Sun.Aug 07, 2011

10 Sticky Note Reminders For The Busy Leader (Plus One from the Heart)

Terry Starbucker

For many leaders out there (myself included), sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in a day. Work piles up, deadlines loom, milestones are passing, folks are tugging at you from all different directions- and guess what suffers. Our leadership.

Leading Clean: Killing Your Conflict Phobia

Linked 2 Leadership

Afraid of conflicts? Always getting in conflicts and don’t know what to do? Are you avoiding conflicts because of the fear involved. Well, you may be suffering from conflict phobia. And it’s probably time to overcome that phobia and turn that fear into a strength! The key to deal with any conflict is to act [.]. Conflict Management

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Honoring a Pastor’s Wife (Revised)

Ron Edmondson

One of the toughest jobs in the church is that of being a pastor’s wife. I know I’m biased, but I have one of the best in Cheryl. Cheryl has a full-time professional job, is an excellent wife and mother, but the demands on her as my wife are often overwhelming.

Succeed: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals Heidi Grant Halvorson Hudson Street Press/Penguin Group (2010) How and why almost anyone can achieve the goals they set IF…. Others have their own reasons for praising this book. Here are five of mine. The book is very well written. Heidi Grant Halvorson has accumulated, organized, and [.].

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Satan Loves to Mess with the Good Guys

Ron Edmondson

Sometimes God uses one situation to get my attention in another. Let me explain. Today at Grace Community Church we ordained Ben Reed to the ministry. Ben is community groups pastor at Grace. In our tradition, ordination is separate from licensing. We see licensing as the act of making Ben legal to perform marriages and meet state requirements as a minister. Ben has been licensed for several years. Ordination is a more symbolic act of a church body recognizing a person who is fit for ministry.

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Strategic Focus


The Moroccan tiles outside Rabat were colorful. When you looked at ‘em through the water, it was mesmerizing. Exactly WHY they caught my attention escapes me, but I took a picture and still admire their beauty. frontpage


IT Overinvesting – Is it Better to be Safe than Sorry?

Women on Business

While I haven’t read the book, an article on Reuters suggests that the book Aligning Technology with Strategy by Harvard Business Review advises companies evaluate their IT costs to prevent overinvesting. Specifically, companies should: “Spend less. Evaluate expected returns from IT investments. What’s essential spending versus discretionary or unnecessary? Then eliminate waste, such as frequent upgrades.&#.

Nicholas Carr: Schools should beware the e-book bandwagon

First Friday Book Synopsis

In an article featured by the Dallas Morning News (“Our fleeting focus,&# Sunday, August 7, 2011), Nicholas Carr says that, given what we know now, schools should be wary of replacing textbooks with e-readers. I agree. In fact, I think everyone should be wary of replacing bound volumes with e-readers or replacing e-readers with bound [.].

Some Interesting Characteristics of Successful People

Building Personal Strength

A really good article by Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D., from the Harvard Business Review Blog Network: "Nine Things Successful People Do Differently." Here are the nine things. Get specific Seize the moment to act on your goals Know exactly how far you have left to go Be a realistic optimist Focus on getting better, rather than being good Have grit Build your willpower muscle Don't tempt fate Focus on what you will do, not what you won't do Of course there are a lot more than nine things.

Podcast from ASTD of Gary Cohen – Question based leadership!


Click to hear: ASTD TCC Podcast Gary Cohen Interview. Company leaders today face new and increasingly complex problems. Most of these problems are intractable, if not, in the end, problems without real, lasting solutions. It is an extremely frustrating situation for today’s leaders, who are accustomed to finding answers and whose ability to find the right answers got most of them into leadership positions in the first place.

The August 2011 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

The August 2011 Leadership Development Carnival is up! It's hosted this month by Jason Seiden, at his new profersonal blog. Jason has done an awesome job of screening and organizing over 40 recent posts on leadership development, submitted by some of my favorite bloggers.

The Wolves Inside

Rajesh Setty

Maynas Eric Chua made my day with this note on his Facebook page. Apart from what was written on that note that brought tears in my eyes, Eric shared a beautiful story with a message that all of us should remember. Here it goes: The Wolves Inside. An old Cherokee told his grandson, “My son, there’s a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It’s anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, ego. The other is Good.

Is There a CEO Afterlife? | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Those of you who have followed my blog have an idea of how I'm spending my time as a retired CEO. I'm working  not for money, for fun. Beyond my recreational life (weapons of choice being a tennis racquet or a golf club

The Unlived Life


Cultural Offering has a checklist for an unlived life. Must reading


Complimentary Resource – Document Process Management: The Case for an Integrated Lifecycle Approach

Strategy Driven

Document Process Management : The Case for an Integrated Lifecycle Approach. by Oca Business Services. Learn how you can manage enterprise information and evidentiary records in a well documented and consistent manner, while reducing costs and increasing productivity.

It’s Leadership Development Carnival Time

Management is a Journey

The August Leadership Development Carnival is out at Jason Seiden’s blog, Profersonal. Jason has done an excellent job of presenting 40 informative articles on leadership and management from bloggers around the Web. My article Not More of That “Touchy Feely&# Stuff! is included. Check out this month’s edition and read some of these excellent articles! Communication communication leadership management

Not Your Usual Prayer Department


What sort of prayer do you get before a NASCAR race? This one. I'd like to be at that pastor's house for Thanksgiving


“Can I Go Back To My Books Now?” says the “Extreme Reader” – Has The “Reading Class” Reached Its Natural Limits?

First Friday Book Synopsis

I love to read. Not everybody does. I know some really, really smart people who read very little – at least, they read very few books, or even longform reads (what we used to call essays). Oh, they read lots and lots and lots of e-mails, business proposals, spreadsheets… They know how to learn. They [.]. Randy's blog entries Alan Jacobs extreme readers learning reading the reading class We Can't Teach Students to Love Reading

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For Sunday : Han Kim playing Mozart in Korea


Alan Trefler (Pegasystems) in “The Corner Office”

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Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Alan Trefler, founder and chief executive of Pegasystems, a business technology company. He says it’s the job of each person [.]. Bob's blog entries Adam Bryant Alan Trefler Corner Office column Marilynn K.



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