Wed.Nov 30, 2011

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Introverts Lead Change

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Resources I had a chance to conduct a brief interview with our own Lisa Petrilli (LCG Author Profile, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+) CEO of C Level Strategies. In case you haven’t heard, her new e-book launched this week. It’s titled The Introvert’s Guide to Success in Business and Leadership.

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The REAL 300 Pound Gorilla

The Leadership Advisor

I had the most interesting dream last night and it wasn’t even from bad pizza. One level had a gorilla. Another had a bull.

The Introvert’s Guide to Boosting Your Career Through Blogging

C-Level Strategies

” The speed of the chat was simply surreal (it flew by faster than LeadershipChat ever has!) and the conversation far-ranging. Thank you! .

The Hardest Decisions a Leader Makes

Ron Edmondson

Leadership is full of decisions…. Some decisions become routine…. Others are difficult to make…. When it’s time to stop (or pass the torch).

Conflict: It’s all in how you handle it!

ReThink HR

The ‘WHERE’ we react is just as important as ‘HOW’ There is no question that we are all being asked to do and be more.

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The ?M? Word: A Company's Most Underrated Intangible | In the CEO.

In the CEO Afterlife

The dictionary describes momentum as a strength or force that keeps growing. Gamblers in the rush of a hot-streak believe in the force.

10 Tips on How to Deliver a Great Concurrent Session

Great Leadership By Dan

There are usually two types of sessions at a conference – general sessions and concurrent sessions. Don’t oversell your expertise. Know your audience.

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Should you buy gifts for your employees?

Bud to Boss

Maybe this is your first winter in a supervisory position. In addition to worrying about meeting year-end goals, you might have the added stress of figuring out what—if anything—to give your employees for the holidays. If you spend $50 per employee this year, but then scale back to $20 next year, someone on your staff will notice. Don’t do it.

Status Quophiles and Quophobes

Mills Scofield

Ever know anyone who will explicitly say he/she doesn't think innovation is important? So listen carefully for the magic word - "but". Some of you know how much I love to challenge the status quo so here's my theory: Status Quophiles see the glass as half empty and want to make sure it doesn't become totally empty. Do these sound familiar? And (ha!)

Holiday Gifts of Success

Coaching Tip

Here are some holiday gifts that can be purchased and received immediately: Download " Can't Get Enough Leadership " to your computer: Add to Cart.

LeadershipNow 140: November 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from November 2011 that you might have missed: @LollyDaskal: Reflections! Look In the Mirror. by @mikemyatt on @Forbes.

Peter Bregman: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Peter Bregman is the author, most recently, of 18 Minutes: Fine Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done. He advises and consults with CEOs and their leadership teams in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups to nonprofits. He speaks worldwide on how people can lead, work, and live more powerfully. [.].

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Have your organization’s former Innovators become Laggards?


Everett Rogers came up with the Diffusion of Innovation model, which explains why and how a meme can move through a social system.

Leadership Lessons from the Eurozone Crisis

Next Level Blog

All eyes are turning to Germany as the only European economy big enough and sound enough to provide the financial assistance that could stop the bleeding. That’s understandable but will lead to a terrible outcome for everyone including Germany. Its economy is driven by exports and if its primary markets collapse, it’s going to get squeezed hard too.

The Secret Sauce of Business Innovation

Coaching Tip

Leadership is changing as the old command and control models are being replaced by models that harness collective intelligence. Probably the biggest factor challenging conventional management is the massive Gen Y or Millennial generation of young people entering the workforce. They outnumber their helicopter Baby Boomer parents.

Eckhart Tolle and More - Being in the Moment

Building Personal Strength

I recently watched a DVD called "Eckhart Tolle: Finding Your Life's Purpose." I don't usually watch videos made by gurus. He gets right to the point.

Help Change the World of Education

Steve Farber

Then I invite you to watch this video and–if it strikes a chord in you–share it with as many people as you can: What do you think?

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Quote of the Day


Worries go down better with soup than without. Jewish proverb


The Rest of the Story: Honoring a Trailblazing Female Executive

Management is a Journey

In my coaching and management development work, there are back stories that come from my real world business experiences that serve as the foundation for how I work with my clients. The same is true with information that I share on this blog. Yesterday, I discussed Five Ways that Employees Both Get Mad and Get [.].

A chance to get your management question answered

Chartered Management Institute

Today at 12.30 we'll be hosting a live Q&A session with three top management experts. It will give you a chance to get your management question answered. Our experts include: Sarah Milburn. Sarah is head of talent at Philips, and is an experienced HR manager. So if you have any HR related questions, Sarah is here for you. Paul Mowat.

Change According to Netflix Founder: “It’s Hard”

Linked 2 Leadership

Brand strategy. Loyal customer bases. Steadfast CEOs. Comfort. Consistency. Memorability. Apple. McDonald’s. Netfli…(a needle scratches off a record… um, I mean, the mp3 player crashes…) Belated Response?

The Umwelt of Followership


As part of our support for Strategic Leadership Review , we’re highlighting articles worth individual attention. Read the Article Here.

Traditions, Culture, and Life Lessons from Dr. Seuss

The Practical Leader

It’s the last month of the year already! What happened to 2011? Now I understand. Life accumulates and time flies by. Today is your day!

Stop Competing to Be the Best

Harvard Business Review

With Cyber Monday, the tablet wars kicked into full swing. Which one is the best? Is it the iPad? The Kindle? Who has the best technology? The best distribution? Who's the best overall? For most people, "being the best" is what competition is all about. he told reporters. In fact, it's practically a guarantee of mediocre performance.

Executing your Strategy in Thailand and Asia

Talent Technologies

These factors can throw companies’ best-laid plans off course – and that’s understandable. Is there anything they can do? Leadershi

Three Ways to Overcome Career Anxiety

Harvard Business Review

At a recent dinner party, I was speaking with a friend who had just been promoted to vice president at a well-known New York hedge fund. The promotion was unexpected, involved an immediate 50% pay raise, and came with broad new responsibilities. This isn't uncommon. The answer is both surprising and unique to this generation. But there is good news.

Color versus Drawing


Art Contrarian looks at the styles of Matisse and Fergusson


Job Seekers: Get HR on Your Side

Harvard Business Review

Employers are dealing with more job applicants than ever. With thousands of submissions for a single vacancy, companies must be more diligent when sorting the wheat from the chaff. Many rely on HR managers to screen out applicants who aren't qualified for the job or a good fit for the company. What the Experts Say. What happens in an HR screen.

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How to Get Past Your Customers' Lies

Harvard Business Review

It's well established market research fact that customers lie. Business history offers innumerable stories of companies that launch whizz-bang new products on the basis of extensive quantitative customer research only to find that the customers didn't end up doing what they said they would. Here's how Geox happened. Innovation Research

The Border of Complication


Knowing the location of the border between Simple and Complicated can require sophisticated surveying skills. My goal for the project? Deep But Simpl

Recommended Resource – Born to Win

Strategy Driven

If we had one criticism of the audio seminar it would be that the methods presented are not more actionably detailed. Consider leaving a comment!

Leadership Lessons Presentation by Jeff Appelquist December 6th


Award winning author and leadership expert, Jeff Appelquist. Jeff will be speaking to an emerging leaders group on December 6th about how the lessons from our history can inform our practice of leadership. You can register by emailing Sheila Henderson: Email your request to be registered to Sheila at:

Get Ready for China's Innovation Juggernaut

Harvard Business Review

The CEO of Coca-Cola recently stated that China is a better place to do business than the United States. Muhtar Kent's remarks were prompted by the complexities of America's tax code, its bureaucratic red tape, and its polarized political process. Coca-Cola still invests in the United States but, like most U.S. Chinese society is highly competitive.