Tue.Nov 08, 2011

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7 Popular Myths about Leadership

Ron Edmondson

One thing I learned in obtaining a master’s in leadership is that defining leadership is difficult. John Maxwell says, “Leadership is influence.” ” I love that simple definition. Still, I have observed that there are many myths when it comes to even what that means. Not true. Some people are intimidated by leadership.

A Great by Choice Glossary

First Friday Book Synopsis

Last Friday, I presented my synopsis of the new Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen book, Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck – Why Some Thrive Despite Them All. It is a great addition to the Jim Collins canon. Jim Collins is a vocabulary creator. In his earlier books, he introduced hedgehog circles, and Level [.].

Stop Criticizing Other People

Your Voice of Encouragement

If they speak at all, it is to offer encouragement." As Your Voice of Encouragement, I am keenly interested in finding ways to uplift others.

Social Mood and Presidential Leadership

Coaching Tip

Don't blame Martin Van Buren for America's first deflationary depression. He met defeat seeking a second term. That "something else" is social mood.).

Are You Following These 3 Rules For Giving Effective Feedback?

Tanveer Naseer

As we slowly make our way through the remaining weeks of the year, many organizations are now shifting their focus to an exercise that is often met with disdain and apprehension – the annual performance review. I walked out of his office feeling a mixture of disappointment in myself and frustration with his leadership.

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Jim Collins on Paranoid Leaders

Leadership Freak

Bad things will happen. It’s not a matter of if; it’s a matter of when. Even optimists knows it’s true. Hi performing leaders, according to Jim Collins are “paranoid performers.” They’re always asking, “What if,” and then preparing for it. They think about and anticipate the day of “bad things.” ” What ifs: I hate what [.].

Delivering an Effective Performance Review

First Friday Book Synopsis

There are two business topics that seem to bring out the best and (yes) the worst in executives: 360º feedback and performance reviews. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Rebecca Knight for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for [.].

Top Leadership Blog Posts

Michael Lee Stallard

Dan McCarthy posted a collection of top blog posts on leadership that included a post I wrote. This post offers four steps you can try when making a complex decision.” ” Anne Perschel presents Bold Because You Can Lead. I think so. In fact, I think it’s what’s called for. Here’s why and how.” ” John R.

A Leader’s Boss: The Key to Success

Linked 2 Leadership

Everyone has a boss. Even the CEO answers to the Board of Directors. The BOD answers to the employees and shareholders. In the workplace, one’s boss can be a key ingredient the performance of a leader and their team. We’ve all heard this phrase: “A leader is only as good as the people who work for [.].

Living Forward

LeadStrategic

The Southwest and Native American décor greeted my eye. I knew my long journey from Asia was over. I was back in the American Southwest. frontpage

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You Can Learn Even from a Funny SMS You Get

Self Help Zen

Just now got a funny text message: Most Insulting Line Ever Said to Google: “Dear Google, Can you just allow me to write my whole sentence before you start guessing? Best regards, A poor poweruser.” ” The text might sound funny but there’s an important lesson to learn. It’s easy to guess. It’s easy to interrupt.

How Wall Street Behaves Like a Toddler

Modern Servant Leader

I love my toddler son, but he has a lot to learn. I love Wall Street too, but it also has a lot to learn. Some examples: I want candy! I want Mommy!

Management Problems are Solved Through Goal Setting

Create Learning

With a specific Goal – defined as a what by when. Work Gets Done. Goals define Values. Goals define Motivation. Goals define What Gets Done. 50.00.

Leading like La Russa

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an excellent article written by James Quigley and featured (on October 19, 2011) in The Washington Post’s “On Leadership” roundtable on the best managers in baseball today. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here. * * * This piece is part of an On Leadership [.].

The most expensive call he ever took

The Organized Executive's Blog

We drove onto the lot ready to buy a car. So why did we drive off without one? Soon after we sat down to negotiate the deal, the salesman took a personal call and started chatting with his buddy. My husband and I stood up and walked away. That’s a dangerous assumption. Taking a personal call wasn’t Paul’s first mistake; it was the last straw.

Miscellaneous and Fast

Execupundit

Wally Bock on doing a fraction of the job. Tanmay Vora on the importance of Know Why. FutureLawyer points to a service for speedy bar exam results. Gloomy : The job market for lawyers. Stanley Bing on the BlackBerry versus the iPhone. Fashion : A great shirt for the gym. Supermodels : Then and now

Corporate Cultures – Individual Initiated, Rules and Standards Controlled Environment

Strategy Driven

The Individual Initiated, Knowledge and Skills Controlled Environment represents a culture that is moving toward greater consistency in action if not action initiation. Thus, these organizations gain a limited amount of increased consistency while still maintaining a high level of innovation and flexibility. Want to learn more? All rights reserved.

Quote of the Day

Execupundit

We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are. - Max De Pree

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Ten Places Where Management Teams Misstep on Strategy

Management Excellence

Strategy…the discussions…the decisions and of course, the execution, is hard work filled with ample opportunities to misstep. However, for those who are courageous enough to go down this important path and do the heavy lifting, here are my top 10 pitfalls and speed bumps to avoid during your journey.

Book Review: Lead With Purpose

Eric Jacobson

“Purpose is the why behind everything within an organization,” says author John Baldoni, of the new book, Lead With Purpose.

You Can Learn Even from a Funny SMS You Get

Utpal Writes

Just now got a funny text message: Most Insulting Line Ever Said to Google: “Dear Google, Can you just allow me to write my whole sentence before you start guessing? Best regards, A poor poweruser.” ” The text might sound funny but there’s an important lesson to learn. It’s easy to guess. It’s easy to interrupt.

Book Review: The Executive Guide to Integrated Talent Management

LDRLB

I love materials that appeal to the scholarly-practitioner – anything steeped in research or fresh from the mouth of a subject-matter expert and written focused on people who DO instead of people who STUDY people who do. This is why I a fan of the new book The Executive Guide to Integrated Talent Management. Leadership book review

Screw buy-in… start a grassroots revolution instead

Roundtable Talk

Start a grassroots revolution instead. pick an area, get some wins and build on it. Who knows where your revolution will take you? Happy leading!

Why Inspiration Matters

Harvard Business Review

" When your Daemon is in charge, do not try to think consciously. Drift, wait, and obey. " — Rudyard Kipling. In a culture obsessed with measuring talent and ability, we often overlook the important role of inspiration. Inspiration awakens us to new possibilities by allowing us to transcend our ordinary experiences and limitations.

Using a high anchor point in your negotiations

Chartered Management Institute

Back in August I posted up some tips on how to successfully negotiate your salary. Number 2 on the list was to make the first move by naming your expected salary. The belief behind this is that it sets a psychological anchor point that then draws further negotiations towards it. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Doing Time

Execupundit

What you find if you search an Apaculco prison

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Act Like You Mean Business Review

CEO Blog

A book review : "I'm Helping Build a Cathedral" I read an entertaining and useful book over the weekend on communicating - Act like You Mean Business - Essential Communication Lessons from Stage and Screen by Rob Biensenbach. The author is an actor turned communications strategist. Show—don’t tell”), and they’re memorable. What makes you proud?

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The Horror! The Horror!

Execupundit

A governor calls a Christmas tree a Christmas tree

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How to Job Hunt With a Strike Against You

Harvard Business Review

On May 28, 2011, the Boston Globe reported that Carney Hospital President Bill Walczak fired its entire staff of 29 health care delivery employees from a 14-bed locked unit for troubled teens. It appears that the hospital had violated patient safety in serious ways. Not all 29 employees were identified as having performed poorly. Is that true?

First Paragraph

Execupundit

I once asked a mother on food stamps what she would do without them. I'd get a husband," she replied matter-of-factly. Here was news, I thought - a tantalizing bit of evidence of welfare's corrosive effect on the inner-city family. Quoting it, he said, would "stigmatize the poor." - From The Burden of Bad Ideas by Heather Mac Donald

Managing Former Peers

Harvard Business Review

Sometimes a promotion can suddenly change your relationship with co-workers from "peer" to "boss." It's not an uncommon scenario , particularly in companies with strong succession plans. However when this happens it often creates an awkward and uncomfortable set of dynamics, and there's no blueprint for how to manage them. Names have been changed.

Entertainment Break

Execupundit

The trailers for: " Mister Johnson " " The Hurt Locker " " The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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Book Review: The Executive Guide to Integrated Talent Management

LDRLB

I love materials that appeal to the scholarly-practitioner – anything steeped in research or fresh from the mouth of a subject-matter expert and written focused on people who DO instead of people who STUDY people who do. This is why I a fan of the new book The Executive Guide to Integrated Talent Management. Featured book review

Eclecticity's Office

Execupundit

I've made the door

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