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Rejoice in Life

Tony Mayo

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little

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You're Just Not That Into Me (the introvert's guide to attending a.

C-Level Strategies

Mack Collier wrote an exceptional post last week called, The Introvert's Guide to Speaking. As both a speaker and an introvert myself, I found the post very

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Effective Communication Skills: Use And More than But

The Recovering Engineer

This is a simple, straightforward communication technique that you can use immediately to improve your ability to connect and communicate with others: Use “and” more than “but”. Imagine that you and I are in a conversation and that you

Only You Can Stop You

Chris Brady

IMG_0457 I've studied for years the many people who have achieved tremendous things in life, and one thing I find common to them all is the audacity to follow their own inner voice. If you think about it, much of our unhappiness comes

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Women Entrepreneurs and Business Development

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Personal Strength for Adult Life - Heavy Thoughts on Prom Night

Building Personal Strength

It was Saturday night, and Kathleen and I were sipping wine with Amie on the lawn of the Huisache Grill in New Braunfels, Texas. Amie was visiting from Jacksonville, Florida, and we were catching up on the four years since we’d last seen each other.

The Most Useless Word in the English Language (And Why You Should.

Terry Starbucker

“It can't be done”. You can't do that”. How many times have you heard these words? Plenty of times, I bet. Can't” is a big, fat, stop sign designed to sabotage a dream. A better question might be, why are we hearing them

Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: Serve to Lead: Make Your Life a.

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Tim Hartford on why your boss is overpaid

LDRLB

Tim Hartford, author of T he Logic of Life , does a great job applying economic theory to the workplace. Does tournament theory really explain management high salaries? Leadership hartford theory tournament

The Personal Strength of Rationality - Think Before You Act

Building Personal Strength

A few days ago I read a newspaper report about a San Antonio man who shot his friend to death outside a bar. Apparently the friend owed him money and refused to pay. When their argument got physical, they were asked to leave.

Five championship strategies

Lead on Purpose

One of the most amazing sports records in the history of all sports is 401 wins and 9 losses. This is the career record of Larry Gelwix, coach of the Highland High rugby team (Salt Lake City) for more than three decades

Get Happy with Jessica

Tony Mayo

I have several posts on this blog about the power of gratitude but no words have the impact of this short video. I climbed onto the bathroom counter today and did my own “inverse rant.” It felt great! Share it

Leadership Q&A: The Three C's of Alignment

Weekly Leader

Alignment has been a vogue term for a while. It is another attempt at trying to clarify what it means for an organization to function as a whole, not just a collection of parts. The secret to understanding alignment is realizing that it

The 2010-2011 Duke Basketball Team - A Prediction

Building Personal Strength

If you enjoy college basketball, then you know that this year Duke University went all the way in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. They are the 2010 National Champions. I know a whole lot of folks aren't happy about that.

The Ramifications of Small Mistakes

Chris Brady

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The Leadership Vacuum | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth The biggest problem with the leadership industry is found within the ranks of those who call themselves

EBM: Bureaucracy

LDRLB

Bureaucracy is used so often in such negative terms, most who use it forget its roots. Bureaucracy in its ideal sense, according to its most influential thought leader Max Weber, can be a positive term. At the time, the ideal bureaucracy was a more rational and efficient form of organization than the available alternatives.

Where have all the bookstores gone?

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Leading and Loving

Chris Brady

Leadership involves two things: being able to kick your own butt so you can and will personally perform, and caring for and loving the people who follow you. As your influence grows your roles will change. In essence, this is what Orrin

How Dumb Is Your Business?

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. How dumb is your business? At the risk of drawing the ire of corporate elitists, I submit to you that the dumber your business is, the better off you are

Book Review: The Mirror Test

LDRLB

In his classic work, Good to Great , Jim Collins makes the case for how organizations and leaders must confront the brutal facts. Years later, most of us are believers, but fewer are practitioners. One of the reasons for this is a lack of know-how. To help solve this dilemma, Jeff Hayzlett brings us The Mirror Test. Hayzlett, a man known for his energetic and enthusiastic style, offers this advice in a non-sense, practical or bust style.

Knowing when to "bite your tongue"

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Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: Share Your Ideas Liberally

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For Leaders, Being “In the Moment” is No Girly Matter

C-Level Strategies

As a leader you spend the majority of your day listening, correct? You're getting updates on business metrics, new product strategies and the receptivity of the market to your latest earnings announcement, among many other things

What is Your New Business Model for 2010?

Women's Leadership Exchange

For many of us in the world of business, and particularly business owners and leaders, 2009 was a year to which we are thrilled to say "adieu." Now that we're 4 months past it, I can stop being angry at 2009, and take a moment to say thank you for all that I learned from it. I don't know about you, but I?ve ve gathered up all that learning and am applying it to our business in the new decade. What did I learn? Most important of all - I learned to be willing to change my company?s

Women Considering Entrepreneurship

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Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: Where Does Innovation Begin?

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The Path To Business Greatness: 5 Steps To Bridging The Divide.

Terry Starbucker

It's the biggest divide any company has – the one between its owners and employees. The employees want a job that brings them fulfillment and happiness (assuming they are earning a living wage). The owners want consistent profits

Weekly Leader Podcast Episode 50 – Leadership Lessons from a New.

Weekly Leader

Peter shares his recent experiences at a New England Town Meeting and his thoughts on leadership plus Leadership in the News, Pam's Research Report of the Week, the Social Media Minute and more great podsafe music

Golf, Deflation and Family

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Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: Dreamers, Doers and.

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Possibility Maximizer: Buck Consultants Knowledge Resources

Maximizing Possibility

Happy Friday! At the end of each business week I like to share a resource that I feel will add value to your professional life and help you to Maximize Possibility in your organization. This week I have a great business research

If You've Got Something To Say, Stand Up and Say It

The Recovering Engineer

Earlier this week, I attended the ASTD conference in Chicago. As I worked in the Kevin Eikenberry Group booth, I noticed an interesting dynamic happening at the booths around me. Where someone was willing to stand on a platform and

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