Mr. Rogers in the Boardroom? You Bet!

Decker Communication

And he was losing his patience as PBS was losing the verbal battle— until Mr. Rogers stepped in. You know him—Fred Rogers, PBS star and now the mild-mannered hero of the excellent documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Mr. Rogers adapted and spoke from the heart.

Dr. Roger Dean Duncan On Change

Eric Jacobson

He/she influences people to improve, to stretch, and to redefine what''s possible. Change is inevitable. Change is good. Help your employees and team learn to embrace change.

The Ten Most Important Business Challenges and Which Book to Consult for Each

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bradt and Mary Vonnegut 's Onboarding: How to Get Your New Employees Up to Speed in Half the Time Influence: Robert B. Cialdini's Influence Innovation: Tom Kelley's The Ten Faces of Innovation James K. Whenever asked to recommend business books, I immediately inquire, “What is the single greatest challenge that you and your organization now face?”

Why Your Employee Engagement Programs Fail

Lead Change Blog

Roger was isolated, burned out, and frustrated. His team had turned against him, his boss was done waiting, and Roger knew his job was on the line if he didn’t produce results. Most leaders who want to get better at leadership do it the way Roger tried to do it. That Won’t Work!

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Love Is the Killer App: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends Tim Sanders Crown Business (2003) Note: Here is a review of a book I read when it was first published in 2003. Rogers "lovecat" including competitors) to prosper Larry Downes Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends prospering in business by doing everything humanly possible to help others (yes The Anatomy of Buzz: Real-life lessons in Word-of-Mouth Marketing Tim Sanders Unleashing the Killer App

Choose Change!

Lead Change Blog

In this post I focus on one point: selecting the right change ambassadors using Rogers’ innovation theory. Rogers categorizes coworkers into five groups, according to how they deal with accepting new ideas: The innovators are always in for a new idea and are quick to adopt; often also quick to drop an idea in favor of a new, more attractive looking idea.

LeadershipNow 140: October 2018 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from October 2018 that you don't want to miss: 5 Mistakes That Cause A Slow Leak In Your Influence by @DanReiland. The Big Lies of Strategy by Roger L. The Myth of ‘Dumbing Down’ via @TheAtlantic. What Does High Ambition Really Do to Relationships? by @KateNasser. Martin via @RotmanMgmtMag. Why Managers Don’t Listen (Poor Listener Syndrome): and the Cures! by Dan McCarthy @greatleadership.

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LeadershipNow 140: October 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

The Five Rules Every New CEO Should Follow by Roger Martin. Business Growth and Social Influence by @PatriciaRossi [Everyday Etiquette] It''s the little things. Here are a selection of tweets from October 2013 that you might have missed: 20 Tools for Coaching and Teaching by @edbatista.

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Drive 65 and Succeed with Team Process Goals

Great Results Team Building

Many Thanks to Mike Rogers for sharing it with his audience. As a leader, your ability to “Drive 65” and influence people to buy into a five year vision while focusing efforts on sixty day process goals will be the key to reaching your destination.

8 Behaviors for Becoming A Smarter Team


[Editor's Note: This is a guest post from Roger Schwarz. Roger is the author of the new book, Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams. ].

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Full-Scale Motivation … Maybe?

Lead Change Blog

Her comments spurred some thinking about how all this might be injected into ongoing discussions around motivation, from this proudly non-recovering Humanist who idolizes Carl Rogers and believes in a spiritual element for all human relationships.

Creating Great Choices

Leading Blog

Roger Martin introduced the practice of integrative thinking in his book, The Opposable Mind. When employed, metacognition allows us to understand better our own thinking and existing mental models that influence our decisions and the choices available to us.

In Praise of What You Can Do

Next Level Blog

I was reminded of Diane (pretty easy to since I live with her), earlier this week when I read an article in the Dining section of the New York Times on Roger Ebert. Rock on, Roger.

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2013 Top Professors on Twitter


Roger Martin. If you’re wondering about order, we opted to use Klout scores in lieu of follower count in the hopes that it rewarded professors who focus their influence on smaller fields as much as the top thought leaders.

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Guest Post: Change Management Models

Change Starts Here

Rogers diffusion of innovation curve. It got me thinking… How does the Rogers adoption model link to the Kubler-Ross model? Enclaria’s Irresistible Change model combines parts of many of the other models and adds a focus on personal influence.


Five myths about leadership

Lead on Purpose

John Maxwell — author of the book The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership — does a masterful job of explaining the leadership principle of influence through the five myths about leadership: The Management Myth: Management focuses on maintaining systems and processes.

Revealing Leadership Insights From Thinkers50

Tanveer Naseer

The ideas which inspire and influence business practitioners often have their origins in the ideas and work of the thinkers celebrated in the Thinkers50 , the biennial ranking of business thinkers. Christensen’s influence on the business world has been profound.

Leadership and Opportunity | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In today’s post I’ll take a look at timing as key success metric… As the verse from the old Kenny Rogers song goes “you have to know when to hold em and know when to fold em.&#

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Parents as Leaders: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

I consider those people my heroes.” Mr. Fred Rogers. Parents need to challenge their kids to not just react to the leadership climate but to influence it. Good or bad, there is no denying the influence we have on our children.

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Experts Chime in on “Energizing Leadership:” A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Roger Wilkins. ” and provides six ways build others up and grow your influence as a leader. Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. Our May Festival is all about energizing leadership.

Leadership Self Examination | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Great leaders do the right thing regardless of circumstances, situational context or other influencing factors. They tend to almost be addicted to increasing their knowledge base and sphere of influence. I love the way you have clearly differentiated between strategy and tactics – so many people get them confused and end up playing checkers instead of chess… Thanks, Landon Creasy [link] [link] Roger Martin Mike: This is an excellent tool.

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Leading The Millennial Generation With Ann Fishman Answers From Leadership Podcast 019

Joseph Lalonde

The most interesting thing about my life is that I handed a cake to Roy Rogers when I was 10, I accidentally met Elvis Presley at an airport, and I was trapped in Hurricane Katrina and got out by a tugboat. History influences our values, attitudes, lifestyles, and preferences.

Definition of Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Game Changers | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Go… Share and Enjoy: View Comments [link] Dan Rogers Mike – This is a great post with excellent perspective. link] mikemyatt Hi Meredith: You're the first to raise a significant point that can influence game changers – failure.

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The Empire of Debt

Chris Brady

Roger Miller Posted by: Roger Miller | February 06, 2011 at 08:51 AM Great post and find Chris!

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7 Business Thought Leaders to Follow

Steve Farber

Russ Alan Prince and Bruce Rogers, who co-wrote a book about making your company a thought leader, define it as an individual or firm that others (even competitors) “recognize as one of the foremost authorities in selected areas of specialization” so that they are considered the “go-to individual or organization for said expertise.”

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The Power of Listening in Helping People Change

Harvard Business Review

Listening as an avenue for self-change was advocated by the psychologist Carl Rogers in a classic 1952 HBR paper. Rogers theorized that when speakers feel that listeners are being empathic, attentive, and non-judgmental, they relax and share their inner feelings and thoughts without worrying about what listeners will think of them. Giving feedback Emotional intelligence Influence Psychology Digital ArticleHarry Haysom/Getty Images.

The Making of Legends

Strategy Driven

I emceed concerts with stars like Elvis Presley, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Little Richard, Kenny Rogers, The Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, Simon & Garfunkel, Nelson Riddle, Dionne Warwick and Andre Previn. Pop culture influences of non-profit icons, events and campaigns.

The Three Keys to Employee and Company Fulfillment

Strategy Driven

The good news is that you can control a good deal of this, and even more importantly, you can positively influence the fulfillment, productivity and retention of people in your organization. Who wouldn’t like to be more fulfilled? If you’re not feeling totally fulfilled, you’re not alone.

An Interview with Peak Performance Expert David Silverman

HR Digest

The HR Digest: Who had the most significant influence on shaping you as a leader? The person who stands out most to me is my high school water polo coach, Larry Rogers. Former Navy SEAL, David Silverman discusses the role of establishing a shared sense of purpose in non-executive teams. Picking the right approach to leadership gets the most attention, but execution may be just as big a problem.

7 Business Thought Leaders to Follow

Steve Farber

Russ Alan Prince and Bruce Rogers, who co-wrote a book about making your company a thought leader, define it as an individual or firm that others (even competitors) “recognize as one of the foremost authorities in selected areas of specialization” so that they are considered the “go-to individual or organization for said expertise.”

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When Not to Treat a Colleague as You’d Want to Be Treated

Harvard Business Review

Roger was a young rising star. Coaching Roger, I suggested he was a bunny rabbit who had just been attacked by a horde of guinea pigs. Roger was a classic rabbit. Influence Communication Coaching

What 11 CEOs Have Learned About Championing Diversity

Harvard Business Review

Tyson (Kaiser Permanente, healthcare), Omar Ishrak (Medtronic, medical technology), Sallie Krawcheck (Ellevest, investing), Kathryn Maher (Wikimedia, encyclopedia), John Rogers (Ariel Investments, financial services). For example, John Rogers (Ariel Investments) hosts conferences focused on encouraging board room discussions on civil rights and works to promote diversity within the professional service firms that work with institutions like the University of Chicago.

The Big Picture of Business – Developing The Talent for Business to Succeed

Strategy Driven

Failure to keep a clear focus upon the product, its marketplace, its customers and people who influence the company’s ultimate success will eventually do great harm to the company. Profound influence. ” Will Rogers said, “Mr.

How to Create Remarkable Teams PART 2 – Collaboration

Ask Atma

Obviously, your behavior is one of the most important influences on your teams and your culture. This means allowing people to influence decisions to the extent that the outcome of a decision will influence them. If You Want Remarkable Teams… Build for Collaboration.

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The Paradox of Abundance #happiness

Management Craft

When we don't cultivate our interests, our definition of success gets splintered, scattered, and overly influences by others and then we look for more, buy more, and gunk up our lives with piles of diversions. The concept of a fully functioning person from, On Becoming a Person by Carl Rogers. Think back to a moment of joy, fulfillment, or accomplishment. What was sweet or special about this experience? Often, these moments compellingly simple. A singular feeling or impression.

The Big Picture of Business: Fine Wine, Aged Cheese and Valuable Antiques. Professionals Who Go the Distance.

Strategy Driven

If not, their preferences will influence ours, and, thus, the cheese will not reappear. To still another, it may be a Roy Rogers wristwatch, one of Elvis Presley’s scarves or a Partridge Family lunchbox. There are many forces and outside influences who set standards for quality.

The Big Picture of Business – Fine Wine, Aged Cheese and Valuable Antiques: Part I

Strategy Driven

If not, their preferences will influence ours, and, thus, the cheese will not reappear. To still another, it may be a Roy Rogers wristwatch, one of Elvis Presley’s scarves or a Partridge Family lunchbox. There are many forces and outside influences who set standards for quality.

Wear Two Hats as a Writer and Be Happy

The Idolbuster

These works influence my own writing: Charlotte’s Web by E.B.White (children); Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston (memoir); Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts (novel); Wordsworth the Poet by Frances Kakugawa (children); Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon (a play). Ginger Rogers, deceased.

What It’s Like When a Stay-at-Home Dad Goes Back to Work

Harvard Business Review

With a PhD in molecular biology from Columbia University, Roger had published a paper in Nature and was pursuing a promising career as an assistant professor at University of Massachusetts Medical School. In fact, during that first year, Roger’s colleagues were incredulous.

Understanding Your Legal Options If You’ve Been Sexually Harassed

Harvard Business Review

Some of the allegations against Roger Ailes involved women who were not under his ongoing supervision but who wanted jobs that he could deny them if they didn’t submit to his sexual demands. Consider the experience of Gretchen Carlson, the first woman to go public with a claim against Roger Ailes. Kalanick recently stepped down as CEO, in part because of the company’s culture and his influence on it.).

Pressure Doesn’t Have to Turn into Stress

Harvard Business Review

Dr. Derek Roger had spent 30 years researching why some people in difficult situations become overwhelmed, while others persevere. Here’s one exercise we encourage executives to use: Draw a circle on a page, and write down all of the things you can control or influence inside it and all of things you cannot outside if it. Cat Yu for HBR. When I was in my late twenties, I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Doctors operated and told me to hope for the best.

To Create Change, Leadership Is More Important Than Authority

Harvard Business Review

We tend to overestimate the power of influence. So if you want to create real change, it is not power and influence that you need, but those who seek to overthrow them. Aspiring junior executives dream of climbing the ladder to gain more authority.