Thu.Jan 12, 2012

How to Overcome Poor Presentation Skills

Coaching Tip

The higher you go up the corporate ladder, your technical skills become less important and your social skills become more important. Why is that? If your operational management was in a technical area, you now have the ability to delegate the data gathering and analyzing tasks to others while it is your responsibility to educate the leadership of the organization and industry why, what and how action must be taken based upon what the analysis reports.

Two Barriers Entrepreneurial Leaders Must Overcome to Empower Success

C-Level Strategies

It was a genuine privilege for Steve Woodruff and me to welcome Carrie Wilkerson , “The Barefoot Executive,” as our Guest Host for this week’s Leadership Chat. The topic was how to be an entrepreneurial leader.

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Why I Hate Religion, but Love Jesus

Ron Edmondson

You’ve probably seen this on Facebook, but just in case you haven’t… Related posts: 25 Things to Hate About Facebook…Introduce Web 3.0. Book Giveaway: Hell Is Real, but I Hate to Admit It. I Hate Job Titles. Encouragement Jesus

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Leadership Creates Momentum (Inspiring Video)

ReThink HR

Whether or not you win this thing, you got to decide how you are going to walk out of here when it is all said and done! We all need momentum. It is in the moments, however brief or long, that we have an opportunity to create that momentum.

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With Every Decision a Leader Makes…

Ron Edmondson

With every decision a leader makes … Some will agree. Some will disagree. Some won’t understand. Some won’t care. While I think it’s important to keep that in mind, while I believe completely in accountability in leadership, even after the decision is made, ultimately the leader’s greatest attention should be: Making the right decision for the organization regardless of other people’s opinion. Leader: Get on your knees. Hear a word from God.

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Hate Your Job? Start Your Own Business.

Rich Gee Group

It's easier than you think. Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip Life Coaching Ways & Tips Entrepreneurship

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“Steve Jobs was the greatest advocate for the customer I have ever seen” – the insight of the year!

First Friday Book Synopsis

Last Friday at our First Friday Book Synopsis, I presented my synopsis of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson for the first time. I repeated it to another audience on Tuesday and, I suspect, will do so a number of more times in the weeks/months to come. I have found that a book synopsis is a [.]. Randy's blog entries customer experience customer satisfaciton MobileMe Steve Jobs

Three secrets to effective emails

Rajesh Setty

What is an effective email? One that achieves its purpose. For example, if you wanted the recipient to take some action and after reading that email, the recipient takes that action, then we might classify that email as effective.

“Steve Jobs was the greatest advocate for the customer I have ever seen” – the insight of the year!

First Friday Book Synopsis

Last Friday at our First Friday Book Synopsis, I presented my synopsis of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson for the first time. I repeated it to another audience on Tuesday and, I suspect, will do so a number of more times in the weeks/months to come. I have found that a book synopsis is a [.]. Randy's blog entries customer experience customer satisfaciton MobileMe Steve Jobs

6 Reasons You Should Hire a Website Designer to do your Website & Social Media

Women on Business

A common mistake that start-up entrepreneurs make with their online presence is trying to save money by doing it all themselves and not hiring a website designer.

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Five Reasons Performance Reviews Suck

Leadership Freak

** Every performance review I ever had was a colossal waste of time. The dust laying on yours indicates it’s not worth the paper it’s printed on. Performance reviews are like Santa Clause, they don’t really deliver. Yet, organizations are filled with true believers who persist in wasting time, demotivating employees, and creating more paperwork. [.].

This is how you can have motivated employees

Bernd Geropp

Tweet. Tweet Photo: benicce/ resource: www.photocase.de. Do you believe that your employees are demotivated ? Are your employees not independent and shirk responsibility? You are now looking for pointers on how you might go about changing this. You need to know how you can motivate your employees?

Table the smartphone problem in meetings

The Organized Executive's Blog

No matter how stealthy people think they are being, other meeting participants know when they are checking messages or texting under the conference room table. So I immediately saw the workplace application when a friend told me about the phone stack. It’s a simple idea: When friends meet for dinner they place their smartphones face down in the middle of the table. Anyone who picks up his or her phone must pay the tab for the entire table. Just change the penalty for meeting participants.

Part 4 of 4 Authorities That Every Manager Must Have: Authority to decide personal effectiveness appraisal and merit recognition.

Create Learning

You Have the Right to Defend Your Stream

Managing Communities

photo credit: Gord Bell If you are like me, you have many different social streams of information that you pay attention to. These streams usually contain information from people that you have subscribed to in some way, whether you call it friending, following or something else. When we interact via platforms that have some sort [.]. How Should I Participate? Managing the Community

RapidBI in top 100 Tweeters on Leadership

Rapid BI

A great list of people to follow on twitter who tweet about leadership. Proud to have been included. Management Evan Carmichael Leadership top list twitter

Lemonjello’s Leads by Example with Zero Waste Sustainability Policy

Modern Servant Leader

It is a common occurrence now: coffee shop patrons holding their trash in hand, searching in vain for a garbage can. However, there are no trash cans for patrons. Lemonjello’s pursues a zero waste policy.

Your Invitation to Re-Energize Education

Steve Farber

Joe’s Journal: On Tyranny and the Organization (Part 2)

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 [.]. Bob's blog entries Drucker Exchange (DX) Drucker Institute Joe’s Journal: On Tyranny and the Organization (Part 2) Joseph A. Maciariello Peter F.

Leaders: Tips For How To Reach Your Goals

Eric Jacobson

Social psychologist, Heidi Grant Halvorson, wrote Succeed to help you understand how goals work, what tends to go wrong, and what you can do to reach your goals or to help others reach theirs.

What business can do to restart growth

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from still another outstanding article written by Richard Dobbs, James Manyika, and Charles Roxburgh, featured online by The McKinsey Quarterly (September 2011), published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, obtain information about the firm, access other resources, and sign up for email alerts, please click here. * * [.].

Escape Velocity

CO2

If you want to escape from the pull of earth’s gravity, you need to jettison away at 7 miles per second. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that the greater the gravitational pull, the greater speed you must go to escape. When you’re looking to change your life and escape an organization, you are subject to gravitational forces.

What business can do to restart growth

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from still another outstanding article written by Richard Dobbs, James Manyika, and Charles Roxburgh, featured online by The McKinsey Quarterly (September 2011), published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, obtain information about the firm, access other resources, and sign up for email alerts, please click here. * * [.].

L2L Book Review: “Peak”

Linked 2 Leadership

Questions: As growing leaders in the business world, we might ask ourselves these questions. Why are some people and organizations more innovative, influential, and profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees? Why do some have repeat success? Question Behind the Questions: “What can we do to enhance this in our organizations?” L2L Book Review To continue answering the questions above, [.].

Joe’s Journal: On Tyranny and the Organization (Part 2)

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 [.]. Bob's blog entries Drucker Exchange (DX) Drucker Institute Joe’s Journal: On Tyranny and the Organization (Part 2) Joseph A. Maciariello Peter F.

Three secrets to effective emails

Rajesh Setty

What is an effective email? One that achieves its purpose. For example, if you wanted the recipient to take some action and after reading that email, the recipient takes that action, then we might classify that email as effective.

What is Emotional Resiliency?

Leaders. Better. Brighter.

What Is Emotional Resiliency? Adapted From: Stress Management @ About.com. . Emotional resilience refers to one’s ability to adapt to stressful situations or crises.

New posts on #ecademy

Rapid BI

Ecademy member makes worlds top 100 tweeters list on Leadership Ecademy member makes worlds top 100 tweeters list on Leadership Well what do you know Today I received a tweet from Evan Carmichael, saying I have been included on his top 100 tweeters on leadership. Now if you don’t know Evan, he runs a well [.]. ecademy

Tip for Getting More Organized: Don't

Harvard Business Review

How much time do you spend each day getting better organized? Cut it in half. When it comes to investing time, thought and effort into productively organizing oneself, less is more. In fact, not only is less more, research suggests it may be faster, better and cheaper. IBM researchers observed that email users who "searched" rather than set up files and folders for their correspondence typically found what they were looking for faster and with fewer errors.

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Execupundit

Civilization and Vivaldi at Cultural Offering

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The Right Mindset for Success

Harvard Business Review

An interview with Carol Dweck , professor at Stanford University and author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Download this podcast. Education Motivation

Addicted

LeadStrategic

Smart phones. Have one? Love it? Of course you do! Smart phones (or any “text capable” phone for that matter) have made life different. We’re more informed. We’re more well connected with our friends, co-workers, BFFs, etc. – our “professional” and “social” networks. We text. We call. We email.

Recommended Resource – How to Win Friends & Influence People

Strategy Driven

How To Win Friends and Influence People. by Dale Carnegie. About the Reference.

The Power of Idealistic-Realism: How Great Leaders Inspire and Transform

Harvard Business Review

Several years before I came to Campbell I worked for the CEO of Nabisco as part of his executive team. He asked his direct reports to confidentially take a test designed to provide insight into our ways of thinking. The test results identified me as an "Idealist-Realist." I've used this term as a touchstone time and again over the years because it is such an apt description of my core leadership philosophy.