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Will You Help Fulfill My Birthday Wish? | C-Level Strategies.

C-Level Strategies

Yes, today is my birthday. I feel eternally grateful that I am celebrating it in gloriously healthy fashion thanks to the selfless gift that Rosaleene (Rose) Cook gave me on March 27, 2007 - that's the day she donated her kidney to me

Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: Multipliers: How the Best Leaders.

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Value Attribution: A Bias that Leads to Bad Decisions

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Our Education System Needs Radical Innovation - A Message of Hope from Charles Leadbeater

Building Personal Strength

The last time I spoke to one of my nephews, he was an angry, rebellious teenager. I asked him how he was doing at school, and he gave me this you-really-don't-have-a-clue look and said, "It's all bullshit." I thought, I guess it's not going so well.

Exercise Your Power of Choice in Conflict Resolution | Guy Harris.

The Recovering Engineer

In attempting to resolve conflicts, use your power of choice to make a difference

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Leadership Lesson From General McChrystal: Get Onboard or Get Out.

The Recovering Engineer

As a leader in an organization, you've got to find a way to get yourself onboard with the mission and vision or you've got to get out

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Featured Rascal: Gerrold Mor

Chris Brady

Cliffs-of-moher-ireland For hundreds of years, England held sway over Ireland. Their hegemony ranged from tyranny and brutal murder to loose control, but always, generation after generation, there was the yoke of English rule

Commitment: A Bias that Leads to Bad Decisions

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New Evidence for Intuition - May Not Be What You Think

Building Personal Strength

The best book I’ve read about intuition is How We Decide , by Jonah Lehrer (2009). I appreciate the way he treats intuition for what it is—an ordinary function of the human brain.

LEADERSHIP WISDOM: The Art of Carrying a BIG BASKET

Women in the LEAD

IStock_000013048225XSmall[1]-sm One of my favorite stories comes from a remarkable leadership role model, teacher, and friend, Frances Hesselbein, founding President and CEO of the Leader to Leader Institute in New York (formerly known

LeaderSkilz “Encouragement”

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LeaderSkilz – ‘Encouragement’ from The Soderquist Center on Vimeo. Leadership encouragement

Leadership Styles Considered: Communicating effectively with a left.

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Avoiding the Awful Outcome - Two Very Different People

Building Personal Strength

Today, some encouragement. But first, some straight talk. If you feel that's not something you want to hear right now, then maybe you should click the Back button on your browser. I'm thinking about two very different people. On the one hand, you have Carolyn, who tries to live a healthy lifestyle.

Fourth of July Memories - circa 1970

Next Level Blog

The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. The root of that goes back to my childhood on Midvale Drive. Fireworks weren't legal in West Virginia but they were in South Carolina. Please click the headline to read the

The Heart of a Warrior

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays. As we approach this 4th of July weekend I can't help but think of our founding fathers and the sacrifices they made when they fought to

Thought-full Thursday: Relationship Quality

Aspire-CS

Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. So take five to enjoy the inspirational quotes and reflect on the questions that follow. Life always organizes as networks of

Fortune Cookie - Recapture Your Awareness

Building Personal Strength

“Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them.” - Alan Watts, American philosopher (1915-1973) One of the benefits of living in the Texas Hill Country is the thriving Farmer's Market we visit every Saturday.

Taking a “Project View” of Improvement and Change Initiatives

QAspire

Yesterday, over a cup of coffee, my friend asked me about my first book and what was my approach towards writing it. I said that I took “project approach”. This lead to an immediate realization that everything we do is a project

Leadership Interview – John Baldoni | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth There's a lot of noise in the leadership space - in fact, there are so many coaches, experts, consultants

Carlos Ghosn at Sasin – main points

Talent Technologies

Yesterday featured a talk by the ever-effervescent Carlos Ghosn at the Sasin Graduate School of Management. As we have come to expect from Mr Ghosn, it was a great talk, lively, with some probing questions from the floor

Seize the Day - Sobering Thoughts as Time Runs Out

Building Personal Strength

I've expressed these thoughts before, nearly a year ago when few people were listening. But they're so important, I'm sharing them again. Nearly half a century ago, when I was in high school, I fell in love with the smartest girl in my class. After graduation we went to separate universities, and we eventually lost touch with each other. Still, I always wondered what happened to her, and none of the classmates I reconnected with knew anything about her.

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Meaningful Work: A Love Letter | Aspire-CS

Aspire-CS

My oldest daughter graduated with a Master's degree in English Education this spring. She is a talented creative writer and poet who is embarking on her

How to Run a Staff Meeting - Next Level Blog

Next Level Blog

There's an interesting video on the New York Times web site that offers a peek inside the daily staff meeting of the team responsible for cleaning up the Gulf oil spill. It's about three minutes long and is worth a

Carlos Ghosn at Sasin | Carlos Ghosn Bio | Talent Technologies

Talent Technologies

Yesterday featured a talk by the ever-effervescent Carlos Ghosn at the Sasin Graduate School of Management. As we have come to expect from Mr Ghosn, it was a great talk, lively, with some probing questions from the floor

Do You Know What's Outside Your Vanilla Box?

C-Level Strategies

Have you ever sat down next to someone at a party only to find out later that you were meant to sit there and to meet that person? So it was with Eric Lukazewski and me when we met unceremoniously during lunch at the recent SOBCon

QAspire Blog: Practical Insights on Quality, Management.

QAspire

Enjoy The Process. We live in a hyper-competitive world. Students are anxious about their annual results. Professionals are anxious about their next appraisal. Business owners are anxious about their bottom lines and so on

Video Book Club: A Sense of Urgency

Next Level Blog

If you're moving too fast to read this post, then you probably need to take a minute and a half to watch this week's Video Book Club clip on John Kotter's A Sense of Urgency. In the clip, I. Please click the headline to read the

You Can't Argue With Crazy | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Do your workplace communications ever feel as if you're spending most of your time attempting to assuage

Work Life Lead: Talk, then what?

Weekly Leader

Many of us, like me, love to talk. We are great conversationalists. Put us face to face with one person or with a crowd, and we'll go on and on and on. We learn to be good at influencing people with our ideas

That Sparkling Mistress

Chris Brady

002-Firenze.Duomo01_small Ah, art, that sparkling mistress. She winks at me through brick arches. Marble columns and stone pediments, Frescoes, sculptures, colors and forms, Painstakingly extracted from genius

Three Lessons from the Longest Serving Senator

Next Level Blog

Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia died in the early morning hours of Monday. As reported by Adam Clymer in the New York Times, he was 92 and served 51 years in the US Senate following six. Please click the headline to read the

A Complaint is a Gift

Talent Technologies

Are your service complaints getting through? If not, it could be because your front line people are treating customer complaints not as an opportunity, but as a threat. Research conducted by the customer service company TARP has found

7 Ways to Enjoy Others at Work

Aspire-CS

It may seem an odd thing to ask, but are you enjoying your employees, peers, clients, and manager at work? I have a feeling that if you are, your leadership and the work of your organization is effortless. Things are flowing as they

EBM: Systems Thinking

LDRLB

Systems thinking is the understanding of how things influence one another within a whole. In nature, systems examples include ecosystems in which various elements and creatures work together to survive or perish. In organizations, systems consist of people, structures and processes that work together to make an organization healthy or unhealthy. Systems thinking is one way to approach to problem solving.