Sat.Oct 10, 2009 - Fri.Oct 16, 2009

Leadership Guru Voting

Orrin Woodward

I received an email over the weekend from the LeadershipGuru website. In 2009, I was selected as a Best of the Rest selection on another leadership list, without having any idea I was a nominee. On this list, I was informed ahead of

The Best Advice I’ve Ever Gotten #1

Steve Farber

During my days at the Tom Peters Company , I once gave an overview to prospective clients of Terry Pearce ‘s program, Leading Out Loud, which was all about authentic leadership communication. And, to this day, probably the best program of its kind–offered nowadays by BlessingWhite ). Afterward, one of the participants came up to me and said that, while he enjoyed my presentation–that I spoke well, used slides well, was funny and entertaining, etc.–he

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Add Some Fun

Tony Mayo

Maybe your business could make serious money by adding fun? Share it

Working and Walking – Where Are You Going?


Working (hard) is much like walking. Where you walk matters. Walk on a beach and you see vast expanse of the sea. Walk in the park and you can smell freshly cut grass. Listen the birds chirping early morning songs

The Customer Is Always Right? Wrong!

Ravi Pratap Singh


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Show Courage

Eric Jacobson

Here's a powerful paragraph from the book "Execution -- The Discipline of Getting Things Done" by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan : "Most people know someone in their organization who doesn't perform well, yet manages to keep his job year after year. The usual reason, we find, is that the person's leader doesn't have the emotional fortitude to confront him and take decisive action. Such failures can do considerable damage to a business.

Returning to Wholeness

Women in the LEAD

Flying-High What kinds of risks can you to take that will bring you closer to the life you were meant for? What is the conversation about your life that you most often return to that no longer serves you? What would you like to be

Basics of Projects In Controlled Environments Using PRINCE2

Utpal Writes

What is PRINCE2? PRINCE2 stands for PRojects in Controlled Environments is a project management methodology covering the organization, management and control of projects. PRINCE was first developed by CCTA (Central Computer and

2009 World Business Forum - Gary Hamel

Orrin Woodward

Chris Brady and I had the honor to be invited as a guest bloggers to the World Business Forum in NY City at the Radio City Music Hall. The list of speakers included top economist, politicians, leadership gurus, and thought leaders

Give Constructive Feedback

Eric Jacobson

Eric Harvey and Al Lucia wrote a booklet called "144 Ways To Walk The Talk." They provide the following great advice about giving feedback: 1. Make it timely -- give your feedback as soon as possible to the performance. Make it individualized -- tailor your feedback to the feedback receiver. Make it productive -- focus your feedback on the performance and not the performer. Make is specific -- pinpoint for the receiver observable actions and behaviors.

LEADERSHIP: Acknowledging Progress

Women in the LEAD

IStock_000005367347XSmaller Whether you are a leader in an organization, in your home, in your church or in your community, these times of turmoil in the world are asking much of those around us. It is easy to forget how valuable a

Seven Tips To Deal With Rationalization

Utpal Writes

In conversations about meeting the goals, when you hear something like below it means that you are listening to someone rationalizing. For example: I can't. I'm too frustrated. I don't have time. My situation is unique

About Me - Meredith Bell

Your Voice of Encouragement

I love encouraging action-oriented people to make changes that help them achieve greater success, both personally and professionally. I've been doing that as president of Performance Support Systems for the past 22 years and as an entrepreneur for the past 27 years. I'm very excited that our latest product, ProStar Coach , gives high achievers the tools they need to take their performance to the next level.

Seek These Qualities When Hiring

Eric Jacobson

Hire individuals who demonstrate these behaviors and attributes, even if they don't have all the technical skills you require: * Energy * Enthusiasm * Ability to persuade and galvanize others * Ability to follow through * Proven consistency in deliverables * Strong work ethic * Resourcefulness Either a person has these qualities or they don't. If they have them, even if they are short on the technical skills, they will likely succeed and grow within your organization.

WOMEN: A Call to Greatness

Women in the LEAD

Bestever It is remarkable how things escape your notice until a perfect moment. In recent months, so many of you have reported that you are in the continouous state of re-evaluation reassessing how you will bring your unique gifts

Evolution of Leadership

Chartered Management Institute

How society has emerged into a reasonably coherent unit is a hobby subject of mine and this afternoon I stumbled across a study that looks into the evolutionary story behind leadership and what evolution can teach us about leadership. Related Content: At Last.CMI Management and Leadership L5 Completed Job hunting - the single most effective thing to do What's in a personal value and what are mine? A date for your diary: Q&A Christopher Bones, Friday 4 May 11.00-12.00

See Me at Blog World & New Media Expo 2009!

Managing Communities

photo credit: Nick Bastian Tempe, AZ Blog World & New Media Expo starts today at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you’re coming, I’d love to meet you. I’ll be around during all conference hours (here’s my BWE sched), but there are three scheduled events that I’ll be taking part in. Friday, [.].

Emotional Intelligence – Recognising and managing emotions in teams

Chartered Management Institute

Last week I was reminded of the meaning of the term ‘serendipity’ – a fortuitous happening, and reminded too of how important it is to relate learning to real life – something I know, but this brought it home to me and I thought it was worth sharing. You are not watching this post, click to start watching.

Waking Up, Taking Risks

Women in the LEAD

Meerkat-on-Guard Have you long had the sense that you are here to live a big life? Perhaps you have already achieved great success in particular areas of your life but are certain there is something more—and that something “more” has

Announcing the Winner of the “Social Media: The Bad and The Ugly” Blog World Expo 2009 Conference Pass Giveaway

Managing Communities

On Sunday, I launched the “Social Media: The Bad and the Ugly&# Blog World Expo 2009 conference pass giveaway, offering up a free full access pass to Blog World & New Media Expo (a $1,195 value). To win? You had to come up with the most interesting blog post about a trend in social media [.].

“Social Media: The Bad and The Ugly” Blog World Expo 2009 Conference Pass Giveaway

Managing Communities

photo credit: Nick Bastian Tempe, AZ Update: The pass has now been upgraded to a Full Access pass! On October 16 at 4 PM in Las Vegas, I’ll be speaking at Blog World & New Media Expo on the “Social Media: The Bad and The Ugly&# panel. The focal point of the panel is trends in [.].