Fri.Jul 01, 2011

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He Who Loves You, Watches Over You

Ron Edmondson

It was a great time of day. When you are sound asleep, God is on watch…like a proud dad! Seeking God’s Protection and Comfort.

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Effective Communication Skills: Acknowledge Emotions Before Solving Problems

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Best of Blogs Series Recently, I was working through an issue with another person. They were distressed over the results of a process that affects both of us. I helped to create the process. I have authority to change the process if necessary. And I have knowledge of the system to troubleshoot and fix a fair number of problems. [.]

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First Look: Leadership Books for July 2011

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in July. The Accidental Creative : How to Be Brilliant at a Moment's Notice by Todd Henry. I'm Feeling Lucky : The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 by Douglas Edwards. Growth or Bust : Proven Turnaround Strategies to Grow Your Business by Mark Faust. Bacon. Fusselman. Books

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My Current Heart Stirrings: Men’s Ministry

Ron Edmondson

I did men’s ministry for many years before I went into vocational ministry. Recently I felt led to address the young men in our church.

I Wonder Where the Wonder Went

Kevin Eikenberry

Yesterday I posted my weekly Powerquote – with questions, action steps and a commentary focused around a quotation from Francis Bacon about wonder (read it here). As I was writing the post, I thought about a piece I wrote many years ago, that became a chapter in my book Vantagepoints on Learning and Life. Because [.].

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GUTSY Woman and a Vision

Women on Business

What do you get when you mix five thousand women and counting; two hundred national chapters and counting; and energy that doesn’t quit? You get a powerful organization that has fun while doing good. Meet Mary Jo Wallo, a woman for these times. Here’s the back story: Mary Jo turned fifty. She set the standard for how to turn fifty and love it.

Voice of Experience: Yolande Piazza (Citi)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Yolande Piazza (Managing Director, Global Consumer Technology, Citi) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business.

Are older workers the key?

Chartered Management Institute

Iain Duncan Smith has been in the news today talking about the need to look within Britain for new talent rather than hiring from outside the country. You are not watching this post, click to start watching


The Big Picture of Business – Fine Wine, Aged Cheese and Valuable Antiques: Part I

Strategy Driven

This holds true for any company, institution and for any person. The Business Tree : Growth Strategies and Tactics for Surviving and Thriving. People.

Photo Inquiry Friday: How do we Change?

Create Learning

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act, but a habit.”. Aristotle. I spend my free time reading about insects. Reflection Points.

Thinking INSIDE the Box

First Friday Book Synopsis

Photo credit: Genelet via flickr used under a creative Commons License. Here is a recent blog post by Sam Carpenter, author of Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less. To check out the wealth of resources he offers, please click here. * * * I am not one to challenge [.].

Checking professional membership or accredited user status

Rapid BI

Accreditation buttons - a win/ win strategy for marketing - How to protect your logo IP and gain marketing advantage - a way to have your users & members promote your site. Management accreditation buttons badge Marketing member professional membership user

The McKinsey Quarterly’s Top Ten: Second Quarter 2011

First Friday Book Synopsis

In case you missed them, see which articles have been most popular with The McKinsey Quarterly‘s readers in the second quarter of this year. Here are the first five. To learn which articles ranked #6-10 and read any/all of the ten articles, please click here. * * * 1. STRATEGY Sparking creativity in teams: [.]. STRATEGY: 1.

Why is Execution so Hard???

Mills Scofield

I just finished two strategic planning sessions with two clients. Both are very good at execution which got me thinking, again, about why execution is so hard. And sometimes,executing excellently is a major customer and competitive advantage! You know the adage; I'd rather have a B plan with A execution than an A plan with B execution.

Generating Breakthroughs Revisited

Management Craft

The cool thing is that I see, more vividly than ever , the catalytic potential for tiny changes to make a big impact. Result = super-charged momentum.

What’s on your summer reading list?

Bud to Boss

I’m headed to the beach for the long weekend, so I’ve been thinking a lot about what books to bring. in addition to the easier “What?” and “How?”

Approaching the 4th


The Declaration of Independence : A clip from the series " John Adams


Twitter Weekly Highlights for 2011-07-01

Tanveer Naseer

Here’s a compilation of some of the articles/tweets I shared on Twitter this week: Thanks! RT @ gestiodelcanvi : How To Build Your Team For Success [link] # coaching #leadership # Thanks David! RT @ LeaderChat : Do You Have A Meaningful Relationship With Success? RT @ RedBaronUSA : Helpful. link] # leadership #vision # Merci Kim! FF # Thanks!

Right Direction?


Try instead to determine the reason why they are not following your course. [Do Or they may be nuts

Supplementing Your Income With A Home Job While Building Your Business

Women on Business

Guest post by Traci L. Dillard-Bell (learn more about Traci at the end of this post). Building a home business can be physically, emotionally, and especially financially exhausting, but there are ways maintain a steady stream of income by taking on a part-time home job early on while creating your business. The answer is easier than you might think.

Stats about Status Meetings


Nelson Biagio Jr. has astute observations on the use of status meetings. All meeting planners should remember line by Lin Bothwell: "It takes a darn good meeting to beat no meeting at all


PrimeTime Women: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Big Spenders


Greenspan on the impact of the stimulus spending


Move your Idea into Reality

Women on Business

The editor’s message in a recent Dwell issue has an insightful comment about ideas that makes me think — hard. He suggests that a good place to store your ideas is in the real world. Meaning you create and envision and idealize and thoroughly understand something in your mind, and then you physically bring that into reality.

The Prolific Mr. Bock


It is one thing not to keep count of the books you've read, but Wally Bock doesn't keep count of the ones he's written

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This Space Intentionally Left White

Harvard Business Review

Looking for an edge over your competition ? Searching for an untapped market? Try slowing down to see more, two hours at a time. In 2004, the BBC Symphony Orchestra gave a performance of the modern classic 4' 33" by John Cage , a composition famous for its counterintuitive focus on the sounds of music not being played. The stakes are high. Why not?

Office Essentials


Components of a productive office: Good chair. Comfortable temperature. Decent lighting. A place to write. Reasonable order. Few disturbances. Reliable equipment. Non-distracting colors. Decent coffee. Self-discipline

Mini Saga #105 – Respect

Rajesh Setty

You can rarely demand respect; you need to earn it. Mini Saga #105 – Respect. That day was the turning point. Mark was visibly unhappy. Note: 1.

Generational Differences


I often use case examples in my management workshops and have tended to give the characters unusual names to avoid the possibility of having a person by that name sitting in the audience. Charles Dickens novels are great resources if only because Dickens was a master of tagging a character with a memorable name. Think of Ebenezer Scrooge.) It was.]

Searching for Professional Significance

Harvard Business Review

Before you proceed, grab a pen and paper and take a moment to do this quick exercise: Write the name of the best leader, teacher, or coach you've ever had. Write the name of the individual who made a difference in your life, who seemed to care more about you than you cared about yourself. Typically, one of these individuals is a former boss.

Quote of the Day


A wrong-doer is often a man who has left something undone; not always he that has done something. Marcus Aurelius


Closeout for 7.1.11


Every friday we review the posts from LeaderLab contributors that has appeared on this blog and elsewhere online. David Burkus took on the idea that organizational success was as simple as getting the right people on the bus. Guest blogger John Richard Bell explained why mission statements suck. Elsewhere. Featured

Supply Chain, Not Sustainability, Should Manage Your Carbon Footprinting

Harvard Business Review

The Economist 's June 2 article " Following the footprints " explores the latest developments in carbon reporting and what companies are learning as they wade into the challenges of measurement. There are three reasons why CEOs should be tapping their Head of Supply Chain to unlock these benefits, not their Head of Sustainability. Where to begin?

Will Germany Leave the Euro?

Harvard Business Review

The Greek legislature has approved a fierce austerity package and protesters are in the streets of Athens. Approval of the package will pave the way for more bailout money but the violence of the protests suggests that the Greek public is unlikely to accept much more in the way of austerity. This outcome might not be a bad one.