Sat.Dec 08, 2012 - Fri.Dec 14, 2012

Starting Points: 6 Important Reminders For The First-Time Leader

Terry Starbucker

It was 1987 - I had just arrived in Los Angeles to start my new job as the VP of Operations for a cable TV company. This job was a big leap for me, given that my previous position was an auditing manager at an accounting firm.

The 12 (Leadership) Days of Christmas

Kevin Eikenberry

Today is the last of the “triple days” (i.e. 12/12/12) we will see for about ten years (2/2/22 is next I think). Hard to realize that when one has happened every year for the past number of years… and we are now entering the Christmas season as well. Putting those things together, and borrowing the [.]. Learning Personal Development 12 Days of Christmas 12/12/12 Christmas questions

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The Source of Leadership Power You Must Unearth and Unleash

C-Level Strategies

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin*.

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Are You Managing Penguins or Polar Bears?

Great Leadership By Dan

"Leadership is about managing energy, first in yourself and then in those around you.". Professor James Clawson , author of Level Three Leadership.

Life In A High-Performing Company – An Insider View

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest post by Mark Royal from The Hay Group. What is it like to work for a high performing company? Hay Group’s High Performing Companies Norm provides an insider view. Our High Performing Companies Norm is based on survey data gathered from employees working in approximately 40 companies that are financial performance leaders. Indeed, these organizations roughly double industry averages on five-year ROA, ROI and ROE.

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Ready, Set, GOals!

Women on Business

People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going. Earl Nightingale. I don’t typically start my day off on a mathematical note, but a date of 12/12/12 is hard to ignore.

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Leadership: Seeing and Looking at Things in Different Ways

Linked 2 Leadership

Spiritual leaders must train themselves to see and to look at things in a different way. If we don’t then we can certainly expect the same problems to keep coming back to haunt us. Seeing Things Differently We are surrounded with leaders who cannot come up with new answers to every more complicated issues. They [.]. Articles of Faith Servant Leadership business leadership Management

It's not High School Anymore Guys!

Mills Scofield

It seems I’m spending more and more time in high school these days. No, not my kids’ school, the business 21 - Sheesh! by Jess Esch world.



. You are driven for the sake of the greater good; always on the move, looking out for the opportunities that help you to make a difference in the world. Your passion may be to help others, make a mark in your industry or just plain make a difference in the world. You move quickly.

The Two Types of People in the World

Leadership Freak

There are two types of people in the world, dreamers and doers. Lazy dreamers are useless. Avoid them. The way to matter is doing what matters. Dreamless doers are anchors. Reject them. The way to matter is pursing dreams. Dreamers: Look down on doers. They’re narrow. Define ideas. Start things. Dreamers – Oh! Look [.]. Leading Managing Marks of leaders Strengths Taking others higher weaknesses Leadership Leadership Development organizational success

Leadership Role: It’s Not Rocket Surgery

Linked 2 Leadership

Have you ever heard a leader say something like this: “Wow, it would be a great idea if we held our people accountable for….?” Well for me, the first question I ask is this: “Do you hold yourself accountable for….”? Practice What You Preach As leaders, we must always understand that we have the responsibility to [.].

The Leader’s Pocket Guide

Leading Blog

What I like most about the work of John Baldoni is that it is very practical. His advice is relatable, practical, and gets to the core if the issue. In article after article, book after book, he hits the nail on the head. The Leader’s Pocket Guide is the next best thing to having John as your own personal coach. He shares the lessons he’s learned coaching others.

Build Your Brand by Promoting Yourself

Women on Business

Marketing – all companies do it. Whether a television campaign, internet ads, radio spots or magazine spreads: companies market themselves in order to stay relevant and attract clients. As self employed women it is easy to forget how important it is to market yourself.

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12 Ways to Thrive Under Stress

Leadership Freak

Talking about stress is stressful. It’s one more problem to solve. But, ignoring it never resolves it. Stress builds up. Disproportionate reactions indicate stress build-up. Mary says, “Would you mind handing me that pencil?” Bob responds in anger, “You’re always asking for something. Get it yourself!” Sheesh!” Over 50% of the workforce feels: Overwhelmed by [.].

The Traits That Make RG III a Leader

Next Level Blog

Given my history on this blog, I never thought I’d write anything positive about anything to do with the Washington Redskins. After all, one of the most widely read posts I’ve ever written was one back in 2009 called Learning What Not to Do from the Leadership of the Washington Redskins.

An Organizational Growth Cap Theory

Ron Edmondson

When I consider companies like Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon, the one constant I think of is change. Interestingly, after I typed that first sentence, I Googled “ Most Innovative Companies ” and found Fast’s list for 2012. How close do you think I got to their list?

How To Build An Effective Corporate Culture

Eric Jacobson

Fortunately, most of my career I’ve worked in effective corporate cultures.

How to Diagnose and Cure Job Burnout

Women on Business

NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE: Are you stricken with job burnout? It’s not just a phrase, it’s a real condition that comes with a host of physical and emotional symptoms.

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Employee Turnover: Are Your Managers Running for the Door?

Management is a Journey

An improving economy brings a changing dynamic in the workplace. The talent begins to run for the door to seek other employment opportunities. Employee turnover has real costs for an organization and losing a talented employee harms productivity.

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The Perfect Day

CEO Blog

I am having Blogger stress - the stressed caused by not blogging for a while. One way to create a good life (nothing is ever perfect) is to think about your perfect day. So this morning, I am writing down the components of a perfect day. And at my stage, there is no reason I should not have more perfect days or days that are more perfect. There is a big difference between what I am calling perfect and perfection. We are not aiming for perfection.

NOISE Analysis, an alternative to SWOT. Strategic Planning

Create Learning

Having a solid strategic plan will allow your company and team to flourish and accomplish needed results. You must have a format and a process that is effective. NOISE analysis is that format.


Causes of the Business Leadership Gender Gap Are Different According to Men and Women

Women on Business

NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE: Ask a group of business men why there is a gender gap in business leadership and you’ll get a very different answer than you will if you ask the same question to a group of business women. However, the differences might surprise you.

4 Leadership Lessons from Dr. Condoleezza Rice

Dave Bratcher

Have you ever been in the presence of “class”? Have you ever been captivated by a speaker? This past Friday night, I had the opportunity of attending Freed Hardeman University’s 48th Annual Benefit Dinner where Dr. Condoleezza Rice ( @condoleezzarice ) was the featured speaker.

Competition vs. Collaboration for Better Team Performance

Great Results Team Building

There is a very simple but effective activity that I occasionally incorporate into my team building presentations to illustrate the impact of competition vs. collaboration and which one inspires better team performance. The activity may sound familiar - it is called “arm wrestling.”.

How to Harness the Power of Our Visual Minds

Kevin Eikenberry

I often do the following exercise with groups (you can try it after you read it, but I’m not sure it will translate perfectly in writing). Close your eyes and clear your mind. I’m going to say a word. I want you to think about the word briefly then open your eyes. The word is [.].

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Our Thinking is an “Ethical Driver”

Leading in Context

What we think influences how we behave. We could even say that our thinking is in essence an "ethical driver" in that it affects the other variables that make up our leadership. Here are some examples of how our thinking influences our ethics as leaders: Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking

Husbands: 7 Gift Suggestions for Your Wife

Ron Edmondson

I know I’m talking to some men who haven’t even thought about what you’ll get your wife for Christmas yet. Right? I understand. It still seems early to you Christmas Eve shoppers.

Metrics That Matter Most for 2013 (Free One Page PDF)

Rajesh Setty

Note : I created this checklist a couple of years ago and it has served me well. No changes on the checklist except the dates. Please feel free to download, modify, re-use or share. We are obsessed about measuring everything.

On Leadership, Simplicity and Getting Results

Linked 2 Leadership

In this ever-increasing age of complexity, there is within each of us a heart of desire for the simple. Certainly we look for ways to make our lives easier. But easier and simpler do not always equate. Easy is Not Simple Just because we find something easy to do does not make it a simple [.]. Authentic Leadership Leadership Lessons Learned Life Balance Organizational Health Values-Based Leadership business leadership Management simplicity

Overcoming Change Resistance

Business Learning Coach

By Jim Grinnell, Ph.D. The previous two articles in this series suggest that the most effective way to deal with change resistance is to avoid it in the first place. The underlying argument is that effective planning a priori is the key to mitigating resistance.

The 5 Levers of Employee Engagement

Create Learning

The 5 Levers of Employee Engagement. By Michael Cardus. for a pdf of this article. The work of managers and employees has increased in complexity due to globalization, a faster work and life pace, and instability in the world’s economy.

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The Problem with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Let's Grow Leaders

Joe (not his real name) began the team meeting by covering the team’s scorecard and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). ”Great work on your sales KPIs, we’re in the top-tier across the board. We are so close to beating Sharon’s district. If everyone just sold one more today, I think we can do it! Also, we [.] The post The Problem with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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Leadership Effectiveness: Living Passion and Persistence in My Work

Linked 2 Leadership

This Fall, my speaking schedule ended in Jacksonville, Florida. Coming into Labor Day weekend, it seemed like a perfect time to hold up at the beach for some much needed R & R. My wife Mary and I are sitting on our balcony with a good ocean breeze, looking out at the Atlantic Ocean, listening [.]. Authentic Leadership Leadership Lessons Learned Life Balance business leadership Management Team development

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Another Characteristic of Leaders with Long-term Success

Ron Edmondson

Endurance. I previously wrote “ One Secret of Leaders with Long-Term Success “ I still believe that’s a powerful part of leadership. At the same time, I talk with leaders (mostly pastors) every week who are questioning if they can continue to lead in their current positions.