June, 2009

Eight Usual Behaviors Of High-Achievers

Self Help Zen

Who the heck are high-achievers? How are they distinct from not-so-high-achievers? Here is the list of common characteristics they usually have in common: They set stretch and difficult goals for themselves. While setting goals, they internally commit to it. They see opportunity in all walks of life. They always seek for new problem solving methodologies. They feel enthusiastic when they have difficult targets to achieve.

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Dealing with Suicide On Your Online Community or Forums: How You Can Help and Protect Everyone

Managing Communities

As a community manager or administrator, the situations we have to deal with are as varied as life itself. For all talk about the online and offline worlds being different, at the end of the day, they have more in common than they do dissimilar. Unfortunately, this is not just the fun, easy parts of [.].

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Guest Post: Leadership Lessons from a Kindergarten Class

Lead on Purpose

Today's post comes from Jim Holland. Jim's passion is enabling product marketing teams. With over 20 years of technology experience, he has a fresh and unique perspective in guiding and managing product teams and has a knack for

The Art of Bootist Leadership™: A Special Two Day Retreat – July 24th & 25th, St. Charles, IL

Anese Cavanaugh

The Dare To Engage® Team and I will be hosting a Bootist Retreat in St. Charles, Il on July 24th and 25th where I’ll share the Art of Bootism and help you integrate it into your own life and leadership (if you so choose)!

Let Your Mind Wander for Your Next Aha

Women's Leadership Exchange

First, thanks for all the great comments on my last blog about the letting the joy of our personal lives interrupt our businesses. And I can't wait to hear more about. Judy George's latest exciting venture in home furnishings that she shared in her comments. which leads me to today's blog. After a personally crazy week of the WLE Fort Lauderdale conference (wow, what great S. Fl women), a DC Advisory Board meeting of the extraordinary Center for.

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Knowledge is power

Lead on Purpose

To what do you attribute your success? This question was answered in a very interesting fashion on a on a podcast where Dr. Paul interviews Dayna Steele, a lively author and former rock-n-roll disk jockey in Houston

The answer is not over “there”… Blaming, laming and all sorts of other non-productive ways to navigate conflict

Anese Cavanaugh

In my work with clients I notice trends. After all, we’re all human beings; we’re bound to have some similarities in how we navigate our lives, conflicts and leadership in general, right? The “trend” that’s on my mind this morning is twofold – the behavior of looking “outside” for answers and the trend of “blame.” And more specifically in my awareness today is the absolute waste of energy that comes from doing both.

Ambiguity in Leadership is a Certainty | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

Anyone who has ever been in a leadership role for longer than, oh, five minutes, knows that leadership is not a prescriptive thing. As simple as we try to make it with lists of the ten top things to do here or the best five things to do

Ravi Pratap Singh: Education in India - Opportunities Galore

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Managing Change: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Chartered Management Institute

You are part of a process improvement team and change is what you do. Change is good, change is the only way forward, change is the God you worship and the Master you serve so well. So, it comes as a great surprise when people do not seem to appreciate what you are trying to do! You walk into their department, spot all the problems, re-engineer their processes and put controls in place, surely all these are good things? So why can’t they see the benefit of all this great work? They must be blind.

25 Ways to Motivate Your People Without Giving Financial Rewards!

Self Help Zen

Managers often feel that if they cannot give a financial reward they cannot motivate. Here are some non-financial items that can be given as recognizance. Smile. Thank them. Give them some time off. Give them opportunity to work on Interesting project. Direct them towards a course or a programme. Offer a meal out. Send them a Thank you card. Send them an email recognizing their contribution. Give them an award. Gift them a badge/pin/tie. Share a Book. Give them some Chocolates.

Forward progress

Lead on Purpose

A key axiom for today's leaders is that forward progress comes through hard work and persistence. This applies not only to your progress as a leader, but also to the progress of the people you lead. The ups and downs of daily

Should I Republish the Old Episodes of The Community Admin Show?

Managing Communities

From November 18, 2005 through January 20, 2007, I hosted The Community Admin Show, a podcast about random community management related issues. I tackled all sorts of issues, talked about resources and even had some fun features, like what we can learn from Jack Bauer and Dr. Gregory House about community management. Another great part of [.].

Workplace Democracy – A Genie in A Bottle | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

Okay so I'm going where Boomers fear to tread here today. I'm going take a look at workplace democracy. It is a hard place for me to go because I grew up with, and came to understand and accept, a workplace that is best described as a

Another Extreme Leadership Educator

Steve Farber

I wrote recently about principal, Jim Wipke , and his endeavors to bring Extreme Leadership into the world of education. Well…here’s evidence of his influence on another teacher in a very personal, direct way. The following email is from Paul Godwin (posted here with his permission).

$1.68 million buys you lunch with Warren Buffett

Chartered Management Institute

Read over the weekend that the annual 'lunch with Warren Buffett' auction raised a whopping $1.68 million this year for the Glide Foundation. The foundation provides social services to San Francisco's homeless and poor. You are not watching this post, click to start watching. lunch warren buffett

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Six Characteristics of Motivators

Self Help Zen

They give reorganization. They give admiration. They make work fascinating. They pay attention. They throw a challenge. They help but don’t do work that you are supposed to accomplish. The post Six Characteristics of Motivators appeared first on Self Help Zen. Leadership

Realities of change

Lead on Purpose

I'm out camping in the mountains this week, far away from the connected world, so I “pre-loaded” my blogging gun with a link to a great post. Today's link comes from Mark Sanborn. Change is a constant part of growing, whether it be

Ask Hunch: Should I Become a Forum Moderator?

Managing Communities

So, I was taking a look at Hunch, a site created by Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake, that claims to be a “decision-making tool that gets smarter the more you use it.&# Out of curiosity, I punched in the word “forums&# to see what would come up. The first result was “Should I become a forum [.].

In Praise of Peacocks, Nerds, Dorks & Dweebs | You're Not the Boss.

You're Not the Boss of Me

Some time ago, I read a book called “A Peacock in the land of Penguins”. The book was written by B.J. Gallagher Hateley and Warren H. Schmidt and it tells the story of an organization of Penguins who seek to differentiate themselves

An (HR) SOS From Ireland

Steve Farber

The following note from Ireland came to us via the Greater Than Yourself site. The writer is specifically asking about GTY as a solution for some far-reaching (heart-wrenching) challenges, and it’s a good question. But I’d like to open it up to any and all solutions. So…what advice do you have for our Irish friend? Would GTY be part of the solution? If so, why? If not, why not? What other ideas or words of counsel or encouragement can you offer?

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Taking chances

Lead on Purpose

I'm out camping in the mountains this week, far away from the connected world, so I “pre-loaded” my blogging gun with a link to a great post. Today's link comes from Chris Brogan. Chris writes about the importance falling plays in

Becoming successful

Lead on Purpose

I'm out camping in the mountains this week, far away from the connected world, so I “pre-loaded” my blogging gun with a link to a great post. Today's link is a classic from my friend Greg Strouse at XOD blog. There are many things that

Personal branding

Lead on Purpose

I'm out camping in the mountains this week, far away from the connected world, so I “pre-loaded” my blogging gun with a link to a great post. Today's link comes from David Meerman Scott at Web Ink Now. David writes about Steve Cohen who

Does your firm have the wrong type of leaders?

Lead on Purpose

I'm out camping in the mountains this week, far away from the connected world, so I “pre-loaded” my blogging gun with a link to a great post. Today's links come from Art Petty at Management Excellence. Art recently wrote two powerful

Pay attention to your peers

Lead on Purpose

I'm out camping in the mountains this week, far away from the connected world, so I “pre-loaded” my blogging gun with a link to a great post. Today's link comes from Dan mccarthy who writes the Great Leadership blog: Most people tend to

Where to start

Lead on Purpose

The following quote by Dee Hock, founder and CEO emeritus at Visa, is spot-on for anyone seeking to become a great leader: Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership. If you seek to lead

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Success is not a zero-sum game

Lead on Purpose

In game theory and economic theory, zero-sum describes a situation in which one person's gain is exactly balanced by another person's loss. In games like chess, one person wins and the other loses. The win (+1) added to the loss (-1

Five ways to make yourself more valuable

Lead on Purpose

In a down economy when things get tough, people get nervous. Some employees feel nervous about keeping their jobs. They get in the “hunker down” mode and do everything they can protect their job. Do you know anyone who behaves that way

Book Review: Find Your Great Work

Lead on Purpose

Find Your Great Work “No one ever says: 'My life's just too interesting, too stimulating, too provocative, too fulfilling, too engaging…'” All things we do fit into three categories: Bad work: A waste of time, energy and life

Values or valuables?

Lead on Purpose

Which is more important: values or valuables? This, of course, is a personal question that only you can answer for yourself. In a recent episode of Live on Purpose Radio, Dr. Paul talks with Jake Carlson and Jon Gledhill about this key

Leading By Example & Mistaken Beliefs | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

According to Albert Schweitzer, “Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing”. If Albert is right about that, then leading by example, although a simple enough concept carries with it a pretty big impact

Employee Engagement & the Magic of Remembering | You're Not the.

You're Not the Boss of Me

In a number of my previous blog posts, I made reference to the importance of listening and how this enhances the efficacy of communication. A lot of other people talk about it too. And that's a good thing. But I'm wondering how much of