Tue.Nov 15, 2011

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Good Leaders Will Always Frustrate You

Ron Edmondson

This is a guest post from Jeff Goins. Jeff is a writer, speaker, and blogger. He’s a sharp young mind you should get to know. Ready to lead?

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Learn to “Act” like a Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Like it or not, “presence” is an important competency for any leader. Pay attention to your “entrance”. Delivery of your “lines”. Know your lines.

Introducing Evernote for Pastors

Ron Edmondson

I’m a pastor. I love pastors and one of my favorite things to do is help pastors be better pastors. I’m not a techie.

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What The Marshmallow Challenge Can Teach Us About Fostering Team Success

Tanveer Naseer

The reason why kindergarteners performed better than most adults is because they are more open to ideas and suggestions.

Leaders: Generation “Y” Is Getting A Bum Rap

Linked 2 Leadership

I am a man in his fifties who spent the majority of his career as a manager of people. During that time I have managed Boomers, Generation “X”, Generation “Y” and even a few Traditionals. Traditionals are people now in their late sixties to early nineties. Of all the age or generation groups I had the [.].

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How to Avoid Irrelevance, Guaranteed!

Leadership Freak

“Customers are the boss.” Lafley. Customers determine what you must do well. You may be the world’s best pickle packer. But, if the world doesn’t value perfectly packed pickles, you are tragically irrelevant. Unexpected: I love coming across an unexpected idea. The first core strength of Proctor & Gamble – A deep understanding of [.].

We Don’t Negotiate Salary

LDRLB

This week I’ve been re-reading Jeffrey Pfeffer and Bob Sutton’s under-appreciated classic Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths and Total Nonsense. Tucked into the book is the story of Tandem Computers, an early computer company that is now a division of Hewlett-Packard. David Burkus is the editor of LDRLB.

WomenOnBusiness.com Wins Best Blog Award at 2011 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Women on Business

I’m very happy to share some exciting news with the WomenOnBusiness.com readers.

Corporate Cultures – The Culture Change Penalty

Strategy Driven

Changing an organization’s culture is extremely difficult. The text above is only a small portion of this article. Want to learn more?

How well do MBAs equip students for management?

Chartered Management Institute

MBAs are probably the defacto qualification for aspiring managers, but how well do they actually equip students for a career in management? Beth Benjamin and Charles O'Reilly from Stanford have conducted research into the main challenges freshly minted MBA graduates face, and whether their courses have helped them meet those challenges.

Here’s The Path: You Read, You Learn, You Do, You Tweak – Start with these Books

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here’s the path. You read, you learn, you do, you tweak. First, you get the information. You get it in your head, you ponder it, you experiment with it – you try it. And then, after you try it, you do stuff — and after you do, you tweak, and make it better. And then [.].

A simple way to cut incoming email

The Organized Executive's Blog

This morning I shot off an email to three people, updating them about the status of a problem, and I knew that I wouldn’t have to worry about any of them sending a response that would clutter my inbox. I ended the subject line with this note: “No reply necessary.”. Relieving people of any need to reply saves both of us time.

What’s the best gift you can give to yourself?

Self Help Zen

“If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of. ” ~ Lao Tzu.

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We Don’t Negotiate Salary

LDRLB

This week I’ve been re-reading Jeffrey Pfeffer and Bob Sutton’s under-appreciated classic Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths and Total Nonsense. The book is a call to action for evidence based management filled with intriguing anecdotes about companies who might just be doing a better job understanding human nature than common sense dictates.

Rick Perry: Lessons in the darkside of personal branding

Roundtable Talk

Ever since Tom Peters wrote Brand You for Fast Company in 1997, there has been a steady stream of advice on how mission-critical it is for us to build and manage our personal brands. From JFK to Trudeau to Harper and even to our own Rob Ford, political campaigns are essentially run on brand power. Happy leading!

How to Discover and Live Your Leadership Philosophy

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development [link] Author, Lisa Petrilli is Chief Executive Officer of C-Level Strategies, Inc. How to Discover and Live Your Leadership Philosophy. Leadership Development actions communication Leadership vision

Forgiveness - Top 20 Best Quotes

Building Personal Strength

In another post I reported the story of Eva Kor , who in my opinion performed the ultimate act of forgiveness. You're done. Coates, Ph.D.,

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What’s the best gift you can give to yourself?

Utpal Writes

“If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of. ” ~ Lao Tzu.

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How can you tell if your star employee is looking to leave?

Chartered Management Institute

MindFlash have produced a nice infographic detailing some of the telltale signs that your star employee is looking to jump ship. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

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How to Avoid Becoming a Person You Hate

Harvard Business Review

I was so angry my whole body was shaking. I stared at Günther* with hate, my left hand in a fist and my right hand gripping a tennis racket as a weapon. I was ready to kill him. Was this really me? I had returned to Ann Bradney's extraordinary workshop, The Radically Alive Leader, which I wrote about last year. I could no longer restrain myself.

Strength

LeadStrategic

Strength. Motivation. Energy. Some days, it feels like I can go forever. Others, it’s difficult to get out from under the covers. Tasks checked off.

You Are Not the Best Judge of You

Harvard Business Review

"To create a reliable 360 survey," Marcus Buckingham concludes in his recent blog on this site, " The Fatal Flaws With 360 Surveys, " all you need do is.ask the rater to evaluate himself on his own feelings." Since you are an expert on your own feelings, your responses have to be solid. Leadership effectiveness is in the eye of those who are led.

Search for Beauty

Execupundit

Today, you can search for beauty. Birds and clouds, frost and chill - we are surrounded by the miraculous. Why not notice it

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Why People Micromanage

Harvard Business Review

Over the past few decades I've worked with hundreds of managers, and many complain that they work for micromanagers. But strangely I don't recall anyone who ever admitted to being one. During the meeting, the team listed their various monthly reports and the review meetings that accompanied them. Managers stay in familiar operational territory.

Radio Show: Transform Performance From Worst to First

Change Starts Here

Today’s guest is Amir Ghannad, Director, Atlanta Plant and North America Lean Manufacturing/Workplace Excellence at Sunny Delight Beverages Co.,

Italy as Theme Park

Execupundit

Spengler dissects the problem of Italy. An excerpt: Every Italian businessman famously keeps four sets of books; one for the tax collector, one for the bank, one for his wife, and one for himself. The cost of dealing with the predatory incompetence of the Italian government keeps firms in the family.

One Click: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com Richard L. Brandt Penguin/Portfolio (2011) “Gradatim Ferociter” (“Step by Step, Courageously”) This is not a comprehensive biography such as the one of Steve Jobs written by Walter Isaacson.

Kindness of a Stranger

Execupundit

Earl Brandon is a good samaritan. On Sunday, my daughter and a girlfriend were driving back to college in Kentucky from Clemson University and got a flat on Interstate 40 near the Smoky Mountains. Maddie called just after noon and asked what she should do. Where are you?" I asked. "On On the side of the road," she answered. That's my girl.

Eva Kor and Josef Mengele - Forgiving the Angel of Death

Building Personal Strength

The purpose of the camp was to implement Hitler's "Final Solution." Mengele was a cold-blooded mass murderer. He tortured about 1,500 sets of twins.

Quote of the Day

Execupundit

Many might go to heaven with half the labor they go to hell. - Ben Jonson

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