Sat.Jan 19, 2013

Dancing Priest: How a Book Was Born

Ron Edmondson

This is a guest post by Glynn Young. Glynn authored a book that I can literally say is going to be one of my all time favorites, and I just read it last month. And, it’s fiction.

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When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that individual is crazy. Dave Barry


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The Three Conversations that Follow Feedback

Leadership Freak

Three conversations follow negative feedback; excuse, denial, and/or tell-me-more. Excuse-conversations blame. Everyone who says, “It’s not my fault,” subtly or directly says, “I’m not responsible for my negative behavior, they are.” Excuses are the reason: You feel good about you and bad toward others. Frustration continues. Growth stops. Efficiency and effectiveness plummet. Explore excuses don’t [.].

Are leaders born or made? New study tips the balance…

Talent Technologies

Are leaders born or made?… … This is a question we are asked a lot during our Leadership Challenge training workshops as well as in general. And it may be of little surprise that the question. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Leadership

Leadership and Breaking the Rules

You're Not the Boss of Me

This post is a refreshed version of one I wrote in 2010. While I’m not among those who believe rules are made to be broken, I do think some of us have a nasty habit of clinging to them long after they have passed their “sell by” date.

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Leadership Inspirations – Building Character

Strategy Driven

“A talent is formed in stillness, a character in the world’s torrent.” ” Charles James Fox. 1749 – 1806). British politician. FREE StrategyDriven Trial Membership.

Fearless at Work

Lead on Purpose

The concept of being fearless is intriguing. Though it’s something I’ve heard and known about all my life, it was driven home in a profound way when I first read The Fearless Mind and began living the principles in my life and helping my son in his quest to become a top ballroom dancer.

Edwin O'Connor's "The Edge of Sadness"


T erry Teachout writes about Edwin, the other O'Connor. An excerpt: Such popularity is not easily forgiven in certain cultural circles. Edmund Wilson, who knew O'Connor and admired him greatly, observed apropos of The Edge of Sadness that "a literary intellectual objects to nothing so much as a best-selling book that also possesses real merit." Small wonder that the book in question, like its author, is now all but forgotten

Liz Wiseman on Good and Bad “Multipliers” in the Workplace Environment

First Friday Book Synopsis

In Multipliers, written with Greg McKeown, Liz Wiseman juxtaposes two quite different types of persons whom she characterizes as the “Multiplier” and the “Diminisher.” Although she refers to them as leaders, suggesting they have supervisory responsibilities, they could also be direct reports at the management level or workers at the “shop floor” level. Multipliers “extract [.].

Miscellaneous and Fast


Wally Bock has some thoughts on Lance Armstrong. The trailer for " Monsieur Lazhar." Tim Ferriss : A profile in The Telegraph. The trailer for " Captive Wild Woman." Stanley Bing on an employee meeting in China. Yugo commercial : " We wanted a dependable second car." CoolTools : The Bug Blaster. Looks neat.] Emmylou Harris : " Here There and Everywhere." Verne Harnish : How to make the competition irrelevant. Edsel commercial : " The most elegant automobile of your lifetime."

Weekly Videos Provide Tips For Leaders

Eric Jacobson

Be sure to take a few minutes each week to view the HEMP Mentorship Minute videos, created by the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program and the Kansas City Business Journal.

Into The Storm Teaches 5 Key Teamwork Strategies And Tactics

Eric Jacobson

Imagine navigating a tiny boat through a sudden, violent storm at sea -- with winds roaring at nearly 100 mph and waves soaring to 80 feet -- to not only survive, but triumph over formidable competitors in one of the world's toughest ocean races.