January, 2011

4 Ways to Use Your Blog to Land a New Job or Client

C-Level Strategies

By Lisa Petrilli. Assuming that your blog is a genuine reflection of who you are personally and professionally, it can be a valuable tool when seeking a new position or the opportunity to work with a new client

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Culture of Success: Compassion Based Values

The Leadership Advisor

Part 6 of a 6 part blog series on developing a culture that breeds success. Make sure you add the RSS feed to your reader so you can be aware of future posts, series and guest posts!

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7 Warning Signs You May Be a Controlling Leader | Ron Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

I'm seeing and hearing more about controlling leadership lately. I regularly talk to young leaders through my blog and many of them feel they are working for one. The odd thing, however, is that many controlling leaders never really

Looking For Leadership

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Really? Identifying leaders? Have we really degenerated to this point? News Flash – If you have to look for leadership it doesn't exist…Today's post is not going to sit well with many in

Do You Really Need a Meeting to Make a Decision? Five Keys to.

Kevin Eikenberry

Lots of things happen in meetings – some of them even helpful! 5 Keys While most everyone has horror stories about meetings, there also are far too many examples of meetings that, while not awful, are far from effective

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Leaders are Service Revolvers

Chris Brady

A farmer ambled along the lonely country road heading to his humble farm one dusk evening when he dozed off and ran off the road. Ditches were deep in those parts, and his overloaded pickup truck sank far into the muddy crevice and came

Attitude Reflects Leadership

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. My question for you today is a simple one: ”How's Your Attitude?” Show me a CEO with a bad attitude and I'll show you a poor leader. While this sounds simple enough at face value

Five Ways to Recognize – and Value – Your Expertise

Kevin Eikenberry

If this title has you scratching your head, wondering if I am suggesting you become an egomaniac, relax! That is the furthest thing from my mind (though I'll talk about it before I'm through). 5 Ways The truth is, while there are people

Google's Greatest Innovation May Be Its Management Practice | Fast Company [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

Interesting post by Bruce Nussbaum on what he calls bi-generational leadership. leadership ceo roles responsibility succession GenY Boomers

How to Use Social Media to Drive Social Change

Leading Blog

Social Media. Nobody really understands it, but we know it’s important. How can we use it to influence others? How can we use it to do some good? The Dragonfly Effect by Jennifer Aaker and Andy Smith, is a playbook on how to use social media to achieve a single, focused, concrete goal.

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Culture of Success: Audacious Commitment

The Leadership Advisor

Part 4 of a 6 part blog series on developing a culture that breeds success. Make sure you add the RSS feed to your reader so you don’t miss anything in this series! One summer, at a park in Sydney Australia, I was enjoying a nice Aussie summer.

Step by Step Writing a Life Plan for 2011 | Ron Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

All week I wrote a simple, step-by-step process to writing a life plan for 2011. I'm praying God allows many of us to realize dreams and goals we never thought possible in the new year. As a recap, here are all the steps in one post

Ideas Don't Equal Innovation | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth I had a long conversation yesterday with a friend discussing creativity, ideas, innovation, branding and

Nine Steps for Creating and Maintaining Team Ownership of Ideas.

Kevin Eikenberry

As a leader you know results and productivity are higher when people are committed to their work. You also know higher levels of commitment or engagement also increase job satisfaction, safety performance and focus while reducing

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42 percent of UK Consumers expect a response in 60 Minutes to complaints they make on Twitter and Facebook

Krishna De

Have you noticed members of your community posting customer service related questions on your Facebook Page ? Or perhaps you have now revised your customer service and customer relationship management processes to integrate Twitter as part of your programme.

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Expect to Earn It

Chris Brady

Children and adults alike fantasize about becoming big successes. Everyone wonders what it would be like to have huge talent, amazing gifts, and the opportunity to become great at something. Fame and fortune is reserved for the lucky

Death Star Leadership

The Leadership Advisor

At the risk of dating myself, I remember seeing each film of the first Stars Wars trilogy in the theater. One of the things that I found the most interesting (besides all the Jedi powers) was the Death Star. It was this ominous orb that gave me a bit of fearful reverence each time I saw it.

The Difficult Follower – Is it You?

C-Level Strategies

By Lisa Petrilli. Steve Woodruff and I decided to focus on the topic of “the difficult follower” at this week's #LeadershipChat on February 1st. In preparation for the topic, and in thinking about my own personal experiences both

Stay on Message to Win Buy-In | Harvard Business Review [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

Great advice for leaders from John Kotter. leadership meetings practice johnkotter

Five Minutes - a Key to Successful Time Management

Kevin Eikenberry

Some suggested uses for leaders – how to use five free minutes

Workplace Gossip | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Allowing gossip in the workplace is like encouraging your employees to swim with sharks. Let me cut right to

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Courage, Vulnerability, & Love

Tony Mayo

The pace is slow for an online video but the message is deep and true. Use the extra time to think about your own life, relationships, and desires. Share it

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Management and Leadership – Leadership Lessons from the United.

Strategy Driven

Time, tide, and formation wait for no one.” Original Author Unknown How much time do you waste waiting for meetings to start late? How much time does

Leadership Lessons From Sports

Ravi Pratap Singh

Yesterday was the Annual Sports Day at my son's school. Watching the kids spill their guts out in their quest for glory only strengthened my long-held belief that the sport field is arguably the greatest business school on earth.

E&Y CEO on what makes global leaders successful | FORTUNE [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

Not surprising report on the benefits of diversity in leadership but definitely worth a read. leadership diversity Davos Fortune

The First Seven Things to Do When You Get Promoted

Kevin Eikenberry

Seven essential tasks to complete after a promotion or when getting a new job

Equal To or Greater Than = Influence


My favorite leaders are genuinely humble. They know they don’t know it all, and they know they have much to learn. They dive into learning with gusto. They make mistakes and try again. If they are in one of those boxes on the organization chart that gives them authority over others, they don’t take it

Bonus Better Than Raise

Tony Mayo

My CEO executive coaching clients frequently wonder how best to motivate and retain key employees. The question often takes the form of, “Should I give her an unscheduled bonus or a raise?” The business owner often tends toward a raise

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5 Communication Tips for Leaders

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Regardless of your station in life, both what you say, and how you say it matters. It matters to an even greater degree for those in positions of leadership. Leaders simply don’t have the luxury of choosing their words in cavalier fashion.

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Twelve excellent blogs for the next twelve months

Managing Leadership

It is time to offer a New Year’s list of recommended additions to your daily reading list – sources that have found their way firmly on to mine over the past year or more. These all have clear staying power, offering value that is both thought-provoking and actionable. I hope you will bookmark this page and give them all a thorough visit over the next week or so. I am confident you’ll be glad you did. Here they are, in random order: All Things Workplace , by Steve Roesler.

Expanding management: The delicate art of sharing control | Fortune [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

Interesting in light of the recent Google CEO transition news. leadership transition succession ceo

The 4 Things Every Leader Should Say To Their Team, And…

Terry Starbucker

…Then Hold Themselves Accountable To. Trust. Credibility. Every leader wants these things, because if they can get them, it sets the stage for extraordinary achievement. If they cannot, it almost always leads to middling mediocrity or outright failure.

Creating a Learning Organization: 10 Actions For a Leader


Jack Welch said, “An organizations ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the greatest competitive advantage.” Continuous learning and its respective implementation to generate desired business outcomes is at the core of successful organizations. Peter Senge defined a learning organization as the one “where people continually expand their capacity to create the

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Tangible Recognition of Company Values

Tony Mayo

The telephone and Internet were still not connected three days after moving our office. I had spent way too much time on hold and hearing excuses from Verizon. I needed get free of their bureaucracy to focus on running my business

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