Sat.Jan 12, 2013

When the Church is Hated, How should Leaders Respond?

Ron Edmondson

As a church leader, I realize the popularity and seemed importance of what I do has declined in recent years. Culture no longer values the voice of a pastor as the history of our nation would record that it once did.

The Risk of Not Taking Risks

Mills Scofield

My friend, Doug Sundheim’s new book, Taking Smart Risks , is an early winner for 2013 Must Reads. Before I get to how great the book is, the story of how Doug and I met starts with taking a smart risk!

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The Ties that Bind

Women on Business

As I had a conversation today with a colleague about the benefits of releasing negative company, I wondered does the same theory apply to entrepreneurs?

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Ways to Distinguish Yourself #218 – Look for Lesson #2

Rajesh Setty

Richard Branson (no introduction needed) shares a story from his early entrepreneur days in his book “ Business Stripped Bare.” ” As most of you know, Richard started his entrepreneurial journey by starting and running the “Student” magazine.

Haven’t Had Time to Read the Latest Business Books? This Could Really Help

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You’ve heard the buzz about these, and other books. The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver is a best seller, and a much-needed guide for our data-overload era. The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything in Business is Patrick Lencioni’s first “non-fable,” and it is a valuable addition to our business understanding. (He He is [.]. Randy's blog entries

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A Place (and Places) to Visit Daily

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Kindness, thy name is Eclecticity

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Leadership Inspirations – Revealing Character

Strategy Driven

“Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they think laughable.” ” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. 1749 – 1834). German writer, artist, and politician. FREE StrategyDriven Trial Membership.

Saturday Night Short Story

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" Shooting an Elephant " by George Orwell

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Saturday’s Quote – Dorothy Height on Leadership & Productivity

Management is a Journey

If you worry about who is going to get credit, you don’t get much work done. — Dorothy Height. Leadership emotional intelligence leadership organizational productivity people skills

Better

Execupundit

Do we really need to remind ourselves that: Getting up early is better than sleeping in? A day of achievement is more fulfilling than goofing off? Staying within budget is a sound practice? Finishing school is wiser than dropping out? Being ethical requires "being judgmental?"

Chasing Stars: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Chasing Stars: The Myth of Talent and the Portability of Performance Boris Groysberg Princeton University Press (2010) Why the productivity of some people “massively outstrips that of their colleagues” I cannot recall a prior time in U.S. business history when competition for talent was more severe than it is now and all indications suggest that [.].

Music Break

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One of Bob Dylan's greatest songs: " Tangled Up in Blue

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Make January 21st The Day You Start To Volunteer

Eric Jacobson

As the nation honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 21 , volunteer or make the decision to volunteer in your community. King routinely asked “What are you doing for others,” and January 21st is the ideal day to ask yourself that question.

"Sweet"

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T he candy store was where we bought our school supplies, newspapers, pints of rich ice cream, cigarettes, and neighborhood gossip. Just after dinner, the men would gather in the front, in circles of smoke and worn t-shirts, pointing in the air or scratching at the rough stubble on their cheeks that had already grown in at the end of the day.

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In Defense of the Hand Written To-Do List

Survive Your Promotion

If you know me, you know I’m a techie. I love my smartphone and my iPad, I’ve worked in IT for years, and I’m all about technology. So here’s a surprise – I hand write my daily task list. Every day. Why would I do that when there are so many great tech based tools out there to keep track of tasks? Here’s why: The act of writing a task on paper gives me a minute to think about its importance. As I write each task I evaluate it.

Wild Pics

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National Geographic : Great photos from wild places

In Defense of the Hand Written To-Do List

Survive Your Promotion

If you know me, you know I’m a techie. I love my smartphone and my iPad, I’ve worked in IT for years, and I’m all about technology. So here’s a surprise – I hand write my daily task list. Every day. Why would I do that when there are so many great tech based tools out there to keep track of tasks? Here’s why: The act of writing a task on paper gives me a minute to think about its importance. As I write each task I evaluate it.

Unforgettable Film Scenes: First in a Series

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Peter Falk in " The In-Laws

Quote of the Day

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Objectives are not fate; they are direction. Peter Drucker