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7 Reasons I Love My Wife

Ron Edmondson

He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD. Proverbs 18:22. Here are 7 reasons I love my wife: She loves God more than she loves me – I love her faith and commitment to Christ. She challenges me in my spiritual walk. She consistently shares her faith with others.

Are You Observing or Judging?

Kevin Eikenberry

Yesterday I was thinking about observation and judgement, and how it relates to effective communication and coaching. It reminded me of a particular incident that took place a few years back – an incident I had previously written about on the blog for my book Remarkable Leadership. We were driving somewhere as a family and [.]. Communication Developing Others Influence Leadership Leadership Communication Learning coaching judgement observation

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Eight simple steps to achieve a completed LinkedIn personal profile

Krishna De

Did you realise that having a completed LinkedIn profile can dramatically impact your visibility in the LinkedIn search results? If your profile is not yet at 100 per cent completeness, this article covers the seven key areas you need to work on to complete your LinkedIn profile.

Charles Dickens, Twyla Tharp, Steve Jobs – Focus; Focus on the Core, the Spine

First Friday Book Synopsis

The first steps of a creative act are like groping in the dark: random and chaotic, feverish and fearful, a lot of busy-ness with no apparent or definable end in sight. There is nothing yet to research. For me, these moments are not pretty. I look like a desperate woman, tortured by the simple message [.]. Randy's blog entries Charles Dickens focus John Bunyan Pilgrim's Progress spine Steve Jobs The Creative Habit Twyla Tharp

Eight simple steps to achieve a competed LinkedIn personal profile

Krishna De

Did you realise that having a completed LinkedIn profile can dramatically impact your visibility in the LinkedIn search results? If your profile is not yet at 100 per cent completeness, this article covers the seven key areas you need to work on to complete your LinkedIn profile.

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3 tips for pacing your work for lasting success

Next Level Blog

There was a vastly underrated road trip movie last year starring Zach Galifianakis and Robert Downey Jr. called “Due Date.” Downey plays an uptight businessman and Galifianakis plays a goofy but lovable stoner. They take a cross-country trip together. Hilarity ensues. Whenever Downey’s character would explode in rage, Galifianakis’ character would say, “Hey, you better check yourself before you wreck. Click headline to continue. Life GPS Personal Presence productivity Robert Downey Jr.

7 signs of a dysfunctional company

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an article written by Steve Tobak for CBS MoneyWatch, the CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the website’s newsletters, please click here. * * * (MoneyWatch) I was just reading about how Barack Obama and George W. [.]. Bob's blog entries 7 signs of a dysfunctional company Barack Obama BS MoneyWatch Facebook Flickr user wetwebwork George W.

What workers are passionate about

The Organized Executive's Blog

Can you imaging workers’ giving up a raise? Sacrificing half their vacation days? Those are just some of the things American adults said they would trade for the ability to telecommute to work. That’s right, 17% said they would rather telecommute than enjoy a bigger paycheck, and 15% said they’d trade vacation time for that flexibility. More than a third of the 2,500 American adults that Harris Interactive surveyed said they would trade social media for the ability to telecommute.

WOMEN: Leadership Lessons from Rosa Parks

Women in the LEAD

. Some leaders teach us lessons that transcend time, situation, and distance. It is as if they show up, creating opportunities for us to become more ourselves, if we are willing to listen and learn from their journeys and contributions.

How to make sure you don’t screw up that next tough performance review

Managers are Heroes

Anyone who’s ever prepared an employee review knows it’s much easier when you’ve kept notes along the way. For even more effective reviews, follow these steps for a more productive performance review. 4 steps to better performance reviews.

Killing the Inner Critic

Leadership Freak

** There was a time when I thought my anger was about the world out there. But, anger, frustration, and complaints are first about who I am and then about other people, circumstances, and environments. Not liking my performance: There’s always room for improvement. Translation, I fell short. For example, I always see ways my [.].

How to Handle A Credit-Stealing Co-Worker

Tanveer Naseer

When it comes to writing a blog, one of the unfortunate realities you have to deal with is addressing online plagiarism (for those who aren’t familiar, online plagiarism is when someone posts your content on their site without proper attribution for who created it). In most cases, this occurs because some malicious site owner wants to use the content you created in order to increase traffic to their own site.

Leadership Follies – Lipstick on a Pig Does Not Make it Sexy

Linked 2 Leadership

Changes in organizations and managers are often essential in order for your business to grow and thrive. Let’s just be very clear about something. If there is a need to make big changes in how an organization is performing and being managed, there are three things that will not make a difference. Giving people new titles. [.]. Leadership Assessments Leadership Lessons Learned Leading Change Organizational Health business communication leadership Management Talent Management

"Studies Show"

Execupundit

Forgive me if I don't genuflect at the words "Studies show." I've seen what is behind many studies and the picture is not pretty. Poor samples, biased questions, and illogical or sweeping conclusions are just a few of the problems.

SOLVED – 6 Steps to find your solution

Create Learning

SOLVED – 6 Steps to find your solution. For team development and coaching I use Solution-Focused Consulting & Training methodology. The approach values simplicity in philosophy and language and aims to discover "what works" in a given situation, simply and practically.

The Unbeaten Path to the Better Mousetrap

Execupundit

An "old lawyer in a very small firm" is absolutely correct when it comes to the virtues of WordPerfect. I started using Word after using WordPerfect for years. Today, despite additional years of using Word almost exclusively, my conclusion is that WordPerfect is greatly superior due to its ease of use, especially by those of us who do not want to spend hours with a technical manual. If our clients had not switched to Word, we'd still be using it

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Wanted: Idea Fusers

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Bronwyn Fryer for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * It’s become pretty much common knowledge that great innovation springs from [.].

Valentines Day digital data and digital apps to share the love

Krishna De

How are you sharing a little love this Valentines Day and how does the Internet help you do that? Google again has a great video to celebrate Valentines Day when you go to their search engine. Here are some interesting facts about how we search on Valentines Day provided by Hitwise : 6.7

organisational-organizational

Rapid BI

Organisation or organization? The great spelling debate What is the correct spelling? There is a belief that it is spelt with an ‘s’ in the UK and in the US with a ‘z’ In fact while the US spelling is with a ‘z’ the UK preferred spelling is also with a ‘z’ and as an [.]. Management

Valentines Day digital data and digital apps to share the love

Krishna De

How are you sharing a little love this Valentines Day and how does the Internet help you do that? Google again has a great video to celebrate Valentines Day when you go to their search engine. Here are some interesting facts about how we search on Valentines Day provided by Hitwise : 6.7

Why Love Matters More (And Less) Than You Think

Harvard Business Review

So, how was your Valentine's Day? I had an anti-Valentine's day at my local bar with the ghost of Albert Camus, an existential crisis, and a decent bottle of wine. Here's what occurred to the four of us while we were angsting out. I've made the point before that our economy seems especially good at mass-producing toxic junk. Food that malnourishes us, entertainment that bores us, "news" that isn't, finance that blows up our economy, et cetera.

Happy Valentines Day

CEO Blog

Thinking Josh will get all the girls this valentines day. + I have had feedback on my See Do Time Management System which I agree with. It works well at home but poorly in the office. I think this is partly because home stuff tends to be similar in priority.

Rules For the Social Era

Harvard Business Review

"This business model is right for a company selling Purina Dog Chow, circa 1970.". There's no way we could ever be this collaborative.". Both are comments I got about my book, back in 2009, about setting direction, collaboratively. The first is from a Google executive; the second, from an exec at Cisco. Same business model architecture, two entirely different responses: obvious or unachievable.

"Outrageous History"

Execupundit

This place has always been majestic, awe-inspiring and dangerous. The people who came here, and continue to arrive, are strivers, connivers and survivors. What follows are some of the outrageous characters who made Arizona what it is today. Read the rest of the True West magazine article here

There Is No Career Ladder

Harvard Business Review

Reaching the apex of the career ladder by gradually getting promoted to the top is a thing of the past. From my experience as a career coach, career ladders in most organizations have not existed for at least fifteen years. Career ladders are an artifact of the Mad Men era, when you signed onto an organization at age 21, followed the rules, were incrementally promoted, and retired with a gold watch. But those days are long gone.

Some Perspective: When We Were a Territory

Execupundit

On February 14, 1912, Arizona became a state. That's not that long ago. My grandfather came to Arizona when it was still a territory. He jumped a freight train to get here, picked cotton, sold vegetables from a cart, delivered mail and later, shortly before statehood, started farming.

No, I'm not going back to sleep

Jason Womack

I've been up since 4:17 (at least that's what the bed-stand clock said). I'm running another 5-day experiment this week. Sure, I've set the alarm to "wake me up" by a certain time every day.

When History Tales Were on Prime Time

Execupundit

The Single Real Reason Why 99% of People Read a Blog…

Rapid BI

The single real reason why 99% of people read a blog. > > > > > > > > > Is most often because of the title! Next it's the reputation of the author What was you expecting 1000 words on how to make money blogging? It's about timel. ecademy Business

Quote of the Day

Execupundit

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it. Song of Solomon 8:7

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Happy Anniversary LeadStrategic.com!

LeadStrategic

Dear Friends, This past week we hit an important milestone. One year ago, Feb 10, 2011, we launched the LeadStrategic blog. It has been a great experience for us as we have been blessed and enlightened by the input from our readers. Thank You. frontpage

Six Disciplines Extends The Purpose And Usefulness of Microsoft Outlook

Six Disciplines

For many of us, Microsoft Outlook has become the central place where work is received, managed and delegated. On any given day, your inbox may be suffering from information overload, but Six Disciplines offers a practical way to make sense of it all. Since most of us "live in Outlook" all day, every day, why not manage both your professional and personal life there too? The Six Disciplines total performance excellence program includes a powerful software add-in to Outlook.

Music Break

Execupundit

Back by popular demand: Frank Sinatra , " Just The Way You Look Tonight

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Corporate Cultures – Leader Initiated, Rules and Standards Controlled Environment

Strategy Driven

The Leader Initiated, Rules and Standards Controlled Environment represents a moderate leader led work environment that gives lower level mangers and supervisors somewhat more autonomy to direct day-to-day activities without relinquishing centralized control. This culture set realizes the benefits of centalized direction setting and improved, if not rigid, consistency.