Thu.Mar 16, 2017

Leading with Trust

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Paul J. Zak, PhD : One-third of business leaders surveyed in 2015 said that retaining colleagues is their number one concern. Everyone knows that people are mobile. About one-quarter of employees say that they will look for a new job in the next year.

Intelligent Restraint: Pacing for Growth

Leading Blog

W E KNOW WE NEED to prioritize growth both personally and professionally or it will not happen. And it is just as important that we grow at the right pace. Athletes know that the right pace in both training and racing is key to winning.

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The Leader’s Crisis of Belief

Ron Edmondson

Every Leader Must Push Through A Leadership Crisis of Belief. Every leader at some point faces a crisis of belief in their leadership – or what her or she is attempting to lead. Questions such as: Will this work? Is there a better way? Will people support this?

7 Steps to Quality Customer Support

Women on Business

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Frontline Festival: Leaders Share Team Building Ideas

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is all about team time. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors!

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Mini-Post: Who are the Real Stars?

RapidStart Leadership

We like to focus on the star – the one person who always seems to get it done. But if we zero in too closely on one star, we lose sight of the other points of light in the sky. The Chicago Bulls put five people on the court, not just Michael Jordan.

Leadership and a Cup of Coffee with Howard Behar

Kevin Eikenberry

Howard Behar led Starbuck’s domestic business as President of North America, and he became the founding President of Starbucks International opening the very first store outside of North America in Japan. He is also the author of It’s Not About the Coffee and The Magic Cup.

Getting Your Radical Edge – Part 2

Steve Farber

AMP YOUR LIFE. But it’s not about finding your frequency by ruling out everything else; on the contrary, it’s about finding the frequency that includes all those other important values and ideals. The very act of trying to wrap it all together is what’s really important, because to do that you have to get very clear on what you mean by each value and principle. You have to define, think through, and understand each to its core, and evaluate your life against each one.

Kevin Murphy’s Presentation: Application and Lessons of Deming’s Perspective on Leadership

Deming Institute

Kevin Murphy’s presentation at the 14th In2:InThinking Annual Forum Weekend Conference: Application and Lessons of Deming’s Perspective on Leadership: Kevin is the President at Triumph Accessory Services. After graduating from the Deming Scholars program at Fordham University he worked for GE Aircraft Engines.

Pressure Doesn’t Have to Turn into Stress

Harvard Business Review

Cat Yu for HBR. When I was in my late twenties, I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Doctors operated and told me to hope for the best. I returned to Japan, where I was working, and tried to forget about it. The tumors returned a year later, this time in my liver. After a long search, the surgeons found a new procedure to remove them, but I knew this was, again, perhaps only a temporary fix. I was a mess for the next six months.

The Switch


Consider how much of your time is consumed by entertainment and worries as opposed to learning and achievement. Is it more than fifty percent? Is it possible to reverse the percentages


Blockchain Will Help Us Prove Our Identities in a Digital World

Harvard Business Review

“Who are you?” ” may well be the world’s most frequently asked question. On a website, in a nightclub, at an airport, or in front of a bank counter, everyone wants us to prove that we are who we say we are. But 2.4 billion poor people worldwide , about 1.5 billion of whom are over the age of 14, can’t answer that question to the satisfaction of authorities.

The Abilene Paradox


The Aspen Institute has an edited version of Jerry B. Harvey's classic management essay. If you think dissent can be challenging, watch out for agreement

When an Employee or Spokesperson Criticizes Your Company

Harvard Business Review

Last month three of Under Armour’s celebrity endorsers — Stephen Curry, Misty Copeland, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson — publicly criticized the company’s CEO, Kevin Plank, for making a favorable statement about President Trump. This was an unusual PR challenge. Normally, executives worry about their endorsers behaving in ways that reflect poorly on their companies, such as getting in trouble with the law.

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A 5-Step Process to Get More Out of Your Organization’s Data

Harvard Business Review

“My best employees are leaving,” Daniel told me, “and I can’t seem to figure out why.” ” Daniel (not his real name) was a VP human resource manager at a Fortune 500 company. I asked him whether he had collected any data that could provide him with insights into systematic patterns. “I made sure we get exit interviews done with every single employee who is leaving us,” he replied. “I even personally conducted some myself!



Pianist Emily Pei En Fan with Rhapsodie D'Auvergne for Piano and Orchestra by Saint-Saens


How One Law Measurably Lifted the Status of Women in India

Harvard Business Review

The impact of female political leaders goes beyond their policies. One way it occurs is through the role model effect: Public exposure to women at the top has been shown to reduce social bias and improve living conditions for women. Studies have shown that female political leadership increases the likelihood that a woman is elected again , that crimes against women are less likely to go unreported , and that parents state higher aspirations for their daughters.

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The main difference between government bailouts and smoking is that in some rare cases the statement "this is my last cigarette" holds true. Nassim Nicholas Taleb


What Will Your Leadership Legacy Be?

Eric Jacobson

As a leader, you likely have asked yourself, " How do I want to be remembered as a leader ?" But, perhaps the more important question is, " How will I be remembered as a leader ?"

The More Climate Skeptics There Are, the Fewer Climate Entrepreneurs

Harvard Business Review

According to an October 2016 Pew poll , only about half of Americans believe that climate change is due to human activity. The U.S. remains home to a considerable number of “climate skeptics,” who clearly impact the politics around the issue, as they are unlikely to support costly actions such as carbon taxes intended to mitigate the challenge of climate change.

Twitter as a learning aid – learning beyond university to informal learning

Rapid BI

Twitter can be used as a great aid to learning, but is it a replacement for traditional learning strategies? The post Twitter as a learning aid – learning beyond university to informal learning appeared first on RapidBI. Management education formal learning informal learning Learning learning strategy Training twitter

Break Out of Your Managerial Bubble

Harvard Business Review

Hal Gregersen, executive director of the MIT Leadership Center at Sloan School of Management, says too many CEOs and executives are in a bubble, one that shields them from the reality of what’s happening in the world and in their businesses. The higher you rise, the worse it gets. Gregersen discusses practical steps top managers can make to ask better questions, improve the flow of information, and more clearly see what matters.