Sat.Apr 16, 2011 - Fri.Apr 22, 2011

Keeping It Simple

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. One of the most effective ways to order your world is to simplify everything you encounter. However the problem is that keeping it simple often becomes very difficult when our basic human nature is to over-complicate everything we touch.

Greater Than Yourself Leadership: How to Change the World

C-Level Strategies

“The basic and seemingly paradoxical truth of GTY (Greater Than Yourself) is that truly great leaders in life,&# said Charles Roland, “become so because they cause others to be greater than themselves.&#. The words sounded familiar. “Who said that?&# I asked Charles.

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5 Ways to Attract Young People to Church

Ron Edmondson

If a church is more interested in protecting traditions than it is in creating a future, then it will most likely fail to attract young people… At least that’s been my experience.


Revisiting Colin Powell’s 13 Rules of Leadership

Management is a Journey

The truth never goes out of style! I ran across Colin Powell’s Thirteen Rules of Leadership today and I had the feeling that one gets when we are reacquainted with words of wisdom that we had buried in our mind and forgotten as we go about our busy lives. (For For me, it was like remembering [.]. Leadership emotional intelligence leadership motivation people skills

B2B Social Media Case Study: Dell Vostro V 130 #TradeSecrets Campaign: getting the small business community talking

Krishna De

Are you looking to build more visibility about your business online through outreach and connecting to your customers?

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Easter Is For Leaders

Linked 2 Leadership

Easter is a holiday celebrated each spring in many countries throughout the world. It is a Christian religious celebration based on the scriptures which indicate that Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. Arise and Shine Each year we celebrate the resurrection on Easter Sunday. Interestingly, Easter can be considered [.]. Servant Leadership

M&A Without Buying the Company

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Most people tend to look at acquisitions from a rather myopic and traditional M&A perspective: making a strategic or synergistic purchase of an operating entity on an accretive basis.

10 Inexpensive Ways to Offer Development

Ron Edmondson

When budgets are stretched, development often is pushed to the back burner or cut altogether from the budget. This is dangerous for a team that wishes to remain healthy and continue growing. If a team is not learning and improving, it will soon struggle to maintain any level of success.

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What Great Leaders Have In Common With The Rolling Stones

Terry Starbucker

I was presenting our quarterly operations review to the executive team at my cable TV company. It had been a particularly good quarter for all of our operating metrics, and I was pumped. It was time to lay it all out there, and gather up the kudos. Because after all, who doesn’t like to be praised? The slides kept going up on the overhead screen, one after another, all showing improvement. And this improvement was saving the company money. Lots of it.

LIFE Book - Living Intentionally For Excellence

Orrin Woodward

Chris Brady has outdone himself again! As one of the most creative people I know, renown across the country as a humorist, leader, and speaker, Chris took his creativity to a new level with development of the LIFE (Living Intentionally For Excellence) book.

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5 Leadership Lessons: What You Need to Know about Developing Teen Leadership

Leading Blog

Dan Appleman has written a handbook for developing teen leadership. Based on over 20 years of real world experience, you will find ideas, techniques, examples and even sample statements to guide you. Developing Teen Leadership will not only help you develop leadership skills in yourself and others, but you will find ways to help teens help other teens on their leadership journey. The challenge for most parents, teachers and teen advisors is first understanding what they believe about leadership.

Four Keys to Corporate Leadership Success

Coaching Tip

What will determine who gets the next promotion, and the one after that? Which of them, when the time comes, will get that corner office? In other words, what does it take to lead an organization — whether it’s a sports team, a nonprofit, a start-up or a multinational corporation? Interviews conducted with more than 70 chief executives and other leaders point to five essentials for success — qualities that most of those C.E.O.’s s share and look for in people they hire.

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Resources for the Beginning Servant Leader

Modern Servant Leader

That’s Not What I Ordered

The Leadership Advisor

A number of years ago, my sister was focused on a certain project and she was a little short on the money to make it all happen. I decided to give her $1000 for Christmas that year to help push her a little closer to her goal.

The Absolutely, Positively, No Doubt About It Way To Keep Customers – In A Nutshell

Terry Starbucker

I’ve seen a lot of books out there lately that have taken a lot of pages to explain how to get and keep customers, but it’s really pretty simple: Thank your customers for their business, preferably with a smile. Follow the Golden Rule in all your communications with customers, no matter the form. If you mess up with a customer, own up to it and apologize.

Be a Coach, Not a Critic

Leading Blog

Unless they can highlight a problem, many book reviewers don’t feel like they have done their job. They operate under the assumption that being a critic means being critical. Many bosses operate the same way. They feel feedback is good only if it is critical or negative. Adam Bryant suggests in The Corner Office , that we be a coach, not a critic.

Five key networking tips

Chartered Management Institute

How to work a room Managers are keen to focus on networking in 2011, says new research. So what are the key dos and don’ts? Ben Walker reports. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

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The X Factor Leader


“X Factor&# : An unknown or indefinable element. With all of the hype about Simon Cowell’s X Factor singing competition show opening in the U.S. this fall, I thought it would be fun to try to define what we’d see in an X Factor leader. It isn’t often that we have the opportunity to observe

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Reprise: Note From Boss To Employees


I wrote this "Note From Boss To Employees" back in 2007 and it remains my most-cited post. There were boos as well as cheers along with some polite applause.] Here it is for those who missed it: I am sometimes under enormous pressure from upper management; pressure that you seldom see. Anything that you can do to make my job easier will be greatly appreciated.

The Genius behind Toblerone | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Here's a rather fascinating little anecdote about a very famous global brand, Toblerone. Known for its distinctive packaging, triangular shape and honey-nougat-almond chocolate recipe, Toblerone has been around for over a

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Paradox of Innovation & Intellectual Property

Mills Scofield

Yesterday was the 3rd Open Innovation Summit at BW's Center for Innovation & Growth: Practical Challenges of Global Open Innovation featuring P&G. Too much happened for one post so I'm going to do one on each panelist's story and discussion, starting with Kelly McDow, Associate General Counsel for P&G's Connect+Develop. Kelly started out as a chemist, giving her a unique non-traditional-lawyer perspective of invention and innovation. [.].

Are You Too Nice To Be A Great Manager?

Lead Change Blog

Effective managers create expectations, insist on excellent and confront poor performance. Over 40 percent of managers, however, under-perform on these “Requiring” activities. Many of these managers fear they will come across as mean or combative, an image they want to avoid. To avert a career train wreck, these individuals need to rethink the definitions of “mean” and “nice.”. Leadership Development Workplace Issues coach manage people manager people management performance management require

Revisiting Colin Powell’s 13 Rules of Leadership

Management is a Journey

The truth never goes out of style! I ran across Colin Powell’s Thirteen Rules of Leadership today and I had the feeling that one gets when we are reacquainted with words of wisdom that we had buried in our mind and forgotten as we go about our busy lives. (For For me, it was like remembering [.]. Leadership emotional intelligence leadership motivation people skills

Assume Every Shot Will Be Missed – Brilliant Counsel from Coach Wooden

First Friday Book Synopsis

Assume every shot will be missed and produce a subsequent opportunity to get a rebound. John Wooden, Wooden on Leadership ——— When things go wrong, there are many appropriate responses, but this one is never appropriate: “I can’t believe this went wrong.” We should know by now that things will go wrong. Without a [.]. Randy's blog entries John Wooden mistakes rebound things will go wrong

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Oprah Winfrey - Her Wisdom in Ten Quotes

Building Personal Strength

She's the most popular afternoon talk show host of all time. Her endorsement instantly transforms any new book into a No. 1 best-seller. She publishes a top-ranked magazine. She's made billions through related businesses, and now she's going to the next level: she's creating her own cable channel.

What CEOs Can Learn From the Goddess of Vision

Lead Change Blog

I recently attended a conference at which a number of CEOs and marketing executives were present. One morning when at a breakfast table with seven others the discussion turned, as it often does, to how we could be of help to each other. One CEO in the group asked the marketers present for some creative [.]. Best of Blogs Series Leadership Development communication leader Leadership vision

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If You Only Follow The Rules…

Ron Edmondson

Every Leader Needs A Personal C-Suite

The Leadership Advisor

Businesses have a C-Suite to make sure that all the elements of running the business have proper oversight. Each part has a different responsibility that complements the others and is necessary for the organization to be successful. The CEO is responsible for driving vision and moving things forward.

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Why Many Smart People Fail to Make a Good First Impression

Rajesh Setty

You would have observed this in your own life. You are meeting someone for the first time. You have heard from your friends that the person you are going to meet is very smart. You Google d this person and learned a bit more. You go to the meeting with high expectations.

Lead with Kindness

Lead Change Blog

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.&# ~Aesop Do you believe that our existence ends when we die and that only tangible things are real? This is important because ultimately this quote either confirms your beliefs or takes you to a great contradiction. Either you believe there is something more than [.]. Leadership Development Generosity kindness quotation Servant Leadership service serving

Life Lessons from The Freedom Writers

Your Voice of Encouragement

If you’re drawn to movies that touch your heart, mind and values – and demonstrate how one person can make a difference in the world – it’s hard to imagine a more powerful story than The Freedom Writers.

Basic Considerations


Think of how often in your life you have seen blunders because of a failure to follow these basics: Read the minutes. What happened before? Which actions were deferred or never considered? Which points were raised by the opposition? You won't know many of these if you don't read the minutes. Also be aware of who is writing the minutes. That job can be extremely powerful when there is creative editing.] Get some sleep. Fatigue can produce sloppiness and cowardice.

How Good Bosses Can Help Smart People Become Smarter

Rajesh Setty

How does a smart person get smarter? It’s not an easy question to answer. For questions like this, you will be tempted to take an “escape from it&# approach by saying that “smartness&# cannot be defined in absolute terms so it is a waste of time.

Understanding the Faces of Resistance

Lead Change Blog

Recently I gave a presentation titled, “5 Simple Steps to Engage Even Your Most Skeptical Employees In Change, So You Can Create a Strong Foundation for a Positive and Developmental Work Culture&# As I went through it, I myself was struck again by the necessity to understand and consider human nature when we are trying [.]. Best of Blogs Series Change Management Change lead change leader resistance