Sat.Feb 11, 2012

5 Suggestions for Raising Boys

Ron Edmondson

Here are some things I’ve learned raising boys. People ask me all the time for advice on raising girls, and honestly, I’ve got some, but they all involve a shotgun and long ankle-length dresses, so you probably don’t want that.

“Empathy” 1st, “Fix” 2nd – A Customer Service Basic!

First Friday Book Synopsis

I provide a seminar on customer service, and have a keynote presentation called The Customer Never Forgets. I have studied customer service, read a lot about customer service, and written quite a bit on customer service. But more than anything else, I am a customer. Constantly. Practically every day. Increasingly, my customer experiences are on-line. [.]. Randy's blog entries Adrian Slywotzky bad customer service competence customer experience customer service Demand empathy Joseph A.

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Exponential: Stories of Sifted

Ron Edmondson

As a part of the Exponential Conference in April, I was recently asked to share a time I’ve been “sifted” in ministry. You can read that story HERE. It was part of a larger body of work, getting to hear from other pastors also.

Give Glory, Take Power by Building Community

Coaching Tip

Ritch Eich, author of " Real Leaders Don't Boss" tells us that inside a company, corporate culture and community are often intertwined. It is not a coincidence that many of the perennial "best places to work" today are in Silicon Valley, where companies such as Google, Facebook, Apple and others have impressive corporate cultures, strong community ties and unparalleled creativity. Their leadership fosters those strengths.

If I Ran the Zoo ~ A Whimsical Look at Leadership

You're Not the Boss of Me

When my boys were little, one my favorite things to do was to read stories to them at bedtime. A well-loved story was Dr Seuss’ “ If I Ran the Zoo”. Basically, it is about a little boy, Gerald McGrew , who decides that the animals he sees in the Zoo are too ordinary and he begins to imagine what it might be like if he ran the Zoo instead. I’m not sure what started me thinking about it but a whimsical mood has led me to creating my own version of “ If I Ran the Zoo”.

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The Leadership Shift toward Exponential Success

Leadership Freak

Image source The fringes of leadership are populated with problem-centric leaders. Leaders are born when they shift from self to others. Leaders begin leading when they shift toward solutions. The first is a beginning - the second represents success. The problem with problems: Seeing problems places you on the fringes of leadership. Somehow it feels important to point out [.].

What Matters Most: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

What Matters Now: How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Comoetition, and Unstoppable Innovation Gary Hamel Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2012) How and why knowing and doing what matters NOW will create an organization “fit for the future and fit for human beings” I have read and reviewed all of Gary Hamel’s previously [.].

Saturday’s Quote – The Value of the Past

Management is a Journey

What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened, it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment. And this is the moment you can choose to make everything new. Right now. – Author Unknown. Motivation emotional intelligence strategic thinking survival skills

Leadership Inspirations – Live for Today

Strategy Driven

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” ” Albert Einstein. Awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics, Named Time’s Man of the Century in 1999, and. Best known for his conception of the theories of special and general relativity.

Retaining Talent in Emerging Markets

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Stacia Sherman Garr 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. * * * Coaching and development are important regardless of geography, but [.].

The Acceptance of Problems

Execupundit

If an employee continues to make the same mistake, we might wonder if he or she needs to be removed from the job. Mistakes seem to be regarded as sins; some are minor while others are cardinal with a large number somewhere in-between. But what about problems? You can find departments where the same problem keeps resurfacing and yet it is taken as the equivalent of bad weather. An occasional storm moves in and then moves on.

Leadership And Communication Quotes From John C. Maxwell

Eric Jacobson

The real gems in John C. Maxwell's book, Everyone Communicates Few Connect , book are the abundant leadership and communication quotes, such as these: To add value to others, one must first value others. People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.

Articles of Faith: On Leadership, Theology, and Technology

Linked 2 Leadership

Genuine Leadership is Always Spiritual Leadership —————————————————————————– This post is part of our Sunday Series titled “Articles of Faith.” We investigate leadership lessons from the Bible. See the whole series here. Published only on Sundays. —————————————————————————– On Motivation and Values A leader today is motivated by inner values in which he or she has faith. Generally, [.].

Today’s thoughts February 11, 2012

Rapid BI

New Study Claims iOS Apps Crash More Than Android Apps New Study Claims iOS Apps Crash More Than Android Apps here is one that will upset many here on ecademy… click on the images to see the original article at mashable originally by AppAdvice One line from the article: iOS 4.3.3 ? which has indeed [.]. ecademy

Hodgepodge

Execupundit

Charming day. Fell off a ladder just to break the monotony. No injuries aside from embarrassment. Landed like a cat. A large, overfed cat. Got several things done, which is always pleasing. Planning out the coming week. I'm reading around seven books right now, possibly ten.

Newsletter #2 Next Week & Art’s Writings Last Week

Management Excellence

Look for the latest issue of the Leadership Caffeine Newsletter (subscriber only content) next week. And in case you missed it, here are links to Art's posts on decision-making, strategy and career survival from last week. Enjoy your weekend! "To To Do" List Career Decision-Making Leadership Marketing Yourself Art's Writings Leadership Caffeine Newsletter Resources

Tim Bucher (TastingRoom.com) 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 Tim Bucher, founder and C.E.O. of TastingRoom.com, a wine site, who has also held executive posts at Dell, Microsoft and [.].

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Miscellaneous and Fast

Execupundit

Sensory Dispensary : Some music from Carolina Chocolate Drops. The trailer for " Hearts of War." Law professor Ann Althouse on Justice Sotomayor and the Goldilocks case. Simon & Garfunkel : " Mrs. Robinson." Jeremy Lott takes the train. FutureLawyer and great tech stories : Jealousy. Pure jealousy. The trailer for " 42nd Street." The man's a party animal : "Fats" Putin with a mean version of "Blueberry Hill

Leadership – going through the levels #RapidBI

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Leadership - going through the levels Identifying what leaders need at different positions, scopes and roles is an important one, however this infographic from skillsoft highlights the problem faced by many business and HR people alike. what is lea. ecademy Business

Quote of the Day

Execupundit

The fox knows many things; the hedgehog knows but one. Isaiah Berlin

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New Study Claims iOS Apps Crash More Than Android Apps

Rapid BI

New Study Claims iOS Apps Crash More Than Android Apps here is one that will upset many here on ecademy. click on the images to see the original article at mashable originally by AppAdvice One line from the article: iOS 4.3.3 ? which has. ecademy Business

Leadership – going through the levels #RapidBI

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Leadership - going through the levels Identifying what leaders need at different positions, scopes and roles is an important one, however this infographic from skillsoft highlights the problem faced by many business and HR people alike. what is lea. ecademy Business

Leadership – going through the levels

Rapid BI

Leadership - going through the levels Identifying what leaders need at different positions, scopes and roles is an important one, however this infographic from skillsoft highlights the problem faced by many business and HR people alike. what is lea. ecademy Business

New Study Claims iOS Apps Crash More Than Android Apps

Rapid BI

New Study Claims iOS Apps Crash More Than Android Apps here is one that will upset many here on ecademy. click on the images to see the original article at mashable originally by AppAdvice One line from the article: iOS 4.3.3 ? which has. ecademy Business