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7 Ways to Tell it May Be a God Thing

Ron Edmondson

And without faith it is impossible to please God… Hebrews 11:6. We live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7. For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you. 2 Chronicles 20:12. 1 Corinthians 1:27. God calls people to seemingly impossible tasks. Jeremiah 18, Part 7.

15 Common Characteristics of Effective Leaders

Management is a Journey

Leaders are diverse! They come in different nationalities, gender, generations, personality profiles, etc. They come from different life experiences. For example, although they were both war time presidents, President Roosevelt led and communicated different from President Harry Truman. And, [.]. Leadership communication leadership

Where do you get your energy?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership If you are a character-based leader you will strive to be the best you can be. You will be leading with integrity, and courage and regard to others. You will be after a noble cause or at the very least a noble way to reach your objectives. You will feel committed and responsible for the [.]

Ownership Thinking

Leading Blog

Ownership Thinking is about developing leaders at all levels. Fundamentally,” writes author Brad Hams, “Ownership Thinking is about moving employees away from the ‘me’ way of thinking and towards concerns of the business and its financial performance.” This is leadership thinking in a business setting. Ownership Thinking is a how-to book.

Trust in the Workplace: The Leader’s Judgement Call

Linked 2 Leadership

As a leader in your organisation, you work in a role where you cannot achieve anything of value unilaterally. You need to work well with a range of other colleagues to achieve outcomes of benefit to your employer. One of the issues you need to manage as you set about doing this is whom to [.].

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Adrian J. Slywotsky, Part Two: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Adrian J. Slywotzky is a consultant and author of several books on economic theory and management. He graduated from Harvard College and holds a JD from Harvard Law School and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has worked as a consultant since 1979 and is currently a partner at Oliver Wyman. Bob's blog entries Adrian J.

A Very Long Engagement


The trailer. The trailer alone is better than many films

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How to Break the High Achiever Cycle

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. If you’re a high-achiever, it can be difficult to grow professionally. You have a successful image to preserve, so instead of embracing risk, you may lock yourself into [.]. DeLong

9/11 Remembrance: Vive la France!


Keeping Up with Jones has a heart-warming report on the French ceremonies related to 9/11: The Palais de Chaillot was built for the 1937 Exposition Universelle and currently houses two museums, the Musée de la Marine in the west wing, and the Cité de l'Architecture in the east wing. This past Sunday, on September 11th, things were different.

Which book will become 'CMI Management Book of the Year' 2012

Chartered Management Institute

Last year saw the launch of the competition with Henry Mintzberg author of Managing winning the coveted title CMI Management Book of the Year and cheque for £5,000. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Creativity Break


At Anderson Layman's Blog : A legion of doodlers will see this and think, "Why didn't I ever do that

Structuring Creativity


We all want talent in our organizations don’t we? Just having inordinate amounts of talent and diversity does not guarantee innovation in any way. Leaders must find ways to harness and funnel the creative dissonance into something productive. It requires a strong, confident leader to recruit diverse team members that will conflict with each other.

Renters vs. Owners


Cultural Offering explores the difference between renters and owners. An excerpt: Renters are temporary. They like the flexibility that comes from their temporary state. They are looking at options - always. Getting a renter to buy or buy in is a challenge. Many buy in to very little; they may not buy in to themselves. Options.

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Leading A Team of Peers In the New Workplace

Leaders. Better. Brighter.

Leading a team of your peers has become a new norm for individuals, project teams and organizations. Leadership development Leadership

Presentation Advice for the Candidates


If I were advising the candidates on their campaign presentations, I'd say: Michele Bachmann : Vary your rate of speech. You often speak rapidly and that makes you sound nervous and less serious. Study Margaret Thatcher's use of emphasis. Lean toward speaking more slowly. Back off from the bullet points and give a bit more philosophy. Smile more.

Leadership Biz Cafe Podcast #2 – Interview with Teresa Amabile & Steven Kramer

Tanveer Naseer

For the second episode of my podcast series, “Leadership Biz Cafe”, I’m pleased to welcome Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer. Teresa is the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration and a Director of Research at Harvard Business School. What is the progress principle and why does it matter in today’s work environment.

Quote of the Day


I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing. Milton Friedman

Reprint: The Benefit of “Laid Off”

ReThink HR

Reprint from 2010. So about the title… umm you just got laid off, through no fault of your own. Well guess what, they are wrong. More quiet time.

Memo to HR: Why performances reviews suck

Roundtable Talk

There’s probably one HR process that sends a shiver down most managers backs: the performance review. According to a recent survey in the Globe and Mail , 53% of respondents felt performance reviews were a total waste of time. 20% felt they were a necessary evil and only 27% felt they were helpful. Are arbitrarily tied to compensation.

How can New CPR save your leadership?


As a leader, you must be attuned to the safety of your followers. There are benefits and risks to understand. Automated External Defibrillator.

Are You Training Yourself to Fail?

Harvard Business Review

"Did you get done what you wanted to get done today?" Eleanor, my wife, asked me. Not really," I said. She laughed. Didn't you write the book on getting done what you want to get done?". Some people are naturally pre-disposed to being highly productive. Each day moves them one day closer to what they intend to accomplish over the year. But I'm not.

10 Tests to Know it’s Time to Take Charge

Leadership Freak

One dimensional leaders fit into one dimensional organizations. Do one dimensional organizations actually exist? Complexity and diversity call for more than one leadership style. You may be a coaching-style leader but coaching doesn’t always work. I enjoy a hands-off approach both as a leader and a follower.

Management for the ages

The Organized Executive's Blog

This is a guest post from Roberta Chinsky Matuson, presenter of the Sept. 15 audio conference “Suddenly in Charge: Rules of the Road for Managing Up in the Top-Down World of Business.&#. No longer can you walk into an office and assume the 20-something person is just an employee. In many cases she is the manager. Younger boss, older workers.

Corporate Cultures – Individual Initiated, Knowledge and Skills Controlled Environment

Strategy Driven

The Individual Initiated, Knowledge and Skills Controlled Environment is one of two anchor points on the Culture-based Work Performance Model. Subsequently, organizations aligned with this culture set represent the highest level of engagement and creativity while incurring the greatest degree of risk in work consistency and efficiency.

The Two-Second Advantage: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

A New Yorker‘s Observation of 9/11 Memorial Commemoration

Bird's Eye View

I had a dentist appointment this morning. You have to sign up for a ticket to view the memorial , so that wasn’t possible this morning. Yes, we did.

21st Century Grrl Power

Erika Andersen

WICT offers this program twice a year to a select group; less than half the applicants are accepted to the program in any given year.

Don't Confuse a Scorecard with a Scoreboard

Harvard Business Review

I've always been a big believer in using results as the differentiator between success and failure. You either achieve your goals or you don't. Energy, creativity, and activity are all good things — but they don't create value unless results are achieved. Most organizations take the same stance. Finance Strategy

Structuring Creativity


We all want talent in our organizations don’t we? Just having inordinate amounts of talent and diversity does not guarantee innovation in any way. Leaders must find ways to harness and funnel the creative dissonance into something productive. This conflict, if funneled effectively, can be the spark of innovation. Diverse teams are important.

The Skill that Matters Most

Harvard Business Review

Self control is the ability to say no, in the face of temptation, and to take sustained action, despite the difficulty of a given challenge. At its heart, self-control requires the ability to delay gratification. More commonly, it's called discipline, or will. Without self-control, we can't accomplish almost anything of enduring value.

How Women Can Flourish in the Workplace

Harvard Business Review

When I asked last week if women were dissatisfied enough to force change in the corporate world , my post triggered off a global debate. Many participants, thankfully, focused on what we can do to increase the number of women leaders and managers in business rather than diagnosing the causes, which are all too well known. I believe there are.

True North Groups: A Conversation With Bill George

Harvard Business Review

Bill George is best-known as the former CEO of Medtronic, where the company's market cap grew from $1.1 billion to $60 billion during his tenure. Upon his retirement in 2002, Bill invented a new life and purpose (by making little bets, I might add shamelessly) to write and to teach. It is a very timely book. for the past 36 years.

When Debt Gets in the Way of Growth

Harvard Business Review

This post is part of the HBR Insight Center Growing the Top Line. Debt is good for growth, but only up to a point. Thanks to a simple and powerful article from three economists at the Bank of International Settlements in Basel, we now know at what point a good thing becomes too much. At the national level, this is what Stephen Cecchetti, M.S.