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What We Need The Most in 2012?


I have read it before and somehow felt the need to read it again. Activity without purpose or meaning is a waste, a false sense of urgency.

Make 2012 The Best Year EVER.

Rich Gee Group

Trust me — you will MOVE MOUNTAINS


Lesson From The Bumble Bee

Ravi Pratap Singh

According to the laws of aerodynamics, a bumble bee is incapable of flight. So it does what it was born to do. FLY !!!

The January Leadership Development Carnival: Best of 2011 Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

Happy New Year, and welcome to the January, 2012 Leadership Development Carnival! What a way to start the New Year - I hope you enjoy! Jennifer V.

Quit Faking It! Great Leaders Are Authentic

Linked 2 Leadership

There is probably no worse leader than a fake leader. Or a leader that tries to imitate a style they read about in a book. Or worse yet, the style of the previous leader at their organization. If you want to try out your acting skills, try them out at the community theater, not on your [.].

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My 50 Favorite Words of All Time

Ron Edmondson

Recently I was in a store and heard a little boy yell, “Mom…or Dad” across the store. Then I started to reflect. Jesus. Thanks. Golly.

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Stakeholder management matrix in pictures

Crossderry Blog

Sometimes it’s useful to see how we’re seen… (HT via @ahorvet link). Filed under: PMO Tagged: Communications , , Human Resources , stakeholder management. PMO Communications Human Resources stakeholder management

NYE Resolution: 7 Signs your best employee is looking!

ReThink HR

However, even with a 8.5% + unemployment rate, your best employees always have an opportunity to leave. To LEAD you must Delegate!

Why Most People Fail at Keeping Resolutions


It's New Year's Resolution time again. I will lose 35 lbs. I will exercise 4 times each week. I will stop at Caribou only twice each week. frontpage

How Negative Media Can Mess Up a Successful Family Business

Coaching Tip

At the end of the 1920s, Al Capone was at the pinnacle of his success. The Outfit brought in more than $100 million a year, all of it cash. The business was centered on selling beer, liquor and prostitution but also included ownership of gambling establishments, dog tracks, dance halls, roadhouses and other resorts. Why not me? He ranted. "He

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Leadership Development Carnival Best of 2011 Edition


Instead of “hair of the dog”, how about starting your new year out with some vitamin C (I just heard that it works to reduce the poison that build up after a night of reveling and can reduce a hangover) and the Leadership Development Carnival Best of 2011 Edition at Dan McCarthy’s Great Leadership site? it is. Thanks Dan! Tweet This

Unsuccessful Leaders Have All The Answers


In his book, Why Smart Executives Fail , Sydney Finkelstein identified Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Leaders. They have the golden touch.

Rules of the road: The quick guide to better networking

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Tom Searcy for CBS MoneyWatch, the CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of its newsletters, please click here. * * * Here’s a secret: I hate networking. Really. Truly. It’s not [.].

The Greatest Hazards of All


“The greatest hazard of all, losing one’s self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly” – Soren Kierkgaard. Just Ask Leadership Quote

John Donovan (AT&T) 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.

Have a Commitment-focused 2012!

Utpal Writes

Look at 2012 from a different lens, COMMITMENT, not just a plan is required to make a difference. Leadership Self-Help

Our blog posts on ecademy

Rapid BI

The Business Year in Visual Review Out with the old and In with the new A visual look at the changes impacting business in 2011 and how that may change for 2012. It seems that in 2011 we were more worried about paying our bills than keeping customers happy. How Twitter is impacting strategic decisions [.]. ecademy

Mental Gardening for a Successful New Year

Great Results Team Building

My in-laws are probably the most avid and talented gardeners I know. The results speak for themselves. Why is this important to you? Great Results

For Young (and Old) Writers


At Jon Winokur's blog : two secrets for young writers by Harlan Ellison

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Complimentary Resource – Business Intelligence: A Guide for Midsize Companies

Strategy Driven

Find out how to recognize the signs your company needs a business intelligence solution and what you should look for in a vendor. All rights reserved.

Are We Alone?


Charles Krauthammer considers the search for intelligent life in the Universe: That silence is maddening. But because it makes no sense.


Best Wishes for a StrategyDriven 2012!

Strategy Driven

We look forward to the ongoing journey of helping you and your organization to become truly StrategyDriven. Consider leaving a comment!

New Years Resolution Time

CEO Blog

I have had a busy couple of weeks. Lots of travel. Lots of family time in Canada. All good. One habit that serves me well is the gratefulness habit.

Do You Keep a Diary?


For several years I wrote brief descriptions of each day in one of those nifty red journals that you can find in the office supply stores.


Joe Stump on, a project by Mokriya

Rajesh Setty

Mokriya , a company that I am very close to recently released a photo app for iPad called Here is the Q&A. JS: Maybe 1.5


A Baker’s Dozen for 2012

Managing Leadership

It is time once again for the always pleasant task of offering a New Year’s list of recommended additions to your daily reading. Please do bookmark this page and give them all a thorough visit over the next week or so. You undoubtedly will be glad you did. Here they are, in random order: All Things Workplace , by Steve Roesler. Schlegel. Managemen

Preferably Before All Those Tourists Ruin It


Rob Long tucks into a dish of deep-fried sparrows and ponders a trip to North Korea


Quiet Moments of the Day

Deep Imprints

In the quiet moments of your day, do you long to make a difference? My last two weeks were delightful. I also basked in the balance of family. Musing

Great Idea


Cultural Offering has some accounts from the first day of earlier years


Quote of the Day


I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else. Winston Churchill