Sat.Nov 21, 2009 - Fri.Nov 27, 2009

Decisiveness and Commitment - Tony Robbins Explains the 3 Most Important Decisions of Your Life

Building Personal Strength

Tony Robbins has a way of stating the obvious. But that's what we need. Someone to remind us of what's important - the plain, simple truth of things. After that, it's up to us to do what will bring us fulfillment. ; ; My opinion: he's on target about the 3 decisions.

How Assumptions Influence Our Behavior

Your Voice of Encouragement

Recently we had a strong storm pass through southeast Virginia. I was a little concerned about the road to my house while I was driving home from work. You see, that road has a low spot; and a rainstorm can cause flooding during high

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The Difference Between Forward vs Backward Focused Leadership

EnLeadership

What examples have you experienced that demonstrate the impact of the two directions of focus? Please share in Comments area (Click on Comments if you don't see the response box). To the “enlightened leader” in you

Challenges for Technical Managers

Survive Your Promotion

The technical manager is generally the customer facing portion of a technical team. Your customer might be a true external customer, upper management or another group within your organization. Regardless your goals are the same – to

Inspirational Quotes about PATIENCE

Building Personal Strength

My top five favorites.

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HR and Commitment-phobia

Crossderry Blog

Josh Liebner, Gershon Mader, and I ended up on an interesting tangent about the role of human resources in driving strategic commitment (previous posts here and here). Both authors shared my frustration about HR's inertia when it comes

Rigging the dice

Managing Leadership

From nearly the beginning, we have struggled to understand how the world around us works. But for all that we have a naturally inquisitive nature, this has never been about artless curiosity or pure research – we want to discover the mechanisms driving cause to effect. We want access to the levers of the former, and to be less at the mercy of the latter. We want to be in control. At the very least, we want to feel like we can comprehend the landscape, and safely navigate our way through it.

20 Easy Ways to Take Social Media A Little Less Seriously

Terry Starbucker

sm seriousness It was bound to happen. A novelty becomes a fad, a fad becomes a phenomenon, a phenomenon becomes an industry. At that point, it just gets more and more serious. Words and phrases like “business applications

So you've been promoted…

Survive Your Promotion

It's a big moment. You've been waiting, maybe planning and pushing to make the transition from that guy/gal who does stuff to that professional who manages people and gets things done. You wanted to make more money or have more

Capturing ideas

Lead on Purpose

Ideas are the seeds from which all greatness grows. Every book and every company started from the spark of an idea. Ideas come on their own time and in their own way. Those who understand this principle find a sure path to success

Promote Healthy Behaviors

Eric Jacobson

Hopefully, you're setting a good example for your team by eating well, exercising and leading them to practice a healthful lifestyle. Fit, well-nourished, healthy employees perform better.

With GRATITUDE: WOMEN in LEADERSHIP

Women in the LEAD

IStock_000000059335Smaller As the end of the year approaches, it is a time for remembrance. taking stock, looking for places that are deserving of our gratitude, applying lessons learned. looking to the future

Adjusting your Mindset – Part 1

Survive Your Promotion

The first major mindset adjustment in transitioning from a team member to a manager is that you (as manager) are now being held responsible for work that is not your own. Since most team members who are promoted to management positions

Photos From My Kashmir Tour

Utpal Writes

Something new is usually exciting. Even if it is getting away from deemed essentials like Laptop, Mobile and Internet! I returned from my Kashmir tour early this week and would like to share select photos which I enjoyed taking

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Thank You

Eric Jacobson

Thank you for following my Blog on management and leadership, and allowing me to share more than 70 posts with you on how to be a more effective leader. Thanks, too, to everyone who has posted comments, made topic suggestions, and forwarded various postings from the Blog to friends, co-workers and supervisors. I look forward to sharing more with you the rest of this year and during all of 2010.

Designing an Intentional Blueprint for 2010

Women in the LEAD

Wintergreen In order to create an intentional beginning to the New Year, we must evaluate the road that we have just traveled. Where have we been in the past year? What in the past year has served us? And what in the past year needs to

Adjusting your Mindset – Part 2 | Survive Your Promotion!

Survive Your Promotion

The second mindset adjustment involves being held responsible for more work than you could possibly complete by yourself. This is corollary to point #1 because when you realize that your subordinates are less efficient and/or less

Happy Thanksgiving Sushi.

Building Personal Strength

This year Kathleen and I are spending Thanksgiving with my oldest son, Sean, and his wife, Jessica, and their family. In New York City. All my visits to the city have been memorable, and this one should be, too. For one thing, there'll be no traditional Thanksgiving turkey and trimmings. Their tradition is for the family to gather at Jessica's mother's house to make and eat home-made sushi. That will be a first! I love firsts.

Abolish "No Problem"

Eric Jacobson

Walk into any Chick-fil-A chicken fast food restaurant around the U.S. and when you say "thank you" the person working there will say "my pleasure" instead of "no problem." You'll likely hear the same "my pleasure" from the waiter at California Pizza Kitchen after he/she delivers your meal and you say "thank you." At first, the "my pleasure" sounds strange, because we are so used to being told it's "no problem."

Yikes! Has it Been a Month?

Managing Communities

photo credit: Asbestos Bill I apologize. I really didn’t plan to not post anything here for over a month. I guess one never really plans that sort of thing. But, everything just sorted of piled onto me at once. I attended three conferences in three weeks in three different states. IZEAFest, Blog World & New [.].

Be Verbal About Being Thankful

Eric Jacobson

You and your team may not hit your revenue or profit goals this year. Or, perhaps your organization won't accomplish all its goals during this tough economic year. But, as a leader, you likely still have plenty to be thankful for in 2009. So, be thankful. And, most important, verbalize your thanks!