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Victim or Victor?

Chris Brady

IMG_8171 There is an occupation that is experiencing significant growth. It has low entry requirements and can be had by literally anyone. Hordes are stampeding in that direction with noses acutely tuned to the smell of the gravy train

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Never Give Up, Part IV - Michael Jordan in the 1997 NBA Finals

Building Personal Strength

The 2009-2010 NCAA basketball season is over. Usually this time of year I have to pull myself out of a funk because I know there'll be no more college hoops for another seven months. This year I have a different feeling because my favorite team won the National Championship.

The Epitome of Compassion in an Unlikely Place

Your Voice of Encouragement

I love college basketball, especially the ACC. I'm not afraid to admit that I'ma huge fan of Duke and Coach K. But in the Final Four game between Duke and West Virginia at the NCAA tournament Saturday night, the scene I'll never forget

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Author Chris Brady's Leadership Blog: Multum, Non Multa

Chris Brady

IMG_0096 C. Plinius Caecilius Secundus (61 - 114 A.D.), also known as Pliny the Younger, said "Multum, Non Multa." Translated, it says, "Much, not many." I am not sure what he meant by it or why he said it, after all, I'm no philologist

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Strengths-Based Leadership Theory


Strengths-Based Leadership Theory (also known as Strengths-Based Organizational Management or SBOM) is a method of maximizing the efficiency, productivity, and success of an organization by focusing on and continuously developing the strengths of organizational resources, such as computer systems, tools, and people.

Down Blog-Memory Lane #2: Love and the Defense Contractor

Steve Farber

One of my all-time favorite examples of the role of Love in getting extraordinary results at work, this was originally posted on 4/15/06 : For those of you who think that love in business is a soft, California, group hug, hoo-ha kind of thing, I offer this story from a sourcing agent at a defense contractor. His job is to procure the materials his company needs to make guns, missiles, and other things that go boom.

Silver Spoon Syndrome - Children Disabled by Wealth

Building Personal Strength

Jennifer was a clerk at an auto parts store in Vista Hills. She got the job because Jackson, her husband, was a mechanic at the Chevrolet dealership and was friends with the owner. But she, like her husband, was a hard worker and added a lot more value than was reflected in her paycheck. It was tough when she got pregnant, but she had earned the owner's loyalty, and she kept her job. They had a son. And later, three more sons.

Design Matters

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. So, does design really matter? Let me make my position very clear…design absolutely matters. Whether it is aesthetic, functional, creative, process, innovative, intellectual, technical or

STUDY: Mindful Meditation Reduces Stress and Anxiety | Top.

Tony Mayo

Top executive coach Tony Mayo shares some of the latest brain research on the benefits of meditation practice

How to Keep Yourself Motivated During Difficult Times?

Management is a Journey

Successful managers and leaders both possess an essential trait that keeps them motivated in times of difficulty. They face setbacks and failures like everyone else. However, they are resilient and determined in the face of these

On Personal Strength - Wisdom from Classic Novelists

Building Personal Strength

I've been collecting quotes for a long time. I started back in the early 1970s when I was pursuing a Ph.D. in English at Duke University. As a West Point cadet, I didn't major in English, so I had to read about five novels a week to catch up.

Who's In Charge?

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Who the * is in charge around here?” This question left an absolutely indelible impression on my mind since I first heard it more than 30 years ago. Our unit was experiencing its

How Leaders Can Avoid The Tarmac Syndrome – And A Whole Lotta Angst

Terry Starbucker

Airport It happens the moment I step on a plane. That loss of control. Someone else is behind the wheel and taking me somewhere. When control is lost, I get nervous. Unsure. I need something to calm me down

New Millennium Trends: A Gap in Leadership Skills!

Management is a Journey

A recent article in Training and Development Magazine finds that there is a “glaring gap” between the skills organizations currently have and the skills they will need in the next several years. Based on a survey of 2200 business

The Personal Strength of Creativity - Magical Zulu Bowls and Cups Made from Telephone Wire

Building Personal Strength

This past Saturday I got to do three really cool things, which is pretty good for one day. First, I got to pet an alpaca. We went to the Old Oaks Ranch , which is about five miles north of Wimberley, Texas.

Contingency Planning | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth The best leaders always have a back-up plan, so my question to you is: what's your Plan B? My experience with

Possibility Maximizer: Tom Peters Little Big Things Video Series

Maximizing Possibility

Every Friday I like to highlight a resource that I feel will add value to your life at work and improve your professional effectiveness. This week I've got a powerful series of video clips from one of my favorite business authors: Tom

Tom Peters, Top Leadership Blogs, and New Friends

Michael Lee Stallard

Quote of the day: “Connection is the force that transforms a dog-eat-dog culture into a sled dog team that pulls together.” - Jason Pankau. It's been a very good week. This morning I received an email that Tom Peters was following my

Celebrating a Special Time of Year

Building Personal Strength

Today is Easter, a time of celebration for Christians everywhere. And this time of year means other reasons to get excited. I get pumped in early April because of the Final Four, the Masters, and the beginning of baseball season.

How To Control Your Anger: Two Questions To Ask Yourself | Guy.

The Recovering Engineer

If you imagine at your emotional container like bottle filled with a carbonated beverage and sealed with a stopper, you can develop a simple model fo

Be A Developing Leader

Eric Jacobson

One of my favorite lessons from the book, The DNA of Leadership, is the importance of being a developing leader. Developing leaders: Create the next generation of leaders; Are great listeners; Grow talent by challenging others to take

Launch Summit: Conversations on Career Potential

Michael Lee Stallard

On April 22, I will be speaking along with several career experts as part of Krista Daeda's Launch Summit: Conversations on Career Potential. Check it out

Life Lessons from Duke's NCAA Championship

Your Voice of Encouragement

My favorite sport is college basketball, and Duke is my favorite team, so their win in that amazing game on Monday night was the perfect ending for the season to me. Lately I've been reflecting on why I love that team and Coach K so

DISC Model FAQ's: Could I Have More Than One DISC Behavior Style.

The Recovering Engineer

As a general rule, most people have more of some of the D, I, S, or C traits and less of the others. Guy Harris answers the question: Can I have more

Fast Friday: words of wisdom from Hugo Sorensen | RoundtableTalk

Roundtable Talk

As you know, we're always on a mission to find the one major leadership piece of advice that has guided a top executive. This new blog installment – Fast Friday – will be that one hit piece of wisdom for you to chew on over the weekend

Employee Engagement: Zane Safrit Show

Michael Lee Stallard

On April, 7 at 10:30 AM Eastern, I will join Zane Safrit on his Blog Talk Radio program to talk about employee engagement, strategic alignment, productivity and innovation

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Chartered Management Institute

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WOMEN: Discovering Differences in Duet

Women in the LEAD

DIFFERENCESinDUET It is interesting how GOOD we are for one another. I've believed this for a long time, but in the last few years, the reality of it has continued to show up on my path in new and different ways

The #1 question to ask a prospective employer before you take the.

Roundtable Talk

As you go up the leadership ranks and build your successful track record, there's no doubt that – from time to time – some new opportunity will beckon or some new employer is going to come courting. Everyone knows that there's a degree


Leadership Development Carnival

Michael Lee Stallard

Check out this leadership development carnival ie a collection of blog posts about leadership issues. It's hosted by Sharlyn Lauby of HR Bartender. While you are there be sure to explore Sharlyn's blog. I discovered she created an HR

Exploring Shared Leadership

You're Not the Boss of Me

In my experience, leadership in many organizations is pretty much a one-way proposition and so, on a number of levels, fails to acknowledge the potential for leadership in us all. In reality, designated leaders are often the “go to

The Personal Strength of Awareness - Mindful of Texas Wildflowers

Building Personal Strength

This weekend I'll be out driving around the central Texas backroads, enjoying this year's glorious wildflower season. All they needed was some rain,! The wildflowers really are a big deal in the spring here. Why do we have so many? I explained a couple weeks ago in a previous post. It's so easy to be mindful, "in the moment," staring at an open field of wildflowers. And the vista changes from month to month. To help you visualize what I'm talking about, check out this brief YouTube video.

Managing: The Tough Stuff… any bombs under your car lately?

Roundtable Talk

Managing today is far more complex than it ever used to be and, last week, our members had the chance to tackle some of their toughest questions with a seasoned panel of leadership pro's. Our PowerRoundtable panelists Hugo Sorensen (CEO