November, 2009

3 Rs of Dispute Resolution

Tony Mayo

Top Executive coach Tony Mayo shares his recipe for resolving disputes

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Skills, Habits, Behavior Patterns - The Truth about How We Acquire Them

Building Personal Strength

Habits are hard to break, but sometimes our lives depend on doing so. Skills are hard to learn, especially if we already have a habitual way of doing something. But our professional success may depend on learning a better way. So what's involved? How does this kind of learning happen?

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How Assumptions Influence Our Behavior

Your Voice of Encouragement

Recently we had a strong storm pass through southeast Virginia. I was a little concerned about the road to my house while I was driving home from work. You see, that road has a low spot; and a rainstorm can cause flooding during high

Full of Life 35

QAspire

When I see my 3 years old daughter playing in the park, jumping, dancing, smiling and completely immersed in her play, I always tell myself, “She is full of life”. When do you say that someone is full of life

Casual Conversation in the Workplace…Something to Talk About | You.

You're Not the Boss of Me

Casual Conversation in the Workplace…Something to Talk About. What's your take on casual conversation in the workplace? Do you encourage it? Do you participate in it? Or, do you choose not to involve yourself in idle talk

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Feedback: A Gift Many People Reject

Your Voice of Encouragement

If you're like me, one of the hardest things you have to do in life is listen to someone tell you that you're not perfect. Now they don't come right out and say that, of course. Most take a more subtle approach. They point out something

Article Series on Quality – A Round-Up

QAspire

As announced earlier, I am writing a very exciting series of articles on QUALITY over at ActiveGarage.com – it is a 12-part series that touches upon some of the most critical aspects of building a quality-centric organization culture

Are you ready for 2010? What are you thinking?

Anese Cavanaugh

Are you ready? With boots on, bells on, and whatever else I care to wear into the New Year. I love the week after Thanksgiving. It’s a sign that we’re well into the holidays and no matter what’s happening in life, there’s a feeling of magic in the air.

The Relationship Between Personal Growth and Leadership Skill.

EnLeadership

There is a definite relationship between your efforts at developing leadership skills and your personal growth and development. Ed Oakley, co-author of “Enlightened Leadership” and “Leadership Made Simple,” as well as “Making Managers

Two Ideas to Lift Your Spirits & Business UP

Women's Leadership Exchange

This time between Thanksgiving and the winter holidays can be wonderful or extremely challenging. This year most of us are experiencing "challenging" So far the shopping reports say spending this past weekend was UP a little from last year, but the per person purchases were DOWN. So how do we focus on the UP and not the DOWN? Sometimes it can be exhausting staying positive to attract good things in your business and your life. So WLE has 2 UP ideas for you.

Decisiveness and Commitment - Tony Robbins Explains the 3 Most Important Decisions of Your Life

Building Personal Strength

Tony Robbins has a way of stating the obvious. But that's what we need. Someone to remind us of what's important - the plain, simple truth of things. After that, it's up to us to do what will bring us fulfillment. ; ; My opinion: he's on target about the 3 decisions.

Leadership – What's Love Got To Do With it?

Terry Starbucker

johnwooden “It's the most powerful thing there is” – John Wooden. John Wooden is a basketball coaching legend – in his 27 years at UCLA, his teams had a winning percentage of 81%, and they won a unfathomable 10 NCAA titles

Eid Mubarak!!!

Ravi Pratap Singh

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Got Gratitude? Lead with it…

Anese Cavanaugh

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I’m getting ready to sign off for a couple of days of family, food, fun, movies, games, some nice runs along the river, and some “me” time. Every year, with gratitude being one of my favorite energy producing leadership and connection tools, I write something about it for my clients and subscribers. This year I’m sharing it on the blog as well. All I can say is this…if you’ve got gratitude, lead with it.

Distinguishing Leadership Skill Development from Management

EnLeadership

When we do leadership skill training, it is always important to distinguish the business leadership skills and management skills. Following is a very brief video that does that

HR and Commitment-phobia

Crossderry Blog

Josh Liebner, Gershon Mader, and I ended up on an interesting tangent about the role of human resources in driving strategic commitment (previous posts here and here). Both authors shared my frustration about HR's inertia when it comes

Brian Tracy on Proactivity - Your Number One Goal

Building Personal Strength

Brian Tracy reveals "the secret to becoming a self-made millionaire." He really does. When you view the video, you'll hear that little voice in your head saying, He's right. But will you do what he says?

Rigging the dice

Managing Leadership

From nearly the beginning, we have struggled to understand how the world around us works. But for all that we have a naturally inquisitive nature, this has never been about artless curiosity or pure research – we want to discover the mechanisms driving cause to effect. We want access to the levers of the former, and to be less at the mercy of the latter. We want to be in control. At the very least, we want to feel like we can comprehend the landscape, and safely navigate our way through it.

20 Easy Ways to Take Social Media A Little Less Seriously

Terry Starbucker

sm seriousness It was bound to happen. A novelty becomes a fad, a fad becomes a phenomenon, a phenomenon becomes an industry. At that point, it just gets more and more serious. Words and phrases like “business applications

Quotes to Energize Your Monday!

QAspire

Once in a month, I spend some good time reading books at Crossword. It is not only an opportunity to read/buy some great books, but also to spend some quality time with myself thinking about what I read there. The ambience at Crossword

What are your Biggest Challenges?

EnLeadership

Today I sent out a survey which asks you to share your toughest challenges with us. You can see the survey HERE. Please help me improve on what I am doing by taking a few minutes to answer the questions. I will be choosing a few each

Ravi Pratap Singh: Corporate Taglines - Targetting Hearts!

Ravi Pratap Singh

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Jim Rohn Makes the Ultimate Case for Self-improvement

Building Personal Strength

Jim Rohn, the legendary author and speaker, talks plainly about the relationship between value and success, and how this epiphany changed his life. Personal development Personal Strength Jim Rohn Success Videos Self-improvement Self-development

A particle off the old block

Managing Leadership

As we saw last week, quantum physicists can be pretty strange folk – every bit, perhaps, as weird as the models they posit for how the physical world really works. One of them is unshakably convinced of the validity of, essentially, the whole of the science. He declares his faith in this as yet highly speculative, unproven modeling with a remarkable reference to a fascinating feature of it called quantum entanglement.

Exclusive: Chris Garrett Reveals His Secrets of Success (and More.

Terry Starbucker

(From L to R) Chris Garrett, Leticia Pruitt, Me, Zena Wiest. From L to R) Chris Garrett, Leticia Pruitt, Me, Zena Weist & Jason Falls at SOBCon09 (cc) Shashi Bellamkonda Social Media Swami Network Solutions

Announcing the article series - “QUALITYtweet”

QAspire

I am glad to announce a series of articles on Quality that I will be writing at Activegarage.com. This series is a collection of 12 chosen tweets from my upcoming book “#QUALITYtweet – 140 Bite-Sized Ideas to Deliver Quality in Every

President Obama's Address in Ft. Hood

EnLeadership

President Obama's speech at the memorial service for the thirteen fallen soldiers at Ft. Hood, Texas, was exactly what I needed to hear to put me into a very special place of gratitude for all the women and men who have served and

Learning Leadership from the New York Yankees

Women's Leadership Exchange

m in ecstasy. My NY Yankees won the World Series. And they did it 9 minutes before my birthday. I got the best birthday gift money can?t t buy. My happiness caused me to reflect about why I love the Yankees so much. The answer popped ino my head - because of their leadership. Okay, I am a leadership fanatic, maybe not as much as a Yankee fanatic, but, I am obsessed with always looking at why and how people lead.

Will - The Awesome Power of the Human Brain

Building Personal Strength

Wim Hof runs practically naked and barefoot outdoors in the snow in sub-zero temperatures for over an hour.with no ill effects. He has learned how to command his body to heat up. You really must watch this amazing video. Why would anyone try to learn how to do such a thing? Wim Hof did.

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Book Review: Positioning: How To Test, Validate, And Bring Your Idea To Market

Managing Leadership

Sramana Mitra has plotted out a series of books on various aspects of entrepreneurial activity with regard to its effects on management and on the general economy. They all are formed around interviews with entrepreneurs whose experiences illustrate the main theme of each volume. The first was an overview of the elements of the entrepreneurial process.

Wanna Be a Success? Turn Over a Few More Rocks

Terry Starbucker

Today I'm launching my new site design (thank you Thesis and Jesse Petersen!). It was just time, given that blog platforms are evolving faster than Twitter is gaining new users (well, maybe not quite that fast). CB040866

What NOT to do in Customer Service 7

QAspire

I know I have been silent since long, thanks to hectic travel last week. I was in Helsinki (Finland) again in the past week where I met a few customers. What a learning experience it has been! When you are in a meeting with customer

Power of Strategic Commitment — Interview Intro

Crossderry Blog

I'm catching up on some great material — at least great IMHO — that has been locked away in my notebook. Last month, I got a chance to talk strategy with Josh Leibner and Gershon Mader, founding partners of Quantum Performance, Inc

Your team members have lives too…

Survive Your Promotion

All managers should have a realistic understanding of the ebb and flow of their team's lives outside of work. That is not to say that you need to be best friends with your direct reports, or that you need to delve into your team's