May, 2009

Steve Jobs: “Don’t Be Trapped by Dogma - Which is Living With the Results of Other People’s Thinking”

Managing Communities

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow [.].

Book Review: Halftime

Lead on Purpose

“The biggest mistake most of us make in the first half [of our lives] is not taking enough time for the things that are really important.” In his book HALFTIME: Moving from Success to Significance, author Bob Buford explores three

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10 political games you play at work

Chartered Management Institute

A list of 10 political games people play at work. Related Content: Calling a halt to mindless change - 13 years on, have we learnt the lesson yet? Are you giving away your information? Managers say political rows are slowing recovery. You are not watching this post, click to start watching. office politics political games politics

Lack of Communication You Say? | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

upon a time, I worked with banking executives. They were all very good, smart people with a wide range of talents, skills and personalities. However, when faced with a problem that involved people this sentence always seemed to come up

Dare to Share: Articles, Essays & Audios, oh my!

Anese Cavanaugh

I know blogs are not for “commercials” and I don’t intend this to be one at all, but I do have a couple of things I want to let you know about.

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Indian E-Learning Outsourcing Industry – Trends and Insights

Ravi Pratap Singh

Office Politics – The Bad, The Ugly & The Good | You're Not the.

You're Not the Boss of Me

How often have you said something like, “I hate office politics. I just refuse to play that kind of game”? If you said, “very often” you are likely in good company. It's a topic that tends to make one cringe and yet, in any business

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Dare to be a Hero: At Work, At Home, and For Yourself

Anese Cavanaugh

What does it mean to be a hero in your life? Everyone has their personal stand for what they believe makes a hero. No matter what our personal definition of “hero” is, we all have the opportunity to be the hero of our own lives. Sometimes it takes a bit of an awakening and sometimes it’s just connecting with and “owning” that hero inside us…Whatever the case, we know when we are being a hero in our own life.

Thinking Positive Yields Good News

Women's Leadership Exchange

You may laugh at "The Secret" but I don't. If you're a skeptic, you might want to reconsider.

PM Quote of the Day — JW Schopf

Crossderry Blog

For four-fifths of our history, our planet was populated by pond scum. Posted in Random Tagged: JW Schopf, PM Quote of the Day

The power of persistence

Lead on Purpose

Great leaders are tested and tried in many ways. They persevere through trials and develop the ability to weather tough storms. Calvin Coolidge, 30th US President, summed it up nicely: Nothing in the world can take the place of

skillsoft Provides Free Access to Course on “Pandemic Flu Awareness”

Ravi Pratap Singh

Saying Sorry | Erika Andersen

Erika Andersen

Saying Sorry. I've been thinking a lot about apologies lately. We so often apologize badly, and then don't understand why the other person doesn't seem to accept it. It seems to me there are two basic mistakes we make when apologizing

Dare to be YOUNIQUE

Anese Cavanaugh

This morning I had a friend of mine say “Thank you for being you…” My response? Thanks! I work hard at it!” Afterwards I started thinking about this – because that statement is a bit counter intuitive and counter cultural. Because it should be easy to just be me. It’s all I have to do. In fact, usually people would say “just be yourself – it’s easiest – you don’t have to be anyone else, just be you.” I agree. We can only be ourselves. We’re our best selves.

Tackling Problems – How big is your “O”? | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

In her blog post, The Problem with Problem Solving, Susan Mazza talks about the importance of identifying the real issue when problem solving. It is a very perceptive post and one that cites a clear example of how time and money can be

CIO job rotation and commitment to IT value

Crossderry Blog

Great interview by Linda Tucci at searchCIO.com (here) with Richard R. Rick” Roy, CIO at CUNA Mutual Group about his experiences as a line manager and how they've transformed his IT leadership approach. This passage on a shared sense

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Building your position

Lead on Purpose

I picked up the book The Sticking Point Solution: 9 Ways to Move Your Business From Stagnation to Stunning Growth In Tough Economic Times by Jay Abraham to give me something to read on a flight today. Given the book's title I wasn't

2009 codie Award Winners

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Elizabeth King: The Problem With Authenticity

Lead from Within

PART 1 of 4. The issue: We find ourselves in an age of personal branding and marketing, of relentless social media and networking, of the end of privacy and the promulgation of a self-crafted identity.

Dare to Stay On Your Edge – Grow!

Anese Cavanaugh

LEARN. This is not the time to hide or wait. Lean in and learn all you can. Make yourself better, stronger, more aware. Check your mindset and beliefs (see next week’s article.) You don’t have to spend a ton of money to do it – buy a book, take an afternoon to ask yourself the BIG questions, take a class, work with a coach, purchase a self study program. Do it individually, do it as a team. But do it. The new DTE Power Pack Program is a resource we can help you with here.).

Taking Charge: When Not to Delegate | You're Not the Boss of Me

You're Not the Boss of Me

In leadership, one of the things we are always being reminded of is the importance of delegation, and with good reason. It not only ensures an even distribution of work and responsibility, it also provides important opportunities for

PM Quote of the Day — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Crossderry Blog

Everything a human being wants can be divided into four components: love, adventure, power and fame. Posted in Random Tagged: adventure, fame, Goethe, love, PM Quote of the Day, power

Take the shot

Lead on Purpose

Here's a great quote on the importance of taking initiative: “You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.” Wayne Gretzky, Canadian hockey player known as “The Great One.” Take inventory of the opportunities you have, decide which ones

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New Book: “Online Marketing Inside Out” by Brandon Eley and Shayne Tilley

Managing Communities

SitePoint has a new book out called “Online Marketing Inside Out&# and it’s special to me for a few reasons. First, it’s co-authored by my good friend Brandon Eley, who I’ve known for like 7 of 8 years. The other co-author is Shayne Tilley, who I have talked to many times and like a lot, [.].

Dare to Stay Engaged Through Extreme Self-Care!

Anese Cavanaugh

For you to be your most effective self, to be on your cutting edge, and to think clearly – what do you need? What kind of self-care do you want to engage in to help set yourself up to be the best instrument of change possible? How can you increase your energy, stamina and vitality? What boundaries may you want to initiate? What practices may you want to engage?

Tackling Problems – How big is your “O”?

You're Not the Boss of Me

In her blog post, The Problem with Problem Solving, Susan Mazza talks about the importance of identifying the real issue when problem solving. It is a very perceptive post and one that cites a clear example of how time and money can be

More on stage gates and project reviews

Crossderry Blog

Not stage gate experts. Per an earlier post (here), it is important to ask how to ensure that stage gates — and project reviews for that matter — are relevant to the project at hand. It's pretty simple IMO

Create value for others

Lead on Purpose

If you want to succeed, create value for other people. This principle has been taught by many leadership gurus and success coaches for decades. My friend Dr. Paul discusses the concept of creating value for others in a recent podcast

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Ravi Pratap Singh

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Be Honest with Your Members About Unreasonable Expectations

Managing Communities

We want people to be happy and we want to help people however we can. But, in doing so, you have to be careful not to set up unrealistic expectations. When a member expresses an expectation that is unrealistic, you need to be sure to set them straight. Respectfully, kindly, but honestly nonetheless. Moderation is often [.].

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Dare to Shift Your Mindset – Appreciate!

Anese Cavanaugh

Be Grateful. What do you have in your life right now that you are grateful for? What’s happening in your business, with your team, with your spouse, your kids? Did you take a shower today? Get a workout in? Eat a good meal? Do you have a business you care about deeply? Clients? Capture 5 things a day you are grateful for – FEEL the gratitude, express it, write it down.

The GTY Principal (Wipke)

Steve Farber

I’ve always yearned for the principles of Extreme Leadership to find their way into the world of education, and–little by little–it’s starting to happen. I’ve written before on this blog about elementary school principal, David Pinter –and he continues to be a deep source of inspiration, to be sure. Recently, I’ve also come to know Jim Wipke, who is the principal of Crestview Middle School in the St. Louis area.

PM Quote of the Day — Benjamin Franklin

Crossderry Blog

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing. Update: Who exactly is this Benjamin “Frankling“? Sorry for the typo… Posted in Random Tagged: Benjamin Franklin