Mon.Aug 01, 2011

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Eight Unusual Things Leaders Should Measure

Kevin Eikenberry

Measurement. It’s something that we all know is important for anyone who is managing a team or business. And while we have all heard, and likely repeated “What gets measured gets done,” sometimes, when we get past the basic things we must measure like the financials, and perhaps some safety numbers, we fall short in [.].

Leadership in the Age of Work-Family Conflict

C-Level Strategies

It’s summertime. Does this describe your life today? Americans are working longer hours than ever before. lisapetrilli and Steve is

Five Signs That Your HR Chief is Trouble

Next Level Blog

With a shout out to the folks at SmartBrief on Leadership for pointing it out, I recommend to you a deeply reported article in Fortune magazine about how and why Pfizer CEO Jeff Kindler was pushed. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Current Affairs Leadership Personal Presence

Leaders Lead…So Others Can Follow

Ron Edmondson

Related posts: The Best Leaders Give Their Vision Away. 5 Reasons Leaders Tend to Micromanage. Leaders Encourage Their Organization to Victory!

The Value of Knowing Exactly Who You Are


In your hurry-up and get-it-done world, when do you take the time to focus on who you are and who you want to become? Not often, I bet. Note that this does NOT include most of the assessments you can find on Facebook or the internet). Strengths and Weaknesses: LEA 360™ , also asking for feedback through a tool like Rypple. Tweet This

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Ideas are Free, Execution is Priceless: 366 Actionable Ideas, Challenging Insights and Disturbing Questions to Help You Take Action on What Matters

Kevin Eikenberry

Today’s Resource Recommendation is Ideas are Free, Execution is Priceless: 366 Actionable Ideas, Challenging Insights and Disturbing Questions to Help You Take Action on What Matters by Scott Ginsberg. Scott Ginsberg is the Name Tag Guy – he’s worn a nametag every day for I don’t know how long (if you don’t know Scott and [.].

What’s God Doing Behind Bars?

Ron Edmondson

There are close to three million prisoners now in the United States and that population is growing at a compounded rate of well over 2 percent a year.

In Communication, Substance Comes First


Services world revolves around communication. In projects/initiatives, knowledge has to be transferred, issues have to discussed and expectations have to be managed. A lot of young professionals I meet want to improve upon their communication skills. I tell them: In effective communication, substance comes first. Substance comes first. Be yourself.

Book Review: NLP for Project Managers

Chartered Management Institute

The book also benefits from an Appendix “A Virtual Week in the Life of an Effective Project Manager” which draws wisdom from the body of the book by relating an amusing narrative - a fictitious but illuminating “walk of the talk”. Review by Gordon Harris FCMI. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Twelve Questions that Help Clarify Alignment of Work and Life

Leaders. Better. Brighter.

Twelve Questions. What’s in my control? What’s not working in my life and work right now? What’s the best use of my time for work and life?

The Reason Most Things Never Get Done…

Ron Edmondson

No one ever does them… No related posts. Encouragement


Ethics, Leadership, and the Alamo: Where’s Your Line in the Sand?

Linked 2 Leadership

The story of the Alamo has always captured my attention, both as a kid and as an adult. I don’t know if this fascination grew because I have been a history buff most of my life, or if it has more to do with the spell that was cast upon me as a child by [.]. Values Measurements business Ethics Leadership Development Management Self-development

Voice of Experience: Karen Ho (Broadway Technology)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Karen Ho (Chief Operating Officer, Broadway Technology) written by Jessica Titlebaum (Chicago) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business.

Words and Expressions to Revive and Drop


Revive: hornswoggle a day late and a dollar short curmudgeon moocher goldbricker on the gravy train finagle gadfly Drop: the bottom line at the end of the day back in the day "gift" as a verb

The United States of Apple

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a recent post by Josh Linkner. He makes several excellent points as our nation’s hamster-brain “leaders&# in Washington continue to muddle through the toxic swamp of partisanship. Given the nature and extent of current unemployment and under-employment, perhaps Jobs and jobs are becoming synonymous. * * * Get this – Apple, Inc.

4 Thoughts

Chris Brady

Great coaches are necessary to help you think through whether you should think what you think you should think. There are seasons to success just as there are in LIFE. When it's harvest time, you'd. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application Quotes

Are Your Skills Holding Your Team Down?

Leadership Freak

Image source: Md. Zabir Hasan Some conversations leave lasting impressions and this one did. He is a rising star in one of the largest companies in the world. His work has caught the attention of those in the highest levels of the company. He’s technically skilled and socially gifted. He’s an achiever with a humble demeanor. [.].

First Look: Leadership Books for August 2011

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in August. Advocacy : Championing Ideas and Influencing Others: Championing Ideas and Influencing Others by John A. Elephant in the Room : How Relationships Make or Break the Success of Leaders and Organizations by Diana McLain Smith. Davidson. For bulk orders call 1-800-423-8273.

0208 | Pam Fox Rollin


Pam Fox Rollin is an executive coach and the head of IdeaShape, a coaching and consulting firm for senior executives. Pam is an experienced consultant who has worked with leading organizations such as Verizon, eBay and Charles Schwab. Pam is the author of 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role. Leadership Podcast fox rollin

Compromise: Informed, Intentional and Productive

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development I didn’t get the memo. Did you? You know, the one that says compromise is negative and should be avoided? Compromise: Informed, Intentional and Productive. Leadership Development beliefs CIO Magazine compromise principles values

Assumptions and Barriers


Part of my morning was spent listing assumptions and barriers regarding training and coaching projects. What pictures are we forming? Think

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week

Maximizing Possibility

Happy Monday! It was a great week in HR, leadership development, and employee selection reading. I would like to thank all those bloggers out there for providing such great reading. Here are five blogs from July 25th - 29th, 2011 that I want to share with you. Hope you enjoy, and comments are greatly appreciated.

The Love Practicum

Steve Farber

UBM TechWeb CEO, Tony Uphoff , has a must-read blog called Uphoff On Media: Dispatches from the front lines of Media, Marketing, and Technology. Assuming for a moment that you’re one who accepts the idea (and if you’re not, consider this anyway—you may surprise yourself) how do you go about putting it into practice in your business?

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The Courage to Be Yourself

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Leadership Lessons from an Outspoken First Lady The passing of former First Lady Betty Ford on July 8th of this year has received extensive coverage in my local media market because I live in Mrs. Ford’s home town of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Courage to Be Yourself.

3 Don’ts of Persuasion

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. In today’s business environment, it’s not enough to tell employees to do something. You need to also explain why they should. This is why people who’ve mastered the [.].

Leadership Caffeine: Respectfully Speaking, Let’s Cure Respect Deficit Disorder

Management Excellence

Newsflash: The Center for Leadership Diseases (CLD) has just announced an addition to their growing list of maladies and afflictions running rampant through the leadership and customer service communities. In this era of runaway deficits, it seems that the need to treat others…especially those who work for and with us has run away.

Jobs and US economic recovery: A panel discussion sponsored by the Committee for Economic Development (CED)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Once again, McKinsey & Company’s Quarterly has made available an exceptionally valuable program to the general public: Experts discuss McKinsey’s research on “jobless recoveries” and ways to solve the longer-term US employment crisis (August 2011).

What Leaders Can Learn From "The Power Of Your Past"

Eric Jacobson

The Kansas City chapter of the American Society of Training and Development recently voted John P. Schuster as trainer of the year.

Debt Ceiling: Tap Dancing Around the REAL ISSUE

ReThink HR

So as you may have heard, the House OK’d the Debt Ceiling Bill. Leadership Congress Debt Ceiling Politics

Being given a good dressing down - lessons from Dragons Den

Chartered Management Institute

Dragons Den returned to our screens last night, with new Dragon Hilary Devey taking her place amongst the lineup in place of James Caan (who you can still catch in this video from the 2010 National Conference ). You are not watching this post, click to start watching

0208 | Pam Fox Rollin


Pam Fox Rollin is an executive coach and the head of IdeaShape, a coaching and consulting firm for senior executives. Pam is an experienced consultant who has worked with leading organizations such as Verizon, eBay and Charles Schwab. Pam is the author of 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role. The Invisible Hand Podcast.

The Service/Quality Journey and Organization Development Crossroads

The Practical Leader

Summer here in the Northern Hemisphere means vacation travel for many of us. Of course, like much of life, weather is all about perspective.

Old Brands. New Hands. Last Stands | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Old Brands. New Hands. Last Stands. by John  August 1, 2011  Branding, Marketing  0 Comments. A few are still leaders

Do You Make Things Happen or Just Fill Time?

Strategy Driven

Innovative gadgets and mobile devices have brought great ease and efficiency to the workplace, but I’m convinced they’ve also become huge time-wasters.