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From Bud to Boss: My Audio Interview With Wayne Turmel | Guy.

The Recovering Engineer

Audio interview with Wayne Turmel and Guy Harris on the transition from bud to boss made by new supervisors

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Your Voice of Encouragement: Self-Discipline - Control Your.

Your Voice of Encouragement

Self-Discipline - Control Your Thoughts and Actions. When you're working on a challenging goal, you can get distracted by things that are easier and more fun. Close off appealing options and you'll achieve the results you want

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Ron Heifetz on Adaptive Leadership (video)

Weekly Leader

Regular readers of this blog and listeners to the podcast will know that I am very interested in the Adaptive Leadership model that is a advocated by Ron Heifetz and Marty Linsky, professors at Harvard's Kennedy School and co-founders

More Dangerous Than a Drunk Driver - Traffic Stories

Building Personal Strength

When I lived in Miami Beach, I used to come home from the office each day burned out - not by my work, but by the 10-mile commute. To vent, I would tell Kathleen "traffic stories."

The Circle of Control: What Smart Leaders & Marketers Know | C.

C-Level Strategies

The difference between our Circles of Concern, Influence and Control are discussed, as are the ramifications of their differences for leaders and marketers

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EBM: Transformational Leadership


Often managers are called to be more than just managers; they’re called to be leaders. Recent literature continues to blur the line between management and leadership. However, one theory stands out because of its potential to make clear cut distinctions between leaders and managers: Transformational Leadership theory. Transformational Leadership is a relatively new approach to leadership that focuses on how leaders can create valuable and positive change in their followers.

CEOs in Transition

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My Vision for the Typical Staff Meeting #Management

Management Craft

Conscious Awareness - Focus Your Attention

Building Personal Strength

If you want to be effective in your world, you need to know what‘s going on. Not just the myriad of events that happen around you, but also the attitudes and energy of the people you want to get along with. It takes concentration to really be aware of things.

Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: Switch: How to Change Things When.

Leading Blog

Thank You for Not Giving Me Cash

Next Level Blog

There were some interesting reader poll results in the daily SmartBrief on Leadership newsletter this week. The question was, "What's the most satisfying reward you can receive for a job well done?". Please click the headline to read

Thought-full Thursday: Noble Aspirations


Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. So take five – enjoy the inspirational quotes and reflect on the questions that follow. All the leaders I have known have a high

The Personal Strength of Decisiveness: Consider the Consequences

Building Personal Strength

“You’re about to make a career-changing decision.” Have you ever heard that warning? Not every decision has enormous consequences. And with some decisions, the consequences aren't clear. I earned my Ph.D. in English midway through my career as an Army officer.

CEO Compensation. “I'll drink to that!”

Weekly Leader

There's been no shortage of articles in newspapers and magazines about excessive executive compensation in recent years. But sometimes it's useful to look at things from a different perspective. Students from the College for Creative


Update on Executive Coaching Fees

Tony Mayo

One of the most popular posts on this blog is my commentary on the 2008 Conference Board survey of worldwide top executive coaching rates and budgets. The Conference Board has recently released its 2010 update and revision to that

How to Get Some Free Time


I received a note today from a former client who was working on the transition from doing all the work herself to prioritizing, delegating, and enabling her staff to do more. She said she was leading in a way that assured that her staff

Relaxation, Inspiration, Meditation - A Wonderful Video

Building Personal Strength

Do you take time regularly to relax and reflect? We all need to. Here's a video with some of the best music, the best visuals, and the best inspirational quotes I've ever seen. Really beneficial. Worth watching all the way through. Worth watching again and again. Post by Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D.,

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The Business Travel Diva's Rules for Family Vacations

Next Level Blog

It's that favorite time of year. Summer, when the road warrior, business travel divas deign to disrupt their routine to fly with their families on vacation. You can spot them easily. They'll be the. Please click the headline to read

Leadership Q&A: Turn of the Tide

Weekly Leader

In the world of leadership, we are at a turn of the tide. We are witnessing and experiencing a sea change in approach to leading. It is important to understand this change so that we can be prepared to live in the age that is emerging

Siena by Car - "You Idiot"

Chris Brady

Siena is an old city. The world-famous Palio horse race held in the large central square, Piazza del Campo, officially dates back to 1283, though many think its origins go back to Roman military training. IMG_1437

5 Ideas To Ensure That Lessons are 'Really' Learned


Have you ever experienced the following? You complete a project and then do a small 'post-mortem / retrospective analysis' of what went well and what did not. You then document these lessons in a nice looking template and share it with

Video Book Club – Beach Read Edition: Operation Mincemeat

Next Level Blog

In this week's VBC, I'm offering a summer beach read suggestion for those who like mystery, intrigue and spy craft thrown in with their leadership insights. Operation Mincemeat is a true story that. Please click the headline to read

The ROI of Playing the Fool

C-Level Strategies

It was a hot, August morning that I found myself traipsing across the beautiful campus lined with old, ivy-encrusted buildings as an incoming freshman at Indiana University. I had been admitted as an Honors College student and was thus

Stop Trying to Make Others Happy | Aspire-CS


In many ways, it makes sense to try to make your followers happy; and it might sound strange that I, your peaceful workplace advocate, would encourage you

Book Review: Multipliers


I’m going to recommend that you read “ Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, ” by Liz Wiseman and Greg McKeown, despite the fact that it has a few serious flaws. Don’t be fooled by the title, the authors do NOT offer research support for their claim that leadership can make folks smarter. In fact, their research is full of halos and seriously flawed.

Leadership Lessons in Classlessness and Class

Next Level Blog

Last week, in my post, Five Signs You Might Be a Tool, I made a passing reference to the way that LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers. During the televised LeBron-a-thon, I lost count of how. Please click the headline to read

Simple leadership tips…quality and results in leadership

Anese Cavanaugh

The quality of our relationships, partnered with our willingness to be real, take risks and be vulnerable, dictates the quality and results of our leadership. Our willingness to be real, take risks and be vulnerable makes us human and relatable. Our care, attention and nuturing of people and relationships makes us worthy of trust and being related to. Creating trust – true trust – in relationships is key. High quality relationships are built on that trust.

Where women make more than men.

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Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: 5 Leadership Lessons: Joseph Nye.

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What Business Women Can Learn from George Steinbrenner

Women's Leadership Exchange

Yes, I am a Yankee fan. I follow every game. I read the sports page. Well at least the stories about the Yankees. I love the players. And I have always been fascinated by George Steinbrenner, owner of the most successful franchise in baseball history., the Yankees. His passing this week truly saddened me. He was a man that left a true legacy. A man from which women leaders can learn a bit about leadership.

Do Nice Guys Still Finish Last?

Terry Starbucker

(This post originally appeared way back in 2006, when I was still on my blogging training wheels. Since about 10 people read it then, I thought I would reprise it here). I remember how being called nice didn't exactly work to a person's

Leading, Farming And The Need To 'Cultivate'


Many years ago, I had a chance to visit a friend's farm on a weekend. My friend owned a huge farm on the outskirts of the city where they had employed farmers. A farmer's outcome was quality of the crop. To ensure this, the farmer

Understanding Personal Leadership Power

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New Millennium Trends – The Key Driver for Competitive Advantage

Management is a Journey

In their quest to maximize profitability over the past several decades, senior leaders typically put emphasis on technological and organizational process improvements. Technological improvements through automation and major hardware and