Mon.Aug 01, 2011

Leadership in the Age of Work-Family Conflict

C-Level Strategies

It’s summertime. When I was growing up that meant playing outside all day while my “stay-at-home&# mom kept an eye on me, my siblings, and the rest of the neighborhood kids as we played on our “Jungle Gym&# in our backyard. .

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 Learning culture measurement metrics

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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

Team 60

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. Although it may seem self indulgent to some, there is great value to you personally and professionally in spending reflective time with assessment (not “tests”) reports and feedback that will help you to get to know yourself better.

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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 [.]. Books Leadership Learning execution ideas implementation taking action

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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. What will the future bring? Introducing God Behind Bars.

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. A few of them also think that good communication is all about having a great style, good language, impressive vocabulary and so on. I tell them: In effective communication, substance comes first.

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? What’s the best use of my energy, skill and potential? What do I have to be thankful for at work and in life?

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. In this interview, we discuss what “rules” leaders need to know as they take on a senior leadership position. Leadership Podcast fox rollin

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. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.” [.].

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. now [.].

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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. [.]. Insecurity Marks of leaders Managing Influence Personal Growth Leadership Development Management

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. The Innovator's Manifesto : Deliberate Disruption for Transformational Growth by Michael Raynor. The Success Gurus : 17 Lessons in Greatness from the Best Minds in Business by Andrew Clancy.

Assumptions and Barriers


Part of my morning was spent listing assumptions and barriers regarding training and coaching projects. I don't much mind the mistakes I knowingly make, but the ones that are on the desk in front of me and yet remain unnoticed are irritating.

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. I’m an on-going contributor to his site, and this post first appeared over there: The idea that love is “just damn good business” (as I suggested in my previous post ) is equally easy to embrace or dismiss, depending on your personal bias or point of view.

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? Somewhere along the line, compromise (defined by Merriam-Webster as a settlement of differences by consent reached through mutual concessions, one of those “playing well in the sandbox” skills my mom taught me) got confused with [.] Compromise: Informed, Intentional and Productive. Leadership Development beliefs CIO Magazine compromise principles values

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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 [.]. Bob's blog entries 3 Don'ts of Persuasion Harvard Business Review on Communicating Effectively Harvard Business Review.

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.

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). I urge you to click here so that you can check out the wealth of resources, sign up for email [.].

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. Respect Deficit Disorder (RDD) has officially been added to a list of maladies that includes Two-Dimensional Leader Disease (2DLD) and Tired Leader Syndrome (TLS). In this era of runaway deficits, it seems that the need to treat others…especially those who work for and with us

Debt Ceiling: Tap Dancing Around the REAL ISSUE

ReThink HR

So as you may have heard, the House OK’d the Debt Ceiling Bill. Now stock speculators can prepare to boost their profits tomorrow and we can begin to make claims about a bunch of other stuff that most p eople don’t bother to research the facts on.

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. Over the past several weeks, there have been many TV and newspaper tributes to this [.] The Courage to Be Yourself. Leadership Development Authentic character-based leadership inspiration

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. In this interview, we discuss what “rules&# leaders need to know as the take on a senior leadership position. Referenced Resources: 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role – Fox Rollin.

The Service/Quality Journey and Organization Development Crossroads

The Practical Leader

Summer here in the Northern Hemisphere means vacation travel for many of us. Heather and I just returned from a very enjoyable two week road trip through New York State, New England, and Pennsylvania.

What Management 2.0 Looks Like

Harvard Business Review

We're delighted to announce the finalists for the Management 2.0 Challenge. In this first leg of the HBR/McKinsey M-Prize for Management Innovation , we asked the most progressive thinkers and radical doers from every realm of endeavor to share a story, a hack, a disruptive idea, or an experimental design that illustrates how the web can help overcome the limits of conventional management and create Management 2.0.

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. I realize I've been around a long time whenever I reminisce about the brands I was associated with in my early career. A few are still leaders