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? Speakers who got up before Mr. Rogers read scripts and shared what was on a piece of paper. Mr. Rogers adapted and spoke from the heart. Quick disclaimer: I’m a child of the 70s and a big fan, so Mr. Rogers was a big part of my childhood.

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.


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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?”

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

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. Leadership Development employee engagement influence motivation results ValuesThat Won’t Work! David, I’ve tried that. It doesn’t work.”.

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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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Leadership Storytelling

Lead Change Blog

Artificial intelligence researcher Roger Schank says that we think people are wise when they’re able to do that. Leonard Tompkins was a mentor and one of the great influences on my life. When I was a little boy and my grandmother was still alive, we would travel to Philadelphia every Thanksgiving to spend the holiday with her. After dinner, my uncles would go to the front room. They set up a small black and white TV on a folding chair.

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. Respond vs React by Jon Mertz @ThinDifference. The Language Of Leadership by @lollydaskal. Your career will soar if you avoid leaders’ #1 blind spot by @MichaelStallard.

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The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age

Leading Blog

In The Optimist’s Telescope , author Bina Venkataraman suggests that we can a “ radical strain of optimism ” and cultivate a sense of collective agency that would motivate “more people to make choices today for the sake of the future, whether it’s how they vote, eat, use energy, or influence others.” H OW DO YOU get people to think ahead? In a time characterized by wide-ranging change, we need to think through the consequences of what we have wrought. We need to think ahead.

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. This article on the importance of process goals and how to succeed with your team when you choose to "Drive 65" is published as a guest post on the "Teamwork and Leadership Bloggings" website.

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. ]. The leader seeks to control a situation and hold onto his or her power, rather than seeking to achieve goals by being influenced by others while also seeking to influence others. Most leaders often operate under a mindset of unilateral control where the manager or leader feels responsible and accountable for the team and thus dictates to them.

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Full-Scale Motivation … Maybe?

Lead Change Blog

Maybe we are overthinking this whole “Motivation” thing … I have been reading about motivation since my graduate school days, practicing various approaches to motivating others in every setting I find myself, and am familiar with the best-known theories about what moves and influences us.

The Power of Listening in Helping People Change

Harvard Business

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.

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. O FTEN WHEN FACED with a problem we see only a single solution or perhaps none at all. When we get stuck we need to create new and better choices.

What 11 CEOs Have Learned About Championing Diversity

Harvard Business

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.

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. Build structural influence – develop accountability and communication structures plus whatever is critical to your specific change.


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. Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. July’s Festival is all about Parents as Leaders. Be sure to enter your email on the side bar to get our new free e-book “ A Parent’s Guide to Leadership.”

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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. LEADERSHIP AND INFLUENCE SUMMIT 30+ Leading Experts Sharing How to Maximize Leadership and Influence Effectiveness A FREE Online Event Sign up here About As an executive coach, speaker and author of The Next Level , Scott Eblin advises hundreds of executive leaders every year.

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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. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors, ! Next month’s Festival is all about beginnings, fresh starts, and launching well. New contributors welcome. Energizing Ourselves.

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. At LDRLB ( @LDRLB ), we draw much of our content from the research and writings of the world’s top professors. Most are from business schools, others from a variety of fields relevant to leading organizations.

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2019 ASA Deming Lecture, Walking with Giants: A Research Odyssey

Deming Institute

He discusses the influence of management thinkers on his journey. Related: 2011 ASA Deming Lecture by Roger Hoerl, Need Any Country be Poor? Guest post by John Hunter , author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. Nicholas Fisher, University of Sydney, gave the 2019 ASA Deming Lecture – Walking with Giants: A Research Odyssey. In the presentation Nicholas shared his experience at a 4 day Deming seminar in Australia in 1991.

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. Remarkably, the other nationality punching well above its demographic weight is Canada, with two thinkers in the top 10, Roger Martin and Don Tapscott, and Syd Finkelstein makes the list for the first time.)

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. I’d also have them read the Dale Carnegie book (How To Win Friends And Influence People). T oday’s guest on the Answers From Leadership podcast is Ann Fishman.

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. Influential leadership is about influencing people to follow. If you want to increase your influence, understand these five myths and practice their opposites.

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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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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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 Empire of Debt

Chris Brady

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

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 He had always been successful, and prided himself on his brains, speed, and ability to deliver impressive results. His company had just appointed him to take over a troubled country operation in Latin America. He did a brilliant job turning things around financially.

Definition of Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While it’s a bit wordy, I’ve found it to inclusively articulate the principles needed for effective leadership : “Leadership is the professed desire and commitment to serve others by subordinating personal interests to the needs of those being led through effectively demonstrating the experience, wisdom and discernment necessary to leverage trust & influence to cause the right things, to happen for the right reasons, at the right times.”

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

Harvard Business

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. Seven years later, with our kids in middle school and high school, Roger started to make inquiries, still believing he was marketable.

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. I have found that a significant failure can heavily influence mindset/outlook, such that in some circumstances it can be even more impactful than success.

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Understanding Your Legal Options If You’ve Been Sexually Harassed

Harvard Business

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.).

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.

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.

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. The more the people you are interacting with feel they have influence over the outcomes of the decisions and actions in your organization that affect them, the more trust they will feel. If You Want Remarkable Teams… Build for Collaboration.

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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. I have written several books, on business, entertainment, history and pop culture. The Legends series is an amalgamation of all of them.

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. It’s hard to picture tennis great Roger Federer or Olympian gold medalist Michael Phelps being successful if they didn’t enjoy tennis or swimming and were just doing it to be famous. Who wouldn’t like to be more fulfilled? If you’re not feeling totally fulfilled, you’re not alone.

Rethinking the Corporate Love Affair with Change

Harvard Business

It has kept up a feverish pace of change in its consumer offerings, shaping how we shop for everyday goods (online), who influences our purchase decisions (anonymous fellow customers), what we read (ebooks), when we expect to receive orders (same day) and where our purchases come from (warehouses we never see). Lafley and Roger Martin coined the term cumulative advantage to describe the distinct strategic benefit of not changing.

Pressure Doesn’t Have to Turn into Stress

Harvard Business

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.

How to Handle Interrupting Colleagues

Harvard Business

Roger Schwarz. High-status people are asked their opinions more often, talk more, receive more positive comments, are chosen as leaders more frequently, are more likely to influence their group’s decisions, and in general dominate the conversation. You’re giving a presentation on the company’s strategic direction when one of your colleagues interrupts you. You pause, address his question, and continue with your point — until he interrupts again.