Mon.Jan 23, 2012

Thomas Edison’s Secrets to Creating Innovation Leaders

C-Level Strategies

If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Sarah Miller Caldicott, you’re in for a treat this Tuesday evening at Leadership Chat ! Sarah is a great grandniece of Thomas Edison , an innovation author, and a professional trainer who guides organizations to ignite innovation.

Giving the Monkey Back

Aspire-CS

Someone is knocking on your office door. You look up and welcome one of your best and most productive managers. You notice that she is carrying a monkey with her. It clings to her and it looks familiar.

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7 Ways to Lead with a Limp

Ron Edmondson

This is an encouragement to those who are limping in leadership. The truth is, the best leaders I know have a limp of some nature. It may not be a literal, physical limp, or even visible, but if you are around them long, they will display remnants of a previous injury. They may have had a failure that crippled them for a season. They may have messed up. They may have made a mistake. They may have lost their way.

The Case for the Bold Leader

Kevin Eikenberry

In 1776, the colonists in the British American Colonies were unhappy. So unhappy, that they formed a Continental Congress which suggested Declaring Independence from Great Britain. 56 men signed the document, and in doing so publicly announced that they were declaring treason on Great Britain. That is bold. Most of them lost their families and [.]. Change Leadership Learning individual change organizational change personal change resistance

Mentor…mentor …everywhere

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Career Development Leadership Coaching Value Creation Will Lukang, PMP, CSM, CLDC In 2000, I left my job at a big five accounting firm because I was frustrated that my career was going nowhere. Because I was eager to move on, I took an opportunity to go back and work as a consultant. Two years earlier, I had quit a consulting [.]. Career Development Leadership Coaching Value Creation Growth influence Leadership

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Women, Leadership, Self-Care, and BLUE MONDAY

Women on Business

You wake up Monday morning, pour yourself a glass of orange juice, and get breakfast ready for your clan. Off to the office , you battle the traffic, thinking about how to tell your rebel employee that there have been complaints about his behavior. You dread the meeting and yet know it can’t wait.

Joe Paterno Quotes – Great Quotes from a Great Leader

Modern Servant Leader

I only spoke with Joe Paterno for about 5 minutes. Yet, his influence on me and my perspectives of leadership was immense. Unfortunately, near the end of his life, tragic events that occurred under his leadership challenged his perfect record of character.

Leaders: 6 Ways to Find Your Business Happy Place

Linked 2 Leadership

Where is your business “happy place?” ” Do you even know if you have one? And if you do, how do you find it and go there? Imagine this: You are having a bad day, and it seems like it going to last until you somehow make it home and put your head on your pillow. [.]. Leadership Lessons Learned Life Balance Professional Development Servant Leadership Attitude business leadership Management News unexpected losses unhappy place

Opportunity to put your questions entrepreneur Celia Gates

Chartered Management Institute

Celia Gates, author of From Brainwave To Business, shortlisted for the CMI Management Book of the Year Innovation and Entrepreneurship category. This Friday at 1pm Celia is hosting an online Masterclass with Stylist Magazine. To participate, please follow this link: [link].

Gabrielle Giffords: The Courage and Wisdom to Step Back

Next Level Blog

This past weekend, I watched one of the more moving and inspirational videos I’ve seen in awhile. It’s this two minute announcement from Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords that she is resigning from Congress this week. It’s been just over a year since a gunman shot Giffords in the head and almost killed her at a constituent meet and greet outside an Arizona supermarket. Since then, her recovery has been beyond remarkable. The video clearly shows how far she’s come. Click headline to continue.

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Do Men Need Women More Than Women Need Men?

Ron Edmondson

I found this video from CBS News and, as a counselor, agreed with much of what the two “experts” were saying. I still haven’t answered the question for myself. Watch the video then tell me what you think. The video will start after a short commercial.). Share your thoughts. Related posts: President Obama at National Day of Prayer. Marriage Moment: Men and Women Need Accountability. The Difference in Men and Women. Culture Marriage

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The Compound Effect

Leading Blog

The Compound Effect is a reminder of the law of cause and effect. Darren Hardy shares the impact it has had on his life and how you can make yourself accountable for your choices. The Compound Effect is the ripple effect you get from the choices you make. In life, you not only reap what you sow, you reap more than you sow. The seemingly insignificant choices we make daily , will create major changes in your life for good or bad.

How to Speak Like the Pros

Leadership Freak

** Leading is more difficult if you can’t speak well. Speaking ability enhances leadership potential. Public platforms provide opportunities to shape, direct, and motivate organizations. Be as smart as this student: Holly said she wasn’t excited about the presentations she was giving this semester. I followed up, “Do you have a speech class?” She replied, [.].

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8 Reasons Your Employees Don’t Care

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Jeff Haden for MoneyWatch, The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the MoneyWatch newsletters, please click here. * * * Pay only goes so far. Higher salaries are like the [.].

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How to Speak Like the Pros

Leadership Freak

** Leading is more difficult if you can’t speak well. Speaking ability enhances leadership potential. Public platforms provide opportunities to shape, direct, and motivate organizations. Be as smart as this student: Holly said she wasn’t excited about the presentations she was giving this semester. I followed up, “Do you have a speech class?” She replied, [.].

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Silent Thoughts

Execupundit

All of his allies would retire within three years and the young lions were counting the days. Whenever she saw other department heads making important decisions she thought, "How could I have ever doubted my qualifications for this job?"

The Ben Franklin Effect

CO2

Most leaders believe it is better to give than it is to receive, but they may not pay attention to giving and receiving patterns, as well as psychological motivations behind these patterns. Ben Franklin said, “He that has once done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another than he whom you yourself have obliged.” ” In other words, acts of kindness don’t always generate a reciprocal feeling or action.

Sports Teams Are NOT Work Teams

Create Learning

I am not a sports fan, and when I am leading team building & leadership retreats for Corporate Teams the topic comes up. I have lead programs with professional and college level sports teams, and learned a great deal about the similarities and differences.

Monty Python on Employee Alignment & Career Development

First Friday Book Synopsis

If you have (or someone you know has) problems with employee alignment and/or career development (i.e. “getting the right people in the right seats on the right bus”), this brief video from the Monty Python team may well provide some solutions. To access a wealth of worldly wisdom and practical advice, please click here. Filed [.]. Bob's blog entries

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Use Your Creativity to Get Different Results

Your Voice of Encouragement

It was the last day of a conference for entrepreneurs and small business owners, and eighteen people were competing for Marketer of the Year. Each person had just 15 minutes to describe the marketing strategies they’d implemented in the previous year.

Book Review: StandOut

LDRLB

Marcus Buckingham is a soloist in the strengths movement choir. He has been a mouthpiece for the idea since seemingly the very beginning. Marcus is a gifted communicator with a talent for understanding the need for rigorous research.

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When Your Members Criticize a Company or Person, Invite Them to Your Community

Managing Communities

photo credit: SmithGreg I recently had a member on one of my communities start a thread to review a book, which he criticized. Most of his review was fair, but there were some parts that I felt were a little harsh. Still, it was appropriate for our community. As an author, I do sympathize with [.]. Community Cultivation Interacting with Members

Is Your Career Going Up? Or Down?

Rich Gee Group

This week was chock full of incredible conversations with clients, colleagues, partners and prospects! All had wonderful ideas and goals. Kudos! One of the topics that I discussed with many of them was my theory that our world is changing. Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip Change Rollercoaster Taking Charge

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Leadership Caffeine: Warning! Your Words About Change are Falling on Cynical Ears

Management Excellence

Even the most credible of leaders have to step up their game when it comes to talking about and promoting change on their teams and in their organizations. Here are 7 Helpful Steps to Get Started on the Right Foot Talking About Change: Leadership Caffeine Leading Change Communicating Change

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First Paragraph

Execupundit

Business meetings are more or less the same all over the world, and have been since the beginning of time. There is the man in charge; the man supposedly in charge; the man wanting to be in charge; their minions, their enemies and those waverers who float gently downstream, hoping things won't get too choppy. And there is always a dispute, which serves the purpose of making half-felt antagonisms real. Sometimes these are of importance and justify the energy expended on them. But not often.

Great example of value of architecture governance (RT @mkrigsman #CIO #entarch)

Crossderry Blog

Michael Krigsman received a lot of good feedback on his post about getting IT and business together. The second point was top of mind as we’re standing up new and improved architecture governance. A basic governance checklist can catch the type of folly Michael describes. A project that proposes to create an app entirely from scratch — like Michael’s example — should stand out as an initiative to receive heightened scrutiny. Well, it should if you have a set of standards!

Change Is Coming…Ready Or Not

Tim Milburn

Have you ever found a story that is so good that you created a blog post – simply to share the story? I have. This is it. The focus of this story (which I believe is true) deals with change.

Book Review of “Good Company: Business Success in the Worthiness Era”

The Practical Leader

Good Company ties together the lessons we’re still learning from The Great Recession, and explains what’s fueling the occupy movements, shows how social responsibility and environmentalism is dramatically shifting business approaches, and identifies the rising power of customers.

Why Appreciation Matters So Much

Harvard Business Review

I've just returned from an offsite with our team at The Energy Project. As we concluded, I asked each person to take a few moments to say what he or she felt most proud of accomplishing over the past year. After each brief recounting, I found myself adding some observations about what I appreciated in that person. Before long, others were chiming in. The positive energy was contagious, but it's not something we can ever take for granted.

Leaders: What Does A Great Life Look Like?

Linked 2 Leadership

If we want to create a great life, we must first create the greatness in ourselves. Greatness is usually coined in terms of success, but what if winning isn’t everything? What if simply making the effort to win is the path to greatness? Leadership Lessons Learned Life Balance Professional Development empower empowerment leadership overcome obstacles personal development

What Does Marina Abramovic Have To Do With Conversation?

Bird's Eye View

It may seem odd that I'm fascinated by Marina Abramovic , the performance artist that some people think is a genius, others think is a flake, and still others think is duping us all.

Today’s thoughts January 23, 2012

Rapid BI

Social Content Marketing Social Content Marketing The what’s, why’s and wherefore’s of Social media marketing and content. Mike Morrison RapidBI.com Blog: Community education/ engagement project – help needed Community education/ engagement project – help needed Hi all I have had an idea in my head for some time & feel it is time to take [.]. ecademy

Book Review: StandOut

LDRLB

Marcus Buckingham is a soloist in the strengths movement choir. He has been a mouthpiece for the idea since seemingly the very beginning. Marcus is a gifted communicator with a talent for understanding the need for rigorous research.

Guess Who’s For Hire… Me

ReThink HR

Preparing to be Back in the saddle. No one wants to find themselves in an odd situation. Again. You never want to be without a job. Again ! I have written about lay-offs before and I have subtly referred to it as well as talked about my own experience. Approaching the end of 2009, I started this site as a result of company restructuring. I was notified on a Friday in 2009 so TGIF doesn’t mean quite the same thing to me anymore.