Sun.Dec 25, 2011

Best Leadership Books of 2011

Leading Blog

W E HAVE more recorded information about leadership now than at any other time in history. Most of it deals with the surface turbulence, which is important but not complete. In all of this information there is the sense too, that perhaps we have lost the wisdom we need and that maybe some new thing will help us to avoid what we already know and don’t want to do. For the most part, it’s still business-as-usual within the same framework— control.

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Fear Not! It’s Christmas!

Ron Edmondson

“Fear not!” ” Those have to be two of my favorite words from the Christmas story. The phrase may be “do not be afraid”, but I’ll take that also! I love the fact that Christmas removes the need to worry, to be fearful, to dread the future.

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This Year, Include Some Relational Resolutions


The New Year provides a great opportunity to reassess where we are and to make new goals. But, what should be the focus of our resoltutions?

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A Christmas Newsletter from the Edmondson Family 2011

Ron Edmondson

Merry Christmas! It has been a great year for the Edmondson’s. We spent our first full year in our downtown condo. We love it.

Ori Hadomi, C.E.O (Mazor Robotics) in “The Corner Office”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Ori Hadomi, the chief executive of Mazor Robotics, a medical technology company based in Israel. He says businesses can become [.].

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Creating an image based RSS feed of your blog

Rapid BI

Adding a visual feed to your email or article footer RSS can look so boring, but can it be made more interesting? Management Social Media blog footer rss ticker visual rss

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To Each and All


A Very Merry Christmas


Complimentary Resource – How to Use Twitter for Business: A Beginner’s Guide

Strategy Driven

How to Use Twitter for Business : A Beginner’s Guide by HubSpot, Inc. Learn how to use Twitter to extend your reach, create buzz, listen to and network with your customers and prospects. Twitter is one of the most powerful social networks for your business.

Adding Value (in all the right places)

Anese Cavanaugh

“Adding value” A commonly used term used by people in business. You hear about it from vendors, organizations, products and services, and in employee performance conversations and sales pitch meetings. Adding value: the value added benefit this person/thing brings to the table. If you look up the definition, you’ll get a bunch of finessed words, which to me all point to one simple thing – how do you make the “thing” that your contributing to…better?

Matt Ridley on Gut Feelings and the Writings of Gerd Gigerenzer

Crossderry Blog

Merry Christmas! Here’s the gift of a little science for all you “gut” deciders. Matt Ridley posted this yesterday, pointing to research that suggests that… more detailed analysis does not necessarily improve a decision, but often makes it worse. He believes, in effect, that less is more: Extra information distracts you from focusing on the few simple aspects of a problem that matter most. Just don’t call it a hunch, call it a heuristic.

Minor Manufacturing Skills for the Holidays


All parents will agree with Cultural Offering's proposal for honesty in advertising. I recall finishing the assembly of some arcane toy which had completely ludicrous instructions, at 2 a.m.

Quote of the Day


When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. - 2 Matthew 10