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"The Most Powerful Idea in the World" - Intellectual Property Rights

Sidd Gavirneni

This blog is a result of the "Daily Show with Jon Stewart". I was having a hearty laugh through the show until the guest "William Rosen" showed up. He is the author of the book "The Most Powerful Idea in the World

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Leadership 101: Values as a Bridge to Vision

C-Level Strategies

In Thursday's post, “The Best Corporate Visioning Story – Ever,” Heather Hindle shared with you her experiences participating in Maritime Life's Odyssey 2000, a visioning initiative in which all 1000 Maritime Life employees participated

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Power of Positive Leadership

Coaching Tip

Confidence vs. Arrogance | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Confidence vs. it merely a question of semantics? I think not. While confidence can be

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Self--Esteem: Be Like the Scarf

Building Personal Strength

Sometimes I filter my perceptions of people by noticing whether they're being genuine, relaxed and comfortable with who they are. It's easy to tell when they're not, when they're trying to make an impression. Sadly, they feel their beauty isn't beautiful enough, their strength isn't strong enough.

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The Universe - A Gift to Myself

Building Personal Strength

Something I say a lot: "If you're thinking about giving me a gift, please don't wait until my birthday to give it to me." Corollary - When I see something I really want, I buy it. (If If I can afford it.) I don't wait for someone to give it to me as a present.

Effective Questions: An Example with Measured Value


This morning's The Denver Post came with a front-page article titled, “Thinking Like a Factory Helps Heal Hospital's Bottom Line.” It was an excellent article about how the Denver Health Medical Center has saved many jobs and much money

Trust – LeaderSkilz


There’s a considerable body of literature arguing for the importance of trust in leadership. In this video from the LeaderSkilz series, Bryson Moore and the people at Soderquist demonstrate how NOT to build trust in followers.

Thought-full Thursday: Mutual Advocacy


Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. So take five and enjoy the inspirational quotes and reflect on the questions that follow. “… the deepest and most satisfying

Peter Ralston - Honesty As a Spiritual Practice

Building Personal Strength

Last year I shared this video featuring Peter Ralston, the founder of the Cheng Hsin School of Internal Martial Arts and Center for Ontological Research. Check out his remarkable biography. We think of honesty as representing the truth in our words and actions - telling the truth. Peter Ralston expands this perspective, explaining that honesty can be a way achieving personal spirituality. Post by Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D., Copyright 2010. Building Personal Strength.

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Another Company Distinguishes Themselves


I'm really impressed with how a local organization that promotes a service called WeeklyPlus has distinguished themselves! What they do is send out by email a weekly coupon for a service in the Denver, CO area

Adding Value: A Gentle Reminder


Sure, as a project manager / business leader, you: Completed the project in given time frame. Within the budget. With minimum schedule deviation. Utilized your resources optimally. Filled up all the required templates

Weekly Leader Podcast Episode 60 | Captain John Konrad, gCaptain.

Weekly Leader

This week Peter invited his old maritime podcast partner, Captain John Konrad of to talk about his life as a drill rig captain and the BP oil spill. Also, Wally Bock's look at the best leadership on the independent business

There is Magic in Boldness

Building Personal Strength

You know that success is all about action. It doesn't just happen. You have to make it happen. There are no consequences, no achievement, no dream fulfilled without action. And yet, venturing into unknown territory can seem scary. You‘re not sure what you might encounter. It‘s tempting to stick with what‘s familiar and comfortable. That way, you‘re less likely to make mistakes. Maybe you believe it‘s better not to take risks when the outcome is uncertain.

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Twitter Log XVIII

Tony Mayo

A collection of pithy and motivating quotes for managers collected by top executive coach Tony Mayo

Some hard facts about Emotional Intelligence

Talent Technologies

While most managers appreciate the importance of Emotional Intelligence (EI) to performance at work, few realise that numerous studies have been conducted analysing the benefit that employees high in EI bring to the company in terms of

Improve and Sustain Your Work Relationships Now


The actor Christopher Reeve was a leader. Not in the traditional sense that those of us who work in the corporate world may think, but nonetheless he is an example for us. It was in his journey from Superman to being trapped in a body

Fearless - A New Book by Brenda Shoshanna

Building Personal Strength

If you've been following my blog for any length of time, you know that I consider courage to be one of the many personal strengths. At last, I've found my favorite book on this topic: Fearless: The 7 Principles of Peace of Mind , by Brenda Shoshanna, Ph.D. Sterling, 2010).

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Quality & Improvement: From “Experience” to “Advocacy”


Consider the following scenario: You go to a new restaurant for the first time. You evaluate quality of food and quality of service. Your first visit was about experimenting with a new place and getting an experience

Apple - Crisis management fiasco ?

Sidd Gavirneni

No one can deny the crisis that BP has been facing since April. And BP went downhill with its strategic communications plan - Tony Hayward's apology for the spill but a vacation on a yacht, and then his subsequent replacement by another

Life Strategy and Executive Coaching

Tony Mayo

The Harvard Business Review reprints a wonderful speech by Harvard Business School Professor Clayton M. Christensen titled, “How Will You Measure Your Life?” Along with plenty of great advice for new graduates he shared some keen

Influencing Creativity and Innovation


As we slowly dig out of this recession, everyone is talking about creativity and innovation. I figured it was time for me to say something too from the standpoint of the relationships you have in the organization

Business Travel Divas Turn Themselves In

Next Level Blog

Regular readers of this blog know that I'm on a reduced writing schedule while I'm on vacation with my family. And those who read my post, The Business Travel Diva's Guide to Family Vacations a few. Please click the headline to read

Leadership Q&A: The Organic Facilitator

Weekly Leader

This is a third in a series of columns about Organic leadership- Turn of the Tide and The Organic Imperative. This series points out the change that is happening to the function of leadership. The shift is from the management of

Human Resources Thailand | Strategic HR | Thailand

Talent Technologies

Almost every company of 100 employees or more has a Human Resources department. Yet, over the decades, the role of the HR function in companies has changed. As HR Departments evolved from 'Administration', to 'Personnel', to 'Human

Book Review: Everyone Communicates, Few Connect


A few weeks back, my friend Becky Robinson at Mountain State University gifted me with a copy of John C. Maxwell's latest book “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect”. The book, as the title suggests, is all about establishing meaningful

Leaders Unbalance the Force


Kurt Lewin (1951), organizational theorist of “three phases” fame, also developed the concept of force fields in change. Lewin basically asserts that there are forces that drive change or progress toward a goal (helping forces) and forces that drive resistance to change (hindering forces). The difference in resistance to change vs. readiness to change lies in how many forces fall on each side. When leading change in organizations, the primary role for leadership is to unbalance the force.

When Things Go Wrong

Coaching Tip


Make your HR strategic using this simple concept

Talent Technologies

Almost every company of 100 employees or more has a Human Resources department. Yet, over the decades, the role of the HR function in companies has changed. As HR Departments evolved from 'Administration', to 'Personnel

Let The Voting Begin – Pick A Song, and Win a FREE Trip To SOBCon.

Terry Starbucker

Last week we launched our contest to find a song for me to sing at the opening reception of SOBCon Colorado on September 17th, and the response has been fantastic – nearly 40 songs have been nominated

Book Review: The Intangibles of Leadership


What is the difference between a competent leader and am extraordinary executive? This is the question Richard Davis proposes to answer in The Intangibles of Leadership. Davis argues that intelligence, pedigree and training are all important…but there is more to it than that.

Six ingredients to becoming an employer of choice.

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9 tips to defeat stress at work and home

Talent Technologies

Stress is a 'silent killer' with numerous symptoms. If you have time over the Thai holiday it's worth taking a few moments to read this article with 9 useful tips on overcoming stress. Or why not consider Talent Technologies' training

What Makes Workers Happy?

Marshall Goldsmith

Suppose you had to score yourself on whether you found happiness and meaning at work. What would you do differently