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M&A Without Buying the Company

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Understand the Play. Want to see a transaction come together quickly? Acquiring Value Not Companies.

LIFE Book - Living Intentionally For Excellence

Orrin Woodward

Chris Brady has outdone himself again! It’s a book that once you start thumbing through, it becomes nearly impossible to put down.

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That’s Not What I Ordered

The Leadership Advisor

A number of years ago, my sister was focused on a certain project and she was a little short on the money to make it all happen.

Resources for the Beginning Servant Leader

Modern Servant Leader

If You Only Follow The Rules…

Ron Edmondson

Related posts: The Unwritten Rules of an Organization…Equally Important. I Broke All The Rules.

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Leading, Learning and Building A Legacy

Lead Change Blog

My first corporate experience came at about fifteen years into my professional life. I made the decision to toss my resume in the air to see where it might land. The company I found myself attracted to was a $5B global high tech company with a very conservative culture. I quickly learned that this company [.].

The Missing Market for Failure

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Joshua Gans for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * We are told that some large fraction (possibly 80 percent) of [.].

Categorize Your Reading Habits to Grow Personally and Professionally

LeadStrategic

Reading is a doorway to growth : intellectual, personal, professional, and spiritual growth. frontpage

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Emotions And Relationships - Do You Have the Strength And Skill to Manage Them?

Building Personal Strength

Healthy, mutually fulfilling relationships can be difficult to manage. We're imperfect. We make mistakes. We're emotional as well as rational beings.

President Obama at National Day of Prayer

Ron Edmondson

Sadly, I didn’t see this in the news, but I did see it on Ed Stetzer ‘s blog and thought is was worth sharing here as well.

3 Ways to Manage Your Weaknesses

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. Despite what you may be tempted to say in job interviews, you have weaknesses. In real life, it’s important to acknowledge the things you aren’t good at. Once [.].

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Talking about Performance

Execupundit

Wally Bock has some great guidelines on how to talk to team members about their job performance. A technique that I've found to be very effective: When you talk to them about what you want, also talk to them about what you don't want

The New Edge in Knowledge: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The New Edge in Knowledge: How Knowledge Management s Changing the Way We Do Business Carla O’Dell and Cindy Hubert John Wiley & Sons (2011) Finally, in a single volume, just about all you need to know about results-driven knowledge management According to Carla O’Dell and Cindy Hubert, “this book tells you how leading organizations [.].

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Thought-full Thursday: Freedom

Aspire-CS

Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. So take five and enjoy the inspirational quotes and reflect on the questions that follow. Your comments and answers to the questions are most welcome! “Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.&# ~Moshe Dayan

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S-Curve Trend of Team Development

Create Learning

S-Curve of Team Development from michael cardus on Vimeo. At each stage team development can be optimized for ideal functionality.

Friday Fun: What kind of networker are you?

Chartered Management Institute

Are you a Cat or a Limpet? See what animal characteristics you have when networking. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

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Understanding the Fed

Coaching Tip

We all know that the Fed created $1.4 trillion new dollars in 2008. It has told the world that it will inflate to save the monetary system. So that is the news that most people hear. But the Fed’s dramatic money creation in 2008 only seems to force inflation because people focus on only one side of the Fed’s action. trillion. worth of dollars.

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The 10th Anniversary of WindowsLaunchpad.com and The Meaning of Community

Managing Communities

You haven’t heard of WindowsLaunchpad.com, have you? No, not the site that is on that domain name now. The Microsoft Windows enthusiast site that existed on it back in the early to mid-2000s. You’ll have to forgive me, as I don’t know when it launched. I just know that it recently turned 10. I wasn’t [.]. Thinking

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Climate Oops

Execupundit

Cultural Offering points to an interesting article on the climate refugees. I've noticed that most of these purveyors of dire predictions never seem to pay a price

Voice of Experience: Sonia Thimmiah (Accenture)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Sonia Thimmiah (Director UKI Sustainability Practice, Accenture) 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. Anderson (New York City) The Glass Hammer Voice of Experience

Diverse Opinions on Fixing Government

Execupundit

Newsweek has a gallery of opinions from 20 prominent Americans on how to fix government. Some are especially interesting given the person's background

Revolution from the Edge

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by John Hagel III, part of the Edge Perspectives with John Hagel series, one that offers an on-going “exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core.&# To read the compolete article and check out other resources, please [.].

Role Play with History

Execupundit

You're wrestling with a significant problem. Take some time and ask how some or all of these people would handle it: Theodore Roosevelt Margaret Thatcher Martin Luther King Jr. Mahatma Gandhi Winston Churchill George Washington Abraham Lincoln ? You get my point. Step out of your shoes and consider a completely different perspective.

Find The Truth In The Middle

Eric Jacobson

If you're a parent of two children you already know that when the two are fighting and child #1 tells you what happened, you then ask child #2 what happened, and most often the truth is somewhere in the middle of what the two children have told you. Instead, they often listen to only one side of a situation.

How is Your Organization Coordinating Your Social Media?

CO2

Business Collaboration Media and Technology business communications Communications Sales

Friday Discussion: Easter Talk

Ron Edmondson

Easter is upon us…seems to make for an appropriate Friday discussion topic. Besides Jesus…who do you most wish you could see this Easter?

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Categorize Your Reading Habits to Grow Personally and Professionally

LeadStrategic

Reading is a doorway to growth : intellectual, personal, professional, and spiritual growth. frontpage

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Surveying Strategy: The Configuration School

LDRLB

This post is the final in a series about the various schools and models of making organizational strategy. Strategy is a fluid process. The configuration school is the jeet kune do of strategy: the way of no way. In this way it seeks to integrate the various schools into a fluid process of strategy. Thus, we are all configuration scholars.

The Learning Quest

Execupundit

If you were given a two-year sabbatical to go off and study any subject of your choice, which one would you choose? Assume that you cannot pick a foreign language. Once a language is removed, I'm not certain. Both psychology and philosophy are appealing. Although I've studied a lot of history, there is still so much more to learn.

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Global Precision Parts Joins The Six Disciplines Client Community

Six Disciplines

Global Precision Parts (GPP) was established in 2006 as a combination of 3 manufacturing companies located in Ottoville and East Liberty, Ohio and Wabash, Indiana. The three facilities represent an important alliance that allows their customers to enjoy synergy, flexibility and volume capacity that only a multi-site company can offer.

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Dangerous Assumptions About The Unemployed

Execupundit

Michael P. Maslanka warns against having a hiring bias that excludes applicants who are currently unemployed: According to an interesting article in BNA's Employment Discrimination Report for the week of February 23, "EEOC Ponders Potential for Hiring Bias In Excluding Unemployed Job Applicants" by Kevin P.

The Productivity Mind-Set: Identify With Your Goals

Jason Womack

If you are looking to make changes and improve the way you work, you’ll need to experience it mentally first. Amend your perceptions, which include your beliefs and your self-talk, and you’ll notice a change occurs. Start by identifying one area of your life (career, family, learning, finances, etc.) that you want to enhance.

Macho Beetle

Execupundit

The new version of the Volkswagen Beetle makes me nostalgic for the two VWs I owned back in the Sixties and Seventies. Something quickly noticed: The new version looks less feminine than the recent model. Jalopnik notes the same thing : These days, marketers believe that the death knell of a car comes when people consider it's too "girlie."

Lifelong Learning – One Life-Long String of Refresher Courses

First Friday Book Synopsis

“The only job security is found in your own ability to keep learning!” Peter Drucker “Through learning, we re-create ourselves.” Peter Senge ———– We all know the challenge – to keep learning. Randy's blog entries knowing-doing gap lifelong learning Peter Drucker Peter Senge SMU Cox School of Business soft skills