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Why “Brains on Fire” is a Must-Read for Marketers

C-Level Strategies

I'ma raving fan of the Brains on Fire movement. I had the honor to be invited to join them in July for their annual FIRE Sessions – a day when they bring in marketing experts who are at the leading edge of the marketing discipline to

I vs. We for Leaders

Modern Servant Leader


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When Servant Leadership Goes Awry | Aspire-CS


The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to

Ten Ways to Make a Great First Impression

Kevin Eikenberry

We all meet new people, in all phases of our lives. In some of those situations we may not be consciously thinking about the importance of making a good first impression; however, conscious or not, we are always making an impression

Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: Creating a Winning Culture Current

Orrin Woodward

During the summer at our Michigan residence, my good friend Dan Hawkins recorded a video of me teaching the analogy of culture as compared to a pool current. What is the culture current you ask? By calling the same play and having

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Destiny Restored from Above

Orrin Woodward

The following is a poem that I wrote several months ago to describe the incredible lessons taught to me over the last couple of years. I am not a poem guy, but the words literally planted themselves in my brain

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4 Key Actions An Effective Leader Must Take

Your Voice of Encouragement

There are many ways you can serve in a leadership position – whether you're a business owner, a manager in a large company, on the board of a non-profit organization, a classroom teacher, a parent, or any other position where you need

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"Leader Skills Are NOT Enough" - Effective Leadership Video #3

Building Personal Strength

It is often said of leaders, "It's not just what you can do, it's who you are." Of course, nobody has any idea "who you are" until you demonstrate that in your actions every day.

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Leadership, Waffles And Boloney

What Do You Want From Them

It annoys me to read articles in which the author is trying to give me management or leadership advice. Motivate your staff, "Align everyone with your companys mission, "Appreciate others, "Find work life balance  and then some. AND, Im guilty of this myself.

Bury My Heart at Conference Room B

Kevin Eikenberry

This week's Resource Recommendation: Bury My Heart at Conference Room B: The Unbeatable Impact of Truly Committed Managersby Stan Slap. This is fast becoming one of the most talked about business books of the year, and for some very

Servant Leadership Profile: Crazy Horse Steakhouse & Saloon

Modern Servant Leader

One of the Big Questions - What is Happiness?

Building Personal Strength

During the first half of my life, I spent a lot of time pondering the large questions, such as "Where did all this come from?" "Why Why am I here?" What is the meaning of life?" and "What is happiness?" As to the first question, I no longer expect an answer.

0109 | Bob Sutton


Robert Sutton is Professor of Management science at the Stanford Engineering School and researcher in the field of Evidence-based management. He is an IDEO Fellow and a Professor of Organizational Behavior, by courtesy, at Stanford Graduate School of Business. In this interview, we discuss his known famous book The No A **e Rule and his newest release Good Boss, Bad Boss. 0:00 Introduction. 1:23 What is the No A **e Rule? 3:08 What are some of the costs associated with keeping bossholes?

Being An Authentic Manager

What Do You Want From Them

I sometimes struggle with being authentic. Growing up, I was taught what to consider appropriate and what not. For example, every time my mom expected visitors, she would make sure. the house was spotless. Last week, my neighbor came over because she needed help with a. computer problem. My home was not spotless; the dog had played with. plastic bottles that were lying on the floor, the dishes were not done.

The Unprepared Salesman

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Sobering Thoughts about Time Travel and Life Decisions

Building Personal Strength

I have a Ph.D. in English from Duke University. Studying there some 35 years ago was a peak experience. The learning was intense, and it changed my life. Today, I use the research, reasoning, writing and editing skills I refined there to great advantage in my work.

The Power of Now!

Kevin Eikenberry

Every leader I talk with, coach or train tell me the same thing. They all tell me they have lots to do – more than they did six months or a year ago, with no end in sight. I could write a post about the factors that lead that to be true

Top 30 Leadership Blogs 2010 | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Today's post contains a list of the Top 30 Leadership Blogs of 2010. I know, I know - another list

Two out of every Five CEOs Fail

Coaching Tip

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Dr. David Viscott - Changing an Ingrained Behavior Pattern

Building Personal Strength

In this video clip, celebrity talk show host Dr. David Viscott talks to Mary, who acts out role play dramas in private. She's been doing it most of her life, and she doesn't know how to quit. In just a few minutes, Dr. Viscott correctly explains why she does it and offers her an empowering solution.

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Motivation 3.0: what drives you?

Roundtable Talk

I just finished reading Dan Pink's book “Drive” and had a bit of an epiphany about my Gen X paradigms about motivation and “pay for performance” and my own personal motivation. For most of us who've been programmed to believe in the

How to Optimize Your Team-Based Learning & Development | Making.


Ed Oakley follows up his conversation about how much more effective team-based learning is compared to trying to learn on our own with an important component of successful team-based learning. This video addresses the importance of very

Political Savvy Leaders

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Drucker’s Err – The Purpose of Business


Drucker got it wrong. Drucker famously wrote that “the purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.” I’m as much a fan of Drucker’s as any management scholar, but I have to part ways with him here. The purpose of business is NOT to create or to keep a customer. Certainly it is an objective, even THE primary objective of business. If a business can not create or keep customers, then soon there is no business. Still, objectives are not purpose.

What We Can Learn About Leadership from the - Next Level Blog

Next Level Blog

Some days it seems like you have to look long and hard to find examples of inspirational leadership lessons in the news. Today was not one of those days. If you haven't already done so, you must read the front

My Dad Built a Garage, And I Got A Lesson Of A Lifetime

Terry Starbucker

Josephine St. garage, Berkeley. Photo by j | t. This post is dedicated to my father. Much love Dad, always, and thanks for passing along that half-full glass). I was 14 years old, and growing up in Wisconsin

A Round Up of My Writing in August 2010


August 2010 came to an end, and once again, I didn't quite notice it in frenzy of everything going around. August was a fantastic month when rains enlivened us. The earth suddenly turned greener and merrier. September, for me, would be


Weekly Leader Podcast Episode 65 | Bob Sutton, Good Boss, Bad Boss

Weekly Leader

??????This week Peter speaks with Stanford GSB professor Bob Sutton about his new book Good Boss, Bad Boss. Introducing the Weekly Leader iPhone App, Pam's Research Report of the Week, Wally Bock's best from the independent business

In Praise of What You Can Do

Next Level Blog

Most people who know my wife, Diane, find her to be rather amazing. And, no, I'm not just saying that because I'm her husband. People tell me on a regular basis without any prompting from me that. Please click the headline to read the

Take Time

Chris Brady

DSC00468 "Take time to smell the roses," it has been said. The spirit of this quote is correct, I feel. However, I am not sure about that "take time" part. If you think about it, there is no such thing as "taking time." Time just is

Thought-full Thursday: The Inspiration of Questions


Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. So take five and enjoy something different this week; questions that have inspired and solved important things in our world

5 Pointers For Effectively Dealing With Negative Feedback


In my career so far, I have seen number of confrontations arising out of a negative feedback that is shared honestly. Some people disagree (or take it personally) when a negative feedback is shared in performance appraisal

EYP Luncheon Talk – Digital Marketing with Ian Fenwick

Talent Technologies

The European Young Professionals will be holding a luncheon talk on Digital Marketing – without breaking the Bank. The Talk will be held at Bar Su on Thursday September 9th from 12pm onwards, [[ This is a content summary only

Leadership Q&A: The Organic Horizon

Weekly Leader

Depending upon where you stand, the horizon of change to a more Organic leadership is moving closer. It is not so distant that it cannot be seen. It can be see in the first light of day as people enter work, and that speak