What Don Draper and Gordon Gekko Have to Teach Us

Next Level Blog

This past weekend, Gordon Gekko was back in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. All of that seems to work for Gordon Gekko as well – especially the part about blow people away anytime you say anything.

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Dr. Thomas Gordon - A Credo for Relationships

Building Personal Strength

The first book I ever read about people skills was Dr. Thomas Gordon's 1970 book P.E.T. Dr. Gordon passed away in 2002. Disclaimer - I have no affiliate connection with Dr. Gordon's organization or the publisher and receive no compensation for endorsing his books.)

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Deming Podcast with Gordon McGilton

Deming Institute

Gordon McGilton, director of a private equity fund with investment in multiple industries, discusses applying Deming’s management ideas at the companies they invest in. Gordon will be presenting the 4 Day Deming seminar with Heero Hacquebord 27 to 30 April in Columbus, Ohio. Gordon McGilton went to a 4 day seminar but didn’t find anything worthwhile. However, when they sought to understand the insights Gordon had made he was unable to provide adequate replies.

Bing Gordon (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers) in “The Corner Office”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Bing Gordon, a partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Bob's blog entries Adam Bryant Bing Gordon Corner Office column Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers SundayBusiness section The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed The New York Times Times Books

20 Habits Of Highly Unsuccessful And Ineffective Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

Guest Posts Gordon Tredgold habits infographicBeing a leader is not an easy task. You need to guide those that follow you to achieve a common goal. It has been said that a motivated worker is a productive worker thus a leader must also be a good role model.

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Which Stage of Competence Are You?

Nathan Magnuson

Back in the 1970s, Gordon Training […]. Everybody wants competence. We want it for ourselves. We expect it from others in our organizations. We demand it from the people and organizations we purchase from. But do we figure out if we’ve got it? How well do we develop it in others?

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Leaders in the News: A reality TV show, a comedy of errors, or a Greek tragedy?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Self Leadership In one hour this morning’s news was filled with the following headlines with fallen leaders topping the storylines: “A middle school principal arrested for domestic violence …” “NASCAR star Jeff Gordon loses his temper in a race and gets into a fight on the track” “John McAfee (of anti-virus fame) wanted for the murder of [.].

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Uncle Drew

Joseph Lalonde

Before he recruited Uncle Drew and his friends, Dax placed all of his focus on the star player of Casper (Aaron Gordon).

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Were the Founding Fathers Great Leaders?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Gordon Leidner: Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers have made a splash in the news recently, thanks to Broadway’s sensational production “Hamilton.” founding fathers Gordon Leidner great leaders Hamilton presidents

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You Must Serve to be Great

Modern Servant Leader

Jon Gordon If you want to be a great leader, you must serve. Jon Gordon got it right when he said this at the World LEADERS Conference. Servant Leadership Greatness Jon Gordon Martin Luther King Jr. You don’t have to be great to serve, but you must serve to be great.

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The Power Of Positive Leadership

Eric Jacobson

Critics write words but they don't write the future," says author Jon Gordon. You'll learn how and why positive leaders transform teams and organizations in Gordon's new book, The Power of Positive Leadership. says Gordon. "Pessimists don't change the world.

The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work

Kevin Eikenberry

This week’s Resource Recommendation is The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work by Jon Gordon. Books Learning happiness Jon Gordon morale purposeJosh is lethargic and can’t seem to muster much energy for his work anymore. This is so obvious that his boss offers him a two week paid leave of absence to determine if he wants to be [.].

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Jim Dewald on “Entrepreneurial Thinking”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Jim Dewald is the dean of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and an associate professor in the strategy and entrepreneurship. A business leader who can provide an effective bridge between strategy theory and on-the-ground practice, his research interests are related to the micro-foundations of strategy formulation and implementation. Specifically, his… Read More Jim Dewald on “Entrepreneurial Thinking”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris.

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Jim Dewald on “Entrepreneurial Thinking”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Jim Dewald is the dean of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and an associate professor in the strategy and entrepreneurship. A business leader who can provide an effective bridge between strategy theory and on-the-ground practice, his research interests are related to the micro-foundations of strategy formulation and implementation. Specifically, his… Read More Jim Dewald on “Entrepreneurial Thinking”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris.

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Discover Your One Word To Leave A Legacy

Eric Jacobson

Life Word co-authors are: Jon Gordon - @JonGordon11 Author of the books: The Energy Bus The No Complaining Rule Training Camp The Carpenter Photo By: Jeff Harrington Dan Britton - @fcadan Speaker, author, coach, marathon runner, and former professional lacrosse player.

Entrepreneurship in American History

Coaching Tip

Sources: John Steele Gordon: Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power. Hirschman jamestown john steele gordon mohawk tribe new york sir william johnson united states virginia The activity of entrepreneurship goes back to ancient times.

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Four Ways to Deal with Negativity in a Positive Way

Leadership Freak

I recently reconnected with my friend Jon Gordon (Mr. I’m a no nonsense farm boy originally from a dairy farm in Central Maine. We’re not impressed with positivity. Positive Leadership). I’ve been skeptical… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Optimism Leadership Development organizational success

Gordon Ramsay’s Secret Ingredient to Sustained Success - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBX

Harvard Business Review

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Gordon Ramsay shares his advice for achieving and maintaining success. When Gordon Ramsay opened his first restaurant in London, his goal was to win three Michelin stars. He was successful in doing so, but he soon realized that winning them was the easy part. How do you maintain success once you have achieved it? For Ramsay, he needed to develop the team that would run the kitchen when he wasn’t there.

What is a Vision or Mission Statement?

Coaching Tip

In " Vision: Your Pathway to Victory," author Gordon D'Angelo defines "vision" as the process that brings imagination to creation. Books Business Coaching Career Leadership Self-Awareness Skills Success gordon d'angelo identity elements john agno know thyself life signature mission statement peter drucker vision statement" Nothing happens unless first a dream." Carl Sandburg. Remember when you believed that you could change the world? Where are those dreams and aspirations of youth?

What Does Warren Buffett Know That Steve Jobs Didn’t?

First Friday Book Synopsis

Gordon Crovitz Omaha World-Herald Steve Jobs Wall Street Journal Wall Street Journal.com Warren Buffett Washington PostI thought it was interesting when Warren Buffett made a major turnaround and chose to invest in a traditional newspaper. On November 30, Berkshire Hathaway, where Buffett is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, purchased the Omaha World-Herald Company, publisher of six daily papers in Nebraska and Iowa. Such a deal is counter to the flow of [.].

Legacy: Define Power – Determine Purpose – Discover Passion

Leadership Freak

Jon Gordon, co-author of, “Life Word,” with Dan Britton and Jimmy Page.… “We don’t get burned out because of what we do. We get burned out because we forget why we do it.” … Continue reading → Leading Passion Power Saying No Growth Leadership Development

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CitySquare’s Larry James Presents at December 7 FFBS

First Friday Book Synopsis

Karl's blog entries best-seller CitySquare first friday book synopsis Guiliani hunger Jon Gordon Larry James Leadership Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas poverty Randy Mayeux Rudolph Guiliani tax-deductible The Energy Bus Wall Street JournalI am so happy that Larry James, CEO and President of CitySquare, will be our guest presenter at the December 7 First Friday Book Synopsis.

“Moore’s Law” and the Second Machine Age

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries "Moore''s Law" and the Second Machine Age and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies Big Bang Disruption: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation Larry Downes Geoffrey Moore Crossing the Chasm (3rd Edition): Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers Gordon Moore Electronics magazine "Cramming More Components onto Integrated Circuits" In The Second Machine Age: Work Paul Nunes Progress

Recommended Resource – Soup: A recipe to nourish your team and culture

Strategy Driven

Soup : A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture by Jon Gordon About the Reference Soup : A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture a business novel by Jon Gordon illustrates the significant impact senior leaders have on setting and nurturing their organization’s culture.

Onward: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul Howard Schultz with Joanne Gordon Rodale (2011) “Starbucks’ touchstones, the source of our pride” Howard Schultz In January 2008, chairman Howard Schultz resumed his roles as President and CEO of Starbucks eight years after he relinquished them, replacing Jim Donald, who took the posts [.].

One Word that Will Change Your Life

Kevin Eikenberry

By Dan Britton, Jimmy Page and Jon Gordon This is a very small and short book (and a short recommendation). Perhaps that makes sense since it promises that one word will change your life. The book doesn’t give you the word, but it helps you find your word, and gives you a reason why.

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How to Create a Culture of Greatness

LDRLB

This post is a guest post by Jon Gordon. LeaderLab culture gordonTo build a winning a team and a successful organization you must create a culture of greatness. It’s the most important thing a leader can do because culture drives behavior, behavior drives habits and habits create the future. As the leaders at Apple say, “Culture beats strategy all day long.”.

Need, Speed, and Greed: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Need, Speed, and Greed: How the New Rules of Innovation Can Transform Businesses, Propel Nations to Greatness, and Tame the World’s Most Wicked Problems Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran Harper Business/An Imprint of HarperCollins (2012) A brilliant examination of “the new paradigm for sustainable economic development in the twenty-first century” How innovation happens is rapidly changing. The [.].

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 3/11/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Can’t Buy Me Like: How Authentic Customer Connections Drive Superior Results Bob Garfield and Doug Levy The Future Arrived Yesterday: The Rise of the Protean Corporation and What It Means for You Michael Malone It’s Always [.].

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Four Ways to Become a One Word Organization

Leadership Freak

It’s a fascinating practice that I learned from Jon Gordon, Dan Britton, and Jimmy Page. I’ve been practicing, “One Word,” for three years. “Ask,” is my word for 2016. One word for organizations:… Continue reading → Optimism Solutions Success Vision Culture Growth Leadership Development organizational success

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What Kind of Misfit Are You?

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Umair Haque for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * Here’s a confession that may surprise no one who regularly reads [.].

When No One's Hiring, Get the Job You Want

Coaching Tip

Gordon S. Books Career Current Affairs Personal Coaching Work life crummy economy executive onboarding ford myers get the job you want gordon curtis job market therese marie well connected you can land a jobThe job market is bad, really bad,” admits Ford R. Myers , President of Career Potential, LLC and author of GET THE JOB YOU WANT, EVEN WHEN NO ONE’S HIRING (Wiley; $19.95; June 2009). But this has happened before, and it will happen again.

How to Create a Culture of Greatness

LDRLB

This post is a guest post by Jon Gordon. Leadership culture gordon To build a winning a team and a successful organization you must create a culture of greatness. It’s the most important thing a leader can do because culture drives behavior, behavior drives habits and habits create the future. As the leaders at Apple say, “Culture beats strategy all day long.”.

Two Simple Virtues

Tony Mayo

–Adam Lindsay Gordon See also on this blog, Be Kind. Life is mainly froth and bubble. Two things stand like stone: Kindness in another’s trouble. Courage in your own. Share it! Leadership Development Quotes and Aphorisms Leadership

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Little Bets: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Bill George Bing Gordon Chet Pipkin Chris Rock Constant experimentation (“learn by doing”) is fundamental to this approach constant iteration (reiteration?)

Worn out at Work? Twelve Common Workplace Behaviors that Drain Everyone’s Energy – and How to Purge Them in 2011, part 2 of 2

Strategy Driven

Soup : A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture by Jon Gordon. Management & Leadership business management Jon Gordon strategydriven workplace behaviors workplace engagementThe Unclear Communiqué.

Worn out at Work? Twelve Common Workplace Behaviors that Drain Everyone’s Energy – and How to Purge Them in 2011, part 2 of 2

Strategy Driven

Soup : A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture by Jon Gordon. Management & Leadership business management Jon Gordon strategydriven workplace behaviors workplace engagementThe Unclear Communiqué.

The Problem of Absent Voices

First Friday Book Synopsis

Sybil Gordon: [about running] Do you love running? Sybil Gordon: Against what? Sybil Gordon: [laughs incredulously] You’re not serious! Harold M. Abrahams: I’m more of an addict. It’s a compulsion, a weapon. Harold M. Abrahams: Being Jewish I suppose. Harold M. Abrahams: You’re not Jewish, or you wouldn’t ask. from Chariots of Fire, taken directly

First Look: Leadership Books for April 2017

Leading Blog

The Power of Positive Leadership : How and Why Positive Leaders Transform Teams and Organizations and Change the World by Jon Gordon. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in April. Good People : The Only Leadership Decision That Really Matters by Anthony Tjan. Hacking Growth : How Today's Fastest-Growing Companies Drive Breakout Success by Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown.

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Leadership Is Not An End In Itself

Next Level Blog

The subject this time was Bing Gordon, a partner with the Silicon. As is often the case, The New York Times’ Corner Office feature offered an interesting interview with a business leader last week. Please click the headline to read the whole story. executive presence Leadership Personal Presence

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9 Things Positive Leaders Do

Leading Blog

J ON GORDON is a prolific writer. Gordon explains nine things positive leaders do. I’ve had many leaders tell me,” writes Gordon, “that when they focus less on rules and invest more in their relationships they experience a dramatic increase in performance, morale, and engagement.”

First Look: Leadership Books for May 2014

Leading Blog

The Carpenter : A Story About the Greatest Success Strategies of All by Jon Gordon. Here''s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in May. The Obstacle Is the Way : The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday. Kidding Ourselves : The Hidden Power of Self-Deception by Joseph T. Hallinan. Power Cues : The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact by Nick Morgan.

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First Look: Leadership Books for July 2019

Leading Blog

The Coffee Bean : A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change by Jon Gordon and Damon West. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in July 2019. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases.

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