How to Become Wildly Productive

Leadership Freak

Wall and Piece) The most productive leaders: Set stretch goals. “A lot of people never use their initiative because no-one told them to.” Drive hard for results. Practice unfailing consistency. Expand knowledge and… Continue reading → Leading

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Leading in the Wild

Lead Change Blog

They extend a heartfelt invitation to all (does and bucks) to join them on their wild journey. “Do Opening the cage door, Hazel works to convince the four to abandon their confined and boring dwelling and join his band in the wild. Welcome to the Wild.

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Embrace Wild Thinking to Grow Your Business

Skip Prichard

I spoke with Nick about their research and their book, WILD THINKING: 25 Unconventional Ideas To Grow Your Brand and Your Business. “It’s What is wild thinking? For more information, see WILD THINKING: 25 Unconventional Ideas To Grow Your Brand and Your Business.

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The Super Clever Strategy for Winning Wild Success

Lead from Within

3. Stay positive to be productive. The post The Super Clever Strategy for Winning Wild Success appeared first on Lolly Daskal. Success means something different for everyone. For some, it means getting the promotion they’ve been wanting; for others, it’s about ditching corporate life and following an entrepreneurial dream. For some it’s about public recognition; for others, it’s entirely private.

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Innovative Leadership in the Wild

LDRLB

And as usual, the illustrations come from new product development and business strategy. Those administration and production areas are usually treated as if they were nothing more than machines – designed once (presumably well), and occasionally needing fuel and a little oil. In response to real change and challenges, the administrative and production areas of most companies have been prepared only to react. This is guest post from Bob Lieberman.

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Innovative Leadership in the Wild

LDRLB

And as usual, the illustrations come from new product development and business strategy. Those administration and production areas are usually treated as if they were nothing more than machines – designed once (presumably well), and occasionally needing fuel and a little oil. In response to real change and challenges, the administrative and production areas of most companies have been prepared only to react. This is guest post from Bob Lieberman.

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Wild West Days of Social Media Are Over: Time For Some Discipline, Communicators

leaderCommunicator

And to others, anything social media falls in what they believe is the age of experimentation: the “Wild West” of the Internet. While I’m a big proponent of innovating with social media strategies, the days of the Wild West are – in a word -- over.

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GDP Is a Wildly Flawed Measure for the Digital Age

Harvard Business Review

Gross Domestic Product (GDP), our core measure of prosperity, was developed during the industrial age. HBR STAFF. Germany, Switzerland, and Japan are now in negative interest rate territory. So are Denmark and Sweden. And U.S. treasuries have hit all-time lows.

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Linda Henman: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Linda D. Henman is one of those rare experts who can say shes a coach, consultant, speaker, and author. For more than 30 years, she has worked with Fortune 500 Companies and small businesses that want to think strategically, grow dramatically, promote intelligently, and compete successfully today and tomorrow. Her clients include Emerson Electric, Boeing, […].

Jeremy Eden and Terri Long: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries Albert Einstein Brilliant Mistakes Brooke Manville Harvest Earnings Group Inc James O''Toole Jeremy Eden and Terri Long: An interview by Bob Morris John Wiley & Sons Judgment Calls Lao Tzu Oscar Wilde Paul Schoemaker Peter Drucker Tao Te Ching the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom Tom Davenport U.S. Jeremy Eden and Terri Long are co-founders and co-CEOs of Harvest Earnings Group, Inc.

Linda Henman: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Linda Henman is one of those rare experts who can say she’s a coach, consultant, speaker, and author. For more than 30 years, she has worked with Fortune 500 Companies and small businesses that want to think strategically, grow dramatically, promote intelligently, and compete successfully today and tomorrow. Her clients include Emerson Electric, Boeing, Avon […].

Gjis van Wulfen: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Gijs van Wulfen (1960) studied business economics. He worked as a marketer in the fast moving consumer goods sector and switched to consulting at Ernst & Young Consulting and Boer & Croon Strategy & Management Group. At the end of 2002 he started his own innovation organization to spread, train and facilitate the FORTH innovation […]. Bob''s blog entries Albert Einstein and ECCI XII (Faro (2011).

Susan Packard: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

In this competitive marketplace, an organization’s ability to innovate by staying ahead of the competition and delivering products that command the market’s attention is more important than ever. As co-founder and chief operating officer of HGTV, Susan Packard was the second employee to join HGTV and create a niche in the lifestyle marketplace, and also… Read More Susan Packard: An interview by Bob Morris.

10 Tips For Holiday Party Etiquette. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

Here are some simple tips to make it much more bearable and hopefully, wildly successful. How To Be More Productive When You Work From Home.

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Jeff Wolf: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Prestigious Leadership Excellence magazine named him one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders for his accomplishments in leadership development, managerial effectiveness and organizational productivity. Jeff Wolf is one of America’s foremost executive business coaches, speakers and management consultants.

Mike Paton: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The product of an entrepreneurial household, he cut his teeth in banking before running (or helping run) four small, growing companies. Mike Paton has spent a lifetime learning from and sharing with entrepreneurs. For the last seven years, he’s been helping entrepreneurs clarify, simplify and achieve their vision by mastering the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). […].

Burnout Results From Living in Conflict with Values

Michael Lee Stallard

Online MBA Rankings Recently added Maximize Employee Engagement, Alignment and Productivity Strengthen Your “Critical Connections&# Cartoon Boosts “Voice&# in U.S.

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Make Work Fun Again

Lead Change Blog

And of course even toy and entertainment companies have their own share of fun within their culture as well as in what they provide in services and products (the LEGO group). Team Dynamics Culture Fun productivity

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Shawn Hunter: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

For over a decade Hunter has interviewed, collaborated with, and filmed, hundreds of leading business authors, executives, and business school faculty in an effort to assemble video learning solutions, as both an entrepreneur and later as a product developer for Skillsoft. Shawn Hunter is Executive Producer & Vice President for Leadership Solutions at Skillsoft.

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Peter Skarzynski and David Crosswhite: An interview by Bob Morris, Part Two

First Friday Book Synopsis

His experience cuts across industries and includes technology, consumer products & retail, healthcare, energy, financial services […]. Peter Skarzynski is a founder and Managing Partner of ITC Business Group, LLC. He advises large, global organizations on strategy, innovation and organizational change and is recognized as a leading expert in enabling organizational renewal and growth through innovation.

Patricia Nolan-Brown: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Patricia Nolan-Brown has been inventing and marketing problem-solving products for more than 22 years. Bob''s blog entries Albert Einstein AMACOM Brilliant Mistakes Brooke Manville Idea to Invention: What You Need to Know to Cash in Your Inspiration James O''Toole Judgment Calls Lao Tzu Oscar Wilde Patricia Nolan-Brown: An interview by Bob Morris Paul Schoemaker Peter Drucker Skillshare Tao Te Ching the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom Tom Davenport Voltaire

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Right Leadership, Right Model

Great Leadership By Dan

A pendulum tends to swing too far at first, and pretty soon we were in the second Wild, Wild West. We give each business unit as many resources – tech support, product management, marketing – as we can to enable them to operate as autonomously as possible.

Peter Skarzynski and David Crosswhite: An interview by Bob Morris, Part One

First Friday Book Synopsis

His experience cuts across industries and includes technology, consumer products & retail, healthcare, energy, financial services and transportation companies. Peter Skarzynski is a founder and Managing Partner of ITC Business Group, LLC. He advises large, global organizations on strategy, innovation and organizational change and is recognized as a leading expert in enabling organizational renewal and growth through innovation.

Your New Hit Product Might Be Underpriced

Harvard Business Review

The odds are stacked against new products or services. We have diagnosed thousands of product failures over the last 30 years, and have found recurring patterns. Often new products are over-engineered with too many features, usually at too high a price.

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Linda Sharkey: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Linda Sharkey is a proven leader with experience in Fortune 10 companies building teams and driving talent development initiatives that support productivity and company growth. She has specific expertise in culture transformation, developing high potential leaders and building proven talent processes that yield better leadership capability. A book co-authored with Dr. Paul Eccher, Optimizing Talent, [.].

Why do nice companies finish first?

Lead on Purpose

Oscar Wilde. The Product Management Perspective: Do nice product managers finish first? Leadership Product Management / Marketing customer service optimism reputation In a recent post we found out why nice companies finish first. Throughout the book the author quotes successful leaders that show how companies (and people) that are nice experience more success than their less kind counterparts.

Looking for Ways to Improve Innovation? Improvisational Comedy Can Show You How

Leading Blog

Heightening is a way to allow concepts to evolve in ways that allow them to grow from a seemingly normal, practical idea into a wild, unconventional end product.

Stop Being A Consumer

Joseph Lalonde

A consumer is someone who consumes a product or service. They take the product. Use the product. Step into the wild world of contributing. H ere’s a hard truth we all have to swallow. WE HAVE TOO MANY CONSUMERS. What’s A Consumer?

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The Pistol Maker Who Saved American Industry

Lead Change Blog

It was the sidearm of choice for Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Buffalo Bill Coty, “Bat” Masterson and Wild Bill Hickok. However, a pistol with interchangeable parts would not only be more efficient, he could realize his dream of an assembly line process for greater productivity.

10 Tactics for Launching a Product Using Social Media

Harvard Business Review

I’ve witnessed a seismic shift in the way new products are launched over the past decade. As the founder of a firm that helps launch products, services, businesses, and communities, I’ve watched the days of an embargoed launch date and a single exclusive media story disappear.

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When Was the Last Time You Wrote One of These?

Steve Farber

He handed it to me on the last morning of an intensive, 4-day offsite at an executive retreat deep in the wilds of Michigan.

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The Dangers of the Minimal Viable Product

Harvard Business Review

One of Blank's disciples, Eric Ries , turned his wildly popular Startup Lessons Learned blog into The Lean Startup , one of 2011's best business books. One area that deserves particular attention is the notion of the minimal viable product (MVP). Because it's next to impossible to be sure that your idea is good until you bring it into the marketplace, don't waste time trying to fine-tune a product that is destined to be wrong. Building mediocre products has never been easier.

How Memorizing Quotes Helped Bolster My Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

For instance, Oscar Wilde was known for saying. Wilde’s words were a profound reminder for me to discover my true voice and my unique gifts and talents. Greatness is a product of focused intentionality.

Ideas Are Not The Keys To Entrepreneurial Success

Tanveer Naseer

We fantasize about coming up with that invention or idea that solves a gargantuan problem for a lot of people and therefore is the main driver that propels businesses to be wildly successful. One horrific experience with a product or transaction can make many people take their money elsewhere.

Talking Shop – What Your Ecommerce Site Can’t Do Without

Strategy Driven

Beyond categorization for products that makes sense and smart advanced search options, take an in-depth look through the whole process of buying items on your store. Work to your product. A front page that says nothing about the products is going to result in a lot of confused visitors.

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Poet William Blake - "Auguries of Innocence"

Building Personal Strength

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 Poet William Blake - "Auguries of Innocence" "To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour."

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Live and Work in Joy with Eileen Hahn

Lead Change Blog

I know that is the most effective method for achieving high states of productivity and employee well-being. And I’m also looking forward to the future publication of my book, Your Wild and Precious Life , so more people can see and find their path to living and working in joy.

Is Your Marketing Killing Your Consumer Electronics Product?

Harvard Business Review

Every day, multi-million dollar consumer electronics products suffer the consequences of poor, lazy, ineffective, uninspired, unprepared, overly-technical, follow-the-status-quo marketing. The products at retail are generally good, but the marketing ranges from atrocious to bad. Based on my observations and experience, the most successful products in the industry are various Apple devices (the iPad, the iPhone, and the Mac), the Amazon Kindle, and the Netflix service.

Is It Fun Being Led by You?

Lead Change Blog

He hunted wild animals in Africa and, as a naturalist, started the U.S. We all went to school on how the Japanese transformed a rotten “made in Japan” reputation synonymous with junk into one that represented the pinnacle of zero defects products.

What Type of Leader Are You?

Lead Change Blog

As a leader’s ability grows, whether through personal development or leadership training, they may be able to advance through the categories, improving productivity and overall performance.

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Weekly Round-Up: What’s Missing from Your Innovation Efforts, 7 Steps to Improve Your Character Habit & Tips for Effective Internal Communications

leaderCommunicator

The One Thing Missing from Your Innovation Efforts: A View of Customers “In the Wild” By Jon Picoult ( @ JonPicoult ), Carrier Management “’Innovate or die,’ the saying goes. Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts.

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Recommended Resources – The 4 Disciplines of Execution

Strategy Driven

The 4 Disciplines of Execution : Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals. These disciplines include: Focus on the Wildly Important – Give your best effort to those few goals that really matter instead of giving mediocre effort to dozens of goals.

When Leaders Toss The Script

Lead Change Blog

” This line had just been spoken by the actor playing Mr. Mushnik, a main character in the musical production of Little Shop of Horrors. A peer with an idea for a new product. ” Go wild.