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Free Yourself from Outdated Expectations

Your Voice of Encouragement

"I've got to make the bed every morning before I can leave for work," my friend complained as we were having lunch one day. She had been describing the stress she was under, all the things she had to do each day, and why she had no time

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Happy Diwali 2009


It's that time of the year when our hearts are filled with love and warmth – I wish all readers of this blog, a “VERY HAPPY DIWALI”. Literally, Diwali means an “array of lights” and it reminds us to light a lamp of love in our hearts

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All Great Content Is An Intersection: The Brian Clark Interview

Terry Starbucker

clarkstarbucker2 Brian Clark is a writer who loves to write about his craft, and it shows. His blog, Copyblogger, is one of the most popular sites on the Internet for writers and fellow bloggers of all stripes

Trust – the key to success

Lead on Purpose

One of the five factors of leadership, the tag 'trust' has become a hallmark of the Lead on Purpose blog. The act of trusting others and trusting yourself is vital success. The Speed of Trust Yesterday I received a copy of The Speed of

Clearly Communicate Change

Eric Jacobson

When you communicate change to your team, explain the logical and rational reasons for the change: 1. Explain how the change will make employees feel before, during and after the implementation. Explain the tactical plan and goals. Answer questions from your team. Team Building Motivating Employees General Management Skills

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Admit Your Mistakes

Eric Jacobson

We all make mistakes. Yes, even leaders make mistakes. When you do, admit to them and apologize for the negative consequences they have caused your team members, vendors, or customers. Your ability to admit to a mistake will gain you the respect of your employees. Gaining Respect General Management Skills Making Decisions

Father of the Century: Dick Hoyt

Your Voice of Encouragement

Some challenges are so great that they bring us to our knees. This remarkable story about father-son team, Dick and Rick Hoyt, proves that we can create our own success - despite overwhelming obstacles

We Are a Part of a Much Greater Picture: Our Passion is an Indicator

Women in the LEAD

Calendar-Pictures-06-057-w- “Deep within every life, no matter how dull or ineffectual it may seem from the outside there is something eternal happening.” John O'Donohue. I've come to know that we are part of a much greater picture than

Do You Manage Your Offshore Software Solutions Business This Way?

Utpal Writes

(Photo Credit: CarbonNYC's Flickr photostream). One of my good friends runs a small 40 people Offshore Software Solutions Agency based in India. The below is a conversation he had with his employees a few days ago

Lead Through Personal Relationships

Eric Jacobson

Create an environment where your employees want to follow you and achieve common goals because they respect you and because they feel a personal relationship with you -- a relationship built on open communication and not one based on your positional power. If you lead through only your positional power your team will always be fearful of being blamed and being judged, and their personal development and your ability to truly lead will be stifled. Gaining Respect General Management Skills

Personal Strength

Building Personal Strength

"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle, Greek philosopher (B.C. 384-322) In other words, the cliché “practice makes perfect” applies here.

WOMEN: "The Danger of a Single Story"

Women in the LEAD

Tonight, by chance, I ran into this amazing message by Novelist Chimamanda Adichie filmed early this year at the TED Conference. As "a red lacquer dish needs no decoration," this beautiful, heartfelt message from Chimamanda Adichie

Twenty Two Traits Of Procrastinating Software Developers (Who.

Utpal Writes

Photo Credit: yvescosentino's Flickr photostream. Intentionally forgets some tasks. Directly or indirectly engages in organizational politics. Works for long hours just to show that she is working for long hours – effective hours are

Are you celebrating the Beth Tweddle's in your company?

Chartered Management Institute

There are many talented Beth Tweddle's in your company that deserve and warrant your praise just as much as the high profile Jenson Button's of your world. So make that your task for the day. Find an unsung hero in your company and show your appreciation for the work they do. 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?

Social Media Business Forum: One Day Only: Today in Durham, NC

Managing Communities

Conferences, conferences, conferences! Well, after IZEAFest and Blog World Expo, this should be my last one for a while. Social Media Business Forum is today at the North Carolina Central University School of Education in Durham, North Carolina. I’m going to be on a pair panels during the first half of the day. From 9:00 AM [.].

5 Questions; 5 Minutes of Thinking and Tons of Accomplishments.

Utpal Writes

Consider the following questions. These questions relate to your past year. Did you keep your health well? Was it 100% to your satisfaction? Did you enjoy profound relationships with each of the important person in your life