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Top Leadership Tweeters

Kevin Eikenberry

People ask me often about my use of twitter in part, I suppose because I wrote the book LeadershipTweet. I’ve been on Twitter for a long time, and while Becky Robinson (@beckyrbnsn), our Social Marketing Director, provides direction, advice, and assists me with my tweets, I make time to read the best of the best [.]. Leadership Learning twitter

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December Management Journey Carnival

Management is a Journey

Welcome to the December 2011 edition of the Management Journey Blog Carnival. Topics for this month’s Carnival include communication, innovation, lean management, leadership, emotional intelligence, employee engagement, self-management, entrepreneurship, and other related topics. It’s hard to believe it but we’ll be speeding [.].

How Reviewing This Year Will Improve Your Results Next Year

Kevin Eikenberry

The “year in review” is a staple for the media this time of the year. Time Magazine will name its Person of the Year, Billboard will rank the top songs in every category, and every newspaper will list the top stories of the year. I’ve even recently read stories about the top Twitter trends, and [.].

How to Achieve Better Gender Balance through Succession Planning and Development

Great Leadership By Dan

The data is compelling: • TALENT : Women represent 60% of university graduates in Europe and North America. Focus on representation; 2. Your thoughts?

You Can’t Lead Through Text Messages

Next Level Blog

Last Thursday night, I had the opportunity to moderate a panel discussion on leadership at a celebratory dinner for Eagle Scouts past and present. The panelists were all accomplished people and had a lot of interesting reflections and insights to share. What changes do you predict in how leadership will be practiced in the next ten years?”.

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Overthinking ushers in a host of adverse consequences

Tony Mayo

Overthinking ushers in a host of adverse consequences: It sustains or worsens sadness, fosters negatively biased thinking, impairs a person’s ability to solve problems, saps motivation, and interferes with concentration and initiative. For Executives Happiness

Creative People Must Be Stopped

Leading Blog

Mostly people say they want big, new, creative ideas. But when you come up with one, they seem to go out of their way to kill it. They act like creative people must be stopped. Wouldn’t it be nice to know where the opposition is going to come from before you ever present it? We both lead and manage innovation, says Owens. They should just do!:”

You Don’t Need Your Own Business to Become an Entrepreneur

Utpal Writes

You started your own business few months ago to become your own boss. How come? It’s simple (may not be easy). Entrepreneurship is a mindset.

You Have to Make Them Love Their Jobs

Marshall Goldsmith

As corporations' expectations for their professionals have increased, professionals' expectations for their leaders have also increased. Peter Drucker often talked about the importance of effectively leading knowledge workers - professionals who know more about what they are doing than their boss does. is a very common response! Life is good.

Baldrige Performance Excellence and Using Six Disciplines

Six Disciplines

Each year, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Performance Excellence is presented to a small handful of organizations who have proven themselves worthy by being consistently superior on seven criteria for overall performance excellence. The seven criteria include: Leadership. Strategic Planning. Customer and Market Focus.

My Most Life Opening Leadership Lesson of 2011

C-Level Strategies

Of course, the answer came to me before I’d barely had time to sit: it’s all about empowerment. Empowerment in Leadership. Thank you!

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The Value Of Implementing A Performance Excellence Program

Six Disciplines

Six Disciplines is a performance excellence program, and our clients's results speak to its value. The value of Six Disciplines has been proven many times over, by similar quality, business excellence, and performance excellence programs like Baldrige, EFQM, and TQM. It doesn't depend on size, as both large and small companies were examined.


Women and Responsibility

Women on Business

Times, they are a changing, always. However, changing times seem to happen in the blink of an eye. The big question is, what are we choosing and why?

Lateral Mind Games

In the CEO Afterlife

I was cleaning out some files the other day and came across a brain twister. What does that tell you? It can be found at the bottom of the page. LONG.

Take-homes from the AIS Start-Up Weekend

Talent Technologies

But I don’t want to dwell on the details of the event, which can be found here. prove to be helpful. Please don’t shoot the messenger!

“It’s Better to Give than Receive” and Other Lies

Leadership Freak

I’ve asked some friends to bring their insights to the Leadership Freak community. Please give a warm welcome to today’s guest writer, Jesse Lyn Stoner. ** How many times have you heard, “It’s better to give than receive?” It’s so ingrained in our culture, we don’t even question it. If you are in a leadership role, [.].

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Expressing Appreciation for Your Moderators Around the Holidays

Managing Communities

photo credit: Guru Sno Studios The holidays represent a great opportunity to express appreciation for your community’s moderators and staff members. My moderators are volunteers who help because they have enjoyed the community and want to help maintain and give back to the thing that they have benefited from. Managing Staff

3 Questions to Make Next Year Your Best Year

Your Voice of Encouragement

As we approach January 1, you’ll hear a lot about the importance of making New Year’s resolutions. What specifically did you do? How can you do this?

One Easy Way to Be Happier

Michael Lee Stallard

Click here to view the embedded video. Americans are connection deprived. A quarter of Americans live alone and the number of Americans who haven’t had a conversation with a best friend over the previous six months has tripled since 1985 to nearly 25 percent of the U.S. population. Con artists learn to manipulate oxytocin levels in people.

Steve Jobs: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson Simon & Schuster (2011) Think differently about Think Different In my opinion, this is among the most important business biographies ever written. Given the number of other reviews that have already appeared, there really isn’t much left for me to say that has not already been said. However, I thought it [.].

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In Planning Why Does the By-When Matter?

Create Learning

Planning requires the boundaries of Goals ‘what-by-when’. The ‘what’ being what is going to be done for example. Organizational Culture. Thematic Goal.

Season of Giving - Gift of Work

Mills Scofield

Tis the giving season. They don’t view chores, ‘work’ as a gift. But, I sure do! Work has a lot to do with Christmas and Chanukah.

4 Steps to Finding the Love

Steve Farber

Yes, you want your customers to love doing business with you, and you want your colleagues and employees to love working with you, but the most important element in the practice of cultivating Love is, ironically, the one we talk the least about and give virtually no attention to: your own personal connection to the work you do everyday.

A Perfectly Evil Organization


The newest issue of Strategic Leadership Review is out and features three more strong articles promoting evidence-based leadership. Read the Article ].

Margaret Heffernan : An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Margaret Heffernan is an entrepreneur, Chief Executive and author. She was born in Texas, raised in Holland and educated at Cambridge University. She worked in BBC Radio and television for 13 years. She was one of the producers of Out of the Doll’s House, the prize-winning documentary series about the history of women in the [.].

Giving the Gift of Encouragement and Support

The Practical Leader

‘Tis the season of gifts and giving. No other argument is necessary to suggest that we never miss the opportunity to give encouragement.”

Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Paul Leinwand is a Partner at Booz & Company based in the firm’s Chicago office. He advises organizations on the topic of strategy, growth, and capability building, with a focus on the consumer product and retail sectors. He also serves as chair of the firm’s Knowledge and Marketing Advisory Council. Paul has coauthored a number [.].

A Leadership Christmas Carol-Bah Humbug to These Leaders

Management Excellence

Given the state of things in our world, perhaps for just one season, Dickens’ ghosts can shift their attention away from Scrooge and focus on a few of those truly deserving characters hiding in positions of leadership inside our organizations and governmental institutions.

Average Is Over. What's Your Extra?

Harvard Business Review

I approach a book by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman with a mixture of wariness and anticipation. That is, to find and embrace their "extra.".

Breaks and Barriers


We've all heard of people who got a break that produced a major career opportunity. Breaks can be minor encounters that result in enormous good.

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How LinkedIn Takes the Stress out of Friendships

Harvard Business Review

On-line professional networks are successful around the world. In cultures like the US where people are comfortable transacting with strangers you might expect that. But why are these networks also popular in countries like Spain and Italy where business is kept inside friends and family? There are two explanations, I think. We will stay in touch."

Difference between hard and soft elite disciplines

Crossderry Blog

In my last post I referred to Steve Hsu’s (on Twitter @hsu_steve ) post on credentials and elite performance. ”) or the fund made money. Whether or not the advice received from a law/consulting/M&A firm is any good is much more nebulous and, well, soft. Filed under: PMO Tagged: failure , Performance Management , Steve Hsu.

A Fast Track to 10,000 Hours of Practice

Harvard Business Review

Have you completed your 10,000 hours of deliberate practice? The idea that 10,000 hours (about 1 year and 51 days total) of practice is what you need to gain expertise in performance-based fields was initially popularized in Malcolm Gladwell's bestseller Outliers. How is an experimental approach different than business as usual?

Old Dog


I messed up my wrist today, possibly while lifting a briefcase out of the car. I'd buy the liniment that my parents used to slap on strained muscles except that product, with its label promising cures for a multitude of ailments, may no longer be available due to some pesky legal restrictions.