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What is your management style?

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Cooperation - Work with Others to Achieve a Common Purpose.

Your Voice of Encouragement

Anytime more than one person is involved in a project, you can expect individual differences and maybe even clashes. But a shared goal will make it easier for everyone to work together. Learn what it takes to avoid conflicts and

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Giving Feedback -The No. 2 People Skill

Building Personal Strength

I recently posted an article about what I believe is the number one people skill: listening. Possibly the No. 2 people skill is giving feedback. You might say it's the art of pointing out problems in a person's behavior without being critical. Very few people have mastered it.

Values Based Hiring | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Why play a game of chance when you don't have to? I was casually reading the results of a survey on the topic

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0104 | Marshall Goldsmith


Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority in helping successful leaders get even better by achieving positive, lasting change in behavior for themselves, their people and their teams. Marshall is an executive coach, speaker and author or editor of 29 books including What Got You Here Won’t Get You There and his newest release MOJO. 0:00 Introduction. 1:26 What is executive coaching? 3:59 What is MOJO? 8:03 What is NOJO? 10:30 What are the four areas of MOJO?

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SAP's Sleeping Product Giant « Crossderry Blog

Crossderry Blog

Michael Krigsman and I had a chance to chat last week — he recorded a podcast w/ me that will be up on his blog before too long — and thankfully the chat got my blogging mojo going again. I don't want to steal our podcast's thunder

Internet TV - And the new Platforms.

Sidd Gavirneni

Last week, we worked on a case for the strategy class, and it was about Brightcove. It makes me wonder if Internet TV can be a commodity like traditional TV. This question might be more relevant depending on the market - The US vs. the

The Personal Strength of Commitment - It's All in the Follow-through

Building Personal Strength

As I wrote my post yesterday about Tiger at the Masters , I remembered this guy I once knew who was passionate about golf. He was on the course two or three times a week, and as a result he was an above-average player. It was fun to walk around with him and watch him make shots.

Work Life Lead: The Myth of Balance

Weekly Leader

I don't know many people who don't want balance between their life and their work. How many spouses have complained about long work hours? How many daughters and sons have gone through their childhood with one or both of their parents

Freebie - A Double-Edged Sword!

Ravi Pratap Singh


The 3 Elements of Solid Decision Making That Cannot Be Ignored

Terry Starbucker

42-15181409 Leaders make decisions every day, and the process in which those decisions are made has always intrigued and fascinated me. Typically, and rightfully, in the business world the direct financial ramifications are front and


The Personal Strength of Composure - Why Tiger Woods Lost It

Building Personal Strength

I look forward to April every year. Winter is over. Wildflowers blanket hillsides and pastures. The excitement of the Final Four. And the Masters. A bit of self-disclosure here. I will cut my vacation short just to watch the Masters on TV. OK, I hear you. But give me a break.

Top 150 Management and Leadership Blogs (

Weekly Leader

Okay, let's just say it right off the top, we all like lists. They are easy to comprehend and digest. They fit nicely into our innate need for order. And when we see our name appear, woohoo! However, on the Internet they are often just

Possibility Maximizer: iFractal / KnowHR's Book Club

Maximizing Possibility

Every Friday I like to feature a resource that I feel will add value to your professional and/or personal life. This week I've got a new and exciting resource that was just released and which I have high hopes will be one worth

Micro-Connections Enhance Energy, Enthusiasm

Michael Lee Stallard

Years ago when I lived in West Texas and worked for Texas Instruments, I was surprised that frequently when I passed another car on one of the long stretches of highway, the driver would wave at me. People in that part of America

DISC Model FAQ's: Can I Have One DISC Style at Work and Another.

The Recovering Engineer

One question that frequently comes up in my discussions of the DISC Model of Human Behavior is: Can I have one DISC style at work and another DISC style at home? - I feel like I am one way at home and another way at work

Great Review of Survive Your Promotion!

Survive Your Promotion

Midwest Book Review has released their review of the book – you can check it out here or on Amazon's listing for the book itself. Here's what they said: A new job comes with a higher paycheck, but there's also more stress for your buck


The I'm So Corporate Carnival of HR is Here!

Maximizing Possibility

Sarah White from the I'm So Corporate blog is hosting the latest installment of the Carnival of Human Resources. Head over and check it out for an excellent collection of 30 posts to improve your HR, leadership, and talent management

Winning Workplaces Features Article on Connection

Michael Lee Stallard

Winning Workplaces just featured an article that Jason Pankau and I wrote in it's April newsletter and on its website. The article is entitled “To Boost Productivity and Innovation, Fire Up the People You Lead

Build These Leadership Skills

Eric Jacobson

I had the pleasure of interviewing Overland Park, KS-based author Leigh Branham recently. He's the author of three best-selling books, including Re-engage and The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave. When asked what are the most important

Which Way is Bermuda?

Survive Your Promotion

I get asked a lot about time management and prioritization. People are always looking for better ways to figure out how to focus on what's important and how to eliminate some of the many distractions that suck away time

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week

Maximizing Possibility

I like to kick off each week with five blog posts that I especially enjoyed reading over the past week. Here is my top five for the week of April 5th - 11th, 2010. Enjoy! Wally Bock, Three Star Leadership: The Myth of Perfect

Customer expectations

Lead on Purpose

The expectations customers have of business leaders are different today than they were even a few years ago. They expect marketers to stop pitching things and start helping them understand how they can get what they need

Employee Engagement, Connection in the Movie “Departures”

Michael Lee Stallard

While looking for a video to watch a friend recommended Departures, a film by Yojiro Takita that won an Oscar for best foreign language film. I highly recommend it. The movie touches on issues of employee engagement, connection

Wisdom for Personal Strength - 12 Proverbs on 12 Topics

Building Personal Strength

Wisdom does not spring from any one culture. Wisdom knows no boundaries. It's global. To find it, simply go where people have been striving against adversity for centuries. That's where wisdom comes from. It seems that every civilization has its own sayings, pithy pieces of wisdom we call "proverbs." They aren't collected here because they were published, but rather because they were handed down from generation to generation for centuries. Here are a dozen of my favorites.

Fast Friday: Words of Wisdom from Renato Discenza CEO of Invest.

Roundtable Talk

For this week's installment of our Fast Friday words of leadership advice, I dig back to May of 2008 and our inaugural PowerRoundtable panelist Renato Discenza. Renato's now CEO of Invest Toronto, but at that time was in between gigs

Management Craft: Coaching up and Down the Generations #ASTD #Coaching

Management Craft

Myth #2 ? Are we myth-ing the boat when it comes to communication?



Dangers of mixing drink and work

Chartered Management Institute

It was probably a bit of a surprise to some people to learn that Carlsberg workers in Denmark had until recently been supplied with free lager during the working day. The information came to light when Carlsberg employees went on strike when their free perk was removed. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Jerks, narcissists and psychopaths… oh my. When working for a.

Roundtable Talk

Ah, to have the ability to click your heels together and transport yourself away from a bad boss! They seem to be everywhere these days, but after watching Anna Wintour of Vogue in the fascinating movie The September Issue

Don't Get Snarky - Bashing Doesn't Pay

Management Craft


Anonymity Will Always Challenge Productive Online Communities

Managing Communities

photo credit: Philippe Put The other day, I received this really nasty e-mail in my inbox. In it, the sender said all sorts of mean, nasty things about me and about people who manage online communities in general. “I have to say right off the bat that I don’t like you,&# the e-mail began. This person [.].

The Maxwell Fallacy


Leadership is perhaps the hardest concept to define. Warren Bennis once wrote, “It is almost a cliché of the leadership literature that a single definition of leadership is lacking. Author Joesph Rost commented on this dilemma by writing “The scholars do not know what they are studying, and the practitioners do not know what they are doing.” One group of scholars attempted to compile and synthesis the multitude of leadership definitions and encountered more than 90 dimensions.

We’re Off the “Honest Sites” List! Oh No!

Managing Communities

photo credit: gaminrey We had a member the other day who posted a thread promoting his eBook. It was your run of the mill advertisement, removed by a member of my staff. The person who posted it responded to the staff member, telling them that they must not see the value in his eBook and that, [.].