March, 2009

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Landmark Education Courses that Will Make a Difference in Your Life

Self Help Zen

Landmark Education courses are very specific NLP kind of experiences that let you feel that you are powerful! And guess what… it works most of the times for many people. I’ve learned a lot from Landmark courses. It is about distinguishing the distinctions about life.

Dare to Savor It

Anese Cavanaugh

I’m in Tucson right now, writing this sitting pool side in some beautiful weather. It’s gorgeous here right now, not too hot, just a light breeze – all good. I’m here for some meetings with colleagues, a client and my private master mind group. We get together about every 6 months to work on our businesses, flush out ideas, put strategies in place, etc.

Will Virtual World Conferences Replace Traditional Conferences?

Ravi Pratap Singh

Solution to U.S. Economic Recovery: Business Ownership

Women's Leadership Exchange

There seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel - or at least a twinkle of hope. And we're determined to turn it into a starry night! Much like Santa's workshop a week or so before Christmas, the elves - or should I say the entrepreneurs - are busy at work. What are they doing? Coming up with new ideas for doing business differently. Uncovering new revenue streams. Exploring ways to work with their competitors. Wow, exciting times are afoot!

So, We All Agree?… Really? | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

Here's the scenario. You call a meeting to discuss a project. You gain full agreement from everyone on how you're going to proceed. You adjourn the meeting feeling good about having been successful at getting everyone “on side

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Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards

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Join Us Live: Chatting With Zane

Steve Farber

This Wednesday (April Fool’s Day!), I’ll be a guest on Zane Saftrit’s show on BlogTalkRadio. Since Zane and I go waaaaayyyy back, I’m confident in predicting that it will be a lively exchange. He’s a wise dude who asks great questions and pulls no punches. Please join us live, if you can, at 2:00 PM eastern, 11:00 AM pacific. Here’s the link to the show. The call-in number is 646-915-9212.

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Make 'em Laugh !

You're Not the Boss of Me

Today, my friend Ginny reminded me of something that we can so often forget when we become embroiled in the serious business of business. And that is the value of laughing. Leaders can often be guilty of taking themselves

Ravi Pratap Singh: Hire for Attitude, Train for Skill

Ravi Pratap Singh

Secrets and Blind Spots

You're Not the Boss of Me

This past week, I played golf with a woman I didn't know very well. We were polite to each other, exchanging the usual pleasantries, but initially, there lacked a certain camaraderie that makes playing alongside someone else all the

Getting things done – Expect then Inspect | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

Okay so as leader, you have shared your vision for your company or department with those who work for you. They understand where you are going. You have done a good job of helping them see where they fit in the overall scheme of things

The Power of Diversity

You're Not the Boss of Me

I wanted to write a piece on diversity because there is such an opportunity for leaders to create something wonderful simply by understanding the uniqueness that each person brings to the workplace and what can be created because of it

Three Key Elements for Making Change Happen | You're Not the Boss.

You're Not the Boss of Me

Looking for a way of effecting change and getting people into action? Here are three things that must be in place for it to happen…Focus, Commitment and Capability. I learned this from Hubert Saint-Onge, a brilliant human being who

The Importance of Respecting Someone Else’s Space (i.e. Being a Good Internet Citizen)

Managing Communities

I returned from South by Southwest Interactive (recap coming soon - suffice to say, it was great, and my talk went well, too!) and, eventually, proceeded to visit my communities and process my usual responsibilities and tasks. When I came to SportsForums.net, I found that a post had been removed that featured a link to [.]. Dealing with Users

Being Number 2, 3, 4 or … Isn’t Necessarily a Bad Thing

Managing Communities

There’s nothing wrong with being the best, wanting to be the best and striving for it. However, sometimes I think that people get caught up with the idea that you have to be the best to be worth anything. While that may be the case in some fields, that is most certainly not the case [.].

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Live Video: “The Art of Responding to Feedback from Your Community” Presentation at SXSWi 2009

Managing Communities

Today, March 14, at 1:30 PM ET, I will be speaking at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) 2009. I will be giving a presentation called “The Art of Responding to Feedback from Your Community.&#. For those that were unable to make it to Austin for the conference, I wanted to try to stream the presentation on [.].

I’m at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) 2009!

Managing Communities

I’ll be attending the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) 2009 conference in Austin, Texas, from March 13 through March 17. So, things will be a little quiet around here at this time. I appreciate your patience. On Saturday, March 14 at 12:30 PM, I’ll be speaking, giving a presentation called, “The Art of Responding to Feedback [.].

Hoping to Stream my SXSW Interactive Talk

Managing Communities

I did some testing today and I am hoping to stream my SXSW Interactive 2009 talk, “The Art of Responding to Feedback from Your Community,&# live online via Ustream.tv. The presentation starts at 1:30 PM ET, but I’ll probably try to start the stream a little earlier. You will hopefully be able it on the [.].

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What Questions Should I Ask Community Administrators?

Managing Communities

I am thinking that I would like to start an interview series with various community administrators - people who are in the field, working every day and tackling the challenges that we all face. For these folks, I figure that it would be a good idea to have a basically set list of questions that they [.].

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Pat Lencioni and Matthew Kelly: The Full Video

Steve Farber

Over on GreaterThanYourself.com , we put up a new video clip of my conversation with business-author-rockstars Patrick Lencioni and Matthew Kelly , in which we discuss some of the particulars of their GTY relationship. (I’ve I’ve posted it below, as well). If you’d like to watch the full video (and I think you would–like it, that is) it’s available in the Resource section.

How Do You Get Back Up?

Steve Farber

A while back, I received a distressed email from Ken, a young manager at a high-tech company. Ken and I had never met, but he had read my first two books and had done his best to apply the ideas and practices of Extreme Leadership to the way he’d led his team. To their culture, their work ethic, their camaraderie. When necessary, Ken told me, they would band together and work hard–10 to 20 hours a day at times–to solve a problem or meet a pressing need.

Is There a GTY Gene?

Steve Farber

In response to LeadingBlog’s call for GTY stories, Chip Nuttall posted this wonderful comment in which he expands the scope of potential for the Greater Than Yourself endeavor. And he wonders if he may be carrying a GTY gene passed down from his late grandfather. Read on: “In a nutshell, it’s all about ‘they’ stories. All too often, you hear ‘leaders’ tell ‘I’ stories. Or slightly better, ‘We’ stories.

Leading Blog’s (GTY) Stimulus Package

Steve Farber

. There’s a great discussion going on over at Leadership Now’s Leading Blog. They’re offering 5 free copies of Greater Than Yourself in exchange for examples/stories of GTY projects. You have until March 23 to participate. So, I suggest you go on over and either add your two cents (anything helps in this economy–har!), or get your stimulus by reading about others’ Technorati Tags: coaching , greater than yourself , leadership , leading blog , mentoring.

Jeff’s GTY at Microsoft

Steve Farber

This story just came in from Jeff at Microsoft: “My GTY story actually started a couple of years ago, but I didn’t know that’s what it was called. I have a co-worker who is a peer of mine in another group and we work closely on various projects. For a person of her age (she is the same age as my daughter) I think she has a lot of potential and I have always felt she is capable of so much more.

Ricky’s Champion Project

Steve Farber

Over on the Greater Than Yourself website, we’re giving folks the opportunity to share their GTY experiences with the rest of us. This morning we received our first submission (which is pretty good considering the book’s been out for less than a week, and the real promotional push won’t happen until the end of the month). Ricky, the CEO of a real estate development company in Arizona, shares his first step into the GTY endeavor: “My story is just beginning.

Showtime!

Steve Farber

Well…it’s finally here. The publication date for Greater Than Yourself (Tuesday). I’m thrilled, of course, but also anxious to see how the book’s received. Releasing a book is a major OS!M GreaterThanYourself.com just went live this morning, and I think we’ve built something very rich and provocative. Please go on over and spend some time watching the videos (it would take you over an hour to watch all of them, but we’ve put them in bite-sized bits).