Sat.Apr 09, 2011 - Fri.Apr 15, 2011

Larry Page Is Leading Google To War | Business Insider []

Weekly Leader

Interesting take on "peace-time" and "war-time" ceo's/leadership. Not sure I agree but food for thought. ceo leadership behavior practice

7 Reasons People Disappear from Church

Ron Edmondson

One frustration I have had in ministry is watching people come to church, get excited for a time, then disappear. You spend energy and heart on people, grow to love them and get excited about them, and suddenly they are nowhere to be found. These people don’t transfer to another church.

Energy 101

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Quitting is a business strategy

The Leadership Advisor

I was recently presented with a great opportunity. It was lucrative and would have supported much of what I do on a very large scale. I won’t say what it was, but trust me that most people who do what I do would be thrilled stupid to have this as an option.

Leading Your Customer: Four Lessons from Lincoln and Steve Jobs

C-Level Strategies

Steve Woodruff and I decided to make tomorrow night’s (April 12th) Leadership Chat topic about leading your customer. Is it even possible to actually lead your customer? Absolutely.

Sparking creativity in teams: An executive’s guide - McKinsey Quarterly - Strategy - Strategy in Practice []

Weekly Leader

Senior managers can apply practical insights from neuroscience to make themselves—and their teams—more creative. leadership creativity practice team

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Why Diversity Has Become A Problem

The Leadership Advisor

It’s quite unfortunate that the rally cry for diversity has companies scrambling to make sure that they appear diverse to the outsider. You may think that this statement is cruel, but let me unpack it a bit before you summon the executioner.

Don’t Pray Before You Eat

Ron Edmondson

Five Ways to Get Your Calendar Under Control

Next Level Blog

It seems like I talk with clients about the challenge of taming their calendars at least two or three times a week. In the age of interconnected scheduling systems like Outlook and the continuous. Please click the headline to read the whole story. executive presence Personal Presence Work-Life Balance

Three Powerful Ways Michael Port Can Transform Your Small Business

C-Level Strategies

Like most small business owners and solo-preneurs I have to work hard to find moments for myself within the power-packed schedule of hours, days and weeks dedicated to my clients.

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Leadership Ain’t Rocket Surgery

The Leadership Advisor

Go into your neighborhood bookstore, unless it closed…then go to Amazon or something. You could spend hours just reading through all the leadership titles. I’m not bagging out leadership books, they’re great resources. I’m continuously learning and reading.

Leader: Put Your Mask on First

Ron Edmondson

If you’ve spent any time flying commercially, you’ve most likely memorized the flight attendants instructions prior to take off. Remember when he or she says “Be sure to adjust your own mask before assisting others&#.

Steve Jobs Way by Jay Elliot

Orrin Woodward

I recently finished a fantastic book on Steve Jobs by Jay Elliot called, The Steve Jobs Way. If you are looking for a book that will open up the mind, passion, and character of Jobs, then look no further.

Stinky Fish Heads And The Importance Of Leadership

Terry Starbucker

“Terry, a fish stinks from its head down&#. It was three months into my maiden voyage as an executive, at age 27. I was in the middle of going over a laundry list of problems with my boss that had been vexing me for weeks. They were all coming from one particular region, and because of these problems the region’s financial performance was lagging all the others.

Hope is a Strategy

Lead Change Blog

A few years ago I noticed a book ad in the O’Hare airport titled, “Hope is Not a Strategy.&# I loved the title. To me, it represented the pain and frustration I felt in companies I had worked for, namely if we did enough “stuff&# and hoped it would work, it would. The equation of [.] Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders. Leadership Development Self Leadership hope leader Strategy Switch

5 Characteristics of True Friendship

Ron Edmondson

True friendship is rare. If you ever get in a bind, have a major failure, or somehow lose your way, you realize how rare true friendship is these days. To me, the difference in a true friend and one who calls themselves a friend, but is really an acquaintance is fairly easily identified. Here are 5 characteristics of true friendship: Unconditional love - Regardless of what you do, what happens, or where life takes you, a true friend loves at all times.

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From Values to Action

Leading Blog

Former chairman and chief executive officer of Baxter International, Harry Kraemer, has written a genuine, back-to-basics book on value-based leadership: From Values to Action. He presents four interconnected principles that build on and contribute to each other: Self-Reflection is the most important and is central to your leadership. “If If you are not self-reflective, how can you truly know yourself?” writes Kraemer. “If If you do not know yourself, how can you lead yourself?

5 Tips for Great Meetings and The Hidden Benefits

Modern Servant Leader

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3 Annoying Habits of Successful People

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an article written by Kelly Goldsmith and Marshall Goldsmith for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please click here. * * * I once had the privilege of spending 50 days with Peter [.].

The Best Leadership Advice I Ever Got

Marshall Goldsmith

Like many young Ph.D. students, I was deeply impressed with my own intelligence, wisdom and profound insights into the human condition. I consistently amazed myself with my ability to judge others and see what they were doing wrong. UCLA Professor Fred Case was my advisor and head of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission - where I was doing my dissertation research. At this point in my career, he was clearly the most important person in my professional life.

10 Misconceptions About People At Work

Create Learning

“ We all have been hog-tied by pessimistic misconceptions of people at work. These misconceptions have arisen from the observation of how people behave, understandably, within badly flawed managerial leadership systems.”. Elliot Jaques “ Social Power and the CEO ”. Why do people work ?

5 Steps to Take in Starting a Life Coaching Practice

Women on Business

Guest post by Jeffrey T. Sooey of CoachesTrainingBlog. If you are a life coach, it’s very important to get serious with coaching practices. So in starting a life coaching practice takes these five steps: formal education, certification, business start-up, transition, and full-time practice. These are necessary and may be the keys to the success of your life coaching business. Five Steps to Start a Life Coaching Practice. Step 1: Formal Education.

8 Assumptions and 8 Questions about Innovation

First Friday Book Synopsis

Even the staid British publication The Economist recently claimed, “Innovation is now recognized as the single most important ingredient in any modern economy.” (Tom Kelley: The Ten Faces of Innovation) —— For the SMU Cox School of Business – Business Leadership Center, I recently presented my new session on innovation: Adaptation, Exaptation, Innovation: Processes and [.].

Questions of Leadership: Questions Every Leader and Manager Should Thinking About

Management 4-1-1

I recently wrote a blog post, The Questioning Manager: The Power of Questions. That post really got me thinking about the importance of having a questioning mindset. LIGHT BULB MOMENT!!!! – That’s when it hit me square in the eyes… Wouldn’t it be great to have a series dedicated to asking the questions every leader

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Beware Of The Accountability Trap

Terry Starbucker

There is no question that having a high level of accountability in the workplace is a good thing -the trick is getting your teammates to that point of clarity without tipping the scale over too far. That is, how do you avoid what I call the “ accountability trap “, where teammates are so focused on what happens if they run afoul of their responsibilities that they go into a kind of paralysis, unwilling to take any risks to drive the company forward.

Entrepreneurship: Transforming Nothing into Something

Coaching Tip

By Scott Adams, the creator of " Dilbert ," abstracted from How to Get a Real Education in The Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2011. If you're having a hard time imagining what an education in entrepreneurship should include, allow me to prime the pump with some lessons I've learned along the way.

7 Questions on HOW to take Trust to the Next Level

Lead Change Blog

The Trust Center Microsoft has a Trust Center… shouldn’t we have one too? What services would a Trust Center for people have? Wouldn’t it be great if we could control what people say and do to facilitate the trusting process? What about controlling which people approach us or what locations we visit to allow a [.] Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders. Leadership Development community interpretation security trust

Belief in your Own Abilities

Women on Business

I’ve realized that a belief in your own abilities will carry you much longer and farther than if you put your trust, faith, and hope in other people’s opinions.

Discover Your Unique Talent

Your Voice of Encouragement

Your unique talent or gift is obvious to the people who know you well. But maybe you take it for granted or don’t give yourself credit for it. In this video, Meredith Bell shares a quick, easy way to learn what your top strength is – and why you need to do that.

How and why gray matter really does matter

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here’s an article featured by the Drucker Exchange (Dx), “an ongoing conversation about bettering society through effective management and responsible leadership.&# The Dx is produced by The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University. To check out all the resources available and sign up for email alerts, please click here. * * [.]. Bob's blog entries Amy Howe Drucker Exchange (DX) Emory University Gregory Berns McKinsey & Company Paul Zak Peter Drucker Marla M.

Leadership Void

Lead Change Blog

When you’re called to lead, are you ready? I’m not talking about leading people through a project, transition, or crisis. That’s leadership with a capital “L”, the type we love to debate on this blog and yes, it’s hugely important. There are other ways to lead too— less obvious, perhaps, but no less influential. These [.] Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders. Leadership Development Workplace Issues actions character-based leadership principles respect Responsibility values

Becky Sheetz-Runkle Joins the Writing Team

Women on Business

I’m very happy to announce that Becky Sheetz-Runkle has joined the writing team. Becky Sheetz-Runkle is a strategic marketer, martial artist, speaker and the author of Sun Tzu for Women: The Art of War for Winning in Business.

LIFE Book Released This Week

Chris Brady

Orrin Woodward and I are happy to announce this week's release of our latest collaborative writing project called LIFE: Living Intentionally For Excellence. This graphical book is unlike anything. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Books

Think like Leonardo da Vinci

Bud to Boss

Friday, April 15, is the birthday of one of the greatest thinkers of all time, Leonardo da Vinci. He’d be 359. Imagine people writing about you hundreds of years after you lived! Michael J.

Precious Mettle

Lead Change Blog

“We’re running low on leaders&# Due to the demographics, huge numbers of accomplished leaders will soon be leaving the workforce. This wise guidance is not easily replaced, but we’ve got to try and we need to begin planning now. Because so many mentors have fewer than five years left alongside those who’ll follow, there is [.] Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.