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Prompt, Precise Performance Reviews

Tony Mayo

The day before meeting, your coworker brings you a list of five or six

Get Over Yourself To Develop Effective Communication Skills | Guy.

The Recovering Engineer

Your communication style can get in your way. Get over yourself to develop better communication skills

Thoroughness - Examine all the related issues and information.

Your Voice of Encouragement

When you're excited about starting something new, you may want to jump in with both feet before attending to the details. You'll be less likely to ac

AWARENESS - Never Misplace Your Glasses or Car Keys Again

Building Personal Strength

The other day I was in my office working on an article when I heard a loud crash from the other side of the house. No way to know which one was guilty.

Happiness is simple–and subtle

Tony Mayo

Novelist Amy Bloom surveys the literature on happiness for the New York Times and distills these five essentials.

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Guidelines for Writing Your Goals

Tony Mayo

Top executive coach Tony Mayo shares his best procedures for effective goal setting

Hire your replacement

Lead on Purpose

Leaders at successful companies focus significant time and resources to hire the right people. The companies that excel at hiring the right people

Great Quotes: Super Seven From The Collection of Michael Wade


Michael Wade is a GREAT blogger I have been following since 2006. He provides very interesting commentary, shares some fantastic resources and thoughts on his blog Execupundit. He was the first blogger to have linked back to this blog

PERSEVERANCE - Rocky Balboa's Great Motivational Speech

Building Personal Strength

The video is only 45 seconds long, but this is a great motivational speech. Will he get up and give himself another chance to win?

Debunking the Myths of the Great Depression

Chris Brady

It was an average sized college classroom with round tables and cheap plastic chairs. By the time the modest program began

Is Your Personal DNA Stopping Your Leadership Skill Development.


In this post, Enlightened Leadership provides the kind of video that is normally found only in our Making Managers into Leaders Institute - a private

3 High-Value Tips for Leaders to Break Out of Comfort Zone


4013890291_321c599bac[1] Cozy environment and excellent facilities in your cabin/cubicle can make you feel super-comfortable. It is a physical comfort zone that we create around ourselves. Our desk becomes a place where discussions

THOROUGHNESS - Why the Compassion of 10 Missionaries Went Wrong in Haiti

Building Personal Strength

So Laura Silsby and her nine missionary colleagues have been charged with abducting Haitian children. It could have been worse. It's a sad case.

Customers? We don't need no stinking customers…

Survive Your Promotion

Last year I took advantage of the sour economy to fulfill a dream.


A Bloody Mess!

Chris Brady

Giant leeches Conventional wisdom has a way of looking barbaric once proven wrong. Here's how it went.

A Round Up of My Writing in January 2010


January 2010 was a productive blogging month. In case you were busy all the month and could not catch up with this blog, here is a round-up of my writing activities in January 2010. Posts at QAspire Blog

Inner Beauty, Masculinity and Feminity

Building Personal Strength

Today my youngest son, Teller, is 39 years old. He knew I'd be mentioning him in this article. I told him it's his birthday present. I remember clearly the first time I held him in my arms. It was a special moment. Now he's the genius who creates the magical programs sold by my company world-wide. Another special moment. Dads really like that.

The Irony of Positive Thinking

Tony Mayo

Research on how to control our minds and moods, excerpted by CEO executive coach Tony Mayo

The myth of “need to know”

Survive Your Promotion

Is your management team one secret handshake away from being a street gang?

Caption Contest 2010.2 Winners Announced

Chris Brady

Carcrashforblog. You guys continue to outdo yourselves! This contest was even better, even funnier, and more tightly contested than the last!

The SOBCon2010 “Blog it, Earn it” Discount- And An All-Expense.

Terry Starbucker


Werner Erhard on enlightenment, context, and leadership

Tony Mayo

An interview with Werner Erhard, excerpted by top executive coach Tony Mayo

Patrick Lencioni on Trust | Survive Your Promotion!

Survive Your Promotion

Patrick Lencioni on Trust. Posted on February 2, 2010 by Katy.


Economist Battle

Chris Brady

Click the following link for an entertaining video. The battle between economic theories is both interesting and tragic.

Skills Theory


The skills theory grew from the obvious flaw in the trait approach; traits are relatively fixed. This meant that trait theory was not particularly useful for developing new leaders who lack those traits. Skills theorists sought to discover the skills and abilities that made leaders effective. Useful Lies. Intro to Leadership Theory. Why Theory.

Roundup: Lessons from every quarter

Managing Leadership

Advice for effective management has been showing up in some of the most unlikely places over the past several weeks, or in unexpected guises. Let’s take a look at some of these, leavened with some real advice from some of the best management trainers around. Clues to communication. Obvious places. Staying motivated. Unlikely places.

Management vs. Leadership

Survive Your Promotion

Recently I was asked to explain the difference between management and leadership. Must all managers be leaders? What is a leader anyway

Week 4 Performance Report — Operation Dunk 2010

Crossderry Blog

Making good and steady progress. I've made higher and higher scores on some of the multi-player games, but unfortunately I can't seem to save and track my ongoing progress on those. Of course, my son regularly humiliates me on the

A Critical Difference Between a Good and Great Leader (And It's.

Terry Starbucker

j0443187. Remember this famous quote? Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it” – George Santayana. I've heard this one time and time again in my years in the business world. And it's a very powerful message about

It's a New Dawn, It's a New Day, It's a New Life For Small Business. and I'm Feeling Good

Women's Leadership Exchange

If you haven?t t listened to the song ?Feeling Feeling Good? recorded by some of the greatest singers from Nina Simone to Frank Sinatra to Michael Buble,, it?s s time to go to You Tube and listen again. d like to make it the theme song for America?s s small businesses this year. President Obama?s a new dawn? possible. America?s s small businesses ?

10 Tips for New Managers | Survive Your Promotion!

Survive Your Promotion

Transitioning into a management role for the first time can be a shock. A while back I wrote a list of the top mistakes new managers


Using questions “within” your personality

Crossderry Blog

What in the wide world of sports is goin' on here? The second topic in my Q&A with Gary Cohen, author of JUST ASK LEADERSHIP: Why Great Managers Always Ask the Right Questions, focused on personal transformation

Using Detours To Get Where You Want to Go

The Recovering Engineer

detour There are times in both personal and professional situations where apparent road blocks get in the way of achieving your desired goals.


Tell A Story To Share Your Vision

Eric Jacobson

"Most leaders' visions fail, not due to a leader's inadequacies, but due to the leader's lack of communication," said Margaret Reynolds of Reynolds Consulting, LLC in Lee's Summit, MO. Reynolds shared her expertise with me recently during an interview. Leaders need to communicate often, regularly and consistently," she recommended. "In