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10 Commandments Of A Great Culture

The Leadership Advisor

Many folks have a view of the Ten Commandments as nothing more than a laundry list of things you shouldn’t do because God will be mad at you.

The Year of C.E.O. Failures Explained (NY Times) [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

David Pogue's take on some 2011 high profile failures by tech CEOs. nytimes failure ceo leadership

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Character vs. Charisma in Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Self Leadership Character-based leadership is leading from who you are, not your position or power. Your character creates true influence, especially when your character also includes being competent. Your true influence [.]. Self Leadership Character Character-based Leadership charisma charismatic leader image integrity

Good Leader: Let Them See You Sweat

Ron Edmondson

I looked it up so I could give proper credit in this post. It’s a great phrase. The idea was used for much more than a deodorant.

One Thing You Need To Be A Great Leader

LeadStrategic

To be more than merely a good leader, there is one thing you need. In the end, people want only a few things from their leaders. frontpage

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Thought-full Thursday: Building the Future, Starting Now

Aspire-CS

. Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. I thought it would be fun and interesting to start incorporating quotes from the writings of some of my favorite bloggers out there. Quick and insightful reads!) Your comments and answers to the questions are most welcome! . Art Petty. .

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There Just May Not Be a Magic Bullet – It’s Practically always “Both-And”

First Friday Book Synopsis

It is a great principle in psychiatry that “all-symptoms are overdetermined. This means that they have more than one cause. I want to scream this from the rooftops: “All symptoms are overdetermined.” Except that I want to expand it way beyond psychiatry. I want to expand it to almost everything. I want to translate it, [.].

Nurture your leaders

The Organized Executive's Blog

Who are the leaders on your team? Look beyond the titles to identify the employees who: Show initiative. . Influence others. . See the big picture. . Have the respect of team members. . Take responsibility. . Speak up and listen. . Demonstrate integrity in their everyday actions. Soon they will earn the formal titles of leaders. Hurry!

The Secret of Teams: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Secret of Teams: What Great Teams Know and Do Mark Miller Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2011) High-impact leadership + high-impact teams = high-impact community Mark Miller is the co-author with Ken Blanchard of a previous book, The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do, now in a second edition. The “secret” to which the title of [.].

It’s Not Social Media, but Media Social

Modern Servant Leader

We’ve had it wrong all along. It’s not social media, but “media, social” What we consume is media first, social second.

Robert H. Frank: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Robert H. Frank is Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics in the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Frank is a monthly contributor to the ”Economic View” column in The New York Times and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos. He has also served as a Peace Corps volunteer [.].

The Secret Power of Bragging

Leadership Freak

You honor the accomplishments of others while neglecting, even hiding your own. Great leaders are great at honoring others. Honor multiplies success and motivates individuals. You’re constantly scouting-out behaviors, attitudes, and accomplishments to spotlight. Honor is one of your most powerful leadership tools.

7 Habits Of Highly Influential Students On Your Campus

Tim Milburn

I’m always keeping my eye open for potential student leaders on our campus. I find that most students can do the tasks associated with various positions (they’re smart people), but anticipating their leadership abilities can be trickier. I tend to look for students who have already developed some level of influence with their peers.

On Personal Betterment 33

Self Help Zen

Believe that you can get better; Just start getting better. Even tiny dosage of betterment is fine. Start with simplifying. Ask: do you have a personal betterment plan? Yes or no. If no, develop one; if yes, move forward. Get clear on your chief goals; Chief goals which are aligned with your personal betterment vision. Then bring focus, laser focus.

What does it mean when someone asks for help?

Chartered Management Institute

Somewhere in the middle of the networking process we arrange to meet people in the hope that some kind of opportunity will emerge from the conversation. But what exactly do they mean by "help"? You are not watching this post, click to start watching

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On Leadership, Technology, and Resource Planning

Linked 2 Leadership

People, processes, and resources are all elements that make up any enterprise. The leader’s role is to effectively utilize and balance these elements to fulfill the organizational objectives. Organizational Health Practical Steps to Influence Team Building Leadership Technology & Leadership ERP jd edwards leadership syntax

Happy Holidays!

Managing Communities

photo credit: vistamommy Thank you to everyone who has visited and support this site in the past year, by reading, commenting and sharing my writing with others. I really appreciate it. I look forward to continuing to talk about and expand on the profession of community management and hopefully help take it to new places [.].

The Second Least Important Question in Leadership

LDRLB

What is the difference between leadership and management? I’m guilty of propagating this. The first issue of LeaderLab Papers featured a curated discussion on this difference. The end result of that piece, however, was that the distinction was irrelevant. And it is irrelevant, completely irrelevant. Leaders were idealized, managers scorned.

Five Workplace Trends for 2012

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an article written by Deb Busser for Talent Management magazine. To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click here. * * * As the year winds down, talent managers need to address and capitalize on [.].

Establishing the Goals is NOT Enough

Create Learning

Many times planning stops at Goal-Setting. Ignore these steps at your own management peril! Has that ever worked before, Just Happened, anywhere?”.

Why Leaders Need to Practice Compassionate Accountability

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development [link] Chery Gegelman, president of Giana Consulting, provides this week’s post on SmartBlog for Leadership: Why Leaders Need to Practice Compassionate Accountability. Leadership Development communication Leadership

The Second Least Important Question in Leadership

LDRLB

What is the difference between leadership and management? I’m guilty of propagating this. The first issue of LDRLB Papers featured a curated discussion on this difference. The end result of that piece, however, was that the distinction was irrelevant. And it is irrelevant, completely irrelevant. Leaders were idealized, managers scorned.

On Personal Betterment 33

Utpal Writes

Believe that you can get better; Just start getting better. Even tiny dosage of betterment is fine. Start with simplifying. Ask: do you have a personal betterment plan? Yes or no. If no, develop one; if yes, move forward. Get clear on your chief goals; Chief goals which are aligned with your personal betterment vision. Then bring focus, laser focus.

Five Things You Should Stop Doing in 2012

Harvard Business Review

I recently got back from a month's vacation — the longest I've ever taken, and a shocking indulgence for an American. Earlier this summer, I was still fretting about how to pull off two weeks unplugged.) Responding Like a Trained Monkey. In fact, nothing. Mindless Traditions. I recently invited a friend to a prime networking event. she asked.

Recommended Resource – Getting to Yes

Strategy Driven

Benefits of Using this Reference StrategyDriven Contributors believe that negotiation is a key component to individual and organizational success.

Jim Collins, Meet Michael Porter

Harvard Business Review

I've just finished reading Jim Collins' latest book, Great By Choice (which he co-authored with Morten Hansen). Collins is a smart observer and a gifted writer. It's hard to put down a Collins book feeling anything but.well, inspired. He's the coach or the Dad you always wanted. You can do it, he says. You really can. You can choose to be great.

Omission

Execupundit

And all in words of one syllable

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It’s Not Social Media, but Media Social

Modern Servant Leader

We’ve had it wrong all along. It’s not social media, but “media, social” What we consume is media first, social second.

Future Hit in the Middle East

Execupundit

Althouse has the trailer for " The Dictator

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Father Attacks Son After Boy's Team Lost a Basketball Game

Building Personal Strength

I was reminded of this as I read this article by Jonathan Wall, "Man arrested for punching son at basketball tournament." Some thoughts. It's not.

Short Comedy Break

Execupundit

With Steven Wright

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Please Touch the Merchandise

Harvard Business Review

On a recent visit to a boutique bath shop, one of us became so overwhelmed by the intensity of the scent circulating through the store that he was forced to flee within seconds. It's a reminder of how managers are often encouraged to help consumers connect with brands by amplifying the sensory qualities of products and retail spaces.

First Paragraph

Execupundit

When the rooster crowed, the moon had still not left the world but was going down on flushed cheek, one day short of the full. A long thin cloud crossed it slowly, drawing itself out like a name being called. From Losing Battles by Eudora Welty

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Turn Customers into Promoters

Harvard Business Review

video platform video management video solutions video player. Fred Reichheld , fellow and founder of the loyalty practice at Bain & Company, explains how Apple turns customers into promoters. For more, go to HBR's Insight Center on The Future of Retail. Customers Marketing Sales