Sun.Jul 10, 2011

How 4 Little Pronouns Can Make or Break Your Leadership

Terry Starbucker

It’s amazing how pronouns can tell us so much about the state of a company, and a team. Simple little pronouns. As leaders we do a lot of thinking about what we say and how we say it – we want to make sure our messages and directions are understood. We also want our words to inspire and motivate.

Nurturing the Irritant Into a Pearl


What if we saw those who irritate us as the beginning of creativity, collaboration, or even a thing of beauty; a possibility yet to manifest itself with a little time and attention? Consider the lowly oyster. When an aggravation is presented to its system it creates a lovely pearl, something of great potential and

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Dan Roam, Part 1: An interview by Bob Morris

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“I believe that any problem can be solved with a picture. And that anybody can draw it.” Dan Roam is the author of two international bestsellers, The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures and Unfolding the Napkin: The Hands-On Method for Solving Complex Problems with Simple Pictures, both published by [.].

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Ingredients of a "pretty productive" day

Jason Womack

What's the one thing - people ask me quite often - to improve the chances of today being a MORE productive day? All right. Here's one diagram that shows up quite often in my own note book.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Office – Part 2 Losing Our Purpose

Linked 2 Leadership

[See A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Office – Part 1 Denial] Let’s face it; we didn’t expect to be in this situation. We expected a life of good jobs, and a growing economy that supports our real goal of creating wealth and a better more prosperous way of life. The American Dream, [.]. Coaching Corner Future Leadership Issues Leadership Lessons Learned Leadership vs. Management Leading & Developing Other Leaders Servant Leadership executive coaching Leadership Development

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Eric Jacobson - Untitled Article

Eric Jacobson

I heard the What Will Matter poem yesterday by Michael Josephson and believe it should be read by every leader who wants to unselfishly serve and to lead with character. I've highlighted in bold my favorite parts of the poem: Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end.

The Difference in Faith and Trust

Ron Edmondson

Have you ever thought about the difference in faith and trust as it relates to our relationship with God? In this message, I addressed this issue. Related posts: Walk By Faith Sermon. 10 Tips To Understanding Faith. Do You Still Have “NO&# Faith? Christians Church Encouragement

Green Company, Red Products, Black Ink | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Green Company, Red Products, Black Ink. by John  July 10, 2011  Leadership, Strategy  0 Comments. There's unlikely a responsible CEO in America who hasn't at one time, said, You know what folks? Our business should be more

Have You Been Where You Are At For Too Long?

Ron Edmondson

The LORD our God said to us at Horeb, “You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Deuteronomy 1:6 NIV. Moses had led the people out of Egypt. Along the way, they were scared, ready to turn around and go back into slavery.

EEO Management Book


The e-book version is now available at Amazon. The paperback version will follow

Thoughts for Sunday


Thoughts on how to be brilliant by the incomparable Nicholas Bate (a.k.a. The Man Who Never Sleeps

Morale Question


A quiet question for leaders with a divided team: Is it that you have some people on your team who are whiners and complainers while the others are satisfied or that the others don't care enough to be upset and the complainers have a stronger commitment and sense of responsibility

Warrior-Poet Mark Helprin


Cultural Offering has Mark Helprin's commencement address at Hillsdale College