the Hired Man ?" It has a poignant line ".Home It is devastating to the family. I never knew her.

Stop Procrastinating.Now

Harvard Business Review

It seems that no one is immune to the tendency to procrastinate. When someone asked Ernest Hemingway how to write a novel, his response was "First you defrost the refrigerator." But putting off tasks takes a big hit on our productivity, and psyche. Procrastination is not inevitable. What the Experts Say. Putting it off doesn't make it go away.

What are the long-term consequences of multitasking?

CO2

Nass, a professor of psychology at Stanford University. “Heavy multitaskers are often extremely confident in their abilities,” says Nass.

Book Review: One Piece of Paper

LDRLB

Last week, we featured fellow blogger Mike Figliuolo on the LeaderLab Podcast. Mike’s new book One Piece of Paper aims at helping leaders distill their philosophy of leadership down to several leadership “maxims” in order to help leaders clarify and stay true to how they feel they should lead. The first phase is titled “Leading Yourself.”

Book Review: Better Under Pressure

Chartered Management Institute

An original and noteworthy contribution to executive selection which is invaluable to those charged with top executive assessment. Reviewed by Andrew May FCMI. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Book Review: One Piece of Paper

LDRLB

Last week, we featured fellow blogger Mike Figliuolo on the LDRLB Podcast. Mike’s new book One Piece of Paper aims at helping leaders distill their philosophy of leadership down to several leadership “maxims” in order to help leaders clarify and stay true to how they feel they should lead. The first phase is titled “Leading Yourself.”

The Cure for the Not-for-Profit Crisis

Harvard Business Review

There is a crisis in the not-for-profit sector. Since the great recession began, donations to the largest charities in the U.S. have dropped by billions — down 11% in 2010 alone, according to a recent report from the Chronicle of Philanthropy. But the financial meltdown has not affected all charities and not-for-profits equally.

Three Books to Give Away-Share Your “Best Leader” Story

Management Excellence

I allocated a few copies of, Leadership Caffeine-Ideas to Energize Your Professional Development, for faithful readers and contributors here, and I would like nothing more than to give a few away in return for something we can all enjoy.a Best Leader" story. Leadership Caffeine Book Promotion

Whitepaper: Top Five Secrets of High-Performance Businesses

Six Disciplines

The visionary small business expert Anita Campbell over at Small Business Trends , reveals some of the research we conducted here at Six Disciplines. Her post Top Five Secrets of Small Business Success focuses in particular about the reliance on trusted outside advisors.

A Big Reminder From A Little Kid!

From the Principal's Pen

I was drawn to write again today and couldn’t help but reflect that it’s been a month since I added a new post to my blog. And what kept this workaholic away from the blog? Take a guess! Have you noticed how we go through phases of feeling ‘stressed out’ by all that we have to do in our professional and personal lives?

Engaging Your Workforce For Strategy Execution

Six Disciplines

At Six Disciplines, our research has shown that the number #1 difference between the highest- and lowest-performing organizations is strength of leadership , based on the average of several factors. One of those factors was the ability to motivate or engage the people in the company in pursuing its goals.

Kermit Break

Execupundit

Back by popular demand: " The Rainbow Connection

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Personal Accountability Is The Number 1 Office Pet Peeve

Six Disciplines

LinkedIn recently released the survey findings among 17,000 professionals worldwide about the top office pet peeves. People not taking ownership for their actions" (OK, we'll label this "personal accountability") has the distinction of hitting the number one spot in LinkedIn’s global survey of most irritating office pet peeves.

The Ticking Euro Bomb

Execupundit

Spiegel has a three part series on the Euro crisis

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Personal Accountability Is The Number 1 Office Pet Peeve

Six Disciplines

LinkedIn recently released the survey findings among 17,000 professionals worldwide about the top office pet peeves. People not taking ownership for their actions" (OK, we'll label this "personal accountability") has the distinction of hitting the number one spot in LinkedIn’s global survey of most irritating office pet peeves.

Interpretations

Execupundit

An audience member just frowned. That means: 1. There's disagreement with what I just said. I'm going to get a challenge in the question period. The chairs are uncomfortable. I'm boring them. Something that has nothing to do with me. It has been nine hours and there is no response to my email. That means: 1. She hates the idea. She didn't get it.