Mon.Mar 12, 2012

Leadership Influence the Go-Giver Way

C-Level Strategies

Most of us are familiar with the term, “go-getter,” someone who goes after what they want and makes things happen.

What Leaders Can Learn from Spiders

Kevin Eikenberry

Have you ever stopped to really look at a spider web? If you aren’t afraid of spiders, the next time you have a chance, stop and look at a spider web. What you will find ais an intricately designed work of art and engineering marvel. Every part of the web is connected to every other [.]. Leadership Learning Success expectations

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Making Decisions versus Finding Solutions

Ron Edmondson

I was working with a church recently that has a leadership issue, which is causing harm to the church. One of the staff members is extremely popular with the people in the church, but he is considered a lousy team player by the rest of the staff.

Three Traits Of A Lifelong Leader

Tim Milburn

Look above at the top banner on my site. Located beside the deeply reflective pose I’m striking in the picture, I’ve included a tagline under my name. Developing Lifelong Leaders. I love that statement. It’s both the mission and vision of what I hope to accomplish with my life.

Leaders: 4 Steps to Dissolving Conflict in Your Life

Linked 2 Leadership

When we have conflict in our lives, do we let it fester until it explodes, or do we take a more positive and proactive approach? We all have conflict in many areas of our lives. The question then becomes how do we handle it most effectively. Answer Me This Are you agitated with someone today? [.]. Conflict Management Emotionally Intelligent Leadership teamwork leadership communication Conflict Conflict Resolution

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There May be Potential in those Mistakes

Aspire-CS

. One day as I worked as a young researcher in laboratory, a colleague walked in with some photos. Her team had been involved in drug trials in humans of a certain blood pressure (vasodilator) medicine. The photos showed children who had high blood pressure that couldn’t be treated with other blood pressure medications. When the children took the medicine over time, someone became aware that they unexpectedly grew hair all over their bodies – and these photos showed very hairy children.

Pride Comes Before the Fall: A Sermon

Ron Edmondson

Pride comes before the fall from Gcomchurch Sermons on Vimeo. Related posts: The Trust of a Widow: A Sermon. The Affirmation of God: Living Your True Identity. Disecting Galatians 5: What Does it Mean to Be Free? Galatians 6: You Reap What You Sow.

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Take the Stairs

CEO Blog

Take the Stairs - 7 Steps to Achieving True Success is book by Rory Vaden. I agree wholeheartedly with his point of view. Don't just take the easy way - take the way that has the best results long term.

Want To Build A Better Corporate Culture? – Consider The Rhythm of the Calendars Used in Religion

First Friday Book Synopsis

Back in my full-time preaching days, (I spent 20 years in full-time ministry), I remember one especially “oh, yeah, that is so true” moment that was so obvious I could not believe I had not seen it/realized it. I was reading a book on preaching (homiletics: sorry, I don’t remember which particular book; I read [.]. Randy's blog entries Alain de Botton corporate culture Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion

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Positivity at Work by Chris Edmonds and Lisa Zigarmi

Rajesh Setty

My friends Chris Edmonds and Lisa Zigarmi have written a wonderful book called Positivity at Work Tweet. Full Disclosure: Apart from Chris and Lisa being friends, the book is also published by our publishing company ThinkAha ]. First, quick bios of the authors: S.

Leadership Caffeine-4 Big Reasons to Kill Your Weekly Status Meeting

Management Excellence

Few events do more to suck the life and energy out of a team than the boss’s weekly status meeting. If you are the boss, it's time to exorcise these from your operating routine. Leadership Leadership Caffeine Performance Dysfunctional Weekly Status Meetings Your Operating Routine

How Can I Delegate More Effectively?

Marshall Goldsmith

My first suggestion in trying to improve delegation skills is for you to always remember: "Delegate more effectively -- don't just delegate more frequently." My good friend and mentor Paul Hersey showed me why more delegation was not necessarily better delegation. If we delegate an assignment to a person who lacks the motivation and ability to do the job, we do a disservice to both the person and our organization. We need to delegate only to people who are ready to handle the challenge.

Partner Separation TeamBuilding Activity

Create Learning

This is a sample of my new Team Building Booklet 8 Variations of Infinite Loops. This is 1 variations….for for ALL 8 and they are very excellent you can purchase the entire Team Building Book. . CLICK HERE.

Your readers will benefit from this!

Rajesh Setty

I was recently contacted by “Joe” asking if I would be interested in looking at an infographic his team had created that he thought would be useful to my audience. He also mentioned that I could use it however I want. I knew the trick, so I politely replied that I will pass for now.

Overcoming Safe Success Cultures

Leadership Freak

** Ambition makes it nearly impossible to enjoy the success of others. You can shine, just don’t outshine me. In addition, insecure bosses feel threatened when someone outshines them. Furthermore, it’s hard to help others outshine you when you’re in the middle of an organization. A “shiner” might be promoted over you. Safe success: Organizations [.]. Fear Insecurity Leading Managing Marks of leaders Motivation Personal Growth Taking others higher Trust Growth Leadership Leadership Development

For the Health of It: The Bottom Line on Healthy Workplaces

The Practical Leader

We’d expect that healthy employees in healthy workplaces create healthy bottom lines. What may be unexpected is just how big the impact is. We’d expect that work-related stress is also considered a big problem. Did you expect it to be far more critical than smoking or high blood pressure?

Overcoming Safe Success Cultures

Leadership Freak

** Ambition makes it nearly impossible to enjoy the success of others. You can shine, just don’t outshine me. In addition, insecure bosses feel threatened when someone outshines them. Furthermore, it’s hard to help others outshine you when you’re in the middle of an organization. A “shiner” might be promoted over you. Safe success: Organizations [.]. Fear Insecurity Leading Managing Marks of leaders Motivation Personal Growth Taking others higher Trust Growth Leadership Leadership Development

Atmosphere and Energy is the Difference Between a Great Community and a Feeble One

Managing Communities

photo credit: Lars Plougmann I’m down at South by Southwest Interactive right now and, having spoken at numerous events over the years, what strikes me most about SXSW is the atmosphere and the energy. It is incomparable to any event I’ve been at. If you go to a big conference in New York, you don’t [.]. Community Cultivation

Three Terrific Quotations

First Friday Book Synopsis

Over the years, I have accumulated hundreds of quotations that caught my eye and am always on the alert for others previously unknown to me. Although the three that follow may be well-known to others, I was thrilled to encounter them for the first time. “There are two ways to live life — one as [.]. Bob's blog entries Albert Einstein Henry Moore Miles Davis Three Terrific Quotations

SOLVED Solution Finding Method. Speech

Create Learning

SOLVED Solution Finding Method. View more PowerPoint from Michael Cardus. The above slideshare is from a talk I gave at Social Media Uninhibited. The talk and process are effective with technical and inter-personal steps to find solutions.

Rare Video: Clayton Christensen explains disruptive innovation

First Friday Book Synopsis

Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School professor and the world’s most influential management guru according to the Thinkers50, lays out his landmark theory about disruptive innovation. To view it, please click here. Christensen is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He is also co-founder of Innosight, a management [.].

How to Slay Goliath

LDRLB

My business career is characterized with many David versus Goliath encounters. As a 23 year-old Macleans Toothpaste Brand Manager in 1970, my colleagues and I competed against powerhouses P&G, Colgate and Unilever. When I joined Jacobs Suchard (then Nabob Foods) in 1977, I found myself up against the muscle of Kraft and Nestle. Wherever I went, the major competitor was 20 times larger. That is clout.

Twitter for Beginners

ReThink HR

For my colleagues that still don’t understand it, therefore they do not use it… this infograph is for you! You may also like the following: Networking – You can’t do it if you don’t show up HR & Social Media is featured on Mashable.com Is your employer watching?

How to Slay Goliath

LDRLB

My business career is characterized with many David versus Goliath encounters. As a 23 year-old Macleans Toothpaste Brand Manager in 1970, my colleagues and I competed against powerhouses P&G, Colgate and Unilever. When I joined Jacobs Suchard (then Nabob Foods) in 1977, I found myself up against the muscle of Kraft and Nestle. Wherever I went, the major competitor was 20 times larger. That is clout.

Chip Kidd: A Top Talk At TED 2012

Bird's Eye View

Chip Kidd is a genius. He's the star of his field, which is basically figuring out what a particular book should "look like." In other words, he designs book jackets and it's obvious his awesome ability to do that has compelled people to lots and lots of books.

Leadership Development and China

Great Leadership By Dan

I’ll be traveling to Shanghai, China to begin discussions with a large state-owned company that’s interested in our executive development programs. I’ve been to China and Asia before, but it’s been a while. Also, I’ve never actually been involved in a business negotiation process with the Chinese.

Are Great Employees Overrated?

Harvard Business Review

Curated tweets from Harvard Business Review's SXSW panel discussion on "Are Great Employees Overrated?" held on March 11, 2012. Introduction by HBR's Eric Hellweg and featuring George Anders, Michael Schrage, Roy Bahat, Tammy Johns and Laurie Ruettimann

Art Break: Gorbatov

Execupundit

Art Contrarian looks at the work of Konstantin Gorbatov

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Diversity Training Doesn't Work

Harvard Business Review

"We've got another lawsuit," my friend and client Lana* told me over the phone. Really?" I was honestly surprised. What about all that diversity training everyone went through?". Well, apparently we need to do it again.". Lana was the head of Human Resources for Bedia, a company in the media industry that felt, at times, like an old boy's network. Diversity wasn't just a professional issue for her; she cared about it personally.

Important Questions When There Are Differences

Execupundit

Do you have the same view of reality? Do you have the same goals? Are you operating with the same reward system? Do your respective associates have the same perceptions, goals, and rewards

MBAs Should Take Competency Tests

Harvard Business Review

MBA education is changing. As a result, it's fair to ask what, exactly, students now are learning. For one thing, there are far more institutions in the game. Nearly 500 accredited business schools in the U.S. now grant MBA degrees, a huge expansion of an industry that began a century ago at Dartmouth's Amos Tuck School. There's no mystery why.

To email or not to email… now that is the question…

Rapid BI

To email or not to email. now that is the question. From time to time we all have a moan or complain about the volume of emails we get, of course its always other people that send the stuff we don't want or are not interested in. We would NEVER d. Business ecademy

Why Your Company Should Partner with Rivals

Harvard Business Review

There's a flawed belief that your only 'friends' in business are the enemies of your enemy. At one time, this axiom held true. But in today's interdependent world, this flawed belief is proving a thorn in the balloon that would otherwise raise many companies' future commercial success. Indeed, the true paradox that smart, trailblazing companies are solving is how to outperform their competition by collaborating with their competition. Here's how and why this matters to you.

Baldrige Tools Do Provide a Roadmap - But What If You Really Need Help Getting There?

Six Disciplines

While the Baldrige framework has been proven many times to be the leading performance excellence model, a recent article " Baldrige Tools: Providing a Roadmap, Not a Prescription" reveals a number of scenarios that should raise a certain level of concern and risk. The Baldrige feedback report is useful - to a degree, but the feedback report will not prescribe specific fixes for identified areas in need of improvement."