Mon.Oct 10, 2011

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Maxwell's 5 Levels of Leadership

Leading Blog

Over 30 years ago, John Maxwell began developing the 5 Levels of Leadership. It has been presented before but never to this depth and completeness.

How One Word Can Kill Your Ability to Influence Others

Kevin Eikenberry

That is an interesting title isn’t it? Does it leave you curious? Or does it leave you scanning through words in your mind, in a competitive way, trying to guess if you come up with the right one? Either way, I hope I have influenced you to read on. While you likely [.]. Influence Leadership Learning intention other focus

3 Essentials for Long-Term Success

Ron Edmondson

Do you want your organization to succeed? Do you want to personally succeed in your career? Do you want your marriage to thrive? Grounded in values.

What Leadership Chat Has Meant to Me

C-Level Strategies

Steve Woodruff and I launched Leadership Chat on Twitter a year ago this week, on Tuesday the 12th of October. I chose the path with my name on it.

I’m Off Today…Here’s Why

Ron Edmondson

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Building Leadership Trust

Coaching Tip

By Guest Author Mike Figliuolo, author of One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership. . People follow leaders they trust. Trust is based on predictability. Many leadership philosophies are full of buzzwords. That’s not authentic. The most important things leaders must understand are: . Be yourself. Give in to emotion.

Great by Choice; The Shallows – two good books for the November First Friday Book Synopsis

First Friday Book Synopsis

The new Jim Collins and Morten Hansen book, Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck – Why Some Thrive Despite Them All, and the significant “how is the internet affecting our brains” book, The Shallows, will be our two selections of the November 4 First Friday Book Synopsis. I will present the synopsis of the new [.].

Hard Things To Say As a Leader

Linked 2 Leadership

In any relationship, there comes a time where it’s necessary to say things which are difficult to keep the relationship strong and make it better. This is also true in a healthy team environment. For me, this often involves having a hard and challenging conversation with a team member. This is often someone I love [.].

Scam Orrin Woodward and Me Out of a Free Book! (Winner Announced)

Chris Brady

It's finally time to announce the winner of Caption Contest 2011.3 Congratulations to Laura S. for the following winning entry: The transportation of the new "super-sized" magnet would prove to be. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Collaboration Humor

Launch of Professional Manager online

Chartered Management Institute

After months of planning, weeks of testing and days of tweaking, we are delighted to announce the launch of Professional Manager online. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Do This If You Want to Guarantee Conflict Escalation

The Recovering Engineer

Today, as I sat in an airport business lounge waiting for a flight, I overheard bits and pieces of another traveler’s conversation. Tweet This!

Spicy in Philadelphia: Meet Melinda Emerson

Women on Business

Many of those who will offer speeches and workshops are from all over the country. Her niche is perfect for her. That is my way of staying guilt-free.

15 Ways to Fight Fair

Leadership Freak

Image source “Most organizations have far too little conflict,” Pat Lencioni at the 2011 World Business Forum. Friction between individuals based on personalities, backstabbing, and gossip stifles organizations, hinders productivity, and creates negative work environments. Solve it quickly. They never innovate. They seldom leverage [.].

Managing All (Psychological) Types Of People

What Do You Want From Them

If you have went to business school, I am sure at least one professor stressed to you the importance of self development. I graduated in 2006 and remember that personal growth tools were a popular topic at the Langdale College of Business. Five years later, my concept of self development is quite different. Awareness of Self. Self-awareness 101.

Advice for the Acquired

Marshall Goldsmith

Q: Our company is about to be acquired. My friends have warned me that this can spell trouble. Do you have suggestions for professionals in acquired companies? In fact, we believe that we can learn a lot from all they have done right." o As soon as your company is acquired forget about "us" and "them." They can do whatever they want to do.

Company Teaches Flying Lessons to Caterpillars

Create Learning

In order for you to enhance what you-got, you must know what you-got and value where you want to go. Peter Szabo. Share your comments and stories.

Occupy Wall Street and Post Heroic Leadership

Next Level Blog

What’s fascinating to me as a student of leadership is that there is no single person who’s leading this. There’s no Lech Walesa exhorting the shipyard workers in Gdansk. Instead, there’s this. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Current Affairs Leadership Random observations heroic leadership model leadership Occupy Wall Street

The Elevator Pitch

Chartered Management Institute

An "Elevator Pitch" is a concise, planned, and rehearsed description about your company which your 10 year old should be able to understand in the time it would take to travel in a lift. It is not your "sales pitch.". Related Content: Business investment 'falling' You are not watching this post, click to start watching. investment

Upcoming Speaking Engagements in Philadelphia, Raleigh and London (Virtual)

Managing Communities

I wanted to take a moment and share some of my upcoming speaking engagements. I love to meet people in person and the main way that I do that is through the conferences and events that I speak at. On November 5, I will be speaking at WordCamp Philly (November 5-6 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), a [.].

Join the Conversation

Women on Business

Women are moving more towards social media, according to this report, ( [link] ) women make up 55% of the twitter population, and probably more since that study was done. Social media allows women to connect with others like them, share ideas, receive support and advice in an instant. Need some help picking out a VA? Or the right software?

How Should We Measure Leadership Performance?

Brilliant Leader

The issue of how we should measure leadership performance is an interesting one. Historically, most leaders would have been judged purely on the results they deliver, that is, delivery against their goals, objectives and targets. But is this enough? You only have to take a look through a selection of posts on my leadership blogroll [.].

Encourage Push Back

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. Deference to authority is deeply engrained in most of us. As a leader you need to fight it in your direct reports. If people automatically defer to your [.].

How much do you challenge, contribute and change?

My Own Coach

After all, it turned out that this wasn''t even a key moment in the film! But this time, this moment made me stop and make note.

Three Easy Steps to Boost Your IQ


That IQ drop is equivalent to losing a night’s sleep or twice the drop seen by those who just smoked marijuana! Add ten point back to your IQ.

“Shift Happens” Video Ignites Discussion on How We Need to Change or We’ll be Changed

The Practical Leader

Last week I ran a highly customized Peak Performance Leadership workshop and facilitated a strategy session in beautiful Colorado Springs. The U.S.

Sticky Situations: how to navigate management landmines

Roundtable Talk

Last week, we kicked off fall with a PowerRoundtable session diving into the topic of management train wrecks. For those who missed it, here’s a few of the lessons learned from a discussion that ran the gambit from how to manage a difficult employee to what it’s like to work for a crazy boss. Most people want to do well. People will surprise you.

The Personnel Touch

Chartered Management Institute

The Olympics jamboree next year poses a raft of HR questions. But it can benefit your workers as long as you create an evenhanded policy. Ready, get set, go, says Alison Blackhurst. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Choose To Lead

Leaders. Better. Brighter.

With all of the focus these days on leadership skills and competencies, an additional question needs to be asked. Who performs this act? Everyone!! .

Manu Tuilagi and the art of saying sorry

Chartered Management Institute

The rolling car crash that was the English rugby World Cup campaign came to a halt at the weekend as the French side deservedly dumped us out of the tournament. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Sustainability 3.0: When Products' True Costs Are Covered

Harvard Business Review

In a sustainable economy, businesses would serve consumer needs in ways that did not reduce the ability of future generations to meet theirs. webinar

Start the week off right with Simon’s Cat!

ReThink HR

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Five Tips to Break Through Your Filter(s)

Harvard Business Review

It is no surprise that we instinctively seek out those who share our interests. This is especially true in times of increasing pressure and uncertainty. We have an understandable tendency in such times to seek out the familiar and comfortable as a buffer against the unforeseen changes around us. The result? Here are some suggestions: 1.

Pulp Fiction: 10 Favorites


Max Allan Collins lists his ten favorite detective novels. [HT: HT: Pulp Serenade

What does Money(ball) have to do with anything?

Jason Womack

I've been in NYC now for a week - what a city. So, last Friday I reached out to a friend of mine here and said, "Let's go see Moneyball.". Competing