Sun.Dec 18, 2011

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The Demise Of the Org Chart (And the Overs and Unders)

Terry Starbucker

“The days of leading countries or companies via a one-way conversation are over. I also never liked their visual counterpart, the organization chart.,

Searching For That Special Holiday Gift? 5 of My Favorites


Look no further. These gifts will come straight from the heart and give back to you tenfold through stronger followers and organizations. ”).

Do You Support Innovation?


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My Dog and Christmas

Ron Edmondson

The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. Romans 8:19. Many of us have a nativity set sitting around for Christmas.

Don't Keep A Dog & Bark Yourself

Ravi Pratap Singh

Successful managers have one common trait. and  and that is, effective delegation skills! so he prefers to do the job himself.

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Geoffrey Canada (Harlem Children’s Zone) 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 Geoffrey Canada, president and C.E.O.

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Economic Indicators

Coaching Tip

Economics is all about consumption. As you know, 'good times' don't last forever.yet, people want to believe they do. Like the turkey, who believes good times are commonplace until the third week of November, most people expect the good times to roll on. And so, they only see what they are looking for. Source: The New York Times, December 18, 2011.

“A Citizen-Centered Organization” – Thoughts on the Importance of Focus

First Friday Book Synopsis

“We are a citizen-centered organization.” Lynda Humble — City Manager, Rowlett, Texas ————— Focus… What are you “centered on?” This may be the first lesson in business success. You have a better chance of accomplishing what you focus on, and little chance of accomplishing what you don’t focus on.

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Complimentary Resource – HR Best Practices: Delivering Strategic Value to the Enterprise

Strategy Driven

At most organizations, the workforce is both a significant expense and the most important asset. Publications are entirely FREE to those who qualify.

I Heard the Boss On Christmas Day (apologies to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Linked 2 Leadership

I heard the boss on Christmas Day A familiar call at home to say, And in text and tweet The words repeat Of cease your mirth, get back to work! And thought how low the boss had come, The bottom of all leaderdom, It seemed so wrong This forlorn song Of cease your mirth, get [.].

A few points re: elite consulting firms

Crossderry Blog

Do you select, work with, or want to join the ranks of elite management consultants?Jim Jim Manzi’s post on elite business recruiting at the American Scene gives first-hand insight on how those folks got there. Three quick points of my own: Gut courses can come back to haunt you. in Economics rather than a B.S.?


Five Common Strategy Mistakes

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Joan Magretta for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * I just finished a two-year project looking at Michael Porter’s [.].

Be Verbal About Being Thankful

Eric Jacobson

You and your team may not hit your revenue or profit goals this year. But, as a leader, you likely still have plenty to be thankful for in 2011.

Navigating The Seven C’s Of Growth… The Fifth C: Consciously Evolve Culture

Business Learning Coach

By Jim Grinnell, Ph.D. Part VI of VIII Quiz time. Which iconic company’s cultural values include to Dream, to Believe, to Dare and to Do?

The Roles Of A Coach And A Mentor

Eric Jacobson

The coach is not afraid to push you because she sees the best in you. The Mentor makes you feel that your success is always top of mind.

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Don't forget The Great Courses

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Managing Leadership

As the modern leadership movement’s (MLM) many and various advocates compete for attention, we inevitably find ourselves being bombarded with simplistic insights, each one, its “discoverer” will argue, the very cornerstone of a brave new world that can be built only on its foundation. Leadership is what you are, they pontificate.

The #1 factor of teambuilding in Thailand is…

Talent Technologies

Through our teambuilding sessions we run in Thailand and Asia , we have found that one factor above all determines whether a team will survive… or fail. That factor is Trust. This may not come as a huge surprise to those of you who lead business teams or workgroups. And gaining trust in Thailand can be notoriously difficult. LOW TRUST. Teams

Miscellaneous and Fast


Nicholas Bate on mental fatigue. all-swagga : Free life lessons from an old-timer. Peter Robinson, Christopher Hitchens, and Newt Gingrich discussing the war on terror. Wally Bock : On chef's recipes and management books. Michael P. Maslanka : Don't fight the frame. Elinor Wylie : " Wild Peaches." The website for " Baseball, Dennis and the French."

Your Culture Stinks and you May be to Blame

Modern Servant Leader

So your fed up with the culture of your organization. You’ve made this much clear. Whether talking to your trusted friends within the company or your spouse and friends outside the office, you routinely complin about how nobody cares about the people. Great. So what are you doing about it? You’re not helping. Positive Paul.

Vaclav Havel, R.I.P.


Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity. Vaclav Havel We have lost a hero


Business Confessions: What Pastors Need to Know About Business Professionals

Modern Servant Leader

Pastor, I have some confessions I must make. I also want you to know that, while I do not pretend to speak for all my peers, I suspect many business professionals have similar struggles. Titles Matter More Than They Should : I know it should not matter, but it matters to me what my peers think.

Cosmic Reflections - Some Mind-Boggling Facts about Our Sun

Building Personal Strength

When the weather turns cold and the holiday season approaches, the message that courses through our culture is mostly this - buy, buy, buy. Woo-hoo!