Mon.Jan 30, 2012

5 Myths about Introversion from Harvard Business Review

C-Level Strategies

Harvard Business Review. I was exceptionally honored when the Senior Editor of the Harvard Business Review Blog Network asked me to write a post about introverts, which led to them publishing, “ An Introvert’s Guide to Networking.”

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Why Should Anyone Be Led By You?

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Why should anyone be led by you? This is the seminal question for all leaders.

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7 Marks of a Great Leader

Ron Edmondson

There are some characteristics which set a great leader apart from mediocre leaders. Great leaders are multidimensional. While continuing to improve, great leaders have achieved certain markers in leadership.

Telling a Story that Influences Others

Kevin Eikenberry

There are many reasons you might want to tell a story. You could tell a story to entertain, to inform, or to get a laugh. You could tell a story to a friend, write it in a blog post, or include it in a presentation. While there are many situations when a story can be [.]. Influence Leadership Leadership Communication audience influence persuasion stories

What Do You Need to do More Of?

Aspire-CS

I’ve not yet read the biography of Steve Jobs, but have certainly heard a lot about his leadership since he passed away. It strikes me that he wasn’t good with people (this may be an understatement, by the way). Stories of his arrogance, selfishness, explosive personality, and demeaning others abound. Yet he was a genius who was able to encourage others to create great things for Apple and our world. I don’t mean to be disrespectful.

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You Can’t Learn Anything with Your Mouth Open

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Self Leadership I was sitting in a coffee shop writing a post and there was interview going on at the next table. What struck me, as I tried to write, was the amount of time the interviewer spent talking to versus listening to the interviewee. He would ask a question and as soon as she started to [.].

What we should learn from team’s…

ReThink HR

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“Don’t Be So Stupid, Stupid” – A Reminder For Those Seeking Talent

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bumblers keep creating crises that didn’t need to happen. George Anders, The Rare Find: Spotting Exceptional Talent Before Everyone Else —————- Have you ever done anything stupid? OK – maybe you haven’t. But I have. And, I suspect, if your answer is not “yes,” then you are either a liar, or you’ve got a pretty [.].

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True Leadership: Hearing the Littlest Voice

Linked 2 Leadership

Leadership comes in all shapes and sizes. It shows up in every aspect of life. It really hits home when it becomes a life and death situation. Especially when the life and death situation is a family member. My Story In 1988, my family faced a medical situation that even I, as a doctor, couldn’t [.]. Leading & Developing Other Leaders Leading Change Practical Steps to Influence business management Dr. Frederick Southwick leadership NoLimit Publishing University of Florida

Thinking Fast and Slow

Kevin Eikenberry

Today’s Resource Recommendation is Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman What do you get when a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology decides to put his thinking and work into one book? You get a book listed by The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, [.]. Books Leadership Learning Personal Development

Pay It Forward - How job hunters can make a difference

Chartered Management Institute

If you've not already seen it, then do buy or hire a copy of "Pay it Forward" on DVD and watch it. It's based on a novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde of the same name. Wikipedia explains the " pay it forward " concept as one of: You are not watching this post, click to start watching

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Don’t Hesitate When You Need to Be Decisive

Your Voice of Encouragement

We once hired a graphic artist who blew us away with the quality of his portfolio. He was said all the right things during the interview and seemed to be the perfect fit for our company. But once he started working for us, we discovered that he didn’t have the skills he said he had.

Turning Resolutions into Reality

Marshall Goldsmith

"I always make new year's resolutions but seldom live up to them. Do you have any suggestions for helping my resolutions become reality?" I am going to delegate this response to my daughter, Kelly Goldsmith. Kelly is a Whitebox Doctoral Fellow at Yale, where she received her Ph.D. in Behavioral Marketing. She is very interested in behavioral decision making. Kelly and I were discussing your question over the holidays. I like her suggestions so much that am going to try them myself!

Good Online Community Management is Censorship

Managing Communities

One of the reasons that words matter so much is that different words prompt different emotional reactions from people. If you call someone a spammer, they are more likely to react defensively than if you said that they were advertising. Even though, when it comes to the action, these are the same thing. Let’s take [.]. Managing the Community Thinking

Control Freaks in Management

LDRLB

After interviewing more than 10,000 employees at 600+ companies, you start noticing patterns in management, as I’ve written about in Managing (Right) for the First Time. One of the most fascinating to me is the overwhelming presence of control freaks. Management seems to attract control freaks in inordinate numbers. My own experience as a control freak was a bit hilarious.

Action and Mental Garbage Model

Management Craft

I hope you have a great week. Here is a quick model that I hope helps you shape your week. You choose the path and how many self-imposed barriers you allow to slow you down.

14 tips to help you be more productive ‘getting things done’ in 2012

Krishna De

NOTE: If you are based in Ireland and are looking for expert guidance and support in development of systems to enhance your productivity, you will find a special offer at the bottom of this article to access a 15% discountor a coming workshop on productivity.

Trust Happens on Purpose Within Teams, Workshop

Create Learning

Contact. mike@create-learning.com call 1-716-629-3678. Increase the Trust within your organization, team, management. Trust Happens on Purpose within Teams. …it it is not an accidental property.

14 tips to help you be more productive ‘getting things done’ in 2012

Krishna De

NOTE: If you are based in Ireland and are looking for expert guidance and support in development of systems to enhance your productivity, you will find a special offer at the bottom of this article to access a 15% discountor a coming workshop on productivity.

Godin on the Pricing Formula

Execupundit

Years ago, my bosses and I needed to finalize the pricing for a new line of software I was launching. In the room we had MBAs from Harvard (2), Stanford, Tuck and, I think, Wharton. We had three prices in mind, and the five of us couldn't agree. So we did the only scientific thing: we flipped a coin (two out of three, just to be sure). Read the rest of Seth Godin here

Mass Affluence: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Mass Affluence: Seven New Rules of Marketing to Today’s Consumer Paul Nunes and Brian Johnson Harvard Business Review Press (2004) Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Customer’s Way Nunes and Johnson help to increase our understanding of an especially powerful trend in contemporary marketing: creating or increasing demand for customized products or services that [.]. Bob's blog entries "The New Rules of Marketing" B.

10 Ways to Network Like a Pro in 2012

Roundtable Talk

It’s the year of the Dragon and time to stop acting like a mouse and make good on your annual resolution to get out and network! This installment of our blog comes from our friends and the authors of Work the Pond! Prentice Hall) Darcy Rezac, Judy Thomson and Gayle Hallgren-Rezac.

Use February’s Bonus Day for R & R Time

The Practical Leader

Since 2012 is the year of Heather and my 35 th wedding anniversary, we’ve been living out one of our dreams with a 30 day cruise that left San Diego, CA on January 4 to Hawaii, through the South Pacific, and back to San Diego. There are many, many fascinating aspects to this part of the world.

How to Connect with the C-Suite

Leadership Freak

CEOs and others in the C-Suite make or break careers. This article begins a short series designed to help you connect with C-Level leaders. Danger: The further away from the C-Suite you are the further away you should stay. The first thing Doug Conant, former CEO of Campbell’s Soup, said when I asked for his [.]. Influence Leading brownnoser Connecting with CEOs costco stores jim sinegal Leadership Development rare exceptions

How to Work with Someone You Hate

Harvard Business Review

Working with someone you hate can be distracting and draining. Pompous jerk, annoying nudge, or incessant complainer, an insufferable colleague can negatively affect your attitude and performance. Instead of focusing on the work you have to do together, you may end up wasting time and energy trying to keep your emotions in check and attempting to manage the person's behavior. Fortunately, with the right tactics, you can still have a productive working relationship with someone you can't stand.

How to Connect with the C-Suite

Leadership Freak

CEOs and others in the C-Suite make or break careers. This article begins a short series designed to help you connect with C-Level leaders. Danger: The further away from the C-Suite you are the further away you should stay. The first thing Doug Conant, former CEO of Campbell’s Soup, said when I asked for his [.]. Influence Leading brownnoser Connecting with CEOs costco stores jim sinegal Leadership Development rare exceptions

Create a Meaningful Life Through Meaningful Work

Harvard Business Review

In case you haven't been following my tell-all confessional — I mean Twitter feed — lately, I've been in Manhattan for the last few weeks. Hanging out in all the wrong places (read: painfully hip power hotels), I've had the questionable privilege of overhearing more than my fair share of Very Serious Conversations from the movers and shakers of the world.

Something in the Air Tonight

Execupundit

Big political day in Florida tomorrow, but I doubt if any of the campaign commercials approach this

Just How Risky Is Entrepreneurship, Really?

Harvard Business Review

There are two views on entrepreneurship in America: the first (largely feigned), that it is a pure virtue like freedom of speech or religion, and the second (real) attitude that it is largely a game for the naïve. Steve Jobs , Mark Zuckerberg, and Michael Dell make fine fodder for commencement speeches, but when parents and career counselors thrust graduates into the job market, the default isn't entrepreneurship, it's corporate serfdom.

YPO in Panama

CEO Blog

I am just back from a YPO event in Panama. I had never been there. Interesting country. If I were to invest in Latin America (and I do not - lots of business close to home), Panama would be my choice. They have only 3.5 million people and have a canal that delivers $3.6

Leadership Skills: You and $$$$$$$

Women on Business

For the love of money! One of the best leadership teachers in any era comes in the form of paper or metal. We love it , hate it , covet it , or disdain it. Our romance with money belongs in every leadership development program on the planet.

De Bono: Thinking as a Skill

Execupundit

Edward de Bono lecturing on his Six Thinking Hats : Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Part Five Part Six

Understanding J.C. Penney's Risky New Pricing Strategy

Harvard Business Review

Penney CEO Ron Johnson recently unveiled ambitious plans to transform the 110-year-old department store chain into a 21st century retail powerhouse. Leveraging his experience at Target and Apple, Johnson aims to create 80 to 100 highly-branded "stores within a store" (e.g. a Martha Stewart boutique). Channeling the spirit of Apple's Genius Bar , every J.C.

Top 3 Change Management Mistakes

Leading Strategies

Change is a healthy part of any enterprise intent on thriving long-term. History, and even present day, is littered with countless examples of those who failed to change in timely response to the market and disappeared as a result. In short, failure to adapt eventually means irrelevance, regardless of the organization type. To successfully meet new demands requires anticipating customer needs and expectations because once market share begins falling off, the time may have passed for re-invention.