April, 2010

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Loyalty vs. Tenure | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth After my last post Focus on Performance I thought it might be a good idea to follow-up by addressing what

Victim or Victor?

Chris Brady

IMG_8171 There is an occupation that is experiencing significant growth. It has low entry requirements and can be had by literally anyone. Hordes are stampeding in that direction with noses acutely tuned to the smell of the gravy train

Why Your Natural Response to Conflict is Probably Wrong and What.

The Recovering Engineer

Most people's natural response to conflict begins with this perception of threat. This perception triggers our "fight-or-flight" response, and our adr

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I am me because you are you

Tony Mayo

A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater

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Listening - The No. 1 People Skill

Building Personal Strength

Listening is probably the No. 1 people skill. People have important things to say to you, but if you don't really understand what they're trying to say, you won't "get it." Which means that you'll be saying and doing things without knowing what's going on.

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Resolving Conflict Lesson: Watch Your Step | Guy Harris: The.

The Recovering Engineer

When it comes to conflict, none of us is immune to our emotional triggers. Just today, I had an interchange with someone close to me (not in my family

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Create More Time by Tracking Your Goals

Tony Mayo

Top executive coach Tony Mayo shares some of the latest brain research on the benefits of goal setting

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Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: Lead People & Manage Numbers

Orrin Woodward

Leadership, a subject that I have spoken and written about a length, is a necessary ingredient in all successful lives and companies. The problem is that many people confuse Leadership with the ability to call a meeting and pontificate

Initiative - Develop a Bias for Timely Action

Your Voice of Encouragement

We can fool ourselves into believing that good intentions and ideas are enough. But developing a sense of urgency and taking timely action is the only way to get things done. These insights will inspire you to move from procrastinating

What the Great Scientists Had to Say about Personal Strength

Building Personal Strength

There's nothing easy about science. So when we consider the great scientists throughout history, it isn't surprising that some of what they had to say was about the kind of personal strength that served them well. It would serve us well, too.

All That We Need

Chris Brady

Brotherly_love You don't have to solve all the problems. You don't have to have all the answers. You don't have to be perfect. You don't have to be super-intelligent. You don't have to be somebody else. You don't have to "figure it all

Conflict Resolution Insights: Why Conflicts Escalate | Guy Harris.

The Recovering Engineer

A quick model for understanding interpersonal conflict escalation and what you do to stop it from happening

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Social Media News and Web Tips – Mashable – The Social Media Guide [del.icio.us]

ReThink HR

SocialMedia, Blogs, Tips

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Values Based Hiring | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Why play a game of chance when you don't have to? I was casually reading the results of a survey on the topic

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Cooperation - Work with Others to Achieve a Common Purpose.

Your Voice of Encouragement

Anytime more than one person is involved in a project, you can expect individual differences and maybe even clashes. But a shared goal will make it easier for everyone to work together. Learn what it takes to avoid conflicts and

Never Give Up, Part IV - Michael Jordan in the 1997 NBA Finals

Building Personal Strength

The 2009-2010 NCAA basketball season is over. Usually this time of year I have to pull myself out of a funk because I know there'll be no more college hoops for another seven months. This year I have a different feeling because my favorite team won the National Championship.

Author Chris Brady's Leadership Blog: Multum, Non Multa

Chris Brady

IMG_0096 C. Plinius Caecilius Secundus (61 - 114 A.D.), also known as Pliny the Younger, said "Multum, Non Multa." Translated, it says, "Much, not many." I am not sure what he meant by it or why he said it, after all, I'm no philologist

0104 | Marshall Goldsmith

LDRLB

Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority in helping successful leaders get even better by achieving positive, lasting change in behavior for themselves, their people and their teams. Marshall is an executive coach, speaker and author or editor of 29 books including What Got You Here Won’t Get You There and his newest release MOJO. 0:00 Introduction. 1:26 What is executive coaching? 3:59 What is MOJO? 8:03 What is NOJO? 10:30 What are the four areas of MOJO?

My Free E-Book: Leadership From a Glass Half-Full

Terry Starbucker

I'm pleased to announce the release of my free e-book “Leadership From a Glass Half-Full: 5 Things You Need To Learn Before You Jump Into The Pool”. The main reason I wrote this mini-book is that many new and developing leaders do not

IPL: Great Product, Lousy Service!

Ravi Pratap Singh

What I Learned from a Hike in the Mountains of Virginia

Your Voice of Encouragement

A few years ago my husband Lee and I were visiting our daughter near Blacksburg, Virginia, where she lived at the time. Alison knows how much we enjoy the world of nature so she suggested that we hike up to McAfee Knob

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Giving Feedback -The No. 2 People Skill

Building Personal Strength

I recently posted an article about what I believe is the number one people skill: listening. Possibly the No. 2 people skill is giving feedback. You might say it's the art of pointing out problems in a person's behavior without being critical. Very few people have mastered it.

Caption Contest 2010.4

Chris Brady

Here's your chance to win a free autographed copy of Orrin Woodward and my book Launching a Leadership Revolution by submitting the funniest or wittiest caption. Good luck. Click on photo for larger image). ATT10468154

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Myth #3 -- Are we myth-ing the boat when it comes to communication?

leaderCommunicator

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Leadership and persistence

Lead on Purpose

Persistence is one of the key characteristics of great leaders. Gaining it requires determination and a mindset that — no matter what happens — you will stick to your principles and goals. Persistence in leadership is analogous to

Strengths-Based Leadership Theory

LDRLB

Strengths-Based Leadership Theory (also known as Strengths-Based Organizational Management or SBOM) is a method of maximizing the efficiency, productivity, and success of an organization by focusing on and continuously developing the strengths of organizational resources, such as computer systems, tools, and people.

The Epitome of Compassion in an Unlikely Place

Your Voice of Encouragement

I love college basketball, especially the ACC. I'm not afraid to admit that I'ma huge fan of Duke and Coach K. But in the Final Four game between Duke and West Virginia at the NCAA tournament Saturday night, the scene I'll never forget

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FORTUNE COOKIE - Self-Confidence

Building Personal Strength

If you've followed my blog, you know I'm a huge basketball fan. The NCAA tournament was sensational. One of the things that was always thrilling to watch was a player who was so far outside the three-point line that no one was defending him closely.

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In Praise of Bossy Women | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

I have never considered myself to be bossy, (having inherited my father's more conciliatory disposition), but the older I get, the bossier I become. The women in my family are like that…bossy. They have been bossy for generations in

Myth #1 -- Are we myth-ing the boat when it comes to communication?

leaderCommunicator

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Down Blog-Memory Lane #2: Love and the Defense Contractor

Steve Farber

One of my all-time favorite examples of the role of Love in getting extraordinary results at work, this was originally posted on 4/15/06 : For those of you who think that love in business is a soft, California, group hug, hoo-ha kind of thing, I offer this story from a sourcing agent at a defense contractor. His job is to procure the materials his company needs to make guns, missiles, and other things that go boom.

Evidence-Based Management

LDRLB

I once had a conversation with a cardiologist about a brand new drug. This drug had been released literally days before and this physician told me he was already using it. Despite my background in pharmaceuticals (or maybe because of it) I was taken aback. I asked him what experiences he had that led him to begin to prescribe it. “I I don’t need any. The data is there.”. The physician was trained to respect evidence-based medicine.

Are you REALLY coaching? Or is it advice in disguise?

Management Craft

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A Tale of Integrity

Building Personal Strength

When I was a West Point cadet, integrity was embodied in the Cadet Honor Code, which stated, “A cadet will not lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those who do.” Honor violations were reported by fellow cadets and thoroughly investigated. Cadets found guilty were dismissed immediately.