Sun.Jan 01, 2012

What We Need The Most in 2012?


Business ecosystem is rapidly changing – and as a student of personal and organizational change, I recently re-read Dr. John Kotter’s book (published in 2008) titled “A Sense of Urgency”. I have read it before and somehow felt the need to read it again.

Make 2012 The Best Year EVER.

Rich Gee Group

Trust me — you will MOVE MOUNTAINS


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Lesson From The Bumble Bee

Ravi Pratap Singh

According to the laws of aerodynamics, a bumble bee is incapable of flight. In 1934, French entomologist Antoine Magnan applied the laws of air resistance to insects and concluded that the bumble bee's flight is impossible.

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! This month's edition is a special "Best of 2011" collection of leadership development blog posts from many of our regular Carnival contributors.

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 [.]. Servant Leadership Bill George business leadership Management News Steve Jobs tony robbins

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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. I was reminded how special those words are every time I hear them. Then I started to reflect. I like words, but some words just have a more special ring to them. I have some favorite words.

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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

Some employers think they don’t have to worry about the exodus of employees leaving the four walls of their organization whether it be due to the economy, fear, or complacency. However, even with a 8.5% + unemployment rate, your best employees always have an opportunity to leave.

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. I will watch less TV. I will have devotions every day. I will read non-fiction 30 minutes each day. I will keep my checkbook balanced.

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. But, the tides changed for Al Capone after the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre.

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?

Unsuccessful Leaders Have All The Answers


In his book, Why Smart Executives Fail , Sydney Finkelstein identified Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Leaders. It may not surprise you to learn that ego is at the root of many of these poor habits.

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 [.]. Bob's blog entries CBS MoneyWatch Flickr user MyTudut Rules of the road: The quick guide to better networking The CBS Interactive Business Network Tom Searcy

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. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of John Donovan, the chief technology officer at AT&T since 2008, who learned a lot about the subtleties of team-building earlier [.].

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. When my wife and I visit their home, I always find myself amazed at the beauty of their back yard.

For Young (and Old) Writers


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

Complimentary Resource – Business Intelligence: A Guide for Midsize Companies

Strategy Driven

Business Intelligence : A Guide for Midsize Companies by SAP Learn more about BI components and approaches to implementing a solution to improve your company’s efficiency and effectiveness.

Are We Alone?


Charles Krauthammer considers the search for intelligent life in the Universe: That silence is maddening. Not just because it compounds our feeling of cosmic isolation. But because it makes no sense.


Best Wishes for a StrategyDriven 2012!

Strategy Driven

As we say farewell and give thanks for a successful 2011, I and the StrategyDriven family wish you and yours all the best for a happy and prosperous 2012. We look forward to the ongoing journey of helping you and your organization to become truly StrategyDriven.

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. And I have a lot to be thankful for. Like the beauty of my son (uncle Dave) with my grandson Josh. And the beauty of Canadian snow. I like New Years.

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. They are stored away somewhere. I'm currently considering storing them away permanently, in the garbage bin. Diaries can be dangerous items.


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 With, you can download your Flickr albums for offline viewing – for example, you are on a plane or in a place where there is no Internet connection.

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. While the Mayan calendar may be winding down this year, the value of these authors and their insightful writing surely won’t – I expect they will remain valuable sources of thought-provoking and actionable insight, as they have been for many years for me, and as I hope they will be for you for many years to come.

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. There are vacations where you restore, and others where you get yourself wrapped up in God’s agenda.

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