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Is Your Brain Undermining You?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Self Leadership Get Ahold of Yourself When Interactions go Awry. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.

12 Ways to”Shoot Yourself in the Foot” as a Pastor

Ron Edmondson

Want to “shoot yourself in the foot” as a pastor? Here are a dozen ways: Do life alone and trust no one. Question everyone’s motive.

At Work, "Yes" is Great, but at Times "No" is Even Better

Leading Blog

This is a guest post by Michael Carroll, author of Fearless at Work. It's almost a twitch reflex to want our jobs to behave themselves. Leading Forum

How To Build A Community of Collaboration

Let's Grow Leaders

What is a community? Can you have one at work? Should you? If you want more of a community feel, how do you create it? Whose job is it?


Tony Mayo

Indifference The opposite of love is not to hate It is indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness It is indifference.

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CEOs and leaders: Are you rewarding rabbit tricks?

Lead Change Blog

When the product defect was discovered, he told his team to do whatever was needed to fix it. SmartBlog for Leadership

Help Your Global Talent Succeed and Lead - Cultivate Communication Skills

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Nancy Vason: As leaders of global businesses, you draw from a deep well of talent. But are they effective communicators? for a job.

Remembering Big Dale


FutureLawyer recalls the insight of Dale Carnegie. I think many high school students would gain more from that book than from much of their required reading

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Why do we Fail to See the Poor? – Thoughts from Larry James, The Wealth of the Poor

First Friday Book Synopsis

In July 2012 the Associated Press reported that by the end of the year the national poverty rate would grow to 15.7 percent of the population, a number equaling poverty levels present in 1965 during the days of President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” and the “War on Poverty.” …Some estimate that poverty is a problem [.]. Randy's blog entries

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Think SoLoMo or SoCoLoMo – Social Commerce, Local & Mobile – For Digital Success

Modern Servant Leader

In an evolving digital work place, it is critical for leaders to think of their products, services and leadership in terms of SoCoLoMo. This is a take off of the popular SoLoMo, which stood for So cial Lo cal and Mo bile, with the Co addition standing for Co mmerce and / or Co ntent. Why is SoCoLoMo important? Social Media. Commerce and Content.

020: How to Develop an Effective Culture

Engaging Leader

In this episode, Jesse and Marty answer an important question from a listener. What practical things can we do today to develop our culture?”

What’s in it for me is what’s in it for you

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development [link] I talk to people all the time about what motivates them at work. The most common answer I hear is, “I like to help people.” The human motivation to be of service is as natural as rain in Oregon this time of year. When we serve others, its gives us purpose and calls us to [.].

Entrepreneurship Science: focus on the 20% who represent 80% of your business

Coaching Tip

Single out your best customers and create a strategy to serve them better. . The old "80/20 Rule" applies : In an established business, 80% of your sales come from 20% of your customers. These are the customers to focus on. If you don't know who they are -- if you can't list them in order of decreasing sales -- find out. Plant promising seeds.

It’s Great When Community Members Know What They Can Expect from the Admin

Managing Communities

Please Update Your RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Interacting with Members Managing the Community

Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Thomas H. Davenport and D.J. Patil for the Harvard Business Review. 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. Artwork: Tamar Cohen and Andrew J Buboltz, 2011 * * * When Jonathan Goldman [.].

Three Elements of Great Communication, According to Aristotle

Harvard Business Review

In my nearly 20 years of work in organization development, I've never heard anyone say that a leader communicated too much or too well.

High Performance Team Building Certificate Program

Create Learning

Back by popular demand, we are very excited to offer the High Performance Team Building Certificate Program again! Thanks Mike!" OVERVIEW.

Social Impact Investing Will Be the New Venture Capital

Harvard Business Review

Governments around the world are straining to fund their commitments to solve these problems and are limited by old ways of doing things.

What Happens When Features Are Dropped To Make a Launch Date?

The Idolbuster

Chapter 9: Paint Your Environment Part 7. Ever been on a project that is under time pressure to make a launch date? One common solution is to drop features from the product. For example, when Apple launched the iPad mini in November 2012, it did not have the retina display. There was equal pressure from myself and others.”.


Thought-full Thursday: what comes back to you


“Often we set out to make a difference in the lives of others only to discover we have made a difference in our own.” In the future?


Make Agility Part of Your Process

Harvard Business Review

Rational managers for the past thirty years have tightly focused on efficiency, cost cutting, and day-to-day execution — perhaps to a fault. With increasing industry disruption, efficiency is fast becoming of secondary importance to innovation and agility. Once they have process performance data, the facts defuse emotional arguments.

Be Happy at Your Work


Fast Company : Secrets of America's Happiest Companies

Why Your IT Project Needs a Cognitive Scientist

Harvard Business Review

Our research, which has involved studying more than 50 international organizations in a variety of industries, has identified an alternative approach to big data and analytics projects that allows companies to continually exploit data in new ways. Instead of the deployment of technology, it focuses on the exploration of information.

Are Racial Preferences Unconstitutional?


Writing in Imprimis , professor Edward J. Erler on " Is the Constitution Color-Blind?


Recommended Resources – The Welcomer Edge

Strategy Driven

The Welcomer Edge : Unlocking the Secrets to Repeat Business. by Richard Shapiro. About the Book. Benefits of Using this Book. All rights reserved.

"Honk If You Love Someone"


A positive four-minute film at Daniel H. Pink's blog

Whole Foods' John Mackey on Capitalism's Moral Code

Harvard Business Review

An interview with John Mackey , co-CEO of Whole Foods Market and coauthor of Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. Download this podcast. A written transcript will be available by January 25. Leadership Managing people Strategy

Great Places to Work


Fortune magazine's ranking of The Best 100 Companies to Work For. But remember, the workplace is often as pleasant as your immediate supervisor

Leadership lessons to be learned from a brilliant symphony conductor

First Friday Book Synopsis

Roger Nierenberg is a highly successful conductor who has performed with some of the most distinguished orchestras in America and Europe. Through his interactive program, The Music Paradigm, he has taught hundreds of top companies around the world how to improve their leadership skills and teamwork. You now have an opportunity to watch a brief [.].

Few Guarantees in Life Other Than


There are few guarantees in life other than. There will be days when you will cringe at your stupidity. You will worry too much.


The Debt Ceiling and the Art of Being Unreasonable

Harvard Business Review

Using brinkmanship in political negotiations (or in any of kind of negotiations ) is not a bad thing. debt ceiling. Which would be crazy.

Unusual Words Update


Well, this may be common in Britain: Invigilate


Morning Advantage: Gender Wars, Chinese Style

Harvard Business Review

China’s one-child policy has changed the expectations of professional women, according to this excellent Wharton report based on extensive interviews. As Alice Au, a senior executive at the search firm Spencer Stuart, in Beijing puts it: "You can have your one child and you're done, so you can basically go on with your life." TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE?

First Paragraph


Detective Inspector Annie Cabbot thought it was a great shame that she had to spend one of the most beautiful days of the year so far at a crime scene, especially a hanging. She hated hangings. And on a Friday afternoon, too. From All The Colors of Darkness by Peter Robinson