Thu.Oct 06, 2011

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Catalyst Atlanta… #Cat11 … Andy Stanley

Ron Edmondson

Andy Stanley was the first session speaker. Andy began by saying, “ My favorite pastor is present today. I love when he does that. Thanks Andy!

Patient Intolerance

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management Leadership Development Self Leadership Leadership, at it’s core, is about successfully managing the gap between our expectations and our experience. Leaders look into the world with a conflicting sense of idealistic passion and frustrated discontent. Patient Intolerance.

7 Characteristics of the Bottleneck Leader

Ron Edmondson

Leaders should aim not to be a bottleneck in the process of building a healthy and growing organization. What would you add to my list?

Are Leaders Born or Made?

Coaching Tip

By Guest Author Jack Zenger. Few things in my life have the consistency of the following exchange. . Stranger: “So what do you do for a living?”. Me: “I’m involved in the leadership development profession. Obviously the words vary to some degree, but the main idea is incredibly consistent. Why doesn’t this question go away?

Notes: Catalyst Atlanta… #Cat11 – Francis Chan

Ron Edmondson

Francis is passionate about God and His glory. Anyone having ever reading his books or listened to his messages would confirm that fact. Psalm 27.

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Notes: Catalyst Atlanta… #Cat11 – Judah Smith

Ron Edmondson

Ben Reed is a note-taking genius. He’s also one a great small groups pastor, leader and friend. He writes a great blog too! Check it out HERE.

Six Roles of a Leader During Change

Change Starts Here

Successful organizational change depends on leaders – managers and bosses who have direct authority with people going through the change – to support and execute change in their span of influence. Effective leaders acknowledge that their support is crucial to success and commit to doing their part. The Sponsor. The Role Model. The Voice.

Notes: Catalyst Atlanta… #Cat11 – Jim Collins

Ron Edmondson

The book aimed to find out what separates some decisions from others; good leaders from great leaders. Always asking “What if?”

Leadership: Burning Bright Or Burning Out

Linked 2 Leadership

Life is full of change. And change is going to happen whether you chose to accept it or not. Change resonates with each of us on an individual basis based on our experiences and with the seasons of life. I like you, have had to make adjustments in my personal life due to change. Change [.].

Tamara Erickson - Managing Across Generations

CEO Blog

Still live at #WBF11. The speaker now is Tamara Erickson who is speaking about what happens at different ages. The 11-15 year old time period tends to influence the lifetime. We are influenced by the news, our parents, our national context, our religion etc. They respect positional authority. Next - the boomers. 1946-1960. Idealistic.

Who was Steven P. Jobs?

Coaching Tip

If you had listened to Steven P. Before his hiatus from Apple, in 1985, his entrepreneurial meddling and micromanagement had gotten out of control.

Stimulus Package 4 - Free Book: Up, Down, or Sideways

Leading Blog

Here’s a stimulus package to get you thinking. It’s a package designed to serve as a catalyst to help you to find ways to make things work and get things done. While you might think of it as a piece of good fortune, don’t think of it as a bailout. You’ve still got to do the inside work. For a chance to receive a free copy, you must do two things.

When a Member of Your Online Community Dies

Managing Communities

photo credit: !efatima efatima My mind is in a certain place today. Communities are about people and people, unlike databases and forum posts, have a finite existence on Earth. One of the hardest things we will deal with in our life is death. When a person dies, their death impacts everyone who cared for them, from [.].

Give your star their standing ovation

Chartered Management Institute

At football matches it's common for a star performer, say one that has just scored a hat-trick of goals, to be substituted a few minutes before the end of the game in order for that individual to receive a standing ovation before the end of the match. I couldn't help think of that when hearing of the sad news of Steve Jobs dying. Give it now. Today.

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Creating Strategic Disadvantage

Leadership Freak

Should the potential benefits of overcoming difficulties motivate leaders to intentionally create strategic disadvantage? That’s the question Malcolm Gladwell introduced yesterday in an unplugged session during the World Business Forum. It’s been bouncing around in my head ever since. Difficulties make us. On the other hand, ease [.]. Leading

Steve Jobs Tribute: Stanford University Commencement Speech

Management is a Journey

Steve Jobs left us too soon and like everyone else my thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family. Having worked in business both before Steve Jobs and the Apple Computer Revolution and after Steve Jobs and the Apple Computer Revolution, his passing was sad for me. I saw the impact of his vision [.].

Heather Oldani and "Emotion Is The New Black"

Bird's Eye View

As Director of US Communications for McDonalds, Heather Oldani knows a thing or two about connecting with customers. Have to think about this.

Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.

Utpal Writes

Steve Jobs: 1955-2011. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Everything else is secondary.”

Is the recession making workers healthier?

Chartered Management Institute

A new report from Aviva Heath has found that two in five (41%) employees say they’ve too much work to do and nearly a third (30%) are working longer hours. But to combat the stress employees are making lifestyle changes. Far fewer employees are adopting unhealthy behaviours despite feeling under pressure.

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Steve Jobs' Legacy: Design Your Own Life

Harvard Business Review

While there are many things worth celebrating of Steve Jobs' life, the greatest gift Steve gave us is a way to design our own lives. Steve Jobs was known for being a design god who sweated experience, and pixels and, well, everything. Design," he once said , "is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. The misfits. The rebels.

Keep in Mind: Trust and Care


I believe it was Harvey Mackay who said that one of the most powerful messages in business is "We'll take care of that."

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New Research Busts Myths About the Gender Gap

Harvard Business Review

The glass ceiling, a phrase popularized in a 1986 Wall Street Journal article, has been invoked for years as the barrier keeping women from reaching the executive ranks in numbers paralleling men. But does it really tell the whole story? In 2000 we started following the careers of MBA graduates from top U.S. Rather, the entire pipeline is in peril.

Steve Jobs – A Great Innovative Leader

Brilliant Leader

Sad news today that Steve Jobs has passed away. He was not only one of the great innovative leaders of our time but of all time. His leadership has literally changed the world, how we communicate and how we behave – some feat. Future articles on this site will cover innovation leadership in more depth [.]. Uncategorized Innovation Leadership

Why Good Leaders Pass the Credit and Take the Blame

Harvard Business Review

A few years ago my colleague Flemming Norrgren and I asked a long-tenured European CEO how he came up with the idea for his company's radical and new strategic direction. "Oh, Oh, that's an interesting question," he said. "I I never thought about it in that way. Certainly it was not only me. I had a big role, but it was not me, me, me.


Just Don't Name It "Hal"


From The Technium : The seven stages of robot replacement


Gary Hamel - The Future of Management

CEO Blog

Still reporting from #WBF11. The sessions are awesome and inspirational. I had lunch with the people putting on C2-MTL , a creativity conference being held in Montreal in May of next year. Their program looks great. Cohosted with Circ du soleil so should be inspirational. Hopefully they will ask me to join them as either a blogger or presenter.

A Day at a Time


Why read a blog named A Simple, Village Undertaker ? Because it is about life

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Behind the accolades for Steve Jobs

The Organized Executive's Blog

Visionary. Genius. The Thomas Edison of our times. Today, the world is remembering Steve Jobs for his many accomplishments. The Organized Executive always focuses on the ideas that will make you a more effective leader, so we offer these brief thoughts: Exercise ruthless focus. Hold your team to high standards. Build a winning team.

The Old Man and the Wasteland


I read Nick Cole's " The Old Man and the Wasteland " the other day and was especially drawn in because so many of the scenes are in Arizona. The story takes place around forty years after a series of nuclear attacks have turned the few survivors into salvagers or predators. It's a quick and enjoyable read. Pure entertainment. I hope he writes more

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Women Think Differently…

Women on Business

This article ( [link] ) gives an interesting and intriguing take on a recent Harvard Business Review issue. The article refers to higher ambition and leaders being able to turn companies around. Sasha, the author, feels the leaders, and the new leadership philosophy, is something that women have been doing forever and comes instinctually.

Catching the Spirit: Crazy Ones and 1984


At Cultural Offering , two classic commercials from Apple


Voice of Experience: Jennifer Christie (American Express)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Jennifer Christie (Chief Diversity Officer and VP, Global Executive, American Express) 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.

When Tributes Matter Most


My friend, Dave, married a woman from France and the distance made visits to his in-laws more difficult and expensive than they might have been otherwise. When his father-in-law became ill, Dave's wife wanted them to go and visit, but Dave demurred. Then his father-in-law called. Would you come for my funeral," the father-in-law asked. "Of