Wed.Nov 30, 2011

The Introvert’s Guide to Boosting Your Career Through Blogging

C-Level Strategies

I have written many times during the past 18 months about how it was my loyal participation in #Blogchat on Twitter, and the encouragement of the #Blogchat Community, that gave me the knowledge and confidence needed to launch my own blog.

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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. I was on this sidewalk, but it was right next to a field that had a split rail fence. There were different levels to the fields and each level had an animal on it. One level had a gorilla. Another had a bull.

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The Hardest Decisions a Leader Makes

Ron Edmondson

Leadership is full of decisions…. Some decisions become routine…. Others are difficult to make…. Recently I asked online: What’s the hardest decision you have to make as a leader?”

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. At the end of the post, you can [.]. Leadership Development Resources energy ideas interview Introvert Lisa Petrilli Strengths The Introvert's Guide

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. With this increase in demand also comes, at times, an increase in conflict.

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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. Sports teams with momentum go on inexplicable winning streaks while opponents can't

10 Tips on How to Deliver a Great Concurrent Session

Great Leadership By Dan

Conferences are a great way to learn some new best practices, expand your network, and hopefully come away energized with lots of new ideas to implement back on the job. There are usually two types of sessions at a conference – general sessions and concurrent sessions.

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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. Some people will tell you that you don’t need to buy your employees gifts (or that you shouldn’t), and while I do think that’s your prerogative, I’m a big fan of gift-giving, so here’s some guidance should you decide to go that route: Consider the precedent you’re setting.

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. Status Quophobes are Innovators - they see the half empty glass as half full, waiting to be filled up!

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. Kindle Edition (preview or buy): John Agno: Can't Get Enough Leadership: Book Notes & Coaching Tips. . ePub/Nook and iPad Format : [link]. .

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. LisaHaneberg: When they won't comply - rejoice! How often do we squelch ownership.?

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. Memes are generated by Innovators, and require a committed group of risk-taking Early Adaptors to propel them forward.

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. Younger workers bring with them a new ethic of openness, participation, and interactivity and cannot imagine a life without Google and Facebook always within reach.

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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. As New York Times columnist Joe Nocera eloquently explains, the Germans don’t want to do that because they feel like they’ve been prudent with their economy and should not have to bail out the countries who were partying on their credit cards. That’s understandable but will lead to a terrible outcome for everyone including Germany.

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. Many years ago I got the feeling that I was hearing the same thing over and over, and I had already done the heavy lifting to build a firm spiritual foundation for myself.

Help Change the World of Education

Steve Farber

Since you’re reading this blog, I’ll assume that you’re the kind of person–the kind of leader–who seeks to move beyond your own (very important) personal development and have an impact on the world around you.

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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 [.]. Management leadership management organizational turnover people skills

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. Paul is an IT manager from Accenture and has extensive experience in the consulting industry.

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 Netflix Debacle It might seem like I’m a little late in writing about this topic because it has been a couple of months since I got the [.].

The Umwelt of Followership


As part of our support for Strategic Leadership Review , we’re highlighting articles worth individual attention. This week we bring you Jeff Suderman’s article on The Umwelt of Followership.

Traditions, Culture, and Life Lessons from Dr. Seuss

The Practical Leader

It’s the last month of the year already! What happened to 2011? When I was a kid I’d snicker when I heard adults talk about how fast time goes by. I couldn’t wait until I was taller, could drive a car, get a job, get out on my own…Time dragged at a frustrating crawl.

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. So General Motors CEO Dan Akerson was simply echoing popular sentiment when, on the day the new GM went public, he threw down the gauntlet: "May the best car win!" he told reporters.

Executing your Strategy in Thailand and Asia

Talent Technologies

Executing Strategy in Thailand and in Asian economies is challenging, not only because of the numerous Human Resource issues that exist here, but also, as we have seen most recently in Thailand, because of the heightened risk of natural disasters.

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. When he should have been feeling optimistic and excited about his new position, why did he look like the unhappiest person in the world? This isn't uncommon.

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. This step may feel like a roadblock to you as the applicant, but there are good reasons companies do it.

On the Road Today


and remembering George Carlin's question (and I paraphrase): "Why is it that anyone driving slower than you are is an idiot and anyone driving faster is a maniac


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. But how else are companies to get a handle on what customers will do? To see an alternative approach, take a look at Geox , an innovative European footwear company.

The Border of Complication


Knowing the location of the border between Simple and Complicated can require sophisticated surveying skills. Complicated" exerts a magnetic pull for many projects, the development costs are high, and the results are not always beneficial.

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. multinationals, it now invests far more heavily in the growth markets of the BRICS.


Recommended Resource – Born to Win

Strategy Driven

Born To Win : The Ultimate Seminar by Zig Ziggler About the Reference Born To Win : The Ultimate Seminar by Zig Ziggler is an inspiring program focused on helping individuals recognize their value and potential.

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. Jeff is the author of two highly acclaimed books: Sacred Ground: Leadership Lessons from Gettysburg and Little Bighorn and Wisdom Is Not Enough: Reflections on Leadership and Teams.