Sat.Sep 24, 2011

Guest Post: How non-leaders can lead

Lead on Purpose

By Peter Davey. John C Maxwell defined leadership when he said, “The true measure of leadership is influence, nothing more and nothing less.” Maxwell has correctly identified that leadership is not just about traits, position, personality and experience; it’s more about having an ability to influence people by maintaining integrity and trustworthiness.

How To Assess Your Organization's Risk Using The 5Cs

Eric Jacobson

Within the first 100 days as a new leader in an organization, you'll want to assess your organization's risk. Authors George Bradt, Jayme A.

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Scripture Memorization, Week 39

Ron Edmondson

This week, whenever you face. discouragement. frustration. disappointment. confusion. anger. uncertainty. Recall this week’s memory verse: For this reason I bow my knees before the Father… Ephesians 3:14. When you face the negatives this week…recite the verse and fall on your knees… Did you need to practice this verse last week? Related posts: Scripture Memorization, Week 35. Scripture Memorization, Week 4. Scripture Memorization, Week 33 (And a video).

The Core of Leadership

ReThink HR

“At it’s core… Leadership is the right people, allowing the right people, in the right situations, do THEIR best work.” ” Let me explain… No one person is an island. We have gifts, certain strengths and abilities that many argue we are born with or gain through experience and practice. Others believe in a combination. Often our own logic, opinion and collected statistical data are at odds. Experience + Data = My opinion.

Grace Community Church Core Values

Ron Edmondson

The mission of Grace Community Church is short. GCC exists to encourage growing followers of Jesus Christ. We believe it’s easy to understand, but it’s obviously somewhat subjective. Our staff has been working over the last few months to add some clarity to what we mean by “growing followers of Jesus Christ” In an all day staff retreat recently, we decided on ten attributes of a growing follower of Jesus.

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Management Tips from Harvard Business Review: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Management Tips from Harvard Business Review Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (2011) 150 “tips”…almost unlimited “icebergs” Here are 150 “Management Tips of the Day” that have been featured by the Harvard Business Review blog ([link] On average, each has a total word count of about 50 and is best viewed as a reminder rather [.].

Book Review: Millennials into Leadership

LDRLB

How will the Millennials lead? That question will directly impact organizations over the next few years, as the Millennials move into more impacting leadership positions. The oldest Millennial is 31 now, and we will see them become Executives in established organizations very shortly. Will that change leadership as we know it?

It's The Greatest Thing I've Ever Read

Execupundit

Are you interested in writing a screenplay and breaking into the movie business? Rob Long tells a Hollywood story about words of encouragement

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Book Review: Millennials into Leadership

LDRLB

How will the Millennials lead? That question will directly impact organizations over the next few years, as the Millennials move into more impacting leadership positions. The oldest Millennial is 31 now, and we will see them become Executives in established organizations very shortly. Will that change leadership as we know it? Lisa Orrell attempts to tackle this question in Millennials into Leadership: The Ultimate Guide for Gen Y’s Aspiring to be Effective, Respected, Young Leaders at Work.

Better Than Most Concerts

Execupundit

Eclecticity reports on what you might hear if you hang around the Wendy's in Greensboro, Georgia

Saturday’s Quote

Management is a Journey

Some succeed because they are destined to; most succeed because they are determined to. – Anatole France. Motivation motivation survival skills

Reality Check: Spending Reduction That Doesn't Reduce Spending

Execupundit

Mark Steyn on the end of the world as we know it. An excerpt: You can try this yourself next time your bank manager politely suggests you should try “living within your means”: Tell him you’ve got an ingenious plan to get your spending under control by near doubling your present debt in the course of a mere decade. He’s sure to be impressed

"It's Lonely in the Modern World"

Execupundit

The word is out: Unhappy Hipsters has a book

Edit for Ego

Execupundit

A small suggestion: Before sending off an email, edit for ego. Look over the text and ask: Are there too many "I"s? Have I shifted the topic back to myself? Am I injecting one of my concerns when it is not truly relevant to the subject

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Quote of the Day

Execupundit

The ladies have to go first. Get in the lifeboat, to please me. Good-bye dearie. I'll see you later. John Jacob Astor IV, on the Titanic

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Men on TV

Execupundit

Helen asks if television is portraying men in a better light. If so, it is way overdue. [As As for commercials, my nominee for the worst male-demeaning one is here. Consider how it would look if the sexes were reversed

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Teachers and Professional Development Classes

Execupundit

In Los Angeles, teachers receive a pay increase averaging $800 per year for their first nine years on the job. At that point, the only way for them to earn more money is by taking salary-point classes. So an unambitious teacher—call him “Laid-back Louie”—whose beginning salary is $45,637, and who takes no extra classes, would be making $52,406 beginning in year ten. That will be his annual salary from that point on, no matter how long he teaches.