Fri.Oct 14, 2011

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7 Random Pieces of Advice for the Younger Leader

Ron Edmondson

I love working with younger leaders. I want to share some things I’ve learned from experience. Some of it hard experiences. It’s okay.

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5 Leadership Lessons: EntreLeadership

Leading Blog

Dave Ramsey defines EntreLeadership as “the process of leading to cause a venture to grow and prosper.” Entreleaders know how to blend their entrepreneurial passion with servant-like leadership that motivates employees through persuasion instead of intimidation. EntreLeadership is a book about how business works from a practitioner.

What You Do Matters

Kevin Eikenberry

I’ve featured William James, the father of American Psychology here before (most recent, further back). Today, another powerful thought from him. I think after you read it, reflect and the questions and take the actions I suggest, you will be glad I did. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

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SCARF – a new model of human motivation

Brilliant Leader

It is a testament to the work of Abraham Maslow that his model of human motivation has endured for the best part of 70 years. While leaders around the world have learnt about Maslow’s Hierarchy at business school throughout the modern age, few would have found it particularly useful in helping to motivate their staff. [.].

Are you socially lazy?

Chartered Management Institute

I posed a simple question to our Facebook page yesterday. Would you rather spend 4 minutes of your time talking to a stranger or a friend? You are not watching this post, click to start watching


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The Only Way to Inspire Others

Leadership Freak

Image source Martin Luther King inspired people not because he had a dream but because he touched the silent dream of others. He said what mattered to others. Leaders that busily talk about themselves and their terrific dreams are bores. Inspiring others, like everything else in leadership, is about them not you. The channel to [.].

Creative Thinkering for Logical Thinkers

Coaching Tip

by Guest Author Michael Michalko. We are educated to be analytical, logical thinkers. The function of a can opener is “opening.”

In 100 Words: The Power of Knowing and Accepting Your Own Limitations!

Management is a Journey

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference. – Reinhold Niebuhr It’s true that there is much you can accomplish as a skilled leader and manager. Some results you can produce by the power of your position [.].

The Anatomy of a Practical Genius

Women on Business

Practical genius is your jillion-dollar personal portfolio of brilliance. It’s the secret code within you that only you can crack. It all matters.

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Follow The Leader: The #1 Task Of The Leader Is To Attract Followers!

First Friday Book Synopsis

Nearly everything I read has something to say about leadership. In one way or another, authors tell us: “this is what a leaders does; this is what a leader needs to do; this is what a leader should focus on.” ” In the book I presented last Friday at our monthly event, the First Friday Book [.].

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Ways to Improve Your Resume After a Career Break

Women on Business

Guest Post by Margaret Francis. Ways to Improve Your Resume After a Career Break. Life happens and sometimes that means that you will have to take a leave of absence from work. You may have to take a break due to pregnancy, illness, or some other type of personal situation. Here are some ways to improve your resume after a career break.

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WEadership Practice #3: Embrace Openness

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development This post is the fourth in a series that began here summarizing the findings of a one-year study of workforce leadership. Through that process, we identified six practices next-generation leaders use to be effective; a new model of leadership we call WEadership, in a nod to its collaborative nature.

Photo Inquiry Friday: What is the Incentive for Change?

Create Learning

Change is a paradox in management: No-One likes it and Everyone expects it. It is an expectation that encourages people to behave in a certain way.

Think Different

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.

The Small Business Bonus

Women on Business

As small business owners we are closer to our customers thanmost of the big boys. When the economy took a turn for the worst, we were the. first ones hit with customers cutting costs and calling on us for lower prices. Some of us complied and lowered our rates and some of us took the heat and held on to our pricing. I’ve come up with three areas.

George B. Bradt: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

George B. Bradt has a unique perspective on transformational leadership based on his combined senior line management and consulting experience. He progressed through sales, marketing and general management roles around the world at companies including Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, and J.D. Now he is a [.]. Bradt Harvard University J.D.

The Must-Have Leadership Skill

Harvard Business Review

"We hired a new CEO, but had to let him go after just seven months," the chairman of an East Coast think tank complained to me recently. His resume looked spectacular, he did splendidly in all the interviews. But within a week or two we were hearing pushback from the staff. He was pure command and control.". Zenger, Joseph R. Folkman, and Scott E.


How and Why to Serve Your New Ideas Raw

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 struggle to find new ideas in your organization, don’t assume there aren’t any. Instead, look at the ideas’ processes before they’re presented.

Occupy Wall Street: What Businesses Need to Know

Harvard Business Review

With the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations spreading from New York to other U.S. cities this week, business leaders beyond the stock exchanges are wondering what exactly is going on: Is this truly the American version of the Arab spring? What do the demonstrators want? What outcome can be expected? economic system. compared with other countries.

The Basic Basics


This post at Cultural Offering on decision fatigue sparked several thoughts. One, of course, was on the huge role that fatigue plays in our lives.

How do you handle "different"?

Jason Womack

While in Zurich this week (and three other European countries in the past month) I got to see how people live differently.

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The Army's Greatest Invention?


At Cool Tools , high praise for this extraordinary tool. I may still have one around the house

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Great Ideas: Management & Leadership Week in Review

Management Excellence

Every week (ok, that's not a promise, but an aspiration), I'll offer a few articles/posts and an occasional book suggestion, that I believe are worth sharing and worth thinking about and even acting on in our lives. Fresh Voices Leadership Skills Professional Growth Great Reads Ideas leadership ideas Management Education Week in Review

L'Amour on Writing


Pulp Serenade has some interesting observations by Louis L'Amour on words and writing. He knew how to tell a good story

Businesses – are we in 2011 or 1911?

Rapid BI

are we practicing modern human resource policies or those over 100 years old? Management apprentice commuter human resources intern

Self-Induced Turbulence


Ricochet provides a Martini Shot audio clip of Rob Long talking about deadlines and the TV biz. [I I daily expect a voicemail regarding a casting call for a sitcom based on management consultants. I know, the very idea of a consultant show brings a smile to your face. We've known for hilarity

It can’t all be about work

Bud to Boss

You want to be an all-star manager, so it’s natural that your brainwaves—at least while at work—are concentrated on your team’s goals, progress and accomplishments. While it’s great to be focused on your work, don’t lose sight of this fact: Your employees are people. You tell him you’re impressed and wish him luck—and you mean it.

Quote of the Day


If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased. Katherine Hepburn


Why Your Salespeople Are Pushovers

Harvard Business Review

This blog, the third in a four-part series, is also part of the HBR Insight Center Growing the Top Line. Its conclusions are based on data from a global study of more than 6,000 sales reps across nearly 100 companies in multiple industries. One of the age-old stereotypes in business is the pushy salesperson. What does this look like in practice?

Vora on Following Up


Tanmay Vora has an intriguing post on the virtues of not following up. An excerpt: The need to constantly follow-up only means that people in the team are not clear of their priorities (or priorities are not clearly communicated). It also means they are not disciplined and accountable. It is not accounted for, and hence results in further delays.

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Every friday we review the posts from LeaderLab contributors that has appeared on this blog and elsewhere online. We shared a handy infographic revealing the Top 5 Reasons Talent Leaves Your Organization. Our Review of Mike Figliuolo’s One Piece of Paper. John Richard Bell asked Corporate Leaders,” What will be your epitaph? Elsewhere.

Employee Values = Stakeholder Value

Harvard Business Review

This blog post is part of the HBR Online Forum The CEO's Role in Fixing the System. As a CEO leading a global U.S.-based Let me give you an example.


Are You (too) Searching for Someone to Check Your Work?

Utpal Writes

If you have ever worked with a team of people who produces something, you will just get it. People, even the experienced ones, are waiting for you to check their work prior to delivering. They need explicit confirmation from you that you have checked it. When offered such an opportunity, defy. More From utpalvaishnav. Thinking compliance?

I'm Still Here.Wrestling with Nasty Tech Problems!

Building Personal Strength

Writing this from my laptop. Been having the worst kind of computer crash. My motherboard died, so I had to get a new computer. My external backup malfunctioned, so I'm in the process of recovering my data. Even had to get a new monitor because the old one had incompatible connections. Have to install all my programs again. See you soon.