Sat.Jun 18, 2011 - Fri.Jun 24, 2011

Leadership Development: Mastering the Powerful Art of Praise

C-Level Strategies

We’ve all experienced the power of praise in our careers. It has the ability to transform our perspective on our company, our role, our team and even our leadership mission. In my own experience, praise well-delivered has helped assure me I am on the right path in a variety of important ways.

Failing to Communicate

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth . Are you guilty of having a failure to communicate? Here’s the thing - who cares if you possess excellent communication skills if you don’t use them properly.

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5 Disasters All Leaders Should Experience

The Leadership Advisor

As leaders, we are always chasing and trying to promote what works. We want to try and remove obstacles so others on our team can do what they do best and be successful at doing it.

LinkedIn Profile Tip – 4 key privacy control settings to manage your online reputation

Krishna De

{lang: 'en-GB'} If you are using LinkedIn as part of your online networking and visibility plan, have you reviewed your privacy controls?

Leadership Development: How Do You Accept the Gift of Praise?

C-Level Strategies

Margie Clayman , my fellow blogger and Twitter friend who I have come to respect tremendously, mentioned in her response to my post earlier this week entitled, “ Leadership Development: Mastering the Powerful Art of Praise, &# that how we accept praise as leaders is worth close examination.

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What It’s Like to Be a Dad…12 Reasons I Love Being One

Ron Edmondson

I love being a dad. I really do. It’s one of my favorite things about life.


Pardon Me Your Ego is Showing


I watched a CNN show the other day where the news anchor rattled off the names of all of the recent indiscretions made by public leaders lately. Although I’d heard of all of them, over time, they became a little diluted in my mind. When I heard the anchor list them, I was shocked


Leadership Hybrid Theory: Dawn of the “Leadager”

Linked 2 Leadership

It’s the 21st century and, being an ‘evolved species’, we’ve come to recognise the need for progressive adaptation in response to external stimuli and environmental conditions to maintain competitive advantage. Civilised society has put comfortable distance between ‘natural selection’ and survival. Creating the Corporate From perpetual battles under empirical regimes to co-operative negotiation and global [.].

First, Know Yourself

Coaching Tip

You must know yourself to express yourself. Once you truly know yourself, your public identity becomes an extension of who you really are. Many of us have trouble firming up our identity (i.e.

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Top 10 Lessons On Culture From American Politicians

The Leadership Advisor

For those of you who don’t know me, I don’t usually become to political in my posts because the message can easily get lost in the differences in ideologies. Today is no different.

What does success look like?

Management 4-1-1

[This post is part of the Questioning Leader series. Check out the rest here!] As a manager and leader, we are “success-seekers&# by nature. After all, I haven’t met a manager who isn’t chasing success.

Learning From the Struggle


Last summer I spent three days at a workshop that was advertised for “experienced coaches&#. Even though I wanted to go to the workshop, travelling across the country to be there, I realized later that I went with the subconscious belief that I already knew all I needed to know already about how to

The Art of Indirect Influence


Have you ever noticed that there seems to be no straight cause-and-effect relationship between what you do as a leader and the response you get out of those whom you are trying to influence? It's true. frontpage

You can only see what you can see

Ron Edmondson

People can hide a lot of pain… Many times what we can see is not all there is to see.

Jonathan Edwards: A Life by George Marsden

Orrin Woodward

It is early Sunday morning and my thoughts are upon God’s love and his sovereign works. Recently, I read the best spiritual biography of my life, Jonathan Edwards by George Marsden. Edwards, an 18th century pastor, theologian, and philosopher, was, in my opinion, America’s greatest Christian philosopher. Reading this book was a humbling, but yet an uplifting and encouraging spiritual exercise. Marsden is simply a master of his craft.

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Discover How You Can Benefit from Content Marketing

Women on Business

Following is an edited excerpt from my latest book, Content Marketing for Dummies , which teaches individuals and business owners how to create and publish online content that can help you reach your goals.

What Can You Do with a Ten Minute Break

Next Level Blog

Today's post is short and sweet as I have about 10 minutes before they shut the door on my plane. Which raises the question, "What can you do with a 10 minute break?" That question is on my mind. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Personal Presence


Open Business Models: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation Landscape Henry Chesbrough Harvard Business Press (2006) Innovation requires an open mind…and the courage to challenge “the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom.” In preparation for my second interview of Henry Chesbrough, I recently re-read his Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating [.].

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Is Your Unemployed Skill Obsolete?

Coaching Tip

Switching to a new career is a drastic step. Before you pursue it, ask yourself: Is your skill becoming obsolete, or is it just in a cyclical funk? Construction managers may be having a hard time now, but they will eventually be in demand again.

Pass It On: The Imperative to Lead

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership We get off the plane in Chicago, my daughters and I, enroute to South Carolina. With a 3 hour layover ahead of us, we take our time. We check the monitors for our connecting gate: A 11. I look up: we stand at gate B-15. It’s a long walk through Midway airport, past all the [.] Pass It On: The Imperative to Lead. Leadership Development Self Leadership Change Difference instigate lead change remarkable

Leadership – what’s the problem?

Chartered Management Institute

In the last twelve months the topic of leadership has been a difficult to avoid at CMI. There has been plenty of thought and activity, but what is the problem we are trying to solve? Related Content: Professional reading on the train: sad – or the mark of a professional? Review books in the CMI library Reading list: Human resource management New ebooks for the CMI library - tell us what we should be ordering Books added to the library in March.

Ahab at Starbucks

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Larry Hughes and featured by The Huffington Post. I do not remember when, where, or why I first encountered Larry but during the years since, I have posted reviews of countless books with which he has had either a direct or indirect connection. He characterizes himself [.]. Bob's blog entries "I strike at the inscrutable malice behind the White Whale!”

The Seven Critical Elements of Strategy Execution

Six Disciplines

"The greatest strategy in the world is useless - if you cannot execute it.". Here are the seven critical elements of strategy execution: People. Strategy formulation often gathers the "smartest people in the room." However, it's not the senior leadership team that executes strategy - it's everyone in your workforce. Get the right people in the right positions. Communication. Strategy can only be executed if your employees know about it and really understands it.

Evil's Neighborhood


For many years, I've conducted research on the management proclivities of dictatorships. Eventually, those findings will go into a book.] Recently, while reading Michael Burleigh's Moral Combat , I recalled an observation by Malcolm Muggeridge that no dictatorship ever suffered from a lack of personnel applications.

Authenticity: How Women (and Men) Can Win in 2.0 Business World

Women's Leadership Exchange

I had the pleasure of speaking at the informative Bubble2Boardroom Conference in NYC last week - produced by top career development coach Dani Ticktin Koplik and held in the rather stodgy NY Athletic Club. The Club, which used to be "men only", has not only opened its doors to allow women, but seems to have 'slightly' loosened the reins on its strict rules. When a historic club like NYAC shows flexibility, it's a sign that the business world is changing. I say this from experience.

The Executive’s Compass: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Executive’s Compass: Business and the Good Society James O’Toole Oxford University Press (1995) “The Great Conversation Across the Centuries&# More than 50 years ago, Walter Paepcke founded the Aspen Institute and entrusted to Mortimer Adler the responsibility for devising a program of inquiry that became known as the Executive Seminar. Initially and for several [.].

Fear or Love


John lived in terror of his boss. He visibly started shaking every time the 3-star general called him to his office. Carol, on the other hand, was thrilled whenever she had the opportunity to spend time with her boss, working on projects, developing strategies, or discussing pressing issues.

The Drive


When I groaned about a long drive to a meeting in another city, my daughter said, "It sounds like you have an attitude." She was right, of course. I can remember when a hospital bed and a bunch of tubes were the boundaries of my mobility.

An Interview and Book Giveaway with Leadership Expert & Author Mark Sanborn

Ron Edmondson

Mark Sanborn , CSP, CPAE is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio for leadership development and remarkable performance.

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“To Read, You Need Mental Silence Except For The Words” – Insight from Johann Hari on the Value of Reading, Especially Reading (Physical) Books

First Friday Book Synopsis

“It turns out, in the age of super-speed broadband we need dead trees to have living minds.&# Johann Hari. ————— I have written earlier about my new found love of my iPad. It has exceeded my greatest expectations. I am reading many, many “samples” of books on both iBooks and Kindle apps. This practice, so [.].

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Silence, Violence, or Confrontation?


Situation 1: Your employee files the report on time, but it doesn’t contain the information that was promised and is not formatted properly even though you agreed upon the content and layout in a recent meeting.

A Contrast in Perspectives

Your Voice of Encouragement

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak My husband and I love to visit the mountains of Virginia and spend time with nature, especially the birds.

Leading an Organization is Like Driving a Car

Ron Edmondson

Leading an organization is just like driving a car… Okay, it’s not exactly like that, but leading an organization is hard work, regardless of the size of the organization or even the strength of a team.

10 YouTube Videos Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

First Friday Book Synopsis

Actually, I think these are ten YouTube videos that anyone should watch who has an interest in the business world. Here is an excerpt from an article that is featured by that provides the introduction to the first of ten YouTube videos that you can check out. Developing the CEO Within You This YouTube [.]. Bob's blog entries Warren Buffett Harvard Business School Bill Gates Inc.