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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.)

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.

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

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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

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

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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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Entrepreneurship in American History

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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.

What is a Vision or Mission Statement?

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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?

Introducing The Remarkable Leadership Podcast

Lead Change Blog

In the first week alone, Kevin’s team is releasing four powerful episodes with these best-selling authors, entrepreneurs and award-winning speakers: Jim Kouzes , Jon Gordon , Dave Kerpen , and Tim Sanders ! Resources Dave Kerpen Jim Kouzes Jon Gordon Kevin Eikenberry Podcasts Tim Sanders

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

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.

Legacy: Define Power – Determine Purpose – Discover Passion

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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

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.

The Problem of Absent Voices

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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

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Onward: A book review by Bob Morris

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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 [.].

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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?

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

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Gordon Crovitz Omaha World-Herald Steve Jobs Wall Street Journal Wall Street 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 [.].

First Look: Leadership Books for April 2017

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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.

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 [.].

Onward. How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul. By Howard Schultz, with Joanne Gordon, 2011

Michael VanBruaene

For about 6 years I’ve regularly visited Seattle and have tried many of its coffee shops, including Starbucks stores. Earlier this year it was recommended that I visit Starbucks’ Reserve Roastery which had recently opened. It’s a temple to coffee, like a high end winery tasting room. . I was reluctant to go because it seemed to be just way too excessive for a coffee place. But I went early one morning, and I enjoyed it – the quality of the coffee and the overall experience.

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

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

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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.

Leadership Secrets of Hamilton

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In the "The Leadership Secrets of Hamilton", author Gordon Leidner's little book is packed with tons of applicable wisdom of Hamilton's vision of respecting your people and getting them to aim for more. Source: Gordon Leidner: The Leadership Secrets of Hamilton: 7 Steps to Revolutionary Leadership from Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers. . Elizabeth Cobbs: The Hamilton Affair: . On April 30, 1789, George Washington took office as the nation's first president.

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

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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 [.].

What Kind of Misfit Are You?

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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 [.].

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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Gordon Lightfoot: " Old Dan's Records." Crank it up

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Frontline Festival: Leaders Share about Growth and Change

Let's Grow Leaders contributed the following leadership infographic by Gordon Tredgold of which provides a compilation of 20 Habits of unsuccessful leaders. Follow Gordon. Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival.

Does bullying in the workplace reveal deeper issues?

Chartered Management Institute

The news has been abuzz this week with stories of alleged bullying at No 10, with talk of Gordon Brown manhandling staff and generally being somewhat brutish towards them. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

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Little Bets: A book review by Bob Morris

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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?)

4 Ways Positive Thinking Changes You

Joseph Lalonde

O n a recent run, I listened to a fascinating book by Jon Gordon. Gordon shared the story a young dog who had been unadoptable at the pound. That book was The Positive Dog. And he thought that he was going to be there the rest of his life.

Leadership Matters

N2Growth Blog

Gordon Berridge: Our readers, with mining knowledge, will be will be familiar with the name Sam Walsh and Rio Tinto, but to provide a complete sketch of your background, would you please share a brief summary of your career history? (as featured in CEO Interview: Sam Walsh.

First Look: Leadership Books for May 2015

Leading Blog

The Hard Hat : 21 Ways to Be a Great Teammate by Jon Gordon. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in May. Connection Culture : The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work by Michael Lee Stallard with Jason Pankau and Katharine P Stallard. People Over Profit : Break the System, Live with Purpose, Be More Successful by Dale Partridge.

Book Review: NLP for Project Managers

Chartered Management Institute

Review by Gordon Harris FCMI. The book also benefits from an Appendix “A Virtual Week in the Life of an Effective Project Manager” which draws wisdom from the body of the book by relating an amusing narrative - a fictitious but illuminating “walk of the talk”. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

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.

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Gordon Lightfoot : " Don Quixote." Steppenwolf : " Born to Be Wild." Lyle Lovett : " In My Own Mind

The Best Leadership Books of 2015

Leading Blog

You Win in the Locker Room First : The 7 C's to Build a Winning Team in Business, Sports, and Life by Jon Gordon and Mike Smith Jon Gordon and NFL coach Mike Smith describe how to transform a mediocre team into a winning one. A S LEADERS it’s easy to get caught up in the moment.

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How to Create a Culture of Greatness


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.”.

3 Ways to Be a Positive Leader

Leading Blog

This is a guest post by best-selling author and speaker, Jon Gordon about the value of developing positive relationships with the people you lead.

Featured Instigator – Chris Edmonds

Lead Change Blog

Ruth Gordon as Maude in Harold & Maude. This month we are featuring Chris Edmonds , Founder and CEO of the Purposeful Culture Group.

Miscellaneous and Fast


Gordon Lightfoot : " Sundown." Bear Grylls : Survival skills. Smart or not? Jennifer Aniston's sex tape ? Slideshow : Subway cars meet ocean. Clothing : Why blend in with the crowd ? New blog : Silent Film Chronicle. Michael Lewis on A Confederacy of Dunces. Michael Josephson on creating a culture of kindness. Jonathan Swift : " A Description of Morning