Sat.Sep 03, 2011

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6 Steps to Win in the Game of Life

Ron Edmondson

Everyone wants to be successful in life, but the truth is that many people never really achieve what they set out to accomplish.

Poor Leadership Costs Average Organization Over $1 Million Dollars Year

Six Disciplines

A new white paper from The Ken Blanchard Companies shows that poor leadership is costing the average company an amount equal to 7% of their annual revenue. That’s over a million dollars a year for any organization with $15 million dollars or more in annual sales. The three big culprits? Employee turnover. Customer turnover.

Which do you have? No Strategy, Bad Strategy, or, Good Strategy? – Guess which one is the better choice!

First Friday Book Synopsis

I’ve selected Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters ?by by Richard Rumelt to present for the October 7 First Friday Book Synopsis. I have not yet read, but I think that it will be an important and useful choice. (You You can read the review of the book by Bob Morris on our blog here [.].

Articles of Faith: Tools of the Trade

Linked 2 Leadership

Have you ever felt that you were overwhelmed with a task? Did you feel that you were not properly prepared? Did you look up to that sky and exclaim… WHY ME, GOD??? This happens to all of us. But it is critical that we remember I John 4:4; nothing or no one is bigger than our God. [.].

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Harvard Business Review on Making Smart Decisions: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Hammond Judgment: How Winning leaders Make Great Calls Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don't Larry Bossidy Noel Tichy Ralph L. Keeney Robert I. Sutton Sydney Finkelstein The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action Thomas H.

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Expect the Unexpected (or You Won’t Find It): A book review by Bob Morris

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Expect the Unexpected (or You Won’t Find It): A Creativity Tool Based on the Ancient Wisdom of Heraclitus?

Saturday’s Quote

Management is a Journey

Hire the Best. Pay them Fairly. Communicate Frequently. Provide Challenges and Rewards. Believe in Them. Get Out of Their Way — They’ll Knock Your Socks Off! – Mary Ann Allison. Management communication management motivation organizational productivity people skills performance management

Here is the New York Times Hardcover Business Bestsellers list for September, 2011.

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is the New York Times Hardcover Business Bestsellers list for September, 2011. A couple of observations: we clearly still want to know just what caused the financial meltdown, and we keep looking for explanations. And, personal and finance books seem to be in need. There are a lot of “still on the list” books: [.].

Why Leaders Should Support Volunteer Programs In The Workplace

Eric Jacobson

motivating employees. attracting new hires. In fact, job seekers much prefer companies that have a strong volunteer program.

Gary and Ruth Namie: An Interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Gary Namie (Ph.D., Social Psychology) and Ruth Namie (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology) started the U.S. workplace bullying movement in mid-1997 after Ruth’s personal experience at the hands of a tyrannical woman supervisor in a psychiatry clinic. The Drs. Namie began the first and only U.S.

The Pain of Round Pegs in Square Holes

Leadership Freak

Passion is essential but it doesn’t solve everything. About a month ago I invited one of our lead people to take on a new role. It’s not working out and it’s my fault. They were passionate; but now I see frustration. They’re out of their sweet spot. Passion isn’t omnipotence or aptitude. For example, I’m [.].

The One Thing Your Employees Need Most

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an article written by Jeff Haden for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please click here. * * * What is the difference between what an average employer provides and what a great [.].

Don’t accept common knowledge

CO2

Tiger Woods' Boulder. In a PGA tournament, Tiger Woods found his ball behind a 1,600-pound boulder. Just Ask Leadership

“I Went on A Search to Become a Leader”…

You're Not the Boss of Me

Enjoy. A Leader? I went on a search to become a leader. I searched high and low. I spoke with authority, people listened but alas, there. TOGETHER.

The Long Summer

Execupundit

O'Rourke makes the case against summer. An excerpt: In the contiguous 48 states, the best weather isn't in June, July and August.

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Leadership Digital

Eric Jacobson

If you haven't visited LeadershipDigital recently, do so today. The Leadership Advisor. Women On Business. Great Leadership. N2Growth. CEO Blog.

Starbucks VIA Instant Coffee

Execupundit

CoolTools likes it : Not only does the VIA taste better than other instant brands, but it also dissolves better.

Attempted Murder - Our Amazing System of Justice

Building Personal Strength

As you know, I collect quotes. I have thousands of the most memorable, significant statements in human history. I know, I know. So what, right?

4 Hours a Day

Execupundit

Helen discusses a new book on willpower that is already getting a lot of attention. It looks fascinating

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10 Films That Changed the World

Execupundit

Mark Cousins has put together his list of ten films that changed the world and it is sure to spark dissent. I'd certainly nominate: Citizen Kane. The Godfather. Snow White. The Charlie Chaplin films. Gone with the Wind. The Wizard of Oz. Casablanca. Saturday Night Fever. Ben-Hur. Star Wars

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Quote of the Day

Execupundit

People don't give you their trust and respect. They only loan it to you. Bill Terrell

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The Attraction of the Other

Execupundit

Have you ever had days when the surest way to increase interest in one task is to do another? You find that one job is uninteresting until you start on a completely unrelated endeavor. Had you tried to force yourself to "get interested" in the first job you would have been unsuccessful.

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First Paragraph

Execupundit

We leave at daylight, so I must write quickly. All reports indicate that my pursuers are now very close: the same scouts who for the last two days have reported seeing a phantom airship moving steadily down from the northeast, setting fire to the earth as it goes, now say that they have spotted the vessel near Lake Albert.

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David Copperfield's Interactive Magic Trick

Execupundit

Go to Political Calculations here and then scroll down to watch the David Copperfield video and participate in the magic trick. Nicely done

Fashion Revelation

Execupundit

This is brutal : What you think you look like versus what you look like. [HT: HT: Instapundit.com