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Toxic Work Environments | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth I have read a tremendous amount of information over the last several months on the topic of toxic work

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Lead with a Coherent Strategy

Coaching Tip

By Guest Authors from Booz & Company : Partner, Paul Leinwand and Managing Director, Cesare Mainardi .

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Chart Progress with Goal Thermometer | Top Executive Coaching with.

Tony Mayo

I frequently encourage my CEO executive coaching clients to set specific measurable goals and to chart their progress visually. For example, my free

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Fortuitous leadership

Managing Leadership

As we’ve seen , the form of more-or-less genuine individual leadership most likely to be identified at the top of an organization is to be discovered in the founder/owner. As we’ve also seen, this does nothing to support the wholly misplaced lessons of the modern leadership movement, since these “leaders” are not products of external education, but of internal instincts.

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Leading Those Who Don't Want To Follow | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth This might sound odd, but I don't care whether someone agrees or disagrees with me. In fact, in most cases I

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A Case for Optimism

Leading Strategies

There is the classic question on whether the glass is half full or half empty. We could argue endlessly on a philosophical level about which outlook is more useful but let me make a practical argument for the-glass-is-half-full or the

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Dilbert Got it Wrong - The Truth about Empowerment

Building Personal Strength

My favorite comic strip is "Dilbert." I think about the workplace a lot, and most of the time Scott Adams is "right on" about the craziness that goes on there. I think it's pretty funny that the little HR weenie is depicted as an evil

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Unwrap Christmas – Gift of Forgiveness | Ron Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

Jesus came to be a Savior! As we unwrap the presents of Christmas this week, we must not forget the wonderful gift of forgiveness! I read a sign once that went something like this: If we had needed healing, God would have sent a

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3 Ways Twitter Amps Up Business Networking | C-Level Strategies.

C-Level Strategies

Lisa Petrilli shares 3 high power ways that Twitter amps up business networking and how it leads to new ideas, collaborations and new business opportunities

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7 Strategies for Your Strategies « Linked 2 Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

The Best Laid Plans… “My best strategy last year failed. It was the third one in a row. In each one, there was a fly in the oitment that killed the project.” You have probably heard of the “fly in the ointment” adage, but you may not

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders (TED video)

Weekly Leader

www.youtube.com/watch?v=18uDutylDa4 v=18uDutylDa4 Related posts:8 Amazing Women Leaders & Their Incredible Stories | Weekly Leader Podcast Series 50 Women Leaders to Watch (Wall Street Journal) President-elect Barack Obama’s Victory Speech (Video) Related posts: 8 Amazing Women Leaders & Their Incredible Stories | Weekly Leader Podcast Series. 50 Women Leaders to Watch (Wall Street Journal). President-elect Barack Obama’s Victory Speech (Video).

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My Top 5 Books This Year – Book Giveaway | Ron Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

Winners of the my favorite book giveaway: @rlscovens. Jason Stewart. Congratulations…They each get their choice of one of my five favorite books of 2010! Thanks for reading my blog this year! I usually read tons of books each year

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Your Voice of Encouragement: CREATIVITY - Think Outside the Box to.

Your Voice of Encouragement

It can be tempting to stick with the “tried-and-true” way you've done things in the past. But you can discover something better when you use your mind to imagine new possibilities. This video explains how creativity can help you find

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The Path to Transparency

Coaching Tip

Transparency is secretive business. WikiLeaks, the swashbuckling new-media organization whose motto is “We open governments,” relies on a technology of extreme reticence called Tor Hidden Services — a part of the Tor Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated not to light and clarity but to shadows and opacity, to the increasingly difficult art of keeping secrets online. Transparent: The Freedom of Secrecy (read: "Deep Throat").

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Success vs. Significance | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth As one year draws to a close and another begins, I can think of no better time to dust off an old post and

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Work Life Lead: Create Goodness

Weekly Leader

The Five Actions of Gratitude is a system, not simply a list of activities. The fifth action, Create Goodness, is the linchpin of the five. The first four – Say Thanks, Give Back, Make Welcome, and Honor Others – can each stand on their own as a reasonable strategy for acting to better organizations and [.] Related posts: Work Life Lead: The Organic Steward. Work Life Lead: The Subversiveness of Gratitude. Work Life Lead: The Gift of Gratitude.

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Managing Yourself First Checklist

Leading Blog

Make sure that the first person you are managing every day is yourself. Take good care of yourself outside of work so that you can bring your best self to work every day. Arrive a little early to work and stay a little late. Focus on playing the role assigned to you before trying to reach beyond that role. Focus on doing your tasks, responsibilities, and projects very well, very fast, all day long. If you want to carry weight with your boss, that should be your primary focus.

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Tip Clip #7 - How to Boost Your Gratitude

Building Personal Strength

The wonderful things we have, even the most precious things in our lives, can eventually be taken for granted. We just get used to things. They become "the way things are." But that diminishes our life experience, and it can lead us to

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Do It Anyway.

Rich Gee Group

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true

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Fine Art of Friendship

Orrin Woodward

True friendship is a fine art. When you find a true friend, a friend that will be there when the chicken hits the fan, be sure to count your blessings. Many people will live their whole life with nothing more than acquaintances, rather than friendships. Because friends respect one another, it naturally leads to leadership influence in respective areas of expertise. In order to lead people properly, one must love the person, as a fellow human being, believing in his/her goals and dreams.

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What does the sign of Christmas say? | Ron Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. Luke 2:11-12 NIV. One thing I have learned about Bible verse: a

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"Virtual Serenity" - Stress Recovery Video

Building Personal Strength

I don't know about you, but several times a week, I feel big-time STRESS. And it's not the coffee. I just get on an intense roll sometimes, and then I have to deal with problems and before I know it, I'm losing energy

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New Tax Bill Allows RMD as Gifts to Charity :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Guest post by Lena Rizkallah (learn more about Lena at the end of this post) As you make your final charitable donations during the last two weeks of 2010, keep in mind that the new tax bill recently passed in Congress extends a

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What Do You Want From Them Blog - What Do You Want From Them, Inc.

What Do You Want From Them

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To Our Military: Thank You for Your Service

Modern Servant Leader

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Jodie Foster's Movie "Contact" - Too Far To Go

Building Personal Strength

For the sixth time, I watched the 1997 hit movie, "Contact," starring Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt and James Woods. Once again, I totally enjoyed the story, which is based on the novel by the the late Carl

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Reverse Peter Principle: within a hierarchy tasks tend to be.

Create Learning

Team Building & Leadership expert Mike Cardus. The Peter Principle formulated by Dr. Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull in their 1969 book The Peter Principle states that "in a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to their level of

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Thought-full Thursday: Christmas Gifts for Leaders to Give

Aspire-CS

This week's Thought-full Thursday is a little different than those that have preceded it. In the spirit of the season, I've listed a few suggestions for gifts that you can give to your stakeholders – those who care about and support you

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A Heart Surgeon and an Internet Marketer: Interview with Dr. Mani

Rajesh Setty

I am very inspired by the work of my friend Dr. Mani Sivasubramaniam. Dr. Mani is a heart surgeon. Dr. Mani is also an Internet Marketer. While I have not seen any other heart surgeon who is an Internet Marketer, Dr. Mani is more special than that.

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Natural Law as a Change Agent

Marshall Goldsmith

Barry Diller, the chairman of IAC/ InterActiveCorp, was at Harvard Business School explaining the rationale behind the mosaic of Web-commerce entities he has assembled at his company, including Hotels.com, Match.com and LendingTree.com. One of the students pointed out these various businesses didn’t seem to come together in a coordinated, synergistic way. Diller erupted in mock anger. He replied, “Don’t ever use that word, “synergy”. It’s a hideous word. The only thing that works is natural law.

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Take A Little Break To Laugh This Season.

Rich Gee Group

Tweet This! Share this on Facebook; Share this on LinkedIn; Digg this! Share this on del.icio.us; Post on Google Buzz; Add this to Google Bookmarks; Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon; Share this on Reddit

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Glamorous Celebrity Deaths and Minimal Taxes in 2010 :: Women on.

Women on Business

Guest post by Lena Rizkallah (learn more about Lena at the end of this post) It's the holidays and this is the time of year when we are reminded of all those who have left us this year. I'm not referring to the passing of our own family

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End of the year awards

What Do You Want From Them

It's that time of the year. Did anyone get any awards, do anything worthwhile, achieve goals milestones etc? How about sharing it with us. Hessel

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Mentoring As A Performance Accelerator

Leaders. Better. Brighter.

How Are We Doing? A mentor's job is to foster one-to-one relationships that challenge people to rise to higher levels of competence, responsibility and accountability. Three key characteristics of an effective mentor

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