Wed.Oct 26, 2011

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5 Productivity Pitfalls Learned From Marathon Training

Ron Edmondson

This is a guest post by Tor Contantino. I had the pleasure of meeting Tor at Catalyst this year. I then decided that “marathoning” would be my hobby.

How to Reengage the Disengaged

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development The Emergency Row Announcement I found my seat in row 16. I was right in front of the emergency row. I could hear the flight attendant introducing herself to the six passengers seated in row 17. She explained that they must have chosen the emergency seats on purpose and were prepared to hear her emergency [.]

It’s Not About You

Leading Blog

It’s Not About You by Bob Burg and John David Mann, is the story of a leader’s journey. A journey any good leader has to take. Ben begins with an agenda. His job is to convince or if necessary, to steamroll a manufacturer of high-quality chairs to accepting a merger. His journey causes him to reflect on five lessons: Lesson #1: Hold the Vision.

2 Critical Phrases to Handle Haters

Modern Servant Leader

Jon Acuff Method. Jon Acuff wrote about Loving Your Own Dream Too Much to Hate Somebody Else’s. Every decision comes with a trade-off.

Four Realities Leaders Must Accept to Make Meaningful Change

Management is a Journey

Change does not come easy to many people! This can be a challenge to business leaders who need to move their organization in a different direction. I have worked with some clients who were tough-minded and results-oriented leaders. Often, the solution of these leaders to organizational resistance was an either/or strategy of accept the change [.].

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Stop Asking Stupid Questions

Leadership Freak

Questions focused on the present are management questions. What’s the problem?” for example. Leaders, on the other hand, ask questions about the future, “Where do we want to be next year?” Managers ask about execution. Leaders ask about direction. In today’s complex world, leaders manage and managers lead. Determine which moment you’re in.

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Youth is no excuse for immaturity

Bud to Boss

Young supervisors face their own unique set of challenges. One of them, however, is often self-imposed: Some bosses are perceived as immature not because they are young, but because they act young. Eliminate these three immature behaviors to garner more respect: Blowing up at your team. Toddlers have tantrums; managers should not. Image Source ].

10 Funniest Commercials of All Time

First Friday Book Synopsis

Sure, humor is subjective—but some advertising over the years has been undeniably hilarious. Yes, [.]. Bob's blog entries 10 Funniest Commercials of All TimeSure AdWeek magazine Tim Nudd

Cross-pollination

Erika Andersen

It has also given me lots of great opportunities to do what I think of as “organizational cross-pollination.” It’s fun to watch.

The Velocity Manifesto: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Clearly he cares passionately [.]. digital plumbing” James O’Toole Scott Klososky the cultural changes that drive organizations today The Velocity Manifesto: Harnessing Technology Vision

Why We Work Hard and Persevere

Michael Lee Stallard

The U.S.S. Montpelier Command Philosophy (below) is an outstanding example of values articulated in a clear and compelling way. Remember that values at their best are a source of pride and guidance for employees. To be the most effective, values must be communicated in writing and verbally because people usually learn by reading or listening.

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The Essence of Strategy

LDRLB

I’ve always loved strategy. Maybe it’s because I grew up playing chess; maybe it’s because I can be stubborn. Luckily, good strategists are also stubborn. They have to be, because in today’s “light-speed” business world, most of their business colleagues are anything but strategic. These strategies tell you what not to do. What will we sell?

Future of Learning 2011

Leading in Context

Learning and Motivation We now understand so much more about how people learn and what motivates them than we did as recently as ten years ago. People prefer to learn in their own ways, at their own pace, using the resources they choose. They enjoy following their curiosity and creating their own meaning.

Leading Corporate Wide Changes

Linked 2 Leadership

Leading a corporate-wide change initiative is a testing and trying time for a leader. It not only requires a lot of strength, but also good business acumen and emotional intelligence & awareness. There are many aspects a leader needs to consider when causing a corporate-wide change initiative in order to be successful.

The importance of mentoring

Chartered Management Institute

I recently read a blog by Emily Jasper who wrote about women missing out on having a mentor. A LinkedIn survey of professional women in the U.S. found that only 1 in 5 have ever had a mentor. Personally it was never something that entered my mind whilst carving my career. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Women in Sales

Women on Business

Sales can be a scary thing to do for anyone and can seem especially daunting for women. It is generally seen as the realm of the men, the car salesman and the schmoozer. While it is the home of the smooth talking male it actually is the realm of women and an industry which seems to be ahead of the curve in terms of evening out the work force.

Social Media versus Knowledge Management

Harvard Business Review

On the surface, social media and knowledge management (KM) seem very similar. Both involve people using technology to access information. Both require individuals to create information intended for sharing. Both profess to support collaboration. But there's a big difference. But, really, is that anyone's KM reality? That can be quite messy.

The Not-So-Secret Secrets to Making It Big: Five Surprisingly Doable Steps That Will Propel You to the Top

Strategy Driven

Have you ever said to yourself, How in the world did [insert name of powerful business executive] get to where he is? He’s not any smarter than I am!

How to Recover Your Core Rhythm

Harvard Business Review

I spent much of last week on the road. Eager to get back home when my work was done, I took the red-eye flight from San Francisco to New York at 10 pm. I arrived home at 8:30 am and had to go straight to the office, after less than five hours of fitful sleep on the plane. By early afternoon, I felt like hell. All sleep helps. It's one or the other.

The Essence of Strategy

LDRLB

I’ve always loved strategy. Maybe it’s because I grew up playing chess; maybe it’s because I can be stubborn. Luckily, good strategists are also stubborn. They have to be, because in today’s “light-speed” business world, most of their business colleagues are anything but strategic. These strategies tell you what not to do.

Five Challenges Facing Marketing

Harvard Business Review

The marketing field is faced with several challenges that for many firms will require a transformation in its capability and charge. Among them are the following five. First, marketing needs to lead in substantial or transformational innovation that will result in new offerings that will define new categories or subcategories. Branding Marketing

Documenting Operating Procedures ? Balancing Usefulness With Cost

Michael VanBruaene

Enlightenment is also a choice!

Self Help Zen

The post Enlightenment is also a choice! appeared first on Self Help Zen. Self-Help

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The Good Business Model at Goodwill

Harvard Business Review

Today there are thousands of new social enterprises from Bangalore to Boston. But my organization, Goodwill Industries International, has been running a complex social enterprise since long before the term was coined. First, in any social enterprise it's important to remember not to start with an "ask." Nonprofit Organizational culture Strategy

Report from the Year 2086 - Parenting in Primitive Times

Building Personal Strength

Mom?" he called out. After a moment his mother entered his room. What is it, Honey?" "I'm I'm doing a report for school about child abuse. Thanks, Mom."

A Quiet Revolution in Clean-Energy Finance

Harvard Business Review

Between 2006 and 2008, more than $1 billion venture-capital dollars were channeled into startups focused on solar, wind and biofuel technologies. In the last year, however, early-stage investments in clean energy production technologies have fallen substantially (see the table at the end of this piece for more detail).

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Leading Corporate-Wide Changes

Linked 2 Leadership

Leading a corporate-wide change initiative is a testing and trying time for a leader. It not only requires a lot of strength, but also good business acumen and emotional intelligence & awareness. There are many aspects a leader needs to consider when causing a corporate-wide change initiative in order to be successful.

Social Login Offers New ROI from Social Media

Harvard Business Review

In the last few years, most companies have realized that social media is more than just the latest fad in communicating to the under-30 demographic, and is instead a generator of real dollars and cents value for their businesses. Take customer acquisition. And besides, advertisers demand it. This obviously generates a lot of word-of-mouth referrals.

Enlightenment is also a choice!

Utpal Writes

Self-Help

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Thoughts that Make You Go Hmmm on…. Leading Culture Change

The Practical Leader

Here are especially vital findings and powerful observations about just what it takes to build a peak performance culture. These are drawn from Harvard Business School professor, James Heskett’s new book, The Culture Cycle: How to Shape the Unseen Force That Transforms Performance : “Culture really matters. All do.

GE's Eco-Innovation Platform

Harvard Business Review

"We're looking for new models of innovation. We don't have all the answers or all the capabilities." This candid admission comes from Beth Comstock, GE's Chief Marketing Officer. Comstock was telling me about the company's growing innovation platform, the GE Ecomagination Challenge which inspires collaboration between GE and entrepreneurs.

Boards are Key to Fixing the System

Harvard Business Review

This blog post is part of the HBR Online Forum The CEO's Role in Fixing the System. No conversation regarding a call for a new CEO can be complete without a discussion of corporate boards and their role as the primary, determinative actors in the selection process. But how well is this planning being executed in boardrooms across the globe?

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Launching Effective Start-ups in Governments

Harvard Business Review

Government "start-ups" — new agencies, offices, or initiatives — have the potential to be a powerful tool for solving critical policy problems at the local, state, and federal levels. This isn't surprising given the differences between businesses and governments. From Vague Goals to Concrete Deliverables. Finding Good People. They will.

Shifting Finance from Controlling to Improving

Harvard Business Review

It's difficult to get senior executives who have been successful managing a particular way to realize that they need to change their approach. Yet this is exactly the challenge facing leaders of the finance function who are asked to help their organization improve the way that work is done. I didn't get it. I saw a lot of money being spent.

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