Sun.Jan 08, 2012

The 10 Best Brand Names Ever

In the CEO Afterlife

Now that we are in the New Year, you can expect to see 2011 rankings by major periodicals on a variety of measures from most valuable global brands to the most innovative companies. My ranking of the “Best Brand Names” has no time constraint.

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5 Insights on Creativity from Osho


Creativity is at the core of building quality in design. People rarely innovate when they simply follow instructions. This led me to think more about creativity – the act of doing something in an unconventional way, the act of creating something meaningful that changes you and hence the world.

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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.” ” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. 1 Samuel 3:9 NIV. Has God been trying to get your attention lately? Is God trying to tell you something?

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. I’ve attended a lot of meetings that are a waste of time – it’s part of my job. (I

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

Terry Starbucker

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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 [.]. Management leadership management motivation organizational productivity strategic thinking

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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 [.]. Coaching Decisions Goals Leading Managing Mistakes Leadership Development leadership lessons Organizational Development

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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 [.]. Date support

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. Top performers don’t need to be reminded of where they stand in the program.

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

The former director of communications for McDonald's, David Grossman , now a leading consultant, speaker and author offers a free eBook about how to communicate effectively.

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. Local business experts offer resolutions that companies and individuals can make for a prosperous new year. Below is what I said. Pare down priorities.

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 radio receives signals and converts them into sound. The lamp illuminates. The keyboard translates key presses into electrical signals.


Complimentary Resource – Top 10 Online Brand Protection Strategies for 2012

Strategy Driven

Top 10 Online Brand Protection Strategies for 2012. by MarkMonitor. Now is the time to get proactive on developing a solid online brand protection strategy that will safeguard marketing investments, revenues, and most importantly, customer trust for 2012.

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. Like many things in life, entrepreneurship is quite complex but from far away (such as a view from the plane) it looks smooth and simple. 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