Thu.Mar 01, 2012

12 Great Leadership Questions

Ron Edmondson

One of the best things a leader can do is ask the right questions. I love to say, “A leader can only see what a leader can see” The leader can often be the last to know where there is a problem or what others are thinking, so asking questions is critical to good leadership.

Best practices for marketing your organization on Pinterest

The Organized Executive's Blog

The following is a guest article by Catherine Welborn, web editor of Briefings Media Group. When you think of social media for work, LinkedIn probably comes to mind. And LinkedIn is an awesome resource for professionals. But it’s not the only resource. Each of the social media sites can be powerful means of connecting with customers, partners, vendors and job candidates. That includes the newest hot site, Pinterest. Pinterest describes itself as a “virtual pinboard.”

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Is your organizational development plan ready for “connect and collaborate”?

Next Level Blog

I’m about halfway through “How” by Dov Seidman, and I find his overarching point compelling — that in a world of radical transparency, how we do things matters as much as or more than what we do. My big takeaway so far is that organizations and society are shifting from a command-and-control model, toward one that relies on connection and. Click headline to continue.

Is Facebook damaging your productivity?

Chartered Management Institute

Lets get the caveat out of the way right from the start. I'm a big advocate of social media and the positive impact it can have on our workplaces. Indeed I argued this very point in the latest issue of Professional Manager. Is all social media created equally though? The obvious answer is no. We use the various social networks in very different ways.

106 Excuses That Prevent You From Ever Becoming Great.

Rich Gee Group

What excuses do you use to keep you from being GREAT? Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip Life Coaching Media Piece Personalities Social Media Ways & Tips Becky-Johns Chris Brogan Excuses Tommy Walker

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Are you Aly?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Her name is Aly. A close friend of a special classmate of mine from Seton Hall University’s Master of Arts program in Strategic Communication & Leading, Aly became an “angelfriend” – one of thousands of people battling blood-related cancers when I raised funds while training and ultimately finishing my first marathon in San Diego, CA. [.]. Leadership Development Encourage encouragement marathon pay forward persevere persist

This book will transform you

Rajesh Setty

“This book will transform you” You might have heard the term used by many people. May be your mentor/teacher/friend/sibling/colleague suggested that you read a book and promised that it will transform your life.

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The Smart Phone Slouch

Chris Brady

The world has changed a lot since I was a kid. Last evening three of my children and I stopped at a restaurant for a quick dinner. The place was an order-at-the-counter type, where you stand around. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Current Affairs Humor

Thought-full Thursday: Passion and Enthusiasm


. Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. I was thrilled when I learned that Jennifer Miller (whom I met through blogging and Twitter lives and works about an hour away from me. We were able to meet in person soon thereafter. I love her blog on workplace dynamics which often touches on some of the same topics I write about. Jennifer is insightful and an experienced consultant – as well as a great writer.

How to Merge Online Forums

Managing Communities

photo credit: Kdt. Josh Barraza asked if I could write about merging two active online forums and the issues that can challenge such an idea. Thank you for the suggestion, Mr. Barraza. Multiple forums can be merged. It doesn’t just have to be two. It can be more than that. But, for the sake of [.]. Community Cultivation Developing Your Community


First Friday Book Synopsis

Congratulations to William Zinsser, a finalist for this year’s National Magazine Award in the category of Digital Commentary. Read all of Zinsser’s online essays about writing, popular culture, and the arts here. FYI, here are the finalists: Commentary, Digital Media Honors excellence in opinion journalism on digital platforms The American Scholar (“Zinsser on Friday,” by [.].

In 100 Words: When Being Too Smart is the Problem

Management is a Journey

Those who think they know it all have no way of finding out they don’t. — Leo Buscaglia My grandmother was a wise woman who had a knack for seeing people as they really were. I can still hear her saying, “Some people are too smart for their own good!” As a child, I did not [.]. Leadership communication emotional intelligence leadership self-development

First Look: Leadership Books for March 2012

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in March. The Advantage : Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business by Patrick Lencioni. Theodore Roosevelt, CEO : 7 Principles to Guide and Inspire Modern Leaders by Alan Axelrod. American Icon : Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company by Bryce G. Hoffman. Leading the High Energy Culture : What the Best CEOs Do to Create an Atmosphere Where Employees Flourish by David Casullo.

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Seven great pointers for a successful company strategy

Bernd Geropp

Tweet. Tweet Photo: miskolin/ resource: Strategy is the art of doing the right things at the right moment. Do you have a written company strategy? This is disastrous: Only if you know which direction you are headed can you decide what actions to take.

Highly Flawed, Messy, Chaotic - Gotta Love #Management!

Management Craft

I taught a 2-day class on high impact management earlier in the week. When I spend time talking with managers about management, I notice the ideas that most resonate with them. Over the last few years, I have noticed that people's ears and mouths (participation) perk up when I talk about: 1. How managers, and everyone, is highly talented and highly flawed. Even the best performers are highly flawed. What does this mean?

8 leadership myths dispelled

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Today’s SmartBlog for Leadership post is by Tara R. Alemany, the owner and founder of Aleweb Social Marketing, a consulting firm that helps authors, speakers and other creative-types build their online platform. “So, what does happen when you get 21 leaders together to work on a project? Relationships are built. Myths are dispelled.” ” Read more about [.].

Alignment & Congruence


Masquerade Ball. Masks. Costumes. Deceit. … A few days ago, we had the opportunity to attend a masquerade ball as part of the Beautiful Cebu Movement and in cooperation with the Provincial Government and the City of Cebu.

3 Things I Learned from My Rebranding Experience

Women on Business

A week ago I launched my new brand, Be Irresistible Online, with a brand new website, Facebook Page and a completely new design. I’ve been working on this behind the scenes for a few months now and have learned a lot during the process about what makes a great brand and how to have an irresistible online presence. Here are three of the things that I learned through this rebranding process: 1. It’s Okay to get Help (and can save you a LOT of time, energy and frustration).

Today's Quote From Alexander Pope

Eric Jacobson

"A man should never be ashamed to say he has been wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.". Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Quotes

Change Your Employees' Minds, Change Your Business

Harvard Business Review

Many business leaders don't care why employees do anything as long as they follow the company's rules, processes, cultural norms and laws. But we've found that leaders can create and sustain stronger business results if they understand — and manage — how employees approach their work every day. When employees' thoughts, feelings, and beliefs are aligned with their daily work, they do that work better.

Example Of Good Guiding Business Principles

Eric Jacobson

Smart Social Media Helps Jobs Find You

Harvard Business Review

How does a customer-service expert in Seattle catch the attention of a hot San Francisco startup in San Francisco, 700 miles away? The answer these days is likely to involve networking and brand-building on social media's "fun" sites — even the ones best known for their tweets, pokes and cat videos. It's been obvious since 2003, when LinkedIn was launched, that social networking could help job candidates and employers interact.

Life-Saving Advice


No, they don't use a garden hose. I left Andy's office with some written instructions, and a prescription for a product called ''MoviPrep,'' which comes in a box large enough to hold a microwave oven.

How to Keep a Job Search Discreet

Harvard Business Review

Looking for a job while you already have one can be stressful, especially in the age of social media when privacy is scarce. You don't want to rock the boat at your current company but you want to find the next great opportunity. Should you tell your boss you're looking? How do you handle references? If you get an offer, is two weeks notice really enough?

Ideation Without Execution Is Delusion

Ravi Pratap Singh

Most of us have grand ideas about the things we need to do to improve our personal, professional, social, financial and spiritual status. Some

Are You Network Literate?

Harvard Business Review

Reid Hoffman, co-founder and executive chair of LinkedIn and investor in Facebook, Zynga, and Groupon, sees networks. It's not like The Sixth Sense ," he told the crowd at TED on Wednesday. "I I don't see dead people. But I do see networks." This lens has given Hoffman a framework for how he views investment opportunities, various projects, and the world. Hoffman believes the ability to see and understand networks and use them to your advantage is a critical skill for the 21st century workforce.




Recommended Resource – Creative Thinkering

Strategy Driven

Creative Thinkering : Putting Your Imagination to Work. by Michael Michalko. About the Reference. Creative Thinkering by Michael Michalko provides readers with actionable methods to tap into and broaden their natural creativity.

Trust Is Dead. Long Live Trust!

Harvard Business Review

As business leaders pick up the post-recession pieces, I'm increasingly asked how companies can restore trust with employees. My answer: only by instituting new talent management approaches that reflect the reality of today's relationship between employees and the corporation.

Three New Podcasts - About Six Disciplines

Six Disciplines

Gary Harpst, CEO of Six Disciplines , was recently interviewed by Jim Blasingame (The Small Business Advocate ). Here are links to three podcasts that reveal the Six Disciplines approach: Achieve significant growth through holistic performance excellence management. Six elements of a holistic performance excellence management program. Have you adopted a total performance excellence approach toward managing your organization


Grace, Style, and Class


A sure way to get a link from this blog is to have a post with The Rigg

Manufacturing Study: Measuring Performance Directly Influences Financial Results

Six Disciplines

Way to Go, Keith!


Keith Richards : I like his taste in books

Get a Job with HBR this Month

Harvard Business Review

No, we don't mean come work for us. Though we are hiring ). For the next 30 days, we'll be rolling out a special series on the new rules for getting a job. The last few years have been tough on job-seekers. Unemployment has been a globe - and demographic -spanning problem now for years.