Sun.Feb 12, 2012

The 5 Mistakes That Nearly Killed My Career (And Can Save Yours)

Terry Starbucker

“They can’t see the scoreboard? What, ARE YOU KIDDING ME????” ” That was the bomb that nearly killed my career. The year was 1991, and I was working for a certain pro football team in Washington, as an executive overseeing the planning for a new football stadium.

30 Life Lessons

Ron Edmondson

I’m a slow learner, so some things take longer than others for me to learn. I previously posted some of these separately, but I keep learning, so here I am again.Some of these you have to learn the hard way. Some of them you may be able to glean from my experience. Here are 30 life lessons: If you have to impress the friend, he or she isn’t much of a friend. Just once” probably is a bigger deal than led to believe.

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Embracing Mystery

Aspire-CS

. Judy Cannato begins her book, Field of Compassion, with a story about Nate Sears, a landscaper for a housing complex on Cape Cod. One morning he noticed a pilot whale heading straight for the shore. Shortly behind this whale were two more. Nate recognized that the whales were going to beach themselves. He waded out in the direction of the first whale as it became caught on a sand bar in waist deep water. The whale was thrashing, and its body was getting cut and rubbed raw on the sand.

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Are You a Team in Name Only? 3 Questions to Help You Find Out

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Leaders who want to make their team more effective often ask me for help with teambuilding, training in team skills or advice on restructuring. My first question is always, “What do you want to accomplish? What will be different as a result?”.

In Praise of Comprehension and Meaning

QAspire

We live in an “instant” world. People want to do everything instantly, including understanding, comprehension and making sense of something. I remember having attended a strategy meeting where head of the department (call him boss) was explaining a new strategy that none of us had heard about before. He completed explaining and requested the audience to ask questions if any. One of the fellow team members instantly uttered, “This sounds interesting!”.

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Disenthrall Ourselves of the Past #management

Management Craft

I took another listen to Ken Robinson's TED talk about education. Love that one. During the talk he quotes Abraham Lincoln : "The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise -- with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.". Such a great word, disenthrall , and a wonderful challenge for us all.

Who is on your team?

Jason Womack

Last week, Jodi Womack spoke at an event sponsored by the University of Memphis called, "Lunch With A Leader." One of her main topics was building up what she calls Team You. The students had many questions, and I captured a couple - along with Jodi's responses. ?

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5 Mistakes Made By Many New Leaders #RapidBI

Rapid BI

5 Mistakes Made By New Leaders We are all new to management & leadership at some time, what is interesting and disappointing is that often its the same mistakes that are made. When appointing new leaders for the first time, it is up to CEO's and HR to. ecademy Business

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Valentine’s Day Is For Lovers…Or is it?

Linked 2 Leadership

Saint Valentine’s Day, commonly known as Valentine’s Day, is an annual celebration held on February 14, celebrating love and affection between cherished lovers. The day is named after an early Christian leader and martyr named Saint Valentine, and was established by Pope Galasius I in 496 AD. Now, it is traditionally a day on which devoted [.]. Leadership Lessons Learned Life Balance Servant Leadership business Leadership Development Management

Unleashing Intrinsic Motivation Through Servant Leadership

Business Learning Coach

By Jim Grinnell, Ph.D. The prevailing paradigm of workplace motivation is about to be shattered, at least according to Daniel Pink’s well-grounded book Drive. For an informative video highlighting Pink’s work, CLICK HERE.)

Complimentary Resource – Key Performance Indicators to Align the Contract Management Process With Your Sales Process

Strategy Driven

Key Performance Indicators to Align the Contract Management Process With Your Sales Process. by Adobe/EchoSign, Inc. Learn 3 steps that will help your organization sell faster, sell more and recognize revenue quicker.

What is management training…really?

Talent Technologies

Management training (?????????????????????????) is something that can make a huge difference to companies if executed effectively. Yet so often management training programmes fail to deliver on desired results. Why is this? We thought this post might help those intending to run management training programmes at their companies, ensure that they get the best results from their programmes. What you really want from a management training programme.

5 Mistakes Made By Many New Leaders #RapidBI

Rapid BI

5 Mistakes Made By New Leaders We are all new to management & leadership at some time, what is interesting and disappointing is that often its the same mistakes that are made. When appointing new leaders for the first time, it is up to CEO's and HR to. ecademy Business

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