Sun.Dec 11, 2011

10 Secrets of Many Senior Pastors

Ron Edmondson

I get to hang out and know many senior pastors. I have a great heart for them and understand, firsthand, some of the pressures, frustrations and joys, which are unique to the role of a senior pastor.

7 Unorthodox (But Very Effective) Roles For The Virtuoso Leader

Terry Starbucker

The other night I thoroughly enjoyed a holiday play at the Portland Repertory Theater, and marveled at the ability of the actors to take on multiple (and quite dissimilar) roles during the course of the production.

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The Attitude of Quality

QAspire

A retail outlet of a leading shoe brand recently opened up in near vicinity. The design of the store is flashy with impressive interiors and product arrangement. The brand carries a lot of consumer trust since many years. Good store, great brand and competitive prices all at one stop. The only (and probably the biggest) irritant there was attitude of their staff. They seemed too busy and non-responsive leaving many customers (including myself) waiting for long.

Turnarounds and the Big Play | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

I've been in business a long time. If you don't believe me, just look at my profile picture - that was taken a couple of years ago, (okay, maybe I'm being a bit generous on that timeline). My point is this: I've had my share of

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How we connect with others today.

Coaching Tip

Online interaction has allowed us to meet many new people, but it has not diminished our yearning to maintain older relationships. It's hard to imagine a world without email. It's now the dominant form of exchange, with the typical American adult spending more than an hour a day managing the inbox. People under 25 now spend more time texting from their cellphones than talking on them.

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Art’s Weekly Leadership Message: Don’t Be Part of the Problem

Management Excellence

It’s all too easy for us to get caught up in the political swirl and self-limiting behaviors that characterize the culture of many of our organizations. It’s a mistake. We have to learn to fight the gravitational pull of malaise and mediocrity that pervades our teams, or we risk being part of the problem. Art's Weekly Leadership Message

One way to think. bigger

Jason Womack

How quickly does a thought form? Take a look at this book cover, and run this thought experiment: "If I buy this book, what will I learn about?" I paused when I saw it.

Music for Sunday Night

Execupundit

"The Shepherds' Farewell" performed by King's College Choir, Cambridge

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Amy Schulman (Pfizer) in “The Corner Office”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Amy Schulman, executive vice president and general counsel at Pfizer. She says that just as good writers learn to “show, [.].

Entertainment Break

Execupundit

The first season trailers for: " The Sopranos." " Justified " " Rome " " Mad Men " Update: " Sherlock

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Leadership Skills: Be Decisive; Find The Truth; Send A Thank You Note

Eric Jacobson

Be decisive A manager who can't make a decision or who can't make a timely decision will frustrate his/her employees. Equally bad, a lack of decision will impede the progress of the manager's team. Some managers make endless requests for data as a way to postpone their having to make a decision.

Great Leaders: TCU’s Chancellor, Victor Boschini

Michael Lee Stallard

TCU is on a roll. It’s been recognized by U.S. News as one a top 100 academic institution and one of the universities on the move up in the rankings of America’s best colleges. It’s athletics’ teams are generally among the top teams in Division I college sports. More recently the Chronicle of Higher Education named TCU as one of the “43 best colleges to work for.” ” This is no accident.

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ReThink HR

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Mike Krzyzewski's Weakness Exposed - Stall Ball

Building Personal Strength

I almost never post about basketball. But I'm an over-the-top Duke fan, and I rearrange my calendar around Duke hoops. I monitor recruiting. I track what the players are doing in the summer. I read every article about Duke basketball on the Internet.