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Laser Sharp Leadership – Leading with Focus

Linked 2 Leadership

Does this describe you: You are inherently goal seeking. Everything you do has purpose because purposeful action is efficient. Each step you take has been filtered and evaluated; you’ve determined that a step in this direction directly affects your journey toward achieving the end result.

Sharp Insights

Coaching Tip

Simply put, the biggest challenge most teams have in forming sharp insights is that they become complacent and stop looking beyond their own four walls. A deep and sharp insight into a problem permanently changes the way we look at it , and when we have a new perspective, a clear solution will present itself, often in days or even hours.

Sharp Dressed Man

Execupundit

Back by popular demand. Crank it up

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Leadership Caffeine-Encourage Rethinking to Keep Your Team Sharp

Management Excellence

Beware the dulling effect of a predictable routine on the performance of your team. It might just be the single most dangerous adversary standing between you and future success.

Effective Leadership Communication

Coaching Tip

That''s the message of " BRIEF: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less " by Joseph McCormack. Seeing Supersedes Reading. Related articles.

Hiring Trends: Make Sure You Aren’t Behind the Times

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts chain Hiring Trends: Make Sure You Aren't Behind the Times Isadore Sharp Kate Benson MediaTec Talent Management magazine Chief Learning Officer magazine What’s In: Attitude What’s In: Dialogue What’s In: Vision What’s Out: Ego What’s Out: History What’s Out: Monologue

BetterThan Blessings - Appreciating the Blessings

Building Personal Strength

No sharp twinge in my shoulder joint. On the way from the parking lot to the entrance, I noticed something. No lower back pain. Coates, Ph.D.,

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Five Questions Every CEO Should Ask

Great Leadership By Dan

According to John Manning , “there are Five Vital Questions you can ask to get razor-sharp clarity around your organization’s productivity. Read John’s guest post Five Questions Every CEO Should Ask over at About.com Leadership and Management. accountability alignment CEOs goals John Manning

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Andrea Kates: Part One of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Andrea Kates (akates@BusinessGenome.com) is the founder of the Business Genome® project and author of the visionary bestselling business innovation book, Find Your Next (McGraw-Hill, November 2011).

Poetry Break

Execupundit

Short and sharp Emily Dickinson : " Surgeons Must Be Very Careful.

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The Importance of Excelling vs. “Getting By”

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Once every few years I am driving a car that runs over a nail or sharp object and develops a flat tire. Sometimes I have time to wait for AAA to come out and change it. Other times, I’m in a hurry and tackle the task myself. It never is pretty. I’m slow and the [.]

Management Wisdom from a Versatile Leader: Condoleezza Rice

Tony Mayo

I was pretty sharp with people. In the first year or so it wasn’t just about proving how tough I was, I had to be tough. But I’d learned in the classroom, the last thing you want to do is put somebody down because then they freeze, and not only do they freeze, [.].

Ask the Experts: Is Business Continuity Management (BCM) relevant to me as an SME?

Chartered Management Institute

Reply by: John Sharp is MD and principal consultant at Kiln House Associates Ltd and a leading expert in the field of business continuity management. Is Business Continuity Management (BCM) relevant to me as an SME? You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Real Leadership: Defining Your Personal Leadership Paradigm

Let's Grow Leaders

That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. ” - Margery Wiliams, The [.] “Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you…It doesn’t happen all at once,’ You become.

Content + Connection + Follow Up — Along The Path to Professional Growth (Why the First Friday Book Synopsis Is Worth Your Time)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Over the 19 years, we have met some really sharp professional men and women. For 19 years (since April, 1998), Karl Krayer and I have conducted the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas. We meet at the wonderful Park City Club. Every month – two books – great food – great networking! Leaders; thinkers; folks […]. Randy''s blog entries

Returning to Action

Execupundit

When the memory is less than sharp, keeping a log on project status can be a life-saver. Life is one long series of interruptions.

Juggling Machetes and Torches

Lead Change Blog

Not the usual balls or bowling pens, he was juggling sharp machetes and lighted torches. How Today’s Leaders Manage Culture Change.

Leaders: Do Your Actions Bring You Closer to Your vision?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development This morning I hung out my freshly washed clothes to dry in the sharp, hot Mallorcan sun. After 3.5 years, I was struck by the realization that I actually enjoy this weekly act. Awaiting each batch of clean laundry is my funky royal blue clothes line strung between two orange trees. Leadership Development

Are You Wasting Your First Impression?

Rich Gee Group

Dress & Appearance: Are you wearing a sharp & clean uniform (suit, skirt, slacks, shirt, tie, jacket, etc.)? Are you hunched over?

8 Ways to Decisively End Indecision

Great Leadership By Dan

Sharp discussions net sharp decisions We’ve all been in meetings where a decision is supposed to be made but in fact you are left with no sense of tangible forward progress. Guest post by Scott Mautz : In this increasingly more with less business world, we can’t afford to let our employees be more or less checked out. A big one.

The Art Teacher

Execupundit

And speaking of teaching, here''s a short and sharp post by Nicholas Bate

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5 Ways to Incentivize Church Revitalization

Ron Edmondson

We need some sharp people to move from one Kingdom-building opportunity to another Kingdom-building opportunity. The need is huge. Coach them.

The Third Ring: Enhanced Service That Delights Customers

The Practical Leader

John Sharpe founder of The Four Seasons hotel chain summaries the distinctive challenges of the Third Ring: “The trouble with service delivery is that it can’t be checked in advance, like a piece of crystal, or a luxury car. Fourth in a four part series on The Three Rings of Perceived Value. That’s even truer today.

8 Ways to Decisively End Indecision

Lead Change Blog

Sharp discussions net sharp decisions. And yet an astonishing 70% are just that, disengaged at work, according to Gallup polls.

How to Avoid Overpricing Your Consulting Project

David A Fields

But you’re probably more worried about the needle-sharp nails on the ceiling. Project pricing is like a balloon in a room made of nails.

Music Break

Execupundit

ZZ Top : " Sharp Dressed Man." Crank it up

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Music Break: Repeats

Execupundit

ZZ Top : " Sharp Dressed Man." Jackson Browne : " Somebody's Baby." Mississippi Fred McDowell : " You Gotta Move." Blondie : " Dreaming

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Politically Incorrect Authors

Execupundit

Some nominees: Tom Wolfe Tom Sharpe Michael Crichton Daniel Silva Mark Helprin Ben EltonThe great books according to Kenneth Anderson. I always read Steyn but have never read AA Gill. There's another author for the stack.] Who else could make the politically incorrect list?

3 Common Fears of Every Young Leader

Ron Edmondson

” He’s in his 30’s – and super sharp. I’m convinced. Every young leader shares some common fears.

Step out of your comfort zone to develop trusting work relationships

Aspire-CS

This will keep you sharp in your area of expertise while continuing to give you some satisfaction doing work you love.

Andrea Kates: Part Two of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Andrea Kates (akates@BusinessGenome.com) is the founder of the Business Genome® project and author of the visionary bestselling business innovation book, Find Your Next (McGraw-Hill, November 2011).

Why Leaders Need To Be Dependable

Joseph Lalonde

We tell them to be at the office at 8AM sharp. There’s always one quality leaders are looking for in their followers. On time. To show up.

On Leadership, Difficulties and Samurai Swords

Linked 2 Leadership

They can give you flexibility, strength, perfected skills and sharpness. Difficulties don’t have to beat you down. But many time, difficulties do get the best of us and impact our mood, performance, and disposition. In fact, you might have found that a week’s vacation doesn’t even seem to help.

Writing to Persuade — Author Ross Guberman on What Professionals Need to Know

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a mini-interview of Ross Guberman conducted by Nell Minow for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network (March 21, 2011). To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please click here. * * * The most important quality in an employee [.].

Coming for the May 4 First Friday Book Synopsis – Imagine: How Creativity Works & Take the Stairs

First Friday Book Synopsis

Recently, a sharp entrepreneur told me that she consistently hears that the First Friday Book Synopsis is one of the top 5 networking events in the Dallas area. I believe this is true, and you can sense it whenever you walk into the room at one of our monthly sessions. The quality of the people, [.].

112: Are You Fully Charged? 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life | with Tom Rath

Engaging Leader

Being an engaging leader starts with engaging your own work and life optimally. His newest book is Are You Fully Charged?

10 Rules for Thanksgiving

Execupundit

The sharp silverware. I wrote this post several years ago and it is now an Execupundit tradition: Thou shalt not discuss politics at the dinner. There is next to no chance that you''ll convert anyone and any hard feelings that are generated may last long after the pumpkin pie is finished. Why spoil a good meal? Thou shalt be wary of gossip.

It’s All About GRACE.

Rich Gee Group

People will be impressed and call you a ‘sharp’ executive. I was sitting in church last night during our Maundy Thursday service and as I was reading along in the cantata , one word kept popping up. GRACE. And I realized, we all can do with a little more GRACE in our lives in how we treat other people. Honor them.

Identity Always Precedes Activity

Ron Edmondson

He’s a sharp young mind you should get to know. This is a guest post from Jeff Goins. Jeff is a writer , speaker, and blogger. A son. An heir.

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Quote of the Day

Execupundit

James SharpMany runabout after happiness like an absent-minded man hunting for his hat, while it is in his hand or on his head.

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