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Why Your Natural Response to Conflict is Probably Wrong and What.

The Recovering Engineer

Most people's natural response to conflict begins with this perception of threat. This perception triggers our "fight-or-flight" response, and our adr

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I am me because you are you

Tony Mayo

A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater

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Faust's Bargain

Chris Brady

938768519 Being decadent is easy. Evil is everywhere. It takes nearly nothing to succeed by cheating, lying, stealing, or selling to the profane nature of humanity. Violence, sex, anger, hatred, victimization, and escapism come easy to

What the Great Scientists Had to Say about Personal Strength

Building Personal Strength

There's nothing easy about science. So when we consider the great scientists throughout history, it isn't surprising that some of what they had to say was about the kind of personal strength that served them well. It would serve us well, too.

Conflict Resolution Insights: Why Conflicts Escalate | Guy Harris.

The Recovering Engineer

A quick model for understanding interpersonal conflict escalation and what you do to stop it from happening

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Myth #3 -- Are we myth-ing the boat when it comes to communication?



Are you REALLY coaching? Or is it advice in disguise?

Management Craft

Leadership Laughs: Entrepreneur State of Mind (Video)

Weekly Leader

Time for some Friday fun! v=exmwSxv7XJI Related posts:Leadership Laughs: The Art of the Handshake Leadership Laughs: The Benefits of Role Playing Leadership Laughs: All-Star Presidential Summit Related posts

The Personal Strength of Open-Mindedness - Plato's "Allegory of the Cave"

Building Personal Strength

This artful claymation treatment of Plato's allegory painfully illustrates the limitations of the closed mind. Closed-mindedness isn't a byproduct of ignorance. I've known people with Ph.D.s who refused to consider a new concept.

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A Force For Good

Chris Brady

DSC00118 I was busy in my home office one morning when my wife Terri walked in with one of my sons, the nine year old. The bottom lip was quivering, anger and frustration were bubbling up, crying had obviously been taking place

Conversation Thailand | Difficult conversations | Talent.

Talent Technologies

Difficult Conversations. Submitted by admin on Thursday, 22 April 2010One Comment. Given the stresses of the recent situation in Thailand, one tool professionals may find useful as a soft skill is that of being able to manage conflict

Weekly Leader Podcast Episode 47 | One Year Anniversary Show

Weekly Leader

This week Pam and Peter reflect on the first year of the Weekly Leader podcast, remember CK Prahalad, catch up with several Weekly Leaders and another great song by a podsafe artist. Thanks to our sponsor! GotoMeeting Hold your meetings

"Localized Leaders" - The new trend ?

Sidd Gavirneni

Today, we, as the IE Strategy Club, hosted Shaz Khan as a guest speaker. Shaz was talking about strategy implementation. However, the conversation changed course and it turned into a discussion about leadership

SAP SME Portfolio Précis

Crossderry Blog

Yesterday, tossed Don Fornes' post on SAP's SME solutions over the Crossderry transom. All-in-all it is a good overview, with a couple of caveats: Industry coverage of the SAP Business Suite and All-in-One is depicted


Overcoming disappointments

Talent Technologies

One of the greatest challenges of life is overcoming the emotions caused by disappointments and 'legacy events', that is to say, events that shock us deeply and change our lives. The loss. [[ This is a content summary only

Leadership Q&A: Qualifying Your Network

Weekly Leader

A couple months back I bumped into a guy that had recently met through another friend. After a couple minutes of catching up he made the following statement to me. I know how to network. My problem is knowing how to qualify my network

How to Build a Brand | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Assuming that you have deep pockets, a talented staff, and a lot of patience, growing a recognized

Podcast Link — Enterprise IT: Inside an SAP customer

Crossderry Blog

Here's the promised link — Enterprise IT: Inside an SAP customer — to my recent podcast w/ Michael Krigsman. I'll elaborate a bit on f these themes in future posts. As I mentioned earlier, the interview stoked my blogging fire again

Overcoming legacy events

Talent Technologies

One of the greatest challenges of life is overcoming the emotions caused by 'legacy events', that is to say, events that shock us deeply and change our lives. The loss of a loved one, the breakup of a close relationship, a split in the

8 Amazing Women Leaders & Their Incredible Stories | Weekly Leader.

Weekly Leader

One of the things that I've been most excited about on the Weekly Leader podcast during our first year is the number of women leaders that we've had as guests. This effort has been initiated and lead by my co-host Pam Fox Rollin

Philosopher John Searle Created Foundations of Executive Coaching

Tony Mayo

“How is it that when I make these noises I succeed in performing speech acts or communication?” he asks. That's the philosophy of language.” That investigation led to an exploration of consciousness. How is it possible that the stuff

Maxwell Fallacy: stronger, yet simple


At this point, you’re bound to be thinking that timeshare salespeople and insane strong men are extreme examples. However, this is exactly my point. These two examples are certainly outliers, but they’re still valid. And because they’re valid, the Maxwell definition is invalid. It is simple, but it is weak. The challenge then, is to create a strong definition that is equally simple.

The Power of "Thank You": An Internal Communications Superpower


Guardians = Leaders | Weekly Leader Podcast Series

Weekly Leader

Over the course of the first year of the Weekly Leader podcast, we've had the great fortune to learn about leadership from some men and women who bravely serve our country. However, unless you live on the water or make your living from

Motivation - Applying Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Theory

Management is a Journey

The psychologist Abraham Maslow developed a theory that suggests we, humans, are motivated to satisfy five basic needs. These needs are arranged in a hierarchy. Maslow suggests that we seek first to satisfy the lowest level of needs

Maxwell Fallacy: no bad leaders


Shortly after any political or corporate scandal, the talk on the media immediately shifts to a discussion on bad leadership. Indeed, Jeffrey Skilling was a bad leader of Enron. This brings on a never-ending debate about how we distinguishing between good leaders and bad leaders. In our mind, we can easily cite good leaders from bad leaders. If you can’t, I’ll provide a helpful comparison: Martin Luther King Jr. versus Hitler.

Square Pegs, Round Holes, and the Peter Principle

Terry Starbucker

Square Peg In 1987, during my first few months as a fledgling executive, my new boss asked (no, ordered) me to read the book “The Peter Principle”, by Laurence J. Peter, and report back to him the next day about what I learned

Happy Birthday Weekly Leader Podcast!

Weekly Leader

The Weekly Leader Podcast turns one today! It's hard to believe a year has already passed! It's been fun and we've learned a lot along the way. Over the course of the year we've done 46 regular and 4 special episodes and we've had so

Possibility Maximizer:'s HR People

Maximizing Possibility

At the end of every business week I like to feature a resource that I have found to be a valuable addition to my professional life and one that I hope will benefit your life at work as well. This week I will be revisiting a great

Maxwell Fallacy: salespeople are leaders?


A few years ago, I was invited to a special presentation. I was offered a three-night, all expenses paid vacation in the Caribbean. The only stipulation was that on Day Three of the vacation, I had to listen to a special presentation about the resort I was staying at. I declined. As I’m sure you would too. We decline these almost too good to be true offers because we know what happens during the special presentation. We have to sit and listen to a pitch for time-shares.

Darden's Leadership Sage

Michael Lee Stallard

Jason Pankau and I were at the University of Virginia this week to speak about our work on Connection Cultures, leadership, productivity, innovation and employee engagement. We gave a three hour presentation to students in the MBA for

Let me Google “leadership” for you.

Weekly Leader v=0qQ04WIKX_k Okay, it's a fun little video that we created and thanks to Google, you create your own too. Related posts:How Google Develops Leaders Presidential Candidates In Quotes, Google Style Related posts

Is a College Degree the Right Credential for Business?

Survive Your Promotion

As a manager I spent a fair amount of time hiring and training entry level candidates. In the tech world we are not as picky about college degrees as in some other industries because technical skills can be acquired through training

Welcome Ideas At Any Time From Anyone

Eric Jacobson

Great ideas for your business can come at anytime from anyone on your team. So, as a leader, be sure you dig deep for ideas, and provide an easy way for all employees to make suggestions. Did you know that the idea for the microwave