Mon.Jan 02, 2012

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How to be a Better Leader in 2012

C-Level Strategies

The role of the synergist is designed to get straight to the heart of the dysfunction’s cause. The Visionary, Operator and Processor. Thank you!

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The Leader And The Peacock In The Closet

Terry Starbucker

Success is a beautiful thing. We all want it, because it’s the undisputed champion in measuring our professional selves. I did it! But I learned.

Creating a Work Space That Promotes Your Productivity

Kevin Eikenberry

Everyone reading these words has a place where they work. And most of you have a place where you work best. The goal of this article is to help you make sure those places are the same. As a business owner, I have more degrees of freedom to consciously create a space that works for [.].

The Leadership Love-in

In the CEO Afterlife

I’ve read scads of books, blogs and journals on leadership. Apparently, neither can others. Why the fascination with leadership? Susan Mazza at [link].

3 Stretch Goals for Your Way of Being


As you begin to think about your goals for 2012, you might find yourself stumped. What new goals will you have? What would be the most effective way to upgrade your leadership (besides subscribing to this blog or hiring me )? We think less about goals that will help us to be better leaders. Note: questions that begin with “What” can be powerful).

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4 Simplified Steps to Acheive More in 2012

Ron Edmondson

We often make things more difficult than they have to be. Related posts: Simplified 7-Step Roadmap to Success. Encouragement

Establishing Your Personal Pillars of Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

Successful leaders are crafted over time with a firm foundation that add essential elements along the way. According to Dr. J.W. Fanning, Advisor-Emeritus of Leadership Georgia and commemorated by the University of Georgia’s Fanning Institute, “Leaders are doers and leadership does not just happen. It stems from a purpose. It grows with involvement.

From defeated pessimist to realistic optimist

Leadership Freak

Pessimists can’t lead. Pessimism serves leaders, however. Solving problems requires you first see and acknowledge them. If you plan to move forward, stop dancing around the elephant. Ask hard questions. Additionally, successful leadership includes looking down the road anticipating and preparing for failures, challenges, and problems. Get ready.

The Importance of Reflection

Women on Business

As the new year dawns we inevitably find ourselves thinking backward and forward. Maybe we have had bad experiences with “new years resolutions” or at the very least have friends who have set forth with good intentions only to lose focus very early in the new year. For women in business regular reflection is a critical success skill.

Joe’s Journal: On Tyranny and the Organization

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is the latest post by Joseph A. Maciariello featured in the Joe’s Journal series at the Drucker Exchange (Dx) sponsored by the Drucker Institute. The Dx is a platform for bettering society through effective management and responsible leadership. It is produced by the Drucker Institute, a think tank and action tank based at Claremont [.].

3 Steps to Managerial-Leadership Innovation. Copying:Understanding:Mastery

Create Learning

For progress to be measured and accurately judged amongst teams and managerial-leaders. First you copy, Then Understand, Finally you master. Problem.

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There is Not Enough Time in the Day for Me to Tell You That Forums Are Not Dead

Managing Communities

photo credit: ra_hurd I like Quora. I really do. But, why is it that I can’t go more than a few days without seeing someone asking, on what is essentially a forum, why forums are dead, how forums can be saved, why people don’t use forums or something similar? I can only answer this question [.]. Humor Thinking


Own your project’s story (HT @MelanieDuzyj and @mkrigsman)

Crossderry Blog

We all should know how critical project communication is to project success. A compelling story can build strong sponsorship and sustain stakeholder commitment , even in the most challenging of circumstances (also see Michael Krigsman’s project success checklist ) . Why not listen and learn from people who know?

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A Manifesto’s Unbridled Power


Manifestos ignite people into action. The best manifestos are so emotionally charged that their catalytic influence can endure for centuries. The Ten Commandments and the Declaration of Independence are good examples. Today, MLK’s I Have a Dream is arguably the most inspiring manifesto of the 20 th Century. Apple is a very good example. Even war.

Hit the Reset Button

Erika Andersen

OK, I know that the “new year” is a purely human construct, and has no real meaning beyond that which we give to it. (If

Questioning the Socratic Method


Socratic Questions. Asking questions often brings to mind Socrates and the Socratic method. He would often begin by defining key terms.

What Great Salespeople Do

CEO Blog

I have enjoyed a lazy few days (lazy even though there was lots of working out - although lots of food so it likely was a net zero). e-mails and calls have been few. My productivity is actually quite low. Or perhaps my important productivity is quite high. Although I'm not caught my normal frantic pace, I have had some time to think.

One word

Deep Imprints

I was recently challenged to pick just one word to focus on this year. You might find this challenge interesting as well: [link]. My word may not be a year-long word. I do need this word until my brain pathways get fixed. You see, I have discovered that I’ve developed a new mental twitch. Therefore, my one word is: Forward. Proverbs 4:25.

Three Core Questions to Start Your New Year

The Practical Leader

Happy New Year!! May this be your best one yet! It’s an essential part of centering or grounding ourselves. What do we believe in?

Dominant Thoughts


“Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.” ” – Soren Kierkegaard. Executive Coaching Quote

How BIG is your thinking?

My Own Coach

Do you think conceptually? Or are you busy fighting fires and trying to put them out? It may be time to THINK BIG ! purpose change leadership

Why You Need a Better Elevator Pitch

Harvard Business Review

For decades, salespeople have practiced something called an "elevator pitch." The idea was that they had to sell themselves and their product or service in the time it took to ride an elevator from the ground to the top floor. Every good salesperson had an "elevator pitch" and could perform it flawlessly at a moment's notice. Eight!

What Do Women Want?

Women on Business

It’s really simple. What women want is to be heard! We do not need to have the problems solved for us. I was fascinated by the “pink and blue” thing.

Tall Cotton


Art Contrarian looks at the cotton candy and cheesecake art of Will Cotton


A Manifesto’s Unbridled Power


Manifestos ignite people into action. The best manifestos are so emotionally charged that their catalytic influence can endure for centuries. The Ten Commandments and the Declaration of Independence are good examples. Today, MLK’s I Have a Dream is arguably the most inspiring manifesto of the 20 th Century. Apple is a very good example.

Noticing the Obvious


Have you ever noticed that the most impressive insights often reveal a truth which has been right in front of you, unnoticed, sometimes for years?


Happy New Year’s Message from Management 4-1-1

Management 4-1-1

Happy New Year from Management 4-1-1! Take a listen… We’ve got some great ideas lined up for 2012! While we remain committed to providing you valuable content on best practices for management and leadership, we’re going to mix up a few of our goals for 2012. For 2012, Management 4-1-1 will: go more multi-media

Raking Some Thoughts


I did not bill a client for the analysis conducted while I was raking leaves and yet there would have been justification for doing so.

Reach another (higher) level

Jason Womack

Happy New Year! This is the first Monday of 2012. are you ready? If you are coming in to work today with a thought like, "This year, I want to get better," then I have a resource for YOU! It's a book called Mastery , by a teacher named George Leonard. Goal setting

Music Break: Sharp Dressed Man


Back by popular demand: ZZ Top with a classic

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Saying the Right Thing


Gretchen Rubin at The Happiness Project : A few days before my wedding, I was in high-anxiety mode about all the details and all the opportunities for disaster. Among other things, I was very preoccupied with the fear that my veil would come off my head during the ceremony. Have you ever heard of this happening?). This instantly comforted me

Hand Me the Moleskine


Whatever happened to the brilliant thought I had this morning and swore I'd never forget


Leadership Carnival


Looking for a variety of insights on leadership? Don't miss the Leadership Development Carnival at Great Leadership

First Paragraph


This is the way the world ends - not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door. From Hollowland by Amanda Hocking