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Personal Leadership Book: Behavioral Styles


This is the first of numerous posts about topics that will likely be in our next book on “personal leadership,” although that is not likely the title. Watch and comment, sharing your perspectives and experiences, to help us write the

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Do hard things

Lead on Purpose

What does the statement “do hard things” mean to you? In its most simple form the statement can be broken down as follows: the word 'do' connotes action or “bring to pass;” the word 'hard' (in this case) means challenging or perhaps

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Do Women Know Their Place?

Women's Leadership Exchange

Today's headlines reminded me AGAIN that things are far from equal in the power suites of America. What's worse is so many men are not even aware of the language they. It just comes naturally to them. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was told by the National Republican Congressional Committee that she needed to be put "in her place"for her views on Afghanistan. I'm sorry to say I remember being told that on various occasions when I was growing up.


Managing Leadership

As you develop your personal philosophy of management for application in your personal workplace circumstances, it is helpful to recall just how personal it really is.

Leadership Hiding In Plain Sight: The Return of Common Sense (WBF.

Terry Starbucker

Bill Clinton at the World Economic Forum, 10/7/09. This is my second post of observations from the World Business Forum in NYC. My first post , covering the 1st Day of the conference, tied all the presentations on Leadership into

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Leadership Means Sitting Tall in the Saddle (WBF, Day 1)

Terry Starbucker

john-wayne-cowboy-poster I'm part of the “Blogger's Hub” covering the World Business Forum in New York City, and focus during the morning sessions was on Leadership. Three well-known speakers, Bill George, Bill Conaty

Show Trust

Eric Jacobson

If you as a leader don't show trust in your employees, you and your team will not achieve maximum results. Judith E. Glaser states it so well in her book "The DNA of Leadership:" "Leaders who are secure in their own abilities allow others to display theirs." So powerful. So true. Team Building Gaining Respect Motivating Employees General Management Skills Mentoring

Seven Step Approach To Deal With an Insulting Email From Boss

Utpal Writes

You believe you're doing pretty good job but your boss doesn't. She sends you an insulting email stating that you don't know your job – without any specific instructions about what you have done wrong


Managing Leadership

When you are approaching interactions or assessing relationships at work, as we have noted, it can be useful to reframe the context in which you are considering these issues, to be sure you have developed the perspective that works best all around. Let’s take another very brief look at that.

Starbucks and the Product of Last Resort – Fast Always Wins

Terry Starbucker

starbucks_via This week Starbucks launched its new instant coffee, “VIA”, to much fanfare. On two consecutive days, I was handed free samples of the product as I purchased my daily lattes. I tried both varieties of Colombian and Italian

Encourage Peer Coaching

Eric Jacobson

Do you create an environment at your business/organization that allows peer coaching to succeed? Hopefully you do. If you don't, encourage peer coaching among the members of your team. Peer coaching can be formal, informal or a combination of both. You'll likely find that everyone on your team has a skill, technique, behavior that they can teach a fellow team member.

Integrity Equals Clear Will & Right Action

Women in the LEAD

IMG_5233c Knowing what we value deeply-what we hold most dear, when in alignment with being of service to the greater will of all allows us to take right action in our personal and professional lives when the will and action are


Managing Leadership

We’ve been talking over the past few days about the basis for establishing relationships and managing interactions at work. The basic premise is that you should always ask yourself what you want to accomplish, what objective you want to advance, what purpose you want to serve whenever you deal with coworkers – whether they are your peers, your juniors, or your seniors. Moreover, you should consider that question from their perspective as well.

Neuro-linguistic Way of Presenting The Thoughts

Utpal Writes

How To Solve Any Problem You Are Having 101 is the title of the blog post that I am reading right now. This marvelous post is written by a great blogger, consultant and speaker – Nicholas Bate. Nicholas writes in an utmost brain

Welcome Input

Eric Jacobson

If you are a manager or leader, you likely know more than your employees or team members about many things within your business or organization. And, you often have many of the answers. But, you don't know it all. So, readily admit when you meet with your employees/team that you do not know all the answers. Invite others into conversations. Ask for their input. Value diversity of thought. Encourage inclusion. Welcome input.

WOMEN: Saving some sunshine.

Women in the LEAD

IStock_000005138089XSmall[1]-sun-smaller The Sun has always been my friend. It seemed to work its way into many seasons of my life. As a young girl, I wore it in my hair.often tied back with yellow ribbons enroute to the beach when


Managing Leadership

We talked Thursday about asking what we want from interactions with our colleagues at work, whether peers, juniors, or seniors. We want to place the relationships in a sustainable and productive context, and to be sure we begin to see ourselves as co-contributors rather than the center of a universe with only uncooperative problems for satellites.

Tips To Empower Your People 20

Utpal Writes

When your people are empowered, a major pillar of your business becomes real strong. Their job commitment is increased and they feel more powerful about their abilities. Empowerment encourages ownerships. It means they are ready to

Be Willing To Change Your Decisions

Eric Jacobson

Leaders make decisions. Good leaders are willing to modify their decisions as changing circumstances and data dictate. If you are stubborn about a decision and think that tweaking your decision will be a sign of weakness, think again. In fact, just the opposite is true. Often, circumstances change and new information becomes available after a decision has been made. If that takes place it is a sign of strength to modify your decision to fit the new situation.

Beyond Uncertainty

Women in the LEAD

IMG_1710 More so than ever before in the last fifty years, uncertainty is a part of everyday life. We are living today in a time when a lack of economic security, stressed relationships, and world upheaval puts pressure on each of us

IZEAFest at SeaWorld 2009 Recap

Managing Communities

From October 1-4, I attended the IZEAFest conference at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. It was somewhat of a last minute booking because I was lucky enough to win a pass from Table for Five and be able to share a room, for the first three nights, with my unbelievably gracious friend Wayne Sutton, who was [.].

I’m In Great Company

Steve Farber

The management side of my speaking business has been through a couple of starts and stops over the last year or so, but I’m happy to announce that I’ve landed in the magnificent hands of the renown SpeakersOffice team. The legendary (in the speaking world, at least) Holli Catchpole and her gang are the best in the business. A cliched phrase, no doubt, but not in this case.

Write Your Book; Get Paid Like This

Steve Farber

If you’ve ever had an impulse to write and publish a book, I urge you to act on it. Not because of the money or visibility. But because of the feeling you’ll get when someone, somewhere, reads your book and then sends you an email like this: “Dear Steve, The Radical Leap worked in reverse for me. I quit my job and literally walked out of my 35th floor corner office in downtown and entered the streets of Houston.