Mon.Jan 09, 2012

How to Empower a New Standard of Feminine Beauty

C-Level Strategies

Reading the title of this blog post might lead you to believe this is entirely off-topic for a “ Visionary Leadership ” blog. It’s not.

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Ten Morning Habits that Promote Greater Success

Kevin Eikenberry

Do you want to get more done, reach more of your goals, and make a bigger difference? If so, the morning is when that can all begin! However you came to read these words, I’m confident you are interested in greater productivity, achievement and success. Perhaps you want that for yourself, or perhaps you want [.]. Achievement Leadership Learning Uncategorized personal productivity planning organization productivitiy

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What if Everything is Perfect?

Leading Blog

This is a guest post by Scott Hunter. Hunter asks us to take another perspective. What if everything that is happening is happening for our own good? What would happen if we chose to look at everything as a learning experience?

Do You Suffer from a Lack of Coachability?

Coaching Tip

The biggest reason that new hires fail is a lack of coachability. The 2012 hiring season is here and 46% of the people about to be hired will fail within the first 18 months on the job. And the real surprise? They're not going to fail for lack of skills; they will fail for lack of attitude. When new hires fail, 89% of the time it's because of attitude and only 11% of the time because of skill.

What Do People Want From Work?

Next Level Blog

Other than the basic requirements - food, shelter, healthcare - on the hierarchy of needs, what do people really want from their jobs? Last week I attended a presentation from Peter Cappelli, a Wharton professor and thought leader on talent management, where he addressed that question. Based on a study he cited, these are the top five things that a large group of people say they want from their work: Click headline to continue.

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Seven Lessons from the book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

First Friday Book Synopsis

Last Friday, I presented my synopsis of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. At our monthly First Friday Book Synopsis event, we aim to finish our synopses in 15 minutes. I missed it this time – going almost 20 minutes. It was not easy to present this terrific book in such a short time. I loved [.]. Randy's blog entries A players Design Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson

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The Joy of Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Self Leadership How is your joy of leadership? How do you know? As you read those questions, a third question may arise – What does joy have to do with it? My answer is “everything!” When you think about leading a team, initiative, or organization, does it bring an inner sense of confidence and joy? The answer, [.]. Self Leadership

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Workshops to Accelerate Your Professional Progress

Kevin Eikenberry

For the past couple of years, we have been offering public workshops on two important professional skill sets. I share them with you today, because they are changing significantly in the New Year. More about the changes in a minute, but first, about the workshops themselves! The Bud to Boss Workshop Guy Harris and I [.]. Communication Leadership Learning bud to boss coaching Ultimate Communicator Workshops

EntrepreLeadership Files: Building Confidence in Others

Linked 2 Leadership

As a leader, it’s your job to become an expert in your industry. You’re expected to absorb enough knowledge to be able to execute your duties as if they were second nature. However, there is a danger in becoming so flawless in your approach as you mature as a leader that you can lose touch [.]. EntrepreLeadership Future Leadership Issues Servant Leadership Team Building Leadership business leadership Management News

Jac Fitz-enz on “The Value Creators”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Jac Fitz-enz 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. * * * It takes time and mistakes to learn how to be [.].

Do You Practice Open Leadership?

Eric Jacobson

Open Leadership author Charlene Li reminds leaders to periodically ask themselves these " open leadership skills assessment" questions : Do I seek out and listen to different points of view? Do I make myself available to people at all levels of the organization?

The Secret: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2009) The power and privilege of leadership as service to those entrusted to one’s care In this second edition of a book first published in 2004, Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller make skillful use of the business narrative when offering [.].

Innovative Companies Copy

Create Learning

In Standardization is the first step to innovation , Alan Kay Wrote, “…every team is different. I think you have to take the principles and practices you mention, align them with the goals of the organization and decide where to place the emphasis.

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The Little Black Book of Innovation: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Little Black Book of Innovation: How It Works, How to Do It Scott D. Anthony Harvard Business Review Press (2012) How to develop and then apply the skills needed to create “something different that has impact” I have read and reviewed all of the other books that Scott Anthony has authored or co-authored and [.].

You Never Know What Impacts

Women on Business

I was having an amazing conversation with my grown daughter who is a free spirit. She is a film maker and raw food chef who has a ton of friends and opinions about, well, just about everything. Here’s what was fascinating.

Affirmations Expand Your Self-Image

Your Voice of Encouragement

What you believe about yourself has a huge impact on what you attempt in life. For example, if you’re convinced you can’t do something, you’re not likely to try it. To realize your true potential, you need to replace self-limiting thoughts with more realistic, positive thoughts.

Creative Leaders and Playing Well With Others

LDRLB

I’ve been doing a lot of research on organizational creativity lately. One of the lessons I have encountered again and again is that, in order for creativity to flourish, individuals have to be willing to take risks and willing to fail. Creativity, in an organizational context, is often defined based on the outcomes novelty and utility – both of which require judgment (Amabile, 1996). That judgment process involves taking the risk that their work will not well received.

Leveraging Your Development of a Community for an Industry Job

Managing Communities

photo credit: carterse I received an email from a reader who has managed a good sized community for a number of years. It is the largest within it’s focused niche, growing to host meetups not only online, but also in person. This reader will remain anonymous because although he wrote me to suggest that I [.]. Managing the Community

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Is there any “science” in project management?

Crossderry Blog

“Project management as profession” remains a fraught subject (initial post here , survey here , survey results here ). I doubt it ever will, at least not fully like law, medicine, or academia. Furthermore, I believe that because project management is essentially a social science — i.e., a discipline about human action — we will have persistent trouble in trying to settle debates with evidence and experimentation.

Here Are 3 Tips for Managing a Perfectionist

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. A perfectionist on your team is both a blessing and a curse. He may have high standards, but will likely fixate on every detail of a project. [.]. Bob's blog entries "How to Manage a Perfectionist" Amy Gallo Harvard Business Review. HBR newsletters Here Are 3 Tips for Managing a Perfectionist Management Tip of the Day

Is there any “science” in project management?

Crossderry Blog

“Project management as profession” remains a fraught subject (initial post here , survey here , survey results here ). I doubt it ever will, at least not fully like law, medicine, or academia. Furthermore, I believe that because project management is essentially a social science — i.e., a discipline about human action — we will have persistent trouble in trying to settle debates with evidence and experimentation.

A New Year: A New Book of Blank Pages

The Practical Leader

I used to love the sharp, fresh smell of ink and paper as I opened a new book and heard the creak of the spine cracking. Old, musty, and worn school readers gave off a sweet, warm odor that promised hours of entertainment and adventure. Books don’t seem to smell that way anymore.

Are You a Change-maker?

Women on Business

Post by Jane K. Stimmler , contributing Women on Business writer. It’s a new year with new opportunities. Maybe there are things you want to change about yourself, or perhaps you have a desire for change on a more global scale. Do you want to get ahead in your workplace?

Make Your Cubicle a Better Place to Work

Harvard Business Review

Is the space in which you work working for you? When you're there do you feel energized and ready to excel? Is it a comfortable and pleasant place to be? If not, you can use research from a little known branch of psychology to improve it. Environmental psychologists study how people live in the physical world.

Writing: Turn It In

Execupundit

I've noticed that the drafting process, at least for me, usually consists of a large initial document followed by subsequent drafts in which points are clarified and material is removed or condensed. Seldom is the final draft as wordy as the first one.

How the Informal Economy Could Help Save the Rest of It

Harvard Business Review

The idea that an itinerant New York City candy vendor pulls in $150 a day ought to have spawned one of the great feel-good financial news stories of 2011. Here are the details: for almost a decade and a half, Alex McFarland, known as "Tracks" to his buddies, has been an underground man, a subterranean entrepreneur, roaming through the subways catering to people's need for a sugar buzz at a dollar a pop.

Creative Leaders and Playing Well With Others

LDRLB

I’ve been doing a lot of research on organizational creativity lately. One of the lessons I have encountered again and again is that, in order for creativity to flourish, individuals have to be willing to take risks and willing to fail. Creativity, in an organizational context, is often defined based on the outcomes novelty and utility – both of which require judgment (Amabile, 1996). That judgment process involves taking the risk that their work will not well received.

Confidence is a Numbers Game

Harvard Business Review

When Ginny Rommety became IBM's new chief executive last fall, she spoke about a point early in her career when she was offered a promotion that she initially rejected , for fear that she was under-qualified. Her husband asked her: "Do you think a man would have ever done that?" She learned an important lesson then and there — to be self-confident on the outside even when she felt self-critical on the inside.

Looking for Proof…

Rajesh Setty

You might remember this very well. Someone that you respect shared with you a piece of wisdom. You nodded your head in agreement. You probably gave them a feeling that you will do something with that insight. Days, weeks and months pass by and you didn’t do anything with that insight.

The Trouble with Treating Patients as Consumers

Harvard Business Review

To be a patient today is to be treated as a consumer. But treating patients as typical proactive, in control, well-informed consumers can backfire. Asked to take on increasingly complex decisions and digest ever-larger amounts of information, patients find themselves placed — often by design — in the driver's seat. High-deductible insurance plans aspire to make the cost implications of care more transparent and implicitly shift decision-making to members.

2020 IT Leader - Untitled Article

2020 IT Leader

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials – Lin Yutang No related posts. No related posts. Developer of People Quotes

The Leadership Resolutions That Work Best

Harvard Business Review

How many of your New Year's resolutions came in pairs? Have you, for instance, vowed to get more exercise and eat less this year to become physically fitter? I wouldn't be surprised if many of your other resolutions came in pairs as well: engaging more in acts of service and kindness for spirituality; pursuing new hobbies and carving out more family time for renewal; and reading more and watching less TV for intellectual growth.

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Execupundit

You are in the Directorate of Time. Naturally you are running late. You hurry past a glass-paned vault in which the world's number-one clock is soundlessly assembling each second from nine billion parts. It looks more like a rack of computers than a clock. In its core, atoms of cesium vibrate with a goose-stepping pace so sure, so authoritative, so humbling - but your mind wanders. There is not a moment to lose. Striding onward, you reach the office of the director of the Directorate of Time.

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