Kenny Rogers on Strategy


Three proven ways to win hearts at work with the 3Ps of Balanced Accountability in the workplace: Personal, Positive, and Performance. Today’s post is by Jeff Bennett. When my sons were about 6 and 8 years old, in an effort to create an alternative to video games, I taught them to play poker.

Roger Martin

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Roger Martin, Dean of Rotman School of Business spoke at World Innovation Forum (#WIF11). I know Roger and have read most of his books. I even have one on my desk waiting to be read now. He sat on the RIM board with me. He certainly is an innovative and deep thinker. The goal of design thinking is to find the intersection of 100% reliable and 100% validity". He speaks about the intuitive vs analytical thinking. The key is to has both.

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Remembering Roger Ebert

First Friday Book Synopsis

Roger Ebert reviewed films for the Chicago Sun-Times from 19677 until his death yesterday. Bob''s blog entries "RIP Roger Ebert: 5 Classic Siskel & Ebert Reviews" Rob Reiner Chicago Sun-Times James Agee Linda Holmes NPR Remembering Roger Ebert The Sure Thing I was born and raised in Chicago. For years, I delivered the Tribune in the morning and the Sun-Times after school.

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.

Weekly Round-Up: 10 Comms Lessons from Mr. Rogers, 4 Important Leadership Stories, Recognition & Appreciation Best Practices, Top 5 Rules for Internal Comms, Advice for Communicating Bad News


This Week's Round-Up of Leadership and Communication Blogs: 10 Lessons From Mr. Rogers On How To Make Yourself Heard By Chet Wade via Forbes ( @Forbes ) Communicate better, especially when times are tough and the news is bad, with these 10 lessons from Mr. Rogers. “

Roger Angell, Still Throwing Strikes

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt of an interview of Roger Angell by Dave Weich for the Powell’s Books website. To read the complete interview and interviews of other prominent authors, please click here. * * * In the spring of 1962, William Shawn sent Roger Angell to Florida to write about spring training.

0706 | How Transformation Works with Roger Martin & Sally Osberg


Strategy guru Roger L. Martin and Skoll Foundation President and CEO Sally R. Osberg are co-authors of Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works.

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Roger Ebert’s “The best feature films of 2010?

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Roger Ebert remains among my favorite film critics on a very short list that begins with James Agee. His published works include The Great Movies III, Roger Ebert’s Movie Yearbook 2010, and The Pot and How to Use It. [.]. Despite several severe health issues, Ebert’s abundant rain and insatiable curiosity are as active as ever.

Roger Staubach on The Challenge of Teams and Team Building

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(Note: I live in Dallas, and I am old enough to remember Roger Staubach’s Super Bowl wins for the Cowboys. So, in Dallas, when Roger Staubach, speaks, we all listen!).… … Read More Roger Staubach on The Challenge of Teams and Team Building. As a quarterback and team leader, he was something! And, he has been equally successful in building a thriving business in his post Cowboys days. Randy's blog entries

Dr. Roger Dean Duncan On Change

Eric Jacobson

Change is inevitable. Change is good. Help your employees and team learn to embrace change.

Roger Connors and Tom Smith: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Roger Connors and Tom Smith are the founders and Co-CEO’s/Co-Presidents of Partners In Leadership, Inc., Change the Culture Own It Partners In Leadership Roger Connors See It Solve It Steps to Accountability The New York Times The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability Tom Smith USA Today Wall Street Journalthe internationally recognized premier provider of Accountability Training® Services around the world.

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“I Consider myself Well Read” – A Reflection from Roger Ebert

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Randy's blog entries books lovers lifelong reading Roger Ebert well readI am not well read. I wish I were. In an earlier chapter of my life, I read church books, theology books, books about church life and church growth and God. I liked those – then. Now I read business books, and quite a bit of general non-fiction. But I have never tackled much fiction. [.].

7 Leadership Lessons from Kenny Rogers’ Song, The Gambler

Ron Edmondson

Kenny Rogers made a song famous a quite a few years ago called The Gambler. The post 7 Leadership Lessons from Kenny Rogers’ Song, The Gambler appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Perhaps you remember it. To my knowledge I’ve never really gambled in my life.

Mr. Rogers on Children, on Funding, and Reminding Us What Really Matters

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here’s a brief video (just under 7 minutes) of Mr. Rogers about children, his program… reminding us of some of what is most important. Filed under: Randy's blog entries Tagged: Mr. Rogers, priorities. Randy's blog entries Mr. Rogers prioritiesFrom his testimony to the Senate, 1969. This was sent in by a reader to Andrew Sullivan’s blog - “The Good Neighbor”).

Roger Ebert’s “20 Movies of the Year” for 2011

First Friday Book Synopsis

legendary film critic Roger Ebert has announced his top 20 movies of the year. With just days to go until the end of 2011 (Where did the year go???), Just as you’d expect from Ebert, his list runs the gamut from mainstream blockbusters to more obscure foreign or arthouse projects — with enough in the [.]. Bob's blog entries

From “Win One For The Gipper” To “Let’s Seriously Injure This Guy, So That We Can Win!” – Roger Goodell Needs A Major Promotion, Now!

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Randy's blog entries Drew Brees Roger Goodell Tim Cowlishaw Trayvon MartinThere have been literally thousands of questions. But most of them come down to this: What does it take to win? And that is what this book is about – winning. Probably no other topic could have made me want to write again! Because I think winning is great. Not good – great. When companies [.].

Why Are We So Good at Extinguishing Creativity and Originality? (insight from Roger Martin)

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Consider this revealing quote from The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage by Roger Martin. Why Are We So Good at Extinguishing Creativity and Originality? Because we say we want them, but we really don’t. Even as corporate leaders chase the vital, elusive spark of creativity, their organizations’ structures, processes, [.]. Randy's blog entries

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

Joseph Lalonde

Reel Leadership A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood anger bravery Carmen Cusack Chris Cooper Christine Lahti Daniel Krell Enrico Colantoni Family forgiveness Jessica Hecht Matthew Rhys Mr. Rogers openness people problems reputation slow down Susan Lelechi Watson Tammy Blanchard thankfulness Tom Hanks tough issues Wendy MakkenaA Reel Leadership Article.

Thinking about Roger Goodell, the NFL, and Incentives… (Insight from the Freakonomics Guys)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Our first two books were animated by a relatively simple set of ideas: Incentives are the cornerstone of modern life. If there is one mantra a Freak lives by, it is this: people respond to incentives People do “bad things” when there is an incentive to do so (e.g., “The The Cobra Effect” — The “Cobra” […]. Randy''s blog entries

2011 ASA Deming Lecture by Roger Hoerl – Need Any Country be Poor?

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2011 ASA Deming Lecture by Roger Hoerl, GE Global Research: The World Is Calling; Should We Answer? Roger starts by discussing some areas of Deming’s work that are not getting the focus they deserve.

Kenny Rogers Reflects on Dolly Parton with two Great Life/Success Lessons

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There are ideas which you can hear, realize their value, and put into practice. And then there are other ideas which are simply illustrative. This is what successful people do” ideas. Here are two. Successful people don’t “mosey” – they walk faster than less successful people walk. and Successful people show up as themselves all [.]. Randy's blog entries

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Weekly Round-Up: How Google Motivates Employees, 25 Inspiring Fred Rogers Quotes, 4 Steps to Develop Diverse Teams, 1 Word for Leaders to be Likable, 3 Things That Test a Leader


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts.

Hook The Attention of Your Audience – Your Communication tip of the day from Roger Ebert

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On how to write ‘fast’ “[In high school] I was a subscriber to the Great Lead Theory, which teaches that a story must have an opening paragraph so powerful that it leaves few readers still standing. Grantland Rice’s ‘Four Horsemen’ lead was my ideal. Sportswriter Bill] Lyon watched as I ripped one sheet of copy [.]. Randy''s blog entries

Doing the Impossible

Kevin Eikenberry

That was the time that Roger Bannister ran the mile at the Iffley Road track in Oxford. Developing Others Leadership Learning Personal Development 4 minute mile encouragement impossible Roger Bannister 3:59.4 On May 6, 1954 the world heard that number.

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Leaders: Where Are Your Best Ideas Born? The Power Of Incubation

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Roger L. Dr. Roger Firestien has taught more people to lead the creative process than anyone else in the world. creativity innovation Roger FirestienFirestien, PhD : I’d bet you a hundred dollars that you don’t get your best ideas at work. Most people in my seminars and classes tell me that they get their best ideas while driving a car, exercising, taking a bath or shower, or as they fall asleep at night. At work, most of us are in implementation mode.

Read Your Work Aloud – Your Communication Tip of the Day from Judith Crist (via Roger Ebert)

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A good speech (“presentation”) is always good for two reasons: you have something worthwhile to say, and then you say it very well. Read this blog post, 2 Ways to Guarantee a Failed Presentation, for a refresher on these basics). You keep working at it, to get better. So, here is your communication tip of the day: [.]. Randy's blog entries communication tip of the day

John Baldoni Interviewed on ESPN

N2Growth Blog

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has not spoken publicly since Sept. Best Video Blogs Communications Companies That Don''t Get It Crisis Management Interviews Leadership Rants ESPN John Baldoni NFL Roger Goodell Bob Ley talks with ESPN NFL business analyst Andrew Brandt and John Baldoni, Chair of N2Growth’s Leadership Development Practice about the commissioner’s recent lack of presence. Watch the Interview.

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Roger Ebert advises a Texas preteen future Film Critic – on Writing, and Preparation – with a Personal Letter

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here’s Dana Stevens, on Slate this morning. I thought about just tweeting — but the letter is too good. In case you did not see it on Slate, look at it here. It appears that Ebert wrote it to the young Stevens somewhere around 1977-1979. Stevens, the movie critic at Slate, included this to introduce [.]. Randy''s blog entries

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Take A Big Risk

Joseph Lalonde

Roger Bannister ran the first 4 minute mile. Self-Improvement overcoming Richard Branson risk Roger Bannister Tony Hawk R isks are scary things. You never know what the outcome of the risk will be. Will you lose your life? Will you strike it rich? Will you be denied?

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The Failures of Design are all Around Us – (Thoughts Prompted by Design Thinking, and The Design of Business by Roger Martin)

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The design thinker, in the words of novelist Saul Bellow, is “a first-class noticer.” Design is not art… Behind the apparent chaos is discipline. For many of us, imagination is underdeveloped. Mastery without originality becomes rote… Make a continuing, conscious effort to counteract this tendency by nurturing your originality, even in the smallest of ways. […]. Randy''s blog entries

The NFL Shows That Culture Change (Or the Lack of It) Starts at the Top

Next Level Blog

Current Affairs Leadership Lessons culture change leadership NFL Ray Rice Roger Goodell In the annals of interesting timing, it doesn’t get much better than an article that ran in the Financial Times this past Monday morning.

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Remote Leadership Development

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development Webinars 1080 Group develop leaders Roger Courville Self Development WebinarCan you develop people remotely? New technologies are being created at a rapidly increasing pace. And high unemployment combined with the current economic malaise has forced many companies to cut back on middle-managers and travel. All of this creates a toxic environment for leadership development. Traditionally developing leaders is a mentoring activity. Mentoring is difficult [.].

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Cloverfield Paradox

Joseph Lalonde

Michael (Roger Davies) is the husband of Ava Hamilton (Gugu Mbatha-Raw). Abrams John Ortega movies moving on Netflix prayer resources Roger Davies selflessness Skype stuck The Cloverfield ParadoxDuring a Superbowl 52 commercial, viewers were treated to a surprise.

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Today's Leadership Thought - Passion And An Open Mind

Eric Jacobson

"You can express your own views as passionately as you want, as long as you''re equally curious about others'' views." -- Author of Smart Leaders Smarter Teams , Roger Schwarz. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Roger Schwarz

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Are Your Millennial Employees Turning You Into a Helicopter Manager?

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Leadership Carl Rogers Dan Schawbel Flying Without a Helicopter Helicopter boss Joanie Connell Jon Mertz Ken Blanchard Micromanager millennials Scott SavageHave you noticed that you’re supervising more closely, giving more direction, or spending more time with your millennial employees?

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Space Jam

Joseph Lalonde

It’s like Who Framed Roger Rabbit? A Reel Leadership Article. In only what could be described as a truly ’90s move, Warner Brothers decided to create the movie Space Jam. Space Jam combines live-action acting with animation. but stranger.

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Today's Leadership Thought

Eric Jacobson

"You can express your own views as passionately as you want, as long as you''re equally curious about others'' views." -- Author of Smart Leaders Smarter Teams , Roger Schwarz. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Management Roger Schwarz

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 2/11/13)

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Lafley and Roger Martin Organizing Genius: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration Warren Bennis and Patricia Ward Biederman Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence: Selected Writings Daniel Goleman Conscious [.]. Mankins Michael Mankins Nassim Nicholas Taleb Organizing Genius Patricia Ward Biederman Paul Rogers Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works Raj Sisodia Exceptional Colorized Photos" Richard Flanagan Roger Martin Roland Deiser Roy V.

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How Unusual Is the Roger Ailes Sexual Harassment Case?

Harvard Business Review

The recent ouster of Roger Ailes as the CEO of Fox News speaks volumes about our partial progress on issues of sexual harassment in the workplace. ” Another Fox employee recalled that Ailes told her to get down on her knees, asked her, “ Are you Roger’s whore?

Rotman on Design: A book review by Bob Morris

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Rotman on Design: The Best on Design Thinking from Rotman Magazine Roger Martin and Karen Christensen, Co-Editors University of Toronto Press (2013) The best on design thinking from Rotman Magazine: An abundance of valuable insights. Brilliantly co-edited by Roger Martin and Karen Christensen, the several dozen brief essays comprise the best single source for information, […].

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Leadership Caffeine™—You Decide

Management Excellence

Career Emerging Leaders Leadership Leadership Caffeine Dogged Optimism emerging leaders Exertion Gary Rogers Learn to LeadWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.

Three Ways to Ensure You Keep Your Promises

Lead Change Blog

The “Roger Folder” Years ago I worked with a gentleman named Roger. Roger was a great guy. To have Roger break many promises was infuriating. Yet Roger was so nice, I didn’t want to come on strong. I actually didn’t care why Roger missed so many commitments.

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Fascinating Facts about the Declaration of Independence

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Bob's blog entries Benjamin Franklin Continental Congress Fascinating Facts about the Declaration of Independence the Declaration of Independence John Adams John Locke Robert Livingston Roger Sherman the “Dunlap Broadsides” Thomas JeffersonAbove is John Trumbull’s famous painting that records the event. One of my ancestors signed the Declaration of Independence so I have a special interest in the circumstances within which it was created.