The Power of Focus

N2Growth Blog

Focus has always been a powerful characteristic that has served me well in all leadership roles alike. That combination of personality traits, combined with the pace at which business operates today, can cause even the best and brightest to lose focus and in turn lose productivity, AND. I can guarantee you only one thing…If you don’t try it you may never know the power that focus can bring to bear on your life.

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The Power of Focus

N2Growth Blog

Focus has always been a powerful characteristic that has served me well in all leadership roles alike. That combination of personality traits, combined with the pace at which business operates today, can cause even the best and brightest to lose focus and in turn lose productivity, AND. I can guarantee you only one thing…If you don’t try it you may never know the power that focus can bring to bear on your life.

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Digitalizing Your Business Means Re-Imagining How It Operates

N2Growth Blog

The assembly-line, given the power of today’s digital technology, is becoming an unnecessary construct. In essence, business processes need not be limited by reporting lines or geography in this kind of operating model. Rather, the internal operating model of a business must be re-thought as well. Today’s digital capabilities offer great promise for businesses big and small.

Dimension, Time, Cost Operator: Seeing Problems Differently

Mike Cardus

I have written about DTC Operator before here and here. Innovation Tool: DTC Operator from Michael Cardus. DTC operator continues to be one of my favorites for working with teams that feel stuck or just cannot move out of their own way to explore the system and problem in a different way. Try DTC Operator out and let me know what happens. Plus I just gave a talk about Innovation Tools and made the PowerPoint below.

What is Legitimate Power?

The Center For Leadership Studies

Legitimate power in an organization is best defined by relative position. Legitimate power really boils down to your ability to: Drive Accountability: Are you in a position to hold others accountable for their actions (or lack thereof)? Operating under the auspices that “there is never a right time to do the wrong thing ,” if someone steps over the line and does wrong , can you administer a consequence? The post What is Legitimate Power? Blog Posts Power

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Understanding The Power Of Our Words

Tanveer Naseer

In his speech, “ The Power of Words ”, Qahtani shares a number of personal examples of how the words we use can have a dramatic impact on how others understand and view the relationships we have with them. You have the power to bring someone from the slums of life and make a successful person out of them, or destroy someone’s happiness using only your words. For Coach K, the secret stems from understanding the power of words used in his team’s game rituals.

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Your Leadership Power is Contagious

Skip Prichard

How you interact with others, how you show up, how you operate all impact others around you. The minute we have awareness of our impact, our contagiousness, and what’s happening, we have power to “own it,” choose, and direct it. With great power comes great response-ability. Awareness is power. Awareness is power – I’m so grateful for this. 5) a lack of partnership with ourselves, 6) a lack of personal power, and 7) trying to please everyone.

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Recognizing Our Power To Lead And Inspire Others

Tanveer Naseer

Rather, what’s interesting is how in each of these situations, the leader standing before me is essentially giving up their power to be the change they need to see in their organization. Of course, the almost immediate response most of us have to discussing power in the workplace is to view it within the lens of our organization’s structure; that the degree of power one has is relative to the position you hold within the organization.

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Powerful Presentations: Teaching Your Team To Talk Strategy

Let's Grow Leaders

Help your team to build more powerful presentations. The post Powerful Presentations: Teaching Your Team To Talk Strategy appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. confidence Empowerment Execution Help People to Grow Meetings executive presentations leadership development Mentoring operations reviewsA “stand and deliver” presentation on your results is always nerve-wracking. But– watching your team do one is down right scary.

The Power of Inspiration


These employees demonstrate more curiosity and take more calculated risks because they can operate outside their comfort zone. The post The Power of Inspiration appeared first on CO2 Partners. Power of Inspiration InspirationAs a leader in your company, how inspiring are you to the people you work with? By this, I don’t mean, “Are you a good manager?” or “Are you competent and fun to be around?”These

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The Leadership Power of Grace

Skip Prichard

His new book, Grace: A Leaders Guide to a Better Us , is about the power of leaders serving others and creating a culture of kindness that impacts others in profound ways. Your book is filled with examples and stories that are powerful and moving. If you operate with a scarcity mindset, you hoard resources and power. Leadership of Grace. . John Baldoni is one of the world’s prominent experts on leadership. I’ve been a fan of his work for years.

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6 Powerful Habits of The Most Productive Teams

Lead from Within

The environment in which teams operate is more important than ever. After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits.

Knowledge Is Power. Data Isn’t.

In the CEO Afterlife

How many times have you heard that “knowledge is power?” In every vocation, from academics to business to politics, the knowledge theorem and its power corollary is seemingly undeniable. . Power Corollary: Better Decision-making = Power. The “knowledge is power” idiom was originally attributed to Francis Bacon in the late 16 th century. The “too much” concept applies to information, the first step on the stairway to power.

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Why Dumpster Fires at Work are Powerful Teachers

Great Leadership By Dan

That you're fighting a losing battle, and the powers that be don't get it and won't make the necessary changes to avoid the same issues in the future. You and your colleagues may even get together to vent about this very thing, further reinforcing the idea that you have no power to make it better. Let me say that again: You get to the point where you believe you have no power to change the situation. Guest post by Maki Moussavi: We've all been there.

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The Power Of Peers With Leon Shapiro – Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 12

Joseph Lalonde

Leon is the co-author of the new leadership book The Power Of Peers. During his time at Vistage, Shapiro developed and implemented a long-term strategy to refocus the business on the support of the Chair and member network, invigorated and expanded Vistage’s brand, and leverage the global power of the Vistage community. Show notes: Today’s podcast episode also features a giveaway of Leon and Leo’s book The Power Of Peers. There is power in your peers.

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Leading Through The Power Of “And”

Tanveer Naseer

It assumes that we operate in a static environment Finally, the last issue with these either-or scenarios is that they assume a static model or environment; that what’s needed or required today will still hold true months or years from now. How can we become more agile and responsive if we assume we only need to operate from one vantage point or perspective?

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Greg Gaskey Named StrategyDriven Enterprises Chief Operations Officer

Strategy Driven

Executive leader brings hands-on management and operational experience to StrategyDriven’s Power & Utilities focused advisory services. To help utility leaders meet these challenges while improving operational safety and reliability, StrategyDriven Enterprises LLC announces the election of Greg Gaskey as the firm’s new Chief Operations Officer. You just finished reading Greg Gaskey Named StrategyDriven Enterprises Chief Operations Officer !

The Power of an Enemy

In the CEO Afterlife

For most of my career, I operated within intensely competitive arenas where fractions of market share points were worth millions of dollars. It’s not as if RIM were operating in a non-competitive environment. I ’m an extremely competitive person. As a kid in sports, I played my heart out, hated my opponents and cried when I lost. Admonished by my mother and father for unsportsmanlike behavior, I eventually matured and forged a stiff upper lip in defeat.

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A Manifesto’s Unbridled Power

In the CEO Afterlife

Apple’s is all about existing to make awesome products and operating under deep emotional principles. There is nothing more powerful than differentiation in a competitive arena. Manifestos ignite people into action. The best manifestos are so emotionally charged that their catalytic influence can endure for centuries. The Ten Commandments and the Declaration of Independence are good examples.

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Team Building & Leadership Process for a Retail Operation; New.

Mike Cardus

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Booknotes: 14 Ideas from The Power of Something Stupid

Leading Blog

The Power of Starting Something Stupid is about finding the courage to do the things you don’t feel you are ready to do. Overcome the prideful need to measure your worth by how much more successful you are than others, by operating from a core belief grounded in abundance.”. Author Richie Norton explains that life-changing ideas are often tragically mislabeled stupid. What if the key to success, creativity, and fulfillment in your life lies in the potential of those stupid ideas?

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India Massive Power Outages – Time For Green Solutions That Work

Women on Business

This week around 600 million people experienced wide power outages throughout the country. These cuts are some of the biggest in the worlds history and have left millions of people stranded and unable to get home as the power outages impacted trains throughout the country. The Prime Minister blamed several states for using more than their fare share of power for causing the massive outages. India is home to the largest population on earth with 1.2 billion citizens.

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2013 Trends and The Power of Women

Women on Business

how to keep all her channels operating in concert with one another. Given everything I’ve seen, my sense is that the future may, indeed, be powered by women. Guest Post By: Andrea Simon, PhD., president of Simon Associates Management Consultants. Learn more about the author at the end of this post. I was recently asked to think about how 2013 trends will impact women in the work force and how women will impact the trends. And I have to say, this is a very intriguing topic.

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The Power of Purposeful Strategy


Like with individuals, if businesses make it a habit to operate with purpose, for deeper reasons than simple financial gain and lucrative stock prices, to make a difference, leave a legacy and improve the quality of life and standard of living for all their stakeholders, Corporate America may not have the biting, self-centered, off-putting connotation it does for many people.

World’s Greatest Leaders Tap Power of Connection

Michael Lee Stallard

Fortune magazine recently recognized Theo Epstein, President, Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball and the Cubs organization, as #1 on its world’s greatest leaders list. It would also be about the power of human connection—teammates to teammates, teammates to fans, generation to generation.”. The post World’s Greatest Leaders Tap Power of Connection appeared first on Michael Lee Stallard.

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Christiana Shi: Women in Power

Women on Business

Christina Shi is the Chief Operating Officer at Nike, Inc. The movement into a more operational and administrative role, combined with her past experience as director and partner were some of the key points that drew Nike to offering her a job. and when you look into her progress and career path she brings a whole new meaning to the company slogan of “just do it”. Through her career, Christiana has taken a lot of risks.

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Great Businesses Scale Their Learning, Not Just Their Operations

Harvard Business

The most powerful learning in this kind of world involves creating new knowledge. In this context, one key dimension of learning is for workers to discover how to more effectively use increasingly powerful digital tools in specific contexts. Ronald Coase nailed it back in 1937 when he identified scalable efficiency as the key driver of the growth of large institutions.

Grassroots Leadership through Social Power

Coaching Tip

The institutions of modern developed societies, whether governments or companies, are not prepared for this social power. And pragmatically, social power can help keep your company and community vital. . It's not about the top executive dictating what needs to be done and when, it's about providing individuals with the power to connect.". A Brewing Situation for Grassroots Leadership through Social Power.

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Judy Robinett: A True Power Connector

Your Voice of Encouragement

She said she considered herself a “power connector” and took great joy in bringing people together. I clicked over to Amazon and ordered her book, How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+100 Rule for Turning Your Business Network into Profits , before the end of the interview. Even if you don’t aspire to be an over-the-top power connector like Judy, her book contains absolutely the best approach I’ve seen for helping you think strategically about forming alliances with others.

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The Elements of Power - CEO Blog - Time Leadership

CEO Blog

CEO Blog - Time Leadership Thursday, January 27, 2011 The Elements of Power It is beautiful here. I read a great book The Elements of Power - Lessons on Leadership and Influence by Terry Bacon. A part of me thought power was bad and not something to strive for.

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The Trouble with Power

Deep Imprints

Have you noticed that with great responsibility, there tends to be great power? However, power, though inherent, can be turned two directions. Here is a basic problem – when you fuel something with power, it relies on that power to keep going. So, if you have built a great team around the concept of fueling your vision, your team will rely on your leadership to function, and when you aren’t there, a power vacuum occurs that must be filled.

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Video Book Club: The Power of Pull

Next Level Blog

So, I’m back with the Video Book Club series and this week’s installment features The Power of Pull by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison.

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Mike Purcell Joins StrategyDriven Power & Utilities Advisory Services Practice

Strategy Driven

A highly experienced nuclear power consultant, Mike joins StrategyDriven’s Power & Utilities Advisory Services practice. “We We are fortunate to have an industry professional of Mike’s caliber to help our Power & Utility clients meet these challenges. His hands-on knowledge and experience in performance improvement, regulatory inspection readiness, license renewals, and power uprates will be a great asset to our team”.

Move Your Analytics Operation from Artisanal to Autonomous

Harvard Business

Many organizations today are wondering how to get into machine learning, and what it means for their existing analytics operation. Harnessing the power of machine learning and other technologies. Turning your current analytics operation into a machine-learning-savvy “model factory” requires some changes, of course. There are many different types of machine learning, and a variety of definitions of the term.

Welcome to Business 2.0 as Powered by New IT

N2Growth Blog

But, this transformation has an ally in “ New IT “–a confluence of cloud-based computing, digitalization, automated operational frameworks and platform-driven execution environments that can be redesigned on the fly through the leverage of highly sophisticated data analytic capabilities. Here are a 5 worth assessing: “Big IT” No Longer Needed : Cloud-based solutions enable businesses to acquire computing power on a “pay as you go” proposition.

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52 Powerful Discoveries For Workplace Leaders

Eric Jacobson

Clifton & Harter : If leaders made it a priority to move their management culture from “boss” to “coach,” they would align with the expectations of the new workforce and operate at high human-potential efficiency. We outline some specific steps organizations can follow that will move them to a culture of high development and away from the current global management practices that operate at 15% efficiency.

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Calling Light Darkness - The Power of Words

Chris Brady

I don't believe in magic, but there is a power that operates a lot like magic - the power of words. Lemmesplain. The book of James (3:3-5) compares the tongue (our spoken words) to a tiny bit in a. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Current Affairs LLR Daily Application Politics

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The Power of Professional Presentation

Strategy Driven

This is one area that you have the power to control almost entirely. This is a great benefit for budget operations, as it allows you to create something that looks good from very little. You just finished reading The Power of Professional Presentation ! The post The Power of Professional Presentation appeared first on StrategyDriven. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia. As a new or growing business, it can be a struggle to compete with larger businesses.

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A Manifesto’s Unbridled Power


Apple’s is all about existing to make awesome products and operating under deep emotional principles. There is nothing more powerful than differentiation in a competitive arena. Manifestos ignite people into action. The best manifestos are so emotionally charged that their catalytic influence can endure for centuries. The Ten Commandments and the Declaration of Independence are good examples.

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135 Powerful Resume Action Verbs for Creative Positions

HR Digest

Under the experience/work history section of your resume, describe your positions using powerful action verb statements. Operated. The post 135 Powerful Resume Action Verbs for Creative Positions appeared first on The HR Digest. It’s easy to get resume action verbs wrong. That’s probably why they’ve gotten such a bad reputation – most people dump action words to get past automated scanning tools.

Startups Could Fundamentally Change the Way Big Investors Operate

Harvard Business

This reliance has evolved because despite the enormous volumes of capital they control, most of these giants are strictly “firewalled” and cannot use the capital to fund actual operations, even if doing so would generate higher expected investment returns or lower risk. Consequently, giant funds are often hamstrung by proportionally tiny operating budgets, which have historically forced them into the all-too-happy hands of intermediaries.

The Dirty Little Secret About Digitally Transforming Operations

Harvard Business

Operations in a Connected World. But too many companies’ efforts to “become lean” stopped at the tools, when it was the ideas underlying the tools that gave lean its power by helping people become more effective. A major train operator, for example, designed an advanced analytics solution in order to better understand the failure behavior of a major battery pack in one of its train models.

The Power of Your Network is the "Ask"

Mills Scofield

3) quietly confident that connecting the people they introduce will result in something great even if it’s not yet clear; and, perhaps most importantly 4) who understand the power of the ask. Let me share a brief story about a couple of normal (well, in their eyes) people and a kid to illustrate the Power of the Ask.

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