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Pacesetters 10

Self Help Zen

In today’s cutting edge business environments, the essence of pace-setting is huge. Pacesetters can take the organization to new heights. Here are select traits commonly seen in the pacesetters. Think outside of box; approach challenges, ideas, struggles from unusual angels. Look for an opportunity to create reusable systems out of each frustration. Challenge and question basic notions and traditions of the current practices. Focus on results rather than means.

Coach as Nudge

Tony Mayo

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not. Walter Bagehot Founding Editor of The Economist in Physics and

Roundup: from decidedly dopy to dubiously decisive

Managing Leadership

Excellent stories have been stacking up, with no logical place or time to link to them. So, we’re going to do a roundup today as a venue for offering these truly worthwhile resources. Dopes. In his classic “ Up the Organization ,” which every manager should read, Robert Townsend touched on the then relatively new issue of gender equality in the workplace.

The unasked change control question

Crossderry Blog

When evaluating change requests, I've seen many of the same questions asked: Do we have the needed budget? Do we have the right resources? Have all the business partners signed off on this change? More sophisticated approaches will also

It Seems We All Need Anger Management

Women's Leadership Exchange

After writing in my blog about Serena's on-court outburst and post-apology, it seemed everything I read is about yet another celeb or high-profile person flaring up with anger! We all know it started with Joe Wilson on the floor of the house during the President's speech. Then it was Kanye West grabbing the mike and rudely interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech claiming Beyonce deserved to win more. Of course, the media was abuzz about Jon saying he despised Kate, mother of his eight kids.

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Serena Williams Grand Slams An Apology

Women's Leadership Exchange

If you are a tennis fan, you probably didn't miss the surprising scene on the courts of the US OPEN during the women's semi-finals. If you are not a fan, you missed seeing one of the world's greatest tennis players, Serena Williams yell at a lineswoman when she didn't agree with a call at a most critical moment. Serena didn't just yell, she volted electricity right through the TV screen. This morning, the sports page reported Serena's apology. This was good news for leadership.

Perverse Incentive Compensation

Tony Mayo

Paying for performance seems like an all-purpose principal. Daniel Pink argues that it is not. From TED: Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers

Book Review: Managing

Managing Leadership

Henry Mintzberg is known as an eminently practical academic researcher: he doesn’t just do surveys and analyses of stock market data and the like. Nor does he do interviews alone – he goes to managers’ workplaces, follows them around, and notes what they actually do – not what they say or think they do. He is also regarded as something of an iconoclast. If what he sees doesn’t correspond with what others are reporting or propounding, he says so, and often with refreshing gusto.

The power of influence

Lead on Purpose

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the UPMA meeting; the keynote speaker was my former professor and mentor Eric Denna who gave a presentation titled “The Influencer: An Executive Look at Product Management

Use Job Descriptions

Eric Jacobson

Whether you have one or many employees, be sure each has a current and accurate job description. A job description is a written document that should include the employee's duties, responsibilities and outcomes needed from that position. It should also include the required qualifications and reporting relationship. If your employee has a poorly written job description, or one that is out-of-date, it will lead to confusion and misunderstandings.

Recording Meetings and Podcasts

Tony Mayo

Image via Wikipedia The problem is that consumer recording equipment is unshielded; cell phones, florescent lights, etc. radiate energy that can induce a current that becomes noise. My solution is to use professional equipment with

Manage Projects By Leveraging Your People's Happiness

Utpal Writes

People's tendency is to do what give them happiness and to be reluctant of what give them pain. American Psychologist Hull says that: Happiness or pain comes quickly after the behavior. The result of either is repeated frequently

How Do We Know How To Live Our Lives?

Women in the LEAD

IMG_2155. "Be Be the world so rough may I never forget the vision of my heart? The dreams of my soul, The creative plans and ideas that quicken my blood. And inspire my being". Caitlin Matthews in Celtic Devotional (1996

Encourage Personal Growth

Eric Jacobson

Encourage your employees to grow professionally. If your budget allows, send them to a training program to learn a new computer skill or how to improve their customer service skills. Perhaps you don't have training dollars to spend, but you have a budget to send your employee to a trade show or industry conference. If you don't have any budget for outside training or travel, then invite your employee to sit in on a meeting or discussion where they'll be exposed to something new and enlightening.

Video: Independent Blogging Conference at Greensboro: Opening Panel: “The Blogging Revolution”

Managing Communities

Last October, I traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina for ConvergeSouth and the Independent Blogging Conference at Greensboro. I spoke at the latter, leading a solo session and participating in the day’s opening panel. Led by Kelby Carr of Type-A Mom, the panel also featured Jared Smith of Charleston Weather, Heather Solos of Home Ec 101 and [.]. Managing the Community

Nine Irrefutable Ways to Establish and Maintain Profound.

Utpal Writes

Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic.Your work will be really pleasant when you are enjoying profound relationship with your boss. Relationship with your boss can

10 Ways to Build PARTNERSHIP

Women in the LEAD

IStock_000007955141XSmall[1]-sm. Cleaning out your office is good for the soul! There is often a rediscovery of thinking that at the time might have been more of a hunch than a conviction. When you look back with more living, working

Follow Through

Eric Jacobson

Set a good example for your employees and follow through on everything you say you are going to do. If you promise to get an employee an answer, get it for him or her. If you say you'll send a team member a report, do so. As the Nike campaign/slogan so aptly says, "Just Do It." Too many managers don't follow through. Perhaps they get busy. Perhaps they forget. But, following through is critical to keeping your team effective and efficient.

Troll Hack, Global Ignore, Tachy Goes to Coventry… and When to Use Them

Managing Communities

photo credit: Torley “I just banned that guy,&# you say to yourself. “For the sixth time.&#. In my experience, the vast majority of banned members will stop coming back once their second account is banned, if not for their first. But, once in a while, you get the real special ones. These people are none [.].

How Team Relationships Are Affecting Your Ongoing Projects?

Utpal Writes

Projects can be heavily benefited if team-relationship is good. Managing projects become glossy if a good sense of community is in place. Here's something to think about (and acted upon): Three Deadly Scenes

A Problem Is A Chance For You To Do Your Best

Women in the LEAD

Fireworks2-07. A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington. A problem is an opportunity. When I look back over my life I realize that each problem had a distinct lesson attached to it. Sometimes these lessons did not

Share The Bad News, Too

Eric Jacobson

Of course it's much easier to share good news with your employees, but it's perhaps even more important to share the bad news. If revenue is down, or if you've lost a large customer, or if a new competitor has entered the market, let your team know. Your employees need to know about the health of your company or organization. And it's only when they have the full picture -- the good news and the bad news -- that they can rally together with you to brainstorm possible solutions.

Start Meetings On Time

Eric Jacobson

You call a meeting. Chances are one or more people will show up late. Perhaps 10 minutes late. If there are six people waiting on the latecomers, that's 10 minutes times 6. Sixty minutes. One hour of collective wasted time. If you hold a lot of meetings that each start late, the wasted time will really add up. So, start your meetings on time.

Pacesetters 10

Utpal Writes

In today's cutting edge business environments, the essence of pace-setting is huge. Pacesetters can take the organization to new heights. Here are select traits commonly seen in the pacesetters. Think outside of box; approach challenges