Sat.May 01, 2010 - Fri.May 07, 2010

Meditation Builds the Brain

Tony Mayo

Top executive coach Tony Mayo shares some of the latest brain research on the benefits of meditation practice

List to the Lee

Chris Brady

No rewind on life. Our grasp has no grip. There's not a thing we can do. To slow down this trip. Open your eyes wide. See all that you see. Gales blow to the rocky shore. We list to the lee. We kick against goads

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Seven Workplace Conflict Resolution Tips | Guy Harris: The.

The Recovering Engineer

Ways of looking at conflict, applying psychological triggers to resolve conflict; tips, techniques, and insights for personal workplace conflict resol

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Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: Murray Rothbard - Thomas Kuhn's.

Orrin Woodward

I believe an understanding of economics is essential for any leader in any field today. Without the freedom of action in the economic field, there is a subsequent loss of freedom in any leadership endeavor as well

What Makes a Great Teacher? Leadership

Tony Mayo

Top executive coach Tony Mayo shares some actionable insights for executives that emerged from the study of excellent teachers

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Leadership Skill Development in Veterans Affairs


We are so pleased to acknowledge that today the Southeast Region/Network of the US Department of Veterans Affairs has been awarded the Georgia Coach Associations Southeast Prism Award. The Prism Award, presented annually by the Georgia

10 Peaks For Creating Performance Focused Teams

Utpal Writes

Sustainable success is the apple of most businesses' eye and hence, business leaders strive to achieve and maintain the same. Chances of achieving such success become much brighter when they have performance-focused people

The Personal Strength of Self-Development: Rackspace's Dynamic CEO, Lanham Napier

Building Personal Strength

Monday we arrived home from Nashville, and we were greeted by our three cats, a pile of mail, and a pile of newspapers. My wife went straight to the Sunday (May 2, 2010) edition of the San Antonio Express-News , to see if her new article was published in the Travel section. You need to read this," she said. She was referring to a front page article by staff writer David Saleh Rauf, entitled, "Business Whiz Has Rackspace Rocking."

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Weekly Leader Podcast Episode 49 – Lynne C. Lancaster, The M-Factor

Weekly Leader

Peter speaks with Lynne Lancaster, co-author of The M-Factor, about the millennial generation and leadership. Also, the new LeaderLab podcast, research about leadership, insight, accountability and culture and podsafe music

Distinguish Yourself or “Perish!”


To thrive in these economic times, it is critical to Distinguish Yourself. Listen to Ed Oakley's perspective in this brief 4+minute video. What are your thoughts about this? Please comment below. The Enlightened Leadership Team

Author Chris Brady's Leadership Blog: Caption Contest 2010.5

Chris Brady

Acai did not lengthen my right arm by 3 feet or grow the extra appendage from my left elbow.I'm m on a list of supplements as long as my right arm. Posted by: Scott | May 06, 2010 at 09:33 AM. Go, go Gadget arm

Forgiveness - Wisdom from Zig Ziglar

Building Personal Strength

Zig Ziglar is one of my favorite motivational speakers, and what he has to say about forgiveness is worth listening to. Forgiving doesn't mean forgetting. You don't forget. You can't forget - the brain doesn't work that way. You probably shouldn't forget, even if you could. What you do is turn loose of the feelings of anger, vengeance, self-pity and other negative emotions that you still carry, based on what was done to you in the past. You walk away from it. You let it go.

Initiative Thailand | Taking Initiative | Talent Technologies Thailand

Talent Technologies

Having team members 'take initiative' and 'take ownership' is a theme that recurs in many companies based not only in Thailand but also other parts of Asia. When we discuss these characteristics, managers often identify 'culture' as

Goldman Sachs advises: “Lead like Tom Brady”

Weekly Leader

The leadership culture of the investment bank Goldman Sachs has been in the media a lot lately. On April 26, 2010, Kate Kelly wrote an interesting article for the Wall Street Journal titled Goldman's Take-No-Prisoners Attitude

Come to Think of It

Chris Brady

What one thinks and how one came to think that way must be two of the most important facts about a person. Education, occupation, geographical background, and even personality traits pale in comparison to the history of thought

EBM: Scientific Management


This post is part of a series called “Evidence-Based Management.” ” Read the introduction to the series here. Scientific management (or Taylorism) is the first major theory of management. This theory analyzes and synthesizes workflows, with the objective of improving labor productivity.

Want to boost workplace morale? Use THIS programme…

Talent Technologies

Employee morale is down… Cases of stress at major hospitals soar by 30% in the last month alone… Gloominess prevails… Is there anything that can be done? The recent demonstrations by the 'red shirts' have plunged Thailand once again

Leadership Q&A: When Collaboration Meets Hierarchy and Independence

Weekly Leader

In simpler times, collaboration was just doing your job. Today, the work of organizations is much more complicated. The challenge that may be the most daunting for leaders is finding ways to develop truly collaborative teams within

Conflict Resolution & the TKI Assessment

Management is a Journey

Conflict is an inevitable part of management. Conflict itself is not bad; rather it is how we manage conflict that isimportant. If managed appropriately, conflict can bring needed change and innovation to an organization

Are You Living Out Your Why?

Leading Blog


Reflections on SOBCon2010: The Power of the Do Tank (Or, When You.

Terry Starbucker

Liz & Starbucker Open SOBCon2010 (Photo by Erno Hannick). Another SOBCon has come and gone, and once again I come away astounded by the experience. Utterly and totally astounded. Liz Strauss and I put 150 people in a room, and started a

Possibility Maximizer: Tim Sanders' Monthly E-Newsletter

Maximizing Possibility

Happy Friday! This week I have a great monthly newsletter that I'd like to share with you from one of my favorite authors/speakers. Enjoy! The Resource: Tim Sanders' Monthly E-Newsletter What it is: When you sign up for Tim's newsletter

Fascinating Numbers - Top 5 Employee Motivators

Management is a Journey

It seems like most important decisions always come down to the numbers. This is especially true for management. This month I am introducing a new blog entry called Fascinating Numbers. In these short blog entries

First Look: Leadership Books for May 2010

Leading Blog

Writing From the Chick-fil-A Leadercast

Michael Lee Stallard

Today I'm writing about connection and community from the Chick-fil-A Leadercast in Atlanta. It's nice to see a conference sponsor that has a reputation for virtuous leadership and values! This morning I learned Chick-fil-A is an

DISC Model FAQ's: Can Your Personality Style Change Over Time.

The Recovering Engineer

People often say that they think they had one personality style as a child and a different one as an adult. While I suppose that is theoretically pos

Check Out The Leadership Development Carnival at Great Leadership!

Maximizing Possibility

Dan McCarthy is hosting a robust installment of the Leadership Development Carnival at his Great Leadership blog. Head over and check it out for a superb collection of blog posts aimed at developing your leadership skills


Survive Your Promotion

Last week I was out scouring the internet looking for the exact words (and source) of the quote about a good compromise making everyone unhappy. Not only did I find multiple versions and sources of it, but I found something else that


Your Leaders, Hubris or Humility?

Michael Lee Stallard

At the Chick-fil-A Leadercast, Jim Collins just pointed out that great leaders in his research had the character strength of humility and those who fall could be described as having hubris. Collins is right

Fast Friday with Jacoline Loewen, Managing Partner of the Loewen Group

Roundtable Talk

This week's Fast Friday leadership words of wisdom comes from the multi-talented Jacoline Loewen entrepreneur, author and triple A dynamo… “Every action you take is like a grain of sand that adds up to who you are today

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week

Maximizing Possibility

There were a lot of great blog posts to hit the blogosphere this week on the topics of human resources, leadership, and talent management. Here are five posts that I found to be particularly good reading from the week of April 26th

WOMEN: Letting Your Light Shine

Women in the LEAD

Violetcrocus-sm I would guess if we sat down together, we would discover that most of us have longed at one time or another for acceptance, struggling to overcome the fear of what others think of us. I think this is a pretty common

Leaders Shape Stories

Michael Lee Stallard

Mark Sanborn just said people should slow down, reflect and be shapers of stories. How true! It made me think of a scene in the movie Apollo 13 when Mission Director Gene Kranz changed the story of the Apollo 13 mission failure from

Have you been brainwashed into mediocrity?

Roundtable Talk

Upfront, I have to declare that I don't own a “I HEART Seth Godin” t-shirt, but if someone knows where I can buy one, let me know. I'm currently reading Seth's latest book Linchpin which poses the question “Are you indispensable