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Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: Top 25 Leadership Gurus

Orrin Woodward

The latest Top 25 Leadership Gurus in the world has just been released by an independent organization. This is a special post for me personally as many on this list have made a significant impact on my life. This post is to thank all of

Are You a Leader?

Women's Leadership Exchange

I awoke early this morning my head singing the hit song"Tonight's going to be a good night." A strange song to awaken me, yet a good one.a good good one. I internalize it as meaning "today's going to be a good day." I get up with a smile, do my affirmation for the day and then notice the book "True Prosperity"by Yehuda Berg from the series "Kabbalah and Business". I open the book to the sub-chapter "Leadership is Contagious."

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Cultures in conflict

Managing Leadership

Yesterday we talked about the value of reading non-management books. Here’s an example of why that might be helpful: A good part of Adam Nicolson’s gripping retelling of the great Naval Battle of Trafalgar, “ Seize the Fire ,” turns out to be an exceptionally insightful depiction of the complex and powerful societal undertows that threw the combatant nations together on that awful day in October of 1805. And, by the way, if Michael Wade recommends a book, consider putting it on your list.).

PM Quote of the Day — Horace Greeley

Crossderry Blog

Common sense is very uncommon. Posted in PMO Tagged: common sense, Horace Greeley, PM Quote of the Day

Social Networking for Business

Ravi Pratap Singh


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WOMEN: Reviving Your PASSION

Women in the LEAD

istock_000001651744xsmall[1]-sm Have you ever watched the sun rise? I've always been an early riser and it has many gifts. It can put a jump start on the day.and I find that the quiet often speaks to me. It helps me set the stage for

Provide opportunities for success

Lead on Purpose

I'm away this week, so I “pre-loaded” my blog with a link to a great post. Too many leaders fail to provide opportunities for their team members to achieve things they might never have believed they were capable of achieving

Classy concepts

Managing Leadership

A book I’m currently reading pokes a little fun at the general belief among managers, especially in the United States, that they must read only the “latest” “research” on management. Anything not excruciatingly current runs the risk of leading them down dangerously out-of-date side paths. It’s as if management “science” is equivalent to quantum physics, continuously transforming our view of reality as new facts are uncovered.

Be Decisive

Eric Jacobson

A manager who can't make a decision or who can't make a timely decision will frustrate his/her employees. Equally bad, a lack of decision will impede the progress of the manager's team. Some managers make endless requests for data as a way to postpone their having to make a decision. Employees end up spinning in circles, slicing and dicing the information far beyond what is truly needed for the manager to make a decision.

Goal Setting

Orrin Woodward

If you are going to hit a goal, you must have a goal. Goal setting is critical for high achievement! A person without a goal is like a ship without a rudder - directionless. Leaders set their own goals and help their team's set goals

Addressing the cause

Lead on Purpose

I'm away this week, so I “pre-loaded” my blog with a link to a great post. Too often we deal with the symptoms of a problem instead of dealing with the problem head-on; Seth Godin calls this “bear shaving.” If you are spinning your

Assumed identities

Managing Leadership

As the creature emerged from the chrysalis, the documentary narrator, himself a prominent scientist in the field, announced that the previously observed grub was now revealing its true identity – the adult form of a wasp. But is that true? After all, some scientists argue that an adult is really just an egg’s way of making another egg. And, as it turns out, many insects have egg, grub, or pupa stages that last much longer than their adult stages.

Lead By Example

Eric Jacobson

One of the most powerful and effective things a good manager can do is to lead by example. You've undoubtedly heard this many times before. But, it's surprising how often some managers don't lead by setting a good example. Try the following and my bet is most of your employees will learn to mimic your behavior: Work hard and lend a hand when deadlines are tight. Show respect for everyone on your team. Follow through when you say you will. Allow learning to happen when mistakes are made.

The Importance of Finding Our Life's Purpose

Women in the LEAD

There is a great joy, lightness and a sense of knowing which prevails when we understand the purpose of our lives. The road to this destination can sometimes feel long and winding. People often speak of confusion, fear and a lack of

Win with Win/Loss analysis

Lead on Purpose

I'm away this week, so I “pre-loaded” my blog with a link to a great post. One of the best ways to learn about what we do wrong or right in selling our products is to talk with the people who tried to buy them, either successfully or

Culturally coherent complementarity

Managing Leadership

As mentioned in response to one of Fred H. Schliegel ‘s always thought-provoking comments , to a recent post, much of what has been written here over the past few months has had three purposes.

Managers of e-tailers 'should use Facebook' to raise awareness

Chartered Management Institute

New research has found that managers of online retailers should use websites such as Facebook to raise awareness of their brand identity and increase their income. Related Content: The Invisible Tweets of the Mass Media: How Social Media is Changing the Fundamentals of News Council staff banned from Facebook after notching up 71 days Employees spend 15 minutes a day on Facebook Expert questions the legality of using Facebook to hire.

Needing Women Leaders

Women in the LEAD

Several years ago in a blog entitled “Are Women In The US Really Leading?”, I commented on a global survey ranking women in the area of gender equality that was compiled by “The White House Project”. The survey stated that “The United

A marvelous journey

Lead on Purpose

I'm away this week, so I “pre-loaded” my blog with a link to a great post. On his podcast, Dr. Paul talks with John and Amy Simmons who share an amazing story about adopting children from Russia. This podcast is not about leadership or

What Has Happened to Our Conviction?

Steve Farber

I don’t know how I’ve missed him; he’s just never popped up on my radar screen–until just a couple of days ago when my wife showed me this YouTube video.

I’m Speaking at Blog World Expo 2009!

Managing Communities

Back in June, I mentioned how I had submitted or was included in a few proposals for Blog World Expo 2009. Today, they released the schedule and I’m happy to say that I will be speaking at the even (I’ll be doing a book signing for “Managing Online Forums,&# as well, but that is not [.].

Book Review: Without Warning

Lead on Purpose

Without Warning “Problems are our greatest challenge and opportunity, our greatest strength and weakness, and our greatest chance for success or failure.” According to Rodney Johnson, author of Without Warning: Breakthrough strategies

I Took a Break, But I’m Back Now… (and a Couple of Blog Posts I Wanted to Highlight)

Managing Communities

As you may have noticed, the blog has been a little quiet for a couple of weeks. I took a vacation! I’m sorry I didn’t provide more notice. Truthfully, I didn’t expect to be so out of touch. But, I’m back now and I’m tackling the monumental pile of messages and tasks sitting in front [.].