Sun.Nov 06, 2011

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. I’ve had the privilege of speaking with numerous young people and couples who are possibly experiencing a call to full-time, vocational missions and ministry.

The November 2011 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the November 6, 2011 edition of leadership development carnival! There's no theme this month, no cute nicknames, no commentary, just a straightforward list of 45 of the best posts submitted for your reading pleasure.

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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. They have their creative zones and routines when they are most productive. Give them a mental space , when they can concentrate.

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. Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.

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. Then there are a vast majority of smart people who are open to good advice but they don’t do anything with it.

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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. But think about it for a minute with the following scenarios… Growing Up Leaders Imagine this scenario: An entry-level business professional, Joey, notices [.]. 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: [.]. Bob's blog entries Harvard Business Review.

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. link] November 2011 Top 50 Business Coaches to Follow on Twitter #1) @richardbranson – richardbranson – Founder of Virgin Group:@virgin #2) @DeepakChopra – Deepak Chopra #3) @tonyrobbins – Tony [.]. Management top 50 twitter

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. When you increase the number of leaders you have and you make the leaders you have better, the potential of the organization increases greatly."

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. We could see the shrimp we’d ordered being tossed into the wok.

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. What he said, according to author Donald T.

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 [.]. Leading Community Update

Complimentary Resource – Talent Management Helps Small Companies Make Big Moves

Strategy Driven

Talent Management Helps Small Companies Make Big Moves by SuccessFactors Learn how small companies can achieve growth and productivity goals and ultimately transform themselves. To move up the business maturity curve, small companies need big ambitions.

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 [.]. Randy's blog entries Andy Rooney editing presentation skills speaking

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 [.]. Uncategorized Leadership Leadership Development Leadership Potential

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. She says that [.].


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. And then I thought, my wife and I do that a lot, too. Get off at exit 202, then go to the stop light and turn right." Uh, I knew that. Been there dozens of times.

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! Self-described "global warming skeptic" Berkeley physics professor Richard Muller recently completed a global temperature study and concluded that the Earth is warming.