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The 10 Best Brand Names Ever

In the CEO Afterlife

My ranking of the “Best Brand Names” has no time constraint. If fact, every quantitative measurement has been removed. Wrangler. Southern Comfort.

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No More Boring Meetings, Please!

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

I spent my 50 th birthday at the most boring meeting of my life. At one point I had to pinch myself under the table to keep from falling asleep.

5 Insights on Creativity from Osho


Creativity is at the core of building quality in design. People rarely innovate when they simply follow instructions. Creativity is a paradox.

When God Tries to Speak to You

Ron Edmondson

So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if He calls you, say, “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.” 1 Samuel 3:9 NIV.

9 Ways Social Media Can Make You a Better Leader (The Video)

Terry Starbucker

It was a great experience, and thanks to PSU, I’m happy to share the result (here is the link if you don’t see the embed: [link] Lead wel

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Editors Choice: The Best of Management is a Journey for 2011

Management is a Journey

With this post, I conclude my look back on the body of work for Management is a Journey in 2011. Previously, I identified the reader’s top 5 blog posts and their top 5 video posts. Today, I identify my top 5 posts for several of the categories that I regularly feature. Although I am not [.].

Five Leadership Lessons From Tee Ball

Leadership Freak

* When our children were young, I coached their tee ball teams. It’s called tee ball because children, ages 4 to 7, hit baseballs off a tee rather than having a pitcher. It gives them a chance to learn the basics. I’ll never forget one summer when a little kid surprised himself by successfully hit the ball [.].

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Which Dreamworks personality are you

Rapid BI

Which Dreamworks personality are you via {EAV:fc60f4f513ca1952} RapidBI is an organizational effectiveness consultancy based in the UK but working internationally. RapidBI & Mike Morrison 2011 - this article/ page is free to copy and use on the condition that an active link back and reference is made to this site and page. Thank [.].

Top 10 (Bad) Incentive Assumptions

Crossderry Blog

This post from @IncentIntel is timely as we head into silly season: performance and rewards time. I especially liked the two below; communications about incentives are too often treated as a ”once and done” event: 3. If the award is valuable enough you don’t need to communicate and remind them of the award opportunity. … 5.

2011 in review – Thanks for Reading

First Friday Book Synopsis

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for our blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 200,000 times in 2011. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 9 days for that many people to see [.]. Randy's blog entries

David Grossman's Five Steps To Thrive eBook -- Communication Primer For Leaders

Eric Jacobson

David has worked with Microsoft, Cisco Systems and Virgin Atlantic, and is the president and founder of The Grossman Group in Chicago, IL.

Create-Learning Team Building & Leadership Mention in Buffalo News

Create Learning

I was interviewed by The Buffalo News about resolutions that companies and individuals can make for a prosperous new year. Sound Advice.

Broken Machines


Every machine has a purpose. Looking at my desk, I see a number of machines and the purpose of each is apparent. The pen writes. The lamp illuminates.


Complimentary Resource – Top 10 Online Brand Protection Strategies for 2012

Strategy Driven

Top 10 Online Brand Protection Strategies for 2012. by MarkMonitor. Why it’s important to monitor and address affiliate and reseller abuse.

Our blog posts on ecademy

Rapid BI

Remember your ecademy "tags" or 50 words – are you missing business? Remember your ecademy “tags” or 50 words – are you missing business? Today it struck me that I had not reviewed these since I set up my ecademy account some time ago. Much like keywords on a website, sometimes the nature of our [.]. ecademy

Plane, Helicopter and Street Views on Entrepreneurship

Rajesh Setty

Depending on the view, entrepreneurship looks different, very different. View from a plane: Very smooth. View from a helicopter: Colorful and Exciting.

"When I Was a Lad"


How about some Gilbert and Sullivan for Sunday? There are some real career lessons here