Sat.Nov 12, 2011

Jesus on Leadership: Interject a Little Fear

Ron Edmondson

I love a good leadership principle learned from observing Jesus. There’s a story in Matthew 14:22-33. Perhaps you’ve read it, but in case you haven’t, let me summarize. After a long day of teaching, Jesus made His disciples get into a boat at night and head out to sea.

The Leadership Skill That is Most Overlooked

Great Results Team Building

My 8 year old son was playing at the beach last summer with a borrowed skim board. It took him about an hour to learn how to ride it without tumbling into the shallow surf, but he soon had mastered it and was doing twists and tricks by the end of the afternoon.

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8 Ways to Overcome Fear and Find Courage

Leadership Freak

Gutless leaders aren’t leaders. Separated from courage the other components of leadership like decision making, problem solving, and vision casting are meaningless drivel. Cowardly Leaders: Closes their ears to criticism. Attack critics. Using anger to fuel action. Make excuses. Refuse to change their minds. Change their mind too quickly. Defend poor choices. Play office politics. [.]. Courage Fear Marks of leaders Leadership Development

FREEDOM TO FAIL!!!

Ravi Pratap Singh

It is that time of the year when corporates queue up at colleges to recruit (or rather, shortlist and book!) students for their organisations. And placement activities at campuses are at their zenith.

Navigating the Seven C’s Of Growth… What Every Young Growth Firm Must Get Right

Business Learning Coach

By Jim Grinnell, Ph.D. Part I of VIII This is the first in a series of articles discussing the seven things all young growth firms must get right if they are to become successful mature growth firms.

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Scripture Memorization, Week 46

Ron Edmondson

You need to know this verse… Here is this week’s memory verse: “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God” Ephesians 2:8. You really do need to know this verse! . Are you thankful for grace? . Related posts: Scripture Memorization, Week 21. Scripture Memorization, Week 39. Scripture Memorization, Week 35. Devotional Encouragement

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Biologism: Explaining the Mind

Coaching Tip

Biologism has two cardinal manifestations. One is the claim that the mind is the brain, or the activity of the brain, so that one of the most powerful ways to advance our understanding of ourselves is to look at our brains in action, using the latest scanning devices. The other is the claim that Darwinism explains not only how the organism Homo sapiens came into being but also what motivates people and shapes their day-to-day behavior. These beliefs are closely connected.

Quote of the Day

Execupundit

Don't be too sweet, lest you be eaten up; don't be too bitter, lest you be spewed out. Jewish proverb

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Stop using Instant Messenger

Utpal Writes

“Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing” ~ Lao Tzu. Still many of us do that – we have an Instant Messenger (or Twitter or Facebook or even an Email client for that matter) open most of the day on our computer screens while we work. Messenger becomes the strong witness of the work we do and keeps track of what’s happening around. Worst, in some organizations some people are classified ‘not working’ if they’re not logged in into organization’s preferred IM client.

Recognizing opportunities

Lead on Purpose

The old saying goes “opportunities are all around us.” There are times when that statement is true for all of us, but the opportunities usually are not apparent. Opportunities come in different ways. Some are easy to spot and gladly accepted (getting that promotion at work). But more often opportunities are obscure and usually difficult to perceive as providing benefit. If the old saying is true, how do you spot opportunities?

Stop using Instant Messenger

Self Help Zen

“Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing” ~ Lao Tzu. Still many of us do that – we have an Instant Messenger (or Twitter or Facebook or even an Email client for that matter) open most of the day on our computer screens while we work. Messenger becomes the strong witness of the work we do and keeps track of what’s happening around. Worst, in some organizations some people are classified ‘not working’ if they’re not logged in into organization’s preferred IM client.

Chronic Depression - Two Wonderful Moviesw

Building Personal Strength

I know someone who once struggled with chronic depression. It was caused by chemical imbalances in her brain, not by problems in her life. She was very self-aware and referred to her condition as "sadness-for-no-reason." Ultimately, she learned how to manage it and is now quite a cheerful person.

Book #3!

Erika Andersen

It’s been longer than usual since my last post – but I have a number of good excuses. Since last I posted here, I’ve conducted three vision and strategy sessions, made two trips to LA, and (drum roll, please) finished my new book! I’m very excited – I finished it at 1:11am on 11/11/11 (really – no fooling), and sent it off to Jim , my wonderful agent. Then I sent it to Patrick, and then Jeff.

Leading By Example and Mistaken Beliefs

You're Not the Boss of Me

This post was originally published in June 2009. In spite of its length, it is one that I like to come back to from time to time because I strongly believe it is not what we say, or what we intend but what we do that shapes the leader. What do you think? According to Albert Schweitzer , “ Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing”. If Albert is right about that, then leading by example, although a simple enough concept carries with it a pretty big impact.

Which Would You Prefer: The Museum of Really Boring Stuff or This?

Execupundit

I recall The Wall Street Journal article about the number of lawsuits, but instead of museums that are monuments to boredom, wouldn't you rather go to this museum

The Ebook, The Myth of the Garage, by the Heath Brothers – For Free!

First Friday Book Synopsis

News Flash: You can get a free copy of The Myth of the Garage by Chip Heath and Dan Heath from the Kindle Store at Amazon. ———— This is really interesting. And I like it. And not just because it is free. I can’t begin to tell you how much I like reading on the [.]. Randy's blog entries Chip Heath Dan Heath ebooks iPad Kindle The Heath Brothers The Myth of the Garage

Miscellaneous and Fast

Execupundit

Eclecticity : Bravo, Nordstrom ! Attorney Michael P. Maslanka : Lessons from Penn State. Speech : George C. Scott in " Patton." Paul, Elke, and Edward G.: The trailer for " The Prize." Michael and Maggie : The trailer for " Curtain Call." Underdogs in France : The trailer for " Le Havre." A life like a novel : Captain Trevor Hughes

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Saturday’s Quote From Lord Acton

Management is a Journey

All power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely. –Lord Acton. Leadership emotional intelligence survival skills

When Soup is Fun

Execupundit

The Pioneer Woman walks us through the preparation of pumpkin soup

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How To Make An Effective Team Even Stronger

Eric Jacobson

High-functioning and effective teams can disagree and still produce excellent products and results. Team members can also disagree and still care about each other. And, they can challenge each other to think differently. Best-selling leadership book authors Scott J.

Smoke. Mirrors. More Spending.

Execupundit

Remember the Calvin Trillin book in which he described how how wife would calculate the money they'd made by not buying certain things? A similar mentality is alive and well. Mark Steyn expounds on the genius of the SuperCommittee on deficit reduction. An excerpt: Come to think of it, didn’t the Second World War end in 1945? Could we have the CBO score the estimated two-thirds of a century of “budget savings” we’ve saved since ending that war?

9 Times When You Should Thank Customers

Eric Jacobson

In your leadership role, it's vital that your team members know how to deliver excellent customer service. Knock Your Socks Off" type service as book editor Ann Thomas and Jill Applegate would say.

You Know You Want One

Execupundit

A fashion tip at Cultural Offering. Just the thing for school plays, late-night dinners, and jury duty