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How Vision Drives $Millions: A Real-World Example | C-Level.

C-Level Strategies

An example of how a team vision translated into millions of dollars for one company

Conflict Resolution Techniques: Question Your Assumptions | Guy.

The Recovering Engineer

Effective conflict resolution techniques begin with how we think about and approach conflict. Start the process with questioning your assumptions

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How are the OTHERS Doing?

Chris Brady

It stopped me dead in my tracks when I read it. As a result, I put the book down and couldn't come back to it for days. When I finally did, I was still stunned by the revelation of my inadequacy. What was it that shot like a lightening

Disruptive Business Models | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth How disruptive is your business model? While much has been written about corporate vision, mission

Mark Twain's Wit and Wisdom for Personal Strength

Building Personal Strength

Novelists have a way with words, of course, but perhaps the most quotable novelist of all time was Mark Twain (1835-1910). His given name was Samuel Longhorne Clemens, and he grew up in Hannibal, Missouri.

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Personal Strengths of INITIATIVE and PERSEVERANCE - "Two Magical Powers"

Building Personal Strength

I was checking the blog of legendary surfer-dude-genius-web-marketer Frank Kern and came across his post about "The Two Magic Powers." Frank always tells the truth, in his own entertaining nasty-mouthed way. There ARE two powers. And they ARE magical. And they REALLY WORK.

Coaching Others: Short Term Pain for Long Term Gain

Aspire-CS

I believe in the power of coaching others. I teach coaching skills to groups of managers regularly; every individual executive client I have gets taught coaching skills in some way or another; and of course, I practice coaching myself

Caption Contest 2010.6

Chris Brady

The wait is over! Here is the next caption contest photo. Remember, the winner will receive a free, autographed copy of Orrin Woodward and my book, Launching a Leadership Revolution. Good luck! 745be6032chumor.jpg.

The Business-Altering Difference Between Vision and Mission | C.

C-Level Strategies

Many leaders have a difficult time understanding the difference between a company's vision and mission, and why a clear vision is so important

Low Self-Esteem Can Destroy a Relationship

Building Personal Strength

Back in the early 1980s, I was in charge of personnel management at the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia. I had a one-hour commute to work from my home in Seaford, and I often listened to talk radio to pass the time. My favorite host was a psychologist named Dr. David Viscott.

Thought-full Thursday: Extraordinary Leadership

Aspire-CS

Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. So take five weekly to enjoy the inspirational quotes and reflect on the questions that follow. “We We must overcome the notion that

Definition of Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth What's your definition of Leadership? In thinking about the comments I've received from readers on the

What are the ingredients of a high-performing team?

Talent Technologies

It's official! High-performing teams really are the result of individual differences, not similarities. This study of 144 short-term project teams has discovered that 'maximising differences in types of knowledge, skills, and abilities

The Personal Strength of Courage - Action in Spite of Fear

Building Personal Strength

In 1980, I was researching Army training practices in order to write a manual for junior leaders on how to train solders. I traveled to a variety of units to observe best practices. One of these was Special Forces training at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center at Fort Bragg, NC.

Leadership Q&A: It's a Two Way Street

Weekly Leader

Reading through some computer service forums the other day looking for an answer to a buggy USB connection, the following question came to mind. Is good customer service a product of the systems design of the company or is it a product

Developing Positive Leadership Habits

Aspire-CS

You walked into your office early today. It looks pretty much the same as you left it. The first thing you do is to fire up your computer, check voicemail, check email and grab a cup of coffee in the company cafeteria

What are the ingredients of a high-performing team?

Talent Technologies

It's official! High-performing teams really are the result of individual differences, not similarities. This study of 144 short-term project teams has discovered that 'maximising differences in types of knowledge, skills, and abilities

Black Holes - We Create Order out of Chaos

Building Personal Strength

They say there’s a lot of give and take in an intimate relationship. I know this is true, and to me it's because no two people are the same. Each partner has unique strengths to share. If you appreciate the differences and value these gifts, you can be enriched by them.

Weekly Leader Podcast Episode 53 | Admiral Thad Allen

Weekly Leader

A replay of Peter's interview of Admiral Thad Allen, former Commandant of the US Coast Guard and current National Incident Commander of the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, plus Pam's research report of the week and

Conflict Resolution in the Professional Workplace

Management is a Journey

Conflict is everywhere! Kids fight. Business professionals try to outmaneuver each other over process and control issues. Political parties battle for influence with their competing ideologies. Nations war over dominance and the control

Avoid these traps when making decisions

Talent Technologies

Do you recognise these decisionmaking traps? Organisations are little more than the sum of the decisions made by their people. Yet while many of us may believe that decisionmaking is 'rational', here are 7 common emotional traps that

Billions Lost on Training that Comes to Nothing - And What to Do about It

Building Personal Strength

The most pervasive topic of training in organizations is leadership development. And for good reason. Managers who aren't effective leaders will never get the best effort from their people. Productivity will suffer. People get fed up and quit, which means the heavy cost of replacement and training.

Long-Term Unemployment Hurts

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Maxwell Connect: 7 Things You Can Do to Become More Interesting

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Avoid these traps when making decisions

Talent Technologies

Do you recognise these decisionmaking traps? Organisations are little more than the sum of the decisions made by their people. Yet while many of us may believe that decisionmaking is 'rational', here are 7 common emotional traps that

The Booger Therom Of Good Living

Terry Starbucker

Curtis Armstrong, aka "Booger". Remember the character “Booger” in “Revenge of the Nerds“? I loved that guy. Mainly because the actor playing him, Curtis Armstrong, also played a memorable character in one of my favorite movies

The alchemists

Managing Leadership

An astronomer concluded a discussion of the likelihood of life elsewhere in the universe by enthusing about how fulfilling it would be to find it, because it would help us learn more about who we are. But the quantum physicists argue that the question is, at bottom, irrelevant because, not to put too fine a point on it, so are we.

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From Good to Great

Talent Technologies

It is now eight years since Jim Collins penned the results of his research into what causes 'mediocre' companies to make the leap from Good to Great. Taking over five years to complete, the research project is perhaps one of the most

Management Challenges in a Tough Economy

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Why The Knee Is The Most Dangerous Part Of A Leader's Body

Terry Starbucker

Leaders are constantly processing information, and in the course of doing that are called upon to make decisions based on that information. Or not make them. That's where our knees come in. Sometimes the nature of this information

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From Good to Great

Talent Technologies

It is now eight years since Jim Collins penned the results of his research into what causes 'mediocre' companies to make the leap from Good to Great. Taking over five years to complete, the research project is perhaps one of the most

It's Who You Know, Stupid!

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