Sun.Nov 06, 2011

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4 Words to Help Discern a Vocational Call to Ministry

Ron Edmondson

Discerning a call to vocational ministry can be a tiring and trying experience. It fuels me in ministry to help others process their call.

The November 2011 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the November 6, 2011 edition of leadership development carnival! The fried clams won. I've had readers ask "Why so many? I think so. John R.

Productivity Reminders…


… For Managers. In knowledge world, productivity is hard to quantify. If you try to adopt old “command and control” style of management to drive knowledge workers, they get even less productive. Don’t command, empower. Don’t control, but lead them instead. Understand that knowledge workers cannot always be productive between 9 to 5. For Individuals.

I, Steve: Jobs in His Own Words

Leading Blog

George Beahm has compiled a collection of Steve Jobs quotes in I, Steve. Organized by topic, this is a great (and sourced) collection. Here are a few: • I would trade all my technology for an afternoon with Socrates. • My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better. People judge you by your performance, so focus on the outcome.

Why MANY smart people don’t do anything with good advice?

Rajesh Setty

There are some smart people who think they know everything and they are not even looking for any advice. We are not talking about them. All the best.

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Small Business: Leadership From The Ground Up

Linked 2 Leadership

Good things come in small packages. Great things come from small businesses! As far as developing leaders, small businesses are the prime work environment for leaders. This is a bold statement, yes. EntrepreLeadership Leadership vs. Management Servant Leadership Team Building Leadership

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The Types of Questions That Every Manager Should Ask

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. Asking the right questions is an essential skill of a great boss. Yet many fail to inquire enough. Here are three types of questions you should be asking: [.].

November 2011 Top 50 Business Coaches to Follow on Twitter

Rapid BI

Evan Carmichaels’ November 2011 Top 50 Business Coaches to Follow on Twitter Evey month Evan Carmichael publishes a number of top 50 blogs or tweeters to follow. Management top 50 twitter

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Improve And Grow Your Leaders

Eric Jacobson

"If you want to improve an organization , improve its leaders. If you want to grow an organization , grow its leaders.

The Lesson of the Screaming Shrimp


Many years ago, Dana Olson and I went to a very elegant Chinese restaurant in New York. It was an intimate space with a clear view of the kitchen.

Leadership Lessons From Abraham Lincoln

Eric Jacobson

Did Abraham Lincoln really say, " Get out of the office and circulate among the troops ," back in 1861? He did. But, not in those exact words. John C.

A Sunday Afternoon Thank You Note

Leadership Freak

Thank you. Thank you for reading Leadership Freak. Last week’s views set another record. You humble me. Thank you for sharing your comments. One reader told me the brevity of Leadership Freak gives them time to read the comments. You teach me. Thank you for sharing Leadership Freak with your colleagues and friends. You encourage [.].

Complimentary Resource – Talent Management Helps Small Companies Make Big Moves

Strategy Driven

To move up the business maturity curve, small companies need big ambitions. No coupons, credit cards, special codes, or purchases are necessary.

High Culture and Carnivores


Back by popular demand and a treat for the weekend: The classic tale of the king of the ferret-leggers


The Presentation Tip of the Day – from Andy Rooney

First Friday Book Synopsis

I have always liked Andy Rooney’s essays. They were so well-written. One quote that has popped up throughout the weekend, after his death, is this one. He described his work this way: “I’m a writer who reads what he’s written.” ” This is your presentation tip of the day. This is what Andy Rooney did. His [.].

How should we measure leadership potential?

Brilliant Leader

In talent management circles, the received wisdom is that leadership potential is best measured by assessing learning agility – often described as an individual’s ability to learn, adapt and change. I believe this makes a certain amount of sense as people who have these three attributes would be able to learn the skills required to [.].

Barbara DeBuono (Orbis International) in “The Corner Office”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Barbara DeBuono, president and C.E.O. of Orbis International, a global group that helps treat and prevent blindness.

An Experiment in Marital Relationbships - The Good Heart

Building Personal Strength

A friend said she and her husband stopped telling each other what to do, and their relationship is so much better. Uh, I knew that. With a good heart.

Shocking News about Pollution, Global Warming and Climate Change Too Awful to Accept

Building Personal Strength

Climate change and global warming are in the news again! Thomas School of Engineering in Minnesota. Every year. On one of the reports featured a poll.