Sat.Feb 18, 2012

4 Activities for When Life is Uncertain

Ron Edmondson

What do you do when life is uncertain? Trust – God has a plan even when you can’t discern it. Faith is being certain when life is uncertain; believing when you cannot see. It’s much harder to worry when you are trusting. Psalm 56:3, Proverbs 3:5, Jeremiah 17:7.

Five tips for career growth

Lead on Purpose

There’s an old saying that goes something like this: “If you are not moving forward, you are moving backward.” If you’re moving backward, who’s fault is it? Who is responsible? We all know the answer to this. The people whose careers seem to grow the fastest follow similar patterns of behavior. They understand competition exists, they recognize the steps they need to take to succeed, and they understand who is responsible.

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The silent contributor to your results

Rajesh Setty

Take any domain and you will find a silent contributor to the results you are producing in that domain. That silent contributor is your worldviews on that and the related domains. Your worldview is simply what it says – your view of the world.

Delegating correctly: There can only be one!

Bernd Geropp

Tweet. Tweet Highlander: There can only be one! When you plan a project you must make some decisions. You must decide who does what and by when. Everyone knows this, but it is nevertheless done incorrectly all the time.

Patience in Leadership ~ More Discipline than Virtue

You're Not the Boss of Me

The original of this post was published in 2010. I have revisited it and refreshed it because, well, sometimes I need a little reminding about some things. The importance of cultivating patience is one of them. ==. Patience. It isn’t often included in the list of primary attributes we look for in leaders and yet to me, it is an underpinning of good leadership. Ben Franklin once said, “He that can have patience, can have what he will”. Note that he didn’t say, “ can have what he will”…NOW.

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Leaders: Creating Next-Generation Leaders Online

Linked 2 Leadership

Leaders take note: On-demand, online learning meets employer’s needs with staying power. Are you tapped in to win? Generational Workforce Trends Every generation brings a new culture with them as they enter the workforce. In order to retain the best employees, companies need to evolve with generational workforce trends. One of the biggest new trends over the [.].

Define How Your Team Will Work: Four Key Considerations

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. Most team leaders know to help their team define goals, but the conversation shouldn’t stop there. You also need to agree on the mechanics of how the [.]. Bob's blog entries "For Your Team's Success Define How Your Team Will Work Harvard Business Review.

How to Step Back and Succeed More

Leadership Freak

** It’s easier for leaders to step up and in than to step down and back. Beginnings demand stepping in; enduring, exponential success calls for stepping back. Before stepping back: Before you step back, build people who embrace organizational values. People who don’t share values always suggest wrong directions, dilute focus, and slow progress. After values, [.].

Saturday’s Quote – Joel Ross on Leadership

Management is a Journey

Leadership is not necessarily a function of age. Get some young tigers and old lions in your organization. – Joel Ross. Leadership leadership strategic thinking

How to Step Back and Succeed More

Leadership Freak

** It’s easier for leaders to step up and in than to step down and back. Beginnings demand stepping in; enduring, exponential success calls for stepping back. Before stepping back: Before you step back, build people who embrace organizational values. People who don’t share values always suggest wrong directions, dilute focus, and slow progress. After values, [.].

What Business Leaders Can Learn From George and Abe

Business Learning Coach

By Jim Grinnell, Ph.D. As we come upon the President’s Day holiday, I thought it would be an opportune moment to reflect of the leadership of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. This article discusses four leadership qualities these two men shared.

The Santa Barbara MIT Enterprise Forum

Jason Womack

On February 15th, 2012, I shared the stage with four amazing entrepreneurs and business thought-leaders in Santa Barbara, speaking for the MIT Enterprise Forum. The event was titled, "Effective Startup Management: Featuring Paul Orfalea ".

Perfect for the Weekend

Execupundit

The trailer for " George Harrison Living in the Material World

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Reading - It Can Help Your Teen Build a Fine Mind

Building Personal Strength

I have a friend whose dad had a personal library of several thousand books. When my friend was about ten years old, his dad enrolled him in a speed-reading course. Soon afterward, he began reading the classics of world literature. One great book at a time, he became a passionate reader. As a consequence, he began to ponder the meaning of life. The more he read, the more thoughtful and independent his mind became. At age 15 he left home to pursue a life as a painter.

Art Break: Gerrard

Execupundit

Art Contrarian looks at the work of military illustrator Howard Gerrard

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Social media & social business in small enterprises

Rapid BI

Social media & social business in small enterprises One of the major changes under way in very large and global businesses is the adoption of collaboration tools. Often these are social media based software tools which allow people from different busi. Business ecademy community

Miscellaneous and Fast

Execupundit

Lolly Daskal on the leadership principles of Leonardo da Vinci. Cultural Offering is collecting views from your desk. Dave Van Ronk : " He Was a Friend of Mine." Wally Bock has some weekend imagination igniters. The trailer for " The Prestige." FutureLawyer notes some software for cleaning your computer. Tanmay Vora considers comprehension and meaning. The trailer for " Fast Five." Tim Berry gives five lessons about firing someone. Utpal Writes on seven signs of mediocrity.

Social media & social business in small enterprises

Rapid BI

Social media & social business in small enterprises One of the major changes under way in very large and global businesses is the adoption of collaboration tools. Often these are social media based software tools which allow people from different busi. Business ecademy community

Quote of the Day

Execupundit

It's good to shut up sometimes. Marcel Marceau

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The Cost of Ignorance

Execupundit

Writing in The Weekly Standard , Matthew Continetti reviews Engineering the Financial Crisis: Systemic Risk and the Failure of Regulation by Jeffrey Friedman and Wladimir Kraus. An excerpt: Friedman and Kraus’s examination of the 2008 financial crisis ends with a broader critique of economic policy in the administrative state. The role of government in the early 21st century is to acknowledge and “solve” the problems identified by public opinion and mass media.

First Paragraph

Execupundit

My interest in university teaching was initially aroused by the leisure it promised. Every century has its cushy profession," the English poet Philip Larkin said. "It It used to be the church. Now it's academe." Larkin was right. Do the math: assuming one does not teach in the summer - and the vast majority of professors do not - college teaching is roughly a six-or seven-month job, and during those months one generally goes into the office two or three days a week. Not bad, not bad at all.

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