Wed.Jan 16, 2013

Leadership Perspectives: Time to Define This Thing

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Self Leadership A lot has been said and written about the concept of leadership through the centuries— from the perspective of servant, philosopher, and consultant to CEO. Now is just as good a time as any to define this mystery word, because it does remain just that to some.

Intrapreneurship in "Social" Business

Mills Scofield

I'm again privileged to have an incredible "kid" share his wisdom on the role of intrapreneurship in social business. It's becoming more accepted in 'regular' business so let's apply it to social as well. Allen Kramer , Brown '13, is going to change the world - so listen, learn, apply, iterate. __.

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Truth. There’s No Hiding It.

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership People fascinate me. It must be why I love “people-watching.” (Nothing’s better than a busy airport or a city-center at lunchtime!!) Celebrities and other “famous” people are especially fascinating to me, simply because of the effect they have on others. I’m amazed by the impact of their endorsements and/or public opinions – how they can [.]. Leadership Development Self Leadership integrity Leadership truth Values

Maximize Your Time

Women on Business

3 Easy Tips to Maximize Your Time. Working from home is often hard to balance with all the other things that happen throughout the day. Sometimes it can feel like we need just a few more hours in the day to get it all under control.

7 Leadership Default Zones

Ron Edmondson

There are a lot of gray issues in leadership. Having a default zone when things on both sides appear equal or you are uncertain about a decision may help you make better decisions.

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Choosing Second Best

Leadership Freak

Sometimes second best is the best. Yesterday I chatted with Davis Taylor, founder and leader of TAI Incorporated. I wanted to learn more about the Pro Development Assessment™ my coach, Bob Hancox recently gave me. My interest led me to Davis. Not surprisingly, we talked more about leadership than anything else. Our conversation turned to [.]. Leading Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership Leadership Development organizational success

DiSC Team Activity: Steady Changing S–Steadiness Development Activity

Create Learning

DiSC Team Building & Leadership simulations and activities can add application and understanding to your existing programs. There are many variations from conversational models to highly active models.

Great leaders need disagreement!

Bernd Geropp

Disagreement! Photo: Yuri_Arcurs/ Resource: It is quite natural: If you have a great idea, it feels good when others telling you: “Waoh, That’s a fantastic idea.” ” It is so good for your ego, isn’t it?

Why Pace is Paramount For Leaders


[Editor's Note: This is a guest post from Miles Anthony Smith. Miles' mission in life is “To Chart the Course, Pave the Pathway, and Light the Lane for Others to Eclipse My Own Success in Leadership.”

How to live the life you were created for

Deep Imprints

Today, I spent the day budgeting. There are a couple of ways to manage your life – moment by moment, and planned and on purpose. The truth is, you either manage your life, or it will manage you. There are a lot of ways that budgeting helps us in life. Budget time. Every one of. Read More » Change Coaching Leadership Self Leadership budget discipline money time

The Unintended Consequences


Emphasize legal compliance and you may erode ethical responsibilities. You can do a lot of terrible things and still comply with the law.] Emphasize risk avoidance and you may wind up with a timid bunch of people who fear any action.

Your Mentor May Not Be Helping Your Career

Let's Grow Leaders

Mentors are an essential component of any development strategy. In “Won’t You Be My Mentor,” we discussed how to find a mentor. In “Don’t Get a Mentor,” we explored the importance of developing a cadre of mentors. And, in “Nemesis Mentors, I challenged you to find a mentor who makes you crazy.

An (almost) email-free vacation. How did you do?


My intention over the holidays was to spend quality time with my family and not to check email. I came very close. A client issue came up, and my office texted me to check my email for the details, which was the plan for anything urgent.

Leader, Being Fit Matters.

Coaching Tip

New research suggests that a few extra pounds or a slightly larger waistline affects an executive's perceived leadership ability as well as stamina on the job. Leadership experts and executive recruiters say that staying trim is now virtually required for anyone on track for the corner office.

Mark W. Schaefer: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Mark W. Schaefer is author of The Tao of Twitter: Changing Your Life and Business 140 Characters at a Time (2011), Return On Influence (2012), and Born to Blog: Building Your Blog for Personal and Business Success One Post at a Time (2013) as well as a globally-recognized educator, speaker, business consultant, and author. His [.].

Coaching Skills Have a Huge Impact on Employee Engagement

The Practical Leader

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The Accidental Lie In My Forecast

The Idolbuster

Chapter 9: Paint Your Environment Part 6. I used to agonize over my revenue forecasts. I’m sure the scientist in me was holding me back, or rather was driving me to make them incredibly precise. But that didn’t make them more accurate. I used to get advice from people in the know like “be confident” and “just list your assumptions.” But I never really got it until my very last product forecast. I presented the forecast on the phone, using hard copy of the slide deck.

Transform 2013 by Turning Goals into Questions

Harvard Business Review

Transitions are ideal times to create multi-faceted change in our lives. Moving across four different countries and three different continents during the past seven years has made that truth crystal clear for my family. The start of a new year can give equal cause for recalibrating a life.

Top 12 Reader Favorites 2012

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton These 12 posts published in 2012 were the most popular with Leading in Context Blog followers. They all provide a context for thinking about how to make ethical choices in a complex world. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization ethical leadership Leadership teamwork trust what is ethical leadership what is leadership

The Future of Commerce Starts With a Tap

Harvard Business Review

Over 100 million phones will ship with NFC this year. Google has built NFC into the Android operating system. Nintendo uses NFC in the new Wii U gaming console. At the recent Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung, LG, and Sony unveiled NFC-enabled smartphones, televisions, and appliances. So what's NFC?

Map of Middle Earth


Because I know you've wanted one


The Market Wants Apple to Unveil a Time Machine

Harvard Business Review

If you want a brilliant lesson in focus and discipline, watch Tim Cook right now. Some investors are dissatisfied with Apple. I think it's more a case of their being dissatisfied with their own lives and expecting that Apple's next product will fix everything. The constant refrain is that Apple has not introduced a disruptive product since Steve Jobs passed away. It's as if they want Apple to unveil a happiness device and they won't be happy until it does.


A Learning Matrix


Dan McCarthy has created a Learning and Development Model for Leaders. Check it out

Look Beyond Your "Social Media Presence"

Harvard Business Review

A lot of companies congratulate themselves on having a "social media presence" — by which they mean a Twitter following and Facebook likes and a marketing plan that uses social networks. But some 70% of the extra profit to be made through social technologies has nothing to do with marketing.

On Extraordinary People

2020 IT Leader

There are no extraordinary people, only ordinary people who do extraordinary things The post On Extraordinary People appeared first on 2020 IT Leader. Active Global Citizen Quotes

Want Success In Your Sales Org? Look to the Middle.

Harvard Business Review

To build a great company, it's important to have strong executives leading the sales organization. But just as in the military, talented top officers can't make up for weakness in the ranks of frontline leaders, the mid-level managers who are vital in driving day-to-day sales performance. "In In any sales force, you can get along without the vice president of sales, the regional sales directors, and the training manager," a sales leader once told us.


Michael VanBruaene

I’m looking forward to a great year delivering Organization Performance Improvement Services. Improving your organization’s performance and helping you achieve success is my focus. My services include: Organizational Improvement Support For CEO’s And Managers. I work with Executives to develop and implement improvements to your organizations.

When Social Enterprise Demands Mega Scale

Harvard Business Review

The world is increasingly concerned with the need to solve our carbon dioxide problem. There are three basic solution paths. We can reduce the use of fossil fuels, mainly by passing laws to restrict or discourage it.

Unforgettable Film Scenes: Third in a Series


The prophecy scene from " Moby Dick." Lesson learned: Sometimes you should pay attention to the nut on the street

The Catch-22 of Being a Female Boss

Harvard Business Review

The careers for most women follow an expected trajectory: We begin in our 20s, surrounded by young colleagues of both sexes; move into our 30s, when some of us leave entirely or shift to reduced hours to raise families; then throttle on through our 40s, the decade of major career advancement.

Quote of the Day


The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has today all the exhilaration of a vice. - Chesterton


Dear Colleague, Put the Notebook Down

Harvard Business Review

I knew right away, when you walked in here with a paper notebook — a paper notebook! — I realized that this meeting was not going to be a good use of our time. You'd make better use of your time if you took your notes in digital form, ideally in an access-anywhere digital notebook like Evernote that makes retrieval a snap. If you had that, I could shoot you the link of the book I want you to read, or the contact card of the person you want to meet.

Miscellaneous and Fast


The worst Wheel of Fortune player ever ? Wally Bock : By and about leaders. The trailer for " The Trouble with the Truth." The Pioneer Woman : Nutella Krispie Treats. The trailer for " Underworld, U.S.A." Glenn Reynolds on the debt. The trailer for " Ripper Street." The Guardian : What is the lifespan of a laptop ? Michael P. Maslanka reviews " The Trust Edge

The Wearable Brand, Tracking Your Every Move

Harvard Business Review

"When did you hit your goal?" In Las Vegas for a conference last week, I heard that question more times that I could count. They were talking about their NikeFue l goals, of course.