Thu.Dec 15, 2011

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. Oh…and I think there is some smiting in there too. I have a little different view of them.

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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Good Leader: Let Them See You Sweat

Ron Edmondson

Never let them see you sweat… Or, so they say… Apparently the phrase, “ Never let them see you sweat” came from a 1984 Gillette company deodorant commercial. I looked it up so I could give proper credit in this post. It’s a great phrase.

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 rank in the company or your title doesn’t create real leadership influence, but a substitute influence that manipulates others to do what you want done. Your true influence [.]. Self Leadership Character Character-based Leadership charisma charismatic leader image integrity

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. Among them is vision, the ability to see a different future and a path to get there. People also look to leaders for hope.

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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. We start today with Art Petty , who has a practical and insightful blog called Management Excellence and a great new collection of leadership wisdom (in essay format! Quick and insightful reads!)

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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, [.]. Randy's blog entries Adrian Slywotzky both-and David Shipler Demand either-or In Search of Stones: A Pilgrimage of Faith Reason and Discovery M.

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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. Develop their potential and offer those unofficial leaders opportunities in the coming year to take charge of projects and groups. Soon they will earn the formal titles of leaders.

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. We still consume news, facts, tips, advice, marketing, videos and other media primarily but as a benefit, we now get a social aspect as well.

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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 [.].

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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. Failure: We’d all respond positively when encouraged to get out there and [.].

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. With that in mind, here are seven “influence indicators” you can use to identify your potential student leaders.

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. Get free from distractions. No TV, No Newspapers, No unimportant (maybe urgent) actions.

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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. People won't naturally ask for help directly, but if you're on the receiving end of a message from someone you know, or know of, asking for a meeting, then you can be fairly certain that they are asking for help. But what exactly do they mean by "help"? You are not watching this post, click to start watching

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. When leading any organization, many aspects of leadership come into the picture that can either help raise the performance of the group to dramatic heights, or plunge [.]. Organizational Health Practical Steps to Influence Team Building Leadership Technology & Leadership ERP jd edwards leadership synta

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 [.]. ManagingCommunities.com

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. Some years ago, management was considered a more inclusive term and included how to lead. Indeed, most literature on management included a discussion of leadership.

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. Then managers are surprised when (if) the goal is completed it is late, over budget, below quality and the people fight the entire process.

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. Some years ago, management was considered a more inclusive term and included how to lead. Indeed, most literature on management included a discussion of leadership.

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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. Get free from distractions. No TV, No Newspapers, No unimportant (maybe urgent) actions.

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.) The distance, though, helped me hone in on what's actually important to my professional career — and which make-work activities merely provide the illusion of progress.

Recommended Resource – Getting to Yes

Strategy Driven

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. Collins has a knack for asking good questions.

Omission

Execupundit

Should have said something, done something, spoken up, told them I disagreed, challenged their arguments, raised the roof, complained, pounded the table, refused to leave until it was addressed, stopped being so damned agreeable, let them know that I knew what was happening, scoffed at their assumptions, stopped being deferential, and pressed the point. 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. We still consume news, facts, tips, advice, marketing, videos and other media primarily but as a benefit, we now get a social aspect as well.

Future Hit in the Middle East

Execupundit

Althouse has the trailer for " The Dictator

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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. Think of Singapore Airlines' signature scent or the Intel jingle, which is one of the most recognizable sounds in the world.

Short Comedy Break

Execupundit

With Steven Wright

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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

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. The air changed, as if a mile or so away a wooden door had swung open, and a smell, more of warmth than wet, from a river at low stage, moved upward into the clay hills that stood in darkness. From Losing Battles by Eudora Welty

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

Building Personal Strength

As I interview mature adults about their " teen journeys ," I've seen just about every kind of "baggage" - unresolved feelings about how their parents treated them. I was reminded of this as I read this article by Jonathan Wall, "Man arrested for punching son at basketball tournament."