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Olympian Leadership Lessons in Peak Performance

The Practical Leader

Dawn Fraser, gold medal Australian swimmer at three Olympics declares, “ The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport, and maybe in life itself.” Later this month, the 2012 Summer Olympic Games get underway in London, England.

018: How to Have More Great Days at Work | with Chris Rice

Engaging Leader

Book: The Engagement Equation: Leadership Strategies for an Inspired Workforce , by Christopher Rice, Fraser Marlow, and Mary Ann Masarech. ©2012 Christopher Rice.

Rotman on Design: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Rotman on Design: The Best on Design Thinking from Rotman Magazine Roger Martin and Karen Christensen, Co-Editors University of Toronto Press (2013) The best on design thinking from Rotman Magazine: An abundance of valuable insights. Brilliantly co-edited by Roger Martin and Karen Christensen, the several dozen brief essays comprise the best single source for information, […].

Building Emotional Competencies In Our Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

The impact these two neurological factors have on our employees can be best appreciated in the findings made by researchers from Simon Fraser University.

Quote of the Day

Execupundit

Steve FraserThe American corporation - subject not to the whims, faith,and prejudices of a founding owner or his dynastic heirs, but to the more impersonal motivations of managerial functionaries - is among the most politically correct institutions in the country.

Decoding The Truth Of Leading Multi-Generational Workforces

Tanveer Naseer

Fraser R.L, When it comes to discussions on the various challenges leaders need to address in today’s fast-changing global economy, there’s one topic that merits a proper assessment as to whether or not it’s really an issue for today’s organizations.

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Recovery Reading

Execupundit

As a result, reading books by the following authors has been postponed: Joe Queenan Tom Sharpe Carl Hiassen Sue Townsend Christopher Buckley George MacDonald Fraser Are there any others I should avoid

Applying Improvement Concepts and Tools to Your Daily Life

Curious Cat

Bishop trail, Fraser’s Hill, Malaysia. My mother visited me when I was in Malaysia and as we were hiking in Fraser’s Hill, Malaysia the trail was fairly challenging. This month the ASQ Influential Voices is taking a bit different approach.

5 Simple Steps to Lead Successfully

RapidStart Leadership

About five minutes later, I was putting an eight foot Fraser fir on the rack when I heard Jack’s voice through the trees – he was gathering the Scouts. On a chilly Sunday evening recently I watched a young man take his first successful steps as a leader.

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Laugh Out Loud Authors - Continued

Execupundit

Several days ago, I requested the names of authors whose work was "laugh-out loud" funny. Bobbo mentioned "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller as a classic and also noted "How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big" by Scott Adams. Crusty HR Manager likes anything by Bill Bryson. "A

33 Humorous Novels

Execupundit

You need a good laugh. This is a quick update - in no particular order - of an ever-growing list of books that are good for your spirits. Please submit other choices. What's missing?

Sweden's Icehotel

Execupundit

Read the rest of Alistair Fraser's article in The Telegraph The best bit about staying in the Icehotel is getting into one of its sleeping bags. Your bedroom might be a teeth-chattering 23F (-5C), but these polar-tested sacks are so good, you're as warm as toast the moment you zip up.

Who are your Thought Leaders?

Rapid BI

Fraser hay. Steve because he challenges our thinking on everyday issues and keeps things real, Carolyn because she sheds a light of positivity and engagement, Fraser due to his obsession with sharing and giving information freely, Robert because of his incisive views ans insight, Alan because he bridges academia and pragmatism (a little too academic at time for me – but a great inspiration none the less). Who are your “Thought Leaders”?

Unusual Books for Christmas

Execupundit

Flashman and the Redskins by George MacDonald Fraser. The Devil''s In The Cows by Sippican Cottage. Marvelously written short stories. A keeper. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. A fantasy novel which shows you what''s really beneath London. The Ghostway by Tony Hillerman.

First Paragraph

Execupundit

From Royal Flash by George MacDonald FraserIf I had been the hero everyone thought I was, or even a half-decent soldier, Lee would have won the battle of Gettysburg and probably captured Washington. That is another story, which I shall set down in its proper place if brandy and old age don't carry me off first, but I mention the fact here because it shows how great events are decided by trifles.

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21 Novels to Improve Your Mood

Execupundit

In these troubled times, some humor is needed. All of these novels will make you smile.

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Execupundit

From Flashman by George MacDonald FraserHughes got it wrong, in one important detail. You will have read, in Tom Brown , how I was expelled from Rugby School for drunkenness, which is true enough, but when Hughes alleges that this was the result of my deliberately pouring beer on top of gin-punch, he is in error. I knew better than to mix my drinks, even at seventeen.

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First Paragraph

Execupundit

God knows I'm no Tory, and I never set eyes on a Whig yet without feeling the need of a bath, but I remember thinking as I looked at Gladstone that day: "Well, if that's one of the bright particular stars of English public life, Flashy my boy, you ought to be at Westminster yourself." - From Flash for Freedom by George MacDonald Fraser

The Reading Stack

Execupundit

Better Under Pressure: How Leaders Bring Out the Best in Themselves and Others by Justin Menkes [Review pending] Quartered Safe Out Here: A Harrowing Tale of World War II by George MacDonald Fraser In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson Late night reading: Refiner's Fire by Mark Helprin.

Political Novels - Continued

Execupundit

I recently posted a list of 60 extraordinary political novels. Immediately afterwards, of course, ones that were omitted came to mind.

Novel Gift Ideas

Execupundit

Last minute gift suggestions. All are novels.

Book Suggestions

Execupundit

Books make great gifts.

60 Adventure Novels

Execupundit

The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne True Grit by Charles Portis Doomsday Book by Connie Willis The Sand Pebbles by Richard McKenna Tai-Pan by James Clavell The Hobbit by J,R.R.

How Beacons Are Changing the Shopping Experience

Harvard Business Review

in the House of Fraser, Hawes & Curtis, Bentalls, and Jaeger, and will soon come to stores in the U.S. Beacons are taking the world of mobile by storm.

There's Still Time

Women on Business

This post was mentioned on Twitter by Debra Fraser. Debra Fraser said: There’s Still Time: If you are like me, you know how precious time is.

Better Value in Health Care Requires Focusing on Outcomes

Harvard Business Review

At Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH), in the early days of its pediatric cardiac surgery program, newly recruited director Charles Fraser investigated the hospital’s performance relative to national referral centers as reported in the literature. Implementing a value-based strategy is on the mind of nearly every health care organization in the U.S.

Fortune Favors the Prepared, and Hiring Managers Favor the Fortunate

Harvard Business Review

Now Ackman is out too , and Fraser P. Do You Feel Lucky, Punk? When they’re hiring, companies are looking to find out what candidates have really done — not what they’ve participated in or watched, but what they’ve done. At least, that’s what Neil Roseman was looking for when he was Technology VP for Amazon and Zynga.

Win 2 Tickets to PLAY DEAD in NYC

Women on Business

This post was mentioned on Twitter by Gretchen Glasscock, Stilettos At Work, Stephani, Debra Fraser, Women On Business and others.

Do Commodities Speculators Make Things Cost More?

Harvard Business Review

Jacks of Simon Fraser University reviewed this evidence a few years ago along with before-and-after data from when futures trading in various commodities started , he still concluded that "futures markets are systematically associated with lower levels of commodity price volatility." Commodities trading, Adam Smith wrote in 1776 , was a boon to efficiency and a foe to famine.