Tue.Jan 17, 2012

Steve Jobs vs. Herb Kelleher – Hero Worship vs. Servant Leadership

Modern Servant Leader

Top Row: Steve Jobs, Herb Kelleher; Bottom Row: Steve Wozniak, Tim Cook, Colleen Barrett, Gary Kelly. I am a fan of many Apple products and believe Steve Jobs played a critical role in Apple’s success. However, following his passing, there were many people who referred to him as a great leader.

3 Tips To De-Complexify Your Life.

Rich Gee Group

It's not as hard as you think. Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip Ways & Tips Communication Complex Complexify Information Larry Constantine Presentations

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12 Things I’ve Learned About God

Ron Edmondson

God is not afraid to stretch you to fit His will. God is patient. God never lacks for resources. God has creative ways of accomplishing His will. God is never stressed by my current situation. God works bad for good in its time. God loves a good redemption story. God is never interested in a halftime commitment. God’s power knows no bounds. God loves with an everlasting love. God never wastes an experience. God forgives thoroughly. Which of these do you need as a reminder today?


Chris Brady

I love watching people who are at the top of their game. Whether it be the type of performance readily seen (such as sports, preaching, musical performing, acting, or public speaking), or those which. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application

A conversation with executive coaching client Ron Dimon. Part 4

Tony Mayo

This latest podcast is part four of a funny and useful conversation between top executive coach Tony Mayo and his longtime client Ron Dimon. Ron is an expert on the use of information by executives of large organizations. Listen as two experienced business people play with useful ideas in this episode including; Low [.]. This latest podcast is part four of a funny and useful conversation between top executive coach Tony Mayo and his longtime client Ron Dimon.

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Have You Tied Your Organization’s Goals To Your Noble Cause?

Tanveer Naseer

Why do the goals that you’ve set out for your team to accomplish matter? At first, the answer to this question might seem obvious – the goals you’ve established are meant to ensure your organization’s continued profitability, to increase or sustain your market share, create a new demand for your products or services, and so forth.

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Academic Equality for Global Economic Survival

Coaching Tip

By Guest Author Jan K. Katz, MS. The middle-class axiom “study hard and you’ll get a good job” has proven untrue in the recent economic downturn. This axiom rarely exists at poverty level, where academic accomplishment could be interpreted as an attempt to separate oneself from the community.

Hiring for Attitude: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Hiring for Attitude: A Revolutionary Approach to Recruiting Star Performers with Both Tremendous Skills and Super Attitude Mark Murphy McGraw-Hill (2012) With rare exception, attitude determines altitude Long ago, I became convinced that most human limits are self-imposed. This is what Henry Ford had in mind when observing, “Whether you think you can or think [.].

Do You Choose Trust?


The story is told of funambulist Charles Blondin crossing the Niagara Falls on a tight rope and then asking the cheering crowds whether they trusted him. Yes," they cried.


Interview: Common obstacles PMs introduce

Crossderry Blog

This question — about problems project managers impose on their projects — wraps up my interview with Stephen Ritchie (@ruthlesshelp, blog here ). author of Pro.NET Best Practices (Amazon paperback & Kindle , Barnes & Noble ). Remember that Stephen describes a promotion to get 40-percent-off his book at his blog here. I hope you all found it as interesting as I did: What are common obstacles that project managers introduce into projects? Haste.

Dave Gardner on Using Social Media to Connect With Big Companies

Rajesh Setty

Recently, my friend Dave Gardner (president of Gardner & Associates Consulting ) shared his story of how he used social media to reach (and start a working relationship with) a big company (Dell.) The story was fascinating and it was very different from the stories that are common out there.

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Don't forget! Tomorrow you can to put a question to renowned management thinker Julian Birkinshaw

Chartered Management Institute

The latest CMI Management and Consulting Book Club Q&A sees CMI welcome Professor Julian Birkinshaw. Julian is Professor of Strategic and International Management at the London Business School. He is also Research Director and Co-founder of the Management Innovation Lab.

How to Admit You Don’t Know All the Answers

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. Leaders who insist on making all the decisions often find themselves with disengaged employees. If people aren’t taking charge in your organization, your leadership style might be [.]. Bob's blog entries "Fire Harvard Business Review.

My shocking productivity habit

The Organized Executive's Blog

The first time people see me do it, they often seem stunned or uncomfortable. It takes them a moment to continue our conversation. But I have adopted this habit because I am committed to giving my full attention to the people and tasks in front of me. I will ignore a ringing phone. Of course I will turn off my phone’s ringer before a meeting, but sometimes it rings during an unscheduled conversation. I’ll even let my phone go to voice mail if I’m concentrating intently on something at my desk.

What's Your Big Idea? How Many Can You Generate? #management #innovation

Management Craft

This post is inspired by four thoughts coming together. A few years ago I pitched a book idea to Berrett-Koehler's President, Steve Piersanti. He passed on the book because the idea was unremarkable. He asked, "what's your big idea?" And he said, "I don't see it here." He was right, BTW. A mentor of mine was trying to help me lower my expectations for a project that was frustrating me by suggesting that, "most people have only one revolutionary idea in their lifetime." He was wrong, BTW.

Images From TeamBuilding & Leadership in Austin Texas.

Create Learning

I had a great time in Texas with ASQ’s Human Development & Leadership Division. 3 days of Team Development, planning and leadership facilitation. I did not take many photos, we had discussions and used LOTS of flip chart paper. Below is what I did take.

Amy Lyman Kicked My Assumptions

Leadership Freak

** Marshall McLuhan said, “Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness.” Author, Amy Lyman showed me one of mine. Our assumptions expose us: Beliefs about, the world, ourselves, and others form assumptions. For example, some assume my direct style and enjoyment of controversy is a strategy to drive traffic to my blog. You might [.].

It’s Always About Leadership

Management Excellence

Leaders step up during times of crisis. This is where people in positions of responsibility finally earn the right to the “L” label. Unfortunately, in this instance, much like just about every other crisis we’ve created or viewed, leadership seems to take a holiday, replaced by “everyone for himself” and “it’s not my fault.”. Crisis Leadership Current Affairs Leadership Costa Concordia Leadership Courage

Dave Gardner on Using Social Media to Connect With Big Companies

Rajesh Setty

Recently, my friend Dave Gardner (president of Gardner & Associates Consulting ) shared his story of how he used social media to reach (and start a working relationship with) a big company (Dell.) The story was fascinating and it was very different from the stories that are common out there.

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Leadership Look Back: The Top 10 Leadership eBooks of 2011

Linked 2 Leadership

It’s that time of year: The time to take a “Leadership Look Back” at the past year to see what eBook publications provided the greatest impact for people interested in leadership development, organizational health, and personal & professional growth. Top 10 Leadership eBooks for 2011 Some of these eBooks from this Top 10 List will [.]. EntrepreLeadership Leading & Developing Other Leaders Organizational Health Professional Development business E-book leadership Management

RapidBI in top 100 Tweeters on Management

Rapid BI

RapidBI in top 100 Tweeters on Management Many of you may know Evan Carmichael’s site. Using a range of tools Evan measures and publishes top blogs and tweeters on a range of business related topics. I am pleased to say that @RapidBI is not only in the top 50, but we are number 26. Looking at the list (only [.]. Management top 100 twitter

"No" is the New "Yes": Four Practices to Reprioritize Your Life

Harvard Business Review

I was sitting with the CEO and senior team of a well-respected organization. One at a time, they told me they spend their long days either in back-to-back meetings, responding to email, or putting out fires. They also readily acknowledged this way of working wasn't serving them well — personally or professionally. It's a conundrum they couldn't seem to solve. It's also a theme on which I hear variations every day. Think of it as a madness loop — a vicious cycle.

Managers: Embrace your flawedness - and everyone's. @brenebrown

Management Craft

I love this article from Brene Brown called, Want to be Happy? Stop trying to be perfect. When I teach management, I often talk about how we are all highly flawed and highly talented and embracing it all is a recipe for success (not just the talent part). I don't freak out when people do annoying or strange little things - we all do this. I don't let a botched delivery get in the way of great intent. I have stopped hiding my scars because I know everyone can see them. We are our idiosyncrasies.

How to Network Across Cultures

Harvard Business Review

This post is part of the HBR Insight Center, The Next Generation of Global Leaders. Picture this: You are at a networking event and see across the room a potential employer from a company you're interested in. You walk over to that person, look him in the eye, and say the following: "Hello, I noticed that you're from IBM. I'm very interested in IBM and would love to give you a sense of my background.".

Management Training Programmes for 2012

Talent Technologies

If you’re looking for management training programmes to put in your 2012 training plan in Thailand, then why not have a look at the following outstanding training sessions that will take your company’s Talent to a higher level!

Kodak and the Brutal Difficulty of Transformation

Harvard Business Review

2012 has not gotten off to a great start for Eastman Kodak. Three of the company's directors quit near the end of last year, and word recently emerged that the company was on the brink of filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The easy narrative is that Kodak is a classic case of a company blind to the disruptive changes in its marketplace. Like many easy narratives, this one is not quite right. In the 20th century, Kodak was truly one of the world's powerhouses.

Circling the Project


Productivity expert David Allen says that we don't work on projects; projects are instead the result of what we work on. He urges us to focus on the actions that will eventually lead to completion of the project. The mental picture which we hold is important. Is a project a series of linear actions?

Tactical Execution Best Practice 6 – Succession of Authority

Strategy Driven

“You are not open for business unless you are ready to do business.”. StrategyDriven Contributors. Limited resources, personnel, financial, and material, are a constraining reality faced by every business.

Style Tips from a Master


Cultural Offering , always rich in its topics and content, gives an interesting take on style by the great Fred Astaire

Black Wednesday Is a Wake-Up Call for IT Executives

Harvard Business Review

Are you ready for Black Wednesday ? The screens of many of our favorite web sites may well be black tomorrow, January 18, as webmasters and site owners protest against proposed U.S. piracy" legislation aimed at preventing theft of intellectual property. The legislation would make it illegal for a web site to link to any other without ensuring that the linked-to site is free of copyright infringements.

Entertainment Break


The trailers for: " The Professional " " Black Water " " Roma " " San Francisco " " Quest for Fire " " The Way " " Stalingrad


Stop Bashing HR

Harvard Business Review

Especially today , recruitment, retention, and development of human capital is a critical success factor for almost any organization. Yet the area charged with helping line managers leverage their human capital — Human Resources — is often regarded with outright disdain.

Sherlock Flat


For all of the "Sherlock" fans out there, a rental property in London


Multicultural Leadership Starts from Within

Harvard Business Review

This post is part of the HBR Insight Center, The Next Generation of Global Leaders. The world is getting smaller. As new technologies in social media, transportation, and telecommunications bring us closer together, it's more critical than ever for organizations to recruit, develop, and retain multicultural leaders who can skillfully navigate both the opportunities and challenges of a more connected world.