July, 2010

"The Most Powerful Idea in the World" - Intellectual Property Rights

Sidd Gavirneni

This blog is a result of the "Daily Show with Jon Stewart". I was having a hearty laugh through the show until the guest "William Rosen" showed up. He is the author of the book "The Most Powerful Idea in the World

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Will You Help Fulfill My Birthday Wish? | C-Level Strategies.

C-Level Strategies

Yes, today is my birthday. I feel eternally grateful that I am celebrating it in gloriously healthy fashion thanks to the selfless gift that Rosaleene (Rose) Cook gave me on March 27, 2007 - that's the day she donated her kidney to me

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Task-Oriented vs People-Oriented: A Common Source of Conflict.

The Recovering Engineer

The difference between task-oriented people and people-oriented people can often be the source of conflicts

FAQ 104

Power of Positive Leadership

Coaching Tip

Leaders: Born or Made? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Leaders: born or made? While there is a very simple answer to this question, most people are so entrenched

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Conflict Resolution Lession: Recognize Redirected Aggression | Guy.

The Recovering Engineer

Under stress cats can redirect their aggression towards you. So can people. Learn a lesson in dealing with redirected aggression from our cat, Merlin

FAQ 95

Value Attribution: A Bias that Leads to Bad Decisions

Coaching Tip


Confidence vs. Arrogance | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Confidence vs. Arrogance.is it merely a question of semantics? I think not. While confidence can be

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Updated My Resource Page

Tim Milburn

Some of you may know that I started out blogging and creating resources over at www.studentlinc.net. It's a student leadership site I created that provides articles, tools, and resources for both student leaders and those who work with

Your Voice of Encouragement: Self-Discipline - Control Your.

Your Voice of Encouragement

Self-Discipline - Control Your Thoughts and Actions. When you're working on a challenging goal, you can get distracted by things that are easier and more fun. Close off appealing options and you'll achieve the results you want

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The Best Corporate Visioning Story - Ever | C-Level Strategies.

C-Level Strategies

The inspiring story of how all 1000 employees of Maritime Life were involved in the creation of their company vision, told by one of the inspired employees

Effective Communication Skills: How to Quickly Guess a Person's.

The Recovering Engineer

Effective communication skills start with understanding the other person's perspective. This posts offers a simple way to gain better understanding

FAQ 74

Diagnosis: A Bias that Leads to Bad Decisions

Coaching Tip


Ron Heifetz on Adaptive Leadership (video)

Weekly Leader

Regular readers of this blog and listeners to the podcast will know that I am very interested in the Adaptive Leadership model that is a advocated by Ron Heifetz and Marty Linsky, professors at Harvard's Kennedy School and co-founders

The Personal Strength of Optimism - Sea Hearts Full of Hope

Building Personal Strength

One of the items in Kathleen’s karma bowl is her favorite sea bean. About an inch-and-a-half in diameter, it's smooth, hard, dark brown and shaped like a heart. Next to her karma bowl is another bowl, full of these heart-shaped sea beans.

Leaders Travel Light

Chris Brady

I learned it the hard way, really, by dragging bulky bags through crowded bus terminals, onto packed trains, and up stairs at a five-hundred year-old hotel. I will never forget slugging two huge suitcases through Narita station in Tokyo

The Circle of Control: What Smart Leaders & Marketers Know | C.

C-Level Strategies

The difference between our Circles of Concern, Influence and Control are discussed, as are the ramifications of their differences for leaders and marketers

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Exercise Your Power of Choice in Conflict Resolution | Guy Harris.

The Recovering Engineer

In attempting to resolve conflicts, use your power of choice to make a difference

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Change Management Essentials - 5 Things To Avoid


Most organizational/team improvement initiatives we undertake involve change - from current state of affairs to desired state. Change is hard and painful and necessary for growth/survival. Process improvement is all about managing

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Lessons about Life from My Family Reunion

Your Voice of Encouragement

I come from a big family. I'm the second of six, with one older sister and four younger brothers. With spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, plus my parents who started it all, we now number 31. Last week 25 of us gathered at

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More Dangerous Than a Drunk Driver - Traffic Stories

Building Personal Strength

When I lived in Miami Beach, I used to come home from the office each day burned out - not by my work, but by the 10-mile commute. To vent, I would tell Kathleen "traffic stories."

0107 | Michael Lee Stallard


Michael Lee Stallard and Jason Pankau are co-founders of E Pluribus Partners. They are also co-authors of Fired Up or Burned Out. In this podcast, they make a compelling case for why the next competitive advantage is engaged employees and explain how to build the connection culture that engages them. 0:00 Introduction. 4:00 What is a connection culture? 5:47 What are the benefits of a connection culture? 9:21 What are the three bridges? 14:05 Some examples of a connection culture.

7 Actionable Tips for Leaders to Build Trust That Lasts


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From Bud to Boss: My Audio Interview With Wayne Turmel | Guy.

The Recovering Engineer

Audio interview with Wayne Turmel and Guy Harris on the transition from bud to boss made by new supervisors

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Seven Simple Rules to Create a Fear Based - Next Level Blog

Next Level Blog

Thanks to the readers of this blog, I've collected a really excellent list of things to do if you're a leader who wants to create a culture of fear in your organization. Not that the readers and commenters are suggesting

Vision and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Visioning for CEOs is a topic that I often address on this blog. I don't do so in an attempt to torture you

Composure - It Pays to Keep Your Cool

Building Personal Strength

It pains me to recall this incident. It happened while I was still in the Army. I was working on a project team when our boss, a colonel, came into the room visibly upset. One of our team members, a young captain, had given higher headquarters some incorrect information.

EBM: Transformational Leadership


Often managers are called to be more than just managers; they’re called to be leaders. Recent literature continues to blur the line between management and leadership. However, one theory stands out because of its potential to make clear cut distinctions between leaders and managers: Transformational Leadership theory. Transformational Leadership is a relatively new approach to leadership that focuses on how leaders can create valuable and positive change in their followers.

Leadership 201: Paddling Towards a Vision | C-Level Strategies.

C-Level Strategies

Bill Black shares his insights about how Maritime went from the creation of a Values Statement to Odyssey 2000 and the tripling of shareholder value

Intentions - A Poem That Came to Me While Cleaning | Guy Harris.

The Recovering Engineer

A little rhyme that came to me while cleaning that might help you to become a better communicator

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Do looks matter in recruitment?

Chartered Management Institute

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The Lost Art of Brevity | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Do you ever grow weary of listening to the verbose, or reading the work of those that have issues with clear

Inspirational Video - The "Don't Quit" Poem

Building Personal Strength

Sometimes you give it your best shot, and it doesn't work. I know you've had that experience. I have. The thing is, you may never know exactly why it didn't work. Often a great many variables were at work, and you don't know how they all influenced the outcome.

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Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh: vision, values and the pursuit of.

Roundtable Talk

Tony Hsieh is the inspiring 30-something CEO of Zappos.com, an online retailer that was recently acquired by Amazon.com for just over 1.2 billion (yes billion) dollars. This isn't the first time Hsieh has sold a company